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Summer 2018 Anime: What have you picked up?

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With the obvious most anticipated series of the season airing its first episode just recently, Summer 2018 is in full swing even by conservative estimates. What have you seen and what have you picked up or dropped so far? If you're waiting to hop on board, what looks interesting to you this season? Let's hear some thoughts :)

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  1. BoredomAddict Link
    Banana Fish is one of my favorites so far, I hadn't heard of the manga before so I went in completely blind. Grand Blue Dreaming is everything I want from a comedy anime and more, I'm definitely...

    Banana Fish is one of my favorites so far, I hadn't heard of the manga before so I went in completely blind. Grand Blue Dreaming is everything I want from a comedy anime and more, I'm definitely going to keep up with that one. Hanebado, Cells at Work, and Asobi Asobase are all on my to-watch list as well.

    4 votes
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      Charles Link Parent
      If you liked Overlord, there's a similar airing anime this season called How Not To Summon a Demon Lord. It's a comedy with a lot, A LOT of ecchi. in my opinion it's a lot better than i would like...

      If you liked Overlord, there's a similar airing anime this season called How Not To Summon a Demon Lord. It's a comedy with a lot, A LOT of ecchi. in my opinion it's a lot better than i would like to admit...

      1 vote
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        1. Charles Link Parent
          glad you're enjoying it!

          glad you're enjoying it!

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    Whom Link
    I haven't started anything quite yet because I've been distracted by other things, but I think to start out I'll be looking at Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro, Asobi Asobase, and possibly BANANA FISH. I...

    I haven't started anything quite yet because I've been distracted by other things, but I think to start out I'll be looking at Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro, Asobi Asobase, and possibly BANANA FISH. I assume I'll pick out some of the other slice of life or romance anime at some point since that tends to be what I gravitate toward when there aren't a bunch of things popping out to me, but we'll see.

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    1. BoredomAddict Link Parent
      I've loved the first three episodes of Banana Fish. If the studio can maintain momentum throughout the whole season I think it'll be at least as popular as Yuri On Ice was.

      I've loved the first three episodes of Banana Fish. If the studio can maintain momentum throughout the whole season I think it'll be at least as popular as Yuri On Ice was.

      2 votes
  4. clerical_terrors Link
    I'm not able to really watch or follow anything currebtly. When I get back I'm planning on looking at whatever the summer hotness was and what's been reviewed well. I'm probably going to skip...

    I'm not able to really watch or follow anything currebtly. When I get back I'm planning on looking at whatever the summer hotness was and what's been reviewed well. I'm probably going to skip Overlord III though, I read through some of the Light Novels and kind of lost interest.

    2 votes
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    Tau_Zero Link
    We had some discussion earlier in the season before things really started. My current results are: Watching Banana Fish - Liking this one so far. Visual style reminds me of older anime relative to...

    We had some discussion earlier in the season before things really started. My current results are:

    • Watching
      • Banana Fish - Liking this one so far. Visual style reminds me of older anime relative to current trends.
      • Hanebado! - Animation of the badminton is great. Can be a bit overly dramatic. Not as good as something like Haikyuu!!, but still entertaining.
      • Hataraku Saibou - The stand out newcomer of the season for me. A mix of technical and accurate biological information, cute depictions and comedy, and gory battles (germs).
      • Overlord III - I'm a big fan of the Overlord series, but this season feels like filler and has been disappointing for me so far. Based on discussion I've read, it seems to be based off of volume 8 of the manga, which they've said is mostly filler (side stories and Ainz daily life).
    • Dropped
      • Grand Blue - Comedy anime for me is always more miss than hit.
      • Island - Started out hoping it would focus a lot more into the mystery of the Island
    • Anticipating
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      ginyuforce1 Link Parent
      As a fan of Grand Blue manga, is the anime really disappointed?

      As a fan of Grand Blue manga, is the anime really disappointed?

      1. Tau_Zero Link Parent
        I haven't read the manga, so I can't comment on how similar in plot or style the anime is to the source. For the anime, I found the production value average at best and the comedy mostly...

        I haven't read the manga, so I can't comment on how similar in plot or style the anime is to the source. For the anime, I found the production value average at best and the comedy mostly frat/drinking/college humor (not meant as a comedic critique, just not my cup of tea for a full series).

      2. BoredomAddict Link Parent
        I haven't read the manga, but from what I've heard a lot of fans of the manga are really enjoying the anime so far.

        I haven't read the manga, but from what I've heard a lot of fans of the manga are really enjoying the anime so far.

  6. asterisk (edited ) Link
    Summer is good on and for comedies: Asobi Asobase Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro Grand Blue So, I am watching Banana Fish Hataraku Saibou Tsukumogami Kashimasu — slice of life with tsukumogami during...

    Summer is good on and for comedies:

    • Asobi Asobase
    • Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro
    • Grand Blue

    So, I am watching

    • Banana Fish
    • Hataraku Saibou
    • Tsukumogami Kashimasu — slice of life with tsukumogami during Tokugawa period; it started late, 3rd episode was outed yesterday; I like that rhythmic OP.
    • Muhyo to Roji no Mahouritsu Soudan Jimusho — but this started very late — 1st episode was last week, so I dunno, looks a little like Mob Psycho 100.

    From previous season

    • Lupin Sansei: Part 5
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  7. nomad Link
    I've picked up Sirius the Jeager, which is off to a very promising start, it comes under action/supernatural genre which is something I'm quite fond of and along with that How to not summon a......

    I've picked up Sirius the Jeager, which is off to a very promising start, it comes under action/supernatural genre which is something I'm quite fond of and along with that How to not summon a...
    and AoT also. I had also picked up Cells at work and Angels of death but have since been slacking behind on the new eps mainly because I seem to have lost interest in them. I was also planning on taking up Banana Fish but felt like I should wait for it to be dubbed into English after a few mins of watching the first ep.