Spring 2017 Season Wrap: Sword Oratoria, KADO: The Right Answer, & Atom: The Beginning


We are finally at the end of my season reviews, and finishing on a high note! I do hope you’ll read through to the end, particularly my thoughts on Kado and Atom, series whose genre and topics may not be for everyone but left me with the kinds of echoes only the best stories can create. Thank you, Spring, for being such a wonderful season full of memorable characters and settings. I walk away with a renewed belief that anime will continue to show and take us to the kinds of places that only appear in our dreams.

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Seikaisuru Kado: The Sci-Fi You Should Be Watching


There was no way I could have predicted at the start of the season that Seikaisuru Kado would be impressing me the way it has in story, execution, and, yes, even visuals. The anime-original has inspired a manga adaptation, as well as a spin-off manga. If you enjoy science fiction with alien encounters, national and international politics, and theories of world peace, then Kado: The Right Answer may be just the show for you. You don’t even have to be a science fiction fan or anime fan to appreciate the series–the ideas and emotions presented are, quite literally, universal.

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Spring 2017 Set Menu

What have I gotten myself into? Don’t, just don’t, count the number of new shows I’ve picked up. It’s a bit ridiculous. It’s a lot ridiculous.

There are many wonderful sequels airing this spring, and I am also pleased with the amount of interesting new series. Below are my choices four weeks into the season. Let me know what you think of these shows, and to what you’re most looking forward!

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