My introduction game feels particularly weak today. Here are some animes what I did watch last week, and some things I thought about some of them, and stuff. Most of them were very good!
As I heavily hinted at last week, Endride will no longer be part of my lineup from here onward. I revisited four other Spring series, before finally settling on P.A. Works’ original mech anime Kuromukuro. The only downside I can see is that from now on, I’m actually going to have to put a show I like in last place!
Week 5 already? Time is certainly flying, so this season must be good! But could it be better? As I usually do mid-season, I’ll be making some changes to my lineup (hopefully for the last time until Summer!), revisiting some of the shows I chose to leave out, and dropping some of the shows I now wish I’d left out. Will these latest episodes influence my decisions? Read on and find out…
Week 4, and finally my lineup is back to normal. All 21 series aired, and as I said I would, I’ve dropped the one that was impressing me the least – Shounen Maid. I found I didn’t look forward to a new episode each week in the same way that I do for the others, I didn’t warm to the characters or find the gags as funny as other slice of life/comedy series… I’m still curious about those characters in the ED sequence, but not enough to continue with it.
While on the subject of slice of life/comedy, I’ve skipped talking about them so far to focus on the more plot-driven shows, so I might as well dedicate this post to those series~
I’m sure many readers are aware of the earthquakes that hit Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture this week; terrible news, and I only hope the worst is now over. Understandably, coverage of these events led to the delay of several series, with three of my lineup (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu S2, Sakamoto desu ga? and last week’s #1 Koutetsujou no Kabaneri) still unaired or lacking a decent release. Rather than wait, I’ll leave them out this week, and hopefully they’ll be back for my next post.
However, because I had so little else to watch towards the end of the week, and in order to bring my list back up to the usual 18 series, I’ve picked up the late-airing Big Order. I’ll be wanting to go back down to 20 next week though, so something will have to go…
popular demand force of habit, another all-new weekly ranking lineup for the spring season. Here’s what I’m watching, and what I thought of some of them (the non-sequel/spin-off ones that stood out the most, for better or for worse). Due to large numbers and high appeal, I’ll be starting with 20 instead of the usual 18.
I have included some shows that are getting ripped apart by most people, and I’ve left out some of the more popular titles, keeping on only the things I either really liked, or am morbidly curious enough about to put up with until they prove themselves/get dropped mid-season. So as ever, I’d be curious to hear other people’s thoughts on my list, or the season in general!