2021 Summer Anime Season Roundup

Yeesh. I really kind of feel I like crapped the bed this anime season. In that I just fell off so many of the shows that I seemed to feel like I was pretty interested in based on my Three Episode Rule series. I guess I shouldn’t feel married to the verdicts I arrive at after the first three episodes, but I feel kind of bad when I end up falling off a series immediately after posting the 3ER of it on here.

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3 Episode Rule – The Aquatope on White Sand

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.

I decided to take this series on for little other reason outside of it being a slice of life show set within an Aquarium. I don’t know if it comes from growing up in one of the most landlocked parts of the U.K. but I’ve always had this obsession with the Ocean, sea-life and visiting Aquariums.

It was only after picking this series up that I realised it was from P.A. Works; the studio behind another series that someone managed to jump out at me last year: The Day I became a God. While I ended up feeling pretty mixed on that series by the end, it was a genuine personal story that kept me hooked all the way till the final episode.

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