Well, now that the season is closing out, I’ll share my thoughts on what I watched.
Re:zero - AOTS for me atm. I’m a fan of the premise, the cast is generally pretty enjoyable, and the only major criticism I really have for it is that the MC is kind of obnoxious at times. The first several episodes in particular were really fantastic, and while the mansion segment was a bit long, it seems to be rolling again.
Flying Witch - This show is absolutely fantastic. It’s really comfy, and makes me feel great.
Kiznaiver - I had a bit of a hard time deciding what I thought about the show. It was at its best during intimate character moments, but those were somewhat bogged down by the heavy amount of exposition. Even despite the inordinate amount of time the show dedicates to explaining the kizna system, it still felt like my suspension of disbelief was broken numerous times. The drama occasionally felt forced, but was decently handled for the most part.
Mayoiga - I don’t really know what to say. I feel like the entire show was just an elaborate prank, or otherwise the most masterfully crafted shitpost on the face of the planet. If I take it seriously, then it had one of the most awful casts of anything I’ve ever watched, the tension was completely forced and unnatural, and several points of the show had me bursting out in laughter. Otherwise, comedy of Spring season 2016.
Gyakuten Saiban - Completely fails to capture what was good about the game. I dropped it at episode 4. Pretty much what I expected, and anybody that’s watching it and hasn’t played the games should just play the games instead.
Bungou Stray Dogs - It’s on the better side of ok. The action is pretty decent, but not as good as you would probably expect from Bones. The constant shifts in tone are kind of grating, but admittedly a lot of the gags are actually pretty funny. I do really adore the character designs, though.
Sansha Sanyou - Not really a lot to say about it. It’s cute and enjoyable, but nothing special really.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - I was really liking this show, and then it introduced a silly cartoonishly evil “big bad” who comes along and wrecks the entire thing. It’s not terrible, but the direction it ends up going is rather…unfortunate.
Big Order - Terrible. Absolutely horrid.
And that’s it for what I watched.