Seasonal Impressions — Fall 2023

Sequels: Ancient Magus’ Bride S2 Part 2, Arknights: Perish in Frost, B-Project Passion Love Call, Beyblade X, Captain Tsubasa, Dark Gathering, Dead Mount Death Play S2, Dr Stone New World Part 2, Eminence in Shadow S2, The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountains, FLCL: Shoegaze, Girlfriend Girlfriend S2, Goblin Slayer 2, Helck, Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle, The iDOLM@STER Million Live, Jujutsu Kaisen, Kizuna no Allele S2, Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi, Power of Hope Precure Full Bloom, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent 2, Shield Hero S3, Spy X Family S2, Tokyo Revengers S3, Umamusume S3

37. A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life
Do you want to learn in detail about the shitty mechanics of a video game that you can’t even play? If so, this show is for you!

36. A Girl and Her Guard Dog
Creepy age gap romance.

35. MF Ghost
Racing show. Possibly the worst romance setup I have seen in years lol.

34. I Shall Survive Using Potions!
Crappy isekai of the season. Wow it’s ugly.

33. Paradox Live: The Animation
Boring show about bands. I guess the dances looked pretty decent. You all are probably not surprised by now that I have zero interest in this though.

32. The Yuzuki Family’s Four Sons
Seemed inoffensive but boring.

31. The Family Circumstances of the Mismatched Witches
A little witch adopts a giant witch as her daughter. I didn’t find this funny at all…

30. My New Boss is Goofy
I thought while watching the episode it was going to be yaoi, but I guess it was supposed to be a comedy? Haha, my new boss doesn’t abuse me like my old one did, he is just goofy. I didn’t really find it funny… Would have been better if his boss actually was Goofy, the disney character.

29. The Kingdoms of Ruin
The first episode was well made. But I’ve read the manga and to be frank it’s a pretty nasty revenge story. No desire to go through this again.

28. Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange
Decent first episode if you like this kind of thing. Glad we’re getting a show about firefighters instead of cops this time.

27. A Returner’s Magic Should be Special
I’ve read the manga, and it is one of those that just goes on and on without much progress. I’ve lost interest at this point. First episode didn’t seem particularly good either.

26. Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and the Inexperienced Me
Credit where credit is due, it certainly has a hook. But I’ve been bitten in the ass by way too many light novel adaptations at this point to fall for it.

25. Ron Kamonohashi’s Forbidden Deductions
Seemed like a decent detective show. I just have no interest in this kind of thing.

24. Kawagoe Boys Sing
Decent first episode. I liked the first half with the crazy teacher. However, I’m much less interested in the learning music and building a club aspects…

23. Overtake!
Great first episode. But… it’s sports. I hate sports. Don’t let that discourage you though. Seemed amazing when I watched it back to back with MF Ghost.

22. Migi and Dali
Objectively speaking this is really good. But it’s too creepy for me. Any other season I would probably watch it though.

21. Ragna Crimson
Chuuniest shit ever. Not sure if I’ll finish, but I’ll at least watch the next episode.

20. I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness
Not a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination, but I quite enjoyed it. The main couple are pretty cute together.

19. Shangri-La Frontier
The main character is my fellow connoisseur of trash, so I feel obligated to watch this. The real life parts were fine, the video game parts were lame. Hopefully it was just setting things up…

18. Bullbuster
Giant robots fight the ugliest monsters ever. I love mecha, but the first episode never grabbed me. The characters seem lame…

17. Our Rainy Protocol
For a show about video games, God that video game they’re playing looks terrible. It wasn’t a terrible first episode, but very much your wish fulfillment video gamer show.

16. Berserk of Gluttony
Another isekai. I thought it was competent. Should enjoy seeing him beat up these assholes at least…

15. My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer
Loved the animation style. Fluffy and cute, probably not my thing. Not what I expected based on the title.

14. Magic Sword Master of Holy Sword School
I love these perverted magic school shows, and based on the first episode this looks like the best one since Akashic Records.

13. KamiErabi
I am not entirely sure what to make of this, but it’s definitely interesting. Likewise, not sure if the animation is amazing or the worst thing I’ve ever seen. Probably both at once. It’s a killing game premise like we’ve seen before but definitely feels different. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.

12. The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Love You
I like the manga in principle but it’s absolutely exhausting to read. Just so much going on. I’m actually looking forward to the anime more, as I think it will force it to chill slightly. Great first episode.

11. Butareba – The Story of a Man Turned Into a Pig
I liked this way more than I expected. A smart alleck pig protagonist who won’t shut up and the demure maid girl have a surprising chemistry.

10. Stardust Telepath
This is so sweet. Reminds me a bit of DIY.

9. I’m in Love with the Villainess
This was so much fun. Crazy lesbians banzai.

8. Under Ninja
What the fuck was this? It was pretty funny.

7. The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess
This was really fun. Silly premise, fun characters, looking forward to the rest!

6. SHY
I don’t care for superheroes at all, but this ruled?!!!

5. 16bit Sensation – Another Layer
Girl who loves bishoujo games goes back in time to 1992. Another isekai that I’m super excited about. Really cool first episode.

4. Tearmoon Empire
All those other isekais could really benefit from having a protagonist with even a fraction of the personality and character growth as this one. I’m pumped.

3. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
This is one of my favorite ongoing manga, and the anime seems great as well. Basically Tale of the Heike for babies.

2. The Apothecary Diaries
I have been looking forward to this for years. Did not disappoint!

1. Undead Unluck
This was such a joy to watch. Looked amazing too. Hopefully they can keep this up!

This season is way too good. I’ve already dropped like five shows I kind of liked. And Pluto isn’t even out yet. What do you all think?

One thought on “Seasonal Impressions — Fall 2023




    Anyways I’m watching a lot of shows this season thanks to sequels. My favorite non-sequel would be Shangri-La Frontier since it’s so much fun to watch.

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