The last three premieres of the season, Jinsei, Rokujouma no Shinryakusha, and Tokyo ESP. For the final three, they aren’t bad, and serve to shore up an otherwise lackluster season, but much more interesting than the last.
Now I can ignore the rest of the season for video games!
Who am I kidding.
“Take a good look, Railgun, because this is what XEBEC is trying to say you aren’t.”
I suppose where JC STAFF would suggest that a town full of espers can be a dull affair, except for those crazy religious people, XEBEC thought “We can do this, but we can put some REAL grit into it, like killing people, and discrimination, and Michael Bay explosions!” and thus Tokyo ESP was born. I guess I should have read some of the manga, because I was not quite prepared for that opening episode, at least not right away. The description I read almost makes me think the show would start out all Galilei Donna and switch up, but they went straight for the juggler not unlike Aldorah Zero did. So it seems to me like we have a good ol’ fashioned esper fight between those who like humanity, and those who hate humanity.
But I am betting it will be more interesting than Zankyou no Terror
First Rating: 8
Sub Group: FFF
“It’s not Monster Girls, but it will do.”
For those of you expecting an anime adaptation of Monster Girls, still no dice. Rokujouma unfortunately is the light novel bastard child that crams a ghost, a magical girl, an underground girl, and a space princess into one six-mat room occupied by a cheap-skate. Hijinks ensue, and almost always involve the teenage landlady because I’m sure there will be a romcom element squeezing in there somehow, you know, to ruin the ODDWORLD HAREM we got going on here.
I’d say compared to some of the other shows this season, this one actually stays on the cliff in terms of enjoyability. I am a sucker for a light harem so long as it keeps that pace and doesn’t try to overdo itself. I actually thought it was going to be all ghosts, and be the spiritual (haw) successor to that creepy ghost girl show from a few seasons ago. But it seems safely within the bounds of average-tier LN adaptation, so you get what you pay for.
First Rating: 7
Sub Group: Horrible
“Dear Diary, Jackpot.”
I should have known that a show like this would creep up on me and let me have it, in the face. I’ve come to expect nothing less from Feel, because putting Outbreak Company aside, they knew enough of what made GJ-bu awesome to not make this LN adaptation suck. Mind you, it’s not batting home runs here, but being broken out into three parts keeps it fairly simple and straightforward without overworking the premise. Three girls, three specializations, three different opinions about your shitty life questions. But really, science-glasses-girl with a sharp tongue and quick wits? I only have three-fourths of that in my marriage. I of course mean I am missing the NERRRRRD part. Probably for the better.
First Rating: 8
Sub Group: FFF
So after previewing all of the first episodes, and some of the second episodes, here is the breakdown for this season:
Rail Wars! Tits, trains, and tits. Triple-T.
Tokyo ESP Doctor Who?
Akame ga Kill! A hack and slash for the modern age.
Aldnoah.Zero OPERATION COLONY DROP
Shirogane no Ishi Argevollen FUMOFFU!
Jinsei Quarterly dose of cute girls responding to stacks of PLEASE ADVISE.
Rokujyouma no Shinryakusha!? ODDWORLD Harem in a studio apartment. Good for a few laughs.
Glasslip When I finish starring into my twenty-seven ounce mug and see the future, will this show be in it?
Himegoto A four-minute tour. A four-minute score.
Sabagebu! The minute this show pulls a fast one on us, I’m out.
Hanayamata Eh. I mean… just… eh?
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun Too many men. Call me sexist, but if they’re gonna be in my anime, they can mow lawns or something. We already have SWIMMING covering this season’s need for female eye-candy.
To close the final first look of the season, here is a picture of my new cubicle mate.