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The Rankings – Part 3/4
In this episode:
- Golden Kamuy 3rd Season – Excellent
- Ikebukuro West Gate Park – Bad
- Maoujou de Oyasumi – Okay+
- Tsukiuta. The Animation 2 – Awful
- Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen – Awful
- Strike Witches: Road to Berlin – Bad
- Akudama Drive – Okay+
- Noblesse – Bad
- Adachi to Shimamura – Good
- Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom – Awful
- Various Shorts
- Otona nya Koi no Shikata ga Wakaranee! – Meh
- One Room Third Season – Bad
- Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi 3rd Season – Okay+
- Guraburu! – Meh
- Animation Kapibara-san – Awful
Golden Kamuy 3rd Season – Excellent
tl;dr: The boys are back.
Director: Hitoshi Nanba (He did the first two)
Animation Production: Geno Studio (They’ve done a couple other things, but let’s just consider them the Golden Kamuy studio cuz it’s easier)
S1 of Golden Kamuy was enjoyable, but it was missing that spark. S2, on the other hand, burned my place down. If S3 gives me fourth-degree burns, then upping my life insurance policy right before the season started was the correct choice.
Ikebukuro West Gate Park – Bad
tl;dr: Japan thought West Side Story was a legit gang documentary.
Manga: https://mangadex.org/title/6882/iwgp-denshi-no-hoshi (only one chapter is available, and the scanlation is ultra-shit)
Director: Tomoaki Koshida (Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san, Zoku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru)
Animation Production: Doga Kobo (Umaru-chan, Plastic Memories, Gabriel DropOut)
Looks cheap. No thanks.
I should probably invest the time saved into Durarara S2…
Maoujou de Oyasumi – Okay+
(Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle)
tl;dr: The princess of all humanity has been captured by the demon lord and locked away in his castle. But her cell isn’t very comfy, and she’s super tired all the time. So she bullies the demons in the castle into helping her sleep cuz it’s cheaper than Trintellix.
IDK it’s cute.
Director: Mitsue Yamazuki (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai, Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun S1 + S2)
Animation Production: Doga Kobo (I literally just went over this.)
Let’s just get this out of the way: the princess is not a good person. But she’s also not stupid, and she knows what she wants (which is to sleep).
Every segment of this show will be dedicated to the princess’s escapades in search of a good night’s sleep, sometimes punctuated by cutaways to the heroes’ failed attempts to rescue her, or the demons’ exasperated reactions to her antics. Nobody wins except her, and half the time even she doesn’t win.
Again, it’s cute.
Tsukiuta. The Animation 2 – Awful
tl;dr: If you watched S1, then like me, you must have reacted with fear and disgust when you realized this was getting another season. Why does Japan give us this shit instead of more Denpa-teki na Kanojo?
Director: Doesn’t matter.
Animation Production: Doesn’t matter.
I gave season 1 a 1/10 for its cheap *. The above trailer indicates its budget has been sliced in twain since then. o_kotowari_shimasu.jpeg
Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen – Awful
(Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World)
tl;dr: What if Romeo and Juliet had even more chromosomes?
Director: Shin Oonuma (Don’t look at the list. It’s sad what he’s become.)
Animation Production: Silver Link. (Kenja no Mago, Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai, BOFURI)
00:42 – 00:54 in that trailer is all you need to watch to understand how fucking awful this is going to be. Normally I try to read through the manga I link, but I’m gonna save myself some fucking time here. This looks terrible.
Strike Witches: Road to Berlin – Bad
tl;dr: WW2, Part II: The Axis Liberation Army Attacks!
Director: It’s by the dude who did the previous ones.
Animation Production: David Production (JoJo’s Part 1, JoJo’s Part 2, … JoJo’s Part 8)
I tried, I really did. Fat pussy and bloomers is a great combo, but my boner quickly died after the cardboard animations, a vocally pacifistic MC, and tedious battles that deliver all the excitement of an 80-year-old stripper injecting an anesthetic into your eye socket.
(Re-)dropped S1 after 2 episodes. How the fuck this show managed so many seasons, OVAs, spin-offs, and onaholes, I will never know.
Akudama Drive – Okay+
tl;dr: “It’s by the Danganronpa creator! Watch, fujoshi, watch!”
Manga: N/A. Anime original.
Director: Tomohisa “Gucci Gang” Taniguchi (The mediocre Kino no Tabi remake, the boring Person animes, Sousei no Onmyouji)
Animation Production: Studio Pierrot
I don’t speak Korean, but even I can tell we’re in for some hype shit. Some 6/10 hype shit.
Noblesse – Bad
tl;dr: Vampires! Or something.
Director: Shunsuke Tada (New Legend of Galactic Heroes, Kuroko no Basket, Starmyu)
Animation Production: Production I.G (15 years ago, this company mattered)
The prequel was indescribably bad, but I still gave the manwha a shot (for you).
3 chapters in and I just couldn’t do it any more. Webtoons are pure garbage. I see no reason to expect this adaptation won’t follow in its source’s footsteps.
Adachi to Shimamura – Good
(“to” just means “and”, so…)
tl;dr: Girls can be lesbians too.
Manga: The LN has like two manga adaptations and I don’t want to read one and get the “wrong” impression, so I’m just gonna wing this preview based on the trailer alone.
Director: Satoshi Kuwahara (5-toubun no Hanayome, Dagashi Kashi 2, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal)
Animation Production: Tezuka Productions (Dororo, 5-toubun no Hanayome, Sakamichi no Apollon)
It’s lesbians. Can’t be worse than 8/10.
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom – Awful
(For the Third Time, Is the Order a Rabbit?)
tl;dr: The Japanese economy is apparently 99% made up of cafés.
Manga: No point linking it. People who like GochiUsa can’t read.
Director: Hiroyuki Hashimoto (The previous seasons)
Animation Production: Encourage Films (Not the previous seasons)
If the princess from Maoujou de Oyasumi knew about this show, all her problems would be solved.
The Shorts – Varies
One Room Third Season – Bad
- I don’t get One Room. A cute girl talks at “you” about how much she loves you and shit for 3-4 episodes, then is shuffled off unceremoniously for you to see if the next one better fits your kinks. Is this supposed to be endearing?
- Like, I remember when a bunch of my friends had me do shots and marathon the first season, replying at the TV like the chicks were real. That was kind of fun, cuz I talk how I write, and we all know my writing is kanpeki. But under normal circumstances? No, this serves no purpose.
Seizei Ganbare! Mahou Shoujo Kurumi 3rd Season – Okay+
- Your standard mahou shoujo parody. (Only S1 is subtitled. ;_;)
Guraburu! – Meh
- Anime adaptation of a 4-koma based on Granblue Saga. 100% a money guraburu.
- I’m sure this’ll be fine if you care about that series, but since I have good taste, I couldn’t give less of a fuck.
Part 4 up in like… a day or two?
7 thoughts on “Fall 2020 Anime Preview: Part 3 – I Keep Doing That Thing Where I’m Fapping Again”
All Pantsu Witches seasons start slow, you really should start from episodes 3-4 and drop them from 8-9 if the season ending final battles are not relevant to your interests.
Maoujou de Oyasumi
I remember this manga as being super comfy fluff so it should make for nice background watching.
Adachi to Shimamura
“Girls can be lesbians too.” How progressive of you.
Do you have a favorite “Girls being more than friends” series? (but not pornographic ie ‘Valkyrie Drive’)
Netsuzou TRap, Candy Boy, & Kannazuki no Miko. Of those, Candy Boy is my fav. Though I would like to note that NTR is tremendously underrated because people too stupid to get it are somehow allowed to have opinions.
Also, first time I heard that song it was in an AMV so it’s now forever associated with Dirty Pair for me.
If you couldn’t download it on KazaaLite, was it ever worth watching in the first place?
I got a 50MB mpg of it on my HD from 2001 in a folder right next to my Kevin Caldwell vids. (You remember waiting +6hr to download a 50MB file? Great now I feel old.)
I just grabbed the first link that came up on a search.
Your viewing of One Room sounds a lot like when I watched one room.
Only I’m just an alcoholic and I live a lone and have no friends.