Oh boy, looks like this is going to be a crazy long post.
With 25 shows on my plate, this might be my highest amount of shows per season so far. My previous highest was 24, but I guess one more doesn’t hurt. But if I were to include shows I have to watch from previous seasons, that’s 28, WHEW I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS SEASON ENDS WHEN IT COMES TO BLOGGING.
The watch schedule is relatively sparse, Friday night/Saturday morning proves to be the busiest period with like 7 shows.
Okay okay, time to get this post started before it becomes a scroll at the end of it.
Hanyou no Yashahime
2 episodes in and yeah, looks pretty much like the old days, but with new blood.
Generally on the positive side in terms of impressions. if this show runs like Inuyasha, that would be great. BUT, this show is an original story spin-off/sequel so I doubt that they have enough material to make it last for over 50 episodes. My guess? 24-26 episodes. I really don’t think such a show can work with only 12/13 episodes.
I really love it so far, cannot wait for more.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen
YES. THIS IS NICE.
Definitely make so much more sense now, this show really made the movie looked kinda stupid.
But overall, Hikasa Yoko voicing a cute blondie? Sign me up!
But if I recall correctly, this show is going to be only a single cour, so a little disappointed. Still feeling positive about the season overall. 2 episodes in and I’m like “If S1 was THIS entertaining from the get-go…” Pacing is fast, action are fast, can’t wait for more combat.
Animation work is top-notch as well, 8-bit managed to hold themselves well against Madhouse.
Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko
I genuinely don’t know what to say here. The story is interesting, for sure.
Still not buying Tadokoro Azusa voicing a kid. But overall, nice slime, good slime, much slime.
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls
This is definitely one of the good ones. Used to learn to climb back in my military days so this should be kind of a nostalgia piece for me.
2 episodes in and yeap, this show is actually decent, not great, but watchable. Maybe I was pinning my hopes up too high.
But damn the girls are so much more muscle toned than me I am highkey embarrassed.
One Room: Third Season
YES IT’S BACCCKKKKK
Time to cure myself of my loneliness.
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
Really love the unintentional morbid nature of the quest to fix insomnia.
Dogakobo has been nailing shows for the past 2 years or so and this one definitely one of their best ones. Yes, I’m calling it even though its only one episode.
Senyoku no Sigrdrifa
I only picked this one up last minute, once I saw a friend tweeting about it. Kind of a Strike Witches competitor but the girls pilots WW2-style planes.
The 45 minute first episode is crazy long, but delivered pretty little. But I think I will hold my judgement for a little longer. Voice cast looks lit, character designs looks fine, animations looks pretty okay.
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
Oh boy, this one is going to be nice, for sure. I don’t have much to say for now, but I cannot wait for more.
Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen
Slight Boarding School Juliet vibes, but less romantic overall and also a little more aggressive.
Nothing much to say here as well, but the setup feels pretty decent so far.
Strike Witches: Dai-501 Tougou Sentou Koukuudan ROAD to BERLIN
YESSS 8 YEARS, 8 DAMN YEARS.
First episode got me at the edge of my seats already, can’t wait for the actually Battle of Berlin.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Gou (2020)
Didn’t have a chance to watch the OG one, but I feel like this remake probably won’t disappoint.
2 episodes in and Nipah.
Adachi to Shimamura
Gay girls, sign me up.
This is hard to write, 1 episode in, it was pretty slow, so I’m holding my judgement for the future. BUT, I will not drop this, no matter how bad it gets.
Not gonna lie, it feels like a waste of time. But I am still gonna watch this either way since its only 5 minutes.
Majo no Tabitabi
Hondo Kaede as a smug witch, feels fresh.
2 episodes in and I get that slight Kiki Delivery Service vibes. I love the character designs, 2 episodes is a little early to really pin a judgement, but something tells me that it feels like an episodic show with loose connections between the episodes.
Assault Lily: BOUQUET
Probably the most visually satisfying show this season.
Combat looks sick, no more head tilts, feels like Shaft wants to change themselves from the inside.
Storytelling feels fresh so far. I highly doubt I would drop this. If you didn’t watch this yet, GO WATCH IT. Might be Shaft’s most eye-pleasing work to date.
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka III
So far so good. I don’t think I need to write much here. Just gonna enjoy my salted popcorn.
100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatteiru
Okay, I thought this would be a pretty dark piece of work, with all the throw everyone under the bus story telling, but I guess it’s a one episode thing?
So far so good, I like the story overall, despite the apparent abandoning of the under the bus story.
Oh god, this show. I broke down in one episode. How much this entire post centered around this show really proves me love for it.
I won’t be writing a lot about this show so I can save it for a Rent-A-Girlfriend style post.
Oh yeah if you missed it, I wrote a post about Rent-A-Girlfriend and crap, I got emotional. Do write a comment on that post as well, since many people read it and not giving me any comments feels weird, and makes me feel like people are judging me hard for being a romantic.
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? BLOOM
This production value is really really really high.
Character designs looked extremely refined, I don’t remember the characters looking this cute. The colors used as well, makes my phone screen feels like a TV screen.
Story is already going full swing moe and my body cannot handle it. But the OP isn’t as great as the previous ones, I don’t know if it’s just me or not.
Dropping this? Over my dead body.
MAPPA making such a show is definitely weird move, but I guess they are trying out something new for once, I gotta support.
First episode is already giving off extremely weird vibes, I wouldn’t say I love it, but the comedy is making want to stay.
Kamisama ni Natta Hi
YES, ANOTHER KEY WORK, I CAN PUT MY EXPECTATIONS HIGH NOW.
And its looking extremely promising. The exaggeration comedy nailed it once again, and the awkward cuts of moments make things even better. Ah I have to watch it again, its amazing.
Munou na Nana
Ah, yes Okubo Rumi as one of the craziest girl of the season, what could possibly go wrong? I mean for real, nothing could go wrong.
So far so good, needs more time to really dictate this show good or bad, but I think with the direction they are going for, it’s actually going to be decent.
But TL;DR, this is literally Among Us.
Probably not the MOST ideal job, but still… erm… girls can sure dream, am I right?
They kind of underdelivered on the first episode, so I am going to hold judgement. I hope I don’t watch this show solely for the character designs, because they are plenty cute.
Ozora Naomi sounds weird for the character, especially after Uzaki… But, I guess I can get used to this.
Ochikobore Fruit Tart
Literally just finished the first episode, and it feels extremely short for some reason?
But damn, this show is really refreshing to watch, with a pretty refreshing looking cast.
Character designs looked great as well. Music is going to be the biggest driver for this show and I feel like they nailed it pretty nicely. I can’t wait for more.
Okay, that’s all for me today. I finally managed to write everything. Actually not everything, since Dogeza isn’t airing till in another 2 days, I chose not to wait for it since its only 1 show and also its extremely fanservice, I can throw in my impressions next week.
I hope I can push out the post sooner next week. I was busying getting my PC upgraded and totally forgot about this post, but anyhow, post is out anyway.
Okay I will see you guys next week!