Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu magic school oh so fun~
I know you know that I love matching uniforms. So I'll say it again. YAY MATCHING UNIFORMS! Red for the girls, blue for the boys and both get to wear that oh so classy black jacket with the gold trim and buttons!
Overall: Sure why not.
Summer anime was another full plate with 27 shows. I watched 26 of them because MonHun Nikki Girigiri Airu Mura G was a S2 to a show that only had 3 episodes subbed from its S1. Someday I hope they'll appear. Kinda like how I'm still waiting for more Gag Manga Biyori. I always feel quite accomplished when I can load up Anime-Planets seasonal anime screen and view everything marked as watched~
Ro-Kyu-Bu is easily the worst show I have watched all year long. While Onii-chan from winter was terrible indeed, it didn't fill me with nearly as much rage as Ro-Kyu-Bu did when I forced myself to sit through each and every episode. It's not even that the show is about lolibasketball. It's more the way it looks... Reminds me of CLANNAD! >.<
Worst Show of summer is aside from Ro-Kyu-Bu because that's the worst anime to air this year, would be Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi. Did anyone seriously even like this show? So bad.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of summer 2011:
- Nyanpire 10/10
- Natsume Yuujinchou 3 10/10
- Bunny Drop 9/10
- Blade 8/10
- No. 6 8/10
- Dantalian no Shoka 8/10
- Yuru Yuri 8/10
- R-15 8/10
- Kamisama no Memo-chou 8/10
- Nekogami Yaoyorozu 8/10
- Baka to Test to Shoukanju 2 8/10
- Nurarihyon no Mago 2 7/10
- Mawaru Penguin Drum 7/10
- Kamisama Dolls 7/10
- Manyuu Hiken-chou 7/10
- Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Kyun Kyun Tokimeki Paradise!! 6/10
- Ikoku Meiro no Croisée 6/10
- Sacred Seven 6/10
- Blood-C 5/10
- Mayo Chiki 5/10
- Double-J 5/10
- The [email protected] 4/10
- Morita-san wa Mukuchi 4/10
- Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000% 3/10
- Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi 2/10
- Ro-Kyu-Bu 1/10
Surprise enjoyment: R-15, Manyuu Hiken-chou, & Nekogami Yaoyorozu all did something weird for me in a good way. Most people didn't enjoy these shows but I found myself hooked. Anime about porn writers, cat Gods, and AMAZING boobs are fun things for anime to look at when your only goal is to have fun.
Surprise fail: I actually had serious hopes that Twin Angel would be good. The ova was so why couldn't the series be? ;__; Even though I gave Baka to Test to Shoukanju 2 a high rating I was still pretty disappointed with it like most people were. They should have kept to what they were doing right from S1, although honestly S2 isn't as bad as people make it out to be.
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!
Like last year I made it a goal to watch everything that aired this year. With a few exceptions of course. Season 2 of shows I haven't seen were counted out and shows that I had seen a lot of but knew I couldn't just stomach anymore. Yup that means no Hidamari Sketch for me this winter! I still can't stand that so many seasons of it are being made... Cobra The Animation was the only other show I didn't watch that aired. It is something I've been wanting to watch for a while and this as certainly bumped it up in my want to watch list. Here we go with Winter's Aired Anime.
Winter actually was a really short season with only 13 shows that aired. Katanagatari started but it only showed one episode per month for the entire year so I don't quite count it. Only 2 shows ended up being 24 episodes (Durarara and Qwaser) and carried onto Spring where all the others were 12-13 episodes. So everything pretty much ended for new spring anime to take over the airwaves.
Winter honestly was a pretty boring season. It had some winners but half my list is on the lower half, out of 10 score wise for only 13 series... Everything was new except for Hidamari Sketch, Cobra, and Heartcatch but since I only started Heartcatch that didn't really matter to me. I was expecting new and fresh from everything but all I got was lame and crappy for the most part.
Katanagatari did something new. Something I haven't ever really seen before. Well in more ways than one honestly. Some of it was cliche like the one episode per sword capture type deal but mostly it was unique. The art and music were amazing and not to mention that you only got one episode per month! That was something special to me. I had always honestly wondered why no one had ever really done a show like that before (There might have been but I'm too lazy to research it) spanning an entire year with 12, 45 minute episodes. Generally I hate shows that have long air dates but Katanagatari was reliable for when it was going to come out. So I knew I would get my show once a month no matter what.
Best Show of winter for me, aside from Katanagatari because that is the winner for overall best anime of 2010 was Durarara. I was looking forward to it from the moment I saw it announced. I watched the first episode and wrote a little something about it and then I actually ended up waiting till it was finished to watch anymore. I'm SO glad I waited too because there's nothing worse than waiting to see one of your favourite shows one episode at a time over many, many weeks. Some people love that but I just can't stand it with something I'm totally into.
Worst Show of winter for me would be Chu-Bra... Even though it's THE only series I have "successfully" blogged all the way through... ._. ...I love panties but not from the eyes of a 12 year old. I'm not even going to chew this anime out anymore. I think I've done that enough already. Urrg.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of winter 2010:
- Durarara 10/10
- Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 8/10
- Hanamaru Youchien 7/10
- Sora no Woto 7/10
- Heartcatch Pretty Cure (still airing) 6/10
- Seikon no Qwaser 5/10
- Dance In The Vampire Bund 4/10
- Ookami Kakushi 4/10
- Ladies Versus Butlers 4/10
- Omamori Himari 2/10
- Chu-Bra 1/10
Surprise enjoyment: Hanamaru Youchien I expected to be just another one of those perverted school kid shows that everyone thinks is cute. It ended up being much, much more.
Surprise fail: Ookami Kakushi I don't even know what that was...
Honorable mentions: Cobra I honestly can't wait to sink my teeth into. I put off watching the new one because I haven't seen the old. This is something I shall be completing in the year to come for sure. Sora no Woto I actually expected to hate a lot more than I ended up. It was total win though. Well not total, it could have been a little less slice of war life like and a little more awesome even though what was there in general was pretty darn awesome. I'm still not sure of my overall thoughts of the show. Heartcatch has brought Pretty Cure back up to my magical girl standards. It was shattered with Fresh last year so I was expecting the worst. Thankfully I got the best. Seikon no Qwaser I think digiboy said it best here "purposefully awesomely bad".
From the anime Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Hideyoshi Kinoshita is a fellow student stuck in class F. He has a twin sister that looks exactly like him, or should I say he looks like her as everyone thinks he is actually a she.
Why I like him: Since no one really knows or cares what his gender really is he gets his own gender!
Why I hate him: Not really a hate cause I did laugh a lot at his fanservice but honestly sometimes it just wasn't needed.
Overall: Bring on Season 2!!!