Winter 2016 – First Impressions, Part Two

The week keeps chugging along, and mediocre shows keep piling up one by one. It seems this really will be a light season, but I don’t really need that many airing shows to feel content, and it’s looking like we’ll just about manage that. To accompany ERASED’s excellent premiere, Showa Genroku Rakujo Shinji turns in perhaps my favorite first episode so far, and BBK/BRNK pulls off a classic action-adventure opening strong enough to almost make up for its hideous, soul-breaking CG characters. I’m guessing we’ll only get one or two more watchable shows out of the remaining picks, but if that just means more time for Hyouka, I’m perfectly okay with that. Anime may be mostly bad, but “mostly bad” spread out across several decades of releases means we’ve still got plenty of backlog to get through.

Luck & Logic

You can check out the overall list of shows over at ANN, or scroll on down for my new scores and links to individual reviews. Anime ho!

Showa Genroku Rakujo Shinji – 5/5

BBK/BRNK – 3.5-4.5/5

Luck & Logic – 3/5

Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn – 2.5/5

Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R – 2/5

Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation – 1/5

3 thoughts on “Winter 2016 – First Impressions, Part Two

  1. Reactions on BBK/BRNK are pretty much what I figured. “Damn those are pretty backgrounds, but why are those characters so dead?”

    I appreciate, though, how you split up the rating to account for the visual handicap it’s got going for it. Otherwise, I’m really looking forward to seeing more of the show.

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