Once upon a time, I used to watch anime with the seasons. I used to keep up with it. I used to pick out what to watch and join in on the fun. Then, I stopped. Why? Mostly because I just fell away from anime for a bit.
That’s not to say I stopped liking it. That never happened since my love was rekindled in about 2018, but I watched significantly less. Around one series a month, if that. Now, with the blog, I’ve been watching a lot more, and it’s been fun. So, I figured it’s about time I start keeping up with the seasons again.
So at the beginning of each season, I’ll talk about each series I’m watching and why I chose them. You can also look at it as a bit of foreshadowing because I’ll likely discuss some of these picks down the road in more detail.
I have no rule for how many I pick. It will be as much I want, whether that’s 5 or 15. I just want to have a good time. Let’s start with a fairly obvious one.
I will be watching season 5 of My Hero Academia. This anime is far from perfect, but I do love it, and it holds a very special place in my heart. I’ve been watching Deku go from a quiet kid to a brave hero for years now, and I love him as a character. Last season was pretty lackluster to me, even if it had some good moments. I do wish the series would pick up the pace a little bit. Whole episodes focusing on one conversation is a little much for me. Still, while the series may have lost a bit of its novelty for me, I don’t plan on leaving Deku alone anytime soon, and I hope season 5 is a fun one.
I was thrilled when I saw Iruma-Kun goes to Demon School was getting a second season. I just loved the series. I thought it had a fascinating premise and was genuinely hilarious. I don’t remember the last time an anime managed to make me laugh so consistently. It just nailed my exact, particular sense of humor. I loved the characters, their relationships with each other. I had, and still have, basically nothing bad to say about the series. It was a gem, and season 2 seems interesting. I just hope it manages to live up to what the first season was.
I’m surprised Zombieland Saga got a second season, but I’m not upset by it. It’s one of the weirdest ideas for a plot I’ve ever seen, but that led to some moments just as crazy. The wrap battle in season 1 is still one of the most memorable scenes in an anime for me. I don’t know why. It was just something special, like the series. I’m excited to see what they do. It’s a concept that has a lot of potential, as odd and morbid as dead zombie idols are. I’m sure it will be fun.
Next is the new series. The ones that aren’t just season 2, 3, or freaking 5. What I get most excited for, really.
This one I’m watching for two main reasons. The first is that I feel this is the “anime of the season.” As in the one, everyone will be talking about. I want to be able to talk about it too, ok! Second, I have a morbid curiosity that will likely kill me just like the cat one day. I don’t like the bully thing, and Please Don’t Toy/Bully/whatever it translates to, Miss Nagatora is all about that. Except the guy getting bullied falls in love with the bully. It sounds to me like it will be uncomfortable to watch, and my dumb human brain wants to see if that’s the case. Still, I have heard that the bullying thing slows down a bit, and there are some really sweet moments for our “couple,” so I’m looking forward to that. It has potential, and the art looks pretty good from what I’ve seen. Also, I can’t help but like the high levels of sass that Nagatoro has. Just don’t be a bully. That’s not cool.
Hey, the slime anime that isn’t the one with multiple seasons! This is my isekai for the season. That’s pretty much it. I’ve heard some good things. I can’t say the premise sounds that interesting or unique, but we’ll see. Sometimes these generic-looking shows can surprise you.
I’m watching SSSS. Dynazenon, purely because it takes place in the same universe as SSSS.Gridman. That anime was a treat. Akane is still one of my favorite villains ever. Will this be good? I don’t know. I’m only watching it because it’s related to Gridman. The reason I imagine most people will. I guess I fell for their trap, didn’t I?
I don’t know anything about The World Ends With You. I just know that I want to play it someday, and this anime looks incredibly unique and downright gorgeous. I just love it visually. I have no problem admitting that I’m watching it for that reason. I’m shallow, ok?
What does this one even translate to? Something about shaving high school girls, I think? I don’t know. It’s odd because Japan. I debated this one for a while, but we’ll give it a spin. It scares me, though. If done right, I think this could be one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever witnessed in my life and will probably make my little, innocent 12-year-old girl heart cry out so hard it will force my not little, innocent 12-year-old girl eyes to cry too. But if Japan, Japans this one too much, it could turn creepy as hell. This is basically me rolling the dice. Let’s see where it lands.
I picked 86 first because of the name. It’s so simple it managed to grab my attention. I also heard it might be good, and the premise sounded interesting enough. It may even be sad. It may be mediocre too. I don’t know. It gives me that vibe that it could be, but from what I’ve seen, it looks pretty good in the art department, and I do think there’s some potential. Just depends on how the story is handled. This is my “what the hell” pick.
And they’re my choices. Seems like an alright season: nothing too special, but some fun things. Will they be good? Who knows! We’ll find out.
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