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Summer 2015 First Impressions

(featuring: Rokka no Yuusha, GATE, Sky Wizards Academy, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Gakkou Gurashi, Monster Musume, Jitsu wa Watashi wa, Classroom Crisis, Shimoneta)


After a season of not watching anime, I’m doing pretty good with keeping up with half these shows. If only I had better taste.

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Winter 2015 First Impression

(featuring: Kantai Collection, Kamisama Kiss S2, Sisterment, Boeibu, Saekano, Durarara!!x2, Rolling Girls)


A season with two good shoujo shows airing? A sequel to a show I loved for years ago? Milky Holmes is good again? Interesting original shows? 2015 is off to a really promising start.  DON’T BLOW IT.

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero First Impressions

Just looking at the Crunchyroll thumbnails for this show makes it look like the dullest show in the world. A cute girls doing cute school things with soft, soft humor and a slow paint-drying pace. So, uh, the kind of show I wouldn’t watch.

But that isn’t what this is. Not exactly, anyways. For a show that could mistakenly look like that, what does it offer that would have intrigued me into marathoning the first four episodes?

Potential. It may not be the next Madoka but it still has the potential to have that same shock and awe. At least I hope so.

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Akatsuki no Yona First Impressions

This season provided many things I didn’t know I needed. Fun, cinematic high fantasy adventure? Thanks Bahamut. Colourful, reverse harem/fantasy shoujo adaption that isn’t problematic and gross? Thanks Yona.

I hadn’t seen anybody talking about or mentioning Akatsuki no Yona so I decided to check it out on a whim, not knowing anything about it. I was shocked that it was a reverse harem but I was more shocked that it was actually good.

See, for some reason I kept allowing myself to get burnt. I watched bad otome game adaptions over and over hoping for the best. I don’t know why, I don’t derive any pleasure or satisfaction from cute anime guys. I’m gay as hell. But for awhile I kept watching probably because I hated myself or something? Who knows.

But even when watching that stuff,  I could have told you what Yona confirmed for me now. Manga adaptions of reverse harems will always be better than adaptions of otome games. I’m sure there is a bad adaption out there (well they aren’t much out there) just like I’m sure there’s a good otome game adaption (like what) but from my experience the ratio of good manga to bad otome in general is overwhelming.

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Fall 2014 First Impressions

(featuring: Sora no Method, Gross Ange, Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, Gogure! Kokkuri-san, Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de, Amagi Brilliant Park, Amagi Brilliant Park)

I discovered this is very specific a moe point for me.

Lately I’ve been kind of avoiding my computer unless it’s during my two days off on Wednesday and Thursday. For the rest of the week, if I can’t watch it on Crunchyroll on 360 (though dang I really wish they had an Xbox One app) then I don’t watch it. I also can’t watch any Funimation stuff because the app isn’t available in Canada.

It does make writing this post a little difficult (and that’s why the Summer post was so delayed) but hey, that’s just how it is.

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Legend of Korra S3 Midseason Impressions

First impressions? Was too lazy to do em. So I guess these are midseason? Man the whole ‘airing two episodes every Friday’ thing is hella weird. Does Nick hate this show that badly? Well, not like I blame them…

Well, you know what? So far season three hasn’t… it hasn’t been… it’s not… bad. It’s not great but compared to the past two seasons it sure is. Does it compare to ATLA when it was at it’s best? Nah. Nah son. Of course not. But it could still be worse. It could be as bad as season two.

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Summer 2014 First Impressions

(featuring: Aldnoah.Zero, Akame ga Kill, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Sabagebu)

I know I’ve said past seasons have looked boring and ending up finding something interesting to watch despite that but I really don’t know with this one. Sequels and certain adapations aside, nothing much stands out to me. So because of that I just have to try a bunch of things I wouldn’t normally wanna watch. This has lead to me liking some shows I wouldn’t have in the past but this season? Ehhhhh…

Who am I kidding, I can’t wait to rewatch Psycho-Pass.

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