Compared to last season, this spring anime season I’m only following five new series. Perhaps subconsciously I was feeling a little burn out by the amount of titles I was watching so I made an effort to scale down the number of series to remain on my list. That being said, I find myself not knowing why I following some of the series I follow…
Anyway, I shall share with you (I know you’re not asking but I still want to) my thoughts on the anime I’m watching thus far.
My favorite titles so far are Kuromukuro, Flying Witch and Joker Game.
Watching the first episode of Kuromukuro brought back the feeling of how I once loved P.A. Works series so, so much. The production values, the superior quality its anime exudes and storylines normally become secondary to me when it comes to P.A. Works. How else am I able to finish Glasslip?
Kuromukuro has a good blend of comedy, action and drama. I especially enjoyed the action scenes as they’re all very engaging and visually spectacular. It doesn’t hurt that the background music complements the scenes very well too. The series also cleverly blends in comedy that fits well with the scenes such as Kennosuke’s encounter with all things in modern world. I had a good laugh watching that episode.
I’m pretty stoked that this lovely series has 26 episodes. At least I know I have an anime I’ll look forward to each week next season!
Flying Witch is exactly the type of anime I enjoy watching. It’s what they call the healing anime apparently. I love the calming, peaceful atmosphere surrounding the series making it the perfect anime to unwind with after a long day. Never mind that the story has a witch as a main character. It still managed to stay simple and fun with mini expedition trips around its small town in Aomori. For some reason, it made me wanna live in that town with the tranquility and laidback lifestyle.
Anyway, Flying Witch only makes me smile each time I turn it on.
Personally, I like Joker Game a lot. I don’t read a lot about them on my Twitter timeline so I’m not sure what’s the following of this series. What I like about Joker Game is how it shows another side of actually being a spy. I said this because Hollywood flicks tend to paint the more lavish and cool side of being a spy. In this anime, however, it tells the struggles and challenges of being one without all the fancy gadgets and pretty women. Of course I’ll never know what’s it really like being a spy but I like Joker Game’s interpretation better.
Now that I’m done talking about the series I’m following because I actually really like them, I’ll move on to the two series I’m not really sure why I’m watching but at the same time, it’s kinda fun watching them. The two series are Anne Happy and Sansha Sanyou.
They don’t exactly stand out. They are the average comedy, slice of life anime that I love to watch. Flying Witch is slice of life too but Anne Happy and Sansha Sanyou lacked the peaceful atmosphere I like about series like Flying Witch. The two series are also less relatable than some of my favorite slice of life anime.
However, I still watch them because 1) they’re light and 2) they do make me laugh. Do I really care about the characters? No. Will I remember them in future? No. Will I re-watch them? No.
There you have it! My thoughts on the five titles I’m following this season. What are you watching this spring and would you recommend anything that’s not on my list?