The end of the season is here, and the new season will be kicking off tomorrow with a couple of much anticipated shows – such as the second season of Attack on Titan.
For now though, we’re still in the Winter season, so here’s one final post of fan-art featuring shows we’ll be saying goodbye to.
One Room is a short-format series that purports to put the viewer in the place of the protagonist – almost in the same style as a visual novel. Whether this actually works well is up for debate, since you as the viewer are pretty much not ever going to say anything. So the whole thing is basically a one-sided conversation between you and some pretty girl.
It has nothing going for it really other than Kantoku’s character designs … personally, I don’t think it really works all that well. There’s a reverse version – Room Mate: One Room SideM – coming up in April especially for the ladies – feel free to check it out.
Pictured below: Hanasaki Yui – from the first arc.
Source: OneRoom | ちくわ。＠お仕事募集中 [pixiv]
Those who have watched Amagami will be familiar with the premise of Seiren – the protagonist has an arc with each girl, which effectively resets on completion before moving on to the next. I think the current arc might actually be my favourite so far.
Pictured below: Touno Kyoko
Source: Megami Magazine April 2017
The English title for this series is The Saga of Tanya the Evil, and while the protagonist herself doesn’t actually go out of her way to prove any different, I’m going to come out and say it’s not as clear-cut. But, she’s up against God (or a being claiming to be God) himself – he’s trying to get Tanya to acknowledge and probably worship him, while Tanya is basically of the opinion that he can go f … do something unpleasant to himself. It’s easily one of my favourite shows of the season so far, and I feel like a biggish twist is coming soon.
Pictured below: Tanya
Source: ラインの悪魔 | アジャイ [pixiv]
A Step Back in Time: Kanon
As part of my rewatching spree I’m currently watching Kanon (the 2006 version). The original Kanon was one of my gateway series back when I started watching anime, but I prefer the newer version for the simple fact that it expanded immensely on the character backstories. Also, it’s hard to believe it’s already 10 years old.
Pictured below: Minase Nayuki