Hello my pandas and welcome to another seasonal wrap-up with yours truly!
I gotta prefiset this post before we jump in. My boyfriend has been recently obsessed with Dave Portnoy’s “One Bite Pizza Reviews” channel on YouTube. Anyone else heard of this channel? If you haven’t I’ll let you in on how the channel works. Dave goes around to pizza parlors in the U.S. to try different pizza pies and officially gives them a “one bite” score from 0 to 10. Granted the pizza is just plain ol’ cheese pizza but you get the general idea. Dave has never given a 10 out of 10 score because he believes if you give something a 10 you have nowhere else to go from there. Which is completely understandable!
Lately, I’ve been thinking about this type of rating score myself. Should I be doing this with anime series/movies/OVA’s? Or should I still give a score of 10 to something I truly enjoy? It’s hard to say because I believe some shows do deserve a 10 out of 10 score, but then again every anime has some type of flaw…so is it REALLY deserving of a 10? I think this time around we are gonna do the “one bite” scoring here for this seasonal wrap-up. I felt like it was time to change things up and see how it goes. I have always believed that change is a good thing. So that it where we are at today my pandas! We are moving forward and doing things differently. If you want to check out Dave’s “One Bite Pizza Reviews” channel I will link it right here for y’all to watch (he had Stone Cold Steve Austin on one of the episodes so I will link that one since he is my favorite wrestler 😉 ): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tnf52rtC3Y.
Another thing to note! I haven’t been breaking up some of these series into first courses or second courses since some of these seasonal anime series run 24 episodes but bleed into the next season (i.e. spring into summer or summer into fall). So if the series is still on going I will now be noting if the series is in the first half or second half next to the title of the anime. Hopefully that makes sense to you all! XD For my returning followers you guys already know how my wrap-up scoring works, but if you are a new follower I will explain it once again. I state what anime I watched, rate it on a scale from 1 to 10, and simply state whether or not I would recommend it to you guys. It’s just that easy! If you want to check out last seasons wrap up you can do so here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/06/28/spring-anime-wrap-up-spring-has-sprung-and-finally-moved-over-for-summer-anime-season/.
Let’s get this party started my pandas! (P.S. the sizing of the gifs may be off once again. Sorry guys!)
1. Vinland Saga (First Cour)
Studio: Wit Studio
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Drama, Seinen
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10. Excited for the Infinite Train movie!
2. Demon Slayer (Second Cour)
Genres: Action, Demons, Historical, Shounen, Supernatural
My Rating: 9.2 out of 10. Excited for the Infinite Train movie!
3. O Maidens in Your Savage Season
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
My Rating: 9.1 out of 10. Mari Okada outdid herself with this series! I also wrote a whole dedicated post to this show. You can check it out here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/08/11/o-maidens-in-your-savage-season-the-entangled-ever-so-confusing-flavors-of-youth/.
4. Fruits Basket *2019 Edition* (Second Cour)
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
My Rating: 9 out of 10 for all the feels and nostalgia.
Genres: Music, Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, Shounen Ai
My Rating: 8.6 out of 10. I’m still in my feels after this series.
6. Carole and Tuesday (Second Cour)
Genres: Sci-Fi, Music, Drama, Romance
My Rating: 8.4 out of 10. The second half lost me for a few episodes but reeled it back in with the ending episodes.
7. DanMachi Season 2
Studio: J.C. Staff
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
My Rating: 8 out of 10. Aiz and Haruhime are bae ❤
8. Fire Force (First Cour)
Studio: David Production
Genres: Action, Supernatural, Shounen
My Rating: 7.9 out of 10. You all know how I feel about Fire Force over on Twitter lololz
9. Dr. Stone (First Cour)
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Genre: Sci-Fi, Shounen, Adventure
My Rating: 7.8 out of 10. Enjoyable show but I don’t think it’s worth all the hype #sorrynotsorry
10. To the Abandoned Sacred Beast
Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Military, Shounen
My Rating: 7.6 out of 10. Totally in love with Schaal :3
11. Skilled Teaser Takagi-san Season 2
Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7.6 out of 10. Solid second season for Takagi-san!
12. Cop Craft
Source: Light Novel
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Police, Magic, Fantasy
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10. Animation was a little off in some episodes but I love Tilarna and Kei together. Best duo from this season!
13. The Demon Girl Next Door
Studio: J.C. Staff
Source: 4-koma Manga
Genres: Comedy, Magic, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10. Keep up the good work Shamiko 😀
Studio: Production I.G, LandQ studios
Genres: Action, Demons, Supernatural
My Rating: 6.8 out of 10. Not the greatest series out there but I still am intrigued by Bem, Bela, and Belo.
Astra Lost in Space
And there we have it! I watched a total of 14 shows this summer season which was better than last years summer season. My fall watch season is going to be JAMMED packed! If you haven’t checked out what I’ll be watching for fall season be sure to click here to check it out: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/08/28/whats-coming-up-wednesday-im-falling-for-you-3/. What was your favorite new show from summer season? My top choices were Vinland Saga and O Maidens in Your Savage Season. Of course Demon Slayer KILLED it in the second half of it’s showing but we all know that was a spring season release. Any shows you are really hyped for during the fall season? Besides all the continuing series I am getting really exited for No Guns Life. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is good! That is going to do it for me today. Remember to stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas! I’ll catch you all in my next post. MUAH! XOXO
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