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The Best and Worst of Spring 2018, May 13-19




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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:49 pm Reply with quote
Very happy about the rise of LoGH DNT, an excellent series that does not get much attention aside from astonishing amount of hate in the beginning.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:42 am Reply with quote
HINAMATSURI, MEGALOBOX and the rise of and increasing quality in Legend of the Galactic Heroes are the ones I think I will remember past the season of the new entries. All of these hits highlights in their respective genre of "comedy", "sports" and "science fiction/politics" genres for me (so far this year, though we're only half way through).

I actually haven't been able to watch the most recent Darling in the Franxx episodes, but I see that it keeps swinging like never before, so I guess I should get to that before some spoiler hits me in the face. I think Zero Two is probably the best waifu candidate so far this year (as there's basically been no other grade A waifus imo), and she's probably the only reason why I'm being pulled back in time and time again.

I have to admit I'm a bit worried about returning "fan favorites" dominating the top, though I guess it can't be helped as they're mostly big guns.

#3. Lupin the Third: Part 5
#4. Steins;Gate 0
#5. Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
#6. My Hero Academia (season 3)


I'm kinda at fault myself for pushing the Steins;Gate 0 where I know it's my fan-frenzy that push it into scores it perhaps doesn't deserve (though it's not bad by any means).
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 10:50 am Reply with quote
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory sure took a dive, I haven't been watching it as I'm waiting for the Blu-Ray so I can listen to the dub, so I'm curries to know what has caused this reaction. Episode 2 did well in the rankings and that was the one with the 3DCG car chase, whtat's this done to top that?
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2018 11:16 am Reply with quote
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The only reason I can think of is that it goes to a new setting and focuses more on a new girl. I didn't rate it as having a substantial quality drop-off, so I'll be curious to see how long that dip lasts. (Episode 6 is currently scoring a bit higher in the community poll.)
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