Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 1

One phrase impressions

RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida – Beware! Free cryo-sleep chambers everywhere!
Sword Art Online: Alicization
– The new game is pretty intriguing.
Shingeki no Kyojin 3 – Not really needed but a goof flashback nonetheless.
Banana Fish – Eiji (and much more) got on my nerves.
Golden Kamuy 2 – I don’t even…

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Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 0

     A few days lately have been rather hectic and then I wanted to restart my brain so eventually it go to this point that the first week of the Fall season is already over and I haven’t even written a post about what shows I’ll watch, let alone started watching them. I probably should’ve resisted the temptation to finish all the 7 volumes of Hone ga Kusaru made. A pretty good manga, but still. Well, the season for me seems likely to be rather tiresome, at least in real life. Of course I’ll try to be consistent but oh well, time is limited and when new responsibilities arise, something must be sacrificed. Anyway. Once I started to hunt for the likely shows, initially I thought that there’s nothing good. Then I found some PVs, some staff lists, and it turned out that the season is clogged with shows that do have potential and I’d actually gladly watch them. Only the thing is that there’re also shows that are sequels or continuations and they are plenty. Eventually I found that of the my must-watch shows there’s only one that’s completely new. Well, at least there’s always a possibility to catch up with something that turns out to be good later on, and there are some clear candidates for that. Anyway.

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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 – 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 – 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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Musings and Reflections – Spring 2018 Week 7

One phrase impressions:

Hisone to Maso-tan – Licking solves all the problems in the world!
SAO Alternative: Gun Gale Online – Video games solve all the problems in the world!
Piano no Mori
– Time skips solve all the problems in the world!
Golden Kamuy
– Wolves ex Machina solve all the problems in the world!
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