Summer Anime Check-in
91 Days – Fantastic show. Nearly every episode has been great. There has been no announcement on how long this will run but it doesn’t seem like a single cour type of show with the rate its going. Fango pulling an Aria Stark on that recent one got me a little sick to my stomach. If you like Gungrave or something very mature where the entire cast is full of adults, look no further.
The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance – A fantasy war series that undeservingly got the short run of the stick. As good as this show is, there’s one major flaw – Narsus. This guy’s a major hack. Not a single moment where his strategy has backfired on him. Not even Lelouch from Code Geass can compete with this guy. As I’m typing this, only one more episode remains.
Berserk – This new Berserk anime is tolerable at best. As much as I dislike the way its adapted, I’m enjoying the fact it’s not the Golden Age arc. It is confirmed to be a single cour. Why such a short run, I wonder. I find it funny that hardcore fans are so offended by this adaptation on a personal level, and yet they still continue to watch it.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable – 20 eps in and still no major villain. But that’s fine because these single story eps have been quite entertaining. The most recent ep involving Yukako and Koichi has been best ep by far.
Macross Delta – The one anime right now that’s got me most hyped every week. I’m loving the music despite of it from an idol group. The identity on who Lady M is is the mystery. There are some possible candidates. My money’s on Mylene from Macross 7. As for the love triangle, not much as progressed but Freya is winning by far.
Mob Psycho 100 – This anime is so well rounded that even my friends who aren’t big into the medium are into it. The animation is superb and the characters are just simply fun. On recent eps, things have gotten a little more serious but still retains the fun aspect.
Tales of Zestiria the X – While the visuals are overflowing with quality, the substance is severely lacking. The latest two eps introduces Berseria’s story which will take things in a confusing turn of events. Why not have Berseria’s story line be a separate entity like an OVA or DVD extra eps? Shoving 2 anime stories in 1 will result in a mess.