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.
If I was a little on the fence when it came to how I felt about Wandering Witch, I’ve fully fallen off onto the side with the greenest grass when it comes to this second anime. It’s kind of refreshing to be honest. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been so on board with an anime this quickly in a while. Jujutsu Kaisen unabashedly knows what it is and I can totally respect that as it satisfies the neanderthallic itch at the base of my skull perfectly.
I want to like The God of High School, I really do. But if I’m real honest with myself, I think I’ve just fallen victim to the jangling keys dilemma; in that the show looks so pretty at face value that I kind of want to ignore all of the other issues it has. Issues it has in excess when it comes to pretty much everything else about it.
I was listening to Podcasts, trawling for good blog ideas to steal as you do, when the topic of shows outgrowing their initial premise came up. The example used was based on a concern that My Hero Academia could go in the same direction as Naruto did and end up forgetting the story it set out to tell in the first place; that of the underdog.
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