Anime Taste Testing: Fall 2017 (Part III)

Now that we’re roughly at the halfway mark for the majority of shows airing this season, it’s time to check in with how they’re doing after the initial impressions. Even after dropping Sengoku Night Blood, Ousama Game, Tsukipro, Net-juu, Two Car, Code: Realize, and Garo: Vanishing Line very early on, this season was still pretty stacked, so I was particularly interested to see how it would fare after the shows had been given time to settle. Read More

Anime Taste Testing: Fall 2017 (Part II)

Looks like it’s going to be a full ticket indeed this season, with ample choices in most genres and a few nice surprises along the way. Note that the below anime were all released in Japan on or after October 7th, with shows released in the first week of October being covered in Part I of this post (namely Sengoku Night Blood, Ousama Game, Tsukipro, Net-juu, Juuni Taisen, Kino no Tabi, Just Because!, Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou, and Osomatsu-san). I will be combining the titles later on for a Part III of my taste testing post around the season halfway mark. Also, keep in mind although many of these shows have now been airing for 2 episodes, the below comments are based solely on the premieres. Read More

Anime Taste Testing: Spring 2015 (Part II)

kekkai sensen ed
There’s a hint of humidity in the air and a bird nest above my aircon unit, and I’ve already had two mukade in my house this season – I guess we must have reached the roughly halfway mark for the spring anime season then. Last time around, I said a relieved goodbye to four titles (Ame-iro Cocoa, Ninja Slayer, Punchline, and Legs! Euphonium), which left me with four others on my scheduled weekly line-up (Ghost in the Shell, Kekkai Sensen, Ore Monogatari!!, and Arslan Senki). Let’s see how they’re faring, shall we? Read More

Anime Taste Testing: Spring 2015

arslan senki
The more I think about it, the more it seems fruitless and even slightly ridiculous to compare seasons. You can compare numbers, sure, but in terms of enjoyment, statistics mean absolutely nothing – and unless you’re telling me you tried out every single show of whichever two seasons you’re comparing, these numbers aren’t even accurate to begin with. You can try and compare the highs and/or lows too I suppose, but that’s not exactly what I’d call hard science, especially when you’re only a couple of weeks in. Read More