3 Episode Rule – Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

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.

It’s that time once again, where we find ourselves knee-deep in the new anime season. It doesn’t seem like five minutes since 2020 started, and yet here we are; looking at the final full anime season of the year.

The previous two anime seasons fell kind of flat for me. I know that COVID crippled production within a lot of studios, affecting both the quantity and quality of the shows we got. So I’m really hoping this Autumn/Fall season is a step up from what else I’ve seen this year, because otherwise my end of year anime list is going to be a little bit flimsy come the time to write that.

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3 Episode Rule – The 8th Son? Are you kidding me?

I think this might be the last of the entries into the Spring Season of 3 Episode Rule for me. Because, truth be told, nothing else I can find to watch online has really made me want to see it. There were a ton of very generic looking series out there, this one included. But I thought I’d give at least one of them a go before I just wash my hands of the season and just bury myself in Disney+.

Which has nothing to do with the fact that I’m not watching quite as much anime as usual…

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Somali and the Forest Spirit – A bittersweet tale of love, loss and racism

When this season first started off, this was the show that did the most for me right from the get-go. As it went on at its own leisurely pace, it became a story with two major messages to put forward; how adorable yet doomed the relationship between Somali and the Golem was and how both welcoming and horribly exclusionary the world around them could potentially be.

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