This top portion will always say the same thing. The Quick Update section is what’s really being updated with new content.
This is my way of keeping myself organized. I’ll be limiting myself to 5 anime at a time. I can’t start a new one until I’ve finished at least one of the five on this ever changing list. When I finish one I’ll make a post about it, though depending on how long the series is, I might make a post in the middle of the series.
I’ll be keeping track of each anime and the episode I’m on both on this blog and on MyAnimeList (MAL). Below, there’s a link to MAL so you can look at all the things I’m currently watching, have watched, plan on watching and how I ranked each anime.
I don’t want to watch only recent series, so at least one or two of these entries will be about some throwback series. The rest will be relatively recent (let’s say released in the last 3 years).
WARNING: Due to the content of some of the anime I am currently watching, this post might not be suitable for all ages. If you continue to read on, you are doing so at the risk of tainting your mind (which, once again, is not my fault).
All the anime is finished! What I meant to do was push back the first of the monthly updates so they ended closer to the end of the month, but as you know, life happens and stuff doesn’t go as planned and then somehow you have no time left in your day. It’s okay though, I kind of needed that week break, since I’m the only one running this site. I really need to find an editor to make sure the posts I make are understandable. I’ll probably slowly put that in the works.
To make up for this week and last week, I’ll be making posts on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the rest of this month. I haven’t forgotten that it’s Black History Month, and I’ll be making posts relating to that in some way.
Look at the new anime I selected for this month!
I was yelled at to watch One Punch Man for the billionth time, so I will give it one more chance to catch my interest. I tried to watch this before and I just couldn’t get into so I stopped watching. If it will get my dear friends off my back, I’ll watch it. The rest of these selections are either things that I wanted to start but just never got the chance to, or things I might’ve started and then never finished so I’m restarting them, or I’ve been meaning to watch them for years and never really got around to it.
I knew this show didn’t take itself seriously. They had her train her butt by picking turnips out of the ground. I also should’ve known they were going to have nipple powers in this show somewhere, but I wasn’t expecting so much of it at the end. I’ll be honest, though, I was a little disappointed in how rushed the ending was. This anime was trying to do the whole weak main character with a special ability storyline waaaaaaaay too fast. They barely had time to flesh out anything, and then at the end they were putting in life lessons like the value of work as group, characters learning about themselves during the fight and the power of fucking friendship or something. I felt like it was unwarranted and came out of nowhere. I didn’t get to really care about any of the characters on the other team, let alone the characters from the main school. They were brought out so fast and thrown into the water just as quickly. I realize an anime with this particular premise probably wouldn’t get a second season (although they did leave it open-ended if it ever does get renewed) or more than 12 episodes, so I understand why it was rushed. They know they probably aren’t getting a second season and had to wrap stuff up really fast. I’m sure the manga is probably more drawn out and gives a little bit more character depth and buildup…at least, I hope so. Overall, I won’t say this was great but it sure as hell was entertaining to watch.
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
I knew Mary would show favoritism toward Haru. She called him Hal, and right as she was starting to fit in with the group, they almost got her killed. I think their healer position is cursed or something. They even had me thinking she was going to die just like Manato. Thankfully she didn’t, but I’m sure the characters in the anime thought she was going to die for a split second. What was this all for? Revenge against the goblins that killed Manato?
I enjoyed looking at the backgrounds they had in episode 9. Everything about this anime is super pretty. The first half of this episode was very relaxing, it even made me kind of sleepy. Everyone’s voice was so smooth it made me just want to close my eyes listen to the rest of the episode. The second half got a little bit more action.
I really do dislike Ranta. He just doesn’t want to get along with anybody. He’s got a prickly personality and he doesn’t care that it rubs people the wrong way. I do appreciate his attitude but that, in combination with his recklessness, it is going to put the group in jeopardy. And right when I said I don’t like him, he has to go and be noble later in the show. I still don’t like him overall, but I definitely didn’t want him to die.
The first question that came to mind when this episode ended was, is everybody going die trying to get out of the Kobold’s lair? How messed up would that be? They just put a nice, touching end to Mary’s past guild members dying there… is she going to have even more guild members die in there? No, thankfully they all made it out and it ended on a kind of lackluster note. In the end, I felt this anime was more like an experience than an actual plot. There wasn’t much of a change in how anything worked, except that our characters became better at their livelihoods. Strangely enough, I still feel like the ending matched the tone of the whole anime.
I finally understand the basic plot of this anime, 4 episodes in. I started watching this anime because I loved Hellsing and I love the art of Hellsing, but the more I watch, the more annoyed I get at the random silliness; I think would be better if they kept it more serious and less cartoony. It did start getting a little more serious around episode 4 however. Now as depressing as this episode was, I thought it was awesome. The warring and fighting were the most exciting parts of this anime. I’ll ignore the really messed up ending for episode 4 for now, as realistic as it probably was (In case you don’t remember, it’s when they found the female elves were being kept as sex slaves).
This anime started reminding me of Lord of the Ring: elves and dwarfs and dragons kept popping up. And then with all the military talk they had, I was learning so much about war strategy. Some of you may think that’s boring but I can assure you, you can learn a lot and implement the strategy into other parts of your life. Plus I just think it’s fun learning different ways to destroy people.
I’ve only seen two of this artist’s anime but they must love Hitler or something, because they really do like putting him in their shows. I think he shows up again as Father of the Ortes. It’s not very surprising that he is the reason for the horrible overloads.
This Month’s Anime
Cutey Honey F
0/39 episodes watched
Ajin (Season 2)
0/13 episodes watched
Magic Kaito 1412
0/24 episodes watched
One Punch Man
0/12 episodes watched
Ao no Exorcist
0/25 episodes watched
Let me know what anime you’re watching now! Anything you recommend? I’ll add it to my ever growing anime list.