I always find myself oddly driven by shows that incorporate supernatural elements into a believable universe. Concrete Revolutio sounds like it will push the realms of that believability but its synopsis is nonetheless ripe with possibilities. In this series, every super powered being – mythical or proven, goblin or cyborg – has migrated to a post-war Japan. Extraordinary individuals have either formed publicly-known factions or integrated into society with kept their powers a secret. With the show’s protagonist being a government agent responsible for overseeing superhumans, I suspect there will be some degree of political intrigue at play in this one and, besides the art style, that’s what’s selling me.
Young Black Jack
Any show involving the late great Osamu Tezuka automatically warrants a glance and the presence of the iconic Black Jack character seals the deal. Young Black Jack depicts the origin story of Kuro Hazama (aka Black Jack), a free-spirited medical practitioner willing to cure nearly any patient (social status be darned). Instead of focusing on his shady dealings with yakuza world leaders alike like Tezuka’s original work did, Young Black Jack will magnify Hazama’s escapades during his time as a medical student in the 1960s. It follows the character from an early point and utilises the accessible episodic format, so I reckon that this one will launch a younger generation into the world the godfather of manga has built.
K: Return of Kings
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
What shows will you be checking out this fall?
– Clark A.