Winter 2019 Initial Watch List

It’s that time of the season again. The premiere influx has ended (more or less) and three weeks have passed in the season so it’s time to share what’s made the cut so far. To be honest, this could almost pass as finalized. I’ve made some of the easiest or quickest drops this season and it wouldn’t surprise me if more shows get dropped by the midseason. I still manage to find plenty to watch though so maybe it’s not so bad. Maybe?

Currently Watching

  • Circlet Princess (Ep. 2) – Just Watching
  • Domestic Girlfriend (Ep. 2) – Might Cover
  • Dororo (Ep. 3) – Episode Reviews
  • Endro! (Ep. 2)
  • Grimms Notes the Animation (Ep. 2)
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Ep. 2) – Just Watching
  • Kemurikusa (Ep. 2)
  • Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka (Ep. 2) – Might Cover
  • My Roommate is a Cat (Ep. 2) – Just Watching
  • The Magnificent Kotobuki (Ep. 2)
  • The Price of Smiles (Ep. 3)
  • The Promised Neverland (Ep. 2) – Might Cover
  • The Quintessential Quintuplets (Ep. 2)
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero (Ep. 2)

A more streamlined format this time around. Since I obviously don’t make a final decision until the midseason, it just makes more sense to list them as a normal list. If there is actually something I can already lock to “Episode Reviews” or “Just Watching” however, I still list them for transparency’s sake.

There actually is a lot more anime this season that I’m tempted to cover in Episode Reviews which does clash with my original goal of just covering three shows this season. It’s possible I might cover four, maybe even more like the past two seasons. That said, I’d like to have time for some projects I’ve put on hold and I also still feel tempted in reviewing an older show. Agh, think brain! Think!

Anyway, there’s actually a few shows missing here. Mob Psycho 100 is obviously the big one. I’ve been working on a review of that show’s first season whenever I have the time but yeah, it’s been hard finding the time and I desperately need to get it done ASAP. That said, I do plan on covering the second season in Episode Reviews after the Season 1 Review is done.

Dropped

  • Bermuda Triangle: Colorful Pastrale (Ep. 1)
  • Dimension High School (Ep. 1)
  • Girly Air Force (Ep. 1)
  • How clumsy you are, Miss Ueno (Ep. 1)
  • Kemono Friends 2 (Ep. 2)
  • Meiji Tokyo Renka (Ep. 1)
  • Pastel Memories (Ep. 3)
  • Rinshi!! Ekodachan (Ep. 1)
  • VIRTUAL-SAN – LOOKING (Ep. 1)
  • WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me (Ep. 1)

Slightly smaller “Dropped” list than I’m used to seeing but this season has a comparatively smaller line-up anyway. It could get bigger by the midseason though.

Possible Second Chances:

  • Most Likely: Kemono Friends 2, Pastel Memories 
  • If I Really Hate Myself: WATATEN!: an Angel Flew Down to Me

That’s all for now. Actual rankings and comments will be for the midseason. See you then!


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