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Fall 2014 Anime (FIRST IMPRESSIONS)
Fall 2014 Anime (FIRST IMPRESSIONS)
NOTE: Underneath some of the shows I’ve put some updated opinions, so please read those as well before considering my original opinions.
Firstly, sorry for not posting anything for the past three weeks. Too many things going on in real life, and the video took far longer than I thought it would take. So please, if you can, try watching it. It’s where I put most of my effort. Anyways, at least three episodes have passed for most anime airing this fall, and I thought I’d make a follow up post of my preview to give you my opinions on seventeen different anime airing this season. I’ll be talking about twelve of them in moderate detail, and five of them in far less detail. The reason why I’ll be discussing those five shows in far less detail is because I don’t really have much to say about them. But since I mentioned them in my preview, I thought I’d give my opinions anyways. That’ll be near the end of this first impressions. I am watching more than seventeen shows. I’m just not going to talk about all of them because I either haven’t caught up to the latest episode or I don’t find them worth mentioning. However, if I skipped a show that you think does deserve a mention, feel free to leave a comment as well as your reasoning. I mean, just telling me to watch a show won’t get me to watch that show. I’ll also give a roundup of my thoughts about the overall season at the very end. Oh, and don’t expect any depth in these opinions. I’m certainly not going to my usual lengths of reviewing when it comes to these first impressions. I don’t want to be too analytical in this post anyways. Okay? Okay, let’s get begin, and what better way to start things off than with some Sunrise goodness?
Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo
Oh Sunrise. Oh Sunrise. First you give us Valvrave and now you give us this booty shaking masterpiece. And as expected of Jesus Yamato. Not only can he survive nuclear explosions. He can transcend time, space, and universes to get to where he’s needed most. If Gundam Seed Destiny wasn’t enough for you, then don’t worry. Sunrise has got you covered. Okay, some of you who watched the first episode are probably thinking to yourselves, “what the fuck are you talking about, Entrav? This show is a complete piece of shit why are you even mentioning this?” Look, I think this show’s ridiculousness is fucking amazing. For those of you who don’t know why this show’s absurdity is on another level, let me list what’s in this show. Discrimination, sweet karma, massive denials, rape, lesbo rape, anal probe metallic finger rape (THAT’S FUCKING RIGHT. ANAL. PROBE. METALLIC. FINGER. RAPE.) or… maybe she lost her virginity (I’m honestly not even sure), boob grope molestation, incestuous undertones, very bloody deaths, more lesbo rape, urination, and erect nipples. That’s right, you read that right. Erect. Nipples. SASUGA SUNRISE.
Now, I’m one who greatly enjoyed Valvrave for its absurd developments and the ERU ERUFU. Even though it ended terribly making me disappointed at Sunrise for not making a third season, it seems like Cross Ange will escalate things to yet another level. If you’re someone who can turn your brain off and just enjoy the ride, you absolutely must watch this as the weekly shocking developments are only going to continue. If you find shows like Valvrave to be stupid and can’t enjoy them at all, you should definitely, definitely skip this one. This type of show is really only for people who can switch their perspective to look at things in a nonsensical way. But if you can… the weekly absurdities can be a lot of fun to watch especially when you discuss it with others who hold the same mindset. Heck, Jesus Yamato didn’t even enter the fray yet and we already have all this going on. It’s even going to be 25 episodes long so this is going to be quite a lengthy ride as well. As you can probably tell, I love these kinds of shows. It’s fantastic how we’ve been getting a decent amount of them in the past two years. Even though a large number of you may not like these kinds of shows at all, and some of you will outright hate them, hopefully a few of you will appreciate it for what it is. I’m not sure if I’ll “review” these episodes like I did with Valvrave, but I’ll be following this crazy ride from beginning to end nevertheless.
Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
Next we have the surprise of the season, Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis. So, take Jack Sparrow with a red afro, a high fantasy setting with a giant dragon, gods, heroic figures, some demon ass, an actually intriguing story, and you’ve got this anime. When I first saw the preview many months ago, I was very surprised at how good it looked. The first few episodes when it comes to animations have not disappointed me at all. In fact, I’m very, very surprised that the visual quality shown in the preview has been kept throughout the episodes so far. It’s not just the crazy action parts either. Throughout the episodes camera angels change often to suit the various scenes, and you can tell that this anime has a lot of budget behind it. You usually notice in many shows where they cut corners whether it be with still frames with just the characters’ lips moving or the camera panning across slowly while characters are talking, and other things like that. There are few, if any such moments in this anime. Everything feels incredibly fluid. Fantastic animation direction as well as visual quality. Not to mention the soundtracks as well as the opening and ending are also fairly impressive.
It doesn’t stop there. What surprises me even more is how good the fantasy setting is, how intriguing the beginning part of this story is, and the potential that lies ahead. Sure, we get plenty of anime with a fantasy setting, but how many of them have gods, dragons, and heroic figures like Joan of Arc? You simply don’t see many anime that have this sort of high fantasy setting. With the overarching story surrounding the godly figures, the potential for even more world building, and an interesting little bastard to spice things up, this is undoubtedly the biggest surprise of the season. I highly recommend giving it a shot. If it progresses like this, there’s a good chance it’ll be one of the best anime of this season and maybe even of this entire year.
Ever wonder how your Chinese cartoons get churned out? Ever sit down and contemplate how it is even possible for some absolute abominations to be created? Ever wonder how they’re fucking up your favorite visual novels and manga by making terrible adaptations? Well, you should be keeping an eye on Shirobako. If you’re looking for a strong comedy this season, this is not the anime to watch. But if you’re looking for something a bit more informational that takes a look at the anime development process along with the troubles that it brings to staff members, this is absolutely the one to watch. There are almost no other anime about making anime, so if you’re looking for an anime of this type, Shirobako is literally the only thing you can watch. There are videos out there that contain behind the scenes footage of certain anime, but many of them are not subbed. Since a lot of the anime creation process is shrouded in mystery for many viewers, this could be a very useful show. While it doesn’t show a step by step process of how anime is made, the scattered bits and pieces should still give us a decent idea of how the industry internally works to some degree. Personally, I’m always interested in seeing the work that goes behind making anime. I mean, even for some of the crappiest shows, there is still a great deal of effort being put into them. Hopefully, those people who make those five-hundred word reviews on MyAnimeList will realize this and actually put some effort into their critique. But then again, who am I kidding? Anyways, definitely check this out if you’re interested in learning more about the inner workings of the anime creation process.
Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu.
If Cross Ange is stupidly absurd with its developments, then Twintails is stupidly absurd with how self-aware it is. It knows everything about itself dumb, but it embraces that fact very well. We have antagonists that are hilariously unreserved with their fetishes, the power of twintails being the most supreme power of all, a horny girl “sparkling with the filthy desire to jump on some virgin bones,” a loving mother who fantasizes about a girl from another world moving in to start a big orgy, and many other small bits and pieces that make me smile at how dumb all of it is. At first I thought the fact that it’s a gender bender would turn me off, but for some reason it actually didn’t end up being that bad. So yeah, if you think you’ll enjoy that kind of self-awareness with unreserved dumb things happening all the time, you should give this one a shot. On the other hand, some people don’t care if it’s self-aware. They simply don’t like the fact that it is dumb, period. There’s nothing wrong with either viewpoint. For me, I can appreciate how the antagonists waste a whole episode deciding who should fight only to get blown the fuck out in one second. Definitely a surprisingly enjoyable show for me, and I’m looking forward to seeing where it’ll go next.
UPDATE: While the first few episodes were pretty entertaining, the fourth episode went above and beyond all of that. It actually has some creative methods of tackling its absurd twintails-driven story. The way the antagonist and the protagonist see eye to eye, and how it unabashedly delivers its silliness is taken to another level in the fourth episode and I greatly enjoyed it as a result. Perhaps what’s even more impressive is how strangely coherent it is despite its absurdity. The writer definitely knows how to execute a story like this very well. Great stuff.
Amagi Brilliant Park
Well, if you’ve ever wanted KyoAni to animate some fanservice scenes that don’t have anything to do with fabulous swimming, Amagi Brilliant Park is the way to go. We’ve went from cute girls doing cute things to a mascot rhino saying that he has to hunch over for a while. Well, with all this KyoAni goodness, I can’t blame him. I’m actually more surprised there’s no ridiculous boob bounce in any of the fanservice scenes. Yeah… That’s the most surprising thing about this show so far. I guess KyoAni found a way. Found a way into your pants.
As for the other parts of the show… It’s been okay. Nothing has really stood out all that much. The comedy is okay, the male lead has been decent so far, and the management of the park is somewhat interesting. The male protagonist has really only started his role, but so far his strategies have been pretty good. If you’re looking for some KyoAni tits and ass flopping around, definitely watch this. Otherwise, just don’t go in expecting too much. It’s been an alright slice of life anime so far.
UPDATE: Like the fourth episode of Twintails, the fifth episode of Amagi Brilliant Park also went above and beyond what it previously did. (To a smaller extent than the fourth episode of Twintails though.) The first few episodes got me smiling and chuckling at times, but I actually laughed quite a few times in the fifth episode. It’s beginning to grow on me. I’m liking it more and more.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
I wrote in my written fall preview that if this adaptation is to execute the climactic scenes well then this will be one of the best anime of the season. So, how does it hold up? At least for the first performance, things went very well. The camera work, animation quality, and just the general animation direction do well to emphasize the climactic nature of the performance. There was a certain panel in the manga that I would have liked to see emphasized more, and there are sacrifices made in the less important parts when it comes to animation quality, but I think these are fine trade-offs for what we got. As a manga reader, I’m happy with how they delivered the first performance, and the slice of life parts so far. However, I have to note one thing. The anime portrays the female protagonist to be this violinist who doesn’t strictly follow the score. This was one of the things I was initially worried about since I wondered how they were going to make the classical pieces radically different. They don’t. Even though the characters say that the way she plays makes the music “not Beethoven’s anymore,” the reality is far from that. But hey, don’t just believe me. You can listen to some interpretations on Youtube and compare them yourself. (I actually don’t suggest that you do this since it could make the experience in the anime worse for you. It already has for me to some extent.)
Honestly though, I don’t think this is a big problem. As long as they manipulate it so that to laymen it’ll seem like she is different from the other performers, which it does by having her performing the more energetic parts of the piece while having the others play the less energetic parts of the piece, I can accept it. I mean, otherwise they’d have to hire an actual performer who can do this which is impossible with the resources they have. Sorry for ruining your immersion. I just wanted to make this clear so people aren’t misinformed. Anyways, with this adaptation doing a fine job portraying the important parts, you should definitely give this one a shot if it looks and sounds vaguely interesting to you. It still remains to be seen if it can execute the truly climactic parts well, but if the opening is a hint of what’s ahead, I’m pretty sure it’ll do just fine.
UPDATE: Just a note, I didn’t read that many chapters of the manga, so I have no idea how well the drama is executed later on. I have heard both good and bad things. I was and still am mainly concerned about the performances since when I read them in the manga I thought it would be impressive if portrayed well in anime format. The fourth episode for the most part adapts the performance well. I’m fairly satisfied with it, but I don’t think the impact is quite there just yet. Moreover, knowing that the way they’re playing really isn’t that different from many interpretations actually ended up negatively affecting my viewing experience more than I thought. This show certainly isn’t bad. If it doesn’t become overly melodramatic and continues to execute the performance swell, I’ll be content.
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
Alright, before I talk about this anime I’m just going to ask you to watch the first episode before continuing or skipping this part of the first impressions and moving onto the next anime. It’s not that this show is super fantastic or anything, but that it may be surprising, and I don’t want to ruin it for you since what I’m going to say will spoil things for you. Actually, the very fact that I’m saying this is a spoiler… but whatever. If you think you’ll watch this later and you don’t want any spoilers whatsoever, move on to the next anime in the list as well. Okay? Got it? Good, now those of you who don’t care, and those of you who watched at least the first episode, let’s continue.
So, this ended up being an interesting mix of some elements from Madoka and NGE. Thematically it’s still very different, so I won’t say that it’s similar. However, the way it is taking inspiration from those two shows has me hoping that perhaps on a thematic level it may attempt to do something different from the typical slice of life anime as well. Now, I wouldn’t exactly hope for too much here because it’s not every day that we get shows like Madoka. Hopefully, it goes beyond mahou shoujo fighting angels, and actually tries to create something more meaningful. I really, really hope it won’t just start killing people off for some cheap shock value or something like that. This is from the creator of Akame ga Kill though so… yeah… (All in all, I’m not sure where this anime will go right now. It could end up being a cheap Madoka clone, or it could end up as something that can stand on its own) Will people know it as a cheap Madoka clone or will people know it as something that can stand on its own? I’m excited, and I’m apprehensive. This is one of those shows that make following anime week to week thrilling. Whether it’ll bloom into something beautiful or if it’ll whittle and fade away, we’ll be here to witness it all.
Grisaia no Kajitsu
Next up we have Grisaia no Kajitsu. Just to let you know, I haven’t read the source material, so this is purely an anime-only perspective. So far, this anime has been pretty decent. I was actually surprised to see one of the major obstacles for visual novel adaptations, that is, the pacing, actually become a strength for the show. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, enough time is used to give a decent introduction to the all of the female protagonists. This evenness creates a balance that makes it feel like no one is neglected which ends up making these first few episodes feel wholesome. Perhaps more importantly, when the male protagonist interacts with a certain character that single sequence of events is lengthy sometimes almost five minutes long. Even though not a lot has happened, this gradual pacing gives me a good sense of what the characters are like, and introduces me to the cast nicely. That’s not to say that it doesn’t foreshadow what’s ahead with the lives of all the characters shrouded in mystery because it does. This would give me more motivation to continue watching even if I were not interested in the slice of life moments. I am though.
The character interactions with Yuuji’s buttcheeks in charge have been enjoyable to see. They have good chemistry, and there… have been a few interesting moments. This actually turned out to be way more erotic than I thought it would thanks to Amane going down on that Yuuji butt smell and then smothering her face all over that Yuuji ass smell. Good stuff. There was even this scene. Yeah. No complaints here. Anyways, I’m actually very interested to see what backstories all these characters have, and what will transpire when the drama starts rolling since nothing has really truly begun. Also, it’s really when things start to get more dramatic that we can see whether the writing and execution are truly good or not. However, right now, there is already a fairly large problem looming over this season. The problem is time. I just don’t think Yuuji’s fat ass is going to fit in 13 episodes. One source did say that this is going to be 24 episodes long with 1 OVA, but that isn’t an official source, so don’t get your hopes up. (This is definitely not happening anymore) In the best case scenario, this is a split cour, and in the worst case scenario, they rush it heavily later on. Though, I heavily doubt the latter scenario since it doesn’t make sense that they’d pace the first part well when not too much is happening and then rush the more important parts. There is also the possibility that this season ends at a cliffhanger which I and most others won’t be happy with, but at least there’ll be the possibility of a continuation if that’s the case. Time constraint problems aside though, it’s safe to say that these have been a solid first few episodes.
UPDATE: The fourth and fifth episodes have really taken the strength of the pacing in the first few episodes and made them weaknesses. Although the pacing is not as noticeably bad for me since I am an anime only viewer, the quickening of the pacing is still very much apparent. The fourth episode is especially bad in this regard as it rushed ahead and ended with dramatic scenes without much build-up at all. This also means that the other routes are going to suffer similar fates, and this is definitely not going to have 24 episodes with an OVA. That news was totally false. I can’t say I would recommend it to others at this point. It would probably be better for them to read the visual novel and then watch the anime. Then again, I haven’t read the visual novel myself so I’m purely guessing here. It’s a bit tough for me to decide if I should still follow this since I will be spoiled of all the routes while not getting the full experience, but since I know that I won’t read the visual novel for a long, long time anyways, I’ll stick with it until the end.
Madan no Ou to Vanadis
If you’ve watched my preview for this season then you know that I was anticipating this one quite a bit from the few bits of the light novel and manga that I’ve read. So, how does it match up now that a few episodes have passed? Well, it hasn’t been that great. Here’s the strange thing about this adaptation. The first half of the first episode is decently paced. It’s a bit fast, but it’s still manageable. The second half skips quite a few scenes, and the general pace quickens by quite a lot. Then, in the second episode, for some reason, it becomes pretty damn slow. Uhhmm… Okay… Why? Why couldn’t they have just put the second half of the first episode into the second episode? It may have hurt the individual episodes in that the way they end may not be as smooth, but the positives of this getting more character development as well as better pacing far outweigh that single con. Some very questionable decisions here. There are also some really awkward pauses in the more dramatic scenes, and the general direction of the second episode just feels very off. This is apparent in the direction of the battle in the third episode as well. The way they skim over some of the important explanations, and how the tides change don’t make the battle feel fluid. However, the one thing I am happy with is the top down tactical view that explains the battle as it progresses. That’s very nice. Still, at this point, I honestly can’t recommend this adaptation to anime-only viewers, and I certainly won’t recommend it to people who’ve read the source material as it’s bound to disappoint them.
There are still the strategic and political elements ahead, so it may make up for its shortcomings in other areas. If these past few episodes have been an indicator of anything though, I wouldn’t count on those elements being very well done anyways. Since this anime is about larger scale battles, the animation quality suffers as well. Trying to portray hundreds of soldiers clashing into each other, the chaotic tension of these bigger battles, and the tactical maneuvers in all of this are in and of themselves not easy. Combine that with the lacking direction, and it’s not a pleasant experience. It certainly doesn’t help that some parts just look really bad. I think this anime will be a not so fleshed out, and mediocrely executed adaptation with how it skips the scenes that allow for character development, its strange pacing decisions, its lack of fluidity, and its underwhelming execution of the larger fights. To those who were perhaps looking forward to this and didn’t try it out yet, I’d say it’s safe to skip this one for now and see what people say by the halfway point. (Yes, I know it’s pretty much the halfway point right now. Just read the fucking light novel and/or manga.) Well, actually, I highly doubt it’ll be that much better so I would just suggest that you read the light novel. The manga is fine too. That way, you won’t have to jump into a not-so-great anime adaptation of something that should be quite a bit better than this and waste your time. Don’t let the adaptation fool you though if you’ve watched it and found it to be bad. I’d recommend the source material if you find certain aspects, like the strategic and tactical sides, interesting, but just found the anime’s execution to be lackluster. At least in my opinion, the source material isn’t so disappointing.
Log Horizon Season 2
Man oh man am I excited to see where this season is going to go. I couldn’t be more pleased with how these first few episodes have turned out. Unlike the beginning of the first season, this second season wastes absolutely no time and immediately begins emphasizing the game mechanics and Shiroe’s grand plans. Couple that with the return of the Database WOW WOW, and I can really only recommend people to watch the first season even more. Like, they’re going to go on a raid. A fucking MMORPG raid. That’s literally what the first second of the first episode shows. Kirito-kun may be fucking sugoi but he ain’t got nothing on those fucking glasses. Are you taking notes or are you too busy sucking Kirito-kun’s dual wielding wiener? This is how you make a proper anime about a MMORPG. This is how you do it. It’s great seeing an anime finally do it properly. Also, with even more characters being introduced and the world constantly expanding while finally touching upon the expansion a bit more, I am very confident that this season is going to be great. It really feels like the potential I was talking about in anticipation for this second season is being realized wonderfully. It’s fantastic being able to wake up to some Database WOW WOW every Saturday morning. It’s like I’m watching the second half of the first season all over again except it’s even better this time. Good times lie ahead. My Saturdays just got that much better.
UPDATE: I see some people complaining about how this season isn’t as “exhilarating” as the previous, and I can kind of see this. However, you have to keep in mind that it’s only the beginning of the season. At the very least, I think that these few episodes are better than the beginning few episodes of the first season. I will agree that some of the things going on in Akihabara are events I don’t care as much about compared to Shiroe’s plans and the raid. That is definitely something I have a problem with in the latest episodes. Nevertheless, as introductory episodes, I think they are far from “disappointing” unless you’re comparing them to the climactic episodes in the second half of the first season which is completely unfair as those arcs had much more time to set things up.
I’m actually a bit worried about this second season. It’s not that it’s horrible in comparison to the first. It’s that it only has 11 episodes, and these first few episodes have been similar to the beginning few episodes of the first season. That is, some detective work, and then hunting down people with an antagonist taking shape. With so few episodes though, I have to wonder just how much it’s going to be accomplish. Granted, a movie is coming out that will take place after this season, but it takes place two years from this second season. That’s quite a bit of time. I’m worried that this will be a rehashed version of the first season in which we’ll be reintroduced to the setting, and some of the themes, but not much beyond that. They key for this second season is for it to improve upon the ideas set forth by the first season, and/or do things differently. I don’t want this to retread the same path in an uninspired manner. While it’s too early to tell if it will, these first two episodes don’t exactly make me too confident. Hopefully it’ll pick up the pace, and pull through soon because it really doesn’t have a lot of time left.
UPDATE: After seeing the fourth episode, I’m not as worried as I was when it comes to the amount of episodes remaining. The anime is swiftly progressing the story in a manner similar to how the middle climax progressed in the first season. (That’s a good thing for me) The monster of the week format is supporting the overarching story nicely instead of completely overshadowing it which is great. All kinds of possibilities exist if this second season continues at this pace even with only eleven episodes. I am still a bit worried about the themes it’ll touch upon, but that concern can be talked about at a later time.
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works
Well, I could certainly get used to 47 minute episodes. Those two episodes were certainly quite a treat. From what I’ve heard, ufotable is doing a phenomenal job adapting this. Even as an anime-only viewer, I can see this. Everything from the quality of the animations to the animation direction to the soundtracks to the sound effects… the quality of this adaptation is just something else. If you’ve watched Fate/Zero, they have also put some nice references in here and there. Things have only just begun though, so it’s difficult to say how good this anime is beyond the technical aspects which are undoubtedly superb. Yeah… I don’t really have a lot more to say which is why I haven’t done any episode reviews of this even though I’d like to. Certainly, as things get more serious, and the themes become more clear, it’ll be easier to discuss this anime in more detail. Anyways, let’s just move on to the five other shows that I’ll talk about very briefly.
UPDATE: I just wanted to emphasize how fucking incredible the animations were in the fourth episode (if you count 0). My jaw was open the whole time with just the sheer amount of quality animations. Usually, it’s just one or two fairly short sequences of fight scenes that are well animated, but with UNLIMITED BUDGET WORKS, the whole episode was filled with fantastic looking fight scenes. Can’t wait to see how everything else is going to unravel.
Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle
Firstly, let’s talk about Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle. So far, it’s been very similar to the previous season. The pieces of the overarching story are falling into place, so I expect things to only get better from here. However, as an adventure fantasy… it really has some strict competition this season with Shingeki no Bahamut making such a strong showing. Hopefully, it can at least end this adventure well.
Parasyte / Kiseijuu
As for Parasyte or Kiseijuu, it’s been a solid adaptation so far. It’s been very faithful to the manga with good animations and good direction all around to back it up. As a manga reader, I’m happy with how it’s progressed so far. It’s the adaptation of the source material that I wanted to see. No real complaints so far.
Note: Just to be clear, I only read 22 chapters of the manga.
Akatsuki no Yona
Like Parasyte, this is being adapted well. Though, there are some weird time skips here and there as well as some slight scene transition pacing issues, but those are fairly minor concerns. Overall, it’s been a solid adaptation. Plus the dozen or so chapters of the manga that I’ve read are pretty good as well. If you’re looking for a shoujo anime to watch this season, it’s definitely not a bad one to try out.
Gundam Build Fighters Try
It’s… been okay. I don’t particularly like any of the main characters so far, and nothing has really made me go, “Holy shit, that’s fucking awesome” like the last season did just yet. I’m not really too worried about this though since the first season was more or less the same in the first three episodes. It took until episode 6 for the first season to shine, so it’s only reasonable that I give this season that amount of time as well. Hopefully it’ll try something a bit different instead of using the same formula as the first. The most important thing is that the battles will have that level of intensity this season as well or else this season will lose a major charm that the first season had.
Inou-Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de
Finally, we have Inou-Battle. Honestly, this reminds me of Rokujouma from the previous season. It’s got the same kind of light-hearted tone that seems to have something a bit more… serious overarching all of that. So far, it’s been quite an enjoyable slice of life. The powers of the main characters are getting a decent amount of emphasis like I hoped. The comedy, the naming sense, and just the absurdity of how chuunibyou it is can be entertaining to watch. Like, for this one scene, the other chuunibyou character was on a phone call saying all this chuuni bullshit, and I’m just imagining in my head how the person talking to them would have no idea what the fuck they’re on. All for the sake of looking cool. There’s bits and pieces of enjoyable parts to this show that make the overall experience something I actually look forward to quite a bit every week. Then again these types of slice of life shows that offer a constant and steady level of entertainment throughout tend to be the ones I look forward to most from any season. If that all that sounds good to you, give this one a shot. It’s not bad.
Fall 2014 Anime (FIRST IMPRESSIONS) Roundup
I’m relieved that this season is living up to my expectations unlike every other season this year. While there is no anime that’s a real hard hitter just yet, you’ve got quite a bit of anime that will probably end up at least decent which is more than what I can say for many other shows airing in other seasons this year. We’ve got surprises like Shingeki no Bahamut, Yuuki Yuuna along with randomly absurd shows like Cross Ange and Twintails. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso holds great promise, and we have the return of older shows along with a handful of decent slice of life anime. This season has quite a bit to offer. It’s the only one this year where I didn’t drop or feel bad for following a moderate amount of shows. Strangely enough, I’d also say that this season is… weirdly erotic. You got the metallic finger anal probe rape (SUNRISEPLS), KyoAni finding a way into my pants, Amane the bitch in heat, AKA the best girl, (Yeah, that’s right. You fucking heard me.) random provocative poses in Inou-Battle, and much more. I know, I know. You can say this is the typical fanservice stuff every season has, but I know I didn’t expect this level of lewdness going into these shows. It’s not like High School DxD (SEASON 3 HYPE!) when it’s obvious that it’ll be filled with amazing amounts of tits. I mean who would have thought that a metallic finger would be shoved up a girl’s ass? Come on. Only ERU ERUFU and our Lord, The One True God Tatsuya Stu, could have fathomed such a thought. Anyways, I’ll be looking forward to seeing if this season can fill in the spots on my top 10 list for this year because there are a lot of empty spots right now. I don’t want to start throwing in anime I don’t really think are that good in my top 10. People will start bitching about how this show isn’t good or whatever when they should shut the fuck up and understand that it’s fucking relative. (No one has said that yet though. Probably since the last year’s top 10 was, at least in my opinion, very, very solid.) So yeah, I’ve had a lot of fun following this season so far. It certainly is one of the better seasons I’ve followed. Hopefully, it’ll keep it up.