It’s been about a month since I last posted, so I thought I would give you all an update. At the end of August, I began my journey to finish my bachelor’s degree. I’m taking 12 credit hours in addition to working full-time at the law firm. It’s been challenging, but a welcomed challenge. That being said, the time I have for anime and cooking has been severely compromised. Rest assured, I haven’t forgotten about y’all!
Let’s talk anime for a bit. I had high hopes for the season. Maybe its because my personal life is hectic, but I am having a lot of trouble continuing some of these shows. Here are the top three that started with a bang, but left me choking on the gunsmoke.
Drug Store in Another World
I just can’t find the motivation to watch this one. I got three episodes in and gave up. It’s not a bad anime, but it lacks watching power. One one hand, it’s cute. You have the protagonist who wants to honestly help people with his craft, except the situations are a bit over the top. It didn’t grab my attention like I thought it would.
The Detective is Already Dead
I really, really wanted to like this one. It had a fun premise of crime and mystery, except it took a drastic turn into the unbelievable. Now, I know that sounds rich coming from someone that watches anime, but even I expect a modicum of realism. Without giving anything away, let’s just say it took a supernatural turn that left me a bit jaded.
Peach Boy Riverside
I also wanted to like this one very much. I can’t really say what caused me to fall off the bandwagon. I think, for me, the progression is really slow. It has a really cool concept and maybe I just need to give it a few more episodes. However, currently, it’s not getting the playtime I thought it would.
Which Shows Still Have My Attention
Tsukimichi – Moonlit Fantasy
This is such a light-hearted anime that I’ve enjoyed each week. There is a nice underlying story. Human gets sucked into another world where the goddess of the world rejects him and banishes him to the wastelands of the world with the inability to talk to other humans. However, he can communicate with the demi-humans of the world. He enters contracts with a couple of followers that are filled with personality. The show focuses on the protagonist interacting with his followers and forming strong bongs with the demi-humans of the world. It’s been interesting and an easy watch for me.
Seirei Gensouki (Spirit Chronicles)
Admission. I like this anime because the main character is a discount Kirito. It gives me Sword Art vibes that I dig. I also like the story behind this anime. The main character becomes super powerful in his quest to avenge his parents. On the way, we learn a lot about his past and the potential consequences of his revenge. I enjoy watching this show every week.
How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
The fact that I am religiously watching this anime each week shocked me. I thought it was going to get boring fast, but in fact, the opposite happened. I like to call this a “big brain” anime. There is a lot of strategy going on as our protagonist tries to run a nation. I enjoy his week to week struggle to help solve the issues of the nation he was forced to be king of. I really enjoy it.
Anyhow, do you have any anime that you thought you would like and ended up not watching it? Are you watching anything right now that you thought you wouldn’t like? Let me know in the comments.
Hopefully, I can get into a regular posting habit again. School and work have me pretty tied up, but I’ll try to post at least once a week until things calm down. The new anime season should be coming up in a few weeks, so I am looking forward to that.