Review of 2012 Anime Part 4 ~Fall~

Fall is just finishing up at this point. Battle Spirits and a few other kiddy shows weren't watched. I didn't touch the latest season of To Love-Ru due to not having seen any of the rest. I decided NOT to touch Little Busters and Hidamari Sketch to save myself some sanity. I knew I wouldn't enjoy these so why keep going with something I know I'll hate! CHII IS LEARNING!

Sorry Hiro!

Gintama started up again but we only got a few new episodes to sink out teeth into. They were great episodes too! I wish we got more but we will be getting some come January sometime so at least there's that to look forward to. I find it interesting that they are airing re-runs in the meantime! Initial D Fifth Stage started and it is as good as ever. So nice to see more of this show being animated! A few other specials were aired but have stalled so I won't bother talking about them too much since they didn't leave an impression on me. A show that looked cute Haitai Nanafa aired but never got any subs along with another cute one by the name of Picchipichi. I will watch these if they ever surface.

Their lives will forever be changed.

Best Show of fall is Shin Sekai Yori hands down. I can't wait for more! I'd make the top anime Chiisan Oji-san but that's a pretty short show that no one else has heard of anyway. Check it out, it is about a little old man!

Worst Show of fall is Seitokai no Ichizon 2. Yup it still sucks. But it feels like a cop-out making it the worst show of fall since no one watched it. So I'll make Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo the "winner" for the title.

BARF!

Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of fall 2012:

  1. Shin Sekai Yori / From the New World (still airing) 10/10
  2. Chiisana Oji-san 10/10
  3. Psycho-pass (still airing) 9/10
  4. Jormungand 2 9/10
  5. Bakuman (still airing) 9/10
  6. Wooser no Sono Higurashi 9/10
  7. K 8/10
  8. Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster (still airing) 8/10
  9. Kamisama Hajimemashita 8/10
  10. Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer (still airing) 7/10
  11. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (still airing) 7/10
  12. Btooom! 7/10
  13. Busou Shinki 7/10
  14. Butt-Biting Insect / Oshiri Kajiri Mushi (still airing) 7/10
  15. Magi (still airing) 7/10
  16. Hayate the Combat Butler 3 6/10
  17. Hiiro no Kakera 6/10
  18. Lychee DE Light Club 6/10
  19. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (still airing) 6/10
  20. Suki-tte Ii na yo. / Say "I love you". 6/10
  21. Medaka Box 2 5/10
  22. Robotics;Notes (still airing) 5/10
  23. Code:Breaker 5/10
  24. Girls und Panzer 5/10
  25. Chou Soku Henkei Gyrozetter (still airing) 5/10
  26. Aikatsu! (still airing) 4/10
  27. Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! / Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! 4/10
  28. Teekyuu 4/10
  29. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun / My Little Monster 3/10
  30. Seitokai no Ichizon 2 2/10
  31. Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo 2/10
TANKS!!

TANKS!!

Surprise enjoyment: Busou Shinki was a lovely surprise since it's ova kinda sucked. Btooom started off kinda lame but got better then the ending happened... I'd still say that I enjoyed the show overall though. Girls und Panzer TANKS! That's about it... Wooser no Sono Higurashi I ended up liking a whole lot more than I though I would. Probably because I blogged it. I didn't get a lot of what was going on but that's ok because it was pure randomness!

Surprise fail: Code:Breaker kinda took me by surprise by how much it sucked bawls. Robotics;Notes has let me down but it's not really too much of a surprise. I can't decide if I like or hate the otaku chick...

Honorable mentions: Suki-tte Ii na yo. actually turned out to be a pretty decent show after the first few episodes but still pretty forgettable too. Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo keeps on being entertaining. I'm not sure how it keeps happening! Medaka Box 2 as the same score as season 1 but I enjoyed this season slightly more than the first one. I kinda hope we get more of it. Zetsuen no Tempest has a lot of talking but it just happens to be the kind of talking I like a lot. Can't wait to see where this one goes.

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366 Days of Anime School Uniforms: Day 26/366 Bakuman

Day 26/366

Mashiro

Bakuman is about 2 boys who really want to make a manga while still attending school. Oh the joys of growing up!

Unlike most anime we see the boy uniforms the most in this series since it mostly follows 2 boys around. There are 2 different coloured uniforms each gender wears. A green jacket or a tan one is the big difference with the boy uniforms.  They still wear gray pants with a black and red striped tie. The green jacket has a nice dark green trim to it where the tan jacket sports a breast pocket with the schools crest on it. I don't like crests but this one looks alright on the pocket. Not so much for the girl tan uniform though. The green uniform for the boys wins my heart over the tan one. I like the jacket more.

Girl uniforms are rather plain. The green one has a similar jacket to the boys and they wear a gray skirt which I find to be hideous. Both uniforms have a red floppy bow tie. If I had to choose between the green or tan for the girls it would be the tan one unlike picking the green one for the boys. The tan jacket for the girls I find to be ugly because that crest just isn't flattering at all on a girl but I love plaid skirts even if this one is a little odd being red and gray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall: Love the show but don't want to wear either of the green or tan uniforms.

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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.

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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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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Eleven Season 2’s

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,
Three Teachers,
Two Anime Buddy Challenges,
and an Underrated Anime

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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.

Bakuman 2

I FUCKING LOVE THIS SHOW! I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU MANGA READERS SAY!

Working 2

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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.

Mitsudomoe 2

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 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

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Thanks for another season of growing up angsty done in a girly way...

The World God Only Knows 2

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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

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While season 1 was all hit, season 2 was mostly miss. I still enjoyed it but wish it was more like the first series.

Kaiji 2

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BALLS BALLS BALLS!

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~A Look at Anime to Come~ Fall 2011

 Using the chart from here. I give you the below edited for my preferences:

Click to actually read it

8 anime made it to the super looking forward to and will watch. Hilariously only 2 of those titles aren't season 2's and of course they both happen to be the noitaminA titles Un-Go and Guilty Crown. The only 2 season 2's I don't give a crap about are Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi (lol yaoi) and Shana III (lol tsundere). I'm currently trying to watch Shana Season 1 and it's not going so well enjoyment wise so who knows if I'll even get it watched by the time III starts. I find it rather amazing that Shana is the only show I have to watch to catch up with what's airing. Generally I got 2-3 titles to do that for when Spring and Fall roll around but only 1 is just a little shocking for me.

The one anime I'm most pumped up about is Hunter X Hunter. I love the original series and always hoped that they would make more.  I really can't wait for it! I dunno what I'll do if it disappoints me. 🙁

Gundam Age has been getting a lot of flack but I still think it'll be enjoyable. I gotta watch it anyway cause then I wouldn't be able to say I've watched ALL gundam titles! (Somehow I made it through all of SEED) Still waiting on more awesome Gundam Unicorn. An episode of that should be out pretty soon.

Ben-To has me interested for the silly factor. I don't really know what to expect but I do expect to laugh! It's probably the silliest anime I'm looking forward to this fall. I do hope that Kimi to Boku proves to be entertaining and not some kind of Ouran knock off without a reverse harem. Hori­zon on the Middle of Nowhere I hope it wow's me. I just want something that I think might be trash to actually be good.

I really hope that Last Exile and the new Fate/Zero do not disappoint me. I probably could live with Fate making me sad but if Last Exile is crap... I dunno... 🙁

I'll be interested in how Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai AKA "I got me no Friends "will do. There's a fair bit of hype about it but I'm still not so comfortable with it personally. Something about it just screams run away to me. Kinda like how Tamayura does along with those other few red highlighted titles...

SO MANLY!

I won't be blogging any of these but I might start that strange Busou Shinki Moon Angel soon because it's got 5 minutes episodes but I haven't decided on that yet. I've been doing pretty good with the Nyanpire posts so if that keeps going I plan on keeping up! I'm totally going to re-start blogging TORIKO as it's a shame I had to stop. It'll be fun catching up with it because GUTS GUTS GUTS is awesome!

<3 TROLL CAT!

 Fall anime is going to be exciting! YAY for season 2's of shows I actually like! Bakuman, Ika, and Working woooot!

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