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Fall 2011 Chart v3.0 and shows to watch this season

September 18, 2011

As usual, chart is courtesy of cowboybibimbop.

Another season, another set of stuff I’ll be wasting my valuable free time with.

Shinryaku!? Ika Musume – Second season of one of the best shows of last year. Oh hell yes.

Bakuman 2 – Pretty much the same as above. Second season of one of the best shows of last year.

C3 -Cube x Cursed x Curious- – Yeah, I dunno. I saw a preview, I guess I just wanna see if it’s worth watching. I really don’t know jack squat about it and none of the descriptions are really very informative.

WORKING’!! – Second season of WORKING!! Already seen the first episode of this from the pre-air. It feels a little more balanced in character focus so far, but of course it’s the first episode, and it had to serve to reintroduce characters and stuff. There’s no guarantee it won’t slip right back into the awful Inami focus while it completely ignores everyone else just like the first season did, but I’ll give it a shot and hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Fate/Zero – I had every intention of reading the novels once they were fully translated, but I just haven’t had the time. I may try to squeeze them in before the anime gets too far into itself because I want to be familiar with the source material, but regardless of whether I do or not, a Fate series prequel written by Gen Urobuchi with all of the praise I’ve seen it given is an absolute must-watch.

Tamayura ~hitotose~ – I sat down to watch the OVA series of this a few months ago after I heard people mention that it was getting a TV series and I have to say that I was highly impressed. I absolutely loved it and I am seriously looking forward to this series. I really hope it lives up to the standards set by the OVAs, because if it does then it’s going to be one of the best shows this season.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – I’m pretty much just watching this one on the hype built around it. A lot of people are talking about it and I just really want to see what all of the fuss is about. Also, the artist for the novels is the same as the artist for the Denpa Onna novels and you can really see that in the art for this series. I really liked that art style, so I’m also drawn to this. Shame we won’t have some excellent Shaft angles to go along with it, though.

Mirai Nikki – I still want to get around to reading all of the rest of the manga I have before this gets going (so yay, another barrier for the season alongside the Fate/Zero novels), but definitely interested in this.

Guilty Crown – Supercell, Supercell everywhere. I was initially attracted to this series for the character designs, but Supercell’s name being plastered all over it (which of course means Ryo is doing the music) means that there’s absolutely zero reason for me not to watch this. One of the series I’m most excited about this season.

Hidamari Sketch x SP – Always up for more Hidamari Sketch. Also can’t wait for the fourth season that’s been announced.

Specials, OVAs, and movies:
– Astarotte no Omocha! EX – Actually already saw this.
– Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Yonin to Idol – I had no idea this was already out. Gonna watch it shortly.
– Hourou Musuko special
– Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: Sora ga Bokura no Nichijou
– Kimi ni Todoke specials
– Ikoku Meiro no Croisée: Yune & Alice
– Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai OVA
– Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira OVA 2 and 3
– Carnival Phantasm 2nd Season
– Usagi Drop specials
– Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 4
– Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA (Oh hell yes)
– Infinite Stratos Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Sextet

Nothing else I’m interested in so far, but as usual, we’ll see if I pick up something else as the season goes on.

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Spring 2011 (+Gosick) Final Impressions

July 9, 2011

Sorry for the delay. As mentioned before, I’m working a new job now and I don’t have a lot of time to sit down and write stuff like this while trying to cram in anime as it comes out. Not a whole lot else to say. Let’s get to it.

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Spring 2011 Initial Impressions

April 15, 2011

Yes, I’m doing Spring initial impressions before Winter final impressions. I was going to do Winter, but I had to wait on Yumekui Merry to end and by the time it did, they finally announced Madoka’s ending air dates, so I’m waiting on Show of the Season/Year to end. I’ll probably have it done about a week from now. Hopefully I’ll be able to knock out Madoka Thursday night, but if not, then I’ll hopefully do it Friday as early as possible.

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Spring 2011 Chart v3.0 and my shows to watch for the season

March 5, 2011

Once again, this season’s chart is brought to us by cowboybibimbop.

I would have liked to have waited for a chart with some more concrete starting dates on it, but with the bulk of the season starting next month, I may as well get to planning out what I’ll be watching.

Moshidora – I’ve heard good things about the source material, so I’ll be picking this one up. I’m also pretty interested in the airing schedule. Unless it’s changed, the show will be airing one episode every day (or at least every weekday, I forget). I’d like to see how that works out.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai – *Shrug* Just looks cute. I pick up a lot of stuff by art style.

[C] The Money of Soul and Possibility Control – It’s an orignal series that sounds like it could be pretty good. I’m always up for trying out some original stuff.

Sket Dance – I’ve heard too much about the manga to pass this one up. I’ll have to give it a shot.

Nichijou – The OVA hits next week and the TV series will follow. What I’ve seen of previews makes it look like a combination of a lot of series that I like, so I’m hoping the formula works out for it. Additionally, it’s KyoAni, so I pretty much have to check it out.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko – Newest Shaft series. Can’t pass it up. It’s a law.

30-sai no Hoken Taiiku – A self-help series for men in their 30s about dating women and having sex with them… This is either going to be really luzly or really depressing, but I’ll have to check it out to find out which.

Dog Days – Newest series from the creator of Nanoha. You couldn’t stop me from watching this if you tried.

The World God Only Knows S2 – Oh man, continuation of the first season. Gonna be awesome.

A Channel – I dunno. Cute art and a 4koma adaptation. Sounds right up my alley.

Hidan no Aria – This has been something I’ve been waiting on for a while, but it’s been so long that I can’t really remember the original reason. Kugimiya plays the lead, though, so I’m totally in anyway.

Maria-Holic: Alive – S2 of Maria-Holic. I wasn’t too taken with the first season, but I had read the manga before it and I thought the manga had much better execution of pretty much everything. The only episode I really liked was the last one because it was original content and followed Shaft’s typical style. This one will pick up where I stopped reading (Read: Stopped being able to afford) the manga. I won’t be going into it with a bias, so I’ll probably enjoy it more. Too bad nothing will ever top the ED of the first season, though.

Lotte no Omocha! – The premise on this one sounds pretty lulzy, but according to manga readers, the series ends up ignoring a lot of it in favor of a rather sweet father-daughter relationship between the tiny succubus and her human victim (who already has a real daughter). I’m in on that concept, because I do like series that work on that premise (like Yotsuba&!). Also, more Kugimiya lead role.

Steins;Gate – I never did get around to watching (or playing, despite my best efforts) Chaos;Head, but I’m assuming that there’s little to no direct relation to the two other than the world they’re set in, so I’ll be watching this as Steins;Gate still has no VN translation.

Hanasaku Iroha – Sounds like my slice-of-life show for the season.

Hen Zemi – Another of those shows where the OVA will come before the series. No idea why I want to watch it other than it sounds like it’ll be a decent comedy series and I’m always willing to give more seinen a shot. The first OVA is out, so I’ll give it a try soon.

As for specials and OVAs:
– Gundam Unicorn #3 (which should be out today)
– Koe de Oshigoto! #2
– Asobi ni Iku yo! OVA (no idea why, I didn’t like the show that much)
– Shukufuku no Campanella OVA (Oh dear lord, please let there be more Tortilla Co. and sexy Agnes.)
– Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu OVA 2 (moar BtT please)
– .hack//Quantum #3 (still waiting on subs for #2)
– Morita-san wa Mukuchi (*Shrug*)
– Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA (Oh hell yes.)
– Amagami SS OVA (Miya episode, ohgodohgodohgod)
– Highschool of the Dead OVA
– Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Special
– Valkyria Chronicles 3 OVA (May hold off on this one depending on if it spoils the game or not)

The only other possible addition would be Kaiji S2, but I still have to watch S1, so that’ll be further down the line, I’m sure.