Rating the Anime of Winter 2019, Pt. 2

Delaying this post to the middle of Spring 2019 inclines me to brevity.  (God willing, I shall be able to give my dear readers a proper mid-season review!)  A good number of you may have already forgotten some of what you watched by now!  Well, this post concerns what I thought best of Winter 2019, and I hope that some of your own favorites are below.


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5) That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime ★★★ 1/2

I love the characters in this anime, but this half of the season lacks the tension of the first.  Much is made of Rimiru being overpowered, but the first season offered us more real stakes and real hardship.  One feels like the second part should be retitled “The Daily Life of a Slime” or something else as benign.

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At any rate, I love the worldbuilding and characters enough to look forward to the next season.  The preview offered at the end gives me hope of some good conflict to come.

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Rating the Anime of Winter 2019, pt. 1

Here begins the first part of a long set of reviews–at least, of what I call reviews.  I tend to describe the facets of each show which I found enjoyable or deplorable.  After all, the other anime reviewers have covered all the technical points by now, and I’d likely only be repeating myself.

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The following six out of the eleven anime watched in Winter 2019 rate from 2 1/2 to 3 stars.  For me, two and a half stars refers to a mediocre anime which disappointed me, but not enough for me to consider it to have been a waste of my time.  Three stars designates a decent anime which I enjoyed but will not watch again.  Three and a half star anime are good enough to be worth watching again in the future and contain aspects which make them memorable.  I’m inclined to be generous with that last rating.  Thankfully, I did not run into any anime I’d rate two stars or less this season, which are all levels of poor quality.

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Let’s begin, shall we?  Spoilers ahead!

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