late (thanks hurricane) post season wrap-up Gamers!: 8/10. Really fun romantic comedy about misunderstandings and not actually about video games. Classroom of the Elite: 5/10. This show was super pretentious and not nearly as smart as it thought it was, best summarized by the episode where it opened with a philosophical quote (every episode actually) and then cut to boobs. Not a terrible experience, though the last arc was pretty weak. Made in Abyss: 7.5/10, already posted about this above. New Game s2: 7.5/10. First season was solid but this was a further improvement, it did a good job of keeping things light and fun while managing to work in a surprising amount of development, Nene in particular is a character I was lukewarm on in s1 but who really came into her own this season. Restaurant to Another World: 6.5/10. Pretty chill show. Not on par with something like Soma when it comes to food porn, but working together the fantasy setting and contemporary cooking works well enough. Smartphone: I only watched 1.5 episodes but this was kind of hilarious. It was basically the crystallized essence of isekai and wish fulfillment fantasy in general, where a generic guy is sent to another world, given absurd magical powers, a phone with internet access to the real world, and god's phone number just in case he happens to need it, so there's zero tension or any real conflict. And of course he has a harem and polygamy is legal in the fantasy world so there's not even any conflict there. It's almost art in a way. Owarimonogatari: 9.5/10. A fantastic conclusion to a long-running saga that wraps up basically everything neatly. Hopefully Juuni Taisen lives up to the Nisio reputation. Hero Academia s2: 7/10. Solid shonen still kinda held back by slow pacing. Nothing stood out to me quite as much as the fight near the end of s1 where You Say Run plays and I guess it lacked a "big" arc in terms of stakes, but it left me hype enough for s3. Re:Creators: 5/10. Lots of wasted potential, Sawano's grandoise soundtrack adds a lot to the fight scenes and production on the whole is decent enough, but the pacing is too slow and writing is too dry and even when stuff is happening it doesn't really amaze. Sakura Quest: 6/10. This was supposed to be a show about working life ala Shirobako (at least according to the marketing), but the goal of re-establishing the tourism industry in a small country town was difficult to really get invested in.