Winter '17 Anime ImpressionsAscendant - Izanagi | Nic Liow1/11/17 10:01amFiled to: ANIME IMPRESSIONSWINTER2017SEIRENAKIBASTRIPAONOEXORCISTFUUKAMASAMUNEKUNANITAYOPINIONANI-TAY248EditPromoteShare to KinjaGo to permalinkFinally having a decently long break before the next semester in college, I decided I would catch up on all the anime I had missed the past year! But then, all of a sudden, it’s the Winter ‘17 season, with a whole new slew of shows.AdvertisementSo what the heck, since I haven’t written anything of note about anime since April ‘16, I decided to do an impressions piece on every show that’s not a sequel for a show I haven’t watched! (This probably won’t happen, but I sure as heck will try.)Being a pretty big undertaking, it’s going to consist only of the impression I got from the first episode of each most anime airing this season, split over as many articles as necessary. The order isn’t indicative of anything; it’s just the order in which I watched the shows.AdvertisementNow, onto the first few shows!Masamune-kun no RevengeGIF First Impression: Hello guilty pleasure!Being a fat guy isn’t easy (I CAN TELL FROM FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE), and pretty people will always have things go their way. That’s the idea behind Masamune-kun’s Revenge, the story of a bullied fat kid deciding to change his body shape drastically due to being rejected by a girl way back when he was a kid. Now that he’s pretty, he decides to have revenge on that girl, in a pretty expected way.Oh man, this is a good show for many reasons. First and foremost, even if he’s not the main character, there’s a guy voiced by Saori Hayami! (*Squeals*) Secondly, the plot, no matter how silly, will be maintained by the strength of the protagonists’ character, and being completely honest, I’m loving all the main characters so far. SponsoredIf we’re being critical though, there’s nothing much of substance to this show anyway, so if you don’t like fluff, it’s probably not for you. Ao no Exorcist - Kyoto Fujouou-henGIF First Impression: I’m going to watch the first season again.The first Ao no Exorcist aired way back in the Spring ‘11 season, and I watched it roughly two years back. Not remembering much except that i) it’s about exorcists, ii) it’s shounen (heavily so), and iii) I liked the first one.AdvertisementAnd the second season starts off immediately revealing the villain, which makes it pretty interesting, and also puts into place several power dynamics, especially between the main character, Okumura Rin, and his cohort of characters I only vaguely remember. You can sort of guess with the hints they give here and there, but I would say it’s a fairly good idea to watch the first season again if you don’t remember it all too well. The first episode does give a pretty good impression though, fast-paced and interesting enough to keep me waiting for the next. In any case, it’s good enough for now to make me want to watch the first season again.Take a look at Ishamael’s discussion on Ao no Exorcist for a deeper evaluation!