Thoughts So Far – Fall 2015 Anime

A common trend for this season was that the first episodes didn’t do much for me, but things have improved as they went along. Sort of. I don’t have too much to say though.

I’m aiming to keep it at just five shows for the season so I have time to marathon random other stuff and play Fallout 4. And maybe do some constructive things.


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Yes please. Pictures please.

There’s a lot to like about this season. There’s spooky Ougi, there’s Senjougahara punching someone in the face, there’s Hanekawa talking about pajama parties… So far so good.

I only have two little comments on stuff at this point. Obviously, these first episodes are mostly cementing Ougi into things, showing her role quite a bit more than the second season did. One of my favorite things about this is how Hanekawa doesn’t trust her. Just like most viewers probably. It hasn’t been spelled out exactly, but I have a feeling that her trip around the world/search for Oshino is partly to talk to him about Ougi. We’ll see how that stuff pans out. And along with that, the chronology is still a bit confusing – as I mentioned in the first post for the season, everything here takes place amid the events of the second season, but that wasn’t in chronological order anyways. So it’s pretty easy to lose track of what has and has not happened, even if it’s not necessarily crucial to do so. Anyways, I don’t expect to be disappointed by the rest of this – this series always seems to push the right buttons.

I really need to rewatch all of it.

Noragami Aragoto

I’ll be marathoning this towards the end of the season, so it’s on hold for now.

One Punch Man

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The first few episodes didn’t do too much for me besides the occasional laugh, but episode 5 was what I wanted to see from this show. It showed not just how silly and ridiculous everything could be, but how awesome (of course, the Saitama/Genos bout was awesome in the manga too). The great animation certainly helps.

Now that Genos and the other heroes have been introduced into the story, there’s a lot more to carry it along than just showing how overpowered Saitama is every episode. I’m not sure how far in the show will get, but I doubt this season is going to reach some of the best points of the manga – so I’m already hoping for a second season. Right now the show is good, but only sometimes great. It’ll exceed that eventually though – or at least it should.

Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!

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I am going to buy this shirt.

If you read my first impressions post, you’d know I was really disappointed with the first episode of this. Now that it’s halfway through, I think I can say that the first episode was just lackluster. Everything since then has been much funnier and more along the lines of what the series provided in the past, which I am thankful for. I’m still not sure if it’s up to par to the first two seasons, but it’s better than I had worried it would be. So that’s good enough for now.

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru / A Corpse is Buried Under Sakurako’s Feet

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At first, I wasn’t really feeling this show. In the first few episodes, the mysteries weren’t really interesting, the presentation, particularly of the solution, never had impact, and it was just boring. And they always reuse that same scene of Sakurako right before she explains a solution. However, with episode 4, things started to improve, bringing in a more unusual mystery and two episodes to give the circumstances attention and weight.

If the show continues in this manner, I think I’ll continue to enjoy it. It seems like there’s some sort of overarching plot just out of reach, so I’d like to see that come into play and how it affects the general progression. So this show could go either way, but I’m hoping for the best.

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