Week # 3 – Spring Anime 2018

Week # 3 has arrived with the 2018 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’!

***WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!***


Amanchu! Advance (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Another fun little episode, though nothing too, too special beyond Cha and Hime as per usual just making me giggle and laugh constantly. Seeing Futaba finally starting to get her shit together and wanting to get her advanced license, so she can no longer be holding Hikari back, it’s a great thing to see. That’ll be the bulk of the season, I imagine, unless they also do actually take the steps to have a legitimate romantic relationship form between the two, since it’s so plainly obvious.

THE GOOD

  • Nice to see Futaba taking real steps forward now
  • Cha/Hime ruling the show as usual

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Akkun to Kanojo (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

And now three episodes in, it’s becoming tougher to talk about this show without saying the same things over again. I mean this time we see that he has a sister who is also in love with Non, so there’s that. But I think we’re at the point where I can’t really say much anymore, because nothing’s really changed, nor can it really in a 3-minute short. So again, I’m not dropping this from the weekly because it’s bad, but because I’m basically wasting your time having you read something that isn’t changing week-to-week.

THE GOOD

  • Addition of a sister who’s also in love with Non

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 3.5/5

Status: Watching on my own time


Butlers X Battlers (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

Surprisingly, the show is retaining its value and is actually getting better. Much like Code:Realize, this show is a male-dominated show and yet is staying cheerful and fun while also maintaining a degree of intrigue with the key storylines beyond just your basic slice of life. It does indeed help that having a bisexual interest in this show exists, but I think even without that, there’s enough with these guys that makes the show very lively, in the same way that other shows that are female-dominated do the same. I’m almost okay with the show maintaining this pace, as I’m afraid if it ever gets really serious, it won’t be nearly as fun to watch.

Because a bunch of pretty boys doing silly things together, that’s the fun part.

THE GOOD

  • Loved the almost whimsical nature of this episode
  • Keeping the level of fun that kept me interested

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Caligula (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

I’ll make this short. Next week, I have to see some real action and progress, otherwise I’m dropping it for the sheer standpoint in that the show is taking way too long to tip its hand. It’s pretty obvious what’s going on, but the show is wasting time just being weird and creepy for the sake of making the world seem so uneasy. At the very least, the cute blogger girl with glasses finally woke the fuck up.

But yeah, I was progress next week, or it’s bye-bye for this one.

THE GOOD

  • Very weird and creepy imagery with the SweetP world

THE BAD

  • Show is taking way too long to establish itself, despite the interesting concept

Episode Score: 2.5/5 

Status: On Notice


Comic Girls (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Once again, the show keeps running smoothly. So far, the show has been fantastic at being whimsical, funny, light-hearted and well…sometimes sexy as fuck. You’ve got everything you need in the three girls that isn’t Kaoruko, you’ve got Ruki for the thin, small-breasted girl, you’ve got Koyume as the titular gorgeous blonde and you’ve got Tsubasa as the sexy tomboy that is running away with Best Girl. Mix that with the silliness the show has to offer and this show is running on all cylinders. Loving it right now.

THE GOOD

  • Great mix of comedy, slice of life and ecchi

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Crossing Time (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

Long story short, they’re fun little stories, but I’m gonna take it off the list on the weekly because it’s hard to talk about a show that’s a different short every time. Without progression, without a consistent cast, it’s hard to talk about the show every week with the same passion I would for other shows that I watch all the way through.

That being said, I strongly urge you still to watch this show. It’s only 3 minutes of your time and these little stories are quite amusing to watch.

Episode Score: 4/5 

Status: Watching on my own time


Hinamatsuri (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

An all right episode, not nearly as entertaining, but I’m willing to bet this episode was meant to be a little more tougher than others, especially with Anzu dealing with the homeless life. Really, the only fun part was Hitomi blending in as a bartender, otherwise both Anzu and Hina’s sections this week weren’t over-the-top fun. Though it’s not like I’m hating anything, it just wasn’t nearly as entertaining as past episodes have been.

THE GOOD

  • Hitomi is slowly becoming one of the better characters on the show

THE BAD

  • Anzu’s story was a little too serious for my liking

Episode Score: 3/5


Last Period: Owarinaki Rasen no Monogatari (Ep.2)

THOUGHTS

Yep, this show is not a fluke and may just be the best episode making fun of gacha mobile games I’ve ever seen. Sweet mother of mystery, the over-the-top characters, the shitty copy/paste storylines, the clear money-grabbing schemes, it’s all there and mostly from Choco’s fourth wall breaking, which has been fantastic thus far. I at least appreciate that the heroes aren’t losing terribly every single time, though after the hot springs scenes, I think I’m on Wiseman’s side anyways. HAVE YOU SEEN THE SILVER-HAIRED GLASSES GIRL?!!! DAMN!!!

THE GOOD

  • Fourth wall breaking
  • Hot springs!!!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mahou Shoujo Ore (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Not a bad episode, but definitely a little too much time spent on the flashback, specifically the “sing-alongs”, they got to be a little much. I love the direction they’re taking now though, where Sakuyo is in zero fucks given mode now, both in battle and in wanting her hands in Saki’s pants. So now you have Sakuyo, who will go out of her way to try and court Saki, you’ve got that contrast with Mohiro, who is as hard to read as you can get. Loving things so far, just want it to stick a little more to the fun stuff and the comedy, little less time with the 5-minute long singing expositions.

THE GOOD

  • Sakuyo is now relevant and amazing

THE BAD

  • Way too much time on the flashback and singing

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Space Battleship Tiramisu (Ep.3)

THOUGHTS

Still keeping up the fun, now with a female influence as well with the busty and quite sultry Ligier. The hilarity of him getting stuck in the over-the-top female mech was hysterical and really sold the episode this week. The second half was more ridiculous than anything else and didn’t hit as hard, but the first half is so strong, I can easily look past it.

Seriously, I don’t get why so many people aren’t liking this show!!!

THE GOOD

  • Hysterical first half with the female-designed mech

THE BAD

  • Weaker second half

Episode Score: 4/5

 

 

 


Tachibanakan Triangle (Ep.3) 

THOUGHTS

Again, another great episode, with Iori once again at the center of attention (as she should be!). I’ve accepted the fact now that people are just downvoting it to hell since it’s basically softcore and nothing else, yet it still pisses me off when everyone happily jumped to Darling in the FranXX without question.

Either way, I’ll enjoy this episode in peace, while simultaneously getting frustrated as I watch Hanabi not just enjoy herself in one of the hottest harems I’ve ever seen.

THE GOOD

  • Comedy keeps coming

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about

Episode Score: 4/5

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