It has to be noted that I don't watch ALL the anime this season has to offer due to obvious time limitation and this is just first impression of a few episodes in.
Seems like a serious realistic middle age political and war conflict drama. Story hasn't gone far enough yet but it has great art and production value. I definitely would continue watching it to see how it will go. The main character is a kind and weak character and I'm looking forward for his development, especially in this more gritty and bloody setting. The middle age setting is also refreshing to see amidst most anime as of late that tends to be futuristic or modern. Researches were certainly done to make the setting and culture look natural and exotic.
An eccentric person forced to teach in a high school. A used premise, but the 2 episodes I watched is decently entertaining. However, the mediocre art is a bit of a turnoff. I'll stay for a few more episodes and see if the humour and characters could be better. But eh, it has Hiroshi Kamiya as the lead voice, so there's that for some people.
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (DanMachi):
I cheated and went to read the manga after the skepticism I had watching the first episode. It's trash and exemplifies what is exactly wrong with the current action fantasy genre. My rant towards how utterly insultingly bad the manga is could be another journal update itself but let's just say it's so terrible and mindblowingly shallow and self-gratifying, I hate it with passion and I hate you guys who think it's good and failed to see what's wrong with it. It's a fucking shame to see a seemingly high production value to go to a series like this.
Kemonomimi harem fanservice ahoy. Humorous, plenty of physical gag and fanservice to enjoy. However, the biggest draw is the chibi 3DCG battle scenes. It looks pretty, polished, and smooth while being exciting. The main neko is a bit too loud and dumb of a character but with large cast of kemonomimi, I'm looking forwards for more focus on other characters and generally decent albeit slapstick humour.
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic:
Continuation of Kiniro Mosaic and it's as cute and funny as ever. One of my favourite this season and is still a very solid moe blob slice of life type. I would recommend both this and the first season if you like cute girls doing cute stuffs, and occasional fake gaijin accent trying to speak Japanese. It's a feel-good anime that everyone should watch.
Kyoani's anime for this season featuring brass band members with lots and lots of characters. What astonishing about Kyoani's anime is, how full of life their characters are. I really enjoyed all the smaller nuances in the characters interactions and their dialogues. I love how natural their conversation seems and well and harmonized they are in the setting. Anime is not just about what is the main plot and premise, but how also smaller aspects like how the characters talk to each other and various small movements they do. Well, this is just me but I always admire Kyoani's cinematography. Eventhough there's a few main characters, they all feel equal to other side characters. It gives credence to the how 'full of life' the characters are and how I appreciate them as a more fleshed out characters in an equal setting. It's interesting and compelling and I'm looking forward on how they will improve as a band.
Houkago no Pleiadas:
Originally a bunch of OVAs few years back and now it's an anime. Great cute art, and various reference to aeronautics and astronomy. It did not stray away from the normal innocent mahou shoujo genre formula, but it is very interesting on how they focused on teamwork and team cohesion rather than just power of friendship solves all. Great and entertaining character interactions and dynamic between the cute girls. The fallible and flawed antagonist-rival-villain is an interesting sight. The friendship between the 2 main girls is also very heartwarming.
This feels like Durarara, but in New York, in a more supernatural setting. With jazz. The interesting setting sells it, and the roundabout storytelling reminds me of Durarara, which is good. Lots of characters which I'm looking forward to see more.
Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid:
I haven't really watch this but if you're a fan of Nanoha, you should watch it. It's a sequel for a series from 8 years so there's that.
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku:
Ugh, as much as I like yuri, I don't like dumb, loud, rabid sexual predator of a yuri girl like the lead character. I watched the first 2 episodes and I dislike her already. The setting feels like Baka Test, but only less humorous and more typical shounen-ish. It's hard to not watch it without grain of salt.
Nagato Yuki-chan No Shoushitsu:
A spinoff of a rather old Haruhi series. Yuki is a hopeless trainwreck in love, but she's cute if you're into that. Kyon is as snarky and entertaining as ever and is still voiced by the godly Sugita which to me is the biggest reason to watch this. It's a funny and entertaining slice of life series and Haruhi fans should definitely watch it.
I liked the first season but even then I think it's pushing it on how many girls are falling for the lead character, and how hopeless they can be. I think SHAFT made it more entertaining than it should be. But iunno, I think I'm gonna ditch this knowing that the manga is endlessly going for romcom aspect without any real development in the rom part. This is just me but don't let me stopping you. I'm just not a fan of lead characters being treated like he's the only decent guy in the universe for all the girls to fall in love with.
While the concept of the blurry line between human and human-like robot is nothing new, this anime still interests me with the setting and established rules about the robots. What is also interesting is the position the protagonist is in, being someone who works to take away and terminate the robots. Hints were dropped here and there that is fairly thought-provoking and the nature of Isla. The anime itself is humorous but it has a fair amount of serious moments and implications. The first episode was quite powerful and emotional. While I think it could be predictable on how the story would go, I am still interested in what would happen to the lead duo.
This anime is shroom. Watch it if you like random hilarity. And lots of pantyshot.
Slice of life with supernatural element. While it has some funny and heartwarming moments, the overall low production value puts a hamper on its enjoyability. The animation and art feels amateurish and mediocre.
Show by Rock!!:
This is a bit weird. Basically, it's a girls music band anime in a modern fantasy cyber world setting. But when they play, they turn into a bunch of furries 3DCG. So yeah, if you hate furries you might want to stay away, but I think the music is pretty sweet and the story has potential for good and entertaining character developments. And everyone is a kemonomimi. The characters and art is pretty good and has that shiny glistening colour feels. I would continue watching this but I don't think I'll put like any serious thoughts.
Sidonia no Kishi S2:
First season of Sidonia was great, and its continuation so far is also very interesting, delving through more dark secrets and government conspiracies while balancing with mecha on giant alien action. And I think the CG has improved from the first season. Nevertheless, I would recommend to watch the first season and continue on on this.
This is actually the third season and I watched both previous seasons and I'm still loving it. It's not really an anime per se, but more like about a bunch of people talking bout anime and manga conventions. Think of it as like a bunch of people brainstorming ideas and generally talking about anime. It's fourth wall breaking and a bit meta at times. I love it and the ad-lib part in the second half of the episode is very entertaining and unconventional for an anime, like a talk show, or a podcast. This anime require fairly in-depth knowledge on anime conventions and cliches though for it to be really understood and digested.