The team somehow deduces Altair’s bizarre abilities and begins to devise a plan to defeat her.
Altair crashes the party with heretofore unseen abilities, leading to Selesia taking a mortal wound. As she inexplicably recovers, the show can’t decide on the themes it wants to express.
Did you know that Magane was supposed to be a villain? The show doesn’t think you get it yet, so she manipulates Aliceteria to hunt down our heroes.
A bit of an abbreviated Roundup this week as Marlin is out and there’s no new episode of Atom: The Beginning for better or worse. Fortunately my two favorite shows, Sakura Quest and Virgin Soul, deliver the goods we’ve been waiting for. Bahamut fans, you already know what I mean.
Sota refuses to spill the beans about the Military Uniform Princess – including her true name, Altair – to anyone but Mamika, who decides to confront her directly.
We’re into the second half of the spring season and not a lot has changed. Our favorite shows continue to tread water to the point where even the already snail paced Tsukigakirei throws in a completely unwarranted recap episode. We’ll keep holding on to hope that things will pick up eventually though, and remember, it could always be worse…
Everyone searches for clues on the Military Uniform Princess’s true identity. Meanwhile, Magane begins her inevitable murder spree, starting with her Creator.
Can you believe the season is already half over? It sure has gone by quickly, and maybe that’s not a bad thing as I feel like many of the Roundup shows continue to underperform. I’ve nearly given up on Atom: The Beginning but I’m sure Sakura Quest, Bahamut, and Little Witch Academia will be in top form eventually. And hey, at least Tsukigakirei didn’t make me rage this week!
A dangerous new Creation appears, and each side of the conflict wants her on theirs.
We’re nearing the mid point of the season and even the best shows like Sakura Quest and Rage of Bahamut seem to be spinning their wheels a bit. I’m not too concerned but I do wish they’d get on with it already. At least Nina is providing me with an endless supply of faces to use for The Roundup header images.
Our heroes are dragged before a government subcommittee to explain what the dickens has been going on the past four episodes.
Everyone sits around for a whole episode and speculates on the rules governing the situation. For no particular reason, they turn out to be completely correct.
It seems #HATEWATCH is catching on as Re:Creators was bad enough for Iro to handle separately this week (stay tuned) and I’m quickly losing interest in Atom: The Beginning’s glacial pacing and flat writing. Marlin and I also almost turned on our favorite sleeper hit Tsukigakirei, but fortunately the rest of the Roundup is good enough to keep us motivated.
The slow but potentially good Atom: The Beginning joins the Roundup along with season 2 of The Eccentric Family, which has already proven its quality. Most everything else passes the three episode test save for Re:Creators, which Iro and I are still watching for some reason.
Despite what you may have read in our first looks at the spring season, we do still like anime! We’re kicking off the next Roundup with Sakura Quest, Tsukigakirei, Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, Re:Creators, and the return of Little Witch Academia. Who knows, maybe we’ll even add a few extra after we catch more second episodes. Stay tuned.
Characters from various (fictional) light novels begin appearing in the real world to do battle, and also there’s a boring everyman protagonist. So, reverse isekai?
Part 2 of our season guide is headlined by the return of another GLORIO favorite, Rage of Bahamut. Unfortunately the rest of this block is looking a bit bland, and I’m predicting the super meta Re:Creators is going to be a big hit for better or worse. But hey, half the fun of a new anime season is finding a show that proves us wrong. Let us know what you plan on checking out.