[ Last post: 2018 Manga Year in Review! ] [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] I decided to do a mid-year post so I don’t have to do the whole year’s worth in one shot. Three of the most important manga I’m reading (Urara, Yagakimi, Gakkougurashi) have one final volume coming out in […]

Previous: 2019 Winter in Review – Final Thoughts [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] These posts are cumulative, so you can view any of the Winter anime comments below as well. They’re just collapsed by default for space reasons. Completed or Airing 01. Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu [ 8.75 / 10 ] (Spring) […]

Previous: 2018 Anime Year in Review [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] While I had fun with these shows, Winter was still a season that lacked anything I could call “unreservedly great”, which is quite a disappointment after last Winter’s insane lineup. And Spring looks like another big step down. This is what […]

Previous: 2018 Summer in Review – Final Thoughts 2017 Anime: 2017 Anime Year in Review 2018 Manga: 2018 Manga Year in Review [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] Completed or Airing 01. Yama no Susume: Third Season [ 11.0 / 10 ] 02. Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho [ 10.0 / 10 ] […]

[ I’ve also done a 2018 Anime Year in Review! ] [ Last year’s post: 2017 Manga Year in Review! ] [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] Ranking is looser here than it is with my anime lists. I don’t explicitly number or score them, so don’t read much into the ordering. Also, […]

Previous: 2018 Summer in Review – First Impressions One masterpiece, two solid shows, and two… well, two mistakes. I guess that averages out to an alright season. [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] All of the following are loosely grouped in tiers: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4. Click on a […]

Previous: 2018 Spring in Review – Final Thoughts More of a mid-season review at this point but I delayed this a lot early on thanks to Shingeki airing so late in the season. [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] All of the following are loosely grouped in tiers: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier […]

Previous: 2018 Spring in Review – First Impressions Pretty bad season all in all with only three shows completed, but at least the ones that survived were really good. And it’s introduced me to a director I’m going to add alongside Ishizuka Atsuko as the very few people whose name I actually keep an eye […]

Previous: 2018 Winter in Review – Final Thoughts We’re not going to come anywhere near the heights of Winter, but I’ve at least managed to find a couple shows worth watching this season. [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] All of the following are loosely grouped in tiers: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier […]

Previous: 2018 Winter in Review – First Impressions Queen Ishizuka bestows upon us her most beautiful work to date, Kirara delivers two excellent adaptations in two distinct slice of life subgenres, and a show I had very low expectations for turned into a wonderfully pleasant surprise. Easily the best season of anime since Fall 2016. […]