Having come late to the Haikyu party, I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed the series when I finally got around to watching it. Having finished the three previous seasons and I was kind of looking forward to this season when I heard it was coming. The question is whether the magic will happen one more time.
BOFURI is the kind of silliness that just works because it does. Whether it continues to entertain for an entire season remains to be seen but for now at least this first episode is mostly harmless fun.
Okay, I had a number of issues with this series when it started and while I still don't like the protagonist a lot of things are working well in this anime. Be sure to read the full review and share your thoughts on the anime in the comments.
Seigi saves someone who appraises jewels from some random street violence and then hires him to look into a ring his grandmother had. It isn't the most compelling mystery but it does establish the two characters who will clearly be working together for the season.
ID:Invaded gives us two episodes to start the season (though I guess technically it had an advance streaming for those who had access). A 'brilliant' detective goes inside the minds of murderers to help solve crimes.
Two kids who want to make anime find each other in this first fun and refreshing episode from the new anime Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!
Magia Record is another entry in the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica franchise, though apparently it is based off a spin-off game. Having only watch the original anime series and none of the movies and the like, I'm a little out of the loop as to how this fits in the grand story if at all, but I know I am up for some more magical girl antics and so I'm pretty much on board with this anime from the start.
Double opening episodes can be quite effective when done right but here it just felt like the time was dragging. Which is kind of a shame because in twenty minutes the content delivered here could have been reasonably interesting but instead they gave the viewer plenty of time to think about all the things this anime could have done better. Darwin's Game isn't dead in the water just yet but I'm not expecting much from it.
Somali and the Forest Spirit is so far exactly what you would expect from an adventure slice of life story about an unlikely father and daughter duo travelling. It's sweet and very pretty but hasn't really got a massive hook unless you are really into slice of life.
Hataage! Kemono Michi is another isekai story about a Japanese person being summoned as a hero into a fantasy world. The gimmick this time is that he's a pro-wrestler who loves animals and upon being summoned he drops the Princess on her head and runs away from the castle. Despite being a summoned hero, Genzo's grand plan includes capturing demon beasts and using them to open a pet shop. It is a silly show that doesn't take itself seriously and by and large was fun enough even if it is lacking in areas.