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.

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.

Spring 2017 watching intentions

The season that Amazon killed.

The original version of this, incidentally, had 6 things on the “high expectations” list, the same as Spring last year, and the highest since then in the “will try” list as well. Instead, we’re left with even fewer things than last season, and still plenty of room for more to drop off.

Maybe I should try to just watch the raws… But I always miss stuff when I do that with series that are neither shorts nor things I’m already familiar with.

 

Continuing from current season: (2)
Aggressive Retsuko
Kochinpa! Dainiki

Will try: (21)

Sequels: (2)
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2

High Expectations: (2)
Hinako Note – Must watch series.
Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? – lots of people have talked about this series. And everything I’ve heard has been positive.

Medium Expectations: (11)
Alice to Zouroku
Clockwork Planet
Eromanga-sensei – this sounds like something I’d enjoy watching. But it’s by the author of OreImo. Which makes me rather sceptical.
Gin no Guardian – It’s already started airing so I guess I’ll just watch this one to decide.
Granblue Fantasy the Animation
Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel (TV) – I’ll just hope that this series doesn’t need me to have watched the previous ones.
Love Kome: We Love Rice – This might just be stupid enough to be brilliant.
Puripuri Chii-chan!! – looks similar to various series that have been surprisingly entertaining, so I guess I’ll give it a watch.
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records – This sort of series depends too much on the characters to make any meaningful predictions of how good it will be.
Sakura Quest – I have hopes for this one, but there’s not really enough there to put it as more than that.
Tsuki ga Kirei – insufficient information to form much by way of expectations.

Low Expectations: (6)
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys – I really don’t know whether to bother with this one. Easiest thing to do though is just give it a chance.
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine – will give it a try. Not expecting much, though.
Quan Zhi Gao Shou – That’s some crazily impressive animation in that PV. It probably won’t be available, though, and I don’t really know anything about the series itself. Plus being in Chinese means that I’ll have to rely entirely on subtitles, which I’ve gotten out of the habit of.
Seikaisuru Kado – will watch with the expectation of a quick drop.
Sekai no Yami Zukan – as above.
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai – probably a quick drop, but worth a try.

Won’t watch: (39)

Murdered by Amazon (most of these titles will be picked up if they become available elsewhere): (9)
Atom: The Beginning
Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria
Fukumenkei Noise
Kabukibu!
Re:Creators
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭
Sakurada Reset

Murdered by Netflix latecast: (1)
ID-0

Sequel/Related series of unwatched/unfinished anime: (18)
Berserk (2017)
Beyblade Burst God
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Cinderella Girls Gekijou
Duel Masters (2017)
Future Card Buddyfight Battsu
Idol Time PriPara
Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) 3rd Season
Natsume Yuujinchou Roku
Panpaka Pants O New-san
Rilu Rilu Fairilu: Mahou no Kagami
Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul
Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan 2
Starmyu 2nd Season
Uchouten Kazoku 2
Warau Salesman New
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! VRAINS

Other: (11)
Akindo Sei no Little Peso – Looks stupid. No thanks.
Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! – basically just an anime of fighting siblings? No thanks.
Buppu na Mainichi – not available.
Frame Arms Girl – Don’t feel like watching something like this
Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan! – I was going to give it a try, but that PV put me off completely.
Renai Boukun – This sounds like uncomfortable viewing.
Room Mate: One Room Side M – if the one with girls was dropped, why would I expect the one with boys to be watchable?
Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni… – no comment.
The Snack World (TV) – Don’t like that art style, and reading the background o the series makes me feel that this is not something I could like.
Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head: Kidou Kyuukyuu Keisatsu – almost as far away from my interests as you can get.
Tsugumomo – no thanks.