These are the Spring Season 2023 Anime which we very much enjoyed and watched to the end of all of them. There are 7 Anime on this list in order of enjoyment. This is the Pywackett List. Your list would certainly be different. The enjoyment of art is highly subjective and there is no right or wrong, no true or false about anyone’s taste in art. You like what you like and need make no excuses about it! No one has the right to critize someone’s likes. They just are what they are, and we do violence to others trying to force them to accept our likes and dislikes!
Number 1 – My Clueless First Friend
Isolated girl who is teased and bullied by everyone because all the kids say she is cursed suddenly is saved by a Champion who fights for her because he thinks she is cool, when in fact he has no idea what is actually going down at this school. Cruelty and meanness don’t even register with him, and he brings her home where his older sister immediately falls in love with her. He soon brings her into his group of friends. Will Akane fall in love with her hero, Taiyō? Don’t hold your breath. Only question is will she melt down from all the love he pushes on her before she can confess?
Well, we were wrong about Akane. She is made of much sterner stuff. No confession here! When Taiyō asks Akane if he could kiss her, she flat out says no, but she makes sure that Taiyō knows that she is not rejecting him. She says that perhaps in the future, but not now in 5th grade. We were also wrong about this Anime iteself. This was our most enjoyable work in a long time. When you look forward to each and every episode, you know that you are enjoying what the artists are giving! And what they give is a look at purity and goodness, the essentials of True Love. Every week Clueless warmed our hearts, and life felt good for 24 minutes. And the thought that such goodness could be real, engendered Hope
But Clueless is more than just warm and fuzzy, it is exceptionally well written, and every character is believable as we watch them change through the series. There are no weak spots in this story, everything is solid! And Akane’s dad has to be the greatest Superhero Dad in all of Anime!
Number 2 – Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion
“Why Raeliana Ended Up at the Duke’s Mansion” is a story and what a story! Murder mystery, check! Romance, check! Comedy, check! Suspense, check! Raeliana has all the moving parts of a deeply interesting, and enjoyable story. Unfortunately it’s over before it has even introduced the villain! What? Come on guys, why do you do this?
Number 3 – Skip and Loafer
Skip and Loafer is a really super cute, High School Kinda Romance. We say “kinda” because no romance actually takes place. What we have is an ensemble of vital and interesting characters.
Number 4 – TONIKAWA: Over The Moon For You – Season 2
Tonikawa is into it’s second season, and still no explaination about who or what is our female lead, Tsukasa! She is a mystery, and she remains as such in the Season 2 ending. Frustrating, but Tonikawa has such an easy, peaceful feeling, that you will not mind at all!
Number 5 – A Galaxy Next Door
Cute, cute, cute!!! Manga artist Ichirō who is the only support for his little bother and sister and is behind schedule and needs a support artist and so his editor sends him Shiori,who happens to be an alien with a stinger something or other in her backside. Shiori simply tells Ichiro that she is Princess of the Star People. Ichiro doesn’t even bat an eye, and asks her how her work is doing. But we are not dealing in reality here. This is for cute and to die for a world of cute so just roll with it, OK? Machi and Fumio have to be the cutest children this side of super sweet.
Number 6 – Otaku Elf
Elda, a 621 year old Elf, was installed in the Tokyo Takamimi Shrine by none other than Tokugawa Ieyasu during the Edo period. Present day, her Miko is Koito Koganei. Elda is somewhat lazy and has taken to Otaku culture, and plays games and reads manga constantly, much to the frustration of Koito. Elves were never divine creatures, so I don’t understand being worshiped in a shrine, but there it is. Sort of funny in that Koito fights with Elda to be a proper goddess. End exactly how it started. Not great, but still was enjoyable. Outstanding OP which will cripple your mind
Number 7 – Yuri is My Job!
This story was very frustrating for being all over the place with it’s plot points. Very cumbersome and melodramatic story telling, and a failure to connect dots. But enough gets through to make it somewhat enjoyable. Not really yuri or les except for one back story. This is about love among girls in the Class S story form. Somewhat of a parody of “Maria-sama ga Miteru”, the girls here play parts in the cafe as if they were in an all girl’s school, and as in that work, the girls form pair bonds