noitaminA is a programing block created in 2005 starting with Honey and Clover. The goal was to bring in the female anime viewers. Over the years I personally think that goal has changed into bringing just great quality shows to the viewer no matter what gender they are aimed at. It is clear that the female aim is still present but it is also very clear that it is not as over bearing as it was in previous years.
I made it a goal sometime ago to watch everything that has aired in this slot. For the most part these anime have always been awesome to watch and I can honestly say I've only really disliked sitting through one of these shows. Here's my top list to date.
Jyu Oh Sei 10/10
This was my first brush with noitaminA anime. Honestly I didn't even know much about noitaminA at the time of watching this. I was mostly like "Ohhh hey a survival anime! I like those!" and dove right in. Jyu Oh Sei is far from most people's favourite noitaminA show, hell it's far from most people's top 10 anime of all time! Which it just happens to place 10th on that list of mine. I was just captivated by the show so much. I enjoyed all the characters, loved the look, and the story has a cute twist to it by the end of everything.
Third and Thor are probably my favourite characters of the series. I can't honestly choose who I like more much to the sadness of my girlfriends because for the most part they are on team Third. This prison planet, Chimera, that these men have come to live on is quite harsh and a great environment for some action. The strange politics of the planet play a very interesting roll in this series as well. The goal of becoming the Beast King is at the top of everyones mind and most will do anything to achieve the glorious title.
House of Five Leaves 10/10
This quiet samurai show is just amazing. House of Five Leaves focuses on many things but the budding relationship between 2 men was quite something. And no not in that totally gay kind of way! Although that could have been fun too
I view Yaichi as a great tragic character yet having Akitsu Masanosuke around helps him in ways I'm sure he didn't even know he needed help with. Both men go through this actually. It's just great!
I know this show is not for everyone. The pacing is terrible at times and honestly the story is rather jumbled. But none the less it found it's way into my heart and I'll forever love it to bits.
Honey + Clover 9/10
A lovely slice of school life romance. But yes while this is filled with everything I generally hate, I love Honey and Clover! Why? Because it's not a so typical romance story and it's NOT a so typical school environment.
I have no interest in art or their school for the most part but these characters drew me in because of their passion. I respect passion and trying to find your place in the world and it was all done wonderfully. Along with finding their place in the world we of course get the drama and romance thrown in there too. Seriously love triangles EVERYWHERE! It was great honestly because even if I knew who would end up with who in the end (even though to most it wasn't obvious) there was enjoyment of watching each character get to where they will end up. Happy ending or sad depends on who you were rooting for I suppose. Weirdest OP ever!
Otaku come in all forms! The word does not mean "Anime Fan" as most have come to believe in the west. It really means anyone that has a super interest in something. So yes, there are anime otaku, but there are every other hobby otaku out there as well. Kuragehime showcases 5 different otaku and hilariously enough none of them are anime fans! Well I guess the yaoi manga writer counts as an "anime" fan but we never see her so I dunno if that should count.
Every single character in this show was perfect. Even the ones we are clearly suppose to hate. I loved every single one of them and wanted them all to succeed in whatever they were driving towards. Even if that goal was just rent!
Nodame Cantabile 9/10
I avoided this show for the longest time. I was afraid that it was going to be too dependent on music and that I'd end up hating it. Thankfully while Nodame Cantabile is completely filled with music and while it does play a very important part in the show, I fell in love with pretty much every single character they threw at me.
Nodame is a quirky girl that finds her way into the heart of a tough hard ass. Not the best of matches but well they do say opposites attract right?! For some reason Nodame and her love Chiaki really reminds me of my own relationship so this is pretty much why it's in the #5 spot. When anime characters can speak to me like that, I LIKE!
Bunny Drop 9/10
I didn't think I would enjoy this as much as I did but Bunny Drop melted my cold heart. It was a slow slice of life show about a single man who takes in a very young child. He has no idea how to take care of a kid but he does so anyway. We get to follow their journey learning about one another and how to cope with their new situation.
This falls into my adult slice of life category. Sure it focused on the girl a lot but it also focused on the adult a lot too. A very nice balance if I do say so myself. I think they could do with more episodes and all but I'm glad they ended it where they did since apparently things change a lot manga wise.
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 9/10
Everyone remembers this anime because once they figured out THAT, they were hooked. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 does a good job in having children in a traumatic situation and doesn't make them too annoying throughout the peril of an earthquake. Sure these ones cried A LOT but honestly if you were diving into this show not expecting that... Well I dunno what to say.
I love just how human this show is. No matter our differences most people when tragedy strikes everyone will end up coming together for the survival of all. This isn't always the case but this show did well in putting some faith in humanity for me at the very least.
Hakaba Kitaro 9/10
Spooky comedy is spooky! Hakaba Kitaro takes an old classic and gives it a little reboot. It probably has one of my most beloved OP's ever. Denki Groove is one amazing music group and I'll gush about them more down this list.
Youkai stories are a soft spot of mine because every single one of them is just delightfully strange. Who couldn't love an eyeball father? A ratlike man? Or someone who always walks around with a mask on? I love all these things and a fun filled comedy horror like this does great for a quick bite.
Antique Bakery 9/10
Old men and a bakery? Sign me up! Antique Bakery to me felt like pure fanservice aimed directly at me. I love food, I love old men, I love the restaurant business, oh yeah I tend to like the odd relationship too!
There is an interesting dramatic past to all those that are employed at this bakery and as the anime goes on we learn more and more. I kinda wish by the end of the show there was a better understanding for ALL the characters but I'll let that slide this time since the show was darn entertaining to me.
I WANT TO EAT ALL THE CAKES!!!
No. 6 8/10
I was smitten with No. 6 from start to finish. I didn't honestly know what to expect from it and that's what I loved the most about it. The setting is what drew me in the most. I love futuristic world that have a slum side to them.
If the setting doesn't pull you in I'm sure the characters would. I found all of them to be entertaining in their own strange ways. How each of them choose to survive in this world is quite interesting and how they choose to fight to better themselves is even more interesting.
Sion and Nezumi were a perfect match in more than one way.
When mystery and the supernatural come together and make it work you get Un-Go! Quirky characters have always been a thing for me and this show delivers greatly in that aspect. I also really liked that there wasn't one mystery to sink my teeth into throughout the show. We got lots instead and that is what kept me watching week after week. I'd look forward to more if that ever came to be.
As a show that was part of another show, Ayakashi below, this was the last story in that show and since it was so good it just had to be made into its very own anime! Which I'm totally behind 100%. Mononoke is what happens when you do a horror right. It has a classy vibe to it that you can't turn your head away from even if you are feeling squirmish to what you are seeing. The artistic look of the show helps greatly with that. They layer texture over texture to pull you in like a work of art.
Also the Medicine Seller is one of the best characters ever!
Like I stated above Ayakashi - Japanese Classic Horror is a collection of horror shorts. Mononoke being one of them of course but they had 2 other stories as well. Yotsuya Kaidan being the first one about betrayal, murder and ghostly revenge! It's probably my favourite aside from the last one, but since Bakeneko has a full series for me to enjoy I don't like to talk about it too much when speaking of this show. It just feels not fair to the other 2 stories!
The middle story being Tenshu Monogatari was a simple love story with a horror twist of course. I found it to be the weakest of the bunch but still very good. I think it would stand up to a re-watch whenever I decide to do so.
I'll get this out of the way first. YAY!!! A SEASON 2 AIRING THIS SUMMER!!! This anime is the only one in the noitaminA block to have had a live action series air for it in the noitaminA block. I haven't watched it myself but I know plenty who have and loved it! Maybe I'll dive into it one day when I get on a real life tv series kick again (it rarely happens since I love anime way more). Moyashimon I'll always remember because of those adorable micro-organisms that the main character could see.
WE'LL BREW YOU! WE'LL BREW YOU!
Eden of the East 8/10
Oh what can I say about Eden of the East. It was a great mystery that's for sure! The characters were all so great too! Especially Akira Takizawa. Everyone will remember his entry to the anime scene even if they didn't enjoy the show. How could anyone forget a buck naked boy running around America with only an amazing cell phone (that I totally want) and a gun?! My only issue with the boy is his lack of memory. I'm not too fond of characters with memory loss in general so I won't hold it too much against him.
Paradise Kiss 8/10
There's only one thing that really blew me away about Paradise Kiss. It wasn't the story or the characters or that it was about fashion. Nope. None of that really interested me hilariously enough. Well the characters were pretty great I'll admit. But I saw something that I honestly had never really seen before in anime. I saw people having sex. And it wasn't like in your face gross sex either. It was sweet and tender sex. The scenes weren't very long either which was a good thing.
It's also a great indirect sequel to Gokinjo Monogatari!
Hataraki Man 8/10
This show was pretty much just about a woman working non stop to get the job done. There was absolutely nothing special about it other than it was nice to see another adult slice of life show. I really like slice of life shows when they have a super adult feel to them (if you didn't already get that hint) and Hataraki Man was all about the adult feel.
It also showed just how hard it is to be a woman who wants it all. Love, work, stability. Too bad it's always so hard to achieve all these without getting stressed out to the max!
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai 8/10
This started off very strong for me. So strong I had it at a 9. I know being knocked down a peg or 2 when it comes to ratings isn't a huge deal and all but Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai just felt like forced drama by the end of it all to me and I couldn't stand it. It doesn't help that I have a dislike for lots of crying children.
It was a great show to watch with a buddy of mine though. We bounced lots of ideas off of each other about where they were going and which characters were currently pissing us off. I enjoyed that the most while watching this show. It was great for discussions!
Fractale MURDERED this time slot!!! LOL!! That's what people were saying after this show finished airing anyway. Those silly heads. This aired around the time when noitaminA started changing their ways a little. I believe they were just testing the waters personally. 2011 was a really fun year for that in my opinion.
Anyway Fractale had a really amazing setting. It's a shame they couldn't pull all the ideas they were trying to go for together in the end but honestly it was still a really fun ride.
Guilty Crown 7/10
Poor, poor Guilty Crown. Everyone hates you so. But don't you worry! I still have some room in my heart for you even though you decided to break it past the 11 episode mark. Seriously this show started off great. Half way though it kinda went in a strange direction but near the end it picked up a tad but still blew it on the finale. Music and looks are what kept me around for the whole show. I know a lot of others kept up with it for those reasons as well. It helps that I episodically watched the first "good" half and marathoned the last "poor" half.
Maybe not hating this show along with everyone else is a sign that my tastes are evolving again! XD
Vampire shows are always hard to get my attention. When they start off as slow as Shiki did though it's even harder. I ended up watching the first 6 episodes of this when it was airing dropped it and waited till the end to marathon it. I don't think I would have survived getting through it otherwise. The pacing in the first half of the show was painful for me. I was however rewarded when it came to the second half.
The style in which this show was done is worth mentioning. It has a very unique look and those hairdo's will make you take a double take at all the characters. Very fun.
Tatami Galaxy 7/10
Now this was another adult slice of life but Tatami Galaxy did nothing for me in the end. It went all out into lots of talking and lots of strange looks. The strange look was appreciated though. Generally lots of talkie talkie doesn't bother me since I like political shows and all but I just couldn't relate to what the characters were trying to get across half the time.
Toshokan Sensou 7/10
I like strange settings and all and one that has a military air to it is generally really appealing to me. Sadly Toshokan Sensou is honestly just a mess.
Ok so there is this war on books and knowledge apparently in this world. And in order to protect people's freedom to have access to knowledge an army was built to protect books and information... Kinda screams Fahrenheit 451 to you ehh? "Slight" differences sure but I can't help but to make the comparison.
I think if they stuck with this plot the show could have been great but they decided to work on some character romances instead that just felt super out of place to me. I dunno maybe I wasn't in the right frame of mind when I watched this or something...
C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control 7/10
Man this show... LOL... C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control was certainly different from the norm. I watched it with a buddy and it's probably the only way either of us could make sense of it all since we could bounce ideas off of one another. We also enjoyed fawning over Mashu and Q.
ADORABLE GIRLS ARE ADORABLE!
Something something economics... Blaa, blaa, blaa.
Genji Monogatari Sennenki 6/10
Genji Monogatari Sennenki is a famous romance story that has been remade countless times. I personally don't care too much for the story but I appreciate the setting very much. I love historical settings of Japan and China when it comes to story tellings so as far as that goes I was happy with this show. Just wish I cared about the romance.
At least it looked gorgeous!
Black Rock Shooter 6/10
I don't know what to say about Black Rock Shooter honestly... It looked pretty... The fights were great... But anything else it had to offer just wasn't there for me.
Kuuchuu Buranko 5/10
Now... I actually really appreciate this show for what it was doing. Taking a look at the strange behaviours of humans is always interesting. But sadly Kuuchuu Buranko's quirky way of doing this was too much for me to handle. I loved the look of the show and all but I really couldn't handle that nurse with her giant needle. I'm VERY much afraid of needles so every time she'd appear I'd instantly feel sick and a wave of anxiety would consume me.
Denki Groove makes another appearance in this show. Which is by far my favourite part of the show. The OP and ED are among my top favourites when it comes to openings and endings honestly. It might just be my bias towards Denki Groove being totally awesome though!
Wandering Son 4/10
Most people will dismiss this list right here and now if they haven't already! HAHA! I feel like I was the only person not to care about these gender confused children. And don't get me wrong here. I love figuring out your sexuality stories but when it revolves around children in the slowest pace possible like Wandering Son did, it just wasn't for me.
I will give it one credit though. I loved the way it looked. I'm a huge fan of artsy water colour pieces so this anime did wonders in that aspect.
It just feels wrong to me to compare a 3 episode TV special to whole series. Sure a lot of those series only have 11 episodes but I still feel it's just not fair. So Thermae Romae is in a category all of its own! I love stories about men doing manly awesome things. Especially when they are a part of history. This TV special doesn't disappoint and it's full of completely hilarious situations. Bathing has never been so much fun! Not even in Bathtime with Hinako & Hiyoko! Although I might be biased here since I LOVE OLD MEN!
Sakamichi no Apollon & Tsuritama currently have the same rating after 4 episodes being 8/10. I hope that Tsuritama might be able to leap up to a 9 and take over the #14 spot if it ends up getting a 9 I think it'll place in the #10 spot. I hope that Apollon won't drop down to a 7 and take over the #17 spot. Time will tell~ Maybe it'll jump up to a 9! I do like music and fish! noitaminA has finally proven to me after all these years that they don't screw around when it comes to music and anime.
Robotics;Notes FALL - This one is the third in line for a Science Adventure series of games following Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate. I honestly have no faith in this one and think it will be garbage just like the first one was in this series.
Psycho-pass FALL - Dunno much about this one yet but I have hopes that this will kick ass based on the tease trailer I saw.
Natsuyuki Rendezvous SUMMER - Nice to see another josei making an appearance. I just hope it won't be as lame as the synopsis makes it out to be. Flowers and ghosts oh my! At least it's surely going to be pretty looking.
So yup! That was fun. I'll always look forward to all noitaminA shows no matter what they throw at me!
Like always there was a lot of shows to watch in spring. 24 shows aired and out of that I watched 21. (Well 20 see below) Sometimes the amount scares me that I'm able to keep up with. Thankfully there were a handful of treasures in spring that I was highly looking forward to. There were 6 season "2" shows airing and I watched half of those. Here we go with Spring's Aired Anime.
Only Ikkitousen, Major and Jewelpet weren't watched due to all being related to series I haven't even touched yet. I actually can't wait to get my hands on Ikkitousen. I know it's a boob filled, poorly adapted, Romance of the Three Kingdoms knock off but the fan inside me tells me I must watch it at some point. Now that all has aired I think I'll tackle it for next year. Major I'm still afraid of since it's about baseball... Which is funny cause the S2 of Ookiku Furikabutte aired as well which I enjoyed a great deal.
I've always enjoyed spring because there's always plenty of shows to sink my teeth into. Amazingly all are finished airing but 2. SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors and Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri. Long titles are long but worth sitting down and watching if you A: Like the idea of Gundam chibis being ROTK characters or B: Like magical girls who sing. I obviously am in love with SD Gundam way more than Lilpri but both are pretty awesome watches.
Best Show of spring for me was House of Five Leaves. I looked forward to a new episode every week. I drooled over the OP and the art just about made me cum in my pants. It was a lovely slow show about an adorable shy samurai with his bandit buddies. SO GOOD. I gotta re-watch and review it to gush more because it deserves more love.
Worst Show of spring for me aside from Kiss x Sis because I dropped that show like a smelly cat shit down the toilet... Anyway the worst show was Angel Beats. I tried REALLY hard to like it but KEY... I fucking hate you KEY. They can't do anything right. I vowed not to watch anymore of their crap releases ever again but I made an exception for this one because it wasn't made from a VN. It was new but still failed prey to the usual crap KEY puts out. >.<
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of spring 2010:
- House of Five Leaves 10/10
- SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors (still airing) 10/10
- Arakawa Under the Bridge 9/10
- Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin 9/10
- Senkou no Night Raid 8/10
- Tatami Galaxy 8/10
- Giant Killing 7/10
- Ookiku Furikabutte 7/10
- Koihime Musou 7/10
- Working 7/10
- Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan 6/10
- Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri (still airing) 5/10
- Kaichou wa Maid-sama 5/10
- Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou 4/10
- K-On 4/10
- Heroman 4/10
- B Gata H Kei 3/10
- Mayoi Neko Overrun 3/10
- Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru 3/10
- Angel Beats 2/10
- Kiss x Sis (DROPPED) 1/10
Surprise enjoyment: Giant Killing is about soccer... I'm not a sports person let along a soccer one but this one grabbed me. It wasn't the sport it's self but more so the characters striving for their dreams. It was great fun reading both Shinmaru and Emperor J posts on this wonderful show.
Surprise fail: Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru... I hate "yaoi" series that are like this. All the drama with none of the meat to back it up. I'll stick with those weird yaoi ova's that come out every now and then. At least I get to see sex there.
Honorable mentions: Rainbow started off very rough and tough. The imagery alone was enough to make you wanna cry. It was a really dark anime about boys sent to prison and how insane it was in there for them. It got more uplifting by the end of the series but still kicked you in the balls every chance it got. Heroman... Just exactly what was that? Senkou no Night Raid everyone dismissed after the first episode. But honestly I thought it was great!
From the anime Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, Akashi is a fellow college student of Watashi and is the token of most of his affections in his journey through collage. In each story she is often part of the same club that Watashi joins, otherwise she is part of the engineering department.
Why I like her: She's kinda cold and harsh at times but she has this weird understanding about what is going on even if she acts like she doesn't care. Her fear of moths was rather strange yet interesting. I just really enjoyed her character in general.
Why I hate her: I actually don't.
Overall: Strange and abstracty yet very fun. I'm still not even really sure what happened in the end... lol
I was going to do 2 more posts for impressions but I decided to put them all together in one post. If you like to read what I thought about the other current airing anime this spring you can go HERE and follow the other links to get to everything. All Impressions are based on the first 2 episodes of the series.
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei AKA The Tatami Galaxy
We follow Watashi as he remembers all the odd interesting times he had while he was in school. His goal was to find love and make lots and lots of friends. Each episode is a new adventure with 3 characters that are intertwined somehow by fate. I haven't quite grasped exactly what is going on with that yet but I'm interested to find out.
Aside from the super fast talking this anime is pretty interesting. It has unique animation that makes me think of Kuuchuu Buranko but I like this one a whole lot more because the theme is more suited to what I'm interested in. The OP and ED are nice and interesting. They complement the animation that goes with them very well. I'll look forward to more short adventures with Watashi as the series goes on.
Senkou no Night Raid
We're in China! Some people are sent in from Japan to carry out missions. It started off a little slow but once the girl started talking to her partners telepathicly my interest jumped in a whole lot more. Her partners have super powers of their own which is also quite interesting. So far it's just been mission after mission with some twists and turns in it along with a little bit of background. The characters I find are quite colourful and it gives off a Baccano! feel which is ok by me.
Animation is nice and clean. The images I find to be very pretty. I like the old feel it gives off for the time period as well. Then again 1919 is easy enough to pull off time period wise. Old cars and classy hats. The OP and ED for each episode are the same and with each different episode a different song is played. At least that's what it is like so far. (I sneaked and watched episode 3 and it is different so my theory is correct so far)
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
WOW! The very first episode wasn't anything amazing but it was amazing. Everything about it just clicked in a smooth way. It was subtle but very powerful telling what was going on. We meet 6 boys who are sent to prison. They are greeted with a strange doctor that pretends to be their "friend" but violates them in his sickly perverted own way. I don't like how they make the prison keeper look like a Nazi SS office. Like seriously, is that REALLY needed >.< Or maybe it's just the way I see him... Then again it is set right after WW2. They get tossed into a cell where we meet the last boy. He's a tough badass with a sharp tongue. After a fight between the boys they quickly learn that in there, they are the only ones that they can trust. They bond over a cigarette.
The OP I find to be too harsh at the beginning but once the metal screaming stops it settles into a fitting sound for the series. The ED is much better at giving off a feeling that the series brings. I love the animation. The stop and talk pictures I have always enjoyed. Simoun was another anime that did this very well and had a positive effect on me.
Anime that have a Season 2 airing! Really short little blurbs about these ones because hey, why not?
Hetalia: World Series - It's Hetalia! I love it. Slower than it's other seasons at the moment but It'll get there. I can't wait for the movie coming out in about another month.
Shin Koihime Musou: Otome Tairan - Clearly only watching this because I have seen every other series attached to it. (actually not true I actually an enjoying it XD) Of course I NEED my romance of the three kingdoms fix as well. No matter how bazaar it is. XD So far it's matched up fine with all the other series it is related to.
Ookiku Furikabutte: Natsu no Taikai-hen - I found season 1 to be a little more interesting. I find it's moving really slow and that I don't care as much what happens. Still enjoyable though. Surprising since I don't like baseball anime too much but Ookiku Furikabutte is just somehow unique with it's characters that it keeps me entertained.
K-On!! - Really... Not going to bother with saying how much I find it boring. Oops just did.
Not watching Major... seriously one baseball anime is enough for me and catching up with 5 seasons while I *could* do it if I wanted to... I really don't want to. Ikkitousen I'm highly interested in but I haven't seen all the other seasons yet and probably won't get around to them in quite some time.
Just thought that I'd mention that I've officially dropped Kiss x Sis. Episode 3 was too much for me. I'll never understand why people like to see drooling like that in their anime. Hell I've seen hentai that does this kind of plot better. Less drool.
Working!! and SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors are the winners for episodic blogging for me this season! I know I'm behind but I'll catch up in no time
I'm not the only one posting spring line up thoughts late so that makes me happy. With the help of awesome charts from Chartfag and from an Anime Countdown site to help me schedule my anime, I've looked around a lot to see who has been saying what and what I'm interested in seeing myself. Unlike last season this one has a lot more to choose from so the chances of finding a lot of awesome always go up along with finding the terrible. Chu-Bra holds my title for worst show of the year so far, although Kiss X Sis could upset Chu-Bra from this title. Scamp has created a very nice preview as well which was very fun to read and gives a lot of extra little background information to each anime.
* means I'm looking forward to it. Onward!
Angel Beats Everyone is looking forward to this one... I'm skeptical. I have a strong feeling I'm not going to like this because it's made by the same people that made Kanon and Clannad... But this one does have a different formula than their usual dish. Action. Don't screw it up for me studio Key.
* Arakawa Under the Bridge I think this would be the one I'm looking forward to the most aside from the several ROTK anime. Girl meets boy, they have to live under a bridge because that's where she lives. lol ok.
* Battle Brave Warriors (SD Gundam Sangokuden (ROTK) It's going to be fun seeing ROTK characters played out in mecha form
* Betrayal (Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitte Iru) Angsty bishies with yaoi tones. Could be good, probably will be average or even below average.
B-Type H-Group Looks like a trashy smut manga. Could be entertaining in a groan kind of way as most smut is.
Giant Killing Football (soccer) anime. I'll give it a whirl. Never watched an anime based on this sport before oddly enough.
Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan Anime based off a game hardly ever do it for me. But since I haven't played the game it could be ok as I have no expectations for it that way.
Heroman I think it's going to flop... I'll be very VERY surprised if I like it.
* Hetalia 3 already started and I'm already very much a fan.
Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou More magical academy anime but this has lots and lots of fanservice. Gonna be another boring harem trying to be unique.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama Ladies vs Butlers without the fanservice. (At least not to that extent) Definitely looks like it's more aimed at girls than boys this time around. Gives off an Ouran feel to it for me.
Kiss X Sis Incest is fun but not when it's done like this. The ova was... Special...
K-On! Season 2 I watched S1 with a friend and that same friend wishes me to watch it with him again. I'll do it for him as I really have no interest in watching a S2 of girls playing instruments in school. Image above done by ~shaoron.
Mayoi Neko Overun Nyaa! Loli cat in a box. Oh boy. I love cats and all but I don't think this anime is going to get very far enjoyment wise unless something super interesting happens plot wise.
* Rainbow - Nisha Rokubo no Shichinin Dark and gloomy. It's about some boys that go through hard times but they always look towards a better place.
***** Romance Of The Three Kingdoms After almost a year of waiting the time has finally come for this remake to be aired in Japan. I loved the first one when I watched it last summer (Made it my 1000th anime watched) and thought to myself, wouldn't it be great if they remade this with today's graphics. Little more than a month later this showed up on my radar and my wish had been granted. Now I can only hope that someone will pick it up to be subbed as other really awesome ROTK anime seem to not have quite the following (Souten Kouro).
* Sarai ya Goyou (House of Five Leaves) Edo-era Japan with the shoguns. I'm there.
* Senko no Night Raid Fighting secret wars in China, I'm game. Looks like a lot of fun with pretty animation.
* Shin Koihime Musou Otome Tairan Huzza more of my black haired beauty and her interesting friends are back for more crazy action and odd ecchi moments.
* Working! Read my PreRelease thoughts here. Basically I like it.
Yojo-han Shinwa Taikei Looks quirky so we're in for some weird animation. Plot seems to be interesting enough as well following a person reminiscing about their past.
Yutori-chan 1-4 already aired. She works for a telemarketing company. Random stories and fun occur including some close encounters with the boss, cellphones, and illness! Could be cute. I like that it's short episodes.
That's it for everything that I will be watching/airing. Oddly there are a lot of things I'm interested in and of course a lot that I have no interest in either. There are always lots of OVA's and some movies that come out but I won't really bother talking about those. GINTAMA movie!!! Also everyone seems to be really hyped about the ova Black Rock Shooter. I personally don't care either way about it but I will watch to see exactly what all the hype is about. Here are some second seasons or beyond that I probably will not get around to. But I can hope.
Jewelpet 2nd and Marie and Gali 2 No one will probably pick these up because both their S1's were dropped.
Ookiku 2 and Major 6 Both are about baseball... ewww. But I did just get Ookiku S1 so since it's only 25 episodes and ONE season to worry about, I'll be watching it next week most likely. I hope it's good and not boring like almost all other baseball anime I have watched.
Ikkitousen If I get around to watching all the other seasons I'll pick it up. Highly unlikely. I do want to start this series someday though. I'm a sucker for Romance of the Three Kingdoms knockoffs as you all already know.
Ring ni Kakero 1 Highly will try to watch the older one(s) first. But since I haven't even done that with Cobra it's unlikely that it'll happen. Although it is 24 episodes between the 2 of them so it's likely to be watched next week along with Ookiku.
Iron Man Originally was on the line up but sadly will be delayed till Fall The live action movie Iron Man 2 will have to make do till then. Can't wait!
Bakugan... We'll see as I just finished S1 and half way through S2... Don't ask why...
Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri Uhhhg what a title. I honestly don't even know what this is about. Something to do with card games and magical girls. No thanks. Looks like Pretty Cure mixed with Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch... >.<