Rating the Anime of Winter 2017

There were three anime left out from my reviews at Beneath the Tangles.  Also, I’ll give a couple of bonus reviews at the end, one of which is old school and the other very modern.  Let’s begin without further ado!

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1) Chaos; Child – ★★1/2

As a fan of Chaos; Head, his show rather disappointed me.  If not for the final episode, it might have been given two stars instead.  There is plenty of meaning to be found in that final episode.  But, the mystery and character relationships, save between Takuru and Nono, struck me as very bland indeed.  Overall, the show comes off as a sadistic dating game.

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Winter 2016 Anime Review

With many new anime having aired their third episode, the time is not only ripe but even over ripe for a review of the anime of the past season.  So, I shall not now review Dagashi Kashi, Dimension W, Norn 9, or Utawarerumono, since I have not finished them yet.  I will say that Dagashi remaines pleasantly amusing, Dimension W is ending on a stronger note than it started on, and even Utawarerumono’s doing much better of late.  (I stalled Norn 9 on episode 4, but I want to get back to it.) I hope to get around to reviewing these shows at a later time.  You know, I feel bad for not finishing everything I started, but looking at my watchlist makes me realize that I have watched plenty of anime this season: part of the above four, six shows of regular length, two shorts, and one movie.  Not bad, even if it was more than I could chew!

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For the sake of brevity, let me point out that I have reviewed Active Raid here, Bubuki Buranki (aka BBK/BRNK) here, and both KonoSuba and Gate here for Beneath the Tangles.  Also, I have given my opinion of the bold ideas behind Garakowa here.  So, that leaves Sekkou Boys, Erased, Showa Rakugo, and Ojisan and Marshmallow for review below.

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