Winter 2018 Week 12

And this is more or less the final week. There are a few anime still to wrap up and I will do my best and worst of the season post sometime next week, but this is the last overview for this season. I am looking to change the format of these next season though I’m still thinking through a few ideas. I’m also going to continue trying to add audio but with travel this week it wasn’t going to happen. I hope everyone has had fun following this season with me and hopefully you will join me for my reviews of Spring 2018.

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Must Watch

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 (Episode 42)

Well it isn’t going to move now. This show has been amazing and while we still have two episodes t o go everything about it has been pure joy.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (Episode 11)

The fun times continue as this anime continues to brings us fun characters in amongst plenty of violence. While the tone won’t suit everyone, I’m pretty thrilled with how this episode played out.

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Usually Entertaining

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Finished)

Rushed to the ending, though that isn’t to say it wasn’t a reasonably satisfying conclusion to Elias and Chise’s story. The other characters weren’t so lucky, but still, this one was a pretty solid effort from start to finish.

Spiritpact Season 2 (Episode 5)

Still no idea why this isn’t lining up with the other seasons. According to MAL it is 12 episodes so I guess that is taking us mid-way through the next season. Still, this second season has so far been a step up in quality and the story is quite good at this point so worth checking out if you tried season 1 but were wary of trying a second round of it. I will be continuing this until whenever it finishes.

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (Episode 12)

This week we had the obvious reveal finally revealed and another card capture. I am enjoying this reboot but it isn’t quite capturing the magic of days gone by. I will be continuing this into the next season.

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Okay, I Guess

DARLING in the FRANXX (Episode 11 – reviewed for patrons)

Again this anime has managed to surprise by bringing us a premise that on paper looks pretty bad but it manages to pull it off with some surprisingly interesting character notes. Obviously this show is continuing on to the new season so final thoughts on this one will have to wait.

DamePri Anime Caravan (Finished)

A suitably over the top and silly yet still dramatic ending to this show. While not exactly a masterpiece, it definitely served its purpose of entertainment and I even had a few smiles and laughs along the way.

How to Keep A Mummy (Finished)

Another super cute episode of this anime for episode 11, setting-up for the final round of  this adorableness. Episode 12 was also pretty well done and this series, while not brilliant by any means, was definitely one of the most consistent this season with only one or two episodes that really felt a little slow (episode 12 review out tomorrow).

School Babysitters (Finished)

Cute until the end and returning to a focus on Ryuuichi and Kotaro for the final episode did give it a feeling of finality. Not the most amazing thing, but still pretty watchable.

Kokkoku (Finished)

This one ended up incredibly disappointing in the end. So much potential just never achieved.

Record of Grancrest War (Episode 11)

I still haven’t watched the recap episode but I will be continuing this into the next season.

Sanrio Boys (Finished)

This one limped to the finish line and I’m kind of just glad it is done.

Junji Ito Collection (Finished)

Despite pre-season excitement, this one mostly just kind of limped along this season. I don’t regret watching it but I’m not exactly rushing to recommend it either.

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They Made This?

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody (Finished)

Episodes 11 and 12 were much the same in terms of positives and complaints for this series. Episode 12 review will be out tomorrow.

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Tried and Dropped (or on hold)

  • Maerchen Maedchen (Episode 3)
  • Hakyuu Houshin Engi (Episode 2)
  • A Place Further Than The Universe (Episode 1)
  • Hakumei and Mikochi (Episode 1)
  • Katana Maidens ~Toji no Miko (Episode 2)
  • Laid-Back Camp (Episode 1)
  • Ms Koizumi Loves Ramen Noodles (Episode 1)
  • Citrus (Episode 1)
  • Mitsuboshi Colors (Episode 1)
  • Slow Start (Episode 1)
  • The Ryou’s Work is Never Done (Episode 1)
  • Working Buddies! (Episode 1)
  • Karakai Jozu no Takagi-San (Episode 1)
  • Mitchiri Neko (Episode 1)
  • Pop Team Epic (Episode 1)

Thanks for reading.

Karandi James

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