Last year, I started a small graph system that I used to rank the weekly episodes I’ve watched. I’m going to bring it back for this season and see how it goes. The thing being that Komi won’t be apart of this because its almost over from appearing on Netflix weekly.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the episode on the bottom is bad. Just that they weren’t as good as the others. That’s it really. In the end, this is all arbitrary after all just like most of what I blog anyway. It’s just another thing, what is the difference?
Love Live! Superstar Cour 2 and Devil is a Part Timer Season 2 will appear next week I think? It’s hard to tell. Ranking chart will be at the end of this post.
Seasonal Anime Episode Thoughts
Tokyo Mew Mew New Episode 1 (Premiere)
I never watched the original Tokyo Mew Mew anime series, I just wanted some more softer magical girl stuff in my life. At only a small amount of episodes, this was the one that spoke to me into trying out too. It was really fun though. Very 90’s sort of shoujo in having a loveable dumbass as a main character, cat based magical girls fighting to save endangered animals too, and just all sorts of character tropes that I am not used to seeing anymore. That last one in a more hetero kind of sense because princes are female and female students love them. Very interesting time.
But yeah, it was just fun and had a lot of good amount of honesty towards the characters and the story too. Not to mention that this is very well animated. I loved when Ichigo turned into Ichigo Mew and just started tripping on random things instead of being bad ass. Or just loveable sorts of things too. Great character animation and action animation too. This is going to be a fun show that I will just chill out with for the rest of the season. If its amazing, then that will make it happy. If its not and it stays comfy, that is fine for me too.
Komi Can’t Communicate Part 2 Episode 11
The first half of this episode was alright. The gag of Komi just being under her mattress cover and then popping out of it fully dressed in her school girl outfit was really good. Then the Yamai segment when Komi had a rip in her tights was….better then I expected. For the rest of the episode, we were just introduced to the cast. So it was generally alright. Not the best way to have a penultimate episode, but far from the worst too. So yeah, still going with alright on this one.
Made in Abyss: The Golden City of the Scorching Sun Episode 1 (Season Premiere)
So, this was a generally good episode of introduction to this season of Made in Abyss. I say that despite all the sorts of content warnings that Made in Abyss has even if they are down more tastefully then usual. Yeah, sexual assault and pee stuff came back but it was generally alright. Great episode of displaying all the original trip down the giant hole and adventure to the Golden City. Then we return back to Reg, Riko, and Nanachi traveling down to it. Perfect set up for more to time. Definitely a solid return to this season.
Call of the Night Episode 1 (Premiere)
Pretty fun episode about a boy slowly being lured into the world of the night. A boy who doesn’t understand love or connect with society, so wanders Tokyo late at night to live or feel something. The boy’s name is Kou and he’s just a middle schooler. On his wanderings, he meets the vampire Nazuna who wants to draw him into the world of darkness even more, through some good romantic and superman like scenes, so he can enjoy it and he can drink his blood. A very sexy vampire to be sure too. Really creative color designs and colors in this scene too. Generally phone episode here too.
Shadows House 2nd Season Episode 1 (Season Premiere)
It has only been about four days since I’ve finished the first season, so this just felt like the natural sort of conclusion for me. Man things are getting scarier around here. A veiled doll is wandering around the house. Kate and her master’s friends with her dolls are being watching while being trained too. Poor Emilico. A crazy episode that sets up a lot of good stakes while getting to know more about Shadow’s House. So many interesting turns are still happening in this episode and Kate got to stand out a lot in how cunning and intelligent she is. Yeah can’t wait for more.
Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer Episode 1 (Premiere)
This is the first time in a while where I just don’t want to watch this show even if I read the manga. The wit and writing of what I like about Lucifer’s manga is there with Yuuhi throwing away the lizard who tried to recruit him into a war and seeing him use the powers in normal, perverted ways. Or him meeting Samidare fit great and added how the coming war that isn’t there problem is going to be there’s in an interesting way. This show looks like crap though. At least Bisco looked ok, but this one just sucks. Its legitimately making me think about not watching it. I’m not usually an elitist in this way, but oh my god did I hate it. We shall see. It might be one of those that I see if it passes the three episode test at least in terms of writing.
Aoashi Episode 14
Honestly, this show is pulling off a lot of those dramatic twists and turns much more maturely then I would expect it to. I’m really happy about that. Its true that Fukuda has been plotting for Aoi to be a defender all along, but besides Aoi just disappearing to the bus stop with barely any memory on how he got there, the cast has helped him to come back to it. The moment between Hana and Aoi was really good. Same with the team/friends that Aoi has founded have helped him to find some comfort in the position. Now, we will see what Aoi will do at his first time as a defender. It probably will take some getting used to as one would expect.
Yurei Deco Episode 2
A surprise to no one, the real world behind Yurei Deco shows up. Why else would Berry’s parents want here to fix her eye? Her “broken” eye was the only way that she saw the real world for what it is. The world’s police really did try to hunt down our hacker friend after she and Berry escaped the witch’s realm. All of which lead the anime to the obvious reveal. Berry saw adults deleting everything from an online space, including racial violence, from the internet. Censoring the world for the kids. Considering that Berry’s parents are in on it, of course she ran away. Very good and complicated episode in ways that I really dig.