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 […]

Previous update! I’ve even picked up another show since last time, though I dropped a short today. Such a busy season for me. [Standard disclaimer: Not necessarily spoiler free.] Full Series 1. Bakuon!! [▲1] – 4 eps, 9/10 – [99% import] Episodes 2 and 3 each improved over the last but episode 4 pushed this […]

Previous update! Shockingly enough, I’m actually watching enough anime this season to warrant doing more than a single wrap-up post. This will be in the shorter list-like format. [Standard disclaimer: Not necessarily spoiler free.] Full Series 1. Sansha Sanyou [▲▼new] – 2 ep, 9/10 – [95% import] I usually outright pass on watching any show […]

Fall Final Update 2015 year in review I strongly considered watching no shows in Winter due to a complete lack of things hat interested me (or at least, interesting things that weren’t licensed by Funi). In the end though, I tried out one show on positive feedback and after finishing that crammed in another very […]