Autumn 2018 – Weekly Roundup: Week 1

Hi guys! Yeah, late I know. Wifi issues meant I had no wifi over the weekend and yesterday but everything is back up and running. This post was supposed to come out on Sunday evening/Monday morning but it didn’t. There were shows that hadn’t aired for me when I had this post ready to go so I left them empty otherwise it would mess up my weekly posts.

Other than that, I think we had a great first week! It’ll be interesting to see how this season of anime turns out!

 

Banana Fish coverBanana Fish – ep 13

This might actually be one of my favourite episodes so far and it has nothing to do with the fact that Ash was quoting my favourite Hemingway work. I actually liked the way this story was picked to frame the narrative this week because Ash’s interpretation of it shows that his view of the world and himself is quite bleak to say the least. Hence, he needs Eiji to keep him grounded and be his guide and that is precisely why Eiji needs to see all the sides of Ash and be the one to accept him wholly. I think that’s why that last scene was so important. Even after seeing him kill someone, the one thing Eiji didn’t want or need to see, he still calls Ash his friend and is still concerned for him.

 
Fairy Tail 2018 coverFairy Tail 2018 – ep 1

This just reminded me how much I dislike Lucy’s character (there I said it) and why that has always made Fairy Tail just slightly less enjoyable for me. I think this was a very weird episode because it was a sad episode but they were trying really hard to make it a happy episode and echo the atmosphere of the show before the last big fight. Unfortunately, this just made things feel awkward but I get that it couldn’t have been anything else really. That being said, I am looking forward to seeing how much these characters have grown in the upcoming fight against Orachi Fin and if Wendy changes her mind (she probably will).

 

Gintama. Gin no Tamashii-hen 2nd Season cover

Gintama. Gin no Tamashii-hen 2nd Season – ep 14

ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! This show just went and ended with that?! I’m not mad, I just find that extremely hilarious! In true Gintama fashion, the first half gets more and more absurd as things progress and that was funny as it was but then we move to a courtroom setting where Gin moans about the problems of creating the latest seasons of Gintama and puts Sorachi on trial for this mess. I mean that’s just funny. He does pardon Sorachi and the season ends but what in the earth happens next?! Since the manga isn’t finished, I do hope for another season at some point in time but who knows what will happen?

 

Goblin Slayer coverGoblin Slayer – ep 1

The world of this anime is brutal! Almost a whole party gets killed off, there’s gang rape and gruesome deaths as well with a lot of blood splattering everywhere. I liked that what we saw everything through the Priestess’s perspective because her terror and inexperience really came through as did the group’s that she was with. Plus, her view of the Goblin Slayer made a lot of sense. He is a brutal fighter but he knows what he is doing and how to survive so even if she doesn’t think it’s right, she knows following him will mean she can survive in this world and gain experience plus, he gains a healer. I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to this or not. I guess it all rides on how the goblins and this relationship between the Priestess and Slayer comes across.

 

golden Kamuy season 2 coverGolden Kamuy Season 2 – ep 1

Has not aired yet.

 

 

 

 

 

Overlord III cover Overlord III – ep 13

The final episode of Overlord was much calmer and swifter than I expected. Gazef barely flinched before her was finished off by Ains but at least his death left a message for the Brain and Climb. It’s interesting that the sword can do damage to Ains but, that would be of no use unless they can find a way to get close to him. With e Sorcerer Kingdom now established, I guess it’s easier for Ains to play his two roles. The fact that he is using Momon as an intermediary between him and the humans might not work or it may work, who knows. Either way, he has his kingdom and the Emperor has realised how absurd his plan is. Will we get another season? Hopefully because I want to see more.

 

Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru cover Run with the Wind – ep 1

As a sucker for sports anime, it was a given that I’d watch this. This first episode was interesting and truly fast. We’re briefly introduced to the ten members that will form the team and boy are they all different! That said, I am interested to see how this plays out because Haiji seems like an interesting character who may actually have the best story out of all the boys, save the literature major (of course). One thing I did really enjoy about this episode was how it was very much its title. It was fast, like the wind and, there were a lot of wind related noises scattered throughout the episode which was quite nice. Other than that, we’ll see how this one plays out.

 

Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san cover

Skeleton Bookstore Employee Honda – ep 1

Has not aired yet.

 

 

 

 

 

Sword Art Online Alicization coverSword Art Online: Alicization – ep 1

I am sold and thoroughly invested so please be seriously good! This underworld for one, is beautiful, and not very right in the head if it wants to execute a girl for simply placing a couple of fingers in a place she’s not supposed two. Kirito’s explanation of the STL system went over my head but it seems rather interesting. I also liked the parts in GGO and I do feel that will be relevant down the line. I mean the last member from Laughing Coffin turned up with a weapon that was used for the GGO murders and attacked Kirito which was something they were talking about so I don’t think the GGO scenes were there for the sake of it. I could be wrong but I hope I’m not. Either way this Underworld looks like it has a pretty good story to tell and I’m here for the long haul so this better be a better ride than anything SAO has offered thus far!

 

Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 cover

Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3  – ep 11

Another info dump. How many more of these are there going to be before we get some action again? I liked seeing the progress that has occurred since we last saw these guys with Historia doing her role as queen and Eren mastering his new ability enough to start plugging holes and helping Hange create a new weapon. However, that was just the first little bit. Most of this episode focused on Keith’s flashback starting from how he met Grisha to when Eren became a cadet really. It’s interesting that Grisha was found on the other side of the walls with no memories but what’s more telling is that when push came to shove, he dumped whatever he set out to do, onto Eren and ran away from his own responsibilities leaving Eren with an extra bag of secrets for good measure.

 

Tsurune Kazemai Koukou Kyuudou-bu cover Tsurune: Kazemai High School’s Archery Club – ep 1

Has not aired yet.

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8 comments

  1. Run with the Wind is my favourite anime of the season, so far, and I don’t think anything will catch up. The only reason why it’s not going to end my year’s top 10, is that it’s going to be 23 episodes long and last into next year (yay!). I think I’m going to like it better than anything that aired in the last two seasons.

    Goblin Slayer… It was a well done episode, but was creepy as hell, and sadly not in an interesting way. They killed a lot of male goblins (unless I can’t tell the difference), they killed goblin children; they didn’t kill goblin women (unless I can’t tell the difference). The goblins abducted women. Don’t tell me goblin’s are exclusively male and they reproduce through other species’ wombs… This is going to be kill-the-rapsists, the anime. I so don’t want to see this, but I’m also curious if there’s a point to it. If there’s not, I’ve gone through a lot of sleaze for nothing. Should I watch the next episode? I have honestly no idea. (The slime show had more likable goblins in the second episode. Good stupid fun, that show.)

    I’ve already seen the first episode of Honda-san. It wasn’t quite as good as I hoped, but it was better than I feared. I’m probably going to watch. Hope you like it.

    I hope Tsurune is going to be more Hibike! Euphonium (which I loved) than Free!! (which I didn’t). Fingers crossed, because I always wanted to see an archery anime.

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  2. I’m sad I haven’t gotten to watch Tsurune yet. I also really like the Banana Fish episode. I love how their relationship is growing and how they are filling each other needs emotionally. It was a great episode.
    Man Goblin slayer… I hope the priest character grows quickly. I don’t think I have the patience to watch her be useless every episode. If she turns into a strong characters I’ll be happy. But dang. That was a brutal episode. I guess we know what we are getting into now.

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    • Same here. It looks like something I’ll enjoy so I was looking forward to it.
      So true. Banana Fish continues to be an amazing anime and the relationship between Ash and Eiji is just so beautiful. I’m loving seeing them interact and how they support each other. Such a wonderful relationship.
      So true. If she is useful than I’d rather she die or something. But yeah, a brutal episodes. It makes goblins from other shows look nice! Hopefully this wasn’t just a one off shock-type episode because that will be disappointing.

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        • Same here. Yeah, that’s true. She could’ve refused to join him but she still chose to go k owing how brutal his reality is which is an interesting choice. Yeah his face is the biggest mystery here. I will laugh if he turns out to be a goblin or something that predictable.

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