I figured I’d go for a bit of a bumper post this week – so I’m posting five images instead of my usual three.
Also, I figured I would post a little warning here – I’m often tempted to discuss some of the happenings of whatever I post, and I’ve avoided it thus far. Not that I think anyone reads them, but in case you do, the potential for spoilers lie ahead.
I should probably mention that each of the shows contained in today’s post are shows I’m genuinely enjoying this season.
Despite not really containing a great deal of depth, Tsugumomo has managed to retain a reasonable level of entertainment value – for me at least. So there was maybe a bit of an over-emphasis on loli-fanservice in the last couple of episodes. I wouldn’t go out and recommend Tsugumomo as a must-watch of any sort, but if you’re bored and have some time to kill, it may be worth giving it a look.
Pictured below: Kiriha (SFW loli version)
Source: 桐葉さん | 仙岳病患 [pixiv]
This series turned out to be much more than I expected. I was expecting a fairly bland adventure story, and I was pleasantly surprised to find some depth, especially with regards to the characters and their interactions. The backstory itself isn’t all that bad either. In any case, we have entered the final showdown stage, with Zero facing her nemesis – no surprises with regards to who this turned out to be. And I’m wondering if Youhei will finally have his chance to become fully human – or if he will take it.
Pictured below: Zero, with Youhei in the background
Tsuki ga Kirei is a genuinely touching middle-school romance story – awkward in all the right ways. And as I watch the two protagonists fumble their way through their first romantic experience I usually find myself hoping – really, really hard – that things will work out for them. Of course, things are never going to be that straightforward or easy, and I sense a couple of potential speed bumps approaching in the coming episodes.
It’s going to be hard to watch.
Pictured below: Mizuno and Azumi
Source: この二人ムズムズします。 | ばんちょう [pixiv]
This mouthful can just be called Sukasuka – it’s pretty, but also pretty average. Some may say below average. It hasn’t really done a good job of defining itself, or of trying to set itself apart from anything else airing this season. It’s been a fairly easy watch though, because despite the harem potential that was available, the series pretty much hasn’t strayed from the main romance.
Pictured below: Ctholly
Soure: すかすか | ハジメカナメ [pixiv]
My last featured series for the week is Saekano’s 2nd season. I particularly enjoyed the fact that the finalisation of the circle’s game wasn’t also the conclusion of the series, and that the series is now diving into the aftermath. Which puts particular focus on Tomoya’s relationship with his three partners.
Kato Megumi has been the stand-out character for me this season, showing the biggest apparent change from what she was at the beginning of the first season.
Pictured below: Kato Megumi
Source: ストレートロング | ミズキ [pixiv]