Anime Fall Season 2014: First Impressions

Unfortunately, since I don’t have as much time on my hands as I used to have, I’ve only started watching a few shows this season. Nevertheless, I’d still like to give my opinions on these shows, so let’s start right away.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

Since I just finished watching Fate/Zero like a week ago, I was planning to re-watch the first season anyway, which is why this anime came right on cue.

It’s seemingly not exactly the same story as the first anime, Fate/Stay Night, since it tells the story from different perspectives. But this is all the better, even.

So far, I’m really enjoying this anime, and I can honestly say that the quality of the animation and especially the fighting scenes, make this an awesome watch already.

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Things I’m looking forward to in 2014

Just a few more days and it’s 2014 already. For some reason this year passed by pretty fast, at least for me, but that’s absolutely no bad thing since I just can’t wait for 2014.

So in this entry I’m going to name the things I’m waiting for the most. These will most likely be anime, but also movies, OVAs, manga and Visual Novels.
Please note that many of the anime I’m going to name are already announced, but in most cases there is no information about their release date out yet. That’s why I’m going to divide this entry into 3 parts to make the list a little clearer.

Stuff that will be released in 2014:
Sakura Trick Anime
Let’s start with the one thing many of you are probably anticipating the most, Sakura Trick. The first episode will air on 9th January, which is just a few weeks from now on and I can barely contain my excitement for this show. A pure yuri anime with (seemingly) various different couples and a lot of cute kisses? Sounds great!
I really hope that this show will be successful, so that everyone can see that the world needs more yuri!
If you haven’t done so already, here’s a short preview for you to watch:

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2013 Anime / Manga / Visual Novel Awards

Before reading, please keep in mind that this is just my personal list, so don’t get angry when I’m not naming your own favorites in this entry.

Also I think this is a pretty random list, since I just posted something similar to this in my “My Personal Highlights of 2013” entry some time ago.
Still, even though I will repeat a lot of what has already been said, there are quite a few new aspects I want to name in this one as well.
I think I’ll do something similar to this at the end of every year from now on, but let’s just see about that. For now, enjoy the list~

Best Yuri Anime: Shinsekai Yori
I know, I know, Shinsekai Yori is not a real yuri anime, but I guess we are kind of short on pure yuri shows this year, so I have no other choice.

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Anime Review: Psycho-Pass

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Psycho-Pass (サイコパス) is an anime series produced by Production I.G. with a total of 22 episodes. It aired between October 2012 and March 2013 and has already been licensed by Funimation Entertainments.
Genre:Cyberpunk, Police, Dystopia, Action
Plot: 8/10                                                   
In the future, Japan is an utopia, a place organized by a certain system, that doesn’t need humans to function. Alongside with many futuristic inventions, the “Psycho-Pass”, a device installed in every human, has a significant meaning to the functionality of this new society. This device is able to measure a person’s criminal tendency factor and in general ones personality, to judge people’s probability to commit crimes. While the crime rate decreased remarkably and the system made life much easier for most people, there are still some that don’t like the way one’s life is determined by a system they know almost nothing about.

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Yuri Anime 2013 [Completed]

I’m a little disappointed with the recent amount of yuri in anime. I mean, it has never been much to begin with, but it also doesn’t seem to rise in quantity at all. Series with the main focus on a girl-girl relationship also won’t appear very often, so in 2013 thus far, I can mostly present you some anime with some subtle yuri undertones.

The series with probably the most “yuri potential” would be Vividred Operation, providing us with scenes like this.

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Aoi (left) and Akane (right)

In Oshima, the happy, carefree 14-year-old Akane Isshiki lived a poor but well-loved life together with her reliable little sister, Momo, who does all the housework, and her grandfather, Kenjirou, a genius inventor who only created useless devices. When the weather is clear, they can see the artificial island, Blue Island, across the sea. In the center of that island rises the revolutionary Manifestation Engine, a discovery that solved the world’s energy problems, and leads to some major problems. (Source: Anime News Network)

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