TIME OF THE SEASON Fall 2016 Edition: TRICKSTER

OK, another anime having something to do with Edogawa Rampo, huh? Knowing some people are mixed with the last project with that name (To be fair, I was more positive on it than others), it could go either way….

This is Trickster.

DirectorMasahiro Mukai

Series CompositionErika Yoshida

ScriptErika Yoshida

MusicYuuki Hayashi

Original creatorRampo Edogawa

Original Character DesignPeach-Pit

Character DesignShinya Yamada

 

Animation Production:
Shin-Ei Animation
TMS Entertainment

Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

 

Plot Summary: It is the 2030s. The Boy Detectives Club gathers under Kogorō Akechi, the mysterious detective. The group solves cases great and small using their unique skills. One day, a member of the club, Kensuke Hanazaki, meets the boy Yoshio Kobayashi. Kobayashi’s body cannot die due to the effects of the “Unidentifiable Mist,” but he yearns for death, and shirks from contact with other people. Taking an interest in him, Hanazaki invites him to join the Boy Detectives Club. Their meeting is connected to the fate tying together Kogorō Akechi, and the era’s greatest villain, the Fiend With Twenty Faces.

First Thoughts: OK, this reminds me of something….a show that aired either last or this yea–Wait. Oh fuck. Of course, boy detectives, powers, somebody yearning for death, cast consist mostly boys…….Of course, I’m reminded of Bungo Stray Dogs and since I decided to not go into the 2nd cour, this one just says, “Welp, just watch us instead.” and like that…..this is mostly bland. I mean, some of the action is decent, the animation quality is good and all but it doesn’t help that the writing feels like somebody’s emo fan-fiction on screen and something like that could be effective in a good way….in here, it comes off as pandering, flashy, and manufactured…….in other words, like Bungo Stray Dogs.

I don’t know if I want to continue with this but this gets the 3 EPISODES RUN before I eventually either keep it or dump it.

So what, out of the 5 (well, 6) shows I looked into this season, only half got in interested and one is a sequel and the other one is a 8-minute per episode anime.

I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and Happy Fullmetal Mean Boyfriend Day…….also it’s my birthday……and Madoka’s……just sayin’.

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