No Guns Life ep. 1 was interesting and entertaining. Felt like kind of an over-the-top Blade Runner theme with a dash of comedy. Really liked the "nun" bad-girl, her voice work was really good and hot villains are the best. The main character himself is ... on the silly side ... but it's anime. What can you do.
Mairimashita! Iruma-kun is basically a Disgaea game. Not bad, not great. Human kid attending a high school in the Netherworld while trying to keep anyone from finding out he's human and eating him. He banana peels his way past obstacles and accidently makes others think he's super-powerful. Looks like he'll form a harem of demon-girls. Not a bad way to go out.
Beastars sp. 1 was flat-out excellent. Better than the manga, in my opinion, at least to start with. More concise and connected. The art is better and the animation is fluid. The movements are lifelike and the eyes and faces of the animals are expressive, especially with conveying the nervousness of the herbivores. The music and sound are SUPERB, and the voicework, too. Another thing I like is that we're getting to see Haru's point of view right from the start, including the bullying she has to endure. Looks like Orange has a damn good follow up to the fantastic Land of the Lustrous. Adapting manga that's amazing yet different from the norm seems to be working for them.
I did put it on my watch list after seeing that it was about "tennis" & stuff, I'm glad to see some good feedbacks around it ^^ I'll give time to watch it this weekend I guess.
I honestly had no special interest in it and it was probably 50/50 whether I would skip it or not. Sports anime is often the same formula with a different skin. The best indicator of quality is usually feedback regarding the manga--as with something like Chihayafuru--but I'd never heard of this (turns out it's an anime original). However, something about the cover image made me feel that it might not be the same old recycled material so I decided to give it a try.