New Review Format + Backlog Update

Coming soon, I’ll be releasing a new review format in addition to the regular reviews. This new format will be a quick thoughts/quick review style for anime where I don’t have much to say. An issue I’ve had and contributing factor to delays in recent reviews is struggling to find enough to write on some reader requests. Rather than drop the series, as I want to cover all requests, some will be in this format starting next week.

Sometimes a series is so similar to another I have already reviewed, where it would repeat many of the same criticisms, or it isn’t a series with much to analyse – some of my early reviews would fit this criteria. This format also allows for a few words on anime I drop – why I dropped it and whether I still recommend it or not. I will have several anime together, a few paragraphs for each. It’ll be flexible, saying as much or as little as I feel. There could be weeks with no need for such a write up, while I may need several in sequence at other times. Flexible.

Furthermore, I want to write more on currently airing anime while still relevant. I’ll use this format to round up some first impressions of what catches my eye, whether positive or negative, and note what I’ll continue. And at the season’s end, I’ll do a full review of the most interesting titles – again, both good and bad. I’ll start with these next season and knockout a few quick reviews off the backlog in the meantime.

Speaking of the backlog, it’s time for an update. The big change is the completion of Naruto: Shippuden, finally, alongside over 30 other reviews. However, reader requests and new releases have added quite a lot to the list (additional review format will help here). No, haven’t started One Piece yet.

The current backlog in rough alphabetical order (series flagged red are long):

New additions since last time:

  1. Attack on Titan season 3 (watched)
  2. Babylon
  3. Beastars
  4. Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo
  5. Cromartie High School
  6. Dororo
  7. Dr Stone
  8. Fairy Tail
  9. Grand Blue (watched)
  10. Hanebado
  11. Hyouge Mono
  12. Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken
  13. Love Tyrant
  14. Mob Psycho 100 II
  15. Orphen (new one)
  16. Promised Neverland
  17. Pupa
  18. Snow White with the Red Hair
  19. Vinland Saga
  20. Weathering With You
  21. W’z (very important)
  22. Yona of the Dawn
  23. Yuri on Ice

Previous entries:

  1. Baby Steps
  2. Beast Slayer Erin
  3. Big Order TV
  4. Code Geass: Akito the Exiled
  5. Den-noh Coil
  6. Galaxy Express 999
  7. Garzey’s Wing
  8. Ghost in the Shell 2
  9. Ghost in the Shell Arise
  10. Ghost Stories
  11. Gintama
  12. Glasslip
  13. Gundam Thunderbolt
  14. Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
  15. Gundam: The 08th MS Team
  16. Haikyuu Season 3 (only if enjoying it)
  17. Harlock / Cosmo Warrior Zero / Endless Orbit SSX / Harlock Saga / Space Pirate / Battleship Yamato (finish one or more, depending on enjoyment)
  18. Hikaru no Go
  19. JoJo sequels (only if enjoying it)
  20. Katanagatari
  21. K-ON
  22. Last 5 Ghibli movies
  23. Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gaidens
  24. Lovely Complex
  25. Macross franchise (finish one or more, depending on enjoyment)
  26. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
  27. Monogatari sequels (only if enjoying it)
  28. Mononoke
  29. Moribito – Guardian of the Spirit
  30. One Piece ?
  31. Penguindrum
  32. Princess Tutu
  33. Qwaser of Stigmata
  34. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  35. School Days
  36. Slam Dunk
  37. Space Brothers
  38. Striking Daughter
  39. Time of Eve
  40. Turn A Gundam
  41. Yu Yu Hakusho
  42. Various shorts and films

The following are anime I’ve completed (or nearly), but not published the reviews yet:


7 thoughts on “New Review Format + Backlog Update”

    1. I will likely also use this format for the anime I watched but never intended to review, like Get Backers or Witchblade, where there isn’t much to say, but they hold a little something special to me.


  1. Ooh, that’s nice! Being able to provide brief reviews for ongoing seasonals is a neat thing. Nice to see Eizouken in your list, I’ve been enjoying that one! If you’re not already watching Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun, that’s another seasonal I’ve been really enjoying a lot!

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    1. Also I wondered why W’z was marked as ‘very important’ (I’d never heard of it) until I saw it was a sequel to Hand Shakers.

      Now I am convinced that it is indeed of the utmost importance. You are doing the Lord’s work.

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      1. I watched it solely for the goofy title (and also because people were praising it) and I’m glad I did. Among other things, it has beautiful art.

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