What I watched in Winter 2019

Another season of anime is behind us! We are already one-quarter into 2019… Just as I did at the end of the Fall 2018 anime season – I’m gonna go through all the anime I’ve watched in Winter 2019, be it seasonal, non-seasonal, or a rewatch. Seasonal anime Boogiepop wa Warawanai I do enjoy watching Boogiepop but it’s really not an anime you would watch weekly. After watching the first 2 episodes that way, I already felt confused with the events and characters so I decided to restart my watching. Now I’m just at the start of the second half of the series and I’ll get to finishing the remaining episodes soon. It’s also not an anime I’d watch at any time other than late night. The music and the whole mood just fit that time so well. But I guess that’s expected from something with the Horror tag isn’t Continue reading…

Rambling about my dropped anime

With 115 completed items on my very own myanimelist account, I consider my 6 dropped items to be a relatively low number. This is because I usually always carefully consider if an anime I’m about to start is worth watching and will it work for my tastes. But sometimes those calculations can go wrong. It can result in slower watching of the series, usually an episode at a time in the hopes that a better part of the story is coming soon. Or, in the more extreme cases it can result in new entries on the ‘on-hold’ list or even the ‘dropped’ list. So what are the 6 worse than all the others series that I just couldn’t bring myself to finish? Kimi ni Todoke (MAL link) My first ever dropped anime was Kimi ni Todoke. And I remember feeling bad about myself for this simplest of reasons – the Continue reading…

W’z – the sequel I didn’t know was a sequel

Have you ever started an anime series and realized that you have “accidentally” started watching a sequel? Because that’s exactly what has happened to me with W’z. I went into this completely blind. I didn’t know anything about the studio GoHands. Apparently, the PV for the anime had similarities to Hand Shakers, a title I knew nothing about. The only thing that could possibly imply that this was somehow related to another anime was a single forum thread on Myanimelist. And after the first episode has aired, most of the comments mentioned Hand Shakers, leaving me confused and I honestly don’t know what to do right now… The first two episodes I’m writing this after seeing the first two episodes. And while I like certain aspects of the anime, I can’t exactly say I’m blown away by it. What I liked in the anime synopsis was the main character Yukiya Continue reading…

Winter 2019: What looks interesting

With Fall 2018 behind us, it’s time to focus on the new season of anime that is ahead. Last winter was my favorite anime season to date, with series like A Place Further than the Universe, Yuru Camp and Violet Evergarden all airing at the same time. Can this year’s winter season compare to that? Make your own conclusions as I will list the anime I am most likely to watch in Winter 2019, based on their PV, synopsis and genres. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (MAL link) This is an anime whose first episode I have already seen, as it has pre-aired at the end of December. The first episode is 45 minutes long. It’s an isekai with a twist – the main character has been falsely accused of assault and is known by the world for all the wrong reasons. He lacks the thrust of others, and lacks Continue reading…