3 Episode Rule – Moriarty the Patriot

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.

Man, where have all these anime been all year? I’ve been bemoaning how sparse the offerings have been all year and now the fall season seems like the quarter that just keeps on giving. And once again I’m here; thankful I forgot to cancel that Funimation subscription six months ago.

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3 Episode Rule – Akudama Drive

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 might be me jumping the gun, but I’m already starting to think this anime season has been the best one of the year. I get that COVID has messed up a lot of production and release schedules for studios, even this show was originally due to air in July. But I’m just glad that it feels like we’re ending 2020 on a high.

Of course, that’s just based off me watching the first three episodes of these shows. Said gun jumping seems to have happened anyway, there’s still plenty of time for them to all muck it up.

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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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