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.

Picture by mueojisan Top = Zero Bottom = StayNight

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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Review of 2011 Anime Part 2 ~Spring~

There were a lot of anime that aired this spring! The only ones I didn't watch were the long running continuations of shounen aimed at a younger audience: Inazuma Eleven GO, Beyblade: Metal Fury, Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal, Digimon Xros Wars 2, and Danball Senki. I haven't seen any of these series except for Digimon but even then I only made it through the first 2 seasons before the 2010 reboot of the franchise. There was one shoujo title in there that I would actually like to watch someday called Jewelpet Sunshine. But first I want to watch the other 2 seasons of it...

Looks cute...

With so many shows airing during the spring it should be no surprise that my favourite anime of the year started airing. Yes, Gintama 2 is my #1 for the year 2011. It's great to see all the characters back and getting into wacky situations! That space arc was AMAZING!

If Hyouge Mono actually had timely subs it might be in this spot but I can't put it there comfortably since I've only been able to watch 10 episodes from a 39 episode series. Hyouge Mono is certainly awesome though and more people should watch it!

Thanks for the food! (that I'm about to murder!)

Best Show of spring aside from Gintama because that's #1 of the year would be Toriko. He's a manly man out to find the most delicious food. It doesn't matter if he has to kill it himself! Just look at those arms! I plan to re-start blogging this series in the new year so look out for those! GUTS GUTS GUTS!

Worst Show of spring is Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi... Harem... I don't need to say more. I hate most harem cookie cutter shows. Especially ones that come from eroge games...

Just looking at the picture makes me wanna barf...

Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of spring 2011:

  1. Gintama 2 (still airing) 10/10
  2. Toriko (still airing) 10/10
  3. Hyouge Mono (stalled) 9/10
  4. Steins;Gate  9/10
  5. Ao no Exorcist 9/10
  6. X-Men 9/10
  7. Kaiji 2 8/10
  8. Honto ni Atta! Reibai-Sensei 8/10
  9. Astarotte's Toy 8/10
  10. Hen Zemi 8/10
  11. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai 8/10
  12. Yondemasuyo Azazel-san 8/10
  13. Shouwa Monogatari (stalled) 8/10
  14. Tono to Issho 2 8/10
  15. Tiger & Bunny 7/10
  16. Battle Girls: Time Paradox 7/10
  17. Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera 7/10
  18. C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control 7/10
  19. Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream (still airing) 7/10
  20. Deadman Wonderland 7/10
  21. Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko 7/10
  22. Sket Dance (still airing) 7/10
  23. Happy Kappy 7/10
  24. Seikon no Qwaser 2 7/10
  25. The World God Only Knows 2 6/10
  26. Dog Days 6/10
  27. Suzy's Zoo (stalled) 6/10
  28. Fireball 2 6/10
  29. 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku 6/10
  30. Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 6/10
  31. Nichijou 5/10
  32. Hana-Saku Iroha 5/10
  33. Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai 5/10
  34. Maria Holic 2 4/10
  35. A Channel 4/10
  36. Softenni 4/10
  37. Aria the Scarlet Ammo 2/10
  38. Moshidora 2/10
  39. Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi 1/10

Lotte is adorable~

Surprise enjoyment: Steins;Gate took me by storm. I didn't plan on watching it at first but a friend convinced me to start it. It was like a super win with this series because I really thought it wasn't going to be good, like at all. Astarotte's Toy was pretty much written off by everyone. I too doubted it at first. After all when you see "Semen and 10 years old" in a first synopsis of the series it's hard not to be judgmental.

Surprise fail: Deadman Wonderland while it still gets a passing mark from me, it really needed more for it to be truly awesome.

Honorable mentions: Ao no Exorcist is awesome and no one can tell me otherwise. I hope we get more someday and I can't wait for that movie. Tiger & Bunny should have been a show I fell in love with right from the start. Somehow that didn't happen at first. It took a while for all the characters to grow on me too long for me to truly enjoy the show. Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream is SO girly but I can't stop watching it. I love ice skating and wanted to be one when I was a kid. I should probably write a diary post about it or something~

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