April Anime Challenge: Cheating Craft

Our April anime challenge is Cheating Craft, a Japanese/Chinese anime series that was animated by BLADE and produced by Emon. It is based on Gemini Xin Luo‘s novel Zuobi Yishu and premiered in October 2016. It was directed by Keitaro Motonaga, Mai Matsuura and Norie Tanaka designed the characters and they served as chief animators with Ryousuke Tanigawa. The female pop idol group Kamen Joshi performed the opening song and Aina Kusuda did the ending theme.

In the world of Cheating Craft, academic success decides your entire future, and the classroom is a ruthless battlefield. If you pass examinations, your future is guaranteed, while failing leads to a life of cruelty, torment and despair. To survive and stay alive you must be cunning or intelligent, either study your butt off or have the perfect cheating strategy. We follow the exploits of cheater Zhuge Mu Ming. What will be his destiny?

Week 1 April 05 to April 11, 2021

Episodes 1- 3

Konnichiwa Minna, this is the beginning of our Cheating Craft anime challenge, and because this is April and we are fools for fun, we will suggest a parody anime each week that you can look into if you are looking for more anime to watch. Without further ado, here is this week’s suggestion:

Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou (Attack on Titan: Junior High)

This parody of Attack on Titan is set in an entirely different universe than Attack on Titan. This School comedy centres on the original manga’s characters such as Eren and Mikasa battling the titans, but expect stuff like human vs, Titan volleyball match, a Titan rock band and other crazy stuff.

If you are an Attack on Titan fanatik and needs a laugh, this anime is a much see. Remember our Cheating Craft assignment is episode 1 to 3, enjoy the challenge and have a super sugoi week

Week 2 April 12 to April 18, 2021

Episodes 4 – 6

Konnichiwa minna, we just hit week 2 of our Cheating Craft anime challenge, and we have another parody anime challenge for you! Our suggestion for this week is:

Gintama

The anime plays off in Japan’s Edo era but it is set in an alternative world with a twist. Aliens from outer space called Amano have invaded the world. The Shogun outlawed the carrying of real swords to try to keep the peace since the Amano is stronger than humanity, the samurai caste is more or less abolished. Sakata the samurai is not taking this laying down and starts to run the Yorozuya, a “we-do-anything-shop”. If you have a problem, just come by the shop and get it solved, is their motto.

Gintama is known to parody a lot of anime, especially tackling cliches from shonen series, if you need more laughter in your life, try it out, it is hilarious. Remember our Cheating Craft assignment is episode 4 to 6, enjoy the challenge and have a super sugoi week.