Spring 2018 rankings: impressions

Wanted to just jot down my ranks for various anime this season, since I’m watching a ton of series. Not going to put much detail into any of these…

  1. Hinamatsuri (3 eps): 9/10
    Biased from my love for this series. I’m just as excited about the recently-announced US release of the manga, though!
  2. Hisone to Maso-tan (2 eps): 9/10
    This has been the shock of the season for me. What an amazing first two episodes. Bravo, Bones. Also, the best ED this season.
  3. Tadakoi (3 eps): 9/10
    Despite an overdone premise and characters that are far too over-the-top, it’s so creative with its storytelling, legitimately funny with its parodies and execution of even telegraphed jokes (Nyanko Big’s face gets me every time), and really sweet when it comes to romance.
  4. Saiki Kusuo S2 (14 eps): 9/10
  5. Megalo Box (3 eps): 8/10
    It’s been great so far, but only 1 cour for a sports anime is pretty rough.
  6. My Hero Academia S3 (3 eps): 8/10
    This is gonna go up. There’s no way this season can be bad with the content it’s going to cover.
  7. Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These – Encounter (3 eps): 7/10
  8. Wotakoi (2 eps): 6/10
  9. Golden Kamuy (3 eps): 6/10
    A 9/10 story meets a 1/10 animation studio. The worst part is seeing people defending the CG fire and bears. Go see your optometrist. Good lord.
  10. Izekaya Nobu (2 eps): 6/10
    Can’t tell if this is better in anime or manga form. Pretty average either way, though.
  11. Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory (2 eps): 5/10
    It’s been a long, long time. The whole feel of this show seems… retro and behind the times. It doesn’t seem like such an old formula will be able to stand with the heavy hitters this season.
  12. Darling in the FranXX (15 eps): 4/10
    The characters of this show piss me off to no end. It’s a crappy knock-off of Eureka Seven with unlikeable characters, uninteresting world building, and a feeling that everything that happens is utterly pointless. Just sticking with it because it’s the most popular thing right now.
  13. Mahou Shoujo Site (3 eps): 4/10 (dropped)
  14. Mahou Shoujo Ore (3 eps): 4/10 (dropped)

Still need to watch:

  • Steins;Gate 0
  • Gegege no Kitaro

Maybe:

  • Sword Art Online – Gun Gale Online
  • Lupin III: Part 5


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