With this season coming to a close and my working on some other huge blog posts, normal blog posts, and everything else, it’s time to close out this season of anime before approaching my seasonal anime list of 2019 this weekend. Because I’m throwing out a lot of content, I haven’t thrown together any sort of list for what I watching during the coming winter season unfortunately. I’m sorry, that list will not make an appearance before the season starts. I am working on a lot of content right now and that portion of hype building got to the chopping block. Solo blogging is hard. Not recommended unless you are completely insane or actually take your time when making content.
Luckily, this season in review post will be easier to write because only three shows that I’ve watched have finished this season. Those anime are LOGH Reboot Season 2, Psycho Pass Season 3, and Vinland Saga. Everything else are shows that I am continuing into the next season or have another cour appearing in April. Will, all of those I mentioned except the two sports shows. I’m sorry that I just couldn’t see any reason to follow them anymore because one grossed me out completely and the melodrama of the other one completely through me over the wall into unbelievable and try hard territory. I know the second one has good messages and such, but how those are talked about and how the two sides of the show conflict really make me dislike it.
That being said, I am going to quickly go over where I think the continuing shows I’ve watched are ranked in my mind before digging into the shows that ended. I’m going to let my weekly review things talk more about these shows do the heavily lifting for me though. Please look at those when it comes to my current seasonal opinions. I’m not doing this for views, but for time things here. Ok, maybe both. I’m being efficient like that? Those shows in question? Ahiru no Sora and Stars Align.
A Handy Guide for how I feel about shows:
–Watch These Right Now: Seasonal Favorites; Highly Recommend.
–Then These Next: Maybe not as high quality as the first category, but still pretty enjoyable.
–Ok: What it says on the tin, maybe preferable for those who are into the genre the show is from.
–Can’t Recommend: I’m not even sure why I am watching it besides learning something from it.
[Series At Their Half Way Points]
-Watch These Right Now-
Chihayafuru Season 3
Gundam Build Divers Re:RISE
Fate/Grand Order: Babylonia
Blade of the Immortal
No Guns Life
-Watch These Right Now-
I don’t know what to say here because Vinland Saga’s second season is pretty close to being a perfect anime series here. The first cour of the show was a great build up to Thorfinn joining Askeladd’s gang of vikings along with some excellent world building and everything. This second cour of Vinland Saga has been an excellent use of tearing the world of all the violence in this world for Thorfinn along with Askeladd taking the reigns of the show to lengthen his own rope and life span until the next point on here. Plus, the art and animation on point has been pretty solid in pivotal moments and alright in others to where it’s passable. Doesn’t matter, this Viking show is pretty fantastic. Not much to complain about here. It’s really good and powerful.
LOGH Reboot S2
This season of LOGH are focused on the internal civil wars in our two space nations that are already a civil war conflict. None of the rebellions are equal in quality for me which is why this show is in this spot. The empire’s rebellion is the lesser of the two. While there is some strong emotional moments in Reinhard’s take over of the empire, it was more connecting plot points together with a good emotional pay off. Mostly good though.
On the other hand, I can’t help but admit that Yang is the more interesting character here. It can be argued that the Free Planet’s alliance’s rebellion is treated the same way. I can’t argue against that at all. It’s just that Yang is such a much thoughtful and interesting character here. Reinhard is the standard antagonist who captures power and is Yang’s opposite. That naturally makes Yang more interesting here to me. Those two solid parts together put this show in this spot.
Psycho Pass Season 3
I have mostly positive thoughts on this season, but I have a lot of complaints about it too. Psycho Pass Season 3 is decently well thought out while actually understanding the Sybil system, some interesting world building, and good character work for the main cast including governor Karina and other candidates. The mystery in itself is pretty alright along with the introduction of Bifrost as members of a capitalist agenda under the sybil system. So this really is a Psycho Pass series for 2019. All good things that naturally follow the things set up from the Psycho Pass movie.
I just feel like the negatives come from it having eight 45 minute episodes. I don’t think Production I.G. could keep up with all the production values in the show because the first half obviously moved and looked better then the second half. Also, I don’t understand a lot of is going on in BiFrost. There is some surface level of exploration and characterization of these people, but that’s about it here. Even if the point is to keep BiFrost to keep them in mystery, they could have done that better. Plus, the show itself was a mostly solid sort of western police procedural with Psycho Pass stickered on it. Not a bad thing, but not good either.
-OK & Can’t Recommend-
So that’s it for this fall 2019 season. I mean, it’s 2020 now so that seems sort of obvious at this point right, but it’s worth saying at least. There are a lot of stunning and great things going on here this season that I will talk about at a later point of time. Most of the shows I started this season where multi cour things. Why? I don’t know man. I know that No Guns Life and Re:RISe are continuing in April, but they’re still half over right now. They still belong in the half finished section.
If you want to see what I am currently watching anime wise and reading manga wise, please follow me on anilist right here. Yes, click that link for more. If you don’t want to do that, know that I just finished Takagi-san recently and am watching the second cour of Carole and Tuesday, finishing up the first season of New Game!, watching Fullmetal Panic? Fumoffu, and watching Revue Starlight. Those are all non seasonal series with a lot going on.
With all of that going on, I’m calling this post and fall 2019 to a close. I know that I usually spell out my current anime series from 2019, but that is a list appearing this Saturday. So two complete days. Not that long of a wait. Plus, I have more I want to say about those series there then I feel like I have the space here. Well, at least a little more now. With that, until next ti