Halfway Seasonal Review! Part two

Here is part two of the halfway seasonal review which concludes all the anime that we have watched this season (at least up until now.) If there are any shows that we didn’t see and are worth watching, please let us know!

Bonfuri

Edy: SAO is back – but instead of an edgy guy with death consequences we have cute girls playing for fun. And it’s darn cute. Maple is such a lovable dork in this show and that is all the reason you need to watch this show. She cluelessly puts all of her points into vitality that she becomes basically invincible. At first I thought this concept was just hilariously funny one time joke that can’t be sustained for a long time. But watching her interact with other players like Sally to involve strategy in her already broken play style was rather fun to watch. My only problems I have in the show are the side characters and the game itself. First, the side characters in the show are extremely bland. I don’t think any of the characters to me, other than Maple, really stood out to me in the guild (other than Sally but only because she gets a lot of screen time). Other character’s skills are all not really memorable enough and they don’t seem important enough since Sally and Maple can literally just wipe everyone easily. Second, the game itself is kind of annoying to think about if I actually start thinking about them. I mean Maple is way too broken, and if I start thinking about how this is possible in a game, I get stuck in this annoyed tangent of thoughts trying to give an explanation myself. Another annoying aspect is the skills. This might just be me, but watching Sally yell “double slash!!” or Maple yell “Hydra!!” every 5 seconds in a fight gets really annoying. The skills have no variety and seeing basically the same strategy every time tends to get really boring. But even if that is a problem, the characters are so cute that it overrides all the technical problems that I have with the show.

Darwin’s Game

Edy: Darwin’s game is great. I know a lot of people really dislike this show but I personally love it for the same reason as I love Arifureta. The main character is like a scared guy that later becomes the most edge filled badass in the world, the main female character is blonde, sexually aggressive and totally obsessed with the main guy, and best of all the show is absolutely trash in pacing, directing, and visuals. It’s not a good sign when you aren’t thrilled in a thriller, but Darwin’s game manages to do so. The way that he runs away in the first scene is so hilarious because it’s so ridiculous. Like the pace at which he runs at, the amount of time it takes, the shots that are focused on him and the crazy bear (to make it seem like it’s some manic) are all so loosely done that it’s funny. I mean look at the picture above, isn’t it absolutely hilarious?  

Runway De Warrette

Jun: Not necessarily a terrible show on its own, it would have had potential to be a solid 7/10, but personally, considering how terrible of an adaptation it is compared to the anime, I can’t help but bear some hatred towards the show. First of all, the soundtrack is totally off. I understand that they’re trying to add in the electronic, hype music that is shown on actual runways, but it is so out of place in the kind of story this is. The show could have simply left the music on the scenes featuring the runway, and never touched on it. I don’t know how anyone was okay with the god awful music in this show. And probably most importantly, the clothes. Now, fashion sense is definitely subjective, and I’m sure there are plenty of people who like and dislike the mangaka’s fashion sense. But at the same time, I’m sure everyone who has read the manga, even people who don’t understand fashion and/or are not interested in it, can agree that the designs and their popularity are fleasable. But in this show…. Man, they really fucked it up. The first design that Ikuto makes for Chiyuki looks like fucking paper. The visuals, especially for the clothes, are so damn terrible. There are more things I could say about this show, but overall it’s a disappointment and a disgrace to the manga. 

Hanako-kun

Edy: Hanako-Kun is probably the most aesthetically pleasing show this season. I don’t think anyone will disagree when I say all of the shots in this show are beautiful to watch. You can probably pause at any moment to get yourself a new wallpaper. The characters in Hanako-kun are all really cute too. Not just because of their designs but because of their personalities as well. So in a show like this, where it is very character centered (to drive all the legends that take place) it’s definitely a huge plus to have good background along with fun character. My only problem with this show is that the show is literally a moving manga. The way that the episodes are paneled and the shows that they use are exactly identical to the manga and flows exactly like a manga. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but in this show, I saw the show drag a little when it relied on such paneled for visual explanation. It felt a little bit lazy when the art they do normally in the show is mindblowing. But overall I’m really enjoying this show.

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Jun and Edy: Very funny it got that high on MAL, though you can get much higher with meth

Halfway seasonal Review! Part one

With the winter 2020 season halfway, here is a list of the shows we’re watching (or dropped), and how we feel about each of them!

Eizouken

Edy: Best anime of the season without a doubt. There’s a scene in episode one where Asakusa is talking about what goes into making an anime and what makes it so good and special. The funny thing is, Eizouken does all of this. It’s creatively directed, the scenes flow perfectly and the characters are animated with so much flare. Yuasa Masaaki is literally just flexing his directing skills with this show.

It’s so amazing the little bits of things the character do that just show their enthusiasm. My favorite part in episode one was when they started sketching what the characters had in their imagination then putting them together on the window. It really feels like the character – or the show itself – loves anime. This show is honestly too good and impossible to fit into a small paragraph. I think I will review this show episodically starting from episode one. I really regret not watching immediately when it came out to do so.

Kyokou Suiri

Edy: This show is looking like it’s going to be a show I really enjoy just because of the character. From what I’ve seen from the episodes that are out right now, the show had the flashes of a really entertaining show. The character, Kotoko, might be like one of the cutest characters I have seen in anime, and she is absolutely delightful to watch. Her facial expressions are amazing, her personality just pops everywhere, and the way she talks reminds me so much of witty lines from the Monogatari series. The show, however, seems way too heavily reliant on the dialogue and depending on the character, the location, and the event it really makes or breaks the whole scene or even that episode. But regardless Kotoko is fun to watch and since she is usually at the center of all the conversations it’s not really a problem most of the time. From what I’ve seen, the cases that they deal with are also all interesting enough for me to really enjoy watching this show. I hope that this show continues being as good as it is right now. 

Click her to read my episodic reviews of Kyokou Suiri

ID Invaded

Jun: Unexpectedly great show from the first episode, despite what many people said about it. It’s intriguing, fun and the main character is likable with a somewhat interesting backstory. The gimmick of IDOs is really interesting and enjoyable to watch, and if we ever get to see the blue haired side character enter one properly and join the investigating team I’d be thrilled. There’s many plot points of which we know quite little of, such as the character John Walker, who randomly appears in some murderers’ IDOs, as well as Kaede-chan, who is always dead whenever someone enters an IDO, regardless of who the pilot is. The gimmick I probably like the most about the IDO is that the pilot doesn’t retain their memory when they enter, and so there’s always this “I”m a master detective” sequence and it’s so exciting and gets me really thrilled to watch the rest of the episode.

For the most part, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of this show, but there’s one…. Just one problem that I have with it. And that’s the small girl. 

Putting aside her character design which I’m simply not a fan of, I think the reason behind why I dislike her the amount I do is because the scenes that involve her, investigations outside the IDO, tend to be really boring. Although they do give us some exposition to explain how the IDOs work, I generally found most of the dialogue to be boring, and the detectives to be uninteresting characters. Newest arc though, that hot killer girl is voiced by Ayaneru. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Magia Record

Jun: Magia Record was as disappointing as expected. The art is gorgeous, and lives up to Madoka Magica’s reputation. The story, on the other hand, is mediocre at best. Because the original Madoka already happened, and pretty much anyone watching this show is going to be aware that this is a dark mahou shoujo anime, the show immediately begins without trying to surprise you, but taking the dark tone as something obvious and expected. Which is fine on its own, but the characters and story are unbelievably boring and uninspired, and  the character designs have such an obvious parallel to Madoka. I know some people would like that, but I’d rather watch new characters in this fucked up magic world. Magia Record is an anime that is carried solely by its visuals. And to me, it’s not enough to continue watching.

Nekopara

Jun: nekopara was okay. i thought it would be about a guy fucking his cats, but unforunately this show ended up showing some like normie shit about a guy grooming his cats. from what i could tell, this is some like slice of life shit….. i think like the cats are doing work and running a shop, and then they find a shota cat? something like that… honestly i think that shows like this are not good because they don’t develop their characters, and it’s just overall the characters are nothing but typical anime character archetypes like the tsundere or the genki girl. the main problem that i find with shows like these are that they confuse iyashikei(psychologically “healing” shows) to boring garbage nothingness. It’s not enough to just have characters with no personality acting out the same, tired out jokes that a million other anime have done. Of course, maybe I’d have a different opinion on this show if i actually watched it, but i’m a busy man with better priorities.

What other shows have you guys been watching this season? Tell us what you thought of these shows and give us some recommendations for this season as well!

Kyokou Suiri Episode 4: "Talk about a lack of personality…"

In the first episode, what I thought Kyokou Suiri would be was a show which I greatly enjoyed every episode. The characters were unique and amiable while the atmosphere and events were still intense. I had no doubt in my mind that this show would be one that I would love.

That doubt, however, slowly started to appear more and more as I continued on to later episodes. In my previous post, I expressed some of my worries about how the show immediately gets boring as soon as Kotoko leaves the screen. And this episode was no different. Not to my suprise, the new character, Saki-san joined Kurou in the “characters who leech Kotoko for survival” club. 

The characters being boring this way was something to be expected. We already saw how boring the show got when Saki was talking to the other police as their conversation seemed to drag on forever without any interesting ideas, backgrounds, or settings. As for Kurou, we just haven’t seen him alone without Kotoko. But I’m sure everyone noticed his rather boring style of dialogue and appearance (which grankly does bounce off Kotoko fairly well). Sure, it may not be a bad idea to have a rather calmer character in front of a colorful and vibrant character (such as Kotoko) since too much flair in characters can make the show’s cast a little bit messy. But even such, these calmer characters must have an interesting personality to keep the audience entertained. What makes this problem more crucial in Kyokou Suiri is that the youkai cases take on more of an omnibus styled structure that ends in an episode or two, which it is hard to get invested in too quickly. 

She didn’t change her expression once

A perfect example of all these flaws coming together was shown in this episode. After Kotoko left Saki’s house, Saki started investigating the death of Nanase Karen, a former idol who supposedly died of a horrible accident. The show uses this opportunity to give the audience information about the cases though a monologue within Saki’s thought. Although it succeeded in giving the audience information, it failed in giving the audience enjoyment. There were two major problems in this scene: the lack of an interesting setting and the lack of an interesting personality. The former is commonly occurring with many shows nowadays, with exposition scenes happening in locations like cafes or houses for an extended period of time. Saki’s scene fails to be even slightly interesting with her setting since the scene merely shows her sitting down in her room which even Kotoko described as “lacking personality”. What makes shows like the Monogatari series so good is that even in scenes with extended dialogue, it keeps the viewers entertained through extremely unique and good visual presentation. This show fails to do so. The latter comes from Saki herself. Saki literally has no special trait about her. She is literally just “the ex.” Without Kotoko to talk about Kurou with her (which also makes no sense since she broke up with him 2 years about and ran away from him), she is just a cop with no emotions. With her narrating a setting the viewers haven’t had too much time to see or be invested in, the case itself isn’t able to pull through Saki’s lack of character.

Now let’s take the scene that comes prior when Kotoko is researching Nanase Karen. Kotoko looks through a computer, in what seems to be a room in a small computer cafe, searching through the same wikipedia page that Saki saw. This scene was vastly better than the one with Saki because of multiple reasons. First, as she browsed through the wikipedia page, the show switched the shot over to Kotoko while showing multiple facial expressions that were very expressive and fun to look at. Second, Kotoko’s setting was a lot more interesting than Saki’s. The small crowded computer room is one that exists in Japan for many who don’t have homes. As the viewers who haven’t seen Kotoko’s house, it was much more refreshing to see these types of small information on Kotoko life unlike Saki’s house. Finally, unlike Saki, the viewers know that Kotoko is an expert on these Youkais. We see from this scene that she found something out about Nanase Karen as she sees the photo on the wikipedia page. Because much of the information that Saki saids in her scene is repetitive to the police scene or Kotoko’s scene, I think a much better way to have handled this scene would have been to just follow Kotoko leaving Saki’s house to the computer room, have her explain what Saki did, and after realizing something, move on to request for Saki’s help. This would have allowed the viewers to continue to watch Kotoko while keeping Saki’s character more refreshing with the character dynamic with Kotoko.

These two faces easily top any other moment in the episode

Regardless, all the positives stayed positive. The sound track was all fun. Kotoko’s facial expressions are great, and the case was somewhat interesting enough to keep me entertained. The opening of a show that Nanase Karen was in just randomly playing in the middle of the show was so out of nowhere that I just started laughing. I’m hoping the show gets to the level I expected it to be when I watched the first episode. But as it is now, I expect this to be a rather okay show with a very lovable main character.

Kyokou Suiri Episode 1~3: Kotoko is this season's best character

Kyokou Suiri turned out very similar to what I had hoped for. From being super natural triller to a fun witty comedy, the show was quite a joy for the first three episodes.

Right off the bat, I can say that my favorite thing about this show is Iwanaga Kotoko. First, her character design is absolutely fantastic. Her whole outfit with the frilly dress and beret hat with the huge ribbon on the back really goes well with her curly hair and general young-ish look. Her eyelashes are also very unique in the way they surround her eyes being colored like her hair. Her expressions are really pretty fun and expressive (the cat face at the end of episode three got me laughing quite a bit. Her personality is also really fun. The way she acts so happily around Kurou and the way she talks to the youkai all come off very playful. I mean she waited two years for Kurou to break up with his girlfriend to get the chance to ask him out. Although it was very dialogue heavy, the first scene where she confesses was really fun because of her personality and the way she spoke. The voice acting is another part that I think fit very well with Kotoko’s character. Her clingy and outgoing personality is portrayed really well by the upbeat yet slightly deep tone of Kitou Akari. I can go as far to say that Kotoko is definitely my favorite character this season. 

The concept of the show is also interesting. Unlike most mystery shows that spend its time on trying to solve the case, Kyokou Suiri’s mystery spends its time making a solution for the case. Kotoko’s only reason for solving these cases are to convince the youkais of what happened so they don’t have to be restless. This means she has no real incentive to find definite proof for the answer, just the most convincing one that fits the given info. Although I felt a little bitter since I hoped to find the real motives of the killer, their conversation in the car about possible solutions afterwards cleared that up for me a little. I don’t know how well this concept will hold up in the future, but from what I’ve seen it’s definitely interesting enough to keep me entertained and I’ll just have to accept that a hard solution in this show will never be given.

I liked how they separated the episodes even though I know that both the ending of episode two and three were both made that way to create that cliffhanger. Although the snake arc ending only around 5 or so minutes in the three episodes was somewhat frustrating, I think this allowed the time skip to fit in a little better. After finishing the second episode, I had fully expected the third episode to start off with a solution to the case that would be given very quickly, (which I was not wrong) then move on to the aftermath of the case with more scenes of witty dialogue between Kotoko Kurou, then end with some foreshadowing of the next event. This would be more typical and would allow the arc to end on a more smooth note along with the episode. But because there is a sudden two year time skip, I think that having an episode start in such fashion may be a bit too sudden and boring to watch, especially with the police scene that happened in the middle of episode three. Do I think that they could have done it better? Yes. But at least as it is now, the viewers are kind of eased into the next episode even with the confusing time skip. 

I think the worst part about the show is that it can get slightly boring. The whole show really relies on dialogue to the point where I’m surprised this isn’t a light novel adaptation. Although the dialogue can be fun with interesting characters like Kotoko, without her, the show seemed to drag a little.  When the cops started talking in the later bits of the third episode, I couldn’t care the slightest. This may be because I didn’t pay enough attention to realize that the cop girl was Kurou’s ex but regardless, hearing a random conversation of characters I didn’t care about, just sitting and eating for 10 minutes, was awfully boring. Again, had I known that the cop girl was Kurou’s ex a little sooner, I may have found her trauma to be a lot more interesting. But it’s hard to remember those details two weeks.

A lot of things are still left unexplained and the way that Kurou and Kotoko kinda continued on after the events of the first episodes left me with questions but having the third episode end the way it did, I can’t wait to see the character dynamics with the new character. To me, Kyokou Suiri looks like a fun show with a few holes that won’t be too bothersome.

ID:Invaded Episode 1 and 2 – the most interesting show of the season

ID: Invaded started off with one of the most interesting scenes I have seen in awhile.

As a person who had absolutely zero information what the show was about, the opening sequence of the show left me completely unknowing of the situation. Regardless of this disadvantage, the show was immediately able to hook me with the visuals.

Just like how the main guy is left without his memories, we are too, left without any notice of what is happening. There were almost no explanation on the surroundings  nor the reason for him being here. For awhile, the viewers and the main characters are stuck without any prior knowledge, causing us to direct all of the attention to exploring the world that has been left with us. I think this was a really exciting way for the show to start off, especially because the presentation of the world visually through the artwork and camera work that really flowed well together. The way that he caught the shoe after kicking it off the wall, or stretching it out to grab another part of the house were cool to see visually. 

Many talked about how the first few minutes were awesome while the rest of the show was left with bore. Although I agree that the first few minutes were definitely the highlights of the show, I don’t necessarily think that the rest of the show was boring or confusing. Many seemed to be complaining about the fact that the show is very dialogue heavy within the police investigation room. While I agree and understand this, because of the confusion from the start of the episode along with how interested I was at the show conceptually, the expositions were something that I welcomed. Granted, this may be because I went in to this show completely blind and had no clue what was happening in the first five minutes other than “this looks hella cool” but I believe that going with the “show don’t tell” would have just left me more confused that I needed to be. Although I do like it when shows don’t treat their viewers as they are stupid, what I like more is when a show knows when to be artful and when to bring it down a little. In fact, in this show, I think they choose the right time to bring in the dialogue. Right as I got used to the world a little and saw the bloody girl lying on the floor (which left me with more confusion as I’m not a genius detective), the show gave the viewers explanation. So I felt it was more like my curiosities were being relieved rather than interrupted. And just finding out that this is a mind of some serial killer just got me really interested.

This worlds that they showed alone in the first 2 episodes were extremely interesting. I would go so far to say that this interesting concept is what makes up the show as a whole. Throughout the episodes, they showed two different worlds with the split up bodies and the drills, both reflecting the state of the criminal that they were chasing. The whole setting over all was just really interesting. The futuristic set-up of the office looked fine. Since it is a world where you can materialize the minds of criminals through advanced scientific advancements I don’t hate how they designed it like a normal sci-fi control room. Though I would have liked it if they made it more closely related to the materialization concept or something. But hey, I can’t think of anything specific so I don’t blame them. 

The way they dealt with the crime flowed very smoothly in and out of the dream world and the outside world. The way how the police room was jargon heavy and tense while the dream world was somewhat tense was a good contrast that got more wanting to be invested in the show a little more 

But it wasn’t as though the show was perfect. Although conceptually and visually it was able to hook me in, I found that how they handled the events and the characters in the show (who were mostly unappealing or boring) were all very bothersome. For example, the actions of the police officers really pissed me off as they were extremely amateurish. Starting from the girl character that seems to be more dumb than brave to the vertern who is leaving a rookie officer alone, vulnerable to attack when he clearly knows that the criminal is near by. He also does something “against the regulation” but he faced no punishment at all nor is it even mentioned later. This may be handled in the next episode as we don’t really get a full look at the aftermath of the event, but I’m highly doubtful that the show is going to. It’s not as though it is too big of a deal, but it gets harder for me to fully invest myself emotionally to an event when I don’t know what consequences are happening to those who are arrested or those who go out of regulations. Anyways, I expect that this show will never really look at the aftermaths or recall past criminals when handling such issues very often. 

I’m also curious as to why the guy is actually doing all of this. From the show we know that he murdered someone, but he isn’t given much of a reason to help out the police. Much of the later bit may focus on his reason for doing so like a possible shortening of his sentence, trying to find someone, trying to look in his own mind or something like that. They also didn’t explain why it was his elbow that was missing in that world even though he seemed to wonder about it. But I guess that was just random.

But more than all that, the far the worst part of the first episode was the rookie police girl. I hated the newby girl character. Characters like this are always seen in shows like this. I really don’t want her to be annoyingly push her idea of “justice” when the show can look into the interesting concepts that it has at hand. But the way she was captured immediately didn’t really made me care whatever happened to her. I’m going to be pissed later on if she starts fighting the main guy because he “was a criminal” or something like that. Although this type of thing is probably inevitable if the righteous girl is one of the central characters of the show. Hopefully they can make her more than just a righteous Mary Sue character before something like this happens.

Although there are such flaws the concept itself is interesting enough to make me continue watching the show. So I suggest those of you who like these sci-fi type of shows and this concept sounds interesting to you, you should check this show out.

In-depth Analysis of Nekopara (Episode 1)

nekopara was okay. i thought it would be about a guy fucking his cats, but unforunately this show ended up showing some like normie shit about a guy grooming his cats. from what i could tell, this is some like slice of life shit….. i think like the cats are doing work and running a shop, and then they find a shota cat? something like that… honestly i think that shows like this are not good because they don’t develop their characters, and it’s just overall the characters are nothing but typical anime character archetypes like the tsundere or the genki girl. the main problem that i find with shows like these are that they confuse iyashikei(psychologically “healing” shows) to boring garbage nothingness. It’s not enough to just have characters with no personality acting out the same, tired out jokes that a million other anime have done. Of course, maybe I’d have a different opinion on this show if i actually watched it, but i’m a busy man with better priorities.

cute anime girl

Short Impressions on Every Anime Next Season

Pet:

Cool guys trillers by Oomori Takahiro are always cool

Edy: The trailer’s visuals doesn’t look too appealing. Although many may not mind these types of art style, the character designs with more rigid corners have always been something that bothered me. The colors, although are fine, do not seem very special and rather boring. However, the director of this show, Oomori Takahiro, did quite a bit of notable shows such as Durarara! or Baccano! which also had similar visuals. So hopefully, the show can compare to the directors former works. I’ll try out but this show will most likely not be mind blowing or anything. I’m usually not a fan of these types of thrillers because they never really end up being that good most of the time by being just a serious show that I can’t really take seriously. 

Jun: I will be your pet if you reblog this post

Nekopara:

No… I’m not watching it cause the girl are cute… not at all…

Edy: Nekopara was originally an eroge visual novel. And just like its original, this show looks like its nothing more than a fanservice show. But admittedly the show, based on the PV only, doesn’t look bad in terms of the animation and visuals. The colors and character design completely fit with what the show should be and the staff seems to have a good grasp on the concept. I will watch this show since it looks fine (but definitely not because it looks like a cute fanservice show)

Jun: Hopefully this is an adaptation of the original and not the steam version.

Plunderer:

Welcome to seasonal anime! Where there are like 10 isekais created every season!

Edy: This show looks like another example of a some-what ambitious show that will most likely not be good due to the lack of budget, time and effort. The genre that its listed as is “Shounen, Ecchi, Action” and those types of shows are usually very low effort aimed at an obvious target audience. The character designs also has that modern isekai anime like art-style that looks fine but is nothing very special.

Jun: lol

Kyokou Suiri:

The curly look of the hair with the hat looks really cute.

Edy: Looks like a fun mystery/supernatural show. I might start reading the manga just because of the manga character designs that look really nice looking at illustrations. The art seems as though it translated very well. Hopefully this comes out fun and becomes something like a slightly darker Noragami.

Jun: lol-i

Somali to Mori no Kamisama:

The color pencil feeling is so soothing

Edy: Reading the summary, I had almost no expectations for this show. I’ve seen this type of plot too many times and never have they been executed properly to be enjoyed. But once I watched the trailer I actually ended up being interested in the aesthetics of the anime. The color palette and the background felt very calming and supportive of the plot. Of course I don’t know if this show will be entertaining but the shows aesthetics alone is enough for me to try the show out.

Jun: Sorry, I need to prepare for my next review

Darwin’s Game:

A survival game you can die in! (gasp)

Edy: Darwin’s game looks as though it can be fun in concept. A survival game with a phone app with some crazy girl and a retarded looking guy. It’s probably going to have the same appeal as Mirai Nikki. The thing is, however, I did not enjoy Mirai Nikki a single bit. It was too edgy for me and I was not very entertained by the whole psycho feeling that they went with. Moreover, although I did read a few chapters of the manga, the way that the manga told the story was a little bit too hectic for me. Seeing that the animation on the trailer doesn’t look very good either, I have a feeling I still find the anime to be very hectic just like the manga.

Jun: Did you know Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. His proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors is now widely accepted, and considered a foundational concept in science (Wikipedia)

Dorohedoro: 

Oh god… Oh no…. NOOOOOOO LET ME OUT

Jun: CG Anime that has animation that looks way too choppy and the character designs look hella rough and pointy. When a show looks this bad, I don’t care how good the story is, I’d rather read the original adaptation, or just skip it entirely. There’s no way I’m going to subject myself to torture by looking at these visuals for longer than 10 seconds.

Edy: I have and always will hate CG anime. 

Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita:

From my advanced scientific calculations the percentages of me getting a girlfriend is zero

Edy: Having read the manga, I can say that a lot of people will find this show funny and enjoyable. The concept and the interesting aspect of it is very similar to Kaguya-sama. However, here, the two main characters, who are scientists, try to explain their love through science and math. Things like, the reaction after events and and reasons why they get embarrassed are analysed in such an over the top way that its becomes really funny. The anime’s art style is a little bit disappointing but if it can deliver the manga’s jokes well I’ll be satisfied. The voice actor is Amamiya Sora and I’ll be interested to see her first main role in a while since Aqua.

Jun: I want a girlfriend

Infinite Dendrogram:

I swear I saw her in Goblin Slayer

Edy: This looks like a bootleg combination of literally every single isekai show. The art style is extremely generic and the story is going to extremely generic. Although there is not a single reason why one would watch this show over any other isekai show (which in-fact are everywhere now) I will watch this for the memes. Hopefully it’s as good as Arifureta or Goblin Slayer.

Jun: Instead of infinite dendrogram i want SAO 9 $$$$ 😘😘😘😘

Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun:

The thick lines and the cute character designs are super appealing

Jun: The Original character designs actually don’t look that bad, and Lerche is probably the perfect studio to adapt the art style, since the shows they always produce have thick lines, like Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. Lerche has for the most part produced boring garbage though, and looking at the director’s mediocre past, I wouldn’t get my hopes too high for this.

Edy: The manga is pretty cute. The character design looks good too. Looking at just the trailer, I’m really in to the art style and just the aesthetics themselves. As a person who read the manga I am happy that the art of the manga translated really well. High hopes.

Majutsushi Orphen Hagure Tabi:

Oh how I’ve missed you Deen.

Edy: STUDIO DEEN IS BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL FORM. THIS LOOKS LIKE FATE/STAY NIGHT

Jun: Studio Deen makes shit shows dude

Kuutei Dragons:

Not again… Oh god… Oh no…. NOOOOOOO LET ME OUT

Edy: Looks like boring youjo senki. The show’s trailer also has a bunch of CG shot even though its a short trailer. Being a plane anime, it’s probably going to have a bunch of janky CG shots, and horrible animation. I have almost no hopes in this being any pleasant to watch – both animation and plot wise. 

Jun: A long time ago, I wanted to be a pilot.

Koisuru Asteroid:

Looks exactly like cute girls show that aired late 2010s

Edy: This looks like it won’t be too special. There have been so many different cute girls show every season, many never really straying too far from the original formula. Because of this, many of these shows are never mind blowingly good. But a pro is that they are never usually too bad. Hopefully this show can be as good as Yuru Yuri or Yuru Camp, in that case I will be overjoyed. 

Jun: Probably will be another run of the mill slice of life show. Probably along the lines of Comic Girls and Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!(The latter of which looks exactly the same as this show).     

ID:Invaded:

Very modern looking anime

Edy: It looks like a some-what interesting show that will get literally no attention because it is an original show. The trailer looks really cool and has really interesting visual. The whole sci-fi feeling of it along with the jumbled town looks really cool. But I have no idea what its about or what it will be about. Looks cool though. 

Jun: Unfortunately, my ID can never be invaded due to my top security password. 😤 By the way… “I don’t know what it’s going to be about but it looks cool” reminds me of something… hm…. High hopes I guess! hahahahahaahhaahahahhano

Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na!:

The trailer is literally just panels of the manga

Jun: PVs so far have shown absolutely nothing, but considering the director being Masaaki Yuasa, and the original work’s popularity, I’m pretty sure this show is going to be good and most definitely popular. If you like any of Masaaki’s previous works, then this is the show to look out for next season.

Edy: It’s about an anime about making anime. My favourite show is also an anime about making anime. This one is also by Masaaki Yuasa. So I am very excited for this show. 

Boku no Tonari ni Ankoku Hakaishin ga Imasu:

I hate the shiny hair color that recent animes have

Edy: This show looks really bad. The characters look ugly, the animation are janky (in fact there are almost no animation,) and the plot doesn’t look any interesting to cover the lacking bits of the show. Of course, the plot doesn’t tell us how good a show is going to be, but shows like this depend a lot of the likability of the characters and the likability of the characters depend a lot on the art and visuals, which this show clearly does not have.

Jun: looks like fuckin garbage

Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu.

Smaller mash

Edy: This anime is a cute girl fighting with shield show with an SAO plot. Just by looking at it it’s obvious that Sliver Link made this show to make merch of the main girl. But to me, her outfit looks really ugly and doesn’t match her character at all. The show also looks really generic too… The only way that the show can be any good is if I find the girl cute, but she looks and seems like any shy, clumsy character from any cute girls show.
Jun: looks like fuckin garbage + its silver link

Hatena☆Illusion

You have watched the entire trailer with this image

Edy: The trailer literally shows a repeat of the characters standing with their names and voice actors. Animation wise and plot wise I have absolutely no idea what it’s going to be about. But based on the title, characters and the very little information given in the trailer, this show is probably going to be able some magician! Frankly this looks like a generic, randomly, episodic slice of life show that I wouldn’t care about at all. 

Jun: looks like fuckin garbage 

Runway de Waratte

I would have put the characters but I couldn’t bare to look at them

Edy: One of my favorite mangas that will probably will end as one of my least favorite anime. The characters look nothing like I expected. The voices don’t match the characters at all. The most interesting thing about the show, the clothes, look like they aren’t fabric because of the weird lighting in the cloth. It looks exactly like Go-Toubun no Hanayome, and I hated that shows design and colors. I hope the PV was some mistake. I am in complete denial. 

Jun: haha i love when good manga get adapted into clearly garbage shows

Housekishou Richard-shi no Nazo Kantei:

Looks like shoujo guy

Edy: The show doesn’t actually sound too bad based on the trailer and the MAL summary itself. Two handsome guys solving jewelry related crime cases with psychological aspects in it. Sounds like a cool show that can either be really interesting or really boring. The animation of the other hand looks like something I would despise. It has the very old shoujo looks with long-faced-glitter-eyed-ikemen. I am not expecting myself to enjoy watching this show and will probably get frustrated by the visuals itself.

Jun : Looks like garbage

Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu:

At least its not CG…. right?

Edy: I hate idol shows. I have never found any idol shows good. But a majority of this was because of the fact that idol shows have a bunch of janky CG dance sequences. If the show does not have CG dances, as seen on the PV, it may be nice. But looking at the preview, the show seems to have some… problems with its animations.

Jun : it’s not cg oh my god oh my oh my oh my !!!!!!!!!!

Oh wait it looks like garbage

22/7

The colors really fit the atmosphere

Edy: The cover looks really pretty and the PV also looks really pretty. It’s an A-1 music show so I’m not expecting the show to be good at all, but since it looks pretty I’ll watch it.

Jun: damn the cover looks kinda hot, maybe i’ll look at it later

Number24:

Handsome guys playing rugby

Edy: Rugby anime sounds kinda cool. But the problem is that this show is obviously aimed at a female audience and a female audience only. I’m calling it now, this will be bootleg free! but with rugby.

Jun: I am man

Natsunagu!

Cool cover

Edy: There is like no information about this show what so ever. No trailer, no staff information, no summary. But the cover looks cool and the type of art style looks really calming. This may be a short but it looks like something I’ll try because of the aesthetics.

A3! Season Spring & Summer

So many freaking shows

Edy: Theatre anime sounds kinda cool. But the problem is that this show is obviously aimed at a female audience and a female audience only. I’m calling it now, this will be bootleg free! but with acting.

Murenase! Seton Gakuen

Furry slice of life

Edy: Another episodic school comedy show. The art style looks normal, the plot looks normal. Basically everything about the show just looks like an okay show that’s nothing special that won’t get any attention from the larger crowd. The concept of it is like a school with animals with one human joining a wolf pack of something.

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