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.)
Soubi Yamamoto is an absolutely criminally underrated director, and all four of her OVAs are available for streaming if you’re in the US/Canada. A must-watch of positive BL.
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There’s trash and then there’s TRASH. Ah, I remember it well.
It has some spots that haven’t aged well (fantasy racism!), but this is definitely the best encapsulation of 90s anime trends and emotional beats with a minimal amount of bullshit, if you’ve ever wanted to watch something throwback. I still like it a lot.
This is a pretty slim season for new series–lot of sequels and continuations. And it’s winter, which is always sort of the dump season anyway. Still, there’s a few potential gems.
Part two of the faves list! You can read part one here. I’m gonna level with y’all, you’re gonna recognize some of the titles on this one.