Sword Art Online: Alicization – War Of Underworld

What is it?

The 2019 Japanese anime (animated) TV show Sword Art Online: Alicization – War Of Underworld.

Toonami – Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworld Promo (HD 1080p)

What is it about?

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime (animated) TV show:

Despite the defeat of Quinella—the pontifex of the Axiom Church—things have not seemed to calm down yet.

Upon contacting the real world, Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya finds out that the Ocean Turtle—a mega-float controlled by Rath—was raided.

Due to a sudden short-circuit caused by the raiders, Kirito’s fluctlight is damaged, leaving him comatose.

Feeling insecure about the people at the Axiom Church, Alice brings the unconscious Kirito back to their hometown—Rulid Village, disregarding her banishment due to an unabsolved crime.

Now, Alice is living an ordinary and peaceful life close by the village, wishing for Kirito to wake up.

However, tragedy strikes when Alice notices that the Dark Territory has already started to invade the Human Empire.

Reassuming her previous alias, Alice Synthesis Thirty, she promises to defeat the Dark Territory in order to defend the world that Kirito and Eugeo worked so hard to protect.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

This is how Wikipedia describes this anime (animated) TV show:

The second part of the anime, titled Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld, adapts from the novel’s fifteenth volume, Alicization Invading, to the eighteenth volume, Alicization Lasting.

While not covered in the light novels, Alicization takes place after Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, as it incorporates elements from the film not in the novels.[a]

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Mob Psycho 100 II (Season 2) | Mob Psycho 100: The Spirits And Such Consultation Office’s First Company Outing ~A Healing Trip That Warms The Heart~

What is it?

The 2019 Japanese anime (animated) TV show Mob Psycho 100 II (Season 2), and the season 2 OVA episode Mob Psycho 100: The Spirits And Such Consultation Office’s First Company Outing ~A Healing Trip That Warms The Heart~.

Mob Psycho 100 II | OFFICIAL PREVIEW Video
Mob Psycho 100 II – Opening Theme – 99.9 Video

What is it about?

Mob Psycho 100 II (Season 2)

This is how Funimation describes this anime TV show:

After facing the members of Claw, Mob’s life returns to normal.

It’s back to school, back to the body improvement club, and back to…running for student council president?!

Mob’s friend convinces him to run for the position and things go about as well as expected—as in not well at all.

But a love letter in his locker could change that!

Can this totally ordinary psychic face his own feelings?

Mob Psycho 100: The Spirits And Such Consultation Office’s First Company Outing ~A Healing Trip That Warms The Heart~

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime OVA episode:

Mob, Reigen, Dimple, and the newest member of the Spirits and Such Consultation Office staff, Serizawa, take a trip up to a secluded hot spring called Ibogami Hot Springs in Zebra Prefecture.

Reigen happened to get a request from the matron there to discover the truth behind the strange rumors going around there and save the inn.

Ritsu and Teru also join in on this trip and the six of them head out on this super relaxing trip to the hot spring.

But on their way there, Reigen and Serizawa start nodding off on the train and somehow get sucked into an eerie parallel world…

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain (1998)

Titles: Serial Experiments Lain
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 1998 Japanese psychological mystery cyberpunk anime TV show Serial Experiments Lain.


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One-Punch Man (Season 2)

What is it?

The 2019 Japanese anime (animated) TV show One-Punch Man (Season 2).

Toonami – One Punch Man Season 2 Promo (HD 1080p)
One Punch Man – Season 2 Official Trailer

What is it about?

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime (animated) TV show:

In the wake of defeating Boros and his mighty army, Saitama has returned to his unremarkable everyday life in Z-City.

However, unbeknownst to him, the number of monsters appearing is still continuously on the rise, putting a strain on the Hero Association’s resources.

Their top executives decide on the bold move of recruiting hoodlums in order to help in their battle.

But during the first meeting with these potential newcomers, a mysterious man calling himself Garou makes his appearance.

Claiming to be a monster, he starts mercilessly attacking the crowd.

The mysterious Garou continues his rampage against the Hero Association, crushing every hero he encounters.

He turns out to be the legendary martial artist Silverfang’s best former disciple and seems driven by unknown motives.

Regardless, this beast of a man seems unstoppable.

Intrigued by this puzzling new foe and with an insatiable thirst for money, Saitama decides to seize the opportunity and joins the interesting martial arts competition.

As the tournament commences and Garou continues his rampage, a new great menace reveals itself, threatening the entire human world.

Could this finally be the earth-shattering catastrophe predicted by the great seer Madame Shibabawa?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Violet Evergarden (Season 1)

Violet Evergarden (2018)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2018 Japanese anime (animated) television show Violet Evergarden.

What is it about?

This is how MyAnimeList describes this anime television show:

The Great War finally came to an end after four long years of conflict; fractured in two, the continent of Telesis slowly began to flourish once again.

Caught up in the bloodshed was Violet Evergarden, a young girl raised for the sole purpose of decimating enemy lines.

Hospitalized and maimed in a bloody skirmish during the War’s final leg, she was left with only words from the person she held dearest, but with no understanding of their meaning.

Recovering from her wounds, Violet starts a new life working at CH Postal Services after a falling out with her new intended guardian family.

There, she witnesses by pure chance the work of an “Auto Memory Doll,” amanuenses that transcribe people’s thoughts and feelings into words on paper.

Moved by the notion, Violet begins work as an Auto Memory Doll, a trade that will take her on an adventure, one that will reshape the lives of her clients and hopefully lead to self-discovery.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

My Thoughts

This show has some of the most beautiful animation that I have seen.

Episode 7 (Nameless) made me shed a tear from my right eye during the lake jump scene.

Unfortunately this show was not as good as I had expected and hoped, it was longer than it should have been, and it did not focus on Violet Evergarden’s story enough; I was hoping for more scenes from before and during the war et cetera.

It was not bad but if they had shortened it and had more action and information about the politics of the world et cetera, it would have been better, because they did not do a good job explaining the world.

The few moments of action were good, and it would be cool to see more things with this level of animation.

The end,

-John Jr