Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2016 season of catchup week 10

Well that’s the end of that season. Sort of. People who have read my LINK seasonal watching intentions thread for Spring may have noticed that

Episodes watched in the past week:
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2 12 END
Itoshi no Muco 23
Itoshi no Muco 24
Itoshi no Muco 25 END
Teekyuu 7 12 END
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 12 END
Working’!! 2 BACKLOG
Working’!! 3
Working’!! 4
Working’!! 5
KochinPa! 7
KochinPa! 8
Working’!! 6
Dagashi Kashi 1
Dagashi Kashi 2

Gate – an entertaining series, and that is what matters, right? Did a pretty decent job of exploring the implications of the scenario that it set out, no matter what the naysayers may have you believe. As for whether to buy the novels, I’m personally leaning no, if only because there are so many other things I want to buy.

Muco was a great fun series – definitely the single series out of those airing last season that was most successful at putting a smile on my face. I don’t think the manga would have the same effect, though…

Teekyuu is Teekyuu is Teekyuu.

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. – pretty much every change they made to the manga served to weaken the last episode of the series, including the reordering that made that bit irrationally become the last episode. Other than that it was as decent as the manga was. I’m already buying the manga.

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Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2016 season of catchup week 9

Two weeks covered but only one week spent with the ability to watch anime so it only counts as one week. Due to trying to get various things sorted in advance of my period of absence, there wasn’t even much watched for one week, and (as expected) no actual “catch up” done.

Episodes watched in the past week:
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 9
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 10
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season 10
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 10 END
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 11
Teekyuu 7 10
Teekyuu 7 11
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 2nd Season 11

KonoSuba – now that was certainly a fun series. Looking forward to the second, and hope that the light novel gets announced for an English language release. If not then I’ll buy it from Japan at some point. So long as the UK economy doesn’t implode before I get a chance to.

The season is once again drawing to a close. I guess I should probably look into next season’s anime in more detail. One thing that is clear is that the approach I’ve taken this season really didn’t work.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2016 season of catchup week 8

Unlike previous weeks where I didn’t watch much, I always knew this week would be short on stuff. In fact, this entire month is likely to be that way. Next week there won’t even be one of these posts – I’ll cover the two week period in a single post in two weeks’ time.

Short post as not much watched.

Episodes watched in the past week:
Itoshi no Muco 22
KochinPa! 5
KochinPa! 6
Musaigen no Phantom World 4
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 9
Teekyuu 7 9
Working’!! 1 BACKLOG
Musaigen no Phantom World 5
Osomatsu-san 1

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2016 season of catchup week 8

Episodes watched in the past week:
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 13 BACKLOG
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 14
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 15
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 16
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 17
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 18
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 19
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 20
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 21
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 22
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 23
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 24
Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu 25 END
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 10 BACKLOG
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 11
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 12
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 13 (OVA ep 1) END
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu kara. 8
Teekyuu 7 8
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season 5
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season 6
Itoshi no Muco 21
Senki Zesshou Symphogear G: In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music… 1 BACKLOG
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! 8
Yokuwakaru Gendaimahou 6 BACKLOG
Musaigen no Phantom World 3
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri 9

Now that’s what most weeks should have been more like. I was even able to remove the word “allegedly” from the title. Even if most of those episodes were shorts.

Haruhi-chan – I honestly thought I had finished this but apparently not. Oh well, a good fun series that was pleasant to watch. I’m already buying the manga here. It also takes the prize for “longest time I’ve taken to watch an already completed series”, having been more than 4 years between the first and last episodes.

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? – Another series that had been on hold for years. I like the series and will be picking up the second season eventually (something that I have somehow failed to do up to this point). I already read the entirety of the manga adaptation, this series being currently the only one I own the manga of but not the original light novels.

I began the first season of Symphogear because it sounded fun and there was a third season upcoming, with the hope of being able to watch it as it aired. I began the second season, knowing it is fun, on hearing that the fifth was coming. I seem to be falling behind somewhat…

Incidentally, I ended my Animax subscription this week. So I can’t continue watching anything on there for now. This was, however, done by deleting my account entirely.

Weekly Watching Roundup – Winter 2016 season of catchup week 1

Very short post this week. Maybe in the upcoming week I’ll actually get some time to myself… Who knows. Although there are various other things I’m working through. And I’m spending more time reading than watching.

Episodes watched in the past week:
Itoshi no Muco 13
Itoshi no Muco 14
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. 1
Noragami Aragato 12
Noragami Aragato 13 END
Arslan Senki 21
Arslan Senki 22
Arslan Senki 23
Arslan Senki 24
Arslan Senki 25 END

Noragami Aragato – The first half was definitely better than the second, although the last part was certainly interesting. I’m getting the manga already – maybe I should get around to actually reading it at some point.

Arslan Senki – well it had been a while since I last watched this series, so it took a few minutes to work out what exactly was going on. Once I had gotten into it again, though, I remembered how good the series had been, and soon found myself watching all the remaining episodes back to back (which is not what I had intended to do

Winter 2016 anime watching intentions

This season I’m going to be doing things differently to in other recent seasons, in that I’ll be focusing on my backlog of anime to watch rather than focusing on anime from the upcoming season.

Nonetheless, I’ll still want to establish which of the upcoming season’s anime are worth the watch.

Continuing from the current season: (2)
Heavy Object (if I catch up to it and keep watching)
Itoshi no Muco

Won’t watch: (15)
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Dimension W (so obviously unbearable that I’m not even going to try it)
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Ganbare! Lulu Lolo 3rd Season (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Ketsuekigata-kun! 4 (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu. (a bit confused about its relation to the OVAs, and doesn’t seem particularly appealing anyway)
Mahoutsukai Precure! (if I’m going to watch a precure it doesn’t look like it will be this one)
Mim Mam Mint (no interest whatsoever)
Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation (not familiar with this franchise and doesn’t look appealing)
Prince of Stride: Alternative (sport anime in a non-existant sport)
Rilu Rilu Fairilu: Yousei no Door (could be some haitai-style fun but I’m not hopeful)
Schwarzesmarken (part of a franchise that I am not familiar with)
Sushi Police (yuck. Just plain yuck.)
Tabi Machi Late Show (not much info but what there is doesn’t seem appealing. Other than the fact that that’s a nice picture of a tree…)
Yami Shibai 3rd Season (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)

Will watch: (5)
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season (previous series was definitely weakening as it went on, but still worth continuing for now)
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – Enryuu-hen (sequel)
Kochin Pa! (already started watching this one. It’s 15 seconds long…)
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. (reading the manga and interested to see how they do the anime)
Teekyuu 7 (sequel)

Might try: (24, in rough order from most interested to least)
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Musaigen no Phantom World
Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Dagashi Kashi
Nijiiro Days
Divine Gate
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu
Luck & Logic
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Norn9: Norn+Nonet
Ojisan to Marshmallow
Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R
Koukaku no Pandora
Bubuki Buranki
Ajin
Sekkou Boys
Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei

As the way I’ll be doing things this season is different to previous ones I will probably adopt a rather different approach to the weekly roundup posts as well, with less emphasis on the season and more on the series.