SO I decided to finally drop Karakuri Circus, and catching up with the current Double Decker (so… 1 more episode). Karakuri Circus has its unique charm, but it has a string of mediorce episodes as of late to the point I don’t care for any of these characters any more. With the last season of the year is shaping up towards its end, I pretty much have my top 15 shows of the year ready. How they fare in final ranking will be depend on how these current shows land though. As of late I am watching many shows from early 2010s as well, and maybe at the start of next year I’ll do a film/anime log with basically list down movies/shows I have watched every 2 weeks with my general thoughts. That way I don’t have the burden to do full review (unless I want to), and you guys can still keep tab with what I’ve been watching. But that’s for the future and let’s run this week down:
“’Cause nothin’ lasts forever
Even cold November rain”
Boy, November has ended and before you know it, Christmas is on its way. Sorry for the lack of activity in this blog, but at this time, I’m more willing to watch rather than to write about stuffs. Just this last week I came up with a list of 50-something anime of 2010s I will need to watch in oreparation for the Decade list. I don’t want to list those shows here, as I know I”m not going to devour them all and that will make an awkwark void if I stop halfway. I’ll still try to review those shows as I finish, so at least expect this weekly summary and maybe anime reviews at this stage (for movies, maybe recent ones, not project).
This last 2 weeks, this season of anime gets to its lowest point where it tries to connect between this middle arc and climax, think of this stage as our neck, so understandably they are hit or miss at best. Now, sit back and enjoy the show.
It’s this time of a week again. With this week 7, I decided to cut 2 shows as they didn’t win me over in their last episodes. Irozuku basically wasted its 20-minutes, whereas Zombieland Saga and Karakuri Circus further slip into mediocrity. On the other spectrum, Golden Kamuy continues to surprise and Bloom into You becomes a serious contender of the season. Ups and downs like a wave, this batch of Fall Season’s anime never fails to be intriguing. Also, thumbs up for Franz Ferdinand’s reference in Double Decker, which I think is extremely well done. The groupings this week, appropriately, will be around Franz Ferdinand’s songs as well. Enjoy the piece!
Spring breezes (here in Australia), blink an eye and this season already reached half-way. Only 6 more weeks until we get to the close of this 2018 year. For this mid-season point I’m going to do something different. I will group them in the order of their quality (purely subjective of course). Normally this is a good week for me to drop the last two shows, but since both of them will end their mini-arc next week, I’ll give them some leeway this time. In overall, only two shows make it to the elite list – shows that actually have a great shot on my Yearly Top 10, but that doesn’t mean this list gonna stay this way until the rest of its run. Now without any further ado, let’s jump in:
Well, I’ve had a busy week in real life to the point I don’t even find the time to finish this writing up. In term of anime, it’s a bit of a mixed bag in overall. I still legimately enjoy almost all the shows I’m currently watching, but come next week (as the midway point), I’m gonna drop about 2 shows. Double Decker and Thunderbolt Fantasy 2 really up their game this week, while the likes of Bunny Girl Senpai, Goblin Slayers suffer from its middle parts. While at the same times Golden Kamuy and GRIDMAN are constantly being weird in a good ways and shows like Tsurune and Fuiteiru are as sturdy as ever. We have quite a solid bunch this season, one that offers multiple reccomendable genre fares and overal above average production values. Let’s get into it nowContinue reading “Weekly Anime Summary – Fall 2018 Week 5”
The anime this week is pretty solid overall. I watched 16 shows and I had an enjoyable watching them. I might cut down 1 or 2 shows come next few weeks but I’m pretty happy with the line-up so far. Many shows kick into full gear (like the formidable Thunderbolt Fantasy 2 or Karakuri Circus), while others just content of being themselves (lookin’ at you Golden Kamuy). While again I don’t have clear favorites, the wealth of this Fall’s selection, spanning across many genres and settings, is something worth happy about. You might say I’m an optimistic dude, but at long as we have “there’s too many anime to watch” as a complain, it’s not a bad place to be at all. As for my film projects, rest assured that I’ll be back this week.
So this new season has run in full gear now that all the titles have settled in and showed their true skins (well, most of them anyways). If you’ve read my First Impression post, basically I continue to follow all the shows from Kishuku Gakkou No Juliet downward, so basically 16 shows in total. 3 weeks in, 1 show OUT, and Tsurune’s gonna replace its spot for now. Couple more shows I’m not too sure about but I’m willing to give them some more chance. As far as this Fall season goes, there still isn’t any show that I would put it on an elite level, but the worthwhile list sure is crowded. While Zombieland Saga stumbles in its 3rd episode, SSSS.GRIDMAN and Bunny Girl senpai continue to prove that they still have tricks under their sleeves; and even more traditional fares like Karakuri Circus or Fuiterui still provide a whole lotta fun. For RErideD and Double Decker, I know that more episodes came out but for now for my sanity sake I’ll keep an episode per week. Another thing of note is that due to my own timing, for this Fall season I’ll post this either on my Monday or Tuesday (Monday would be ideal but I have more time and less work on Tuesday). With all that said, let’s scroll down to see all the fruits of this Fall season’s offering, with some random grouping just for the heck of it.Continue reading “Weekly Anime Summary – Fall 2018 Week 2-3”
With week 12, a handful of shows reach their final episodes. They mostly wrap up nicely, thankfully, even lesser shows like Shichisei ends on a high note or Hanebado and Tsukumogami are looking good in their last leg. I sure will miss Asobi Asobase and whatever hijinks it came up with: butt-lazer, foul-mouth sexbot, whatever… I love them all. After 6 consecutive climax after climax, Planet With finally ends. Still pretty much closes its threads skillfully. Also, as a last note, this post will be the last Weekly Anime of this Summer season, as I will take a 2-week break overseas. The next post regarding anime will be in 3 weeks with the Final Impressions of the Summer anime, followed by the mega-post First Impression of the next Fall Season. Now, enjoy the last look in Summer anime offerings, starting with all those shows that finished this week.
Ho boy, blink an eye and we already one week away from saying goodbye to these shows. For now, while people have every right reasons to regard this Summer season as lackluster, I’m thinking of 3 shows that can earn its place to my top 10 of the year. Well, we still one season away from the year so nothing set in stone yet, but by quick look to the next season, it seems to rely a bit too much on original shows, which can go either way. This week is a week where the shows reach conclusion arc, so we can finally see if all the building-up paid off in the end. Sirius the Jeager is still unavailable at this writing. Anyway, read on to see my thoughts on the anime this week.
This week, with Hanebado is on leave (apparently due to the earthquake) and Hi Score Girl new episode is nowhere to be seen (I don’t blame the fansub though, this one has flied under the radar this season), we have a relatively shorter compare to other weeks. Yeah, turn out I still ended up watching Tsukumogami Kashimasu, and since I already watched FLCL Alternative first episode back in April Fool, I won’t review it here. Will pick it up in the second episode onward. It’s hard to tell whether this week is good or bad, given many shows still deliver and other shows are just functional. If I have to pick a word to describe the last week, it’s “predictable”. My favorite shows continue to soar. Since I’m running out of meaningful grouping for this week, I’ll sort the shows by linking them to the same themes. Let’s go for it