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…
It’s the last Roundup of the season and we say goodbye to… not much actually. Sakura Quest and Bahamut are continuing into summer and thanks to some delays Tsukigakirei and Atom: The Beginning will be ending after the start of next season. So… farewell, Little Witch Academia, we’ll see you when you finally get officially released on Netflix.
Tsukigakirei makes me more furious than ever, but not for the usual reasons. Meanwhile, Sakura Quest delivers the best episode of anything this season. How’s that for a tease?
Sakura Quest and Tsukigakirei are still solid, but Bahamut doesn’t seem to know when to flashback and Atom somehow managed to ruin an episode featuring robots named DEADLY TAURUS and MOHICAN BASSO. Come on anime, step up your game, the season is almost over!
I’ve been mildly complaining every week about our favorite Roundup shows spinning their wheels but this week delivers the Quality Conent™ we’ve been longing for. It’s been two weeks, I can spoil it: FAVAROOOOOOOO! He just makes everything better. Too bad Atom: The Beginning still sucks even after a week off.
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.
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…
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!
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.
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.
A bookish misanthrope and an anxious athlete go to school together and, um… awkwardly fumble around each other, I guess?