Fall 2015 Anime – Premiere Impressions

We’re a couple weeks into a brand new anime season. The familiar yet never-tiring feeling of having dozens of new wacky stories to experience has yet to wane even with three weeks having gone by already. As I was penning my first week impressions, there were certain anime that I just didn’t have enough to go off of, so instead of writing a bunch of indecisive opinions relying on future episodes to clarify, I waited until now, with multiple episodes aired for each anime in order to give a more founded first impression of this season’s anime.

This season is ripe with action fantasies in school settings, strange mysteries, and even a musical. But the most exciting among these fresh prospects is the triumphant return of a personal favorite as well as a brilliant execution of bringing a classic manga to life. This season definitely has some keepers, and others are still trailing around possibly being highlights of the season. Continue reading

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Summer 2015 Anime – Final Review

Summer is over, marked by a rather appropriately timed lunar eclipse to beckon the coming of another season. The tides swell yet again bringing another selection of anime from overseas to a halt. This summer was a bit of a different writing schedule for me, or more like, basically there was a lot less of it, but a lot more behind the scenes. Keeping up a weekly blog makes some more ambitious projects fall by the wayside so for the foreseeable future I will only be dropping seasonal updates every month or so. The idea of a premiere, midseason, and finale blog seems to be the slowest I’ll get these things up.

This season proved that a summer drought is just a figure of speech, because there was plenty to entertain everyone including anime I’ve heard good things about but didn’t think to try. That might be the word of the season: Entertaining. Nothing really struck on a profound art-form level, but there was all sorts of completely enjoyable treats to choose from.

So with the last breaths of summer air in my lungs, here are my final thoughts on the anime I watched this season. A lot of good stuff, with something cracking my top 50 which always means the season wasn’t a waste. Let’s start from worst to best, yes? Continue reading