Weekly Watching Roundup – Spring 2017 week 1

Bugger all.

Okay, that’s not quite right. Everything watched was a short, though, and all watched on the same day (yesterday). I’d been far too busy to watch anything up to that point.

Episodes watched this week:
Aggressive Retsuko 53
Kochinpa! Dainiki 19
Kochinpa! Dainiki 20
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 1
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen 2
100% Pascal-sensei 1

Spring 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
2. 100% Pascal-sensei

100% Pascal-sensei – this managed to deteriorate rapidly in the course of a single 12 minute episode.

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Weekly Watching Roundup – week before Spring 2017

Posting a day earlier than usual as I will be away over the weekend. This also means next week’s light novel release post may be later than usual.

Episodes watched this week:
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 8
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 9
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 10
Aggressive Retsuko 51
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 12
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 8
Youjo Senki 11
Youjo Senki 12 END
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 13 END
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 11
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 12
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 13 END

Spring 2017 Status:

Not started anything yet.

Winter 2017 Status:

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

Placed on hold:
Idol Jihen
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari

Youjo Senki – Gripping and exciting more than anything else. I’m not usually one for overly action-packed stuff but I really liked this one for some reason.

Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon – Didn’t like Lucoa at all, but the other characters were all good and the series had some good interactions between them. Kanna was my favourite, of course. Might try out the manga at some point.

Schoolgirl Strikers – Whenever you are in the shower, the oblis will invade. Perhaps there’s some magic feature of those showers? Anyway, great fun series with some great characters. The ending was a total deus ex machina but oddly I think that fits with the tone of the series. Satoka best character of the season.

Idol Jihen – placed on hold as I hadn’t watched any since the first episode.
Placed Chain Chronicle on hold as I was really not getting into it. It felt like a poorly done adaptation.

I still intend to finish the other four series (Demi-chan, Masamune-kun, Akiba’s Trip and Rewrite). Along with various things from earlier seasons. I have 23 things still on watching at the end of a season with just 2 things continuing.

Some good episodes of Kochinpa! over the last few weeks, incidentally.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 12 (final)

Episodes watched this week:
Nobunaga no Shinobi 26 END
Nyanko Days 12 END
Piace: Watashi no Italian 11
Piace: Watashi no Italian 12 END
Kemono Friends 12 END
Kochinpa! Dainiki 17
Aggressive Retsuko 50
Gabriel DropOut 12 END
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 11
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 9

Winter 2017 Status:

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

Nobunaga no Shinobi – good fun series with nice humour, although I’m sure there are historical references that go over my head. Onwards to the next series. Next week.

Nyanko Days – I swear the ending of this thing is like some kind of hypnotism. Look into my eyes… Nyanko is love… love… Nyanko is love… love… If it is meant to be that, though, it doesn’t work too well.

Piace: Watashi no Italian was one of those series to watch just because. It had interesting enough characters and events to keep me watching.

Kemono Friends – I think this has top spot on this year’s list of biggest pleasant surprises wrapped up already. Which would be the second time that Yaoyorozu have taken it. Back in my watching intentions post I said that this looked “like just the sort of thing that probably should be a short”. Having watched it I am so glad it wasn’t, and also so glad I picked this up (I nearly didn’t bother even trying it). Great fun series with brilliant characters, and always of course that bit more under the surface.
Welcome to Jappari Park! Oh and… Please don’t eat me!

Gabriel DropOut – Some good comedy, although it was starting to feel a tad repetitive by the end. Satania best character.

Even though this was officially the final week of Winter, next week I will mostly be watching and hopefully finishing off the other things I’ve been following. And then it’s time for Spring to begin. Watching intentions will be up shortly before I start watching stuff.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 11

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 11
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 8
Youjo Senki 11
Nobunaga no Shinobi 23
Gabriel DropOut 11
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 7
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 7
Aggressive Retsuko 49
Kochinpa! Dainiki 16
Kemono Friends 11

Winter 2017 Status:

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

Kemono Friends – bloody hell that episode…

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 10

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 10
Piace: Watashi no Italian 9
Gabriel DropOut 10
Aggressive Retsuko 48
Youjo Senki 10
Kochinpa! Dainiki 15
Demi-chan wa Kataritai 6
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 7
Nobunaga no Shinobi 22
Chain Chronicle: Haecceitas no Hikari 4
Kemono Friends 10
Piace: Watashi no Italian 10
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 10 END
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 10

Winter 2017 Status:

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

KonoSuba 2 – More antics, more humour and an even more broken world than we had before. What’s not to like? I haven’t bought the first light novel yet but will do soon.

Strange to think the season is coing to an end already. Each season seems to end faster than the last one did. I guess it’s about time to start looking into next season’s stuff.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 9

Episodes watched this week:
Nyanko Days 9
Piace: Watashi no Italian 8
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 6
Non Non Biyori Repeat OVA (BACKLOG)
Youjo Senki 7
Youjo Senki 8
Nobunaga no Shinobi 23
Gabriel DropOut 9
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 5
Kemono Friends 9
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 9
Akiba’s Trip The Animation 6
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 9
Aggressive Retsuko 47
Kochinpa! Dainiki 14

Winter 2017 Status:

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

I finally got around to actually putting that Non Non DVD in my computer and playing it. Took long enough. The OVA itself was perhaps on a par with one of the weaker episodes of the series as a whole, but this is perfectly normal and thus it still makes it one of the better OVAs I’ve ever seen. The autumn one was my favourite of the four parts.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2017 week 8

Episodes watched this week:
Aggressive Retsuko 46
Kochinpa! Dainiki 13
Nobunaga no Shinobi 22
Nyanko Days 8
Piace: Watashi no Italian 7
Gabriel DropOut 8
Kemono Friends 8
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 8
Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon 8
Schoolgirl Strikers: Animation Channel 5

Winter 2017 Status:

Series rankings:
1. Gabriel DropOut
2. Youjo Senki
3. Kemono Friends (up 1)
4. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 2 (down 1)
5. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
6. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
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

In the end it was only 2 fewer episodes watched this week than last. Despite every episode being watched on the same day.