Boruto: Naruto Next Generations episode 91 Overall this arc was decent but could have used some tightening. At least Mitsuki got some development and there was some consequence here, unlike that awful Cho-Cho arc.
How Clumsy you are, Miss Ueno episode 4 A waste of a good robot and a pair of tights.
Mysteria Friends episode 2 Decent stuff once again. I think the 15 minute run time helps to keep the pace flowing.
The Magnificent Kotobuki episode 3 This is pretty fun, in a very average kind of way, but enough to keep watching for now.
Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions episodes 10-12 (Complete. A pleasant excursion into an often beautiful fantasy world with a solid cast of characters and further potential for future seasons down the line. Shame it’ll likely never get any.) 3.5/5
Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (OVA) Quite a fun precursor for the rest of the franchise, I wish they had made it into a proper handheld or console title. Wish it was a bit longer too. 4/5
<harmony/> (Film) A film that contains some intriguing ideas but feels a bit bogged down by drawn out monologues and often lacklustre animation. There’s some decent setup in the first hour only for it to fail to really deliver by the end. It’s a film with some very good elements that’s let down by flaws that cannot be overlooked-it’s fine but had potential to be much better. 3/5
Doctor Who: The Ice Warriors A Second Doctor story that introducing the titular villains and a slight variation on the “base under siege” archetype that was very common during the Troughton years. It’s very decent and the animated episodes help to fill in the gaps made by the BBC’s lack of foresight.
No, I just record what I watch here and occasionally toss in the odd live action show or film. Not everything though, I mean I didn't want to admit I watched Justice League last week because it was terrible!
I am surprised people seem warm to mysteria friends I think I hate it... it’s not even subtle in its Yuri tones And ofc a monster girl they have to molt... kinda hope as they removed the rage of Bahamut name it will give me a excuse to drop it if ep 3 is crap
Seiyu's Life eps 1-3 (sub)
I was thinking of watching Shirobako again, but then remembered I had this on my list. It's a bit more light-hearted and obviously focuses on a different aspect of the anime making process, but it's been quite fun and informative so far. I seem to remember Shirobako waited till the 15th episode to explain the jargon and I was a bit lost because of that (it was also the first thing I watched on Crunchyroll other than Bleach so I was a bit of a casual back then. It was also just before I came back here).
Anyway, seems tough being a newbie seiyu. You have to introduce yourself to everyone individually! It's a wonder you have a voice left to do the work after that!
Dororo ep 4
Some cool action, but not as interesting as the others episodes.
Kemono Friends s2 e3
A day at the ocean. A bit of intrigue was added at the end.
Dororo episode 4 Sword possession. Really liking this series so far, may end up as my AOTS if it maintains this quality.
Mob Psycho 100 II episode 4 A reminder to never challenge Reigen to Rock-Paper-Scissors.
High School DxD episodes 1-12 (Complete. A fun fan-service laden romp with some neat action scenes and a semi-interesting plot and lore that manages to make the series more than just mindless boobage.
The ending episodes weren’t great though, as they used the “forced marriage” cliche that I find is just a cheap plot device for drama in any series it appears in. Because of this, the season went from good to just fine for me. Ah well hopefully DxD: New won’t repeat the same mistake.) 3/5
My Viewing schedule for the week of 21st January - 27th January 2019
Week 6 of my official uk anime release marathon.
Naruto Episodes 53-78
The Chuunin Exam Finals and Orochimaru's Invasion are in this set and both are great arcs.
Naruto's training begins under Jiraiya and we see the beginning of his real growth, Jiraiya and Gamabunta are great additions to the supporting charcters of the series. The relationship between Orochimaru and the hokage is nicely developed in a short amount of time. overall its just a fun set of episodes with plenty too enjoy.
I know the series is 20 years old but i'll say SPOILERS here just in case lol
however i also look at this serie sin hindsight too and there's a pretty big disappointment in this set because of later story events. This being of course the Naruto vs. Neji fight where Naruto whole deal is too prove to Neji that hard work overcomes fate and destiny and that you create your ownd estiny. this was a brilliant message at the time but of course its thrown away later in the series when Naruto is revealed to be the child of prophecy and destine dto do all of this anyway since he;s the descendent of teh sage of six paths. it kills this whole fight unfortunately.
Something i just noticed on this viewing. Where does Asuma go after he saves Shikamaru during the Gaara chase? He knows what kind of threat Gaara is but he doenst continue to chase after Naruto and co after saving Shikamaru. I know its to give us Gaara vs. Naruto but at least write something to keep him occupied lol