I didn't forget about this! I just got so busy for December that there was no time to do one. So This one will be short and simple. The list consists of a lot of fall anime and since I already talked about those in my 2010 Fall Review post there is no point talking further about them here unless I have a special moment I wish to share. So here's some fun pictures from everything I watched over the month of December and a little bit of talking in between! I'll be starting the next Tuesday Tally from January 1st onward. I think this is the best way to start off the new year since it'll be way more fun of keeping track of ALL the anime I have consumed in a whole year by starting fresh!
Melody of Oblivion episodes 9-11 were watched and it's still pretty @.@
I watched some anime with the Skype anime viewing group for the first time and ended up sitting through Amagami SS episode 23, episode 4 of Tamayura and Kuragehime episode 8 I watched once on my own and once with the group. Overall that was a fun first experience but hope to do shows I actually care about in the future and that I haven't viewed already.
The rest was just Fall airing anime that ended up having nothing worthy of a mention.
Week 6 Starts off with more current airing anime but I shall only talk about Bleach from that. WE SAW GINS EYES! That is all...
I also re-started Gundam Seed this week and got through 7 episodes. The first time I watched episode 7 I was pissed at the end of it and this time around I felt even more rage oddly enough!
Yosuga no Sora episode 11 deserves a moment here. Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru, Sora, Haru... Urgg this show is pure crap.
My last Not so Secret Santa anime, Akagi was started. I got through 12 episodes before friends arrived for the week.
Week 7 I finished off Akagi very slowly but got it done before I posted about it on the designated day.
More anime group blogger watches started happening around Christmas time and what better show to pick than the happy go lucky Gundam 0080! This was a re-watch and honestly I was glad to watch it along side some super Gundam fans out there. I didn't like the OVA the first time around watching it on my own but with this re-watch I certainly appreciate it even more now. Those hamburgers were delicious!
Katanagatari episode 12 I finally got around to and lets just say. BEST ANIME OF 2010! More random fall airing anime episodes were watched.
In order to complete my anime goals for 2010 Shiki needed to be restarted since I had pretty much dropped it at episode 10 for being super lame and boring to no end. Man am I ever glad I picked it back up again. Episodes 11-13 were rather dull but gaining re-interest and when episode 14 hit I was hooked. I ended up watching it none stop all the way to episode 21 and ended up eagerly waiting for the final episode to air on new years eve. The end episode was something...
More weird Melody Of Oblivion was watched and it's still very @.@
Week 8 I decided to finish off straggler anime before I left for new years. So that meant picking up the Spring old K-on II. All I can honestly say is blaaaaaaaaa BUT I did find it hilarious that the bf was interested in it but ONLY because they had actual sponsored instruments in the show and he liked that.
Star Driver and Bakuman were caught up with from episode 9-13 for both. I gotta say I've completely enjoying these 2 series even though the majority of people aren't.
For some reason I watched episodes 1-3 of Haiyoru! Nyaru-ani: Remember My Love(craft-sensei). But then again I know I only watched it because I watched the other 2 minute 9 episodes of Haiyoru! Nyaru-Ani before. These ones are only 4 minutes now so no brain damage occurred.
Starry Sky episode 1... Theres a lot of stars in the sky! The lead boys mom looks like she is his age which is a tad disturbing. But not as disturbing as his SUPER girly looking dad.The art honestly looks like they just took the manga and coloured in the pictures poorly.
Melody of Oblivion was finished off and honestly... I still have no idea what I watched... I didn't hate it though that much is known.
Samurai Girls I started from episode 6 straight onto 12. I wouldn't have enjoyed it so much if I didn't watch it in one scoop like this. The art is definitely something to marvel at though.
Gundam Seed episodes 11-15 were watched and they are all new ones for me now. I don't have much to say about it at this point but I did enjoy the odd kind of recap in episode 14 showing the gundam models as a report.
Winter Sonata I had started back in 2009 but subs were slow so I stalled it. Since I wanted some fun anime to bring with me on my new years trip I figured it was the most logical choice. After all I consider anime I actually want to watch fun anime even if the subject at hand is pretty darn harsh and dramatic. Which Winter Sonata will throw at you many many times. I only watched episode 0 which is basically a long plot episode and then the first episode of the series. I had seen both before but watching them again as a refresher was good for me.
Pretty Cure's magical silhouette sequence is awesome... Just sayin...
December was a busy month but was fun! Lots of anime watched and many more to come!
Fall has proven once again to be a very enjoyable season. Having so many shows airing certainly helps. I always feel a little overwhelmed with Fall and Spring anime wise though because there is just so much to check out.
The only 2 shows I didn't start were To Love-Ru and Pokemon. The first because I just haven't watched the season one of and honestly I have no real desire to watch it. It doesn't look like the type of show that I would enjoy in the slightest. The second being Pokemon well... I'm working on it very, very slowly with my Pokemon workout. I'm totally going to be starting that back up again come January.
I'm glad that I enjoyed this season a lot. There are only 5 shows that are under 5 out of 10 rating wise. I think that's pretty darn good out of 25 shows. I'm sad that it does hold the worst show of 2010 for me though. It would have held the best show as well but honestly Katanagatari is a pretty darn good pick for my 2010 best overall.
Best Show of fall for me aside from that adorable little dinosaurs would be Kuragehime. Every character was simply awesome. I'm completely in love with everything about this show it's impossible just to pick one moment.
Worst Show of fall for me without a doubt is Yosuga no Sora, actually no I'll make that one the worst overall for 2010. So next in line for fall is Fortune Arterial. Did anyone honestly even watch this show and enjoy it? Granted I didn't keep up with any chatter about it.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of fall 2010:
- Kuragehime 10/10
- Omae Umasou da na 10/10
- Arakawa Under the Bridge 9/10
- Sora no Otoshimono 9/10
- Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto (still airing) 8/10
- Bakuman (still airing) 8/10
- Letter Bee (still airing) 8/10
- Otome Youkai Zakuro 8/10
- Ironman 8/10
- Shinryaku! Ika Musume 7/10
- Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru 7/10
- A Certain Magical Index (still airing) 7/10
- Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai 7/10
- Super Robot Wars: Original Generation (still airing) 7/10
- Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls 7/10
- Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt 6/10
- Yumeiro Patissiere 6/10
- Togainu no Chi 6/10
- Hakuouki 6/10
- Psychic Detective Yakumo 6/10
- The World God Only Knows 4/10
- Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 4/10
- MM! 2/10
- Fortune Arterial 2/10
- Yosuga no Sora 1/10
Surprise enjoyment: Bakuman I personally can't believe I'm enjoying as much as I am. It's slow, slice of school life, and about making manga. I have pretty much NO interest in any of these subjects. Not to mention the romance thrown in here and there. So what keeps me watching and not bored to tears like most people with it by now? I honestly am not sure. I've just been really liking it. I think it heavily has to do with the characters though because they are just all amazing.
Surprise fail: Psychic Detective Yakumo not so much a surprise as a disappointment. I watched the first episode like everyone else and had the grrr reaction to it. The very end held my interest but it still failed. This show made me very sad because I was so looking forward to it.
Honorable mentions: Omae Umasou da na DINOSAUR! Enough said. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt I didn't enjoy for the most part but I give credit where credit is due generally and it certainly deserves some of that. It was totally unique in a strange and odd kind of way. Yumeiro Patissiere what kind of ending was THAT?! I'm still very angry that they changed the OP from the amazing fluffy macaroon song to the shitty who know what OP. Don't get me started on the lame ending. They should have just kept going with the other series or nothing at all. This is why I generally hate shoujo!
Thanks for reading!
Here we go with impressions of fall anime batch 2. Check out Batch 1 if you didn't see it. 50/50 for love and hate in this post.
* Means I approve and look forward to watching each week.
Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls
When I watched the preview for this show a good month before airing I was intrigued but not overly impressed. The only thing that REALLY stood out about it was the unique and interesting way they did the censoring. Black splotches strewn about everywhere not only over the naughty bits but a common theme in the show it's self. I'm not too sure where it's going yet but it's fun to watch.
*Otome Yokai Zakuro
Super cute girls with animal ears and hot bishie men in military uniforms! Oh YES! I'm not sure about the story so far and can't wait to learn more. Jjust looking at the show is good enough for me right now.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Ummmm. Ok well we got fun animation I suppose if you try not to think of Powerpuff Girls or Invader Zim. Mix in some really crude odd humour and this show is not for me. Generally I laugh at this stuff but I just can't get into it at all. This show seems to be love/hate with everyone this season. I'm kind of in the middle but more on the hate side of things.
Takuto is the legendary Galactic Pretty Boy! Can I just say... AWESOME! All I can say about this right now is it feels greatly like a parody of many mecha anime out there. The main ones I feel they are doing is: G Gundam, TTGL, and Code Geass. This aspect makes it pretty fun to watch for me and I enjoy that girls singing even if I'm generally not huge on singing in anime. I suppose that may be a Macross shout out too. 😛
Yosuga no Sora
No. I hate it. I don't care if people see the twins making out in their minds either. Just NO!
The World God only Knows / Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai
Apparently real life girls are just like VN girls..... Yeah... no.... I will admit that the demon girl is cute though.
Wait what happened to Summer 2010 you ask? Basically I was too busy with real life stuff. We threw an event that I made a lot of decorations for in July and since then there's been plenty of travel and birthday parties to tend to. Now that fall is on it's way and things are calming down again it's time to get back to being a hermit for me and watching current airing anime. Looking at this countdown site and some charts here and there, I've put together this little look of anime to look forward to for fall.
* means I'm looking forward to it... There's not much... Lets start with some season 2's!
*Sora no Otoshimono 2
I love this show to bits. It's loaded with fan-service and the story is pretty darn cliche but I love all the characters to no end because they make me laugh.
*Yumeiro Patissiere 2
Ichigo Amino keeps up with her dream to be a great pastry maker! The show started off pretty meh to me but grew on me a lot as episodes flew by. Now I can't wait each week to see a new one. HAPPY HAPPY MACAROON FUN FUN GO!
*Arakawa Under the Bridge 2
The wacky cast is back for more adventures under the bridge they call home.
Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan 2
S1 wasn't that great but it wasn't too terrible either. I'll watch it for the sake of completion.
Letter Bee 2
I hope there's less crying...
*A Certain Magical Index 2
Motte To Love-Ru
I know nothing about this show as I haven't seen the first one and have no intention of getting around to it this year or ever probably. Maybe when I run out of anime. Could be sooner than later. Bottom line. This is the only anime I will not be watching.
*Psychic Detective Yakumo AKA Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
Well his red eye there gives him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits! Makes me think of Natsume Yuujinchou but with more mystery attached to it because he wants to help them get to the afterlife.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt
Idol angels sent to Earth to fight ghosts... The animation looks totally interesting so I'm game.
Lots of manga fans are looking forward to this one. I have a feeling it may fall flat for me. But if the characters win me over it could be amazing. Boys helping each other make a manga just doesn't seem all that interesting to me. But if it is mixed with great characters and some comedy, it'll win me over like Doujin Work did.
The World God only Knows AKA Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai
About a guy who is good at playing games and winning 2D girls hearts... Righto. This one has a lot of hype around it like Bakuman but I'm skeptical about this one not being all that great.
Hope it actually comes out this time 😛 I'm a fan of the live action movies and read a few comic here and there. So it shall be interesting to see in come to life in anime form.
Invasion! Squid Girl AKA Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Moe teaches you not to pollute the oceans or squid loving girls will come for you! lol I can't even begin...
This one makes me think of B Gata H Kei but it's the males turn to be all weird and perverted. (Like "normal") Instead of making it known like the girl in B Gata H Kei he tries to hide it.
Yosuga no Sora
Togainu no Chi
Makes me think of Bus Gamer but I think this will actually go somewhere. Probably not far but I can hope. Survival, crime, war. I hope for lots of action and blood. The, from what I can tell, all boy cast seems interesting to me as well XD
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
I like detectives so it was only a matter of time before moe got it's hands on it.
Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
Interesting robots I'll say that much. Kinda creepy actually. The idea sounds so generic though but there's a lot of people from a tonne of series I love working on this so who knows.
Otome Yokai Zakuro
"It’s the Meiji Era in a slightly alternate Japan" This sentence is so hilarious to me because looking at the picture above... DO YOU REALLY HAVE TO SAY "slightly alternate" XD I'm not sure who the target audience is here because of the "fox" ear girls and pretty boys in uniforms. It probably will be slow and boring but could be interesting if given a chance.
My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute AKA Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai
Lolicon bait. Sure to be a hit with most loli fans.
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
A maid who wants to be a detective... oh why? Could have some laughs, but I'm not holding my breath.
Hyakka Ryoran Samurai Girls
Maybe not quite Queen's blade since it's about "school girls". So I'll go with perhaps it's going to be what the Real Bout High School anime should have been!
Has a Vampire in it... Harem... Eroge Visual Novel... It has already failed for me.
I don't know about this one. It feels like it's going to be this seasons Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei but instead of a male it's a female. Throw in some otaku stuff of course.
Nougyou Musume AKA Agricultural Girls
This is going to be short 3 minute episodes about some girls that love to grow things. Hope it's good cause it looks adorable.
There's a bunch of ova's coming out but who knows when most really come out and well there's a lot of them that I haven't seen their series or really want to see. I'm looking at you Hidamari Sketch. >.<
At this point I have no idea which titles I'm going to blog. Suggestions welcome ^_^ Overall I'm kinda meh with this line up. I generally never complain about such things because there's always SOMETHING to look at. When only 2 new shows out of like 20 or so that I'm really interested in are airing it's kinda a let down.