Who would thought it has been already two years, since I started writing these seasonal roundups? The time sure flies. I always had at least around ten shows to present you, but this year it will be the shortest roundup I ever made with only four shows on the list. The rest of the shows are continuing in the following seasons, so you’ll have to wait longer until you hear my opinion on Black Clover, final season of Fairy Tail, new Sword Art Online, Slime or Index III.

So, without further ado, here we go...

Banana Fish

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Episodes: 24 / 22 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Shoujo
Score: 8 / 10

Banana Fish is a tricky anime to talk about and not to spoil anything. At first, it was confusing. You get to meet quite a lot of people in short span, you don’t know their motives, who they are and I had hard time to distinguish between some characters, but as the show progresses everything starts to make sense. As difficult it was to get into the show, in the second half it was impossible for me to leave it and despite some questionable actions of some characters, it was great show and I’d recommend it to anybody, who loves mafia or gangster shows.

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Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara (Iroduku: The World in Colors)

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Episodes: 13 / 24 min. per ep.
Genres: Drama, Magic, Romance
Score: 8 / 10

Sometimes I have the feeling our world just move too quickly. There is rarely any moment to stop and enjoy the moment and for this reason I love shows like Iroduku. Its slow-paced progression gives enough space to experience each moment and develop relationship with every character: to understand their motives and feelings. It pairs well with the stunning visuals P.A. Works managed to deliver, underlining the essence of the show. That alone makes Iroduku worth watching.

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Zombieland Saga

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

Idol shows are for me what isekai or fantasy shows are for others. It’s always the same and despite I love music anime, this genre was something I was never big fan of. Also, I’m not too keen on the animation approach many idol shows have (hand drawn animation during the episode and switch to GCI during the music performance), but with the unique spin and humour Zombieland Saga has, it won me over. If there will be second season (and the final scene of last episode hinted, there might be), I’ll definitely watch it.

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Goblin Slayer

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Episodes: 12 / 23 min. per ep.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Score: 6 / 10

This show wins the price for the most disappointing show of this season. I really looked forward to some pure fantasy action series, but I was left only with bad taste in my mouth. After everybody dissected the first episode to its core I wondering, where they will go from there. The answer was nowhere. The rest of the show was pretty uninteresting. The only reason I was looking forward to new episode was my friend’s rants about what they did wrong and how they butchered the source material. In past I saw some really bad shows so I can put up with worse animation without problem, but what I struggle with are the problems in execution. When finally, they managed to create tiny bit of tension at the end of tenth episode, they immediately killed it with next week’s recap episode, just to be saved by fair last two episodes.

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