Fall 2017: First Impressions

I’ve finally seen at least the first episode of everything I was planning on watching (plus a couple extra). So, how do they hold up to my expectations?


Definitely Keeping:

Garo: Vanishing Line

Both the animation and soundtrack are on point, exactly as I hoped. The characters, visuals and story itself also seem interesting enough, especially when paired with super-cool fight scenes.

Kekkai Sensen & Beyond

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I thought I had forgotten pretty much all the lore from season one (to be honest, I still don’t remember most of it), but that didn’t detract from the viewing experience, given the sheer chaos everything revolves around. It’s good to finally have season 2.

Code:Realize: Sousei no Himegimi

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It’s nice to see an anime based on an otome that isn’t something like Dance With Devils or Amnesia, when it comes to the overall quality of the show. I already have a vague idea of where the story’s going, since I’ve been playing the original visual novel, but the way they’ve laid things out slightly different has made sure that not a single moment’s been boring, even with the slow pace (which was inherited from the game). The OP could be a little better, though…

 

Land of the Lustrous

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Super pretty, a nice opening and an interesting setup. Still don’t quite understand much about the world, but we’re only on episode 2, so that doesn’t really matter.

Net-juu no Susume

 

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Sure, the whole MMO story thing is getting old, but I like the light-hearted comedy and characters. It will interesting to see how it progresses story-wise.

Just Because!

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I can’t say much about it,  but I guess the premise of high-schoolers nearing the end of their final year and what they choose to do with the last of their time is just a bit too relatable.

Imouto sae Ireba Ii.

I initially thought I’d come across yet another show that may as well have been porn  but this show actually seems to be a bit of a satire of all those ecchi clichés that make pretty much everyone feel uncomfortable. The humour may be crude, but it has a point and the characters are even likeable.


Liking more than I thought:

Juuni Taisen

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I have to admit that, even after watching only one episode, I was much more invested in the story and the world than I thought I would be. I have to hand it to them for making genuinely interesting characters.

Evil or Live

I completely forgot this was airing this season and honestly, it hasn’t disappointed thus far. A bunch of ‘internet addicts’ sent to a prison posing as a school/rehabilitation centre? Sign me up. Also, very nice animation and soundtrack.


Not too keen:

Dies Irae

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I’ve seen episodes 0 and 1, I’ve played part of the visual novel and, even putting aside some of my yelling and screaming at some of the blatant and unacceptable historical inaccuracy (which I managed to remind myself really doesn’t matter when it comes to anime), I still don’t understand what’s going on. If they don’t manage to fix the confusion, I’m gone, which is unfortunate, since I actually like some of the characters.

Ousama Game The Animation

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Something about it was just too boring for me to continue. It might have been that the first episode was too predictable or the characters were too bland, but I still can’t quite decide if I’m actually dropping it yet.


There are also a couple that I completely forgot about until I started writing this post writing this post. I might binge-watch them towards the end of the season, but for now, they’re really not a priority and I don’t really have anything to say about them.

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou

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Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara

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Trash:

You may think I’m being harsh, but seriously, I just couldn’t bear to watch another second.

Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyokina, Mondaiji.

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No, this is not ecchi, it’s outright porn. I thought I might just be able to laugh through this one, but to be honest, I was left wondering what I was even hoping from it in the first place. *sigh* Why are there so many shows like this these days?


Honestly, I don’t really have an excuse for my inactivity last week, since this post was more or less ready to publish, but I’ll try to build up a bit of a buffer this weekend for when I’m a bit busier…

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3 thoughts on “Fall 2017: First Impressions

    1. AJ Post author

      I knew it would be more than just hand holding but I stupidlu thought to myself ” but MAL wouldn’t actually list hentai in the standard listings, would they?” I should have known better, since this isn’t even the first time it’s happened…

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