Hi again, all. I haven’t been posting much here lately, for several reasons. One of which is that I’ve increased my weekly posting duties at The Fandom Post from one series simulcast, to three this season. I’ve done some minimal weekly series blogging here in the past to pretty limited success, but now that it’s actually a responsibility of mine that exists outside of my own head I’m trying to really keep up on it. You can read all of my reviews HERE. Here are the three series I’m currently working on:
Simulcast on Saturdays
It’s the continuation of the long-running boxing anime. Not my normal fare but my husband is really into it and so I’ve seen all of the previous seasons (100 or so episodes worth), so it put me in the position to pick this up. It’s now into the second half of the season, having started this past Autumn.
It’s one of those anime in which I find a lot of issues (juvenile locker room humor that can border on sexual harassment being the major one, though that’s been toned down in recent seasons), but it’s still compelling a lot of the time and it’s interesting to learn about a sport I’m not that familiar with in real life.
Simulcast on Sundays
It’s created/directed by Yasuomi Umetsu, which can be both a good and bad thing (Good – great action direction and animation, Bad – epic female character sameface and fanservicey stuff, also a probably drop in quality as episodes go on).
Conceptually I think it has potential even though the idea – wizard lawyers who help defend other magic users from police prejudice and what-not – sounds very silly on paper. The animation in the first episode was great, too. I just worry a bit that it will pull a Galilei Donna and get middling pretty quickly. We shall see!
Simulcast on Mondays
I’ve unfortunately not gotten the chance to watch The Princess and the Pilot yet (though I’m told I should make the time), but this series is set in the same universe and it sounded like it might be up my alley, so I’m hopeful.
The first couple of episodes of this series have been a combination of beautiful settings and mythology with pretty irritating character tropes and heavy-handedness with morals about classism, but I’m hoping some early missteps will even out as it goes on.
Again, you can read my reviews (simulcast and otherwise) at the site HERE. I’ll try to remember to cross-post links here in the future if I can (at the very least, maybe a weekly digest or something). I hope everyone’s Winter anime season has been enjoyable so far.