Winter 2016: The end of the rest…

This post is brought you by Serval and Bag-chan from Kemono Friends, a show based on a mobile game that was shut down before the anime series started.

Yeah, I’m missing this one out after seeing posts and pics from various social media like Twitter and such. Therefore, I’ll try binge-watching the heck out of Kemono Friends to see what makes it tick!

01. élDLIVE

Let’s start this post with élDLIVE as Chuta Kokonose has not only become a confident space police officer, but his Monitalien partner Dolugh has evolved to a stronger form thanks to Chuta’s positive outlook and the bonds between them.

I have to say that it was a decent show, but I think I’m not gonna see another season of élDLIVE. In fact, the last two episodes are anime-original and Studio Pierrot did a decent job of closing it out instead of leaving me hanging for more. Anyways, a good ending to a decent adaptation of Akira Amano’s manga.

02. Gabriel DropOut

Next up is Gabriel DropOut where Gabriel White Tenma is still living the life as a fail-len angel at the behest of her friends, both angel and devil alike. In fact, Gabriel convinced her sister Zelel to stay in the human world because she cares about her friends, where in truth Gabriel is busy playing video games!

But anyways, it was a fun series by Dogakobo and enjoyed watching Gabriel and friends, especially when Satanichia McDowell Kurumizawa is being the victim of various jokes throughout the show. Of course, I feel that Gabriel DropOut won’t have another season just like any other anime show, but at least it made me laugh!

03. Hand Shakers

Moving up to Hand Shakers as Koyori Akutagawa and Tazuna Takatsuki take on Daichi Nagaoka and his partner (and Koyori’s sister) Mayumi in order to have the right to face God. But then again, I don’t think they’ll meet God anyway and grant their wish as it’s just a ploy for the Hand Shakers to fight each other until one pair remains!

In any case, it’s a great effort by GoHands and Kadokawa when it comes to audio-visual presentation. But the thing is that the plot is shit and nonsensical. And besides, you don’t need to beat God in order to reach your dreams when you can earn it by yourself! Well, except for Koyori and Mayumi as they need to beat God because they’re cursed or something.

04. Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Before I move onto Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, I would like to remind you that Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid will have one more episode to wrap it up.

Still, I have to say that Kyoto Animation did a great job on this show. I mean, Tohru and her fellow dragon friends got used to living in the human world instead of causing mayhem in their original world. Needless to say, I’m hoping that there would be a good ending to Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid next week!

05. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

And finally, let’s end this post with Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans and unfortunately for those who wanted Tekkadan to win against Gjallarhorn, it was the latter that won over the former and I was salty about it. But you know what, the only thing that benefited Gjallarhorn’s victory is none other than Rustal Elion as he not only destroy Tekkadan through illegal means, but he reformed Gjallarhorn to the point that the organization became a democratic one. Yeah, Rustal dirtied his hands more than McGills just to achieve the reforms.

On the bright side though, most of the Tekkadan members are alive that they got decent jobs. Not only that, but there’s no longer need for Human Debris and other marginalized people to live normally as a result of Kudelia Aina Bernstein signing a treaty, so I guess the likes of Atra Mixta can live peacefully with her son Akatsuki, huh? It’s still a good Gundam series to watch, but that ending threw me off! One last thing, Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans will be the last show airing in JNN’s Nichigo timeslot as it’ll be replaced with a new one.

But that’s about it for the rest of the shows airing in Winter 2016. I’ll see you in 2017… Then again, it’s already started!

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