I don’t give three episode tests. The concept is that either A. one gives every show they watch a three-episode chance to impress them, or B. they give the shows they’re unsure about three episodes before deciding to drop. This revolves around a system of watching that tries its hardest not to drop anything. I drop shows the precise moment they cease to be interesting to me, which could be halfway through the first episode or nine episodes into an eleven-episode show (Fractale).
This is shaping up to be a really fun summer season, and the coolest thing about it is that the shows I like are all being covered by my favorite bloggers. This increases my chances of actually following the shows, and hopefully my support of these bloggers will inspire them to continue their great work blogging these shows.
As a database animal with an eye for details, Sacred Seven is playing hard in my court and letting me believe that it’ll continue doing so. Ghostlightning, a “mecha database animal,” feels the same way, and wrote a post highlighting the show’s appeals to his database instinct. Amazingly, while his coverage was quite extensive, his mental database is different enough from mine—and the show makes enough appeals to both of ours—that I feel I have the material for a companion post.
This post will mostly consist of screenshots. I won’t be covering the ridiculously great sakuga animation because there’s not much to say that you can’t get from watching the ep.