Anime Spring Season 2016 – Early Impressions

The Spring season is upon us! And wow, what a haul it’s brought.

I can’t remember if there’s any season so far where there’s been so little I’ve felt like immediately dropping. I had to look more harshly at my list and decide which ones I cared less about, since the original list of “stuff I want to watch a bit more of” had 27 titles on it. So I had to drop stuff I normally wouldn’t have.

I suppose it’s similar to the “maybe” list I did for the Winter season, but then it was in part because of how low-energy I get in Winter. I feel much better now, but there’s still no way I can keep up with that much.

Update: I wasn’t able to cut as much as I expected. I have only myself to blame.

Things might be easier to judge once we’re two or three episodes in, but even with that in mind I decided to leave behind some things I was not quite as interested in.

All I’m missing is Big Order, which isn’t out for another five days at least, and I didn’t want to postpone the whole post for that. Will add that when it’s out.

With that said, let us begin:

Starting Up

Not for me.

12-sai.: Chicchana Mune no Tokimeki [Dropped]

Aka Age 12., Juuni-sai.

I tried, and I regret even trying.

The show is about a 12-year-old girl who is “on the cusp of puberty” as it is described. She is starting to get interested in boys and such, and I really don’t feel like I should be watching this.

Even if the show handles the subject matter in an okay way, I am not okay with watching this. Unless you’re close to that age yourself, I would question you watching it as well.

A bit of magic, a pinch of dreams.

Aikatsu Stars! [Dropped]

An idol show based on a videogame. Two girls named Yume and Koharu enter the Four Star Academy, a school specialising in educating and training idols.

It’s decent, no doubt about that. Even has a bit of mystery in it. But unfortunately, with everything else on my plate right now, I have to put it to the side.

Exceptionally unfortunate.

Anne Happy♪

Aka Unhappy♪.

A strange show about a bunch of girls who got admitted to Tennomifune Academy, a prestigious all-girls school that divides students into seven classes. 1-3 focus on academic studies. 4-6  focus on sports. And class 7 is for girls who have been deemed exceptionally unlucky and unfortunate, so the school aims to improve their situation and teach them to be happy.

The main characters are: Anne, who really loves animals, even though they don’t like her, and she frequently gets into accidents when trying to approach them; Ruri, a girl who doesn’t want to acknowledge she’s unfortunate, but has faced bullying and problems due to her secret passion; Botan, a girl so frail you can barely shake her hand without breaking a bone; and Ren and Hibiki, who we weren’t introduced to in the first episode.

It’s a curious one. Cute, yet sad. Botan especially switches between gloom and cheer in less than a second. Watching them get so mistreated by the world, yet finding friendship and understanding in each other… I don’t know. I’ll probably check out a couple more episodes, since this definitely hits within my weaknesses.

Bike lesbians.

Bakuon!!

Apparently this takes place at the only high school in the country that allows motorcycles, or something like that? At least one of the few. And… it seems to be a show about girls picking up girls with their motorbikes?

At its most basic, this is a gag show, and it has some pretty good gags at that. My worry is how it seems to be so unfocused, which I fear will hurt long-term engagement. It’s fun to watch for a while, but I was feeling towards the end of the episode that I was losing the thread a bit. That could just be pilot issues though, so I guess we’ll see how it turns out going forward.

Though I have to admit this one activated my yuri goggles.

Weird.

Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls [Dropped]

A strange short show that seems animated in a similar style to JK Meshi, where it looks like early 2000s Flash animation.

So apparently an asteroid is gonna hit the Earth in 3 months, and the mysterious voice doing that prediction says only the three girls in the promo image up there can stop it. To get them assembled, they’re scouted as idols for an arcade. Where they have to play a special Crane Game to train their idol skills, or so they’re told.

Doesn’t seem necessarily bad, but there’s nothing here to hold my interest.

Will probably be popular.

Boku no Hero Academia [Dropped]

Aka My Hero Academia.

An alternate world where a few years back a glowing baby was born, and it triggered humanity’s X-gene on a grand scale. 80% of the world’s population now have some sort of mutant power, or Quirk as the show calls it. Which honestly makes me feel sorry for the remaining 20% who don’t. Seems like life would not be easy for them.

Case in point: Our main character. Midoriya Izuku is a boy who grew up dreaming he’d be a great hero once his Quirk activated, but was told that he was going to remain Quirkless his whole life. Which has led to a fair bit of bullying at school, especially at the hands of Katsuki: A boy really full of himself who seems like he’ll turn into a vicious villain, in spite of his declarations that he’ll be the strongest hero.

This seems like a perfect example of the kind of show that will probably be really popular this season, but that I just have no interest in. In fact, I found it rather draining to watch. I felt worn out and worn down after the first episode. I have no idea why, as there didn’t seem to be anything especially wrong with it, just that it’s not for me.

Leave the moon alone!

Bungou Stray Dogs

It’s roughly now, in a world similar to ours, but where people with supernatural powers are common enough that a private investigation firm is formed for it. It employs several people with supernatural powers to combat those who would use their powers for evil. Borrowing a bit from Kekkai Sensen.

A young boy called Atsushi, recently kicked out of the orphanage he was in, runs into two of the private investigators while on the brink of starvation. After a series of complications he ends up joining the firm.

This is another of those shows I’m unsure about. It has some serious issues with tone and language, as it switches between dark serious and light comedy with no warning. Which sometimes lead to them seeming to treat serious things too light-heartedly, and vice versa. But it is also quite funny when it lands a hit, the world seems interesting, and the characters are mostly well-written. So I want to see a bit more, but I am concerned that the rapid tonal shifts will be even more off-putting in the long run.

How is this so dull?

Endride [Dropped]

I had to go back and refresh my memory on what this show was even about. Yeah, that should probably tell you a thing or two by itself.

It’s set in the not too distant future, and is about a neglectful father who accidentally sends his son to an alternate world that claims to exist beneath the surface of the planet.

Despite seemingly having all the ingredients for an interesting show, I found it a really dull and uninteresting watch. It was just not compelling.

The only positive was this little green dragon feathered dragon that goes “nyah”. I want it. But it’s not enough to keep me watching the show.

Kitty!

Flying Witch

Makoto is a young witch who is now considered an adult in the witch world. At this point she would normally move out on her own to keep honing her craft, but her parents feel that since witchcraft is less reliable as a job these days, she should finish high school. So she moves to the town of Aomori to go to school and stay with some of her family, so her parents don’t have to worry too much.

It’s a cute show. There’s a kitty. And as the title says, she can indeed fly. On a broom, of course. And I’ve gathered they’ll be running into more witches eventually. Makoto says during the episode that the area is fairly popular for witches because there’s not a lot of development, meaning the surrounding nature is still abundant and lush.

This one ranks fairly high on my list of shows I definitely want to keep watching.

Naruhodo! Fucking puns...

Gyakuten Saiban: Sono “Shinjitsu”, Igi Ari!

Aka Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

It has finally happened. The Phoenix Wright games have been turned into anime. It seems to just be a direct translation of the games’ story into an animated series, with the first case being Phoenix’s friend framed for murder.

I’m not sure why I hadn’t considered this before, but I had a bit of a shock at discovering that the characters have different names in Japanese. He’s not Phoenix Wright, he’s Naruhodo Ryuuichi. She’s not Mia Fey, she’s Ayasato Chihiro. He’s not Miles Edgeworth, he’s Mitsurugi Reiji. My mind was blown.

Next up was realising that Phoenix’s name was just a really obvious pun. Naruhodo is what they say to mean “I get it now”, “oh, I understand”, “I see”, that general meaning. It fits him so well, yet it lacks any and all subtlety, and I can’t tell if I hate it or love it. Maybe both.

It also feels a little extra cringy to just watch Phoenix’s bumbling antics rather than play it for myself. Though with how much I love the games, I want to try my best to stick with this one.

Boat-girls!

High School Fleet

Aka Haifuri.

This feels like it might have been inspired by KanColle, since it’s about girls who go to a naval academy to learn how to crew warships.

Two childhood friends, Akeno and Moeka, enlist together, and are both given command of their own vessel. Moeka gets the massive battleship Musashi, while Akeno gets the small destroyer Harekaze. As they head out for their first naval exercise, complications occur, and the show seems to take on a darker tone than what it initially let on. What this means for future episodes I can’t tell yet.

The show seems like it’ll be focusing on Akeno and her crew aboard the Harekaze. As a fan of both KanColle and World of Warships, I have some interest in keeping an eye on this one. I also wonder just what the hell is going to happen next. I am usually not shy about spoiling the events of the first episodes of shows, but this twist I think I’ll leave unsaid.

By-the-numbers ugh

Hundred [Dropped]

We’re yet again in the not too distant future, and mankind is under threat by monsters called the Savage. Kids are trained to become Slayers, wielding a power called Hundred, in order to battle the monsters and hopefully wipe them out.

As you might have guessed by the promo image, it’s a teen-wank. The first I saw this season, and possibly the most by-the-numbers one I have seen yet. It’s like you can hear the scratching of them ticking off the check-boxes on their list.

Main character has traumatic backstory. MC is starting in a school for gifted youths. MC is the most inherently talented of them all. MC gets challenged to a duel by the strongest Slayer in the school, who is of course a girl. MC gets a sword. There’s a wide selection of girls to tick basically every box. Catgirl, check. Maid, check. Small, but fierce, check. Young genius who helpfully assures us she’s old enough to marry, check. Younger sister, check. Giant boobs, check. Etc and so on. And of course the staple of these shows: MC walks in on girl in her underwear.

The only things missing from the first episode was 1) the accidental boob-grab, which I assume is coming up later, and 2) the MC winning the duel against the strongest girl, which is probably next episode.

The one thing that was “new”, at least to me, is the “girl disguised as guy”. I’m aware of the trope, I’ve just not seen it in a teen-wank before. Possibly because I’ve never lasted beyond one episode of any of these damn things. See, MC’s room-mate is a guy named Emile, except the show hints quite, quite heavily that Emile is actually a girl. Now it might be possible that Emile is a very girly cis boy, or a self-conscious trans boy, but since this is anime, I don’t think so.

I like Emile a lot though, and wish they were in a better show.

Not quite James Bond.

Joker Game

It’s 1937, and war is on the horizon. Japan has decided it needs its own spies, and so the D-agency is formed to train them. The military is not especially happy about this, since they generally view spies as cowardly, so an army officer is sent to monitor the school and its “students”.

This show seems to aim for mostly realistic historical fiction, and there’s not much levity to be found here. It is interesting though, and I want to see a bit more. It’s different, and the first episode didn’t feel like enough to get a good feel for what this is trying to do.

The horror!

Kagewani: Shou

Aka Kagewani S2.

I honestly didn’t know they were doing another series of Kagewani, but here it is! New monsters and new stories. It’s just that with how S1 ended, there didn’t seem to be that much room for a sequel.

I’ll still watch it. I liked S1.

We will see.

Kidou Senshi Gundam UC RE: 0096

Aka Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096.

Apparently there’s more than one Gundam “universe”, but since I’ve never really been able to get into one of these shows, I don’t really know many details. But I did clue in that this is the same universe that has the space-nazis that I saw in the “space-hitler was right” prequel thing. It’s been long enough since the space-nazis attacked that they’re now only a part of the history books for most people.

The first episode features a space station holding a peace conference being blown up, a Havel-mech quad-wielding shields and crushing the shit out of some other mechs, a driver’s ed mech that I thought was a nice touch, and our aloof hero somehow noticing a girl floating in zero gravity far away aboard the station he was currently on, so he nicked a utility mech to rescue her.

On the one hand, it’s the most compelling opening to any of the Gundam shows I’ve seen so far, but on the other hand I seem to recall I said something similar about Iron-Blooded Orphans. I guess we’ll see if it makes me care enough to stick with it.

Strange.

Kiznaiver

Here it is. Trigger’s new big show. The first episode didn’t really tell us much outside of introducing most of the main characters. I see one person on the promo image that wasn’t in the episode.

What I did learn: There’s a strange boy called Katsuhira who doesn’t feel much, if any, pain. There’s a girl called Noriko who has a plan for a system with the titular name “Kiznaiver”. She took Katsuhira and five others and performed a surgery on them that bonded them together. Whatever pain or injury is inflicted on one is also spread to the others, diluting the effect. It is not clarified if this also applies to other sensory input, like pleasure, heat, or cold.

Noriko made a speech about the seven deadly sins, and how she believes they exist today, but in a different form. And she considers all six of them to represent one of the sins each. What of the seventh sin? The first episode didn’t answer that, but either it’s the person on the poster we haven’t met yet, or it’s her.

Going to need a bit more here.

It's zombies.

Koutetsujou no Kabaneri [Dropped]

Aka Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress.

It’s zombies. An infection hit the world, creating zombies that are fast, strong, have nigh-impenetrable cages around their hearts, and seem to have a certain amount of intelligence as well. Getting bitten turns you into one of them.

What’s left of humanity has holed up in stations, as they call them. Isolated cities with their own internal farmland, made to be largely self-sufficient. They’re run by Bushi, which are basically like a mix of police and samurai, armed with steam-punk weapons. Having a moat seems essential. To supply the various stations, and provide the closest thing they have to trade, there are giant armoured trains that run between the stations.

In the first episode we got introduced to people who I assume will be the main characters, and we get to watch a station fall to the zombies as everyone who can flees via the train currently at the station. It’s very dark and serious and gory, and not interesting enough compared to everything else, so I’ll be leaving this one behind.

Maybe anime of the season?

Kuma Miko

Aka Girl meets Bear.

So there’s this village, right? Where the bears can talk, and they live together with the humans there. Well, we’ve seen one talking bear. I don’t know if there’s more.

Apparently this came about by a sacrificial virgin shagging a bear a long time ago, and them having bear-bodied children together. Yes, really. The show turned unexpectedly pervy towards the end of the episode, but it was well-handled enough that I actually didn’t mind so much? Some well-written and well-acted jokes in here.

I think this could be a contender for anime of the season, really.

Yukina is neat.

Kuromukuro

It’s the near future, and mechs are a thing. Because anime.

Yukina is the daughter of one of the top people at a UN research facility in Japan, and all hell breaks loose as what appears to be mechs and robots from another world crash close-by and attack the facility. During the fighting, Yukina notices a strange red panel has appeared on a previously inert and unidentified cube in the lab, and as any main character must, she touches it, releasing a naked samurai who wastes no time to start defending her from the invaders.

I just want to say: This is how you do a first episode. Halfway through I was absolutely riveted and couldn’t look away. I’m not sure if it’ll keep it up, but based on just the first episodes I’ve seen this season this is definitely one of the best.

Sing your song!

Macross Δ

Aka Macross Delta.

I’ll confess to not knowing much about Macross. I have watched one other show in the franchise, and that was Macross Frontier, I believe. Which I honestly found a bit dull, but this…

This one I liked.

It’s now 2067 in the Macross calendar, whatever that means. There’s something going around dubbed the Var Syndrome, which essentially makes people go berserk and try to destroy as much as possible. Being Macross, it is of course revealed to be caused by song. Even knowing as little as I do about Macross, I know that music is essentially the be-all, end-all of the setting.

The premier singers in this one are called the Walkure, whose singing talents make them equivalent to magical girls, and they of course have some mech guardians to enhance their effectiveness at diffusing and dealing with problem situations. Since a song causes Var Syndrome, the Walkure have a song that is able to cure it, though not easily.

The two main characters appear to be Freyja: a talented singer who dreams of becoming part of the Walkure, and Hayate: a guy who’s currently aimless, but has promising skills with piloting mechs. Freyja and Hayate are drawn together by the circumstances, and episode 1 ends on a bit of a cliffhanger for the two of them.

I had a lot of fun with this one, so I think I’ll keep watching.

Almost 30 fucking characters.

Mayoiga

Aka The Lost Village.

The first episode didn’t really give a good feeling about what sort of show this is going to be. All we know is that a busload of people wanting to leave the current world behind have signed up for a one-way trip to a Lost Village where they can start over fresh.

Then the show introduces nearly 30 characters, and we really don’t get to know them beyond the stereotypes they seem to fit. When they were introducing all of them by name ( their online handle, not their real name ), and some of them adding a short introduction spiel, I made a little game out of guessing which of them were actually dangerous. There’s one guy who I’m fairly certain is a serial killer, while the violent asshole is probably just acting violent to cover up his actual cowardice.

While it’s still not fully clear what sort of show this is going to be, I feel certain that you don’t have that many characters unless you’re going to start killing them off. The question is more one of: will they start killing each other, or will there be some outside force in the village picking them off one by one?

Somewhat interestingly: The guy who is probably the main character is actually one of the creepiest people on the bus. Not *the* creepiest, but definitely in the top five.

Ako too cute.

Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?

Aka And you thought there is never a girl online?

I feel like this show is better than it has any right to be.

The premise is that a group of reclusive teens, with not much of a life offline, play together in a guild in an MMO named Legendary Age. The characters are three guys and a girl. That’s it, just four of them.

Suddenly the guild leader declares that they’re going to have an offline meet-up! Where it turns out that only one of them is a RL guy, and the other three are girls, and they all go to the same school!

Now you might be asking “Wulfy, is this another teen-wank?” The answer is: no, it doesn’t seem to be. This comes across more like just a regular harem show, really. I didn’t really think about it until watching this show, but the rise of teen-wank has made regular harem shows much less common. So it’s almost refreshing to see one of them now.

Normally I still wouldn’t watch a harem, but… Netoge is really damn funny. I was laughing so hard I got tears in my eyes. It feels like the show is much better than it has any right to be, and curse me, I actually want to keep watching it.

Gay bread buddies!

Pan de Peace!

Aka Peace Through Bread!

Based on the first episode, this is a short show about gay girls who like bread.

They’ve found me out. They’ve zeroed in on my tastes, and there’s no way I can’t watch this. It’s pure Rita-bait and they got me well and truly trapped.

Very curious to see where this goes.

Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

Aka Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-.

Okay, so we have the set-up of a fairly average, if above-average fit, nerd who somehow gets transported to a fantasy world. He has clearly played enough games and watched enough anime that he doesn’t seem entirely surprised, more a bit annoyed that he didn’t immediately get granted any special powers or equipment upon arriving there.

The first episode is double-length, which Crunchy had divided into part A and part B. At first I wondered why they had made it that way, but just past the halfway mark there’s a twist that makes it reasonable that they wanted to take extra time here.

So I don’t know. It feels way too early to render a judgement, but it certainly has me intrigued to see where this is going.

The one thing that really annoys me is that even though the main character, Subaru, is very analytical at the start, taking his time to examine the world, but that seems to be dropped as soon as the twist happens. He starts out checking if his money is usable, if his mobile phone works ( it does, but has no signal, of course ), and trying to get a feel for how things work here. But as soon as the twist happens, he seems utterly incapable of understanding what just happened. In a way it’s understandable, it just doesn’t quite seem to fit earlier characterisation.

I don't

Sakamoto desu ga?

Aka Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto.

This is… I don’t know what this is. Let’s start with what I do know.

That guy there? That’s Sakamoto. He’s amazing. He’s the coolest. Everyone else is in awe of him. That’s it. That’s the idea. That’s the plot.

And it is so fucking great, oh my gods. It’s like… “I don’t know what I just watched, but I know I loved it”. The stuff that happens, the stuff he does, and then the jazz starts playing, and it’s all just mind-blowing.

Why are they sitting on the maid?

Sansha Sanyou

Aka Three Leaves, Three Colors.

It’s a cute show about cute girls, and I am hooked already. The three main ones are: Yoko, a former rich girl whose family lost their fortune, and now she lives in a small apartment and tries to spend as little money as possible; Futaba, a cheery and excitable girl with an insatiable appetite and a talent for cheering people up; and Hayama, an absolutely ruthless class representative who is afraid of nothing and tends to speak her mind freely, though she is easily swayed by cute things.

At the start Yoko is on her own, as she’s gotten a reputation as hard to approach, and isn’t used to interacting with “commoners” as she says. Futaba and Hayama basically stumble across her eating lunch alone, and a friendship blooms between them and Yoko fairly quickly.

So yeah, this is one I basically obligated to watch, unless it commits some heinous crime.

Wait, is that Horo?

Seisen Cerberus: Ryuukoku no Fatalités [Dropped]

Aka Cerberus.

We start out in a fantasy world. A dragon is fucking shit up, so people hatch a plan to seal it away. The plan goes awry, the dragon breaks loose, and a weird thing happens between the dragon and the son of the two sealers.

Fast forward a few years, and we see the kid again, though now in his edgiest of edgy teen years, and he’s become a smug bugger who likes to show off.

Now for most of the episode this just seemed like yet another action show aimed at boys in their early teens, with a protagonist the creators expect they’ll be able to identify with. So I was all set to put it in the “not for me” bin, but then in last few minutes of the episode it started subverting expectations. I actually started to feel interested in where it was going, but not enough. I cut this one because of how it stacks up to the others.

A boy and his seal.

Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan

Aka Young Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan.

It’s a show about a boy and his seal, it’s super-cute, and it’s the best. The power of love compels you!

Cuties.

Shounen Maid

The show starts with Chihiro’s mother just having died. He’s still in elementary school, he has no other relatives, nowhere to go, and nothing to do.

Except it turns out he does have relatives, his mother had just told him otherwise because of bad blood between her and her parents. She also had a younger brother, who shows up and takes Chihiro in.

Chihiro is not happy about this, and wants to go home, to the home that’s no longer there, rather than live in his stranger uncle’s mansion.

Then he sees the state of the place. It’s messy, and filthy, and he can’t stand it. With his mother not having been home much anyway, Chihiro had gotten used to taking care of himself, and he starts cleaning up the mansion with gusto. Probably in part to not think too much about his grief.

As Chihiro was so vocally against getting any charity from his uncle, the uncle decides this is his chance, and hires Chihiro to be the housekeeper of the mansion in exchange for room and board. Chihiro is able to find some peace with this arrangement, even if he’s not exactly happy about the maid uniform his uncle made for him.

It’s better than I thought it would be. Seems very sweet and heart-felt, and I want to keep up with it.

Silent Hill?

Sousei no Onmyouji

Aka Twin Star Exorcists.

This one starts in blood. Literally. The opening is fairly bloody.

In a world where evil spirits called Kegare roam in a parallel dimension called Magano, the people who fight these spirits are called Exorcists. A brilliant young exorcist called Rokuro aims to become the strongest exorcist in the world, but as we see in the opening shot, things go horribly wrong and his friends are killed in the process.

Now he’s determined to not get into exorcism ever again, but then he runs into Benio, a girl who, like him before, aims to become the strongest exorcist and get rid of all the Kegare. He doesn’t want to get back into things, but when a massive Kegare appears, he is drawn into Magano with her. Now he has to make his choice: does he fight, or does he run? This being anime, I’m sure we all know the answer.

This is another one where it’s better than I expected it would be, so while I might not stick with it till the end, I do want to watch a little bit more at least.

Hmmm...

Super Lovers [Dropped]

Haru is summoned to Canada by his estranged mother, where he meets Ren, a young boy his mother has taken in. His mother wants him to help take care of Ren, and the two end up bonding slowly, since they both have emotional scarring to deal with. It helps that they both love these wolf-like dogs.

It’s cute and earnest, but… er… there’s this… pedo undertone to it all, that I hope is just misinterpretation on my part. I mean, the title alone gives me pause when I see the two main characters. I hope they just mean brotherly love…

I like cute stuff, but there’s enough warning flags flying here that I think I’ll give it a pass.

All he wants is sleep.

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge [Dropped]

Aka Tanaka-kun is Always Listless.

As the title says, Tanaka is a boy who is always listless. All he wants to do is relax and sleep, and for some reason his friends always put up with it. Maybe because he’s a cutie? This applies especially to Ohta, who is clearly Tanaka’s best friend, and sort of his caretaker. Always making sure he gets where he needs to be, that he eats, and gets his work done.

Going by the promo poster, I guess more characters will show up later, but in all honesty I suppose I’m ambivalent on this one. It’s okay, it’s kinda cute. I wouldn’t mind watching more, but I don’t really have time for this one.

What even

Uchuu Patrol Luluco

Aka Space Patrol Luluco.

The first released of Studio Trigger’s two new shows this season, and… bwah?

It’s not really established yet whether we’re in the near future, the not so distant future, or half past the future. Regardless, Earth has now made contact with a lot of alien races, and a load of aliens have come to live on Earth with us, bringing weird alien tech and such. Which is why I have a bit of trouble determining when this is supposed to be.

Luluco is a prime example of a normal human girl living in this strange mixed-species city. It seems like she actively works her best to remain as normal and unremarkable as possible, wanting to not be noticed.

Her father works for the Space Patrol bureau: Effectively the Terran branch of the space police, detecting and solving space crimes in the city. The boss is a guy who looks like the reanimated skeleton of Kamina from Gurren Lagann was set on fire. When her father accidentally eats a deep freeze pill at the breakfast table ( don’t ask me how that managed to happen, I don’t know ), Luluco takes him to the Space Patrol headquarters to get their help. Skeletor-Kamina says he’ll help if she agrees to join the Space Patrol to investigate space crimes at her school.

This is not a show that makes sense, so please don’t expect it to. Things happen because they have to happen, not because it makes sense that they would happen. It helps that Luluco seems equally as confused about what is going on as I was when watching it. It is kinda amazing though, so I want to see more of it.

Not Watching

Battle Spirits: Double Drive: No.

Beyblade Burst: No.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal – Death Busters-hen: Hahahahaha, oh gods no.

Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou – The Last Song: Considering I didn’t get far into S1, no.

Duel Masters VSRF: This is the 12th series now, so no.

Future Card Buddyfight DDD: Apparently the third series of the show, so no.

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2: Hah! Nope.

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai: Actually tempting, but I haven’t watched any of the previous JoJo, so no.

Kaitou Joker 3: I jumped off this train early, so no.

Kamiwaza Wanda: Seems to be aiming too young for me, so no.

Magi: Sinbad no Bouken: I didn’t like the Magi anime much, so no.

Pripara 3rd Season: Not watched the first two, so no.

Terra Formars: Revenge: Nope nope nope.

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou: You know what, I just can’t be arsed.

Ushio to Tora 2: Couldn’t stand S1, so no.

And a bunch of short series I’m not sure are even worth listing.

What am I going to do with this season? There’s still so much I want to watch more of. Getting a few more episodes in will help me clear things up, but until then it seems I will be busy.

I hope you also find something you really like this season, it seems to be a good one.

~Wulf

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Posted on April 10, 2016, in Cartoons and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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