What I’m (Probably) Watching in Spring 2018 and Why
Having not actually talked about, or even kept up with much from Winter 2018, aside from A Place Further Than the Universe, which is wonderful, I decided that it was totally appropriate to talk about what’s airing next season. Spring 2018 is definitely one of the more packed seasons in a while. Not necessarily because of the number of shows, but because of the number of high profile shows that are airing. It’s a good thing too because there is a lot here that I am excited to see return.
This show absolutely came out of left field, at least for me. The last thing that I had heard about Steins;Gate as a series was the sequel movie that apparently messed up the ending of the original series. So, when I heard about this, I was a bit skeptical, to say the least.
However, based on what I’ve read, and what looks to be the focus of the show, that being an alternate timeline where Okabe gives up on trying to save Kirisu, I am convinced that the show has potential. Hopefully, this goes well.
I am not sure I really have to justify this. The show’s second season brought My Hero Academia into its own, showing just how much potential the show has to tell a good superhero story. Also, I know that There were a lot of categories that My Hero Academia one that they did not deserve to win, but Stain absolutely was the best Villain. He brought with his character not just a question of who is evil, but what is evil, and questioned the status quo of Hero society.
Super excited to see how it plays out.
Fun Fact: Tokyo Ghoul (The Original) is one of the only manga I’ve read, along with a few other obscure ones like MAR and a little bit of Air Gear, as well as my favorite Arakawa Under the Bridge. After watching and for the most part enjoying the ending of Tokyo Ghoul, I was fairly surprised to find out that there was going to be a sequel series to the original.
It looks like, based on the setup, that there is going to be a lot of room for awesome action scenes and for some interesting developments with Sasaki and his forgotten Identity.
To Be Honest, The last two seasons of Food Wars were not as good as the first. Nowhere near, in fact, but I still have a lot of fun with it. It makes good use of the premise it has set up, and even with the focus away from the actual food, and more on the battles for saving the school, there is certainly a lot of enjoyment to be had.
My only hope is that it does not go full shonen stupid and people do not just magically obtain ingredients they did not have at the beginning of the fight.
The first original series on this list, Golden Kamuy really peaked my interest as I was researching for this post. It’s setting in Post World War 2 Japan already was pulling me in, but the premise of a rush for Gold while fighting others who have the same goal just convinced me, especially since the two main characters look like one of the most awesome teams I have ever seen. I think this is definitely something to get excited about.
I don’t know what to say about Hinamatsuri other than “I am intrigued.” It just looks like a boatload of fun.
It is possible that it becomes just a bunch of repeating jokes that are not funny and a couple of main characters who do not even work that well on their own, let alone together. However, I am willing to give the show the benefit of the doubt, at least for a few episodes.
If I find out something else this season is really good, I might pick it up, but I do not want to overload my schedule with more than I can handle.
How do you guys feel about the upcoming season? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!