Weekly Anime Roundup – Winter 2015 Week 6

Most of the way through the season now, and finally I’m catching up. Then again, there’s few enough things left that it would be slightly worrying if I weren’t.

Episodes watched this week:
Sengoku Musou 4
Junketsu no Maria 4
Junketsu no Maria 5
Dog Days” 5
Rolling Girls 5
Rolling Girls 6
Kantai Collection 6
Kantai Collection 7
ISUCA 3
Yoru no Yatterman 5
Yoru no Yatterman 6
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! 6
Military! 7
Akatsuki no Yona 20
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 5
Shirobako 20
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 5
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 6
Sengoku Musou 5
Dog Days” 6
Koufuku Graffiti 6
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 5
Kantai Collection 8
Log Horizon 2nd Season 21

Winter 2015 Status

Series rankings at present:
1. Koufuku Graffiti (up 1)
2. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (down 1)
3. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! (up 1)
4. Dog Days” (down 1)
5. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (up 1)
6. Seiken Tsukai no World Break (down 1)
7. Yoru no Yatterman
8. Kantai Collection (up 1)
9. Absolute Duo (down 1)
10. Rolling Girls
11. Sengoku Musou (up 2)

Dropped:
Junketsu no Maria
Military!
ISUCA

Junketsu no Maria is the archetypal example of a fansub rule drop. I would have continued this series were it available legally, and probably more-or-less enjoyed it through to the end, but I honestly cannot see myself spending anything on it, so it gets dropped.

The other two drops, however, were standard ones. I guess I was mistaken to try to give ISUCA another chance. Although it was the OTT censors that actually convinced me to drop it. I took a screenshot at one point and checked to find that the censor at that moment in the series covered slightly oveer 60% of the entire screen. And stuff was getting censored that really didn’t need to be either.

Military! also couldn’t be saved. But that’s not particularly surprising.

World Break had a beach episode, which was the weakest of the series yet. Given that beach episodes have about a 50% chance of being the weakest part of a series, there’s not a particular issue with this. Of far more concern, though, is the fact that I don’t like Kanzaki Tokiko. At all. Here’s hoping she makes as few appearances as possible for the rest of the series.

There seems to be a lot of negatives this time… So let’s try to think of some positives… Akatsuki no Yona is going from strength to strength. Honestly, I could see that series getting in my top few Autumn anime by the time it ends.

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