It’s that time of year again! Time to look forward to what’s airing next season!
Let’s hit the break and take a look.
I normally don’t get too excited about seasonal shows until I see if they’re going to get a legal stream in the US. It’s not that I object to seeing them via ‘alternate’ means, but many of those can’t be played on my TV (which makes it difficult for both of us to watch) and it’s a massive PITA when they’re not neatly lined up in my queue. (Life is busy enough without adding another task to my weekly to-do list.) But that doesn’t mean I don’t look forward to some shows and hope they get a legal stream…
The Reflection Wave One
Pretty much the only show I’m looking forward too, and I’m doing so with trepidation… Stan Lee is still a name to conjure with, but previous (Western and Japanese) animated forays into the Marvel universe have been… less than impressive to be charitable. But this isn’t the Marvel universe, so that gives me hope.
You’ll note the absence of Marvel Future Avengers from this list. The omission is deliberate, though I’ll check it out I am not looking forward to it.
A badass ninja girl? Sign me up! While I’m not entirely sure what I think of the concept, the animation and background has me sold. The staff has a pretty impressive CV too, though mostly one-step-junior to their positions on PP.
Anthology type shows are pretty scarce… But I do find them interesting.
Honestly, I’m just about over isekai. But I don’t think the fad has run its course yet, and we’re going to get at least another year or so where they dominate. That being, Isekai Shokudou catches my eye mostly because it faintly resembles Niven’s Draco Tavern tales which I greatly enjoyed.
Centaur no Nayami (Centaur’s Worries)
My wife thinks this look cute, so I’ll probably check it out with her. The description doesn’t tell us much about the show beyond it probably being MG (Monster Girls) DCT. However, Demi-chan set a pretty high bar for monster girl shows…
Battle Girls High School
Magical Girl action.. On the list because I usually check out magical girls shows.
Action Heroine Cheer Fruits
Sounds like something along the lines of a “Local Idol”/CGDCT type show. On the list mostly out of curiosity.
Sigh Many of those write-ups make it sound like I’m not too enthused. And truth be told, Summer looks like it has every chance of being a disappointing season. On the other hand, I’ve said that before and have been pleasantly surprised.
If history is any guide, I’ll check out as many as twenty shows if they’re available and I usually end up watching somewhere in the neighborhood of twelve to fifteen… If my/our schedule gets too crowded, I need to be ruthless when it comes to culling to get things down to a reasonable level. Sometimes even “it airs on Tuesday” (when I have a meeting every week) suffices if the show doesn’t offer enough on its own.
I have difficulty blogging in any depth about more than four or five shows. (Though I was watching nine!) So this season, I’m going to restrict myself to commenting only if I have something to actually say about a given show in a given week. If I’m at a loss for words, I’ll simply note the show as “watched, no comments”. If all I have is a line or two, then all I’ll post is a line or two. I watch anime for fun, I blog for discussion, and I don’t want either to become burdensome.
(I said that last season, and I’m repeating it this season in the hopes it sinks into my brain this time…)
Drop a line down in the comments and let me know what you’re looking forward to!