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  • Buckeye
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    Summer 2019 Simulcast Rankings: September

    Now that everything for this season is finished, time for the final rankings of the season.

    Home Run
    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
    Vinland Saga
    Fairy Tail Final Season
    Fruits Basket (2019) (Promoted)
    Given (Promoted)


    Base Hit
    Astra Lost in Space
    Dr. Stone
    O Maidens in Your Savage Season
    Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note
    Fire Force
    How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
    The Demon Girl Next Door (Promoted)
    If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord
    Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II

    Walk
    Wasteful Days of High School Girls
    Mix
    The Ones Within (Promoted)
    Re:Stage! Dream Days (Promoted)

    Cop Craft

    Flyout
    Hensuki (Demonted)
    Are You Lost?

    Strikeout
    Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan

    Rising

    Fruits Basket (2019) - The first season climax was nicely done as it utilized drama well, all while being animated beautifully. This show felt stuck in neutral in the middle, but it finally takes the long-awaited step up that I was waiting for in the end.

    Given - That's just beautiful the way the MC got over the hump, and going so with grace. This is the moment that I was waiting for seeing that this show takes BL in a whole different light. It's still not finished, which I can understand, but episode 9 alone is easily one of the best episodes of the year, and that's why it takes a big leap.

    Astra Lost in Space - This show thrives on drama and character development, and that is on full display in the ending. Especially the big reveal at the end that had all sorts of great effects on the story.

    Falling

    Hensuki - After a slow start and a improving middle, the last few episodes were downers as it was pretty obvious who the Cinderella is, all while the ending pretty much ends up being back to where things all began. The ending definitely stunk in a big way.

    Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II - This season ends with some pretty sloppy storywriting and pacing issues. The Pleasure Quarter arc was dragged out and I felt that it did so needlessly. At least a third season is coming seeing that the writing just didn't feel as coordinated as it could have been.

    Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note - It's only a minor drop, but after some strong storytelling in the earlier episodes, it loses steam towards the end of the Rail Zeppelin arc as there was just so much going on. Even so, it was still entertaining to watch, but it just missed the opportunity to be among the elite shows this season.

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  • Buckeye
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    Post-simulcast Report: September 1-15

    Before it slips away from my mind, time for my next post-simulcast report. This one is short compared to the next one as it will have a lot of finishing shows. Speaking of which, I still have to do it for the spring season, but things are starting to settle down, and I'm spending a lot of time watching football, and this would be a great opportunity to do that. As a reminder, I don't do reviews for OVAs associated with a TV series, which is the case for Masamune-kun's Revenge.

    Completed

    A Silent Voice (movie): A+
    This is another KyoAni masterpiece as the show really benefits with some great animation. But above all, it's the transformation of character that carries this show, and the way it's done is simply beautiful. Add to it a great soundtrack and an emotionally-driven plot, and this show is unquestionably great.

    Masamune-kun's Revenge (OVA): C

    Saga of Tanya the Evil (movie): A-
    This movie does a great job in following up the TV series as it does a whole lot more than to make the MC more evil than ever, but at the same time with an environment that makes her more down to earth. The animation takes a step up, all while most of the action is nice with the exception of the climactic battle. Nevertheless, this movie does a great job focusing on storytelling doing so without veering off course, which was an issue with the TV series, all while doing an excellent job in developing Tanya's character.

    ^Princess Principal (1-12): B+
    This show is as perfect as it could get on the technical side of things with great animation, soundtrack, and action. The characters are what especially drive this show as the girls are all great characters that are fully of mystery. Then there's the drama that made for a nice show. Just about the only major issues are cohesion, and the neglect of the supporting characters. Airing the episodes out of order with self-contained stories made this a show that didn't feel like a proper story, all while the supporting cast didn't get much attention with the focus almost exclusively on the leads. In any case, it's a highly entertaining show.

    Ongoing

    [CTU] Carole and Tuesday (1-12)
    [DBZ-S] Dragon Ball Super (117-123)
    [KGA] Kengan Ashura (4-12)
    [SUH] Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (6-7)

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  • GingaDaiuchuu
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    Summer 2019 Final Thoughts

    First Impressions

    While last season had holdouts a month past this point, everything that's going to end this season already has, before the month has changed and the next slew of titles have started. I have a little bit of time tonight, so I'll see how much I can get into my thoughts on these series.

    New For Summer 2019:

    The first number and icon is the number of spots and direction the series moved on the given ranking. The second is the number and direction of possible grades it moved. The former is obviously only relative to the other series around it, and the latter may show a movement of "00" even if my opinion of it did go up or down, if it wasn't enough to change the grade.

    00► 01▲ 01. Vinland Saga (A) There was no real doubt that Vinland Saga would be my favorite anime of this season. The manga has been one of my favorites for the past six years and Wit Studio was a natural fit for it. The director didn't inspire strong feelings in either direction, but his background being almost entirely CG work (and direction of a very CG-heavy series) did give me some concern about the production of this series that has been so beloved to me for so long. Thankfully, the CG is relegated to only slightly noticeable background characters, while the images at the forefront are given the beautiful treatment that Yukimura's meticulous artwork warrants. The line work is strong, the colors are rich, the action is well-choreographed and solidly animated, and the backgrounds are staggeringly magnificent. The series takes some liberties in restructuring the story to be completely chronological instead of beginning in the thick of it and then providing context through flashbacks, but that works well enough, and at the end of the day, it feels like the early parts of the Vinland Saga I know and love. I look forward to the next cour and hope that it ends at a very specific point and continues on with the same excellent production values in future seasons. It took 14 years to finally get this, but thankfully it seems to be living up to its potential so far.
    03▲ 02▲ 02. Given (B+) It's rare that we get a yaoi/shounen-ai/BL anime series that I'm particularly fond of, but I suppose it's when it blends that with a topic I'm a fan of that it has the best chances. This has the trappings of that genre more than a Yuri!!! on Ice, but it still lets the characters live as people and explore multiple facets of their lives more than the typical fetishist depictions I'm used to seeing. The music side of the series is far from the level of BECK, but it is effective enough to make the band's first big performance a shockingly powerful moment. Perhaps most importantly, the romances are treated largely as simple romances, not really sexualized at all, and certainly without the aggressively forceful material that so often hinders the genre. Admittedly, the main pair aren't as well-realized as some of the supporting characters, so that does prevent the series from becoming great, but its strengths allow it to be better than I had any reason to expect.
    05▲ 02▲ 03. Kanata no Astra (B+) At first, this series seemed like a simple premise full of too many plot conveniences and not enough tension given the seemingly high initial stakes. But as it goes on, it proves surprisingly adept at two things. The first is apparent even fairly early on: its ability to develop each of its characters, placed in a scenario that forces them to be virtually the only characters in the series. At first, it employs a standard episodic formula to explore backgrounds and establish the unique position of each character within the group, but this becomes more nuanced as the series progresses and reveals its other big strength. This is the wealth of plot twists it manages to weave within a short period of time without feeling cheap or unbelievable. Instead, it creates a much more captivating story and results in some harrowing circumstances before resolving a suddenly very complex plot within the last few episodes of this one cour (albeit with two double-length episodes and lots of skipped OPs and EDs). Its main weaknesses all come from its pacing: it takes too long to feel consequential and could use more time with its bombshell revelations and resolutions, especially given the disproportionate amount of time dedicated to its epilogue. There could've been more of a final conflict as well, but the material leading up to that was gripping enough to forgive it.
    02▼ 00► 04. Dr. Stone (B+) Paradoxically both the most educational and the dumbest show I'm watching, Dr. Stone has managed to apply its unique concepts to the shounen formula in a way that's consistently fun and fresh, if often too difficult to take seriously. With the attention to detail the creator has clearly given to its scientific component, it's a little unfortunate that it requires such extreme suspension of disbelief to imagine that this smug high schooler with a perpetual shit-eating grin has recorded all of human understanding so flawlessly in his mind that he can perfectly recreate any scientific achievement with factory-like accuracy after thousands of years of civilization being destroyed, especially since he's able to acquire all of the necessary materials in such short order. But even accepting all of that, I find myself enjoying the ride, curious to see what they'll put out next, and legitimately learning potentially valuable material to some extent.
    01▲ 01▲ 05. Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. (B) Mari Okada has made an impressive name for herself in this industry, constantly increasing the volume of her prolific writing output, not only churning out more originals than most writers but also an equal or greater amount of adaptations that she still leaves her signature mark on, not only series but a good number of films as well. On top of that, she made her directorial debut on a wonderful original film that she also wrote last year, and this series is not only written by her but adapted from the first manga that she herself also wrote. AnoHana is still her only work among my all-time favorites and her oeuvre includes some works that I outright dislike, but she tends to include certain distinctive elements that I can appreciate, especially in this context of young people trying to navigate complicated emotions in the most tumultuous phase of life. This is Okada all over, such a sincere depiction of girls' sexual discovery in the throes of puberty that it's probably not too much of a stretch to imagine it to be one of her most personal compositions. This has immense potential, but like Astra, rushes the conclusion a bit too much. In this case, the problems each character is facing are far too complex to be so easily resolved. It seemed like it could've gone on for at least twice as long, but instead tries to tie up entirely too many complicated emotions in a plot line too absurd for a story this grounded to deserve, ultimately forcing everyone to suddenly shout their feelings at once. That's the quintessential Okada finale, but its application has to be taken on a case-by-case basis, and this one could've used a greater degree of delicacy, if not a different approach altogether. These gripes are so specific only because I loved what this series was doing for the most part, so I wish it could've had a smoother conclusion.
    02▼ 01▼ 06. Enen no Shouboutai (B-) I want to love this show so much for its incredible animation and interesting concepts, but its treatment of female characters and obnoxious gags hurt it so much that I might not even be watching it if not for its impressive visual spectacle. The character of Tamaki almost seems like a deliberate distillation of everything wrong with the series: a pathetic damsel who exists to get beaten up to prove that someone is a villain, is then rescued to show off the strength of other male characters, then cries like a baby for submissive waifu appeal, and finally becomes infatuated with whatever male character was cool around her most recently. All the while, her running gag, which is acknowledged by the characters, is that she constantly falls into impossibly gross ecchi tropes with all male characters around her, even in the midst of moments that are supposed to be serious and heart-wrenching. She isn't the only example, but a symptom of all of the worst problems with a series that could be a top-notch shounen series, or at least at the level of its creator's previous work, Soul Eater, especially with David Production giving it such lavish treatment that still makes it worthwhile even with these glaring flaws.
    02▲ 00► 07. Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (B-) Okay, calling Dr. Stone the dumbest show I was watching in a season with this trashy trifle may have been a stretch. Interestingly enough, this has its own degree of educational value, and remains infectiously entertaining despite my best efforts to prioritize the fact that it's absolutely shameless trash. It's so brazen, though, that it's almost respectable, as contradictory as that sounds. Again, it's a conflicting situation. On one hand, it encourages healthy workout regiments and is fairly informative on the matter. On the other hand, it uses these "lessons" as an excuse to show girls in fanservicey scenes that have less and less to do with the matter at hand as the series goes on, and it makes sure you realize that. But for one cour with no expectations or thought required, I don't regret the time I spent consuming these empty calories (this is a relevant metaphor). Oh, and the theme songs and in-episode jingles are fucking delightful.
    01▼ 00► 08. Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note (B-) This may simultaneously be the best Fate spinoff anime and the latest confirmation that no Fate spinoff anime is worth watching. We'll see where the latest Grand Order adaptation next season takes us, but for a big Fate/Zero fan, the prospect of seeing Waver's future around the time of Fate/stay night held a lot of promise. However, this Waver retains almost none of the qualities that made him lovable, the series is far less of a Fate series than it is a detective mystery, and it doesn't really work as that because all of its solutions are so tied into Nasuverse contrivances that the audience could've never begun to piece together. Every time I'm ready to dismiss everything about the series completely, though, it pulls out a poignant little peek into Waver's sense of regret and longing around Iskandar and the Holy Grail Wars that brings back a hint of the Waver we left behind and a level of humanization that he's rarely given in this series that resolves around him. At the end of the day, what I want from this series is the same thing that Waver wants, but as we've known all along, his story can never truly intersect with the main story of Fate/stay night, so he'll never achieve those dreams and his series will likely never be anything more than another forgettable spinoff. If nothing else, future seasons could tie up some of the many loose ends left by this amazingly inconclusive offering, but I'm not sure how much interest I have in dedicating any more time to this particular detour.
    06▼ 02▼ 09. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (C+) I'm afraid to say I may not like DanMachi anymore. Over four years since the pleasant surprise of the first season, we've gotten a very weak spinoff starring the most boring major character, a movie designed to be taken out of the story with no consequences, and this second season with such a sloppy structure that I could've stay invested in the characters I was once fond of despite their best efforts to drive home pathos that ultimately came across as unearned due to the plot developments not progressing organically enough. We already have another season confirmed, this time only a year later, but I feel like this may have soured me on the series enough that I might just skip the next installment anyway.



    Everything that Ended:

    01. Kimetsu no Yaiba (A) Episode 19 of this series was easily the best episode of anything this season, but while Kimetsu no Yaiba may not always hit that peak, it's far from an anomaly but simply the culmination of everything the series does so spectacularly on a regular basis. While I'm sure the manga is one of the better Jump titles these days, this adaptation uses its medium to the fullest to transform it into an absolute masterpiece of a shounen action series, taking its darker qualities and utilizing the iconic ufotable aesthetic to craft a chillingly detailed world of horrors and adventure. If Zenitsu wasn't so unforgivably annoying, I almost want to imagine this could've been an A+, but aside from him, nearly everything about the series is fantastic. The other main characters range from inherently fascinating to receiving development deep enough to break out of generic archetypes and become thoroughly compelling. The villains are equally complex, almost always sympathetic in a way that doesn't feel phoned in, while still functioning as absolutely terrifying threats no matter how far down the shounen hierarchy they ostensibly sit. The series offers the finest display of ufotable's effects, perhaps the best compositing in anime, and easily the highest quality animation of anything this season and anything the studio has ever produced. Again, all of this reaches its apex at episode 19, but it's a stunningly beautiful series throughout. Additionally, the music from both the very distinctive Kajiura and the lesser-known Shiina complement the material magnificently, including pieces that draw upon the historical sounds of the period to create hauntingly memorable themes. The next arc will be adapted into a movie, so it may be a while before I see it, but the style they've established for this adaptation is so wonderful that I'll be happy to get more whenever it comes.
    02. Fruits Basket 1st Season (B+) No real surprises as this is a very direct translation of a manga I've read all of, but so far it's a solid enough effort. The series doesn't become a masterpiece until later material anyway, so that will be the true test, but I'd like to believe that the level of quality this has shown indicates that the series can live up to its source material.
    03. Given (B+)
    04. Kanata no Astra (B+)
    05. Fairy Tail: Final Series (B) Appropriately ending pretty much exactly ten years after the anime began, Fairy Tail is finally over forever. I've been watching each episode as it's aired for 328 episodes spread across three seasons in those ten years, and I can safely say that it has been a very middle-of-the-road shounen action series all the while. It probably didn't warrant that long of a series, but I never found myself tired of it, and at least it does have a complete story that didn't significantly drop off in quality at any point. It is almost never original or of particularly high quality, but it always manages to use its very standard shounen formula effectively enough to make the climactic moments feel as inspiring and emotional as they want to be.
    06. Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. (B)
    07. Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (B-)
    08. Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note (B-)
    09. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (C+)



    Everything I'm Watching:

    01▲ 01▲ 01. Vinland Saga (A)
    01▲ 01▲ 02. Kimetsu no Yaiba (A)
    02▼ 00► 03. Wan pîsu (A-)
    01▲ 00► 04. Fruits Basket 1st Season (B+)
    01▼ 00► 05. Detective Conan (B+)
    00► 00► 06. Diamond no Ace: Act II (B+)
    04▲ 02▲ 07. Given (B+)
    06▲ 02▲ 08. Kanata no Astra (B+)
    02▼ 00► 09. Dr. Stone (B+)
    02▼ 01▼ 10. Fairy Tail: Final Series (B)
    01▲ 01▲ 11. Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. (B)
    02▼ 01▼ 12. Enen no Shouboutai (B-)
    02▲ 00► 13. Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (B-)
    01▼ 00► 14. Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note (B-)
    06▼ 02▼ 15. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (C+)

    Weekly Schedule:

    Sunday (1): Vinland Saga
    Monday (0):
    Tuesday (1): Diamond no Ace: Act II
    Wednesday (2): Kanata no Astra, Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru?
    Thursday (1): Given
    Friday (5): Fruits Basket 1st Season, Dr. Stone, Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo., Enen no Shouboutai, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II
    Saturday (5): Kimetsu no Yaiba, Wan pîsu, Detective Conan, Fairy Tail: Final Series, Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note

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  • Buckeye
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    Post-simulcast Report: August 16-31

    I'm so behind on this, so here is my next post-simulcast report. I copied all my activity before it got bumped so I could do this later. I still have the first half of September to do after this, and then second half of September. Anyway, here's my latest report.

    Completed

    Cannon Busters (1-12): B-
    While this show has numerous plotholes in the story, it's an entertaining show through and through with interesting characters, a nice setting that's unlike anything, good soundtrack, and fun action. Those elements all make this a worthwhile show to watch, but the story is simply lacking.

    ^Made in Abyss (1-13): A+
    This show has everything going for it as the story, animation, soundtrack, and character development are all top notch. The impact coming out of all of these things put together make for a shot that is a masterpiece in status. Just about the only thing wrong with this show is the tendency to drag things out, but overall it's a show that's an amazing experience and adventure.

    Hero Mask (16-24): C
    This season of Hero Mask pretty much picks up where things leave off with that teaser in the first season, and while it's still flawed, at least this season maintains the focus on the main matter at hand much better. That made for an intriguing mystery that maintains whatever substance it built up all the way through whereas with the first season it jumps around too much that makes it hard to follow. Even so, the show still suffers from overcomplication, though to a lesser extent.

    Mirai (Movie): B-
    While Mamoru Hosoda is a talented movie director, this one just felt underwhelming compared to his other works. While the character development and incorporation of supernatural elements was nicely done, the characters are just too annoying as they argue over petty things and being so quick to reject things at the first sign of trouble. In all, it's another solid movie that does well with storywriting, but was off the mark with the characters themselves.

    Ongoing

    [KGA] Kengan Ashura (1-3)
    [SUH] Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (4-5)

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  • Momoka Kibi
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    Been awhile since I posted in this type of thread. I really have gotten to used to discussing anime in other ways that I've often falling out of favor with posting on boards. After trying several shows, I ended up with the following as my shows for the season.

    Isekai Cheat Magician

    I only recently caught up with it. Definite issues, no surprise there. However Rin's pony tail and Myura compelled me to watch more.

    How Heavy Are the Dumbells You Lift?

    Ok, I could use fewer muscle bound men, but the girls are fun and the show can be amusing. Not going to comment on the tips because I'm not expert.

    Symphogear XV

    Um it sure feels like they want every episode to feel like you just watched an episode 10, 11, or 12. I feel like I'm never prepared for this show.

    Joshikousei no Mudazukai

    Sometimes it can have issues, but the secret is the less it focuses on Baka the better. Ie I'm mainly here for the supporting girls, especially Yamai.

    Granbelm

    Part of my favorite trio. It sometimes has issues with certan plot threads, but it's been quite a journey. That said, it's one where the ending really needs to bring it all together.

    Re Stage! Dream Days

    This is my 2nd favorite series of the season right now. This show is very good for shipping, has some strong moments and yeah I'm just in genral impressed by it. It's definitely my kind of show.

    Machikado Mazoku

    This is by far my favorite of the season. Without giving too much a way, let's just say Momo and Yuko might my favorite ship of the season. The relationship between the two has me sold on the show. Of course it also means frustration because you know how relationships in fiction are sometimes.
    .................................................

    There this should hopefully at least give an idea what I've been watching this season. I mean aside from various long terms series like Precure, Aikatsu, Prichan, etc.
    Last edited by Momoka Kibi; 09-14-2019, 12:07 AM.

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  • Buckeye
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    Post-simulcast Report: August 1-15

    Alright, I totally slacked off on my post-simulcast reports as it's already September, but I still don't have my first half report for August. I copied the list of stuff I watched, so I was able to put it together, but I haven't had the presence of mind to do the report. That said, here it is and I should have the second half of August shortly. By rule, FGO and Fight League are not reviewed for being simulcasts.

    Completed

    *Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia - Initium Iter: C

    *Fight League: Gear Gadget Generators: C


    ^Amagi Brilliant Park (1-13, OVA): B+
    As this show is by the same guy who did Full Metal Panic, it's a show that does a lot of thing well from the interesting characters, the great drama, and nice character development. While this show was great to watch, the storytelling was pretty inconsistent as it does a lot of silly stuff that doesn't really do much for the show in the overall scheme of things. In all, it's entertaining, but it does some things that don't exactly gel.

    Nichijou (7-26): A
    This show does an excellent job with comedy and animation as KyoAni does what it does best. While there's not much of a story to speak of, the show excels with the fun factor and does a great job with mixing up the jokes and while having a tendency to be repetitive, they never grow stale. In all, this show has everything going for it.

    Ongoing

    [SUH] Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (1-3)
    [PKM-SM] Pokemon Sun and Moon (87-92)

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  • Buckeye
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    Summer 2019 Simulcast Rankings: August

    Time for my next simulcast rankings. I need to do my post-simulcast report as well as the one before, but I want to get this in before I forget and episodes into September influence my rankings. As usual, shows in green got better, shows in red got worse, and in black no change.

    Home Run
    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
    Vinland Saga
    Fairy Tail Final Season

    Base Hit
    Dr. Stone
    O Maidens in Your Savage Season
    Given
    Fruits Basket (2019)
    Fire Force
    Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note
    How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
    Astra Lost in Space
    If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord
    Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II

    Walk
    The Demon Girl Next Door
    Mix
    Wasteful Days of High School Girls
    Hensuki (Promoted)
    Cop Craft

    Flyout
    The Ones Within
    Re:Stage! Dream Days
    Are You Lost?

    Strikeout
    Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan

    Rising

    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Episode 19 is easily one of the best of 2019 as it had everything going for it. After seeing a masterfully done episode, there's no question that it has overtaken Vinland Saga as the season's best show.

    O Maidens in Your Savage Season - After a shaky start, this show has gotten much better as the drama is senseful and well-executed, something it struggled with at the beginning.

    Hensuki - This is another show that has done well after a slow start. The first episode was bland, boring, and full of cringeworthy stuff. But from the second episode onwards, things start to improve, and the episodes that don't focus on figuring out who Cinderella is, that was especially well-done.

    Falling

    Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II - The conclusion of the War Games arc was rushed, all while the Pleasure Quarter arc didn't exactly get off to a good start. Still, the show has been nice to watch, but one that would have been more fulfilling had it not rushed through it.

    Fire Force - Granted, the KyoAni fire had something to do with it as David Production wanted to be respectful of the people who died in the tragedy, and that was a nice gesture. That said, by doing this, the show is holding back with its storytelling somewhat, and these past few episodes didn't really bring out the impact that it should have.

    Cop Craft - After a strong start, things have been going downhill as it has been pretty much repetitive and there's not much upward movement with the story. The content is still solid, but there ought to be a bit more storytelling than what has been happening.

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  • GingaDaiuchuu
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    The Works of Kyoto Animation

    As I mentioned in my previous post, I've spent most of my non-simulcast anime time this season watching KyoAni works, so now that I've watched all the ones I feel I need to, I figured it would be good to have a place to rank all the ones I've seen.

    01. Clannad: After Story (A+) My #6 anime of all time
    02. A Silent Voice (A) My #11 anime of all time
    03. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (A) My #24 anime of all time
    04. Kanon (2006) (A-) My #96 anime of all time
    05. Violet Evergarden (A-) My #99 anime of all time
    06. Nichijou (A-)
    07. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (A-)
    08. Clannad (A-)
    09. Violet Evergarden: Kitto "Ai" wo Shiru Hi ga Kuru no Darou (B+)
    10. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (B+)
    11. K-On! Movie (B+)
    12. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (B+)
    13. Hibike! Euphonium 2 (B+)
    14. Kyoukai no Kanata Movie 2: I'll Be Here - Mirai-hen (B+)
    15. Liz to Aoi Tori (B+)
    16. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Take on Me (B+)
    17. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon (B+)
    18. Hyouka (B+)
    19. K-On!! (B+)
    20. Tamako Love Story (B)
    21. Clannad: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Tomoyo-hen (B)
    22. Hibike! Euphonium (B)
    23. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon: Valentine, Soshite Onsen! - Amari Kitai Shinaide Kudasai (B)
    24. Clannad: After Story - Mou Hitotsu no Sekai, Kyou-hen (B)
    25. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! (B)
    26. K-On!!: Keikaku! (B)
    27. K-On!: Live House! (B)
    28. Lucky☆Star: Original na Visual to Animation (B)
    29. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid: Wari to Hima na Sentaichou no Ichinichi (B)
    30. K-On! (B)
    31. Kyoukai no Kanata (B)
    32. Free!: Eternal Summer (B-)
    33. Lucky☆Star (B-)
    34. Kyoukai no Kanata Movie 1: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen (B-)
    35. Kyoukai no Kanata: Shinonome (B-)
    36. Free!: Dive to the Future (B-)
    37. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren (B-)
    38. Tsurune: Kazemai Koukou Kyuudoubu (B-)
    39. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!: Kirameki no... Slapstick Noel (B-)
    40. The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya (B-)
    41. Free! (B-)
    42. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren: The Rikka Wars (B-)
    43. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Episode 000 (B-)
    44. Hibike! Euphonium: Kakedasu Monaka (B-)
    45. Nichijou: Nichijou no 0-wa (C+)
    46. Hyouka: Motsubeki Mono wa (C+)
    47. Tamako Market (C+)
    48. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Lite (C+)
    49. Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (2009) (C+)
    50. Musaigen no Phantom World (C+)
    51. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Lite (C+)
    52. Kyoukai no Kanata: Idol Saiban! Mayoi Nagara mo Kimi wo Sabaku Tami (C-)
    53. Nyoro-n Churuya-san (C-)

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  • Buckeye
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    Summer 2019: Finalized Watchlist

    Alright, I had this list finalized for quite some time now, but I didn't get around to posting it. Once again, I'll explain the thought process in the future, though that's not guaranteed to happen as I have been busy with other things and might not feel motivated to doing this.

    Watching
    • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (continuing)
    • Fairy Tail Final Season (continuing)
    • Fruits Basket (continuing)
    • Mix (continuing)
    • Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II
    • Vinland Saga
    • Astra Lost in Space
    • If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord
    • The Demon Girl Next Door
    • Dr. Stone
    • Fire Force
    • Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files
    • Given
    • Cop Craft
    • How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
    • O Maidens in Your Savage Season
    • Wasteful Days of High School Girls
    • Hensuki: Are You Willing to Fall in Love with a Pervert, as Long as She's a Cutie?
    • The Ones Within
    • Re:Stage! Dream Days
    • Fight League: Gear Gadget Generators (short, continuing)
    • Miru Tights (short, continuing)
    • Are You Lost? (short)
    • Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan (short)
    Dropped
    • A Certain Scientific Accelerator
    • To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
    • Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
    • Isekai Cheat Magician
    • Granbelm
    • Kochoki
    • Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
    • Demon Lord, Retry!
    • Ensemble Stars
    • BEM
    • Try Knights
    • Magical Sempai (short)
    The final spot came down to deciding between The Ones Within and Re:Stage!, and neither Sunday show separated themselves from each other, so I kept both. To make room for that, I decided that A Certain Scientific Accelerator would be a post-season binge watch instead as I already decided to wait to watch the simuldub, plus I have too many Friday shows that I was looking to trim at least three of them. So breaking things down by day of the week:

    Sunday (3): The Ones Within, Re:Stage!, Vinland Saga
    Monday (2): Hensuki, Cop Craft
    Tuesday (1/0): Are You Lost?
    Wednesday (2): Astra Lost in Space, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
    Thursday (4/3): *Fight League, If It's For My Daughter, Demon Girl Next Door, Given
    Friday (6): Wasteful Days, Dr. Stone, Danmachi II, Fruits Basket, Fire Force, O Maidens
    Saturday (6/4): Mix, Demon Slayer, El-Melloi II, Fairy Tail, Pirikirako-chan, *Miru Tights

    * Indicates that the show is finished

    So that puts me at 20 full-length shows along with four shorts, two of them which have just finished up in Fight League and Miru Tights. Fridays are just loaded that it pained me to drop some shows that I probably would have given a better chance at watching had they been on another day. I'm still watching Mix and Fairy Tail on the dub schedule, so I don't necessarily watch them on Saturdays. That said, the drop list is pretty short this time around seeing that there are fewer shows than in recent seasons much like the case it was in the spring.

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  • Buckeye
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    Summer 2019 Simulcast Rankings: July

    Alright, it's late into August, but I still need to get my July simulcast rankings up. Part of the reason is because I'm waiting for a few simuldubs I'm following to get through to the necessary point, and another reason is because of Try Knights as the show's late start. I got through two episodes before deciding to punt on it, so my ranking depends on its first two episodes, which is all I needed to know that this show was not worth a try. I'll try an keep things in perspective about how I thought about shows through July 31, and I will have show statuses reflected based on what I had decided and stuff through July 31 as the list is now finalized. As usual for summer season shows, baseball terminology is used as tier names. Shows in black have made the cut, shows in red have been dropped, and shows in blue I'm still deciding on (again, as of July 31).

    Home Run
    Vinland Saga
    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
    Fairy Tail Final Season

    Base Hit
    Dr. Stone
    Fire Force
    Fruits Basket (2019)
    Given
    Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II
    Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note
    O Maidens in Your Savage Season
    Astra Lost in Space
    If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord
    How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?

    Walk
    A Certain Scientific Accelerator
    The Demon Girl Next Door
    Mix
    Cop Craft
    Wasteful Days of High School Girls
    To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts
    Hensuki


    Flyout
    Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks?
    The Ones Within
    Re:Stage! Dream Days

    Granbelm
    Isekai Cheat Magician
    Are You Lost?
    Magical Sempai

    Ensemble Stars
    BEM


    Strikeout
    Kochoki
    Demon Lord, Retry!
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest

    Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan
    Try Knights

    This is shaping up to be a pretty good season, and while it's lacking in heavy hitters, it's filled with lots of quality shows. It's just Vinland Saga and the two continuing shows, but there are a lot more solid shows that make this a deeper season than the spring.

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  • Buckeye
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    Summer 2019: First Impressions

    I was so sidetracked by many other things that I didn't bother to put out one of these posts until now. I have my watchlist almost figured out, but I will try and put down my thoughts after a couple of episodes. Part of the reason is because Try Knights started way later than everything else, but part of it is because I had so much going on that I didn't think about this until now. I'll be as brief and to the point. Same procedure as usual, but almost all of these decisions have been made as these reflect where they were two episodes in. No reviews are given for continuing shows, and the shows are tiered and sorted in alphabetical order with the regular-length shows first and the shorts last.

    Red Zone
    Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (continuing)
    Fairy Tail Final Season (continuing)
    Fruits Basket (2019) (continuing)

    Mix (continuing)
    Astra Lost in Space - The show has a strong opening episode to show that this is all about overcoming one's weaknesses and coming together as a group to survive. The foundation was laid well with the double-length opening episode, and the show does a great job with the drama.
    Dr. Stone - This show has been strong in laying its foundations and storytelling, and it goes to show that this show means business with the way it opens.
    Fire Force - Being from the same guy who did Soul Eater, this show does a great job tapping into that show's soul and doing a great job in quickly establishing the MC and the struggles he goes through.
    If It's For My Daughter, I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord - While this show's animation could be better, it does a excellent job in establishing the leads and making them a likable father-daughter tandem. Latina is really cute, but this show does a nice job establishing a feel-good atmosphere.
    Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? II - This show picks up nicely right where the first season ended and taps into what worked seeing that Bell is a great MC while Ais just wasn't MC material that made Sword Oratorio a dud. It doesn't take long for things to get serious going to show that it's all about doing what the first season did best: Bell trying to overcome great odds.
    Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files: {Rail Zeppelin} Grace Note - While this spinoff could have easily lazed its way through using its attachment to the Fate series to draw attention like Fate/Apocrypha and Fate/Extra, thankfully it doesn't. It takes awhile to get established, but the second episode was simply amazing and how a supernatural mystery show is supposed to be done. It has great animation and a killer soundtrack by Yuki Kajiura to make this a worthwhile show to watch.
    Vinland Saga - This is easily the best show of the season as Wit continues to put out high quality productions. But above all, the storytelling just totally drives the point home perfectly about what the MC is going through. Combine that with great animation and soundtrack, and this show is definitely a winner.
    Wasteful Days of High School Girls - This show is very funny as it is definitely full of great laughs. While lagging in other aspects like animation and sustenance, the show is making its mark through the well-written comedy.


    Midfield
    A Certain Scientific Accelerator - This side story taps into everything that made Index so special. Accelerator is a more interesting character than Touma or Mikoto, but above all it doesn't appear to be a rushed adaptation like season 3 of Index was.
    Cop Craft - This show isn't the best animated given the studio that is known for doing a hack job with the Berserk sequel, but with traditional-style animation it looks decent. The show does a nice job in being entertaining with cases being well-constructed and the chemistry between the two leads being established in a solid way.
    The Demon Girl Next Door - It's one of those cute girls shows that does a nice job with the comedy. The humor tends to get repetitive and the story just doesn't seem to want to move upward, but the characters are great and the comedy is nicely written to make for a fun show.
    Given - While BL has a limited audience, this one does an excellent job in utilizing it to build relationships and make it more about self-discovery than anything. So far, this show has done a nice job in establishing the leads and figures to tell a deep story like in the manga.
    Hensuki - After a terrible first episode, this show has since improved doing perverted stuff the right way, all while telling an interesting story revolving around fanservice. Still, it's tropey, but doing so to provide good entertainment in the process.
    How Heavy are the Dumbbells You Lift? - It's a show about weightlifting and girls, and while the premise is simple enough, the show does a great job in making the characters interesting and utilizing the weightlifting aspect into the show. It's one of those feel-good shows that goes overboard muscle service, but never is it rendered pointless.
    Isekai Cheat Magician - It's as generic an isekai show as it could get. Just about the only things going for it are the characters and the setting, but overall it's just a copy and paste job of other similar shows to make something that has been seen a bazillion times over. Even so, it still has its appeal.
    O Maidens in Your Savage Season - After a rough start, things are getting going as the characters are a crazy bunch with a lot of sexual talk and development to go along with it. Mari Okada is back to doing what she does best as the mind games she is known for are making this show interesting.
    The Ones Within - While this show suffers from a story that was not well-established at the beginning and is seemingly going nowhere, the show is interesting with the characters and nature of the games going on.
    Re:Stage! Dream Days - It's another generic girl idol show, but while the story and animation are nothing to write home about, this show does have a feel-good story.
    To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts - While this show has a good premise and solid animation, the show's story just is lacking so far. I'm just not liking the way the characters are being used.
    Are You Lost? (short) - This show is all about surviving on an island, and it does a nice job in being amusing and doing a solid job in being light-hearted despite the situation and setting.
    Magical Sempai (short) - While this short provides some funny moments, the jokes just get repetitive and overly perverted. That said, this show has some interesting characters in it, but things just get nauseatingly repetitive.
    Hakata Mentai! Pirikarako-chan (short) - It's all about food jokes and stuff, and while the animation is bad and the jokes tend to miss the mark, being a short makes this watchable at the very least.

    Own 20
    Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest - This show is just a total dumpster fire of an adaptation, and it's a shame since the manga is supposed to be good. The show is plagued by poor animation, badly-established plot, and some of the worst storytelling that I have come across as this show's production was delayed because of so many disagreements with the show's direction. While White Fox and Asread collaborated on this, it was clear that Asread's influence is more prevalent, and they have done a poor job ever since Future Diary.
    BEM - While this show had a good premise, ultimately it's just a boring show with animation so dark that I could barely see anything.
    Demon Lord, Retry! - Just like with another isekai show, this one had good source material that was poorly adapted. This one was done by a no-name studio as the animation looks terrible, the storyline was poorly put together, and things just weren't clicking.
    Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? - While this show does some things to make this show different than a typical isekai show, this show just totally goes overboard with the fanservice to the point where it become barely watchable. The show's direction just isn't ideal and its overreliance on cliches makes this another run-of-the-mill isekai show.
    Ensemble Stars - It's your typical boy idol show that does nothing to stand out. At least having a girl manager puts it on the right track, but nevertheless it's not going to wow anybody outside the target audience by a longshot.
    Granbelm - This show has an appealing concept of little girls, magic, and mecha. But while the story has some potential, the execution was way off the mark as things weren't properly set up in the first episode, all while the show just follows cliches and other bad practices to craft a story.
    Kochoki - It's another one of those fujoshi shows in the end. I like that it does something different by telling the story about Nobunaga in his youth. But in the end, it just didn't have much interesting stuff to it.
    Try Knights - While it makes a nice attempt at a sports show, this show is plagued by the typical problems with Gonzo shows. But above all, the use of CG kills the show the most as it's ugly and out-of-place for a show like this.

    At this juncture, the watchlist is just about figured out given how late this is coming. But nonetheless I stuck to my routine and next season's watchlist I should get out in more timely fashion.

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  • Buckeye
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    Post-Simulcast Report: July 16-31

    While I'm still working on first impressions, I need to get this out before I lose my recent history on MAL. So here it is, the end of July report for post-simulcast shows. It was quite a busy time, so I didn't watch as much anime as I usually do (and while the new norm is expected to trend downwards, this is still far less than normal).

    Completed

    *Million Arthur: C+

    ^Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers (1-12): B
    This show does a great job in the mystery aspect as there are lots of well-executed plot twists and stuff in order to find out who among the seven characters is the fake hero that's not supposed to exist. The show excels with character development and drama, which is what made me anticipate the next episode to see what new developments come out. That said, this show is hindered by slow pacing, mediocre animation, and the late introduction of another mystery that probably won't ever get animated. But in all, it's a show that was worth watching for the anticipation aspect.

    *Miru Tights: D

    Ongoing

    [NJO] Nichijou (1-6)
    [PKM-SM] Pokemon Sun and Moon (84-86)

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  • Buckeye
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    I will get to my formal first impressions soon as this has been quite a busy time for me, but things should be dying down this weekend when I can sit down and do it. But before I get there, I will explain where things stand on my watchlist this season. Once again, I set the limit of 18 shows give or take two, and it looks like I will be taking two more even though the amount of shows is still down from the winter load.

    So shows that are in because they are continuing shows or sequels are Fruits Basket (2019), Mix, Demon Slayer, Fairy Tail, and Danmachi season 2. Shows that didn't take long to lock down are Vinland Saga, Astra Lost in Space, If It's For My Daughter I'd Even Defeat a Demon Lord, The Demon Girl Next Door, Dr. Stone, Fire Force, and Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files bringing the show total up to 12. Shows that took awhile, but I'm leaning towards keeping are Cop Craft, How Heavy are the Dumbbells You Lift?, Given, O Maidens in Your Savage Season, Wasteful Days of High School Girls, and A Certain Scientific Accelerator bringing the total up to 18 should I keep all of them. Seeing that I am watching Fairy Tail and Accelerator on the simuldub schedule that I decided that two more shows can be added.

    So for the last two shows, they are between The Ones Within, Re:Stage, Hensuki, To the Abandoned Sacred Beasts, and Try Knights, while Isekai Cheat Magician and Two-Hit Mom are extreme longshots. As much as I would like to make room for at least one isekai show, all of them have been busts. As for the shows I have definitively dropped, they are Ensemble Stars, BEM, Arifureta, Kochoki, Demon Lord Retry, and Granbelm.

    And for shorts, Fight League and Miru Tights continue (with the latter just having finished up), while Pirikarako-chan is only a few minutes, and I decided I could keep only one between Are You Lost? and Magical Sempai with Are You Lost? winning out. I'm pretty close to finalizing my watchlist, but it's those last shows that makes the process drag on.

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  • GingaDaiuchuu
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    Summer 2019 First Impressions

    Okay, now I definitely don't have any time left for this season, even though I naturally have a lot more to say about 13 new series, especially a month into most of them. One immediate trend we can see, though, is that Wit Studio is absolutely killing it, which I'm very thankful for since I've been waiting for Vinland Saga to get an anime since, well, since Wit Studio debuted with the first season of Attack on Titan / Shingeki no Kyojin, appropriately enough. If they can keep up the level of quality they've shown in these first four episodes, to say nothing of the past few months of their flagship property, the Vinland Saga anime should become a lot more than just the best new show this season by the end of these two cours, with the hope that future seasons follow before too long. Since it's been a constant on this list for the past decade and therefore naturally doesn't draw much attention, it's also worth recognizing One Piece as a renewed highlight this season. Toei is actively reinventing the series for this highly anticipated arc with fresh core staff known for some of the studio's best recent work, a gorgeous new aesthetic, and creative touches that make it clear that this is more than a straight adaptation. They're finally starting to get the most out of the medium to make the anime stand on its own as something worth watching, not just the show that transfers manga pages onto the screen and pads them out. Except... they interrupted the arc a few episodes in for a commercial-for-a-movie filler arc that doesn't fit in the story whatsoever, and is especially annoying given the placement. Anyway, those are obviously the highlights alongside other ongoing series like the second half of Kimetsu no Yaiba. Otherwise, my attention is mostly focused on watching KyoAni works, for obvious reasons and to conflicting, bittersweet results.

    New For Summer 2019:

    01. Vinland Saga (A-)
    02. Dr. Stone (B+)
    03. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (B)
    04. Enen no Shouboutai (B)
    05. Given (B-)
    06. Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. (B-)
    07. Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note (B-)
    08. Kanata no Astra (B-)
    09. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (B-)

    Dropped:

    10. Uchi no Ko no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai. (C+) 4 episodes
    11. Cop Craft (C+) 4 episodes
    12. The Demon Girl Next Door (C+) 3 episodes
    13. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (D+) 1 episode



    Everything I'm Watching:

    01. One Piece (A-)
    02. Vinland Saga (A-)
    03. Kimetsu no Yaiba (A-)
    04. Detective Conan (B+)
    05. Fruits Basket (2019) (B+)
    06. Diamond no Ace: Act II (B+)
    07. Dr. Stone (B+)
    08. Fairy Tail: Final Series (B+)
    09. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (B)
    10. Enen no Shouboutai (B)
    11. Given (B-)
    12. Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo. (B-)
    13. Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note (B-)
    14. Kanata no Astra (B-)
    15. How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (B-)

    Dropped:

    16. Uchi no Ko no Tame naraba, Ore wa Moshikashitara Maou mo Taoseru kamo Shirenai. (C+) 4 episodes
    17. Cop Craft (C+) 4 episodes
    18. The Demon Girl Next Door (C+) 3 episodes
    19. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (D+) 1 episode

    Weekly Schedule:

    Sunday (1): Vinland Saga
    Monday (0):
    Tuesday (1): Diamond no Ace: Act II
    Wednesday (2): Kanata no Astra, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift?
    Thursday (1): Given
    Friday (5): Fruits Basket (2019), Dr. Stone, Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II, Enen no Shouboutai, Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo.
    Saturday (5): One Piece, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Detective Conan, Fairy Tail: Final Series, Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note

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  • Buckeye
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    Post-Simulcast Report: July 1-15

    Here's the first post-simulcast report of the season. I'm quite disorganized since things have been hectic in real life and I haven't had the time to watch stuff beyond the simulcast stuff leaving me with quite a backlog, but I'll start working on that in August once things have settled down. In any case, here's my first post-simulcast report of the season, and not much was watched from seasons past, though I am still working through some shows in the previous season as I'm opting to wait for simuldubs for Million Arthur and Fairy Tail to come out. Anyway, just two shows completed, one of them is the first half of a split-cour series.

    Completed

    *One Punch Man season 2: B

    *That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (OVA): B

    *Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Past & Future (ONA): C+


    7 Seeds (1-12): D+
    While this show has some strong source material and a great premise about survival of the fittest, the show's execution was just off the mark. The plot is fragmented, the characters lack development, all the bad ones stand out like a sore thumb, the animation is subpar, and there were just too many moving parts to keep track of that made for a poorly-planned production. And then the show ends on a cliffhanger, and a bad one at that as a second season is most likely under production.

    Ongiong

    ^[SAO-A] Sword Art Online: Alicization (22-24)

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