Highlight: Summer 2018 anime season

My head is still spinning from all the time travel shenanigans this season. There aren't enough good titles to pick up this season; and to be frank, I could hardly find time to follow more than a handful anyway. Shingeki no Kyojin seems to be a lot milder these days and I'm inclined to think this… Continue reading Highlight: Summer 2018 anime season

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Highlight: Spring 2018 anime season

Welcome to the season of heroes and epic battles! Half of the selections in Spring 2018 season are established franchises; cash cows that are almost guaranteed to be decent at the bare minimum. For the most parts, the cash cows met my expectations with one unfortunate exception: Steins;Gate Zero. One problem with writing a prequel is… Continue reading Highlight: Spring 2018 anime season

Highlight: Winter 2018 anime season

The main hype this season revolves around Madhouse studio and their second season shows. For a long, long time, it has become an established fact in the industry that Madhouse, as talented as they are, never get around to make a second season of anything. And yet, here we are, beholding this historic moment when… Continue reading Highlight: Winter 2018 anime season

Highlight: Fall 2017 anime season

Despite the hypes around Mahoutsukai no Yome, the show ultimately falls short. It did great in world building, audio-visual quality, and character development. However, it lacks suspension; it lacks a dilemma to overcome, an antagonist to defeat, or a MacGuffin to desire. The only villain appeared in the show thus far has been as flat as… Continue reading Highlight: Fall 2017 anime season

Highlight: Summer 2017 anime season

It's been a long summer indeed. Much to my dismay (or pleasure), I have the longest and most well-rounded selection ever this season. The new Owarimonogatari anime looks great as always though too many spoilers from the novel ruined it for me. On the list of things that were "ruined by spoilers," this season were… Continue reading Highlight: Summer 2017 anime season

Highlight: Spring 2017 anime season

Two years of blogging seasonal reviews and I have yet to see any anime season as powerful as this season. Three shows made it to the top for their successful delivery of one awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping moment. It is always delightful to watch the story slowly building up to that decisive moment and to see the… Continue reading Highlight: Spring 2017 anime season

Highlight: Winter 2017 anime season

Winter 2017 plays all the right tunes for a fantastic year ahead of us. I'm very pleased with the selection this season; a great deal of above average and top-notch shows. There are no mediocre shows this season but there are two bad shows. But even the bad ones are entertaining in their own ways. Before… Continue reading Highlight: Winter 2017 anime season

Highlight: Fall 2016 anime season

What a fantastic season! Kidding, it's just a short one. I picked four fewer shows than I did in the last season but only two of them are rated below decent. I thoroughly enjoyed the cash cow that is Hibike! Euphonium and I didn't have any doubt it would make the highlight this season from the get-go. I also got… Continue reading Highlight: Fall 2016 anime season

Highlight: Summer 2016 anime season

Oh I felt cheated alright. I felt the dire lack of witch show this season and the nauseous Re-something naming trend. In the case of Rewrite, it was a huge train-wreck expected. I have yet to hear any decent novel from Key since Little Busters! (last time I heard, even the novel adaptation of Angel Beats!… Continue reading Highlight: Summer 2016 anime season

Highlight: Spring 2016 anime season

Let's not talk about Camp NaNoWriMo in every seasonal review, okay? Oops, did I just...never mind! The majority of shows this season are decent. Among those "decent" ratings, some fell short of their potential while others exceeded it. Kumamiko had a strong lead almost the entire season. I was expecting it to be highlighted but… Continue reading Highlight: Spring 2016 anime season