This post is a little later in the start of the season than normal. This is partially due to being busy, but also the fact for a time I thought there were more airing shows. By the second Monday of the season nearly every show was out, give or take one or two. So, it threw me off for a time thinking I was waiting for some other nonexistent show.
But enough about that. All shows I am talking about are available to legally stream for free in North America. Due to Daisuki shutting down, and well, less anime streaming services having free simulcasts, this is limited to mainly Crunchyroll. However, Viz’s service is free day of, which they only have one show this season. So, series that Anime Strike, HiDive, and Netflix have obtained are not covered here. However, if I do watch any show that Netflix has grabbed it won’t be until next year since they never release it day of or even season of making me never finish it. (Still trying to watch Little Witch Acadamia.)
So, let’s get right into it.
I figured I would start with these shows, although obvious, however, still worth mentioning my thoughts of.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride:
Easily my favorite of the season. I really enjoy the manga so seeing it adapted and in a new way is certainly rewarding in its own sense. I won’t say more, but the individual reviews are here on The Reviewer’s Corner.
Unfortunately, I only seen the first two episodes. I say unfortunately since the series so far is rather disappointing. This mainly comes with the pacing, and how they are handling this series. I am only giving it one more episode before ultimately deciding to continue with reviews or not. But with how that second episode was, I won’t be surprised if it is dropped. I heard it was 13 episodes, but there is a rumor it might be 50, and well, Studio Parrot fooled me once, so they won’t do it again. My reviews are over on Anime Corps.
I am pleasantly surprised with several of the shows this season. Now, some have aired their third episode, but I am a bit behind on some. But let’s start with one I find pleasantly surprising.
Recovery of an MMO Junkie:
I really do not know why I like it. But it is nice to see one, a MMO game anime that doesn’t involve being trapped in it, and two a romance anime that not only has older characters in their late twenties, but more comedy than romance.
This show certainly has a nice blend and after two episodes have not really thrown in the romance elements of the series. I cannot say about episode three, however, it did take some time for the characters to meet, at least unintentionally, outside of the game.
I cannot remember if it was this or Anime Gataris I was looking forward to this season. Granted I am watching both, and of the two I like Urahara more. It has a nice blend of cute, movie references, and some action. It gives a sense of the area, while still giving enough attention for the plot. It is a bit more monster of the week sort, so compared to others on this list, this show is certainly on the lighter side of things.
So, apparently this is a remake of a series from over a decade ago. I am also finding out a lot of people really enjoyed the original series. While this one is enjoyable, I am becoming curious of the original series myself. Still, going in I did not have high expectations of it, but by the end I could see this probably being one of the best shows of the season.
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
It still gives me a Fate feel to it. The show is alright. It is certainly high in terms of action. I hope it does not get repetitive. But with the fact there are twelve people fighting, seemingly one person gets knocked out an episode. So although I only watched the first two episodes, maybe the third has a twist.
Cute show with cute foxes, nothing really more to say than that.
This show is super self-aware and does a pretty good job with anime references. I can see myself dropping it, since I don’t see anything super amazing coming from it. But I also don’t see anything bad. For now, I will hold off of a drop.
Cute comedy. It is pretty fun, and honestly I cannot think of a lot to say about it. The fact there is this one joke with the main girl looking like a sadist, well, hopefully that joke is not over used or at least used differently later in the show.
I really do not like the forced romance aspect of this series, which is also a major plot point. They could easily do this show without that aspect. I mean the show itself is just alright. But I won’t be surprised if I drop it. I am interested in the show for now, so either way I will continue.
Garo Vanishing Line
I haven’t finished a Garo series to date. But I am liking this one. So, I am hoping to continue. It may have a monster of the week aspect to it. But the action goes pretty well with it, so hopefully the plot will turn out better in upcoming episodes, since the first few have not really focused on it.
I want to say the first five episodes are out. I have only seen two. Partially due to this being on Viz’s site and not Crunchyroll. The first episode was okay. But it sounds interesting. CGI anime I never really like, however I think this series could make it work, if done correctly. Hopefully I will continue though.
Sequels/ Continuing Series:
Love Live Sunshine S2:
I like it a bit more than the first season, but it is pretty much same old same old.
Magical Circle Guru Guru:
Still pretty enjoyable, as this show goes into its second cour.
My only complaint is there being two recap episodes in ten episodes. Other than that this show is going a lot stronger than I thought it would for me.
Fox Spirit Matchmaker:
The last batch of episodes have been a huge flashback before the series. It is nice seeing a tone of pace, and hopefully this show can go back to the way it was before at some point.
Dragon Ball Super:
That hour special was amazing.
That is all for shows I am watching. Feel free to comment what you are watching this season.
As always I hope you enjoyed.
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