These sure is a lack of variety this season. There’s some light novel junk on one side, and then there some sci-fi stuff on the other. It makes it hard to get excited for stuf this winter. So I might as well take a look at one of the sci-fi stuff. I already got one on my plate already this season with Active Raid, why not more?
Dimension W, a Studio 3Hz and Orange adaptation of Yuji Iwahara’s manga, is set in the year 2071, where unlimited resources of energy was finally realized with coils that draws power from the infinite amounts of energy from Dimension W, the fourth dimension that exists alongside Dimensions X, Y, and Z. As a result, the New Tesla Company established a new world order involving a system that produces coils. However, there are also illegal coils that are unofficially produced and used by criminals. The story follows Kyouma Mabushi, a Collector who retrieves illegal coils in exchange for money and gasoline, alongside a mysterious android girl named Mira Yurizaki, who has her own agenda left behind by her father, the genius mind behind the coil system.
Dimension W arguably has one of the better first episodes of this Winter season. It’s one of the few anime nowadays that can do initial expositions well. There is a very nice aesthetic to it, where we have the colorful and technological world of tomorrow and free energy, and then we have Kyouma and his style of being old-fashioned and living in the past, which is, essentially, our present day, it’s almost as if his entire character invokes that of some anime that used to air in [adult swim]’s early days. I’m not gonna say this is something great or unique, but the first episode of Dimension W does has something that makes it at the very least interesting.
Dimension W gets 3.5 collected illegal coils out of 5