I know I said I wasn’t going to do one this time, but then I remembered I like to keep a record of what I’ve actually watched and not, and I don’t feel like signing up to one of those list sites like MAL. MAL’s userbase has shit taste in anime anyway.
Not a lot changed in the lineup I said I was going to watch in my early impressions, but there was enough that I feel an update is warranted, so I’ll just give some final impressions as usual.
Before we get started fully, before anything else, I will offer a plea to please check out Shakunetsu no Takkyuu Musume aka Scorching Ping Pong Girls. If I had to pick one show I would want you to watch from this year, it’s this one. No spoilers, it’s shot right to top of my list of favourite anime ever. So please, at least give it a chance. First three episodes.
With that said, let’s get going.
I am not sure whether I’m slow, or this season just has a lot of shows, but it’s taken me nearly a week to get through all of them. Even though I spent several hours per day watching the damn things.
Sorry, I shouldn’t sound so bitter. As always, this adventure into uncharted seas has been highly interesting. In spite of my looming burnout, there were very few shows where I weren’t able to even complete the first episode. Which might have contributed to how long it took to clear them all. Looks like this might be a decent season.
As I stated at the end of my wrap-up post for Summer Season, I am going to be limiting my picks this season. After some self-deliberation, I decided on 3 seeds, 4 new shows, and 1 short. I’ll also have a backup list for things I can swap in if my new picks don’t work out, or maybe just to watch if I have time to spare with nothing else to do. I’m not sure how likely that is, but it’s an option.
I will post my picks at the end, and drop my [Maybe] tags to try to keep some mystery. However, I fully expect my choices to be reflected in my writing, so it probably won’t be much of a mystery.