Would you look at that! Another season of anime watching is upon us. This past fall season featured the most anime I've ever kept up with while airing, and it seems I'm going to keep that trend going.
Oddly enough, I have a lot of slice of life / school I'm keeping track of this season..
The Rising of the Shield Hero
I read the synopsis for the light novel a while back on Amazon, and thought it was interesting. I never got around to reading it, but you bet your ass I'm going to watch this anime. Even though its an Isekai, I still feel like it's going to bring its own flair to the genre, especially since the MC is a full defense character.
The first episode sure was a while ride, even though I saw, and I'm sure everyone else did, that betrayal coming from a mile away. It was a bit of a cliche betrayal, but I'm diggin' how the MC reacted and has decided to push himself. He's hardened his resolve to prove everyone wrong, and isn't afraid to use some force to keep from being ripped off. Despite that, he still has a soft spot. He seems like he's going to be a good, well-rounded character.
I didn't really know what to expect watching this after reading the synopsis, but I decided to give it a shot. Despite being a pretty interesting situation to explain, I found it mildly entertaining. I was expecting it to give off some Scum's Wish vibes, but it's surprisingly more lighthearted than I anticipated.
This is one of those that is a toss up. I'm going to give it a few more episodes to pan out before I make any harsh decisions on it. I've heard its a good romance story, let's see if it holds up to that.
The Quintessential Quintuplets
This one was certainly entertaining, giving how nerdy our MC is, not to mention poor. It may be a typical harem show, but dang it I enjoyed myself. The MC literally gives no shits about the girls, only about making that sweet tutoring money, which is solid.
It started off with the typical one on one introductions with each of the girls, which he got off to a bad start with most of them. This is another one of those that I'll see how it pans out. Is it a typical harem, or is it going to do something unique to keep my interest? I guess we'll see.
Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Prideful and intelligent preps trying to force each other into confessing their love through sheer match of wits? Sounds entertaining. I enjoyed the first episode, though it was kind of weird discovering the setup. It's more like three short episodes got compiled into one long one.
I'm enjoying the matching of wits and the complete over analyzing of every little situation. I also love how the secretary adds a degree of chaos that the other two just can't handle logically. I'm curious whether or not they will ever get to the point of establishing a relationship, but, based off the title, probably not.
Leftover from the previous season there is SAO Alicization
! I've been enjoying both of them, but I have to say, Slime is starting to bore me just a bit. I always jump into the Isekai genre, but if they don't do anything to impress me, then I start dropping it. So far it's just been a bunch of OP characters; funny, yes, but it's starting to get tiring for me.
As for SAO, I'll always be a fan since I'm current on the light novels, but, c'mon, can a guy get a decent fight scene? I was so happy for the second part of this arc for the epic fights, but this first major one was a let down. Hopefully they don't skimp on the later fights with flashbacks and monologues.
That's all I have for this season. It may not seem like much, but it keeps me busy and entertained with my crazy work and life schedules. I hope you enjoyed my article and check out some of these anime!
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