Well, I covered everything I was able to finish during the Spring 2018 season, but there were a few more shows that I started watching but never finished due to time constraints, and more than I tried, and dropped. This is the list of both, and a little explanation as to my feelings on the show, and why it got dropped… as well as how many episodes I made it through. Let’s start with the unfinished list.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online (7 Episodes)
SAOA: GGO is a reboot of Reki Kawahara’s Gun Gale Online world by a different author, featuring a whole new set of characters. The writing differs pretty heavily from the original SAO, making it feel a lot more like a game, or at least from a place of better understanding of games. It’s not without its foibles, including questionable narrative decisions and uninspiring pacing, but I did get some enjoyment out of the show. Not enough, however, to prioritize watching it when things got busy.
Megalo Box (5 Episodes)
Megalo Box is another show that I thought really, really highly of at the beginning of the season. The action is good, the oldie aesthetic is good… but it never felt like they were trying to push the boundaries, and the narrative was a bit questionable at times. Mood is a big factor in my watching habits, though, and I ended up passing over this show in favor of funnier shows like Hinamatsuri and Wotakoi, since I really needed some laughs lately.
Comic Girls (9 Episodes)
Absolutely one of the funnier shows of the season, that cutesy comedy kept me on the ride for a long time. However, at some point, I started to get bored of it, the moe got a bit cloying, the yuri tones a bit too strong for my tastes. It’s a good show, and I want to finish, but I needed a break.
Uma Musume: Pretty Derby (7 Episodes)
Generally i’m not a fan of sports Anime… but I do like Idol shows. For some reason, the idea of a horse girl sports idol anime really appealed to me… yet again, got boring after a while. This show has some brilliant moments. Comically well-written, hits all the intense sports vibes you’d expect it to, but… I needed something else last season. And this show wasn’t a good fit at the time.
And that’s my unfinished list for the season…. Wow, last season was kind of a disaster for me. Oh well, i’ll finish it all later. Anyways, time to take a look at my dropped list, just for good measure… Oh, and i’m not including anything I dropped on Episode 1.
Persona 5 (Episode 3)
Caligula (Episode 5)
Dances with the Dragons (Episode 3)
Akkun to Kanojo (Episode 5)
Libra of Nil Admirari (Episode 2)
And there’s my dropped list. What do you guys think? Any of these shows I should give priority to finishing up? And what shows have we dropped in common? Let me know down in the comments, and look forward to see what i’m watching during the Summer season! Thank you all for reading, and i’ll see you all in the next post!!