Category Archives: Seasonal Review

A Seasonal Review — Fall 2023

Didn’t Watch: A Girl and Her Guard Dog, A Playthrough of a Certain Dude’s VRMMO Life, 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, The Family Circumstances of the Mismatched Witches, Firefighter Daigo: Rescuer in Orange, FLCL: Shoegaze, Hypnosis Mic Division Rap Battle, I Shall Survive Using Potions, The iDOLM@STER Million Live, I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness, Jujutsu Kaisen, Kawagoe Boys Sing, The Kingdoms of Ruin, Kizuna no Allele S2, MF Ghost, Migi and Dali, My New Boss is Goofy, Nanatsu no Taizai: Mokushiroku no Yonkishi, Our Dating Story: The Experienced You and the Inexperienced Me, Overtake!, Paradox Live: The Animation, Power of Hope Precure Full Bloom, Ragna Crimson, A Returner’s Magic Should be Special, Ron Kamonohashi’s Forbidden Deductions, The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent 2, Shield Hero S3, Tokyo Revengers S3, Umamusume S3, The Yuzuki Family’s Four Sons

27. Berserk of Gluttony — F
Why.

26. Magic Sword Master of Holy Sword School — D-
A disappointment for magical schools…

25. The Faraway Paladin: The Lord of Rust Mountains — D
Became so generic.

24. Our Rainy Protocol — D
My guilty pleasure for the season.

23. Helck — D+
What a disappointment… Should have focused on the comedy.

22. Butareba – The Story of a Man Turned Into a Pig — C-
Disappointing.

21. Bullbuster — C-
Robots, interesting corporate anime.

20. KamiErabi GOD.app — Ongoing
Never really came together, but left things in a place to make me curious about the second season.

19. The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, REALLY Love You — C+
It’s good but not my thing.

18. SHY — Ongoing
Swiss girl best girl (but aside from that one episode this mostly disappointing).

17. Shangri-La Frontier — Ongoing
Wish it focused more on the characters and less on the actual game.

16. Eminence in Shadow S2 — B-
Monetary Policy Arc

15. My Daughter Left the Nest and Returned an S-Rank Adventurer — B-
The true fantasy— being a dad.

14. Dr Stone New World Part 2 — Ongoing
Fuck the Moon

13. Stardust Telepath — B
Could have been better, but still really cute.

12. Goblin Slayer 2 — B
I actually liked this season more.

11. Girlfriend Girlfriend S2 — B
Two girlfriends isn’t enough.

10. I’m in Love with the Villainess — B
Gay.

9. Spy X Family S2 — Ongoing
Still fun!

8. Under Ninja — B+
What the fuck.

7. The Vexations of a Shut-In Vampire Princess — B+
Lmao.

6. 16Bit Sensation: Another Layer — B+
So well made and I loved a bit of nostalgia.

5. Tearmoon Empire — B+
Show I looked forward to most each week.

4. Undead Unluck — Ongoing
So much fun.

3. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End — Ongoing
I love this and also the ships are great, fuck you all.

2. Scott Pilgrim Takes Off — A-
I didn’t see this one coming.

1. The Apothecary Diaries — Ongoing
Yessssss

This season ruled. In any other season, any of the top eight might have taken the number one spot. And three of them are continuing into the next season…

A Seasonal Review — Summer 2023

Didn’t Watch: Am I Actually the Strongest?, Atelier Ryza, Ayaka, BanG Dream! It’s MyGo, Bleach, Cardfight!! Vanguard, Dark Gathering, The Duke of Death and His Maid S2, FLCL Grunge, The Gene of AI, Horimiya: The Missing Pieces, Jujutsu Kaisen S2, Malevolent Spirits: Monogatari S2, Masamune-kun’s Revenge R, The Masterful Cat is Depressed Again Today, My Tiny Senpai, My Unique Skill Makes Me OP even at Level 1, Reign of the Seven Spellblades, Shadowverse Flame, Spy Classroom S2, Sugar Apple Fairy Tale S2, Sweet Reincarnation, Yohane the Parhelion – Sunshine in the Mirror

18. Rent a GirlfriendF
I need to stop watching.

17. The Dreaming Boy is a RealistD
Shit’s fucked up.

16. Undead Murder FarceD+
Was a bit misleading with the first episode, did not go in a direction I found interesting.

15. Liar, LiarC-
Lamest games ever.

14. The Devil is a Part Timer S2C-
The second part was slightly better than the first, but still…. what a disappointment.

13. TenPuruC-
The manga was so much better…

12. Classroom for HeroesC
They really tried but the material sucked.

11. The Most Heretical Last Boss Queen: From Villainess to SaviorC+
This could have been so much better than it was.

10. Saint Cecilia and Pastor LawrenceC+
Cute but not my thing.

9. Level 1 Demon Lord and One Room HeroC+
Some interesting ideas, some truly terrible one.

8. Synduality Noir — Ongoing
Giant robots… I’ll take what I can get I guess.

7. My Happy MarriageB-
Great first episode.

6. Bungo Stray Dogs 5B-
Liked this season much better than the last couple.

5. Helck — Ongoing
Not great, but solidly enjoyable.

4. The Girl I Like Forgot Her GlassesB
Was shocked how much this grew on me.

3. Reborn as a Vending Machine, I Now Wander the DungeonB+
Wish more isekai would be this creative.

2. Mushoku Tensei S2 — Ongoing
Not my favorite arc, but still going strong.

1. Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead — Ongoing
Really fun show. Hopefully it will finish one day.

This season wasn’t great. The best show didn’t even finish lol. Looks like all the good shows have been consigned to this upcoming season instead…

A Seasonal Review — Spring 2023

Didn’t Watch: Alice Gear Aegis Expansion, The Ancient Magus Bride S2, Ao no Orchestra, Duel Masters WIN, Edens Zero, Idolmaster Cinderella Girls U149, Demon Slayer, The Marginal Service, Mix Meisei Story, My Clueless First Friend, My Home Hero, Opus.Colors, Otaku Elf, Pokemon, Ranking of Kings, Soaring Sky Pretty Cure, Sorcerous Stabber Orphen, Stella of the Theater: World Dai Star, Too Cute Crisis, Tousouchuu: Great Mission

25. I Got a Cheat Skill in Another World and Became Unrivaled in the Real World, TooF
Most cringe anime I’ve ever watched.

24. Magical DestroyersF
WTF even was this nonsense.

23. In Another World with my Smartphone 2F
Boring.

22. The Aristocrat’s Otherworldly Adventure: Serving Gods Who Go Too FarF
Boring.

21. A Galaxy Next DoorD-
I loved the manga. This adaptation sucked so hard. Continue reading A Seasonal Review — Spring 2023

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! Continue reading A Seasonal Review — Winter 2023

A Seasonal Review — Fall 2022

Seasonal Impressions

Didn’t Watch: Arknights Prelude to Dawn, Beast Tamer, Berserk, Bleach, Blue Lock, Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit,  Housing Complex C, Human Crazy University, Idolish 7, Kankolle, Legend of Mana The Teardrop Crystal, The Little Lies We All Tell, Management of a Novice Alchemist, More than a Married Couple But Not Lovers, My Hero Academia, My Master Has No Tail,  Pop Team Epic, Urusei no Yatsura, Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out, Yowamushi Pedal, Vazzrock

Suspended: Golden Kamuy, Isekai Ojisan

20. Muv Luv Alternative — D-
Hard to follow and boring.

19. Shinobi no Ittoki — D-
What if we made ninjas, but made them boring?

18. Raven of the Inner Palace — D
Not enough betrayal.

17. I’ve Somehow Gotten Stronger When I Improved My Farm-Related Skills — D+
Could have been worse. Continue reading A Seasonal Review — Fall 2022