So we’re a couple of weeks into the new season, and I’ve recently finished up watching a few things. Summer is looking a bit light on things to watch, but there will be some to report on next time.

Vinland Saga — I saw three episodes of this, and then started over with the guys, and we’re currently in the middle of the first season. We all wonder what the heck is up with those extra-large sword blades. Other than that, it looks very on-spot for the period, and the writing has been great.

Ancient Magus Bride — We only recently started the new season of this, and so are just a handful of episodes in. There is some disappointment about going over to a more usual magic school setting, but the characters and writing are certainly supporting it well, and is certainly still recommended.

To Your Eternity — Smudge just introduced the rest of us to this one, and it’s being very good. We’ve just hit the point where the narrator inserts himself directly into the story, which was a surprise, and is showing a different path for the plot than I had assumed. So far, quite good, and I’m looking forward to more.

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? IV — As long as this series sticks with adventuring and stays away from harem elements it’s very good. And the bulk of this season did just that, and provided a satisfying adventure. There’s some threads from the previous season that don’t get picked back up here, that are part of the overarching plot, but I think they’ll be back at some point.

An Explosion On This Wonderful World — I was worried that an all-Megumin all the time prequel would be a solid miss thanks to losing out all the (bad) chemistry of the Konosuba trio. Thankfully, Megumin is complex enough to largely hold of the story, and she has her ‘arch rival’ to bounce off of. It’s not as good as regular Konosuba, but it’s a lot closer than I thought it would be.

NieR Automata Ver 1.1a — This has been on hiatus again for most of the season. I hope it finishes soon, as I’ve found it surprisingly good.

Demon Slayer: The Entertainment District Arc — Smudge and I are just about through this story, and I’m liking it a lot more than previous parts. The secondary characters have spent less time being annoying (though the villians really mouth off too much), most of the fighting has been good, and the first half, before we got to a fight scene that really has been going on too long, was fairly solid, if a bit rushed.

Dr. Stone: New World — We’re currently caught up on the dub. Generally the same as ever. Inventions work too well the first time, and everyone is super-competent at something. However, we’re getting towards part of the story behind the main premise, and hopefully that’ll pay off.

Land of the Lustrous — Me and Smudge saw this when it came out, and are now finally showing it to the guys. I’ve forgotten a lot outside the broad strokes of the setting.

Cyberpunk 2077 — It’s… like a moving Dan Smith comic. That isn’t exactly a complement, though at least the tone and subject do generally match the art style. It’s good, well done, and I am enjoying it, which is saying a fair bit, since I generally don’t go for cyberpunk as a genre.