Category Archive: Impressions

Apr 06

Spring Anime 2018 First Episode Impressions – Part 1

With Movie March and the Top Ten in the past, it’s time to set our sights on the future once again, with the Spring season first impressions! And what a season we have, with new Tokyo Ghoul, Lupin, Persona, Sword Art Online and Fist of the North Star amongst some exciting debuts. This first part …

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Jan 28

Winter Anime 2018 First Episode Impressions – Part 4

And as the first month of the year comes to a close, so too do these first episode impressions. But we’re going out with a bang. We’ve got two Fate shows! The return of Studio Trigger! A double dose of Seven Deadly Sins sequels! And yet another show from yesteryear makes a comeback! But will …

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Jan 21

Winter Anime 2018 First Episode Impressions – Part 3

Time for the third batch of winter shows. We’ve got the long-awaited KyoAni series Violet Evergarden asking that age old question “what is love”, noitaminA’s newest entry Love is Like After the Rain, and sequels to a few popular shows from the past few years in Overlord II and Dagashi Kashi 2! Oh, and an …

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Jan 14

Winter Anime 2018 First Episode Impressions – Part 2

After the first part of this season failed to bring any must-sees, how will this second selection fare? Well, considering it’s headlined by the return of Cardcaptors, I’m optimistic. That ain’t the only long gone show making a comeback either, as straight from the 00s we’ve got Basilisk! Man, between those and Devilman, this really …

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Jan 07

Winter Anime 2018 First Episode Impressions – Part 1

While I don’t do my Top Ten list until March, I can safely say 2017 is a hard year to top, with numerous great shows making for compelling viewing. How do you follow a year which had Made in Abyss, Rakugo and Land of the Lustrous, to name but a few? Well this season’s gonna …

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Oct 15

Fall Anime 2017 First Episode Impressions – Part 4

It’s a bumper final crop of first episode impressions to round the year out, as I look at 17 more shows that have aired in the past week or so. Though I’m just happy I don’t have to worry about this again until next year… This last part has it all, from returning shorts like …

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Oct 08

Fall Anime 2017 First Episode Impressions – Part 3

Part the Third of our Fall anime impressions is here, as the brutality of about a dozen shows being dropped on one day hits home. But the good news is that means we have some of the season’s most anticipated series to talk about. Idols are back in style, with new Love Live and Idolmaster …

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Oct 06

Fall Anime 2017 First Episode Impressions – Part 2

Time for us to continue our journey into the Fall anime season, as I realise I’ve watched about two dozen new shows in under a week. And I’ve got about as many left to go in the week to come. Aaaaaaaaaaaah. This time, we cover mostly shows that aired between the 4th and 6th, though …

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Oct 04

Fall Anime 2017 First Episode Impressions – Part 1

Is it that time once more? The days grow shorter, the shops start stocking Halloween and Christmas goodies, and the Fall season of anime has arrived. This is usually where the big hitters of the year make their entrance, and considering my TV AotY has always been an Autumn show, it’s a reputation well-earned. This …

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Jul 16

Summer Anime 2017 First Episode Impressions – Part 4

And just as quick as we started, here we are, at the end of the summer first episodes. Well, okay, that’s not strictly true, there’s a couple airing in the tailend of July and one or two in August but… I dunno, maybe I’ll get round to them another time. Anyways, this part contains July …

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