So I just finished Plastic Memories. I liked what it became regardless but I can at least see why people were disappointed with it. The show initially gives the impression of a Sci-Fi story with romance elements. Later on it actually becomes a romance story with sci-fi elements. However I feel like Charlotte made me a lot more understanding of this kind of show. In Charlotte's case, that show wanted to try everything they thought would stick in the span of 13 episodes. This show at least got an idea of what it wanted to become after Episode 6/7 while experimenting with a few sci-fi / slice of life episodes. It got a direction and it stuck with it. And I actually did enjoy it, and I really liked a lot of the characters, with the only real annoyance to me was probably the single most cookie cutter tsundere character I've ever seen. At least her little brother partner made up for her shortcomings, as well as the other members of the colorful and charming cast. The ending is definitely very emotional and feels enducing but I wasn't too upset honestly. Especially since the ending was known by the end of Episode 3 really. Like I said, I like the characters and the romance itself was definitely very cute and charming.
My gripes with Plastic Memories are less about what it did but what it didn't do. I really want to know more about this world. Why do people get robot companions? To fill a void? To find a lover? Through chance or circumstance? How does their anatomy work because they seem to have all the flesh and emotions as real skin people do. How do they eat, drink, urinate, and all that. Can they have sex? I think so but they never really went into sex in this. What's the deal with the world itself, or the other methods of the parent company? Why did the show become Psycho Pass in Episode 5? I mean that was cool and all but still. My gripes are that I wanted to see a bit more of the sci-fi elements, and I feel like those who walked into this show expecting sci-fi were rightfully let down. But I kind of knew this would be more romance and I at least really like the romance and the couple itself and I was satisfied with that and it was really cute. All in all, it's a show that could've done more, but at the very least I can't really be upset because it knew what story it was capable of and stuck with it, and told it pretty damn good. Seriously Charlotte pissed me off man.
As for current simulcast stuff, here's what is on my plate this season:
One Punch Man
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Beautiful Bones -Sakurako's Investigation-
Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya
Hacka Doll the Animation (guilty pleasure pick)