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.
While Main is still unbearably smug in small intervals, the rest of the time she's settled in to actually listening to those around her and has built some real connections with her family. The MVP though is definitely Lutz.
You might be wondering why this sweet slice of life anime, Natsume Yuujinchou is getting featured in a month where I'm looking at spooky and creepy titles. Well, Natsume has well and truly earned his place here and let's be real: sometimes life is scary, particularly when you can see yokai.
I am super late with this review but here it is: Endro! The story about four girls who want to be heroes and defeat the demon lord and in episode one they almost do but a spell goes awry and we go back to where they first meet and are training only now the demon lord is their teacher.
The first half of this episode of Bookworm more or less confirmed that I wasn't really feeling it and then it had to go and make Main do something nice in the second half. While I still have my doubts, Ascendance of a Bookworm is going to stay on my watch list for now.
Episode 2 of Ascendance of a Bookworm is as underwhelming as the first. While that's not a huge surprise, what I'm finding more of a surprise is how close to dropping this I am. I'll give it a third episode but honestly I'm not sold on Main and her quest to find or make a book.
If I actually scored anime this one would get points for being a story about a bookworm and then lose quite a few for being incredibly dull in its first episode. While I'll give it some more time, the slice of life tag and the general nothingness going on in this first episode aren't exactly screaming that I should keep going.
All cute things must come to an end. Fortunately it ends as cute as it begun and leaves us wanting more as there are clearly more adventures to go on and more to learn about this world and the characters. Still, at least it all ends on a warm and fuzzy note.