Monday, August 24, 2015

The Anime-zing Race (Summer 2015 Edition): Week 5

Insert witty comment here.
Last time on The Anime-zing Race, Charlotte's winning streak was finally broken by Actually, I Am..., while Aoharu x Machinegun, showing an ugly side to its main heroine, fell in last place, but was spared elimination thanks to a non-elimination leg.

The rankings are:

  1. Actually, I Am...
  2. Classroom Crisis
  3. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
  4. Overlord
  5. Charlotte
  6. GATE
  7. Ushio & Tora
  8. Aoharu x Machinegun
This week, will Aoharu x Machinegun be able to clear a Speed Bump and avoid last place and elimination? All shows will be judged up through episode 5.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Anime-zing Race (Summer 2015 Edition): Week 4

Well, once more shows get eliminated, it'll be faster to catch up...
Last week, the remaining nine shows sought to outlast the three-episode rule. With GATE finally introducing its girls, it manages to stay ahead of elimination another week, and this time, the outside-of-season visitor Gatchaman Crowds was eliminated.

The ranking is:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Ushio & Tora
  3. Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
  4. Overlord
  5. Actually, I Am...
  6. Aoharu x Machinegun
  7. Classroom Crisis
  8. GATE
This week, no Detour or Roadblock either, just a race through episode 4. Which show will be eliminated... next?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Summer 2015: What I'm Watching (The Anime-zing Race)

For the second half, let’s look at the shows still running in The Anime-zing Race. This part will cover the following shows:

Actually, I Am…
Aoharu x Machinegun
Classroom Crisis
Rokka: Braves of Six Flowers
Ushio & Tora

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Summer 2015: What I'm Watching (Regular Viewing Slate)

It’s time for my seasonal rundown of all the shows I’m watching this season. This time around, I will split the entries into those shows which are set as part of my regular weekly viewing schedule, and those shows that are still competing as part of The Anime-zing Race series. As this entry focuses on my regular shows, expect lots of sequels, slice-of-life shows, and other shows that are ineligible for participation in the Race.

In addition to the shows below, I am continuing with three shows that started last season: Baby Steps Season 2, Food Wars - Shokugeki no Souma, and My love Story!!.

The shows that will be covered in this post are:

Castle Town Dandelion
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya 2wei! Herz
Himouto! Umaru-chan
The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls (2nd Half)
Non Non Biyori Repeat
Seiyu's Life!
Snow White with the Red Hair
Wakaba Girl/Miss Monochrome 2nd Season

Check out what I have to say about all these shows after the jump.

The Anime-zing Race (Summer 2015 Edition): Week 3

I've been lapped...
Last time on The Anime-zing Race, the ten remaining shows displayed their musical prowess to try to get ahead. Charlotte used the strength of its opening to take first place for the second leg in a row, while both Rampo Kitan and GATE displayed some disturbing sides to them, dropping them to the back of the pack. In the end, though, it was Rampo Kitan that could not avoid elimination.

The standings are:

  1. Charlotte
  2. Actually, I Am...
  3. Rokka: Braves of Six Flowers
  4. Ushio & Tora
  5. Overlord
  6. Aoharu x Machinegun
  7. Classroom Crisis
  8. Gatchaman Crowds
  9. GATE

This week, with no Detour or Roadblock, and a place in my seasonal What I’m Watching posts at stake, the remaining shows race straight through the three-episode marker. What show will be eliminated… next?