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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Berserk Resumes Spring 2017:

Berserk made a lot of suspect choices with its most recent season -- cg instead of anime, filler instead of canon, skipping whole arcs at whim -- but overall it was still Berserk and thus one of the high points of the year.

Luckily that's not the end of the journey.  Berserk resumes this spring, which will likely be a high point of 2017 as well.  I have to imagine that this time it will be a direct sequel and there will be very little filler or abridgement like we had to endure this time.  It'll still be cg though, so issues remain.  Because of all the various issues surrounding this modern adaption of Berserk, I still see no reason to elevate its overall ranking.  It will have to include a hell of a lot of additional seasons if an adaption of this low level of quality is going to move the needle any.

2017 is looking to be a nice year for anime though.  We've got more Naruto, Shingeki no Kyojin, Fate/Etc, Berserk, Nanoha, SAO, Bakemonogatari, Fairy Tail. . . The old classic series haven't gone cold yet, virtually everybody's getting a sequel.  Since the old franchises are still getting more source material, there's no risk of running out of good anime any time soon.  Now, 2018 may be on shakier ground, or perhaps 2020 or the like, as even the longest series have to all end eventually.  But that's a bridge we can worry about crossing once we get there.  2017 is going to be a success, which is all we know and all we need to know for now.

Meanwhile, Louisville proved it was the #1 team in college football by slaughtering #2 Florida State effortlessly.  Wow.  We don't need a playoff this year.  Just give them the trophy already.

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