Backlog: Week 11

This week was awful as far as anime goes. I was very busy and when I had some free time, I’d study and not watch anime. I watched 21 episodes, including 12 shorts.

Natsume Yuujinchou Go

New seasons of Natsume Yuujinchou are always a safe bet. I was having a hard time watching stuff at the beginning of fall last year and was looking for something I could depend on to be soothing and well-done. Well, this is it. There are a good number of regular “youkai-of-the-day” episodes, but there’s also some development with the Matoba clan and Natori-san gets one episode. Overall, exactly what you’d expect.

Young Natori

By the way, the next season, Natsume Yuujinchou Roku, will start airing on Wednesday.

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Kobayashi-san ended. (Spoilers, by the way.)

One night Kobayashi-san gets drunk, meets a dragon girl in the woods and invites her to work at her place as a live-in maid. The following morning, not remembering much, she is surprised to find a dragon on her doorstep. Kobayashi-san doesn’t go back on her drunken word and takes the dragon, Tooru, in, although reluctantly. In time a young dragon Kanna joins them and craziness ensues. There are two more dragon characters and one former goddess.

In the morning

Their adventures include moving to a bigger flat, Kanna going to school and making a friend, meeting said friend’s maid Georgie, one beach episode, one sports festival or New Year’s. And more.

It was great fun and the only show we managed to follow week by week this spring season. Except for Saikawa gushing over Kanna — that was awful.

And that’s it this week. I’m watching Working!!! and I might write some more First Impressions, so look forward to that!

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