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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Biting off More Anime than I Can Chew

Long time readers have likely heard me complain that I can’t watch more than seven shows in a season and that four is the most I should follow.  Well, Winter 2019 is shaping up to be an awesome season: yours truly went ahead and picked up ten anime.  This amounts to 3.5 hours of anime per week or about 2% of the week.  This seems doable.  At any rate, let me get onto the anime without further ado.

 


1) Boogiepop and Others (Crunchyroll)

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You know, I never watched the original series, Boogiepop Phantom; though, it’s on my list of things to do.  Knowing about the original drew me to take a look at Boogiepop and Others.  The opening arc kept me in my seat for the entire three episodes.  It looks like your classic supernatural, monster-slaying anime set in a modern high school.  The fights, the suspense, and the mysterious nature of the setting make for a very intriguing anime, and I look forward to more.  Has anyone seen Boogiepop Phantom and would recommend it, by the way?

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