Finally done with most all the premiers, time to run ’em down – and an astounding episode of Attack on Titan. Hit the jump, and let’s get going!
The shows that I am watching are in bold, shows my wife and I are watching together are in bold italics, and
strikethrough marks dropped shows.
So I’m a Spider, So What?
Kumo desu ga, Nanika?
Normally, I’m put off by huge slabs on internal monologue… But Aoi Yuuki carries it off with panache. I’m really enjoying the character of the unnamed spider.
But… there’s a lot I’m not at all fond of. This is yet another gamified isekai world. Better done than most, but it’s still there. And I’m really not fond of the “human world” half of the show. The characters are jerks, and it’s not at all clear what’s up with them. It felt strongly like it was tacked on at the end as something of an afterthought. Maybe they’ll clear that up next episode.
The scenario, a unit of scrappy idols desperately to make a go of it is right up my alley. But the animation was, well shitty (not to put too fine point on it) and the talking Tiki idol pointlessly weird.
Dropped without the faintest shred of regret.
Hori-san to Miyamura-kun
I like it. I have some concerns going forward (and they’re not all the creepy ass teacher), but I like it. The scenario of a misfit romance isn’t exactly new, but the characters are carrying it off well. I kind of like how Souta serves as an unwitting intermediary, even though that’s been done before too. But none of these are my real concerns.
My real concern is “where are they going with this?” I mean, I’ve got My Love Story and Tsuki ga Kirei under my belt – and those are some pretty high bars to compare to. But I just can’t help it. I’m OK if they don’t confess, or if things move slowly, just don’t bore me. And don’t play silly ass “will they or won’t they” games either.
Which sounds harsher than I intended… I did enjoy it, I do plan on being back next week. The series succeeded in making me interested.
Non Non Biyori Nonstop
A full minute before the first human figure appears on screen. Two full minutes before the first (and very ordinary) line of dialog is spoken. A full episode where almost nothing of consequence happens… And finally the most ridiculous conclusion you can probably think of.
Classic Non Non Byori. Despite a five year absence from the screen, it’s back! And it’s still right at the top of it’s game.
Yes, I’ll probably spend a good chunk of the next three months gushing over this series. It’s my blog, I’ll gush if I want to. :) :)
Also, having grown up around sandspurs (cockleburs), I’m with Renge. They suck.
Attack on Titan: The Final Season
Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season
Starting from the disclaimer (which I don’t think they’ve ever used before) to the final image burned into my brain… WOW. This episode put the pedal to the floor and never let up.
I have to wonder about Reiner though… From the scene at his parents forward, I’m wondering just how much guilt he carries. How much conflict is tearing him apart…
That being said, this (attack) is much bigger than Eren. He’s not the only Paradisian in town… His letters went somewhere. The separation and incarceration of Marcel and Pieck was a deliberate act. Are the Paradisian’s after the Jaw and Cart Titans? Where is Armin and the Colossus Titan? (Annie appears to still be in the the cocoon she encased herself in way back in the first season.)
It’s going to be a long wait until next week. And I think I’m going to be saying that a lot over the next few months.
That sums up the week… And wow, it’s been a tiring one on the watching/blogging front. And I haven’t even gotten to Uma Musume or Otherside Picnic yet today!
I’m think that this season posts will come out on Tuesday. Which means I’m going to be perpetually late to the party on Promised Neverland. But that’s pretty much my only option given how crowded this season is. Some weeks, some shows are going to get short shrift because there’s no way I can write credibly about fourteen shows and maintain my sanity. (And I’m actually watching sixteen because Oishinbo posts two episodes a week.) Not to mention I do have other hobbies and interests…
Other than the two shows mentioned above, pretty much everything is fair game. Of the shows that have premiered, I’ve watched all I intend to.
So, drop a comment and let’s chat!