My (Twitter) reactions to the first episodes of the Fall 2019 anime 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). There aren't many this time around, and I haven't been watching them very fast.
- Make My Abilities Average episode 1: This was one part ordinary
overpowered isekai and one part interesting in a meta way because of
where it starts the story. It has potential as popcorn entertainment
for me, so I'll watch it until I get bored.
- Assassin's Pride episode 1: This was rather melodramatic and over the
top, but at least it was conscious of it. Probably the tone fits the
material. But this was setup and we don't know much about what the
rest of the show will be like.
- Fairy Gone episode 13: I question re-starting this with an episode full of relatively slow flashbacks, but at least we have a bit more context now. And Suna turns out to have been about as superstition-ridden as you'd expect in its situation (ie, a lot). →
At this point it doesn't seem likely that I'm going to watch any more series this fall (as you can tell from how delayed this entry is; some shows are airing their fourth episode). There are a number of quite good series (as reported by people), but they're all in settings or genres that almost never work for me, so I've not felt the energy to check them out just in case lightning strikes this time around.
Written on 28 October 2019.