1. Lupin Zero - prequel to the Lupin III series
2. In/Spectre 虚構推理 ("Kyokou Suiri") - Season 2
3. Bungou Stray Dogs 文豪ストレイドッグス - Season 4!
4. Tsurune - Tsurune: Tsunagari no Issha - Season 2!
It's the Season of Season 2's !! ^0^
Amazing series' season 2, no less!
I started watching Lupin Zero in December 2022.
It was first screened as part of some New York festival.
But I was able to watch it on my usual streaming channel since the day of its release.
It's really good!!
Perhaps even a little better than the usual series.
It's centred on Lupin as a teenager, still in his high school days,
i.e. a story about how he started off his adventures as the later Lupin III.
The growing voice of teenage Lupin was so well depicted, too.
And the old school cartoon feel is so nostalgic and gives you a real sense of the anime world.
The main characters are quickly likeable,
character designs are robust and actions fast for the 2020s generation.
It also carries all the fun you'd expect in a Lupin III series.
As a long-time fan of Lupin III,
I could not recommend this Prequel series more.
I loved the first season, and was so glad to see this coming out,
& that the story has continued with more excitement to offer the audience.
The highlight of Season 2 of In-Spectre is most definitely Yuki-Onna - 雪女
She quickly became my favourite character.
The introduction of this new cp - I can already sense - may steal quite a lot of attention away from our main protagonists.
From the moment of her appearance in Episode 2,
you can already tell
雪女 is more than just gorgeous on the outside.
Her ease, kind-heartedness, appetite and lust for life are characteristics that I identify a lot with.
I cannot identify with her fair skin though.
Though I may look strange with blue eyes
& I'm not a fan of invisible lenses, sorry, Contact Lenses (I was converting words directly from Chinese).
I'm going to adopt her hairstyle for sure this year!
Especially as white is the color of the year that I've picked for this year.
This also reenforces my desire to visit Japan in the snow next year.
It's a high priority on my travel-list in the 12 months ahead.
So I expect that I can pay Keiko & Kyoto a visit at this time next year!
If you get to Episode 3 - at 22:22 - that part filled my eyes with tears.
I 🤍 this character 雪女 so much.
This story made such a strong impression on me
that I could never forget the word Tsurune
so the momenet I saw this series came back
I immediately recognised it by its title.
The main character has a certain stillness to it that harmonises with the Art of Archery itself.
I particularly love their shooting hall,
the long court yard,
the protagonist's green eyes,
and the white owl.
Soak in the stillness and deep meaningfulness of archery
through this series.
I've been a lover of archery since a long time ago.
I should start practicing again soon,
especially as I live in walking distance from an archery court.
Make sure to check out the OST, the music in this series is incredibly beautiful !!
I've linked it here.