This is the most shorts I've seen air in one season so far. (someone prove me wrong if they want) I like shorts so there's no complaints from me here! 13 new ones and 5 carry overs making 18 of them in total is an awful lot though. What gives anime industry? Feeling lazy this winter or were we all expecting the world to end? LOL
13 new shows are airing that aren't S2's or short episode anime. Very interesting. I've only watched the S2 shows of these and the shorts so far. I might wait till 3 eps are out of all the new ones to start em or I'll just wait till they are all finished at the end of March. Who knows! I'm pretty content with all the shows I am watching along with playing more video games since I got a lot of those over the holidays.
Ai Mai Mii
Cute girls in school poorly drawn that want to draw their own poorly drawn material. The humour is delivered quick, fast, and random so if you like that sort of thing this one is pretty good. It also has a really awesome ED theme along with imagery.
More girls but this time they aren't in school. They are working towards a silly goal of making the #1 manga magazine in Japan... Keep reaching for that rainbow girls!
Yama no Susume AKA Encouragement of Climb
2 school friends with very different personalities wish to climb a mountain... Yeah this one I can't really relate to so I find it incredibly boring. I guess seeing them actually achieve their goal will be cute though. If it happens...
Boku no Imouto wa Oosaka Okan
Sister moves in with brother after being apart for 10 years. YAY another one of those bro/sis animu... -___- This one tries to be funny by bringing in the Japanese Kansai dialect. At least this is a short and not full length like those other shitty ones.
Puchimas! Petit [email protected]
Ever wanted to see the [email protected] girls in chibi form? Yeah neither do I... Actually I'm sure a lot of you out there wanted this! At least it has a few laughs here and there. I wonder how long it is gonna be since it seems to air everyday which is crazy!
This one is the most different of the bunch. All I can really say is there is a cop that has a skull bone head and he's on fire sometimes. Randomness gets thrown at you to the MAX.
Ishida to Asakura
Boys in school thinking about their big breasted classmates... I'm not sure what to think about this one yet but it has some Cromartie High School vibes going on for me.
This one is the "best"even though it's still rather meh. Time will tell to see how funny these chibi swordsmen can be. I like how it really reminds me of Tower of Druaga.
gdgd Fairies 2
This one is a season 2 unlike all the other short ones this season. It is 15 minutes instead of 1-5 minutes long too so it almost doesn't count as a short but by the way I define a short it does. (anything with a time length different from the normal 22-26 minutes). It really is just more of the same old from season 1. Nothing great, very random, and some pretty wtf moments. Always quality entertainment!
Beast Saga, Jigoku Youchien & Line Offline Salaryman are floating around but they haven't appeared yet. Dunno if they ever will honestly. More Hetalia is on its way soon too which is exciting!
We even have some carry overs that I mentioned at the beginning of the post that are still airing. The everlasting (for some reason) Chibi Devi, the adorable mini old man Chiisana Oji-san (at least I think it is still airing not too sure), the wacky adventures of a strange magical girl witch Kuromajo-san ga Tooru, and the oh so silly yet addicting Oshiri Kajiri Mushi AKA Butt-Biting Insect. There's one more called Picchipichi Shizuku-chan that is still going but no one has picked that one up. I think it airs on a channel not many people follow or something I dunno. It looks cute so I hope I get to see it someday.
Will chii blog any of these? haha no.... I'll stick with attempting to catch up on Chibi Devi IF anything this winter. I should probably finish Wooser and High Score first though!
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!
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.
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.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of fall 2012:
- Shin Sekai Yori / From the New World (still airing) 10/10
- Chiisana Oji-san 10/10
- Psycho-pass (still airing) 9/10
- Jormungand 2 9/10
- Bakuman (still airing) 9/10
- Wooser no Sono Higurashi 9/10
- K 8/10
- Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster (still airing) 8/10
- Kamisama Hajimemashita 8/10
- Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer (still airing) 7/10
- JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (still airing) 7/10
- Btooom! 7/10
- Busou Shinki 7/10
- Butt-Biting Insect / Oshiri Kajiri Mushi (still airing) 7/10
- Magi (still airing) 7/10
- Hayate the Combat Butler 3 6/10
- Hiiro no Kakera 6/10
- Lychee DE Light Club 6/10
- Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo (still airing) 6/10
- Suki-tte Ii na yo. / Say "I love you". 6/10
- Medaka Box 2 5/10
- Robotics;Notes (still airing) 5/10
- Code:Breaker 5/10
- Girls und Panzer 5/10
- Chou Soku Henkei Gyrozetter (still airing) 5/10
- Aikatsu! (still airing) 4/10
- Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! / Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! 4/10
- Teekyuu 4/10
- Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun / My Little Monster 3/10
- Seitokai no Ichizon 2 2/10
- Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo 2/10
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.