Your best and worst of the Winter season

#21
Winter wins just for having Laid-back Camp.

For real every season has had it's fair share of great shows but winter was something else that only the fall season has come close to beating.
 
#22
Bunny girl has the tropey sister in it and meh animation and feels deriative of haruhi and monogatari. As I went in recommended it was it a surprise I’m disappointed as yes it’s vastly superior than its name and key art suggests but no I won’t be paying AoA prices for it.
This year my top stuff is Banana Fish, Tsurune and Sequels (SAO, Free). Admittedly I haven't seen Yuru Camp and place further (Though I do plan to watch place further when the BD comes out)
 
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#25
Sorry bunny girl is miles better than Haruhi, it's well paced and the characters well written. It also helps that it's has a female MC who's not a bitch. The art probably is a bit unambitious but I can overlook that.
 
#26
It’s not. All the characters are just generic tropes. And the animation is average.Only the middle school woman seems interesting but her arc isn’t till the film so I’ll be waiting a while.
And the more I think about it it’s easier to compare it to monogatari. And monogatari is way way way way better imo anyway.
 
#28
It’s not. All the characters are just generic tropes. And the animation is average.Only the middle school woman seems interesting but her arc isn’t till the film so I’ll be waiting a while.
And the more I think about it it’s easier to compare it to monogatari. And monogatari is way way way way better imo anyway.
In fairness you're a massive Monogatari fan so im not sure any show will match up to that in your eyes. I love Monogatari too but its certainly not perfect and the idea of it being way way better is an exaggeration.
 
#29
Okay instead of catching up on the last few shows I’ll make this post first and the leftovers will be talked about in the viewing journal when I get around to them. I’ll keep this shorter than my other seasonal overviews.

Anime of the Season (and Year)
Laid-Back Camp - It's no exaggeration to say that this really could be one of my overall favourite anime series. The characters were great fun to watch and the laid-back atmosphere was executed really well with great use of soundtrack and background art. The educational parts of the show were introduced in a natural way and provided great insight into how to camp. Having now read the manga it's really clear just how much attention was given to making this such a great adaptation. I really can't wait for the SHINY DAYS to return with all the new projects announced.
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This interview with director Yoshiaki Kyogoku is also an interesting read into the making of this series.

Excellent
A Place Further than the Universe - Great fun characters and story have made this my pick for 2nd place for AOTY.
Violet Evergarden - Started a little slow but damn stories like episode 10 really made it worth the watch.
Mitsuboshi Colors - A CGDCT show with fun shenanigans and humour.
Pop Team Epic - It's so bad but so great.

Great
The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (First Cour) - The return of the best psychic.
ReLIFE: Final Arc - A great ending, though it could use a few more episodes.
Darling in the Franxx (First Cour) - Strong first cour but big oof at the second.
B: The Beginning - Good supernatural crime series. Looking forward to the second season.

Good
School Babysitters - Cute SoL series with plenty of heartwarming moments.
Takunomi - A fun series of shorts.
Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru - The sword boys return.
How to Keep a Mummy - SoL with cute monsters.
Citrus - A bit too non-consensual at times but I still enjoy the garbage.

Eh
Overlord II - Looking back on it, this may be where my problems with the series started.
Fate/Extra: Last Encore - Looks cool but I don't really know what's going on.

Bad - (Land of spicy opinions)
Devilman: Crybaby - It just didn't click with me
Junji Ito: Collection - I think it's best Junji Ito's work stay untouched until a competent studio can do it justice.
Death March to the Parallel World Fantasy - I've honestly forgotten what happened in this series.

Best OPs
Laid-Back Camp
Junji Ito: Collection (Literally the only good thing about the series)
A Place Further than the Universe

Best EDs
Laid-Back Camp
B: The Beginning
Mitsuboshi Colors

Best Animation
Violet Evergarden
B: The Beginning
A Place Further than the Universe

Best Soundtrack
Violet Evergarden
Laid-Back Camp
B: The Beginning

Best Characters
A Place Further than the Universe
Violet Evergarden
Laid-Back Camp

Best Girl
Rin Shima - Laid-Back Camp

Best Boy
Keith Flick - B: The Beginning
 
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#32
Apart from a Movie (which is quite possible) they could pull a Non Non Biyori Repeat, and go over the same year, but see events and things that we didn't see, or things that were only hinted upon?
Seems like a better place here,

I wouldn't like that, part of what makes their journey interesting to follow is the emotional impact. That would be mostly lost.
 
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