Watched the 3 more anime for this month, and since I had the time, 2 of them were 24 and 25 episodes.
Toradora (25 episodes)- This show was really good until about the 17 episode mark. 17-23 were pretty bad 24 and 25 really take the cake. Even though one could see what is coming the entire time, I still had to watch it until the end. The main guy was decent until the random shift. The main girl is the definition of tsundere. I quite enjoyed their early relationship, and I genuinely hoped that they would be successful in the end. It is kind of funny to me, some time after watching this show, I watched a generic Hollywood movie called "The Wrong Missy". The movie "surprised" me with the exact same conclusion as Toradora even though it didn't make sense at all. Toradora was obviously a lot better with the beginning and middle, but that is what 600 minutes of runtime does for you compared to 120. Despite the ending, I enjoyed the characters throughout. I enjoy SoL anime very much, but sadly when they become too serious into the romance, things can be ruined. Throughout the show I was siding with Ami. Her reactions were often the same as mine. OP and ED meh.
Edit: I forgot to mention the parent stuff really hit me hard too. Some of it was a little bit much. While also unrealistic, some of the personalities involved were too close to home.
Owari no Seraph (24 episodes)- Another vampire show with a ton of Yaoi vibes! Where is the Yuri yo!?! Joking aside, this show had a lot more action. I like that guns power was limited due to supernatural beings, so that means more swordplay. A lot of generic things happened, but I enjoyed the new ways a normal human could hope to match a vampire. One vampire in particular though was encountered many times and wasn't even close to dying. I was hoping he would die by the end of the season, but I guess he is now a main character so can't die or won't die until literally the final climax. Some of the scenes were really great though. This show is a few years old, so it seems a sequel won't be happening anytime soon. I might read the manga, but I am hoping the squad can really power up to at least match a low rank noble. OP and ED meh.
Drifting Dragons- This show reminded a lot about last exile combined with whaling propaganda. Makes me hungry for some whale/dragon meat, but of course I wouldn't dare endorse that. The focus on Gerad was meh, I was hoping to learn more about the other crew members. The grunts were pretty funny as comedy relief, but they got stories too! The baby dragon was really cute and the noises reminded me of the cat from Nioh 2. Not much happen between episode 1 and episode 12, but maybe next season substantial things will happen. OP and ED meh.
Next month I return to work, but I don't have many games to play so hopefully I keep on track.
Last edited by Farsala - on 27 May 2020