My crunchyroll queue - Summer 2017

Here's a quick list of what I will be watching this season, and my first impressions after one episode of each show.

Aho Girl

I don't really know what to expect of an episode length of twelve and a half minutes. On one hand it's less content per week, on the other hand it's only half the time of content they need to fill, so the jokes shouldn't get boring as quickly as in other cases. So far the comedy was good, with some moments where every single line was comedic gold. Time will tell how this show develops.

Tsurezure Children

Again, the first episode was only 12:30 in length, and I assume this will be the same with all episodes. I can't really say much about it, other than it seems to be yet another romance anime set in a Japanese highschool, and the art style wasn't bad so far, but after half the time of a standard anime episode, introducing 3 pairs of characters, I really can't tell where the story might be going, and if it and the characters will be any good.

Isekai Shokudou

After the first episode the formula of this anime is pretty clear: food-porn and cute anime girls. The concept sounds interesting, but I don't know if it will make for 12 episodes of good story, so I assume it will rely heavily on showing tasty food to keep the viewer interested, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. If it keeps its relaxing tone, it could be a really good show to watch after a long day of work.

Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou

This one is hard to judge after just one episode. What I've seen of the characters wasn't anything special, so the anime either needs a good story to keep it interesting, or it might just be one of those shows that are forgotten the night after the last episode has been watched.

Knights & Magic

I have really high hopes for this one. I haven't seen a fantasy anime in a while that didn't have some sort of twist, be it Re:Zeros dark tone, SukaSukas dark tone... Wait, I'm starting to see a pattern here... Anyway, this show seems to go back to the basics, with a good old heroes journey type story, spiced with a bit of power fantasy and some interesting parallels to youjo senki. I don't expect this to be a master piece, and I don't need it to be, as long as it doesn't do anything particularly wrong.

UPDATE 1

Nana Maru San Batsu

An anime about quizzes, who can tell where this will go. After the first episode it seems somewhat entertaining, though it's not exactly about an activity I could enjoy as a hobby.

UPDATE 2

New Game!!

After reading the manga and watching a few episodes, I must sadly say that, as always, the source material is better. The anime tries too hard at being for everyone, adding too much fan service and changes the order of certain events in a way that doesn't really affect the story overall, but takes away some of the context that made certain situations interesting in the first place.

Konbini Kareshi

There's not really much to say about this one, it's a pretty generic highschool romance anime, not exactly my favourite genre, but characters and lack of fan service keep me from dropping it. Overall just an enjoyable anime you will already have forgotten by the start of the next season.

Netsuzou Trap

Oh boy, where do I even start... There's much to say about this anime, but at the same time it's not really worth discussing them, so here's a quick summary: The characters are boring and lack any depth, the plot itself could be made to work, but in this case it doesn't, the character design is not bad in quality, but lacks personality, the voice acting is ok-ish and I don't even remember how the BGM was, so it's most likely cheap and generic as well.

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni

This anime is about a generic self-insert character having fun in a fantasy world. It makes no excuses about it, and I really like that about it. It has no sense of threat, nor does it need any. If you expect an action-heavy adventure anime, this is not for you, but if you are okay with just watching good things happening to a character for no reason other than he's the protagonist, then watch Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni.

Posted on Tue Jul 04 2017 at 20:40:01 CEST