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What’cha Been Watchin’: Iroquois’ Picks

I’ve been watching quite a lot of anime lately, especially a lot of new releases that have come out in the last year or so. So, since we have Anime Week currently going on, I’ll share a couple that have stood out for me!

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

JoJo has by far been my favorite anime lately. A long-running manga series in Japan that continues on even after 100+ volumes, JoJo received a modern anime adaption in October. The story is divided into eight parts, each part telling the story of a different member of the Joestar bloodline who must deal with supernatural, mystical, and ancient evils that have returned to Earth.

Sitting at 26 episodes so far, the series covers the Part 1 and Part 2 of the JoJo world, each staring Jonathan Joestar and Joseph Joestar respectively. Part 3, staring Jotaro Kujo, has been teased but no official announcement has been made. A fighting game has also been slated to release in Japan in August 2013.

I love the absurdity of the series. The fight scenes are over the top and colorful. Each character is truly unique with abilities like channeling sunlight through fists and producing whirlwinds by spinning their arms. Plus, most character are named after music groups from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s like Dio, Wham, Cars, ACDC, and Robert Edward O. Speedwagon.

Binbougami-Ga!

Binbougami-Ga was a surprise to me! I started watching it on a whim and ended up being hooked. It currently sits at 13 episodes with rumors and hopes for a second season floating around the internet.

It’s the story of Sakura, a girl who has always had everything she ever wanted due to the fact that she has unknowingly been draining good fortune from all those around her to the point that the lives of those close to her tend to be in mortal danger. Thus, god of misfortune Momiji is tasked with doing whatever is necessary to restore the natural balance by returning Sakura’s excess fortune to the world, beginning a love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship between Sakura and Momiji.

The series is almost all hilarity all the time with a few occasions for Sakura’s softer side the show through. The show’s full of a cast of characters who are parodies of your usual anime cliches and it’s chock-full of tongue-in-cheek references and chances to poke fun at Naruto, Death Note, JoJo, Dragon Ball, and Lupin.

Definitely check either of these shows out if you have the chance!

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