Another terrific season of anime has just wrapped up, with one of my favorite anime of all time finally reaching it’s conclusion. This was a season full of unexpected quality. Danmachi proved to be about much more than girls in dungeons. Snafu became a recent favorite of mine after marathoning the first season just to see what the fuss was about. And Food Wars has been able to make a stand as an actual good anime without the shock value of foodgasms. Let’s line them all up. From worst to best! Continue reading
I had to take a couple weekends off again due to training for a promotion. So there’s a huge step up in my life affairs! In addition, I find that, most of the time, I catch up on weekly anime right before the next week episodes start airing, which makes my weekly write up seem like old news before I even start it. Well I don’t want to miss another week so here I am starting a blog at 1 AM. This week was primarily satisfactory on all fronts but didn’t really have anything to seal the deal as an episode to remember. I guess I should be glad that Fate/Stay is past one of it’s most contrived confrontations and that My Love Story is continually honing it’s craft at being a terrific romantic comedy. Blood Blockade Battlefront brought us another creative episode, and Arslan is confidently building it’s world with more interesting pieces. So with that said, let’s once again leave our mundane world for a bit and talk about ANIME. Continue reading
I’m finally back on my normal schedule, and thanks to a surprise day off tomorrow, I can really put in my due effort. How I wish I could do this free of any time constraint. Maybe if the anime industry would just stop putting so much interesting stuff out. No, anime. Don’t do that. Keep the good things coming, since it’s the heart of this blog. I’ll be the one to rise to the status quo!
This week had some more anime clunking into their slots of being “as good as I hoped.” while a couple are actually forcing themselves further up my favorites list. I can’t wait to go at length on Plastic Memories recent dark departure, Arslan’s brilliant foundation layout, or Blood Blockade Battlefront’s most charming episode yet. Let’s leave our mundane world for a bit and talk about ANIME. Continue reading
Goodness, I’m late! I apologize to the readers who expected a bit more consistency from me. I was ailed with sickness around week 3, and I got very, very addicted to Bloodborne in week 4. Now here I am, writing impressions for last week’s episodes. There have definitely been some notable occurrences over those two weeks. Kuroko’s basketball wrapped up it’s mesmerizing flashback arc and Blood Blockade Battlefront’s quirky, inventive directing style is continuing to satisfy as I wonder why it’s not as warmly received as it should be. But now we’re on to week 5. Plastic Memories made a huge impression that I’m just dying to talk about, while Fate Stay Night is starting to feel a bit less gripping. What a change in the tides, this is.
God this week was fantastic. The best I’ve had in a while. We have some more premieres to talk about, first and foremost. While nearly every anime has finally aired, the internet is much more actively aware, and worried, that Digimon Tri still doesn’t have an air date yet. And this particular Digimon anime has been very anticipated by long-time fans of the series. It was the anime I was probably most curious to watch, so I really hope it’s not delayed out of this season and it’s just getting a really late start. Besides that, we had some more solid first episodes, and an amazing round two for almost everything else. So let’s finish off those first episodes, and then we’ll move on to the second episodes. Continue reading
The weekend of several new premieres has finally passed. Although we are getting a rather late start with at least half of the anime yet to premiere, I already have a lot I want to say. Disappointments and delights have already occurred in numerous forms, and I’m on the desperate hunt for the standout original anime this season, as Death Parade was to me last season. The rest of the premieres will be covered in my Week 2 write up next weekend! New anime, line up! It’s time to see where the potential lies this exciting Spring season. I’m counting them down in order of preference from worst to best! And remember, there are two pages! Continue reading