The best anime season pretty much every year without fail is here. Starting from early October until the end of the year there is a lot of anime that I’m very much looking forward to watching. From Chainsawman to the more underrated shows like Ranking of Kings. This year is looking to end off withContinue reading “20 Fall 2021 Anime To Look Forward To!”
So I’m on record multiple times stating that Gintama has one of the best soundtracks I’ve heard and it has THE single best collection of openings period. So many of these songs to me are iconic, catchy, have amazing visuals, and sound amazing. So, just like with black clover, I wanted to rank them in my order from worst to best. Just like the last list, I’ll be taking into account the song, the visuals, and also the episodes that the openings covered. Cause lets face it, there might be an op on here that gets the edge over others mainly because of its association with the episodes it appeared on, and that’s fine.
It took me a lot longer than I would’ve liked but another season of Gintama down and the conclusion creeps ever more closely. I had opted to watch this season after season 8 because the momentum Gintama was on was ridiculous starting with the Shogun Assassination, arc and I wanted to just plow through it. With that being said, like always, I loved this season. Mainly comprised of multi-part comedy arcs it was very enjoyable through and through.
So I announced in my new podcast a few days ago that I was gonna skip the slip arc and move onto the silver soul arc. Just to stay on the timeline, and I’ll eventually come back around to the slip arc. But man, this arc is really good. All my gripes about animation last season, pretty much out the window and the comedy was on point.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve sort of found it hard to watch more than maybe 3-5 episodes of anime in one sitting. I usually just get tired or just feel like I want to do something else regardless of how good it is. Which is the complete opposite of when I was a Freshman in High-School coming home and watching HxH until the next school day. It got to the point where my friends were worried about where I’d been after school lol. But I have other aspects of my life that I’m interested in doing throughout the day that takes time away from me watching anime. It took me like a month to watch the remaining 150ish episodes of Gintama s1. It took me I think a little over two weeks to watch s2. I just finished s4 in barely 8 days. And on top of that In less than two days I watched the last 20ish episodes. I couldn’t keep myself away from watching this. In the last part of this season, Gintama reaches a new high that I knew was possible for this show but I was still enamored and awestruck by it. Just like my previous Gintama reviews, this will be heavy on the spoilers also I’ll try to keep this as short as possible but uh there’s so much to talk about with just the last 16 episodes alone that this review will belong.
I have a lot to say about the finale of Fruits Basket. But Before I do, I had a suspicion when I first started watching the first season a few months ago. That I could potentially be watching something really good that I would really enjoy. My suspicion was found correct pretty early in that season but by the time I wrapped up the second season I knew that this show is in masterpiece territory. I’m always going to value the journey just as much or maybe even more than the ending. So even if this season ended up being “meh”. I would still love it for everything that’s led up to this point. And I still think it could be in that masterpiece conversation. Not only was the journey to this point absolutely incredible. Words can’t express how happy and emotional I am that it stuck the landing perfectly. This season is beautiful in so many ways. I loved it.
I don’t know if my allergies are starting to get to me but there were a lot puffy eyes watching this season. There’s no mistaking by this point that I love Gintama. I feel like it’s all but solidified itself as my favorite anime ever with only a few contending for that title. This season was the best so far. In 13 episodes there were three phenomenal arcs. All three added a lot to the overall story, characters and introduce a major new conflict. And I really want to talk about all three individually cause at this point these reviews aren’t really spoiler-free. If you somehow haven’t watched Gintama yet these reviews going forward (well really since the movie review) aren’t the place to start. We’re getting pretty deep into the series I want to sort of deep dive into all these moments in a little more detail.
Summer came around a lot faster than I thought it would. I haven’t even made a dent in the anime I was looking forward to in the spring season (post here). But looking back on that list. Spring was a great season with a mix of really good new releases and really good continuations of beloved series. Unfortunately, I don’t think that can be said for this Summer season. There’s some interesting stuff here, but as to while I left off some anime on the Spring list. I could barely get to 10 here. Nevertheless, there’s some anime here that really look interesting. But this season is looking pretty weak compared to what we got in Spring and what we’re seemingly about to get in Autumn and Winter.
So outside of my Spirited Away review, I haven’t done an anime review since the very beginning of May and there’s a reason for that! The only anime that I’ve been digesting during that period was Gintama. I watched like the first 50ish episodes all the way back in Fall 2019 and I’ve been meaning to finish the entire series for a long time. So here I am. About 7 weeks later and 151 more episodes down. I’ve finally finished Gintama (the first series). This review will be covering the first 201 episodes of Gintama before they took a one-year hiatus. Spoiler alert, I loved it.
My 3rd Black Clover post in a day, but what I can say I love this show. While the animation isn’t that great a lot of the time. When a fight comes up in Black Clover, it’s a pretty good chance there’s gonna be some fire sakuga fight scenes. Mix that great animation with a great soundtrack, and great emotional impact. Sheesh, I could watch these all day. Going through all of these fights it’s crazy how many good to great ones there are. Enough for me to at least make two of these so no honorable mentions this time.