Anime Taste Testing: Winter 2016

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Because I’ve had more time up my sleeve these past few days than anticipated (and because I’m allergic to the cold and am thus spending more time in my room with the heat blasting), I watched several more shows than originally planned. Best go for that toilet break now, this is going to take longer than usual. As always, shows are in order of worst to best and ratings are based on only the first episode of each. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Summer 2015 (Part II)

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I’d normally do my follow-up taste testing post around the season half-way mark, but as I’ll be overseas and computer-less the whole of August, I thought I might as well get it done a bit earlier before I left. Incidentally, this is Otaku Lounge’s 100th post! A big thank you to everyone who’s helped and encouraged me so far, and I hope to write many more posts in the future. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Summer 2015

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Just in time to catch the start of the familiar drone of cicadas, the new batch of anime is here! Personally, I intend to enjoy it while luxuriating in front of my brand spankin’ new aircon unit – even through I’ll also be internally wincing nearly every single time I come across someone else’s obligatory first impressions post. (You guys do know that ‘summer’ isn’t a proper noun, right? Or maybe you just really like Capitalizing Unnecessary Words, in which case, sorry for prematurely judging you.) Anyhow, onto the shows! As usual, I’ll be going in order of my impressions from worst to best based on the premiere episode of each title. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Winter 2015 (Part II)

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I don’t know that I buy into the idea of winter (or any one specific season for that matter) being traditionally the worst in terms of new anime releases, but what I can say with confidence is that as far as the sheer number of decent titles go, the line-up this winter is indeed pretty dire. Of the four shows I picked up at the beginning of the season, I’m heartily enjoying two of them, have now dropped one of them, and am continuing to watch the other mostly out of stubbornness. Continue reading

Anime Taste Testing: Winter 2015

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Is it just me, or is the amount of fanservice-laden anime about cutesy girls doing cutesy things particularly rampant this season? I don’t altogether mind – I welcome the chance to catch up on my somehow ever-increasing list of older titles – but it does certainly limit the number of winter shows on my watch-list. Continue reading