And here we are again, it feels like it’s only been a few weeks since I last wrote one of th… oh right. But hey, this one’s actually appearing in a timely manner for once, so that’s nice. This season was relatively sparse on the whole, with only four of the seven airing shorts licensed In terms of quality I mostly found myself with extremely mixed feelings on arguably the season’s flagship short, which was a little disappointing. But enough preamble, let’s get to the rundown. Continue reading “Winter 2019 Shorts Roundup” →
Well it sure has been a while. Between real life getting in the way and a sort of collapse of my desire to write after I couldn’t keep up with the weekly Endro! posts (Obviously those are no longer happening, but I do have a post about a specific character in the works which may or may not see the light of day at some point). I’ve been sitting with this half finished for a couple of months now. But it’s still technically the winter season so I’m not late with this yet! Fall was an unusually solid season for shorts, although I went in with unrealistically high expectations for one specific show the generally solid performance of everything else helped to cushion the blow of its being merely good.
Continue reading “Fall 2018 Shorts Roundup” →
Well that season sure flew by. It certainly doesn’t feel like I’ve gone another 3 months without writing anything.
This season’s shorts had one unusual thing in common. With a single exception everything was a sequel or a continuation. As such it’s a lot of “if you liked this already it’s still good” for the most part. But enough preamble. In the spirit of the swiftly passing season let’s get right down to it. Continue reading “Summer 2018 Shorts Roundup” →
I swear I start every one of these lamenting my seeming inability to write more often, maybe I’ll actually do something about that some day.
Well that certainly was a season of shorts. As is so often the case I feel like last season’s batch can best be described as hit or miss. Some of them were really great, and some fell flat for me at least. With that said let’s just dive right into the roundup. Continue reading “Spring 2018 Shorts Roundup” →
This is actually being written in a somewhat timely manner for once? Wonders never cease.
Sadly this season was pretty thin on the ground in the shorts sphere, there weren’t that many to start with, and only four actually got picked up for streaming. But on the plus side they were fairly consistently decent, and in some cases pretty great, so it could be far worse. Continue reading “Winter 2018 Shorts Roundup” →
What do you mean we’re halfway through Winter already? I guess I should stop procrastinating then. With that in mind let’s get to Fall’s batch of shorts. Continue reading “Fall 2017 Shorts Roundup” →
The delays continue and I’ve not had too much time for anime in the last few months, but we’re still doing this thing.
Summer’s shorts were interestingly extreme in their quality, the good stuff was mostly really good, and the bad stuff was really, really bad, with not a whole lot in the middle.
Continue reading “Summer 2017 Shorts Roundup” →
Well, this is more than a month later than planned due to persistent internet issues, but let’s get to it anyway. This season’s shorts were kind of a mixed bag without any major high points and a couple of real lows, but there was some good stuff around regardless. Continue reading “Spring 2017 Shorts Roundup” →
Welcome to the first installment of what I hope will become a regular thing, the Shorts Roundup for the Winter 2017 anime season.
I watch a lot of short anime. As I’ve said previously, I try to watch all of them if I can, because they’re a great way of experiencing lots of different kinds of shows with a minimal time investment. A lot of them are kind of bad, but that’s fine, all you lose is a couple of minutes. And sometimes you strike gold.
Given that I watch so many of the things, I thought I’d turn that into an excuse to actually write something for a change. So let’s get to it. Continue reading “Winter 2017 Shorts Roundup” →