With the relatively small number of shows airing this season, and the even smaller number I’m planning on checking out, premieres are popping up only at extended intervals… So, I thought I’d go ahead and drop a quick post covering what I’ve seen so far.
Lapis Re:LiGHTs Episode 1
Lapis is… a bit of a conundrum. It was listed as being an idol show, but that was nowhere in evidence in the first episode. And it’s girls using magic rather than magical girls. (Though that was probably an own goal.) What we did get was what looks to be the start of a fairly standard school drama. Which isn’t a bad thing, the promo material made it clear that it was set at a school. The bad thing is that it’s mostly stock parts drawn straight from a catalog.
However, I did enjoy myself. The banter was decently written and the acting and direction top notch. The animation was, in general, way better than you’d expect.
So I’d say that it’s off to a decent enough start. I think it’ll take a few episodes to really tell one way or another… It’s an original work, so they don’t really have any crib sheet to work from.
Status: Moderate keeper.
Monster Musume no Oisha-san
(Monster Girl Doctor)
Here’s a show I can be much firmer in my opinions of… It’s just not that good. The plot, predictable. The acting and direction, workmanlike at it’s very best. The animation, dodgy. And for a show tagged as being “ecchi”, it had no fanservice and it’s “sexiness” was largely limited to a lot of lame double innuendo.
At first I thought I might keep it… I can see how folks could enjoy it, but as it stands, I didn’t really. The more I think about it, the less I like it in retrospect.
This meme was floating around Twitter over the last couple of days… and I think anyone who knows me at all can guess the show…
So, that’s it for me. Time to turn the mike over you in the comments section. What do you think of these or any other new show? How would you describe your favorite anime as boringly as possible? Or anything else you want to chat about? Drop a comment!