Better late than never, right? This is less of a start-of-the-season round-up of my choices, and more of a progress report now that we’re a little more than quarter of the way through the summer. My list is woefully long despite my crazy summer schedule that includes a ton of family and friend events in the weeks and days leading up to my wedding. I’ve only been able to keep up thanks to my daily commute which takes up almost two hours of my time every work day. There are plenty of gems this season across multiple genres to pick from, and below are my choices in alphabetical order:
This is essentially my face right now as I realize that I am once again biting off way more than I can possibly chew through the spring season. To make it even more difficult, the good majority of them are new series, not continuations or spin-offs. We’re already into week two or three for the season, though I’ve mostly only seen one each of the twenty shows I’ll be talking about. As usual, please do let me know if I’m overlooking something you’re loving!
With my all-too-long summer list and my recent personal announcement, I hope you can forgive the late menu offerings. Consider this more of a mid-season review of where I am so far. Not all the shows are up to date, so there still stands a chance that some of them may be dropped before the end of the season. There’s also the fact that I’m looking forward to the upcoming Anime Secret Santa recommendations (all three of which are excellent) and the 12 Days of Anime.
Dance with Devils
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Garo: Guren no Tsuki
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
Haikyuu!! Second Season
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan
Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
I could seriously use a honeydew melon creamsicle almost every day this time of year–Seattle is undergoing another record hot summer with days frequently climbing into the 90s. I’m an Alaskan at heart! Take away this oppressive heat!
Thankfully, we have a ton of new shows to fill the time spent cowering in the shade in front of the fan (because no air conditioners here!), along with a handful of continuing series from the spring. We’re about four-five weeks into the summer, and I’ve mostly chosen the ones I’ll be watching either week-to-week, or all at once at the end of the season.
Miss Monochrome: The Animation 2
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
We’re into the third and fourth weeks of the spring season, and I’ve finally decided upon my line-up. They’re not in any real order, other than viewing order, and span a variety of genres. Many of them are sequels, the majority of which retain a very similar feel to their prequels. I’m also noticing more and more CG these days, sometimes tastefully inserted during actions scenes where characters are smaller and less unnatural-looking, and at other times overwhelming (see my dropped list). Anyways, have a look-see and let me know what you think and what shows you’re watching that I’ve skipped this time around!
Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works (TV) 2nd Season
Shokugeki no Souma
Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken S2
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
Daiya no Ace 2
Baby Steps 2nd Season
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
Hello! Kin-iro Mosaic
Owari no Seraph
Kyoukai no Rinne
Koukaku Kidoutai: Arise – Alternative Architecture
We’re about three weeks into the 2015 winter season, and I’m still undecided on quite a few shows. I thought I wouldn’t be adding in too many this time around since the line-up didn’t impress me at a glance, but I’ve got a surprising amount clinging on to my continuations from the fall. I’ve broken my shows into three categories: watching, undecided, and ongoing. Fuller thoughts on new shows are given first, with quick summaries of my feelings on the shows still airing from previous seasons following at the end. Let me know what you think is missing from my list (any why) and I’ll give it a try!
Kyahhh! Oh, autumn, why most you torment me so with your grabbing titles and adorable characters? I can’t resist, and have once again started too many shows than I can probably sustain for the rest of the season. Carry on, my friends, and feel free to tell me where you think I’ll drop or whether I should actually add to my course. Read More »
Summer is in full swing, and I’ve got the ridiculous shoe tan to prove it (thanks, TOMS). Along with the insistent sunshine and 80-90 degree weather, this summer has proven to be significantly busier than the previous, with friends’ weddings, festivals every weekend–currently it’s SeaFair here in Seattle–hiking, and a whole slew of new anime to watch. I’ve downloaded the VLC app to my iPhone to try and keep up with the shows while on my commutes to and from work. So far, this is what I have pinned down for my Summer Set Menu, and included are some mid-season thoughts: Read More »
Is it just me, or are there a crap-ton of interesting shows this summer? I don’t think my menu has had this many entries in a single season for, well, ever. I thought I was doing pretty good clearing out my watching list with the close of the spring, but then I started trying out summer shows and found myself loathe to drop any of them. Most of them were an immediate “Yes” after just one episode, but we’ll see how many are still around midway through the season.
Rozen Maiden: Zurückspulen
Senki Zesshou Symphogear G
Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyo
Tamayura: More Aggressive
Servant x Service
Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!
Monogatari Series: Second Season
Dog & Scissors
The World God Only Knows – Goddesses Arc
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
Also included are some brief thoughts on backlogged shows and ongoing anime. Read More »