Spring 2017 Week 3

The Spring season continues to be entertaining, which is great afer the relatively slow Winter season. My list is pretty much consolidated now though there are still a handful of shows that I’m not convinced I’ll watch through to the end. That said, I have 15 shows at the moment that I’m going to be reviewing episodically this season. Looking forward to what everyone else has decided to follow.

As always, I would love to know your thoughts on the shows this season so please leave a comment below.

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Must Watch

Natsume Yuujincho 6 (Episode 2)

So sweet. Okay, I loved this episode as it kind of touched on everything I love about the Natsume series and following on from such a great first episode, this season is really starting well. Absolutely love this series.

Kado: The Right Answer (Episode 3)

This show is definitely in no rush to move the plot along. It is taking its time with each scene and the waiting in between. Rather than finding this dull or boring, I’m actually finding that it is adding to the tension of watching. There’s so many answers you are waiting for and hoping the next conversation will reveal. While not everyone is going to love the pace of this, there’s a fairly compelling story being set up here.

The Eccentric Family Season 2 (Episode 2)

Episode 2 introduces yet more characters and plot threads into the mix and this really feels like it is going to go the same path as season 1 where lots of ideas slowly develop before coming together at the end (or at least lets hope they do). Pretty much is you enjoyed the humour and tone of season 1, season 2 is much the same (which means I’m having a lot of fun with it so far).

Attack on Titan Season 2 (Episode 4)

Okay, it took 4 episodes but Attack on Titan is getting better each week. The slow start to this season is paying off as more and more pieces are coming together and the show is finding its pacing and tone. I really enjoyed episode 3 and episode 4 was better. Hoping this can maintain for the remainder of the season. Plus, the opening song is finally growing on me.

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Sagrada Reset (Episode 3)

Given my episode review on this took me clear over 500 words and I still wasn’t sure I’d said everything I wanted to and given right now I’m desperately awaiting the next episode, I had to move this up the list. It isn’t highly recommendable given the incredibly slow pace and unrelatable characters, but I’m really enjoying picking at the mysteries being presented and still trying to piece together where this story is going. Part of me kind of wishes they’d started with episode 3 and just filled in some of the blanks rather than having us sit through the first two episode before jumping two years.  This episode really got the story moving and while the characters still have as much personality as your standard talking toaster, when they are surrounded by intrigue you can kind of get behind the pair.

My Hero Academia Season 2 (Episode 17)

I’m feeling that while I’m going to mostly enjoy watching this season, a common complaint is going to be whether or not we actually needed to watch something. There are so many scenes and conversations where I just have to wonder what they are adding to overall character development or plot and mostly they aren’t. They are just there getting us from A to B but we could have easily skipped straight over it and just figured out that a conversation or a scene had happened without watching it. Still, it is good fun even if it isn’t the most compelling viewing.

WorldEnd (Episode 2)

This second episode wasn’t bad, but it definitely had a lot more work to do filling in story than episode 1, and as a result, it wasn’t as interesting. That said, there is still quite a bit of promise in this show and I’m hoping now that its gotten through some of its explanations we can move forward.

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Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor (Episode 3)

So this went from the bottom of this category to the to and if it keeps going I may have to move it to usually entertaining. The various fights around the school were well done with enough variety that it didn’t feel like Glenn was just pulling the same trick on each villain. Admittedly, that final win was a bit convenient, but it is only episode 3 so I guess you can’t go killing off your title character.

Sword Oratoria (Episode 2)

And down it goes. To be honest, I enjoyed this episode less than the episodes of Alice & Zoroku and Granblue Fantasy, however Sword Oratoria still gets a few points for being a spin-off of a show I loved. Still, once we get past episode 3 if the series hasn’t managed to find its own feet (or anything of interest to present) I can see this show diving well to the bottom of my watch list. This second episode was almost painfully dull to watch as it contained everything I didn’t like about DanMachi and none of things I did enjoy.

Alice & Zoroku (Episode 3)

Right, so this is staying on my watch list but it is pretty ordinary. The ideas are good (or at least interesting) but the narrative and tone aren’t settling as we jump around and it makes the viewing experience less than thrilling. I get some people will be enjoying this more but I’m finding myself bored during the comedic stretches and less than impressed with the attempts at drama.

Granblue Fantasy (Episode 4)

Last week I said, “There’s no reason for me to drop this but little reason to recommend it”. I’m just going to leave that as my description of the show at this point. It is working well enough but it isn’t exactly great.

The Laughing Salesman (Episode 3)

I don’t think this will ever come up on my list of must watch anime and even saying it is entertaining is a stretch. What it does is formulaic cautionary tales but there’s something satisfying about watching it. The visuals aren’t great (but they are consistent), and with the exception of the Salesman there aren’t any recurring characters so character development is non-existent. That said, this is twenty minutes of viewing where I can switch off and happily watch and let the story just kind of roll over me and sometimes that’s enough to get out of a show.

Grimoire of Zero (Episode 2)

This one is slowly moving downward. There’s still a possibility that after it gets through these early episodes it will pick up, but to be honest, I’m not very impressed so far. It really sounds like it should be more fun than it is.

The Royal Tutor (Episode 3)

The Royal Tutor isn’t badly done. It’s perfectly nice to look at, the jokes are there and only a few are actually cringe worthy, and the characters are slowly but surely taking shape. That said, I am watching this with about as much interest as I watch the sports section of the morning news at this point, which is I’ll sit through it because it is there but barely remember it once it leaves the screen. One more episode (I say this week and probably for the next three weeks after that).

The Silver Guardian (Episode 4)

This finally clawed its way out of the ‘They Made This’ category as it finally looks like they are actually going to tell the story they promised us at the start of episode 1. All and all, episode 4 was a pretty interesting episode (not great by any means but compared to episodes 2 and 3 it was pretty good). If the show actually builds from there it might even become passably entertaining.

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They Made This

Nothing at the moment that I’m watching.

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Tried and Dropped

Tsukigakirei (Episode 2)

Eromanga Sensei (Episode 2)

Armed Girls Machiavellism (Episode 2)

Sakura Quest (Episode 1)

Love Tyrant (Episode 1)

Clockwork Planet (Episode 1)

Week 3 over – what made it onto your watch list for the season?


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Spring 2017 Week 2

While there are still a handful of shows I’m sitting on the fence about, for the most part I know what I’m going to watch for the season and I’ll have a final list by next week. One thing I know is that I am more excited about the possibilities for a lot of shows this season than I was during the Winter season so I’m really hoping they live up to their potential.

I’ve loved reading everyone else’s initial impressions of Spring. Seems like a lot of shows have been very hit and miss for some people with some raving over them and others instantly walking away, but there’s a lot of great conversations happening as people share their views and make their choices. Looking forward to watching the rest of the season and following along as others watch their shows of choice.

As always, I would love to know your thoughts on the shows this season so please leave a comment below.

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Must Watch

Natsume Yuujincho 6 (Episode 1)

This is kind of no-brainer given I’ve already watched 5 seasons of it. This is my total relax/calming show and I love watching the characters as they go about their lives. This first episode does exactly what you would expect of Natsume (and if you haven’t watched the previous seasons you should really give them a go). I know Natsume is unlikely to be my best show of the season (it’s a little too low key for that) but I’m starting it here because this show just makes me so happy.

Kado: The Right Answer (Episode 2)

The complaint I made last time about little actual progress probably remains, however, I was really into this episode and felt profoundly disappointed when it ended. The show has definitely set up some good intrigue during these first episodes, whether it continues until the end of the series is another story, but for now this stays a must watch.

The Eccentric Family Season 2 (Episode 1)

While this show is a bit different for me (slice of life following a tanuki with a heavy comedy focus) I can’t deny that I found season 1 thoroughly charming. Season 2’s first episode delivers more of the same though offers little to anyone not already familiar with the characters or story so far given it provides almost no recap and only very briefly introduces the characters before plunging straight into a new conflict.

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WorldEnd (Episode 1)

I know that isn’t the full title but forget that; there’s no way I’m typing that every week. Anyway, this is almost a cute overload but somehow managed to land on the charming side with just enough intrigue that I’ll ignore the couple of innuendos that made me wince and the clear cliché riddled territory we seem to be heading into for episode 2. I really enjoyed this first episode so hopefully it can continue to charm.

Attack on Titan Season 2 (Episode 3)

Attack on Titan might even make it to a must watch if it keeps actually investigating some of the mysteries and inconsistencies in the world that appeared in season 1. Season 1 was very action focussed and reactionary, which while spectacular left me feeling a little over it by the end. Season 2 so far seems to be trying to fill in some of the gaps in the world building as well as build some fairly decent mystery into the story. That said, it could all come tumbling down again and we could go back to shouting characters and violence, which is still entertaining but not must see.

Sword Oratoria (Episode 1)

As much as I was excited for this title and a return to this world, the protagonist of this spin-off is boring. Okay, she fights well with a sword and they are definitely setting up tragic backstory for her, but that doesn’t make her any more interesting to watch and clearly the show knows it given how little screen time she got in the first episode (one scene she got was a bath scene where she mostly just stood moping in water). Still loving the world and the dungeon in this series, really excited to see some familiar faces, but if this is going to move higher on the list then the Ais is going to have to step up.

My Hero Academia Season 2 (Episode 16)

Midoriya still hasn’t used his quirk but they did manage to give us that sense of over the top fun in episode 16 that  I enjoyed during season 1. So while I’m still a bit critical of the direction this is going, I had a smile on my face during most of episode 16. Hopefully the show can consistently give us more of these moments.

Sagrada Reset (Episode 2)

I just don’t know. Something interesting happened toward the end of episode 2, which shook the episode from just kind of going through the motions to being genuinely intriguing but the slow pace of the delivery and the robotic characters are going to wear thin sooner rather than later. Plus, why do we now have a 2 year time skip? Okay, I just don’t know. I’m intrigued more than entertained and I’m not yet ready to drop this one down any further but I’m not sure I’d recommend this as a watch to anyone.

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Grimoire of Zero (Episode 1)

While there was nothing wrong with this as a first episode it just wasn’t particularly exciting. A lot of exposition and introductions with a vague set up for the story. Despite that, there’s certainly the possibility of this getting quite interesting (or becoming really generic). We’ll see how it goes.

Alice & Zoroku (Epsidoe 2)

Episode 2 is leaning firmly toward a cutesy slice of life style and while the poor CG was gone, the animation isn’t anything to write home about. There’s nothing really wrong with being cute or slice of life, but I’m not overly interested in it. That said, I am still wanting to know a bit more about these dreams of Alice so from a curiosity point of view I’m not dropping this just yet.

Granblue Fantasy (Episode 3)

Generic and ordinary seem to be the buzz words for this show. Nothing wrong with episode 3 but no real excitement or anything of interest either (which you know we have swords, magic, airships and an entire army in this episode so why can’t it be exciting). There’s no reason for me to drop this but little reason to recommend it.

The Laughing Salesman (Episode 2)

Mindless was a good description of this last week as this week rolls out another two stories that pretty much follow the same formula established in episode 1. I think we’re going to need something to shake things up in episode 3 or I may not make it to episode 4.

The Royal Tutor (Episode 2)

Really my opinion of this hasn’t changed much. It is perfectly watchable but definitely not my usual genre and a lot of the comedy is missing the mark for me. I’m interested enough to go a third episode but this one is definitely heading toward being dropped.

Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor (Episode 2)

Why didn’t they start with this? Okay, I still hate the main character and given the outfits the girls are in and the fact that we’ve had an attempted rape 2 episodes in isn’t promising, but this second episode actually seemed to realise it was supposed to do more than just roll out lazy clichés and kind of delivered a semi-compelling plot in amongst the less desirable parts. And tragically it introduced an idea about magic just interesting enough that dropping this is more or less off the table for now.

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They Made This

The Silver Guardian (Episode 3)

Pretty much this has become predictable but watchable nothingness. There’s not a single thing to recommend it from the three episodes it has aired, but there isn’t really any reason to hate it either. It just kind of is.

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Tried and Dropped

Tsukigakirei (Episode 2)

This is actually quite a good show and if you are into slow, middle school romances with shy lead characters it is worth checking out. That said, it isn’t my thing and the characters didn’t quite interest me enough to stay on board.

Eromanga Sensei (Episode 2)

While the first episode was kind of enjoyable even while there were some jokes that were a bit uncomfortable, episode 2 from minute 1 decides that having a cute girl discuss male anatomy and a younger sister throw a tantrum like a 2 year old is good enough for laughs. While the episode may have been getting to a point, I honestly don’t care.

Armed Girls Machiavellism (Episode 2)

Kind of figured this would end up here sooner or later. Unlike Akashic Records, the second episode of this is pretty happy to continue in the same tone as episode 1 which means it isn’t doing much other than bath scenes and various innuendos interspersed with some generic comedy and action.

Sakura Quest (Episode 1)

Love Tyrant (Episode 1)

Clockwork Planet (Episode 1)

And that is week 2 finished. Which show has surprised you the most so far?


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Spring 2017 Week 1

The first change you will notice is that I’ve moved my week recaps from Saturday to Sunday. I was never finished reviewing the anime of the week on Saturday anyway so it just made sense to shift the overview.

Secondly, I’ve decided to write my short thoughts on the show directly under the name rather than at the end of each category.

Otherwise, welcome to Spring 2017. This week I’m listing the shows I’ve started and where I think they’ll end up but there will be a lot of movement over the first few weeks and some shows I won’t catch up with the first episode for a little bit so will have to do some combination reviews of the first couple of episodes. I have also decided not to write individual posts on shows I have dropped by the end of episode 1 as I have enough other shows to write about. Anything else on the list has either been written about of a post is scheduled.

As always, I would love to know your thoughts on the shows this season so please leave a comment below.

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Must Watch

Kado: The Right Answer (Episode 1)

I don’t know if this show is going to stay here but that first episode (plus episode 0) really grabbed my attention. Admittedly, it could easily go downhill and even episode 1 wasn’t flawless (slow pace, lots of characters, little actual progress, and some questionable animation), but if the goal ofa first episode is to make you want more, Kado did that for me.

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Attack on Titan Season 2 (Episode 2)

So we returned and everything is pretty much where we left it (in terrible condition, people cannot get on even though they may be the last survivors and there is still lots of shouting and fatalistic view points being thrown around). Still, if you like the fights, the shock gore, and the generally tragic nature of this show, episode 1 of this season delivered by the end. By the end of episode 2 we have had a lot more focus on some of the other characters (Sasha and Connie). This one probably won’t be a must watch simply because I have never really connected with the characters during season 1, though Sasha is doing a fair job of making me care if she survives. That said, I did love watching the first season the first time because of the strong emotional response it created so I’m hoping to enjoy season 2.

Sagrada Reset (Episode 1)

Very uncertain about the placement of this one. I don’t know that entertaining is the word to describe the episode but I do know that I really am waiting on a second episode of this because my curiosity is firing full steam ahead and I just want to know where this plans to go. The answer might be nowhere but I’m really hopeful at the moment. Very much enjoyed the first episode even while I kept kind of waiting to see what the overall story would be.

Alice & Zoroku (Epsidoe 1)

Still really unclear what this is going to be, but as a first episode I was certainly kept intrigued. Given it was a 45 minute episode it could have dragged but it was over before I knew it and I really wanted to see what was next so looking forward to where this goes. Definitely a possibility that this will become something that I’m not interested in, but also the possibility that it could be really interesting, so I’m staying hopeful.

My Hero Academia Season 2 (Episode 15)

I’m going to very briefly give this show the benefit of the doubt, despite being burned by a lot of lame sequels in Winter. The first episode wasn’t great, but the final few minutes certainly give me reason to hope this season will find its feet and the second episode tried really hard to recapture some of what made season 1 entertaining. There’s a lot of potential for this to be great so lets hope it gets there because season 1 was just plain fun.

Eromanga Sensei (Episode 1)

Right, this is a very weird starting placement for an anime about a brother who writes light novels and a shut in sister who draws the artwork for them that is also filled with a whole bunch of stock standard moments, yet I kind of enjoyed this first episode (okay, I actually really enjoyed it and it finished before I even realised). I don’t know if this one will stick or not but ther first episode was definitely entertaining.

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Granblue Fantasy (Episode 2)

I’m optimistic that this one will get better as it goes, but the first episode is pretty generic and pretty ordinary. Not bad, it just doesn’t have anything to really draw you in and is mostly pretty flat emotionally even though the events feel like they should be more exciting. Second episode is much the same but the characters kind of set a goal to head off toward which could be fun. So hopefully this will see an improvement in future episodes.

The Laughing Salesman (Episode 1)

This one is tentatively here. I could end up really enjoying the mindlessness of it, or it could become really tedious. The art work is certainly making this a good candidate for the ‘They Made This’ category. Still, I’m going to give this a couple of episodes to see what it does before I make up my mind.

The Royal Tutor (Episode 1)

This wasn’t a bad first episode, but it terms of genre, this one isn’t really for me. Still, it wasn’t a dreadful first episode and parts of it were actually kind of interesting and fun. I’m up for another episode just to see what they intend with the main character and then I’ll decide if I’m sticking with this.

Tsukigakirei (Episode 1)

Fairly inoffensive middle school romance thing. First episode was pretty much set up and fairly slow but nothing wrong with it. Not sure it’s really going to be my thing so I’ll give it another episode and then decide.

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The Silver Guardian (Episode 2)

Common sense tells me this should end up in tried and dropped. It has given all indications that it is going to be another nonsense, poorly animated show with characters I don’t care about (why didn’t I drop this already?) so I’m hopefully going to do the sensible thing and drop it after the next episode, though somehow I think I’ll probably just keep justifying this one to myself and end up loathing the fact that I watched this. Maybe it will get better. It might.

Armed Girls Machiavellism (Episode 1)

This one could potentially get better but episode 1 isn’t really interested in doing much beyond the standard cliché’s you would expect from its premise. Still, better than Akashic Records in that at least the episode had some good moments and pacing even while it was hopelessly predictable. Though I have to wonder what is with the title here.

Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor (Episode 1)

This is cliché ridden lazy writing at its worst. For a first episode the only thing it does is embrace the worst of the light novel tropes and all you have to wonder is why you would even bother releasing such a pathetic attempt at a story. Maybe it will get better but my bet would be that this one is going to get dropped fast.

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Tried and Dropped

Sakura Quest (Episode 1)

There was nothing actually wrong with Sakura Quest but it just isn’t my sort of show and I didn’t really have any interest in the main character so I’ve decided to move on for now. This one though I may revisit later and give more of a chance to, because from a quality point of view it is better than shows I’m holding onto for a second week.

Love Tyrant (Episode 1)

I didn’t make it through much of the first episode of this. I guess if you are into that sort of comedy there isn’t anything overly wrong with this episode but it isn’t for me and there’s enough other titles for me to check out that I moved on.

Clockwork Planet (Episode 1)

This is the first one I’ve dropped because I genuinely found it unwatchable. Hated the characters, the set up wasn’t doing much for me, and visually it was kind of a mish mash. All and all, I’m just not willing to give this any more of my time.

First week of tried shows done. No idea what will stick yet but hopefully I’ll have a final watch list soon.


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Winter 2017 Final List

As the title says, this is my final list for the Winter 2017 season. This was not an amazing season of anime for me. Lots of rom-coms and slice of life shows that just didn’t do much for me (though I’ve enjoyed shows in both of these genres previously), a few sequels that didn’t manage to hold up to the first seasons, and then just some passably entertaining shows. Still, I’ve enjoyed discussing these shows with the blogging community and I’m certainly looking forward to the Spring 2017 season. And while I know a couple of shows have yet to close for the season, this is my final list for Winter 2017.

As always, I would love to know your thoughts on the shows so let me know what ended up being your best and worst for the season.

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Must Watch

  • ACCA (Finished)
  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Finished)

I think ACCA is going to stay on top (at least while they are both so fresh in my mind) simply because it has decidely resolved its story whereas March Comes in Like a Lion is still a work in progress, despite having twice as many episodes. That said, while ACCA is the show I’m choosing as more entertaining now, I get the distinct impression that in the long term, March is going to be the one I end up watching more times and enjoying more. Still, ACCA was pretty amazing to watch through.

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  • Spiritpact (Finished)
  • Chain Chronicle (Finished)

Chain Chronicle never rose above what it started out as but that is fine. Fans of straight fantasy won’t have anything to complain about other than a lack of anything to distinguish this from any other sword and sorcery story. Looking forward to that moment in a few months where I just binge this in one day.

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  • Iron Blooded Orphans (Episode 48)
  • Blue Exorcist (Finished)
  • Super Lovers (Finished)
  • elDLIVE (Finished)
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 12)

Iron Blooded Orphans actually kind of reconnected with me this week. It isn’t really enough to make up for the last however long where I’ve just kind of been waiting for the inevitable end, but I genuinely felt for a character for the first time in awhile. Of course, I’m also looking forward to what comes next because I’m thinking this is going to explode now.

elDLIVE remained pretty ordinary until the end. It was never unwatchable but never rose beyond being kind of tolerable. A shame for a show with an interesting concept but it just never really rises above watchable.

Tales of Zestiria the X continues to just kind of meander along. Despite how difficult armatization with Dezel was, apparently Rose can now just armatize given she did it with Mikleo without any kind of discussion mid-battle. And now we’re going for a ‘by our powers combined’ kind of ending, which I guess I expected from the beginning but at this late stage just seems kind of like a tacked on power up given it wasn’t previously discussed as a possibility.

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They Made This

  • Hand Shakers (Finished)

Seriously, I need my head examined for not dropping Hand Shakers. That is all I have to say on the fact that I got through 12 episodes of that.

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Tried and Dropped

  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 10)
  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 6)
  • Fuuka (Episode 5)
  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

Winter 2017 done. Let’s see what Spring brings us.


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Winter 2017 Week 10

And we’ve made it to week 10. Part of me is amazed that we’re finally here and part of me is wondering why I’m still watching some of the shows I started this season, but there’s still that end of season anticipation that is so much fun. Even if a show hasn’t been great there’s always kind of a hope that the finish will be amazing. Or at least amusing. Though in the case of Interviews with Monster Girls I finally gave up hoping this week.

Over on patreon, patrons will find my highlight of the week and my lesser top 5 list for the week. For everyone else you can find my screen cap of the week and my reviews of season 2 Super Lovers over on patreon.

As always, I would love to know your thoughts on the shows this season so please leave a comment below.

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Must Watch

  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Episode 21)
  • ACCA (Episode 10)

March Comes in Like a Lion was truly great thisweek. It feels like such a perfect way to look at Rei’s emotional journey so far. I know there is one more episode but I would have been happy with him reuniting with the sister’s as an end point to be honest.

ACCA on the other hand slipped just a bit this week. It wasn’t a major issue but it certainly wasn’t the usual clever writing I’ve come to expect from the show and as a result has made it easier for me to split these two shows at the top of my watch list. We’ll see whether ACCA can pull off its ending.

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  • Spiritpact (Finished)
  • Chain Chronicle (Episode 10)

Spiritpact – Apparently done at episode 10. Definitely the surprise of the season. This show went from disaster to compelling over its 10 episode run.

Chain Chronicle seems to have launched us toward a final battle though there are definitely a few issues with logic coming through at this point. Great fun to be had though.

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  • Iron Blooded Orphans (Episode 46)
  • Blue Exorcist (Episode 36)
  • Super Lovers (Finished)
  • elDLIVE (Episode 10)
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 10)

Iron Blooded Orphans brings us more space battle and then we get into mopey regret this week. This show seems determined to extinguish any kind of hope people might have for change. It will be interesting to see what message it ends on but at the moment it all looks kind of bleak (expected from Gundam really).

Blue Exorcist finally took out the impure king in a suitable display of blue flames. Not sure what they are aiming for next week and it still doesn’t fix the very slow climb to get to this point, but this episode was definitely getting closer to entertaining.

Super Lovers is being reviewed on my Patreon site (available to everyone).

elDLIVE was also pretty weak this round and given the show as a whole hasn’t been overly impressive, floundering at this point in the season doesn’t seem like a smart move.

Tales of Zestiria the X is desperately trying to wrap things up and bring everything together. The fact that some of the ideas are getting squashed is more or less inevitable given after doing very little for many episodes we’re not having an epic, fate-of-the-world kind of battle being set up. All and all, the fun this show gave us in season 1 has been utterly replaced by an increasing need to make excuses for charactisation, poor writing and pacing. No more excuses Zestiria.

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They Made This

  • Hand Shakers (Episode 10)

I think I expect nothing from Hand Shakers at this point and its certainly delivering on that nothing.

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Tried and Dropped

  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 10)
  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 6)
  • Fuuka (Episode 5)
  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

Finally gave up on Interviews with Monster Girls. It could be argued I should have just finished it given how far I’ve come, but to be honest I was just bored crazy during the first half of episode 10 and really there are so many other things I could do with my time. What really did it in was trying to write 100 words on it each week has become a challenge. Normally the challenge is cutting words out of episode reviews but with that one I just had nothing to say.

That’s week 10 done. What are you looking forward to in the Spring season?


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Winter 2017 Week 8

Week 8 and things are heating up in some shows as we close in on the end of the season. I’m genuinely going to be sad to see March Comes in Like a Lion come to an end. I really enjoy waking up on Sunday to a new episode of it. ACCA I’m looking forward to the resolution of. I’ll miss this show but I’m happy they don’t seem to be unnecessarily stringing out the content and it feels like it is coming to a resolution. The other shows this season I’m reasonably indifferent to at this point in terms of whether they end or continue. It’s kind of sad but true.

Over on patreon, patrons will find my highlight of the week and my lesser top 5 list for the week. Remember also, I’m posting my responses to the genre challenge I made over the next week. For everyone else you can find my screen cap of the week and my reviews of season 2 Super Lovers over on patreon.

As always, I would love to know your thoughts on the shows this season so please leave a comment below.

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Must Watch

  • ACCA (Episode 8)
  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Episode 19)

As ACCA starts pulling everything together it is moving from being interesting and compelling to being something really great. Even an episode that was pretty much entirely backstory felt meaningful and it felt like it appeared exactly when it needed to. I’m really loving watching this show. The reason I’ve moved it above March is because there’s more balance. March I’m really loving for the characters and visuals but there really isn’t much in the way of plot. ACCA has taken a bit longer to draw us into the characters but everything is coming together with this show now.

March Comes in Like a Lion really gave us a strong episode this week. In terms of story it was very quiet but the characters and visuals did everything they needed to. This show continues to be quietly impressive.

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Usually Entertaining

  • Chain Chronicle (Episode 8)
  • Spiritpact (Episode 8)
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 8)
  • Iron Blooded Orphans (Episode 44)

Chain Chronicle continues to be fairly standard but fairly entertaining fantasy. I could be super critical of a whole bunch of things but really it is accomplishing what it is setting out to do and it doesn’t pretend to be anything more than it is.

Spiritpact has jumped up this list again. Mostly because if you were to ask me which episode I was most looking forward to the next part of, it easily beats all the sequel series this season has rolled out. There’s definitely still issues with the show in terms of production but the characters and story get better each episode and I’m genuinely caught up in the events at the moment, unlike the other shows where I feel like I’m waiting for them to stop stuffing around and do something.

Tales of Zestiria finally gave us an actually fun episode and remembered there was supposed to actually be a villain somewhere to fight. Amazing how much better things get when there is a point to them. Anyway, let’s hope we can now end the season strongly but really there’s no saving the poor start to this season and the rewatch value up to this point is nil.

Iron Blooded Orphans gives us more foreshadowing of a very bad ending looming over most of the characters. Seriously, is anyone going to be alive at the end of this?

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Okay, I Guess

  • Blue Exorcist (Episode 34)
  • elDLIVE (Episode 8)
  • Super Lovers (Episode 7)
  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 8)

Blue Exorcist has fallen to just being okay because this season has just not delivered. We finally get into a fight and it isn’t the fast paced fun adventure of season 1 but another talky choppy mess of scenes where nothing is given the attention it deserves and the enemy is all but forgotten in most of the exchanges.

elDLIVE remains… odd? Strange? Occasionally really good with moments of eye-rolling idiocy mixed in? It’s hard to know given from one section to the next of a single episode I can be having a great time to being annoyed with this show. The second half this week was excellent and then they all enrolled in school at the end. Seriously? We’re going there?

Super Lovers is being reviewed on my Patreon site (available to everyone).

Interviews with Monster Girls just continues to do its thing. I’m neither particularly interested or particularly annoyed with this at this point.

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They Made This

  • Hand Shakers (Episode 8)

There’s really nothing left to say about this anime at this point. It hasn’t got better or worse (though my tolerance for some of its nonsense is getting lower).

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Tried and Dropped

  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 6)
  • Fuuka (Episode 5)
  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

Week 8 has drawn to a close. Has you opinion changed about any of the shows so far this season?


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Winter 2017 Week 6

Week 6 and we’re half-way through any anime that are running 12 episodes. I’d hesitate to say that this is a terrible season given there are some good shows running and a few that I haven’t been able to watch at all, but really, I think this is probably my worst season for dropping things mid-way through and there is very little I’m interested in picking up that’s actually out on the serives I use.

Over on patreon, patrons will find my highlight of the week and my lesser top 5 list for the week. Everyone else can access reviews of the Scum’s Wish manga and Super Lovers season 2 episode reviews so be sure to check them out.

As always feel free to share your thoughts on this season in the comments below.

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Must Watch

  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Episode 17)
  • ACCA (Episode 6)

There’s very little to say about March Comes in Like a Lion except that it continues to be an impressive story to watch unfold and at this point I’m completely caught up in the lives of the characters.

ACCA is really doing my head in as I try to figure out what the end game is. The writing is good enough that it doesn’t feel like it is pointlessly stringing me along but at the same time I’m still pretty much in the dark about how this will all play out. Really loving this series so far.

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Usually Entertaining

  • Chain Chronicle (Episode 6)
  • Iron Blooded Orphans (Episode 42)
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 6)
  • Blue Exorcist (Episode 32)
  • Spiritpact (Episode 6)

Chain Chronicles continues to deliver a standard but fairly entertaining fantasy adventure and one that seems to have a bit more weight and bite than Tales  of Zestiria at the moment.

Iron Blooded Orphans is well and truly on track for a miserable ending but I don’t think I ever expected a happy ending for the cast so I’ll be really surprised when I find out who survives (if anyone) when we do make it to the end of this.

Tales of Zestiria the X seems to feel like it is finally starting (which you know only 6 episodes into season 2 isn’t bad). We’re finally done with Rose’s side story and now she’s officially joined team Sorey so apparently we can now go and rescue the Princess. I am enjoying this despite the sarcasm.

Blue Exorcist saved itself from dropping this week with a few touching scenes and finally the promise of some action (though we aren’t quite there yet). Still, I’m not terribly impressed with how this show is going and its going to have to work hard to really come back from that slow start.

Spiritpact gives us a time-frame because apparently everything has so far happened within a week. It also continues to build on the two main characters with far less silliness than the early episodes. Really enjoying this over the last couple of weeks.

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Okay, I Guess

  • elDLIVE (Episode 6)
  • Super Lovers (Episode 6)
  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 6)

elDLIVE continues to become more interesting (amazingly enough with Misuzu sitting out most of the last episode all of the characters felt like they suddenly had more personality). I’d really like to see this show move up as there’s plenty of good material here but at the moment its still kind of finding itself.

Super Lovers is being reviewed on my Patreon site (available to everyone).

Interviews with Monster Girls remains neither particularly good or bad and continues to roll along with very little happening. It works well enough but is hardly exciting.

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They Made This

  • Hand Shakers (Episode 6)

Hand Shakers is the only anime I’m still watching that still fits the category. Most of the other shows I’ve stuck with have kind of found at least a mediocre level. Hand Shakers on the other hand just keeps making me ask ‘why’. Why do you exist? What were the writer’s thinking? It could get better but I’m thinking this is just going to limp along until the end of the season.

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Tried and Dropped

  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 6)
  • Fuuka (Episode 5)
  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

Week 6 and which show do you think is going to be your show of the season?


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Winter 2017 Week 5

Another week down and we’re closing in on the half-way point of the season and my real question is how many of these shows will I stick it out until they reach the end. Akiba’s Trip and I have gone our separate ways and Interviews with Monster Girls is quickly closing in on the limit of my tolerance for high school nothingness. That said, March Comes in Like a Lion and ACCA continue to impress and there’s enough other stories to enjoy even if they aren’t particularly good. elDLIVe and Spiritpact however seem to finally be finding their feet.

Over on patreon, patrons will find my highlight of the week and my lesser top 5 list for the week. Everyone else can access reviews of the Scum’s Wish manga and Super Lovers season 2 episode reviews so be sure to check them out.

As always feel free to share your thoughts on this season in the comments below.

yuri10d

Must Watch

  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Episode 16)
  • ACCA (Episode 5)

Just when I think ACCA might knock March from the top spot, March Comes in Like a Lion finally allows Rei to move that little bit further forward. For a few moments this episode he actually acts like a teenage boy. If I was just looking at this episode, it isn’t anything amazing, but given the whole series and the journey this character has been on, this week was a delight.

Jean from ACCA is fast becoming my favourite character for the season. I absolutely love how he manages to remain aloof and yet still seems to be in some way involves in what is going on. Actually I’m just loving the show, but I really shouldn’t watch it before eating because the characters eat and talk about food a lot and that leaves me really hungry.

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Usually Entertaining

  • Chain Chronicle (Episode 5)
  • Iron Blooded Orphans (Episode 41)
  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 5)
  • Blue Exorcist (Episode 31)
  • Spiritpact (Episode 5)

Chain Chronicle continues just to be solid fantasy story telling and now that we’re far enough into the story that the characters are starting to feel more like characters rather than card board cutouts the enjoyment is increasing. There still isn’t anything amazing about this, but it is great entertainment for fantasy fans.

Iron Blooded Orphans is definitely starting to take things to the next level as the body count rises and the possible repercussions get more intense. Given a large part of this second season has been playing politics it is great to see the characters return to what they know best, even if that isn’t an ideal solution it is more entertaining.

With so many shows stepping it up this week, Tales of Zestiria didn’t really deliver. Admittedly the events are fairly necessary but they aren’t interesting to watch. This season is still going okay (it’s lacking any kind of drive forward as we just seem to be wandering and picking up minor objectives as we go) but this week’s installment felt more like time filler than purposeful story telling.

Blue Exorcist finally had something happen but our main characters are still just sitting around reading a letter. Honestly, this season could be a lesson in how not to tell an interesting story and given the content, that is some feat that they’ve managed to make it feel laborious and boring to get to this point. There’s the promise of improvement now that the cards are essentially on the table but this season is definitely failing to impress so far.

Spiritpact finds itself here now. Individual parts of episodes are still pretty rubbish but the series overall is usually entertaining and episode 5 kind of gave this some much needed life. I’m never going to say this is a brilliant anime, but I’m certainly glad I didn’t let episode 1 make me walk away at this point.

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Okay, I Guess

  • elDLIVE (Episode 5)
  • Super Lovers (Episode 4)
  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 5)

elDLIVE definitely seems to be moving in a better direction now and this week was actually very entertaining. Hopefully this continues as this series could be quite good.

While there was nothing wrong with Interviews with Monster Girls this week it is becoming increasingly clear this isn’t my kind of anime. There isn’t enough comedy elements to break up the fact that we’re mostly just watching a science teacher give amateur counselling to teenage girls who all somehow develop a crush on him. Monster elements or not, this is kind of dull for me to watch.

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They Made This

  • Hand Shakers (Episode 5)

We may or may not have met ‘god’ but this series still has more ideas than substance and hasn’t figured out that five to ten minute long conversations that reveal nothing are not entertaining. Overall, this one is definitley going to be a series I finish but will wonder forever why.

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Tried and Dropped

  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 6)
  • Fuuka (Episode 5)
  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

Points to Akiba’s Trip for lasting one extra episode than Fuuka but I’m done. I can’t watch anymore of this. The humour from episode 1 hasn’t found its way back into any of the following episodes and the set-ups are getting more and more trite. We’re done. On the other hand, I can’t even be bothered to write what went wrong with this one. It’s just not good. My review this week is my last.

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Winter 2017 Week 2

Week 2 and I’m still kind of settling into my watch schedule for winter. Some shows are looking like they’ll settle nicely whereas other still haven’t really found their feet yet. Still, it has been great fun checking out what everyone else has decided to keep and what to drop (though some people are holding off on making their final judgement until after week 3).

For patrons, I’m posting a weekly highlight post on patreon, it isn’t much at this stage but just trying to provide additional content for supporters of my blog as a way of saying thanks. This will get better in quality over time.

As always feel free to share your thoughts on this season in the comments below.

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Must Watch

  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Episode 13)
  • ACCA (Episode 2)

March Comes in Like a Lion is just good. It’s not perfect and it’s definitely a slow story but it just gets better every episode and the last couple of episodes have been amazing to watch. I don’t think anything else I’m watching at the moment is going to come close to how invested I am in this show at this point.

ACCA is odd. I find myself utterly absorbed by it and then when I get to the end of the episode and think about what happened I realise very little did happen. I’m really enjoying slowly getting drawn into the world they are crafting and there’s certainly enough hints that things aren’t going to go well, but so far nothing concrete has fallen into place.

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Usually Entertaining

  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 2)
  • Blue Exorcist (Episode 28)
  • Chain Chronicle (Episode 2)

Tales of Zestiria the X gave us a fairly solid second episode. Or maybe I just liked it because I like Rose and Mikleo and they got quite a bit of screen time (not together). Anyway, still enjoying this show.

The characters in Blue Exorcist are still kind of in hold mode. We get a bit of a reveal about what actually happened in Kyoto but mostly we just watched the students go through their own personal angst and still deal with their fractured relationships. This second season is definitely taking awhile to get moving.

Chain Chronicle has moved up not because it got better but because it has established itself as a fairly unambitious generic fantasy and that works for me. If it later throws itself off the rails I’ll re-evaluate. Review for this will come out next week with episode 3.

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Okay, I Guess

  • Super Lovers (Episode 2)
  • Fuuka (Episode 4)
  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 3)
  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 2)

I’m still not really planning on reviewing Super Lovers week to week but it is looking more like I will end up doing so given other shows haven’t aired an episode and there’s a few I’m thinking I’ll end up dropping. I don’t dislike this show (despite the quite off-putting premise) it’s just there isn’t much to say about it at this point I haven’t already said but maybe it will surprise me.

Fuuka is kind of delivering exactly what it promised. Cliche teen drama with the occasional over-the-top fan-service moment just in case you thought they were going to start taking the subject matter seriously. It isn’t good or bad but it really depends on whether you care about the main couple as to whether you’ll bother with this.

Akiba’s Trip took a tumble this week with episode 3. We’ve lost the energy and novelty of episodes 1 and 2 and instead have a fairly low attempt at parody before getting into generic and fairly flat action and the an idol dance number. If this is a sign of things to come then I do not see me persisting for many more episodes.

While episode 1 was kind of charming and drew me in, episode 2 of Interviews with Monster Girls was fairly flat so at this point I’m not sure how many more episodes of this I’ll watch.

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They Made This

  • Spiritpact (Episode 2)
  • elDLIVE (Episode 2)
  • Hand Shakers (Episode 2)

If Spiritpact keeps going the way it has been I may need to reconsider having it in this category. The improvement from first half of episode 1 to second half of episode 2 has been extraordinary. Not that there aren’t still issues with visuals and characterisation, but it was almost legitimately entertaining and not just entertaining because it was dreadful.

elDLIVE on the other hand get’s dropped to this category. The first episode wasn’t good but the premise was intriguing and there was improvement as the episode went on. Episode 2 on the other hand just rolls out 1990’s anime clichés like there’s no tomorrow. It’s still vaguely entertaining but probably not for the reason they think. My review for this will come out next week with episode 3.

Hand Shakers wasn’t as visually offensive this week (though those character designs aren’t awesome). With that calmed down we can focus on the story which kind of looks like it is going to be a convoluted mess but it is kind of intriguing as to what is really going on and why so I’m sticking with this.

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Tried and Dropped

  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

Week 2 finished. What are you predicting will be the best show of the season?


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Winter 2017 Week 1

Welcome to Winter 2017 (or if you live in Australia, Summer while watching Winter anime). This last week and a bit has really just been a taster week for me and I know there are some shows I’ll need to catch up on next week so some reviews might be episodes 1 and 2 combined. After starting the season I’m not really sold on this season which is a shame after the last two seasons where there have been plenty of things to start off with (even if they didn’t deliver).

Okay, I’ve decided to re-categorise my list this season (mostly because I need to create a category for those shows I know are absolute rubbish but decide to watch anyway). Any suggestions or feedback on the new categories would be greatly appreciated.

What do the categories mean?

Must Watch: Means exactly what is says. These are the shows I am hanging out to watch. If an episode is delayed I will be upset. If the show unexpectedly gets cancelled I’ll be devastated (well maybe not, it is just a show, but I would be saddened).

Usually Entertaining: Are the shows I am enjoying and would probably recommend watching to others but they aren’t without their flaws and occasional episodes will be a bit sleepy.

Okay, I Guess: For all those shows that maybe started well and then became generic, or were pretty generic but I had hoped they would improve. They aren’t really recommendable but aren’t particularly bad either.

They Made This: This category exists for all of those shows I insist on picking up and sticking with even when the number of redeemable qualities has dwindled to zero.

Tried and Dropped: Keeps the same name and means exactly that. The shows here may not actually be bad but they either didn’t fit into my schedule, I didn’t find them interesting enough at the time, or I may be planning to revisit later should I read the reviews of others and get interested again or should I drop a few shows from my watch list.

This is my current list with every show I’ve so far sampled except Super Lovers Season 2 which I will be watching but not reviewing weekly. I’ll do a series review at the end if I make it through the season, or I’ll start doing episode reviews if I drop something else. That was way too long an introduction so now I’m getting into the list.

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Must Watch

  • March Comes in Like a Lion (Episode 12)
  • ACCA (Episode 1)

New opening aside, March Comes in Like a Lion continues to be a strong and interesting anime. I was worried that it would kind of fall flat after the half season point but this week it is still going very strong.

While I will fully admit there’s a good chance ACCA will not develop in the way I’m anticipating and as a result I’ll get bored with it and it will drop lower on my list, at the moment this show has the most potential from the new ones I’ve started to really be interesting so I’m placing it here in hope (will review episode 1 with episode 2 next week).

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Usually Entertaining

  • Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 (Episode 1)
  • Blue Exorcist (Episode 27)

While I have really enjoyed Tales of Zestiria, if it disappeared tomorrow I probably wouldn’t be all that upset which is why it isn’t in my must watch list. That said, it is certainly the best of the first episodes I’ve watched for Winter 2017. Not that it had all that much competition.

The first season of Blue Exorcist was enjoyable enough but I really don’t like Rin or Yukio as characters so that kind of kills some of the fun. Also, a lot of the characters spend a lot of time shouting slogans at one another. That said, second season here we come and this was a fairly solid start.

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Okay, I Guess

  • Akiba’s Trip (Episode 2)
  • Chain Chronicle – The Light of Haecceitas (Episode 1)
  • Fuuka (Episode 3)
  • elDLIVE (Episode 1)
  • Interviews with Monster Girls (Episode 1)

If you had asked me after reading the synopsis of all the Winter Shows which ones I felt for sure I would drop during first episode, Akiba’s Trip would have definitely been on that list. Yet, the first episode of this convinced me that it was worth sticking with for now. The second episode is even more ridiculous than the first and yet instead of being annoyed I found it to be pretty funny.

Chain Chronicle probably isn’t all that good given it doesn’t really do much to disguise its based on a game origins but I’m starved for a fantasy and this hack and slash first episode with a little bit of magic was kind of nice.

Fuuka seems like the typical highschool slightly romantic-comedy-slice-of-life thing. It’s enjoyable enough and things seem to be moving along so I’m sticking with it for now. Though episode 3 nearly got it dropped after I had to stop the episode during a particular scene at the beach. Returning to the episode and skipping forward a bit helped.

elDLIVE’s first episode was a bit of a hit and miss. The opening sequence was so riddled with clichés I was ready to call it but I liked the concept of the character hearing a voice and persevered. The second half was better (still pretty predictable but entertaining at least). I’m kind of hoping this one will grow into its story as the concept could be kind of fun.

Interviews with Monster Girls I checked out after I’d read a lot of reviews. While very few people were raving about it, most had found it alright. After watching, that was my opinion. It’s kind of alright. Hopefully it can continue being alright (will review episode 1 with episode 2 next week).

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They Made This

  • Spiritpact (Episode 1)
  • Hand Shakers (Episode 1)

Behold my Hitori no Shita of the season, Spiritpact. A show where episode 1 is a trainwreck and yet there’s something oddly fascinating. Of course, if this does follow the path of Hitori no Shita it will also end up a contender for worst anime I sat through this year so I’m kind of looking forward to seeing what sort of mess this ends up being.

Hand Shakers is pretty dreadful but I’m just interested enough in the explanation that it looks like we’ll get next week that I’ll watch one more episode. That said, not expecting much (will review episode 1 with episode 2 next week).

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Tried and Dropped

  • Trickster (Episode 13)
  • Gabriel DropOut (Episode 1)
  • Masamune-Kun’s Revenge (Episode 1)
  • Schoolgirl Strikers (Episode 1)
  • Seiren (Episode 1)
  • Saga of Tanya the Evil (Episode 1)
  • Chaos;Child (Episode 1 – five minutes in)

I was going to give Trickster one more episode, and then some stuff came out that I kind of liked and to be honest if I’ve been threatening to drop it for that many weeks I am just not enjoying it.

Gabriel DropOut is pretty much what you expect from a series about a teenage angel coming to earth and becoming addicted to video games. While there were some genuinely funny moments mostly this just felt pretty by the numbers.

I don’t much like the premise of Masamune-Kun’s Revenge but I kind of hoped for an average kind of show. Episode 1 however fell short of even average and was just kind of dull. Maybe it will improve so I actually plan on watching one more episode of this but I’m pretty sure it is staying here in the dropped pile.

Schoolgirl Strikers is generic and tedious so odds are I won’t make it through the second episode but it wasn’t quite bad enough to call dead on arrival. Then again, I just don’t see me getting into it so I’ll leave it here for now.

Seiren isn’t particularly bad but it is irredeemably boring. When all is said and done I’d rather watch a broken show than a boring one because at least it gives me something to think about. All this episode gave me was twenty minutes to think about what I was going to watch once it was finally done.

I just couldn’t get in to Saga of Tanya the Evil. It wasn’t particularly interesting and looked pretty ugly. Maybe this will be a surprise hit but it just wasn’t doing much for me.

Alright, I didn’t much like Chaos;Head but I did finish watching it so I decided to at least give this Chaos;Child a go. Started it and got annoyed with it recapping Chaos;Head and dropped it.

Okay, after week 1, what shows have you decided to stick with for at least another couple of episodes?


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