Well we are now seven episodes in, I have still yet to gone back and read the manga and what not to get of an idea how they will end this, I have a feeling, but I am uncertain about it. Anyway with that said there is not much to say here and ramble on like I normally do. So as usual with my weekly reviews it will contain spoilers for the episode.
Well before I begin this is the start of my weekly reviews where I am going to try out a new grading system. I feel like I should do this mostly because when it comes to where I give a score I feel like it is too personal since I really like these series of manga and anime. More than likely they will go into my top 15 anime once they are completed since they are both tied for 5th favorite manga. So the grade instead of being based on what happens in terms of plot for the episode, and my personal opinion, it will be a bit more of personal opinion and enjoyment factor as well as being a letter grade to not confuse anyone since series reviews will still be graded the same. I will be coping this part in the Monster Musume review as well. So with that said let’s get started for this episode. As always this will contain spoilers for the episode so you have been warned.
Well, yay I am still juggling rather well doing two different series to review weekly. I am kind of glad. I think it is because I enjoy both of them so much where Yamada I did not. Anyway there is not much for me to say other than the fact I will probably have to go back to read a small section on the manga in order to remember the exact events, since at least to me it changed sort of. Anyway without further ado let’s get started. As always my weekly reviews do have spoilers so you have been warned.
Before I begin the typical filler starting point I am going to do this and Monster Musume episode 1 reviews and then decide what to do from there. On another note the plot will be less described and I will talk about comparing it to the manga after the score that I would give.
Well, of the manga that is my favorite it is a close tie for the fifth spot being either Actually I am and Monster Musume. Luck would have it for both series starting to air in the same summer season. Now Actually I am looks like a harem, and from the opening people might think it is as well, but it is not. This series despite having a more female cast it is more comedy than anything, the romance element is more of a side thing. So, with that said let’s get started with the first episode review of Actually I am a, in Japanese known as Jitsu wa Watashi wa.
So, it is that time again where I talk about the first impressions of the season. I really like how I set it up last season so I am going to do that again this season as well, where I pick five series, and my thoughts just by going off of the summery of the plot. Although last season I did say I am going to avoid doing this with series where I know the source material I am making an acceptation to one series since it was one that I would have liked to review, but am still sort of up in the air for. So, for that series, I am thinking of doing an episode 1 review instead of impression. I will explain why come the reveal, which has already been revealed in the summer update for my new weekly review. Much like last time I will be talking about the series around episode 6 or 7 on a single post on my midway impressions. Before I say what else I am thinking about checking out this season I will give updates on the two ongoing shows from last season and my thoughts now.
This series is another game adaptation. Game adaptations have only worked in two cases for me, the first being Hyperdemention Neptunia, the other being KanColle. But I am very hopeful for this series with the people in charge. People that worked on not one but two series that are in my top ten, one in which is Fate/Zero for people that worked on it, Fate/Stay Night UBW company Ufotable is the studio, and more people that also worked on Kara no Kyokai are doing this series. The plot sounds solid, the people who working on it sound solid, the company making it sounds solid. The only thing getting in my way for enjoying this series is the fact it is a game adaptation. So, hopefully it does not feel like it is a game like the other series and that I can watch this one as much as I want to.
I was burned last season with Plastic Memories and even going onto praising it. Too bad after episode one it was all downhill. The only other original series I saw from the spring season was Punch Line, which although the beginning did not give any promises, every following episode sure did. I like my friend Nick’s idea when it comes to this series, ClairS is doing the opening and they haven’t done an opening for a bad series yet. So, hopefully this is true. Since ClairS is amazing when it comes to opening themes. Yet, I seem to have poor luck with original series, unlike series with a source material it will be unknown if it will be good or bad at the end. Unlike Plastic Memories I hope I can go in with this series a skeptical mind till I know if this series will be good down the road. The plot sounds good, so I am willing to take a chance and hope for the best on this one, the only concern I have for it before it begins is the fact the studio does not look like it has much making it even more unknown if this will be good. But I will hope for the best.
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime:
A shojo series. I see the manga every now and again, although I never read it. It sounds interesting and well it sounds like a romance shojo series. Kind of similar to The World is Still Beautiful, which I loved. So although you can never go into a series expecting it to be similar since it shares a genre, I hope it is good to say the least. I also could not find a preview for this one, which unlike the others means that the image that is used is the manga cover.
Joukamachi no Dandelion (Castle Town Dandelion):
This was actually one series I wanted to check out back when it was announced in I think October or November area. I do not remember. It sounds interesting and from the preview that I saw for the series it looks good. It is by a company that helped with Unlimited Blade Works, Date A Live II, although just because that company helped does not mean this series will be good. Hopefully it will be an interesting comedy series.
What I might be Reviewing Weekly
Monster Musume or Jitsu Wa Watashi wa:
(Jitsu wa Watashi wa has two different names, Actually I am a…. or My Monster Secret both names are correct, the second is what the manga will be called in the US come next January and Cruchyroll is streaming it as the first name)
I brought up both series before. The second is a fall guy in case I do not feel so comfortable with Monster Musume reviews. That and finding images might be a pain. It has been a conflict to know which one I should do for some time. In both series cases I have been into the manga before the anime was announced. Monster Musume I have been into since 2013 and have all the manga volumes those are out to date. As for Jitsu Wa Watashi, although my original problem was the concept art looking too generic and ruins that art from the manga, I am a little more pleased after seeing the preview for both of these series actually. Now regardless of which one I pick for the weekly review, for all I know I will do both and just make the reviews shorter. The other will get a full series review once it is done. Either way both will have an episode one review, and I will chose which one I feel confident about doing a weekly review for, or what people would like to see, or maybe say screw it and do both but make weekly reviews shorter. Since my biggest problem is they take a lot more time than a normal series review. I probably should mention that with the fact that I am running out of Top Fives and might take a break for a few months, and I feel comfortable doing shorter weekly reviews, then I may in fact do both, I do not know but there are no promises for this.
So, before I go over what I plan to watch before ending on my thoughts for the other continuing shows, please tell me which of the two you would be more inclined to read a weekly review for, since I do want to not only make you guys, but me happy with the choice of those two.
Shows that I am checking out:
The ones in bold I know want to check out, italics are uncertain but am willing, the normal ones are either sequels or ones I know I will watch regardless since I either read the source or like I said they are sequels and I enjoyed the previous.
- Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Sen’eki
- Dragon Ball Super (might wait for dub)
- Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei Herz!
- Gatchaman Crowds insight
- Gate:Jueitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
- Kuusen Madoushi Kousei no Kyoukan
- Non Non Biyori Repeat
- Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX
- Shimoneta To lu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taijutsu no Sekai
- Sore ga Seiyuu (I know a person that worked on Hyate the Combat Butler manga also worked on the source)
- Idolmaster Cinderella Girls second season
- To Love Ru Darkness (4th season and was the first ecchi harem I ever saw so much nostalgia with this one)
- Rokka no Yuusha
Well compared to other seasons this one seems to be on the lighter side for the amount I pick up. about of the sequels, three are second seasons two are third and one is a forth, not counting DBZ since I am uncertain if I will watch it unless it is dubbed, that and it is supposedly getting 100 episodes. Also, I think Sailor Moon Crystal season 2 starts, as in just continues. Fairy Tail, and Gintama as well as a few continuing so it is still not 20 and lower than normal. I have too much free time. that was when I forgot to add the five from earlier making it more than 20. Silly me.
So, I guess now it comes down to talking about Rinne and Soma and my thoughts on them as of right now since they are still going to be ongoing through the summer and I did first impressions for them back in April.
I have brought it up several times that Rinne is one of my favorite this season. It is really enjoyable, and I still stand by my statement that if you enjoyed InuYasha or Ranma ½ (although I did not see the second series I mentioned) then more than likely you will enjoy Rinne since the source material is by the same author. I do like it more than InuYasha characters, specifically the main ones, are a lot less annoying.
Shokugeki no Soma:
There was a time where I did stop watching this show for a few weeks, but that was before the mid-season impressions. Since then I have not missed a week, and at most watched the episode the day after it came out, most of the time it is the night it comes out. This is also one show I need to make sure I have a snack before or during since it just makes me think about wanting to eat. If you are dieting then this series is not for you. So, I enjoy it and look forward to it weekly so hopefully it will stay that way till the end.
So that wraps just about everything up. I am curious on what shows you are thinking about checking out. This season does feel sequel filled which is unfortunate for some people’s cases. Does this season come off that way?
So, which ever show airs first, hopefully these posts will be out either the day after the episode comes out, unless of course there are two that come out on the same day, it is not licensed and waiting for fansubs happens so I probably will not talk about it, although the ones I care for so far are, so there should be no worry.
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