Anime Spring Season 2019: Final Thoughts

2019 spring anime season final thoughts

It’s that time of the year again, so enjoy our Final Thoughts of the 2019 spring anime season that just came to an end~

Since Carole & Tuesday is heading into its second cour, it’s not on the list this time, so we’ll have to wait until the summer Final Thoughts post to wax poetically about it. With that out of the way, let’s do this.


Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu • 7.5/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

hitoribocchi
Our review should be coming in the near future, so I don’t want to say too much about this one, other than it was quite a pleasant surprise. Despite her crippling social anxiety and lack of social skills, Bocchi was absolutely adorable, and you couldn’t help but root for her and her quest to befriend the entire class. I think it would’ve been a little too convenient if she actually did that, so I’m glad that she was happy with the handful of friends that she did make, and those friends were pretty good characters, too.

The comedy mostly focused on the eccentricities of these girls, but they had the charisma to pull it off and help make this a pretty funny show. As you might be able to tell from my avatar (Tomoko~), I have a special place in my heart for characters like Bocchi, so even though she’d never believe it, she was really charismatic and it was surprisingly enjoyable to watch her inch closer to the person that she wants to be. There wasn’t a lot of yuri subtext, though, that’s okay, because even without it, this was an enjoyable experience, and I hope we somehow get a second season~


One Punch Man 2nd Season • 6.5/10
Length: 12 Episodes • Genre: Action, Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Supernatural

one punch man 2nd season
Once upon a time, One Punch Man was seemingly the hottest ticket in anime town. The action was insane, the animation was insane, and the characters were pretty great, especially that follically challenged fellow, Saitama. Fast-forward to the present, and One Punch Man Season 2 just isn’t the same anymore. Going in, we knew the second season wouldn’t offer the same stellar animation, but I’m still disappointed by just how average the animation was. So much of this series’ identity had to do with how great it looked, and that void is not the only one that was left unfilled.

Across the board, season two just feels off. The comedy is disappointing, I thought the story was borderline boring, and Saitama often seems like he’s nothing more than a supporting character in the very show he put on the map. Considering how much I was looking forward to this, I’m super bummed that this once great series has been reduced to merely being okay. At least Garou was a somewhat interesting anti-hero, it’s just a shame that he and (especially) Saitama are stuck doing some rather uninteresting things for a majority of the season. Sad to say, but if we end up getting a third season of One Punch Man, I’m not sure I’ll be raring to watch like I was with season two, and I’m probably not alone in thinking that.


Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2 • 9/10
Length: 10 Episodes • Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Military, Mystery, Super Power

shingeki no kyojin season 3 part 2
What a way to redeem yourself! To a lot of people, the first half of the third season of Shingeki no Kyojin was a disappointment, but the second half totally ended up making up for that. Long-standing secrets were finally revealed, we got plenty of epic Titan battles, and some characters that have been with us since the very beginning didn’t live to see the end of the season. I think it’s totally reasonable to say that the second half of season three of SnK might be the best that this series has ever been, and that’s saying something.

Ditching the in-fighting that was so ever-present in part one of the third season, part two brought SnK back to its roots, and it was as great as it’s ever been. The fight between Levi and the Beast Titan? Epic. The scouts taking on Reiner and Bertholdt again? Epic. Finally finding out what was in the basement? Ehh, I wouldn’t call that epic, but it does forever change the series. The franchise is definitely turning a corner, and after all of the fights and all of the deaths, it’s really exciting to watch it unfold (even though I don’t love where the story’s going and where it’s currently at in the manga).

Technically, we got more Yumikuri, even if it was only a love letter. And I love that it wasn’t presented as just a letter, but a love letter. I’m up to speed on the manga, so this isn’t surprising to me that we didn’t get more than that, yet Ymir and Krista Historia are the sole reason this anime was even mentioned on this blog in the first place, and shippers who were hoping to see a continuation from season two will be sorely disappointed. However, I think that’s one of the only major complaints you can level at this latest season. It had the action, it had the drama, and it further proved the point that this is one of the best action anime franchises out there~


Shows dropped: Shoumetsu Toshi

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17 thoughts on “Anime Spring Season 2019: Final Thoughts

  1. You must be unbelievable retarded if you think that garbage no kyojin is worth a 9/10 lmfao
    Not only the latest season had A LOT OF PLOT ARMOR AND ASSPULLS , they started adding sick stuff like rape , kid torture and a whole lot of more garbage for virgins like that
    Oh and also the first titan character “dIvIdEd HeR sOuL iNtO 7” and changed gender LOL what the fuck is that retarded garbage hahahaha
    When they saw WATER , FUCKING WATER THEY BEHAVED LIKE 3 YEAR OLDS HAHAHA , it is like they didn’t have fucking rivers or water in the gay city
    I never liked Ymir but she had such a pathetic death , she was crazy for Historia and left her for NO FUCKING REASON LOL

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  2. Pretty slim pickings this season. with virtually nothing in terms of yuri anime. Hopefully next season will have more substance. At least Attack on Titan is still awesome! And We haven’t heard from Lena in a while! Hope she is doing well! Hope we get to hear from her soon! 🙂

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    • Yeah, this year keeps looking worse and worse, but at least there are some other good shows to watch, even if they aren’t yuri ones.

      As for L, we’ll see… 😛

      But I can assure you that she’s alive and well, and I showed her your comment, and she called you sweet and one of the greatest visitors we have~

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  3. I’m basically just waiting for Carole and Tuesday to show up on Netflix sometime in August. Otherwise this year doesn’t seem to have much of anything that interests me.

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  4. spring season this year was definitely a slow season with not much to offer but there were some good shows like fruits basket, senryu shoujo. hopefully now that summer is around the season will pick up heck theres already a good amount of animes that i want to pick up, also hopefully summer season will give us more sweet sweet yuri announcements!

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    • I kind of wanted to pick up Fruit Basket, but I just didn’t end up doing it for some reason. And I completely overlooked Senryuu Shoujo! I totally missed my chance to write another poem-based thing for the blog. 😦

      Yeah, for me, summer is already looking better, even if there doesn’t appear to be a lot (if any) yuri stuff.

      And that would instantly make summer all the better~

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  5. AoT 3.2 really delivered, it was all woosh, and bam, and rargh! Finally I (more or less) know what the heck is going on in that world!
    And is it just me or does the pic of the colossus and Armin (when you glance at it) look like a titan with a mustache? 😛

    Bocchi was just soothing and warming right down to your bones. Though the first episode was a bit trying (anxiety to the max!). Still, Nako and the others shepherd their youngling along the path to…umm…not barfing or passing out when making friends? This show was another real gem of this thin season 😀

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    • Now that you mention it, it does kind of look like that… 😀

      And why isn’t there a Mustachioed Titan? How come the Santa-looking one is the only one with facial hair? What kind of facial hair discrimination is this?!

      It was! It’s probably in my top five favorite shows of the year so far, and I can probably see myself wanting to watch it again in the future. If there isn’t another season, I say we riot. You down? 😛

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      • Well there are like two or so more intelligent titans outstanding right? So maybe there’s still a chance. Though ‘Mustachioed Titan’ just makes me think of a giant Teddy Roosevelt running around all nekkid, and I think I would take a pass on that. 😛

        And yeah, I would riot for that, also more NanoFate in our NanoFate! 😀

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        • Well, the titans are already naked, but at least they don’t have the naughty bits, so we’re spared in situations like this. 😀

          Also, the Mustachioed Titan would need a monocle and he’d have to speak (or grunt or whatever) in a cockney accent. Would be terrifying… 😛

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