Like every year Spring gave us more anime we knew what to do with! Unlike winter I actually watched everything as it aired. Save for those kiddy shows that I'm not following being Bakugan, Inazuma Eleven, Jewelpet, and Metal Fight Beyblade. Saint Seiya had another season but since I haven't seen any of that franchise to begin with that wasn't watched either. A season 2 of Pretty Rhythm aired but since season 1 isn't even finished being subbed that wasn't watched. When subs appear I'll watch it for sure since I'm enjoying season 1 of it alright.
Some short anime called Koi-ken aired but I haven't even seen raws for this appear. I'm ok with that since it apparently is based on a popular dating sim which I'm so not all about. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 looks interesting but I'd prefer to watch the first stuff for that before jumping into something new. Ozma I didn't watch because I want to do some fun stuff with the Leijiverse stuff eventually.
There was actually very few shows that I didn't enjoy watching this time around. The amount of great shows to choose from was just that good! Even the shitty shows had a few good things to offer so I can't complain about them too much either. I still wish more people would watch Gon...
Best Show of spring is SO hard to choose but I'm going to go with Space Brothers for sure. Honestly if it wasn't for that cat anime I'm blogging it surely would have been #1 of 2012! SPACE!!! Polar Bear Cafe is a super close second for spring too.
Worst Show of spring is Natsuiro Kiseki because while it had an interesting enough idea, cute girls doing stuff just doesn't do it for me in a drama setting.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of spring 2012:
- Space Brothers / Uchuu Kyoudai (still airing) 10/10
- Polar Bear Cafe / Shirokuma Cafe (still airing) 10/10
- Mysterious Girlfriend X / Nazo no Kanojo X 10/10
- Fate/Zero 2 10/10
- Gon (still airing) 10/10
- Jormungand 9/10
- Tsuritama 8/10
- Kimi to Boku 2 8/10
- Sakamichi no Apollon / Kids on the Slope 8/10
- Folktales from Japan (still airing) 8/10
- Ginga e Kickoff!! (still airing) 8/10
- Sengoku Collection 8/10
- Zetman 8/10
- Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 7/10
- Acchi Kocchi 7/10
- Queen's Blade: Rebellion 7/10
- Accel World 7/10
- Eureka Seven Ao 7/10
- Gakkatsu! 7/10
- Kuroko's Basketball 7/10
- Kore wa Zombie desu ka? 7/10
- Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 7/10
- Arashi no Yoru ni 7/10
- Recorder to Randoseru 2 7/10
- Sankarea 6/10
- Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~ 6/10
- Saki 2 6/10
- Dusk Maiden of Amnesia / Tasogare Otome x Amnesia 6/10
- Hiiro no Kakera 6/10
- AKB0048 5/10
- Medaka Box 5/10
- Cardfight!! Vanguard 2 5/10
- Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan 5/10
- Upotte!! 5/10
- Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!! 5/10
- Yurumates 3D 4/10
- Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape 3/10
- Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden (still airing) 3/10
- Shiba Inuko-san 3/10
- Natsuiro Kiseki 2/10
Surprise enjoyment: Ginga e Kickoff!! is a children's soccer show that should be watched by everyone! Mysterious Girlfriend X is a romance anime that I had no hopes for going in but ended up being one of the best romantic anime I've ever seen. Acchi Kocchi had great winter episodes which surprised me.
Surprise fail: Medaka Box ended up being quite lacking... I'll have more to say about it in the fall review.
Honorable mentions: Arashi no Yoru ni I'd like to see more of honestly. Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna BOOBS! AKB0048 is fun but still lacking in awesomeness for me but at least there's a lot of SPACE! Shining Hearts has one of the most hilarious ED's ever! Eureka Seven Ao is finished finished now right?
On the Ninth Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Nine Let Downs,
Eight Food Shots,
Seven Pretty Cure Titles,
Six Underrated Shows,
(Twenty)Five Years of Final Fantasy,
Four Video Game Feels,
Three Idol Shows,
Two Amazing Cartoons,
and The Best Boots in All of Anime
I generally don't like getting my hopes up for shows actually being good but I stupidly did so for the following... Ordered by how much my hopes were crushed.
I wanted ass kicking lady Pirates yarring around SPACE... I fucking got school girls in SPACE pretend playing pirates...
Yet another one of those stupid shoujo reverse harem kickass shows that fucking failed miserably despite having a great idea going on.
Lupin III Fujiko Blaa Blaa
Talk about sucking the fun lightheartedness out of Lupin. Not a fan of "serious" Lupin at all.
I had no real idea what to expect going into this. It made me feel really awkward at times when watching it which is awesome but in the end things just really went no where. Very disappointing. Zombie's have never been so cute before.
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
Urg I dunno what I was expecting with this one... Ghosts are pretty cool generally. But the end did kinda rock. So I guess sitting through some boring paid off.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
For an anime about a food club this show didn't focus nearly enough on delicious treats as it should have!
Kill Me Baby
This show should have been funny as hell but instead I got annoying as fuck.
Ok now we get into the shows that I actually enjoyed enough but just wish they were slightly better. Zetman had it all going on... It just needed more episodes to execute it properly I think.
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
Mixed bag of feelings with this one honestly. I fucking love it to bits and really have it rated highly. But in the end it just fell flat and left me wanting more of the awesomeness it was instead of what awesomeness it turned out to be. These aliens are fucking awesome though! Mecha too!!
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia GHOSTS!
All black for both.
Overall: Don't care either way.
Every thought on these anime are from one episode watched. These are all very short thoughts put together so it might be pretty jumbled but it's my thoughts as I watched each show.
Tsuritama - The interesting art style has me hooked. I related a lot with the beginning and the boy drowning in the classroom. Oh anxiety! All the ocean/water aspects are quite interesting to me and always make me look deeper into the anime. The setting really reminds me of Newfoundland for some reason. Oh yeah it must be all that fishing and all. The fishing also makes me think of my father a lot since he's huge into fishing. I've fallen in love with the fighting fish. <3
Sakamichi no Apollon AKA Kids on the Slope - I'm not a fan of jazz but this works somehow, oh right... Yoko Kanno! XD I had a bf that would use anything as drum sticks too and generally my butt would be the drums. This still happens with my current bf as well. I must have a thing for drummers deep down! The chick in this show always seems to be blushing. I hope it was just a one episode thing but we'll see. I enjoyed the "Richie" boy and his thoughts about school. How he hates going and gets a weird sick feeling about it constantly. Brings back memories of my school life. Oh anxiety!
Jormungand - The leader chick with the white hair REALLY looks like a tranny to me. I really enjoy the background music. This show is totally the next Black Lagoon. Hopefully my first episode impression of it will make me look forward to the already announced S2.
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia AKA Tasogare Otome x Amnesia - So far this is Baka Test to me with supernatural elements. Could go either way.
Acchi Kocchi - I like how it looks at least...
Ginga e Kickoff - Meh kiddy soccer.
Hiiro no Kakera - Meh bishies.
Mysterious Girlfriend X AKA Nazo no Kanojo X - The hair over her eyes is going to get annoying but I'll push through that. Her sparkle drool is pretty darn amazing! "My drool is nothing special." <- I'm sure she tells all the boys this! This show will be good because the relationship is right there in the first episode and there's no dicking around. I'll be looking forward to more of this show and there will be a diary post upcoming from me at some point for it too.
Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan - BREAD HAREM! Best ED ever btw! LOL