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!
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On the Tenth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Ten Flashy Pantsu,
Nine Silly Catgirls,
Seven Gundam Universes,
Six Macross Titles,
Five Delicious Openings,
Four Quirky One Shots,
Three Big Contenders,
Two Amazing Rivals,
and Char Aznable on a Horse
Ah panties, bras, and socks. The magical undergarments that are under all uniforms or clothing. Unless you go commando that is! 😉
Ladies Versus Butlers
Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Highschool of the Dead
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Sora no Otoshimono
Kachou no Koi
YES! Panties are awesome!
Sequels you always either look forward to them or dread them. Some people just instantly put a season 2 in their won't watch pile right away if they really hated the first series. I've not gotten the hang of saying NO to a season 2 yet so I've always been stuck watching them. Although this season ALL (ok well one doesn't count see the bottom of the post) of the sequels I actually have been looking forward to. We have a total of 8 this fall! If you aren't interested in sequels check out my mini reviews on all the new anime that is airing. Follow the links from post to post to see them all.
* Means I approve and look forward to watching each week.
To Aru Majutsu no Index 2
So far this lives up to my expectations. A few laughs, some nice action, and a plot.
*Yumeiro Patissiere 2
More fun baking time. The focus now is growing up, looking at boys, and managing her own Sweets Shop. At least the food aspect is still there. It's still very fun to watch this adorable show each week for me. Only one total disappointment from this season so far though. THE OP IS TERRIBLE. I want my Happy Happy Macaroon back please. Although I'm sure this one will grow on me too...
*Sora No Otoshimono 2
Fan-service, comedy, harem. Generally these words are POISON to me. In the case of this anime though it's something special. The way they parody everything is just AWESOME. With the addition of a new Angelroid the laughs have been upped greatly. All episodes so far have had me laughing till I almost cried.
Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan 2
I bet it'll be the same kind of meh as season 1 was. It is interesting but not interesting enough. Oh look it's the same. Meh. At least it's pretty.
*Arakawa Under the Bridge 2
This show seriously is the best comedy I've ever watched. Well one of them anyway. I love every character to bits! I love seeing the romance progress between out 2 main characters.
*Letter Bee 2
Lag cries still... But I won't scare off because of that. I love the way this anime looks and I always wonder if Niche will get to eat her Steakeeeee!
*Super Robot Wars: Original Generation 2
For some reason I didn't put this title on my preview post but oh well. I haven't played the video game it is based upon either and I actually hadn't seen it's season one or it's ova. So I watched those before starting The Inspector. I gotta say I was most impressed with season one so I looked forward to starting The Inspector and was not disappointed. I still feel I would like it even more if I did in fact play these games. Oh so many games around that I wish to play but will probably never get around to. OH WELL!
Motte To Love-Ru still not watching it just like I said. In truth I just haven't seen S1 and I don't see it as that big of hurry to get around to it.
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.
From the anime Letter Bee, Niche becomes Lag's personal Dingo/boydguard because she chooses to do so after their fated encounter. She helps protect him against the Gaichuu (Spirit Insects). She fights using her hair which she can turn hard and can control where it goes. Her hair is known as "The Golden Sword". Niche may look like she is a 7 year old little girl but she has lived well over 200 years.
Why I like her: Niche while very childlike, has a mature side to her even if it's hard to see at first. She is super cute and very powerful under all of that cute. I wish I could use my hair like she can.
Why I hate her: For living so long she still acts like she knows nothing about the world around her and acts spoiled.
Overall: If it weren't for Niche I think we'd have to listen to Lag cry a whole lot more. Can't wait to see more of their adventures to come in the next season.