Weekly Watch!! Winter 2019 – #1
Yo!! Welcome to this first ever Weekly Watch where I give my thoughts on the ongoing animes I chose to watch.
Well, because this is the first ever post of this weekly project of mine, its inevitable that this is going to be long as I tend to watch almost all the first episodes of the ongoing animes. But don’t worry, I won’t circle around and just directly make a point so that I won’t bore you much.
Anyway, I won’t prolong this intro any longer, here’s my thoughts of the animes released this Winter season.
Huh, I find this first episode a bit boring. With a gorgeous art and animation, I really thought would be really good, but nope. For a 24 min. episode, it wasted alot of time. It had alot of prolong pauses that were unnecessary. It did introduced the main characters and get to see a glimpse of their personality, but its still very shallow. There was any explanation about their academy or their world. It was disappointing.
I do see some potential in this anime, so I am going to give this one another chance.
Bang Dream S2
WTF!!! That was the first word that came to my mind after seeing this first episode of Bang Dream. I can’t really say I am a fan of this franchise but I did enjoy the first season, the game and their songs.
Still, the 3D animation took me by surprise. I didn’t think they would full force animate everything in 3D. Damn. At first, it was really weird, but then I got used to it later on.
I am also happy to see all the girl bands introduced and performed. I always loved Afterglow and Roselia’s music over PopiPa and others. Still, I do feel this episode is abit too much with all the new info, still, I enjoyed it and can’t wait for the next episode.
Egao no Daika
Okay, that was…weird.
Believe me when I say that I didn’t read the synopsis of this and directly dive in to it, because this anime just made me speechless. I first thought this anime was about a princess and her ascending the throne and how she handles her responsibilities. But bruh, this anime went into a curve turn when the mechas got involve. Damn, I have a soft spot for this genre. I didn’t expect it would be here.
Okay, so this anime might involve some political stuff and I’m down with it. Though, I’ll maintain my expectations as low as possible so that I won’t be disappointed.
Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!
And I thought the Maid series was the last one, but here we are. Another borderline pedo anime featuring cute young girls and an older woman. Uuhhh… Why?
Like in the previous controversial anime, Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!, this anime tries to use the borderline pedo stuff as comedic antics and add some “heartwarming” scenes to make up for it. I guess because I had enough of this kind of content, I was about to drop this one…but the mother of the the lead characters were introduced. And damn, as long as the mother is always in the episode, I think I could handle th
Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note – Hakamori to Neko to Majutsushi
Another Fate series that got my interest. Instead of the usual formula, it seemed this series is going forth on a different flavour and focus more on the mystery side. But unfortunately, it seemed this anime will air on the summer and not this season. Lol. It would have been nice if this would air this season cuz I’ll definitely watch it.
Sigh, and I thought studio GoHands learnt their lesson already. Why did they even make a sequel to their horrible “Handshakers” anime.
I like this one! This series reminds me alot of Toji no Miko and Uma musume, which I both enjoy and like. I didn’t expect there would be a fight between the main character and the strongest one in the first episode, damn. Though, I do find it weird that the main character “just happens” to be “good” at the sport, Circlet Bout. There is a chance this will be explained later….hopefully.
Anyway, I’ll definitely check this one out.
Go-toubun no Hanayome
Oh boii….OH BOIIII!!! I had waited so long for this!!!
This anime is one of my most anticipated series this season. I enjoyed the manga very much and I had high hopes for this anime adaptation. So far, it didn’t disappoint!!! The animation looked flawless and fluid, the character designs are quite close to the manga art, and it followed the manga really well. Though, I am still abit weirded out that they assigned different haircolors to the quintuplets. I mean, them having the same haircolor is quite important to alot of story arcs, but oh well. Let’s see how they’ll adapt this.
Dimension High School
WTF did I just watch?
Ueno-san wa Bukiyou
Uuuhhhh…well. I guess, people might find this anime funny, but I’m not into it. It’s jokes are not hitting me right and its abit disgusting.
Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue
I’m not sure what to say about this. At first, I find the anime interesting, having a cat as a roommate and one of the protagonist of an anime definitely caught my eye. But I got bored in the middle of it and I am not liking the lifestyle of the main character (eating the cat food is definitely not nutritional).
So, I might give this one another chance. But if it fails to appeal to me, I’ll drop this one immediately.
Girly Air Force
With a lame title, I really thought this would be an anime about ecchi girls doing cool things but with fanservice but I was mistaken. It actually had an interesting premise, a male protagonist wanting to be a pilot to defeat alien-ish planes attacking earth and he just so happened to be the “trigger” of an awesome plane. I do find the overarching plot abit overused already but this anime seemed enjoyable so I continue and give this one a try.
Meiji Tokyo Renka
This is the first reverse harem anime of the year. A girl, transported to the past, the Meiji era of Tokyo. She then met immediately all of her “handsome” men in her harem. All of her leading men are quite an eye candy, yep, and have an amusing personalities too. But I am not a fan of the main guy’s look. Well, that is just me.
I’m not sure if I like this one but it does have an interesting premise. I might need to watch more.
3D Kanojo Real Girl
Okay, the anime continues where the previous season had left off, but damn, in just one episode, there sure alot of stuff going on. From becoming a committee member to a love confession to a beauty contest, its a lot. Dunno if the anime would keep this kind of pacing until the very end, but I do hope they would slow down a bit and be consistent.
The art and animation wasn’t changed at all, even the brightness of it. I don’t have problems with it, but I guess I wished they had improved abit.
I had seen the previous season of this anime and I’m expected to watch this one too…but I am not feeling it. I might put this one on hold and binge watch it later.
Date A Live S3
Sigh…it seemed JC staff accepted this franchise grudgingly or something. The animation is so bad, its hard to concentrate well to the anime. Well, its not like I need enough brain cells to understand how meh this anime is.
I might put this one aside too, because I am used to watching this on English dub and I want to watch this one in better animation.
Bermuda Triangle – Colorful Pastrale
Remember when I said there are alot of good and enjoyable children animes out there, well, this one is not counted.
Visually, this anime wasn’t well made. The eyes are freaking me out as everyone had the same structure but with different color. The characters are neither appealing nor interesting. And lastly, I am not a fan of mermaids. Lel. The only mermaid anime I could accept is Mermaid Melody.
So yeah, drop.
Grimm’s Notes The Animation
Oooohhhh!!!! Yeeeeee!!! This looks interesting!! Retelling of the Grimm’s fairytales in an anime, I’m so down with this!!
This anime is really unique and it definitely got me interested. At first, I got confused because I saw a girl transforming into a guy, it was weird. But I was able to get and understand everything around when the main cast went to the village.
I had never seen an anime like this. It definitely made me excited and look forward for it’s next release.
Oooohhh… I didn’t expect this at all. I really thought this anime was a “cute girls doing cute things” type of show, but its actually deeper than it looks.
The anime was set in a future where the anime, manga and otaku culture barely exist, the main characters does everything to help the people regain their otaku “love”/”memories”. It’s a simple and cute premise and I can’t stop smiling while watching it. I mean, there was alot of otaku references all over the episode, it was really nice.
I might watch this one weekly.
Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka
Oh..wow. That was dark. And gore. And it stars anime girls. Yas!! I like it.
I really thought this anime would be my new “Toji no Miko” but damn, this is alot darker. Though I do find the stuff toys as enemies a bit weird and funny, the goreness of the anime made me scared for a bit. Lel.
Just like TnM, this anime could go either both ways, good or bad. Still, I will watch it.
Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)
As of this writing, I had seen the 3 episodes…so I pretty much saw all of the first arc of the anime and damn, that was good. I knew that this series would be extraordinary (it’s all thanks to Digibro, lel), but watching it blew my mind. It’s really intriguing and very interesting. It made me want to read its original material. Uuuggghhh.
I admit, the first episode was confusing, but the story unfolded later on in the 2nd and 3rd episode. I am totally down with this format, but repeating it again and again might be boring so it would be nice if a new format would be presented next.
PS: THE OP AND ED MUSIC IS UHHH-MAAA-ZING!!!
Domestic na Kanojo
Ooohohohoho!!! I had read the manga of this years ago and I can’t believe I am actually watching this now. I can’t really remember much about the series anymore but I can tell that this series was adapted well.
I’m not sure if I want to watch this one weekly though. I prefer to watch this kind of series on binge rather than weekly, but I might change my mind later on. Lol.
Wow. Now I understand why this anime is hyped. It’s really good!! From its intriguing story to its visually appealing art and animation, I was in awe by this anime the whole time I was watching this. Watching it was one of a kind.
Before the anime, I have no idea where the title of the anime came from but it seemed it is the name of the kid the main character met in the 1st episode. I’m still not sure as to why his name was used as a title, he might be really important to the overall plot, I guess.
I can’t wait for its next episode!!
The story is cute. The characters are cute. The art and animation is also cute. Everything is cute. I like it.
But the cuteness wasn’t the reason as to why I got hooked with this anime. It’s actually the storytelling of the plot. I mean, I actually thought the episode was broken or something because the credits rolled in the first half of the episode. Lol. It was later explained that the first half was the future and the antagonist, the demon lord, went back in time cuz of a failed forbidden spell. I still can’t understand how the demon lord turned into a really really cute loli devil.
But I admit, the cuteness of the lead characters were really powerful and I’ll definitely going to watch this weekly.
Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai
This one was weird. When everyone was animated normally, the main characters are animated in 3D. uuuhhh…Why??
Yes, I did find this anime a bit interesting. But if this weird animation continues on, I don’t think I could watch this more.
Mob Psycho 100 S2
As always, Mob Psycho 100 is awesome. It doesn’t disappoint. It actually made me speechless.
However, I don’t think I could watch this weekly. I don’t think I could handle waiting every week just to see the next episode. So I’ll just binge this one later.
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai
Ooohhh!!! Ooohhh!!! I had been waiting for this one.
Watching this episode was a delight. I knew that Kaguya and Miyuki’s war of love would be amazing to see in an anime. The series was well adapted and was visually stunning too. The narrator was amazing in giving “tension” to the war between the main characters and the of course, the voice actors brought the characters to life. I LOVE IT.
I can’t wait for the next episode.
Yakusoku no Neverland
Oooohhh!!! Ooohhhh!!! I love this.
It had smooth animation and the character designs are in some ways a bit similar to the manga. The story flowed well and the ending part definitely shocked me, even though I saw it coming already. From that first episode alone, I could say that this anime might be a huge contender as the best anime of the season (along with Dororo). It didn’t disappoint.
Can’t wait for next week.
Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
Last on my watch is the most controversial anime this season, Tate no Yuusha. I might have mentioned before that this was one of my most anticipated anime this season cuz I had read its source material (manga and LN) and I am a fan.
I like how this 1st episode was an hour special to fully showcase the beginning of the Shield Hero’s journey in this new world. In the first half, we saw a typical story sequence of an isekai anime then went to the opposite direction on the 2nd half.
Everything that had happened in the anime seemed reasonable and it flowed well. I don’t see any problems with it, that’s why I still don’t understand the hate on it. It makes me wonder if I watched the same anime episode as with other people. Lol. I mean, I understand if they are not into this anime, but people saying this anime is mysogynistic, promoting slavery or anything that had sparked controversy is stupid.
Now that’s out of my system, I’ll wait for the next episode.
I’m sorry for this very very long post. In some ways, this is quite similar to my “first impressions” posts before (which were quite long too).
I saw alot of interesting animes this season, but I am not sure if I am going to review them all weekly (but I will still try). Those animes I mentioned “drop”, are of course dropped and never be seen by me again (lol!). And those animes I planned to binge are to be watched by me in the later time.
Anyway, that’s it for this post. I won’t make this longer than it should be.
Thanks for reading and see you next week.