Beginning Thoughts of the Summer Anime Season 2017. . .
Summer Season of Anime is already among us, and I’m so glad it’s here. With Spring being so incredibly weak, I find myself enjoying the fact that the Summer Season is already this good and it’s only the better. Regardless, here are my thoughts on the beginning shows I’m watching. Please keep in mind that these are based solely on the first episode or two, and are purely just my opinion. So please, if yours differs, I’d love to here it.
Kakegurui: Studio MAPPA
Hi, I’m one of the contenders for best show of Summer Season. Gambling. Finally something different. There aren’t as many series about Gambling as there is with so many others, much less done in this high school setting. Regardless, I love the art style of this series, especially when it gets to be those truly disturbing scenes. I can say without a doubt that this is definitely going to be one of the highlights of this season.
Hajimete no Gal: Studio NAZ
Would you hate me if I said this is one of my favorites so far? Yeah, I’m trash, and this is trash, but I don’t care. It’s an ecchi series that isn’t making me hate everything around me so far, so I’m going to enjoy this while it lasts. DO NOT WATCH THIS WITHOUT HEADPHONES.
Koi to Uso: LIDENFILMS
This show is a perfect example of a series where the plot is good enough to save the series. The art style is very generic, granted, it’s higher quality generic, but generic and bland nonetheless. I would love this series so much more if it was done in more of a March Comes in Like a Lion, or even a Scum’s Wish Art Style, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case here. However, I am loving the plot thus far. Who honestly isn’t interested in this concept of Forbidden Love. I honestly can’t wait to see where this series goes from here.
Netsuzou TRap : Creators in Pack
Disappointed. Nine Minute Series. Nine Freaking Minutes. Honestly, unless you live and breathe for Yuri, don’t waste your time. I happen to really enjoy Yuri, so I’ll keep watching it for a little while. The manga is a billion times better compared to this. #StopMakingShittyAdaptations.
Ballroom e Youkoso: Production I.G.
Hi, I’m the other top runner for best series of the season. I really love this series. It’s amazing. It’s unique, and I can honestly see this being almost as big as Yuri on Ice. Check this shit out. I mean you could also just check it out solely for the purpose of that unique I.G. Art Style; I mean, hello this has Haikyuu written all over it.
Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni: Production Reed
Dropped. I’m sick of the “another-world-harem-series” it’s getting old. Granted, this is a slightly different “another world harem” by having the main guy getting to keep his smartphone in this other world. I know right? God understands our first world struggles. Also, this art style is bland. But who knows, maybe you’ll like it.
Nana Maru San Batsu: TMS Entertainment
Annd this is going to be dropped. Calling it now. I hate the art style. I also hate the main girl; in fact, I hate her so much I don’t even like her enough to learn her name. I really liked the concept. A Quiz Anime. It’s completely different from everything else, the only thing that truly kills the series for me is the execution. The execution is absolutely terrible. It had potential, and it’s just really sad to see it wasted.
Dive!!: Studio Zero-G
Honestly, this is probably going to get dropped. As much as I hate to admit it, I find this show just underwhelming. When I first heard about the show, I had high hopes that it was going to be something, maybe not as awesome as Free!, but at least as eye catching, or entertaining, or hell, even just partially lovable as Free!. I find myself disappointed, both with how the show is turning out, as well as with how much I expected from it. Honestly, unless you live and breathe for Sports Anime, don’t bother. I would also like to point out that everywhere I’ve read about it does have Comedy tagged before Sports, yet I have not found a bit of it even relatively close to “comedy,” so there’s that as well…
Hitorijime My Hero : Encourage Films
Watching this. Why? Meh, I like BL. In all honestly though, it’s turning out alright; it is a Shounen Ai, series, so regardless, I always go into them with no expectations, so for now, it’s just meh. I’ll let you know more when it gets further along.
Tsurezure Children: Studio Gokumi
I’m actually really enjoying this one. It’s a cute little time killer that’s pretty funny, and is all about kids with these love problems. How cute. The art style is very generic, and the plot isn’t exactly reverting, but it’s entertaining and that’s all that matters.
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: Studio Lerche
I’m interested. Very interested. I went into it thinking that it was just going to be some Assassination Classroom wanna be by the same studio: Class of Underachievers, given up on by this precious elite school. I’m honestly glad that it, so far, isn’t turning into that at all. I’m curious to see where it goes from here.
Jigoku Shojo: Studio Deen
Hell Girl!! *Crying* I missed you so much. You never realize just how much you miss a show until you get another season and it just makes you so happy. This is me with Hell Girl. Thank you. I needed this. I needed an excuse to binge the series again, (which I totally did) just to mentally prepare myself for this new season.
Boku no Hero Academia: Studio Bones
That second half art style change though!!! Still best show so far. Best show of the season. Best Show of Last Season. Just Best. Show. WHY ARE YOU NOT WATCHING THIS?!?!?!
So anyways, that is my first impressions of the series so far that I am watching. Please keep in mind these are merely my thoughts, and I am not going to be watching everything this season. If there’s something I’m not watching that you think I should be, please let me know. Also, let me know what you’re thinking of this season so far!