Spring Overview Week 10

Week 10 has actually been quite entertaining as all the shows are starting to charging toward the finish line (or are busily in the process of self-destruction which is also kind of entertaining). I added my first list this week and was really happy with the discussion that generated, so thanks to everyone who read Tuesday’s Top 5 and commented or responded on twitter or did a follow up post. Hopefully you join me next Tuesday to look at the next list.

Also, as we’ve closed in on the end of the season, I’ve turned my reviews into word clouds and am wondering how well each of the shows has been described over the course of the last few weeks. If you’re interested in having a guess and a bit of fun, check it out.

Without further rambling, let’s have a look at where the anime are my list.

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on the season below.

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I Must Keep Watching

No change on the titles again.

  1. My Hero Academia
  2. Assassination Classroom
  3. Sailor Moon Crystal

My Hero Academia has been really great the last few episodes. My review of episode 10 should be up soon and I’m totally hooked on this show at this point. It is a little kiddy and it definitely doesn’t seem like it wants to break free of any stereotypes but it is really fun and engaging and I’ve kind of developed a soft spot for the protagonist at this point.

Assassination Classroom is one of the shows that is rapidly building to the long awaited climax. Possibly it is because of the number of episodes but it feels like it has been a long time coming and yet every step of the journey has been in its own way necessary. Now I want to see how it resolves and really as long as it does resolve I will be happy regardless of how it accomplishes that. If it nails the final I’ll definitely be adding Assassination Classroom to my list of anime that I would rewatch again and again.

And Sailor Moon Crystal put in another adequate but not exceptional effort. If I were to honestly judge this show on its merits alone it would have dropped to the Still On My Radar category in the last couple of weeks. However, Sailor Moon, even its reboot, has nostalgia power working in its favour so its going to take more than just a couple of slightly predictable weeks for me to move it anywhere.

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Still On My Radar

So, these got reordered again this week with Kiznaiver hitting a new emotional high and Bungo Stray Dogs pulling out a fairly cohesive and engaging episode. Shonen Maid didn’t get any worse, but it couldn’t hold its weight against the others this week either.

  1. Bungo Stray Dogs
  2. Kiznaiver
  3. Shonen Maid

Of these three I think I am most keen to see where Bungo Stray Dogs goes and if it can keep the balance of action, drama and comedy in check then it may even become a must watch for me. I really did like the set up for Bungo and really kept wanting it to pick up and feel that the last couple of episodes are getting there.

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Not Dropped But Close

  1. The Asterisk War
  2.  Twin Star Exorcists
  3. Super Lovers (Finished Airing)
  4. Joker Game
  5. The Lost Village
  6. Big Order

No movement here this week with the exception of my returning Big Order to the list. Twin Star Exorcists actually had a good episode and then with the last one went right back to kids playing house. If that’s what they want to focus on, fine, but it isn’t the anime I want to watch. My opinion hasn’t changed on any of the others so I’ll just leave them alone.

Big Order has moved back up because, as I noted last week, even though I’d added it to the dropped pile I kept watching it. I still don’t know why I kept watching it but I watch it without fail every week so there has to be something going on.

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Dropped

  1. Rinne
  2. Tanaka-Kun is Always Listless
  3. Flying Witch
  4. Hundred
  5. Cerberus
  6. Re:Zero
  7. Endride

So Big Order rose up (or I finally admitted I liked it more than I’ve let on despite the lack of a coherent plot) and the rest of these have not moved. In honesty, other than reading a few reviews, I haven’t really felt the need to watch or look into any of these and how they’ve progressed since I dropped them.

Which show are you most looking forward to the end of?

8 thoughts on “Spring Overview Week 10

  1. I’ve been meaning to watch Sailor Moon Crystal because of that nostalgia factor you mentioned. I grew up with it, loved the dubbed version as a kid and binged the subbed version in my teens. But I don’t have the patience for shows anymore, even if I want to watch them. Gaming too strong. T.T

  2. I know that Bungou Stray Dogs is going to get even more better, with the drama and stuff in check (maybe, as far as I remember from the manga. The Guild doesn’t take a shit so it’s going to get better and I’m excited for the second season now!). Kiznaiver is slowly redeeming itself but I still don’t understand the point of the system. I’m glad that the jokes are over and it’s more serious now.
    I have to catch up with Boku no Hero Academia, but I’ve read the manga already so I pretty much know what’s going on and I’ve predicted how it’s going to end. I have to catch up with Joker Game also. Hopefully it has improved a wee bit?

  3. I kind of agree with you on flying witch. I found myself not heavily investing in it as much when I first watching it. Re;Zero has 25 episodes so I’m not sure when that will finish. I like it though. I’m just glad asterisks is finished. What a mediocre show. Same goes for cerberus. The rest I haven’t really watched, (well it is funny to see the MC get kissed by a trap in hundered one episode only) barring lost village.

    1. Same with The Lost Village. If you stick with it any length of time you get to a point where dropping it would actually feel like you lost something.

    1. So I have learned. Even after I dropped it I just kept wanting to check out one more episode. Unlike Tanakakun is always listless and Flying Witch where I dropped them, thought about watching another episode and realised I just didn’t care.

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