Munou na Nana
21:30 AT-X (10/04)
21:30 AT-X (10/04)
Yuukoku no Moriarty
22:30 Toyko MX (10/11)
Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko
23:30 AT-X (10/04)
24:00 Tokyo MX (10/04)
Ochikobore Fruit Tart
21:30 AT-X (10/12)
Golden Kamuy (2020)
23:00 Tokyo MX (10/05)
A3! SEASON AUTUMN & WINTER
24:00 Tokyo MX (10/12)
25:30 TV Tokyo (10/12)
Maou-jou de Oyasumi
26:00 TV Tokyo (10/05)
Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season
Ikebukuro West Gate Park
26:00 AT-X (10/06)
Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
21:00 AT-X (10/07)
Tsukiuta. The Animation 2
22:30 Tokyo MX (10/07)
Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Arui wa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen
23:30 AT-X (10/07)
Magatsu Wahrheit: Zuerst
24:00 WOWOW (10/14)
Dai 501 Tougou Sentou Koukuu Dan Strike Witches: Road to Berlin
25:05 Tokyo MX (10/07)
21:30 AT-X (10/08)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (2020)
23:30 Tokyo MX (10/01)
Assault Lily: Bouquet
25:13 Amazon Prime (10/01)
Adachi to Shimamura
25:58 TBS (10/08)
Majo no Tabitabi
21:00 AT-X (10/02)
100-man no Inochi no Ue ni Ore wa Tatte Iru
22:00 Tokyo MX (10/02)
Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle – Rhyme Anima
24:00 Tokyo MX (10/02)
Dungeon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatte Iru Darouka: Familia Myth III
24:30 Tokyo MX (10/02)
25:05 Tokyo MX (10/02)
King’s Raid: Ishi wo Tsugumono-tachi
25:23 TV Tokyo (10/02)
25:25 MBS (10/02)
Enen no Shouboutai: Ni no Shou
25:55 TBS (07/03)
Haikyuu!! To the Top (2020)
26:25 MBS (10/02)
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken (2020)
09:30 TV Tokyo (10/03)
Hanyo no Yashahime
17:30 Yomiuri TV (10/03)
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom
21:30 AT-X (10/10)
Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen School Idol Doukoukai
22:30 Tokyo MX (10/03)
Senyoku no Sigrdrifa
23:30 Tokyo MX (10/03)
Kamisama ni Natta Hi
21:30 Tokyo MX (10/10)
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei: Raihousha-hen
24:30 Tokyo MX (10/03)
25:30 Asahi TV (10/10)
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls
26:00 ABC TV (10/03)
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 Fall 2020 blogging schedule.
As per illustrious tradition, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season . . . or at least should be, but with multiple episodes under our belts, we’re pretty confident in our picks. Will some of them fall flat in the home stretch? Probably. This is what we’ll stick with for now, barring any unforeseen changes in the near future.
In terms of coverage, much like earlier seasons, we’re pretty thin on the ground. While this can be chalked up to seasonal show strength (another running feature of late), it wouldn’t be wrong to say our writing team is also excessively stretched thanks to the all the joy and fun of annoying real life circumstances. Is it a problem? Most definitely. Will things improve? Almost certainly (Corona-chan won’t be here forever), although I wouldn’t say we aren’t also considering some further changes behind the scenes considering staying hip with the kids requires its own level of dedication. Stayed tuned for more on this front!
Before I get too far into the weeds (because it’s hard to discuss what we haven’t planned out yet) I’ll just sum it up with a big thank you all as always. Random Curiosity wouldn’t be the same without you popping in to say hi, so make sure you stay safe, stay healthy, and we’ll get through all this nonsense together. And who knows, maybe we’ll even have some fantastic anime to look forward to at the end of it! That could make the pain worth it in the end.
October 25 Update: Enzo has deemed Yuukoku no Moriarty worthy of coverage – with some capping help from Zaiden. You may now rest easy if you were secretly hoping for that one to get picked up 😉
It was sad to see Passerby and Iskendaris missing from last schedule’s list of writers, and now Takaii, Stilts, and MissSimplice. I want to thank them all, and wish everyone the best.
To all the other RC writers and staff, thank you so much for continuing to run the site, even in this very difficult year. Please take care of yourselves, don’t overwork and burn out, and stay safe.
I was going to ask if we should be worried with so few writers doing things. But then again we’ve seen seasons with “0” attached to some writers names. So not including writers who are either undecided or otherwise busy makes a lot of sense.
Pretty much this. We decided to remove writers who aren’t covering any seasonal shows from the schedule for this reason. Unless you see a goodbye post any writer currently on staff and not listed is simply on hiatus. Real life sucks sometimes lol.
Stilts unfortunately hung up his blogging hat earlier, but I can confirm Takaii, Miss, and Passerby are very much still active and on the team. As per my response to Lyfe we just decided to remove them from the scheduling list to avoid any clutter, confusion, and excessive comments about writer coverage.
Your team’s work is always always appreciated <3<3
Kinda surprised Jujutsu Kaisen isn’t covered, but I still appreciate the effort. But it’s pretty popular on crunchy.
Thought the same for Love Live! Nijigasaki Gakuen but theres only so many times you can write about a series which rehashes the same plot points.
Its usually School in danger(Or something about the school) -> Recruit idols -> Drama – More recruiting – Qualification drama -> Rival idol group -> Succeed magically in finals with the power of friendship blah de blah.
Chalk it up to availability like most things sadly.
I’d love to cover a couple more shows for example, but there’s only so much time in a day and week 😛
Credit to Pancakes for doing the heavy lifting this season. Without him very little would be published.
I do my best XD
Don’t wear yourself out, Pancakes.
Thanks for the thought boingman! It’s a hell of lot, but I’m not too worried; between excessive free time (my profession’s job availability is near non-existent right now), SnK airing late, and the coverage spacing I think can manage the blogging needs.
Not that I’d want to take six shows each season (because I’d definitely burn out then!), but if there was a time to help carry things now is probably it 🙂
the natural follow-up question is, out of curiousity, what do you do?
and hope you’re doing OK amid the crisis with the decreased job availability.
Chemical engineering, which in my neck of the woods is currently dead in the water thanks to Corona-chan and regional issues. I’m incredibly lucky in that I live with family so my expenses are negligible, but it’s awfully depressing graduating into what is probably the worst job market in modern history.
At least graduate school is an option which I’ll probably do in the new year, if just to ensure I’m doing something haha.
I feel you. I graduated with a degree in a “rapidly-expanding market” and then corona-chan came and all the openings for my skill level just vanished
Gracias por su gran esfuerzo y por seguir publicando pese a la pandemia !!!
Always appreciate the coverage by the team here. I know it is not easy. Hope things are well for the missing writers and they will get back soon.
Have you thought of recruiting more reviewers?
I think the site would certainly benefit from having someone who likes to watch the hard shoujo almost all male cast stories. You know the ones some may call boys love but most walk a fine line. A lot actually aren’t per say. There was that maid show Enzo covered on here a while back which attracted a few homophobic comments because the main maid was a young boy. Diversity of genres would be beneficial.
What shoujo did you have in mind? There’s almost no traditional shoujo in anime these days, apart from the occasional outlier like Furuba or Chihayafuru (which RC did cover). BL and shoujo are two very different things, but as for shoujo I think there are writers here (including me) who generally at least check them out, the problem being they hardly ever get produced anymore.
As for Shounen Maid (which was published in a shoujo mag), I did indeed cover that show and I think it suffered from a lot of people writing it off based on the synopsis. It’s a superbly written, character-driven series and that’s why I covered it = the demographic part really doesn’t play into it.
I phrased that poorly I apologize. I just don’t see Josei shows covered here at all. There’s plenty of them every season.
Always. Are you volunteering? ;-P
Building off Enzo’s comment, yes we are (we always are; email if interested – seriously!) and will likely be having another concerted recruitment drive in the not too distant future.
Also said drive is unlikely to focus exclusively on writing (spoiler alert) so anyone who doesn’t strictly want to write reviews is recommended to keep their eyes peeled.
Surprised to see Strike Witches being covered: I didn’t think there’d be that much to talk about in that series.
Yeah it’s not particularly deep, but it’s easy to talk about which makes coverage simple. Also I have a soft spot for any series willing to throw esoteric WW2 references around 😛
I’m surprised we haven’t seen more in the shows ripping off the idea of Strike Witches. The franchise was famous for its lewd content before it was reportedly toned down. I think should a studio push the boundaries of whats acceptable they could achieve similar success.
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