July 28, 2019

Anime Spring 2019 Retrospective

I’m actually very behind on finishing up the spring season, but I wanted to get this out, so here we are.

Isekai Quartet

Isekai Quartet

I’m almost done with this one — since it’s a short and if you enjoy the shows that it’s remixing then I think it’s worth carving out a bit of time to binge it. Honestly, I was expecting more, but that may have just been my miscalibrated expectations. A second season has been confirmed, so if you like it you can expect even more.

Fairy Gone

Fairy Gone

The OST and insert songs have been the sole reason I’ve kept up with this show. Definitely mediocre but with enough substance so that I at least want to finish it.

Boku-tachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai


Another mediocre show that we definitely haven’t seen before 🙄

There is enough playfulness and banter that it was fun to follow along, but we all know who best girl is:

Uruka Takemoto

Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu


Anime of the season! So incredibly adorable and surprisingly relatable. I really hope there is a second season (but as of yet, nothing confirmed). There is a manga (which I don’t think has an official English translation yet) where I’ll hopefully be able to get even more Bocchi goodness.

Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine

Cinderella Nine

Surprisingly good, but nothing to write home about. Given the size of a baseball team, there is no opportunity to dive into the back story of every character, so we only get a few choice explorations, which is kind of a shame because there was probably a lot of good material there that just had to be cut for time.