Review of 2012 Anime Part 3 ~Summer~

Summer was a mixed bag of stuff. There were some really great shows, some really meh shows, and some down right terrible ones. I watched almost everything that aired after they all finished like I did for winter. Horizon 2, Kingdom, The Ambition of Oda Nobuna, Sword Art Online, and Natsuyuki Rendezvous are the only ones I watched weekly along with whatever was still airing from Summer. I didn't watch that new season of Pokemon either because I'm so not up to date with that franchise. One day I swear I will be!! Wooo Pokemon Workout!

Kirito wishes everyone happy holidays. Cheer up buddy!

I got no 10/10 shows shockingly but Horizon could count for it honestly. I need to re-watch both seasons of that sometime soon. Since it is such a great show and all! Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahou Shoujo (long title is long) came out but I watched only one episode of that since it has some kind of airing delays that last months and months for new episodes.

He just gets stronger and stronger!

Best Show of summer is Kingdom. A show that no one but me is watching. More people should watch it!!

Worst Show of summer is Campione! because of no surprise here Who is Imouto wins for worst show of 2012 for me. I don't really care that people actually "enjoyed" watching this show to make fun of it either. Same can be said for Sword Art Online which I enjoyed a lot.

Yawn

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

  1. Kingdom (still airing) 9/10
  2. Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere 2 / Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 2 9/10
  3. Joshiraku 9/10
  4. The Ambition of Oda Nobuna / Oda Nobuna no Yabou  8/10
  5. Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse 8/10
  6. Sword Art Online 8/10
  7. Binbougami ga! 8/10
  8. Yuru Yuri 2 8/10
  9. Natsuyuki Rendezvous 8/10
  10. Moyashimon 2 8/10
  11. Humanity Has Declined / Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita 7/10
  12. Rinne no Lagrange 2 7/10
  13. Kokoro Connect 7/10
  14. Utakoi 6/10
  15. Dog Days 2 6/10
  16. Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebi Sugawa Koukou Tenmonbu 6/10
  17. Hakuouki 6/10
  18. Arcana Famiglia / La Storia Della Arcana Famiglia 6/10
  19. Tanken Driland (still airing) 6/10
  20. Tari Tari 5/10
  21. Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate / Love, Election, & Chocolate 5/10
  22. Chitose Get You 4/10
  23. Yurumates 3D 2 4/10
  24. Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai / So, I Can't Play H! 4/10
  25. Hagure Yuusha no Estetica / Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero 2/10
  26. Campione! 1/10
  27. Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! / NAKAIMO - My little sister is among them! 1/10

This about sums up the series... Not really!

Surprise enjoyment: The drama Kokoro Connect and the comedy Joshiraku came out of no where for me and were highly enjoyable! Very interested in the special episodes of Kokoro Connect coming up. Binbougami ga and Ebiten are 2 more comedy shows that came out of no where for me and were hilariously awesome.

Surprise fail: Arcana Famiglia had everything to be awesome but decided to be lame instead. Very disappointing.

Honorable mentions: Humanity Has Declined was pretty much universally loved by everyone who watched it. I think it was risky to air another gender bent Oda Nobunaga story while another one was still airing from spring but I liked The Ambition of Oda Nobuna a lot in the end! Natsuyuki Rendezvous SPOOKY GHOST!

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On the Fourth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Four Video Game Feels

On the Fourth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Four Video Game Feels,
Three Idol Shows,
Two Amazing Cartoons,
and The Best Boots in All of Anime

Putting down my WiiU/PS3/PSP/DS for a second to write this post! Yup I love gaming just as much as I do anime. This year we oddly had a lot of anime that touched on the gaming world which was pretty darn awesome.

Ixion Saga: Dimension Transfer

One moment you are sitting in your room playing one of your favourite games... The next moment you are falling through the sky in your chair and land on top of some dudes you were looking at while playing your video game! Yup another trapped inside a video game anime! This show gives me super happy feels. It is completely absurd at times and my day 1 post is a great example of that. I can't really tell people to go and watch this but if you are up for a laugh or a hundred you should probably check it out.

Accel World

It's hard to say what I liked about this show because the first half of it was quite boring indeed. Especially those first few episodes. I really almost dropped it because of those. Something about these characters will draw you in though. Who would have thought that school kids playing a video game inside and outside of school would end up so interesting to me.

Btooom

Instead of being trapped inside the game, Btooom transports the trap into real life. People get transported to an island and must fight the same ways they would if they were playing Btooom online. This is kinda most comparable to Battle Royal honestly and when it isn't focusing on the main girls issues the show is actually really enjoyable.

Sword Art Online

This show gets a lot of hate but I personally really enjoy this show. Sure it has a few dumb... ok really dumb moments here and there and the 2nd arc hasn't been as interesting as the first but it's been a really fun ride all the way through and the 2 main characters are COMPLETELY ADORABLE. So there.

Of all these I'd probably want to play Sword Art Online the most... Driland too of course!

Bonus!

Driland

While this is technically not taking place in a video game or based on one the feel is SUPER video gamey because you have chibi little people in a medieval setting dungeon crawling and kicking ass. I love this show even though it's kinda meh to sit through the episodes. I just like the feel it gives me!

There was a .hack movie that came out too but I don't have much to say about it. It was alright.

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