May 2015 Roundup

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My reaction to my drop list

Plenty of big names have failed me this season, sadly. But it doesn’t really matter, because I was still pleasantly surprised by some of the shows I wasn’t looking forward to. Like every anime season, really.

Hot


 PUNCH-LINE

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If I could time travel like Yuuta can and meet my previous self from the April 2015 roundup and heard his opinions on this show then, I would punch him/me in the nuts so hard his/my testicles would come out flying out of his/my nostrils (I have no idea how pronouns work when referring to my past self). The truth is, PUNCH-LINE’s deceptively low-brow start was instead hiding something much, much more complex and engrossing than the mere panty shot gags as the first three episodes would want you to believe.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders 「Battle in Egypt」

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We’re finally on DIO’s World! Hallefuckingllujah!

The Heroic Legend of Arslan

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Yeah I know I’m not covering this until next season or so due to real life time constraints, but be reassured that while it’s still introducing characters and plot points, it remains enjoyable, especially due to best guy being best guy.

Blood Blockade Battlefront

Is Blood Blockade Battlefront still awesome?

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Fuck yes it is.

RIN-NE

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RIN-NE still keeps connecting with its jokes, and had a particularly hilarious two-parter about the pettiest demon imaginable and Hell as a really inefficient government building (although that may be redundant). But the real star of the show is that cute cat abomination there.  He’s the most hilarious thing in this show.

An Otaku and His Waifu Have Lots of Sex S2

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seriously though why am I even still watching this

Not so hot


Ninja Slayer From Animation

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I understand that Ninja Slayer is one of those joke shows like Inferno Cop that Trigger makes to fund their other, more expensive shows. And yes, I know that Ninja Slayer is a parody of how Westerners view Japan. But still, it has failed to connect with me. I think that the problem with Ninja Slayer From Animation is that it’s simply not stupid enough. It doesn’t have the wild and illogical yet charming and energetic anarchy of Inferno Cop, nor does much of the humor work with me, and no amount of Domo Ninja Slayer Desu, YEAART or Sayonara will fix that.

Some time after I wrote this I then thought that maybe I’m being too harsh on Ninja Slayer and that maybe Inferno Cop isn’t as good as I thought it is. Then I watched the first episode of Inferno Cop just to see if my memories were lying. Then I ended up watching the entire thing again.

Inferno Cop is still fucking amazing.

Wish Upon The Pleiades

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This show is really boring and I have no idea why picked it up.

Yet, this is Gainax’s finest show in a while. This is not a compliment and more of an epitaph.

Is It Wrong to- oh wait, is the next plot point here? Damn, I wanted to- shit, we moved on, already?

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Believe it or not, this got worse. Not only is the pacing still atrocious, but now we’re heading towards harem and overpowered main character bullshit. Because that’s totally what this show needed.

WORSE THAN COSPRAYERS


Gunslinger Stratos

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In this moment, I’m speechless. I knew this show was really shit last month and hell I even fell asleep mid-episode. But now the plot is in full-force and holy fucking shit it’s a really damn incoherent mess. There is nothing good about this show and I love it so much.

 

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