Twenty-two shows entered, six shows left. After a rough first week, only a handful of opening episodes left me interested enough to continue. Now that the second week has come and gone, and it’s time to see if anything lived up to its meager potential.
I had very low hopes for this. A show about voice actresses sounds about as appealing as a show about watching various kinds of paint dry. Even if the paint is pink and has cute strawberry accessories. The cutesy art and writing style wasn’t doing it any favors either. But as it turns out, educational value goes a long way.
It’s hard to say much about GOD EATER. It’s not particularly good or particularly bad. The 3D art is sorta ugly, but not enough to stop watching a show for. Even the action scenes are kind of dull.
Prison School makes me wish I was an extreme masochist, because then I’d get to be pandered to by a wonderfully shameless show. In fact, it’s so bizarre that it’s almost watchable in spite of the subject matter.
Do you love school so much, you wish you could live there? Meet Yuki and the other wacky members of the Living At School Club! For these kids, school life never ends. A bomb could go off outside, and they probably wouldn’t even notice! Ha ha… n-not that something like that would happen! This is just a normal story about the crazy everyday life of four girls!
Himouto is one of the darkest shows of the season. It’s a psychological horror of some sort, chronicling the emotional torture of an unfortunate teenage boy at the hands of a Machiavellian devil. A clever shapeshifter pretending to be a human, she delights in showing him, and only him, her true form, knowing that even if he told someone the truth, they would never believe him.
Take one part monster girls, add five parts boring submissive male protagonist. Stir well. Boil for twenty-five minutes in well-aged cliches. Add nosebleeds to taste. Serve on a bed of total nonsense.