Quick Stat: Winter Anime Rundown
With two weeks in, I’d thought I’d throw out a quickie post with my overall impressions of this season ranked accordingly.
- Dog Days”
- Log Horizon
- Shinmai Maou no Testament
- Cross Ange
- Junketsu no Maria
- Koufuku Graffiti
- Seiken Tsukai no World Break
- Absolute Duo
- Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
- Yuri Kuma Arashi
- Juuou Mujin no Fafnir
It’s Dog Days, really. It’s American Gladiators: The Anime with furries, and cute furries at that. This season seems like it will focus on demons and dragons and less on inter-continental sports, but as long as the major players, and Yuki, remain on the scene, it’ll stay on top of my list.
The peek into the names and faces of Debauchery Tea Party, and whats-her-name from the end of season one, hopefully means some good shit is dropping for the last half of this season. This season has been pretty good so-far, but I feel like they’re holding back a bit.
Shows often go after Highschool DxD’s title of “Most Strategic Lewd Content Per Second” but few achieve it. Shinmai may just come close, but lewd aside, it does remain mildly interesting plot-wise.
Ship girls doing ship things. I’m green on the source material, but based on my interest in previous naval and aerial girl shows, I don’t think I will be disappointed in what they give me here.
The Fukuda Power Hour still gives no fucks about taking every terrible idea from SEED/Destiny to concoct this wank-fest, but damn if it isn’t pretty fucking entertaining to say the least. I have a feeling the second half here is just going to slide into a pool of shit, unless Julio survives and becomes BIG BAD.
Decent visuals, decent story, decent characters. Its ranking can only be dropped if it just stalls on itself in the next few episodes.
It’s food, and I like food, especially lewd food. I’m banking on it scoring points for consistency through the season.
It’s a bit campy, and riding the bro/sis-con or girl-next-door trope that Mahouka ruined for me, but it has some promise plot-wise.
I don’t really know what is going on, is this Kill la Kill On Wheels, or Sons of Anarchy: Moe Edition. Gonna start needing some answers soon. Visuals are okay though.
There really isn’t much to expect from the Jesus Inaho Power Hour, especially since the show is likely going to discard any forward momentum from the first season and spend most of the second doing the same Aldnoah Redshirt of the Week. It’s hard to take seriously a show that doesn’t take itself seriously. In it for the trainwreck though.
There really are too many of these magic/weapon/dragon/??? schooldays shows out there, and this one just seems to be an exercise in meek characters and indirect fanservice. We’ll see where it does.
I was not a fan of Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru in the slightest:
I know, I should be programmed by the Moevolution to accept these shows and embrace them, but maybe its an overload of the concept or just poorly written characters, but this iteration of Generic Harem Blackmail Delusional BEST GIRL Anime #420382892 just did not grab me, especially in the first half.
I can’t see this show getting any better, and about the only reason to keep watching is the hilarious meta-commentary about being an anime blogger or game developer.
What the fuck is this shit? No, seriously, can anyone tell me what is going on? I’ve watched two episodes, and as best as I can tell, I am stuck in some sort of purgatory forced to watch a hybrid of Mawaru Penguindrum and any Monogatari series. At least Sakura Trick made sense.
Mahouka, all over again. Currently on-notice.
Hasn’t aired, so nothing to say yet.
I might be looking to replace a couple entries with other shows from this season, need to read up on some. Or, maybe re-watch some old stuff and do some retro reviews. I don’t think I ever finished Outlaw Star, but I am itching for a re-watch of Stellvia. Decisions!