One of these days, I’ll post an opinion that is less than perfect. We’re still a few decades off from that point, though.
Himouto! Umaru-chan (10/10, if you watch with [kdfss], 9/10 otherwise)
I originally wanted to just shove this show on the background while I cleaned, so I could technically say I watched it. But then this stupid fucking OP kicked in, and… well, you know how I am about stupid fucking OPs.
It would be hard to overstate how much I hate literal moeblob imagery, so for Umaru-chan’s first episode to actually entertain me (in a non-masochistic manner) is a testament to how fucking good this actually is.
Watch this shit if you want a spiritual successor to decent slice-of-life comedies like Minami-ke or… well, I guess Minami-ke was the only good one. Either way, treat yoself. Since you’re savvy enough to visit Crymore for my superior opinions, you deserve it.
Gangsta is perfect. Well, the manga is, at least. The anime thinks subtlety is some flavorless French desert.
Still, I ain’t gonna waste space on any more flowery language than necessary — the show certainly doesn’t. You need to watch this, now. It’ll put some much-needed blood back in your veins.
Rokka no Yuusha (8/10)
Episode 1 was a lot of setup… but I think it was handled well enough that it’s not gonna lose the people it needs. Having read the first novel, the real reason to watch this show is gonna come at the end of episode 2, where they reveal that there are seven Heroes, and one of them’s a liar.
Though I am somewhat apprehensive about the show’s necessary reliance on its generic source material, if Mondaiji’s taught me anything, any show with bunny girls in it can’t be bad.
Let’s bet on the bunny and hope the first ep isn’t gonna be indicative of the budget in the coming weeks.
Eh, it’s kinda boring, but green-chan seems like a decent mop for dick sweat, so I’m in.
God Eater (6/10)
If Ufotable had only skimped on the budget, and presented at least one interesting new idea with this series, I could have recommended God Eater — and I really fucking wanted to. Instead, we get another Owari no Seraph-like shounen where all the problems in the world can be solved if you yell loud enough.
There’s not one iota of suspense in this staid story. You’ve seen this before in better incarnations, so I don’t see any reason to bother watching this unless you’re really that bored.
Back to Monster Hunter; the armor has more personality than anyone in this cheap cash-in ever will.
Classroom Crisis (6/10)
Going through episode 1 was a roller coaster of emotions that peaked when an over-the-top space rescue mission culminated in a mining-asteroid crash that a space kuudere escaped from unharmed to deliver a politically charged bounty to a hostage-cum-hype-maker.
The support on said roller coaster crumbled shortly after, when it was revealed the show was really just “Mr. Growly Eyes Does Space Accounting”. What is this, the fucking BBC?
I guess it’s meta that the characters and the animators both blew their budget in episode 1. Don’t be surprised if this ends up worse than getting pubic hair caught in your throat for a fucking week.
Monster Musume no Nichijou (5/10)
I thought I’d like this show, but the addition of a cheesy soundtrack (we’re talking Kraft Singles-tier here) to every fucking filler-filled character interaction makes it really hard to enjoy, let alone masturbate to.
Like you, I’m only watching to get to the point when Arachne joins the house, so I’m withholding my permanent judgment till then… but THAT STUPID FUCKING SOUNDTRACK will likely be a bigger boner killer than bad English.
Joukamachi no Dandelion (3/10)
I thought this would be like Code Geass, I really did. Instead, it’s just a cutesy do-nothing anime, professionally subtitled by the only company worse than Bank of America.
The pictures without subs are there because… they were left unsubbed by Funimation. Gotta say it’s likely the translation quality affected my opinion of the show, cuz it’s all I can fucking remember about it.
Non Non Biyori Repeat (Dropped/10)
Like with Himouto, I tried to just throw this show on in the background so I could get my multi-task on, but… I had to sit down and analyze this one.
Looking back at the apparently relevant title, I had to check that this wasn’t another Haruhi situation where they just reaired old episodes and pretended they were a new season. Turns out, they’re even bigger KyoAni fans than I thought, and decided to Endless 8 the entire first season of Non Non Biyori (Endless 8 was an arc in Haruhi where they repeated the same filler episode 8 times in a row… which went over about as well as you’d expect).
Considering how Haruhi S2 killed any love I had for what was then my favorite franchise, the same thing happening to a series I despise is both gleefully satisfying and entirely unappealing.
Dropped this after 10 minutes like the pile of constipated garbage it is.
Sore ga Seiyuu! (May as well not even exist/10)
I despise the concept of celebrity in general, so an entire show dedicated to the fauxlebrity of seiyuu rubs me about the same as gravel on my dick.
At least Sore ga Seiyuu brings closure to my cleaning the room arc: I finally found something that I can “watch” without issue (as long as I put it on mute). Rather than dropping this, I’m just gonna use it as an easy way to get a +1 on MyAnimeList. Thanks for the e-penis, SgS.
Prison School (Dropped/10)
I’m on Team Literacy for this one. Back to the manga, boys.
|Akagami no Shirayukihime||9|
|Aoharu x Kikanjuu||6|
|Dragon Ball Super||4|
|Joukamachi no Dandelion||3|
|Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan||2|
|Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou||5|
|Non Non Biyori Repeat||Dropped.|
|Ranpo Kitan – Game of Laplace||9|
|Prison School||Dropped. Seriously.|
|Rokka no Yuusha||8|
|Sore ga Seiyuu!||+/- 0|
|Ushio to Tora||7|
I suggest creating your own score cards and trying to get as close to my perfect thoughts as possible. Think of it as anime bingo.