8 Best Anime of 2018

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3. Hinamatsuri

This spectacular show revolves around a fascinating night, when Nitta, a midlevel Yakuza, finds a mysteriously large and exotically bizarre egg-like capsule in his apartment. The capsule contains Hina, a rather indifferent and deadpanned girl with an emotionless attitude who is about the same age as a middle school girl.

Hinamatsuri Best Anime of 2018
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Hina is actually a telekinetic weapon with astounding superpowers who has arrived from the future. Nitta, who has no idea about these powers, regards her as the daughter he never had and starts to raise her up as his daughter. Soon, Hina starts the normal life of a little girl on earth.

The show may revolve around a bizarre theme, but when you start watching it, you simply cannot help but rejoice the well-articulated comedy of the show. The cast members all revolve about Hina and Nitta, and the story doesn’t really highlight the superpower theme but actually deals with the characters and their relationships with one another. The animated visuals are stunning, and you will forget everything as soon as you start watching it.

It would not be an exaggeration to say that this show has some of the best animation sequences of the year, and each action and comedy scene is portrayed with splendid fluidity. Each and every scenic is well-placed and wonderfully sets up the stage for a mighty dose of humour.

4. Megalo Box

Megalo Box will take you into a stupendous journey into a mind-bogglingly exciting and wealthy futuristic world and introduce you to an incredible new sport: Megalo boxing. It is quite similar to traditional boxing, the only difference is that fighters are decked with super powered exoframes around their upper bodies, which provide them augmented speed and strength.

Megalo Box Best Anime of 2018
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The story revolves around Junk Dog, a Megalo boxer, who works his way to the top by earning his keep through starting fights around the poor slums surrounding the wealthy city. Junk Dog aims to enter the Megalonia, a prestigious tournament that is held in the city and only the best of the Megalo boxers get to take part in this competition.

The show will treat you to a delightful variety of cyberpunk themes and visuals that will make you nostalgic for the aesthetics from the 70s and 80s, while the story touches on the themes of power struggles and economic challenges of the lower classes. The show attempts to mimic the fuzziness of anime shows that were produced for DVD releases. The plot is quite engrossing and Megalo Box has a timeless charm that will keep you hooked until the series has long ended.

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