There not been a fat lot this season that has stuck out to me as something that could be described as “required viewing”, but of the shows I have watched so far, this one is by far the one getting the most attention. And deservedly so. There is something uniquely quirky and stylish about Keep Your Hands off Eizouken! right from the word go. And while I wasn’t so hot on it right away, it had done it’s job drawing me in by the time I’d finished its third episode.
As I write this, I have just finished wrapping the last of my Christmas presents and prepare for a seven day sting leading right up until Christmas Eve morning at work. It also marks what might be the latest I’ve ever actually left writing these top ten lists in the years I’ve been writing them for this site.
The thing is, there is so much stuff just now finishing or, that I want to get caught up on that I had no choice but to leave it this late. Release schedules wait for no man and his personal timekeeping. Getting to the point though, this following show meant a lot to me this year, and I’ve been looking forward to talking about it again.
I recently found myself getting into yet another show via what has weirdly become my second most reliable source of finding new anime to watch: Youtube’s recommendation algorithm. I swear, you watch one cute anime compilation and the machine never lets your forget it.
In this particular case I found 2017’s Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid popping up several times, of course I eventually buckled under the weight of the cute and decided to search it out. Upon finishing the lone series, I think fantasy slice of life might be the genre I never knew I wanted till now. Well maybe it’s not a massive surprise considering how much I enjoyed The Helpful Fox Senko-san earlier this year. What with the plentiful similarities between the premises of the two anime.