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#1 Apr 03 2011 at 10:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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So many seasons are ending and the new ones rolling out, Figured it would be a nice place to start a discussion on thoughts and such for the first few episodes.

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Deadman Wonderland - @#%^ing Awesome. Story follows a student who witnesses the murder of 29 classmates and friends by a man in red with incredible powers only to be framed for everything. The court gives him the death sentence and is forced to live out his life at the corporate owned prison known as Deadman Wonderland- a giant circus using the inmates as its main attraction. In the last few minutes, we discover that if the prisoners don't eat special candy every 72 hours, they will be killed. No Exceptions.

One moment everything is sunshine and rainbows then the setting becomes one of the bloodiest scenes I've seen in televised anime. My favorite part involves a strange and incredibly innocent-sounding girl swinging metal pipes at her friend while calmly laughing "Ok, I'll kill you now ^^". As far as the plot- it kind of reminds me of Ergo Proxy without the mystery aspect.

This anime looks interesting and definitely worth watching. As far as unique/action shows go, this and Control are both great contenders with lots of possiblity.


Tiger and Bunny: Super heros with corporate meddling. Interesting premise the CG/Anime style is uniquely refreshing and seems to fit pretty well. Also they seem to be trying to fit as many sponsor plugs in as possible to show how far everyone sells out. Depending on where the series go looks like it's going to be a decent anime. Sidenote: Whoever is subbing this is using **** small font, From the Hulu plus commercial in the middle of the episode (Even though I torrented) looks like a simulcast with Hulu, not sure.

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Hanasaku Iroha: Big town girl meets small town. Looks to be shaping up as a Drama-edy. I really like the animation, its clear vivid, got decently high hopes for this. Hopefully it doesn't drop the ball, by going to drama with no comedy but from the writing it looks to be able to walk that fine line very nicely.


Nichijou: On the fence with this anime. Firstly I wasn't to impressed with the animation style but it fits perfectly. The best way to describe this anime, is animated ADD. To me at the moment seems it might be trying a bit to hard, I wanna say some parts are epicly funny, but on the other side that's what it's trying to be so it feels off. I'm keeping my eye on this until I can make further judgment.

X-men: Haven't watched this yet and I will probably skip it, Its the same vein as Ironman and Wolverine, Marvel-anime. From my quick glimpses of the raw (It is subbed now but I haven't watched it yet) I do like the art direction in which this version shoots for.

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Stein's Gate: Batsh*t crazy, Self proclaimed mad Scientist, paranoid delusional man, who by all accounts so far might be really smart, has 2 friends a Cute carefree girl that calls him by a cutesy name, and self proclaimed great 'hacker' otaku, make up his 'lab'. The animation is very jagged and color washed to give more of a realistic feel. Seems the series is going to 'possibly' be about time travel of some form, or something its pretty vague atm. Definitely looks to be a must watch for me, as I loved the humor, and the characters so far.

As for the story and the pacing might be a bit weird but it lends itself to how the story is told.

Feel free to add new animes to this as they get released in the next week or two with your impressions. I'll try to edit them in as I watch them.


Sengoku Otome Momoiro Paradox: Ditsy teenage girl gets teleported to HieseiFeudal Japan, but all the historical figures are woman (eg Nobunaga is a woman). Avg Animation, avg story, probobly gonna be a good filler anime for the nights nothing else is on. Ending song is kinda catchy, and fanservicy.

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Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Harem/Fanservice/Ecchi of some sort first episode was all over the place seems to be a few 'main' characters. Seems to be catering to all the fetishes, with maid girls, lolis, big sister types. Animation is pretty good, very clean look. I like some of the characters, not often you hear a male character tell a female (thats into him) "Go crawl in a hole and die". Had a some good chuckles from the jokes, as of yet I have no clue what the story will pertain as.


Dororon Enma kun Meeramera: Reboot of old 70's anime. Animation is crisp and nice but the designs seem dated, which is kinda cute I guess. Jokes range from decent to meh. Not sure about this anime, It seems classic but in today anime selection kinda lacking. Not sure if i will follow this series.

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Softenni: Soft Tennis, tennis club (girls) in middle school, tons of panty shots, cutesy animation, sexual inenddos. Mediocre at best. Not much to say about this.


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A Channel - Story about 4 school girls. Three are in the same class, one is a cute air heard, and the fourth is a year younger and a bit vicious. Not sure where the show will go, but seemed entertaining enough.


Yondemasu yo Azazel-san: Demon Detective and his new secretary, He seems a mild mannered detective but is really a demon summoner. But the Demon he summons while being vile seem completely daft. Leads to some very funny conclusions, animation is hit or miss, Some things being animated closer to reality, some being more 'cartoony'. Definitely had a few chuckles during the show. Waiting til a few episodes in to make a better decision.

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Hen Zemi: Ummm, At first the animation style was weird but cute. Its really perverted but funny at the same time, after doing a little digging its a Series sequel to some OVA that were released. But still did a good job of showing the different characters. This could definitely be the underrated series of the season. It depends on how the next few episodes play out.


Astaorette's Toy: Princess of the Creature world, a succubus, is coming of age and needs to 'suck out' the "life-seed" of a male, or she will die, but she hates men! She tells her guardian that maybe if it was a human male she would be able to, problem is the world tree that connects the world was damaged long ago and the worlds are no longer linked. Seems to be a cute story, probably going to be a good romance /ecchi-ish series. Animation and art style reminds me a lot of Disgaea. Probably going to watch this series to the end.

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Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi: Seems like its going to be a cut and paste harem with a dash of ecchi. Boy and his younger brother move to little town, boy meets girl and they connect. But boy has been here before and made a promise to girl B who hasn't showed up yet. Animation is decent, the anime goes for the big eye on everyone look. Another filler anime IMHO.


Armored Trooper Votoms: Votoms Finder ?OVA series? Basic Mech anime, first I thought it would be mediocre and it kind of is but was still a fun watch. Has a very Robotech type animation style based off Armored Trooper Votoms a 52 episode anime back in the 80's. Neat back story hopefully they built on it well.

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[C] (Control) The Money of Soul and Possibility Control : Weird awesome, in a good way. Animation is passable but has a very odd feeling. Story is completely messed up as way to many things have gone unexplained but this is a definite watcher. It starts off showing kind of what the show will be about I think, Then pops to the main character, a boy from a poor family, putting himself through school in hopes of having a steady income in civil service only because he knows it will be his safe bet. He really likes this girl but shes rich and so far only sees him as a friend. He's offered a chance to take out a loan against his 'future' and become an Entrepreneur, Entre for short. Like I said it kind of leaves it very open atm.

Also has one of the best OP of the new season.


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Hidan no Aria - The show seems to focus on two high school students, but not at any ordinary high school- they're actually training to be mercenaries/gunmen. The male protagonist wants to be an average person, but when aroused, he becomes seemingly invincible and an expert fighter. The other student is a girl who (I think) is the top student at the mercenary school. Seems like an average show, so will need to watch a few more episodes to have a better opinion.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - Male high school student has to move to live with his aunt who lives alone, he is told. When he arrives, he meets a girl wrapped in a blanket/futon? who has an unusual personality and tendencies. So far the show is crazy and could be something worth watching.


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Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) - Boy, raised by a priest alongside his twin brother, finds out he's the son of Satan. Bad things happen(priest dies) while Satan is trying to take the boy back to the realm of demons. Boy enlists with the organization the priest belongs to and becomes an exorcist. So far it doesn't necessarily seem like it'll be more than a basic shonen anime, but it was enjoyable to watch.


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#2 Apr 03 2011 at 11:27 PM Rating: Decent
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Nichijou: On the fence with this anime. Firstly I wasn't to impressed with the animation style but it fits perfectly. The best way to describe this anime, is animated ADD. To me at the moment seems it might be trying a bit to hard, I wanna say some parts are epicly funny, but on the other side that's what it's trying to be so it feels off. I'm keeping my eye on this until I can make further judgment.


On my list. Nothing else is really sparking my interest at the moment. Last season had quite a few shows that I just finished wrapping up. It's a shame that nothing really seems to be on par with Mitsudomoe or Zombie for comedy and also Kimi ni wrapped up nicely, with the last three episodes in particular being excellent (although the series overall was mostly torture). Also, Infinite Stratos was awful imo. I don't think I'll watch a second season as there surely will be.

Gonna wait until at least halfway through the season to start Nichijou otherwise I'll forget about it.

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#3 Apr 04 2011 at 12:05 AM Rating: Good
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Nichijou is lolrandom, and funny enough for me to warrant keeping up with it, I think. I'm just wondering how it can go for 26 episodes with its pace and lack of overall plot (as far as I could tell from episodes 0 & 1).
I'm never touching Tiger and Bunny again.
Hanasaku Iroha could be good, or it could be bad. I want to see how it turns out.

I still need to see other shows this season, but I don't particularly have any high hopes for any of them.

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#4 Apr 04 2011 at 12:29 AM Rating: Good
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I'm never touching Tiger and Bunny again.
This.

Only other new show I've seen so far is Dog Days. It wasn't awful, but I doubt I'd recommend it to anyone based on the first episode.

Steins;Gate is probably the only show that even remotely interested me from the descriptions I've read. I'll probably check out Nichijou since I like randomness.
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#5 Apr 04 2011 at 12:34 AM Rating: Good
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Ok Just Finished Ep 1 of;

Stein's Gate:

******* crazy, Self proclaimed mad Scientist, paranoid delusional man, who by all accounts so far might be really smart, has 2 friends a Cute carefree girl that calls him by a cutesy name, and self proclaimed great 'hacker' otaku, make up his 'lab'. The animation is very jagged and color washed to give more of a realistic feel. Seems the series is going to 'possibly' be about time travel of some form, or something its pretty vague atm. Definitely looks to be a must watch for me, as I loved the humor, and the characters so far.

As for the story and the pacing might be a bit weird but it lends itself to how the story is told.
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#6 Apr 04 2011 at 7:45 AM Rating: Good
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I'm interested in Hanasaku Iroha, but that's all I've really been looking at so far.
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Sengoku Otome Momoiro Paradox: Ditsy teenage girl gets teleported to Hiesei era Japan, but all the historical figures are woman (eg Nobunaga is a woman). Avg Animation, avg story, probobly gonna be a good filler anime for the nights nothing else is on. Ending song is kinda catchy, and fanservicy.

Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Harem/Fanservice/Ecchi of some sort first episode was all over the place seems to be a few 'main' characters. Seems to be catering to all the fetishes, with maid girls, lolis, big sister types. Animation is pretty good, very clean look. I like some of the characters, not often you hear a male character tell a female (thats into him) "Go crawl in a hole and die". Had a some good chuckles from the jokes, as of yet I have no clue what the story will pertain as.
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#8 Apr 05 2011 at 6:35 PM Rating: Good
I am looking forward to season 2 of Kaiji. There are a few shows that I think may potentially be of interest, Steins;Gate, Deadman Wonderland will probably be really bad; but may be a pleasant surpirse, C has potential to be fairly decent. That is really it I will probly watch Nichijou just cus, and if Iroha keeps being better than expected I may watch it as well.
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Sengoku Otome Momoiro Paradox: Ditsy teenage girl gets teleported to Hiesei era Japan, but all the historical figures are woman (eg Nobunaga is a woman). Avg Animation, avg story, probobly gonna be a good filler anime for the nights nothing else is on. Ending song is kinda catchy, and fanservicy.

I really hope it's not Heisei Era Japan, given that it is currently the twenty second year of the Heisei Period. But yah Momoiro Paradox sounds to be just really lame plot + lots of fan service but I will see when I watch episode one.

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#9 Apr 05 2011 at 8:49 PM Rating: Good
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Manosuke the Irrelevant wrote:

I really hope it's not Heisei Era Japan, given that it is currently the twenty second year of the Heisei Period. But yah Momoiro Paradox sounds to be just really lame plot + lots of fan service but I will see when I watch episode one.


IDK I might be wrong on the era, but i swear the character said this can't be Heisei era, which I guess could go both ways.


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I really hope it's not Heisei Era Japan, given that it is currently the twenty second year of the Heisei Period. But yah Momoiro Paradox sounds to be just really lame plot + lots of fan service but I will see when I watch episode one.
IDK I might be wrong on the era, but i swear the character said this can't be Heisei era, which I guess could go both ways.
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E-Eiroku? It's not the Heisei Period?
Anyway, I doubt the show will be any good, but it looks to be entertaining enough as a filler anime as someone mentions. I'll probably watch the full season.

Going to watch Ore-tachi tonight, so can't comment on that, but I don't have high hopes from what I've read of the plot.

I will definitely be watching Nachijou, Steins;Gate, and the return of Gintama. Hanasaku is a maybe. The plot seems pretty transparent, but that's part of what makes it interesting.
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I stand corrected, Thank you good sir.

Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: I'm not touching this with a 10-foot pole. Its BL(Boys Love) Yaoi. If Someone else wants to check it out and post a synopsis be my guest, but no really my thing.

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#12 Apr 05 2011 at 10:38 PM Rating: Good
BeanX the Irrelevant wrote:
Manosuke the Irrelevant wrote:

I really hope it's not Heisei Era Japan, given that it is currently the twenty second year of the Heisei Period. But yah Momoiro Paradox sounds to be just really lame plot + lots of fan service but I will see when I watch episode one.


IDK I might be wrong on the era, but i swear the character said this can't be Heisei era, which I guess could go both ways.


Edited, Apr 5th 2011 9:51pm by BeanX


She goes from the heisei to sengoku I believe from the 20 seconds on google and a peek at the title of the show. Not that it was really important or anything.
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Sket Dance: Group of friends do odd jobs for their school club. Characters seem well defined, fun story it seems, probably going to be episodic, eg Problem starts by the end they figure it out. Not sure. I know the manga it pretty popular so I might go and check that out later. Animations kinda budget but overall good first episode.
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#14 Apr 07 2011 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
I just happened to be browsing ANN, and saw some of their writers' reviews of the new season. They (unsurprisingly) were not pleased with Dog Days or Sengoku Otome, but all of them really liked Steins;Gate, Nichijou, and Tiger & Bunny. This last one made me curious, since at least a couple of you rather adamantly disliked it. Now, I know to take critic comments with a grain of salt, but it did make me curious why you guys didn't like it. I trust your opinions far more than a random writer, but I wouldn't mind some specifics.
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Sket Dance: Group of friends do odd jobs for their school club. Characters seem well defined, fun story it seems, probably going to be episodic, eg Problem starts by the end they figure it out. Not sure. I know the manga it pretty popular so I might go and check that out later. Animations kinda budget but overall good first episode.
I liked Sket Dance. Interesting characters and story. Reminds me a lot of Get Backers, actually.


Other recommendations- Check out some of the Young Animator Project animations. I don't know exactly what the project is all about, but four 23 min single episode shows were produced. Two were really good (Kizuna Ichigeki and Wardrobe Dwellers). I recommend checking those out. Personally, I'd like to see a full season of Kizuna Ichigeki if there is the opportunity.

Don't even look at the other two- it'll save you 45 mins... well, Uncle's Lamp was ok, but stay far away from Tarrocman.
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I just happened to be browsing ANN, and saw some of their writers' reviews of the new season. They (unsurprisingly) were not pleased with Dog Days or Sengoku Otome, but all of them really liked Steins;Gate, Nichijou, and Tiger & Bunny. This last one made me curious, since at least a couple of you rather adamantly disliked it. Now, I know to take critic comments with a grain of salt, but it did make me curious why you guys didn't like it. I trust your opinions far more than a random writer, but I wouldn't mind some specifics.
To me, it's the characters. The show focuses on corporate sponsored superheros that compete against each other to stop crime, but I found none of them likable or even interesting. The fact that most of the characters are sellouts doesn't help. The protagonist Tiger is the last "real" superhero. He doesn't care about the money or fame, he just wants to save people, but he's got nothing really incredible about him, turning him into (I thought) a very mediocre and boring hero.

Note: I don't expect the main character to be perfect and unbeatable because that would be boring. Rather, in Tiger's case, traits such as carelessness which can be shown off as entertaining tended to be more irresponsible and stupid in his case- another turn off.

There is a second protagonist, Bunny: a pretty-boy, cocky new hero that flies around in a pink suit. He's there to replace Tiger and yes, it's a guy named Bunny. While he has not been seen much just yet, the "air of mystery" that is supposed to surround new faces just isn't there with him.

Other aspects that turned me off such the "reality TV"* view and just the general animation style, but those are more general than specific. I guess it is kind of early to pass judgment and I might give the show a second chance with the next episode, but without a particularly interesting character, it fails to draw me in enough to overcome the annoying parts of the show.


*I hate reality TV, sellouts, and corporate advertising. This anime has all three in abundance, so it's no surprise that I dislike it.
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2 More series popped up but I can't watch em since they are 2nd seasons:

Maria Holic Alive and Kampfer fur die Liebe. I havent had the chance to watch/read Maria Holic so yeah nothing on that.
The later show seems ecchi/harem-ish about a boy who can transform into a girl (Didn't Ramna already play that card to death, anyway) I watched about half the episode before realizing I missed the series. Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen also a 2nd season/sequel to an older anime, so I'll have to watch the first season Wiki says:

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After graduating from high school in 1996 in Japan, Itō Kaiji moves to Tokyo to get a job, but he fails to find steady employment because of his eccentric disposition and because the country is mired in its first recession since World War II. Depressed, he festers in his apartment, biding his time with cheap pranks, gambling, liquor and cigarettes. Kaiji is always thinking about money and his perpetual poverty frequently brings him to tears.

Kaiji's unrelenting misery continues for two years until he is paid an unexpected visit from a man named Endō, who wants to collect an outstanding debt owed to him in Kaiji's name. Endō gives Kaiji two options - either spend ten years to repay this outstanding debt, or board the gambling ship Espoir ("hope" in French) for one night to clear the debt. Using a con, Endō pressures Kaiji into accepting the deal, believing he will never come back from the voyage.


Dororon Enma kun Meeramera: Reboot of old 70's anime. Animation is crisp and nice but the designs seem dated, which is kinda cute I guess. Jokes range from decent to meh. Not sure about this anime, It seems classic but in today anime selection kinda lacking. Not sure if i will follow this series.





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2 More series popped up but I can't watch em since they are 2nd seasons:

Maria Holic Alive and Kampfer fur die Liebe. I havent had the chance to watch/read Maria Holic so yeah nothing on that.
The later show seems ecchi/harem-ish about a boy who can transform into a girl (Didn't Ramna already play that card to death, anyway) I watched about half the episode before realizing I missed the series. Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen also a 2nd season/sequel to an older anime, so I'll have to watch the first season Wiki says:

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After graduating from high school in 1996 in Japan, Itō Kaiji moves to Tokyo to get a job, but he fails to find steady employment because of his eccentric disposition and because the country is mired in its first recession since World War II. Depressed, he festers in his apartment, biding his time with cheap pranks, gambling, liquor and cigarettes. Kaiji is always thinking about money and his perpetual poverty frequently brings him to tears.

Kaiji's unrelenting misery continues for two years until he is paid an unexpected visit from a man named Endō, who wants to collect an outstanding debt owed to him in Kaiji's name. Endō gives Kaiji two options - either spend ten years to repay this outstanding debt, or board the gambling ship Espoir ("hope" in French) for one night to clear the debt. Using a con, Endō pressures Kaiji into accepting the deal, believing he will never come back from the voyage.


Dororon Enma kun Meeramera: Reboot of old 70's anime. Animation is crisp and nice but the designs seem dated, which is kinda cute I guess. Jokes range from decent to meh. Not sure about this anime, It seems classic but in today anime selection kinda lacking. Not sure if i will follow this series.





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Apparently the Kampfer thing is just an extra 2 episodes according to wiki.
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Apparently the Kampfer thing is just an extra 2 episodes according to wiki.


Hmm Might be, didn't really research it at all, The episode was just listed as episode 1, so maybe it was mislabeled.

Softenni: Soft Tennis, tennis club (girls) in middle school, tons of panty shots, cutesy animation, sexual inenddos. Mediocre at best. Not much to say about this.
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#20 Apr 10 2011 at 1:40 AM Rating: Good
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A Channel - Story about 4 school girls. Three are in the same class, one is a cute air heard, and the fourth is a year younger and a bit vicious. Not sure where the show will go, but seemed entertaining enough.
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Ok I changed my opinion on Nichijou after episode 2. This series is EPIC, It's anime crack, on shrooms, with some LSD coating. The pacing hasn't changed but seriously it's off the wall.
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Yondemasu yo Azazel-san: Demon Detective and his new secretary, He seems a mild mannered detective but is really a demon summoner. But the Demon he summons while being vile seem completely daft. Leads to some very funny conclusions, animation is hit or miss, Some things being animated closer to reality, some being more 'cartoony'. Definitely had a few chuckles during the show. Waiting til a few episodes in to make a better decision.

Hen Zemi: Ummm, At first the animation style was weird but cute. Its really perverted but funny at the same time, after doing a little digging its a Series sequel to some OVA that were released. But still did a good job of showing the different characters. This could definitely be the underrated series of the season. It depends on how the next few episodes play out.

Astaorette's Toy: Princess of the Creature world, a succubus, is coming of age and needs to 'suck out' the "life-seed" of a male, or she will die, but she hates men! She tells her guardian that maybe if it was a human male she would be able to, problem is the world tree that connects the world was damaged long ago and the worlds are no longer linked. Seems to be a cute story, probably going to be a good romance /ecchi-ish series. Animation and art style reminds me a lot of Disgaea. Probably going to watch this series to the end.

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Btw World that God Only Knows Season 2 started today :D
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Btw World that God Only Knows Season 2 started today :D
Oh happy days!
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There are a few surprising shows I recognize this season.

-A second season of Kaiji (saw the first, quite awful in a so bad it's good way).

-Maria+Holic is getting a second season, and although I didn't care for the first, I loved that intro.

-Deadman Wonderland is getting an anime. I had read most of the manga, but I'm unsure whether it is finished or not yet. I thought it had an interesting setup and world, but it devolves too quickly a very stereotypical shounen series. I'm wonder what they'll do with one of my favorite characters, because I can't wait for this gal to be animated:
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Btw World that God Only Knows Season 2 started today :D
I completely forgot to watch that today. Thanks for the reminder.
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Just saw "My Ordinary Life" (Nichijou). It certainly has it's moments. Anime style does seem off, but it fits the theme perfectly. Good call on that observation.
2 episodes in so far, and i don't hate it yet.

Also watched "Dragon Crisis". For a harem~ish anime, i thought it wasn't half bad. It's one of those anime's that could have been epic, if only it went more than 12 episodes.


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Just saw "My Ordinary Life" (Nichijou). It certainly has it's moments. Anime style does seem off, but it fits the theme perfectly. Good call on that observation.
2 episodes in so far, and i don't hate it yet.

Also watched "Dragon Crisis". For a harem~ish anime, i thought it wasn't half bad. It's one of those anime's that could have been epic, if only it went more than 12 episodes.


I thought Dragon Crisis was extremely cute, I liked while having some harem-ish subplot the main character really never instigated anything, and I really liked the last episode, I thought it was really well planned for a 12 episoder.
It does seem short because its based on a light novels that are on vol 9, and still ongoing? I think I haven't found anyone translating it just yet but there has been some people asking.

If you interested in Light novels (lots of animes based on em) heres a page; http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Main_Page or for Durarara! http://anni-fiesta.livejournal.com/

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Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi: Seems like its going to be a cut and paste harem with a dash of ecchi. Boy and his younger brother move to little town, boy meets girl and they connect. But boy has been here before and made a promise to girl B who hasn't showed up yet. Animation is decent, the anime goes for the big eye on everyone look. Another filler anime IMHO.

Armored Trooper Votoms: Votoms Finder ?OVA series? Basic Mech anime, first I thought it would be mediocre and it kind of is but was still a fun watch. Has a very Robotech type animation style based off Armored Trooper Votoms a 52 episode anime back in the 80's. Neat back story hopefully they built on it well.

Also Seikon no Qwaser 2 started for those who have seen the first series. Interested I did a quick wiki check to see If i should go watch it and heres what I found:
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The Qwaser of Stigmata (聖痕のクェイサー, Seikon no Kueisā?) is an ongoing action manga series authored by Hiroyuki Yoshino and featuring art by Kenetsu Satō. It is notable for its heavy violence and use of graphic fanservice, and in particular, the use of breast milk as an actual plot device.


Wait WHAT?! Uhmm anyone have any info on if I should watch this or not lol.

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Just saw "My Ordinary Life" (Nichijou). It certainly has it's moments. Anime style does seem off, but it fits the theme perfectly. Good call on that observation.
2 episodes in so far, and i don't hate it yet.

Also watched "Dragon Crisis". For a harem~ish anime, i thought it wasn't half bad. It's one of those anime's that could have been epic, if only it went more than 12 episodes.


I thought Dragon Crisis was extremely cute, I liked while having some harem-ish subplot the main character really never instigated anything, and I really liked the last episode, I thought it was really well planned for a 12 episoder.
It does seem short because its based on a light novels that are on vol 9, and still ongoing? I think I haven't found anyone translating it just yet but there has been some people asking.

If you interested in Light novels (lots of animes based on em) heres a page; http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Main_Page or for Durarara! http://anni-fiesta.livejournal.com/

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I'm not saying they did a bad job, i think they did a great job. It's probably why i wish it was longer lol. Also, thanks for the link. :)
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Also Seikon no Qwaser 2 started for those who have seen the first series. Interested I did a quick wiki check to see If i should go watch it and heres what I found:
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The Qwaser of Stigmata (聖痕のクェイサー, Seikon no Kueisā?) is an ongoing action manga series authored by Hiroyuki Yoshino and featuring art by Kenetsu Satō. It is notable for its heavy violence and use of graphic fanservice, and in particular, the use of breast milk as an actual plot device.
Wait WHAT?! Uhmm anyone have any info on if I should watch this or not lol.
Story about fighters with the power to control different elements called Qwasers (can be male or female). The main character controls iron and fights against qwasers that can control elements such as Copper and Gold. Every qwaser is paired up with a woman and uses breast milk as a power source (ok, it's more than that and it actually does have a big role in the plot, but I'm too lazy to explain). The show might be disturbing to some and the plot is even weaker than Queen's Blade. Beyond that, the fights were decent. If you NEED action, have nothing else to watch, and can get past everything else (or just love animated tits), then I guess it's worth watching? I think the first episode was a pretty good example of what the show is like as a whole.
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Seriously? And this series gets a 2nd season over about the 10 or so off the top of my head that really deserve a 2nd season. Smiley: bah
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Seriously? And this series gets a 2nd season over about the 10 or so off the top of my head that really deserve a 2nd season. Smiley: bah
Ok, so the plot might not be as bad as I make it out to be (except the whole breast thing), but it is nothing great and definitely ridiculous. I probably should just stop, but just to show the ridiculousness... according to the plot, the whole breast milk power source is supposed to be connected to Christ (shown in episode 1) and it plays a fairly major role in the plot near the end of the show. I will repeat though- it is a pretty good action anime if you can look past strange fetishes and ludicrous plot. The sad part is that the first season was 24? episodes long, it was wrapped up, and now it was given a second season.
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Seriously? And this series gets a 2nd season over about the 10 or so off the top of my head that really deserve a 2nd season. Smiley: bah
Yeah, well, Legend of the Seeker got a second season too.

Being a good show seems to have little bearing on whether you get another season.
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Seriously? And this series gets a 2nd season over about the 10 or so off the top of my head that really deserve a 2nd season. Smiley: bah
Yeah, well, Legend of the Seeker got a second season too.

Being a good show seems to have little bearing on whether you get another season.


Don't even start me on those , I read Sword of Truth series back when the 3rd book just came out, and I have read and listened to the entire series a few times (Read Wizards First rule and Stone of Tears about 10 times each) Everytime a new book came out i would re read from the beginning. I watched half of the irst episode and gave up in disgust, especially after Sam Rami said how awesome the books were and he was a big fan, then took the pages and wiped his *** with em and used the only legible words to write that trash.

Sorry /rant off. Very touchy subject for me.
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Sorry /rant off. Very touchy subject for me.
Believe me. I understand.
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Eh, he said the same thing about Spider-Man, and if he wasn't Bruce Campbell's friend I'd probably hunt him down and break his kneecaps with an aluminum bat for the third movie alone.
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[C] (Control) The Money of Soul and Possibility Control : Weird awesome, in a good way. Animation is passable but has a very odd feeling. Story is completely messed up as way to many things have gone unexplained but this is a definite watcher. It starts off showing kind of what the show will be about I think, Then pops to the main character, a boy from a poor family, putting himself through school in hopes of having a steady income in civil service only because he knows it will be his safe bet. He really likes this girl but shes rich and so far only sees him as a friend. He's offered a chance to take out a loan against his 'future' and become an Entrepreneur, Entre for short. Like I said it kind of leaves it very open atm.

Also has one of the best OP of the new season.

Also a Nice Background thanks to my wife and her fast screen grab/photoshop stuff.

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[C] (Control) The Money of Soul and Possibility Control : Weird awesome, in a good way. Animation is passable but has a very odd feeling. Story is completely messed up as way to many things have gone unexplained but this is a definite watcher. It starts off showing kind of what the show will be about I think, Then pops to the main character, a boy from a poor family, putting himself through school in hopes of having a steady income in civil service only because he knows it will be his safe bet. He really likes this girl but shes rich and so far only sees him as a friend. He's offered a chance to take out a loan against his 'future' and become an Entrepreneur, Entre for short. Like I said it kind of leaves it very open atm.

Also has one of the best OP of the new season.
Looking forward to watching Control, seemed to start off with an interesting concept. I liked the OP- not only does NICO Touches the Walls usually have good songs, the animation was great too. A big plus is that a full version of the song is already out there. My favorite this season has to be Gintama, though they've always had good opening and endings. God only Knows also had a good opening as well as a few others.

Other anime:
Hidan no Aria - The show seems to focus on two high school students, but not at any ordinary high school- they're actually training to be mercenaries/gunmen. The male protagonist wants to be an average person, but when aroused, he becomes seemingly invincible and an expert fighter. The other student is a girl who (I think) is the top student at the mercenary school. Seems like an average show, so will need to watch a few more episodes to have a better opinion.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - Male high school student has to move to live with his aunt who lives alone, he is told. When he arrives, he meets a girl wrapped in a blanket/futon? who has an unusual personality and tendencies. So far the show is crazy and could be something worth watching.
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Deadman Wonderland - @#%^ing Awesome. Story follows a student who witnesses the murder of 29 classmates and friends by a man in red with incredible powers only to be framed for everything. The court gives him the death sentence and is forced to live out his life at the corporate owned prison known as Deadman Wonderland- a giant circus using the inmates as its main attraction. In the last few minutes, we discover that if the prisoners don't eat special candy every 72 hours, they will be killed. No Exceptions.

One moment everything is sunshine and rainbows then the setting becomes one of the bloodiest scenes I've seen in televised anime. My favorite part involves a strange and incredibly innocent-sounding girl swinging metal pipes at her friend while calmly laughing "Ok, I'll kill you now ^^". As far as the plot- it kind of reminds me of Ergo Proxy without the mystery aspect.

This anime looks interesting and definitely worth watching. As far as unique/action shows go, this and Control are both great contenders with lots of possiblity.

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Watched episode 1 of several animes in the last couple days.

Ones I Like Thus Far:
Deadman Wonderland
Blue Exorcist*

Ones I think have potential but need more episodes to confirm:
Nichijou
Stein's Gate
Hanasaku Iroha

Ones I'm probably going to end up disliking but will watch one more episode to be sure:
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai



*Didn't see a review/summary for this one so...
Blue Exorcist - Boy, raised by a priest alongside his twin brother, finds out he's the son of Satan. Bad things happen(priest dies) while Satan is trying to take the boy back to the realm of demons. Boy enlists with the organization the priest belongs to and becomes an exorcist. So far it doesn't necessarily seem like it'll be more than a basic shonen anime, but it was enjoyable to watch.
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Nichijou
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Hanasaku Iroha
Hanasaku Iroha is definitely my favoerite this season, though I have a history of liking more.. girlyish shows with character development.

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko is worth checking out. Pretty lolrandom and lulzy in the first episode. I haven't had much time to watch the 2nd episode, and I think the 3rd will be subbed tomorrow.

Nichijou was pretty good in the first couple episodes, then it kinda dropped off for me in the next two episodes.
Like I initially thought, it's good enough to keep watching, just probably not worth watching more than once.

Stein's Gate has me waiting for each new episode, so it's at least somewhat entertaining. Also, the main character's laugh is so awesome.

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Hanasaku Iroha is definitely my favoerite this season, though I have a history of liking more.. girlyish shows with character development.
I tend to like those myself, so that's definitely a good sign. As long as it doesn't get too depressing, things will be good. And to be honest, that's the only reason why I didn't put it in the other category. It seems to have the potential to get rather depressing.
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Oh, I thought it might too. But it hasn't been too depressing another 3 episodes in.
It's in the right places.

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The Good
Hanasaku Iroha
Nichijou
The World God Only Knows
Gintama Simply mentioned because it had a long hiatus
Steins;Gate This one actually picks up at the end of the second episode
C
Deadman Wonderland
Ao no Exorcist


The Mediocre
SKET Dance
Yondemasu yo, Azazel-San
Hidan no Aria
Denpa Onna Weird is good
Ano Hi Mita Hana Follows the recipe to be a good show, will probably fail
Ore-Tachi Ni Tsubasa wa Nai This one might actually turn out to be pretty good


The Boring, Dull, and Awful
A Channel I wish I could move this up simply because it features the sound of grilling meat as a ring tone, but /yawn
Dog Days
Astarotte's Toy
Hen Zemi WTF is wrong with this show?!?
Battle Girls - Time Paradox



I've seen about 2-3 episodes of each (not sure why in some cases...) and there is no specific order to how I listed the shows. Anything that makes its way into the mediocre list tends to be entertaining in some way and is not necessarily a good show.

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So this and next week are the last episodes (for 12/13 ep. series) Since they're coming to a close which Series have you watched , any which surprised you, any you dropped.

I've been dealing with IRL crap so Ive only been keeping up with 2 series.

C- Control which I really like the story and where its headed. Last few episodes are going to be big fight scene which there hasnt been much of. Lots of character development over action which I like.

Deadman Wonderland - I haven't watched ep. 9/10 yet but I got hooked on the manga which is close to ending. Definitely a few changes to shorten it but not so bad, I recommend this series to watch, and read. Its not the greatest series but deserves a good mention.

I will be downloading Stiens; Gate, Nichijou,and probably a few more for a anime weekend In a few weekends.
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I like C near the beginning, it's kinda meh overall though.

A room mate watched the first episode of Deadman Wonderland, then dropped it, so I likely won't be downloading any of it.

Stein;s Gate is easily my favorite series this season, followed by Nichijou and Hanasaku Iroha.

Nothing too great this season, really. Entertaining at least.
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Shows I really liked this season:
Nichijou
Stein's Gate
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko - If you like characters with odd personalities, then this is for you.
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
Hanasaku Iroha
Deadman Wonderland - Very intense show.

Shows I thought were only entertaining this season:
Yondemasu yo Azazel-san
[C] (Control) The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
Ao no Exorcist

Shows I thought were awful and dropped this season:
Hidan no Aria
A Channel
Hen Zemi



Nichijou was probably my favorite with Stein's Gate and Denpa Onna next. I did expect Control to be better than it was. I do like Deadman Wonderland even if the protagonist is a wimp.
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Most of the anime I've been watching this season(which isn't much due to a fairly massive Babylon 5 binge I went on) has been season 2 of older shows or just older shows in general. That said, I've rather liked most of what I've watched.

Shows I've been more or less keeping up with
Hanasaka Iroha
Blue Exorcist
Deadman Wonderland
The World God Only Knows(season 2)
Gosick(started last season, probably considered season 2)

Shows I started and just haven't kept up with, but will watch eventually
Stein's Gate
Nichijou


Show I didn't like
Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
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Shows I've been more or less keeping up with
Hanasaka Iroha
Blue Exorcist
The World God Only Knows(season 2)

Shows I started and have been sort of keeping up with
Stein's Gate


Still on the list to start
Nichijou
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Astarotte's Toy (just picked this one out at random, not sure how interesting it will actually be).
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Whoa, Stein;s Gate Episode 12 just got serious.

Now I have to wait a whole week for 13 Smiley: frown
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