That Time I got Reincarnated as a Slime (Episodes 13-16)

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If he’s going to unite the Forest of Jura, Rimuru will need to defeat the orc-lord and his army of two-hundred thousand orcs. Even for someone as powerful as Rimuru, this might not be easy!

What’s happened since last time?

When we left off at the end of episode twelve, Gabiru had overthrown his father to become the leader of the lizardmen, only to lead them into dire circumstances against the orc army.

Rimuru watches from the skies as the goblin riders save the lizardmen. Then the kaijin attack, further decimating the orc army. Finally, a majin appears and starts shooting off his mouth only for the orc-lord to eat him and become a demon-lord.

Finally, Rimuru steps in and takes care of business once and for all. Now, to unite the monsters of the Forest of Jura and relax. Well, until the dwarf king shows up and demands to test Rimuru. Satisfied with what he finds, he offers Rimuru an alliance between their nations, forcing Rimuru to come up with a name on the spot…

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One Piece (Season Eleven)

The Straw-hat pirates have fought their way to the halfway point of the Grand Line, but crossing the Red Line could be their toughest challenge yet!

What did you watch and why? I’ve now watched four-hundred and seven episodes of One Piece and I can’t believe that it just keeps getting better and better. Sure, there have been some slower points, but lately, it’s been insane. I need to work out how it can still be so engaging after so long.

What’s it about? Having survived Thriller Bark, the Straw-hat pirates continue on their voyage along the Grand Line. Fish-man island is their next stop, but they don’t have any idea how they’re going to get there as it’s at the bottom of the sea!

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Senran Kagura (Season One)

Training to be a ninja can be tough, especially when a group of evil ninja bust into the neighbourhood causing all sorts of trouble!

What did you watch and why? Right now, I’m not entirely sure how to answer either of those questions. I’d noticed a couple of episode reviews for season two of Senran Kagura which came out in the Autumn schedule and flagged it as something to catch up on later. I guess that’s the why, but the what is going to take a little more explaining.

What’s it about? Asuka, the granddaughter of a legendary Shinobi master attends a top secret ninja academy with four other girls. As you would expect it’s all top secret and conducted out of the view. This may be easier said than done when you consider the five girls training to become ninjas.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 5)

With plans to move the escape forwards and a traitor in their midst, nobody said it was going to be easy, but will letting more people in on the secret help or hinder their progress?

What did you watch? All right, here we go again. As always this first little bit here is spoiler free and ensures that nothing pops up inadvertently. This is a great series, however, I can’t help but feel that this episode didn’t quite live up to the rest of the series so far.

It was still fascinating, but it didn’t quite grab me the way the previous ones did. So, that’s enough of this inane waffling. Let’s dive into episode five of The Promised Neverland.

What happened? In the final seconds of the last episode, Norman accused Ray of being the spy. It led to a shocked face, then some awkward stares in the brief moment of silence before the credits rolled. So, Ray’s had a whole week to come up with an excuse. This is going to be good.

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Fall Anime 2018 – Reflections

That’s it for the Fall Anime schedule for 2018. All of my season reviews are available for completed seasons, however, there are three series that are continuing into the Winter 2019 schedule. Two of those I am very happy about and one appears to be moving in the right direction. So, all in I’m quite happy with how things are going.

Obviously, this means that I will be diving into the Winter schedule soon, although, as before, I will be watching them in batches of four. That means I’ve got a bit of time to kill, which is nice. I think I’ll look at catching up on some older series that I’ve not got around to yet.

As before, I have placed each series into a tier based on my opinion. They’re not ranked within tiers as I don’t believe in scoring. You may agree or disagree with where I’ve placed them and that’s fine. We don’t have to agree on everything. The tiers have slightly different names this time as it’s not about whether I continue watching them or not.

Must Watch

I Loved it!

It was all right…

Why did I watch this?

Dropped

I didn’t drop any shows from the Fall schedule, although there’s a couple I do think I should have.

Radiant appears to be moving in the right direction. Admittedly, I’m not sure how I made it to twelve as I’ve only really enjoyed four episodes and three of those were in the nine to twelve batch. Hopefully, the ratio doesn’t stay the same.

Hinomaru Sumo continues to surprise me and I’m looking forward to watching another twelve episodes of that. The fights are so intense and very strategic, which is something I wasn’t expecting.

I have already started one show in the Winter Schedule and that is The Promised Neverland. This is a series that I think you will want to go into blind. Unfortunately, I caught a couple of spoilers on Twitter, so rather than waiting, I’m watching as they release. So far, I’m loving it. Anyhow, I’ll have a better idea of everything I’m watching in a couple of weeks.