3 Episode Rule – Ahiru No Sora (Sky of the Duck)

Yeah, I’m doing this again. My endgame kind of needs work though as I never really followed up what I felt about the Summer season by the time it was over. I’ll have to try and remedy that this season, in ten weeks time. Anyway, this is the first in a series of posts in which I use the general rule of thumb in that you can generally tell if a series is worth watching or not within the first three episodes.

I’m trying to broaden my pallet a little by giving a chance to the kind of shows I normally don’t care about; and this show is one that is way out of my wheelhouse. Shiru No Sora is a sports anime, one about basketball. So, not only is it a genre I have never really found myself drawn to in the past, it’s also focusing on a sport that I also have no real interest in. Way to throw myself in the deep end.

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Fire Force – Episode 12: Eve of Hostilities in Asakusa

My personal break from blogging seemed to come to a pretty well timed end with Fire Force coming after its own break. And I don’t know if it’s just the weird mood I’m in right now, but upon watching this episode, I’m kind of struggling to remember why I was enjoying this show so much in the begging. Maybe it’s a lack of Demon Slayer to just fill me with good will towards all anime.

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Demon Slayer – Episode 26: New Mission – Season Finale

I’ve been impressed by the visuals of Demon Slayer on repeated instances at this point, but for the season finale it really seemed like the studio wanted to go out with a bang. That, this is the longest stint of the show without any action in it, so we need to end with some kind of high octane thrill ride.

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