To open up the winter review session, I’m starting with the two strongest shows of the season, and possibly the year. That of course would be Log Horizon and Noragami. There are so few shows that bother to advance a decent plot alongside some decent characters that actually make sense to each other and don’t just represent tired worn tropes in use by anime since Third Impact, which can either be Lucky Star, or Kugimiya Rie. Historians still argue to this day.
It’s been awhile since I put together a multi-show post, but I’ve finally caught up on 90% of everything as the season is about to close. So as I take a break from constructing the next season chart, lemme take a few minutes to praise or mock this season’s lineup.
I’ve put seventy-five hours into Starbound since a little before this time last month. It’s a little disconcerning, especially since I wanted to finish Bioshock Infinite. BUT THERE IS STILL MORE THINGS TO DIG. Fuck, now I know why I don’t play Minecraft and I quit WoW many years ago.
So anime, right… suffice to say, only a handful of shows are keeping my attention this season. The rest I watch when I remember to, when I am bored, or to make fun of on Twitter (Chu2Koi, looking at you) or the blog. But, everything can’t be Symphogear for me and necessitate refreshing Nyaa every five minutes and downloading RAWs.
Anyway, this week I present a POWER RANKINGS special, fifteen micro-weeklies for everything on my docket this season, ordered from best to worst. It promises to be a mostly terrible affair.
More new series premieres, including the one everyone has been waiting for, Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai Ren, the magnificent tale of how KyoAni can do no wrong in anime. But if that does not strike your fancy, we also got Noragami, Onee-chan ga Kita, Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, and Nobunagun. Truth be told? Not a particularly strong start to this season, but there are a few diamonds in the rough worth polishing, if they bother.