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Going off that, best season of 2016 was difficult to call.

Winter 2016 Highlights

Snow White With The Red Hair Season 2
DRRR Final Season
KonoSuba Season 1 
ERASED

vs

Spring 2016 Highlights 

Luluco
Assassination Classroom Season 2
Tanaka-Kun (My AOTS/AOTY)



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pokoko said:
This season isn't looking so good, especially not in comparison to the last few.

Well it was clear that it was not going to beat last season, not that many seasons could. But I at least hoped for a lot better considering the interesting stuff.

Then again the best stuff is still upon us!

Maidragon
Kemono Friends
Gabriel Dropout
Little Witch Academia
Konosuba
Hand Shakers(maybe)

We got a lot of trash already out of the way. It can only go upwards!



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My AOTY for 2016 was Assassination Classroom S2. It really surprised me in a good way, and I deeply enjoyed it as one of the best anime I've ever seen.



 

 

LuckyTrouble said:
My AOTY for 2016 was Assassination Classroom S2. It really surprised me in a good way, and I deeply enjoyed it as one of the best anime I've ever seen.

Nice, glad I'm not alone. 
I actually thought it started kind of slow, but looking back, it really enhanced the impact of the final few episodes. Now I can't help but see the overall package as amazing, knowing where it at all ends up.
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3-Gatsu no Lion surprised me. I didn't realize Kyouko's 'boyfriend' was actually a married man. Seems like a real scumbag...I guess we finally have an antagonistic character...hopefully he's beaten in the next few episodes. *paces*  
I miss Bump of Chicken. Not really digging the new OP yet...but maybe it'll grow on me.


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Super_Boom said:
Ao no Exorcist was my most hyped show this season, but since I read the manga, I'll probably be that annoying guy that complains about them omitting or rushing something. Despite that, enjoyable first episode. I watched the first season so long ago, I forgot how many memorable voice actors are in this. Hana Kana as Shiemi, Yuki Kaji as Konekomaru, that guy who voices Zoro and Hijikata as Bon. Crazy.

Still...I'm surprised they basically ignored the conclusions to the first anime. Back before the season was announced, I was expecting it to be like Fullmetal Alchemist, and start fresh with the introduction before getting into the manga material, but it's just starting right at the plot divergence from the first anime. I guess this anime's target audience is mostly people who read the manga...or just forgot what happened in the first one. *shrug*

Your post was really helpful. I watched the first season a few years back now, and I had forgotten basically everything that happened. The new season is consistent with the first season up through portions of episode 17 based on my rewatch. Looking at the synopsis for the other 10 or so episodes, I vaguely remember them, and I'm kind of glad I mostly forgot them. The plot really went off the rails and just went worst case scenario without leaving any room for real character growth. There was no reasonable way to pull the show back on track from that filler arc, and making it at all was kind of a mistake.

Overall, I'm somewhat glad they decided to stick with it since I didn't need them spending 12 episodes recreating and consolidating the first season, but it makes episode 17 of season one weird. Without it, you won't fully understand where the show is at in the first episode of this season, but with it, you already have first interactions between Rin and everybody else that suddenly don't matter because this episode recreated those interactions on the train. It should be more of a clean break from here on out, but it was kind of a sloppy way to continue the series, even with the flashbacks for the sake of solidifying what events were actually relevant from the end of the first season's canon episodes.



 

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LuckyTrouble said:

Your post was really helpful. I watched the first season a few years back now, and I had forgotten basically everything that happened. The new season is consistent with the first season up through portions of episode 17 based on my rewatch. Looking at the synopsis for the other 10 or so episodes, I vaguely remember them, and I'm kind of glad I mostly forgot them. The plot really went off the rails and just went worst case scenario without leaving any room for real character growth. There was no reasonable way to pull the show back on track from that filler arc, and making it at all was kind of a mistake.

Overall, I'm somewhat glad they decided to stick with it since I didn't need them spending 12 episodes recreating and consolidating the first season, but it makes episode 17 of season one weird. Without it, you won't fully understand where the show is at in the first episode of this season, but with it, you already have first interactions between Rin and everybody else that suddenly don't matter because this episode recreated those interactions on the train. It should be more of a clean break from here on out, but it was kind of a sloppy way to continue the series, even with the flashbacks for the sake of solidifying what events were actually relevant from the end of the first season's canon episodes.

Glad I could help. 

And I think it'll work in the end, even if seems confusing at first. I like the series, but I don't really want to watch the same thing again. It would have been helpful to do a episode 0 to lead up to this...but who knows if people want to watch that.

What is kinda funny though...is that the recent manga (well past 15 chapters or so), have been using some similar plot points to what was used in the anime-original content from the first season. Which means this new anime will ignore the original content, only to potentially get back into it again if it keeps going long enough. Just hope they don't reuse all of it...since I thought the Sympathetic Satan story was kinda dumb.



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Alright, since my last update I've finished Nichibros and the first season of Fate/Zero. Starting the second season tonight, and then holding a small memorial service for my free time since spring semester starts tomorrow.

Oh, one more thing. It's a little late, but I'd like to send out a thank you to Pokoko, whom I believe recommended NHK to me a long time ago. To be honest I actually only finished the show this winter, as I barely made it halfway in my first attempt over a year ago (otaku pandering kinda turned me off to it before, but this time around I was able to understand better). I'm not sure I'd like to talk openly about why the show resonated so deeply with me, but I'm so glad I've finished it now, as painful and depressing as it was. So again, thank you for the recommendation. I plan on reading the novel this year.

Anyhow, I'm off!

PS: I really really really really love Gen Urobuchi's writing!

PPS: I was debating whether or not I should do this, but I did it so I might as well share. I made a MAL profile to track my shows and have realized that you can add friends on it. You're welcome to check in on me and leave loving remarks if you so please, although a certain pirate may be affronted at how I have rated Haruhi :D



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AOTY Jojo Part 4
Best Boy Sakamoto fron Sakamoto Desu Ga?
Best Girl Luluco from Space Patrol Luluco
Best OP Occultic;Nine
Best ED Kuma Miko
Favorite Cast Jojo Part 4
Best Comedy The Art Club Has a Problem?
Best Drama Erased
Best Fight The Final Battle, Space Patrol Luluco
Best Art Direction Space Patrol Luluco
Best Soundtrack Jojos Part 4
Best Surprise Saiki Kusuo Psi No Nan
Biggest Disappointment Kuma Miko :(
Best Feel Good Show The Art Club Has a Problem?

Snubbed: Konosuba



Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda Muda!!!!


Welp, there it is. AOTY and best girl. Actually it's bestest girl. I never expect a perfect anime but I also always forget what Trigger is capable of. I still can't believe we're getting a full season of this wonderful piece of art.

And the faces, oh the faces!

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Just finished LWA episode 1. Was glorious, can't believe we get 25 episodes :o