Bang! Dream Season 2: It's pretty much Love Live but with girls bands. All but one of the bands from season 1 are back but several new bands are introduced (the marching band themed one is so kawaii!). The animation studio seems to have changed as the CG on the faces seems more low res. The costume design in this show is so amazing it blows most shoujo anime out of the water. Season one brought me to tears with the heartwarming story and the season 2 opener brought me tears of joy as if a long lost friend came back.
The Rising of the Shield Hero: Another isekai anime but with a new twist. This time there are 4 heroes who are summoned to another world but they all are very self aware they are in a video game. Each one has a unique weapon but they can not party together (for story reasons)... The main protagonist immediately is down on his luck and this is the story of how he becomes the greatest hero. Liking it so far but other that the twist, a very by the book isekai show. I like shows where the main protagonist goes from being the weakest to the hero everyone is unsuspecting.
How Clumsy are you, Miss Ueno: If you didn't like Aho-Girl you will probably not like this show. But I loved Aho-girl and this has the same slapstick perverted humor. Animation style is a bit of a turnoff but tolerable. The first episode is about pee and up-skirts so be forewarned....
Boogiepop & Others: I never watched the original so I didn't know what to expect of this remake. It appears to take a Quentin Tarantino approach to it story telling as everything is told out of order which makes it a bit hard to follow. Based on the description I was not expecting as much gore and violence. I will keep with it just because Aoi Yuki is the main.
Price of Smiles: A 12 year old princess rules a kingdom... Her retainers will do anything to make sure she keeps her smile at any cost. Story so far is nothing special. Who ever did the mecha designs I'm not a fan.
I seriously hope they offer this as a PS4 DLC. Not gonna re-buy it again on switch but man does this make me so jelly... Some big names too if you are an avid anime watcher so they are going all out on this considering previous Dragon Quests games did not have VO in Japan and was only added for the Western release (according to the 8-4 play podcast)
Out of the 83 NEW shows I watched this year, these are not the BEST shows I've watched, but my favorites. Although my number one is also the best and my favorite. I watched way too much anime throughout the year and 2019 is shaping up to be just as exciting.
@harinosho: I love Guts as a character. He always knows how to make an entrance and owns pretty much every enemy in the show. The CG got better in the 2nd season but I can put up with bad animation if I like the story or characters (ie Hi Score Girl).
Also if people didn't know there is a 3 episode OAV arc coming up on Netflix for the series in March
So how does Goblin Slayer get away with an uncensored rape scene while Sword Art Online gets a censored attempted rape scene? Both were on the same streaming services but only one show get censored? I'm not saying either scenes are okay, just befuddled why some shows get away with it and others don't.