Fall 2015 Anime – Final Review

The final season of 2015 fared well for anime enthusiasts and distant onlookers alike with anime breaking new ground in popularity and mainstream appeal. This season’s selection seemed to be carried by a mighty few. I say that because normally there are a lot of anime that are hovering on greatness but jump in and out of that tier throughout the season, but this time all the anime were easily identifiable as terrific or mediocre right from the start with hardly any change in their quality.

I dropped a lot of anime later in this season, which is unlike me. There felt like such a lack of potential in so many of them that my inner-completionist didn’t even have the patience to see them through to the end. That’s rather foreboding, but there’s still fantastic stuff to talk about because what started good, stayed good, and that’s very rare these days. Continue reading

Fall 2015 Anime – Midseason Impressions

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Goodness, I have been itching to write! My pet project is almost ready to start blogging about, and unfortunately it’s not anime related, but it’s definitely the nerdiest thing I’ve done this year. Anyways, you’re here for anime, I’m here for anime, and we have some definite “anime” stuff to talk about. I have rarely felt so spoiled in a single season, and to top it all off, Crunchyroll rewarded long-time Digimon fans with the airing of the first movie in the new Digimon series just a day or so ago. You’ll find impressions for that below as well.

But first, we have some mid-season drops coming. I have a convention coming up that I really need to prepare for as I’ll be hosting my panel again, and as such my time is even more scarce. The bar has been raised and some anime just haven’t been keeping my attention in check well enough. On a more barren season I may have continued these, but this is fall. Things crumble by the wayside that normally would have legs of their own in this mega season. Continue reading

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