Anime Lookout | Winter 2018 Part 2

Well, it’s that time again folks! After three months where I actually managed to write and publish one post every few weeks, we’re back to the typical loop of Anime Lookout content! This time we’ll be covering the shows I picked up in January, as well as a few two cour shows from fall 2016. To my surprise, I actually managed to keep my full slate this season. Excluding Devilman: Crybaby, which I finished but decided not to write about, every single cour and continuing show listed at the end of Part 1 is accounted for! I don’t know if that’s because I was in a particular savvy anime mood, or if my ability to schedule my free time has become more competent, but either way I have quite a few anime to talk about this time around. As usual, I won’t be covering two cour shows that started last season, which means you’ll have to wait until July for any finalized opinions about Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card and Darling in the FranXX. With those disclaimers out of the way though, let’s get on with the show! Continue reading


Anime Lookout | Winter 2018

Going into this season, I was not expecting to be pleasantly surprised. After the last few years of winter anime being mostly dry and boring, I found it hard maintain any kind of optimism for 2018’s first anime offerings. Yes there were some exciting returning shows, and even a new effort from the ever talented Masaaki Yuasa, but in terms of overall quality I wasn’t expecting much. And yet, I came out of this season with a fuller slate than I could have ever anticipated. Very few of these anime could be considered top tier sure, but the amount of solid slice of lifes isn’t exactly a kick in the pants either. There were some definite stinkers (this is a winter season after all), but considering my initial worries I couldn’t have asked for a more solid turnout.

Anyways, that’s enough with the preamble. Let’s get on with the show! Continue reading

Anime Lookout | Winter 2017 Part 2

Hello everyone, and welcome to the first installment of what I hope will become a regular feature of Anime Lookout. That’s right, after all these years of posting first impressions, I’ve decided to create a follow up post where I can annoy you with more of my pithy anime opinions! Great news am I right!?

In all seriousness though, I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while, and considering how far behind I was on my winter anime, I decided this would be the perfect time to try this out!. Below you’ll find some follow up blurbs on the shows I continued watching after I first wrote about them. In case you’re wondering where some of the shows I listed at the end of my Winter 2017 post went, well the answer is simple: I didn’t watch them!

Most of this can be chalked up to apathy, which is often the main reason I drop shows. An anime can be incredibly bad and baffling, but if it starts to make me shrug, then boy oh boy is it going to drop off my radar fast. I know there are probably a lot of good shows I didn’t watch (Konosuba 2, cough cough), but frankly I don’t have all the time in the world, and if I’m not feeling it, well then I’m not going to watch it.

With that preamble out of the way though, let’s get on with the show! Continue reading