Summer 2022 — Seasonal Impressions

Sequels: Classroom of the Elite S2, Danmachi S4, Hataraku Maou-sama S2, Jashin-chan Dropkick X, Made in Abyss S2, Overlord IV, Rental Girlfriend, Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

26. Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World
This one is gross. Usually shows like this have the decency to at least be coy about it but this one is just straight-up pro-slavery.

25. Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer
This was sooo bad. Which is a shame because I love the manga. Do yourself a favor, skip this and go read the manga. Also read Spirit Circle. Let’s pretend this never happened.

24. My Isekai Life: I Gained a Second Character Class and Became the Strongest Sage in the World
I am personally angry about this one because I actually like the manga. In the manga the main dude is this total dork who they make fun of constantly. In the anime there is absolutely none of the sense of humor of the manga; or much of a personality for the main character at all. I didn’t even realize until like halfway through the episode that they are based on the same source since they have so little in common. What a shame.

23. Extreme Hearts
Combining two of my favorite things into one— idols and soccer! Also it just kind of sucks.

22. Shoot! Goal to the Future
Come on, did anyone think I will like a normal sports anime?

21. Parallel World Pharmacy
This manga was so boring I dropped it. Anime doesn’t seem much different.

20. Smile of the Arsnotoria the Animation
Cute girls doing cute things. I don’t have the patience for these anymore.

19. Black Summoner
I read this manga, and the anime is way better. To be clear, that is not a compliment of the anime. The manga is really dumb.

18. Tokyo Mew Mew New
Seems like it would be fine if you’re a kid.

17. Phantom of the Idol
I hate idols. Not great but I’ve definitely seen worse.

16. Luminous Witches
Strike Witches spinoff. Seems fine if you like Strike Witches. Which… why…? I don’t get why this series keeps going. I don’t know anyone who likes it.

15. Fate Grand Carnival
Maybe I would like it more if I played the games and had the foggiest idea what was going on.

14. Shine Post
Seems fine, if you like idols and want another idol show.

13. The Maid I Hired is Mysterious
I would probably like this if it weren’t for the main character being a little kid.

12. The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting
Decently made first episode. But a subject I have zero interest in.

11. RWBY: Ice Queendom
Why? What I liked about the original RWBY was the dumb sense of humor and the shipping, not the plot. This version is all about the plot. It looks damn good when it wants to though, like that fight scene with White.

10. Teppen!!!! Laughing Til You Cry
I don’t really understand manzai I think. I giggled a few times. And it did seem kind of well made. (For example, the OP animation was great— the song sucked hard.) Not sure if I’ll keep going with this.

9. Shine On! Bakumatsu Bad Boys
Hmm… it’s not great or anything, but was decent enough. Kind of reminds me of Mushibugyo which I quite liked despite being admittedly unremarkable.

8. Vermeil in Gold
A boy summons a mommy as his demon. This one’s… different at least. Not sure if I like it.

7. My Stepmom’s Daughter is my Ex
I like how they hate each others’ guts. Anime needs more characters like this. 99% sure they’ll get back together again by the end which will greatly disappoint me.

6. When Will Ayumu Make His Move?
This was really cute! Not sure if it can keep my interest for a whole season though…

5. Uncle From Another World
A bit depressing (especially being close to the uncle’s age) but I thought the first episode was pretty funny.

4. Engage Kiss
Love how everyone, but especially the main character, is trash. The plot and setting I’m pretty indifferent to though.

3. Lycoris Recoil
Seems like a cool post-apocalyptic setting. Would be nice if it focused on that instead of cute high school girls and action sequences. Still, seems pretty good so far.

2. Yuri Deco
This is different! Tons of style. Reminds me of stuff like Kaiba and Gatchaman Crowds.

1. Call of the Night
Great manga, it’s by the Dagashi Kashi guy, can’t wait for this.

Only a few great shows this season but that’s enough! What did you all think of the new shows?

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