Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 Animes
Fall 2013 opinions
Noucome: NOUCOME WAS LEGIT GOOD. Why just 10 episodes :( Pretty funny how it pivoted from annoying-bad to awesome-bad once the absolute choices stopped interfering with (and at times even aiding) his romantic comedy shenanigans! Titles can be deceptive.
Kyoukai no Kanata: Was doing really well, the last arc looked fantastic, but the very end was lame. The Beyond the Boundary youmu is so powerful nothing really matters and Akkey can do whatever, from what I understand. Some of the setting also stayed unexplained, but that’s Kyoani making place for a sequel or whatnot, as it’s a quasi-original. (The ONAs and the idol episode are 10/10 reflexivity though. They almost count as a different series.)
Outbreak Company: I didn’t plan to watch it at first, and it was pretty bad. Very cringy and while the plot didn’t make much sense, it tried so hard to be serious at times you can’t dismiss it as parody. The girls were cute though, shame about Petralca not being a central character most of the time. Myucel’s dedication was adorable, but even that came out weird since she was 100% dere early on leading to some stagnation. Oh and the two best episodes by far were anime original, which speaks a lot about the source.
Unbreakable Machine Doll: Was alright, even though the shounen antics dragged me down. Yaya is super cute and super funny in her obsessiveness, and Charlotte was the best classic tsundere I’ve seen in a long while. Wish they had done more with Yaya’s sisters. And from what I hear, the big conflict from the novels didn’t get adapted so welp.
Little Busters Refrain!: It was good, though not a favorite. Classic Key magic. My main issue was with the plot, not the adaptation, which is surprising considering the JC Staff drama. I’d love a JC Staff adaptation of Rewrite now.
Kyousougiga: 100% awesome. Great plot, fun characters, looked incredible. And Kugimiya Rie is the best voice actress of 2013 for it.
Monogatari: Anime of the season as usual. So much wonderful Shaftness. Loved Otorimonogatari, and so I didn’t like Koimonogatari’s conclusion much. But it’s Nisioisin he’ll be coming out with more stuff out of nowhere to retcon things. I wonder what Kanbaru will do when it’s her time to shine.
Golden Time: Wonderful. Everybody will blow up with guilt soon enough and it’ll be awesome. Drama done right imo. (And Kouko is the best girl forever.)
Tokyo Ravens: I reeeeeally liked the interactions set up between the main four characters in the first arc. Then they forgot about it. Sure, the rest of the episodes were cute at times, funny at times, but nothing as big as the first arc. THEN they remembered that for episode 12 (including a hilarious scene of Harutora noticing the ribbon, something that has been obvious the whole time) AND now I don’t know what will happen. Hope they keep up!
Strike the Blood: Soooo bad wwwww, didn’t mean to pick this up but welp, the girls are just too awesome to skip. The “>be a pervert >gain minions” mechanic is hilarious. Asagi best girl btw.
Infinite Stratos 2: ;_; I tried, but the Sarashikis plot around ep 9 is kinda unbearable. I’ll finish it someday.
Galilei Donna: Dropped it early on. It had some interesting ideas, it executed them really poorly. Shame I missed the time travel arc though, that sounded funny.
Winter 2014 plan to watch list:
Chuunibyou Ren: Season 1 had plenty I didn’t like, but I can’t resist at least trying it. Nibutani best girl.
D-Frag!: Everybody loves the manga, and really, you can’t go wrong with a setup like this. Plus the VA cast is awesome.
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha: Looks so sweet lol I kinda love it already just from the PV. Kyoto tourism anime otsu.
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei: Dogakobo does two different anime nowadays: Cute girls and cute girls + a guy. This seems to have a guy, so depending on the interactions it might be the same anime as GJ-Bu. I say that but I’m mostly watching because of this video though.
NISEKOI: NISEKOI THE BEST BASED SHAFT (gonna love it sooooooo much, anime of the season for me at least!)
Noragami: Looks cool, if I have time for shounen antics this season.
Nourin: Looks cool, if I have time for the awful light novel adaptation that I end up loving this season.
Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga.: ＩＭＯＵＴＯ
Sakura Trick: Gachi yuri with artsy inclinations. Gonna be awesome, I can tell.
Wake Up, Girls!: Yamakan ganbatte! (´･ω･`) (I’ll drop if it’s not self-criticism/parody/faux-deep/etc.)
Witch Craft Works: The manga is fun and visually awesome. I hope the adaptation gets that through. (I trust you JC Staff!)
Tonari no Seki-kun: I like the manga, short anime is easy to watch. Right? Right.
So 15 series compared to 11 last season. I hope I have time.