The Winter 2018 anime season has come and gone, and while we warm up for spring (and hop aboard the hype train for My Hero Academia season 3), let's do a little reflecting on the good, the bad, and the Killing Bites of this last season.
A Place Further Than the Universe - Best Anime of the Season
Darling in the Franxx - Slow and Steady Lost the Race (Dropped)
Devilman Crybaby - Best Netflix Anime
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens - Too Much of a Good Thing (Dropped)
Killing Bites - "So Bad it's Good" the Anime
This is another show where, if you watch the first episode, you'll know the show you're getting. And, honestly, it only gets better...or worse. This is a show where there are more severed limbs, people cut in half, and absurd screaming on a cruise ship than I thought I could handle, but it paces it well enough for me to enjoy on a week-by-week basis.
The score, done by the same guy who did Naruto Shippuden and Fairy Tail masterfully matches the tone that the show wants to set. Think you're getting a moment of dread? Not when that heavy electric guitar kicks in!
My one fault with the show has nothing to do with the content of the series, but more with the release. Amazon Prime has done a terrible job of getting episodes out to the United States on time and it's really shaken my faith in them as a platform for distributing anime. I'm going to approach every new Amazon series with skepticism that I may get to see it have an ending, and not just be forgotten halfway through.
I had no faith in this show, but that's because I was going about it all wrong. It's just a show to turn the brain off, grab some snacks, and enjoy an onslaught of violence, mayhem, and awesome music unfold before you, with some pretty funny, cute bits after the credits to tie things up.
Also Cheetah is best girl FIGHT ME.