Hey! It's a new year... Do you know what that means? New anime. Fuck yeah!
Well, I'm trying something this year, and just like people on the internet say, I'm doing it only for the content. Nah, just kidding, I'd do it either way, but I just thought that if I'm doing this I might as well share it with you. I will try to watch the whole lineup of new anime coming to Crunchyroll this season.
It's something that I've been trying to do for a while now and somehow end up returning to my old favorite anime instead of watching something new. I think it's bound to happen if I end up not liking the story or animation style – I'd say it's impossible to like every single anime –, however, if it comes to that, I will let you now why and try to put it into words the best I can.
Here's how I think I will do this. I will do a review in three stages:
- First impressions: After watching the first episode, I will give you my thoughts on it for every series. I might come up with some grades for story and animation, just to see if it changes throughout the season.
- Mid-season review: Let's touch base after episode 6 of every series and see how the series has developed. There's a chance that by this episode I'd have dropped a series.
- End of the season review: Let's do a last review once the season ends. Maybe come up with a top 3 or some kind of recognition for series with mentions for best animation, best story, best main character, best girl; you know, all the weeb stuff.
Yeah, something like that. I'll fine tune the details as we go, but that's the general idea.
This is the lineup coming to Crunchyroll this season. Please keep in mind that maybe not all of them will be available in Mexico, but I will let you know in the first impressions post. Remember, I'm only seeing new anime. I don't really feel like seeing the second season of a show I may have not watched from the beginning.
Here's the filtered list, but you can check the complete list – with second seasons or continuations – on Crunchyroll's website.
The classic 1,001 Nights story gets a delinquent twist in this latest series from Hiroko Utsumi!
Studio: Nippon Animation
The classic Maruko-chan series comes to Crunchyroll with stories of her family and friends, new and old!
Delusional Monthly Magazine
Studio: OLM Team Yoshioka
Uncover a world of outlandish new stories with the journalists behind the Delusional Monthly Magazine!
Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady with the Lamp
Studio: MAHO FILM
A reincarnated evil princess dedicates her next life to saving people as a doctor!
Meiji Gekken: 1874
Studio: Tsumugi Akita Anime Lab
In Meiji-era Japan, members from every corner of society find themselves in a plot to overthrow the government.
A young girl named Rouge carries out an operation to take out nine androids who threaten humanity.
Studio: WHITE FOX
In an ancient Japan filled with demons, one brother and sister embark on a journey to defeat all evil!
The Weakest Tamer Began a Journey to Pick Up Trash
Studio: STUDIO MASSKET
A young tamer and slime adventure out to clean up every aspect of their world!
The Witch and the Beast
Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab
To break the curse of an evil witch, one pair travels to a mysterious town with a score to settle.
And that's it. After writing all of it, I'm starting to think that watching this much anime will be a huge endeavor but let's see. Let me know if you like the idea or if you're currently watching any good anime at @scaarg on X (ex-Twitter) as well as on Threads.
Have a good one.