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Winter 2024 Season

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I must say, I’m not super hyped for the winter season. But we’ve gotta have a seasonal thread, so here we are :riiight:

 

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I’ve looked over the MAL page a couple times now and honestly nothing is jumping out at me. Once I know what Crunchyroll will have streaming, I might take a closer look at a couple things. I think I would love to watch a good slice-of-life or light-hearted teenage romance story (e.g. something along the lines of Horimiya or Skip and Loafer) this winter. I’m not sure if anything new is going to scratch that itch though. This winter might end up being a backlog-catch-up season instead. 
 

Is there anything you are looking forward to?

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I'll still be watching Undead Unluck, but not seeing anything that I recognize looking at the list.  Will probably just wait and see if any of you point something out as good and decide from there.

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I still need to try to get a first look at Undead Unluck… :lurk:

 

Yubisaki to Renren (A Sign of Affection) sounds like it could be a nice feel-good story for this winter. Crunchy had it in their lineup. 
 

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Yuki Itose is a hearing-impaired university student whose world has been shrouded with silence since birth. She has lived in the same place her whole life, and rarely interacts with others save for her best friend, Rin Fujishiro. During her commute one day, she meets the silver-haired and multilingual Itsuomi Nagi, a mutual friend of Rin. Unlike most, Itsuomi is unwavering when he learns of Yuki's impairment; this, along with his experiences abroad, fascinates and touches her. After they part, her fondness of him starts to grow. A new world begins to open for both Yuki and Itsuomi as they learn about each other's different lives.

Yubisaki to Renren is a lighthearted, romantic comedy that illustrates the silent life of a university student and how one man sharing his world starts to change her own.

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Okay now that things holiday wise are finally slowing down and I can take a moment to type. My list:

Def excited for the returning of Tsuki ga Michibiku, Urusei Yatsura, and High Card. Totes freaking excited for more Blue Exorcist, I should rewatch that so I can refresh myself since it's been a minute from that series. Not sure if I like Mashle enough to keep watching. It's funny in it's own sense but I can't help but feel the big Shonen trope of adding way more characters and more backgrounds to keep track etc. Maybe.

I am giddy for Dungeon Meshi. DnD with wholesome food porn? Sign me up! And continuing Kusuriya no Hitorigato  for the second half of that show. 

 

Ones that I'm curious about but trailers aren't giving me any UMPH in them.
Majo to Yajuu
Metallic Rouge
Shaman King Flowers (I may not considering it's just continuing on with new chars like Yu-Gi-Oh and all that)
Ishura
Sengoku Youko looks cute.
Meiji Gekken:1874

Depending on how the other half of that list fares. Might be a quite winter season for me and maybe check out some of the shows that friends are telling me to see.

 

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Already in love with Dungeon Meshi and i want moar.

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I checked out a couple of new shows tonight and I think they’re both keepers. 
 

Metallic Rouge has a nice mix of sci-fi and action. Very solid animation and production from Bones. Definitely got my attention. 
 

A Sign of Affection is exactly what I hoped it would be. Love the main character already :heart: I am really looking forward to see where things go in the next episode. 

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Second episode of A Sign of Affection was more feel-good, comfy stuff :nod: Yuki is a truly likeable main character :heart: 

 

I also got started finally on Frieren last night. Holy smokes, can’t believe I slept on this show all last season. I love the style and aesthetics, very nice work by Madhouse, and I immediately connected with the characters. I look forward to binge watching this to get caught up :shiny:

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Very quickly got up to episode #10 in Frieren. Still enjoying it a lot! It’s a thing of beauty. 

I knew those demons were up to no good right away, just like Frieren did. I loved the fight between Fern, Stark, and the two demons (Linie and Lugner?) The way Frieren dealt with Aura was awesome too. 



Stark has been a nice addition. Frieren and Fern are both very subdued characters, a bit dull at times, so Stark brings up the energy a bit. 

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I’m now up to episode 16 of Frieren—just two episodes away from being caught up. Sein has been a nice addition to the squad. Still loving this show. 

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i just watched ep 19 this week so you might have 3 to catch up on. The next arch gets super fun!

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Ye, I saw episode 19 dropped on Crunchy on Friday, so I’ve only got a couple episodes to go to get fully caught up. I watched #17 on Friday night. I wanted to keep going but I was getting sleepy. I don’t want to nod off and miss part of this show. I’ll watch more tonight if I have time.

 

It was unfortunate to see Sein go off in a different direction in episode 17, but it feels like they will link up with him again before too long.

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So far with the new stuff of Metallic Rouge and Majo to Yajuu I'm enjoying it. I also still really enjoy Dungeon Menshi but I can see why a couple of my friends bailed on it after ep 2
 

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Their reasoning was that there's no sense of urgency to save their Sister healer from being digested by the dragon. If they wanted to go a more casual route with the food portion of the dungeon there's a few different ways they could have done the story so that it didn't just blow the wind out of it from saying "we gotta go save Falin!" and then take their sweet time going through things. And I get that. I'm still in it for the wholesome cooking but I will agree with them on that argument.


Ishura tho I'm gonna bail. The first handful of episodes are spent introducing a lot of characters and talking about a lot of political stuff that I feel is still missing some context unless you had an outside source of information like playing a game or reading the manga. Makes it hard to want to get into it as a whole.

As for continuing stuff still loving High Card, Urusei Yatsura, the Apothacary one, and Frieren. Mashle is still kinda fun but I might not continue it depending on how this season ends. FUCK I've missed Blue Exorcist tho and I really need to rebinge the previous seasons. 

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I randomly started watching the first season of Mashle this week out of boredom and I quickly finished the first 12 episodes. A bit surprised how much I’m enjoying it! I’m looking forward to getting caught up in the second season. 
 

I am still enjoying Metallic Rouge and especially Frieren. 
 

also A Sign of Affection is lovely :heart: 

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Frieren #23

Frieren falling for Mimics is never not funny :lol: You see the joke coming a mile away and it’s still funny. I am really enjoying the First Class Mage Exam. The dungeon they’re all crawling through right now is great. 

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I'm waiting for Frieren to finish before watching all the 2nd half. It's what I did for the first half.

 

Aside from that only thing I've been watching is The Dangers in my Heart. Which I had to give another chance, because the first couple of episodes are a bit rough and I orignally dropped it, but I'd say from Episode 4 onwards it's been absolutely fantastic. The character development is really great and the show has a lot of minor details that reoccur from previous episodes that makes it pretty enjoyable.   

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