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?
Setting: Contemporary Japanese high school
People have become able to see 'phantoms', which covers spirits, demons, anything supernatural. Some adolescents were born with the ability to fight and seal any phantoms causing trouble, which they do by joining their school's phantom hunting club, forming teams and trapping phantoms for rewards. In this episode we meet one such, made up of knowledgeable Haruhiko and athletic Mai, as they try to recruit the genteel Reina.
How's the fanservice content?
First fanservice: 1 minute 14 seconds in, as part of the opening credits. So obvious it merited a gif.
Thirtysomething Brit interested in film analysis, social justice and Japanese TV.