I’ve been too tired to write about my favorite anime from Winter 2019, i.e. the top 5. While my dear readers are patiently waiting for them, I thought to myself that I would quickly scribble about what I’m watching in Spring 2019. There are nine anime in total–one less than I watched last season. So, I’d like to invite my dear readers to comment below about what anime should be my tenth. (Nine is the elvish number for luck, but ten strikes me as a nice round number.) You can make multiple suggestions, but whatsoever anime is mentioned by the most people is the one which I will add.
At any rate, I’m continuing to watch four shows from previous seasons:
- Bungo Stray Dog
- Karakuri Circus
- The Rising of the Shield Hero
The following are the five new ones premiering this season:
- Ao-chan Can’t Study
- Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Fairy Gone
- Wise Man’s Grandchild
To tell you the truth, all of the five new ones I picked up strike me as superb. Wise Man’s Grandchild has a very similar setup and mood to That Time I was Reincarnated as a Slime; but, I don’t mind one bit. I really enjoyed “the Slime anime,” and I’m happy to have a similar anime take it’s place until the next installment of that wholesome anime comes out.
Afterlost and Fairy Gone strike me as having some splendid action and intriguing settings. I’ve always been a fan of action, adventure, and fantasy, and those two shows–even though I’m not quite sure where they’re going–float my boat. I must congratulate Hulu for partnering with Funimation, which has allowed them to stream Afterlost, Fairy Gone, and Wise Man’s Grandchild. These three anime are worth the subscription fee, and I hope to catch up on more episodes of Ranma 1/2 and Rinne.
I love demon slaying shows. (As an aside, one of my favorite video games is Onimusha Warlords. No matter how many times I beat the game, slaying demons remains as fun on each replay as the first time.) So, there’s no surprise that I instantly gravitated to an anime titled Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. It’s a cross between a vampire anime and Claymore, and I have enjoyed every moment of it thus far. The animation is also superb, though I think that the characters faces are a bit too rounded for my liking.
Ao-chan Can’t Study is my comedy short for the season. I love all the misunderstandings which come out of how Aoi has been traumatized by reading her father’s erotic novels. This leads to her having wild fantasies about the relationship between her and her would-be boyfriend. It’s hilarious to watch, and has less fanservice than you might fear.
Alright, that’s what I’m watching. What are my dear readers looking at, and what should I add to this list?