The Best Japanese Sports Anime Series of All Time (part 2)

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Aug 172020
 

4. Diamond no Ace

Diamond no Ace is a baseball anime, following the story of Sawamura who is recruited by a strong baseball school due to his moving fastball and deals with his ups and downs in his new team, as well as his rivalries and his journey to win the nationals and then become the ace pitcher of the team.

This is a must-watch series thanks to its fast pace, funny moments, awesome characters, and thrilling matches.

5. One Outs

One Outs is a sports anime like none other since it’s a psychological thriller sports anime. It tells the story of a gambler who is the undisputed king of a gambling form of baseball named One Out and is recruited into the team called Lycaons under a unique contract.

For every batter, he earns 5 million but for every run, he pays back 50 million yen. What happens later is a psychological battle straight out of Christopher Nolan’s movie.

6. Major

Major is another baseball anime. It tells the story of Honda Goro, a young kid who follows his father’s footsteps to become a pitcher and has a dream to play in the Major Leagues.

It follows him from joining little league to high school, to clubs and shows his entire journey that is emotional, heartbreaking, joyful, and overall satisfying. Despite its focusing more on the story of Honda than the technicalities of the game, the story is worth reading.

7. Haikyuu!!

Haikyuu!! is a great volleyball anime with fast pace, fun, great character development, flashy moves, and great animation.

Haikyuu!! follows the journey of the short high school player Hinata, who wants to become a great speaker like his Idol “The little giant” (a short but great volleyball player). To succeed, he makes up his disadvantage in height by explosive jumping power.

The best Japanese dramas to enjoy while practicing social distancing (part 1)

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Jul 232020
 

We are living in strange times, trying our best to practice social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For those who find it boring to be stuck at home for the whole long days, the best way to spend our time is to enjoy some TV shows. Japan is not short of entertainment, and there is a variety of Japanese dramas for you to enjoy watching while staying at home.

1. Code Blue

First hitting TV screens in 2008, Code Blue quickly became one of the most popular Japanese dramas. This series has three seasons and a movie, revolving around the “Doctor Helicopter” system, which was placed in Japan in mid-2007. This system dispatches a medical team from a helicopter to patients as quick as possible. The first season of the series follows four newly-assigned young physicians to the system when they encounter different types of medical situations. The series highlights the growth of the characters and the fragility of life.

2. Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers)

It seems that we don’t need to introduce more about Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) – one of the most popular Japanese dramas ever since it aired in 2005. It follows the only poor student Makino Tsukushi at a school for the rich and privileged, Eitoku Gakuen, which is informally ruled by the Flower 4 (known as the F4) including four boys who are sons of influential families. Makino just wants to get through her school days as peacefully as possible, but unluckily, she gets on the bad side of one of the F4 boys. The drama tells the story of her school life as she battles through bullying and other mishaps in this prestigious school.

3. Tenno no Ryoriban (The Emperor’s Cook)

Released in 2015, Tenno no Ryoriban (The Emperor’s Cook) is aJapanese drama that gives an in-depth look into the life of Tokuzo Akiyama, a countryside young man, who is as fickle-minded as anyone can get. He gets obsessed with new things as quickly as he gets into a new hobby and then loses his interest.

However, there’s one exception. After savoring a delicious breaded cutlet, he falls in love with cooking and is quickly inspired to become a chef specializing in Parisian cuisine. Tokuzo goes to Paris to train in the culinary arts, facing a lot of prejudices, discrimination, and other trials along his way. Despite all of these things, he does his best to chase the dream of becoming the personal chef to the emperor of Japan.

‘By the Grace of the Gods’ is turning to anime

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Feb 232020
 

Hobby Japan publisher recently announced that there will be an anime adaptation of the light novel “By the Grace of the Gods” by writer Roy.

By the Grace of the Gods is a novel series of light novels from the writer Roy’s genre, illustrated by Ririnra. The announcement from Hobby Japan just confirmed that the anime is in progress, but did not specify the release date as well as the staff, studio, producer or introduction of some teaser images.

One day, the life of Japanese businessman Ryoma Takebayashi came to a rather unexpected and disappointing end. Ryoma has never had a blessed life, but after his death, the three great gods sought his cooperation and reborn him as a child in another world, where swords and Magic is something that happens everyday!
Receiving the most cordial and sacred welcome from the gods, Ryoma decided to enjoy the leisurely life in the forest during the present time. Ryoma’s greatest passion is researching his slime and training more slimes! Under the protection of the gods, a relaxed life with slime in another world begins!
Roy started posting his series on the website “Shosetsuka ni Naro” (Be a novelist) in 2014, before ending and launching a new version of the story in 2015. The new story is still in progress. continue. Hobby Japan then began publishing a light novel with an illustration section of Ririnra, the first volume hit the shelves in September 2017. This publisher has just released the 8th volume on Saturday (February 22).

Ranran has released a manga adaptation of the novel of the same name on the Manga Up app! by Square Enix in November 2017. Last October, Square Enix also published the fourth comic book series compiled on this application. The Square Enix Manga & Books service licensed the manga and will release its first volume in November this year.

The blockbuster webtoon Tower of God was officially adapted into an anime

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Feb 092020
 

Tower of God is one of the most popular Korean webtoon series at the moment.
In recent years, besides the strong position of the manga, the webtoon has risen strongly and resonated with many good and famous series. This has brought the opportunity to be adapted into a huge anime for these webtoon series. Recently, the famous webtoon Tower of God has been made into an anime and premiered from the spring of 2020.

Tower of God is the work of artist Lee Jong-hwi, pen name SIU. The series has been posted on Naver webtoon since 2010 with a total of 3 volumes. Tower of God is a fantasy adventure genre full of mystery and charisma.

According to some statistics, this webtoon series has attracted a huge audience with a record of 4.5 billion views worldwide and has been translated into 28 different languages. In Japan, Tower of God has been posted on the LINE Manga app since 2018.

The story begins when the protagonist Bam 25th decides to climb to the top of the tower to find his best friend Rachel. During this dangerous but also extremely interesting journey, Bam 25th met many new friends and confronted many strong opponents. Experiencing unimaginable challenges on each floor, the secret of Bam 25th and the tower is gradually revealed.

Tower of God was one of the first webtoon series to be adapted into an anime. At the beginning of last year, Crunchyroll and Webtoon announced a partnership to produce the anime. However, information about the voice actors and the film crew has not been revealed so far.

The news of the upcoming Tower of God webtoon has given the hope for other popular Korean dramas a chance to be adapted. Particularly for Tower of God, this promises to be an attractive and not to be missed movie for anime lovers in the spring of 2020.

7 Famous Anime Seires Comebacks in October (Part 2)

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Oct 152019
 

Boku no Hero Academia season 4

The young Izuku Midoriya had a dream that he could become a hero just like the one he admired All Might even though he had no special ability himself. But the fate of the thrust led Izuku to meet All Might and was given the power of One For All.

After a major change in the situation in season 3 of the anime, fans are curious as to where the fourth season will go. With the number 1 hero All Might officially retired from his career as a hero, a new group of villains appeared to take advantage of this opportunity to rebel and destroy.

Faced with a growing crime, Midoriya and the majority of students of class 1-A underwent a difficult competition and received a temporary professional Hero License. So they will have more opportunities to practice with more large-scale internships than before. Promise the audience will see many great battles in the future.

Psycho-Pass season 3

Psycho-Pass is an anime that many viewers are looking forward to this fall. Set in the future in the 22nd century, Japan implemented the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen.
At this time, Akane Tsunemori despite being a female, but she always strives hard to enforce justice. The achievement she achieved as the leader of Unit One was restored. And now her team is facing a new threat in the form of Kirito Kamui, another criminal mastermind, like Shogo intending to bring down the Sibyl System by exploiting its loophole instead of just devastated.

We Never Learn season 2

The series tells the story of Nariyuki Yuiga when he tutors three geniuses from different subjects in high school to get a special VIP scholarship.Fumino Furuhashi is a literary genius but very poor at math Studying, Rizu Ogata is a genius in math and science but literature and art are poor subjects for her and Uruka Takemoto is a genius in the field of sports but really bad in all others.

Together, they study very hard and want to be better at the subjects they are still bad at while Fumino and Ogata want to go to college and do these subjects for life. When the girls work hard with Nariyuki to achieve their academic goals, they also have to deal with their youthful feelings for him.

Chihayafuru season 3

Content in Chihayafuru Part 3 is a story about Chihaya Ayase who has spent most of her life supporting her sister’s modeling career. It was at that time that she met a boy named Arata Wataya, he thought Chihaya had the potential to become a great karuta player.

When Chihaya dreams of becoming the best karuta player in Japan, she is soon separated from her karuta friends. Now in high school, Chihaya still plays karuta in the hope that she will meet her friends someday.