Winter Anime Wrap-Up: Winter Doesn’t Last Forever, But Anime Series Sure Do

Moshi moshi my beautiful pandas!

I feel like it has been FOREVER since I have written anything for you all. That’s probably due to me still working during all this COVID-19 situation. That…and maybe my lack of motivation right now XD #sorrynotsorry

Today I am here to bring you my Winter Anime Wrap-Up. Winter season is finally over and we have made our way into spring season.  How is everyone enjoying spring premiers? Seems like we have some good series on our hands! I’m pretty stoked about Appare-Ranman and Balance: Unlimited. I’m still kinda bummed about a few of the series being delayed due to COVID-19, but everyone’s health and well being is what really matters. We will get to see the others soon enough!

If you are new to KawaiiPaperPandas you can check out my anime scoring changes here: https://kawaiipaperpandas.com/2019/10/02/summer-anime-wrap-up-summer-lovin-had-me-a-blast-summer-season-happened-so-fast/and if you aren’t feel free to skip down ahead to see how I scored everything for winter season!


1. Dorohedoro

Studio: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Magic, Fantasy, Seinen
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10! Dorohedoro was such a kick ass anime! Top notch content right here.


2. ID: INVADED

Studio: NAZ
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Police, Psychological
My Rating: 8.9 out of 10. Great animation, great soundtrack, and great story-line. Loved this series!


3. 22/7

Studio: A-1 Pictures
Source: Other
Genres: Music
My Rating: 8.8 out of 10. Surprise of the season for me! I enjoyed this series a lot more than I was expecting to.


4. Blade of the Immortal (Second Cour)

Studio: Lidenfilms
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Supernatural, Drama, Martial Arts, Samurai, Seinen
My Rating: 8.7 out of 10. Dropped this down a bit in score due to some of the scenes being hard to follow in the second half.


5. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Studio: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, School
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10. I love Hanako and Nene so much 😭


6. Interspecies Reviewers

Studio: Passione
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy
My Rating: 8.2 out of 10. Picked this up to see what all the fuss was about and I ended up really liking it 😆


7. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Studio: Science SARU
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, School, Seinen
My Rating: 8.1 out of 10. Great series for anime lovers.


8. My Hero Academia Season 4 (Second Cour)

Studio: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, Super Power, School, Shounen
My Rating: 8.0 out of 10. Definitely enjoyed the School Festival arc more than the Overhaul arc. And how the hell could you not love La Brava?! 😍


9. Kabukichou Sherlock (Second Cour)

Studio: Production I.G.
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
My Rating: 7.9 out of 10. Bumped this guy up .1 because the rest of the series was great!


10. Somali and the Forest Spirit

Studio: Satelight
Source: Web Manga
Genres: Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7.8 out of 10. We need to protecc Somali at all cost!!! 🥰


11. Asteroid in Love

Studio: Doga Kobo
Source: 4-koma Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, School
My Rating: 7.6 out of 10. One of the BEST girl groups in anime 💖


12. Smile Down the Runway

Studio: Ezola
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, School, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7.6 out of 10. I need more Chiyuki in my life ☺


13. The Case Files of Jeweler Richard

Studio: Shuka
Source: Novel
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Slice of Life
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10. I want Richard and Seigi to be gay together 😝


14. Heya Camp (Short)

Studio: C-Station
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
My Rating: 7.4 out of 10. I’m ready for season 2 of Laid Back Camp!


15. In/Spectre

Studio: Brain’s Base
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Shounen
My Rating: 7.3 out of 10. Lost me a little bit at the half way point but wrapped up quite nicely in the end.


16. Seton Academy

Studio: Studio Gokumi
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, School
My Rating: 7.2 out of 10. A fun anime if you need a good laugh or two.


On-Hold

Pet


Can’t believe I took on another 16 shows lololz I am now only a few anime series away from hitting the big 600. What was your favorite show from winter season? Obviously mine was Dorohedoro. I know Netflix got its claws into the licensing for it so some of you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet. It will probably be out in a few months kinda like how Beastars took a hot minute to arrive. That it going to do it for me today. I will try to work on a new Top Ten Tuesday post asap or maybe some other blogging venture when I have the energy. Have a good day, evening, or night wherever you are in the world. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas! MUAH! XOXO


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