If you go about doing a season preview, it is only obvious you also close off on a season review. In The Wrap-Up, all of our contributors get to shine a spotlight on the show they thought to be the very best of the past few weeks, as well as reflect back on the preview to see which shows let us down the most. When you watch currently airing anime or tokusatsu, eventually the question will rise which of these shows can rank amongst the medium’s true classics. Regardless of who covered what, this is where we single out the cream of the crop, and decide which shows from the past season deserve to stand the test of time.
I guess it’s Problematic Episode Week here at the Roundup as I am forced to mete out social justice all over the place. OK, maybe I’m exaggerating a little but I’m just saying I’d rather be talking about how Asobi Asobase is slowing becoming my favorite show of the season and less about how Chio’s School Road can’t get Kabaddi girl off the screen.
It feels like all the shows that were good last week were bad this week and vice versa, save for Planet With which is always pretty great. Fortunately, Asobi Asobase joins the Roundup to make its claim for best “girls behaving badly” show of the season. Sorry, Chio’s School Road, I think they have you beat at this point.
It’s been a good week for anime as nearly all our Roundup shows deliver solid episodes. I didn’t write about it but I also caught up with Asobi Asobase, which has turned out to be much better than it looked in the first two episodes. Would anyone like to see us cover that?
The GLORIO Blog sells out! We’re dropping Steins;Gate 0 from the Roundup and replacing it with one of the most popular anime currently airing… BUT WHICH SHOW IS IT???
It took awhile for all the new shows to air, but now that we’ve hit at least episode 2 of just about everything it’s time for the Roundup to return! This season we’ve got Banana Fish, Chio’s School Road, Revue Starlight, Planet With, and Hanebado plus Steins;Gate 0 returning from last season.
Karen is studying at a prestigious music academy to become the next star of the theatre. When her childhood friend Hikari returns to Japan after a twelve-year absence, Karen, along with her classmates, gets roped into a mysterious audition process.
While perhaps not as bad as we were originally expecting, the Summer 2018 anime season certainly has its ups and downs. Jel, Iro, Gee, and Zigg get off their up to the minute hot takes on all the new shows we’ve been watching.
We’re deep into our First Looks but there are still a few shows we need to preview before they air later this week. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like things are going to improve… Part 3 of our guide is headlined by… uh.. UHHHH… P.A. Works is doing an action show? That’s all I got. I hate to have to ask this, but is Summer 2018 the worst season of the GLORIO era (since 2012)? What do you think?