Post Reply Advice request - Spring 2017 one to watch, one to drop
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Posted 4/29/17 , edited 4/29/17
So, in terms of my personal taste and current interest level there's a bigger than usual batch of "meh" this season.
In addition, I've given myself a fairly hard limit of number of regular-length shows to watch this season, and I've only got a couple of slots left.

Here's how you can help me out.

From the list below, tell me just one you think I should keep watching, and just one you think I should drop.

Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor
Anonymous Noise
Eromanga-sensei
Granblue Fantasy
Kabukibu
Love Tyrant
The Royal Tutor
Sakura Quest
Seven Mortal Sins
What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?

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Hmmm, choosing between the two I dropped myself, I'll pick Anonymous Noise because it is just noise (and overdone drama). To me, her "singing" makes my ears feel like when you rasp your knuckles on a cheese grater. The other one is merely a time waste, pointless censored pandering, but at least it doesn't make me want to hurt myself to make it stop...

I'm still watching the rest, not even sure why myself on a few of them, but for a keeper, I know you don't like fake child-like voices for female characters, but maybe they're OK when the characters actually are small children? I'd say to keep SukaSuka...
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We can only pick one, huh?

To continue:

SukaSuka. A rare example of a light novel adaptation more interested in character interaction and thematic exploration than throwing around poorly directed action sequences. While some tropes of the genre are unfirtunately present, the genuine emotion the show evokes as well as the presence of characters that are adults and act like it put it far above the long list of bland fantasy shows we have this season. And speaking of bland fantasy shows...

To drop:

Dear god is Granblue Fantasy one of the worst examples of a western fantasy anime I have ever seen. I was prepared to look past my disdain for A1 pictures because of how this show's artstyle set it apart from the glut of aesthetically identical shows from that studio and from most other anime in general. Little did I know that this artistic direction was all the show would have going for it. Any good will the series would have built with its interesting art style is immediately destroyed by the show's unfollowable scene composition, energetic but confusing animation, complete lack of characterization beyond badasses who effortlessly massacre enemies by the dozens and barely explained plot. If you want a show that barely makes any sense with awkward CG and characters that are OP right from the start watch Hand Shakers but if you've already seen that and want more watch Granblue Fantasy.
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To keep, I'd Sakura Quest is pretty good for a slice of life show. It's a P.A. Works show exploring life in rural Japan, and if you like any of their other work (ex. Shirobako) you'll like this one. If you like comedy, Love Tyrant has well written situational comedy, though a couple of the characters can be annoying at times.

To drop, Seven Mortal Sins. I say this not because of the show itself, which is so ecchi, it's border line hentai. It should be dropped because Crunchyroll is only streaming a censored version that is obnoxious. The censors are these huge rotating pentagrams that take up half the screen, and there is a lot of censorship in this show. The uncensored version is probably worth a watch if you like these kinds of shows later on when that version comes out.
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Keep is easy, Sakura Quest is great.

Drop is tougher. On the surface, and considering only those I've seen enough to make a judgement on, Anonymous Noise is the worst on your list. It's just straight up annoying and ear bleed inducing. However, 7 Sins is also pretty bad not because of the content but because of the broken version that CR is streaming. If you're committed to watching on CR only, then I'd be tempted to say drop 7 Sins even though there are worse shows purely because I'd rather not have CR be rewarded for choosing to stream a broken version of a show. If you're watching on CR plus other sources then I'd say drop Noise.

All that said, this is a pretty weak season overall, and I wouldn't look badly upon anyone who dropped like 80% of your maybe list. There's only a couple shows on there I'd hold up as definite recommended watches.
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Of the five shows I watch on this list I'd say keep Sakura Quest. It's oneof the few times the "it's about the journey not the destination" thing works (well for me anyway).

I'd vote to drop Love Tyrant. I'm not sure I'll continue watching it myself. So many other shows have done what it's trying better.
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Hmmm, choosing between the two I dropped myself, I'll pick Anonymous Noise because it is just noise (and overdone drama). To me, her "singing" makes my ears feel like when you rasp your knuckles on a cheese grater. The other one is merely a time waste, pointless censored pandering, but at least it doesn't make me want to hurt myself to make it stop...

I'm still watching the rest, not even sure why myself on a few of them, but for a keeper, I know you don't like fake child-like voices for female characters, but maybe they're OK when the characters actually are small children? I'd say to keep SukaSuka...

Thanks for the input. I'm inclined to agree about Anonymous Noise. Sometimes I can enjoy overdone drama in spite of generally sticking my nose up at it, but shojo overdone drama is especially unappealing for some reason. Plus there's only so much Lalalala I can take. It's not even a very enjoyable tune.

You are correct that having young child characters have fake child-like voices is less annoying than when it's with teens or adults, even though if there are only young child characters and they all have those voices it's still irritating. I haven't noticed the voices to be especially bothersome in this show, and I do like the characters, so it was a little higher in consideration of what to keep, even though it's got a little excess sentimentality going on also.


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To continue:

SukaSuka. A rare example of a light novel adaptation more interested in character interaction and thematic exploration than throwing around poorly directed action sequences. While some tropes of the genre are unfirtunately present, the genuine emotion the show evokes as well as the presence of characters that are adults and act like it put it far above the long list of bland fantasy shows we have this season. And speaking of bland fantasy shows...


That's two votes for SukaSuka, and my own assessment of it being closer to the top of the pile than the others, so I think I will try to keep going with this one.


To drop:

Dear god is Granblue Fantasy one of the worst examples of a western fantasy anime I have ever seen. I was prepared to look past my disdain for A1 pictures because of how this show's artstyle set it apart from the glut of aesthetically identical shows from that studio and from most other anime in general. Little did I know that this artistic direction was all the show would have going for it. Any good will the series would have built with its interesting art style is immediately destroyed by the show's unfollowable scene composition, energetic but confusing animation, complete lack of characterization beyond badasses who effortlessly massacre enemies by the dozens and barely explained plot. If you want a show that barely makes any sense with awkward CG and characters that are OP right from the start watch Hand Shakers but if you've already seen that and want more watch Granblue Fantasy.

I haven't thought much about why this fell into my "possible drop" pile. I think it was the latest episode that put it there, because up to that point, regardless of imperfections I was kind of enjoying it as a mindless adventure lark.


rufusking1 wrote:
To keep, I'd Sakura Quest is pretty good for a slice of life show.


StriderShinryu wrote:
Keep is easy, Sakura Quest is great.


camay1997 wrote:
Of the five shows I watch on this list I'd say keep Sakura Quest.


So, you know that thing where someone asks for your advice, and you give it to them, and then they turn around and don't take it, and how maddening that can be?

Well, um, I'm about to do that. The more I saw the suggestions for continuing Sakura Quest, the more I imagined doing it, and the more I imagined it, the more I dreaded seeing more episodes. So, thank you for helping me come to that conclusion. I like the concept of the show, but it's not being presented in a way I find appealing, so I think this is a drop.


To drop, Seven Mortal Sins. I say this not because of the show itself, which is so ecchi, it's border line hentai. It should be dropped because Crunchyroll is only streaming a censored version that is obnoxious. The censors are these huge rotating pentagrams that take up half the screen, and there is a lot of censorship in this show. The uncensored version is probably worth a watch if you like these kinds of shows later on when that version comes out.


I'm a lot more tolerant watching this sort of censorship than it seems most are. I don't really get that much more out of seeing nipples, as long as I can see the situation. But I do agree that the spinning disks are a bit too much of a distraction, both because they spin and because they are huge! Also, I think that style of censorship works better with a comedy. This might end up not getting dropped immediatelly but be a back burner thing where I'll watch if I'm in the mood for it, and if it ends up by end of season that I was never in the mood, it is considered dropped through neglect.


Drop is tougher. On the surface, and considering only those I've seen enough to make a judgement on, Anonymous Noise is the worst on your list. It's just straight up annoying and ear bleed inducing. However, 7 Sins is also pretty bad not because of the content but because of the broken version that CR is streaming. If you're committed to watching on CR only, then I'd be tempted to say drop 7 Sins even though there are worse shows purely because I'd rather not have CR be rewarded for choosing to stream a broken version of a show. If you're watching on CR plus other sources then I'd say drop Noise.

All that said, this is a pretty weak season overall, and I wouldn't look badly upon anyone who dropped like 80% of your maybe list. There's only a couple shows on there I'd hold up as definite recommended watches.


Thanks. I'm more inclined to agree with your recommendations for drops.


I'd vote to drop Love Tyrant. I'm not sure I'll continue watching it myself. So many other shows have done what it's trying better


I'm particularly sad about this one. I thought the first episode was one of the funniest things I've seen. Moreover this is the first show I've ever watched where I like the yandere. I think that's because it's played for laughs. But siscon girls are a character type I find particularly annoying and that is starting to become a big thing in the show rather than a small quirk. And the sadistic drama of the last episode was really making the show not fun at all for me anymore. I had such hopes for it, and now, well it seems to not be what I thought it was promising to be.

Thanks again. More replies from others are welcome!
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Sakura Quest keep! especially cool to see a show about group of women very rare no lead male or harem it gets stronger per episode SOL

Royal Tutor is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz puts me to sleep every time have to watch during day or I wake up at ED

I think you might like Seven Sins just a theory but will leave it at that

Love Tyrant is frustrating to watch I vote drop this one

Most shows I am watching are on Strike this season tbh
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scoobydew wrote:

Sakura Quest keep! especially cool to see a show about group of women very rare no lead male or harem it gets stronger per episode SOL

Royal Tutor is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz puts me to sleep every time have to watch during day or I wake up at ED

I think you might like Seven Sins just a theory but will leave it at that

Love Tyrant is frustrating to watch I vote drop this one

Most shows I am watching are on Strike this season tbh


Thanks. I'm afraid Sakura Quest is a lost cause though. The idea of continuing it is very unappealing and I'm not sure I can explain well why. Or maybe I just don't want to take the time to. I think maybe all the obvious bumbling is just too aggravating to watch.

I'm going to watch the lastest epsiode of Seven Sins to see how it goes.

Love Tyrant is now dropped per your vote.

On Strike that I'm watching: Grimoire of Zero, Rage of Bahamut, Atom: The Beginning. (Will probably drop Anon Noise; still undecided about Kabukibu).
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scoobydew wrote:

Sakura Quest keep! especially cool to see a show about group of women very rare no lead male or harem it gets stronger per episode SOL

Royal Tutor is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz puts me to sleep every time have to watch during day or I wake up at ED

I think you might like Seven Sins just a theory but will leave it at that

Love Tyrant is frustrating to watch I vote drop this one

Most shows I am watching are on Strike this season tbh


Thanks. I'm afraid Sakura Quest is a lost cause though. The idea of continuing it is very unappealing and I'm not sure I can explain well why. Or maybe I just don't want to take the time to. I think maybe all the obvious bumbling is just too aggravating to watch.

I'm going to watch the lastest epsiode of Seven Sins to see how it goes.

Love Tyrant is now dropped per your vote.

On Strike that I'm watching: Grimoire of Zero, Rage of Bahamut, Atom: The Beginning. (Will probably drop Anon Noise; still undecided about Kabukibu).


I like all those shows and really enjoy Kabukibu just learning something new is always a plus with me. Atom is good just took me awhile to get over the scientist nose its drawn so over the top but the story helps me make it past
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