Shinryaku! Ika Musume mostly takes place at a beach with a silly squid girl but a few times we get to see the girls actually attend their school like normal kids!
We barely ever see the girls going to school in this anime but I'm rather glad about that because absolutely nothing is amazing about these uniforms. The boy ones are generic as generic can be with black pants and a white shirt. The girl uniforms are a plain typical sailor styled uniform. I do find it interesting that the skirt is black instead of a typical blue. I also like the fact that it is a sailor uniform because the rest of the anime takes place on a beach. Just a cute little detail to make the school uniform a sailor suit in my opinion.
Overall: No thanks!
More kiddy shounen shows aired this fall that I didn't watch. Another season of Digimon Xros Wars, Battle Spirits, and Cross Fight B-Daman. I watched the Tamayura OVA when it came out last year and was bored to tears. Decided that it was best to start actually not watching shows I won't like and put Tamayura: Hitotose on my won't watch list. Sengoku Paradise: Kiwami I would have watched if I could find subs of it. Something tells me they won't show up for a long time if ever. I know it's about pretty boys and all but the episodes are 3 minutes long!
A lot of falls (still airing) shows might end up with a rating change (the 7-8 ones) but for now this is how they stand. I'm excited to see how much better Gundam Age can get for me. It's been quite fun so far. Bakuman 2 is going strong so far and I'm very happy that we can all look forward to a Bakuman 3 next fall! Ben-To, Persona 4, and Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere were a lot of fun to watch. I'm happy with how they went from me wondering if they would be good to being AMAZING. Persona 4 is continuing on into winter so there's more to look forward to of that.
Best Show of fall should be Last Exile: Fam but since it's still airing I'm going to award this honour to Fate/Zero. As said before I haven't played any of the games but I did watch Fate/stay night and enjoyed it a lot. So much that I even re-watched it before Zero aired so the bf could experience it. I can't wait for S2! What a mean cliffhanger to leave us with.
Worst Show of fall is of course Mashiro-Iro Symphony. Eroge. Harem. Yeah...
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of fall 2011:
- Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing (still airing) 10/10
- Fate/Zero 10/10
- Ben-To 10/10
- Bakuman 2 (still airing) 9/10
- Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere 9/10
- Hunter x Hunter (still airing) 9/10
- Guilty Crown (still airing) 8/10
- Kimi to Boku 8/10
- Un-Go 8/10
- Mirai Nikki (still airing) 8/10
- Persona 4 (still airing) 8/10
- Chihayafuru (still airing) 8/10
- Chibi Devi! (still airing) 8/10
- Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (still airing) 7/10
- Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle (still airing) 7/10
- Working 2 7/10
- Squid Girl 2 7/10
- gdgd Fairies 6/10
- Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi 2 6/10
- High Score 5/10
- Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 5/10
- Morita-san wa Mukuchi 2 4/10
- Shakugan no Shana 3 (still airing) 4/10
- Maken-ki! 4/10
- C³ 3/10
- Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!! 2/10
- Mashiro-Iro Symphony: The Color of Lovers 1/10
Surprise enjoyment: Guilty Crown simply because everyone else in the whole wide world likes to hate on it. How I'm not a hater with the haters is amazing honestly but I like the damn show! Kimi to Boku could have gone either way for me honestly. Something drew me into it though and it may or may not have to do with cats~ Can't wait for more come spring. Chihayafuru is super girly for me but this 'Karuta' game they play keeps me interested. I'm not fond of her or the game but I do like watching them play it.
Surprise fail: Honestly there were no anime that I found bad that I thought weren't going to be already. That just further proves how awesome the fall season of 2011 has been!
Honorable mentions: High Score & Chibi Devi! I'm actually blogging! Un-Go was everything that Shinrei Tantei Yakumo wanted to be. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai I wanted to like very much but deep down I knew it wouldn't be for me. It just drove me crazy with the 3 main characters being very unlikable as well. Phi Brain is the funnest shounen to sit back and enjoy... As long as you like puzzles... It helps when the very awesome tweets by @fathomlessblue are around to be read for it too!
On the Eleventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Eleven Season 2's,
Ten Long Anime,
Nine Delicious Openings & Endings,
Eight Digiboy Top Anime,
Seven Franchise Continuations,
Six Top Tier Anime,
Five Nyanpire Kitties,
Four Marvel Anime,
Two Anime Buddy Challenges,
and an Underrated Anime
Season 2's can either be great or not so great. Generally when season 2s are announced I make sure to watch the first one before they start airing. Amazingly all these I had already seen their season 1s for so I didn't have to go through any prep and just dived right in.
I FUCKING LOVE THIS SHOW! I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU MANGA READERS SAY!
I was happy to get more of this show but unhappy that I had to sit through more episodes revolving around Inami... If she wasn't in this show it would be a million times better.
Oh these girls... Weird that S2 was only 8 episodes.
Squid Girl 2
More aweseome squidaliciousness~
Seikon no Qwaser 2
I don't know... It gave us more boobs... I guess that's enough...
Tono to Issho 2
More hilarious shorts from feudal Japan!
Kimi ni Todoke 2
Thanks for another season of growing up angsty done in a girly way...
The World God Only Knows 2
I hope we get more. Haqua <3
Nurarihyon no Mago 2
Did anyone else even watch this? You should cause it's fun!
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2
While season 1 was all hit, season 2 was mostly miss. I still enjoyed it but wish it was more like the first series.
BALLS BALLS BALLS!
Using the chart from here. I give you the below edited for my preferences:
8 anime made it to the super looking forward to and will watch. Hilariously only 2 of those titles aren't season 2's and of course they both happen to be the noitaminA titles Un-Go and Guilty Crown. The only 2 season 2's I don't give a crap about are Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (lol yaoi) and Shana III (lol tsundere). I'm currently trying to watch Shana Season 1 and it's not going so well enjoyment wise so who knows if I'll even get it watched by the time III starts. I find it rather amazing that Shana is the only show I have to watch to catch up with what's airing. Generally I got 2-3 titles to do that for when Spring and Fall roll around but only 1 is just a little shocking for me.
The one anime I'm most pumped up about is Hunter X Hunter. I love the original series and always hoped that they would make more. I really can't wait for it! I dunno what I'll do if it disappoints me. 🙁
Gundam Age has been getting a lot of flack but I still think it'll be enjoyable. I gotta watch it anyway cause then I wouldn't be able to say I've watched ALL gundam titles! (Somehow I made it through all of SEED) Still waiting on more awesome Gundam Unicorn. An episode of that should be out pretty soon.
Ben-To has me interested for the silly factor. I don't really know what to expect but I do expect to laugh! It's probably the silliest anime I'm looking forward to this fall. I do hope that Kimi to Boku proves to be entertaining and not some kind of Ouran knock off without a reverse harem. Horizon on the Middle of Nowhere I hope it wow's me. I just want something that I think might be trash to actually be good.
I really hope that Last Exile and the new Fate/Zero do not disappoint me. I probably could live with Fate making me sad but if Last Exile is crap... I dunno... 🙁
I'll be interested in how Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai AKA "I got me no Friends "will do. There's a fair bit of hype about it but I'm still not so comfortable with it personally. Something about it just screams run away to me. Kinda like how Tamayura does along with those other few red highlighted titles...
I won't be blogging any of these but I might start that strange Busou Shinki Moon Angel soon because it's got 5 minutes episodes but I haven't decided on that yet. I've been doing pretty good with the Nyanpire posts so if that keeps going I plan on keeping up! I'm totally going to re-start blogging TORIKO as it's a shame I had to stop. It'll be fun catching up with it because GUTS GUTS GUTS is awesome!
Fall anime is going to be exciting! YAY for season 2's of shows I actually like! Bakuman, Ika, and Working woooot!
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!