You all probably know the drill by now, so I don’t have to explain much this time. The only difference is the fact that this is a post done by both Rock The Vogt and I, since we picked up quite a lot of different shows this time.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
How long have we been waiting for this anime, and now it’s finally here! I’ve been really excited to watch it, even though I knew that it wouldn’t focus on Nanoha and Fate anymore.
Well, to be honest, I think Vivio is a little annoying at times, and it’s only been two episodes, so that might turn into a bigger problem later on, but whatever. So far, we’ve fortunately already seen quite a lot of our two favorite Mamas, including a really nice bath scene they had together~
Unfortunately, Vivio was present as well, but since she was also the one who made that whole scene happen in the first place, I shouldn’t complain….
Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku
This one was a huge surprise! I wasn’t expecting anything that yuri-ish this season (other than NanoFate of course), but what we got here is something quite interesting.
Our protagonist happens to be a huge lesbian and a yuri fangirl even. Well, I’m not completely sure whether yuri fangirl is the right term to use here, but since she’s shipping herself with other girls, including game characters, I might be right with that.
So far, the show looks quite interesting as well, even though the whole idea behind it seems to be something we unfortunately see way too often in anime. Well, I guess I should wait a little longer. Maybe things will turn out differently as the anime plays out.
I feel like the first episode of this show started out really weakly but gradually became more interesting until the end of it, where some yuri was implied. Which actually made it pretty awesome.
Well, what can I say, I’m easy to please as long as there is yuri~
Still, I haven’t watched more than one episode, so I can’t really say any more. However, even though I really think that this show is the weakest of all the new shows I started watching, I won’t drop this so easily.
Owari no Seraph
Initially, I started watching this show simply because some people were making a big fuss about it online. However, I was quite surprised that after watching the first episode, I was really impressed with it.
It felt a lot like Shingeki no Kyojin, only with vampires instead of giants, and unfortunately, with a less likable main character.
The second episode, however, disappointed me quite a lot. I guess it’s hard to continue with any kind of event that is more tragic than what happened in the first episode. I mean, there are simply not enough important characters left to kill off in order to really come close to how the first episode made me feel.
Ah well, let’s just see how the next few episodes will turn out.
Hello!! Kiniro Mosaic
KinMosa is back again, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s the start of another school year, and you know what that means… prepare for an avalanche of moe! Even the new, strict teacher is adorable and fits in perfectly with the others.
Aya is still having problems telling Yoko her true feelings, but she’s slowly making progress. They still have a ways to go to catch up to Shino x Alice, however. Karen’s back and better than ever, and Honoka is still her number one fan. Shino has Alice and Aya has Yoko, so maybe Karen will finally get herself a partner too.
Overall, if you enjoyed the first season, it looks like you’ll probably end up enjoying another go-round with Karen and the rest of the gang.
This is probably my favorite show of the season thus far. Season 1 was great, but we never found out who Raku’s mystery girl was. Season 2 seems to have what made the original so much fun, plus it introduces another Onodera sister.
More often than not, harems don’t end up being that good. Based on the strength of its characters however, I think Nisekoi: is one that definitely pulls it off.
I wish it was 20 episodes instead of 12, but as long as anyone other than Marika ends up being the girl, I’ll be happy.
I’m a sucker for a good rom-com, and this one fits the bill nicely. The faux love triangle between the three main characters is interesting and is a little bit of a different dynamic than what is usually seen in these situations.
The characters seem likable, even the odd-looking protagonist and the female love interest with an annoying voice. Given that it’s the exact opposite type of show than what would normally be mentioned on YR, I can’t imagine many readers would have much interest in it.
Things have started to pick up in the romance department, and I hope that the old adage of nice guys finishing last doesn’t apply in this instance.
This show felt like a breath of fresh air compared to the other shows I had started up. What’s immediately noticeable is how stylish everything is. The jazzy music, interesting characters, and good sense of humor already make it more compelling than similar shows from yesteryear like Hamatora.
I have no idea where the story is headed, but after a couple of episodes, I’m definitely intrigued and want to learn more about the unique world the story takes place in.
Show By Rock!!
The only reason I picked this show up was thanks to its great name. Partway through the first episode, I didn’t really like how things were playing out. Thankfully though, things improved over the course of the episode and throughout the second.
The music performed in the show isn’t half bad, and all 4 Plasmagica members are charming, especially Cyan and Retoree. Retoree is the bespectacled dog girl who has a bit of a crush on Cyan, the cat girl. Who says dogs and cats can’t get along?
If there’s anything the show has already taught me, it’s that the anime world needs more cute animal girl bands. Oh, and that the story is ridiculous. I’m hopeful it’ll continue to focus more on the musical aspects and less on the CG monster battles, but I have my doubts as to whether that will happen.
I didn’t really know what to expect with this one, but this may be the most ecchi show of the entire season. The protagonist gains superhuman abilities after viewing a girl’s panties, so it’s pretty obvious who the target audience for this one is.
After only a small sample size, it’s mediocre, and there’s not much substance to speak of. That being said, panty shots never hurt anyone, so I can’t see myself dropping it anytime soon.
Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation
The arcade games never made it out of Japan, so I’ve never played them. Regardless, there’s no harm in taking a peek at what a show has to offer, so I gave it a go.
The story, the characters, even the action scenes themselves; everything seems so generic to me. I didn’t expect anything groundbreaking, but it’s becoming harder and harder to justify the time spent watching it.
Barring something seriously great happening in episode 3, this will certainly end up being dropped.
EDIT: After episode 3, this is now dropped.
Ninja Slayer From Animation
This was the big shocker for me. All along, I assumed this would be a legit anime, but much to my surprise, it’s essentially the spiritual successor to cult classic Inferno Cop (with a slightly larger budget). There’s no middle ground involving this show. You’ll either love it or hate it.
It’s the type of show where you have to turn off your brain in order to enjoy it. It’s not meant to be taken seriously at all, and if you do so, you may end up thinking it’s the worst thing you have ever seen. It’s extremely corny, and I love the hilariously bad animation and dialogue.