Yet another winter came and went. 24 shows to choose from this time! I always like to watch everything in a year so all was watched yet again unless special circumstances apply! Doing these posts is always super fun with more anime to talk about anyway! Onward with winter aired anime!
Winter this time around gave me a whole lot of anime that I enjoyed. I didn't watch a lot of them till after they were finished airing since I needed an anime break after the holidays. I'll likely do the same this year honestly. I like how it ends up working out for me. Doing things this way puts me even further away from people in the aniblogsphere and on twitter but ehhh I'm finding it harder and harder over the years to want to dive right back into new anime at the start of a new year.
Smile Pretty Cure started but I'm sad to say it didn't live up to my expectations so I'm not too happy about that. At least watching my backlog of Yes, Pretty Cure fills the bill in awesome. The New Prince of Tennis and Danball Senki W weren't watched because I haven't seen any of the rest of their franchises. Someday I hope to get around to PoT but I'm in no hurry to watch a billion episodes of tennis. Amagami SS+I saved myself the trouble with and didn't watch it. I wasn't a fan of the first season and that was way longer than this one. Enough is enough of that for me!
Thermae Romae I have a hard time classifying as a TV show rather than a TV special since it was only 3 episodes. I'd put it at #3 if I did include it though. Man that show was so manly and hot.
Best Show of winter is Natsume Yuujinchou Shi because obviously Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki is the show of the year! 2 anime that have awesome cats in it at the top of my list? Can I get anymore predictable?!
Worst Show of winter is Kill Me Baby. I don't understand how anyone could have liked this show... From a terrible OP and ED to ugly characters to ANNOYING AS FUCK characters... Yeah it clearly wasn't made for someone like me.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of winter 2012:
- Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki (still airing) 10/10
- Natsume Yuujinchou Shi 10/10
- Ano Natsu de Matteru / Waiting in the Summer 9/10
- Daily Lives of High School Boys / Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou 8/10
- Aquarion Evol 8/10
- Brave10 8/10
- Inu x Boku SS 8/10
- Senki Zesshou Symphogear 7/10
- Rinne no Lagrange 7/10
- Gokujo. Gokurakuin Joshikou Ryou Monogatari 7/10
- Recorder to Randoseru 7/10
- Nisemonogatari 6/10
- Black Rock Shooter 6/10
- Mouretsu Pirates 5/10
- Another 5/10
- Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2 4/10
- Zero no Tsukaima Final 4/10
- Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai! / Listen to Me Girls, I'm Your Father! 3/10
- High School DxD 3/10
- Area no Kishi / The Knight in the Area 3/10
- Kill Me Baby 2/10
Surprise enjoyment: Inu x Boku SS honestly wasn't on my radar. Even better that the bf completely loved it too! Ano Natsu de Matteru romance, drama, drama, and aliens... Yup it found it's way into my heart!
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes where Great Detectives use a special ability called "Toys" to help stop the baddies and of course they need to go to school to learn how to use these powers better!
These girl uniforms are super cute. A lovely white dress that has blue trim on the bottom with some white frilly. The blue trim is also around the cuffs and collar of the dress. There is an awesome blue ribbon in the back of it as well. I really wish more uniforms did this because I love it. The only issue I have with this uniform is the baby blue in your face tie. It's just... Weird... But I do like that the boys wear the same tie! The boys also have an interesting white jacket with black trim to match their black pants. It kinda matches the girl uniforms very well in my opinion considering they aren't even the same colour.
Overall: Sure, it's cute enough.
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!
Tuesday Tally brings you a huge list of what I have watched in the past week. I figured it would be a fun way to keep tabs on everything I watch. Especially just to see how much I watch in a whole week! I've kept things as spoiler free as possible.
Ok so here we go with some short thoughts here and there on each episode with some pictures that I thought were interesting. Bare with me as I figure out just how I want these posts to go for the next few weeks since they are a tad jumbled. ^__^
November 8th - November 15th
Milky Holmes ep 4-5
Overall: I feel this show is quite similar to Twin Angel comedy wise sometimes but sadly overall it really isn't as good. I hope Twin Angel really does get that series that I keep hearing rumors about soon.
Bakuman ep 5-6
Overall: The show is progressing rather nicely. It is slow at times but it picks up interest wise that way. I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of what their manga is all about and wonder if it'll actually be made into one we can actually read at some point or possibly already has. I just thought about checking around for that right now and will do so later if I remember XD I like that they took their feedback from the publisher guy well. It wasn't all positive but it wasn't all terrible either. I really REALLY like that they are going to start giving feedback to each other now as well. Nothing can properly get done unless all parties involved feel 100% comfortable with how things are going.
When the publisher said to them "Gold = Cell Phone Number where Copper = E-Mail" I really laughed. Something about that was really cute to me.
Imouto ep 5-6
Overall: I can't relate to people "hiding" their hobby, but I know a lot of others out there can so I see why this particular subject was brought up. All I can say is a friend is not a friend if they don't accept everything about the other person, good and bad. The grandparents brought a lot of laughs to episode 6 and I think it was by far my favourite episode yet of the series. Especially since it didn't have the annoying little sister in it either except for boring fan-service. Why people want fan-service of that kid is beyond me yet it's anime so it'll happen no matter what. lol
Zakuro ep 6
Overall: The show has 100% gotten my pure love at this point. I'm in love with all the characters and it was delightful to learn about the twins sad past.
Bleach ep 293-295
Overall: I've noticed that when Bleach is actually dealing with plot episodes the recap bit in the front seems shorter. It use to take up a lot of time I found. Aizen is a huge jerk who loves to mess with people. I can't decide if I like this or not but I have a small feeling that Gin will end up being the full mastermind behind everything. I think we're in for more filler episodes very, very soon with the way pacing has been for these recent episodes.
Naruto ep 183
Overall: Whatever, untold fillers from the past. >.< *kicks naruto*
One Piece ep 472-473
Overall: Luffy takes a really, REALLY long time to run up to Ace. I think it's been going on for like 50 episodes now or something. If not, it sure feels that way. 😛
Leda OVA - 80's person in a strange world romp 4/10 very forgettable.
Ai no Kusabi OVA - 90's yaoi with a PLOT other than fucking even though fucking has a lot to do with it XD 9/10 Super interesting and I can't wait to watch the upcoming series whenever that'll actually be released. I'd love to see this ova more fleshed out. harharhar.
Yosuga no Sora ep 6
Overall: "From now on I can squeeze you everyday!" this show has turned into a hentai...
Heroman Extra 1
Overall: I'm not sure how this is an extra since it all did happen in the show if I remember correctly that is. at 3 minutes or whatever it really was it wasn't hard to watch. Maybe it'll make more sense when more extras come out?
Arakawa 2 ep 6
Overall: She has Parents??? The chick secretary reminds me of the snake chick from One Piece. I'm not sure why I just made that connection after all this time. "Will you come to Venus with me?" is such a great question and leads to some hilarious imaginary of them living on Venus. In the end the episode ended up being more serious than I expected it to be.
Victory Gundam ep 1-15
Overall: The youngest boy to ever pilot a gundam show. We have a pantsu masked man whom I'm not impressed with at all. The Gundam's transforming is super bizarre and just weird to me @.@ The thing I notice most is the moving music score that follows these intense scenes when shit is going down. There is already a huge body count and people do not know how to handle these things very well. I still hate Haro and the bad guys in this one aren't as likable as they have been in past Gundam's for me.
Victory Gundam ep 16-36
Overall: Episode 26 was very @.@ You just gotta see it to understand. Episode 36 was also another @.@ moment that had to do with Uso's mother. The body count rises greatly and at this point I'm wondering exactly who will be left at the end of the series.
Ika ep 6
Bleach ep 296
One Piece ep 474
Overall: Not much to say here. Some laughs for Ika but the others just more slowly growing plot lines.
Victory Gundam ep 37-END
Overall: More lovely @.@ feelings with episode 38. No other series has actually made me make those kind of faces that often. Props to you V Gundam! The most memorable thing of the series is the body count and the fact that half naked ladies were sent out to "distract" Uso... YEAH! I still give the show a 5/10 but I may reconsider bumping it up after I mull it over a little more. Doubtful though.
Naruto ep 184
The World God Only Knows ep 6
Overall: Again not much to say about these 2 episodes.
Kuragehime ep 4
Overall: This show is win. The brother is pure awesome.
Hime Chen Lilpri ep 31
Overall: Pumpkin time! Adorable Halloween episode and the girls were completely amazing in their costumes for their singing act. The cats in the show are now reminding me of the Onegai my Melody cats. I still have NO idea why I "like" this show...
Hakuouki ep 17
Overall: The show is ungodly slow. I'm still in love with the backgrounds since they are so beautiful. I really wish the story wasn't about vampire like creatures though cause that's a mood killer for me right there. >.<
Gundam 00 ep 1-13
Overall: The graphics are AMAZING and seriously make me drool. I haven't seen anything this pretty in quite some time. That's what I get for watching a lot of meh series though for the most part. So far I have the feeling that this is an updated Gundam Wing. I just get that feeling with these characters I suppose. I'm not too fond of the civilian sub plot right now and I really hope it has more to add than just comic relief in the future because that's all I'm getting from it at this point. The Russian commander is pure love at the moment. I can't really explain why. It might be that scar XD The drunk strategist is a nice addition but I don't like that a lot of the males look like females. I'm looking at YOU Tieria lol Celestial Beings are pretty darn awesome at the moment.
Gundam 00 ep 14-15
Overall: Shit is hitting the fan.
I DIDN'T WATCH ANY ANIME ZOMG
To be honest though I was sleeping because I was working at a rave all day/night Saturday.
Arakawa 2 ep 7
Overall: Those bottle thingies in the beginning were so cool. I laughed a lot at the girls and boys spending time together underground to practive going to Venus.
Sora no Otoshimono 2 ep 7 -
Overall: A sinister angeloid appears and makes things complicated. The epic watermelon issue was hilarious!
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru ep 5-6
Overall: Not sure what that creature is that randomly appears. Pedobear? A dog? I do actually think it is a raccoon though. The show is starting to be very hit and miss comedy wise for me. LUTHERRRRRRR. CZARRRRR. <- funny stuff!
MM! ep 6-7
Overall: The show is just an excuse to have girls in M wear -.- Really tired of seeing this chick give this dude just what he likes thinking it will "fix" him.
Bakuman ep 7 -
Overall: They decide on another sci-fi manga to submit which I find a little risky but the point is to make the publisher see how much they have improved which is a good move to do if they want to compete with that HIGHLY eccentric prodigy kid.
Fortune Arterial ep 6
Panty ep 7
Overall: *Shrugs* I did enjoy some of the music in the 2nd half of panty though.
There we have it! That really is a lot of anime up there... lol...
Batch 3 on the way here. Check out Batch 2 and follow the link from there for Batch 1 if interested!
* Means I approve and look forward to watching each week.
*Invasion! Squid Girl AKA Shinryaku! Ika Musume
I still can't even begin... It's special but in a good kind of way. There's some flat comedy in there that just isn't funny but when it is being funny it's amazing. I love the way that the episodes are split up into 3 parts. Most shows just split into 2 like the current airing Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. I nearly died laughing in disgust when she barfed up her squid ink XD
Togainu no Chi
I'm having a hard time getting into this one. I like the idea about this "game" they play but I was burned in spring with Betrayal Knows My Name so I'm super weary of yaoi shows that try to have a "interesting" plot since every single one I've watched has been pretty bland. The ones that don't revolve around relationships anyway. Time will tell if this is win or flop.
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Quirky school girl maids. What more could most people ask for! It has it's ups and downs with comedy but it does have one of the best ED's of the season in my opinion since it really makes me laugh.
No. I hate it. Yet another one I hate. Apparently there are vampires in this but I've just seen one creepy bishie being all flirty and weird. *shrugs* So not for me.
*You Are Umasou AKA Omae Umasou da na
This might just possibly be the best show of the season! Kuragehime sure is #1 in my heart but nothing can beat how totally awesome these delicious dinosaurs are!