Summer season doesn't seem all that spectacular, to be honest.
I'll probably only watch Fate/Apocrypha and Princess Principal unless one of the other anime stand out in critics or animation, I guess.
I should catch up to the Monogatari series one of these days so I could join the hype for the new adaptations...
When this season ends I might write some kind of review post of the anime I watched.
Alright, time for my derp attempt at reviewing the few anime I actually finished from last season...
When the season started, I wasn't feeling super excited for any series, but many of them looked good, my plan was to definitely watch SnK/AoT season2, BnHA s2, Clockwork Planet, Alice to Zouroku and Grandblue Fantasy, but in the end I ended up watching only Hero Academia, as I never saw Grandblue Fantasy, dropped Clockwork Planet and Alice to Zouroku and decided to binge watch SnK at the end. Along the way, I picked up Quan Zhi Gao Shou and Worldend/SukaSuka.
Shingeki no Kyojin (aka Attack on Titan) s2: Honestly, for me, the hype of SnK died for me a long time ago, so I decided to not watch it weekly and binge watch it at the end, otherwise I would probably lose some motivation or something like that.... BUT... this show was GREAT! In my opinion, the best anime of the season, plot progression felt very natural, characters were consistent, even those that were emotionally or mentally unstable, action was well directed and animated, actually everything was well directed and animated, and the feeling of being in a survival game was always present, which was awesome. RIP those few characters you might have gotten attached to. Bonus points for one of the most amazing EDs ever.
Boku no Hero Academia (aka My Hero Academia) s2: I liked the first season so I went and read the manga, so I was very much aware of the events the anime would cover, which resulted in me not being as excited about the plot... but man, the animation of the important scenes was fantastic! BnHA is a show where characters evolve slowly, and this season put a lot of focus on the interactions between the students, their goals, their intelligence and their battle skills; all of this meant that the progression would be about character's emotions and stuff, instead of big "world events", which is fine. In the end, it was good, definitely a show to keep an eye on because it might be one of the top long-running (does it still count if it takes breaks?) shounen in a few years... maybe.
What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? (aka Worldend, aka Sukasuka): I saw a clip of this shared on some anime page, then saw this stunning PV so decided to check up on it... First episode was fantastic, it set the bar really high and I really had high hopes for this show... but then... it started going just fine, I guess? Pace slowed down towards the middle, the way emotions were shown was kind of awkward sometimes, but I was already biased to kind of force myself into liking this show, so I tried to mentally justify all the flaws, hoping for a great finale. And even removing the "bias lense", the finale was great. Beautiful scene and musical composition, ties up the story enough for a first season of something bigger. Overall, it was good,wouldn't be surprised if this doesn't get any further adaptations, so gotta check out those light novels some day.
Quan Zhi Gao Shou (aka The King's Avatar): This is an odd one, and not only because it's made in China and still widely considered as an anime, but because I can't form a solid opinion about this show... I've seen many posts and comments praising how good it is and how it does things right compared to other game related anime *cough*SAO*cough*, but... personally, I don't think I find it that great. Not to say that it's not enjoyable, plus it has really nice animation sometimes. Maybe the biggest factors that make thing of this a not-that-great show are the theme of being "absolutely invincible" and the recycled animation and lackluster 3d in some scenes. Pacing was decent and the characters seem to be mostly well grounded, though maybe some are too cheesy with their dialogue and manners. The exciting thing about this show is that it exhibits the growing potential of chinese animation, in a few years time I'm sure we'll be seeing more chinese shows of rising quality in writing and animation, which brings more healthy competition to the table... hopefully.
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