The title says it all. Okay, here are the rest of the shows that I’m going to make an attempt to watch this season! Unlike the previous Top Five list, this is far less tentative, in that I doubt I’m going to like any of these shows a whole lot. But hey, limiting myself to just five series when there might just be more good ones isn’t a fair exercise. It’s smart, especially with my rigorous class schedule, but not fair to any other show that manages to impress me well enough. So let’s get started on this.
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing
The first Last Exile series was a good adventure story with a solid cast and a gripping enough plot. However, it suffered from a lack of setting development that didn’t explain many important details until they were no longer necessary. In the synopsis, the words “peaceful skies” cast my anticipation of the series firmly into the Doubtful Valley, but from what I’ve heard so far it isn’t bad at all. I’ll be keeping my eye out, but I won’t expect anything with the charm of the first Last Exile. And that sounds really weird when said.
Well, we have another detective story this year. Why this year’s so infatuated with detective stories involving diminutive girls and older males, I will never know. I’m willing to give it a shot, but I doubt it’ll be anything special.
Shinryaku?! Ika Musume
I liked the first season. I doubt this’ll be anything different. Moving on.
The way I see this, there are two possible outcomes: Either this’ll be a good adaptation of the Mirai Nikki manga, which I have yet to read, or it’ll be complete shit, but spiral down in such a spectacular fashion that the horrible crash of it all will be an interesting watch. I’ll be disappointed if it just fades into mediocrity like Sacred Seven did, but I doubt it’d be capable of anything so subtle quality-wise.
I’m not going to pepper this post with superfluous tildes, so that title is staying as is. Since I’m a sucker for these kinds of “healing” anime, I’ll definitely check it out as a formality. We have a father dying, a girl who loves taking pictures with his camera, and a group of friends in what’ll likely make the kind of tranquil show in the same vein as Natsume Yuujinchou and ARIA; Tranquil and calming for some, boring for others.
Kimi to Boku
In addition to the detective stories, the half Japanese person stirring the socio-economic pot of high school angle seems to be popular with the kids this season. Only time will tell whether this turns out interesting or not.
And that about covers it for this season. There are plenty of other decent looking shows that I didn’t talk about, but… yeah, that pretty much covers it. Well, what are you watching, commenting people? Anything I included on one of my lists? Anything I didn’t? Do tell.