Weekly anime roundup – Autumn 2014 week 7

Quite a lot of series that I didn’t get around to watching this past week due to mainly focusing on those series that I was way behind on, and indeed did manage to get everything up to at least episode 5. I also managed to fall behind a bit again. That’s likely the last time that is going to happen this season, though.

Episodes watched this week:
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 7
Denki-gai no Honya-san 7
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai 4
Kaitou Joker 4
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de 7
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis 4
Log Horizon 2nd Season 7
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 3
Denki-gai no Honya-san 8
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 8
Shirobako 6
Shirobako 7
Yama no Susume 19
Kaitou Joker 5
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 4
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 5
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso 5
Grisaia no Kajitsu 5

Autumn 2014 status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu.
2. Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de (up 1)
3. Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru (down 1)
4. Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle
5. Log Horizon 2nd Series
6. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
7. Sora no Method (up 1)
8. Denki-gai no Honya-san (up 1)
9. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (down 2)
10. Shirobako (up 1)
11. Madan no Ou to Vanadis (down 1)
12. Akatsuki no Yona (-)
13. Gugure! Kokkuri-san (-)
14. Grisaia no Kajitsu (up 1)
15. Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken (down 1)
16. Amagi Brilliant Park (up 1)
17. Kaitou Joker (down 1)

dropped:
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis

First let’s start with the drops.
Shingeki no Bahamut’s main character had always been cringeworthy and uncomfortable, but I feel as though he’s lost all interest to me – and interest in this main character is. Four episodes in and they haven’t even started to reveal anything at all about the mass of other characters that they’ve been introducing either, which seem to be from several entire factions. Nor have the tiny handful of fragments they’ve provided about the main characters been remotely satisfying. It’s neither whetting my appetite for more or actually providing me with anything satisfying. So why bother continuing?
Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai has completely failed to attract my interest. The series doesn’t have anything wrong with it per se. It just doesn’t have anything right with it either. It’s just… bland. I’d be willing to watch it if there was nothing else to watch or read, but that’s never going to happen.

I watched multiple episodes from several series this week, but nothing seems to have changed all that much.
The best episode of the week, without a doubt, was Inou-Battle episode 7. Admittedly I haven’t watched most of its competition for “best episode” status, but even if I had it could have come out on top. After episode 5 I felt I had seen the best that series would have to offer and that would be it from there onwards. Episode 6 seemed to prove this case – it was thoroughly enjoyable but nothing special. Episode 7, though, proved just how wrong I was. From the awesome scene with Tomoyo and Jurai to Hatoko’s rant to the way the episode ended… Everything was spectacular. Honestly, I think that could be the best episode of the season so far – where it has much more competition than it does for best episode of the week, beating out episode 5, that one nervewracking but spectacular episode of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso and, well, every single episode of OreTwi.

Speaking of Shigatsu, it seems the dreaded romance is starting to come into play. I knew it would, but it’s sad nonetheless. My enjoyment of the series is directly and inversely proportionate the the amount of romance in a scene.

Oh, and I want to throttle Tarou from Shirobako. And when someone as socially inept as me wants to throttle you for incompetence in dealing with other people, you really do have problems.

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