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Dated 15 December 2020: I'm probably less likely to watch Wonder Egg Priority if I find out what it's about before it starts

Saki
Every word in Wonder Egg Priority is English, but that combination has no meaning!

The Winter 2021 anime season is going to be a busy one. Not only are there a mess of sequels coming out, there are also a fair number of anime-original offerings for anyone exhausted from years of light novel adaptations. One such show is Wonder Egg Priority from CloverWorks which recently released a PV but offered basically no other information. I know it features a character with heterochromia and there is at least one dekochin, but I'm otherwise entirely ignorant about it. However, I am curious enough to watch at least the first episode, and it seems likely the anime will at least look good.

Elisha
I guess this post is getting the "Girls With Guns" tag.

The promotional material for another original anime, Back Arrow, features cowboys and giant robots. These are not things I associate with each other (well, there was Bakuretsu Tenshi years ago), so there's the potential for some originality here. It's reportedly going to be at least two cours and I'm reasonably confident Bones isn't going to just half-ass this project. It looks like it has a fairly large cast, too, and I spotted Ueda Reina's name associated with the show. The combination of these factors are enough to get me to at least check it out. The PV could use more robots, though.

Shadow and Reki
Prince of Stride: Alternative at least had Hanakana supporting its racers.

Among the remaining original anime offerings, I'm almost certainly going to ignore all the ones about idols. I'm also staying away from the GoHands project which looks suspiciously like another secret sequel to Hand Shakers. You're not getting me twice, fuckers. On the upside, there is a racing show called SK∞ (SK8 the Infinity) about dudes skateboarding down into a mine shaft while beating the shit out of each other. It probably suffers from not-enough-anime-girls syndrome, but it might turn out to still be entertaining anyway.

Dated 9 February 2021: SK∞ has a lot of skating but not a lot of dying

Adam
This does seem more fun than pointless meetings with morons.

I'm pleasantly surprised at how SK∞ (SK8 the Infinity) is turning out. It's not quite a sports anime even though it does focus on the colorful participants of a secret, possibly illegal skateboard race. (It's sort of a poorly kept secret, honestly.) A significant portion of the racers are successful adult men who have other shit going on when they aren't skating for glory. I was originally expecting the more prominently featured high school kid to be the main character, but his Canadian transfer student friend seems more important so far.

Reki, Langa, Miya, and Shadow
Reki's injuries are so bad he'll probably be bandaged for two episodes.

After five episodes, Skate Dio has emerged as the primary antagonist our valiant skaters must overcome. There's a significant amount of intimidation steering their approaches to this effort, but it's not clear to me what stakes are really at risk. Obviously, skateboarding is dangerous, but avoiding serious injury seems basically assured thanks to the protective embrace of plot-expedient contrivances. And it's not as if Skate Dio is actively trying to murder his competitors. Dude's just out for a good time away from the stuffy pinheads at work.

@AnimeTribunal: Also if ADAM is Dio, then we need a second season with skateboarding pillar men