So we’re already into the second week of Spring anime! After all those First Impressions posts (which I kinda fell down on towards the end… there’s so much stuff and I got sick halfway through the first week!) I already feel exhausted. To keep myself from watching too much stuff, I need to be more picky about what I will and will not continue. I’ve already dropped a handful of series that showed promise in their first episode due to not delivering fast enough, and I expect that to continue over the next couple of weeks. For brevity, I haven’t included anything where only the first episode is out, because I have already covered those in excruciating detail!
So, what second episodes have I watched this week? What did I love, what was just okay, and which series have I had to ultimately say goodbye to? See below to find out!
After a heist turns south, Ren Amamiya finds himself in police custody, drugged up and forced to confess to his crimes. It all started six months ago when he arrived in Tokyo after being expelled from his school due to a crime he didn’t commit. His parents sent him away to the city to stay with an acquaintance, Sojiro Sakura, in the hopes that he would stay out of trouble during his year-long probation period. On his first day of school, Ren and Ryuji Sakamoto, his new classmate, are running late due to a train delay. But when the two finally arrive at the school they are instead greeted by a castle reigned over by a strange, otherworldly version of the school’s gym teacher, Suguru Kamoshida. He threatens to execute the two of them, but at the last moment Ren calls upon the power of Persona that awakens inside him. What is this new power, where have they been taken, and what dark secrets will they uncover?