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Spring 2016: First Impressions April 7, 2016

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Last updated: April 10th (Flying Witch, Haifuri)

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As you probably know, every season there is a veritable deluge of new anime to choose from. As you probably also know, most of these shows are not worth your time. This has not stopped me, however, from watching just about everything I could reasonably get my hands on since the introduction of Power Ranks on this very blog inadvertently gave me possibly the worst habit of all time.

The bright side is that my bad habit is to your benefit, and I can sift through every single new premiere and let you know if I think they are worth checking our or not. As you’ll see, that will come in the form of a couple paragraphs and a dreaded score. Fear not, though – these scores are more like guides, and each one has a basic meaning attached as follows:

  • 1/5 : I found nothing salvageable about this show. Even if you are a fan of the genre, the studio, or the writer, it is probably in your best interest to give it a skip.
  • 2/5 : At the most, a genre recommendation. There probably isn’t anything special or exciting here, so it is easily skippable, but if you really like shows like this you might give it a shot anyway.
  • 3/5 : Solid attempt at whatever this show is trying to do. Very little or nothing outstanding can be found in this show so far, but it has established a solid base that a decent show can be built from.
  • 4/5 : Great premiere. Captures your attention, keeps it, has the requisite hooks that make you want to come back for more next week. The only reason I can see you not trying this out is if you absolutely hate the genre or something similar.
  • 5/5 : Watch this now. There are little or no missteps whatsoever to be found here; load this show up right now and bask in the glory of what is surely the beginnings of something magical.

Pretty simple, right? So with that in mind, let’s jump into these shows.

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Fall 2015: First Impressions October 2, 2015

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Last updated: October 8th – Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon, Beautiful Bones -Sakurako’s Investigation-, Dance with Devils

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Summer 2015: First Impressions July 8, 2015

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Or is there just more anime than there needs to be? Huh Wooser?

I’ve watched a lot of new cartoons this past week. Here are my unsolicited thoughts on them.

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