When I learned that the creator of 2007’s Dennou Coil had a new work available this season for instant viewing, I was ecstatic. I don’t normally hold to Netflix’s handling of anime—all at once at the end of the season rather than weekly with release date—but instances like this are a bit of an exception. Rather than the anime airing a full season earlier and announced at the end when fans are already looking to the next, Netflix-produced series like these drop at the same time as their announcement so fans don’t have to wait an annoyingly long time to consume and still remain on schedule with other currently airing shows.
I wish I could say that I fell in love with The Orbital Children (TOC from here on) given its shared space with its predecessor, but that simply wasn’t the case. I fell instead into the hole that is inflated expectations—I thought I’d receive another groundbreaking and tastefully written story, but quickly felt annoyed and dissatisfied with the characters, language, and pacing. I can’t say I fully regret watching TOC since it’s a mere six episodes (2 films in Japan) that ask worthwhile questions; I only wish the writing lived up to my hopes.
01:50 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World’s Strongest Season 2
02:40 Fantasia Sango – Realm of Legends
03:08 Girls’ Frontline
04:50 Rusted Armors
05:08 Saiyuki RELOAD: ZEROIN
06:00 She Professed Herself Pupil of the Wise Man
07:13 The Strongest Sage with the Weakest Crest
08:10 World’s End Harem
12:34 Futsal Boys!!!!!
13:27 How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom Part 2
14:20 In the Land of Leadale
15:57 Life with an Ordinary Guy Who Reincarnated Into a Total Fantasy Knockout
17:36 Miss Kuroitsu from the Monster Development Department
18:19 Platinum End
20:09 Police in a Pod
21:37 Sasaki and Miyano
22:24 Tokyo 24th Ward
24:00 Akebi’s Sailor Uniform
27:30 Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2
29:08 The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt
30:37 Love of Kill
32:02 My Dress-Up Darling
34:15 Requiem of the Rose King
35:55 Sabikui Bisco
37:30 Slow Loop
38:51 Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 3
39:27 Tribe Nine
41:15 Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
41:20 Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc
41:32 Princess Connect
42:00 Ranking of Kings
42:17 Salaryman’s Club
42:22 The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2
42:36 The Orbital Children
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Sabikui Bisco OP: “Kaze no Oto Sae Kikoenai” (Even the Wind is Silent) by JUNNA