Television

Fall TV Preview

Do you watch anime? If you do, we should be besties by now, and if you don’t, then what, may I ask, are you doing with your life? Even if you don’t watch anime, there is some great sci-fi anime this season that you should consider giving a try. For starters, Tokyo Ghoul is a thrilling anime centered around a world that is inhabited by both humans and ghouls—human like creatures that hunt and devour human flesh, with additional supernatural abilities. The story follows the protagonist Ken Kaneki, a college freshman who—under life and death conditions—now has no choice but to live life as a half-human/half-ghoul, interacting with ghoul society and its conflicting factions while striving to keep his identity hidden from other humans and ghouls alike.

Aldnoah.Zero is another anime that will keep you on the edge of your seat with its unique storyline that is fast paced and full of surprises. In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hyper gate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Following this discovery, many humans soon relocate to Mars creating new societies and cultures separate from their fellow humans on earth. However, this separation between societies on Mars and those on Earth leads to growing tensions between the two and soon the humans on Mars adapt to the name “martians.” Princess Asseylum of Mars desires peace between the two planets and so she comes to earth on a peace-making mission. However, higher-ups within the Mars government wish to make use of the princess’ earnest goodwill as a chance to conquer Earth, and hire spies to assassinate the princess upon her arrival on Earth, so that then they have the justification to start a war.

If I have piqued your interest in any of these anime, you should consider these other great sci-fi anime: Steins Gate, Shinsekai Yori, Fate/Zero (I would highly recommend watching the second season before the first one), Death Note, Darker than Black (I also would recommend starting with the second season), FMA/FMA:Brotherhood, and Shingeki no Kyojin. If you have any questions about any of these anime, where to watch them, or want recommendations for other genres then feel free to contact me via email or real life.

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