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. […]

2017 Anime Year in Review 2018 has begun and what an incredible Winter season it’s been already. This is easily on track to be the strongest season since Fall 2016, which is really welcome after last season. [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] All of the following are loosely grouped in tiers: Tier […]

[ I’ve also done a 2017 Anime Year in Review! ] I’ve started reading manga more seriously this year, as I’ve jumped into making a real effort to learn Japanese (reading, at least) and am at the point where I can get through the kind of material I’m most interested in pretty well. I won’t […]

[ I’ve also done a 2017 Manga Year in Review! ] Fall 2017 season impressions #1 Summer 2017 season impressions update #2 (final), Fall viewing plans 2017 went out with a whimper (Fall 2017 is the weakest season since Winter 2016) but the year had a pretty strong top tier. Links to comments on previous-season […]

2017 Summer Final Update I won’t be including Winter/Spring/Summer shows in the rankings below, so this is purely based on Fall. I’ll do the year-to-date cumulative ranking when Fall is complete. [ Standard disclaimer: Not spoiler free! ] All of the following are loosely grouped by color: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Tier 4. […]

Mid-year 2017 viewing update, Summer viewing plans Summer 2017 viewing update #1 Summer wasn’t quite what I hoped with Netflix and Amazon mugging a number of shows, but the four I did watch were between solid and great. I also marathoned two shows from previous seasons during the downtime, and plowed through some rewatches. I’m […]