Weekly watching roundup – Summer 2016 week 1

Not watched much this week, and won’t watch much next week either. In fact the entire season could be a bit like that. Which is why I’m actually kind of glad that it looks like it will be a relatively weak season. I wonder how many series I will actually finish… Heck, I wonder how many series I will actually start…

Long post as it contains statuses for both Spring and Summer, as well as comments on various shows. Hence the read more tag.

Episodes watched this week:
Kiznaiver 11
Kiznaiver 12 END
Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites 9
Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites 10
Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites 11
Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites 12
Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites 13 END
Bungou Stray Dogs 11
Bungou Stray Dogs 12 END
Fukigen na Mononokean 1
Onara Garou 1
Working’!! 7 (backlog)
Working’!! 8

Summer 2016 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Fukigen na Mononokean
2. Onara Gorou

not yet watched:
• Amaama to Inazuma
• Amanchu!
• Arslan Senki (TV): Fuujin Ranbu
• Bananya
• Berserk (2016)
• Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE! LOVE!
• Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu
• Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!
• Love Live! Sunshine!!
• Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls
• Momokuri (TV)
• Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
• New Game!
• Orange
• Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars
• ReLIFE
• Rewrite
• Saiki Kusuo no Ψ Nan
• Scared Rider Xechs
• Servamp
• Taboo-Tattoo
• Tales of Zestiria the X

Not yet aired:
• Qualidea Code
• Ange Vierge
• Mob Psycho 100

Spring 2016 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
2. Sansha Sanyou
3. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?
4. High School Fleet
5. Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge
6. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season
7. Flying Witch
8. Sousei no Onmyouji
9. Kiznaiver
10. Hundred
11. Anne Happy♪
12. Kuma Miko
13. Pan de Peace!
14. Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalites
15. Bungou Stray Dogs (up 2)
16. Boku no Hero Academia (down 1)
17. Shounen Maid (down 1)
18. Mayoiga
19. Usakame
20. Aggressive Retsuko
21. Uchuu Patrol Luluco

Kiznaiver – well that was a rather up and down franchise. When it was great, it was definitely great, but overall it just wasn’t on the same standard as the top shows of this strong season. In the past I would have said I’d buy the series without hesitation, but as things are now I’m not so sure.

Seisen Cerberus – anime adaptations of story based games, obviously, depend almost entirely on how good the story is. Cerberus was a fairly classic style of RPG plotline, but did a fairly decent job of it. That said, I’m not entirely sure how cetain features of the game would have worked (not that this matters for an anime adaptation, or indeed what Tomitte offered the story at all. I’m not really interested in playing the game, so the anime will have to serve as my stand-alone reference to the franchise.

Bungou Stray Dogs – This series started off as fairly low interest to me, but over time it grew on me and surprisingly I find that I’m now very much looking forward to watching the second series. Bring it on.

Fukigen na Mononokean looks like a meh series, but one that could be fairly good to unwind to. Which is exactly what I want from my anime right now.

Onara Gorou is as stupid as expected, but funny as a result.

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