Title : Youjo Senki Movie
The Saga of Tanya the Evil Movie
I took a long break from watching anime as I was focused a lot on destiny 2. Since watching anime while not doing open world stuff (anything required more attention) will make me less focused on the anime. So this one I waited for the time when Im just chilling around so that I can pay more attention. Im glad that I did.
This movie is a continuation from first season. As usual, our protagonist is a OP little girl who can cast powerful magic which lead several mages battalions on the battle. Despite being almost realistic war setting, this is alternative history where magic are the key of a country and they are valueable asset to conquer other country. Story wise, this is pretty straight forward anime with simple build up, tension and awesome climax. If you enjoyed first season, definitely this is more light awesomeness.
The focus of the movie definitely to introduce the powerful antagonist for our characters. As someone who super OP in first season, usually we watch the series because we want to see how she handle situation any big problematic issue related to war tactic. This time around she met someone who pretty powerful which will be someone important in 2nd season. The strength of this movie is definitely the climax battle where you able to see crazy air maneuver as well as tons of explosions.
Despite powerful anime, this is not something i can recommend you watch as standalone. There is zero setup in the movie but definitely enjoyable watch for first season viewer.
Alternative : Quite hard to recommend anything similar unless you willing to watch any old anime. The feeling I got when I was watching this are : Strike Witches, Hisone to Maso-tan, Gate series & Steamboy (seem like there arent many traditional modern military anime that I watched recently).
EDITED : I just found the title, it was Alderamin on the Sky which is one of the recent one that I enjoyed.
Title : Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!: Kurenai Densetsu
KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson
I will be honest to say that I wasnt fan of konosuba. The main reason was the quality of animation from Studio Deen, then the comedy isnt exactly my cup of the tea, and lastly I feel like the plot wasnt going anywhere. That said, Im kinda surprised to see that this movie was animated by JC Staff instead, which Im confident that it can maintain the quality, assuming they focus their staff properly.
As usual, there is zero setup in anime movie for first time watcher. We straight start the usual failure of the party to complete any quest. Based on title alone, this movie focused more on the favourite character of this anime (you know who if you watch the series). This time around, there are more setup in background story about the character, the hometown, some backstory about the villain as well as proper story progression.
Comedy wise, I think it is much better. I guess this kind of joke need to be done with proper execution and studio nailed it. Animation are super beautiful especially the final battle, and the quality are definitely improved multiple fold. That said, dont expect any plot heavy story aside from usual laugh moments. One of the good thing I can say about the movie is it got "heart".
This kinda redeem the series for me. I couldnt enjoy both season of the TV series but really like the movie alot. Great animation and entertaining. Would be great if they keep same studio to animate next season.
Alternative : Hard to suggest any other magic spectacle anime movie unless i go further back to old anime. 2 anime came to my mind are Magical Lyrical Nanoha Movie series (pretty good) and Puella MAgica Magi Madoka (excellent).