It's so far been a pretty slow start to the season and a number of shows I was curious about have disappeared behind services I don't use. That said, it isn't all doom and gloom and there's still a couple of anime to kick off. Here are my first thoughts on the season.
It's finally getting a reboot, but has it delivered on fan expectations? Another remake of a classic and like previous ones (the Sailor Moon reboot and the Cardcaptor continuation), I cannot help but be excited while at the same time feeling a little wary about what the results might be this time around. I’m pleased … Continue reading Fruits Basket 2019 First Impressions
Something that bothers me a little is how Takato’s personality changes completely when he is working and when he is with Junta. I can understand why they decided to go that route (the guy who always seems to be the best ending up being the “uke” in the relationship...
Introduction: For those who missed the announcement for this collaboration, Arthifis and I are working together this season to have periodic chats about two anime. Over at Arthifis' place we'll be covering Goblin Slayer and you should definitely check out that post once you are done here because we had a lot of fun discussing … Continue reading Friendly Talks With Arthifis: DAKAICHI first impressions
I have certain expectations for a slice of life anime and Rokuhoudou is kind of crushing all of them as it delivers some fairly compelling, if very laid back, viewing. Your thoughts? This may very well end up being my surprise hit of the season the way it is going. While the blissful relaxation is … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 3: Looks Are Clearly Deceptive
I swear this anime comes with subliminal messages because it is so incredibly relaxing to watch. What did you think of the second episode? There was an indescribably feeling (that I'm still going to try and describe) of absolute relaxation that hit me while watching this. From the slow pace of the interactions between characters, … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori Episode 2: Calming With Just a Hint of Drama
The rules of WIXOSS have never been overly clear in any version of this anime, but as seasons converge they seem to be trying to set a few things down in stone. Again, this episode was heavily focused on prior events but it isn't just walking us through prior seasons. It is genuinely giving us … Continue reading Lostorage Conflated Wixoss Episode 2: There’s Just No Escape
Despite still not actually writing my reviews of the original Full Metal Panic series (first season, second raid and fumoffu), I'm a huge fan of this franchise and am thrilled it is back. So how does this first episode start off the new anime? There was something very nostalgic about this first episode of Invisible … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory First Impressions
Alright, it is an anime about a device that allows people to turn other people into slaves so expect that things are going to get reasonably dark, but otherwise, how was this first episode? After the first episode to Magical Girl Site, I was a little bit wary starting this one, given the premise of … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation First Impressions
For those who know my usual tastes in anime, you will know this one doesn't fall in with them at all. Yet there was something definitely soothing about this first episode. Your thoughts? I'm not a major fan of slice of life and normally a first episode where so little happens would have me watching … Continue reading Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori First Impressions