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My (Twitter) reactions to the first episodes of the Fall 2015 season

Since I want to do less of my blogging just on Twitter (cf), I've decided to collect here all of my tweeted reactions to the first episodes I've seen (in the order I saw them).

  • Heavy Object episode 1: Meh. It's a reasonably well made, reasonably well done generic work. You know the drill by now.

  • Noragami Aragoto episode 1: Maybe I'm in a grumpy mood, but nothing in this episode really (re)hooked me. It was okay but needed a spark.

  • K - Return of Kings episode 1: It was fun to get back together with these people, but not much actually happened this episode.

  • Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry ep 1: This is a decently competent and essentially generic instance of what it is. You know all the parts by now.

  • Utawarerumono - Itsuwari no Kamen ep 1: All setup, no hook. As setup goes it was okay & different than usual, but that's not really enough.

  • Gakusen Toshi Asterisk episode 1: This is clearly LN based, but wow, it actually has energy and knows how to be interesting and intriguing.

  • One Punch Man episode 1: This was okay and I smiled a few times, but the next episode better have a whole new set of jokes.

  • Concrete Revolutio episode 1: However crazy and stylish this was, it was once again a case of all setup and basically no hook.

  • Comet Lucifer episode 1: At least there's something like a hook here, even if it feels like they crammed too many obscure hints in this ep.

  • Iron-Blooded Orphans episode 1: It's a giant robot war story. It's cliched but not abjectly stupid, and sometimes clever and a bit subtle.

  • Owarimonogatari episode 1: On the one hand, that sure was a lot of talking and nothing else. On the other hand, I did stay interested in it.

  • Perfect Insider episode 1: That was interesting in a way that most shows aren't, even if I have no idea where it's going or what it's about.

  • Garo - The Crimson Moon episode 1: I'm sad to say that there's no special reason to care about this, no special spark like the original.

  • Sakurako-san episode 1: That was decent, but it would have been a bunch better without the LN protagonist and the need for him.

  • Hidan no Aria AA: nope. Just nope. In the short amount I watched this did less than nothing to offset my bad memories of the original. (also, and I'd have been happier listening to myself about giving it a try)

Anything with a → link has additional discussion in the replies to my tweet (sometimes more tweets from me, sometimes talking with other people).

(Having done this by hand once, clearly I need to automate it for next season. Or at least do it piece by piece as I make these tweets, instead of well after the fact.)

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