Spring 2018 First Impressions: Short Anime – Oh No, The Breading!

In addition to the multitudes of full-length anime this season, we also have a handful of shorts! Here’s the rundown on what I think it worth watching, and what can easily be skipped.

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku – What Can I Bring To This Relationship? Well, I’m Very Good At Monster Hunter

After getting dumped by her hot normie boyfriend, yaoi otaku Narumi Momose runs away and changes jobs to hide her shame. What were the chances that her childhood friend and hardcore game otaku, Hirotaka Nifuji, would be working there as well? The two spend their days working together at the office and their nights at the bar, drinking beer, eating meat and grinding for rare materials. Narumi is desperate for a boyfriend, but never considered the idea of dating a fellow otaku. Will Hirotaka’s offer change her mind?

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Doreiku The Animation – Orthodontists HATE Her! Five Easy Steps To Enslave Your Enemies That Doctors Don’t Want You To Know

Through the use of a discreet mouthpiece called an SCM, anybody can turn a person into their slave through defeating them in a game. The only way for the slave to be freed is for their master to release them. Eia, a young woman described as cold and distant by her peers, first meets Yuuga Ohta when he breaks up with her best friend. The two instantly form a connection, and Yuuga, who wishes to participate in high stakes battles with other SCM users, confides in Eia, asking her to be his partner and to promise to defeat his captor if he is ever enslaved while participating in these dangerous games. Although Yuuga could see a part of Eia that nobody else could, she would soon come to regret meeting him with all of her heart.

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Last Period – Only When Rolling The Limited Gacha Will You Experience True Despair

Haru, Choco, Liza and Gajeru are a group of brave heroes known as Periods, who work for the Arc End Branch Office #8 in the city of Hopeless exterminating the enigmatic monsters known as Spirals. When their office’s treasury gets stolen, their homes and belongings repossessed, and their branch closed, the four have to take on jobs to make ends meet. Will they be able to scrape together the money to restore their branch to its former glory? Well, maybe they could if they had enough AP!

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Golden Kamuy – Let’s Address The Gigantic CGI Bear In The Room

At the dawn of the 20th century, at the Battle of 203 Meter Hill, Saichi Sugimoto defeated the entire Russian battalion and earned the nickname “Immortal Sugimoto”. After his best friend was tragically killed, leaving his wife and child behind, Sugimoto went out to Hokkaido to pan for gold in the hopes of paying for the widow’s eye treatments. A chance encounter with a stranger leads him on a hunt for stolen Ainu gold and a group of tattooed prisoners, and when he meets Asirpa, an Ainu girl, along the way, the two join forces to find the lost gold and get revenge for her father’s murder.

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Cute High Earth Defense Club HAPPY KISS! – Boys Don’t Get Any More Magical Than This

Time has passed since the original Earth Defense Club protected Binan High School, and now their names are just a legend. Kyotaro and his friends have taken over their old club room, but little do they know that they’re about to take over their mission to protect the Earth as well! When Karls, a prince from another planet called Honyala Land with the ability to turn into an otter, mysteriously appears one day when they’re bathing and gives them the power to transform into Magical Knights, the group can’t quite believe what has happened. They will need to get used to using their new powers quickly though, because an enemy group of knights called Edelstein that look suspiciously like the student council are determined to defeat them!

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Devils’ Line – It’s Too Dark To See These Vampires Sparkle

In the dark of night, nobody can hide from a vampire. These monsters, also known as devils, are able to camouflage themselves amongst ordinary citizens while they hunt them for their blood, which induces a state of euphoria more powerful than the hardest drugs. Tsukasa, an ordinary young college student, finds herself pulled into this dark and dangerous world when her friend Akimura is revealed to be a vampire. She is saved from him by Anzai, a young man who is part of a vampire-hunting police team, but is she any safer with him as he struggles against his own half-devil nature?

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Libra of Nil Admirari – I Read A Book So Bad I Set Myself On Fire

Kuzu Tsugumi, the daughter of a wealthy family, is promised to marry a man she doesn’t know. She has been keeping this a secret from her brother, but when he finds out he is overtaken by despair and influenced by the power of a cursed book to try and burn himself alive. After this shocking event, Tsugumi gains the power to see the aura of cursed tomes, and is asked by the Imperial Library Intelligence Asset Management Bureau to join their ranks and help them keep these books out of the hands of the general populace before they can do untold harm. She accepts their offer and joins their ranks, hoping to change her fate and become stronger.

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Sword Art Online Alternative – Snake, Do You Think Moe Can Bloom Even On A Battlefield?

Gun Gale Online, a popular VRMMO based on Sword Art Online, allows players to engage in gunfights in the ruins of a post-apocalyptic future. Squad Jam is a battle royal that pits twenty-three teams of up to six participants against each other to see who comes out on top. LLENN, a tiny female player wearing all pink, and M, a large, imposing sniper, team up to beat the competition. The two quickly encounter a team of pros who are there to test their skills and have to find a way to beat them.

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Spring 2018 First Impressions: Persona 5 The Animation – Stylish But Illegal Teens Found Roaming Inside Your Heart

After a heist turns south, Ren Amamiya finds himself in police custody, drugged up and forced to confess to his crimes. It all started six months ago when he arrived in Tokyo after being expelled from his school due to a crime he didn’t commit. His parents sent him away to the city to stay with an acquaintance, Sojiro Sakura, in the hopes that he would stay out of trouble during his year-long probation period. On his first day of school, Ren and Ryuji Sakamoto, his new classmate, are running late due to a train delay. But when the two finally arrive at the school they are instead greeted by a castle reigned over by a strange, otherworldly version of the school’s gym teacher, Suguru Kamoshida. He threatens to execute the two of them, but at the last moment Ren calls upon the power of Persona that awakens inside him. What is this new power, where have they been taken, and what dark secrets will they uncover?

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