Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 7

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 7
Aggressive Retsuko 45
Gabriel DropOut 7
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 4
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 5
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 4
Kemono Friends 7
Kochinpa! Dainiki 12
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 7
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 6
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 7
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 5

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Gabriel DropOut
2. Youjo Senki
3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
4. Kemono Friends
5. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (up 1)
6. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (down 1)
7. Masamune-kun no Revenge
8. Rewrite 2nd Season
9. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari
10. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel
11. Akiba’s Trip The Animation
12. Idol Jihen
13. Kochinpa! Dainiki
14. Piace: Watashi no Italian
15. Nyanko Days

There might not be many episodes watched next week as my screen is playing up. Unless I get a new screen.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 6

Episodes watched this week:
Aggressive Retsuko 44
Nyanko Days 6
Nobunaga no Shinobi 20
Kochinpa! Dainiki 11
Gabriel DropOut 6
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 4
Kemono Friends 6
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 3
Piace: Watashi no Italian 6
Youjo Senki 6
Youjo Senki 7
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 6
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 3
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari 3
Rewrite 2nd Season 1
Rewrite 2nd Season 2

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Gabriel DropOut
2. Youjo Senki
3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
4. Kemono Friends
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (up 1)
6. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (up 1)
7. Masamune-kun no Revenge (down 2)
8. Rewrite 2nd Season (new)
9. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (up 1)
10. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (down 1)
11. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (down 3)
12. Idol Jihen (down 1)
13. Kochinpa! Dainiki (down 1)
14. Piace: Watashi no Italian (down 1)
15. Nyanko Days (down 1)

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Urara Meirochou

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 5

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 5
Aggressive Retsuko 43
Kochinpa! Dainiki 10
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo 2 4
Gabriel DropOut 5
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi 19
Youjo Senki 4
Youjo Senki 5
Kemono Friends 3
Kemono Friends 4
Kemono Friends 5
Piace: Watashi no Italian 5
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 3
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 5
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 3
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 4
Masamune-kun no Revenge 4
Masamune-kun no Revenge 5
Masamune-kun no Revenge 6

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Gabriel DropOut (up 2)
2. Youjo Senki (down 1)
3. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (up 1)
4. Kemono Friends (up 2)
5. Masamune-kun no Revenge (down 3)
6. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (down 1)
7. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
8. Akiba’s Trip The Animation
9. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (up 1)
10. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari  (down 1)
11. Idol Jihen
12. Kochinpa! Dainiki
13. Piace: Watashi no Italian
14. Nyanko Days

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Urara Meirochou

No longer intend to watch:
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality – not available
Kuzu no Honkai – from what I’m hearing it sounds outright painful.
Seiren – Yeah, not interested in this after all. Watching a guy dating 3 different girls could only ever feel wrong to me.

Well, things are beginning to pick up now. Great episodes of both Gabriel DropOut and Youjo Senki (particularly the former), and lots of good stuff across the board. The Anime of the Season title looks like a contest between the two of them now.

This season’s shorts continue to be somewhat disappointing, though.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 4

Episodes watched this week:
Kochinpa! Dainiki 8
Nobunaga no Shinobi 18
Nyanko Days 4
Piace+ Watashi no Italian 3
Masamune-kun no Revenge 3
Piace: Watashi no Italian 4
Gabriel DropOut 4
Aggressive Retsuko 42
Kochinpa! Dainiki 9
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari 2
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Youjo Senki
2. Masamune-kun no Revenge
3. Gabriel DropOut
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
6. Kemono Friends
7. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (up 2)
8. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (down 1)
9. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (up 1)
10. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (down 2)
11. Idol Jihen
12. Kochinpa! Dainiki
13. Piace: Watashi no Italian
14. Nyanko Days

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality
Kuzu no Honkai
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Seiren
Urara Meirochou

Spent a lot of time this week reading, and wasn’t feeling well for most of it too, so didn’t watch that much.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 3

Episodes watched this week:
Monogatari Series: Second Season 17 BACKLOG
Monogatari Series: Second Season 18
One Room 1
One Room 2 DROPPED
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 2
Aggressive Retsuko 41
Piace: Watashi no Italian 1
Piace: Watashi no Italian 2
Kemono Friends 2
Nyanko Days 3
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 1
Masamune-kun no Revenge 2
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi 17
Youjo Senki 3
Gabriel DropOut 3
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 3

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Youjo Senki (up 1)
2. Masamune-kun no Revenge (down 1)
3. Gabriel DropOut
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
6. Kemono Friends
7. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (up 1)
8. Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel (new)
9. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (down 2)
10. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (down 1)
11. Idol Jihen (down 1)
12. Kochinpa! Dainiki (down 1)
13. Piace: Watashi no Italian (new)
14. Nyanko Days (down 2)

Dropped:
One Room

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality
Kuzu no Honkai
Little Witch Academia (TV)
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Seiren
Urara Meirochou

One Room – yeah. This didn’t work. If you want to do first person perspective then do it consistantly please. One of the comments on Crunchyroll was talking about it being like watching a friend play an eroge. Replace “eroge” with “dating sim” (and not a very good one at that) and that seems broadly accurate. Except that a dating sim would have the main character’s lines in there, even if not actually spoken. First drop of the year.

Kemono Friends is shaping up to be the pleasant fun of the season

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 2

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 2
Gabriel DropOut 1
Gabriel DropOut 2
Nobunaga no Shinobi 16
Youjo Senki 1
Youjo Senki 2
Kochinpa! Dainiki 7
Idol Jihen 1
Kemono Friends 1
Aggressive Retsuko 40
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 1
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 2

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Masamune-kun no Revenge
2. Youjo Senki (new)
3. Gabriel DropOut (new)
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (forgot to add last week. oops)
5. Demi-chan wa Kataritai (down 3)
6. Kemono Friends (new)
7. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (new)
8. Akiba’s Trip The Animation (down 5)
9. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari (down 5)
10. Idol Jihen (new)
11. Kochinpa! Dainiki (down 6)
12. Nyanko Days (down 6)

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality
Kuzu no Honkai
Little Witch Academia (TV)
One Room
Piace: Watashi no Italian
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel
Seiren
Urara Meirochou

Gabriel DropOut looks like a great series but that OP is actually painful to listen to.

Kemono Friends seems to be another case of a series exceeding my expectations. Before watching I was thinking “why the hell is this not a short?” After watching the first episode I have my answer. You couldn’t do a series like this with a short, and I prefer this to whatever a short of this thing would have ended up being.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 1

I decided to count this as just the first week of winter as I didn’t really start winter stuff until the second of the two weeks covered and I’ve been doing lots of other things.

Episodes watched the past 2 weeks:
Yokuwakaru Gendaimahou 12 END
Joshiraku 12
Joshiraku 13 END
Kochinpa! Dainiki 5
Nobunaga no Shinobi 13
Nobunaga no Shinobi 14
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 1
Masamune-kun no Revenge 1
Kochinpa! Dainiki 6
Aggressive Retsuko 39
Nobunaga no Shinobi 15
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 1
Nyanko Days 1
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 1

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Masamune-kun no Revenge
2. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
3. Akiba’s Trip The Animation
4. Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari
5. Kochinpa! Dainiki
6. Nyanko Days

Not yet watched:
BanG Dream!
Chou Yuu Sekai: Being the Reality
Gabriel DropOut
Idol Jihen
Kemono Friends
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2
Kuzu no Honkai
Little Witch Academia (TV)
One Room
Piace: Watashi no Italian
Rewrite: Moon and Terra
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel
Seiren
Urara Meirochou
Youjo Senki

Demi-chan wa Kataritai – this feels like a nice feel good series.

Joshiraku is a series I had been intending to watch for ages but didn’t as the subs are variable to awful. As a result I was watching it mostly just in Japanese with no subtitles, which was a much better experience. I have wanted to buy the manga at some point for a long time as well, and perhaps this will give me the motivation to do so. I wonder how different the manga is to the anime version…

Yokuwakaranai Gendaimahou – wakaranai rather than wakaru on account of the fact that, despite the stupid but amusing segments at the end, it never really makes sense. And there seem to be rather few abilities used for something that should have near-limitless potential. I’m going to assume that it’s a case of “anime adaptation didn’t pull it off well” either because it couldn’t or because it just didn’t, rather than assuming that the source was bad, but assumption it will stay as this has given me no desire to read the novels at all.