This may very well be the prettiest anime of the season, at least as far as settings go, and it certainly has the most 'aww' moments of any anime in my line up for the season. Other than that though, there isn't a lot to say about Somali and the Forest Spirit.
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.
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.
The season has ended though apparently not really because there's a second cour coming sometime in 2020. That said they did resolve some of the problems Main had in the final three episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm.
Finally Main notices how much her family actually mean. In two episodes of making more merchandise and preparing for the future Bookworm manages to bring some genuine emotion to the idea of children being devoured by a fever and having to make some hard choices. It isn't all doom and gloom though as there are some fun and sweet moments scattered throughout these two fairly solid episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm.
Latina sure was cute but is that enough to carry a slice of life fantasy series about a human adventurer taking in a demon daughter? Turns out, pretty much yes.
Lutz continues to shine in Ascendance of a Bookworm and he finally got Main to feel vaguely like someone you could be a little sympathetic for. Also, their career as merchants seems to be well on track so all things considered there's little to complain about in the latest episodes of Ascendance of a Bookworm.
I had the joy of reviewing this one each week with Irina and I know that it was a definite highlight of the Summer anime season. Given is a low key boys love anime with two adorable dorks at its centre.
Three cheers for Lutz who is probably getting my vote for best supporting character ever. Oh yeah and Main's quest for paper continues.
We almost had an episode where Main was a decent character which made it a nice slice of life with a bit of an isekai twist. Then she nearly sulked herself to death quite literally and I realise why I'm probably never going to like this character.