In participation with Kiddtic’s 2011 ACAA, here are my picks for the past year. I probably had the most difficulty narrowing down my choices for the current fall season since there are quite a few that vied for my second and third choices. I’m also going to include an additional Licensor Award since I think it’s a great idea for supporting our local licensing of a medium we all love and hopefully want to share with others.
Yes, I hereby dub this show, Last Exile: Millia, the Second Princess of Turan. Of all the characters featured so far, she shows the most growth and has been one of the few interesting ones to follow. The titled lead of the show currently lacks complexity, as does her navigator, and I find myself constantly overlooking them in favor of side characters. This episode was no exception, as Millia has a small breakthrough that defines who she is and the nation she represents.
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.
Awwwwwww, yeah. My most highly anticipated show of the fall season has finally arrived, and I must say, it has definitely earned its place at the top of my shows. It may even be the first anime ever for me to blog by episode–if not with episodic posts, it will probably get the most editorial-type posts during its airing. Buckle up guys, and prepare yourself for one roller coaster of a ride.
I couldn’t help but group these three together since I get a similar sci-fi feeling from all of them. They all also easily made my watching list, which makes dropping Kimi no Boku. even more likely. A lot of hype has been built up for each of these, and now I understand a little why. If Mirai Nikki, UN-GO, and/or Guilty Crown are not on your list of shows to check out for the season, then you’re definitely missing out!Read More »
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!
So for those of you who haven’t seen these anime and don’t know why I decided to group my thoughts on them together despite Hunter x Hunter being already two episodes in, the reason is simple. Both Mobile Suit Gundam AGE and Hunter x Hunter (2011) make me feel like a kid again. And this is a good thing, since feeling “like a kid” in this case has nothing to do with the head, but everything to do with some mighty big heart.
So I guess today was a day for transfer students, hm? As well as for male leads who befriend some pretty nice-looking females right in the first episode. All generic set ups aside, these two much anticipated shows seem to be proving their worth right from the start.
The fall season has certainly started off with some stellar graphics and animation, with the following five setting some great examples. I was also caught a bit off guard by their airing since I was focused on wrapping up my summer season final thoughts (still in progress as I’m waiting on some final episodes). I’m pretty positive that at least four of the five described here are on my watching list, with only one of them still undecided.