The Beatles were also fans of Osomatsu-san.
The new season has started and already there’s been some excellent anime. I was particularly fond of the first episode of Mayoiga, or The Lost Village as we’re apparently calling it now. This season is looking to be one of the biggest in anime for a long time, and I’m not even talking about the quality of the anime on show. Start digging into the money paid for streaming rights of Iron Fortress and My Hero Academia and watch your brain fall out of your ears. But whatever, that’s next season, and I’m too busy rounding up last season.
I’ve been at a bit of a loss on how to write about all these anime. I’ll have to figure out something better for next season. Heck since I’m not doing it for MAL, I might try write episodic posts again. Covering Big Order after the fun of blogging Future Diary, or maybe laughing at the weirdly inevitably mess Mayoiga turns into. That would be fun. But I don’t want to leave last season without having my say on the anime I’m finishing. I ended up with something of a scattershot approach to watching anime this season, considering I never watched any of Konosuba or Grimgar which people seemed to like, and in particular only watched the first episode of Erased. I liked it too, I just sorta forgot to watch more. But here’s what I did watch and me telling you where I think you should watch it too.
I can say that for the most part, this is a well-made show with a lot of love behind it. I like the characters, and for the most part it hit all the right emotional notes. But the penultimate few episodes left me in the cold, in the same way that a hamster using a dead hamster as a raft probably feels left in the cold. Needless to say that there are spoilers below the break, so be warned if you haven’t seen the highly telegraphed reveal yet.
I’ve increasingly seen people watching the Japanese sweets show Candy Crus-sorry, I mean Dagashi Kashi, who are expressing their preference for the character Saya. This childhood friend archetype is indeed an agreeable character with her beady eyes, infectious smile and a snagle tooth that evidently runs in the family. She’s so cute, you just want to protect that smile. I feel like even the manga author himself must have been caught up in the love-fest for this character as the latest episodes have focused more on her. I am here to tell you that you people are wrong. You are everything wrong with anime. You are destroying the industry one waifu declaration at a time.
One more Popee for the road.
I’ll cut to the chase right away: This is my final post for The Cart Driver, in all likelihood. Maybe I’ll feel the itch again in the future to write about anime. Maybe not. For the foreseeable future, however, I’m done. It’s been a long time coming. I kept saying to myself that I wanted to keep going, but … it just didn’t happen, for various reasons I’m not particularly interested in expanding upon. So that’s that.
OK, with that out of the way, let me be a big, sappy dork at length.
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