Tilus's New Season Anime Reviews

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About These Reviews

Anime is listed roughly in order of highest to lowest rating for this season, with the exception of the Autodrop lists, which are always at the bottom. Keep in mind that these lists just sort anime in relation to the others in the season, and just because an anime is listed high/low does not necessarily mean it's good/bad respectively. (A season might be full of extremely good or extremely bad anime, for example.)

SPRING 2014 UPDATE: Because it's become blatantly obvious and routine where sequels will land, starting with this season I will no longer be rating sequels in these reviews. Almost without exception, you can determine what my stance is on a show based upon the first entry in the series, anyways.

FALL 2014 UPDATE: I've started listing both the Japanese title and the English title for all applicable shows starting with this season, since both sets of titles can be referenced by different people and it can be difficult to determine what's what.

The Reviews

Current Season

Winter 2016
Thumbs Up
  • Dimension W
Yeah, This Is Pretty Good
  • Active Raid
  • Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm (Aokana: Four Rhythm Across the Blue)
  • Hai to Gensou no Grimgar (Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash)
Well, It's Okay, I Guess
  • Norn9: Norn & Nonet
Thoroughly Meh
  • Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! (Konosuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!)
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation
For Intended Audience Only, And You Are Not The Intended Audience
  • Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju
Please Help Me I Don't Know What To Make Of This Show
  • Dagashi Kashi
Thoroughly Bleh
  • Bubuki Buranki (BBK/BRNK)
  • Divine Gate
  • Haruchika: Haruta & Chika
  • Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle)
Yeah, I Think I'll Just Pass On This One
  • Nijiiro Days (Rainbow Days)
  • Ooya-san no Shishunki!
  • Prince of Stride: Alternative
  • Tabi Machi Late Show
Okay, What Did I Even Watch, And Why Did I Bother Watching It
  • Sekko Boys
  • Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desu Kara
A Worthless Pile of Fluff
  • Oji-san to Marshmallow (Oji-san and Marshmallow)
A Box That Should Never Be Opened
  • Koukaku no Pandora (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn)
Send It To The Wasteland Instead
  • Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu (Girls Beyond The Wasteland)
Maybe This Should Just Stay An Illusion
  • Musaigen no Phantom World (Myriad Colors Phantom World)
Erase This From My Memory
  • Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)
Like, Just Drop It Already, 'Kay?
  • Oshiete! Galko-chan (Please Tell Me! Galko-chan)
Autodropped (Tilusbane)
  • Schwarzesmarken

Previous Seasons

The Key

Keep Tier

  • Highly Recommended: Wow this show is good. Why are you not watching it?
  • Thumbs Up: A show I'm liking quite a bit. Will definitely keep following it, at least for several more episodes.
  • It's The Sequel, You Already Know What To Expect: Looks like more of the same from a show that I found good. What you felt about the last show should still be what you feel about this one.
  • Inexplicably Random Fun: This show should be bad. Somehow, for some reason, it isn't. Far from it, actually. I don't know why either. Please don't ask me.
  • You Might Not Like It, I Do: A show that's most definitely not for everyone, but one I'm enjoying. It's worth giving it a try, at least.
  • WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN: This show makes no sense! But it makes no sense in that good/interesting way, so I'm sticking around.
  • Yeah This Is Pretty Good: This show is not exactly blowing me away, but it's got some merit to it, so it'll be one I'll still keep following for at least another episode or two.
  • Cautiously Optimistic: The premise is definitely clicking for me, but one or more elements of the show gives me the feeling that it's going to spoil the show if they break the wrong way. I'll keep watching for another episode or two, but will remain unsure how much longer I'm going to do so. If something doesn't get moved out of here, chances are I wound up being more cautious and less optimistic.

Neutral Tier

  • Well It's Okay I Guess: This looks like a quality production and I can definitely see a loyal fanbase developing for this show, but for whatever reason things just aren't clicking for me. Still worth at least a look, though.
  • Jury's Still Out: One or two episodes simply isn't enough for me to figure out where to place this show quite yet. I'll keep watching until I do develop some sort of feeling for it, one way or another. Will move it to a more appropriate rating once I do so. (And if I don't bother moving it, in all likelihood that feeling is a more negative/apathetic one.)
  • Fans Of The Franchise Will Like It, Me Not So Much: It's another entry in a long running series, but not necessarily directly related to a previous entry. It's not a franchise I care much for, though, and this show isn't changing my mind. But if you like this particular series, you probably will enjoy it.
  • You Might Like It, I Don't: I'm not particularly liking the premise, but I can definitely see where someone else might like it. If this sort of thing floats your boat, though, by all means be my guest.
  • Thoroughly Meh: This show is bland and unremarkable, and I'm having a hard time really caring for this show much. I might give it another episode or two to see if any plot twists emerge to change my mind, but chances are that isn't happening.
  • Please Help Me I Don't Know What To Make Of This Show: This show makes no sense! And I can't figure out what direction this show's going to take, either! So it's just gonna float here for now.
  • Against My Better Judgment, I'm Giving This Show More Episodes: This show really has all the qualities that should land it in a lower category, but for some odd inexplainable reason I'm compelled to give it more than one episode. Most likely it will ultimately land somewhere else - if it doesn't then you can assume I caved in to my better judgment. :D
  • (Name) Might Like This Show, Others Not So Much: A pretty bad show that's tailored (maybe I should say pandering) to a rather narrow group of people. If you're familiar with the #zeal-ots, (name) should tip you off immediately as to what that niche is.
  • For Intended Audience Only, And You Are Not The Intended Audience: It's a show aimed at a group of people you most certainly aren't a part of, and you're almost certainly not going to get much out of it. Mostly reserved for shows aimed at a very, very young audience.

Drop Tier

  • Thoroughly Bleh: This show is bad, and it's quite unremarkable in its' bad-ness. As in, I know it's bad, but I can't even manage to say anything interesting as to how bad it is. Stay away.
  • Yeah, I Think I'll Just Pass On This One: Don't want to look at this show again, but it's not so revolting that I feel compelled to give it an insulting ranking.
  • Okay, What Did I Even Watch, And Why Did I Bother Watching It: This show makes no sense! But it's the bad sort of nonsense, and thus I'm just disposing of it before I start taking SAN damage.
  • (Insulting Show Specific Phrase): This show was utterly horrible, and I'm not looking at it ever again. Titles are ranked in approximate descending order of how long I was able to suffer through Episode 1 before just closing Media Player Classic in shame.

Common Insulting Show-Specific Phrases

  • Cannot Fulfill Nobunaga's Ambition: Horrible shows concerning the mid-to-late-1600s period of Nobunaga's conquest of Japan or some reincarnation/reimagining of Nobunaga himself. Yes, this has somehow become a genre of its' own.
  • Game Over, Man, Game Over: Horrible shows based off of, about, or taking place inside video games, computer games, MMOs, etc.
  • Get Out-cest: Horrible shows with a heavy focus on an incestual relationship.
  • Needs To Return To The Hell From Which It Was Spawned: Horrible shows that deal with demons, devils, hell, the undead, or any other such occultic matter.
  • Score It As: (something): Horrible sports shows. Possible (something)s: Walk-Off Balk (baseball), Fouled Out (basketball), Double Fault (tennis, ping-pong), Own Goal (soccer, hockey), Ring Out ((greco-roman) wrestling, sumo).
  • The Heart of the Cards Is Not With This Show: Horrible shows based off of or centered around card games.
  • With A Flash, My Eyes Are Now Blinded: Any of those horrible 2-5 minute long "comedy" shows created in Macromedia Flash.

Can't Watch Yet Tier

  • Temporarily? Dropped: Something happened in this show that just made me facepalm, and so I took it back out of its' considerably loftier ranking, still hoping that what just happened is a temporary occurence and I can just skip through an episode or two and get right back in, pretending this never happened.
  • Awaiting Higher Quality Video: The video in the currently available subs of this show are either of direly bad quality or have errors which make them unwatchable. I can't fairly rate this until another encode pops up later.
  • Awaiting Non-Fail Subs: Encodes of this show are out! But they were done by either a group I've marked as utterly horrible speedsubbers and/or are newcomers still working way too many things out, and thus are of unacceptable quality. I can't fairly rate this until another encode pops up later.
  • Should I Even Really Bother?: This show's premise is bad enough that I'm questioning whether I even want to go through the motions of watching this or not.

Won't Watch Tier

  • Autodropping (I Shall Not Be Fooled A Second Time): Go away, troll director (current list of such directors: Urobochi Gen). You burned me once, I will not be burned again. I might come back to the show after its' run has concluded if someone else made it through the show and found it to be lacking in trollocity, but I won't be the guinea pig for any such experiments.
  • Autodropping (Don't Intend To See Prequel(s)): This show is the sequel to another show that I haven't and likely won't watch the entirety of, so it's not really fair to try to rank this show.
  • Autodropping (Tilusbane): This show is either excessively perverted or contains an excessive amount of gore, so I'm not even going to give this one a shot.