Week #2 – Spring Anime 2017

Week #2 has arrived with this Spring anime season. What’s in store this week?!

So there will a difference in this week’s posting than the usual. I’m not posting a full walkthrough of the story with quips and jokes as usual, I’m going to try and just talk about the episode as a whole without just typing the entire plot of the episode. It can get really taxing so I’m going to try a different method and see if I can get a little more out of myself without feeling like I’m having to work too hard while watching an episode I’m supposed to just sit back and enjoy.


Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

We’re starting to see that Glenn knows a lot more about magic and is significantly better at it than we’re led to believe. In fact, the show tips it cap a bit with the possibility that he saved Rumia a couple years ago, getting her interested in magic in the first place, not to mention when he actually starts teaching. I actually like the idea of magic spells not just being a single specific chant, able to be altered with various words and expressions. It makes this anime suddenly take magic into a much different direction than what your typical magical-themed anime would do. It’s also funny from Sistine’s side being all “I hate him more than anyone…but he’s really good at what he does…”, it’s such an interesting dynamic between the two. With the villains now showing up, I really hope this anime can keep its charm, I will tell you right now if this show starts being overly seriously, I will have zero issue with dropping it. This show will live and die by its charm, if it vanishes, so will the show from my weekly list. Thankfully at least in this episode, Glenn keeps the humour going, even after an attempted rape, which is amazing in itself that he managed to do that.

THE GOOD

  • Glenn’s Magical Punch may just be the funniest single move I’ve ever watched in anime
  • I was about to start frowning with this show’s single-note villains thus far, not to mention the attempted rape, yet it clawed out of it almost with ease the second Glenn returned on screen

THE BAD

  • Could we not have attempted rape in only the second episode, please?

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Eromanga-sensei (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

We’ve got a couple new girls to really keep things interesting when Sagiri’s busy being a quiet brat, though naturally they both want Sagiri in their possession, Megumi wanting her to come to school with her and Elf wanting Sagiri to draw for her instead of Masamune. The comedy’s starting to ramp up as well, but there’s a bit of a negative part of it now with the two new girls being added in. Elf’s voice can be a little grating and the idea of these tiny girls all possibly falling in love with Masamune is going to make it a little weird, depending on how far they go. But if it’s written well enough, I can look past it, after all Oreimo managed to be a really good show.

THE GOOD

  • I can see Megumi really beecoming a huge part of bringing out the best in Sagiri as the show moves forward

THE BAD

  • Elf’s voice, oh god it’s too much
  • I don’t know how I feel about a middle school girl talking about a guy’s dick, joke or no joke

Episode Score: 3.5/5


Granblue Fantasy the Animation (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

This episode was a lot of story filler, as to be expected. We had to establish a reason for Gran and the others to leave, as well as a place to go. With that comes some background story, some flashbacks and someone’s got to be upset that he’s leaving. Though in Aaron’s case, I wonder if there’s a hint of love involved. It’s crazy to think the village Gran lived on also was so high in the air, either that or clouds in this world are low to the ground! There wasn’t too much to talk about otherwise, other than Lyria getting a little too touchy-feely with Gran’s bare chest when he woke up, which made for a cute little scene.

THE GOOD

  • I’m glad they gave a backstory for Gran wanting to leave the village anyways, because the “you have to be next to Lyria always” plot point would’ve been a sticking point for me otherwise
  • Lyria feeling up Gran was adorable

THE BAD

  • Nothing really stood out this week, just your average calm story-filler episode

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Hinako Note (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

AGH! THE CUTENESS IS TOO STRONG!!! The moe is very strong with this show and much like other slice of life shows, it lives and dies by its ability to be either cute enough or funny enough to keep its audience engaged. Hopefully it can stay as engaging as it is right now, but I’m starting to wonder if the Hinako is adorable concept will stay interesting over time and not fall stale. For now though, it’s a very cute and enjoyable slice of life.

THE GOOD

  • Overwhelming moe content, my heart hurts!!!
  • Hinako, surprisingly sexy

THE BAD

  • I worry that the cuteness will get stale over time

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


KADO: The Right Answer (Ep.1)

THOUGHTS

After seeing the last episode, an entire 20 minutes devoted to trying to solve the cube really didn’t go over too well. Thankfully, Kanata literally leaps into things and takes over the show when it’s at its most boring points, she’s really going to go far if the show sticks around this season. I’m curious as to just what we’re getting into with this show, I haven’t quite gotten an idea whether it’s a mystery anime or something else entirely. Who knows, it might turn out to be a slice of life comedy with a little mystery in it.

THE GOOD

  • Kanata, that’s literally it this week. But a big one for sure, she’s awesome!

THE BAD

  • Very boring episode, didn’t offer much of anything, even with the whole mysterious cube plot point
  • Shindo not being in the episode until the very end also adds onto it, there just wasn’t an engaging character beyond Kanata thrusting herself onto the stage

Episode Score: 3/5


Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys (Ep.1)

THOUGHTS

I’m happy that this show managed to get on Crunchyroll and add to my already low-number list for the week. I wasn’t expecting this to be a 8-minute short though. It’s long enough to keep talking about it and hell, it’s nice to have a short on this list again. I’m still very much interested in the concept of a girl with short, pink hair kicking the shit out of a bunch of pretty and musclehead boys, but I want to see more from this show, I got almost nothing in this first episode. I need some humour, some ecchi or just anything to really raise it above the others, otherwise it’s just another show that does nothing with an interesting concept.

THE GOOD

  • The concept is strong, hopefully as the season moves forward, so does the execution of it

THE BAD

  • There was nothing to cling onto as of yet, but nothing bad in order to drop it

Episode Score: 3/5


Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (Ep. 2)

THOUGHTS

I really enjoyed the dynamic between Heine and Bruno, especially with how each of them were instantly solving each other’s tests, though Heine of course having the upper hand. Licht on the other hand when away from his flirty, romantic nature has a very interesting hidden persona that I’m not sure is legitimate, or if he just likes messing with people. Last up is Kai, the big guy who yet isn’t that bad and loves soft things, exactly what I expected from him once actually getting closer to him. Also getting the tiny Adele as the little sister of the princes just adds a little extra cuteness when you’re up to your neck in pretty boys. Like last week, the show was extremely entertaining, chalk full of silly faces, poses and jokes. This will definitely be a show to watch out for as the season goes on.

THE GOOD

  • All the princes have their quirks about them, none of them are actually annoying, I’m shocked that there isn’t a prince I don’t love right now
  • Heine continues to be the glue keeping all these personalities together

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report again

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Renai Boukun (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

We already have one incest relationship going on, you know there’s eventually going to be a second with Akua, so this anime is giving zero fucks to everything. And that’s kind of why I like it, it’s that careless abandon and just going as over-the-top as it possibly can. Holy shit, if this was 18+, it would probably be banned everywhere! This episode, while still really funny was nowhere near as incredible as Episode 1 was, though given the insanity of that episode, I don’t know if this show can replicate its first episode, no matter how many times it tries.

THE GOOD

  • Pure insanity continues on!

THE BAD

  • The love story with Mari and that teacher wasn’t quite all that interesting and in fact was kind of cliche and dumb, especially when surrounded by the rest of the show which is pure insanity

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Sakura Quest (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

If you wanted a string of gorgeous women, this show is providing that and then some. The show itself I think is going to be a lot like what Flying Witch was for me a while ago, a show that isn’t too big on story, not too big on jokes or ecchi either, just a solid enjoyable slice of life show to watch every week. A show that won’t finish in the Top 3, but I’ll never think about putting in last place either. It’s just something nice to kick back and watch

THE GOOD

  • As previously stated, every girl in this show is absolutely stunning, all with potential to top the lists this season
  • It’s a calm, serene kind of show to watch, requires zero investment

THE BAD

  • The real fun stuff has yet to start, makes waiting for it a real drag

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai (Ep.1)

THOUGHTS

Uh…I’m still unsure where I sit with this show. It’s bad, like Queen’s Blade bad, yet I don’t hate it to the point of dropping it right now. And no, it’s not even due to the sexual content, if anything my only complain is how much censorship is in the show to the point it’s almost distracting. The characters are all very different, some very amusing (aka Levi) and I’m a little interested to see where the show actually goes, if anywhere at all. Also not having a male character for all these women to chase takes away the bullshit bad harem tropes out, so I’m also a little extra intrigued. The show will go on notice and next week will decide its fate and I fully expect to drop it then, but as of right now, I’m more confused and trying to figure out what I watched than anything else.

THE GOOD

  • Levi, without a doubt, top marks to her!
  • Butts are on full point in this show

THE BAD

  • The censorship is extremely distracting, it almost makes me want to wait until a full uncensored version is out so I can watch it properly
  • It’s like Queen’s Blade, it’s endless sexual content that happens to feature fighting, so it’s pretty bad when it’s not being quirky

Episode Score: 3/5

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