January Report Card:
My first report card of 2020, I actually watched quite a bit this month, more than usual for me.
Nov 11th 2019 - Jan 2nd 2020: Seasonal stuff wrapped up and first one that I got done was Fire Force and it was really really good, it actually surprised me how good it was. I really enjoyed it and even had it high up on my best of the year list, really glad I took the time to go and catch up to this since I only started watching it when it was already halfway done. Just got better and better as it went with really good animation and an art style I feel in love with. Overall just a really good show and I can't wait to see more, also Tamaki is best girl!
Oct 5th 2019 - Jan 23rd 2020: To be honest I took too long to get this done. Null Peta surprised me with what it ended up being. The first few episodes while nice were a bit boring and left a lot to be desired but once the show started to get more crazy and out there with what it was doing it got a lot more interesting. The plot twist at the end is a plot twist but it's one that's way too predictable and honestly kinda left me disappointed. The foreshadowing was good but I think they were banking on this twist way too much since I was actually expecting it to be bigger or more interesting then it ended up being, especially since we still have unanswered questions and if they were answered it would be real interesting regardless of the reason, but the thing I'm talking about just seemed to have been abandoned.
Nov 20th 2019 - Jan 23rd 2020: As I said when I finished Index I did move on to watch A Certain Scientific Railgun too. Started off pretty boring but got better as it went, the early episodic episodes are mostly boring but once it actually starts getting into arcs it's a lot more interesting and I ended up really enjoy it even if there's a lot of issues with it. It's not perfect at all and it's super easy to pick holes in it and point out how silly it is but its world is super interesting and honestly it does enough right that I enjoyed to keep watching, I'll probably watch more eventually but since I didn't catch up in time for Railgun 3 anyway it can wait until another season from this entire franchise is close.
3rd - 25th: I don't know why I started this but I felt like watching Kantai Collection: KanColle and I actually watching most of it in 1 day. I started on the 3rd before deciding to focus on getting Railgun done and then on the 25th watched episodes 3 onward to the end. I've heard that some people don't enjoy KanColle very much but I personally really enjoyed it. It had fun characters, interesting voice acting dynamics, good and kinetic animation, and also cute girls, that's a very important part. I've heard the movie is better so I'll watch that at some point if I can and also hope that season 2 is actually still a thing as the studio says it is and maybe one day we'll see it. Kitakami and Ooi are best girls, and also gay girls, and also voiced by the same person.
27th: And then all in one night I watched KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! 2 I specifically watched it cause the Konosuba Movie was coming to Australian cinemas soon and I hadn't watched the second season yet. But hey I'm glad I watched it, it was really good. Way more funny and interesting then the first and it did a lot more with its characters. Honestly it's just getting better as it goes and keeps introducing new plot points at a steady clip. The jokes are consistently good, everyone is consistently a horrible person and I love them all for it. The best worst people, that's what everyone in Konosuba is. I also just love the way the party keeps accidentally there way though defeating multiple commanders and basically becoming well known adventurers who are series threats. This was also my 300th unique anime watched.
31st: And of course then I went and saw KONOSUBA -God's blessing on this wonderful world!- Legend of Crimson which was a really god gao good movie! The sound work and animation was excellent, it was pretty much exactly what you'd want out of a Konosuba film good animation, a good big fight with a comander of the demon lord at the end, interesting world development, everyone being an asshole, hilarious comedy, and no end of sexual misconduct by our main scumbag Kazuma. Absolutely love this movie, never have I laughed out loud so many times while in a movie theater, the sound was really well done and it surprised me since most anime movies don't seem to add extra to their voice work to help make it different specifically movies but it's clear the extra work put into the voices and other audio was done for the sake of enhancing and taking advantage of a cinemas sound setup and it really payed off and made me glad I saw it in an actual cinema. Overall I was amazed and impressed by the movie and having seen it so shortly after Konosuba 2 I've really fallen in love with the series, season 1 was great but didn't really hook me. But season 2 and the movie did a wonderful job, also I love Yunyun, she's such a good girl and she just wants friends and she really gets to shine in the moive, it made me happy. There's a lot more I could say about this movie but if I was going to go into detail about everything I liked it would take way too gao long. Point is I just really f**king love Konosuba now!