It seems as if I don’t have as much time as used to have. So right now, I was only able to start watching 5 shows.
My selection might look meager, but here you have my thoughts anyway~
Let’s start with Yuri Kuma Arashi.
As said in my First Impression post about this anime, I was totally overwhelmed by what was happening during the first episode. I didn’t get much, if anything at all, but I slowly managed to get a good understanding of the whole thing, or that’s what I think.
While I thought it wasn’t making any sense at first, I now believe that this is one of the greatest and most interesting shows of the past year.
Despite how some people just don’t want to understand and even think about the story for a little longer than just a few seconds, I find great joy in reading up on all the theories people come up with. It is seriously a great experience and think that this sole anime might really change the genre.
I know I’m using some big words here and it’s only been 3 episodes, but I really hope that this show will walk further into the right direction and delivers something incredible in the end.
After Yuri Kuma Arashi, Kantai Collection is my second favorite show of the season. I haven’t played the game yet and I don’t even mind that I don’t know every little detail about the setting or the characters. I enjoy this show for something a lot simpler, the yuri, and I really didn’t expect to see as much as we did during the past 3 episodes.
Most of my OTPs already made their appearance, while pairings like Ooi x Kitakami are as canon as pairings can be.
Well, maybe I put my yuri goggles on too tightly, but I really think that this show is showing a lot of subtext, and as you might know, I’m enjoying that quite a lot. I mean, we already got some Ooi x Kitakami, as well as several love confessions from other girls. Thanks to the opening, I can also suspect to see some Mutsu x Nagato, Zuikaku x Shoukaku, and hopefully a lot Akagi x Kaga~
The only thing left to say is: Keep the subtext going and the doujinshi coming!
Next up we have Death Parade. I actually started watching this one solely because of the interesting looking cover image, and I’m really happy I picked it!
It’s exactly the type of show I would want to watch alongside all that yuri greatness that is going on thanks to Yuri Kuma Arashi and KanColle.
I love the art style, I’m at least interested in the characters and I really love the plot so far. I guess I can’t say much more after having watched just two episodes, but I really can’t wait for more.
The next anime I want to talk about is yet again a show I was more or less forced to start watching, Koufuku Graffiti. I was endlessly “spammed” with yuri pics of this show and thus ended up giving it a try too. Well, it’s not bad, but I wouldn’t call it good either.
It just feels a little boring and even the few yuri-ish moments don’t help make it any more interesting. At least the food looks delicious, but that’s a bad thing actually, because I always get hungry while watching this show….
I have even less to say when it comes to Rolling Girls. It looks a little similar to Kill la Kill, which is why I hoped it would come close to the former’s awesomeness, but what I got was just… meh.
I don’t know whether I’ll stick around for much longer, but I guess one more episode won’t hurt, right? Also, I’m in love with that art style, so I have no choice.
Lastly, let’s also talk about Tokyo Ghoul for a bit.
I really loved the first season, especially how it all ended, so I was expecting much from this new season. But all I got was a whole lot of confusion. That first episode was stuffed with random fighting and emotionless, badass Kaneki saving the day and confusing me even more.
I thought this change was pretty damn amazing by the end of the first season, but right now, I think he’s even more annoying than he was before he turned into that white-haired version of himself.
Yet again, I think I need some more episodes to really be able to judge this new season.