Watched But Not Reviewed (Fall 2018 Week 3)

Because this season I’m watching more shows but reviewing less of them week-to-week I figured it’d make sense to at least let you all keep tabs on my brief thoughts on each episode. Just because a show is here doesn’t mean it’s any less good than any other show, it just means I didn’t have enough to say about it to justify a full review! Also, I’ll try and refrain from spoilers where possible but will give warning if I do need to post a spoiler.

Week 3

Space Battleship Tiramisu Zwei (Episode 4)

Probably one of the funniest episodes for a long time (and easily in the second season) the part with Isuzu and the woman in the bar with his subtle escalating ‘douchiness’ was an absolute laugh riot!

The horror…

Banana Fish (Episode 15 & 16)

I don’t have much to say about these episodes, they were good quality and entertaining but also ~kind of~ ludicrous and over-the-top which was enjoyable in its own way but also distracted from the more serious subject matter.

Full of trash?

Ms. vampire who lives in my neighbourhood. (Episode 3)

Sophie Twilight goes to school! This episode is adorable (as expected) but also surprisingly heartfelt as we learn more backstory for Sophie and the fact that she lost her family after turning into a vampire and that she’s been more or less alone for the 350+ years since then. I just want to give this little vampire all of the hugs!

Sophie-chan has a fondness for dakimakura’s like me!

Boarding School Juliet (Episode 3)

We’re introduced to a new character in the form of Princess Char who is ~obsessed~ with Juliet and is it wrong that I was totally shipping Char and Juliet? Not that Romio isn’t a worthy love-interest of course. I don’t know why I like this show as much as I do, its not usually a genre I’m interested in but I guess the conceit of this story is pretty timeless.

Best girl (so far).

The Girl In Twilight (Dropped At Episode 4)

almost didn’t watch this episode and I’m almost annoyed I did. I didn’t hate this episode, the Western setting was at least ~mildly~ interesting but honestly I just didn’t care about anything that happened except for the two brief fan-service moments. And even for me that’s not enough to continue watching a show. Maybe one day I’ll return and binge-watch it, but for now I’m just so disappointed at how far this show has fallen from the potential it showed in the first episode that I can’t bring myself to watch anymore right now.

Best part of the episode for two reasons.

Skull-face Bookseller Honda-san (Episode 3)

There’s not much to say about this show but I do think its endearing and entertaining and even informative. Plus it’s pretty damn funny too!

I wonder what manga title they’re censoring… it’s impossible to figure out! /sarcasm

As Miss Beezlebub Likes (Episode 3)

*sigh* Watching the first five minutes of this show was such a chore I was ~certain~ this would be the last episode and I would be dropping it. But much like Episode 2, the side characters make this show worth watching. They’re legitimately fun and interesting people–unlike our main “romantic” duo of Beezlebub and Mullin who are so dull that I could fall asleep. I’ll keep watching in the hope that this becomes more of an ‘ensemble comedy’ rather than the boring ‘romantic comedy’ it occasionally feels like.

Literally one of the only reasons I’m still watching is this sadistic woman.

Zombie Land Saga (Dropped At Episode 2)

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And that’s the week of anime I’m calling ‘Week 3’ if you have any more questions about these episodes and specific thoughts I had on specific scenes, leave me a comment below!


Previous Fall 2018 Weeks:

Week 1
Week 2


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5 comments

  1. I’m with you on The Girl In Twilight. It is quite likely I either won’t watch the next episode or if I do, I won’t be reviewing it weekly at this point. It’s just kind of boring, which seems like the wrong thing to say about a show jumping between dimensions with doppelgangers and the like but I’m really found episode four a chore to get through and didn’t end up doing an episode write up on it. Of course, Zombieland Saga and Space Battleship Tiramisu are in much the same boat in that I’m just not sure I want to continue them.
    It is really weird when I’d rather find out how bad Conception is going to get than watch a show about idol zombies but that is just another weird thing for this weird season where I’m watching sport anime, BL, and a number of anime shorts.

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    1. No I can totally relate to that. For me a show like The Girl In Twilight sold itself (in the 1st ep) on having a unique and interesting premise and then more or less didn’t follow through and became repetitive and boring. So it didn’t make good on the promise of episode 1. Whereas Conception has been trash from the get-go, probably knows its trash and remains entertaining because of it. It didn’t establish itself as anything deep and therefore can get away with continuing to be like that.

      At least that’s how I see it anyway!

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      1. Agreed. It would be nice if the Girl in Twilight would do something with its concept, but Conception doesn’t really have any expectations around it. Or, I probably expect it to be terrible so it isn’t very disappointing when it is.

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  2. Since you’re dropping all these shows, maybe you should take a look at IroDuku, PA Works show for this season. I don’t know if it’s available in your region, it’s streaming on Amazon Prime in the US (well, let’s be honest, everything’s “available” somehow). It really looks good, and I am liking the story so far, of a girl born into a family of magicians who is sent 60 years back in time (to 2018, but a 2018 where magic is a thing) by her grandmother. The show is truly beautiful, and the characters are really growing on me (enough to rewatch the first three episodes this week).

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    1. I’ve been fighting the existential terror that is “too much anime, not enough time” for a couple of weeks now, so me dropping shows isn’t really an invitation to pick up new shows. Maybe in a million years when the sun dies and I have some time to watch other anime I’ll watch IroDuku.

      An anime being “truly beautiful” isn’t really a selling point for me when I’m too busy watching the exceedingly patchy but inherently watchable ‘To Love Ru’ for the first time. Also it has nipples, which as it turns out is all I need in an anime.

      Did I say? I’m too busy to watch an anime because I’m watching an anime? Maybe. But then again I am an enigmatic man…

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