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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3 Episode Rule – Mars Red

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.

An anime based on a stage play? This is a new one for me. I just saw period vampire anime and thought I’d give it a go. It’s a little different to what I was expecting as well. I struggled to find where writer Bun-O Fujusawa got his inspiration, but I feel like there is some influence in there from other anime I’ve seen.

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3 Episode Rule: SSSS.Dynazenon

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.

Back in 2018, I was taken by surprise by a little anime called SSSS: Gridman. I wrote a piece about it ages ago, realising I had far more nostalgia for Ultraman than I ever realised, having never even watched any Ultraman myself. So imagine the compoundment of my surprise that not only did SSSS: Gridman get a follow-up, but one that wasn’t even set in the same world. (Or so it would seem)

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