Fall 2012 Anime Season Impressions

So here I am again, watching a whole bunch of shows that I have no idea are going to turn out (except for Bakuman 3, that’s gunna b amazin’). Alphabetical order FTW.
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Bakuman Season 3: Directly following season 2 and finishing up the rest of the manga, this story follows Mashiro Moritaka as he aims to become a great mangaka with an anime and his “technically” fiance staring as a seiyuu in it. It goes through all the ups and downs that are expected in real life and brings up what actually happens behind the manga publishing scenes. Very good watch and I’m looking forward to finally finishing this since I haven’t read the manga yet >_<

tl;dr very good, watch it
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Btooom! has got to be the most retarded show this season. Who came up with this idea? Some SAO fanboy who wanted to make a story about grenades? Grenades and bombs aren’t even that cool compared to guns and swords. Meh. So long story short, this guy is really good at this grenade throwing game and gets into the top 10 in the world, gets challenged by the top 2 guy, then gets thrown into a real life challenge of the game. Oh right, they are throwing bombs at each other and don’t even get a scratch when they explode 5 feet away from them. Plus the main guy didn’t even realize his bombs worked by a timer, WHEN HE SAW THE NUMBER GO DOWN AND HAD A DELAYED EXPLOSION. Seriously, how retarded can you get? Bad show, going on my dropped list, so don’t watch it.

tl;dr I hate it, it’s so bad
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Busou Shinki is set in a world where little robots called Shinki serve their masters to the best of their abilities. Busou Shinki are the Shinki that are equipped with weapons and made to fight each other for fame and glory I guess. Besides the plot being completely cliche and average (guy moves to new place, gets settled in, gets harem), a couple of the robot girls are cute and the battles are well done, but that’s about it. The show doesn’t have much promise but I’ll continue watching it to see if it surprises me.

tl;dr it’s meh, watch only if you’re bored
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So. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai. Sometimes I ask myself, “Why am I watching this?” The OP has superb potential to unlock epilepsy in the strongest of individuals, but there are many good gifs out there so… WELL DONE GOOD SIRS. *cough* The main girl is slightly autistic but is fun. Don’t know what the story is about, but pretty much just a character driven slice of life with derpy but funny characters. I’d say it’s worth a watch to see if you like it, I’ll probably keep up with it and hope it gets better.

tl;dr watch it I guess, its fun
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Code:Breaker. *sigh* Why do I always see a show in PVs and expect too much? This show is pretty average; your generic bishie guy who’s a bauss but you know nothing about but he knows everything. Then he turns all emo because no one understands how evil he is and because the main girl is too cold towards him. The plot is basically there are people called, you guessed it, Code: Breakers who have the ability to kill someone with elemental powers. They are supposed to be “evil” because they kill people, but then spout out how they only kill trash who don’t deserve to live. And apparently they are outside of the law because MAGIC. The background of their organization probably won’t be divulged because SHOUNEN MANGA. Average show, wouldn’t recommend it, but I’ll probably finish it because SEIYUU.

tl;dr it’s okay, but wouldn’t recommend
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I have mixed feelings about Girls und Panzer. On one hand, I shouldn’t like it because it has a retarded idea for a plot and its moeblob, but on the other hand I love it because its cute girls do cute things WITH TANKS. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you would like that kinda of slice of life show and the occasional German word play. But I’m gonna enjoy the shit out of this show. /end subjective matter

tl;dr girls and tanks, fuck yea
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The long awaited Hayate no Gotoku season 3~! Sadly JC Staff isn’t involved in the animation so it looks a little different, but it happens. It still has the same flow you know you love. All new material, so even manga maniacs will find something new. Highly recommend as a comedy series.

tl;dr watch for some lulz
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Hidamari Sketch Honeycomb, aka Hidasketch4, how can I say this, is very glorious. Love all the characters, and once you think you know them, you fall in love with them all over again. This slice of life involving 6 friends as they go through high school is very relaxing and fun. I recommend it :3 But of course watch the first three season first ( ´_ゝ`)

tl;dr watch for some HNNNNNNGH
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What’s up with the SAO bandwagon? Everyone on it? Even Ixion Saga DT? Okay. Well, even SAO isn’t a masterpiece and neither is this. This guy plays a game, talks to a girl in game about meeting, he thinks its about IRL so he’s like “OMFG YEA DOOD”. So gets his chance to meet her by actually going inside the fantasy world of the game. At this point in time, I don’t think he’s actually physically in the game, that is to say, you can’t log in and find him, but I think the world existed somewhere else and that’s where he his. The cutest girl in the show turns out to be a guy (/–)/~┻┻ you’re welcome. Show is okay.

tl;dr its meh, don’t recommend
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Jormungand: Perfect World Order. Why is this show so good? I expected it to be a Phantom and Black Lagoon rip-off but it’s actually pretty original. The characters are nicely done, both in style and personality. Koko is amazing. The plot is deep. Fighting sequences are well done. What more can you want? Yuri? It’s got that too! Not to say it’s a clusterfuck-conglomerate but it has a nice balance of seriousness and comedy. I highly recommend this show. BTW watch season 1 first.

tl;dr it’s pretty fucking good
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I seriously have no idea what this show, K, is about. It’s like its Guilty Crown the Sequel: dafuq is dis shyt? The only good part was in episode 2 when the fan service started, but then even more ridiculous shyt happened. As far as I know, this guy killed some one, this organization wants this killer dead, and this killer appears to be the seemingly harmless main character. Meh. I’ll withhold my opinions until later, but don’t expect too much.

tl;dr it’s okay, watch for it later
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Kamisama Hajimemashita, for some odd reason tranlated as “Kamisama Kiss” when I would write “First Time God” but oh well. This seems like a very generic shoujo, girls meets a fantastical guy, guy turns tsundere, girl gets hots for him. Girl becomes a god, guy serves girl. Only watch if you want to watch meh shoujo. I’ll probably end up dropping it, better shoujos out now.

tl;dr watch other shoujos
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Little Busters! Where do I begin…. how about, what is this show about? I mean, from my experience with Key, it’s usually character driven so I shouldn’t expect much more than a drama/romance then the usual Key magic. The magic is usually a hit or miss with me, and honestly, I have no idea where they are going it. They seem to really like keeping people in the dark and I hope it doesn’t take too long until something happens. I’ll give them until they finish introducing the characters. Guess I’ll be watching this. Guess you should be too if you like Key or want to see more by them.

tl;dr John says yes, I say maybe
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So throwing this out there: I was honestly expecting generic shounen manga shit in Magi. I read the plot then thought “oh god, this is going to be so bad.” But when I actually gave it a chance, it turned out MUCH better than I originally thought. It has a very real, dark feel to it and there is nothing too outrageous in it. It’s like a classic fantasy story done well. I’m really looking forward to see how the characters develop and how they handle the challenges later on :3 Highly recommended.

tl;dr watch dis nao
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Medaka Box Abnormal. There was a lot of beef for season 1 because fans raged at the change of development. I wouldn’t be surprised if people didn’t know about the author’s writing style, and I can see where they are coming from. But I don’t see how they can call it bad. Nisioisin is a genius writer and after first I was disappointed when I started Medaka Box. Now I see that the initial episodic school life was just for character introductions and the real story started later. I can easily say he knows where he wants to go with this story and it will definitely be enjoyable. It is kind of a battle story with fantastical elements. If you liked the direction the first season was going, you will enjoy season 2.

tl;dr watch if you like nisioisin craziness
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Onii-chan dakedo Ai sae areba Kankeinai yo ne! aka If we have love, it doesn’t matter if he’s my brother, or abbreviated OniAi. Like all the imouto shows that have come out recently, she loves her big brother. Her obsession with her brother is quite comical and refreshing so well done and breaking the generic stereotype. There’s really no more to say about this, but it you like ecchi/romance it’ll be enjoyable.

tl;dr watch for lulz
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Psycho-Pass gives off a feel very similar to Ghost in the Shell and Zetman (the art, lulz). The main character, Akane, becomes an officer for managing crime. And what better way to do that than with high tech gadgets that read the potential crime level in a suspect and paralyze/kill them! And might as well have criminal subordinates while you’re at it too. Has some thought provoking themes and overall pretty dark, but a decent watch. I’m looking forward to see how this develops.

tl;dr definitely watch this, good potential
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Robotics;Notes. The successor to Steins;Gate. Honestly, after hearing that you have high expectations for it, but don’t. It’s a pretty average school life story about a robotics club that doesn’t want to get disbanded so they enter a robot competition. Or so I thought. Then they throw the famous line from Chaos;Head “Whose eyes are those?” and I’m like “FUUUUUUUUUUUU”. I don’t know what I’m supposed to think anymore. Did I get trolled or wut? I dunno. Damn. I gotta watch it now. Fuck you 5pb.

tl;dr wut is dis, I don’t even….well maybe, watch for this later
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I shouldn’t like Sakurasou no pet na Kanojo as much as I do, because it’s so generic. But I just can’t help liking the main girl. Kuudere is definitely win. Generic girl lives under same roof as protagonist + childhood friend misunderstandings are always fun, but there is only so far you can go with this. Either you’ll find this very fun or just annoying. Oh yeah, the fan service is nice though…. just saying ( ¬‿¬)

tl;dr watch for fun and moe
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I’ve been looking forward to a sequel to Seitokai no Ichizon for 3 years and finally its here (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜 So yeah, if you like hard slap stick comedy and obvious parodies this is just the show for you. The main characters goal to create a harem in the student council is admirable as well. As a comedy it is pretty fun, but don’t expect anything else.

tl;dr watch for slap stick so heavy it leaves marks
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Shin Sekai Yori, or From the New World, is probably the most unique show of the season. I cannot believe how much it has impressed me so far, into episode 3. There is definitely something behind the scenes that nags at the main characters but they have yet to realize how dark the world is. THE THEMES. THE MUSIC. HNNNNNNNGH. WATCH IT.

tl;dr SO GOOD
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Suki tte ii na yo, or Say “I Love you” is a good shoujo and romance. The main girl is a really shy girl (just my type :3) who meets the most popular guy in school by accidentally kicking him down the stairs, mistaking him for her perverted friend. He becomes interested in her behavior, because he’s secretly an M who likes to be ignored (okay maybe that last part is made up, but definitely feels like it). Later he gives her his number. She gets stalked on the way home from work and she calls him in panic then Yamato to the rescue. Stealing her first kiss like a bauss to ward off the stalker. Generic situtation however the main girls personality is definitely unique and you won’t get bored/annoyed with it. I recommend it.

tl;dr pretty good, watch for shoujo
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Okay. I’ll admit it. I’m watching To LOVE-Ru Darkness for the ecchi. I watched the OVA and was immediately suckered in. Heck, I even watched seasons 1 and 2 because of Momo and Nana. Not much to the story, except Rito is an annoying guy who somehow gets a harem and all the girls want his dick. Tons of ecchi, even straight out tits if you watch the version aired by AT-X. As far as the genre goes, it does what it set out to do. That is all.

tl;dr watch for ecchi-goodness
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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun. Just wow. Love the characters. Love the development. I’m not a huge shoujo fan, but this is really good. The normally anti-social Shizuku tames the school’s wildest delinquent and he becomes her first friend. It’s definitely a relationship filled with confessions, coldheartedness, forgiveness, shenanigans and hilarity. I highly recommend this one.

tl;dr watch for awesomeness
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Hate to end with Zetsuen no Tempest, but it must be done. I don’t really know where this show is going, but it has potential. The main guy’s friend attains powers from a witch but has disappeared. Later, he gets caught up in his friend’s world and knows just as much about it as I do. Interesting watch, but I’ll hold on my opinion for now…

tl;dr watch for this later

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