OH MY GOD. WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL THIS TIME? Dying that’s where.
No need to bore you with the details of my life (that’s what tumblr is for!) let’s just get right into what my favorites so far from the spring 2016 season of anime!
7. Uchuu Patrol Luluco
A silly, way over the top, almost kind of cute show. That’s about all I can say about Luluco. I’m enjoying it to some sort of degree, or I would have dropped it, but it’s not a love kind of show for me. The references to Trigger’s past works are kind of cool and the KLK planet was funny enough, but in the end? Meh.
6. Super Lovers
“MAKO I THOUGHT YOU WEREN’T GUNNA WATCH THIS?!?!?” Please get out of my life. Please. I do not know why I’m such a disgusting masochist, but still I watch trash. Super Lovers is pretty cliche in terms of development and events happening in the show. It also has the super creepy age gap between the two mains and there’s the whole adopted siblings business, but I digress. I like BL, so I’m watching this. That’s really it. Every episode I’m wishing Haru wasn’t wasted on a kid.
5. Flying Witch
Not something I thought I’d pick up, but there is quite a bit of positive comments about this show. It really is cute! The whole witch in training aspect is fun to see play out, the characters are all charming and mesh well with one another. Makoto is adorable and her tights give me feelings. It’s a slice of life, so nothing really exciting goes on, but it’s damn comfy. Plus the comedic timing in this show is flawless! The mandrake scene had me rolling, and the expressions in this show are just so funny.
4. Bungou Stray Dogs
This show has some weird whiplash going on. It will be super serious and focusing on all the crimes that the Port Mafia is up to, but then there will be suicide jokes and characters just acting stupid. Usually that aggravates me, but for some reason it’s tolerable in Bungou Stray Dogs. Maybe because I enjoy the character interactions? Ryuunosuke is also a plus! He’s a interesting character. I’m excited to see them introduce the other authors as well! So there’s that.
3. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable
It’s JoJo, do I need to say more? Animation style if fantastic, they’ve gone with really unconventional and creative shots, characters are charming, and the color scheme really makes the work stand out. Probably my favorite JoJo so far.
This isn’t number one?! Surprising, I’m sure. Kiznaiver had an excellent opener that heavily focused on the psychological need to bond with others and while that still may be focused upon it’s not as heavily pushed as I would like. There is a lot of weird business going on inbetween the show and some of the deeper meaning behind it is lost on me. The episodes in this show have ranged from excellent to really meh. I’m still not sure where this is heading, but it’s picking up again with the last episode.
#1. Joker Game
Now this shocked me. At first I thought this would be incredibly nationalistic and apologetic to Japan and just gross, but oddly enough it’s not doing that. The spies featured so far seem to be rather against Japan siding with Germany and there is quite a bit of criticism on the nationalism typically featured in Japanese works regarding this time period. There’s some ridiculous stuff mixed in there, like the British spy dude with the alien head, the guy whistling for dolphins, and some dude pulling a pigeon out of his coat, but for the most part it’s a rather serious work about documenting the spies’ work. Personally, I have really enjoyed it so far. Surprisingly too! Joker Game has really well done animation, a nice soundtrack, intriguing characters, fascinating stories, and just a good atmosphere to it. I recommend it!
Anything worth reviewing? Probably Kiznaiver and Joker Game you can expect reviews for. Maybe even Bungou Stray Dogs and maybe even Super Lovers too!
That’s what I got for you all today. Sorry to have vanished!