Popular Anime of 2016 I Didn’t Like

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I started doing this kind of post around the same time last year, when I realised there were at least a small handful of new season shows that plenty of bloggers raved about while my own feelings were, at best, only lukewarm. While I don’t necessarily think my tastes are wildly different from any other anime blogger out there, it gives me a chance to talk about those titles released over the past year that didn’t push quite the same buttons for me. (And besides, since I’m saving my annual anime wrap-up until spring as usual, I gotta talk about something while everyone else is releasing those 2016 best-of posts, right?) Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Spring 2016 (Part II)

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I know I say every season that I plan on being ruthless and dropping a lot if shows fail to impress me, but I guess I must have really meant it this time because holy crap I’ve dropped a ton. Fifteen shows originally went in to my weekly watch-list trials. Only five of them are still around. Ouch. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Spring 2016

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And with barely a break in the proceedings (or actually, not any break at all), the spring anime are out of the gate. I’ve got precious little time up my sleeve this season and am feeling the need to be ruthless, so don’t be surprised to see plenty of titles being dropped between now and the next couple of weeks. In fact, let’s get started on that right now, shall we? Continue reading