Fall 2013 Anime |OT2| The Rise and Fall of Kyoto

Status
Not open for further replies.
Dec 5, 2009
21,930
0
0
#1
Welcome to the Fall 2013 season of anime! Watch your step on the way in. We've got something for everyone here: action shows, sports shows, mecha shows, original shows, unoriginal shows, the works. It's a lot to keep track of, so let this be your guide to what's worth paying attention to and what's not.

---

Simulcast Schedule

Sunday
CR,DS,HL - Magi: The Kingdom of Magic - 1:30am PST
CR - Wanna be the Strongest in the World - 5:30am PST
CR - Teekyu 3 - 7:30am PST
CR - Meganebu! - 9:00am PST
CR - Walkure Romanze - 9:30am PST
CR - Gingitsune - 10:05am PST

Monday
GU - Gundam Build Fighters - 4:00am PST
CR - Yowamushi Pedal - 11:00am PST
CR - Diabolik Lovers - 12:00pm PST
FN - Unbreakable Machine-Doll - 12:00pm PST
CR - Arpeggio of Blue Steel - 12:25pm PST
CR - Non Non Biyori - 1:05pm PST

Tuesday
FN - Tokyo Ravens - 10:00am PST
FN - BlazBlue Alter Memory - 11:00am PST
CR - Miss Monochrome - 11:00am PST

Wednesday
VZ - Coppelion - 9:00am PST
CR - Kyoukai no Kanata - 9:30am PST
CR - NouCome - 11:00am PST
CR - Phi Brain Season 3 - 12:00pm PST

Thursday
CR - Nagi no Asukara - 8:00am PST
CR,DS,HL - Valvrave the Liberator Season 2 - 10:00am PST
CR,DS,HL - Kill la Kill - 10:30am PST
CR - Samurai Flamenco - 10:30am PST
CR - Galilei Donna - 11:00am PST
CR - Infinite Stratos 2 - 12:00pm PST
CR - Golden Time - 12:30pm PST

Friday
CR - Kyousougiga - 10:00am PST
CR - Strike the Blood - 11:00am PST
CR - Yusibu - 11:00am PST
FN - Freezing Vibration - 12:30pm PST

Saturday
CR - Log Horizon - 4:30am PST
CR - Little Busters! Refrain - 7:00am PST
CR - Hajime no Ippo Rising - 11:00am PST
CR - White Album 2 - 11:00am PST
CR - Kuroko's Basketball 2 - 11:30am PST
CR - Ace of the Diamond - 5:30pm PST
CR - Outbreak Company - 10:00pm PST


Legend:
CR = Crunchyroll
VZ = Viz Anime
FN = Funimation
DS = Daisuki
HL = Hulu
GU = Gundam.info

(regional streaming restrictions may apply)



---

Movie Line-up

Madoka Magica Movie 3: Rebellion Story
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo Yukihiro Miyamoto
Animation Production: Shaft
Opening Date: 10/26
Official Site: http://www.madoka-magica.com/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNErFx2XEqs

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.




Patema Inverted
Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
Animation Production: Purple Cow Studio Japan
Opening Date: 11/9
Official Site: http://patema.jp/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIeCI7l138s

Impressions from Scotland are that this is well-made, if not up to Time of Eve's level.




Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
Director: Isao Takahata
Animation Production: Studio Ghibli
Opening Date: 11/23
Official Site: http://kaguyahime-monogatari.jp/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giUFDnL1fG8

Probably the last film Takahata will direct. Probably going to be awesome.




Bayonetta: Bloody Fate
Director: Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai, X-Men)
Animation Production: Gonzo
Opening Date: 11/23
Official Site: http://www.bayonetta-movie.com
Trailer: http://www.bayonetta-movie.com/Movie/gekijyo_yokoku.mp4

Even if this is Gonzo, it looks rather attractive. Honest!




Persona 3 the Movie: Spring of Birth
Director: Noriaki Akitaya
Animation Production: AIC A.S.T.A.
Opening Date: 11/23
Official Site: http://www.p3m.jp/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3lYJtycWwA

The superior Persona game finally gets an anime adaptation. Yay.




Majokko Shimai no Yoyo & Nene
Director: Takayuki Hirao
Animation Production: Ufotable
Opening Date: 12/28
Official Site: http://majocco.jp/
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGzbHzv20-M

Sweet 2D. Sweet colors. Cute witches. Ufotable r0x.



Other Franchise Films for Franchise Fans:
Dokidoki! Precure Movie: Mana Kekkon!!? Mirai ni Tsunagu Kibou no Dress (10/26)
Lupin III vs Detective Conan: The Movie (12/7)



---

TV Line-up

KYOUSOGIGA TV
Director: Rie Matsumoto (Heartcatch Precure movie)
Character Designer: Yuki Hayashi (Driland S1)
Music: Go Shiina (Tales of Legendia, God Eater)
Animation Production: Toei Animation
Japanese Air Time: Thursdays at 1:30 AM, starting 10/10 (episode 0 on 10/3)
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoOp1vf98ac

Rie Matsumoto is a talented young director, and she's come up with a really unique world with a lot of potential in Kyousogiga. The TV series takes the material from the earlier ONAs and expands on it, fleshing out the characters and setting, focusing on the family that's at its core. It's good stuff.




VALVRAVE THE LIBERATOR SEASON 2
Director: Kou Matsuo (Kurenai, Red Garden)
Series Composition: Ichiro Okouchi (Code Geass, Planetes)
Animation Production: Sunrise
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pagaPIi3XaA

The comedic genius of Valvrave returns, and it hasn't lost any of its touch. Karlstein crew swimsuit calendar when?




GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS
Director: Kenji Nagasaki (No. 6, Gundam 00 assistant director)
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda (Gundam 00, Gunpla Builders Beginning G)
Animation Production: Sunrise
Japanese Air Time: Mondays at 6 PM, starting 10/7
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVkcvXOOs70

A must-see for fans of Gundam or mecha animation.




SAMURAI FLAMENCO
Director: Takahiro Omori (Baccano, Natsume's Book of Friends)
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata (R.O.D., Kamichu!)
Original Character Design: Chinatsu Kurahana (Uta Prince)
Music: Kenji Tamai/agehasprings (Genki Rockets)
Animation Production: Manglobe
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 1:20 AM, starting 10/11
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N184vpfST18

Low production values, good writing, quirky and interesting characterization in this Japanese Kick-Ass.




KILL LA KILL
Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi (Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking)
Series Composition: Kazuki Nakashima (Gurren Lagann, Re: Cutie Honey)
Character Design: Sushio (One Piece Movie 6, Engage Planet Kiss Dum)
Animation Production: Trigger
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 2:05 AM, starting 10/4
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14o2em_tv

It's crude, it's lewd, it's brash, it's fast, it's Imaishi.




YOZAKURA QUARTET: HANA NO UTA
Director/Character Design: Ryo-chimo (Birdy the Mighty Decode character designs)
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 11:30 PM, starting 10/6
Trailer: http://yozakura-anime.jp/pv_03.html

It delivers on the animation spectacle, but surprisingly also on fun character interactions. And pantyshots, if you care about that sort of thing.




YOWAMUSHI PEDAL
Director: Osamu Nabeshima (D. Gray-man, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas)
Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida (K-ON, Girls und Panzer)
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
Japanese Air Time: Tuesdays at 1:35 AM, starting on 10/8
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLZJUBspgO4

A gem of a sports series so far, with charming characters, well-visualized cycling, and exciting pacing.




HAJIME NO IPPO RISING
Director: Jun Shishido (Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger, The Story of Saiunkoku)
Animation Production: Madhouse/MAPPA
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 1:35 AM, starting 10/6

Hajime no Ippo has a strong fanbase and a good reputation. Unfortunately, the anime has reached the point where manga readers say the story begins to go south, so how well this season to manage to stack up to the past ones remains to be seen. Impressions seem to be decent so far.




WHITE ALBUM 2
Director: Masaomi Ando (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse)
Chief Director: Seiya Numata (Milky Holmes S1-2 character designs)
Animation Production: Satelight
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 1:30 AM, starting 10/6
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rITDXhpfaE

A surprisingly well-executed, low-key visual novel adaptation, with a love triangle where you can actually understand why the members would fall for each other.




MEGANEBU
Director: Soubi Yamamoto (This Boy Can Fight Aliens!)
Animation Production: Studio DEEN
Japanese Air Time: Mondays at midnight, starting 10/7
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olBsGuxnbxo

Soubi Yamamoto makes her TV debut at the fresh young age of 23 after directing a couple BL shorts at Shinkai's studio Comix Wave. With weird indie direction and the gaudiest art direction this side of Trapeze, this is perplexing but mildly amusing fun. ALL YOU NEED IS M-E-G-A-N-E.




COPPELION
Director/Character Design: Shingo Suzuki (K)
Animation Production: GoHands
Japanese Air Time: Wednesdays at 9 PM,, starting 10/2
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqNivE8KhGM

How many different filters will GoHands use? Watch to find out! Or not.




NON NON BIYORI
Director: Shinya Kawamo (Kokoro Connect)
Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida (K-ON, Girls und Panzer)
Animation Production: Silver Link
Japanese Air Time: Tuesdays at 1:35 AM, starting 10/8
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtOCzzLNsOY

If you're looking for a new cute girls doing cute things show, this is pretty much your only option this season. The rural setting gives it a unique hook. Quite a few people like this.




GOLDEN TIME
Director: Chiaki Kon (Higurashi, Umineko)
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 2:35 AM, starting 10/4
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9tcyonlZAM

Seems like a mediocre adaptation, as you'd expect from Chiaki Kon.




LOG HORIZON
Director: Shinji Ishihara (Fairy Tail, Tokyo Majin)
Animation Production: Satelight
Japanese Air Time: Saturdays at 5:30 PM, starting 10/5
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhXgBkeduII

It's like Sword Art Online, but without the incest. Or the harem. Or the overpowered protagonist. Or the eyeball licking. And with Jouji Nakata playing a dapper catman. And airing on public educational television. So it's really not like Sword Art Online at all. Perhaps the most accurately researched MMO anime yet?




GINGITSUNE
Director: Shin Misawa (Fire Emblem, Capeta)
Animation Production: Diomedia
Japanese Air Time: Mondays at 1:05 AM, starting 10/7
Trailer: http://gingitsune.net/pv_02.html

Kind of relaxing but kind of clumsy.




KUROKO'S BASKETBALL SEASON 2
Director: Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko S1, Bungaku Shoujo)
Animation Production: Production I.G.
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 1:58 AM, starting on 10/6
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ox9aQTegrU

The trailer shows that Kazuto Nakazawa is back with some delicious basketball animation. I'm sure there'll be plenty of delicious BL teasing too for those of you into that.




ACE OF DIAMOND
Director: Mitsuyuki Masuhara (Polar Bear's Cafe, Chi's Sweet Home)
Animation Production: Madhouse/Production I.G.
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 8:30, starting on 10/6
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUV98RNnNg

Baseball with SHOUNEN emotions.




KYOUKAI NO KANATA
Director: Taichi Ishidate (Nichijou assistant director)
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
Japanese Air Time: Thursdays at 12:30 AM, starting 10/3
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnfeVrAAS2k

KyoAni applies their technical prowess to some of the worst light novel dreck out there.




GALILEI DONNA
Director: Yasuomi Umetsu (Kite, Mezzo Forte)
Character Designer: Shingo Adachi (Working!, Sword Art Online)
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 12:50 AM, starting 10/11
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x14wfja_galilei-donna-pv_shortfilms

Umetsu shows that he can't tell a decent story.




MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC
Director: Koji Masunari (Magi S1, Welcome to the Space Show)
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino (Guilty Crown, Macross Frontier)
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 5 PM, starting on 10/6
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ8cFBcXYsk

Mor.




ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL
Director: Seiji Kishi (Devil Survivor 2, Danganronpa)
Animation Production: SANZIGEN
Japanese Air Time: Tuesdays at 2:55 AM
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30GHXmIyWJk

As a full-length CG TV series from SANZIGEN it's a curiosity, but the implementation still leaves something to be desired, not to mention Kishi is the laziest director alive.




BLAZBLUE ALTER MEMORY
Director: Hideki Tachibana (Dragon Crisis, H20)
Assistant Director: Seiji Mizushima (Un-Go, Natsuiro Kiseki)
Animation Production: Hoods Entertainment/teamKG
Japanese Air Time: Wednesdays at 12:30 AM, starting 10/9
Trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/k3DNfJmkyuEd4A4qdhu

Without adapting the gag endings, there's really not much point.




NAGI NO ASUKARA
Director: Toshiya Shinohara (Red Data Girl, Black Butler)
Series Composition: Mari Okada (Hanasaku Iroha, Aquarion Evol)
Original Character Design: Buriki (Haganai)
Animation Production: P.A. Works
Japanese Air Time: Thursdays at 10 PM, starting 10/3
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpWCIwPQS3Y

Okada writes that tangled romantic drama she does so, er, characteristically.



There's more... but does anyone care?



LITTLE BUSTERS REFRAIN
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa (Little Busters, Kill Me Baby)
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Japanese Air Time: Saturdays at 8:30 PM
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNEQUd7BT_U

The patented Key melodrama will kick into full gear in this season, so if you're into that, have fun. Expect ghosts.



SEKAI DE ICHIBAN TSUYOKU NARITAI! (Wanna Be the Strongest in the World)
Director: Rion Kujo (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, Samurai Harem)
Animation Production: ARMS
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 8:30 PM
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC5P8lRD-X0

Closest thing to porn you'll get on TV.



YUUSHA NI NARENAKATTA ORE WA SHIBUSHIBU SHUUSHOKU WO KETSUI SHIMASHITA (Yusibu)
Director: Kinji Yoshimoto (Queen's Blade, Genshiken 2)
Character Design: Tetsuya Takeuchi (Yuji Seijin Naoko-san)
Animation Production: asread
Japanese Air Time: Saturdays at 1:30 AM, starting 10/5
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTtxA-xECms

The squishiest breasts ever seen.



INFINITE STRATOS 2
Director: Susumu Tosaka
Animation Production: 8-bit
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 2:58 AM, starting 10/4

Russia is the new waifu; Char who?



PHI BRAIN SEASON 3
Director: Hirotaka Endo (Phi Brain S2)
Series Composition: Mayori Sekijima (Phi Brain S1-2), Junichi Sato (Aria, Tamayura)
Animation Production: Sunrise
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 5:30 PM
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaFnUIzHZ6c

NHK is still sponsoring more of this.



ORE NO NOUNAI SENTAKUSHI GA, GAKUEN LOVE COME WO ZENRYOKU DE JYAMA SHITEIRU (Noucome) (My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy)
Director: Takayuki Inagaki (Rosario + Vampire)
Animation Production: Diomedia
Japanese Air Time: Thursdays at 1 AM, starting 10/10
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCgAbU5Xpeg

A guy has multiple-choice powers but all they do is give him a harem.



TOKYO RAVENS
Director: Takaomi Kanasaki (Is This a Zombie?)
Animation Production: 8-bit
Japanese Air Time: Wednesdays at 12:30 AM, starting 10/9
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MuxbeVaoDM

A powerless member of a magical family has his childhood friend return to become his familiar.



UNBREAKABLE MACHINE-DOLL
Director: Kinji Yoshimoto (Queen's Blade, Genshiken 2)
Animation Production: Lerche
Japanese Air Time: Mondays at 8:30 PM, starting 10/7
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue1rX__SmJo

Battles between living dolls, only without the fashion sense of Rozen Maiden.



WALKURE ROMANZE
Director: Yusuke Yamamoto (Aquarion Evol, Yama no Susume)
Animation Production: 8-bit
Japanese Air Time: Mondays at 12:30 AM, starting 10/7
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwLvFetyLc

Eroge adaptation set at a jousting academy.



FREEZING VIBRATION
Director: Takashi Watanabe (Freezing, Shakugan no Shana)
Animation Production: A.C.G.T.
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 9:30 PM, starting 10/4
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbi9y8qcXT8

Better than the first season just because of the title.



STRIKE THE BLOOD
Chief Director: Takao Sano (Chitose Get You!!)
Animation Production: Silver Link/Connect
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 11:30 PM, starting 10/4
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqgLCATqUk

The world's most powerful vampire, sparkles not included.



OUTBREAK COMPANY
Director: Kei Oikawa (Minami-ke: Okaeri)
Animation Production: feel.
Japanese Air Time: Fridays at 1:28 AM, starting 10/4
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwTPxNhhdK4

In this season's “how low can you go” LN adaptation, a NEET otaku becomes the moe ambassador of Japan to a fantasy kingdom.



MISS MONOCHROME
Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki (Love Hina, Familiar of Zero)
Animation Production: Liden Films/SANZIGEN
Japanese Air Time: Wednesdays at 1:35 AM, starting 10/2

3D shorts about an idol who hates color.



TESAGURE! BUKATSU-MONO
Director: Kotaro Ishidate (gdgd Fairies, Straight Title Robot Anime)
Japanese Air Time: Sundays at 2:20 AM, starting 10/7

The latest in Ishidate's series of comedy shows using MikuMikuDance.



---

The Other Stuff

Continuing Shows:
Aikatsu – Everyone's favorite idol show lives on.
Dokidoki Precure – If you're still watching this, why?
Gifuu Doudou!! Kanetsugu to Keiji – The sheer manliness cannot be held back by poor production values.
Hunter X Hunter – The Chimera Arc continues, now in a late-night slot so parents won't complain.
Jewelpet Happiness – The best little girls franchise no one watches.
Kingdom S2 – Less CG, but still can't match the manga art.
Monogatari S2 – So when's Kizu?
Space Brothers – The recaps get longer, but the show shoulders on.
Teekyuu – The fastest anime ever.

TV Specials/OVAs/Movies on BD In Japan:
Pokemon THE ORIGIN (10/2)
Hanasaku Iroha Home Sweet Home (10/16)
Saint Young Men (10/23)
Crayon Shin-chan Movie 21: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival Battle!! (11/8)
Lupin III: Princess of the Breeze (11/16)
Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea (11/27)
Hidamari Sketch: Sae Hiro Sotsugyou-hen OVA (11/27)
One Piece: Episode of Merry (11/29)
Ghost in the Shell Arise 2: Ghost Whispers (11/30)
Doraemon: Nobita no Himitsu Dogu Museum (12/4)
Toriko Movie: Bishokushin no Special Menu (12/6)
Steins;Gate movie (12/13)
Hal (12/18)



---

Thread Credits
Concept/Original Draft - HosannaExcelsis
Editor/Emergency Director - duckroll
Graphics - duckroll, cnet128, FelixOrion, dresden, Articalys, wonzo, ZachDeKoromaru
Simulcast Schedule - Articalys
If Anything Goes Wrong Please Blame - 7th
Production Committee - AnimeGAF
 
Apr 20, 2010
23,664
0
0
earth planet
#5
So it's finally time !


Hall of fame time !

Code:
cajunator 	1,117
KirbYayoi 	857
CorvoSol 	699
Gazoinks 	617
Admiral Woofington 	565
Articalys 	542
Branduil 	518
Hitokage 	510
Jarmel 	461
ZachDeKoromaru 	412
fertygo 	393
Narag 	389
Theonik 	380
hosannainexcelsis 	377
Dedication Through Light 	357
wonzo 	350
firehawk12 	350
duckroll 	342
cnet128 	313
R_thanatos 	310
Shard 	291
Syrinx 	264
FelixOrion 	264
dakkumauji 	242
dimb 	240
Jexhius 	213
Basileus777 	209
Dresden 	205
BGBW 	200
BassForever 	195
cosmicblizzard 	181
Save 'N Quit 	181
peaceiscloser 	162
Seraphis Cain 	159
zeroshiki 	155
Quasar 	154
madp 	149
DeadRockstar 	146
chickdigger802 	143
AnathemicOne 	140
Hattori 	137
jgminto 	136
rhizomatic 	134
Joe Molotov 	125
Shergal 	124
Tenumi 	120
Jintor 	110
NeoSoma 	107
jbug617 	106
BluWacky 	105
jman2050 	104
SDBurton 	104
Defuser 	101
Admiral does pretty good for it's first time , but cajun remain the undisputed champion.
 
Apr 20, 2010
23,664
0
0
earth planet
#10
For me it's time to post my series impressions

Superb - tier

-KYOUSOGIGA TV
-GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS

Decent and enjoyable - tier

-YOZAKURA QUARTET: HANA NO UTA
-COPPELION
-ARPEGGIO OF BLUE STEEL
-PHI BRAIN SEASON 3
-STRIKE THE BLOOD

So cute i'm scared tier
-NON NON BIYORI
-INFINITE STRATOS 2

Better story than expected tier
-GOLDEN TIME
-LOG HORIZON
-GINGITSUNE

Thin line between watching and dropping -tier
-KYOUKAI NO KANATA
-GALILEI DONNA
-MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC
-BLAZBLUE ALTER MEMORY
-YUUSHA NI NARENAKATTA ORE WA SHIBUSHIBU SHUUSHOKU WO KETSUI SHIMASHITA
-TOKYO RAVENS
-UNBREAKABLE MACHINE-DOLL

Dropped -tier
-SEKAI DE ICHIBAN TSUYOKU NARITAI!
-WALKURE ROMANZE
-OUTBREAK COMPANY
 
Mar 4, 2010
2,894
0
0
#11
This might have been posted already, but interesting bit about KLK's recent script from Trigger's newsletter:

Higuchi@Trigger said:
A lot of people probably noticed the difference in the script. To reveal the secret, the scripts for episode four and five is actually not done by Mr. Nakashima. Episode four is done by the creative officer Hiromi Wakabayashi, and episode five is done by Hiroshi Seko!

. . .Although all of the scripts will be done by Mr. Nakashima from episode 6. . .
I'd say they both did a good job, since those were the best episodes so far in my opinion.
 
Sep 28, 2012
22,764
0
0
#13
Hoping Galilei Donna picks up and finishes strong.

That IE mahou shoujo makes me feel uncomfortable.

Is hyperneptunia neptunia exactly as shit as I imagine it to be, or...?
I liked it, though it does have a big roster and some strange episodes. First few episodes are nice and then it kinda loses momentum.
 
#23
Naruto Shippuden Episode 337 – The Izanami Activated


Cute impatient little brother Sasuke was pretty fun and hilarious to see during this episode helping lighten up some of the Izanami events going on. Along with that it was a great adaptation of the material and kind of a bit easier to follow than the associated chapters. I think they did a good job not trying to put the explanation of the technique this episode by having the Tailed Beast Counting Song and the Ending Theme play when it reached the 19 minute mark. I hope it will be explained well as the text explanation in the manga was a bit confusing to me back then, though that was just a quick read and I hadn't gone to reread it indepth.
 
Feb 17, 2009
25,577
0
0
#32
Kyouka no Kanata EP 6
Funniest episode of the show yet. This would have been the best episode had Kyoani spent less time exploring fetishes. I literally died at the shower scenes and the singing at the very end.
Bubble girl
had me in tears and they just killed it with that
youmu girl
doing the lead vocals haha. This should have been the boss youmu instead of that cloud.

Hajime no Ippo (whatever it's called) 5
The best episode of the show so far. Aoki is the man this season and he fucking deserves to wear that belt. It honestly felt like the fight should have been over this episode so I'm going to be sweating bullets until I have audio confirmation of Kimura calling Aoki "sir". Those moves he pulled off were sick haha. The music leaves much to be desired. The audio fit pretty well when Aoki was all deformed though haha.

Galilei Donna EP 4
Most boring episode of the week. I'm about ready to drop this nonsense.

Monogatari S2 EP 18
Over 9000 times better than episode 17. The beautiful scrolling backgrounds, narration by Shinobu and music came together to make for a hell of an episode this week. Shinobu Prime must have been a sight to behold. That is one hell of a shitty experience she had with her
first and only minion
though. All this just makes me want to see Kizumonogatari more. :/

Valvrave the liberator Season 1
I couldn't stop watching. This show just pulled me in and never let go. It took practically all I've got to stop myself at the end of season 1 haha. This must be what happens when you give "crazy" wads of cash. I honestly can't remember if I saw any giant robot shows after Gundam Seed (which I hated with a passion for some reason). The shows were practically dead to me, but Valvrave just brought the subgenre roaring back for me. I have no clue why people hate :L-elf so far, but I like him. He brings the action and keeps these greens alive. This show would have ended in like 3 episodes if it weren't for his cunning. The cuts to the far future are tripping me the fuck out. It feels like some star wars nonsense which I find fun. What the fuck is going on with that eyepatched dude who turned into a wizard though? I don't even know where this show is headed anymore lol.

Steins;Gate EP 17-24
wow wow wow

This show was a rollercoaster. I mean that quite literally. Characters I thought I'd never see again make a triumphant reappearance, the D-mail twist was horrifying and the budding relationship between
Okabe and Kurisu
was perfect. I am so hoping for some kind of sequel. I have to watch the OVAs that came out and I gotta buy the blu-ray. I didn't shed a single tear, but I sympathized so hard with these characters and the struggle Okabe had to go through.

Log Horizon EP 1-5
I'm really enjoying this so far. It's not getting tripped up on fetishes and the main character isn't an inexplicable babe magnet that gets all the gamer girls. The ninja watching his back is pretty hilarious though. It's not as pretty as SAO, but the battles are solid enough and the cohesiveness of the cast is great. It won't be in my top ten for this year, but I'm glad that I finally started watching it.
 
Jun 24, 2012
19,118
0
0
#33
Do you importing those Free! BDs DTL?

=====

Hyouka - 02 (rewatch)

This feel even better on rewatch, so good.. Such a good looking show, so many attention to the details, I especially liked they use so many angle for just one room like this.



I should taking notice if they reusing a lot of these in future episode though
I always liking the banter between the character in this show, but Chitanda oppression to Oreki felt funnier and ridiculous (in a good way) in this rewatch


There's other moment that more often got screenshot or .gif, but this the one that really made me laugh. No shit Oreki got disturbed lol
And last, there's chunk of characterization that you can really appreciate after rewatch like Oreki feel he just different than others when seeing the rest of group chatting, Its pleasant to see that after knowing where the show goes, just satisfying all around.
 
#35
Beyond the Boundary Episode 6


Came for the passionate and intense Akihito Hiromi shower scenes but then was left with so much more. Episode gave me many of the same feelings UtaPri dance sequences evoked and the song was alright too. Hiromi and Akihito's moves and that final pose, amazing. All around just one plain hilarious and fun episode for everyone involved. Akihito and Hiromi should sport the sleeveless look more often, much better than their traditional outfit. Additionally, they are so similar in the things they are passionate about, that whole outdoors scene was amazing.
 
Feb 17, 2009
25,577
0
0
#37
Everyone should watch Kyousougiga btw. I'm up to EP 4 and this show just oozes charm and personality. I can't wait for the action to ramp up again. As much as I love the reminiscing I really fell in love with the show because of the crazy OVA (episode 0) with it's over the top action scenes and the trolling Koto and her brothers inflicted on the city.
 
Mar 4, 2010
2,894
0
0
#39
I didn't mean for this to happen.
Don't worry, you could have written "Don't watch SAO unless you've figured out how to be monetarily compensated for doing so, otherwise your time would be better spent doing literally anything else. Perhaps even real life incest." and that would pull in a few more viewers.

Maybe reverse psychology is worth a shot. There are people who haven't seen Wolf Children yet, for example. "It's the best anime of the year." "Eh, I'll get to it when I get to it."
 
Apr 20, 2010
23,664
0
0
earth planet
#40
I will never understand the love Kyousougiga has been getting. Tis a decent series that is currently being mired in endless dull and repetitive backstory and expostion in order to make this thing make sense. Truly the overrated series of the season.
I understand that there are too much backstory , but i can't for the heck of it find it repetitive.
Each backstory was focused on 1 character explaining what they felt and how they adapted to the new city after their parent left , each time with a different view point and featuring different events.

If anything i cannot find the repetitive aspect , like at all.
 
Jun 24, 2012
19,118
0
0
#41
Everyone should watch Kyousougiga btw. I'm up to EP 4 and this show just oozes charm and personality. I can't wait for the action to ramp up again. As much as I love the reminiscing I really fell in love with the show because of the crazy OVA (episode 0) with it's over the top action scenes and the trolling Koto and her brothers inflicted on the city.
I like it for another reason, kinda must adjust my expectation to it though. Its going to different direction than what I thought.
I will never understand the love Kyousougiga has been getting. Tis a decent series that is currently being mired in endless dull and repetitive backstory and expostion in order to make this thing make sense. Truly the overrated series of the season.
I thought you gonna using the word underhated again
 

Shard

XBLAnnoyance
Dec 20, 2004
73,272
0
0
38
Tampa Bay, FL
msp.starshipmoonhawk.com
#42
I understand that there are too much backstory , but i can't for the heck of it find it repetitive.
Each backstory was focused on 1 character explaining what they felt and how they adapted to the new city after their parent eft , each time with a different view point and featuring different events.

If anything i cannot find the repetitive aspect , like at all.
It is repetitive if you have been paying attention, in fact, this is a big reason why I have been slowly turning against this series. It is a smart and sharp program when it wants to be, the problem is it is making everything way too straightforward for a series this based in surreality.
 

BGBW

Maturity, bitches.
Jan 19, 2007
54,033
0
1,020
#43
Remember how in the Anime Voting thread of 2012 I wrote this about SAO:

"no one wants to talk about this show ever again."

Guess I was totally wrong.
 
Apr 20, 2010
23,664
0
0
earth planet
#44
It is repetitive if you have been paying attention, in fact, this is a big reason why I have been slowly turning against this series. It is a smart and sharp program when it wants to be, the problem is it is making everything way too straightforward for a series this based in surreality.
We're gonna have to agree to disagree then . I mean the anime is not without problems but for me it has more problems and just being repetitive.

For example you could argue that there are too many flashbacks , or you could argue that nothing get done ( even if it isn't the point ) or the way each character was introduced felt uneven ...

But repetitive ?

It's not a matter of "not paying attention" , each episode has been quite different in their "theme "used and even the way they used flashbacks.
 
Nov 19, 2012
6,914
0
0
Austin, TX
twitter.com
#46
So it's finally time !


Hall of fame time !

Code:
cajunator 	1,117
KirbYayoi 	857
CorvoSol 	699
Gazoinks 	617
Admiral Woofington 	565
Articalys 	542
Branduil 	518
Hitokage 	510
Jarmel 	461
ZachDeKoromaru 	412
Admiral does pretty good for it's first time , but cajun remain the undisputed champion.
Still in the top 10 I see, what am I doing with my life?
 
Nov 20, 2011
10,893
0
0
#49
Well that thread wrapped up quickly.

Didn't even make the wall of shame this time. Ah well. I'll probably get back on it once I find another anime that'll hook me like Gurren Lagann or Code Geass did.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.