The Salt Mine – Things I Dropped or Put on Hold This Season

Everyone likes to do their whole “What I’m Watching” kind of lists so I figure I should flip things around and talk about the stuff I dropped this season. I would say this is to save you from picking up something you might not enjoy, but this season, I think it’s more so you can tell me to pick it back up and keep watching.

Twocar

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Twocar is a sports anime about 2 high school girls that live on an island that really only cares about motorsports. They are a pair of sidecar racers – one driver, and one rider -and compete with their rivals from other schools in their local competition. Airing on Crunchyroll on Saturdays.

But Marc! You don’t watch sports anime! I sometimes do, especially if it’s a sport that’s not very typical like sidecar racing. But when the first episode has so many flashbacks that you aren’t sure what scene is the present, things aren’t off to a good start. They introduced a lot of characters in episode 2 and they didn’t make an attempt at making me care for them. Episode 3 showed how they’re going to give the new characters more story but from that, it seems like it would be a slow burn with a ton of flashbacks again. Does it get better or should I just leave it on my dropped list?

Girls’ Last Tour (Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou)

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The apocalypse has come and gone and Chito and Yuuri are alive and scavenging. Wandering the frozen wasteland in their Kettenrad motorbike looking for things of use and just learning about what has become of their world. Airing on Anime Strike on (what looks like) Thursdays, but knowing Amazon it’ll be up on Fridays.

The world is interesting and I like seeing the interactions between these two girls. My only issue is the pacing. The first two episodes felt like a series of shorts put together instead of an episode as a whole. Things got more interesting in episode 3 with their encounter and adventure to the next level of the city. But this is where I ended up putting it on hold. I’ll marathon it once it finishes, but at the moment it isn’t something I look forward to week by week.

Food Wars

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Season 3 of Food Wars is upon us! It is continuing right from where it left off. The season begins with the school festival where people from all over to see what the students are capable of accomplishing. It airs on Crunchyroll on Tuesdays.

It’s not that I don’t want to watch it. I want to watch it, I just don’t have enough time to watch everything. This show will be a top priority when I find the time. If you all tell me it’s worth it to keep up with it week to week then I’ll find time to watch it, but for now, it’s on hold so I can binge it later.

URAHARA

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Three high school girls run a pop-up shop in Harajuku. Suddenly aliens wanting to steal the world’s culture appear and start attacking. The three girls miraculously get superpowers to defend their city against the invaders. It airs on Crunchyroll on Wednesdays.

Yeah, I wrote an article about it and mentioned how interested I was in it. I just couldn’t keep up and fell behind. I still love the art style and animation but the overall plot just wasn’t there for me. If anyone is past the 4th episode and think it’s worth it, give me a shout because I am currently unsure if I’ll pick it up again in the future or not.

There are a few others I barely even picked up that I won’t talk too deeply about. Things like Black Clover and Shobitch haven’t even made it to the 3 episode test. I do have a few that are top priority over literally everything else (including sleep and food) and those are the few I’ll stay true to this season. Stay tuned to the site to see my reviews/midseason articles on those shows!

3 thoughts on “The Salt Mine – Things I Dropped or Put on Hold This Season

    • cmdrcluckcluck says:

      So I guess there isn’t a lot of the sidecar racing? That’s actually what interested me about it and they had some good animation for the races in the episodes I watched but there just wasn’t enough of it for me.

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      • Fueled by Smiling says:

        There is, but it’s more about the relationship between the members. In terms of the actual mechanics of the driving, it doesn’t feel all that different from what we’ve seen in the previous episodes.

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