My Hero Academia – Episode 78: Smouldering Flames

I wrote a piece about the Shie Hassaikai Arc of My Hero Academia not too long ago, mostly lamenting the more serious tone of the arc and it’s lack of the fun that made me fall in love with the show in the first place. Well, right away this new opening for the next part of the series kind of seems like its specifically going out of its way contradict everything that I said in that last post.

Not that I’m complaining.

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3 Episode Rule – Somali and the Forest Spirit

Shall I just ruin the surprise right away? My enthusiasm for this anime can’t stop me from just saying it at the top: Somali and the Forest Spirit is my favourite show of this winter season I’ve seen so far. I knew I was going to love this show right from the first episode and I’m kind of surprised I haven’t seen much buzz about it.

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3 Episode Rule – Seton Academy: Join the Pack!

Since I’ve been doing this 3 episode thing, the whole point of which was trying to find some new shows to watch, there have been a few of them that I’ve just rallied against from the get go. Which kind of defeats the purpose of giving new things a chance. There is some element of wanting to be fair and give everything a chance, but often it’ll feel like watching something out of begrudging obligation rather than keeping that open mind.

The problem here is that more often than not, I’ll go into the show already ready to dislike it before I even got going. That was the case with Seton Academy: Join the Pack! I’d seen a few people complaining about it on Twitter, and the premise seemed super generic to me, and so I was certain that this would be one of the shows I’d drop. But after all that, I guess that actually giving things a chance has paid off in some weird way.

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