I finally finished the backlog, or at least up to whatever has released this weekend, which I’ll get to, but there is enough here to soldier on from the last post, tonight covering No Game No Life, Seikoku no Dragonar, Soul Eater Not, and WIXOSS.
It’s week three of the spring anime season, and I guess if you aren’t ten years old hyped up on the latest anime fad, you’re probably trying to find something else to tide you over between the spoonfuls of sugar the anime industry claims helps the medicine go down. Well, I’ll be fair, it’s not all that bad, some of these shows are actually quite decent, but let’s face it, you go into every season hoping to be blown (or scissored?) away like Joss Whedon fans, but like Joss Whedon fans, you end up being blueballed and left to cry alone in a corner as he walks away smiling with more of your cable package dollars. Thanks, Writer’s Guild strike!
Alas, here is a quarterly-ranking of what I am watching this season in order from best-to-worst. This was hard. Really. But we’ll get through this together. It will be Fall soon. Log Horizon will come.
A pile more of first looks for the season, including Soul Eater Not, Hitaugi no Chaika, Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san, Black Bullet, No Game, No Life, and Dragonball Kai. Things range from “Pretty good” to “Eh, it placates my eye-holes”.
Soul Eater at a glance reminds me largely of Bleach meets Naruto despite the fact I’ve never watched any of Naruto, so I can’t make a fair comparison. However, between the music, visual style, and characters, there was something here that drew me towards the series and kept me with it up until the last…