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 […]

2017 Mid-year Update Summer has begun, or what passes for it right now… Still, what I am watching is enjoyable, so here’s my initial impressions. I won’t be including Winter or Spring shows in the rankings below, so this is purely based on Summer. I’ll do the year-to-date cumulative ranking when Summer is complete. [ […]

2017 Winter, Final Thoughts Spring 2017 viewing update #1 Spring 2017 viewing update #2 We’ve reached the halfway point of the year now. Two Spring shows stepped up far beyond my expectations while a few others managed to meet expectations which made it a much stronger season than I previously anticipated. [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! […]

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 […]