Winter 2019 Previews


Well, all of the shows I was regularly covering in the fall season have been completed, so I guess it's about time to do some previews. Let's get to it. Summary is at the bottom if you don't want to sift through all of the individual series.

3D Kanojo to Boogiepop wa Warawanai
  • 3D Kanojo 2 - Given my reception for the first season, I'm not feeling overly enthused about watching the second season. I already know how it ends, anyway.
  • 5-Toubun no Hanayome - I never got around to reading the manga for this series, so I don't know too much about it. I just saw the first chapter, and I assumed it would be Nisekoi all over again. With the anime airing next season, I might give it a shot if I'm not already watching too much.
  • Bang Dream 2nd Season - I didn't watch the first season, but I started playing the mobile game. I don't anything about the series, but I guess I'd watch this if I ever got around to watching the first season.
  • Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale - I might try it to see how chill it is, but I'm not too crazy about how it sounds.
  • Boogiepop wa Warawanai - Hmm, the premise sounds like it could be interesting. I don't usually go for horror, so it might depend on how gruesome the "Angel of Death" ends up being. It looks like this might be a remake of an older show (that I haven't watched), which should be fine as long as it's not a sequel of some sort.
Circlet Princess to Doukyonin wa Hiza
  • Circlet Princess - My old friend, the humble video game adaptation. I'm still not sure what kind of game Circlet Bout is, so I might check this show out to see how it goes.
  • Date A Live III - Well, I never finished the second season, so this is probably a pass.
  • Dimension High School - I kind of like the idea of a crossover between a real life show and an animated show. At least, I'm curious enough to check it out.
  • Domestic na Kanojo - I was reading the manga for this series for a while before I got tired of it. I guess it tries to be more mature than similar romance stories, but the drama is too heavy for my liking. This might be Fuuka all over again.
  • Dororo - This synopsis sounds pretty interesting. It seems like a cool fantasy concept in a historical setting. Depending on how the story goes, it could be cool.
  • Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue - Hmm, the premise behind this series sounds a bit flimsy to me. I don't doubt that watching the antics of a cat can make a show fun, but using the cat as inspiration for mystery novels seems sketchy. As much as I like mystery novels, I'm skeptical.
Egao no Daika to Kaguya-sama
  • Egao no Daika - This synopsis really doesn't sound great at face value. However, I do get hints of a dystopia in the making, so I might try it out to see.
  • Endro - Sounds like a standard fantasy setup. I watched Merc Storia, which sounded somewhat similar, so I can see myself watching this.
  • Girly Air Force - Oh hey, the anthropomorphic fighter jets are here. I'm a little afraid that this will end up being like Sora to Umi no Aida from this season, but it sounds different enough to try.
  • Grimms Notes the Animation - Well, I was interested in the mobile game, so I might as well try watching this. I'm sure this can only end well, right?
  • Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen - I'm really looking forward to watching this series, since I've been reading the manga for a while. For the most part, it's just a zany string of misinterpreted statements and over-the-top mental gymnastics. It tends to be funny, so I'm curious to see how it will get adapted. That being said, there isn't all too much to talk about, so I probably won't post about it.
Kakegurui xx to Mannaka no Rikkun
  • Kakegurui xx - Well, I liked the first season. I'll probably watch it, but I can't make any promises since this will likely be another Netflix experience. I usually try to limit how many Netflix shows I take in a given season.
  • Kemurikusa - Not much to go on, but I like sci-fi, I guess. I'm not familiar with the animation it's based on, but it sounds like it could be cool.
  • Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai - Honestly, I'm curious about this series. I like the concept of focusing around old school-ish airplanes.
  • Mahou Shoujo Tokushusen Asuka - Probably a pass, but I might go for it if I have time.
Meiji Tokyo Renka to Rinshi Ekoda-chan
  • Mob Psycho 100 II - Do I have to?
  • Pastel Memories - This seems like a weird concept, but I might give it a shot. It seems a bit overly convoluted, which does give me pause.
  • Piano no Mori 2 - I liked the first season and would like to see where it goes.
  • Revisions - I probably could use a mecha show for the next season. Let's give it a go.
Star Twinkle Precure to Yakusoku no Neverland
  • Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari - I liked reading the manga for this series, so I'll definitely be watching it. As fair warning, the show has a decent number of warm moments, but being Naofumi is largely suffering. I kind of like the concept of the rejected summoned hero in this isekai setup, which is why I read it, but it's not going to be lighthearted.
  • Ueno-san wa Bukiyou - Sure, why not?
  • Virtual-san wa Miteiru - Oh, is the meme taking over?
  • W'z - Yeah, that doesn't sound familiar at all. This premise seems a bit sketchy, but I might try it out to see what happens.
  • Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita - Might be good to pass the time.
  • Yakusoku no Neverland - I started reading the manga for this series, but I ended up dropping off. It has a nice post-apocalyptic setting and a grim atmosphere to it. I might end up watching the series to see if it goes better this time.

Summary

General thoughts – It seems like there's a lot of continuations on this list. It's nice to see that shows are getting continuations, but it does feel a bit restricting when I haven't watched a lot of them before. Also, the list itself is a lot shorter than the previous season, so maybe I can just relax this season. I'm good with that.

Potentially covering - Dimension High School, Dororo, Kakegurui xx, Kemurikusa, Revisions

Definitely watching - Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai, Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai, Piano no Mori 2, Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari, Yakusoku no Neverland

Maybe watching - 5-Toubun no Hanayome, Bermuda Triangle, Boogiepop wa Warawanai, Circlet Princess, Doukyonin wa Hiza, Egao no Daika, Endro, Girly Air Force, Grimms Notes the Animation, Mob Psycho 100 II, Pastel Memories, Ueno-san wa Bukiyou, W'z, Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita

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