This felt like a nice surprise among the fantasy, comedy, and romance genres, and could be just the indicator that sport anime can develop popularity with audiences.
I have waited a long time for this arc, and besides being a fan of Jojo, I really love the idea of a protagonist in the series being an anti-hero.
Part of the reason why I love tragic antagonists is because they can be so relateable, like Dracula. That and who doesn't love seeing one of their favorite video games being turned into an anime.
I really love it when characters get development in a series that feels impactful and earned after progression and this season was it.
I love it when studios try new things and I like the use of puppets for Thunderbolt Fantasy. It hard not to cheer for Edgeless blade given his goal and purpose in the story.
Besides the fact that I am somewhat familiar with the series, I enjoyed the technology themes, as well as the psychological analysis of characters.
I love romance in my anime, but I also love it when it explores a genre I wasn't familiar with before, being age-gap. But it also explored themes of self-identity, which felt resonant.
I enjoy female characters who know how to kick ass, but I also enjoyed the themes of overcoming grief, as well as the main character learning empathy over the course of the series.
Not only was the female protagonist badass, but it also brought up themes like existentialism as well as identity. Besides the relateable characters, there were pretty funny moments in the series.
Not only did I enjoy Akira as an anti-hero, but I also found him to be relateable. He's a reminder that its okay to be different, that its part of who you are as a person. The series had its share of relevant themes relating to fear and prejudice among society, as well as empathy. And I really love how it influenced series like Berserk, Evangelion and Claymore. I can't say its 100% perfect, but it did leave an impact on me, which says something.