A Season of Moe Sweethearts

Hey guys, welcome to Winter 2018! After the absolute masterpiece of a season that was Fall 2017, the various Anime studios around the world had a massive hurdle to jump. How do you follow up such a season of magical moments, romance, fantasy, and beautiful art? It seems they discovered the solution, though. MOEEEEEEEEEEEE

… Ahem. I’m a huge fan of moe shows, they have such a warm, fluffy quality to them, they’re a perfect fit for these winter months. Not to worry, then, as cute girls abound in this current Anime season. We’re only a week or two into the season, so a lot of shows haven’t had the chance to release yet, but already we’ve got some promising moe shows on the list, in the form of Slow Start and Laid-Back Camp.

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Slow Start follows a shy girl named Hana who starts high school a year late, having taken a year between Middle and High School to study. Though she has worries about being a year older than her classmates, will she be able to discover friends and have a fun and fulfilling high-school life?

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Laid-Back Camp, or Yuru Camp, is exactly what it sounds like. A cutesy, slice-of-life about high-school girls who like to camp. With some pretty visuals and adorable characters, the show has a cozy and laid-back feeling right from the get-go. For the winter season, this might just be the perfect medicine.

Then there’s what is, for me, the biggest surprise of the season, Sora yori mo Tooi Basho, or A Place Further Than The Universe. What’s it about, you ask? Well, it’s about a group of high-school girls trying to go on an expedition to Antarctica. And no, it’s not as ridiculous as it sounds. It’s much, much more ridiculous than you’d expect. Madhouse has done a great job with this show; it’s funny, adorable, and just downright enjoyable, and i’m very excited to see more.

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Speaking of Madhouse, we’ve got a continuation of Overlord, a show based on a LN series that I follow religiously. Imagine an Isekai show, but the protagonist is actually a villain! It’s a bundle of fun, with some really great moments, and it does a great job avoiding many Isekai tropes. It’s dark, it’s gory, but with some lighthearted moments thrown it, it never gets too dark or gritty.

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Speaking of Light Novels that I follow, and Isekai as well, Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody finally has an Anime! An Isekai show with a bit of a twist, as the main character is not only an adult, but doesn’t want to be a hero. He just kind of wants to go on a tour of the world. That being said, expect some tropey Isekai goodness here.

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There’s a few other shows that i’m looking forward to this season, but i’ll get to them in a later post. If you’re looking for just one or two shows to carry you through this season, i’d look at some of the moe titles I mentioned here, they all seem like they will be pretty good, though i’d put Sora yori mo Tooi Basho at the top, by a pretty wide margin.

Thanks for reading, you guys, and I hope you’ll have an enjoyable Winter 2018 season along with me!

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2 thoughts on “A Season of Moe Sweethearts

  1. I’m interested to see the first episode of Death March having read the first light novel last year, though I’m still not sure how this story will go being adapted to an anime. Still, curious and I can’t wait until I get home from work today and have time to watch the episode.

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