2017 Winter, Final Thougts Spring 2017 viewing update #1 This will be my last update before the season ending/mid-year post, so let’s see where things stand at the moment! I won’t be including Winter shows in the rankings below, so this is purely based on Spring. I’ll do the year-to-date cumulative ranking when Spring is […]

2017 Winter, Final Thougts This is the mid-season update so comments will be brief. I save longer thoughts for the end of the season. I was going to wait until the middle of the season, but shows are so spread out (some on ep 5, some 4, some 3) that I’m doing it a bit […]

Winter 2017 viewing update #1 Winter is complete! Feels like it went by pretty quickly. I expected a terrible season, started to get a pretty strong season, and then after some setbacks got an “okay” season with just two clear stand-outs, but that includes an AOTY contender. Better than I expected, but less than I’d […]

2016 Year in Review This is the mid-season update so comments will (mostly) be brief. I save longer thoughts for the end of the season. I’ve seen 6 episodes of all of the following shows. [Standard disclaimer: Not spoiler free.] Completed or Airing 01. Urara Meirochou [ 9.0 / 10 ] 02. Gabriel Dropout [ […]

Mid-year Recap Summer Recap Fall Update #1 My overall 2016 rankings. Click on a title to jump to the comments. Completed or Airing 01. Flip Flappers [ 10.0 / 10 ] T2. Flying Witch [ 9.5 / 10 ] T2. Amanchu! [ 9.5 / 10 ] T4. ViVid Strike! [ 9.25 / 10 ] T4. […]

Previous update! Busy busy season. Only doing very brief comments for each show. [Standard disclaimer: Not spoiler free.] Full Series 1. Flip Flappers [◄new►] – 3 eps, 9.5/10 – [99% import] I don’t understand how this show is real, but it’s got masterpiece-tier potential. Every once in a while these industry talent showcases come along, […]

Mid-year Recap Summer Update #1 My overall 2016 rankings thus far: Completed or Airing T1. Flying Witch [ 9.5 / 10 ] T1. Amanchu! [ 9.5 / 10 ] 03. New Game! [ 9.0 / 10 ] 04. Anne Happy♪ [ 8.5 / 10 ] 05. Ange Vierge [ 8.5 / 10 ] 06. Re:Zero […]

Previous update! I’m watching a little less in Summer but there’s some really good stuff here. [Standard disclaimer: Not necessarily spoiler free.] Full Series 1. Amanchu! [◄new►] – 4 eps, 8.5/10 – [95% import] If anything will challenge Flying Witch this year, it may be Amanchu. Aria comparisons come natural thanks to it being an […]

Spring update #3 First things first, the overall 2016 rankings so far: Completed or Airing 1. Flying Witch [9.5/10] 2. Anne Happy♪ [8.5/10] 3. Bakuon!! [8/10] 4. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu [8/10, ongoing, currently two eps behind] 5. Sansha Sanyou [7/10] 6. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu [7/10] 7. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! […]

Previous update! Down another, but still five active series. Four imports this season! [Standard disclaimer: Not necessarily spoiler free.] Full Series 1 Flying Witch [▲0.5] – 8 eps, 9/10 – [Imported] Flying Witch has really run off with the season now. It’s hands down the best show of the year so far and I’ll be […]