We’re into the final third of the season, meaning that we’re at the point where plotlines – hopefully – start making sense. It also means that we’re inundated with news of what’s coming in the new season. Not that I’ve been paying too much attention just yet, because I’m running behind as usual.
If I got more traffic to these fan-art posts, chances are I would’ve earned a bit of hate for not posting anything about YOI, but I’m not watching it, which means that it’s flying way under my radar. The show has earned itself a lot of positive comments about its clean animation sequences, especially during skating scenes. But we all know that isn’t what is earning the series all the posts on social media, and it definitely isn’t the reason many people are watching it.
Pictured below: Yuri and Victor. And A1 Pictures – whatever you do, don’t pull a Hibike! Euphonium on the fans, because they’ll fly to Japan to burn your offices down.
It’s not on top of my list of currently airing shows, but I haven’t dropped it yet, which is just as well because things are finally starting to make sense. As with many of the other shows this season, I’m still busy playing catch-up, and the initial twisty introduction combined with character designs that didn’t immediately appeal to me put the show very close to my drop-list. I’m still not entirely sure where it’s going, but at least now I’m willing to hang around and find out.
Pictured below: Kisaki Asuna and Moritsuka Shun
I’m not really enjoying this particular series as much as I enjoyed the original WIXOSS series – for some reason, I find the characters a little annoying and their individual backstories – especially the main protagonists – incredibly cliched. Basically, one clinging to a friendship while the other party decided that this thing isn’t working for them anymore.
The entire process with regards to losing is a little different, as are the rules of the game, but in the end, the overall loser still disappears and the card’s character takes over.
It has still resulted in some pretty decent fanart coming out, though. Pictured below is the main character, Suzuko, and her card’s avatar, Riru.
Not much to be said about this series, since it is a 4-minute short, but it is kind of a cute watch. It also got booted off Youtube for “excessive fanservice” after its first episode which caused a bit of a “Wut?!?” moment – as far as fanservice goes, this show is pretty tame.
Pictured below is Ai-chan.