Review of 2012 Anime Part 2 ~Spring~

Like every year Spring gave us more anime we knew what to do with! Unlike winter I actually watched everything as it aired. Save for those kiddy shows that I'm not following being Bakugan, Inazuma Eleven, Jewelpet, and Metal Fight Beyblade. Saint Seiya had another season but since I haven't seen any of that franchise to begin with that wasn't watched either. A season 2 of Pretty Rhythm aired but since season 1 isn't even finished being subbed that wasn't watched. When subs appear I'll watch it for sure since I'm enjoying season 1 of it alright.

Still looks cute...

Some short anime called Koi-ken aired but I haven't even seen raws for this appear. I'm ok with that since it apparently is based on a popular dating sim which I'm so not all about. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 looks interesting but I'd prefer to watch the first stuff for that before jumping into something new. Ozma I didn't watch because I want to do some fun stuff with the Leijiverse stuff eventually.

There was actually very few shows that I didn't enjoy watching this time around. The amount of great shows to choose from was just that good! Even the shitty shows had a few good things to offer so I can't complain about them too much either. I still wish more people would watch Gon...

2 brothers aim for space because of this.

Best Show of spring is SO hard to choose but I'm going to go with Space Brothers for sure. Honestly if it wasn't for that cat anime I'm blogging it surely would have been #1 of 2012! SPACE!!! Polar Bear Cafe is a super close second for spring too.

Worst Show of spring is Natsuiro Kiseki because while it had an interesting enough idea, cute girls doing stuff just doesn't do it for me in a drama setting.

*snorts*

Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of spring 2012:

  1. Space Brothers / Uchuu Kyoudai (still airing) 10/10
  2. Polar Bear Cafe / Shirokuma Cafe (still airing) 10/10
  3. Mysterious Girlfriend X / Nazo no Kanojo X 10/10
  4. Fate/Zero 2 10/10
  5. Gon (still airing) 10/10
  6. Jormungand 9/10
  7. Tsuritama 8/10
  8. Kimi to Boku 2 8/10
  9. Sakamichi no Apollon / Kids on the Slope 8/10
  10. Folktales from Japan (still airing) 8/10
  11. Ginga e Kickoff!! (still airing) 8/10
  12. Sengoku Collection 8/10
  13. Zetman 8/10
  14. Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 7/10
  15. Acchi Kocchi 7/10
  16. Queen's Blade: Rebellion 7/10
  17. Accel World 7/10
  18. Eureka Seven Ao 7/10
  19. Gakkatsu! 7/10
  20. Kuroko's Basketball 7/10
  21. Kore wa Zombie desu ka? 7/10
  22. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san  7/10
  23. Arashi no Yoru ni 7/10
  24. Recorder to Randoseru 2 7/10
  25. Sankarea  6/10
  26. Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~  6/10
  27. Saki 2 6/10
  28. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia / Tasogare Otome x Amnesia 6/10
  29. Hiiro no Kakera 6/10
  30. AKB0048 5/10
  31. Medaka Box 5/10
  32. Cardfight!! Vanguard 2 5/10
  33. Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan 5/10
  34. Upotte!! 5/10
  35. Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!! 5/10
  36. Yurumates 3D 4/10
  37. Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape 3/10
  38. Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden (still airing) 3/10
  39. Shiba Inuko-san 3/10
  40. Natsuiro Kiseki 2/10

<3

Surprise enjoyment: Ginga e Kickoff!! is a children's soccer show that should be watched by everyone! Mysterious Girlfriend X is a romance anime that I had no hopes for going in but ended up being one of the best romantic anime I've ever seen. Acchi Kocchi had great winter episodes which surprised me.

Surprise fail: Medaka Box ended up being quite lacking... I'll have more to say about it in the fall review.

Honorable mentions: Arashi no Yoru ni I'd like to see more of honestly. Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna BOOBS! AKB0048 is fun but still lacking in awesomeness for me but at least there's a lot of SPACE! Shining Hearts has one of the most hilarious ED's ever! Eureka Seven Ao is finished finished now right?

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On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Ten Delicious Openings & Endings

On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Ten Delicious Openings & Endings,
Nine Let Downs,
Eight Food Shots,
Seven Pretty Cure Titles,
Six Underrated Shows,
(Twenty)Five Years of Final Fantasy,
Four Video Game Feels,
Three Idol Shows,
Two Amazing Cartoons,
and The Best Boots in All of Anime

Here's just some of the many OP and ED's I really enjoyed throughout the year. They aren't really in any order.

OP's

Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki

Zetman

Tsuritama

Girls und Panzer

Senki Zesshou Symphogear

Gon (Cutest shit ever!)

Jormungand

K

Polar Bear Cafe

Space Brothers

Shout outs to a few others: Muv-Luv

ED's

Space Brothers

Joshiraku

Shin Sekai Yori

Mysterious Girlfriend X

Acchi Kocchi

Eureka Seven Ao

Kingdom

Chousoku Henkei Gyrozetter

Psycho-Pass

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Shout outs to a few others: Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan, Folktales from Japan

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On the Sixth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Six Underrated Shows

On the Sixth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Six Underrated Shows,
(Twenty)Five Years of Final Fantasy,
Four Video Game Feels,
Three Idol Shows,
Two Amazing Cartoons,
and The Best Boots in All of Anime

chii thinks you should be watching these shows!

Ginga e Kickoff

My 2 favourite characters hands down

Best kids show you'll ever watch about a boring game called SOCCER!

Gon

Watch out! We hide in fish!

Who doesn't fucking love DINOSAURS?

Folktales from Japan

Best anime walking somewhere ED ever.

Random awesome kick ass stories. You're missing out if you ain't watchin this.

Busou Shinki

HOHOHO

Adorable little dolls that serve their master and fight like model Gundams!

Kingdom

He just keeps getting stronger and stronger!

Chinese history has never been this good! (I lie Romance of the Three Kingdoms still beats this but it's a great alternative)

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle

SOLVE IT FUCKER!

It's about motherfucking puzzle solving!

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Tuesday Tally My Spring

Diving back into anime for the Spring season was an obvious choice for me since Spring and Fall always hold the most potential for anime awesomeness. Along with watching every single anime airing, I started my Cooking With Oishii Anime series. I think it's going pretty well so far and I hope people are as entertained by it as I am. I love cooking and I'm rather glad I got back into it this way. Joining 2 passions is always a good thing.

PEW PEW POWAH!

Sai Mecha has started and I plan on posting all my votes on here since I love ma mecha. I enjoy this mecha battle royal very much because of all the hilarity that comes out of all mecha fans that take part! I gotta thank ExecutiveOtaku once again because this was the best idea ever. He also sent me a bunch of DINOSAURS! Which are totally awesome and arrived today. I'm going to do something fun bloggy wise with them soon.

There's been quite a lot of drama over at the Aniblog Tourney and honestly it's rather gross. I had a lot of fun the first time around but this time it's just pathetic. I had a really cute and hilarious post scheduled for my next round in it (cause ya I somehow made it to the 2nd round much to a lot of people's dismay I'm sure...) But I'm not even going to bother posting it now. If I'm just going to get called a "beggar" (because NO ONE ELSE was telling people to vote for them NOPE!) and get called a terrible person because I can't stand certain popular anime. Ohhh whatever internet! LOL It's not like I blog for YOU! I blog for ME. And I'll keep blogging and doing what I please even among the haters. ^___^ Gotta thank Digiboy for cheering me up over this silliness! COME ON EVERY PONY SMILE SMILE SMILE! FILL MY HEART UP WITH SUNSHINE SUNSHINE!

Yarrrr!

Anyway onto anime! The Toriko x One Piece Crossover 2 aired and it was awesome! I'm fully caught up on Toriko since my last Tuesday Tally post and I gotta say it's just gotten better and better. I love Toriko's relationship with Komatsu! It has been an amazing ride. Komatsu I really didn't like at first but he's grown on me a great deal and he's a great passionate character. I can't wait to see what more greatness Toriko has planned for us.

King Poyo!

WINTER 2012

I finally got around to finishing off almost all the Winter 2012 anime. I put Rinne no Lagrange on hold for now since I think watching it right before the other half of it airs during this summer would be best. I might even re-watch the first season of Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere since it's S2 is also airing during the summer. I re-started Mouretsu Pirates and I still don't like it which just pisses me off at this point. I'm still going strong on Poyopoyo of course. Gotta love that round cat! I started The Knight in the Area which is a soccer anime. I'm not to fond of it honestly and am instead hilariously enough enjoying springs soccer anime Ginga e Kickoff slightly more.

Perfect reaction when 2 hot ladies are in front of you.

2nd and 3rd best characters in this show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Another - *snorts*
  • Ano Natsu de Matteru - I actually really enjoyed this one. Too bad it took 6 episodes for me to really get into it. I feel there was a little lost potential in the beginning but I was rewarded with a pretty awesome ending. I love aliens~
  • Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai - Reminded me a lot of Kodomo no Jikan... Might be because I watched that too recently.
  • Baby, Please Kill Me - Holy crap this show was SO annoying. I have no idea how I marathoned this. If I never hear the words "Kill me Baby" ever again I'll be content. That normal school girl was the most annoying girl ever.
  • Black Rock Shooter - Meh.
  • High School DxD - I now know what the DxD stands for... -_-
  • Inu x Boku SS - The character that turned into a scroll was awesome. I really enjoyed this one even if it felt like a typical show very clearly aimed at girls.
  • Nisemonogatari - Like the first series it was pretty. That's as far as I go interest wise. This one had that oh so famous toothbrush scene that had everyone talking about it. I just gotta say it was gross but probably not for the same reasons as everyone else. I hate anything that has to do with teeth so it just made me feel awkward and queasy while trying to watch it.
  • Senki Zesshou Symphogear - Oh wow what can I say about this. It wasn't that great but it wasn't too terrible either. It felt like something I just couldn't pull my attention away from even if it was a huge mash up of so many different anime. They should have just focused on mimicking one or 2 and made it great instead of who knows how many and just making a hilarious fool of its self.

One day I'll find a Potemayo of my own~

I HATE this guy! >.<

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SERIES

  • Aquarion - I watched the first Aquarion series because I wanted to start Evol as soon as possible because everyone has been freaking out over it the entire time it has been airing. And honestly I can see why. It takes everything from the first series and makes it COMPLETELY better. LET ME FILL YOUR HOLE!
  • Potemayo - CUTE!
  • Kodomo no Jikan ALL - If you ignore all the gross pervy stuff there's actually a pretty darn good show lurking underneath.
  • Don Dracula - Old silly short series about vampire daddy and his vampire daughter. Great for some laughs especially if you enjoy Tezuka's silly humour.
  • Negima ALL - First series was alright. I found that I really enjoyed the music and sound effects a lot which is kind of hilarious to me. The second series took all those awesome noises away and just left me with the characters. It was an alright watch too honestly save for the ferret thing. That little guy was made to be way more obnoxious the second time around. The ova's were silly fun and the movie was actually pretty awesome and gave the series an alright closure in my opinion.
  • Shining Tears X Wind - Only watched this because it's like the unofficial prequel to the currently airing Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan. It wasn't a bad watch but it felt like any other typical fantasy show.
  • Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger - NEED MORE.
  • School Rumble 2 - More of the same hilarity that S1 brought. I somehow feel like there should be more!
  • Ace wo Nerae - I'm half way through this writing this post and will probably be finished it later today. I watched the movie first and I gotta say it's delivering pretty much the same way. Gotta love that really old shoujo! It just has this perfect class that newer shoujo just can't get right.

Penguin ADORABLENESS!

EVERYBODY DANCE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOVIES & OVA's

  • Minori Scramble - Do you like PENGUINS?! Watch this adorable cute ova even if you don't!
  • Eiji - Yet another fun and short ova about boxing. Good for a quick watch.
  • Cipher - HOLY SHIT BALLS! I have no freaking clue wtf this strange ass ova was about and I don't think I could try and explain it. You just gotta see it for yourself if you love to torture yourself watching old shitty anime.
  • Un-Go - This was awesome because it felt like I was still watching the series. A delightful 2 parter somewhere in the middle of it all. Very fun and you need to check it out if you haven't already and love this show.
  • Lupin Special 14 - Yet another retelling of the beginning of it all. Very fun in the typical Lupin fashion.

nomnomnom goes GON!

SPRING 2012

I already wrote a bunch of first impressions posts HERE & HERE & HERE. I half wrote a fourth with my favourites but never published it so I'll just spew a little right now about these awesome shows.

  • Gon - DINOSAUR ASS KICKING... Yeah more on this very soon.
  • Space Brothers - SPACE ASS KICKING... Again more on this very soon... Hopefully!
  • Folktales from Japan - This show is full of amazing one off stories. We get 3 random tales each episode. This anime is lovely and everyone should really give it a chance.
  • Shirokuma Café - HOLY SHIT! ANIMALS KICK ASS... Totally more on this soon! PANDA SERVICE! Oh yeah! My good friend is totally writing something awesome for each episode which I totally encouraged! XD
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