Musings and Reflections – end of Spring 2018

     A bit late but oh well – that happens sometimes. On the other hand, it might be a good idea to be late since it provides possibility to extend the period of time certain shows are talked about and remembered. Recently I watched the OVA of Violet Evergarden. It was pretty good but will it resurrect any interest about the show? Probably not. And Violet Evergarden deserves at least that. Anyway, that was Winter, and this is a post about Spring. The mention of Violet Evergarden also has another point because it as well as some other Winter shows were more enjoyable than the majority of what Spring had to offer. Weird. But I guess it happens. Similarly to the last season this time I also picked up several shows that weren’t initially on my radar, so I think I watched pretty much everything that could interest me (except maybe Megalo Box) or be pretty good and non-sequel. Still, I doubt that many of these shows will be remembered after a even a month or so. But let’s get going.

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 2

One phrase impressions:

Hanebado! – Good for you, Nagisa, you moved on.
Yama no Susume 3 – New shoes instead of dream fulfillment.
Banana Fish – Poor Ash.
Sirius the Jaeger – Why should I care?

Piano no Mori – Pretty boring.
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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 1

One phrase impressions:

Hanebado! – Didin’t expect this to be that good.
Yama no Susume 3 – Did expect this to be that good.
Banana Fish – Didn’t expect much, but it was fairly good.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 13

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Every character must be paired!
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online –  Biting is a legitimate martial technique.
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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 0

     This Winter was exceptionally good – I (and probably many others) had plenty of enjoyment watching Violet Evergarden, Sora yori mo Tooi Basho, Yuru Camp and, very unexpectedly, Koi wa Ameagari No You ni. Apparently, the year had pretty much exhausted its potential as during Spring the only memorable show for me has been Hisone to Masotan, and even it had enough problems not to be among my absolute favorites this year. What does Summer bring? Apparently, not that much, but also not so little. I guess quality-wise it’ll be somewhere between Winter and Spring – there’re some interesting upcoming shows, but, as always, there’s also enough generic stuff. Well, at least the sheer amount of possibilities grant that for anyone there should be at least one likable enough show. I hope. So, what will I watch?

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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 12

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Accaleration towards the finale.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Getting rid of any logic before the finale.
Piano no Mori
– A bit inconsequential little steps with no finale in sight.
Golden Kamuy
– A very unticlimactic finale.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 11

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Rejections left and right.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Unrealistic action left and right.
Piano no Mori
– New characters left and right.
Golden Kamuy
– Sexual jokes left and right.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 10

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Run, Hisone, run!
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Ugh.
Golden Kamuy
– Unexpected though unexplored development at the end.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 9

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Going overboard with the worldbuilding.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Going overboard with ridiculous gameplay.
Piano no Mori
– Going overboard with fast pacing.
Golden Kamuy
– Going overboard with homoeroticism.
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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 8

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – All good, except the sexual humor.
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Alright, except boring.
Piano no Mori
– All good, except… Well, it’s just good.
Golden Kamuy
– Alright, except the resurrection of the sexual humor.
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