So here we are in the last weeks of the summer anime season. Some shows will be wrapping and others still have a week or two to go. That said, I am starting to check out the upcoming shows to see what I’ll be following in the Autumn Season (it is still weird reversing the seasons given Australia is heading into Spring).
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on the season below.
I Must Keep Watching
- D.Gray-Man Hallow (Ep 12)
- Alderamin on the Sky (Ep 11)
- Tales of Zestiria (Ep 11)
- Days (Ep 12)
I’m still finding D Gray Man highly entertaining though a lot of what happened this episode was definitely only for the people who have a strong nostalgia lens on this series. People new to the show will probably just find it a set up for a future episode and miss a lot of the emotions that should be attached to this episode.
Alderamin was a little slower this week but we’ve got a clear path for the final few episodes to follow. I’m still genuinely loving this show but this episode, while necessary, was not the best.
Tales of Zestiria the X delivered a good lead up to a season finish but the whole affair has felt unnecessarily rushed. It really feels like the story and characters would have been better served with a less chaotic schedule as they went about saving the world.
Days was excessively slow this week but it kind of felt needed after the ongoing soccer game and it was nice to just focus on the characters and where they are sitting now. I’m still honestly surprised by how much I am enjoying this when realistically I should be over this by now.
Still On My Radar
- The Morose Mononokean (Ep 12)
- Momokuri (Ep 24)
- 91 Days (Ep 10)
- Food Wars (Ep 12)
- Cheer Boys (Ep 11)
- Orange (Ep 12)
I really enjoyed the Morose Mononokean this week. I still think this show could be better than it is but as a relaxing watch it has succeeded quite well.
The episodes of Momokuri this week weren’t as strong as the last two (given the story felt like a rerun) but the series as a whole has continued to surprise me given its slow and cutesy nature. I don’t know why this particular series of blushing teens has caught my fancy but I know it continues to amuse and entertain and I genuinely want the characters to continue to move on with their lives.
91 Days on the other hand made a strong come back this week after a middle of the season that was alright. That said, it doesn’t change my overall impression of the series. Strong start but then kind of ambled. I’m not really keen to rewatch this but I am looking forward to the final episode.
Food Wars was really enjoyable this week. It isn’t quite enough as I think back on the whole season to really move it up my list though. At no point in season 2 have I had even half the fun while watching season 1. A better character episode this week and enjoyable enough but this isn’t the must watch that the first season produced.
Cheer Boys continues its trend of feel good nonsense as we wrap up all remaining issues so now we can go to the competition and give it are all. Cue heavy amounts of it’s good to be in a team and working toward a goal is awesome mentality. I’m not actually criticising given that is what the show has been from the beginning, but it really did feel like they were bringing everything to a close this week.
If Orange wasn’t about to end I’d be more or less ready to let it go anyway. I really don’t care if they save Kakeru or not at this point and honestly Naho is such a nothing character it really does not matter who she ends up with or why. Now that any hope of a decent time travel explanation has been dashed and all we are left with is a very ordinary teen drama I’m done. Last episode here we come and then move on.
Not Dropped But Close
- Hitorinoshita (Ep 11)
- Taboo Tattoo (Ep 12)
Just please tell me Hitorinoshita is ending next week. We won’t have even half the answers we need for this to be even pleasantly odd, it’s just going to continue to be painful, but I’d really like it to end. If not, I’m pretty sure next week will be my last week doing a write up on it regardless.
And is Taboo Tattoo finished? MAL says yes but what’s with the preview for future events? Anyway, it was a disaster of a show and whether it is finished or not, I’m done.
- Cute High Earth Defence Club Love (Dropped at Ep 4)
- The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi (Dropped at Ep 4)
- Sweetness and Lightning (Dropped at Ep 4)
- Danganronpa 3 (Dropped at Ep 1)
- Mob Psycho 100 (Dropped at Ep 1 – Revisited to Ep 3)
- Servamp (Dropped at Ep 2 – Revisited to Ep 3)
- Rewrite (Dropped at Ep 2)
- The Disasterous Life of Saiki K (Dropped at Ep 1)
- Ozmafia (Dropped at Ep 1)
- Scar-red Riders XechS (Dropped at Ep 1)
- Qualidea Code (Dropped at Ep 1)
- First Love Monster (Dropped at Ep 1)
I’ve really enjoyed the Summer Season (much more than Spring this year). Looking forward to the last episodes of these shows.