The winter 2016 season is over, which means it's time for some solid recommendations!
Strongest series: Erased (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi)...
...and Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
What's it about?
Genre: Fantasy drama
Setting: Medieval RPG style fantasy land
A group of young people wake up in a strange place with no idea of how they got there, where they came from or who the people around them are. They are given some money and no choice but to form into parties and kill creatures for profit in order to earn the right to become volunteer soldiers. The strongest young man there gathers the strongest looking people and heads out. We follow the party made up of the members left over as they join guilds, learn skills and struggle to master their new powers and weapons just to survive.
How's the fanservice content?
First fanservice: 1 minute 24 seconds in, when magic user Shihoru is scratched on her upper thigh. I thought about whether to include this as fanservice or not, but a) her clothes are definitely more for the male gaze than for practicality, and b) she could just as easily have been scratched on her arm or face. The only reason to make it her thigh was to get this shot.
Thirtysomething Brit interested in film analysis, social justice and Japanese TV.