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.

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…