Now that every show has had a few episodes to make its case, it’s time to tell you what we’ll be blogging this season. This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2019 blogging schedule.
As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . is what we used to say, but with multiple episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them fall apart in the final mile? It’s happened before. This is what we’re going with for now.
In staff news, obviously we have planned to have one more writer on staff, but that didn’t work out. The good news is that several writers have offered their services, and I’m accepting example posts at stilts(at)randomc(dot)net now! So we may do the unusual step of adding a writer or two mid-season, or we may wait until next season. Unsure. We currently have a few writers blogging more than they had intended, and several are gathering screenshots for posts they’re not writing to facilitate that. (Thank you Enzo, Pancakes, Zaiden, & Choya—even if that dirty 0 by Zai-chan’s name is why we need the help. Bad kouhai, bad!) (I’m just kidding, crush those exams Zai-chan.)
In show news, despite the unexpected setback, we’re still covering 14 series this season, which is below where we want to be but is much higher than it easily could have been if the crew weren’t so determined to not make that so. That doesn’t mean we’re not missing a few good’uns, but we did our best to cover as many as we could. Once again, way to go team! Y’all rock.
That’s everything for this season. As always, thank you for reading and commenting, and feel free to join our Discord channel if you wanna chat outside of the usual posts. Several of us writers lurk there, so feel free to tag us if you want to chat. Cheers!
- 2/15: Two new writers have appeared! A whole raft of changes: MissSimplice will be covering Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. and Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Ren’ai Zunousen, while Stars will be blogging Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari and Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai!
AHHH, PANCAKES is A GOD!!!
Thanks for picking up Shield Hero.
And also, I wasn’t totally expecting Boogiepop will be picked up by someone else after Gleam’s disappearance, so Guardian Enzo, thanks alot too for picking that up. It’s the most intriguing for show for me this season.
Opinions might diverge from one another, but that’s what makes a discussion or debate fun. Wishing Random Curiosity many more years of anime analysis and discussions.
Thanks, appreciate the sentiment. And kudos to
CrepesPancakes and Choya, the true shield heroes of the season – 4 shows each.
As for Boogiepop, I agree it’s really intriguing. I’m still not 100% sold (haven’t read the LNs) but the last couple of eps have gone a long way towards closing the deal.
HAHA, lol. Enzo not a fan of Shield Hero
I wouldn’t say I’m a god, but it would’ve been too hard letting Shield Hero fall between the coverage cracks 😛
Pancakes is Show Spoiler ▼
Seconding thanks for picking back up Boogiepop! It’s a more think-heavy show so I was really looking forward to seeing other people’s reactions, as a fellow non-LN reader.
I see Stilts is still too busy to pick up any shows. I do hope the possibility at least exists for him to someday return to blogging.
In other news, whil it’s a shame that several of the things I’d like to see discussed aren’t being covered, It’s good to see that you’re all doing what you can. I’ve been following RandomC to a greater or lesser extent for nearly 15 years now. I think it’s important that a place like this exists.
I think so too, and thank you.
LiA 10th Anniversary is coming up next year. I’ll have to think up something good to celebrate it.
You may have to wait until the next season of HeroAca for that to happen, ufufu~
I was semi-curious about Girl Air Force, but I’m glad to see you must’ve found a replacement blogger for Boogiepop.
Another title for me to add to the resume!
Glad to see that Shield Hero has been picked up.
With the disappearance of the new staff member, I wasn’t so sure anymore, no matter how popular it might be among the readers.
Pancakes to the rescue. Also looking forward to your continuing coverage of Kakegurui.
Thanks! I’m always glad when anyone likes the rambling I happen to pump out.
Honestly too I was seriously considering dropping Kakegurui in favour of Shield Hero (given Kakegurui’s subs pretty much make it a Wednesday show), but Zaiden is helping me with capping so I didn’t have to make the choice XD
Thanks for the hard work guys! And especially a big kudos to Pancakes and Choya for taking 4 shows. That must be a lot of work….
Glad to see Kouya no Kotobuki Hikoutai and Go-Toubun no Hanayome getting covered, though I am a bit sad that Date A Live won’t be getting any coverage. (Again.)
I’d put in a good word for Egao no Daika considering a plot reveal or two in episode 4, but it’s admittedly getting harder to find more reasons to stay hooked–to the point that I’m only watching it out of an “obligation” to finish a series I’ve picked up.
Few episodes into Girly Air Force and Gripen not only resembles Zero-Two, but has a bit of Iona (with a rudimentary sense of humor) in her as well. Not to mention she’s clumsy adorable. And then there’s the plot reveal straight out of Kantai Collection: The Movie.
I’m still watching Pastel Memories as a guilty pleasure show full of lawyer-friendly anime/manga/light novel references (considering that the [12!] main characters are basically magical girls defending those anime/manga/light novel realms from being erased from people’s memories), although it’s a lesser anime adaptation of a mobile game compared to Kotobuki. (That fanservice-y ending, though…)
I also thought I’d just watch and drop Domestic na Kanojo, but I couldn’t look away after the first episode.
As for carryover series, I’m starting to lose my sense of what’s going on in Index III with so many new characters appearing with their own (rushed) subplots. Meanwhile, JoJo Part 5 is still good so far. (Who knew a gonk like Pesci could turn out to be a terrifying opponent?)
Anyway, will you guys still be doing “end-of-season impressions” for shows you weren’t able to cover? And what are your thoughts on Virtual-san wa Miteiru?
Neat, I get something to read every day but Monday
Even though 14 might not be the greatest number, it’s still great score. And with help of the whole stuff you pretty much cover the most popular shows that are airing this season, so can’t really complain here with the picks. Every year and every season I enjoy visiting RandomC to check out the posts for episodes I watch week by week, so I wish you all the best and hope that new writers will arrive soon and keep up with the top quality that this site delivers every season!
Thank you so much, Pyon. I know I speak for everyone when I say we appreciate that very much.
Very happy with almost all of this. Do wish y’all had been able to fit in coverage of Kemurikusa now that the MC has settled down and the mystery is showing some signs of being actually well thought out. Then again I suspect I’m hoping that this doing well might suggest to some folks that how KF2 was handled was weak sauce indeed.
Where’s the Boogiepop Posts?
Gleam originally covered Boogiepop but disappeared after the first two episodes, so 3~5 will stay missing. Enzo takes over now so you’ll probably see it for episode 6 soon, though Enzo already covered the previous episodes on his website lostinanime, so you’ll find those there.
What Jindujun93 sed
What Stilts said.
Well, you guys have me covered pretty well. Putting aside the three sequels that I have no interest in, I’ll be watching 8 of the other 11 shows you all have scheduled. So well done, well chosen, and thanks.