Posts Tagged ‘fall anime’
A week has gone by since the last time I updated my thoughts on the fall anime series, and while my general opinion is still unchanged – “This is the best season in years” – there’s a lot to be said about what’s going on. With most series having two episodes under their belts, let’s jump into it.
To Aru Majutsu no Index II – This is mostly based on my love of the books, which admittedly have their flaws, but have kept me reading for months. The new opening song gets special props for making me giggle whenever I think Kawada Mami is singing “No paaaaants!”
The World God Only Knows – Captures the feel of the manga quite well, with the addition of some excellent production quality on the part of Manglobe and the staff. Elcea is like 20 times cuter in the anime than she is in the manga, though I’m still not fully convinced by Shimono Hiro’s portrayal of Keima.
Star Driver – I wish I had maids who sparkled at me when I took my shirt off. It’s from the “Don’t think about it too hard” school of fun, and I’m still in.
MM! – Still a guilty pleasure.
OreImo – It’s a very well-researched look at the social dynamics of otaku, and I appreciate that. Saori “Bajeena” also amuses me, since I know some people like that.
Gave it a chance, and…
Squid Girl – This show made me laugh a few times, but I don’t see myself sticking with it for very long because I’ll get tired of the humor fairly quickly.
Iron Man – Dropped until it airs on G4. I want to see it in English.
Super Robot Wars: The Inspector – Worth sticking to. I may be biased though, since I started playing Alpha 3 recently and have become weak to cheesy robot fun (see: Star Driver).
Otome Youkai Zakuro – Better than I expected, but still not really up my alley. Some old Sakura Taisen fans are clinging to it, though, so maybe after a few more episodes I’ll pick it back up.
Soredemo Machi ha Mawatteiru – This one’s actually pretty funny, but I absolutely can’t stand Omigawa Chiaki’s acting. She belches and whines her way through scenes, and it’s just not fun to listen to. Sakurai Takahiro as the old woman deserves props, but I want to take a chopstick to my eardrums every time Omigawa’s character opens her mouth.
Bakuman – Slow. Dull. No.
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – Some people took a look at this image of Panty and went “God, that’s hawt.” I went “Holy crap, what happened to her left eye?” I will not mock you for liking it, since it’s massive parody in action, but I don’t like it myself.
Motto ToLoveRu + Samurai Girls – Lumped into the same category of “My quality meter is not controlled by my hormonal urges.” I didn’t watch Seikon no Qwaser, I didn’t watch High School of the Dead all the way through, and I won’t watch these for more than a few minutes.
How’re you guys doing with the new season?
With the Fall season only days away, we have a couple of new trailers to build anticipation. First, the Arakawa Under the Bridge 2 trailer offers another look at the crazy lives of the outcasts who live under the bridge, while actually showing animated footage unlike the other freaky-ass trailers.
Meanwhile, the semi-autobiographical and industry-savvy comedy Bakuman trailer doesn’t really tell you much of anything, other than that Bakuman and Arakawa Under the Bridge 2 won’t have very good animation. Then again, they’re comedies – who needs those to be well-animated, right?
I’m going to watch Arakawa myself, but Bakuman doesn’t quite appeal to me as a story. What are you guys going to watch?
The two-minute trailer for Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai offers a whole lot of Kirino for her fans, and I have to admit that it paints an attractive picture. Kirino is just the right mix of anime girl and realistic little sister, and the opening song by Claris is surprisingly listenable.
Okay, it’s autotuned into near-unrecognizability, but everything about this show tells me that it’ll be enjoyable enough to watch. I may even pick up the novels after I’m done slogging through Index.
Yes, I’m aware that the subject line doesn’t quite make sense. But this is the author who created “Meltdowner” and “Aerohand,” who should be coming up in the next season of To Aru Majutsu no Index. If you’re going complain, that just opens up a huge can of worms about technical correctness in a show that has magical nuns, electric schoolgirls and 18-year-old bishops. Just watch the trailer and be happy that there is more sci-fi/fantasy face-punching goodness coming next week.
I’m so excited that I can’t even tell you. Ninja Catholics, Kuroko getting stabbed, the sports festival, and Kuroko getting shot, this upcoming season has everything I could possibly want. Did I mention that Kuroko gets beaten into a bloody mess in the second arc? Because I am really looking forward to that.
Posted September 16, 2010on:
It’s been a long time since the word takabisha got thrown around – it’s an older character archetype that predates tsundere. It means a haughty and overbearing girl, and it applies to Kirino of Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (“There’s no way my little sister is this cute”) far more than tsundere does. After all, it’s made very clear from the beginning that she has no interest in her brother and thinks the whole brother-sister thing is creepy in real life. But she has to swallow her pride and ask him for help, and that has led us to this wondrous, wondrous 30-second trailer for the upcoming OreImo anime.
I have high hopes for this one, since the novels are good without getting all weird and freaky, and that means a lot in this world of Queen’s Blade and Qwaser.
You want fall anime? Crunchyroll has your fall anime right here.
Yesterday, the anime streaming site announced a host of Kadokawa titles, including:
The World God Only Knows
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume)
Super Robot Wars OG: The Inspector
Sora no Otoshimono: Forte
Tegami Bachi season 2
They also said that 13 titles from Kadokawa’s back catalog will be added soon, but this is a pretty spicy announcement as it is. While I’m still not very hot about Panty & Stocking, the Kaminomi (The World God Only Knows) anime has been high on my priority list ever since I first read the manga and went “Man, this is becoming an anime and soon.”
What are you guys looking forward to?