Ah well, I figured, since I tumblogged last seasons anime, that I'd do it here from now on. As a whole, the winter 2013 season looks...bland. I'm not excited like I was last season. Not only do we have less of a selection, but we have a lot of 3-5 min shorties and uninteresting summaries.
I'm only watching 2 series for sure, and unsure of how many others I'll be trying, since I bit off more than I could chew last season. Only listing those I'm watching/maybe watching. I'll be updating the post as I watch them. Listed in order of release:
Hiyokoi: Really, this came out last month. It was boring and generic OVA. Why it's listed as a series on the chart is a mystery. 4/10
Nekomonogatari Kuro: Same opinion as the rest of the series; pretty good, but nothing to get excited over. 7/10
Yama no Susume: I was really hoping this wasn't a shortie, but it is. Pretty good though. I'll keep watching for now. Update: This actually could have made a decent full-length show 6/10
Maoyuu Maou Yuusha: Not usually into fantasy, and there's a bit too much boob for my tastes, but this is actually looking pretty good. Starting rating of 6/10, and we'll see where this goes. Update: A lot less boobage in subsequent episodes and actually pretty good!
Cuticle Detective Inaba: I have a feeling this will be hit or miss with me. Pretty funny, actually. Total fetish fuel, btw, ngl. I also really like how they're handling Yuuta's character. I'll keep watching; starting rating of 6/10 I have no motivation to watch this any more, dropping with a 5/10
AKB0048 Next Stage: I haven't seen the original, but I'll try it anyway. Cute character designs, but it tried to shove srs plot into something that really shouldn't. The fight sequence made me cringe. This is terrible. 3/10
Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru: I had a feeling this wouldn't be great; I was right. Boring generic love story; incredibly pretictable. I'll only continue watching if I run out of other stuff to watch. 4/10 starting, let's hope it gets better.
Ishida to Asakura: Checked this out even though I was pretty certain I wasn't going to like it; what I found is one of the worst things I've ever seen. Do not watch this. Just. Don't. 1/10
Love Live! School Idol Project: I don't think I'll like it, but the fan participation thing seems interesting. This is actually pretty good for an idol series and doesn't rely on 3D models too much. 6/10 starting, let's hope the quality keeps up.
Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyobu Kyousuke: It's...okay? Failed to interest me, but I can see other people liking it. I'm not even entirely sure what I don't like about it. I'll give it a 5/10 and try another episode or two before I make a final decision. I have decided not to watch. Can't bring myself to watch more.
Bakumastu Ginjinden Roman: Wasn't planning on watching this one, but what a pleasant surprise! This is actually pretty good and has the potential to keep getting better. Starting rating of 6/10 It got to the point where I was only watching for the Doctor and his zombies. 5/10
Amnesia: It's...pretty? That's really all it's got going for it. It appears to be based on a dating sim. I wont be watching this. 4/10
Line Offline Salaryman: This is a short, but looks like it might be good. Nope. 2/10 Also updated knowledge that it's to advertise mobile chat app Line (which is a good app btw)
Tamako Market: The K-ON team is working on it, that's all I needed to hear. Cute, and appears to have more of a plot than K-ON did. Also mochi! I will get hungry every time I watch it. ;_; Starting rating of 7/10
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai: I had high hopes for this one, but turned out to be boring. 5/10 Not watching.
Kotoura-san: OH WOW. I wasn't planning on watching it, but I'm super glad I did! Best of the season with a starting of 8/10. Let's hope it stays good. Update: The first episode is a lot better than the rest of the series and is actually pretty lighthearted aside from a few episodes. Rating dropped to 7/10
VividRed Operation: Did somebody say mechas? If it weren't for the crotch shots every five minutes, this would actually be decent. I expected better from A-1. It's a shame, but I can't watch this. 4/10
Doki Doki Precure: This isn't out til Feb because Smile isn't over yet, but you bet your ass I want the prettycurr. Doesn't get me excited like Smile did, but I think the plot will develop into something worthwhile; gettin Heartcatch vibes like mad. 6/10 to start
As a whole, this season is a letdown. I'm putting up with watching shows that I'm not very interested in just to fill holes in my schedule. Maybe my expectations were too high as a result of last season's great offerings, but next season looks good and has plenty of mecha.
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