2019 Winter Anime Half-Time

Run With The Wind Episode 14 Fireworks

While we aren't quite half-way through the Winter anime season, I'm just taking a moment to take stock, look at my watch list, and I'm trying to predict which of the shows I'm watching will actually hold out until the end of the season to be my favourite. In the meantime, I'd love to know what you are watching, what you've dropped, what you think will be anime of the season, and what you think is going to fall apart.


Beware The Dull and Languid Pacing

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Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 6 Review:

Weak Introductions To Characters We’ll Never Know

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Boogiepop wa Warawania Episode 5 review: While saying this is getting better is a positive, the problem is that even better there's still plenty of room for improvement. Shallow characterisation is making it difficult to care about any of the events unfolding and not caring is certainly death for a mystery.

The Sprouting of a New Imaginator in Boogiepop

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Boogiepop wa Warawanai Episode 4 Review: And we are straight into another mystery that's somehow tied to the previous one (lot of babble about endings being beginnings, got it, moving on). There's some intriguing ideas here but the languid pace and general lack of excitement is really making it hard to engage.

In Case You Missed It 2019 #3

This week's round up of anime related blog posts. There's been some exciting posts coming out to accompany the new season of anime and I'm really enjoying them at the moment.

Disorderly and Dull, Perhaps The Worst Things For A Story To Be

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When a writer chooses to tell a story out of sequence there really should be some kind of reason other than there was an absence of any other narrative hook. Despite the desperate attempt to grab the audience through narrative devices, Boogiepop has fallen pretty flat with its first arc.