So, as you may expect, I can’t cover every show in each season. However, that doesn’t mean that I’m only watching seven shows each season. So here’s the rundown of the shows that were either too full of fluff or not long enough for regular posts. Just so you know, I tend to watch a lot of short series because they require much lower time commitment.
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? (S2)
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t paying that much attention to the first season of this show. I thought it was cute in the first few episodes, but eventually lost interest. This season was more of the same, but I felt like I was at least watching it (rather than having it run in the background). Whether that says something about the quality of the show, I still haven’t decided. Still, while the show still had the same feel of “nothing really happening”, at least it somewhat felt like Chino was changing and continuing to push her boundaries.
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!
I was actually looking forward to this show a lot. I had read the manga and thought it was funny. The series ended up being a decent adaptation, but maybe too depressingly short. Also, I really can’t remember if they focused so much on Shuri’s chest in the manga? Maybe I just glossed over it while I was reading. I know it was a running gag, but I didn’t think it was so prevalent. Still, I think this is the best of the short series from this season if you want to kill a few minutes.
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan
I know I’m not the best judge of animation quality, but I definitely noticed in this show. I actually wasn’t sure what was going on most of the time…was it actually trying to have a story? If you like the way Hakone looks, it’s not much effort to watch this series, otherwise I’d say just pass on it.
How is this series two-cour? I guess the show looks pretty low-budget, so it’s probably not costing much to keep going. Basically, this show is random facts for a minute and a half, then you get “how to make cheap snacks for college kids” in the remaining time. I like to cook full meals, so it wasn’t interesting as a cooking show to me.
A lot of comedy with parodies of other shows…moving on?
Tantei Team KZ Jiken Note
So…if you’re going to make a mystery series a short series, you should really finish the mystery in each episode. I’m not really a fan of getting four minutes of mystery every week that drags on for a few weeks before finding a culprit.