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Anime 1st episodes 2021: Ta-Tm
Including: Taimanin Shiranui: Inyoku no Dorei Shoufu, Taisho Otome Fairy Tale, Takano Intersection, takt op. Destiny, Tawawa on Monday, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, Tesla Note, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Those Snow White Notes
Medium: TV, series
Year: 2021
Series: << Anime 1st episodes 2021 >>, << Tenchi Muyo
Keywords: That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, anime, hentai, boobs, SF, fantasy, historical, superhero
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 9 first episodes
Website category: Anime 2021
Review date: 8 November 2023
Listed under "D": The Detective Is Already Dead, aka. Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. (12 episodes, 25 minutes) plus a Tantei wa Mou, Shindeiru. Mini Anime (5 episodes, 2 minutes). Kimihiko Kimizuka has found himself inadvertently entangled in various crimes more times than he can remember, referring to himself as a magnet for trouble. One day, as if it was nothing out of the ordinary, a group of unknown men kidnaps him, forcing him to board a flight where he also encounters a hijacking. Amid the resulting chaos, however, Kimizuka meets a stunning silver-haired beauty, going by the codename Siesta, who then saves the day.
Listed under "H": Heaven's Design Team, aka. Tenchi Souzou Design-bu (12 episodes, 23 minutes) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. He also sought after a wide variety of animals to populate the planet. However, he felt that it was too tiresome to think of new ideas within his criteria. To address this problem, God appointed an organization (the Heaven's Design Team) to do the work instead!
Listed under "H": High-Rise Invasion, aka. Tenkuu Shinpan (12 episodes, 25 minutes) Upon witnessing a man's head cracked open with an axe, 16-year-old Yuri Honjou trembles in fear and confusion as she flees from the masked assailant, only to find out she's trapped in an abandoned building where every door is mysteriously locked. Desperately searching for a way out, Yuri runs to the rooftop, but a world with no signs of life stands before her, surrounded by high-rise buildings. Though filled with despair, once she learns that her brother is also in this strange place, Yuri is determined to find him and escape.
Listed under "S": Suppose a Kid from the Last Dungeon Boonies moved to a starter town?, aka. Tatoeba Last Dungeon Mae no Mura no Shounen ga Joban no Machi de Kurasu Youna Monogatari (12 episodes, 24 minutes) A long time ago, the ancient saviors of humanity founded a village as their haven, with their descendants said to assist humanity in times of extreme chaos. This village, Kunlun, is located just beside the infamous "Last Dungeon", a place where monsters of unimaginable strength reside and which serves as the hunting grounds for Kunlun residents.
Couldn't find it: Tasuuketsu: Judgement Assizes (1 episode, 7 minutes)
It's Chinese: Tai Yi Xian Mo Lu Zhi Ling Fei Ji IV, aka. Magical Legend: Rise to Immortality (12 episodes)
It's Chinese: Tian Bao Fuyao Lu 2nd Season, aka. Legend of Exorcism (13 episodes)
It's Chinese: Tian Guan Ci Fu Special, aka. Heaven Official's Blessing Special (1 episode, 22 minutes) Xie Lian and Hua Cheng recount their recent adventures during a quiet night at Puqi Shrine. Amidst the serenity, the Crimson Rain Sought Flower reveals a little more about Xie Lian's true character, and an embarrassing memory reminds him of how much he has changed since his previous ascensions. However, no matter how much time has passed, Xie Lian never fails to believe in the good he sees in the people around him. Though the heavens may ridicule him, his words and actions have earned him the most devout of followers.
Can't be bothered: Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu: Short Drama (5 episodes, 2 minutes) Short episodes with super-deformed characters posted on the official Twitter and YouTube account.
Can't be bothered: Tesla Note: Mickey to Oliver no Agent Yousei Kouza (15 episodes, 1 minute) Tesla Note shorts posted online and included in the series Blu-ray box release.
Taimanin Shiranui
Taimanin Shiranui: Inyoku no Dorei Shoufu
Episodes: 1 x 21 minutes
One-line summary: hentai
You'd never guess from watching it, but this episode is at least the 23rd instalment in a Taimanin-verse. There appears to be at least the following:
Taimanin Asagi (2007-08, four episodes)
Taimanin Asagi 2 (2015, two episodes)
Taimanin Asagi 3 (2016-17, two episodes)
Taimanin Yukikaze (2013-16, three episodes)
Taimanin Yukikaze Special (2016, one episode)
Taimanin Asagi: Toraware no Niku Ningyou (2020, one episode)
Makai Kishi Ingrid (2009-10, four episodes)
Makai Kishi Ingrid: Re - Mesu Buta Dorei ni Ochita Makai Kishi (2018, one episode)
Koutetsu no Majo Annerose (2012-14, four episodes)
This is the third of them I've stumbled across and they've all struck me as pretty worthless. This one has a small amount of story, then lots of gross sex. Shiranui gets captured, undergoes brain alteration and decapitates someone who's apparently her daughter, but you'll only realise that if you've watched previous instalments in this series.
She then gets a reward! This is to be injected with a drug that blinds her, then sent to perform in the "Under Eden" brothel in front of a audience. The whole thing's too revolting to be sexy.
Taishou Otome Otogi Banashi
Taisho Otome Fairy Tale
Taishou Otome Otogibanashi
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 23 minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: self-pitying miserable git and his 14-year-old bride to be
I've since finished it and... it's relaxing and nice. I enjoyed it.
Tamahiko is a grouch who says things like "My life has ended after seventeen years" and "I'm a pessimist who hates all this world has to offer". In fairness, life and his family have shat on him from a great height. He lost his mother and the use of his right hand in an accident, so his rich family have more or less disowned him. That doesn't, though, change the fact that he's a walking rain cloud who spends his waking hours feeling sorry for himself.
Yuzuki has been bought by Tamahiko's father for 10,000 yen to be a bride for his discarded son when she's old enough. She's at most 14 years old. Possibly younger. She's a schoolgirl, except that she won't be able to go to school any more. (It's 1921.) She is, though, admirably positive and capable of seeing the (faint, dim) good sides of Tamahiko.
I can see how I expect this story to go. I expect it to be nice. I might even start liking Tamahiko, eventually, perhaps. Good grief, though, right now, he's a pain in the arse.
Oh, sod it. I'll keep going. But I expect to be gritting my teeth a bit for the first few episodes.
That was much better. Tamahiko couldn't be nicer to Yuzuki. I think I'll enjoy this series.
Takano Kousaten
Takano Intersection
Takano Kousaten
6 minutes 30 seconds
Official description: in a certain city, for just a moment in time, the lives of three strangers intersect.
I like the gentle art style. (I wanted to say "watercolour", but that's wrong. Autumn colours, no black lines, etc.) It stars:
(a) a girl who's having to run in some kind of school event and looks knackered.
(b) a small boy who gets knocked over by the girl and hurts his leg.
(c) a scary-looking older boy who sees all this happen and goes to help.
It's nice and almost dialogue-free. The girl turns around and runs back to see if the boy's okay, despite having the finish line in sight. Her classmates are baffled. That's pretty much all there is to the story, but that's enough for six minutes.
takt op Destiny
takt op. Destiny
Season 1
12 x 23 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: idiot superheroes fight aliens
It's full of style and cool. It looks great and has tons of awesome stuff. Music-hating aliens have invaded the Earth and can only be fought off by empty-headed superheroes! (Ordinary people don't even recognise music and have forgotten that anything like that exists. It's the year 2047.)
TAKT ASAHINA can't think of anything except music and is probably somewhere on the autistic spectrum. Put a piano in front of him and he'll lose it. His superpower is to sacrifice his right arm temporarily as a magical power-up for...
DESTINY who can fly, blow things up and probably lift buildings. She also seems a bit brain-damaged and might be a robot, except that she eats a lot.
ANNA, who's the normal one of the three. She spends most of her time shouting at the other two.
The animation and direction are top-notch. The cast are annoying. The writing's pretty empty. This is the kind of show that seems bright, fresh, fascinating and exciting if you only watch it for a few minutes, but then keeps getting less interesting the longer you stick with it.
Getsuyoubi Tawawa
Tawawa on Monday
Getsuyoubi no Tawawa
Season 2
Episodes: 12 x 6-ish minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: salaryman and schoolgirl meet every Monday on the morning rush-hour train
I've since finished it and... it's likable and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but all the boobs are pretty silly.
The first season of this amiable but utterly negligible series came out in 2016, so I'm sure everyone who noticed (not many) was surprised to see that we'd been blessed with a Season 2. It's based on an online series of illustrations of girls with big boobs. (It's good-natured and family-friendly, though.)
A schoolgirl catches the same train as a stressed salaryman every Monday morning. That's it, really. The art's changed since Season 1, with thinner, cleaner lines, flatter colours and lazier shading. It looks more obviously drawn on a computer. This week, Ai-chan's little sister joins her school and there's more boob-groping by the best friend who thinks being female gives you infinite licence for that kind of thing. In public.
The art card at the end is Ai-chan in a "SUGOI DEKAI" T-shirt from Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!. (Which is also good fun and got renewed more promptly for a second season.)
Tenchi Muyo Ryo Ohki
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki
Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki Dai Go-ki
Season 5
Episode 29 of 30
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: classic SF harem anime Tenchi Muyo
Tenchi Muyo is a classic and this is its most famous incarnation. I thoroughly recommend the 1990s episodes, i.e. the first two series.
This, on the other hand, is... meh. I see they've completely given up on drama and conflict. A boy gets trained, with his first lesson involving management and effective use of money. It ends with a scene of Tenchi marrying all seven girls in his harem.
I liked the blindfolded golf ball scene.
Tesla  Note
Tesla Note
Season 1
Episodes: 13 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: MY EYES, MY EYES
One-line summary: CGI animation so horrible that nothing else matters
It's walking, talking garbage. If you last more than four minutes into this episode, you're trash-diving. Unnatural CGI models. Weightless movement. I'm not a huge fan of CGI anime, but they're capable of looking good and this really, really doesn't.
The plot's nonsense about a schoolgirl ninja who's been trained since early childhood to be a master spy with silly linguistic skills. She needs to join Mission T to save the world with a sidekick who's an incompetent dick. Was this really the best available candidate? This show would have been throwaway nonsense even had the animation been acceptable.
Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
Season 2
Episodes: 24.9 (yes) to 48
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: overpowered drama-free isekai
The dragon Veldora wakes up after a long time in Rimiru's stomach. (Rimiru had assumed he'd be there for a hundred years.) Veldora is a good guy and thinks Rimiru is wonderful (as does everyone in this show), but not the greatest because Veldora's favourite person is himself.
Our heroes go back to Rimiru's Slimetown (probably not its real name), where everyone is nice. The show does nice and mildly amusing things. A character with big boobs cooks terrifying, sinister-looking food. There's a town council meeting. There's a silly misunderstanding. In other words, it's business as normal for this show. Rimiru has plans that theoretically will involve fighting enemies, but the result's a foregone conclusion because Rimiru's overpowered even by the silly standards of isekai protagonists. (Here, he learns that he has four Ultimate Skills. Whoooooh.)
If we're lucky, there might be about ten minutes of actual drama in this season's 24 episodes.
Snow White Notes
Those Snow White Notes
Mashiro no Oto
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line sumary: music anime about a passionate shamisen player
Setsu Sawamura's late grandfather was a master shamisen player. Setsu decides to leave Hokkaido and its eighteen-inch thick local accents, with the intention of going to Tokyo to discover his own playing style.
Apparently, the show's quite good. Its fans say it's fantastic (although apparently the season ends on a downer)... but these are also people who say things like, "God but I love me some stories about music." I didn't really care. I have nothing against the shamisen, but I didn't really give a toss about Setsu's life goal of whatever. The show looks sincere and reasonably good, though.