Hello one and all. It’s been a while since I last posted, and I’m terribly sorry about that.
After being utterly distracted for the past season, I’ve returned to cover a few series from the Summer 2016 Anime Season.
Weekly Streaming Reviews
Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak Academy – Future and Despair Arcs
Alderamin on the Sky
Starting this weekend, reviews for the first few episodes of each of these series will be cropping up and then arriving consistently afterwards on an episode-to-episode basis.
As to the Spring 2016 season, I do have some highlights to share; series that I absolutely recommend checking out.
Here they are:
Spring 2016 Recommendations
Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World –
Most definitely the best series of the spring season. With a great cast, compelling drama, and wonderful production values, this series goes above and beyond. Whether it’s Subaru and his genre awareness, or very human reactions and desires, to the supporting cast of, literally, colourful characters there’s a lot to like about the first half of this series. With plenty of hints towards more extreme events as the world opens up in the second half, this one has definitely earned its viewers and maintains them on a weekly basis. It’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of alternate world fantasy series, or just great examples of character development and drama.
Ushio and Tora Season 2
A fitting conclusion to one of the best shonen series in years, Ushio and Tora season two is a must watch for anyone who enjoyed the first season. If you haven’t watched the first season yet, then I highly recommend doing so as it is truly a great example of battle fantasy manga done right.
And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?
I was not honestly expecting anything from this one. Having only read a few of the early chapters of the manga adaptation, I was expecting this to just be a lighthearted comedy with a heavy dosage of fanservice. And while that was most definitely what this series managed to be, it also managed to intelligently delve into topics revolving around online lifestyles, internet safety and relationships overall. If you don’t mind heavy amounts of fanservice, and are interested in a comedy that provides some commentary on online gaming.
My Hero Academia
While ending right before the manga really started to hit off, the first season of My Hero Academia does a great job introducing viewers to the world of this awesome shonen series. With a great usage of the superhero idea, and an interesting world to use as a playground, this series managed to successfully set up the core cast that we’ll follow for the duration of the series. That’s probably what prevents this from being the highest recommended show of last season; it spends far too much time on setup. With another season announced though, this one is definitely worth watching so you can be all ready for when the next season starts.