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.
The Rising Of The Shield Hero (Episode 3)
I’d actually written a full 1000+ word review for Episode 3 and fully intended to post it–until I re-read it while sober and realised the abject futility in my words. People will overlook the glaring flaws and problematic elements in this show regardless of whatever reasoned discourse I throw up against it, so there’s really no point in wasting mine or anyone else’s time with full length reviews on this show anymore. This episode was mostly average and continued to showcase this series’ shortcomings, but at this point I’m more or less committed to the show just to make sure Raphtalia makes it through the series in one piece. Besides, I’ve watched worse shows all the way through for weaker reasons…
Circlet Princess (Episode 2)
After a delay in the fan-sub appearing online I finally got to watch Episode 2 and it more or less lived up to the previous episode. We’re getting a trickle of story amongst some school-based shenanigans and a bit of sport, a slower episode than the first but I’m still more than happy with the direction this series appears to be going in. Also main girl is absolutely a-dork-able and I love that (I should probably try and remember her name though…).
How Clumsy You Are, Miss Ueno (Episode 3)
A much needed new character was introduced (albeit just for one of the segments) and while it’s still a funny show I think this series is in need of some character development or just a change of scenery from the classroom if it’s going to compare to go the distance and remain interesting.
Girly Air Force (Episode 3)
I thought for sure this episode would be entirely focused on one of the other girls in the opening credits but rather we get even more character development for Gripen and it ends up working a treat as she continues to shoot up the seasonal ‘best waifu’ ladder with ease. But aside from that it’s an entertaining, well-written and occasionally intense and emotional episode that shows the potential of this series and teases at greater things to come. I’m sold!
Date A Live III (Episode 3)
This was a roller coaster of an episode, and thankfully not in the quality department. The tension ebbed and flowed throughout with the evil spirit Natsumi’s “game” of hiding reaching its conclusion (I won’t spoil the reveal but I was at least pleasantly surprised) only for another twist to be laid atop at the final minute. It was a fun and even–at times–emotional episode that reminded me that this show is just as good at doing low-key stuff as it is the high-stakes action.
Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale (Episode 3)
The more this series goes along the less I’m interested in it. That’s not to say it was completely without merit, there was some nice character development and backstory to do with best-girl Kanon but mostly this felt like swimming in circles. I doubt I’ll drop this show, even if it gets worse but I’m just hoping it gets better–and more musical. I want my mermaid idols, dammit!
Dimension High School (Dropped At Episode 2)
And that’s all for this week! Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
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