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Spring 2020 anime season rankings (and thoughts on anime blogging)

3,112 words later, I’m finally finished with my Spring anime season reviews, and what a promising season it’s turned out to be! I ended up reviewing 9 anime over the last few weeks, and I couldn’t say any of them were even average, let alone bad.

Phew!

Given the state of the things in the world right now, with so many of us living in isolation, we need anime now more than ever, and it’s delivering guys.

We all need escapism, to let ourselves go wander in other worlds. Like dreams, anime can help us process reality in abstract ways, to make sense of how we’re feeling at a deeper level than simply watching the news all day and feeling like the world’s collapsing around us. Read, watch, play: give yourself a break, and take care!

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Listeners episode 1 anime review

Listeners is a welcome return to the imagination of writer Dai Sato. Just like his Eureka Seven, Listeners is an adventure in a desperate post-disaster world, a world set to be remade by the triple threat of music, love and giant robots!

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Appare-Ranman! episode 1 anime review

An anime original from P.A. Works, Appare-Ranman! is the story of Appare, a scientific genius cum adventurer from Japan, entering into a larger than life car (some may say, wacky!) race across the US.

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The Millionaire Detective – Balance: UNLIMITED episode 1 anime review

A fun and satisfying debut that feels in many ways like a throwback to late Nineties anime like The Big O and Cowboy Bebop, albeit with a less masculine and more homoerotic subtext for the Noughties.

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Kakushigoto episode 1 anime review

The chaotic story of a responsible Dad that’s also a pervy ecchi manga artist.

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Gleipnir episode 1 anime review

Gleipnir’s first episode pings between being a fascinating psychological thriller and a creepy erotic comedy. It starts weird and only gets weirder.

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Sing “Yesterday” for Me episode 1 anime review

Sing “Yesterday” for Me is an easy anime to love and, quite frankly, I fell pretty hard for it.

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Wave, Listen to Me! episode 1 anime review

In Wave, Listen to Me!, we’re dragged into Minare’s world: the world of a hungover and bitter adult, looking to regain some momentum in her life and ranting into the void whilst she waits.

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Tower of God episode 1 anime review

In whatever medium, Tower of God is a messy story, filled with anachronistic touches, that’s somehow still quite addictive.

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BNA: Brand New Animal episode 1 anime review

BNA could well be Studio Trigger’s Devilman: a story boiling over with racial tension and supernatural action, and yet still, undeniably, a Studio Trigger anime: just bloody good fun.