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.
- 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.
- 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.
Okay, I Guess
- 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.
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.
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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