2020 Winter Anime Season Roundup

This post is probably going to be a bit briefer than the one I wrote for last season. Mostly because I’ve been a little better about actually following up on the seasonal anime series I’ve been watching here on my blog. Helped by the fact that I seem to have managed to find a bit of a groove again when it comes to a weekly upload schedule.

As we’re already starting the Spring season, and I’ve not watched anything yet except Digimon, I’ll just follow up all the shows mentioned in the Winter 3 Episode Rule series and link to any and all relevant articles I’ve already written on that show. Here’s a link to all of my impressions of the series I tried and which ones I kept on top of.

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Castlevania Season 3 is the anime Game of Thrones you always wanted

Adi Shankar’s retelling of the Castlevania lore has come a long way since its initial premise as a live action series that seemed more Underworld than Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. The first two seasons were a loose retelling of the events of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, with that book closed and Dracula dead, the path was completely open for where Shankar would choose to take his series for its inevitable third season.

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How Netflix handled Castlevanina Season 2

Loosely based on 1989’s Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse. The second series of Netflix’s Castlevania rounds off the retelling of that game’s events, as well as introducing some elements and characters from the 2005 PS2 game: Castlevania: Curse of Shadow.

It’s a strong conclusion to the story, one that doesn’t just do the source material justice, but also opens up the possibility for a chronological retelling of the game’s lore through a series. Which has always been a better option when it comes to video game adaptations. <Spoilers ahead>

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