Sigh… I wasn’t planning to have a post this sparse on anime titles, but unfortunately it seems like spring anime seasons just never work well with my schedule. Due to a combination of school finals, apathy, and general stress, I only ended up finishing two shows in the spring season. Obviously that outcome also partially comes down to personal preferences, since even many of the spring shows with good premieres lost me a few episodes in. Ultimately, I just didn’t find a lot of compelling material in the long run, and I wouldn’t be surprised if other people had a much better time over the past three months of seasonal material. Still, what we have now is an interesting set of anime that vary wildly in quality, each with some interesting high and low points. It may have been a rocky ride getting here, but hey, at least I’m writing something rather than nothing. Let’s get on with the show! Continue reading
Ah yes, spring time! The season when the flowers bloom and the sky is blue… Or if you live where I do, it’s the season of rainy days and lukewarm weather. Well, either way the main thing of importance is that we’ve entered yet another round of new anime releases!
Now I’m going to be honest, I tried to keep my slate a little smaller this season. Not because I’m tired of writing these posts, but because I’m trying to focus more on my back catalog rather than add even more shows to my week to week schedule. As such I decided to narrow down this list to titles I only had the utmost interest in. That still means I watched ten premieres, but hey, at least I tried. Anyways, I hope this post is helpful in your own search for new seasonal pickups. Let’s get on with the show! Continue reading
Wow, I can’t believe it’s… October. Now I can already guess that many of you may be wondering what’s going on here. After releasing the very delayed Winter 2017 Part 2 post, some of you may have been expecting the Spring and Summer posts to come out sooner and not be combined together into some unholy word loaf. Well honestly the answer to this conundrum is shockingly simple: I just did not watch enough shows from the spring season to justify creating two posts.
Yeah, it turns out that in spite of my long current slate listed at the end of my first Spring 2017 post, that most of the shows I ended up watching were not one cour. I only ended up watching four shows from the season, and out of those four, three of them were two cour productions. As such it seemed like the best option would be combine two seasonal posts into one. Like killing two birds with one stone, you know?
Anyways, with that out of the way, I figure we should drop this rambling and get straight into the meat of things. Let’s get on with the show! Continue reading
Yikes, it’s been a while! Hey everyone. I know that I usually release at least one post in between these big seasonal preview guides, but, as you can probably tell, that plan hasn’t been working out recently. I’m currently in the middle of a big semester at school, and I’ve been swamped with a large project that’s still hanging over my shoulder. That being said, I’m nothing if not consistent (at least with this series), so even though I’m way behind on all my winter shows, I’m going to watch a bunch of spring premieres anyways!
As I’ve said in previous Anime Lookout rambles, spring seasons tend to be my least favorite anime wise. Even though a lot of anime is released during this time of the year, I’ve never found it to be particularly interesting. Occasionally there will be something really outstanding in the mix, but for the most part, I find that I tend to lay low during this time of the year. However, there are a lot of high profile shows this season, from long awaited sequels to shows like Attack on Titan, to more prestige titles like the Eccentric Family. If nothing else this season is packed, so if it seems like I’m covering more shows than usual, that’s probably why.
Anyways, let’s not waste any more time with this preamble and get on with the show! Continue reading
The anime spring season: a season of big anime hits and cherry blossoms… You know, I actually don’t really like spring all that much. Maybe that’s just because I live in an area where spring is pretty wet, but it may also be because I always end up with a light load in terms of anime watching content during this time of year.
Still, I can’t deny that I was incredibly excited for this season. Even though I had no clue what was going to be good (besides obvious picks like Concrete Revolutio S2 and JoJos Part 4), everything looked unique and striking. There was Guilty Crown Part 2: Attack on Trains, Tsutomu Mizushima and the bus of too many people, and some new high profile Trigger productions. Really you can’t get much more interesting than that.
And so I went all out. Unlike previous seasons where I tried to restrain myself, I attempted to cover everything that piqued my interest me (Except Kuromukuro, because Netflix), including some sequels and shorts. My soul may have died in the process, but I’m glad I did this, since now I can say I watched almost everything this selection of premieres had to offer… For better, and for worse.