Summer 2015: First Impressions

After our 勝手に hiatus, koekara makes its revival with First Impressions for Summer 2015.

summer 2015 first impressions

It’s SUMMER (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧ the hottest season returns with promise of some of the hottest series to heat up our television screens. As the temperature steadily rises, and to dangerously high levels at that, surely the comfort of watching anime in the cool indoors offers a respite from the torturous heat? This season is definitely many steps up from the previous, and we have gone through quite a number of series that this season has to offer. So let’s cut to the chase – here’s presenting our list of first impressions for Summer 2015. (AN: Well, by now it has become our mid-season impressions. But meh, same same~)

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Winter 2015: First Impressions

And it’s time for 2015’s very first First Impressions.

Winter First Impressions - collage

If Autumn 2014 didn’t have that many shows that tickled your fancy, then it seems anime world froze over this Winter 2015 – because it certainly has had that effect on us, what with an underwhelming eight shows that we are collectively covering, lol. It would appear that we are still recovering from the amazing season that was Summer 2014 (yes, it was that good that we are still raving about it), which really spoilt us koekara writers. That having been said, we still welcome the new anime season with open arms and appreciative hearts. Hence, in spite of the even bigger lull of a season that looks to be this Winter 2015 (catching up on backlogged posts, anyone?), we have gone through quite a number of shows so as to sift the good from the not so good. And so, here’s presenting our list of first impressions for Winter 2015.

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Autumn 2014: First Impressions

First Impressions returns with Koekara’s subjective guide to what’s good for the hikkikomori life this Autumn 2014.

Autumn 2014 collage

Summer’s gone. It was phenomenal and we are very sad to see it go. However, the end of one season means the beginning of the next, and although this Autumn 2014 does not look as incredible as its predecessor, sometimes looks might be deceiving. And despite the seemingly sleepy season we are having, we have actually collectively started on sixteen series so far. Lol, we note that the number of shows we watch do not correspond with our series coverage this season… we might have stretched ourselves too thin with an overwhelming 17 shows covered during Summer 2014. Akatsuki personally wonders if anyone’s reading them posts at all in the first place lol. So yes, most of us are working on catching up with all them backlogged posts (Komorebi seriously needs to finish up her summer backlog but blames it on the fact that she was writing up a dissertation pretty much the entire summer). Plus we’ve got year-end exams coming up (including the Japanese proficiency tests aahhh!!!). But that does not mean we are neglecting this season; it is in fact very much the contrary *nods* And so, without further ado, here is our list of first impressions for Autumn 2014.

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Summer 2014: First Impressions

The seasonal battle of opening episodes returns once again~

Summer 2014 Collage

It is summer time ~~ and what better hikkikomori way to spend the day avoiding the scorching heat and the nasty glare of the sun than chilling at home with some of the hottest shows that this hottest season has to offer? That’s right, Summer 2014 is upon us and there is nothing like immersing oneself in the buffet spread that is opening fortnight. We have got an insane line-up this season with a lovely spread across so very many genres – action, comedy, drama, fan-service, horror, mecha, mystery, romance, psychological thriller, sci-fi, shounen, shoujo, slice of life, sports, super power, supernatural, thriller, and even yaoi. Yes, all of them had to be named. Surely, that is a whole lot to digest in a fortnight. Once again, with THAT many shows, it can be pretty overwhelming. And so, we at koekara present our list of first impressions for this Summer 2014.

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Spring 2014: First Impressions

It’s a fierce battle of the opening episodes~

Spring 2014 First Impressions collage

Spring – it’s when the snow melts, the flowers bloom, the birds start chirping and the clocks move forward. That’s right, it’s the beginning of a new cycle (actually, I am inclined to believe Winter is the start but meh) and the ‘happiest’ season of them all *cue some Vivaldi*. But that’s not the only beginning. The start of each new season brings with it many more beginnings, many many many first episodes. And with so many of them out there, how do you filter the good from the bad to the brilliant and the just plain nasty? It might be too soon to tell whether a series is good or not based solely on the first couple of episodes, but first impressions definitely do count. And so, here at koekara, we have decided to compile our list of first impressions for this Spring 2014. If you, like us, have way too many shows on your list and far too little time, hopefully our list will help narrow your choices. But do bear in mind that this is entirely, subjectively our opinion; so do not let reading this stop you from watching any shows. In fact, we urge you to watch the shows and form your own judgments. Okay, rambling.. Moving on.

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