Week #6 – Spring Anime 2017

Week #6 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.6)

THOUGHTS

Oh my god I am praying that Re=l is around more often as the series moves further. I’m shocked that the Queen didn’t get killed through all this, I thought with Japan loving dead parents as much as they do, it was a sure thing! The episode had a bit of everything, comedy, badassery, a little trickery even. Somehow though, no real ecchi in sight! The only criticism I have about this week’s episode is that I thought the reveal of him using his card to nullify the necklace was pulled out a little too late, there was too much time for things to make zero sense, so even with that reveal making sense of it, I had already settled in on the opinion of “She should be dead…?”.

THE GOOD

  • Any series that uses tarot cards to label their characters gets a thumbs up from me (giant Persona fan here)
  • Albert and Re=l being in the picture just make the show so much more fun, as if it needed any more already!

THE BAD

  • The reveals at the end of the conflict were a little haphazardly thrown in

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Eromanga-sensei (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Okay okay okay okay! Um…what the fuck is Muramasa’s problem?! I guess we’ll find out next week, won’t we, but still! The fuck, man! Anyways, speaking of what the fucks, um…Sagiri should be arrested. Like right now. She’s really racking up the sex crimes here. Serious jokes aside, it’s nice to see Megumi getting involved as well now, bringing our main cast to four, with Muramasa likely being the fifth to really pull things together. Tomoe might come in as well, but I’m getting the sense she’s a side character now. Also, I’m really impressed with the way they’re quietly pairing Masamune and Elf together, it’s coming off very naturally!

THE GOOD

  • Masamune/Elf is getting more and more interesting

THE BAD

  • I think adults were needed this week. Poor Megumi…
  • I know they’ll probably explain why next episode, but what the fuck is Muramasa’s problem?!

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Granblue Fantasy (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

So after a sixth episode, where do we stand? Personally, I’m a little frustrated, because while the adventure is fun, the story is either non-existent or confusing, depending on where you stand with it. I’m trying to figure out what’s going on and I can’t, but yet there’s so much to enjoy here that it’s hard to put it down. Sturm constantly stabbing her comrade is hilarious every single time, Vyrn’s voice alone makes me smile and then there’s Siero, oh my god I want to hug her so bad! But yeah, this episode was basically 20 minutes of pointless storytelling that went nowhere and ended with a terrible cliffhanger. So yeah. And Io’s kind of annoying…

THE GOOD

  • Every time I see Siero, I want to give her a giant hug. But I’d probably crush her.
  • I really want this anime to never stop having Sturm on screen, I love her!

THE BAD

  • The story is going nowhere as far as I can see it, it’s just a constant flurry of mysteries
  • Io’s really annoying with her constant “MASTER?!!!” callouts

Episode Score: 3/5


Hinako Note (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Another cute episode with cute girls doing cute things. Once it got to the play, I was a little out of it, since the comedy and cuteness really went out the window, but I did enjoy the many culinary escapades on Kuina and friends. Well, I mean…the kazoo music was fantastic! All in all, it was a fun episode, but like I’ve said before, the show just isn’t a wow-worthy show, it’s just a good show.

THE GOOD

  • Kuina when she’s hungry is at her best
  • The kazoo music just sold that scene so well

THE BAD

  • The play performance did end up boring me
  • I worry that as this show goes further, the best parts of Hinako, aka her shyness, will slowly go away

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


KADO: The Right Answer (Ep.5)

THOUGHTS

My my my, what a great ending to an episode filled with dialogue. This one wasn’t nearly as interesting for the first 15 minutes, minus any time we spend with Kanata, of course. But the idea that in the end, Japan does give into the United Nations, but then completely trolls them by showing the entire world how to make their own Wam, is such a great and hilarious decision. Because you know out of 196, all 196 would go to the six major powers and no one else. And World War III would begin. Because you know especially the United States, Russia and China would be doing everything in their power to have the most of them and ensure no one else gets them.

THE GOOD

  • Kanata on fire this episode
  • The ending was a great troll of the United Nations

THE BAD

  • First 15 minutes were not that interesting

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

Once again, a fantastic show that never ceases to entertain me. The whole cafe set-up was a great way to really get us to enjoy the personality that Licht has when he’s not in his royal setting. Even further than that, having his father, the freaking king joining him as a waiter there, that was so funny to watch as he trumped his son in every possible way. However, I have one worry, this whole trying to take the throne story with Rosenberg. Again, I don’t want something to happen that breaks the show’s pace, so I have to be cautious with this now.

THE GOOD

  • Licht out of royal setting is very entertaining
  • His father is even more entertaining out of royal setting

THE BAD

  • I worry with Rosenberg added into this show and making a semi-conflict level of plot now

Episode Score: 4/5


Renai Boukun (Ep.6)

THOUGHTS

I mean, I’ll be honest, the beach half of the episode is what really got me, especially the volleyball stuff, that was hilarious. We got a little more Akua finally, though still nowhere near enough to quench my thirst, I really want to see more of her. The haunted school portion of the show was still fantastic, mind you, all the references and horror tropes were so funny. The “story” is furthered as well, with Akane questioning Guri’s “love” for Seiji, given that she doesn’t really understand love still. They can have whatever story they want, just keep this comedy coming.

Oh and the winner of this week’s swimsuit episode? Of course it’s Akua!

THE GOOD

  • The beach sections were really funny, in particular the volleyball scene
  • All the horror tropes and callbacks flooding in was great as well

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sakura Quest (Ep.6) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

I tried, I really did. I thought that a show like this that had such an interesting country town atmosphere, a plethora of beautiful girls and a quirkiness to it, there was a show here I could really get behind. But instead, the show is a snail-pace moving slice of life that has zero comedy, zero ecchi, zero fun. The anime thus far has been about depression, reality and looking at pretty things. Either it’s built for a female audience or it’s built for someone who likes material that has nothing exciting going on. And this show is going to go 25 episodes?! There’s no way I’m committing to that when the show consistently bores me and offers little to no response from me beyond “Well, she’s pretty cute.”. I don’t care if the show picks up around Episode 9, 11, 13, whatever. It doesn’t excuse it for being boring for the first six!

THE GOOD

  • The zombie bit was kinda cool

THE BAD

  • The show is boring as hell, plain and simple
  • There’s nothing to laugh at, nothing to smile at, the show is just a boring, depressing real life look and that’s not why I watch anime

Episode Score: 2/5 ***DROPPED***

One comment

  1. Sorry Sakura Quest didn’t work out for you. I’d kind of hoped it would get more interesting later in the season and though I might pick it back up later but let it go at episode 1 because it didn’t seem like my sort of thing.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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