Guys, i’m nearly caught up to the Fall season! I have been absolutely blown away by the quality of so many shows this season, which also makes it extremely hard to keep track of, and watch them all… There have been a few surprises, along with several let-downs, but I am happy to say that I am enjoying this Fall season greatly. Anyways, without further ado, let’s take a look at my watchlist:
Best of the Best:
Girls’ Last Tour (Episode 2): Coming right on the heels of the incredible Made in Abyss, Girls’ Last Tour gives us another show about chibi explorers. Exploring some deep moral concepts such as war, starvation, and more, not to mention stunning art and interesting characters, this show has a whole lot going for it.
Ancient Magus’ Bride (Episode 4): Still pretty, still interesting, Ancient Magus’ Bride is still probably my favorite of the season so far. The story is incredibly intriguing, and it contains a brilliant mix of comedy and drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Kino’s Journey (Episode 4): Kino’s Journey has dropped in ranking slightly for me, but I still enjoy it enormously. I just wish we’d get a bit more information about things, like why the motorcycle can talk, among other points of interest. I still don’t know why Ep 4 decided to not have Kino in it, though…
A Very Nice Watch:
Land of the Lustrous (Episode 1): Coming right out of left field is a gorgeous show rendered entirely in 3D! Land of the Lustrous is pretty to look at, engaging to watch, and actually has some pretty great characters and an interesting story. I’m excited to watch more of it this season.
Recovery of an MMO Junkie (Episode 4): It’s still funny and clever, and it makes me think a lot about myself, honestly. It’s not the greatest show of the season, for sure, but any mmo gamer is going to find themselves at-home watching this show.
BLEND-S (Episode 4): I don’t have nearly enough laughter in my life these days, but BLEND-S is one of the few things that consistently makes me laugh, every week. The jokes are funny, the humor is clever, the characters are great, and everything about it makes it a good watch, all-around.
Anime-Gataris (Episode 3): Oh my gosh, this is the quintessential show for Anime geeks. Episode 3, what do they have to talk about… but the 3-EPISODE RULE! References everywhere, over-the-top characters that are funny but great… it’s just amazing.
RWBY Season 5 (Episode 3):
These are OK, I guess:
My Girlfriend is Shobitch (Episode 1): This one probably won’t last on my list much longer, but i’ll at least try to give it the 3-episode rule. It’s kinda funny, but the jokes fall sort of flat. It fails as a comedy, it fails as an ecchi, and it kind of fails as a good show in this season of prime entertainment.
TwoCar (Episode 1): I’m not a big fan of sports anime, but this one seems promising, and i’ve been told it’s pretty good, so… I’ll give it a few more episodes, see how I enjoy it. Who knows; it could end up being great!
A Sister’s All You Need (Episode 1): It’s another Ecchi show about a LN author who likes little sisters! The first few minutes of Episode 1 were totally appalling, but… it’s actually not that bad a watch, when you get down to it.
Konohana Kitan (Episode 4): It’s still cute… very moe, very calming, a bit dull, sometimes, but overall, still pretty good. Only time will tell if it will last the whole season, but at the moment I am enjoying myself with it, so i’ll keep it.
King’s Game (Episode 4): You know, this one’s another case of a decent show that’s probably being overshadowed by so many other good shows this season. That being said, as a dark, gorey thriller, it fails, in my estimation. The punch lines are weak, the constant flashbacks are annoying, and I hate all of the characters.
Juni Taisen Zodiac War (Episode 4): This one is just sorta average. It’s got some pretty cool action sequences, but there are some serious flaws to the way the story itself is presented. It’ll probably stay on my list just for the pretty art and nice action, but it probably won’t be moving any higher.
Black Clover (Episode 4): Gosh, this is a show that I want to like, but just can’t. The art is great, music is great, the characters are awful, plot points are delivered like a lukewarm Domino’s pizza, and ASTA NEEDS TO STOP.
Dies Irae (Episode 3): Still confusing AF for everyone watching, I think. The story delivery is worse than terrible, the character designs are annoying, and the whole feel of it is just kind of dull and somewhat odd. This might be the next on the chopping block.
Evil or Live (Episode 3): Evil or Live didn’t appeal to me on Episode 1, and it just got worse the further I watched. The characters were shallow and idiotic, the story was mediocre, the visuals were crappy, and most everything about it managed to bother me in one way or another. Sorry guys, but this one’s a drop for me.
Urahara (Episode 3)
Sengoku Night Blood (Episode 1)