Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime Revealed the Cast Members for The Pillars (Hashira) Characters

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Anime "The Hashira"

One of the strongest candidates for ANIME OF THE YEAR title this 2019 – DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA shows no sign of stopping in giving big surprises to its avid viewers and followers as THE PILLARS finally make their debut appearance in the anime series.

Known as the strongest members and hold the highest positions in the Demon Killing Corps, the Hashira or The Pillars were among the most highly anticipated characters by the manga readers to appear in the anime adaptation of Koyoharu Gotōge popular shounen manga series Kimetsu no Yaiba. With only 5 more episodes left of Demon Slayer anime series, The Pillars were finally introduced and the cast members for each of them had been revealed in a short teaser video as an introduction to the new characters in the anime.

Now, that they had been introduced, anime viewers may have this question of who is the strongest member of hashira (pillars) from Kimetsu no Yaiba? Alright, the answer is no other than the Stone Pillar: Gyōmei Himejima who is the strongest pillar of Demon Hunters Corp. Nonetheless, the other members are also strong enough to stand on their own against members of 12 Kizuki - Muzan Kibutsuji's strongest demons. Though, I won't spill the beans any deeper here since it might spoil some people here.



THE PILLARS CHARACTER INTRODUCTION



The cast members for the Pillars (Hashira) are as follows

Satoshi Hino as the Flame Pillar: Kyōjurō Rengoku
Satoshi Hino as the Flame Pillar: Kyōjurō Rengoku
Katsuyuki Konishi as Sound Pillar: Tengen Uzui
Katsuyuki Konishi as Sound Pillar: Tengen Uzui
Kana Hanazawa as Love Pillar: Mitsuri Kanroji
Kana Hanazawa as Love Pillar: Mitsuri Kanroji
Kengo Kawanishi as Mist Pillar: Muichirō Tokitō
Kengo Kawanishi as Mist Pillar: Muichirō Tokitō
Tomokazu Sugita as Stone Pillar: Gyōmei Himejima
Tomokazu Sugita as Stone Pillar: Gyōmei Himejima
Kenichi Suzumura as Serpent Pillar: Obanai Iguro
Kenichi Suzumura as Serpent Pillar: Obanai Iguro
Tomokazu Seki as Wind Pillar: Sanemi Shinazugawa
Tomokazu Seki as Wind Pillar: Sanemi Shinazugawa


The previously introduced characters Giyu Tomioka (Water Pillar) and Shinobu Kochō (Insect Pillar) were voiced by Takahiro Sakurai and Saori Hayami respectively.


Demon Slayer: Giyu Tomioka (Water Pillar)
Giyu Tomioka (Water Pillar)

Demon Slayer: Shinobu Kochō (Insect Pillar)
Shinobu Kochō (Insect Pillar)
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The anime had been one of the most stunning and highly praised by anime community and viewers since its premiered last April 6, 2019. It even reached that ravaging phenomenal peak when its 19th episode had been one of the most talked-about anime topics on the internet 3 weeks ago. Demon Slayer also finished as runner-up in our first ever Spring 2019 Anime Award at Yu Alexius Anime Portal, just tailing behind Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 with a very small margin.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Synopsis

Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, making money by selling charcoal. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by demons (oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident. Nezuko is now a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and to avenge the loss of his family.

Demon Slayer had been scheduled for 26 episode-run and upon writing, the anime will air its 22ndepisode this week where the main protagonist Tanjirou Kamado will be dealt by the Pillars about the fate of his sister Nezuko.

Demon Slayer - The Pillars (Hashira) Posters
Demon Slayer - The Pillars (Hashira) Posters



Hence, we should all look forward to how Demon Slayer will conclude this chapter of its story in the anime. I am also looking forward to a possible 2nd season of the anime series although, it wasn’t announced yet but with so many chapters left in the source material, we still have plenty of materials that could be adapted into anime and with the success and popularity of the show, I am hoping that the production team will consider making Demon Slayer anime season 2 soon. Nonetheless, we might get some words about that soon once the anime reached its denouement in the next few weeks. In regards to the Pillars, please let us know which of them your favorite is by leaving a comment below.



Friday, 30 August 2019 0 comments

Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei – Release Date, Posters & Trailers

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Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei

A feature spin-off movie for Chinese web series The Legend of Luo Xiaohei had been slated for theatrical release on September 7, 2019 titled The Legend of Hei. The spin-off movie is serving as a prequel film to the original web series.

[Update] As of September 4, 2019: The release date for The Legend of Hei movie had been brought forward to September 7, 2019 instead of its original scheduled date on September 12, 2019.
The Legend of Hei release date brought forward
The Legend of Hei release date brought forward to September 7

A new poster for the movie were also revealed featuring our main protagonist - a pretty boy immortal cultivator who travel the world together with his were-cat son which truly exudes the melodramatic feels as seen below.

Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei


The movie is also scheduled to get a release in Japanese theaters based on their newly released poster.

Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei will be release in Japan




The Legend of Hei Movie Trailer


The Legend of Luo Xioahei had been a pretty popular and phenomenal anime in China. It was first released in 2011 by its animator MTJJ (real name Zhang Ping). He initially distributed the web series for free online and due to its popularity, he eventually earned revenue from its merchandise and help him build a small production team.

Ever since its released in 2011, The Legend of Luo Xioahei had managed to accumulate a huge fandom with only 27 episodes released until today. Though according to My Anime List, its 28thepisode will be released right before the theatrical premiere of The Legend of Hei on September.

The Legend of Hei Movie Promotional Video


The production for The Legend of Hei movie had begun in mid-2015 but with MTJJ’s small production team, they focused on providing a high-quality film thus resulting to its scheduled release this 2019 after 4 years.  

Reddit user @500scnds revealed some short summary of details and features of the upcoming movie.

Below are a set of The Legend of Hei key posters:

Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei

Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei

Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei

Chinese Anime Movie: The Legend of Hei


The synopsis of the original web series The Legend of Luo Xioahei is as follows for our readers who didn’t see it yet.
The story begins on a rainy night when a homeless little black cat is brought home by a young girl Luo Xiaobai. She names the cat Luo Xiao Hei. However, Luo Xiao Hei is no ordinary cat: he is a supernatural entity that hosts several small creatures called Heixiu. As Luo Xiao Hei new life soon threatened by the mysterious Diting, who commands three-winged wolves.

The Legend of Hei adorable music video


The Legend of Hei world view poster

The Legend of Hei world view poster

The Legend of Hei world view poster

The Legend of Hei world view poster

The Legend of Hei world view poster


We are witnessing a sudden boom in the Chinese animation industry this past few years with 2019 giving us so much of excitement and surprises. Yes, there are some pretty huge donghua (Chinese anime) this 2019 including the White Snake which opened the year with such a stunning animation and aesthetic visuals on January. Recently, the whole donghua community had been surprised and stunned with NeZha which became the highest animated film of all time in Chinese box office reaching the $600 million mark. It is also scheduled for international release soon starting at Australia and New Zealand before the month of August ends. The King’s Avatar: For the Glory – a prequel movie to popular Chinese anime series The King’s Avatar had been released last August 16, 2019.

In due time, I believe that Chinese animation will definitely get the attention it deserves and with The Legend of Hei movie release this September, we are seriously one step closer in realizing that dream. So, you better watch out for the movie as I believe it may get an international release depending on the film’s performance in Chinese box office next month.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 0 comments

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods - Release Dates, Posters & Trailers

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods Anime

We are now entering the middle of summer 2019 season and it only means that we are getting closer to this season’s denouement which really gives us a promising lineup and to be honest, I am seriously enjoying this season. However, a part of me is already anticipating so much for the next season which is the fall 2019 lineup due to some of my personal favorite anime comes along with it.

Among the reason that keeps me excited for the fall anime lineup is The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods. It is the 3rd season assigned for the popular shounen anime Nanatsu no Taizai or popularly known as Seven Deadly Sins in the English-speaking world of anime community.

The Seven Deadly Sins Season 2 (Revival of the Ten Commandments) finished at 6thplace in our Top 20 Anime of 2018 Year-end list and with how it ended, there’s no doubt that fans and the anime community as a whole were excited to see how the Holy War will continue. Personally, I have knowledge of what’s about to come if the anime will purely be based on the novel but I won’t spoil some beans in this post and instead, I’ll keep on sharing updates about the upcoming Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 which is scheduled to air on October 9 this year.

For readers who are not familiar with Seven Deadly Sins, the following is the synopsis of the anime:
The Seven Deadly Sins were once an active group of knights in the region of Britannia (ブリタニア Buritania), who disbanded after they supposedly plotted to overthrow the Liones Kingdom (リオネス王国 Rionesu Ōkoku). Their supposed defeat came at the hands of the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that they were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights staged a coup d'état and captured the king, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the kingdom. The third princess, Elizabeth Liones, then starts out on a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins and enlist their help in taking back the kingdom from the Holy Knights. (Via: Wikipedia)

During the run of its first (2) seasons, Seven Deadly Sins had gained quite a cult and it is even ranked along with some of the most popular shounen anime of the series such as Hunter x Hunter, Black Clover, and My Hero Academia as to be the next candidate for the BIG THREE (3) of the shounen genre. However, the anime is coming to its epic conclusion and the upcoming Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 could be the final installment in the franchise.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods

On August 23, 2019 - A new promo video for The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods had been unveiled featuring our favorite sins and together with other characters in the series including Drole and Gloxinia who will both plays vital roles in this part of the story. You may check the PV below.


The Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 - Wrath of the Gods PV 2

On September 26, 2019 - a new promotional video for The Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 had been unveiled featuring the members of the sins and a glimpse at the holy war that took place 3,000 years ago prior to the start of the story where Meliodas, Elizabeth along with the combined powers of Giants, Fairies, Goddess Clan, and humans fought in a bloodbath against the Demon Clan. The Seven Deadly Sins season 3 release date is slated on October 9, we definitely have to add it in our watchlist for fall 2019 anime lineup if you're a big fan of shounen genre.




The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods or known in Japanese as Nanatsu no Taizai: Kamigami no Gekirin will have the cast from the previous seasons return to reprise their roles such as the following:

The Seven Deadly Sins - Meliodas

Yuki Kaji as Meliodas

The Seven Deadly Sins Elizabeth

Sora Amamiya as Elizabeth Liones

The Seven Deadly Sins Hawk

Misaki Kono as Hawk

The Seven Deadly Sins Diane

Aoi Yuuki as Diane

The Seven Deadly Sins Ban

Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Ban

The Seven Deadly Sins King

Jun Fukuyama as King

The Seven Deadly Sins Merlin

Maaya Sakamoto as Merlin


The Seven Deadly Sins Escanor

Tomokazu Sugita as Escanor


The Seven Deadly Sins Gowther

Yuuhei Takagi as Gowther


Furthermore, the following will be working for the upcoming anime as its staff:

  • Director: Susumu Nishizawa
  • Director of Photography: Takashi Aoki
  • Character Designs: Rie Nishino
  • Series Composition: Rintarou Ikeda
  • Music: Hiroyuki Sawano, Takafumi Wada, and Kohta Yamamoto


Studio Deen will be animated the series with Nakaba Suzuki credited for original work. It was previously revealed that its voice actress Sora Amamiya will sing the ending theme song titled Regeneration. Meanwhile, the opening theme is titled ROB THE FRONTIER by UVERworld.

We also have here the first promo video for the anime together with its first official poster.

The Seven Deadly Sins Wrath of the Gods
The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods First Key Visual

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS: WRATH OF THE GODS 1ST PV


As a prologue for the upcoming Seven Deadly Sins Season 3, YouTube Channel "Bonbon TV" will stream the first (2) seasons of the series starting August until September.

"The Seven Deadly Sins" (24 episodes)

  • August 1, 2019 (Thursday) to August 31, 2019 (Saturday)
August 1, 2019 (Thursday) to August 31, 2019 (Saturday)

"The Seven Deadly Sins: The Revival of the Commandments" (24 episodes)

  • 1st September 2019 (Sun)-30th September 2019 (Mon)


From this point, I will discuss some interesting stuff or happenings to look forward in the show and that is why we have to be excited for Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 release in October. Though, I might share some spoilers from the manga, so please proceed if you want to know about it. If not, you may stop reading up to this point.

I believed it's also a good thing to do before the premiere of The Seven Deadly Sins Season 3 is to watch the previous season - The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Ten Commandments which aired last year. You may enjoy watching in in your favorite anime streaming site or get yourself a copy of The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments 1 [Regular Edition] / Animation which you could add in your anime collection. 

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD IF THE ANIME WILL FOLLOW THE MANGA

Congratulations! If you’re reading this it means you are prepared for any possible spoilers. Therefore, you may have this question in your head why you proceed – What to Expect in Seven DeadlySins Season 3? Alright, so I will share some enticing thoughts to ponder before the actual anime premiere.

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GOWTHER REAL INTENTION – who is Gowther and what’s his real motive?

The Seven Deadly Sins - Real Gowther

Gowther is a member of the Seven Deadly Sins as well as The 10 Commandments. He is both a doll and a sorcerer. The real Gowther is a powerful wizard and is the teacher of Merlin’s father. The Demon King bestowed him a commandment before. How strong is he? He is powerful enough as a wizard being able to deceive the Demon King and everyone else in the previous Holy War and eventually ended it. His power lasted for over 3000 years until the current Gowther (a doll created by the original Gowther) unveiled the truth.


THE FIRST GIANT AND FAIRY KING

The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods Drole and Gloxinia vs Diane and King

Drole and Gloxinia’s role in the story is more than what we saw so far in the previous season. They are among the most important characters from the previous Holy War and will play a vital role in increasing the power of Diane and King which will help them fight the upper echelon of the Demon clan.


THE EXECUTIONER – ZELDRIS

The Seven Deadly Sins - Zeldris
Zeldris the Executioner
If there is anyone who I think is extremely overwhelming among the Ten Commandments, then I have to spill the beans here that it is Zeldris. His power is exactly the same as the Demon King though it is on a smaller scale. Nonetheless, he really is an insurmountable entity in The Seven Deadly Sins universe being able to render Escanor, Merlin, and the Archangels powerless.


THE SECRET OF ESTAROSSA

The Seven Deadly Sins - Mael is Estarossa
Gowther's cursed Mael to become Estarossa

This is something that is quite hard to explain but Estarossa isn’t what he usually looks like. [BIG SPOILER] Estarossa is no demon, he is in fact from the Goddess clan. Estarossa is Mael, the strongest for the 4 archangels. So, why did he become a demon? That question will lead us back to Gowther, the exact person that steals Mael’s identity and give birth to Estarossa. Gowther altered the memory of almost everyone else from the previous Holy War and embedded Mael as Estarossa – the 2nd son of the Demon King in the memory of everyone. Furthermore, Escanor’s power is borrowed from Mael’s blessing – thus, giving explanation to the unusual strength of the proud sun.


THE CURSE OF MELIODAS AND ELIZABETH

This one is truly a painful curse I’ll say. Meliodas had been cursed to be immortal, to witness and suffer the death of Elizabeth who had been cursed to die and reborn simultaneously. For thousands of years, Meliodas had witnessed the death of Elizabeth in a different era and generation and must bear that pain inside of him as he slowly loses an ounce of goodness in his heart as time goes by.


THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS POWER LEVEL-UP

The Seven Deadly Sins Ban Returns from Purgatory
Ban Returns from Purgatory

So far, we have Escanor as the strongest characters in the anime though as the story progress, our favorite members of the Seven Deadly Sins will gain special powers one way or another. Among its members with the most notable growth in power were King and Diane, Ban also got a great upgrade after his time in the purgatory though he eventually loses his immortality in order to save Ellaine. Merlin also shows a fearsome side of her as she faces challenges and enemies with calm composure and her unimaginable knowledge.


Well, these were only some of the stuff that I dare to share with you guys. There are tons of other things about the upcoming Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath of the Gods which will surely take us by surprise. But since the anime still a shounen genre, some of the aspects of its story could be easily predicted. Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that we will be up to another funny, epic adventure from our favorite estrange knights.

Are you guys excited for Seven Deadly Sins season 3? Please let us know what are your thoughts about it and which part of the story from the manga do you crave to see in the anime? Let us know by leaving your comments below and subscribe to our newsletters for latest updates about this anime.

Friday, 23 August 2019 0 comments

Summer 2019 Anime Mid-season Chart – The Best of the Season So Far

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Summer 2019 Anime Mid-season Chart - Demon Slayer

Hey guys, the mid-season ranking for summer 2019 anime lineup is finally here and it’s my great pleasure to deliver you the best of the season so far. Almost every anime series airing this season had reached the middle of its run, and I think it’s about time to do some evaluation which anime shows did some progress and which one shows no sign of improvement.

In this post, I will share our Top 20 Anime of Summer 2019 so far based on our weekly anime chart which we released on our Facebook page. This is actually quite a premature prediction for our Summer 2019 Anime Seasonal Award which we will hold once the season is over. After the huge success of our first-ever Anime Season Awards featuring the best of spring 2019 last July, I am quite hyped and excited for this current season. Nonetheless, it is still too early to predict which anime will top it all but sharing our mid-season chart here is more like a guide to see which one is doing well and also a recommendation from us for readers who are still looking for info whether they have to watch a specific show this season or not.

Alright, let’s get down to business and discuss our list starting with the titles from 20th– 16th place. First of all, this list also includes the leftover which means we will see how the anime series from the previous seasons rank this season.


Summer 2019 Anime Mid-season Chart

How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

This one is among my personal favorites, to be honest, though it’s quite normal and ordinary at its core. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift had been one of the shows I highly recommend before the seasons started and I even listed it with decent impression when I wrote our first review of summer 2019 anime lineup. Definitely funny, and informative! It is the anime show for fitness enthusiasts and more than that; the fanservice is done really good without becoming an eyesore.

My favorite parts of the anime are definitely the food details when Sakura is eating foods, Machio’s workout lessons, and his shirts bursting up. This anime is pure entertainment. In our weekly chart, it actually did have a consistent placing from 16th – 10th place and I think it’s pretty good.

To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts

In our 19thplace is To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts – an anime that I seriously love despite how cliché the story is. One thing I truly adore in this anime is the drama and the music. It has been a consistent title in our safe spot in our weekly chart despite having a very bad start. Personally, I think the opening of the show is so generic and that it didn’t appeal at all. Everything simply turns out to be amazing when it aired its second episode and it opens the path that To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts is more than just its fight scenes, it’s the drama and the philosophy behind it are the main addicting ingredients of this show. The anime entered our Top 10 Weekly Chart four (4) times already since the season started.

The Ones Within

The Ones Within - Onigasaki x Oshigiri
The Ones Within: Onigasaki x Oshigiri
An anime that I almost dropped upon watching its first episode though it actually gives me shivers at that moment. I never expected that this anime will eventually become one of my personal favorites and finished at 1st place of our Top 10 Chart of the Season – Week 6. It seems so ordinary at first glance but the story is more complicated than what you may think of. The first three (3) episodes were a good build up on this psychological horror-adventure story with isekai twist. I thought it’s a battle royale at first on which the characters have to kill each other in order to win and survive but it seems they have work altogether in order to survive or that’s what I am just thinking for now.

I sincerely enjoyed the characters in The Ones Within where each of them has different personalities that we are viewers could easily relate with. On my end, I just can’t stop myself from shipping Kai and Zak as well as Iride and Anya.

BEM

This is the real premature in this list but since I did have a good impression of its three (3) episodes so far, I think it’s acceptable to include them in the list. Though we may not have seen almost everything yet, the premise is something I sincerely enjoy even though it’s quite generic.

If It’s For My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord

One word – ADORABLE! This is how I could describe this anime is. The story is not your typical adventure anime story set in an RPG world as it revolves around a cute little demon that was saved by our main hero instead of our hero himself. As of now, I don’t see any significant improvement in it yet but the anime had been pretty consistent and always give us a satisfying ride in every episode. It is a perfect slice-of-life adventure story of a little girl with his overprotective savior and the whole gang of adventurers who looks after her.



Next, we have here our list from 15th place down to 11th spot as follows:
Summer 2019 Anime Mid-season Chart

Danmachi Season 2

We have one of the biggest anime of the season at 15th place. Danmachi is one of the most popular adventure anime of the decade and it made quite a cult when it first aired in 2015. Now, the story of Bell and his goddess Hestia really give us an exciting ride. I have to admit that some points were quite dull that is why its ranking in our weekly chart had been unstable just like when it entered our Top 10 numerous times but also reached the bottom 10 at some points. Nonetheless, Danmachi Season 2 had been one of the most unpredictable anime this season and I simply want to see more from it and hoping it will surprise us big time in the remaining episodes left.

A Certain Scientific Accelerator

My favorite esper seriously rocks this season and Accelerator never disappoint at all. My only complaint might be sometimes I felt like I need more push or exciting scenes from the series or maybe I need more screen time for Accelerator. Furthermore, I am quite pissed at The Last Order sometimes but it’s just the way she is and every time she said MIKASA MIKASA is really getting into my veins. Overall, A Certain Scientific Accelerator is one of the most promising shows this season and it entered our Top 10 Chart three (3) times already with the highest spot possible at no. 3, and I am optimistic that there still lots of excitement and fun in-store in its upcoming episodes.

Skilled Teaser Takagi-san Season 2

Skilled Teaser Takagi-san Season 2: Nishikata x Takagi
Nishikata x Takagi
The most charming and could potentially take home the beacon for cheesy moments are Skilled Teaser Takagi-san. It is an anime series that thrives in its simplicity and heartfelt nostalgic storytelling. I always felt jealous of Takagi-san to be honest because of how skilled she is in teasing her man and it’s really funning and adorable to watch. Overall, the anime didn’t have dull moments at all because it is always filled with sincere teenage charm which we can all reflect with. Though I have to admit that the reason it is currently in our 13thspot is that it doesn’t have the intense storytelling compared to other shows in the higher place. Yes, it’s actually had been on the safe side and very consistent in its pace but if we’re looking at it with simple criteria, Skilled Teaser Takagi-san could definitely win our hearts easily.

Mix: Meisei Story

Our best sports anime from Spring 2019 is here at 12th spot. I just really loved how well and consistent this anime is, the pacing had been good and the narrative storytelling is simply cute. Though we’re almost near the end of the series and I felt we didn’t see some intense part of the story yet and that is something that I am badly waiting to see. Compared to other leftover shows, Mix had been on the safe side but didn’t really soar that high as of now. Nonetheless, the imminent clash of the Tachibana brothers against their rivals in baseball will definitely give us some breath of fresh air and excitement in the upcoming episodes of the anime.

Gorgeous Butterfly: Young Nobunaga

First of all, this anime showed me a very promising start and it has been a consistent name on the Top 10 chart in the first (3) weeks of the season. Somehow, I felt like it loses its magic later on as the story progress or maybe I felt like its generic cliché plot had been finally unveiled which has been covered by its visually stunning animation, graphics, and character designs at the beginning of the story. I felt like I will not enjoy where this story is going seeing the current progress of the series. Nonetheless, I have to give credit on it with how beautiful every episode it, it really lives up to its title Gorgeous Butterfly. Furthermore, each character in the anime is truly interesting no matter what their motive is.



Rounding up our list to Top 10, here are the titles occupying the 10th spot to 6thplace.
Summer 2019 Anime Mid-season Chart

O Maidens in Your Savage Season

In our 10thplace is an anime about curious young ladies about the so-called Es see ecks! This anime is a good and sincere coming-of-age story which tells us the struggles that every female teenager and even guys have to go through during the puberty stage and I felt like many of us could relate to this. The curiosity towards someone of opposite gender, the affection of love, the struggles to belong, jealousy, bullying, and youthful romance – these were all packed altogether in pretty storytelling written by Mari Okada.

The anime had been a consistent title in our Top 10 Weekly Chart managing to enter the list four (4) times and with 4th place as its highest spot.

Black Clover

I think the biggest factor of Black Clover entering our Top 10 in this list is the death of Julius, the awakening of the elves, and that astonishing fight between Julius and Patry. I don’t really have that many to say about this anime other than it seriously improve so much if we will compare it with its pilot episode and how much haters they got that time. Today, it is one of the most beloved shounen anime and I am really satisfied with that. Now, I am simply looking forward to the clash of our magic knights against the elves which I believe to be really lit and fun.

Carole & Tuesday

Our favorite duo of singers from Mars finished at 8th place in this mid-season chart and seeing its current progress I am quite confident that it could even finish higher when the season eventually ends. The storytelling and music are definitely still the anime’s strongest points though I have to admit that it was quite boring at some episodes simply serving us its casual shenanigans. However, the recent episodes did have some good progress which will definitely bring us soon to its climax and I am more than excited about that.

Astra: Lost in Space

Astra: Lost in Space: Kanata
Astra: Lost in Space: Kanata
We have here our group of students who got lost in space, alone by themselves trying to survive and return home while also staying on guard for someone among them who might kill them. Astra: Lost in Space is a pretty amazing survival adventure anime despite how cliché some of its parts are. Nonetheless, this is one of the anime that I have high hopes of getting the Anime of the Season title and I am simply looking forward how the story turns out to be. After all, every week had been a great look at the background of each character which I think is nothing spectacular but also necessary for the story to proceed.

Fruits Basket (2019)

The Zodiacs finally revealed themselves one by one this season and Fruits Basket definitely starts the summer season with heartfelt story and so much drama. Tohru Honda simply getting closer to the roots of the Soma Family and we could expect for more entangled relationships to finally appear in the surface. Fruits Basket had been very consistent with giving us heartfelt drama and simple dosage of effective romance which I liked the most.



And here, we finally have our Top 5:
Summer 2019 Anime Mid-season Chart

Dr.STONE

The most talked-about anime of the season after Demon Slayer is here at 5th spot. We have Dr.STONE which give us an exhilarating stone world adventure so far and keep us entertained and wowed with his crazing scientific mindset. I actually felt like playing Virtual Island while watching this anime which I think is really cute and amazing. The visuals and animation are definitely its strongest point which I think is among the most striking this summer 2019 season. The character designs were also gorgeous and oh man, I love Tsukasa so much. In fact, Dr.STONE is among the most promising and quite unique anime this year despite being a shounen in general. Story-wise I felt that the anime is quite weak at some point but it always find its way back to the top. Furthermore, I am 10 billion times confident that Senku is stirring up some enticing and exciting chemical formula for a great and fun adventure in the upcoming episodes of Dr.STONE.

Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga - Thorfinn
Thorfinn
Vikings and blood – Vinland Saga is definitely one of the strongest anime this year with so much quality. I think that is something expected from WIT Studio that also gave us Attack on Titan, and other visually stunning anime shows such as The Ancient Magus’ Bride, and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. The strongest appeal of Vinland Saga is no doubt its animation quality and I sincerely appreciate the effort its production team exerted on it. I think it has the best action sequence this season alongside Fire Force and Demon Slayer. The story is pretty generic for a shounen – bloody fights, revenge, and more but I am not complaining Thorfinn is such a charming warrior I think and Askeladd is a man that I seriously hate to hate. Its soundtrack is definitely worth mentioning – that damn amazing opening theme song Mukanjyo by Survive Said the Prophet and the ending theme Torches sang by my queen Aimer is truly heartfelt.

GIVEN

Boys love yes we have a shounen-ai sitting atop our list at 3rd place. I could hear some of the readers definitely complaining about it but Given is not your ordinary boys love anime. There’s something magical in it, it is innocent, savage, heartbreaking, dramatic, romantic, and peculiar in so many ways. Given ranked 1st(twice in our Top 10 list) and been doing well with delivering drama and teenage romance in our door this season. It is not even giving us some intense narration yet and I felt like everything is just a prelude to a more dramatic turn of events and some surprising heavy drama is coming which I am really excited to see.

Fire Force

The best new anime of summer 2019so far, we have Fire Force here! David Production definitely treating us to a visually aesthetic adventure with this anime. Actions, music, interesting characters and more, Fire Force surely is making our week lit in every episode it aired. It is pretty genetic of a shounen anime to its core but what makes this anime outstanding is how well its story s written, how epic the animation was done, and how much adrenaline it gave in the entire experience of watching it. It is best in making you stay in your seat without taking your eyes off the screen.


Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: Tanjirou from the anime's ep. 19
I really have to commence ufotable for giving us so much quality this year with their anime adaptation of Demon Slayer. The internet goes on raving the anime when its 19thepisode aired 2 weeks ago and what makes Demon Slayer really amazing is the fact that it is willing to compromise in order to give us a quality built up of the story. Everything in the anime was work with so many details and effort is obviously seen in it. It is never made in rushed impulsive manner. Every inch of the production teams’ effort was seen in it and I felt grateful to holding to this anime for so long despite having some weak points such as its momentum during the built-up of the story. Its fight scenes are definitely among the most iconic this 2019 and somehow I felt like people will surely remember 2019 as the year of the Demon Slayer.




That ends our list of Top 20 Anime of Summer 2019 – mid-season chart. I am quite confident that there are some shows outside of this list which could potentially enter the list as the season end such as The Case Files of Lord El Melloi which I seriously enjoy these past few weeks. Nonetheless, let me ask you guys, which anime is your favorite this season and please let me know of your Top 10 anime this season by leaving a comment below. I’ll be glad to discuss it with you then, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to receive the latest updates of insane random anime thoughts from our blog.

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