Plunderer ep 2 (dropped)
Finds out this is 24 eps, nope I just can't do it! Everything is generic at best. Yet another poor fanservice/sexual assault scene, I'm guessing the writer put our female MCs "count" in such a place just so they write the same scene again and again!
Hatena☆Illusion ep 2
NekoparA ep 2
A new addition to the Clowder.
Somali and the Forest Spirit eps 1 (re-watch) & 2
It wasn't quite time for the next episode, so I thought I'd watch the first one again. The second one was just as sweet.
Err this was pretty odd and not totally in a good way. The art was great but the animation was not. Lots of camera pans over still images or just one item moving in a really unnatural way. They also used this weird wavering fish eye lens effect to make boobs jiggle that was really bizarre.
The mech fights never lasted long enough, though they were entertaining for what we got and the harem comedy aspect was never that good though the heros were likeable and the villains ludicrously over the top and gross.
Princess Principal (dub) eps 10-12 (complete)
One final character episode before the overall plot bursts out to the forefront.
All the characters were good to great and the episodic nature of most of the season meant each one got some good airtime. Not always a fan of episodic stuff, but they were varied enough to keep it fresh. The overall plot was a bit confusing at times, remembering who was who in the rest of the cast and what their motivations were and in the end it didn't really come to a conclusion. Apparently there's 6! films coming, but probably not much hope we'll see them legally over here I'm guessing!
The art and animation were pretty good too, as was the soundtrack. The dub fell into the usual trap of the Yanks thinking everybody speaks either in a posh or cockney accent, although as the action was set either a posh school or in London I suppose it worked in this case and it's always a bit weird watching shows set in the West, but the characters speak Japanese. 8/10
famous toothbrush scene and it was weird as hell even with context, I don't think I'll ever get used to how weird this show can be. These have been the first two episodes of Tsukihi's arc but both episodes have been focusing on Karen so I'm confused, there are only two episodes left so I'm wondering if that is really enough time for Tsukihi's story
Asteroid in Love ep 3
Studying, part-time jobs and maps.
RikeKoi ep 4
Darwin's Game ep 3
The deadly treasure hunt starts.
Toradora! (dub) eps 1-4
Starts off quite well and the characters are mostly quite fun, but I think this might be a show best watched at a slower pace as Taiga by her very nature can get a bit grating in her Tsun mode.
Weathering With You was pretty good, but it loses points for essentially borrowing the same structure as Your Name (i.e. boy and girl meet each other, they get close, girl disappears or tragic case, boy has to save her, time skip, they get together). I found the humour to be a massive improvement and while the animation is impressive, the camera shots in various places just feels like random filler to show off and unnecessary. The music I felt was as good, if not, better than Your Name but that's a subjective thing. Overall a solid film, and despite its flaws, it's almost on the same levels as Your Name. As for the ending, yeah the main characters had no consequence over it and was basically a Deus Ex Machina moment but hey at least it's part of the Shinkaiverse.
A Certain Scientific Railgun T episode 2 Tournament arc (?)
Asteroid in Love episode 3 Precious partner.
Haikyu!: To The Top episode 2 Trying to improve.
Science Fell in Love, So I tried to Prove It episode 4 Surveys and indexes.
Smile Down the Runway episode 2 Rip and tear.
Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne episodes 3-6 (Complete. A mixed bag of intriguing ideas paired with a lot of violence and sex that served a purpose but often felt like shock value. The series did improve as the episodes progressed and the timeskips and immortality themes were neat but the anime just felt like missed potential in places.) 3/5