Animelog: Spring 2018, Dropped

Persona 5 The Animation

Despite the fact that I enjoyed the game a lot the same plot in animation format looks rather silly. For people who haven’t played Persona 5 this anime’s description unlikely will be especially tempting — a bunch of school students led by a guy whose parents don’t care for him at all trying to change the “rotten world built by corrupt adults”. Those damn adults, they always corrupt everything! Out of curiosity we checked out the first episode, saw that it wasn’t filmed any better than in-game animated cutscenes and dropped it.

Megalo Box

I don’t watch sports anime but visual of Megalo Box is so old-school that I couldn’t resist. However, other than unusual graphics it’s very difficult to find any reasons to keep on watching this show. (Note for the future self — megalo box is just like regular box but when sportsmen wear exoskeletons).

3D Kanojo: Real Girl

An otaku falls in love with a girl who supposedly does this and that with anyone who’s closer than 5 meters to her. To add up, the first episode was rather poorly animated. I might’ve continued watching this anime if we didn’t have a better one about otaku-in-love this season. To drop without a trace of remorse.

Golden Kamuy

We’re going to watch how an “immortal” Japanese deserter accompanied by an ainu girl is looking for stolen gold, killing humans (decently drawn) and 3D bears (they look terrible). Interesting character design and unbeaten period of time but somehow this anime didn’t impress me much, maybe because of that war-and-prison vibes it has.

Gurazeni

I think that this anime is going to be covered in bad reviews and eventually forgotten. For sports anime fans (and baseball fans in particular) it’s too slow and too concentrated on everything except actually matches and characters who, hm, overbear all the time. For others — it has too much baseball in it. But again — character design is really nice.

Survived so far:

Steins;Gate 0
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii
Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
Hinamatsuri
Mahou Shoujo Ore
Comic Girls (actually, this one can be considered pretty much as dropped)
Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These – Kaikou
Piano No Mori
Akkun to Kanojo
Hisone to Maso-tan
Fumikiri Jikan
Cutie Honey Universe
Space Battleship Tiramisu

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Anime Fall 2017: Dropped

Black Clover

I was pretty sure that “Black Clover” would end up in the “dropped” list, the only question was how soon. Turned out that one episode was enough. A character without super-powers in a world where all people have them, his incredibly talented friend – mysterious and rare ability the main hero is presented with… visually nice but absolutely bland show. Should I also mention that the main character is very, very irritating?

Juuni Taisen

Again, it was expected. If the original manga (or ranobe, not sure) was great I’m sure that Shinbou would’ve clung into the idea of making the anime and wouldn’t have allowed it to be made by someone else. Juuni Taisen probably is a good action show and has some catching moments (Rabbit, for example) but everything what’s going on there is kind of meaningless. Dog’s stupid behaviour in the second episode just made the decision much faster.

Umaru-chan R

Even second half of the original Umaru-chan was a little boring, the second season couldn’t improve the situation. Constantly complaining Umaru, who played a soccer match and realized that maybe the had to do the first step to find friends… Ugh – for a first episode of a comedy show this is way too much.

Urahara

It’s very difficult to make such anime – very colorful, animated and absurd. And it has to have aliens. Trigger can do that, Gainax can (or could, at least)… other attempts are typically not very impressive.¬†Urahara is another unsuccessful one.

Robomasters

One more shounen, this one about a student who’s only passion is robots. First of all – this is Gonzo. If this reason is not convincing enough – Robomasters is full of cliches.

P.S. Looks like a decent season, eh? Just five dropped shows so far. (Six actually, too lazy to look up the name of the anime about vicious relationships between a teacher and her student).