Spring 2016 Final Thoughts

I was going to post my thoughts on the summer season, but then I realized I never commented on the spring shows. I guess I was being lazy.

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Anime: Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge | Episode: 1

Okay, I didn’t exactly want this to happen, but I do enjoy being lazy. Anyway, here are my thoughts on the shows I watched from best to worst.

Flying Witch – 8
Good: Comfy (the atmosphere reminds me of Aria), cute characters
Bad: Could use more humor like Non Non Biyori, characters could use more depth

Tanaka-kun wa Itsumo Kedaruge – 7
Good: Decent comedy, relatable MC, cute character interactions
Bad: Too many characters were introduced, some inconsistencies

Sansha Sanyou – 7
Good: Mostly cute characters and situations, some good humor
Bad: Artwork is too bright (distracts from the show), many of the jokes are repeated so much that they get boring

Bakuon!! – 7
Good: Decent comedy, good character growth
Bad: Character designs are not cute but they do grow on you, first few episodes aren’t great, lots of fanservice (but most is used for humor)

Haifuri – 7
Good: Nice tension in the first few episodes, some comedy, ending is all right
Bad: Loses tension quickly, plot is very contrived, too many characters so many have minimal personality

Uchuu Patrol Luluco – 6
Good: Decent comedy, fun ride, nice moral (including sarcasm), Trigger tie-ins
Bad: Contrived plot, several characters could use more development, need to see other Trigger shows to get many references

Pan de Peace! – 6
Good: Cute characters, pleasant
Bad: Not enough comedy, characters need more depth, often boring

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season – 6
Good: A few episodes are decent, liked some of the characters, good character growth
Bad: Too many characters (many of whom received little to no development and yet were named in the finale, hurting a scene that should have been emotional but instead was spent questioning who these people were), inconsistent pacing, many boring moments/whole episodes

Anne Happy – 5
Good: General positivity, overcoming obstacles, side characters are decent
Bad: Main characters are fairly plain and rather unlikable, very little humor

Onigiri – 5
Good: Occasional humor, some cute character designs, one or two decent episodes
Bad: Characters have almost no personality, often boring, no substance

Kuma Miko – 4 (Special first episode, though – 7)
Good: MC and bear are cute, good first episode, special is cute
Bad: MC is traumatized the entire show, no character growth, plot falls flat

Ragnastrike Angels – 3
Good: Some cute episodes
Bad: Little continuity, attempts to have plot but never gets anywhere, no character depth at all, blatant advertisements

Dropped
Sakamoto desu ga? – 4
Good: Decent animation
Bad: Not funny or “cool,” actively annoyed me

Aikatsu Stars! – 3
Good: Plot or characters might be interesting(?), had some desire to watch more
Bad: Terrible CG for performances

Bishoujo Yuugi Unit Crane Game Girls – 1
Good: Nothing
Bad: Awful animation, uninteresting characters and plot

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