It became habit for me to dump all shows I have watched and ended its airing by the end of season in one article. This season is no exception. I changed the format once more and left out the synopses for each show. As I’m watching more and more shows, it would be twice as long and who would read eleven pages?

Now before we will get to the actual list I have to say, that everything below is purely subjective - even the more objective point like animation or sound quality will go hand-to-hand with my feelings and my preferences. So if you want to comment below the article, because I have sh*t talked your beloved show - please feel free to do so, but be respectful of my opinion and I will be respectful of yours.

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In addition I have normal day-to-day work to do, wife and other life stuff so I’m not capable of watching everything - especially if it’s sequel of something I haven’t seen before, therefore if you cannot find here show you watched it simply means that it didn’t sound good to me, I missed it or it is simply not my genre (e.g. there are few exceptions, but generally I do not watch shorts).

Now without further ado, let’s dive in...

Demi-chan no Natsuyasumi (The Demi-chans’ Summer Break)

Episodes: 1 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, School
Score: 8 / 10

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Interview with monster girls was one of the highlights of last season. When I saw in my queue special episode I had to watch it. It’s summer break and summer festival is behind the doors. What can be better way to spend your evening than to search for ghosts near small shrine, when you are in a group consists of vampire, dullahan and snow woman? It’s funny, cute and I expected nothing more. After credit scene hinted maybe another character, so is the second season coming? Yes, please! (As far as I know, nothing yet confirmed, but I can hope…)


Little Witch Academia (TV)

Episodes: 25 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy, School
Score: 8 / 10

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Story of this show is simple, some characters are plain and flat, with main character, which you’d rather kill than cheer for her in ninety percent of the time, but surprisingly the series works. You can clearly tell this show was done by studio Trigger and as with theirs shows I had fun time watching it. It’s definitely one of the highlights of past two seasons, with its 25 episodes it concluded into nice ending, when the show did not overstay its welcome and I’m not in need for another season, so well done Trigger.


Renai Boukun (Love Tyrant)

Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Comedy, Supernatural, Romance, School
Score: 7 / 10

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I expected this show to be somewhat similar to Gabriel DropOut, just plain and dull comedy, which will brighten my evenings and make me smile. And that’s what I got - in the first episode they tackled some anime tropes and they kept doing it for the rest of the show. After the first third of the show, I thought they came with everything and the show will lose its humour for me (as was problem with Gabriel DropOut), but they were able time to time to surprise me till the very end and as such it fulfilled what I expected - I had a blast.


Seikaisuru Kado: Ninovo (KADO: The Right Answer - Ninovo)

Episodes: 1 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Sci-Fi
Score: 7 / 10

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When I searched through AniChart before this season to see, what I’ll be watching, Seikaisuru Kado was one of the shows, by which I was most intrigued. I wasn’t too sure how I will cope with the 3D animation so I’m glad I had the episode zero to see if the show will be for me or not. Luckily it wasn’t that bad and the episode itself was a good one. Some main characters were introduced and the whole story was interesting. At first I thought it was a separate story from the main series, but it has some connection, which telling you would spoil the surprise, so I’ll be silent and just recommend you to watch Ninovo as well.


Seikaisuru Kado (KADO: The Right Answer)

Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Sci-Fi
Score: 8 / 10

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As I mentioned above - I was really looking forward to see Kado. It was a smart show, which even forced me to pause some episodes multiple times and think about what they were talking about. When I finished the series I was little bit sad, that I was unable to finish the episodic review of this show, but in the end it’s maybe for the best. Everybody should just watch this show and make their opinion by themselves.


Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 (Attack on Titan Season 2)

Episodes: 12 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
Score: 7 / 10

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Maybe it has something to do with the fact, that I have seen the first season of Attack on Titan just last year, but the hype around this show never reached me. More than anything I have been annoyed by some of the main characters. To give the second season some credit, they decided to solve this issue by removing the characters from most of the screen time and it was the smartest move, they could do. Overall this season was better than the previous one, so I guess it’s moving the right direction and now we just have to wait, how the Season 3 will be next year.


Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? (WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?)

Episodes: 12 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Score: 9 / 10

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I have said already quite a lot about this series in the AniTAY’s spring season guide, so if you want to know more, you can check it up. But to sum things up - I really loved this anime. It was interesting to follow the path of each character, unique with own personality. I got chills by the amount of feelings and even shed some tears, while watching. It’s for me definitely the anime of this season and I hope we can get another season, but we will have to wait a little bit for the reception of this anime and the sales of DVDs and Blu-rays to get it confirmed. After the final episode I have the urge to go and read the original light novels. Friends who read them before watching this show were somewhat disappointed by the anime, but I believe, that reading it now won’t spoil the feelings I had while watching this show.


Tsugumomo

Episodes: 12 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, School, Seinen, Supernatural
Score: 7.5 / 10

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This show shouldn’t be that good as it is. The animation and visuals are somewhat throwback 10 years and story as generic as it could be, filled with fanservice, but it somehow works. I struggled in the first or second episode to get in, but after that I enjoyed my time spent watching Tsugumomo. As strange as it might sound, this show was one of the better ones this season, weird.

Alice to Zouroku (Alice & Zoroku)

Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Adventure, Mystery, Seinen
Score: 6 / 10

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For the time I’m watching anime, I haven’t seen that big change of pace in twelve episode long series as I experienced with Alice to Zouroku. What have started as a mystery mixed with action changed to slice of life anime mid way through. I’m not sure, which part I liked more, if the first or the second one, but it was like night and day and the series suffered as a result of it.


Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism (Armed Girl’s Machiavellism)

Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, School, Shounen
Score: 5 / 10

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Promotional video I saw for this show before the season started was so bad I expected me not to start watching the show at all. I don’t know, what happened and why I decided to give it go, maybe I wanted it to turn out to be somewhat similar to Kill la Kill or what, but I was only disappointed. It wasn’t a good show, it wasn’t really bad show - it was average, simple, generic action school show with lots of fanservice to attract younger audience. If you are already past this age, you might want to skip this show - those very few funny moments are not worth the overall time investment.


Clockwork Planet

Episodes: 12 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Score 6 / 10

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When I first saw the synopsis of this anime, steampunk part of me cheered up. This premise of world build out of clocks and gears was too great to be executed well, when made by studio XEBEC, which I know from the titles like Love Hina and To Love-Ru. And my fear was confirmed with the very first episode by having some of the most pointless fanservice this season. It continued throughout the whole series and even though it had some interesting ideas, I think the ecchi genre is missing in the list of genres big time.


Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria (Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? On the Side)

Episodes: 12 / 25 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Score: 6 /10

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First season of DunMachi was an average fantasy anime, which somehow clicked with me and I enjoyed quite a bit. For that reason I had high hopes for the spin-off, to be able to see some events from opposite side and through the eyes of Aiz Wallenstein. What a disappointment was what we got. Literally any character except Aiz would be better for the show as most of the time she was emotionless and flat. As for the story, we got some more information, what happened in the background of the first season, but it ended at the almost same time, so you cannot expect any progression. The ending teased potential way for the next season if there will be any.


Eromanga-sensei

Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Score : 5 / 10

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I’m not against ecchi anime and I’m not averting eyes, when the show happens to have hint of incest love in it, but it has to be interesting show. Eromanga-sensei is everything I mentioned except being interesting. It’s mostly boring show which build on the cute little sister trope to attract young people. When this series aired, I’ve heard lot of voices saying that’s similar to Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. I haven’t seen that one, but if it’s something similar to Eromanga-sensei, I will probably never get to it - just don’t want to be bored again.


Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine (The Royal Tutor)

Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Comedy
Score: 5 / 10

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When I first saw this show on Crunchyroll I knew nothing about it. First episode was somewhat interesting and I decided to keep up with it, but the remaining episodes felt empty. It was sometimes funny, but overall it was average show. It won’t offend you, but it’s nothing to write home about. Pick it up if you have spare time and nothing to watch, otherwise you can skip it and nothing happens.


Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭: Koi to Junjou no Service-kai (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend .flat - Fan Service of Love and Pure heart)

Episodes: 1 / 22 min. per ep.
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School
Score: 5 / 10

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Before I knew, that I will be dropping the second season of Saekano (see somewhere down below), they aired this episode 0. It was full of fanservice and trying to be meta about boring generic ecchi harem show having a sequel as an allusion to itself. The only thing which was worth something in it is the fact it was only one episode with nice art and music. Nothing more.


Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho (Grimoire of Zero)

Episodes: 12 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, Fantasy
Score: 6 / 10

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This show was fun. It was interesting to see interactions between Zero and her Mercenary, how the world was divided by magic and follow the journey of main characters, but in the end it was only another generic adventure anime, where nothing stood too much from the rest of shows in the genre. It isn’t show, which would offend, but don’t expect too much surprises either.

Fukumenkei Noise (Anonymous Noise)

Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Music, Romance, Shoujo
Score: 4 / 10

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After Fuuka last season we got yet another romance - music show. Yet another love triangle (which was extended by another two or three more characters on the sideline). I’m getting tired of those shows and despite music in those shows is usually good, I will probably end up with just OST without even seeing it. To compare both main heroines - Akatsuki from Fuuka was energetic, mostly cheerful and just little bit crazy, where Nino from this show was emotionally unstable and was getting on my nerves most of the time. On top of all this, it seemed that by the end of the series that they run out of budget. Whenever you didn’t have close-up on main character, their performance during the concert from the animation point of view was abysmal and when you watched the audience you saw mostly the two same fans over and over.


Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor)

Episodes: 12 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, Magic, Fantasy, School
Score: DROPPED (after 3 ep.)

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OK, this one will be quite short one. I wrote lengthy stuff on this topic after the third episode, so if you want to check it out, here is the link for you. From the beginning the show was filled with pointless fanservice, main characters I’d rather kill than watch and promises, that this sad excuse for a teacher is actually somebody, who is one of the great magicians and hero of justice or whatever. Thanks, but I had better things to do with my time.


Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭ (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend .flat)

Episodes: 11 / 22 min. per ep.
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School
Score: DROPPED (after 4 ep.)

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I knew I watched the first season of Saekano and even though I forgot almost everything about it, I decided to start the second season. I remembered quite quickly, what the previous was about and who the main characters are, so after the episode zero and first episode I thought I was set up for good start. Sadly later episodes showed me, that it was only a dream. I’m not saying that the show is bad, but I was simply bored to death and when you’re constantly looking on time to see, when the episodes is going to end and you can go doing something more interesting, then it’s not a good sign.


Tsuki ga Kirei (As the Moon, So Beautiful)

Episodes: 12 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Romance, School
Score: DROPPED (after 5 ep.)

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Normally I’m giving the show approx. up to 3 episodes to hook me up and if that doesn’t happen it’s drop for me. With Tsuki ga Kirei I was always indecisive. I really liked the visuals and art style they choose for the characters, but the story and pace was little bit off for me. When I was watching the show, I could not stop thinking about something else, watching when the episode ends and was not paying too much attention to the show itself. I felt uneasy and awkward. Lot of people around me share the opinion and are praising the show for those feelings as it brings the school romance closer to the reality and that our relationships during that age were awkward as well, but maybe it was too close to reality for me. Usually when I’m watching anime, real world goes on the second track so I can get lost in the imaginary world, where everything is possible and this being opposite of it made me not enjoying the show.


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