It may not even have been a full year since GJ-bu ended, but nonetheless it has managed to find a place deep within my heart. Continue reading
With the new anime season recently having started, I figured it was time to look back at what aired during summer.
One thing that struck me as this season ended was how many episode finales surprised me both positively and negatively. Nearly every finale made me react in one way or another I usually do not do.
Often they made me look back at the series and think “Wait, what is wrong with this final episode!?”. Continue reading
I do not normally write hype posts, but this time I cannot help but to do so. It becomes especially ironic since I earlier this month wrote “How Expectations Can Make or Break Anime”, in which I point out that I normally try to have low expectations so I am not let down.
But in this particular case I cannot help but let my expectations get ahead of me. The reason for all of this is Log Horizon, a new anime about people being transported to a video game world. Continue reading
Expectations are dangerous. If they become too high there is a large risk of ending up disappointed with whatever you had expectations of. As a way to counter this I tend to generally have low expectations and not hype too much, which generally means there are positive surprises to be had.
Yet there will still always be cases where you simply cannot avoid setting expectations, only to later on see them be shred to pieces. Continue reading
Something has been wrong with me lately. There is this little anime I cannot get out of my head. With each new day I think of it more and more. I become all excited and happy about it for no apparent reason.
I think I may have gone mad. Continue reading
Lesson learned: never do early anime impressions. The tides can turn at any given moment and basing your thoughts on only one or two episodes will most likely not reflect the overall series (even if there are exceptions as always).
Never before have I been this disappointed in the outcome of an anime season since I properly started following the airing anime seasons back in fall 2010. Attack on Titan, Suisei no Gargantia and Hataraku Maou-sama!. These three all had magnificent starting episodes that made me excited about what was to come. But then, when they all hit episode six, something happened. Continue reading
If you have been following the currently airing anime seasons these past few years you may have noticed that since roughly a year ago there has been an increase in a new type of anime: the three-minute anime series. Or, if we are lucky, they may even be five minutes! Continue reading
When the fifth episode of Hataraku Maou-sama! finished I had a truly important decision to make, one that I usually do not have to do. Were I to continue watching the series, and with my very own eyes witness how it gradually declined in quality, or were I to drop it and remember how fantastic its first five episodes actually were?
The reason for this was my worry of Hataraku Maou-sama! suffering from the same disease almost every other light novel title does: the “Only the First Light Novel is Good Disease”, or OFLNGD for short. Continue reading
I will be trying out a new and shorter format for my future seasonal posts, so it would be nice if you could tell if you like it or not. The reason for this is that I do not want to spend hours writing them. Because even if I love doing these posts, the time it takes to write them could be spent on more fun things such as editorials!
As for the season itself, it turned out rather bad. Well, to be perfectly honest, it is to be expected when one watches over 20 series! There were a few good ones, but ironically they were the ones I did not have much expectations of in the first place! Continue reading
It took me a while to decide, but I have now settled down with the anime I will watch this season. After previously having watched a whopping 20 series at the same time, with most of them turning out to be average at best, it feels nice to end up with a handful of series that instead are superb. This may change over time, naturally, but right now the spring 2013 anime season has been full of surprises!
Who thought a Devil King working at a fast-food chain would end up hilarious? Or what about Attack on Titan managing to live up to its expectations? And let us not forget the massive hatred towards the anime adaptation of Aku no Hana!
Certainly I cannot be the only surprised one, can I? Continue reading