3 Episode Rule – Platinum End

3 Episode Rule is a series in which I watch the first three episodes of a new anime and decide whether to stick with it or drop it based on those three episodes alone.

One of the more hotly anticipated shows of the season; Platinum End is based on the manga written by Tsugumi Ohba; the writer of Death Note. So it goes without saying that the anime fandom would be excited to see his most recent work get an adaptation. All cards on the table though: I’ve never seen Death Note. In fact, I hardly know anything about it aside from the fact that Willem Dafoe was in a bad movie based on it… Oops, we’re not supposed to be talking about Death Note are we.

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3 Episode Rule – Sakugan

3 Episode Rule is a series in which I watch the first three episodes of a new anime and decide whether to stick with it or drop it based on those three episodes alone.

Sometimes, you see a show or movie and know you just have to check it out. That was the exact case with me and Sakugan, something about the look, the tone and the style of this show just drew me in. Based on a novel called Sakugan Labyrinth Marker, at a glance this series feels like it’s paying tribute to shows like Gurren Lagann and also has the feel of Deca-Dence from last year.

Honestly, the whole thing has something of a Trigger feel to it. Not sure if saying that is disrespectful to Satelight who made this or not in anime circles…

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3 Episode Rule – takt op.Destiny

3 Episode Rule is a series in which I watch the first three episodes of a new anime and decide whether to stick with it or drop it based on those three episodes alone.

Takt op.Destiny comes from both MAPPA; who are responsible for Yuri on Ice, Jujutsu Kaisen and Zombieland Saga and was made in co-development with Madhouse; the studio that brought us A Place Further than the Universe, Death Note an the incredible first season of One Punch Man. I’m not usually a guy who follows studios too closely, but these two coming together to make this anime was reason alone for me to take an interest in this one.

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