Anime Recommendation: How to Keep a Mummy

how to keep a mummyAge Recommendation: 11+

Genre: Comedy

# of Episodes: 8 (so far, it’s still currently airing)

Synopsis:

“Kashiwagi Sora is living a normal high school student life, when his “adventurer” father sends him a mummy from his travels in Egypt! Sora balks at the letter from his crazy dad (“I found a cool mummy, so I decided to leave it with you, son!”) at first, but the mummy that emerges from inside the huge coffin is a mere 12 centimeters tall–small enough to fit in the palm of his hand. Not only that, it’s shy, a crybaby and most of all, heckin’ cute. And so, Sora and ends up keeping the mummy, naming his new little buddy “Mii-kun.” But living with a mummy might be easier said than done!” -Crunchyroll

Commentary:

We watched this for Anime Night in March and oh my glob. This is the cutest anime I’ve seen in a LONG time. I was skeptical about showing it, I knew it’d be age appropriate, but not sure if it’d be overly cutesy (like Bananya, I love Bananya, but it can be an acquired taste for some, definitely). My worries were completely unfounded.

If you’re in a bad mood from a bad day full of awful badness, this will make it so much better. It’s a little ray of sunshine on a cold, uncaring world.

It’s heartwarming, funny and absolutely endearing. It will definitely make you want to own a little Mii-kun of your own! I know I dooo. Watch it for free on Crunchyroll.com today! You seriously won’t be disappointed. What are you still doing here? GO WATCH.

Anime Recommendation: Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

miss kobayashis dragon maidAge Recommendation: 13+

Genre: Fantasy / Comedy

# of Episodes: 8+ (show is currently airing on crunchyroll)

Synopsis:

“Miss Kobayashi is your average office worker who lives a boring life, alone in her small apartment–until she saves the life of a female dragon in distress. The dragon, named Tohru, has the ability to magically transform into an adorable human girl (albeit with horns and a long tail!), who will do anything to pay off her debt of gratitude, whether Miss Kobayashi likes it or not. With a very persistent dragon as a roommate, nothing comes easy, and Miss Kobayashi’s normal life is about to go off the deep end! “ -Crunchyroll

Commentary:

At our last anime club (February), we viewed Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid for the first time! It is hilarious and I recommend to any of you who missed it, to see it for yourselves!

As a dragon, Tohru is very confused by human interactions and way of life. It’s up to Kobayashi to teach her how and to not out herself as a dragon to the rest of the world!

 

Watch for free at Crunchyroll.com to meet Tohru and her other dragon friends!

Also don’t forget about our monthly anime nights! The next one is April 3rd! Come for anime, stay for the pocky!
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Ashe

Anime Recommendation: GATE

GATEAge Recommendation: 15+

Genre: Action / Fantasy

# of Episodes: 24

Synopsis:

On August 20XX, a gate suddenly appears in Tokyo’s Ginza district, unleashing a portal where monsters, medieval knights and other fantasy beings come from another world and wreak havoc on Tokyo. The Japanese Defense Force take action against these monsters and push them back into the “Gate”. The Third Reconnaissance Team is dispatched to the “Special Region” lead by officer (and otaku) Youji Itami.

Commentary:

GATE became a fast favorite for me the moment I saw it! The characters are interesting and grow as the show goes on. It’s also refreshing that the characters are of an older age (ranging from their 20/30s to around 1000!) which allows the plot to step outside of the drama of high school (though I do love those as well, Ouran Highschool Host Club anyone?)!

It is action-packed with plenty of humor to keep you watching and wanting more. I really hope a third season eventually gets released!

Watch for free at Crunchyroll.com!

Also don’t forget about our monthly anime nights! The next one is July 11th! Come for anime, stay for the pocky!