Quick roundup of what I plan to watch and blog next anime season. It’s Winter season anime but it’s Summer soon in Australia and it’s so damn hot.
Detailed chart http://minus.com/lLFvWTVZvHY5M
Things that will be good
To me this looks like it will be sort of like Higurashi. It’s set in a school, it has a mysterious female character and its set in the past 1998 if I remember correctly. If done right this anime might end up in my top 30 as a love a good horror / mystery. Heres hoping it won’t turn out like Deadman Wonderland.
I loved Bakemonogatari. It was one of the first abstract anime I watched for lack of better word. It was fresh and different and really opened my eyes to what anime could do. Plus I love the music.
If Shaft can do one thing right its this anime. So lets all get excited for this and forget about some of the other anime coming out *cough* Mouretsu Pirates *cough*
Things that might be good
The Pv for this didn’t really give away much but it didn’t look bad. Animation looks alright and from the charts all over the net the plot sounds okay. My prediction is that it will be sort of like [C]: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control. It’s only a single episode thing not a full length anime and it comes out before everything else on the 10th December
Black Rock Shooter
Personally I think Black Rock Shooter is an average vocaloids song but it is supported by strong character design and the amazing artist Huke so it has something going for it. Not sure how a full series will turn out but if the movie that came out a while back is anything to go by it should be good. Plus it’s by noitaminA which is a good thing.
Kill Me Baby
An anime about a school girl and her classmate who is an assassin. It’s another comedy anime that is hard to judge before it starts. Pv was no help at all as it was just some chibi girls doing random stuff with no purpose. Not much else to say as except I hope it’s good.
Things that might not be bad
Record to Randoseru
A story about a boy in a mans body and a women in a girls body. It’s hard to decide if a comedy will be good or not based of a description so i’m sticking this anime in a lower categories that way when it turns out good i’ll be able to say “Wow lucky me.” If it turns out bad however I can jump around yelling “I told you so.”
Inu x Boku SS
An anime about a girl and her butler. Not really sure what this will be like but I’ll watch the first episode or two and see if it’s worth watching through to the end.
Papa no lu koto o Kikinasi
A comedy anime about a 19 year old guy who for some reason or other ends up as the father of three school girls. When I read the first description of this I found myself thinking about Toradora (A good anime) but then I saw the picture and now I don’t. Hopefully this isn’t loli bait but that is a possibility.
Things that the planets would have to align for me to watch
Daily Lives of High School Boys
Really….. Sounds super original.
This could turn out okay but there is a 99% it will be bad.
There is always an anime like this every season and it is swiftly forgotten by most. The title and description don’t really sell it.
This is why anime is shunned in western culture. The kind of anime the news will use to make people think Otaku’s are bad.
So there is a lot of stuff I haven’t mentioned such as sequels and OVA’s but I haven’t seen the first series of most of the sequels so I can’t say a lot about them. One day i’ll watch Natsume though. I will probably blog about Nisemonogatari, Another and Black Rock Shooter as well as the stuff that keeps going from the current season.