2018 is coming to an end, and with it the Fall 2018 season of anime.

This post is a round-up of everything I watched since the start of October, from both seasonal and non-seasonal anime.

Seasonal anime

Akanesasu Shoujo

This seemed like a decent anime due to the concept of travelling through different worlds.

Another thing that seemed interesting was the main character meeting a version of herself from the alternate world.

However, I watched the first two episodes and haven’t returned to it since. But there are positive comments on the direction the anime took, so I think I’ll look into it once again.

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara

Irozuku intrigued me with its visuals and interesting premise. I can’t say it was dissspointing.

The last few episodes have been heartbreaking and I can only imagine the feels the final episode will bring. This was really enjoyable and I’m sad to see it come to an end.

Check my first impressions on Irozuku and my breakdown of the opening and ending sequences.

Karakuri Circus

Karakuri Circus started off giving me some Hunter x Hunter vibes, which is very much a good thing.

But the anime seems to have some problems with the pacing, according to those that have read the manga.

I haven’t watched anything of it since episode 5 but I am planning to catch up.

Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai

A very good anime worth watching for certain episodes coughs the Futaba arc.

But Sakurajima Mai is for sure one of the best waifus of the year.

Today the final episode comes out but I’m looking forward to the movie.

I made a breakdown of the opening and ending sequences which you can find here.

Sword Art Online: Alicization

SAO Alicization is honestly one of the best things about anime in 2018 for me. I’m looking forward to each episode cause I’m really enjoying this a lot.

I even feel like rewatching the entirety of SAO while Alicization is on a two week break. My interest in SAO is exceeding even my own expectations.

To read my first impressions on Alicization click here.

The breakdown of the opening sequence is here.

And here you can read my thoughts on the… shocking episode 10.

Yagate Kimi ni Naru

I randomly started Yagate Kimi ni Naru late this season. It hasn’t been a bad decision so far.

This is my first ever yuri anime. I also immediatly grew to love the opening song.

Satsuriku no Tenshi ONA

A leftover from the summer season but under the label of ONA.

This is the first anime ever whose source material I’ve finished before watching the anime adaptation, since I bought the game in the summer.

I liked the game and it wasn’t much different with the anime which was a faithful adaptation.

Zombieland Saga

I was on episode 4 of Zombieland Saga till yesterday when I decided to catch up on it.

I didn’t expect to watch all 8 episodes remaining in one day, but it happened.

This anime has exceeded my expectations, and a season 2 seems likely judging by the ending. I’m very much looking forward to more.

For my first impressions on Zombieland Saga, click here.

Non-seasonal

3-gatsu no Lion

3-gatsu no Lion was one of the most heartwarming anime I’ve seen so far. I had teary eyes when I realized I have no more episodes to watch.

I highly recommend this to anyone searching for a story about personal growth and finding your place in life.

Koe no Katachi

I recognize the beauty of Koe no Katachi. It had me close to tears, but it hasn’t managed to make me cry.

Not that this makes it a bad movie – it was a very special one worthy of recognition.

No game no Life

No Game No Life was a fun experience, althrough there were times I couldn’t help but feel the skill Sora and Shiro showed was too unrealistic.

In other words, sometimes they were just too OP for my tastes.

There is also a movie which I haven’t actually watched yet but I should do it as soon as possible.

Shakugan no Shana

This seemed like a good watch due to the similarities to Toradora.

Shana is a short tsundere voiced by Rie Kugimiya, same could be said for Aisaka Taiga. Even one of the MC’s friends is voiced by the same person that voiced Kitamura Yuusaku.

The premise of the anime seems good, but 6 episodes in and I have to say I’m not feeling fully invested into the series. But I won’t drop this just yet.

Steins;Gate 0 OVA

Maybe I should have added this among seasonal anime? But I watched the Steins;Gate 0 OVA that came a few days ago.

In all honesty, I was expecting something more related to the plot. But I will accept this too. It is more Steins;Gate afterall.

But thinking this is likely the last ever content from this franchise makes me extremely sad.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru

I watched Oregairu in late October and started rewatching earlier this month. Hikigaya Hachiman is one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever seen.

But one of the reasons I’m rewatching this is how vague it was at times. I feel like a second watch will make me appreciate the anime and the characters even more.

Rewatching

Sora yori mo Tooi Basho

A few days ago I started rewatching my favorite series of the year and one of my all time favorites.

I’m just not ready for the sadness that will occur when I finish it once again.

Toradora!

Toradora is a gift that keeps on giving. And I somehow managed to resist rewatching it the entire year, to make the Toradora December rewatch feel even better.

The rewatch is now in its final stage and again – I’m not ready to end it again and realize again that I have nothing left from it to watch.

What were you watching during the fall season of anime? Let me know in the comments!

It’s December.

Winter is slowly but surely approaching, which means – snow!

I’m not sure about your country, but here in Croatia, snow has actually already fallen, around 2 weeks ago.

And maybe it’s falling in your own country right at this moment.

I really love snow and I really love anime openings and endings so here I’ll give you some OPs and EDs that have snow in them.

Re:ZERO –Starting Life in Another World– – Ending 1

Ahh Re:Zero. I can’t believe it’s gonna be a year since I watched it.

This ending always reminds me of winter. Not only because that’s the time of the year when I watched the anime, but also because… well… it has snow in its visuals.

And I really love the song.

“Please don’t let me die”. Somehow, driving school and university have made that line more fitting for me recently. Don’t ask why.

Steins;Gate 0 – Opening 1

Without doubt one of the highlights of the anime year, the return of one of my all time favorite series.

And it includes some visuals of Mayushii in the snow and briefly Kagari.

Somehow, the snow just feels fitting. Especially that moment at the top of the buildings.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – Ending 2

It’s another series that I’ve seen in winter last year.

I love the snowflakes at the start of the sequence.

And I’m sure I’m not the only person that finds it hard to resist moving their head the same way as they do in this sequence.

Boku Dake ga Inai Machi Opening

This takes me back to Summer 2017, the start of my anime career.

Seeing the protagonist go back to his childhood days, and during winter as well, felt strangely nostalgic.

And I’m not even into my 20s yet.

Clannad Opening

And another anime involving snow that I’ve seen during last winter.

While for me it wasn’t a “life-changing experience” as I’ve seen it being described, there were certainly moments when I was invested in Clannad, and believed it was something special.

In the first season, it was most notably during the Ibuki Fuuko arc.

Sora yori mo Tooi Basho Opening

It’s no surprise a series with a group of 4 girls visiting Antarctica features snow in its opening.

A Place Further than the Universe is by far one of the best shows of 2018, and even The New York Times agreed, by mentioning it in their The Best TV Shows of 2018 article.

It’s huge news if you ask me, and it’s something that makes me happy, and in a way proud.

Just go watch this anime, I swear you won’t regret it.

3-gatsu no Lion – Ending 2

Now I’ve been watching the first season of this anime at the time snow fell here 2 weeks ago, so the ending sequence felt quite fitting.

I’m sure you’ll notice that the artist, Kenshi Yonezu, also sings the Boku no Hero Academia season 2 opening, Peace Sign.

Interesting how Brian the Sun, who made the first ending song of BNHA, have also made the first ending song for 3-gatsu no Lion season 2.

Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku – Opening 2

The anime with one of my favorite main characters ever. And a great opening song with a sequence full of cute moments.

And ofcourse, there is snow, near the end of the sequence, in the blueish lights.

Something about that moment is just amazing. The scenery, those lights that feel relaxing. The two main girls stepping in the opposite directions. The way the song ends.

I just really love that moment. As well as the rest of the opening and the anime itself.

 

What are your favorite snowy moments in anime OPs and EDs? Please let me know in the comments!