If you guys are still looking for good shows this season, then I must recommend Welcome to the Ballroom. It’s definitely not for those who dislike standard shounen-sports stories or are too bothered by its exaggerated character designs (necks!), but HOLY LORD THE SAKUGA. THE SAKUGA. The animation is just so impressive, it succeeds at giving the characters a lot of life and personality to them. And apart from a brief snippet, it hasn’t even gotten to the dance competitions yet, so I don’t know how much spectacle I can take. The episode has some still frames here and there, but I hope that means that they’re pouring the sakuga budget in the right places rather than the visuals possibly falling apart in the future.
I’ve read the manga and the episode is still not in the best part of the story yet, but if this debut is any indication I have very high hopes for this show. Also, like most of the manga fans, I am especially waiting for best girl Chinatsu to appear.
The other shows I’m going to watch are Made in Abyss and Knight’s & Magic. I’ve heard some… stuff… about Made in Abyss, but it’s looking interesting, and the background art is OHMYGAD SO BEAUTIFUL so I’m in. Knight’s & Magic had waaaaaaaaay too many things happening in the first episode that it was hard to keep up, but Ernesti was really cute, and it has the director behind Shounen Maid (one of my faves last year), so I’m looking forward to see where it goes. I just hope its pace relaxes soon.
I’ll also continue to watch My Hero Academia as I enjoyed the previous arc a lot (you can’t not love the Yutapon). I’ll also continue to watch Boruto which isn’t trying to be original but it’s proving to be entertaining so far. Apparently the upcoming episodes will adapt Naruto Gaiden, which was pretty enjoyably ridiculous but it has Sarada so I’m in.
Edit: So I found myself watching Altair: A Record of Battles, and my first reaction was like “DAT U ARSLAN?” I’m still starting it, but the show has Sid as OP and it has this Arslan vibes and it sounds interesting, so I’ll probably stick with it. (Edit 2: So I finished watching the first ep, and I’m digging the aesthetic sense of this show. The story itself was decent, but entertaining enough. The ED is waaaaaay too pretty to be real tho.)