Yet another winter came and went. 24 shows to choose from this time! I always like to watch everything in a year so all was watched yet again unless special circumstances apply! Doing these posts is always super fun with more anime to talk about anyway! Onward with winter aired anime!
Winter this time around gave me a whole lot of anime that I enjoyed. I didn't watch a lot of them till after they were finished airing since I needed an anime break after the holidays. I'll likely do the same this year honestly. I like how it ends up working out for me. Doing things this way puts me even further away from people in the aniblogsphere and on twitter but ehhh I'm finding it harder and harder over the years to want to dive right back into new anime at the start of a new year.
Smile Pretty Cure started but I'm sad to say it didn't live up to my expectations so I'm not too happy about that. At least watching my backlog of Yes, Pretty Cure fills the bill in awesome. The New Prince of Tennis and Danball Senki W weren't watched because I haven't seen any of the rest of their franchises. Someday I hope to get around to PoT but I'm in no hurry to watch a billion episodes of tennis. Amagami SS+I saved myself the trouble with and didn't watch it. I wasn't a fan of the first season and that was way longer than this one. Enough is enough of that for me!
Thermae Romae I have a hard time classifying as a TV show rather than a TV special since it was only 3 episodes. I'd put it at #3 if I did include it though. Man that show was so manly and hot.
Best Show of winter is Natsume Yuujinchou Shi because obviously Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki is the show of the year! 2 anime that have awesome cats in it at the top of my list? Can I get anymore predictable?!
Worst Show of winter is Kill Me Baby. I don't understand how anyone could have liked this show... From a terrible OP and ED to ugly characters to ANNOYING AS FUCK characters... Yeah it clearly wasn't made for someone like me.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of winter 2012:
- Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki (still airing) 10/10
- Natsume Yuujinchou Shi 10/10
- Ano Natsu de Matteru / Waiting in the Summer 9/10
- Daily Lives of High School Boys / Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou 8/10
- Aquarion Evol 8/10
- Brave10 8/10
- Inu x Boku SS 8/10
- Senki Zesshou Symphogear 7/10
- Rinne no Lagrange 7/10
- Gokujo. Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari 7/10
- Recorder to Randoseru 7/10
- Nisemonogatari 6/10
- Black Rock Shooter 6/10
- Mouretsu Pirates 5/10
- Another 5/10
- Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2 4/10
- Zero no Tsukaima Final 4/10
- Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! / Listen to Me Girls, I'm Your Father! 3/10
- High School DxD 3/10
- Area no Kishi / The Knight in the Area 3/10
- Kill Me Baby 2/10
Surprise enjoyment: Inu x Boku SS honestly wasn't on my radar. Even better that the bf completely loved it too! Ano Natsu de Matteru romance, drama, drama, and aliens... Yup it found it's way into my heart!
Amagami SS choose your own girl adventure.
Evil tan sweaters AHOY! The rest isn't that bad since it's all just black and grey but it's not very inspiring either. Fitting for this anime though. I will say I enjoy the cute bows. Something about them are just adorable. Boy uniforms are a nice clean black suit. I like them but I like suits so there's some bias there!
Overall: Nope nope nope.
So since I did a favourite anime of all time list I decided to do a list of anime that just didn't do it for me. Like the favourites, making this list has some requirements. It had to have pissed me off a lot and be bad according to my tastes. I generally let a lot of bad things slide by without much thought so these anime ended up leaving a nasty enough impression on me that just made me not able to forget. I have absolutely NO desire to re-watch any of these shows and I generally can't stand the attention they get from most anime fans. Some are failed potential that betrayed my feelings so much that I just can't let it go and some are sequels that completely let me down.
If one of your favourite anime happens to be on this list do not bother leaving flame comments. It will be deleted. Take note that everyone in this world is completely different and so their tastes are different as well. Some people are more compatible than others. If one anime happens to be a masterpiece for someone could be another's poison. These happen to be my poisons! Like my Favourites List I'll update this one when something decides to be a terrible anime that just has to make the list.
1. Clannad (Especially Clannad After Story)
2. Full Moon wo Sagashite
4. Aria the Animation (Only watched Season 1 of the franchise)
5. Green Green (Dropped at episode 3)
7. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou / Quiet Country Cafe
8. Kanon 2002 (I will not touch the 2006 version with a 9000 foot poll)
9. Adventures of Mini-Goddess (Tried watching 3 different times and could only get through 3 episodes each time)
10. Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (Only watched Season 1 of the franchise)
11. Real Drive
12. Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka
14. Aoi Hana
15. Kiss x sis (Dropped the series at episode 3 somehow watched all of the ova)
16. Munto / Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai
17. Yosuga no Sora
20. Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru
21. To Heart
23. Amagami SS
25. Crystal Triangle
26. Smash Hit
27. Love Love?
29. Bus Gamer
31. Roots Search
34. Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
37. Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~Next Season~
38. Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
39. Hidamari Sketch (Finally learned to stop watching when they came out with a season 3)
40. Ichigo 100%
41. Shugo Chara!
44. Beet the Vandel Buster
45. Twilight Q
46. Kiddy Girl-and
48. King of Bandit Jing
49. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
50. Real Bout High School
52. Kurogane no Linebarrels
53. Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru / Betrayal Knows My Name
54. Seitokai no Ichizon
55. Canvas 2 ~Niji Iro no Sketch~
56. Slap Up Party: Arad Senki
57. Sasameki Koto
59. Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
60. Hanaukyo Maid Team
62. Blue Flames
63. Idol Project
64. Sister Princess
66. Nineteen 19
68. UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie
69. Panzer Dragoon
70. Violence Jack
71. Bagi, the Monster of Mighty Nature
72. Lime-iro Senkitan
73. Star of Cottonland
74. White Album
75. Final Approach
76. Kodomo no Omocha
77. Lovely Idol
78. Itsudatte My Santa!
79. California Crisis: Gun Salvo
80. Sora o Kakeru Shoujo / Girl Who Leapt Through Space
81. Only Yesterday
82. Magic Knight Rayearth
83. Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-
84. Angel Beats!
86. Macross 7: The Galaxy is Calling Me
87. Ookami Kakushi
88. Pretty Cure Splash Star
89. Otaku no Video
90. Kokoro Toshokan
91. Wedding Peach
92. Manabi Straight!
94. Witch Hunter Robin
95. Mobile Suit Gundam X
96. Hyper Police
97. Elfen Lied
98. Death Note
99. Martian Successor Nadesico
100. Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! / I Don't Like You at All, Big Brother! (We'll see if I can actually finish this one and if so it's going much higher on the list for sure)
Summer was actually really busy for me in real life so I ended up only steadily watching Sengoku Basara, Strike Witches, Sekirei, and Kuroshitsuji. Why those 4? Simply because they were all season 2's to shows I had already seen. I wasn't quite willing to get my hopes up for fresh and new like I did with Winter.
Oddly a new Digimon series started to air too. I'm not honestly sure why since Season 5 ended back in 2007 but I suppose they are reaching out to the new generation of kids or something. Maybe I'll watch it someday but probably after I finish/catch up with Pokemon. Who knows.
Summer is generally a lot like winter anime wise. There's often one or 2 really great series and the rest is rather meh. I was impressed that only 5 anime were on the low side of things out of 16. I also really enjoyed watching everything just after they completed. I had fun reading everyones end thoughts as I caught up with the ends myself.
Best Show of summer for me without a doubt is Highschool of the Dead. A lot of people actually picked this one to be their favourites. Weather it be for the zombies, for the ecchi, or for everything that was silly fun! Boobs defying gravity was a must in this show and it was hilarious. I never take ANYTHING that has zombies in it seriously. I mean come on really, zombies! That's just grand old fun and I was glad to see an anime adaptation of the zombie world. I love zombie movies!
Worst Show of summer for me of course was Amagami SS. I'm just not interested in the majority of romance shows. This one also teetered on the harem side of things but had a twist to it that they did one girl at a time. So it was basically like watching some lonely boy playing a VN over and over and over again to see how many different girls he could get. Yeah, no thanks.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of summer 2010:
- Highschool of the Dead 9/10
- Sengoku Basara 8/10
- Kuroshitsuji 8/10
- Seitokai Yakuindomo 8/10
- Occult Academy 7/10
- Nurarihyon no Mago 7/10
- The Legend of the Legendary Heroes 7/10
- Strike Witches 7/10
- Shiki 7/10
- Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi 6/10
- Mitsudomoe 5/10
- Sekirei 4/10
- Asobi ni Iku yo 4/10
- Shukufuku no Campanella 3/10
- Amagami SS 2/10
Surprise enjoyment: Seitokai Yakuindomo was one darn hilarious anime. I simply loved all the dirty jokes that the girls were making. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into. I mean the plot revolved around a boy who is one of the first that started going to this all girls school that suddenly opened their doors to males. Sounds like a boring harem plot line but man did it ever turn out way different and more awesome than I could have imagined. VIVA LA PERIOD JOKES!
Surprise fail: Asobi ni Iku yo you'd think it being about catgirls would be enough. Sometimes you need just a little more though. It tried REALLY hard though I'll give it credit for that. But even alien catgirls in SPACE didn't save it for me.
Honorable mentions: Shiki started off very weak. So weak in fact I put off watching the rest until earlier this week. Man am I ever glad I picked it back up because the later episodes after 13 are just pure awesome. I'm also glad that I got to watch them all but the last episode in one swift go. I can't imagine waiting each week to see what happens. Mitsudomoe while has a middle rating it is ok. It's very hit and miss with me more being on the miss side of things but man when it hits a funny part it is simply hilarious.
Tuesday Tally brings you a huge list of what I have watched in the past week. Or in this case the past 2 weeks. But don't worry it won't be a crazy length to go through. I ended up feeling very under the weather last Monday and it kind of lasted for 5 days. It was very hard to sit at the computer during most of those days so Tuesday Tally Week 2 was put off till this week. I can't explain why I barely watched any anime during this time other than I just didn't feel like it. Being sickly does weird things to me at times that I just don't understand.
I still don't have a real formate I'm following for these posts so it may be pretty jumbled at times and bounce around a lot.
November 16th - November 22nd
Imouto ep 7
Overall: Annoying chick has an anime screening! It was a very boring episode for me. Like... Super boring.
Nurarihyon ep 18-19
Overall: I'm completely in love with all these weird little monsters in this show. They are just so awesome but the art still weirds me out a little. Overall it seems pretty nice though. There is this weird creepy tongue dude that is super annoying with his tongue. He really makes me wish that I could chop it off or something. I just realized that the ED pulls me in with the chibis and I end up watching a lot of it before turning it off. I don't even overly like the music or anything. It's just the chibis! They make me remember this Naruto ED. I don't get why they draw me in since I think they are kinda creepy.
Otome Yokai Zakuro ep 7
Overall: Creepy pumpkin child monster was making mud pies or cookies in this case. Ahhhh childhood memories. An adorable woman named Tae appears screaming YOUNG MASTER in front of all the girls. Of course flushes cheeks are all about. It's time to visit father for a lovely awkward dinner. Really cute episode that further bonded these 2 main characters. I enjoyed the father figure
Psychic Detective Yakumo ep 6
Overall: I hate it when inappropriate music for a scene is played. It actually makes me pretty angry... Delicious intestine and arteries anyone? Le eww. The long awaited shirtless scene was not as hot as I hoped it would be. 🙁 I hate that this series is so disappointing.
Star Driver ep 7
Overall: The happy Christmas ad was SO cute in the middle of the episode. Thanks gg XD This weird ass chick has an interesting outfit and almost fail launches. She in general is kinda fail. I'm digging the pink clouds in the background this episode. They are pretty. "I only want your galactic ship" kiss and slap. That was just lolz.
Gundam 00 ep 16-18
Overall: Some new Gundams show up dun dun dun. I like when recap episodes don't take the full episode to do so. I might be growing attached to the civilian storyline after all but I'm still pretty unsure. I REALLY HATE THE GIRL GUNDAM PILOT.
Robot Wars ep 7
Togainu no Chi ep 6
Milky Holmes ep 6
Overall: Politics, blood, and cat butts oh my!
Yumeiro Patissiere Pro ep 7
Overall: CHICKEN! and "We're fans of your veggies."
Legendary Heroes ep 16-17
Overall: Failure inbreeding... Can I just say ewww right there... Very special... "Unknown dumplings await us!" "You must be growing to understand the way of the dumpling!" DELICIOUS DUMPLINGS! I saw a horse that has a unicorn horn as armor. AWESOME!
HeartCatch ep 39
Index II ep 6
Yosuga ep 7
Ika ep 7
Overall: Not much to mention about these episodes at all.
Katanagatari ep 11
Overall: Pretty grim start to it after they start off with a list of the swords they have. I found that to be very nice and refreshing. DANGO nomnoming... I fear that Clannad has ruined dango for me which really pisses me off. There will be dango murder by me very, very soon... Anyway... >.> lol... The episode left off with an awesome cliffhanger. I'm very tempted to re-watch all the episodes before the last one comes out in little over a week but I don't know if I really want to do that either. There is a lot of talky talky after all that is a tad boring at times.
Gundam 00 ep 19-25
Overall: I'm finding the trio are super fun to hate on and I'm not sure how much I enjoy them messing around with the other Gundams. I actually feel a tad sorry for Saji being dumped by his love over her new handicap. But the random montage of their moments with a song playing was just odd... Setsuna: "I believed in God. I was made to believe. There is no God in this world. I believed in God and learned that he did not exist. That's what HE made me do." That whole speech was rather awesome and made me ponder a lot. We finally start to see the real colours of that Chinese chick. She was too transparent for her to be on the Gundams side. There was one point where Setsuna was not able to move his gundam. It felt like a Neon Genesis Evangelion moment that Shinji frequently had. I've said it a million times before but battles in space are the best! They are SO pretty. Lockon... and his awesome Irish revenge. Totally almost cried but didn't! Super excited to start on S2.
Ironman ep 6-7
Overall: The cleaning robot attack was completely hilarious. The way they moved their little arm was just priceless. I laughed when either Tony or the chick he was in the locked room with said they were going to freeze to death when the computer said the temperature was -10°C. Either way that was one crazy hacker. But seriously can one even hijack a plane through the internet? Is that even possible? Tony ends up drugged and brought to an island. An island apparently made of garbage. He is told to join zodiac or die. Oh those silly villains. When will they ever learn? It's always exciting to tune in to see how Tony is doing in his battle against evil each week.
The Rebirth of Buddha Movie - If I wanted to be converted to a religion sure. Overall it was very anime with a supernatural twist that I guess was suppose to be the religious part of it. 7/10
Blazing Transfer Student OVA - Fighting in school that ends up trying to be funny. Meh 4/10.
Melody Of Oblivion ep 1-3
Overall: I'm watching this show with ThePatches. There is a lot of random stuff that seems to go on and I gotta say these first 3 episodes were not anything like I was expecting from this show. I really just have no idea what is going on ever and Patches is just as lost as I am for the most part. All I gotta say is I think I want a bull bus of my own! Viva la monster union!
Gundam F91 Movie - Ironmasked man is pure CRAZY. This was a prequel to V Gundam. Honestly I should have watched it before VG but I just didn't feel like it. I didn't miss out on anything though. Overall the same feeling for it as VG 5/10.
Kuragehime ep 5
Overall: VIRGINSSSS! *sigh* There was a lot of that this episode and it made me giggle madly whenever it happened. I can't get over just how awesome every single character in this show is. I have not a problem with any of them! The episode ends with make overs for all! MA YA YA!!! "To battle you have to dress for battle!" BA M BA!!!
The World Only God Knows ep 7
Legendary Heroes ep 18-19
Overall: Not too much happened in these episodes that I care about.
Pokemon ep 1-2
Overall: I'm watching this with my bf while working out. I've seen these first 2 episodes about 20 times already XD
Char's Counterattack Movie - Char on a horse. Ray jumps on char on a horse. They fist fight! Quess is one interesting girl. I mean she just went into space without a suit on to jump into Char's arms! Oh that lady killer! Twas a good time 7/10.
Giant Robo ep 1-4
Overall: Big Fire is interesting. I also watched this dubbed. I'm not sure why but it wasn't hard on the ears at all and was rather fun that way at times. I can't imagine eating with my feet let alone while drunk. That's some interesting talent right there. I rather love the Chinese chick. She is pure adorable and her powers are quite interesting. I liked the back story of the professor battle long ago. Robo himself is pretty awesome. He has so many facial expressions even if it is the same one all the time. All you gotta do it add some water hehe.
Giant Robo ep 5-7
Overall: Words can't describe how awesome this show is 9/10.
Giant Robo Specials ep 1-3
Overall: I've seen shows play parody of themselves a lot but this one takes the cake. It was so bad it was good. There ended up being a lot of fan-service which I found to be a little awkward since there is only one chick in the show. "Do you like my song?" was said once during some part. Made me instantly think of silly Macross 7. When you have a giant robot that looks like you (being a girl) the only logical place to have rocket launchers to come out of is your boobs correct? I really, REALLY could have done without seeing all the men wearing Chinese dresses. 29, divorced, with child. Those words shall be the best from these specials.
Sora no Otoshimono 2 ep 8
Fortune Arterial ep 7
Overall: Sora was awesome like always. FA was crap like always.
Gundam 00 S2 ep 1-2
Overall: Kind of fun seeing everyone slightly more grown up and how things have changed or haven't. I love series that do this. I hate how most just have everyone eternally young and never chance their looks. The OP an ED are good but don't really fit with the Gundam theme. The new enemy makes me think of Last Exile and Dio. Sumeragi has started drinking a whole lot more and she really reminds me of Misato from Evangelion while doing it. Getting a little weirded out at how much I can compare 00 to Evangelion.
MoO episodes 4-8
Panty ep 8
Index II ep 7
Togainu no Chi ep 7
Hime Chen ep 32
Overall: Not much to say. I rather enjoyed Hime Chen's skull dresses and MoO is still very @.@ Panty music in the show must be the best thing about it since I notice it more and more with each episode I watch.
Hakuouki ep 18
Overall: Silver bullets of course! "The way of the oni." for some reason that line really made me laugh. Even though I know it probably shouldn't have. I was touched by the scene where the 2 men who didn't overly like each other sit under a tree after the battle that they just fought together. One silently slips away. If there's one thing that this show does well it's all the awesome blood everywhere in battles. Delicious.
Gundam 00 S2 ep 3-6
Overall: Innovators are interesting. I really, REALLY do not like that there is a little bit of story after the ED. Like why on earth do creators have to do that? At least I have scene skip on here. The war and country factors are starting to greatly effect my emotions. It relates too much to real life for me somehow. War has never been an easy subject for me to watch. I'm like really super duper mad at Saji. His actions are just so frustrating. So far I do not trust the new Lockon. Something just seems off. But that could just be his personality.
Nurarihyon no Mago ep 20
Yumeiro Patissiere Professional ep 8
Gundam 00 S2 ep 7-10
Overall: Watched a lot of awesome recap of people's pasts these few episodes. I was not impressed with the 2 "men" dancing together at the ball. Shit just went all to hell for THAT country.
Gundam 00 S2 ep 11-17
Overall: It's hilarious wrong how they always say full names to each other. I'm not too sure how many more times I can handle Setsuna saying "Saji Crossroad" I do not understand why they have to do this... I'm so annoyed that they keep blaming the Gundams for her parents death when it was the bad ones that did it >.< Like why won't they just tell her that. Or him so he can tell her. Seriously! "If I fight, people will be hurt!" I hate you Saji. Like so much! "You got bad taste." lol what Setsuna? That didn't even make sense. "So we follow the chain of command." Wise words spoken from a wise man.
I started writing a story many years ago, way before Gundam 00 was thought up anyway. And I gotta say Setsuna is just like my main character and if I ever let anyone read it now people that have seen 00 would totally think I made my character from Setsuna's character. Just random and I think adds to why I really am enjoying Gundam 00 even though S2 is clearly not as awesome as S1. The masked man is just crazy at this point. "I apologize for your death!" Seriously masked man? He still can't pilot a suit without bleeding from his mouth too XD You would think that all his training by now would have fixed that issue of his. "Are you breaking us up?" Can he say anymore ridiculous things???
Another one of those evil beams in space were made and this time it was shot at the tower. It begins to fall and everyone unites for a time to save as many lives as possible. The time I had been waiting for had arrived. I cried. I cried a lot. Congratulations Gundam 00 for being the 6th anime to ever make me cry.
Gundam 00 S2 ep 18-end
Overall: Maybe it's just me here (I know it totally is just me) but Ribbons reminds me of CC. It might be the hair. It could be the attitude. I'm still not really sure. "This man was also distorted by us." I really love all these one liners that Setsuna blurts out. They make me think a lot for some reason. I call the place where people are naked and have heart to heart chats "Particle land". This place is creepy to me and I don't like it at all. Why can't they just talk normally still inside their Gundams? All and all everything gets "resolved" the best it can. Things still are all out of place but I think people at this point are sick of fighting and will be willing to work at peace. I really can't wait to watch the movie coming out some time in December for us Westerners. ^__^ Only one more Gundam show to go before I have completed all Gundam titles! Gundam Seed here I come!
Pokemon ep 3
Overall: More workout time. 2 Pokemon caught!
Ironman ep 8
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru ep 7
MM ep 8
Overall: All I can say here is kinda boring and Ironman? Did you really need to insert a random little brat? >.<
Star Driver ep 8
Overall: That was one of the longest panting scenes I have ever seen! 40 seconds! It was up there with Isamu's from Macross Plus!
Milky ep 7
Imouto ep 8
Psychic ep 7
Bakuman ep 8
Zakuro ep 8
Overall: Lots of interesting in the above titles but nothing worth going into detail about. But I gotta say that Detective Psychic and the molester lady is just @.@ the next episode shall be interesting... 😐
Astro Fighter Sunred ep "48"
Overall: The scissor man and the random squirrel really made me laugh for no reason. I mean honestly where did he get that huge nut. Sundred takes on a funny new baddie that probably wrote KILL YOU! on his door. Vamp gets together a bunch of monsters that end up putting garbage bags over their heads and start cheerleading Sunred on. *kiss me* XD I can't believe how a 10 minute episode can have me in tears of laughter.
Robot Wars ep 8
Overall: Lots and lots of pew pew this episode. And some boobs too.
Omae Umasou da na ep 1-20
Overall: Re-watched because I love DINOSAURS! Short and sweet. You should watch it too!
Amagami SS ep 17-20
Overall: For a "fat" girl she sure isn't very fat... Urg at this show...
November 23rd - November 29th
Hades Project Zeorymer OVA - Man and woman can pilot the Zeorymer together. I had been looking forward to this OVA for quite some time and it didn't disapoint my wait. It does leave a little something to be desired at the end of it all though. Overall it is fun 8/10.
Wednesday - Sunday:
I didn't watch anything............ ._.
Monster ep 1-3