Hi guys, I don’t know if this is going to be a regular thing (probably not)–but I managed to watch some really good anime this season; and even though I didn’t get the chance to blog them, I still wanted to talk about them for a bit. I feel like these anime need a little bit more attention.

(The review for the final ep of Sakamoto will be up after it airs!)

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Flying Witch:

This anime is so incredibly relaxing and peaceful. There’s not much plot–this show is a “slice-of-life” anime in the truest sense. While a significant portion of the cast are female, there’s absolutely no fanservice, romance shenanigans, nor random and fast paced “comedy.” Flying Witch goes at its own pace, and manages to be interesting enough not to be dull.

Yes, there is some magic in Flying Witch (with the main lead being a witch, that’s to be expected). However, I really love the way magic is handled in this series. Most of it is very practical and rarely flashy, which really fits with the tone of the series.

There’s not too much to say about this show. I can only recommend that you at least watch the first two or three episodes before making a judgement call. If you like lovely scenery, very pleasant characters, and a just a touch of supernatural elements; then this is the show for you.

Out of five for the whole series, I give:

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Space Patrol Luluco:

Despite panning the first episode, I ended up sticking with the series, and was generally unimpressed with the next few episodes. Up until around the 8th or 9th episode, that is. Once the anime starts reaching the end-game, that’s when everything comes together. Some of the plot twists actually left me reeling, because I was not expecting that complex of a plot from something that initially seemed so silly.

While I am giving this anime a slightly lower rating because of the first half of the series (which honestly kind of drags); if you can stick with it past the half-way point, you’ll likely be surprised at how good it becomes. Dang did I never expect an 8 minute anime to make me feel so many emotions.

As this is Studio Trigger, you can expect some pretty good animation. There are some animation shortcuts (mainly played for comedic effect), but when the animation is good, it’s damn good.

Anyway, out of five for this series as a whole:

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Sansha Sanyou:

Yes, this essentially just a “cute girls doing cute things” anime with much more comedy. Nonetheless, I found it entertaining enough to keep watching. Rather than relying on the cuteness factor to keep the audience engaged, Sansha Sanyou at least attempts to be funny. This is mainly why I kept watching the series. The characters are admittedly a bit… “anime,” but at least the main trio has enough chemistry together to keep things interesting.

As far as series like these go, Sansha Sanyou doesn’t have much in the way of plot, but it does have a surprisingly decent amount of character development. Also, the animation for this series is quite good overall.

Basically, if you want something fun to watch, then Sansha Sanyou should satisfy that need nicely.

Out of five for this series:

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