HaruChika: Haruta & Chika: Over There

Minami Kamijou and Haruta Kamijou looking to the left while standing in front of a building

Minami Kamijou is oldest sibling in her family and works as an architect, while her brother, Haruta, is the youngest, the only male, and still a student in high school. They have two middle sisters, Tsumugi and Fuyuna, (never shown in the anime) who annoy Haruta to the point that he moves out of the house.
From the anime series HaruChika: Haruta & Chika


Magikano: All for One

Haruo Yoshikawa, Maika Yoshikawa, and Chiaki Yoshikawa standing together looking at Fuyuno Yoshikawa

Haruo Yoshikawa has incredibly powerful but destructive magical abilities, but he isn’t aware of them or of magic in general because Maika, Chiaki, and Fuyuno, his magic-using, younger sisters, act normal in order to protect him.
From the anime series Magikano

Joukamachi no Dandelion: The Royal Bunch – Part III

Aoi, Shu, Kanade, and Akane Sakurada in a neighborhood

Aoi Sakurada, the blue-haired first princess, is the most favored to win the election to succeed the king. Her younger siblings, Shu the first prince and Kanade the second princess, are twins who are diametrically opposed when it comes to their interest in winning. (She cares; he doesn’t.) Meanwhile, Akane, the shy third princess who often hides behind her older siblings in public, prefers to live life out of the spotlight.

From the anime series Joukamachi no Dandelion (Castle Town Dandelion)

Joukamachi no Dandelion: The Royal Bunch – Part I

All nine Sakurada siblings in a 3x3 grid

Of the nine Sakurada siblings, who will be elected to be the next ruler of the country?

  • Aoi, the first child and first princess (top center)
  • Shu, the second child and first prince (middle right)
  • Kanade, the third child and second princess (bottom center)
  • Akane, the fourth child and third princess (middle center)
  • Misaki, the fifth child and fourth princess (top right)
  • Haruka, the sixth child and second prince (bottom left)
  • Hikari, the seventh child and fifth princess (middle left)
  • Teru, the eighth child and third prince (top left)
  • Shiori, the ninth child and sixth princess (bottom right)

From the anime series Joukamachi no Dandelion (Castle Town Dandelion)

Fall Anime 2016: Shows To Check Out

As the temperatures go from sunny and warm to slightly chilled, it’s time to trade the brothers and sisters in the water for those on and above land, and here are two shows that will keep me landlocked for a while.

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin (Bubuki Buranki: The Gentle Giants of the Galaxy)

Bubuki Buranki: Hoshi no Kyojin title

What are Bubuki? What are Baranki? Where did they come from, and why can humans use them? More importantly, are they our friends or our enemies? The second season of Bubuki Buranki seeks to answer these questions, but the biggest mystery is what’s the deal with the protagonist Azuma’s sister? She needs a serious hug or something.

The first season of the series where people use sentient weapons known as Bubuki to fight giant living robots known as Buranki, as well as other Bubuki users, actually aired earlier this year. Unfortunately, it completely flew under my radar, so I had to quickly go through all twelve episodes in the week before this season started. However, as I was watching, it felt like the episodes should’ve been twice that number. Moments where characters overcame a major personal trial happened so fast and in rapid succession that it considerably lessened the impact of each one. Hopefully, season two won’t have similar pacing issues.


www.Working!! title

The comedy series about a group of weird employees who work at a family restaurant returns for another round of fun! However, unlike the previous seasons, www . Working!! focuses on a completely new set of characters. That’s right; there’s not a Takanashi, Yamada, or Popura in sight, though one will occasionally notice a familiar characteristic or two (and that one girl REALLY looks like Inami). That said, no matter who’s behind the counter, the laughs won’t stop. Order up!

Spin-off series can be tricky because, on the one hand, you want to see more of the same, but on the other hand, you want to see something different. After three seasons and countless manga chapters, I’ve grown quite attached to the original cast, so it’ll be difficult for any group to be as endearing as them. (Souta Takanashi from the original had four sisters, whereas the main guy in the new series only has one. Just saying.)