I've also been watching Hinamatsuri, saw the dub a week ago and laughed at how they made the main Yakuza character into a generic italian mobster in terms of voice. Makes sense from a dub perspective, but it's very stupid.
In terms of anime from my last update (because I know you all care
), I've finished Made in Abyss and Mob Pyscho 100. Didn't care much for Mob Psycho but it had a decent ending so I just gave it a 7/10. If you enjoyed something like One Punch Man this show is basically for you.
As for Made in Abyss I wouldn't watch it until the 2nd season is out. It's one of those shows that create a lot of mystery surrounding the Abyss and then never explain it. So expect it all in the 2nd season. Although, it was pretty good. I enjoyed it more than Mob Pyscho.
Finished a short OVA called Airbats, about a Japanese air force in the 90's getting into dumb adventures and such. Wasn't very good but it was 7 episodes long so it's not like I missed anything by not watching it. Wouldn't recommend it though.
I also decided to watch some currently airing shows. Darling in the Franxx, Hinamatsuri and Gurazeni being the three I chose. I jokingly referred to DitF as being "Eva but good" to annoy people, but as I watch more of it I find myself more engrossed in this story than I was for Eva, so maybe that might be a true opinion for me in the future.
Hinamatsuri is cute and quite funny. It's honestly worth a watch if you enjoy shenanigans with a young girl who can control things with telepathy and a Yakuza who went soft to keep her around.
Gurazeni is an odd one, it's about a pro baseball player who makes an 18 million yen salary and is in the peak of his career and is attempting to make as much money as possible before he is forced to retire. It's an odd show to say the least and it's hard to really talk about the plot because there really isn't one. Every episode just sort of deals with the MC going up against people who make more money that he does and usually ends with him lamenting the loss of his team due to the idea he's not worth as much as the other player, or celebrating the win he let the team obtain by his play and that he can obtain the "money diamond" which is what he called the Baseball pitch (and is the Japanese name of the show Gurazeni = Money Diamond). Honestly, I wouldn't recommend this one unless you REALLY love baseball. Although, it has a great funky OP
and cute ED
Still making it through Monster, Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and Kyou Kara ora wa!. I'm very slow when it comes to watching anime.
Manga wise, I'm REALLY close to finishing Slam Dunk. Man, that really turned around. Once they get to the nationals it became REALLY GOOD. Especially the art. The artist is really good at drawing the illusion of animation, and using the size of panels and pages to convey information so you don't get spoiled on the same page. It's really something when you think someone is going to score only for the next page to show the ball hit the rim and then Sakuragi comes in for the rebound dunk. It's awesome. It's a shame I never got the hear the great soundtrack while I read it, but I'd rather have a finished story in one form, than having to switch from Anime to Manga.
Although, Slam Dunk's OST does have a Sonic Adventure vibe to it. Like in this one
and this one.
I've been reading High Score Girl on and off as well. It's getting an anime this July so I'll be all on that. It's very good, here's the trailer.
Berserk is still up there on my currently reading even if updates 4 chapters a year. Part 5 of Kaiji finally finished translation so after I finish Slam Dunk it's straight onto that. Apart from that I don't really read much else, or if I do it's about 10 at a time and I've forgotten.
Here's my MAL if anyone cares.