Older as in an older manga? Because the anime premiered in Japan just last season.I liked Dorohedoro so much I binged the whole thing and then found out that despite being new to and branded by Netflix, it was older and my chances of seeing a second season are dismal.
I need to get around to watching the show, but I binged the manga in March and it was a lovely read. Heavily recommended, the style is... Organic and messy? Like Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!, Knights of Sidonia, ...) but without the architectural drawings in the background.I liked Dorohedoro so much I binged the whole thing and then found out that despite being new to and branded by Netflix, it was older and my chances of seeing a second season are dismal.
Yeah, I really liked the style. Kind of an R. Crumb quality.I need to get around to watching the show, but I binged the manga in March and it was a lovely read. Heavily recommended, the style is... Organic and messy? Like Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!, Knights of Sidonia, ...) but without the architectural drawings in the background.
You and I are mostly on the same page. If you want to round out the trilogy of slow-paced administrative story anime (only with way less fanservice), you can also watch Snow White with the Red Hair.Maoyu and Spice and Wolf
I'm putting these together despite having watched them at very different times, because they have a similar feel to me. It was like watching an educational video on economics and government instead of a fictional story. Also, the censorship practice of nippleless boobs is weird. The entire boob is okay, just don't draw the nipple. Maoyu has that additional irritant of "we're monsters and a totally different species---despite looking and acting indistinguishably human". Which is common in a lot of fiction, but seems to be especially prevalent in anime. Overall, if you like shows with dry explanations of textbook topics, Japanese fundamental misunderstanding of Christianity, and lots of fanservice boobs, then go for it.
Season two continues to be a 3/5. Main is equal parts endearing and exhasperating, and a lot of nonsense is handwaved away. But, if you liked season one, season 2 is an acceptable continuance.Ascendance of a Bookworm
Genre: Stuck in Another World, Fantasy, Comedy, Diabeetus
Fanservice: None whatsoever.
Premise: Urano is a girl who loves books. Just as she is about to attain her lifelong dream of becoming a librarian, everybody's favorite Isekai device, Truck-kun, punches her ticket on a one-way journey to being reincarnated in a medieval fantasy world where books are scarce, expensive, and for a commoner like her, nigh-unobtainable. She resolves that if she can't find books to read, she'll make her own! Bankrolled by "inventing" items the modern world would take for granted like soup stock, pound cake, and low-effort homemade shampoo, she sets about trying to reinvent the process of making paper from wood, so that she can bind and write her own books. However, Maine, the little girl whose body she was reborn into, is extremely frail and is one of the unlucky kids born with a magical disease that almost guarantees she won't make it out of childhood alive...
It's a story with a lot of potential and some decent side characters. Urano/Maine herself is a little grating at times, but the real problem with this series is the absolutely glacial pacing. Where most seasonal weekly anime have 12 episodes, this one needed 14... and even then, only to get to the point where most first season anime would probably consider the halfway point. Still, the interesting twist on isekai gives it a slight bump up over most other middle of the road shows.
Verdict: 3.0 out of 5, but the pacing threatens to bump it down to 2.5... I hope season 2 improves on that.