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Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans

Tiger Mask W First Impressions and Others

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Fall 2016 Pre-season Impressions

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Top Five Mecha Series

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Gundam is my “Savior Anime” this Year

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Winter 2016 Final Impressions

What happened? Seriously, I dropped a lot. I mean let me see what I completed, when I started to write about this. Erased, KonoSuba, umm, what else? That is it. So, what happened?

Alright so after a week since writing that opening time to talk about what happened exactly, since I did finish other shows.

So, school work is the main cause, I have class 5 days a week and 4 of those days are dedicated to homework. Plus not a lot was airing that I enjoyed. There are still some that I am about 3 episodes away from finishing and would still like to finish, but time to continue with my thoughts.

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Winter 2016 Mid-Season Impressions

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Fall Season 2015 Final Impressions


With National Novel Writing Month in November getting in the way of the mid-season impressions I started to think to my self about some things with these posts. I do like doing a post about what my thoughts halfway through the series, but then they feel a little incomplete with the fact I do not do another follow-up with my thoughts on the end. Although NaNoWriMo got in the way and made the final impressions of the season happen, I think I am going to do my best and do both mid and final impressions next season. So without a long await further ado, let’s get started.


Well, I picked Four Shows, Heavy Object, Gundam Iron Blood Orphans, Asterisk War, and Anti Magic Academy The 35TH Test Platoon.


Asterisk War

To me I did say this was generic, but I found it enjoyable. Of the four I did they were some of my favorite of the season. This one I watched sometimes right when the episode came out, other times I build up and waited an extra week, this was like it for the final episode. I am glad that unlike other tournament series it looks like the tournament might finish in its second cour come April.  I never like anime that revolve around tournaments, since they never end. Blade Dance never got to the tournament, Unbreakable Machine Doll every volume deals with the tournament and it is over 12 volumes last time I checked. Still it would be nice for once getting conclusion to a series that revolves around tournaments, since it is unlikely to be able to get another adaptation or have the novels licensed any time soon. They feel incomplete so I like to stay away from them. But this series had something right with it that kept me watching and hopefully my guess is correct and the tournament ends.


Anti Magic Academy The 35TH Test Platoon

This series I started ranting about with how generic it was. This series all the way through is generic. Sure some things are interesting, but nothing is really explained. Watching it all and enjoying it I did know the problems that never were explained. It was never explained why people fight witches and what not. It never explained why it was like that and anything of the sort. This series has problems with it. It will more than likely not get a second season, if it did it would surprise me. But I somehow enjoyed it nevertheless.

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Heavy Object and Gundam Iron Blood Orphan

I only lump these two together since they are both two cour. I do like both, some of my favorite this season. I have fallen behind on them, but plan on catching up since they are both rather enjoyable. I am loving Gundam Iron Blood Orphans more and more with each passing episode. I already have plans to watch other versions, but I am still uncertain exactly what one to watch next. Heavy Object I am just enjoying in general, it feels like there are problems and holes in the plot that have not been explained, but although by the same creator of Index, this series will live in its shadow and not outshine it in anyway.

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Dropped Series

There was a lot of shows I dropped, I will say this much.So, here is a quick rundown on what they were.

  • Komori-san Can’t Decline – 1 episode
  • Comet Lucifer – 3 episodes
  • Testament of Sister New Devil Burst – 1 episode
  • Valkyrie Drive Mermaid – 4 episodes
  • Onsen Yosei Hakone-chan – 1 episode
  • Concrete Revolutio – 3 episodes (Might try to watch again closer to second cour)


Shows I completed:

  • Hacka Doll
  • One Punch Man (Review)
  • Asterisk War
  • Anti Magic Academy

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Currently Watching

Utawarerumono Itsuwari no Kamen:

I do love this one, loved the first series and this is more of a treat to those who saw the first. People dropped it, but this series will hopefully pick up in the second half, much like its first series. I am a little behind, but I plan to continue.

Currently on ep 10

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Yuru Yuri Season 3

I am a little behind, I am not liking it as much as season 1 and 2 which I watched over the summer. Something is different, and I cannot really get into it as I used to. But I plan to continue slowly.

Currently on Episode 9


K: Return of Kings

I stopped unintentionally, mostly because school work that was due on Friday nights got in the way and I forgot about watching it, Heavy Object suffered the same way as well which is why I am a little behind on it. However I have yet to make an effort to catch up with this one.

Currently on Episode either 5 or 6


Beautiful Bones:

This series after the first two episodes became a struggle. It could not keep me entertained as it did at the beginning. I am only watching one episode every two weeks seemingly. But I am still curious and want to continue.

Currently on Episode 10


Seraph of the End Cour 2

I started this up last week. So, a very late pick up and I am glad I am enjoying it. I rather enjoyed the first season and the second is rather enjoyable. So, hopefully it continues. I do worry hearing that it was coming out as soon as the manga was. So I am a little worried on the final.

Currently on Episode 6


Also Best Girl of the Season Goes to:

Tatsumaki from One Punch Man, she deserved more screen time.

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Wow I really watched nothing this season. No wonder why this season I felt like I did nothing. Well hopefully next season is somehow better than this one.


As always I hope you enjoyed.  If you have any thoughts, ideas, or anything you would like to see here feel free to comment. If that does not work try to contact me through social media.

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– Joe

12 Days of Anime: Day 12 The Best of the Year

Time to end these posts looking back on the year on a high note. A lot have anime have aired. A lot anime this year that I found not really too exciting. This year has been rather boring in my opinion, however there are still a lot of good moments out there for what happened this year. Not just in anime, but older series as well I watched. A lot has happened this year. Although I will be only talking about the airing anime that happened this year here is to all the anime seen this year and to all the ones that will be airing next year that will be good.

These are my Personal Favorites


Death Parade

That opening, just wow, I still love it so much. I mean once I mention Death Parade I naturally think of it, and had to stop writing just to play it while I write this part. But the show was rather interesting. It kept up that sense of how really people are behind their masks. Sometimes they really are jerks, while other times they are good people. It was very interesting just to see how each episode played out since clearly not everything was known. There was also room for there to be more, since it felt like there could be. Personally I hope there is not since it ended wonderfully, and is also the highest score of any review. Although I will admit now that could be partially due to bias. Still is a very great show and deserves a look at.


Monster Musume

I mean, did you really think I would not talk about this show? I really enjoy the manga, and I think the anime did a wonderful job with it. I agree with the choices that were made. I still want to rewatch it again just because why not. I have reread the manga so many times while waiting for another volume to come out. So, I am just glad the anime only fueled my enjoyment for the series more instead of ruin it like other adaptations. Now since I did a weekly review of this and Jitsu wa Watashi wa, the second series I reviewed will not be on here, since they really could have done better, they really stopped before it gets to the more humorous parts of the series. I think Jitsu wa Watashi wa does play a role in why I enjoyed Monster Musume was because I was reviewing both and I really enjoy the manga for both, which allowed me to think about them independently and think about the choices that were made for the anime from what they had in the manga.

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One Punch Man

I think this one could have been obvious. This anime saved me from a boring year of anime. I will admit I only watched episode one and two, stopped, and then picked up again later since this was after I decided to marathon it in one sitting. Then I stopped again to do exactly that and watched episode 4 to 12 in a day. It was glorious and worth the wait.  I am so glad there are like 6 OVAs going to be out for it. I really hope there is another season, but it will have to wait a bit for the manga to finish the next arc, which is apparently very long. Still the humor and action was very enjoyable and throw in the great art made it even more so. I really want to get the manga because I love owning physical copies and caught up with the redrawn version of the manga only two hours after finishing the anime. It was just amazing, easily one, if not, then my favorite series of the year.

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I wanted to talk about another three since I only talked about three in Day 11 The Worst of the Year. However here are some honorable mentions of good series. Some are ongoing though.

  • Danmachi
  • Gundam Iron Blood Orphans
  • Saekano
  • Shokugeki no Souma

So, what are your favorite anime of the year?


As always I hope you enjoyed.  If you have any thoughts, ideas, or anything you would like to see here feel free to comment. If that does not work try to contact me through social media.

The Reviewer’s Corner has an official twitter, which is here. All updates, polls, and information on posts and future posts can be found there.

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– Joe

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