The first and second episodes of Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These marks the third time that the Battle of Astarte has been adapted for the screen. Each adaptation has presented this all important skirmish that sets the dramatic, galaxy-spanning events of this space epic into motion in their own unique way. Unfortunately, this latest version chose to set things off with a whimper; by reducing one of Yang’s long-time friends, who is a key source of his initial character development, to a twenty-second cameo, Die Neue These rids itself of a key opportunity to get the viewers invested in one of its main protagonists.
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.
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!
Although there haven’t been as many brand new offerings this week, there have still been plenty of exciting manga released. The likes of Princess Jellyfish, My Hero Academia and The Promised Neverland all had new volumes out, along with many others. With all the new anime that’s coming out I had kind of hoped for a quieter release week, but no… it turns out that they’re trying to kill me after all.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Izuku Midoriya and his peers from U.A. Academy are on their way to becoming true heroes. After their recent clashes with Hero Killer Stain and Shigaraki with his League of Villains, as well as their end of term tests, the group know that they have a long way to come before they’re ready to defend the world. In aid of that, the group meet up for some endurance training prior to their summer camp and reminisce on the events of their school year so far. But in the shadows, the League of Villains are preparing for their next assault…
Yoshifumi Nitta, a member of the yakuza, likes the finer things in life: specifically, incredibly expensive vases. But when a teleporting metallic egg bursts into his home containing a girl named Hina who quickly destroys his collection with her psychokinetic powers, he is powerless to do anything about it in case she destroys him next! Before he quite knows what is happening he finds himself looking after Hina, making her meals, buying her clothes and toys, and even enrolling her in a local school so long as she promises not to use her powers on him. Unfortunately her powers cannot be so easily contained: one day after holding them in for too long she destroys his apartment. Lucky for him he has an outlet for her; his boss has asked him to clear some land for development and Hina is the perfect partner to make that happen. But when Nitta is ordered to perform a hit on a rival yakuza boss he finds that Hina is all too willing to help with that too. What has she been through, and how can Nitta make sure that she is well taken care of and her powers aren’t used for nefarious purposes?