I had difficulties coming up with the title. I mean, what word should I use to describe this season?
Disappointing? Not entirely right. Less exciting? Wrong as well.
I finally decided to go with calmer. The reason is because I didn’t watch as many shows as I tried to do in the previous seasons. In addition, the majority shows I watched were fall leftovers so there were only so few of Winter’s originals that I genuinely enjoyed.
Cream of the Crop
Death Parade | When people die, they are sent to a certain place where arbiters will decide whether they will be reincarnated or sent to the void. The arbiters will try to reveal humans’ darkest aspect from a random game and judge them through their actions. To be honest, I was like “???” in the beginning and had no intention of continuing. But the main character’s past was intriguing and curiosity got the best of me. This show just rendered me speechless. I really don’t know what to say because there were always strong moral lessons and emotions in each episode. Some were happy and hopeful, some were tragic and full of regrets. But the ending was beautiful. I’m just purely satisfied with how things turned out. ^^
The Most Exciting
Kuroko no Basket (Season 3) | Seriously, I’m ALWAYS hella excited for the next episode! It’s nice to see Rakuzan finally animated and gosh, the much anticipated rematch with you-know-who! It usually makes me less pumped to see the anime after reading the manga first, but luckily, this is an exception. Kurobasu is still ongoing and I’m glad that it’s going to last for another season.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso | DAMN HEART. This might come across as your typical contemporary/slice-of-life but do not be deceived. It has exceptional development and instrument-playing main characters. Multiple times we see how the main characters tried to overcome their fears and that is the aspect I loved the most. I saw hints about the ending after a few episodes but still, knowing didn’t lessen the pain at all. JUST GO. SEE. THIS.
Akatsuki no Yona | Two words: OTP FEELS. This is a historical shoujo with a very independent and role-model worthy female protagonist. Yona clearly has the backbone and deserves her title as a princess, but what makes this show SO swoony is the main love interest, Hak! He is Yona’s bodyguard and though he is assigned to protect her, he understands damn well how strong Yona is. Hak knows when it’s the right time to interfere and when it’s time to let her stand on her own. If slow-burn romance is your thing, then give this series a shot! ^^
Honestly, there’s a bunch of other series that I didn’t manage to finish. KanColle. Kiseijuu. And surprise, surprise — TG√A. (I’M SORRY *hides from tomatoes*) Maybe someday I’ll pick it up. I’m caught up with TG:re though! When it comes to this show, I admit I prefer the manga much more.