[IMPRESSIONS] Spring 2016

So I ran through the Spring 2016 lineup, and picked up some potential backlog material (lol). Of all the shows that’ve aired so far…


Bungou Stray Dogs

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31478/Bungou_Stray_Dogs

It had this air of pretentiousness around it. Some 2deep4me kind of shit. We’ll see.


Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31737/Gakusen_Toshi_Asterisk_2nd_Season

Grandfathered in via the 1st season.


Hundred

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31338/Hundred

A bit iffy on this one. Copy pasta harem action show of this season. Might drop it later on when I actually get into it some more.


Kiznaiver

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31798/Kiznaiver

Some wacky-tacky shit but with a rather “unique” premise. I anticipate laughs/feels/wtfs with this show.


Mayoiga

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32438/Mayoiga

Look at that cast! I’m interested in seeing how this show handles all those characters. Episode 01 was pretty spiffy too.


Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31404/Netoge_no_Yome_wa_Onnanoko_ja_Nai_to_Omotta

Didn’t skim through the first episode that much. This is getting picked up via hype/spoilers I’ve seen on the internets.


Onigiri

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32606/Onigiri

Ecchi + TV short? Sign me the fuck up.


Pan de Peace!

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31498/Pan_de_Peace

Kawaii moe moe + food + TV short? Sign me the fuck up.


Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31240/Re_Zero_kara_Hajimeru_Isekai_Seikatsu

A lot of “Whoa, bruh” moments that I liked. Could possibly be great, could end up a mess. I’ll be waiting.


Sakamoto desu ga?

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32542/Sakamoto_desu_ga

I actually didn’t bother skimming through an episode of this at all. Added just because of some (hilarious) manga chapters I’ve seen on the interwebs.


Sousei no Onmyouji

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/32105/Sousei_no_Onmyouji

I like the lil’ knucklehead main character. Characters are bit childish as fuck design-wise but the theme is kinda cool. We’ll see how this actually plays out though.


Wagamama High Spec

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http://myanimelist.net/anime/31439/Wagamama_High_Spec

TV short + somewhat remotely funnycute. I’ll bite, for now.

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[IMPRESSIONS] Winter 2016 [4]

Un…

Ketsuekigata-kun! 4th Season
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu kara.
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!


Deux…

Ketsuekigata-kun! 4th Season
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu kara
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!


Trois…

[HorribleSubs] Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_21.51_[2016.01.13_18.25.20]

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm

  • So…much….moe
  • So….little…time
  • Surprisingly decent art and design
  • I already have a crush on the teacher ❤
  • …harem?
  • It’s like some sort of SOL + rom-com + sci-fi type of concoction
  • Okay, now there’s some competitive sports element to it now(thefuck?)
  • So far, a pointless eye-candy show but the sports thingy… hmmm

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Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

  • I gotta admit, not much substance found in the winter 2016 lineup but damn these shows sure are pretty
  • Well okay, this is some humor I haven’t seen in a while
  • This is like, some ridiculous rendition of [ SAO ] and or [ DanMachi ]; I dig it
  • Characters are good so far; MC isn’t a annoying piece of shit
  • This might be the very first “MMO-like show” to lure me into the genre

Termainé!

Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

[IMPRESSIONS] Winter 2016 [3]

The interviewees

Bubuki Buranki
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Nijiiro Days
Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Dimension W
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Schwarzesmarken
Yami Shibai 3rd Season
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season
Teekyuu 7


The callbacks

Bubuki Buranki
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Nijiiro Days
Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Dimension W
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Schwarzesmarken
Yami Shibai 3rd Season
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season
Teekyuu 7


The selection process

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Ooyasan wa Shishunki!

  • TV short very short
  • Err, not much of anything to pass critique on
  • Empty, just like my soul
  • Not a single solid-hitting joke at all? That’s a paddlin’

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Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

  • Magic/Fantasy thingy– “I guess I can manage…”
  • Stereotypical ecchi/harem elements?– “Well, this is a bonus…”
  • Male lead is an annoying piece of voiced shit so far; oh my god, no wonder why … [ female voice actress ]
  • Ah, I see the harem already… and it’s only been (looks at invisible watch on wrist) 7 minutes
  • Mecha…? “Oh, fuck off…”
  • Hey, that’s some decent animation right there
  • Is this show trying to squeeze all the cliche anime elements in the world into its opening episode?
  • There’s literally only two(2) things that I’m interested in so far but after finding out, I’ll probably drop this shit

The Hirees

Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

[IMPRESSIONS] Winter 2016 [2]

The lineup…

Sekkou Boys
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Dagashi Kashi
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
Koukaku no Pandora
Tabi Machi Late Show
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Divine Gate
Luck and Logic
GATE: Season 02
Durarara!! x2 Ketsu


Survivors of round 01…

Sekkou Boys
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Dagashi Kashi
Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
Koukaku no Pandora
Tabi Machi Late Show
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Divine Gate
Luck and Logic
GATE: Season 02
Durarara!! x2 Ketsu


The viewing…

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Sekkou Boys

  • TV short
  • MC is crazy fucking random spaz
  • While the idea of using those sculptures as main focuses are new, I don’t like it and I don’t appreciate the fucking file->import designs

[HorribleSubs] Oshiete! Galko-chan - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.13_[2016.01.09_11.11.55].pngOshiete! Galko-chan

  • TV short
  • Artwork is so-so but forgivable
  • Female lead is a cute lil’ thang
  • 4-Koma style scenes
  • Jokes + gag humor
  • Female lead makes it pretty watchable, just barely though

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Dagashi Kashi

  • The fucking eyes in this show… @_@
  • Great hitting humor that constantly jabs at you
  • Characters introduced so far were fun in their own right
  • This is gonna be a great little show, plus it’s based on candy!
  • No gripes so far

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Koukaku no Pandora

  • Moe meets mecha/action/sci-fi…?
  • Idea is jokes but full length episodes? GTFO
  • Has a low-budget feel to it despite the overall setting

[HorribleSubs] Divine Gate - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.13_[2016.01.09_12.44.40]
Divine Gate

  • Action show + sci-fi meets supernatural powers?
  • Hurray for typical character designs in a superpower show
  • Generic superpower show of this season
  • Lots of characters holy shit -> LINK

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Luck and Logic

  • SurprisedLook.jpeg; artwork is not bad
  • So many story elements and genres… what the hell is this
  • Oh, another fantasy/superpower show huh?
  • Okay, so this is mahou shoujo + fantasy + supernatural + god/myth + … comedy?!
  • Has that [Gatchaman Crowds] sort of feel
  • I like the male lead and other characters so far despite harem incoming

Keep, keep, keep

Sekkou Boys
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Dagashi Kashi
Koukaku no Pandora
Divine Gate
Luck and Logic

 

[IMPRESSIONS] Winter 2016 [1]

So… it’s that time of year again, let’s take a glance at the new line up shall we?

Initial skim of released shows as of [01.08.2016]

• Kochin Pa!
• Mim Mam Mint
• Macross Δ Preview Special
• Prince of Stride: Alternative
• Musaigen no Phantom World
• Sushi Police
• HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
• Norn9: Norn+Nonet
• Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei
• Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu
• Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
• Ojisan to Marshmallow
• Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season


Willing to watch first episode

• Kochin Pa!
• Mim Mam Mint
• Macross Δ Preview Special
• Prince of Stride: Alternative
• Musaigen no Phantom World
• Sushi Police
• HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
• Norn9: Norn+Nonet
• Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei
• Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu
• Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
• Ojisan to Marshmallow
• Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season


Initial thoughts & impressions

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Prince of Stride: Alternative

  • Is this the first ever parkour-themed anime in like, forever?
  • School, sports, comedy; basically your Haikyuu!!and or Free! of this season; shit I never watched those shows but just looking at the poster/characters; they have similar styles
  • I don’t really care for these types of show so no love lost

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Musaigen no Phantom World

  • KyoAni~~~~~~~~
  • Seems like this is easily going to be one of the top-tier/eye candy/mainstream shows of the season
  • As soon as this girl appeared and spoke, I knew immediately this show was a keeper; Hayami, Saori ❤

[fishmap] Sushi Police - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_00.25_[2016.01.08_05.04.10]

Sushi Police

  • Suppose to be 3D or whatever… I think?
  • TV short
  • Not a food show
  • Little quirky humor, I suppose?
  • Not sure what it has to do with sushi yet

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HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru

  • Lot of purple hair chicks lately eh?
  • Those eyes…
  • Not a fan of music shows honestly…
  • I’m curious about the mystery tag that MAL has listed for this show

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Norn9: Norn+Nonet


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Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu

  • Holy shit, what year is this? We’re in 2016 right?
  • Outdated feel and presentation
  • Oh my god, there’s a redhead in this stupid ass show! Diamond in the rough much? Don’t tempt me…
  • Uh, seems like a typical school + romance + drama with hints of comedy?
  • The ONLY thing that caught my eye is the heroine of the show- she has this odd feel to her; for some reason reminds me a toned-down version of Senjougahara and others over at MAL feels she’s similar to Yukino

[HorribleSubs] Boku Dake ga Inai Machi - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.07_[2016.01.08_05.36.59]

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi

  • Nice first impression episode
  • Supernatural / Suspense-thriller type of feel so far
  • Art is mediocre, NBD as I suppose the “plot” will make up for it
  • Well, fuck…
  • I will keep an eye on this despite the dark themes

[HorribleSubs] Ojisan to Marshmallow - 01 [720p].mkv_snapshot_01.59_[2016.01.08_05.10.23].png

Ojisan to Marshmallow

  • TV short
  • Now that, that was a fun little show
  • Show will be relying heavily on the comedic character interactions (mainly from the two[2] leads though)
  • Actually looking forward to more episodes

Will keep tabs on, for now

• Prince of Stride: Alternative
• Musaigen no Phantom World
• Sushi Police
• HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
• Norn9: Norn+Nonet
• Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu
• Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
• Ojisan to Marshmallow

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