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

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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 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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Spring 2012 First Episode Impressions of Shorts and Continuations

I couldn't resist watching the spring season like I did for the winter season so I'll give some first impressions on all I've watched.

Gakkatsu hopefully will be hilarious with each episode being about a random strange issue. Right up my alley!

Shorts

Gakkatsu - Made a post about it!

Shiba Inuko-san - A strange one about a girl who is a dog yet goes to school like a normal person. I'll give it a few more episodes before I choose weather I want to blog it or not. I'm sure I'll end up doing something with it.

Yurumates 3D - I actually expected this to be a full on series not a short episodes one because there are already 2 ova's of it. Can't say this will get better with time.

Recorder to Randoseru 2 - Picks up right where S1 left off. (Did anyone aside from this person and me watch it?) This show is silly pandering to both girls and boys. I oddly find it quite amusing.

Kuromajo-san ga Tooru - Meh not very interesting since I can barely remember what it was about. I just remember it was too long being at 7 minutes... Which you know... Is never good for a short episode series to give an impression of.

Oh how magical boys amuse me so.

Season 2+

Fate/Zero - Picked up right where season 1 left off. It's good to have it back~

Kimi to Boku - More boys and cats. Can't go wrong here in my opinion~

Kore wa Zombie desu ka? - Yet another that picked up right where season 1 left off. This first episode even felt like the first episode of season 1.

Phi Brain - Again, picked up right where season 1 left off. I look forward to my weekly dose of puzzles~

Saki - So the mahjong girls are back. I'll watch it because I watched S1 but I'm going to expect the same results as S1... Meh.

Queen's Blade - This first episode kicked off with a booty-licious pirate babe! I was amused. Good to have Queen's Blade back for my weekly dose of awesome boobs and hilarity!

YEAH CARDS!

I've kept up with Cardfight!! Vanguard but haven't watched any of the S2 yet. I will watch it though as I've become fond of the show somehow... Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream has slow subs but they are getting there so I'll wait till I can finish S1 before diving into S2. Jewelpet S4 I have no interest in due to not having seen any of the other seasons of this show. I kinda want to but I'll wait till season 1 appears. There's a bunch of other kiddy anime airing as well of course but I don't keep up with them either.

Oddly the one I was most looking forward to.

Continuations of franchises

Eureka Seven - Now I'm not the hugest fan of Eureka Seven but I highly enjoyed this first episode. I really think that old dude with the glasses is pretty darn hot too. I hope this one exceeds my low expectations for the franchise.

Haiyoru - This had a short episode series made so I wasn't expecting to like the full anime as much as I did. Somehow they improved on the shitty little short and made it watchable. I can't say that I believe the series will stay this way though. I give it 3 more episodes before it suffers the same fate as the short episode series.

Lupin III - A series focusing on Fujiko? Fuck yes! And I wasn't shocked or offended by the amount of boobs that was in this either unlike most people. I mean really... It's about Fujiko!

SD Naruto Rock Lee - Worst than I thought it was going to be... Which wasn't good to start with. I'm sad that the bf actually liked it...

Arashi no Yoru ni - I love this movie to bits. This series weirds me out a bit due to the English cast and the CG but I think I'll get over it. Mei has something weird going on as well that I hope to get over as time goes on. Overall though it was a fun watch.

The only one I'm not watching since I haven't seen any of the series at all is Saint Seiya. Maybe I'll get around to it at a later point this year but I'm actually not counting on that. It is however a series I really do want to watch sooner than later so... Eventually!

Expect at least 3 more posts with all the other new NEW anime first episode impressions within the next few days. ^__^

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~A Look at Anime to Come~ Spring 2012

Like this winter I'm only going to watch season continuations and wait till everything else has finished airing. I will be picking a few that I feel I will like to keep up with though. This brings my total up quite a lot from 6 shows in winter. I dropped 2 of those to watch at a later date because after 2 episodes they just weren't doing it for me. Another and Mouretsu Pirates will be better off marathoned, I hope... All the others keep pleasing me greatly. Especially Poyopoyo!

If you cut out all those school girls in this picture on the right I think it would make a much better anime...

Since Spring is a busy time of year anime wise my total jumps from 4 watching titles in winter to 11 new titles for spring! For a full list of anime going to air click here and here. I won't be picking up any new anime to blog because I think I still have my hands full with what my current plans are. (Like always)

Eureka Seven is getting another season focusing on another young boy. I wasn't a huge fan of the first show but it did have some really great moments and when some characters weren't being annoying great characters too. Hilariously enough I'm excited for more Queen's Blade! Gotta love big busty ladies fighting among each other for an awesome title!

Yum!

Haiyore is finally getting a full anime. They made a lot of shorts for it that's for sure so I knew it was only going to be a matter of time before it got a full series. Can't say I care about it though because the shorts didn't do it for me. So when I'm not pleased with the shorts it's generally a no brainer that I won't care about the full version. Arashi no Yoru Ni I can't believe is getting a full anime. The movie was great but thinking that this series is going to span 52 episodes is just odd to me. I doubt anyone will want to sub all of it anyway.

Season 2's: Fate/Zero (YAY!!!) Kimi to Boku (more boys being cute for another season) Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka? (S1 was entertaining enough to get me to want to watch a S2) Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle (This is a very fun shounen show about solving puzzles. It's kind of a sleeper hit imo since it's getting another season and all) Saki (Girls playing boardgames... I was meh for the first one but meh enough to want to watch another season of it. I love boardgames!) Yuru Yuri (YAY!!!)

Oh hell yes~

The only new anime I'm looking forward to is Space Brothers. I'm expecting something more awesome than Planetes. Now you might be thinking "Planetes is the best! Nothing can beat it!" or "Man if you weren't swooned with the anime read the manga!" 1. It's hard to get me to read manga and 2. I'm a strange person when it comes to me and SPACE stuff I like. It's pretty random actually. Something has to set me off in order to REALLY enjoy it for it's spacey goodness! This is partially why I'm not too pleased with Mouretsu Pirates.

There's a few others I have my eyes on that people have been talking about. Like this Mysterious Girlfriend X. It doesn't look like my kind of thing but it could be good. Hiiro no Kakera to girly it up because Hakuouki Hekketsuroku didn't do it enough for me. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia could be good but I have a feeling it will go the Gosick route for me. Kingdom looks like it will be right up my alley but I have suspicions that it might not get subs anytime soon. I'll wait and see what happens if I'll pick any of these up.

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Review of 2011 Anime Part 4 ~Fall~

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!

Oh pretty bishies!

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.

Picture by mueojisan Top = Zero Bottom = StayNight

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...

That "cat" thing was alright...

Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of fall 2011:

  1. Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing (still airing) 10/10
  2. Fate/Zero 10/10
  3. Ben-To 10/10 
  4. Bakuman 2 (still airing) 9/10
  5. Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere 9/10
  6. Hunter x Hunter (still airing) 9/10
  7. Guilty Crown (still airing) 8/10
  8. Kimi to Boku 8/10
  9. Un-Go 8/10
  10. Mirai Nikki (still airing) 8/10
  11. Persona 4 (still airing) 8/10
  12. Chihayafuru (still airing) 8/10
  13. Chibi Devi! (still airing) 8/10
  14. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (still airing) 7/10
  15. Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle (still airing) 7/10
  16. Working 2 7/10
  17. Squid Girl 2 7/10
  18. gdgd Fairies 6/10
  19. Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi 2 6/10
  20. High Score 5/10
  21. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai 5/10
  22. Morita-san wa Mukuchi 2 4/10
  23. Shakugan no Shana 3 (still airing) 4/10
  24. Maken-ki! 4/10
  25. C³ 3/10
  26. Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!! 2/10
  27. Mashiro-Iro Symphony: The Color of Lovers 1/10

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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!

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