(Originally published on Livejournal on 8/21/10)
Anime Review Summer S010 Season:
At the beginning of July, I pledged to watch and review each anime show of the Summer 2010 season that was subtitled in English, and give each one a pass/fail grade — and I’ve reached my goal. I did the same thing for the Spring 2010, for anyone interested here’s a link to the recap.
Out of the few dozen shows, I was able to find 26 different shows that were subtitled. Out of those twenty-six, a total of 11 shows received a thumbs up (one of which I dropped after the second episode). Here is a really quick recap of the reviewed shows, based on the FIRST EPISODE VIEWED ONLY (links included to the reviews below):
Highest recommendation: MUST SEE TV!:
On The Fence: – Watching for now, but I may drop before the series completes.
Slight Thumbs-Down: – Includes shows that may be decent by not within my interests, or shows that I might be convinced to give a second shot if enough people recommend them.
Thumbs-Down: – Terrible, just terrible.
Oh Dear God Why Does This Even Exist? – You watched it, now you can’t unwatch it!
…And finally, the Wild Cardz Memorial Prize for the Worst Show of the Season goes to…
There’s still a bunch of shows that were never subtitled, but there’s still a chance some of them might see the (English) light of day. (During the Spring season, there were four shows that appeared after I did my Recap, for example) If any more shows from the Summer 2010 season debut after today, I’ll tackle those before I move on to the Fall 2010 season.
So, what’s next? Well, the Fall 2010 Season is just around the corner, and it looks pretty promising! Before that, there’s still the second episodes of the Summer 2010 season to tackle — everything listed as “On the Fence” and above that line all received a “passing grade” and I watched the second episodes of all those shows, and reviewed all those – gotta give a quick summary of where those stand as well. Also, there’s still two shows from the Spring 2010 season I’m watching (Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Senkou no Night Raid), as well as a handful of earlier shows finished up or in the queue. A quick post detailing those is up next!
Whew! So, what do you think, sirs? Push the Button, Frank.