Anime I’m Watching

Currently I’m watching a few anime series. Nothing ongoing at the moment, but stuff I never got to see when it aired. I’m paying for the Funimation app, I might as well get some use out of it.

Pumpkin Scissors: This anime has a weird tone, and I wasn’t initially convinced that I would like it. It’s sort of a military-drama-comedy, about a unit engaged in reconstruction after the end of a war. The goofy early 2000s anime comedy is really at war with the heavy and at times extremely dark subject matter that the show isn’t afraid to explore. That said, the characters are all extremely likable, and the anime’s overall optimistic outlook gives me a good reason to keep watching.

Black Lagoon: This show is fucking badass. It’s nuanced, and grey, without being grimdark. Its romantically violent without being torture porn. My one complaint is that whoever did the voice direction kept letting people do crazy random accents with no rhyme or reason.

Acca 13: A somehow weirdly cozy political thriller full of intrigue, and also dessert. It’s part travelogue, part mystery/thriller. Unlike Pumpkin Scissors the tone is consistent throughout, it’s just an odd (but not unpleasant) tone. Unlike the other two I’m watching right now there’s not a lot of yelling in this one, mostly people talking in low, pleasant voices. Its plot is really fascinating and I’ve kept myself from looking up spoilers because I’m that into seeing how it progresses.

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