A Seasonal Review — Winter 2023

Seasonal Impressions

Didn’t Watch: Blue Lock, Buddy Daddies, By the Grace of the Gods 2, Cardfight!! Vanguard, D4DJ All Mix, Don’t Toy with Me Miss Nagatoro, Eternal Boys, Farming Life in Another World, Flaglia, The Fruit of Evolution, High Card, The Ice Guy and His Cool Female Colleague, iDolish 7, Kubo Won’t Let Me Be Invisible, Malevolent Spirits Monogatari, My Hero Academia, Revenger, Soaring Sky! Pretty Cure, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, The Tale of Outcasts, Technoroid Overmind, Tokyo Revengers S2, Trigun Stampede, Tsurune, UniteUp!, Urusei Yatsura, The Vampire Dies in No Time, Yowamushi Pedal

Suspended: Ayakashi Triangle, Misfit of Demon King Academy, NieR Automata

30. Spy ClassroomF
The light novel fans have been telling us how great this was for years and daaaamn it sucked. I’m almost tempted to read the light novel because it can’t actually be this bad can it?

29. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel- Northern WarF
Why bother making this? It was sooo bad.

28. My Life as Inukai-san’s DogD-
Ok the premise of trash but if you ignore that it’s pretty good. Hard to ignore though.

27. Giant Beasts of ArsD
Just like Fractale!

26. Sugar Apple Fairy Tale — Ongoing
Will the authors please stop bullying this poor girl???!

25. The Angel Next Door Spoils Me RottenC
Has its moments— a better romance than many anime. But ended up being boring for me.

24. Ippon! AgainC
I really liked this. Until we got to the tournament arc.

23. Ningen FushinC
A party of adventurers recovers from their failures. Had its enjoyable moments but nothing too memorable.

22. In/Spectre 2C
People lie with a straight face. Some good arcs, some bad ones.

21. Handyman Saitou in Another WorldC+
A more episodic isekai. It was decent.

20. Campfire Cooking in Another World with my Absurd SkillC+
A cooking isekai. I liked the cute monsters.

19. Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess LieselotteC+
A little different twist on the isekai premise. Wrapped up surprisingly well

18. Bungo Stray Dogs S4 — Ongoing
I can’t believe this is still going. Wasn’t bad.

17. Bofuri — Ongoing
Just a few episodes left but still has what everyone liked about the first season.

16. Saving 80,000 Gold in Another World for My Retirement B-
Another isekai. This one is distinguished by the main character being a selfish little girl. Kind of fun.

15. The Reincarnation of the Strongest Exorcist in Another WorldB-
Another isekai, this one about an onmyouji. I like how the main character actually has some flaws and trauma.

14. Eminence in ShadowB-
Managed to recover from that disastrous first episode.

13. Danmachi IVB
This show *finally* got good. Mainly because it threw out 9/10 of the characters. There are way too many at this point.

12. The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the WorldB
Dumb magical harem that feels like it’s from ten years ago. I missed this kind of trash. I say that but it’s better than most of the ones from back then.

11. Reborn to Master the BladeB
Baby fights a dragon. Fun show.

10. Chillin’ in my 30s After Getting Fired from the Demon King’s ArmyB
Still can’t believe how much this turned around after the first episode. I thought it would be the most generic show ever but it was actually quite good.

9. Welcome to the Demon School! Iruma-kunB
Fun kids show.

8. Kaina of the Great Snow SeaB
What, this is ending in a movie….? Was anyone even watching it besides me? It was fine I guess….

7. Boruto — Ongoing
Last season ruled. Can’t believe this is on break now. Made the mistake of looking online what people are saying about this online and it’s all fans of Boruto’s dad complaining about the “filler”. The “filler” is the best part you fools.

6. The Fire Hunter — Ongoing
Ok so in many ways this is awful but I am still enjoying it because at least it’s not like every other anime and they are making something new.

5. Tomo-chan is a GirlB+
Misuzu best girl.

4. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young LadyB+
Super cute yuri show. Love how the main character is a mad scientist type.

3. Onimai: I’m Now Your Sister!B+
This was shockingly wholesome???

2. To Your Eternity — Ongoing
Still great. I love how the arcs are so different. Very weird twist at the end though.

1. Vinland Saga S2 — Ongoing
Surprisingly different flavor from the first season but still going strong. Although I can’t imagine when they will ever make it to Vinland….

This was a weird season in that there were so many shows that were pretty good, but very few if any that were really great. What did you all think? Anything I missed?

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