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First Impressions: Winter 2016 – Part 4

January 17, 2016

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Alright! Final post of first impressions~!  Was waiting for decent Ajin subs, but they never materialised, so just watched the terrible engrish subbed version so I could get this post out.  I would recommend waiting for a decent quality release though.

  • Schwarzesmarken
  • Yami Shibai 3
  • Akagami no Shirayuki-hime S2
  • Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
  • Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara
  • Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
  • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
  • Ajin

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First Impressions: Winter 2016 – Part 3

January 16, 2016

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Yeah…..weekdays just don’t happen for me – long live the weekends!  So I’m a bit late with these first impressions since 2nd episodes are coming out, but whatever – here’s my thoughts on:

  • Luck & Logic
  • Durarara!! x2 Ketsu
  • Bubuki Buranki
  • Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R
  • Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Days)
  • Ooya-san wa Shishunki!
  • Dimension W
  • Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

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First Impressions: Winter 2016 – Part 2

January 10, 2016

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Okay moving on – can’t say I’m massive fan of the majority of these, but whatever.

  • Divine Gate
  • Koukaku no Pandora (Pandora in the Crimson Shell)
  • Sekkou Boys
  • GATE S2
  • Oshiete! Galko-chan
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
  • Dagashi Kashi
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation

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First Impressions: Winter 2016 – Part 1

January 9, 2016

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Okay then, the new season is in full swing (and I’m snowed under with new stuff as usual).  Everything seems to be airing on Thursday & Friday this season for some reason, but I suppose that at least gives me the weekend to attempt to catch up.  I haven’t been super optimistic about this season, but there are a few shows that are appealing to me, so it isn’t a total bust.

Anyway, first up is:

  • Prince of Stride: Alternative
  • Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
  • Myriad Colours Phantom World (Musaigen no Phantom World)
  • Active Raid: Special Public Security Fifth Division Third Mobile Assault Eighth Unit
  • Norn9: Norn + Nonet
  • ERASED: Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (The Town Where Only I Am Missing)
  • Ojisan to Marshmallow
  • Shoujotachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu (Girls Beyond the Wasteland)
  • Assassination Classroom S2

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The Top Ten Series – The Best of 2015 (OVAs/Movies/Specials/Shorts)

January 2, 2016

Okay! This is part two of my Best of 2015 posts.  This past year I watched 13 short form shows and 41 OVAs/Movies/Specials – that’s quite a bit more than last year, and yet I still only had a few truly memorable things to put on this list (with one spectacular piece of cheating).  Again I have some things listed that some may have had the opportunity to see in 2014, but I had to wait for digital releases which only became available in 2015.

On to the list!

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The Top Ten Series – The Best of 2015

December 31, 2015

So we’re in the waning hours of 2015, what better time to cast the eye back over the previous years offerings and reminisce about my personal favourites?  This year I again attempted to be pretty selective about what I was watching, but since I spent most of the year unemployed I ended up watching more than I thought – I completed 64 TV shows this year!

My general impression of 2015 while compiling this list, is that there were a lot of shows I genuinely enjoyed while watching them, but there aren’t many that have that something extra that makes them particularly memorable.  This made selecting a top 10 a bit difficult because so many shows could have potentially made the short-list.  In fact a running theme in this years list is that these are shows that were pretty excellent, but had glaring flaws.  Still, I’m pretty happy with my final choices – just be aware that the rankings are fairly fluid.

As ever, for this list I take into consideration any show that finished its run in 2015, regardless of when it started – so those carrying over into 2016 won’t be elligible until next year.  I’ve also ruled out split-cours shows this year since they’re also continuing on (so no Durarara!! X2 or Concrete Revolutio).  As usual my top 10 picks from the years OVAs/Movies/Specials will be in a separate post.

Let’s get started!

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The Best of Autumn 2015!

December 28, 2015

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Okay the Autumn season is over and we’re in that holding period at the end of the year where I try to cripple myself by writing a load of ‘best of’ posts – starting with the previous season!

Autumn ended up being a reasonable solid season with a number of shows I was surprisingly hyped for each week, and a few that I was initially excited for that ended up disappointing me.  I picked up fourteen shows this season – a much more reasonable amount compared to the Summer season – so didn’t really need to do much pruning to get a top 10.  So lets have a look at my personal picks of the Autumn 2015 season!

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