Wooderon’s Favourite Anime of 2019 – #9

I certainty watched a lot more anime this year than I have done in the past. The downside to that is that I have also seen a lot more bad anime in pursuit of broadening what I’m consuming. Introducing my 3 Episode Rule series has been a good excuse to watch something I haven’t seen before and then think about it somewhat critically.

Today’s entry is certainly not something it would have taken much arguing for me to start watching though, falling into some pretty familiar territory based on my watching history.

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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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Fire Force – Episode 10: The Promise and style stampeding over substance

I felt that this episode of Fire Force was really its best opportunity to give its characters some time to breathe and grow, but it ends up bundling that in favour of adding a few more convoluted plot contrivances. Fire Force really is becoming a prime example of form over function in a series, with it’s character being the main casualty of this approach.

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