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Fall 2016 Wrap-up [message #335705] Thu, 12 January 2017 16:45 Go to next message
Dave Baranyi is currently offline  Dave Baranyi
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I'm finally done with the Fall 2016 new anime season. When you consider that I only followed six series one would think that I would have written a wrap-up sooner, but Real Life has kept me Really Busy during the past number of months, and it isn't showing any signs of letting up. So I have a few minutes right now to write a few thoughts.

New completed Fall 2016 series:

“Drifters”- episodes watched: 12, final rating: A+. This was an old-fashioned, turn-your-brain-off action series that delivered great action and a lot of fun. And in many ways it was rather smart in its premise, despite the beer-and-popcorn delivery. And having adult protagonists made it even better. In theory there will be a sequel some day, but the manga isn't very far along past the ending of the anime, and the manga author isn't the speediest in the world, so I'm not holding my breath. Never-the-less, if a sequel shows up some day I'll be happy to watch it.

“Natsume Yuujinchou Go” - episodes watched: 11, final rating: A. For the fifth time in a row the creators of this wonderful fantasy were able to spin their magic and produce a consistently enjoyable series. If a sixth series ever comes out I'll happily watch that too.

Completed older series:

“Saiki Kusou no Psi-nan” - episodes watched: 120, final rating: B+. This comedy fantasy came out as both a daily short and a weekly compilation, but either way it was usually a lot of fun to watch as the protagonist scowled his way through life and the complications of having god-like powers.

Continuing older series:

“Meitantei Conan” - episodes watched: up to #844 this year, current rating: A. This 20 year+ mystery just keeps on going, with plenty of good stories, some excellent episodes, and only the occasional head-shaker.

“One Piece” - episodes watched: up to #770 this year, current rating: A-. This nearly 20 year old series continues to do shounen action in a steady and entertaining manner. It does occasionally bog down a bit in filler, but it remains fun regardless.

“Folktales from Japan” - episodes watched: up to #246 this year, current rating: B. This children's anime continues to do a great job of illustrating famous and obscure Japanese folktales with always changing animation styles. Some episodes are fantastic, some are primarily for the youngest audience, but all have a consistently good quality.

Dave Baranyi
Re: Fall 2016 Wrap-up [message #335730 is a reply to message #335705] Fri, 13 January 2017 05:49 Go to previous message
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Dave Baranyi <davebaranyi@gmail.com> wrote in
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>
> “Natsume Yuujinchou Go” - episodes watched: 11, final rating: A.
> For the fifth time in a row the creators of this wonderful fantasy
> were able to spin their magic and produce a consistently enjoyable
> series. If a sixth series ever comes out I'll happily watch that too.
>

A sixth series has been announced, maybe for next summer or fall, I forget. But they are working on
one.
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