Wow, this has been a weak season of anime hasn’t it? I almost never drop a show even if it’s bad. I usually watch them through so I can post thoughts and have a point of reference in conversation. Or maybe some shows get better later, which has happened before. Some shows do a slow burn for 6-7 episodes and then crank it up like Seraph of the End did which is now one of my favorite shows.
This season has brought on a lot of weak shows and a lot of the short ones too. I usually watch the short ones but this season has a bunch of bad ones that just didn’t catch my eye at all. Another thing that is bothering me with this season is this new term which I guess is popular in Japan? There are characters ending sentences with “I think”. Now this could be a translation issue but it’s not like it’s one show, it’s a few of them. It’s used in some awkward ways, like “I’m going to kill that guy, I think”. Not exactly that but close enough.
This is the type of stuff that had me stop watching for a while. During that time though, I did miss a lot of good ones. Maybe it let me appreciate it more by being away from it?
Shows I’m Still Watching
(Note: This does not mean the show is good but I am watching)
Since I already mentioned Seraph of the End, let’s start there. Season 2 starts off exactly where season 1 ended and it’s a very good starting point. I don’t want to give any spoilers but there are new characters and a consistent plot from the first season. You get a little more personal with some of the characters and learn a bit about their background. If you liked the first season then you won’t be disappointed. The Broadcast Dubs have started for this season and as usual, Funimation has done a good job with this.
Gundam is already greenlit for 25 episodes so no worries about a chopped up story or a rush job. The show is solid, all the way around. This is my favorite of the season and stands far ahead of everything else with Owarimonogatari and Seraph rounding out my top 3. Something is lacking in this season and Gundam is it’s savior.
Comet Lucifer is a decent show but I have mixed feelings about it because the characters in it. It does kind of remind me of a Gurren Lagaan type of show with the mix of characters from serious to cutesy. There is still a lot of mecha action mixed in so it doesn’t try to be something it’s not, it’s just some of the characters feel out of place for me. This is anime so anything goes and I guess for me some of them don’t click but it happens. Still like the show for the most part. Continue reading