July 22, 2018

I'm Not Getting an Enthusiastic Vibe

Now that things have settled down a bit, I'm getting caught up on my "to watch list" and looking for something current to watch...aside from MHA, the new season has nothing that really jumps out at me. So I went a-looking and I'm not seeing a lot of enthusiasm....

Pete over at アニ・ノートhas a long list of shows that he's dropped.
Then there's this...
I followed the manga, and perhaps I was poisoned
Which made me laugh, though it may not be entirely in context. 
Medieval Otaku has related thoughts with a post titled "Skip the Summer Season".
I can’t think of a better opportunity for catching up with one’s backlog.
He does have a kind word for Stein's Gate 0 though.
Don over at Zoopraxiscope is similarly unimpressed.
I almost quit Asobi Asobase – workshop of fun – in five minutes, but I stuck it out and watched the entire first episode. I should have trusted my initial reaction.
He did have kind things to say about the educational show Cells At Work which Wonderduck also liked 
...our main character is a red blood cell.  That wears jean shorts and a cabbie hat.  What's not to love?

For my own part, I'm still watching My Hero Academia, and am starting the original Stein's Gate, so as to be able to watch the new one, and am catching up on Yona of the Dawn.

I'm not watching much else in the way of fiction since The Expanse went off the air. OTOH since I'm not in college for the next month and a half, I can actually do some reading(!).

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1 Picked up the new Yamato. I'm in the same state with Stein's;Gate. MHA is in the queue at CR, when I remember to go there. Got a bunch of stuff I have pulled down but not watched pretty much every season.

Posted by: Mauser at Sun Jul 22 23:48:26 2018 (Ix1l6)

2 I tried Chio's School Road on a... whim? It's not great but it's at least chuckle-worthy.
I also tried out Angolmois. Enjoyed it in a Sengoku-era fashion, though I think I'll let it build up and watch a bunch in one go for that one.
Encouragement of Climb is a series I've enjoyed and it hasn't changed, though I live in an area where there are no mountains or even hills really.
The basic -premise- of We Rent Tsukumogami mystifies me. I mean, curios are fine, I have nothing against the idea of curios. I just have no idea why you would pay to -rent- one. Is it just a bad translation of the concept of the pawn shop?

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Mon Jul 23 05:17:05 2018 (v29Tn)

3 I echo Avatar on Chio-chan...it's fine, and has occasional LOL moments. But drags a bit, too.

I'm also watching the third season of Overlord, but that's one that you either enjoy or you don't.

Finally, I'm watching Back Street Girls (Gokudolls).  It's a dark comedy about three yakuza thugs who screwed up a job and are forced by their boss to get thorough (beyond realistic) sex change operations in Thailand and become an idol group.  It's darkish, the humor is mostly very dry, and I think it's fantastic. YMMV.

Highlight of the show so far:  a creepy rival gangster who tortured "our heroes" for information in the past is recognized by the girls at a handshake event.  Before one of our idols does something unbecoming an idol, the other fanboys take exception to creepy mcpervy's overtly pervy behavior and beat him to a pulp, much to the idol group's satisfaction.

That and completely misunderstanding the concept of gap moe.

Posted by: Ben at Mon Jul 23 12:04:38 2018 (osxtX)

4 Yama no Susume S3 01 was pretty good. I'd rate it higher than Yuru Camp, except it only was one episode for me.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Mon Jul 23 21:24:18 2018 (LZ7Bg)

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