Blame Jormungand 2 for the delay in my response to the shows I watched for the Fall 2012 season. But don’t blame Koko, because her and her chic new haircut are just too cute.
These past few months have been a whirlwind of some really great and really bad anime moments, even more so than any other of the 2012 seasons that I can remember. I also ended up backlogging a few intriguing shows that I simply could not fit into my schedule, including Shin Sekai Yori, Robotics;Notes, and Psycho-Pass. I have heard enough positive feedback about them from others that I’m probably going to end up marathoning them near the end of the next winter season.
You’ll also notice that I cut my former use of ratings from my season wrap. Though I feel obligated to assign numbers to these same shows when I “complete” them on MAL, I have a more difficult time justifying my scores here. Sometimes a show that quality-wise would probably score around a 5, I’d personally feel like giving an 8 because of the enjoyment factor. So until I convince and artist friend or commission one to draw me some food or home-themed rating images, I’ll cut scores for now! Read on, my dear readers, and let me know what you thought of the season or even past year as a whole!
Now a full month into the fall season, I’ve finally settled on which shows I’ll be watching from week to week. I actually would like to include a few more, but my busy schedule means that some of them will have to be reserved for a slower time of year. For now, I’ve got nine new series to add to my watch list, and boy is there a lot of fluff and romance in the air!
I was going to hold out on this season review until Saki Achiga-hen was done airing, but, being as I don’t know whether or not the additional three episodes will come out soon or some months later, I decided to just go ahead and slap down my spring thoughts now before sharing my summer choices with you all.
I feel like I watched so much more this season than before, but looking back, I actually am under the previous winter by about four shows. Still, twelve is probably way too much all at one time! Anime covered include: Acchi Kocchi, Fate/Zero, Hiiro no Kakera, Jormungand, Mouretsu Pirates, Natsuiro Kiseki, Sakamichi no Apollon, Saki: Achiga-hen, Sankarea, Tasogare Otome x Amnesia, Tsuritama, and Zetman.
Like with Shirokuma Cafe, Sankarea wasn’t even close to being on my radar after my season preview. I’m just not feeling the whole anime zombie craze. I was good with Highschool of the Dead‘s rampant sexuality and gore, but dropped Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? after just one episode. Sankarea looks to be riding on their coattails with its generic pretty girl and cat-haired male lead. And yet, I read a few reviews, notably from The Cart Driver and Guardian Enzo, that tempted me to ignore the warning bells going off in my head.