Weekly watching roundup – Summer 2016 weeks 12 and 13

Episodes watched the past 2 weeks:
Aggressive Retsuko 23
Aggressive Retsuko 24
Onara Gorou 11
Momokuri 9
Momokuri 10
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 23
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 24
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 25 END
Momokuri 11
Momokuri 12
New Game! 12 END
Rewrite 12
Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu 12 END
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 11
Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! 12 END
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 46
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 47
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 48
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 49
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 50
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 51
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 52
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 53
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 54
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 55
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 56
Rewrite 13 END
Love Live! Sunshine!! 3
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 57
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 58
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 59
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 60
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 61
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 62
Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV) 63
Onara Gorou 12
Onara Gorou 13 END
Aggressive Retsuko 25

Summer 2016 Status:

Series rankings at present:
1. Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
2. Amanchu!
3. New Game!
4. ReLIFE (up 4)
5. Rewrite (down 1)
6. Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru (down 1)
7. Amaama to Inazuma (down 1)
8. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan
9. Onara Gorou (up 1)
10. Mahou Shoujo? Naria☆Girls (down 3)
11. Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu (up 7)
12. Fukigen na Mononokean (down 1)
13. Orange (down 1)
14. Momokuri (TV) (up 1)
15. Love Live! Sunshine!! (down 2)
16. Taboo-Tattoo (down 2)
17. Servamp (down 1)

Re:Zero – Awesome series. Not much more needs to be said than that. Gripping and exciting throughout. I’ve already said that I’ll be picking up the novels in English and see no reason to change those plans. I periodically go into the local Waterstones to see if the volume has magically appeared on their shelves but in reality it will be at the end of the month that I get hold of them.

New Game – Good comedy, interesting concept executed well, and decent characters. What’s not to like? Manga Time Kirara strikes again. Will pick up the manga. Eventually.

Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu – so I was undervaluing this on the series rankings. Largely because I actually found myself sad that the series was ending, which was kind of surprising.

Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru – a reasonably fun series but nothing overly special. I probably wouldn’t start buying the manga from the anime, but I already have it so…

Rewrite – well, that’s one way to end a series… Overall a fairly variable series. At times it was almost uncomfortable to watch, whilst at others it was almost compelling. Apparently there’s more coming (somehow), and I’ll watch it when it does.

ReLIFE – Mmm mm. Loved that ending. Good series, too. I want more.

Onara Gorou was a bit of a surprise, in that I was expecting it to be awful, but it turned out to be mildly entertaining, with a couple of brilliant episodes offsetting the couple of episodes that actually were drudgery.

All in all not an overly appealing season, although a couple of series definitely stand out as exceptions. And I never got around to watching some stuff that were actually some of the more promising ones. So perhaps it’s all my fault. Then again there were series that were better than expected, although mostly in the sense of being enjoyable rather than droppable.

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