So a new year started and a new batch of anime started up with it. In my free time of winter break that is almost ending I have watched a ton of anime. So far I have watched some of what’s come out in the past few days. Here’s what I thought about what we’ve seen so far. All of these shows are streaming legally. If nothing is mentioned assume it is on Crunchyroll
Brave 10- This is a show about a group of 10 Japanese people have to be gathered together and fight something, I didn’t quite get that other than one of the girls is a berserker of sorts. There are some ninja/samurai fights which looked cool but there is a the usual stupid humor between main guy and the girl. I might watch episode two if I find the time.
Moretsu Pirates- I fear this might be the best thing that I see this season. I say that I fear because the show isn’t great. I wish it was, I would like for there to be a good new sci-fi show but I don’t think this is going to be great. I had fun watching this show, the set-up is this girl is the daughter of two pirates. I felt to me like a 90s anime. Also the ages of characters is not evident at all from character designs. This show has a ton of potential but it comes with tons of warning flags of there being dumb romance hijinks. I will be watching the next few episodes. The start of the show made it feel like a space opera but it had a lot to do with this school, it could be played well, it could kill it.
Recorder and Randsell- I can’t say much about a 3 minute show. It was a bit of a cute comedy show, there is not much to say other than the big joke being about the main character who is an elementary school student who looks 20 accidently getting arrested for being a child molester when talking to one of his friends.
The Knight in the Area- Yea for more average shows! It wasn’t bad, it was fun, it was about soccer. See I can like a thing about sports. I’m not just a nerd. This could be a good shonen show to check out if you are looking for something to check out with a boy being pushed to be more than he wants to be. I think this would be a show for people in the early-teen bracket. If time allows I will watch more.
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne- I know that I want more mecha shows and this is what I got. If there were warning flags in Morestu Pirates than all of them were for this show. The main characters skirt falls down at least 3 times in 24 minutes. She is super involved in school and really helpful around town but still manages to be a bit of a goof-ball. This shows is pretty average and I can only handle some much average when the panties get old quick sorry this is not for me. If you like mecha and panties go for it. This has the same director as Moretsu Pirates, no wonder he put the warning flags for one show in the other. Streaming from Vizanime.
Another- I am not the biggest horror fan but this one has some cool mystery to it. It the story of a classroom where a girl died and her classmates could see it. Now a transfer student can see her. The animation of this looks good and it might make a good watch. Should time allow I will catch more of this.
Poyopoyo- another cute 3 minute or under show. In this case we have an adult family adopting a cat and in episode one saying how cute it is. Its not great and its not good, it has its moments, it’s a short show I might watch it each week.
Listen to Me, Girls, I’m your Fathers- I don’t know if this got better after the first 10 minutes and I don’t care to find out. This is just bad comedy, I can’t say anything good about the 10 minutes of viewing I had. Terrible, terrible, terrible, DO NOT WATCH!
Ano Natsu de Matteru (Waiting in the Summer)- If you thought that Super 8 didn’t have enough about an awkward boy meeting an awkward girl, than this show is for you. Our show starts with boy testing out his camera when there is a large explosion in the distance. Here our boy has a camera and is trying to make a film with his high school friends when a transfer student. Well she moves in with in and some weird sci-fi is promised. Yet another show that might be good in the long run.
Picks so far: Moretsu Pirates, Waiting in the Summer, and The Knight in the Area