Week #4 – Spring Anime 2017

Week #4 has arrived with this Spring anime season. What’s in store this week?!

Just like every week, I’ll be watching my selected shows for the season and giving my brief feelings on the episode, along with things I liked and things I didn’t like. So let’s get a’watchin’!


Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

This episode went by really fast, I honestly thought we were at the halfway point when it was over. It was a very good episode, though there was nothing extremely unique about this week that warranted a screenshot, nothing super funny, nothing super sexy, just a good all-around episode. Glenn continues to become a more interesting character, though I kind of want him to go back to the douchebaggery again, at least in bursts, rather than this “All right, fine, I’ll be good, but I don’t like it!” kind of attitude that is still entertaining as all hell, but it’s not what brought me in, in the first place.

THE GOOD

  • I’m curious to see where the story goes with Rumia and her mother, though in the bad section, I’ll explain why I’m also not looking forward to it…
  • Sistine’s relaxing now, so she’s nowhere nearly as unbearable

THE BAD

  • I can see it coming…Rumia’s mother is going to get killed next week, isn’t she?

Episode Score: 4/5


Eromanga-sensei (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

I was rather disappointed with this episode, there was pretty much no comedy to be seen here. This was mostly because the show was trying to push Masamune and Sagiri a little bit closer and get things moving along, but regardless, the show could’ve at least had a couple jokes in there! Other than a little bit of a Sagiri imagination land going on, there really wasn’t too much to gravitate towards, unless you are super into this relationship, which as of right now, I’m not all that much.

THE GOOD

  • I suppose Sagiri evolving her drawing style does add a little more potential to things

THE BAD

  • Very boring episode, little to no humour
  • Sagiri’s voice is starting to drag on me a bit, I don’t think it’s all that cute, it’s a little too held back

Episode Score: 2.5/5

 

 

 


Granblue Fantasy (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

As the episodes keep coming, the cast of characters expands and we get just a little more. With Rackam officially on the team now and the two mysterious agents coming back once again, there’s a small enough cast to bring more interest to the show. However, I’m still waiting for some real advancement in this story, we’re a third the way through now (assuming it’s 12 episodes) and we’ve still yet to have much of an idea on what’s really going on here. Let’s get things kicking next week, all right?!

THE GOOD

  • Rackam adds a little more intensity into the group, which it desperately needed
  • I love the airship designs in this show
  • The two agents, I love them so much, they’re a perfect foil to the group

THE BAD

  • The whole ‘it works now because it’s time’ thing with the Grandcypher was a bit ridiculous, I hate that cliche

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Hinako Note (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

The longer this show goes on, the more I know it’s a bottom-half of the list show that’s just really cute and really easy to watch. The theater theme is a hard pill to swallow, since I’m really not for plays and such, but the show’s overwhelming moe and comedy helps it enough to really have no problems with me, at least at this point.

THE GOOD

  • Moe is on full display again
  • Their advisor is anime ridiculousness at its best

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report again this week

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


KADO: The Right Answer (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

The idea of a show that is essentially the process of first contact with an unbelievably high-technologically advanced being continues to bring so much interest to me, however it doesn’t bring enough to the table to make this a legendary show. It is still very good and quite the interesting look at what an event like this could be like. The idea as well that Yaha-kui zaShunina wants to advance to human race while simultaneously hinting that he knows that what they want the most is infinite power and that the need to make the right choice with this opportunity. Why? Because we all know what would happen if anyone had access to infinite power. They’d sell it or use it for war. Let’s see what they choose next episode…

THE GOOD

  • The intrigue continues on, as does my overwhelming confusion of the science the show is trying to communicate to me
  • Watching Kanata watch all this go down is probably just as entertaining if not more than the entire show

THE BAD

  • The show is still lacking in something, I’m not quite sure however what it needs to be

Episode Score: 4/5


Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

Another great episode full of reactions and gags that constantly make me smile. This has become the one show I make sure to watch with my girlfriend, as she is super attached to this show as well. Kai has really shot himself forward now, he didn’t even make the Top 5 guys list in the first quarter, in this episode I’ve shot him up to #1, yes even ahead of Glenn. His timing is so perfect in this show, it only adds to just how fantastic his jokes and gags are.

THE GOOD

  • Kai is becoming the shining star of this show
  • We’re a third the way through, I don’t see a weak link in the pair. Sure there are better ones in the group, but I don’t think any one of them are bringing them down

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report again this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Renai Boukun (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

With the addition of Shikimi now…oh dear, we’ve got a yandere girl who stabs the fuck out of Seiji and now we’ve got a crazy masochistic girl who takes pleasure in stabbing the fuck out of Seiji. Poor bastard. Humour still remains intact, but man would I like to see a little more ecchi in a show that seemingly revolves around romance and perversion. No shirts are not going to cut it here, in a show like this, everyone should be parading around in the underwear or completely naked and yes that includes Seiji as well.

THE GOOD

  • Shikimi adds a foil to the main cast
  • Jokes are still on point

THE BAD

  • I’m unsure where I stand with Shikimi right now, though she hasn’t been cast in the show’s comedic light just yet

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sakura Quest (Ep.4)

THOUGHTS

This is a tough episode to judge, it has its light-hearted moments and then it just gets a little uncomfortable and depressing. The idea of this show thus far being able a town that struggles to change and prosper, with a cast of characters all trying to essentially escape a life they’re not enjoying, it really starts to tax on you after a while. I’m not in the state of mind to want to drop this show, but this show is really struggling to make me rate it highly at all. Every time it starts to get good, it takes its foot off the gas.

THE GOOD

  • Doku was the real bright spot this week
  • I’m kind of curious to see if Sanae/Kazushi is actually a thing or not, I got the sense that maybe she sees something in him

THE BAD

  • The show is really dragging its heels at times
  • I know Japan likes depression, but fuuuuuuuuuck!

Episode Score: 3/5


Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Yeah, I finally gave up with this show after about the seven-minute mark. Was the show EXTREMELY sexual? Yes, but in the past two episodes, there was just enough interest garnered from it. This week, it’s completely tits and ass and doesn’t even try to hide it within some sort of a plot, or at least a little bit of comedy. I knew I was going to drop this show eventually, I’ll admit I’m surprised I made it this far, honestly.

THE GOOD

  • If you like boobs and butts, you’re always covered (because they aren’t)

THE BAD

  • It’s another show much like Queen’s Blade, Highschool DxD, Masou Gakuen HxH, there’s just ecchi and nothing more
  • Even worse, the censorship is so distracting that even if you were interested, it’s still a pain in the ass to watch

Episode Score: 1/5 ***DROPPED***

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