Spring 2019 Premiere Reviews


Yup, it’s that time again. This has been a pretty spare season for new full-length premieres, basically boiling down to “Ikuhara and some also-rans.” (Though barely anything that I actively hated, so.)


Hitoribocchi no Marumaruseikatsu

A gentle and pretty relatable comedy about a middle schooler with social anxiety. It’s by the series composer of A Place Further Than the Universe so I’m expecting good things, even though the structural bones is clearly pretty standard Cute Girls Do Stuff.


Fairy gone

I’m normally pretty bored by eurofantasy anime so I was surprised how much this grabbed me. Lot of it probably came down to the two main ladies and the angst goldmine of “OH NO MY CHILDHOOD FRIEND IS EVIL NOW I MUST RESCUE THEM.” That shit’s usually real gay and I’m about it.


Midnight occult civil servants

This absolutely isn’t good but it reminded me of the kind of cheap La Croix-Gay anime that I used to watch back in 2006 so I’m probably going to stick around for at least a few more episodes.



It wants to be Tiger & Bunny so bad it can taste it, but I dig the overall aesthetic and it has the potential to be really fun and maybe even kind of great (as long as Robby stops being a total shit sometime soon).


The Helpful Fox Senko-san

Doga Kobo made another pedophile anime, which is a bummer cause I actually found both of the leads pretty sweet and likable.



It’s weird, it’s queer, it’s packed to the gills with symbolism: it’s an Ikuhara anime. Every few minutes I would clap with outright delight at whatever outre and dazzling thing it had decided to show me next. I dunno if it can pull itself together in just eleven episodes, but I’m here for it.

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