Is it just me, or are there a crap-ton of interesting shows this summer? I don’t think my menu has had this many entries in a single season for, well, ever. I thought I was doing pretty good clearing out my watching list with the close of the spring, but then I started trying out summer shows and found myself loathe to drop any of them. Most of them were an immediate “Yes” after just one episode, but we’ll see how many are still around midway through the season.
Rozen Maiden: Zurückspulen
Senki Zesshou Symphogear G
Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyo
Tamayura: More Aggressive
Servant x Service
Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!
Monogatari Series: Second Season
Dog & Scissors
The World God Only Knows – Goddesses Arc
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
Also included are some brief thoughts on backlogged shows and ongoing anime. Continue reading →
Since I originally planned on having this out earlier, I thought I’d have a separate, very short post wishing everyone a Happy New Year. Buuuuuut, thanks to my recent infatuation with Korean dramas, finishing up the fall anime became less of a priority. Although it took a bit longer than anticipated, here are my quick final impressions of the fall season. Happy 2012, everyone!
Tamayura ~hitotose~ had a bit of a rough start and took a very long time to grow on me, but grown on me it has. My main problem was that I kept comparing this show to ARIA, and expected it to share the same sort of charm, mainly that of setting. There is something so unforgettably enchanting about the world of Aqua and the city Neo Venezia. They bring you a strange yet beautifully blended mix of old world atmosphere and new world technology. Each episode usually included another discovery of the mysteries of the Orange Planet, and Mizunashi Akari was the perfect companion for these adventures. However, Tamayura currently has nothing going for its setting, which mostly takes place in Takehara, Hiroshima, along the Seto Inland Sea. What I should have focused on from the start were the people, objects, and activities in Potte’s pictures.
We’re only 4 or so weeks into the fall season, and my favorite characters are already making places for themselves. I’ve always been attracted to strong characters with lots of resolve and motivation, a trend that continues to be true even now. As always, thank you for reading, and I hope that you, too, will share your favorite maidens of Fall 2011.
We’ve got a mixed bag here, with a few jumping wholeheartedly into my watch list, and the other two standing back with dumb expressions on their faces. For the sake of trimming down my number of shows for this season, as well as preserving what little dignity I have left for quality, I may very likely drop the one about which I’m currently hesitating. I’ve still got three more shows (Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam, UN-GO, and Guilty Crown) to try out before my fall initial impressions can be finished!