This season, for me, will probably work like the last, where I explicitly said I wouldn't be watching any seasonal anime. Last season, it was mostly due to finishing university, graduating and getting ready to start working. For this season, my reasoning is just the mere fact I don't really have the time to keep up with seasonal anime. And regional differences.
Sometimes chasing for the cute boys in anime really isn't worth it. Butlers is a show with a lot of problems.
Now that the Summer 2018 season is finally over, it's time to see how accurate I actually was in my picks. I'm going to be going through reviews and looking at scores and statistics in order to get an overview on the anime I selected in my What To Watch post and see how accurate I was in my predictions.
I personally really enjoy a romance, particularly those which don't follow the more conventional route. Koi to Uso, also known as Love and Lies, is set in a Japanese society somewhere in the future. In this society, a rather complex match-making system has been implemented in order to encourage successful marriages and combat low birthrates.
Watching drama is what I enjoy doing the most and, well, Kuzu no Honkai - otherwise known as Scum's Wish - is an anime that delivers the dramatic rollercoaster that is unrequited love and, undoubtedly, takes it to the next level. I certainly didn't mean to be hypocritical in this review, but the show is that complex that it's hard not to be.
This will only be a brief review, but it's been one that should have appeared on this blog a long time ago. I first wrote about this show and the awkward high school crushes over a year ago, after all. Did I end up liking the show, though?
It's quite rare to come across one, but sometimes you stumble an absolute masterpiece. For me, personally, this has taken quite a while to find, but at last - here it is, in the form of a beautiful romance. If you're wanting a cute romance story that covers the theme of LGBT relationships, I'm yet to see a better example than this.
I know Wakaba*Girl has already been covered on A Girl & Her Anime before, but that was a lovely contribution by illintelligence and, well, I hadn't seen the show myself... Until last month, that is. Like many other anime fans, I'm all in for cute girls and a nice little slice-of-life comedy series. This is exactly what Wakaba*Girl is.
This show was completely a show after my own heart. Sanrio characters, cute boys... Perfect combination in my eyes. But also the story of them feeling uncomfortable and anxious about other students around them finding out that they liked Sanrio characters really touched home.
Don't get me wrong, the story itself is pretty good. This is certainly not your typical harem show by any means, for the show isn't all too predictable and does contain some welcomed plot twists. For the most part, the story was paced at an acceptable speed, but I do think that some elements of the story weren't exactly needed.