Anime 1st episodes 2019: E
Including: Egg Car, Eily wa Ou-sama!, Endro!, Ensemble Stars!
Medium: TV, series
Year: 2019
Series: << Anime 1st episodes 2019 >>
Keywords: anime, fantasy, reverse-harem
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 4 first episodes
Website category: Anime 2019
Review date: 12 August 2022
Listed under "F": Fire Force, aka. Enen no Shouboutai
Listed under "P": The Price of Smiles, aka. Egao no Daika
I covered this in 2018: Emiya-san Chi no Kyou no Gohan episode 13
Couldn't find it: Ero Lover, but it's only one-minute episodes
It's an OVA: Eromanga Sensei OVA (and I enjoyed it a lot)
It's a music video for a fictional band: Ever Green Never End
It's an April Fools' style commercial: Essential Free & Easy
Egg Car
Season 1
Episodes: 52 x 12 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: CGI kiddie cartoon
Almost all the characters are egg cars. They resemble round animals like bees, hedgehogs, pigs, buffalo, etc. but with wheels. There's also a giraffe. The villain was pretending to be a circus ringmaster, so he sings a song.
It all feels a bit wheel-spinning, albeit in an lively, colourful way. It drifted past my eyes for twelve minutes without ever threatening to interest me.
Eily wa Ousama
Eily wa Ou-sama!
Episodes: 10
Keep watching: couldn't
One-line summary: comedy magic fantasy
I couldn't find this... but I watched some promotional videos for it. Hideous Flash animation. You or I could make something better. It has standard anime character designs, though. Lots of girls, some wearing fantasy battle bikinis with spears and battleaxes.
Despite the sword-and-sorcery elements, there's also a mad scientist character with a laboratory and computers. Maybe she created the robot dinosaur? There's also a nice-looking green-haired girl with a pestle and mortar who does bloody things to a blob.
Several of the girls have wings or tails. There's a talking fish that stands on its tail. It's obviously cheap. I bet the episodes are only three minutes long. Might be okay.
Season 1
Episodes: 12 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: yes
One-line summary: fantasy adventurer semi-comedy
I've finished it but... it's so forgettable that I'd since forgotten even the fact of having watched it.
I called it a semi-comedy because it's light and moderately amusing, but it hasn't actually made me laugh yet. It seems okay, though. I'll keep going.
It starts with the finale. Four adventurers defeat the demon lord! Roll closing credits. The end.
After that, those adventurers wake up. They're apparently much younger, although the generic cute rounded character designs make it impossible to tell. They're still at adventuring school and their new teacher has evil plans for them. (But not very evil. There will be comedy errors.)
It's quite nice. It couldn't be called essential viewing, but I like the demonic teacher who needs to stand on a chair. I'm expecting to enjoy the show.
Ensemble Stars
Ensemble Stars!
Season 1
Episodes: 24 x 24 minutes
Keep watching: no
One-line summary: female protagonist in a boys' school for idols
It's based on a "Mobile CCG (Card Collecting Game)". I don't know what that means, but I also don't care enough to find out. Does "mobile" mean you can also play it on your phone?
Our heroine, Anzu, transfers into a boy's school. This is an idol school, so you can walk into a classroom and find four boys doing a full song-and-dance number. Anzu's on the school's new producers' course, though, so she herself isn't going to be singing.
A singing competition turns out to be surprisingly macho. There are lots of cute boys, with occasional gay tease between them. I watched most of this on fast-forward and didn't feel I'd missed much.