The Best of Autumn 2017

And the Autumn Season has come to a close bringing an end to the 2017 year in anime. While the poll for best of the year will get going tomorrow, for now it is time to reflect on the final anime season that 2017 had to offer. Starting with my picks, we’ll then look at the results of the reader poll. This was incredibly close this time with three titles changing back and forth with barely a vote in it for the entire duration of the poll.

My Favourite Show

Well, if you’ve followed my weekly season overviews you know season 2 of March Comes in Like a Lion has been on top every single week. However, it isn’t finished yet so it isn’t taking this out (though it so should by a million miles as I’m completely obsessed with it at this point). Yes, I rewatched season one and all episodes of season 2 that were out over the Christmas break and no I didn’t get around to watching Full Metal Panic for a review so, whoops.

With that one ruled out though, what took it’s place?

It came down to Land of the Lustrous and Girls’ Last Tour. I loved both shows but considering the final episodes and which one gave me a greater sense of completion and I have to give favourite show of the Autumn 2017 season to Girls’ Last Tour.

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My Favourite Character

This was super, super tough as there were so many great characters this season. It finally came down to two and I have to give it to Phos from Land of the Lustrous. I didn’t much like Phos when I first met them but over the course of the series and following along with Phos’ transformation as a character, they really captured me. However, other great characters from Autumn included Rei from March Comes in Like a Lion, Chito from Girls’ Last Tour, Morioka from MMO Junkie (okay, I just loved her), and Ena from Just Because.

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My Favourite Story

My favourite story was absolutely Land of the Lustrous, but for that whole slightly unfinished feeling. I still think it was the best story of the season. March and GLT are both more slice of life and drama driven than story driven. That said, I personally loved King’s Game because it is a completely terrible story delivered in a fairly terrible way. So, personal enjoyment fairly high but quality pretty low on that one.

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My Favourite Opening Theme

So many great ones this season. I mean I loved the King’s Game opening as it fit the trashy feel of the show, Juni Taisen was amazing with Rapture (my favourite thing about the show), MMO Junkie was just upbeat fun as was Girls’ Last Tour. However, my favourite for the season needs to go to March Comes in Like a Lion. I loved how the opening theme really captured the progress Rei has made in his journey over the course of the first season and where he is now. And, once again it beautifully matched the visuals to the lyrics and tone. Still, this one was incredibly close this season.

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My Favourite Visuals

No competition at all here. As much as March remained on point with its visuals (and is glorious as always) Land of the Lustrous was truly exceptional at showing us all what CG could do when handled well and not making our eyes bleed.

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Reader’s Choice – Best Anime of Autumn 2017

Here it is:

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Yep, the Ancient Magus’ Bride stole it in the last couple of days thought early on it looked like Girls’ Last Tour would take the lead before March Comes in Like a Lion managed to pull ahead. For so much of the vote these anime were within one vote of each other and the lead swapped a number of times.

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That of course brings us to the end of the best of Autumn 2017. Get ready to vote for best of the year with the top 3 titles from each season going head to head and that poll should be open tomorrow.

As always, I’d love to know what you thought about the season so please share your thoughts on the poll and any of the other shows in the comments below.


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The Worst of Autumn 2017

Something different this season, I’m starting with the worst so that the best can follow. I will admit, this season the poll had the most votes for worst anime of the season and there was a clear winner fairly early on. So, first I’ll share my picks for worst of the season (keeping in mind these are the shows I watched and not the ones I dropped) and then I’ll share the result of the reader’s poll. Be sure to check back later for the best of Autumn.

My Least Favourite Show

Despite a number of shows managing to disappoint or not live up to their potential this season (and yes there were a lot of amazing shows too but that means very few ended up in the middle either being fantastic or meh, dull or just painful), a clear winner for my least favourite show still emerged. Yes, it was the show I should have dropped after that train wreck of a prologue and I certainly shouldn’t have continued beyond episode 3 and yet I’m just not very good at knowing when to admit defeat. You guessed it, Dies Irae. A horrible mess of a show that never got any better and after watching a prologue and 11 episodes I’m still not really sure if there is any point other than crazy characters with super powers being crazy.

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My Least Favourite Character

This is actually kind of hard because there were a lot of very bland characters out there this season. I’d nominate most of the cast of Juni Taisen but none of them hung around long enough for me to really care enough about to say they were my least favourite character. And Asta (Black Clover), as much as he would win for most annoying voice of the season, hasn’t actually done enough of anything for me to care about him either. So, sorry to say but the character who I liked the least even though he is kind of important to the story was Koiwai from Recovery of an MMO Junkie. If I knew him in real life I would genuinely despise this guy. Regardless of his intentions, his actions are at times highly questionable and he has way too much fun stirring up Sakurai.

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My Least Favourite Story

Unquestionably Juni Taisen. I think what makes this worst is the advertising that insists on twists and turns in a plot that is utterly devoid of anything resembling a twist (unless a lack of twist is a twist these days). And really, where is the story. They fight, they die, we still don’t know what impact that had and we never had any reason to care about them. The few interesting elements of this show can’t save a plot that marches through the process of knocking off its cast without bothering to give us a reason why or making us care.

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My Least Favourite Opening Theme

Sengoku Night Blood, oddly enough. It isn’t that it is terrible but it is just painfully generic and unremarkable in any sense of the word. I guess it matches most of what the show delivers but to be honest this was the opening I skipped the most during Autumn.

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My Least Favourite Visuals

I have to give it to King’s Game. As much as I quite liked this story, the terrible depiction of deaths (heads getting screwed off, bleeding, severed limbs etc) just come off as incredibly laughable when they aren’t completely lame. While the rest of the show is just kind of average, for a horror that takes pride in knocking off its cast with alarming regularity they never really did manage to make even one death look in any way cool, interesting, or even just impressively real. For instance, in the image below, the guy is bleeding from the neck and his head is about to fall off. While censorship could be blamed a little, even that isn’t enough to account for how poor some of the visuals are in this anime.

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Reader’s Choice – Worst Anime of Autumn 2017

Well, here it is. I’m going to be honest in that I was hoping that Dies Irae would take over the lead but I guess I always knew what the majority of people would vote for. Thanks to everyone who participated in the vote this time round.

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Yes, King’s Game had an early lead and never really relinquished it. Clearly, bad horror left a bad taste in many viewers mouths.

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That’s it for the worst of Autumn 2017. Be sure to check back later for the best of Autumn post and remember the best of the year poll will open tomorrow with results to go out next week. As always, I would love to know your final thoughts on the season, so what did you vote for and which shows do you think deserved the title worst of the season?


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Autumn 2017 Final

This is the final post of the overview of the season before we move into the Winter 2018 season, though a number of shows will carry over this time. As a result, I’m just giving the list order and the link to the episode reviews. Given many shows already finished last week, I’m not going to write a description of any of these at this time.

As the shows finish, I start to think about my review of the whole series and many times that involves rereading all my posts, re-watching key episodes, or re-watching whole shows now that they are done and getting my full thoughts together. As a result, during January I’ll be reviewing some older series that I hadn’t gotten around to reviewing before I start rolling out the full reviews for Autumn 2017 anime in February. In the meantime, my episode reviews are available.

 Last chance to vote for best and worst anime of the season. If you haven’t had your say there are only hours before the poll will close. Click here to vote. Results of this poll will be up for New Year’s Day and the vote for best anime of 2017 will begin (with a much shorter turn around period). Pretty much, the best three anime from all of the reader polls during the year will be the only ones included in the final poll.

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Must Watch

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 (Continuing)

Girls’ Last Tour (Finished)

Land of the Lustrous (Finished)

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Continuing)

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Usually Entertaining

Recovery of an MMO Junkie (Finished)

Just Because (Finished)

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Okay, I Guess

Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimetres Apart (Finished)

King’s Game (Finished)

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Finished)

UQ Holder (Finished)

Kino’s Journey (Finished)

Black Clover (Continuing – But I May Drop)

Anime-Gataris (Finished)

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (Finished)

Sengoku Night Blood (Finished)

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They Made This?

Dies Irae (Finished)

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Tried and Dropped

Evil or Live (Episode 4)

My Girlfriend is Shobitch (Episode 2)

TWOCAR (Episode 1)

Taisho Mebiusline Chicchaisan (Episode 1)

Love is Like A Cocktail (Episode 1)

Konohana Kitan (Episode 1)

A Sister’s All You Need (Episode 1)

Urahara (Episode 1)


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Have Your Say on the Best and Worst Anime of Autumn 2017 – Vote Closing Soon

With most of the shows from the Autumn 2017 season having finally come to a close (there’s a couple still holding out or continuing on next season) if you haven’t voted in the poll it is time to have your say on the best and worst of the season.

Reminder that once this poll closes, I will be running the best of the year poll with the top 3 choices from each season up for voting on. So start thinking about what your anime of the year was.

By ‘best’ anime, a reminder this is not about technical proficiency but merely the anime you found the most entertaining this season for whatever reason. Which anime do you like the most?

For ‘worst’ anime of the season I ask that you only vote for an anime you are actually watching through. So while this is the anime you like the least, you didn’t drop it.


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Autumn 2017 Week 12

And now we see the season trickle to a close and say farewell to some pretty good shows, though some are carrying over into the next season and others still have an episode or two to go. It has been a great way to end the year and I’m bringing my first complete year of blogging (2017) to a close.

 One week left to vote in the reader’s poll for best and worst anime of the season. If you haven’t voted click here.

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Must Watch

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 (Episode 32)

Finally a slightly less amazing episode which means I can stop repeating the same gushing words. This second season is still amazing mind you, but this episode is definitely more just your average slice of life fair. If you were marathoning this show, you’d be happy with the relax while watching this but week to week it just kind of makes you wait for the next week.

Land of the Lustrous (Episode 11)

Land of the Lustrous has been a really interesting watch this season, though it seems like it may drop below Girls’ Last Tour when I reflect on the season as a whole. I guess we’ll see what final episodes deliver from each of these shows. Still, despite the slight mis-step this week, there’s a lot of room for this show to end well.

Girls’ Last Tour (Episode 11)

The cat has actually proved itself to be a fine addition to the very small cast in this show and I wonder if we’ll get answers or merely continue to paint the outline of the past in this show before the end. Either way, it has been a very satisfying watch and one I would fully recommend.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Episode 11)

We see the continuation of Elias’ story and his history is interesting. It will be good to see more of his story later as clearly there’s a lot of steps in between what we’ve seen and him choosing to buy Chise but that is a story for another episode. Overall this remains really great viewing though I am finding myself more put off by the slow pace at times.

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Usually Entertaining

Recovery of an MMO Junkie (Finished)

Just Because (Episode 10)

While this remains slow and has some issues with its production, it remains quite a good high school coming of age/romance story and I’m glad I picked this one up. Looking forward to the final two episodes.

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Okay, I Guess

Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart (Episode 5)

I said last week the stretching of the conflict between Haruki and Miou was reaching silly proportions but this week proved me wrong with Haruki finally making me dislike his character with his actions this week. Still, they did finally bring things to a head so next week should be back to sweet again.

King’s Game (Finished)

At some point you just have to wonder what were they thinking and just go with a story particularly one like this. Much like everything else, from a logical or sensible point of view the conclusion is pretty terrible, and yet I can’t say I disliked watching it. Applying any kind of logic filter to the events will just end poorly but if you just want to see a death game play out you will get exactly that (just don’t ask for reasons why or any kind of satisfactory conclusion).

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Episode 11)

And this show remains strictly functional. The story works well enough and we’ve built to a nice and dramatic climax. No real complaints except nothing really to compliment either other than being a functional story.

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Right. Um, so that’s finished.

Kino’s Journey (Episode 11)

Episode 11 may have been a reasonably good one, had it come in the first half of this series. At this late stage, all I can really say is it was okay, better than last week, and move on.

Black Clover (Episode 11)

And episode 11 killed the tiny little bit of hope that episode 10 gave me that this show might be improving. But at least they didn’t let me get my hopes up too high before dashing them on the rocks of mediocrity and repeated punch lines.

Anime-Gataris (Episode 11)

And this show continues to fall down the list and may end up being classed as ‘they made this’ after the show has finished depending on how the last episode plays out. Bizarre is about the nicest thing I’ll say for the most recent episode.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (Finished)

Well, still no real clue as to why they bother holding the whole Juni Taisen thing (vague indication that it is some political thing but no detail) and no real indication as to what, if anything, changed as a result of the winner. However, this still gave us a fairly decent final episode. Overall, this wasn’t great, but I didn’t dislike episode 12.

Sengoku Night Blood (Episode 11)

Yep, this continues its pattern of being boring even as it attempts to set up a final battle for the season’s end. Maybe that will give us a minor thrill in closing but to be honest I won’t expect much and that will limit my disappointment.

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They Made This?

Dies Irae (Episode 10)

Stuff is happening and things are getting burned. There’s also now giant skeleton things that set stuff on fire. Oh, and the main character just stopped time. I guess there is an audience out there for this but it is just too random and incoherent for me.

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Tried and Dropped

Evil or Live (Episode 4)

My Girlfriend is Shobitch (Episode 2)

TWOCAR (Episode 1)

Taisho Mebiusline Chicchaisan (Episode 1)

Love is Like A Cocktail (Episode 1)

Konohana Kitan (Episode 1)

A Sister’s All You Need (Episode 1)

Urahara (Episode 1)

 


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Have Your Say on the Best and Worst Anime of Autumn 2017 – Be Sure To Cast Your Vote

The Autumn 2017 anime season is nearly at its end and the poll will close at the end of December so be sure to vote if you haven’t and please share the post. The more votes, the more reliable the poll will be.

The top three anime for best haven’t changed since the beginning of this poll, however the order changes almost daily with only 1 or 2 votes splitting them and some days the three being in deadlock. Every vote will matter as we close in on the end of December for best anime. I wish I could say worst anime was close, but there’s a pretty clear ‘winner’ at this point.

Reminder that once this poll closes, I will be running the best of the year poll with the top 3 choices from each season up for voting on. So start thinking about what your anime of the year was.

By ‘best’ anime, a reminder this is not about technical proficiency but merely the anime you found the most entertaining this season for whatever reason. Which anime do you like the most?

For ‘worst’ anime of the season I ask that you only vote for an anime you are actually watching through. So while this is the anime you like the least, you didn’t drop it.


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Autumn 2017 Week 11

Welcome to week 11 and we are nearing the final episodes of most shows (or the halfway point of a couple). Autumn has been an excellent season for anime watching and I’m almost sad to see it end but I’m also really excited to see how some of these shows wrap up. As always, I’d love to know what you have been watching this season so please leave your comments below. Remember also to have your say in the reader’s poll for best and worst anime of the Autumn season. If you haven’t voted click here.

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Must Watch

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 (Episode 31)

Another wonderful episode and this one shows us the culmination of all of the things Rei has been hearing and processing over the season and a half of this show as he manages to self-reflect and to learn from a previous mistake. It is a great moment and is followed by another brillian Rei/Hina moment. This season of the show is truly fantastic.

Land of the Lustrous (Episode 10)

This show continues to deliver some fantastic character development while upping the tension beautifully as we approach the end of the season. With two episodes to go, it seems unikely that we’ll ever learn everything we want to know about how the world got to where it is or the relationship between the different races, but it still seems like this show is preparing for a fairly dramatic climax which should hopefully be satisfying. Fingers crossed as this has been a great watch this season and I’d love it to end on a high note.

Girls’ Last Tour (Episode 10)

Another very solid episode from Girls’ Last Tour. Continuing to build a very interesting world while exploring interesting questions, the story remains interesting and fun to watch even without a lot of direction behind the girls’ journey.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Episode 10)

Well, I wanted to know more about Elias and we’re finally getting a glimpse of his backstory. While this show isn’t in a rush, there is an ongoing sense that we are moving toward something. We also continue to learn more and more details about mages and magic creating a fairly rich lore for the setting of the Chise and Elias’ stories.

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Usually Entertaining

Recovery of an MMO Junkie (Finished)

Just Because (Episode 9)

Definitely more movement going on in this episode with all of the girls stirred into action. It will be really interesting to see what the overall outcome of this is because I can’t see everyone getting a happy ending but I kind of want them to at this point.

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Okay, I Guess

Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart (Episode 4)

Episode 4 felt like it was stretching content for the sake of it as this communication issue with Haruki and Miou reaches silly proportions. While Miou’s actions kind of make sense to a point, it just drags out too long and by the end of this episode I really wanted them to be getting on with things.

King’s Game (Episode 10)

Things are getting fairly tense as the kids are ordered to run for the day with the person furtherest from the goal getting punished at eight hour intervals. I’m actually amazed only one character decided to take out the competition and the rest are just running along. This show remains pretty terrible but entertaining enough for fans of bad horror.

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Episode 10)

Another functional but not particularly exciting episode. The show is trying and yet I think it is all a little bit too late to really engage me. Probably the best thing I can say about this show is it has played it pretty safe the whole way through so fans of the genre or people who haven’t seen a lot of these types of shows will probably enjoy it.

Anime-Gataris (Episode 10)

Episode 10 wasn’t bad, but it doesn’t undo all the poor episodes of the mid-season. This show might yet pull off a reasonable ending but that’s about as much as we can hope for at this point.

UQ Holder (Episode 11)

My thoughts last week that we weren’t given any reason to care about the villain continue. While some history was given this week, it still didn’t tell us the all important reason to actually want to stop the villain or reveal anything of actual significance. It felt like wasted air time to be honest and the fight in the stadium continues into next week.

Kino’s Journey (Episode 10)

Yep, the pointlessness of this show continues without any kind of message or theme being constructed, it just rambles on with its episodic nature with very little to tie it all together or any real purpose given it doesn’t even stand up as just entertaining.

Black Clover (Episode 11)

And episode 11 killed the tiny little bit of hope that episode 10 gave me that this show might be improving. But at least they didn’t let me get my hopes up too high before dashing them on the rocks of mediocrity and repeated punch lines.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (Episode 11)

So the match is over and the victor decided and we still don’t really know what was at stake or what it means for the world. Maybe they’ll bother to tell us in the final episode. I’m mostly just waiting for this one to be done as it has been more than a little bit disappointing.

Sengoku Night Blood (Episode 10)

This show continues to be pretty dull and mostly pointless as we go through the motions of character interactions but none of it has any real feeling behind it or given me any reason to care. The main plot line, if there was one, seems lost in amongst these smaller exchanges so there’s no real sense of anticipation about what is to come. While there are certainly worse shows out there, this one commits the worst crime of being boring.

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They Made This?

Dies Irae (Episode 9)

I have no hopes for this show at this point and time. I’m watching until the end of Autumn and then the show will either be done (if one episode count is true) or I will drop it (if it turns out this is going for more episodes). There’s just nothing to recommend this show and it seems to take delight in being dreadful at this point in time. It isn’t even a so-bad-it’s-good kind of thing. It is just bad.

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Tried and Dropped

Evil or Live (Episode 4)

My Girlfriend is Shobitch (Episode 2)

TWOCAR (Episode 1)

Taisho Mebiusline Chicchaisan (Episode 1)

Love is Like A Cocktail (Episode 1)

Konohana Kitan (Episode 1)

A Sister’s All You Need (Episode 1)

Urahara (Episode 1)

 


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Just Another Reminder: Reader’s Choice – Vote for the Best and Worst Anime of Autumn 2017

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Hey everyone. Sorry for those who are sick of seeing this, but I know some people only visit my blog on certain days so I’m trying to make sure everyone has a chance to vote. This is the Autumn 2017 reader’s choice best and worst anime poll and I’d love to know what your picks are.

As an interesting point, with the votes so far there are no clear winners in either category with three or four anime all sitting within one or two votes of each other. So with 16 days left to vote, be sure to have your say and to share this post with as many anime fans as we can. The Summer poll had 117 votes and I’d really like as many people as possible to have their say to get the best representation of the ani-blogging communities thoughts that I can.

Also, once this poll closes, I will be running the best of the year poll with the top 3 choices from each season up for voting on. So start thinking about what your anime of the year was.

By ‘best’ anime, a reminder this is not about technical proficiency but merely the anime you found the most entertaining this season for whatever reason. Which anime do you like the most?

For ‘worst’ anime of the season I ask that you only vote for an anime you are actually watching through. So while this is the anime you like the least, you didn’t drop it.


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Vote Reminder for Best and Worst of the Autumn Season

Just a reminder to put in your vote for best and worst of the Autumn 2017 anime season. The poll will close at the end of December and then voting for best of the year can commence. I’m really looking forward to seeing what everyone ends up voting for.

By ‘best’ anime, a reminder this is not about technical proficiency but merely the anime you found the most entertaining this season for whatever reason. Which anime do you like the most?

For ‘worst’ anime of the season I ask that you only vote for an anime you are actually watching through. So while this is the anime you like the least, you didn’t drop it.


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Autumn 2017 Week 10

Here we are in week 10 and it is now make or break for so many shows (though quite a few will continue on to the next season). Autumn has been great fun so far. By the way, voting for the best and worst of the season has opened and if you missed it, go here and have your say. As always, I’d love to know your thoughts on the season in the comments below.

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Must Watch

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 (Episode 30)

Have I recommended this show enough yet? Seriously, this one is defining what a must watch anime is at the moment. I’m hanging on every word and every image and I’m desperate for the next episode. I’m going back and watching previous episodes to catch bits or to learn more about scenes, and basically just to get more of March in my week. Loving this show even if it does leave me crying most episodes.

Land of the Lustrous (Episode 9)

Superb character development complimenting beautiful visuals and this story continues to be impressive and engaging. Really loving the journey that this story has taken me on and Phos is definitely a contender for one of my favourite characters of the season.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Episode 9)

A nice transition episode moving us away from the darkness of last week and consolidating character relationships. That said, not a lot happened in the episode and it is one of those episodes that will be appreciated more during a binge watch than during seasonal viewing. Still, good quality and progressing the characters nicely.

Girls’ Last Tour (Episode 9)

I continue to be completely impressed with the amount of thought that has gone into Girls’ Last Tour. Don’t let the moe character designs fool you. This show is really fantastic at asking the hard questions and leaving you pondering once the episode is done.

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Usually Entertaining

Recovery of an MMO Junkie (Finished)

With episode 10 being the final episode (as far as I am aware) this is now done and managed to end as it began, cute and interesting but not outstanding. I’m certainly glad I picked up this romantic comedy this season because even though it felt a little bit slow in the mid-season, the story here is quite adorable.

Just Because (Episode 8)

Should have trust photography girl to stir things up and get them moving again. The only problem is I want her to win and not just be the catalyst for other characters and I don’t think that is the path we are on. Poor Komiya. Anyway, this remains a highly entertaining high school romance slice of life thing as long as you don’t mind the slow pace and the occasionally poor animation sequence.

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Okay, I Guess

Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart (Episode 3)

This continues to be a fairly solid cute romantic drama set in a high school. There’s not a lot about it that is unique but it continues to be fairly well delivered and so far the narrative has been nicely constructed.

Kino’s Journey (Episode 9)

And now the show just gives us snippets of stories that might have been interesting but apparently even the writers couldn’t be bothered to flesh them out. Now, short stories can have impact, but each of these were more outlines for ideas that might have been developed and not one of them was. It was really just kind of dull to watch as we skipped from story to story and country to country. Overall, this show is pretty flat at this point.

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ (Episode 9)

Still not exactly exciting, Code: Realize is playing it pretty by the numbers at this point. It isn’t bad by any means, but nor is it exciting or memorable. Cardia is working decently enough as the lead here and has at least developed a personality over the course of the show, but that isn’t really enough to make this any more than just a once watch.

King’s Game (Episode 10)

Things are getting fairly tense as the kids are ordered to run for the day with the person furthermost from the goal getting punished at eight hour intervals. I’m actually amazed only one character decided to take out the competition and the rest are just running along. This show remains pretty terrible but entertaining enough for fans of bad horror.

UQ Holder (Episode 10)

Well, we finally ran into the plot though I’m not sure the audience has been made in any way to care about the supposed villain. Either way, a decent enough episode with a lot of clichés but also some reasonable action and drama so all and all this show maintains its watchable status that it has held for most of the season.

Anime-Gataris (Episode 9)

Yep, this show used up all its bang and sparkles early in the season. After a mid-season slump it did indeed try to recapture the earlier tone of the show but just has not managed to re-engage the appeal of those earlier episodes. As a result, we get this mangled mess of an episode.

Black Clover (Episode 10)

Okay, some actual forward progress here. I’m still not a fan of this show, ti is still really struggling to hold my interest and not annoy me, but episode 10 shone a little tiny light of hope that maybe this will improve.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War (Episode 10)

This continues to be a really bland and dull action show with little purpose and a fairly linear and straight forward plot. No tension, no excitement and little reason for the audience to get invested.

Sengoku Night Blood (Episode 9)

The tragedy here is I very nearly forgot the heroines name this week. Plus this show seems absolutely unable to have a single actual villain and it will apparently just be the monsters that we’ll end up seeing all the cute warlords fighting. Oh well. I guess they couldn’t agree on which fan girls to let down but actually having an antagonist in the story.

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They Made This?

Dies Irae (Episode 8)

“Can these guys please destroy the world already so that the show will end? Or at the very least can the ‘hero’ find someway to not seem totally useless just for one episode. That would be the best I can hope for from this show at the moment.” – My thoughts from last week and my opinion has yet to change.

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Tried and Dropped

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My Girlfriend is Shobitch (Episode 2)

TWOCAR (Episode 1)

Taisho Mebiusline Chicchaisan (Episode 1)

Love is Like A Cocktail (Episode 1)

Konohana Kitan (Episode 1)

A Sister’s All You Need (Episode 1)

Urahara (Episode 1)


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