Weekly Anime Roundup – Winter 2015 Week 11 (final)

Not much watched recently, in part due to the fact that the season had pretty much ended by the time I did the last post, and also in part due to being so busy.

Episodes watched this week:
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 11
Seiken Tsukai no World Break 12 END
Koufuku Graffiti 12 END
Dog Days” 10
Omakase! Miracle Cat-dan 1 (SPRING anime)
Dog Days” 11
Dog Days” 12 END
Sengoku Musou 11
Sengoku Musou 12 END

Winter 2015 season end status:

This is pretty much a final status, given that there’s only one series continuing.

1. Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
2. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
3. Dog Days” (up 2)
4. Kantai Collection
5. Koufuku Graffiti (down 2)
6. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
7. Seiken Tsukai no World Break
8. Absolute Duo
9. Sengoku Musou

placed on hold:
Yoru no Yatterman

Seiken Tsukai no World Break – It is, of course, normal for a story to have as its main character a central character in the events of the story. Having quite literally everything in the entire world, from the smallest of petty rivalries all the way up to the entirety of international politics and beyond, revolving around this one character is, on the other hand, rather unusual. In all honesty I don’t think I’ve come across anything that does it to quite this extent before. That said, it wasn’t badly done. The characters in particular were distinctive and (mostly) likeable. The plot felt like it was just buildup to later events but also that it wasn’t at the same time, which is slightly odd, so I’m not really sure where this is going to go. I guess I’ll have to read the novels to find out.

Koufuku Graffiti – a fun and pleasant series, at least if you didn’t focus on it too much. Several of the episodes left me with a smile on my face almost the whole way through the episode. I’m not sure how enjoyable the series will be in manga form, but I’ll be buying the first volume to see.

Dog Days” – it was weird not watching this on Crunchyroll and I’m still not sure what happened there but oh well. The first and last story arcs were great, as was the lore-based story episode – but the rest of the middle was rather lacking.

Sengoku Musou – I never played the games that this series was based on, but personally I felt that the series would have been much more enjoyable if it had not repetitively strayed into the territory of impossibility just for the ostensible sake of making it entertaining. The interest in this series, such as it was, came entirely from the bits that I know to have actually happened, and thus the mixing in of inhuman abilities for some characters, and overly human abilities for a certain squirrel-like creature, thus only detracted from this experience. A shame, but the interest was nonetheless sufficient to keep me going to the end.

The weather outside is telling me that Spring has arrived, which means that it’s time to start on a new season of anime. Although I’ve already watched one short episode.

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