My (Twitter) reactions to the first episodes of the Fall 2017 season
As before I'm collecting here all of my tweeted reactions to the first episodes I've seen (in the order that I saw them).
- Kino's Journey episode 1: That was solid as an exercise in setting and
philosophy, with a reasonably appealing viewpoint character.
- Girls' Last Tour episode 1: That was a nice mood piece, full of great
little moments & willing to be quiet. Slice of post-apocalyptic life.
- Land of the Lustrous ep 1: That was a solid and interesting start,
even if I don't entirely like one of the character archetypes on display.
- The Ancient Magus' Bride ep 1: A good solid adaptation of a
marvelous manga. It's not as exceptional as the original but it
does a good job.
- BBB & Beyond episode 1: That was a perfectly okay adventure story
that said little beyond itself. Basically a reintroduction of everyone.
- Garo - Vanishing Line episode 1: This was decent popcorn action,
with some nice touches, some teeth-grinding bits, and not the best fights.
- Code Realize episode 1: An unexceptional implementation that doesn't
exceed its genre and thus is not for me.
- Children of the Whales ep 1: That was reasonably nice and reasonably
pretty, but it sure had a lot of exposition narration & infodumping.
- Recovery of an MMO Junkie episode 1: That was okay, but probably
not good enough to get me to watch what's going to be a romance show.
- March comes in like a Lion episode 23: A solid restart, emphasizing the positive growth in Rei's situation and probably setting things up. ♯
I've decided to skip Inuyashiki for various reasons (and Crunchyroll has the manga if I feel interested in skimming at some point). This season is probably too busy for me to look into Just Because!, since I've mostly sworn off shows set in high school, although it's getting good reviews. Finally, Juni Taisen is just not my kind of show.
(High schools and especially high school romances are basically played out for me at this point; I've seen so many that a show has to be exceptional to keep my interest. March comes in like a Lion is an exception (in the non-romance category); Toradora was an exception in the romance category.)
Written on 14 October 2017.