2021 Spring Anime Season Roundup

Was this a good anime season? I feel like I lagged behind pretty much the whole thing and had to go back to catch up on pretty much everything after the fact. Although maybe that was more of a case of me not having enough time to do pretty much anything these days. All in all, I feel like I still got a fair bit of anime watching in there. Even if I wasn’t talking about it on a weekly basis

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SSSS: Dynazenon and the Gridman Shared Universe Review

SSSS: Gridman was one of my surprise favourite anime back in 2018. Studio Trigger is one of those creators who are always worth keeping an eye on, and their anime original series give me the unique experience of watching a new anime without knowing full well there is a bit of source material out there that could spoilt everything for me.

The result of this was that I came into SSSS: Dynazenon with a set of pretty specific expectations of the series based on both my knowledge of Trigger and the direction Gridman ended up going. A piece of hypocrisy that really ended up biting me in the backside once this series was over.

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3 Episode Rule – Nomad: Megalo Box 2

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.

Normally I don’t talk about sequels in this series. But the first Megalo box felt like such a complete package from start to end that it felt like a series that never needed a follow-up. And yet, much to my own shock, we’ve got one. A sequel whose premise feels like one I’ve seen a dozen times before already, but there was just something about the look and feel of that first series that stops me from being mad that we got a follow-up.

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