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Old 2017-04-16, 00:30   Link #1
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Spring 2017: General Impressions thread - post your opinion and grade

Decided to make this thread before the three ep range arrived this season, but in any event let's talk about the current anime season, Spring 2017!

The intention of the thread is mostly to discuss what's hot and new, but any thoughts on carryovers from previous seasons may be brought up, but do make sure you are talking about the most recent episodes (don't come here to rant about One Piece or Naruto fillers from last year, for example).

Because it is still early, it may be a good idea to express grades in terms of keep/drop/stall if you're unwilling to give a rating at this point, or something like that. I'm more interested in which new shows are your priorities and why.

Previous formats went something like this, but obviously you are free to express your thoughts however you want; your rating can be in terms of letter grades, numerical ratings, facedesks, Chitosefaces, Satelights, Kawamoris, kisekis, etc. Or maybe you don't believe in grades. Your explanations are far more important than what you actually gave out.

Name of Series:
Episodes Watched:
Rating:
Comments:
Status (Keep/drop/stall):

Also, I would ask that any specifics be kept in spoiler tags, please.

Nobody will arrest you for violating any formats or anything so post whatever thoughts and try not to comment on other people too much.
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Old 2017-04-19, 16:49   Link #2
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Alice to Zouroku
Episodes seen: 3/12
Comments: An interesting concept, a superpower anime focusing mostly on comedy and a slice of life- namely a superpowered girl living with an old man and his granddaughter, but there are implications that something far darker lies beneath this exterior- specifically involving what exactly goes on at the research facility Sana escaped from.
Smartass Remarks: Don't you point those superpowers at me!; Sugar-fueled superpowers; Pigs; Sana and Sanae's Excellent Teleporting Adventure
Status: Keep

Seikaisuru Kado
Episodes seen: 2/12
Comments: Another interesting idea- a Japanese diplomat (along with a plane full of people) gets sucked into an alien spaceship which lands in Tokyo, and becomes a Japanese ambassador to the alien inside. Also, hope Kanata Shinawa, the hyperactive meganekko physicist gets more screentime.
Smartass Remarks: Cube-shaped spaceship? Oh shit, it's the Borg!; Hyperactive meganekko physicist; Interplanetary foreign policy
Status: Keep

Re:Creators
Episodes seen: 3/12
Comments: Basically an anime in which a bunch of fictional characters appear in reality for some reason. Some of them want revenge for their treatment at the hands of their creators, others want to just get back to their home, and some are enjoying the attention they get. It will be interesting to see how the characters, as well as the real world authorities (hopefully they won't be depicted as useless, powerless, or nonexistent) respond to this situation.
Smartass Remarks: This world's Gen Urobuchi is so screwed; This world's George R.R. Martin... is probably fine if he gets a gun; Fiction/Stay Night; Armament: Windshield Wipers; Magical girls don't understand collateral damage.
Status: Keep


Frame Arm Girl
Episodes seen: 3/12
Comments: A girl lives with plastic models that are also robots with fully sentient AI. Apparently this is normal, save for the fact that the one with the main girl is a prototype. The most entertaining moments, in my opinion, are the ones where the 15 cm cast have to take on menaces like the Roomba, a crow, etc.
Smartass Remarks: Damn birds, stop my attacking delivery drone!; Model Story; Frame Arms Girls VS the Roomba; Dollhouse apartment complex; Baselard the magpie
Status: Give it another ep or 2
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Old 2017-04-24, 16:34   Link #3
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Name of series: Re:Creators
Episodes watched: 3/22
Comments: A unique blend of Waifu from Another Laifu™, isekai, and death game of sorts with decently interesting characters and some good non-verbal humor and animation direction. Some parts are info-dumpy despite the episode count, and it could stand to resist the temptation to rush through its own lore
Snark: source material elitists, do you want some exposition?, animeception, Celesia a bae
Status: Celesia keep

Name of series: Boruto: Naruto Next Generation
Episodes watched: 3/???
Comments: Having watched the non-filler parts of Naruto and Shippuden in their entirety since way back when, there's something surreal about watching this new main character come to grips with trying to step out of his father's shadow when we know the stuff his father went through. It's almost like watching a reflection of your past self and waiting for them to understand what you understand
Snark: They seriously named him Boruto, Shikadai dgaf, Hinata is fucking hawt, what a drag, Byakugan
Status: Keep no Jutsu
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Old 2017-04-24, 23:15   Link #4
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May as well chime in with my own early rankings....

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Early Spring 2017 evaluations
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Old 2017-06-18, 20:08   Link #5
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: the Philippines
Name of Series: Uchouten Kazoku S2
Episodes Watched: 11/12
Rating: 8/10
Comments: Same story pattern with changes mixed in. Still enjoyable, though.
Status (Keep/drop/stall): Keep

Name of Series: Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata flat
Episodes Watched: 6/11
Rating: 7/10
Comments: There has been an attempt to justify Megumi winning over Tomoya's feelings by dirtying Eriri and Utaha's reputation towards Tomoya, and the drama was poorly handled. Sad to realize this after Maruto writing WA2. Easily the least entertaining series of the season.
Status (Keep/drop/stall): Keep

Name of Series: Danmachi: Sword Oratoria
Episodes Watched: 8/12
Rating: 8/10
Comments: A "not so bad" series whose thread morale was ruined by high expectations by other fans.
Status (Keep/drop/stall): Keep

Name of Series: Sakura Quest
Episodes Watched: 9/25
Rating: 9/10
Comments: A story delivered with sincerity and maturity. Unlike coming-of-age anime that press on various lessons in life, this anime about adults proves how life isn't as straight as what the parents tell you about.
Status (Keep/drop/stall): Keep

Name of Series: Rokudenashi Koushi to Akashic Records
Episodes Watched: 11/12
Rating: 8/10
Comments: Does a lot of LN tropes straight but holds its promise of telling only what is necessary. It makes for a more carefree anime experience since you don't have to worry about any twists and turns in the story.
Status (Keep/drop/stall): Keep
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Spring 2017: Uchouten Kazoku S2, Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata flat, Danmachi: Sword Oratoria (8/12) and Sakura Quest (9/25).
Spring 2017 LN Challenge: Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records.
Summer 2017: Owarimonogatari S2, New Game S2, Isekai Shokudou and Vatican Kiseki Chousa-kan. Gamers! is a maybe.
2016 Catch-up: Amanchu! (1/12) and Durarara! x2 Ketsu.


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