Just like I did last season, I’ll be briefly covering the Winter 2019 seasonal anime that I watched but that didn’t get a full review on the site. This is not indicative of a show’s quality (for the most part) but rather a that I didn’t have enough to say about a show to write a full review. I’ll keep spoilers to a minimum but will warn if it’s unavoidable. So without further delay here’s the episodes I watched but didn’t review this week.
PERSONA5 the Animation: Dark Sun (Special)
I’d be mad about them milking this franchise by still not wrapping up the story after this 51 minute special if I wasn’t so damned entertained by this series. Yes, the game is better but so what? This was a heck of a lot of fun!
Ame-iro Cocoa: Side G (Episode 1)
Umm, so I guess the mistake I made here was watching a 2 minute anime and expecting something. It’s literally a couple of girls talking and then it ends—I think I’ll just wait ‘til the end of the season to watch it all at once and by then we might actually get to what this show is about.
Dimension High School (Episode 1)
I was hoping for either a show so bad I could laugh at it or a show self aware of how bad it was it would laugh at itself. And aside from maybe like one joke about their animated hands being able to clip through their bodies there was honestly nothing redeemable about this show. Bad would have been improvement, this was just dull. I’ll give it one more episode before deciding it’s fate.
Girly Air Force (Episode 1)
Initially I planned to review this one week-to-week—then I watched the episode. While it was a perfectly adequate episode of an anime with a vaguely interesting premise and vaguely interesting characters and action that was at least easy to follow I just didn’t really connect with any of it. There’s the potential for some interesting social commentary on refugees considering the main characters are Chinese who’ve escaped their war torn country for the safety of Japan but I don’t think this is this show’s priority. Actually I have no idea what this show’s priority is but if it keeps being “perfectly adequate” then I’ll keep watching it.
Date A Live III (Episode 1)
I’ve probably got enough for a full review but I honestly don’t think there’s many who’d care enough to read it, I genuinely really liked the first 2 seasons of Date A Live and had no issues with how Production IMS handled season 2 (from a non light novel reader perspective here). Now, we have a third season and this show feels like a parody of its former self, sure that means this episode was ~funny~ and ~entertaining~ but it also looked like an absolute mess. This is probably the worst J.C. Staff anime job I’ve ever seen and I would have been glad if the show had never came back at all if this was the quality we were going to be given. I’ll keep watching because I’m invested in the characters but this is by no means an endorsement of this show as it is now.
And that’s all for Winter 2019, Week 1! Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
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Categories: Winter 2019 Anime