I hope your spring has been green and less rain-filled than mine so far.
I started watching anime again last season, and winter turned out to have hidden gems. One of those gems happened to be Dororo. Set in the Warring States period (Sengoku Jidai, abt. 1467 – 1600), it follows Hyakkimaru (“One Hundred Demons”) and Dororo (“thief”) through Japan in search of demons to slay.
Coupled with the heavy focus on Shintoism, Buddhism, and Youkai – it was love at first episode. The second cour is due to air in about two days and I will be reviewing episodes 13 – 24 weekly on the blog.
I tend not to do weekly reviews because if it’s a newer show, I could lose interest or if it’s a beloved older show with new seasons, sometimes I have nothing to say until the very end. Besides, after the stunt Samurai Flamenco pulled in 2013 I developed severe trust issues. The three episode drop rule doesn’t apply to them all…so I don’t want to make promises I can’t keep.
The next and last anime I will be reviewing this spring will be Shingeki no Kyojin 3, part 2. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have read the manga until a certain point in the story after a particularly brutal cliff hanger last season. I’ll try not to talk about any plot spoilers and focus on the adaptation as – is.
I’ve never thought about reviewing this one before (as everyone does it) but since I have decided to review both Game of Thrones S8 and The 100 S6 on my other website, I should do two shows here as well.
Consistency is something I struggle with despite having content lined up, so this spring I would like to get a schedule going on In Asian Spaces. It’s going to be a fun Q2, and I can’t wait to share the enjoyment with you all!
☆ In Asian Spaces