Summer 2017 Anime Season First Impressions……PART 3.
At last! Part 3 of the summer 2017 first impressions. I didn’t expect I would reach part 3, damn…I watch too many animes. To know more about my previous anime first impressions, here are the links for the part 1 (Here) and part 2 (Here).
Anyway, here is the last batch of animes I watched this season:
Made in Abyss
Damn. Damn. Damn. I think I just found the best anime of the season. It was that good. The characters, the animation, the background art, the music, EVERYTHING IS GOOD. Oh my, the world building, damn. I’m really speechless. My mouth was open the whole time. I don’t know how to express my amazement to this show. Wow. Just Wow. This is just the first episode, what more for the next episodes. Damn, this show is a must watch. A MUST WATCH.
Nana Maru San Batsu
Wow, I didn’t expect I would like this anime. It has a simple premise. The animation is stiff and edgy in my eyes. Like Dive, the animation reminds me of hentai animation. Is this a trend?? Anyway, I really like the first episode. I like that they skip the typical intro about the first day of school and go directly to the second day was club hunting. The main character is then introduced as a booklover and loves to read, hence his vast knowledge. I can also see the main girl being interested in the quiz bowl club. I really like how they use a quiz bowl game as a club performance, it gives us viewers and the characters more understanding about the rules and regulations during a quiz bowl. I really enjoyed every minute of this show. I am going to watch this weekly, for sure.
Shoukoku no Altair
This anime is serious. It has some Arslan Senki feels with it. They did add some comedy spices on some scenes in the beginning of the series, but it is kind of clear that this series is a serious one. This show is very interesting. I am not that knowledgeable with the middle-eastern terms that were used in his anime, but I did get an idea later on. This anime is info heavy, good change from the other animes that are usually light-hearted. I think I’m going to enjoy this one.
Centaur no Nayami
That kiss. Wow, I was taken aback by that. Seeing the scene in the first few seconds of the show, it was a shocker. It was definitely yuri. That scene was indeed yuri, but like the other slice of life anime starring girls, its a freakin’ bait. Sigh.
Last winter, Demi-chan wa kataritai was really an enjoyable ride. This summer, it is Centaur no nayami. Compared to Demi-chan anime where there is only 3 demis in school, everyone in Centaur are demi. The anime focuses on how demis socialize with each other and how their different in form affects their interaction. It’s kind of boring, even the animation is boring, but I’m giving it a second chance. I hope it will improve later on.
Vatican Kiseki Chousakan
This is dark. So dark, I like it. Never knew I would encounter an anime about religion, specifically the Roman Catholic. The animation reminds me of Joker Game and 91 days, which fits to the theme of the anime. I might not watch this weekly, but will watch it after it completely airs.
Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou
Another highschool anime, but with a twist, it has supernatural elements. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would really watch this anime. The cover is not that appealing, the synopsis did not help too. Nevertheless, I still watched the first episode. It was enjoyable but not as much as the other animes. It’s still the first episode after all, so I can’t really say much about it. There is potential, this could turn into a boring anime or an enjoyable one. I will continue to watch this weekly.
This anime is a unique. There was not much of world building in the first episode, but I did get a gist of it after watching the next episodes. I see that this is not a popular anime this season. It’s totally underrated. Well, it can’t be helped. People might be turn off by the first episode. It was just to weird and incomprehensible.
From what I get from the first 3 episodes, the story is about a guy who has access to the dreamworld. He gets transported to different dreamworld created by witches, a girl who had sleeping beauty syndrome in the real world. He then tries to uncover the reason behind the creation of dreamworlds and try to help the witches be awaken from their slumber. He is also helped by a white witch, who until now I have no idea who she is. The anime is episodic in nature, but it does uncover more details about the dreams as the series progresses.
I”ll casually watch this series. It has potential, but I don’t think this will ever get a good recognition from other people.
Senki Zesshou Symphogear AXZ
Bruh. BRUH. BRUH! Another season of Symphogear. YAS! Oh my, I never knew this day would come. I really thought there won’t be another season for this anime. I’m so happy.
You might be thinking that I would watch this immediately, cuz this is one of my favorite animes. Unfortunately, no. I am not watching this. The reason is I like to binge watch my fav animes. So watching it weekly might be a torture to my heart and soul. I decided I will watch this after it completely airs.
The second anime that is a sequel. I really enjoyed the first season of this anime, so I have high expectations to this sequel that it would do the same. Bruh…it exceed my expectations!!
The yuri bait is so high even though it is still the first episode. The quality of the anime is still superb, no…it is much better. Everything is sparkling in my eyes. I love it. I can totally see the development of the characters since episode 1 of season 1. Uuuwwwwaaaa…this is indeed a good slice-of-life anime about making games. Even though this anime is not that realistic compared to animes like Shirobako, it still gives us an idea how games are made. I do hope to see some little drama to spice up the series more. Totally going to watch this weekly.
Jigoku Shoujo: Yoi no Togi
To be honest, I haven’t watched the first episode of this anime. Yeah, I know. Why would I put it here in my list if I am not watching it yet. Well, this anime is a sequel of an mid-2000’s anime, Jigoku Shoujo. If I remember it correctly, this is the 4th season. I haven’t seen much of the previous seasons, so I decided to watch from the very beginning until I reach this new Jigoku Shoujo series.
Other people did say that you can watch this normally because of its episodic nature, but I don’t think I could do that. Unless this is the same as Fate Apocrypha; where the important information is still the same with the other Fate series but the main storyline is different. Unfortunately, Jigoku Shoujo is not like that. I know this anime is good. Really good. I remember watching this series in Animax, I enjoyed every episode I saw on the tv. This series is one of the fuels for my love of anime. Cuz of that I have high expectations for this series.
The animes I am watching weekly are: Aho Girl, Fate Apocrypha, Kakegurui, Isekai Shokudou, Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun, Ballroom e yokoso, Hajimete no Gal, Gamers!, Tsurezure Children, Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV), Knight’s & Magic, Princess Principal, Made in Abyss, Nana Maru San Batsu, Shoukoku no Altair, Centaur no Nayami, Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou, and lastly, New Game!!.
I also watched some of the leftovers of Spring Season like Boku no Hero Academia, Sakura Quest, Sagrada Reset, Boruto, & Re:Creators.
Uuuuwwwwaaaaaa! My watch list is so long. I can’t believe it. I also can’t believe I still have time to watch all of this. This summer is going to be amazing and a long ride. :3