Seasonal Review: Spring 2020 (Part 2)

Here we go, part 2. I have 89 emails informing me of recent edits to wiki pages since March 29th I’ve been too scared to try and sift through. This post covers anime that initially aired from April 5th through April 13th.

Shachibato! President, It’s Time for Battle! (社長、バトルの時間です!)

Funimation Rating: TV-14 | Personal Rating: Teen

This one is based on a game also?? And it clearly shows based on how the worldbuilding and plot is set up. Dude convinced to take over his dad’s old role as president of an adventuring company too bad he is terrible at it and also the company is about to go bankrupt. Also I can’t not see the girl in the teal pigtails as Miku. She’s not Miku. Miku has only been in one anime. It’s ShinkalionShinkalion is a fun anime, its protagonist reminds me of my brother when he was younger.

Gleipnir (グレイプニル)

Funimation Rating: TV-MA | Personal Rating: Adult

What the actual ass. Dude one day ends up getting this weird power where he can uh, metamorphose himself into uh, basically a theme park mascot dog character type thing and gets enhanced reflexes and shit or whatever from it. Uses it to save a girl who got caught in a burning building. Girl figures out he’s the dude who did it and plot starts happening I think but at this point I was too mad about the constant gratuitous pantie shots and removal of clothes to give a shit. Also the stinger had the reveal that there are other people like our main character but this next one they meet is a girl and I’m not watching the next episode but I can basically guarantee she won’t look nearly as monstrous in her monster form.

Shironeko Project ZERO Chronicle (白猫プロジェクトZERO CHRONICLE)

Funimation Rating: TV-14 | Personal Rating: Teen

Two kingdoms both alike in dignity in fair Verona where w no wait that’s not right. Light kingdom, dark kingdom. Two sides of same coin, maintain balance, current king of dark kingdom is for some reason trying to take over the light kingdom or something which results in bad for the light kingdom for obvious reasons and also monster attacks or something for the commoners of the dark kingdom? At any rate everyone else in the main boy’s village get fucking killed. Ends up meeting a guy while he’s fucking depressed about his life for obvious reasons and is convinced to try and become the next king in order to stop bad shit from happening to everyone. Current queen of light kingdom also has some shit going on in trying to make sure the current dark kingdom king doesn’t fuck everything up forever but I remembered that a fair bit less in my mind than AllMyFriendsAreDead.pdf.

Princess Connect! Re: Dive (プリンセスコネクト!Re:Dive)

Personal Rating: Teen

I don’t remember what happened here? a dude fell out of the sky and there might have also been some weird fanservice shots I think.

Shadowverse (シャドウバース)

Personal Rating: Everyone

Yu-Gi-Oh! but on iPhones. I will be watching it the same way I watch Yu-Gi-Oh; that is, completely zoning out during the card fights and only paying attention when plot and characterization is happening. It’s about a 95-5 split.

Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater (放課後ていぼう日誌)

Funimation Rating: TV-14 | Personal Rating: Everyone

If you get squeamish about the ah, intricacies that come with fishing, then… maybe don’t. Because this anime is all about fishing, including shots of the hook in the fish’s mouth and them gutting and cooking the fish afterwards. Other than that seems to be your typical “I got coerced into a club I don’t really jive with… Unless…” anime. Rather would watch Tsuritama for my fill of fishing anime TBH. That’s a good anime. Second one I ever watched I think.

BNA(ビー・エヌ・エー)

Netflix Rating: Unknown | Personal Rating: Everyone

Beoxyribosenucleic acid. Furries. Racism against furries. Main furry character was apparently not always a furry?? The first six episodes of this all dropped at once in late March for some unholy reason but I have only watched the 1st one and will probably procrastinate for some time on trying to continue watching. Also it’s by the same guys who did Promare which I never watched.

The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED (富豪刑事 Balance:UNLIMITED)

Funimation Rating: TV-14 | Personal Rating: Teen

New detective cop in town, he’s rich as hell and kind of goes ham in the way he solves cases since he can just pay off any damages that ensue. Also a ridiculously cocky bastard. Our poor straight man put-upon detective cop not fucking having it. Gripes ensue.

APPARE-RANMAN! (天晴爛漫!)

Funimation Rating: TV-14 | Personal Rating: Everyone

Uh. Uhhhhh. 20th century?? Young man outcast oddball inventor not well liked??? Ends up running away from home/fleeing the cops from Japan all the way to Los Angeles??? Along with his poor judo frenemy??? At some point they all get into a big The Great Race sort of race as teased in the beginning of the episode but not yet?? I think that character in the lower right of the poster is supposed to be Native American and that concerns me greatly???

Woodpecker Detective’s Office (啄木鳥探偵處)

Personal Rating: Teen

Historical Meiji-era (mid 19th century–start of 20th century) anime. Poetry man helps solve murders. Almost gets evicted but not quite. They go to a red light district at some point. That’s when they saw the murder happen. Woodpecker Detective’s Office sign hung up at the end of the episode. I’ve said it before and will likely say again that historical anime tend not to be my favorite because I just don’t know a lot about Japanese history, therefore I miss out on their main draw. (inb4 i do not think anime about nobunaga as a teenage girl will help me much in learning about it) Seems like a fun anime if you enjoy the historical genre though. It’s just not for me.


Thanks for reading this disaster of a post. As always you can see my terrible taste in anime on my MyAnimeList anime list, and also how far I continue with some of these and if I drop them. See you in June I guess????????? I’ll probably be doing a lot more reviews of stupid shit when summer starts up because what the fuck else am I supposed to do with my life since I can’t work at summer camp this year for what should be obvious reasons

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