Here’s some more impressions of the Summer 2018 anime season. You can find my previous two impression articles here and here. Also, I really need to start watching more shows that aren’t on crunchyroll…


Chio’s School Road

Episodes Watched: 1

Chio’s School Road is a perfectly serviceable comedy show that just didn’t work for me. The comedy just felt flat for me at every turn because the punchline of each joke felt predictable. To me, it felt like every joke boiled down to Chio monologuing to herself about how she’ll have to do something bonkers to get to school on time and then turning away from the crazy idea for a second, only for her to do the crazy thing seconds later. This joke can be funny if used sparingly or set up well, but I feel Chio’s feel flat on both.


Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa

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Episodes Watched: 1

Christ almighty, I forgot how ugly the Kaiji series could look. To add insult to injury a large portion of the first part of the episode was largely a recap of the original Kaiji series… But yet I still like this episode. What really saved this episode for me was the narrator for the show and the humor was right up my alley. I absolutely loved how energetic the narrator was throughout the entire episode because he made everything feel so fun and exciting, which played well with the humor of the show. Plus, I love humor about bureaucracy since I am a bureaucrat myself. So, the ultra hyped narrator mixed with the laid back humor of a bureaucrat is basically designed for me.


Shinya! Tensai Bakabon

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Episodes Watched: 1

Sinya! Tensai Bakabon is revival of a pretty old anime like the new Osomatsu-San anime. Where I got a fantastic first impression of the latter, the former just didn’t click with me. Don’t get me wrong, Bakabon had some zany stuff going on in the first episode, but the timing on all the jokes felt off for me. Specifically, it felt like there was way too much built up for some of the punchlines to jokes. I wouldn’t mind checking out the series again, but I’d have to get assurance from someone that the show actually gets funnier before I jump back in.


Yuuna and the Haunted Hot Spring

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Episodes Watched: 1

Did I travel back to the 90s cus this show feels like it’d be at home back in the 90s. For those who’re unfamiliar with anime in the 90s, basically harem shows like Yuuna were a dime a dozen. Though Yuuna isn’t breaking any ground it does have a decent amount of heart to it, which was nice to see in these harem shows. Unfortunately, the show didn’t really grab my interest except in the character design department because I’m pretty familiar with this genre of anime and many of its tropes. I’ve heard that Yuuna is a pretty fun manga, so I’ll probably give the show another shot, but I’m probably only going to put it on in the background while I do other stuff.


Quick Follow Ups

Angels of Death

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Episodes Watched: 4

I started to view Angels of Death through a more B-moive horror lens (Think Evil Dead: Army of Darkness) and while it did make the show more enjoyable to watch, it was still lack luster in most of its execution. There weren’t any big boom stick moments in what I watched which was pretty sad. I may or may not continue this show based on what the ANN episodes say about the series.


Asobi Asobase

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Episodes Watched: 4

Holy crap were my initial impressions of Asobi waaaaay off. This show has to be one of the funniest shows this season. I won’t spoil the punchlines, but there is one scene where a character is writing Harry Potter slash fiction and another character finds out and it is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time.