Given that now most of the winter anime has released a fair amount of episodes. I just wanted to share some thoughts on the ones I have been keeping up with and what I have heard about other shows so far.
1. Konosuba Season 2
Konosuba continues to keep the same comedic tone that brought many people to enjoy the show during its first season, having lost none of its entertainment value. The most notable thing, as many may have noticed, is the drop in animation quality. While it is certainly not terrible, it is very noticeable and was quite evident near the end of its first season as well. The cast still continues to do a great job voicing the characters and truly expressing the dreaded emotions on some of their faces sometimes, which I find to be hilarious. Overall, you should watch Konosuba as it is a great source of memes and gifs and just brings out the troll inside you.
2. Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon
Since it is a KyoAni project, I had good hopes about the show and was certainly not disappointed. If the beautiful animation doesn't bring you to watch the show at first, I hope the many clips posted from the show attract you to it. The theme of the show is by no way unique, as you have a being introduced to your world who knows nothing about it, but with Tohru and the rest of the cast partaking in various shenanigans, you can't help but chuckle and smile when watching the show. For me, the show has somewhat of a moe vibe which I enjoy and would definitely encourage others to watch this season.
3. Youjo Senki: Saga of Tanya the Evil
Now, not to be biased or anything, but this is probably my favorite show for this season. It has several elements which remind me of Code Geass in that the main protagonist, Tanya, displays qualities more suited towards a villain. She is not only evil, as the title implies, but intelligent and skilled which makes her all the more overpowered in a sense. The action scenes are well executed and I enjoy how it includes post credit/ ending song scenes as well, similar to Marvel movies. While some people may not initially watch it due to Tanya being a salaryman reborn as a little girl, which is included in the summary, I think people should give it a shot and at least watch three episodes before deciding for themselves whether to continue or not.
4. Demi-chan wa Kataritai
I would classify this as one of the "cutesy" anime. Most of the story takes place in a school setting albeit with the addition of demis. While it may not be a heavy binge worthy show, it is something that you can sit down and watch several episodes of as it does calm your mind. I enjoy the voice actors who play the characters as I have read the manga material for this before the show's anime adaptation and think their voice actors do a superb job in making the characters even more vivid than the manga. Also credits to A-1 Pictures as the animation is quite neat as well and is a step up from the manga in my opinion as the manga artists' style was similar to ERASED's manga where the art was kind of rough but the anime made it much smoother and cleaner when bringing it onto the small screen.
5. Kuzu no Honkai
While I have not caught up with this show, I have heard many things about it. Some say that it has a really interesting story but I for one was not attracted to it personally due to my dislike of anything that is NTR related. Otherwise, I have heard many mixed feelings from people who have watched the show saying that so far it has had its ups and downs with regard to the main storyline and pacing but that overall, it was not a bad show if you can get past the fact that there will be NTR.
6. Masamune-kun no Revenge
Having came to the anime after reading the manga material for this show as well, I must say that the anime has kept me interested much more. Solely reading the manga has led me to see that the show has a very predictable story path that it will follow and personally, I wasn't ready to deal with the large amount of bs that would follow it after having just recently finished reading Nisekoi only a few months prior. I would recommend watching the show though as I think people will have a better time enjoying the pace the anime takes it at as I could not handle the manga and its similarities to Nisekoi/ many other predictable romcom stories.
7. Gabriel Dropout
While certainly not the biggest hit this season, Gabriel Dropout is certainly not bad. It's tone is similar to Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon with the two sharing many common themes but the overall basis for the show is slightly not as interesting as Maid Dragon's. This is definitely one that I watch later after having seen the weekly episodes of the shows I listed above and this is made more to be watched in snippets than a large amount.
While I have a few thoughts on some of the rest from this season, since I have not caught up / started them, I will refrain from commenting on any bias especially since I haven't seen them and believe all shows should get a chance initially, even if it is one episode, so that is it for this sort of mid season glance at some of the shows I have been keeping up with.