No weekly watching roundups for Summer 2017 + more

Due to my work hours substantially increasing earlier this week and probably continuing over the next few months, I’m having to cut back on certain other things I do with my time, and rearrange others. Amongst other things this will of course be affecting this blog.

Here’s the plan for the regular posts on here over the next few months:
– There will be no weekly watching roundup posts at any point during Summer 2017. Instead, there will be a single season roundup post at the end of the season. There will be no “episodes watched” list on that post as this would be pointless. I may also not give details about many series I watched in that post either.
– Monthly POS ranks will not be posted in this time. These are the regular (more than 2 per year) posts that take the longest to type up, and also the posts that get the least attention.
– Monthly sales figures will be posted as usual, though some of them may be late.
– Weekly light novel releases will be posted as usual, but I will not be adding series to MAL and may not update the posts with changes.
– A watching intentions post should be up for next season tomorrow. Autumn’s post may be late.

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Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 10

Episodes watched this week:
100% Pascal-sensei 10
Aggressive Retsuko 62
Hinako Note 9
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 11
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 10
Clockwork Planet 8
Clockwork Planet 9
Clockwork Planet 10
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 12
Love Kome: We Love Rice 12
Hinako Note 10

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Eromanga-sensei
3. Clockwork Planet
4. Alice to Zouroku
5. Love Kome: We Love Rice (up 1)
6. Hinako Note (down 1)
7. Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine
8. Puripuri Chii-chan!!
9. 100% Pascal-sensei
10. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen

 

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records – one of those “We’re ending where the real story begins” endings, huh? Still, this was comfortably my favourite of the series I watched this season.

Love Kome: We Love Rice – Puns galore. I like puns. Thus I like this anime.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 weeks 7-9

In case you didn’t notice, I haven’t posted one of these in a while. The reason for this is simply that I didn’t have a computer for about a week and a half, and have spent a lot of the time since then either catching up on things or sorting out stuff for my new laptop. Thus there wasn’t much time for watching anime or for making these posts.

Episodes watched the past 3 weeks:
Aggressive Retsuko 60
Aggressive Retsuko 61
Love Kome: We Love Rice 9
Love Kome: We Love Rice 10
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 8
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 9
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 10
Hinako Note 8
100% Pascal-sensei 7
100% Pascal-sensei 8
100% Pascal-sensei 9
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 9
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 7
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 8
Eromanga-sensei 8
Eromanga-sensei 9
Eromanga-sensei 10
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 9
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 10
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 10 BACKLOG
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 11
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 12
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 13 END
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 11
Love Kome: We Love Rice 11

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Eromanga-sensei (up 2)
3. Clockwork Planet (down 1)
4. Alice to Zouroku (down 1)
5. Hinako Note
6. Love Kome: We Love Rice
7. Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine
8. Puripuri Chii-chan!!
9. 100% Pascal-sensei (up 1)
10. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen (down 1)

 

Akiba’s Trip – Fun and entertaining satire, though the series was at its best while it was episodic – the last few episodes were somewhat weaker, but still enjoyable.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 6

Episodes watched this week:
100% Pascal-sensei 6
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 6
Sekai no Yami Zukan 5
Sekai no Yami Zukan 6 DROPPED
Hinako Note 6
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 7
Hinako Note 7
Alice to Zouroku 4
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 3
Love Kome: We Love Rice 8
Aggressive Retsuko 58
Alice to Zouroku 5
Eromanga-sensei 7
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 8
Alice to Zouroku 6
Hand Shakers 6 BACKLOG
Hand Shakers 7
Hand Shakers 8
Hand Shakers 9
Hand Shakers 10
Hand Shakers 11
Hand Shakers 12 END
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 4

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Clockwork Planet
3. Alice to Zouroku
4. Eromanga-sensei
5. Hinako Note
6. Love Kome: We Love Rice
7. Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine
8. Puripuri Chii-chan!!
9. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
10. 100% Pascal-sensei

Dropped:
Sekai no Yami Zukan

Sekai no Yami Zukan – some of these were gripping at first, only to then be total let downs later. Others never got that far. Finally dropped the series after a particularly bad case of the latter.

Hand Shakers – the music was rather out of place at times, but other than that this was a reasonably decent series. Characters were likeable, even if some of them were overly repetitive in their speech.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 5

Episodes watched this week:
Hand Shakers 1 BACKLOG
Hand Shakers 2
Hand Shakers 3
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 6
100% Pascal-sensei 4
Aggressive Retsuko 57
100% Pascal-sensei 5
Kochinpa! Dainiki 24 END
Hand Shakers 4
Hand Shakers 5
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 7
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 5
Hinako Note 3
Hinako Note 4
Clockwork Planet 5
Eromanga-sensei 4
Clockwork Planet 6
Love Kome: We Love Rice 7
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 1
Alice to Zouroku 1
Eromanga-sensei 5
Eromanga-sensei 6
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine 2
Hinako Note 5
Alice to Zouroku 2
Alice to Zouroku 3

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Clockwork Planet
3. Alice to Zouroku (new)
4. Eromanga-sensei
5. Hinako Note
6. Love Kome: We Love Rice (down 3)
7. Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (new)
8. Puripuri Chii-chan!! (down 2)
9. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen (down 2)
10. 100% Pascal-sensei (down 2)
11. Sekai no Yami Zukan (down 2)

Kochinpa! Dainiki – This started well, and ended decently enough I suppose. But there were way too many segments with those random old men. That stopped being funny almost immediately and I really wish they’d come up with something – anything – else. Although the last episode wouldn’t have worked, devoting about a third of the entire series to a single gag? No thanks.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 weeks 3 and 4

I pushed the two weeks together as during the first I hardly watched anything, while during the second I watched quite a bit.

Episodes watched the past 2 weeks:
Eromanga-sensei 1
Eromanga-sensei 2
Aggressive Retsuko 55
KochinPa! Dainiki 22
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys 1
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys 2
Clockwork Planet 1
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 4
Hinako Note 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 5
Love Kome: We Love Rice 5
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 3
100% Pascal-Sensei 2
KochinPa! Dainiki 23
Aggressive Retsuko 56
Clockwork Planet 2
Clockwork Planet 3
Clockwork Planet 4
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 5
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 6
100% Pascal-sensei 3
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys 3 DROPPED
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 4
Love Kome: We Love Rice  6
Eromanga-sensei 3

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Clockwork Planet (new)
3. Love Kome: We Love Rice (down 1)
4. Eromanga-sensei (new)
5. Hinako Note (down 1)
6. Puripuri Chii-chan!! (down 1)
7. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen (down 4)
8. 100% Pascal-sensei (down 2)
9. Sekai no Yami Zukan (down 2)

Dropped:
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys

Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys – dropped as soon as the brother came in. The series doesn’t have enough value to compensate for the awkwardness. Didn’t like the fact that they kept breaking up important scenes with fragments of the OP either.

Still got 10 things left on the intend to watch list, which is more than I’m actually watching. Why does this always happen?

Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 2

Episodes watched this week:
Sekai no Yami Zukan 1
Sekai no Yami Zukan 2
Sekai no Yami Zukan 3
Sekai no Yami Zukan 4
Love Kome: We Love Rice 1
Love Kome: We Love Rice 2
Love Kome: We Love Rice 3
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai 1 DROPPED
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 1
Puripuri Chii-chan!! 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 1
Kochinpa! Dainiki 21
Aggressive Retsuko 54
Love Kome: We Love Rice 4
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 1
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 2
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 3
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records 4
Hinako Note 1
Gin no Guardian 1
Gin no Guardian 2 DROPPED

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
2. Love Kome: We Love Rice
3. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
4. Hinako Note
5. Puripuri Chii-chan!!
6. 100% Pascal-sensei
7. Sekai no Yami Zukan

Dropped:
Gin no Guardian
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai

Still to watch:
Everything else

Well that’s finally started the season properly. It was a rather disappointing start, though, broken only by the captivation provided by Akashic Records.

Sekai no Yami Zukan – Some of the early plot twists were almost comically badly done. Still, I feel a slight attachent towards this series right now, although I have no idea why.

Love Kome – This is hilarious, although starting to fade already.

Gin no Guardian – I don’t get what’s going on here at all. The first episode left me confused and the second only made things worse. There’s nowhere near enough interest for me to want to find out what on earth is going on.

Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai – Just mindless fighting mixed in with crappy lines and (admittedly rather amusingly) censored porn. Nothing worth watching here.