It’s becoming a mantra of mine to complain about how little time I have these days and how far behind I’ve fallen with each season’s anime, but it’s true! And the going got even tougher when there were so many shows from the winter that I couldn’t help but follow–and plenty more that ended up on my backlog. Now that the cold days are mostly behind us, time will likely get even tighter with the warmth outside beckoning. Thankfully, the winter anime did a glorious job of keeping the heart warm despite the chilly weather.
It’s been quite a while seen I’ve been able to prune down a season like I have this Winter, which speaks of both my overall feelings about the quality about this season, as well as of the little down time I have these days. We’re already about a quarter of the way through, with most shows having released around 3-4 episodes. If you think I’m missing out on anything good, be sure to let me know!
This spring was a crazy one for me, having just moved from another state and landed a big girl job. Juggling a full-time position with a personal life is no joke, then I just had to insert a full season of anime along with gameplay for the still new Guild Wars 2. I also have an hour of commute each way to and from work, which I now fill with reading up on other blogs and commenting. Now that I’ve finally settled into a semblance of a routine, I hope to be a bit more consistent on blogging. Despite all the chaos, I was still able to finish up my shows in a reasonable time frame, and landed favorites with RDG and Chihayafuru 2.
Shows covered in this season’s wrap include:
- RDG: Red Data Girl
- Chihayafuru 2
- Ore no Imouto 2
- Saki: Achiga-hen ~ Episode of Side-A
- Suisei no Gargantia
- Arata Kangatari
- Otona Joshi no Anime Time
- Sparrow’s Hotel
- Hataraku Maou-sama
- Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
- Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru
- Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko
- Kakumeiki Valvrave
- Devil Survivor 2
After at least seeing one episode each from a good majority of the winter season shows, I’ve finally narrowed down which ones I would like to follow. Anime that I tried and did not make it include Sasami-san@Ganbarani, Cuticle Detective Inaba, Amnesia, Yama no Susume, Mangirl!, and Vividred Operation. I’m also still waiting on the premier of Savanna Game, for which I have some hope. There were a surprising number of dark horses this time around, so I may have a bit of trouble keeping up with them all from week to week! But because of the unexpected number of anime I’ll be watching, I’m looking forward to updating more often. So as usual, take a look at what I’ve decided upon and let me know what you think and whether there are other shows you’d like me to consider! Bon appétit!
GIVE ME MOAR FISHING!
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.
Thanks to the kind prodding of bloggers Riyoga and Foxy Lady Ayame, I picked up this show that I had previously dismissed. Shirokuma Cafe is an odd cross between slapstick humor and clever commentary. The main laughs stem from the oddity of seeing these exotic animals, including a polar bear, empire penguin, panda, sloth, and several others, acting like humans amongst humans. I’m not sure how long the novelty will remain entertaining through out the rest of the show, but I’m willing to give it a chance after the success of this first episode.