FALL ANIME 2013 PREVIEW

FALL ANIME 2013 PREVIEW Button

Number of  Titles: 42
Titles Excluded from the list: Gaist Crusher, Pokemon XY
Last Update: September 20th 2013

Wow, it’s Fall already! Well that’s good news and bad news, the good news being there’s an abundant of titles that actually look far more amusing than the lousy summer season, and the bad news, Fall means going back to school or work. OTL|||| So without further ado, lets get started on the last quarter of 2013’s Anime as AngryAnimeBitches begins it’s third year running!


Gundam BUILD FIGHTERSGundam BUILD FIGHTERS

Animation Company: SUNRISE
Website: http://gundam-bf.net/
Genres: Mecha
Airing Date: October 7th 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story is set in the near future when GunPla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become popular worldwide in the “Second GunPla Boom.” Sei Iori, a first-year middle-school student and the only son of a model shop owner, is talented at building GunPla, but inexperienced in the GunPla Battles. He encounters a mysterious boy named Reiji, who happens to be an accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the GunPla Battle world championships.

Team Impression:

Eva: ERRRRR YOU KNOW WHAT EVEN THOUGH IT’S DIFFERENT TO WHAT WE EXPECT GUNDAM ANIMES/OVAS/MOVIES TO BE— I AM GOING TO WATCH THIS. IT IS DEFINITELY DIFFERENT, BUT I NEED MY GUNDAM DOSE. I REALLY DO. PLEASE BE BETTER THAN GUNDAM AGE!!! /SOBS

Vantage: I’m not really a Gundam person :D So I’ll be passing on this.

Chris: I don’t really watch Gundam shows so… (insightful, I know).

Oki: I love Gundam for what it is so I’m not interested in this? It seems kind of…cheesy.

Charl Meister: I’ve never seen any Gundams…and I don’t really plan to start watching any now – probably will since I’ve never watched many – if any – mecha anime.

Dan: As Eva said, totally different from what we would normally see in a Gundam series, but I am totally willing to give this a go! I NEED MY MECHA FIX. Especially since this seems to be high on gratuitous mecha battles. And it’s gotta be better than AGE, right?

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Dan

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Meganebu!Meganebu!

Animation Company: Studio DEEN
Website: http://mgnb.tv/
Genres: Shoujo, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story revolves around a group of 5 glasses-wearing high school boys and their relationship.

Team Impression:

Eva: …… I don’t know how I feel about this. It just seems… weird.

Vantage: Alas, it should have been 5 glasses-wearing high school girls. Even though we get enough of that already…

Chris:5 glasses-wearing high school boys and their relationship”… this ‘relationship’ is purely platonic… right?

Oki: I….I actually……I mean…I hate slice of life….but….so…… /dies

Charl Meister: Slice of life + Glasses boys + possible fujoshi goodness= Paradise~! I cannot stop this love I have for the four-eyed male creatures!! And they’re so beautiful! I must give this a try.

Dan: I’m confused. I am not sure how wearing glasses forges some super friendship. I don’t think I care.

::Possible Bloggers::
Charl Meister

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Kuroko no Basuke 2Kuroko no Basuke Season 2

Animation Company: Production I.G.
Website: http://www.kurobas.com/
Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Second Season of Kuroko no Basuke.
The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The miracle generation”. There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!

Team Impression:

Eva: *SOBS* In the end, due to our schedule Linzz and I weren’t able to finish the coverage for the first season after I had to drop it just a week before I went on my health hiatus. It’s kind of a rule for myself to finish the first season coverage before beginning the the second one… Well if nobody else is interested, I’ll jump on it (and someday finish the first season coverage when I have time). It’s such a good show (as well as the manga- you guys should read it… I’m a bit behind though… welp need to catch up) Also could we all take a moment to appreciate how awesome the first PV is?!

Vantage: I haven’t seen the first season, unfortunately.

Chris: Yeah son! This is the anime! As homosexual (or not, I mean, Kuroko’s for everyone) as this may sound, I loved the first season and, well, I guess it’s only logical that I watch the second season. That said, I’m not up for blogging about this next season because, you know, I’d rather watch a show like this carefree… don’t want that bloggers mindset getting in the way, you know?

Oki: I hate basketball fjhgkjldfhdk

Charl Meister: Free is where it started and ends for me where sports anime is concerned. Full stop.

Dan: Didn’t see the first season. Whoops.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Golden TimeGolden Time

Animation Company: J.C. Staff
Website: http://golden-time.jp/
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Seinen
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations”, was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.

Team Impression:

Eva: Created by the same author of Toradora, YOU BET YA I AM WATCHING THIS! I really look forward to this, been psyched about it since I heard about the announcement of this being green-lit! I hope it will be just as good or better than Toradora in it’s own way- sadly I am not a huge fan of the character designs.

Vantage: Looks promising! I haven’t watched any good romcoms lately, either (Oreimo no longer classifies as a good romcom).

Chris: Yes. I’m sorry but, shows like this are the reason I watch anime. Romantic comedies? Count me the f*ck in. Actually, count me the f*ck out. Too many shows. Too little time. You get this jist.

Oki: DID SOMEONE SAY TORADORA?

Charl Meister: I’m not sure I’m feeling this one.

Dan: This sounds fairly promising! Visually it’s kinda meh, but I am always up for romcom action.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Oki

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kakumeiki valvrave S2Kakumeiki Valvrave Season 2

Animation Company: SUNRISE
Website: http://www.valvrave.com/
Genre: Action, Mecha
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Second season of  Kakumeiki Valvrave.
True Calendar (T.C.) 71 – A new age where 70% of the human population lives in space thanks to the development of “Dyson Sphere”, a city in space. The world is divided into two main powers: The Dorssia Military Pact Federation, a power which grew out of a military alliance, and the Atlantic Rim United States (ARUS), which grew in power as it expanded its trade agreements. The minor nation of JIOR has declared neutrality between these two forces and maintains its peace through economic prosperity. Within the JIOR’s Sphere, Haruto Tokishima lived an ordinary life as a high school student in the division known as “Module 77″—until the Dorssian military begins their sudden invasion! But the whole world will be shaken when Haruto meets the mysterious humanoid weapon, Valvrave!

Team Impression:

Eva: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS! ;A; Oh L-Elf please be okay, I am so worried about what A-Drei is going to do to him! ;A; DON’T YOU DARE TOUCH MY BABY!

Vantage: Admittedly I was a bit late jumping on the bandwagon, but I am definitely excited for more insanity!

Chris: Yes! I’ve been waiting for this for so long an entire season… let’s end this together Valvrave! Show me that rape filled goodness! Seriously though, I don’t watch many mecha shows, but for some reason this one caught, and held, my attention last season. As convoluted as the plot is, I like it, and that’s all that matters… sort of.

Oki: It’s Valvrave- Even if I could blog it I kind of find the series lackluster.

Charl Meister: Never saw the first season and I’m not too sure if I’ll ever get around to watching this even if I squeeze it into my already cluttered anime watchlist.

Dan: CONVULSES. VALVRAVE, BABY, YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH I’VE MISSED YOU. Finally, Saki I’m-Too-Fabulous Rukino will be back in my life.

::Possible Blogger::
Eva

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Magi- The Kingdom of MagicMagi: The Kingdom of Magic

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.project-magi.com/index.html
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1,
Summary: Second Season of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, set in Magnostadt.

Team Impression:

Eva: Oh man, the minute I saw the first PV I headesked- what are they thinking? It was already messed up enough as it was in the first season!

Vantage: If only to slander it, I suppose I’ll sign up for blogging this. Magi is a great manga series…it really doesn’t deserve a sub-par anime project like the derailing A-1 Pictures gave its first season. I sense pacing issues and plot holes!

Chris: Are they going to go back to the manga’s plot? I don’t read the manga and so I guess it didn’t bother me that much two seasons ago when they went for that anime only ending (I actually really enjoyed the first season so…), but I like the idea of being able to pick up the manga whenever I want (in conjunction with the show) and read on… that said, it’ll be what it’ll be – good or otherwise.

Oki: I liked the first season but DON’T KNOW IF WANT

Charl Meister: Never saw the first season.

Dan: Again, didn’t watch the first season.

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage

 

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Galilei DonnaGalilei Donna

Animation Company: A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.galileidonna.tv/
Genre: *TBA
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story is about three moons in the form of three of Italian astronomer Galileo’s female descendants who are on international wanted lists. 

Team Impression:

Eva: I am intrigued and I especially love what the story is going to be about. I look forward to seeing how this will turn out- and hopefully it will be good!

Vantage: Japan really does come up with all these radical ideas. Uh…it can’t hurt to give this a try?

Chris: It would appear that they’re finally running out of original ideas…

Oki: It’ll probably be really good, but I already have my quota of batshit.

Charl Meister: What? This doesn’t sound to be bad, I guess? Yeah, I ‘ll give it a try. Yay for Galileo!!

Dan: The premise seems interesting; I’m willing to give this a try.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Samurai FlamencoSamurai Flamenco

Animation Company: Manglobe
Website: http://www.samumenco.com/
Genre: Action
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Original anime scheduled to run on noitaminA for 2 cours. The anime’s taglines read, “To those ‘adults’ who don’t want to become adults…” and “Hero will never give up, never hide, never be defeated, never accept evil.”

Team Impression:

Eva: *STARES* AHA- I KNEW I RECOGNIZED THE ART STYLE! It’s drawn by the same artist who has done the character designs for Utapri’s games! So this is going to be a super hero show that looks awfully like Power Rangers… but it’s a question of whether it’s going to be good or not… It’s original so lets see how this turns out.

Vantage: I’m going to trust noitaminA’s reputation with this, and give it a shot.

Chris:  I’ll watch the first episode. That’s as much as I’m willing to promise (especially with how Manglobe handled The World God Only Knows: Goddesses Arc…)

Oki: jsdkhfghkgkhfdjbhgj it looks….so cool…..I…….I wanna..but I caaant…

Charl Meister: Not sure.

Dan: YEAH I AM PUMPED FOR THIS, based solely on the character designs. I’m yet to absolutely loathe a noitaminA show, so I have high hopes.

::Possible Bloggers::
Dan

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KILL la KILLKILL la KILL

Animation Company: TRIGGER
Website: http://www.kill-la-kill.jp/
Genre: Action, School
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story centers around two fiercely fighting schoolgirls, Ryuuko Matoi and Satsuki Kiryuuin. On a campus ruled by force, a transfer student wielding a Basami sword brings about upheaval.

Team Impression:

Eva: The long awaited and highly anticipated TRIGGER production is finally airing!

Vantage: This looks hyped, and probably with good reason. You’re less likely to go wrong with original productions, and it’ll be fun to see uniforms giving schoolgirls special powers :D

Chris: Yeah! I’m up for watching this! I know the ‘high school genre’ is usually mocked for it’s overuse but, honestly, I really like it and I’m sure a load of other anime fans out there do aswell… I presume that’s why it’s still so popular? Oh, and then there’s the fact that TRIGGER is handling it: I’m in.

Oki: I really like this whole premise, but it depends on the first episode.

Charl Meister: More scissor stuff. She looks like a real O.G and her sword is looking neat. Yes. I must watch this.

Dan: GET HYPE. Oh man, you have no idea how much I’ve been waiting for this. School yard battles done by the team responsible for Gurren Lagann? DIS GON BE GOOD.

::Possible Bloggers::
Dan 

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Yozakura Quartet- Hana no UtaYozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta

Animation Company: Tatsunoko Productions
Website: http://yozakura-anime.jp/
Genre: Shounen
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: New series of Yozakura Quartet.
In a town where humans and demons co-exist, it takes more than a normal police force to maintain the peace. Enter the Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, a fantastic foursome of unique teenagers, each gifted with an amazing super power!

Team Impression:

Eva: I haven’t watched the original, so I’m on the fence about this one.

Vantage: The original series is still on my to-watch list.

Chris: There’s an original right? I guess I’ll check out this and that’s first episodes in conjunction with this ‘new’ first episode and see how they compare… Definitely not blogging about it however, because, well, it doesn’t look like anything special… 

Oki: I need all the plots in my shows. ALL THE PLOTS. And this..IT’S NOT ALL THE PLOTS

Charl Meister: The original, I did not see. This one, I shall not see.

Dan: Didn’t watch the original. I dunno, not super into it.

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Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!

Animation Company: Arms
Website: http://www.sekatsuyo.com/
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Sports
Airing Date: October 6th 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Hagiwara Sakura and Miyazawa Erena are the leading members of a popular idol group Sweet. One day, Erena is injured by the attack of a female pro-wrestler Kazama Rio during the recording of a TV program. Sakura gets mad at Rio and gives her a dropkick. To avenge Erena, Sakura enters the female pro-wrestling matches.

Team Impression:

Eva: Not interested, not my thing.

Vantage: Female pro-wrestling? I’ll…probably have to pass on that, sorry.

Chris: I blogged about High School DxD for an entire season. Of course I’m watching this. In fact, you know what, just for the ‘lols’ I’m going to review the first episode. What?! Come at me…

Oki: If there are enough boobies I’m in.

Charl Meister: o.o Eh? Interesting. Very interesting. Love the outfits. I can already see the ass shots and boob jiggle. Ha…ha

Dan: Ecchi really isn’t my thing. The premise just seems like an excuse to have women in weird positions.

::Possible Bloggers::
Chris

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Yowamushi PedalYowamushi Pedal

Animation Company: TMS Entertainment
Website: http://yowapeda.com/
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Shounen, Sports
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it’s been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join. Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari—a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries—to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamchari up a steep road.
Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?

Team Impression:

Eva: Wow this is supposedly going to be a three-cours series! The last cycling anime I’ve ever watched (let alone, I think is the only one actually exists up till now) was Overdrive. I enjoyed watching that one (despite the fact it wasn’t perfect) and had recently rewatched it a couple of months ago so I will definitely be giving this show a shot.

Vantage: Three-cours? Wow. This might be one of the few sports shows I’m actually interested in.

Chris: The boy at the forefront of this anime looks like one of those annoying, whiny, over dramatic, whiny, whiny bitches that I don’t like watching in my anime… That is all. Then again, this could be the next Kuroko no Basuke, who am I to judge?

Oki: Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Charl Meister: *sigh*

Dan: I get angry at cyclists on the road. I don’t think I can handle them in my anime. In all seriousness, though, not a huge fan of sports anime. inb4 how can you get angry at cyclists when your mother is one?

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Nagi no AsukaraNagi no Asukara

Animation Company: P.A. Works
Website: http://www.nagiasu.jp/
Genre: *TBA
Airing Date: October 3rd 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The series centers around two middle school friends, the indecisive crybaby Manaka Mukaido and Hikari Sakishima, who has looked after her since they were children.

Team Impression:

Eva: There is no way I am passing this. Sign me up! *SWOONS* I don’t think I will ever get over how stunning P.A. Works’ sceneries are. I could stare at them all day.

Vantage: Look at all that scenery porn! I’d have expected no less from P.A. Works. The music sounds stunning too. While I’m definitely going to watch this, I’m going to pass on blogging it – it’s something I’d rather just indulge in xD

Chris: I want to blog about this… I really do… I love P.A. Works and they never let me down but… F*ck it, I’m in. To the first impression!

Oki: I’ll be watching this from afar. ~swoon

Charl Meister: I really want to see this!! It sounds very promising and even though there isn’t much said about our main protagonists – they seem engaging already :’)

Dan: P.A. Works? I am so in. Please don’t be as dull as Red Data Girl!!

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Chris

 

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Freezing VibrationFreezing Vibration

Animation Company: ACGT
Website: http://freezing.tv/
Genre: Action, Romance, Ecchi, Martial Arts, Drama, Sci-fi, Harem, Seinen
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Second season of Freezing. 

Team Impression:

Eva: Pass. Didn’t watch the first season.

Vantage: The first season was fun, and I took to reading the manga after that. I wouldn’t mind blogging this! There’ll be less fanservice and everything’s more focused on the drama and sci-fi aspects, which will be a nice change of pace…you don’t believe me, do you.

Chris: I didn’t watch the first season… Oops?

Oki: Freezing is…weird. It’s weird man. And I mean…all the boobies. I mean I love boobies! But boobies to this extent? I dunno…

Charl Meister: Freezing Vibration?? What a misleading title. Haaaaa… well, I didn’t even know a first season for this existed so I won’t be watching this.

Dan: Yeah, didn’t watch the first season.

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage

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IS- Infinite Stratos 2IS: Infinite Stratos 2

Animation Company: 8-Bit
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is2/
Genre: ActionComedyMechaSci-Fi,ShounenHarem
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Second Season of IS: Infinite Stratos.

Team Impression:

Eva: I will watch this for the hell of, but I will not blog it.

Vantage: Ichika no ecchi! After that anime-original ending, I didn’t think they’d make a new season. I might watch this, just to see how wide Ichika’s international harem expands.

Chris: almost got through the first season… Oops?

Oki: MINE

Charl Meister: *throws a party* AFTER MUCH HOPING AND PRAYING, I.S IS BACK!! :’D Now to pray for a second season of H.O.T.D.

Dan: Didn’t watch the first season. ~Recurring theme~

::Possible Blogger::
Oki

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Outbreak CompanyOutbreak Company

Animation Company: Feel
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/obc/
Genre: Fantasy
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Having a light novel author father and an eroge illustrator mother, Kanou Shinichi is a thoroughbred otaku. However he does not have any special power except for his broad knowledge, sharp insight, and impeccable instinct about “MOE” and its products, from manga to anime to games to light novel to figures. One day he found himself transported to a fantasy world where elves live and dragons fly. And he is given a task—not to fight monster or embark on a quest, but to enhance cultural exchange by becoming a “moe missionary” in this fantasy world! He meets a palace guard who has a bit of fujoshi taste, a half-elf maid, and the empress who is a little girl. He comes up with the idea of building a school. At first it runs as a comedy but later there are serious matters that Shinichi needs to face: ethnic discrimination, social problems, conflict with neighboring countries, sabotage by opposition elements including Japanese government, etc. Can he overcome the obstacles, successfully bring “moe” culture to the fantasy world, and help the people there as well?

Team Impression:

Eva: Ahahaha! Oh my god, Moe Missionary? This should be amusing, and also interesting at the same time because they will be addressing serious matters. While I don’t know whether this is something I would blog, this is definitely on my watch-list.

Vantage: Wow, what a lucky guy. I’ll keep this on my radar, it sounds like it has potential.

Chris: I don’t like those character designs… yes, I’m prejudice like that.

Oki: I DID NOT KNOW ANIME COULD GO THIS F- What am I saying this is not surprising.

Charl Meister: You know this could actually turn out good.

Dan: Moe missionary… I’m. What. Just.

No.

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Machine-Doll wa KizutsukanaiMachine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai

Animation Company: Lerche
Website: http://www.machine-doll.com/
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, School, Seinen
Airing Date: September 15th, 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: During the early 20th century, along with technological advancements, scientists were able to develop sophisticated magic. The combination of science and sorcery was Makinot, circuits made from spells that were put into objects to bring them to life and even gain a personality. It was developed as a military weapon and has now spread throughout the world. Akabane Raishin is now attending the Royal Academy to become the best in the world. Accompanied by the lovely teenage girl Yaya, who is actually Raishin’s puppet weapon, he plans on rocketing to the top of the class. However, his test scores come nearly dead last although his combat skills and determination are second to none. Raishin has to compete with the deadliest of classmates if he wants to come out as the king.

Team Impression:

Eva: I AM DEFINITELY WATCHING THIS!

Vantage: Despite the odd imagery that comes to your mind with a title like “Unbreakable Machine Doll”, this is my shotgun pick of the season. Who doesn’t want their own personal artificial combat doll? Though I do hope it doesn’t fall into the “generic fantasy harem” trap.

Chris: It’s an interesting concept, one that I’ll definitely check out – if not only for a good laugh.

Oki: eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

Charl Meister: Huh. Darker Than Black just popped up in my head at the puppet part. So yeah! I’ll watch this :D

Dan: YEP, I am all for this!

::Possible Blogger::
Vantage

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Log HorizonLog Horizon

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/loghorizon/
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Shounen
Airing Date: October 5th 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.

Team Impression:

Eva: The ultimate question is: How will Log Horizon fair competing against SAO? Well there’s one thing for sure, if it’s get the success SAO had, then people are going to start looking for the novels, and once that happens there’s a chance for those novels to be licensed as SAO’s LN has just been licensed by Yenpress. As for whether I am watching this, yes I will give this a whirl –  who doesn’t like plots about players getting trapped in a online game that could kill them for real?

Vantage: What a…unique and innovative concept! But yeah, the comparisons with SAO will be all over the place with this – for better or for worse.

Chris: My shotgun pick of the season. Allow me to explain: A long time ago an anime called ‘Sword Art Online’ came out and, ever since Log Horizon was first announced, fan boys have been flocking to their beloved Sword Art Online’s defence… here’s what I have to say to you! I’ve read the first light novel! It was good! It was different! And another thing… Tron did the whole ‘tranported into the deadly video game world’ story first… just saying, Sword Art Online isn’t ‘the first of it’s kind’… And another thing! I like fantasy shows with romance aspects! It’s my thing! Check out my ‘Preferred Genres’ on the ‘About Us’ section of the site if you don’t believe me…

Oki: Why does everyone try and be SAO, or Dot Hack more specifically? I mean, SAO made me angry because it was essentially .hack GU, and now this? To be honest though, I hope it beats up SAO

Charl Meister: Another anime I’m not really feeling this season. But I’ll give the first few episodes a look.

Dan: I’ll definitely watch the first episode; I’m interested to see how it compares to SAO. I’m a fan of the whole holy-crap-I’m-trapped-in-a-game-and-it’s-life-or-death concept, and I really enjoyed the first third of SAO (the latter parts… we’ll pretend they never happened).So yeah, let’s see what Log Horizon has to offer!

::Possible Blogger::
Chris

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CoppelionCoppelion

Animation Company: GoHands
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/coppelion/top.html
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: In 2016, a meltdown of a nuclear power plant creates a big catastrophe in Tokyo. 20 years later, the city has become a ghost town due to the high levels of radiation. From that area a distress signal is received. The Self Defense forces dispatch three girls from the special unit Coppelion to search for survivors. But why aren’t they wearing any protection against radiation?

Team Impression:

Eva: I don’t think this is something I would cover, but I will tune in for the first episode to see where it goes. Who knows, maybe I’ll change my mind.

Vantage: Because why not?

Chris: I’m interested, I really am, but the setting and the character designs… they’re just killing it for me, y’know? It all just looks so… bland…

Oki: I feel it may be good, but if I don’t enjoy the first episode it ain’t gonna happen.

Charl Meister: Yeah, this is one of the few series that caught my eye on the Fall chart. So I’ll be watching this one.

Dan: Definitely interested in the concept, and I’ll try it out. I don’t know whether or not it’s a series I’d want to blog about, though… We’ll see.

::Possible Blogger::
Charl Meister

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White Album 2White Album 2

Animation Company: Satelight
Website: http://whitealbum2.jp/
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Not a direct sequel. White Album 2 takes place in the same setting as its predecessor with approximately ten years having been elapsed since the events of the first White Album. The story centers around a college junior named Haruki Kitahara and his relationships with Setsuna Ogiso and Kazusa Touma in the light music club.

Team Impression:

Eva: Ugh.. I absolutely HATED White Album, I hated every character and I absoluetly despised the OST (excluding the vocals). I sincerely hope this one doesn’t go through the same shit like the first one and at least have a likeable MC.

Vantage: If it’s not directly related to the original series, then I might try this out.

Chris: I would but… no. I’m preserving myself for the Grisaia no Kajistu anime… Sobriety! Chastity! I’m all yours Grisaia…!

Oki: Ew no.

Charl Meister: Well seeing that it’s not a DIRECT sequel, I won’t have to bother trying to go through the first installment. I’ll try it out.

Dan: Not doing anything for me. Soz, Satelight.

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Walkure RomanzeWalkure Romanze

Animation Company: Lantis
Website: http://walroma.com/
Genre: Romance, School, Sports
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story centers around Takahiro Mizuno, a student training to be a begleiter (knight’s assistant) at an academy where aspiring knights joust. He himself had come to this academy to train as a knight, after becoming the unrivaled junior champion in his own home country. However, an injury in a tournament’s finals forced him to withdraw. Instead, he decides to be a begleiter to one of the academy’s maiden knights and help her win.

Team Impression:

Eva: Why does this remind me so much of Princess Lover???? AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO FEELS THIS WAY? I don’t understand why, but I just do!  I am definitely interested in watching this (hurray for sports x romance THERE ISN’T NEARLY ENOUGH OF THESE, who cares if it’s eroge game as long as it’s good!). I just sincerely hope that this doesn’t end as a god damn harem!

Vantage: I’m in this for the romance, not the odd…jousting tournament theme.

Chris: I watched the PV and… that gay looking guy ruined it for me. I can tell that all the girls are going to love him and that’s going to annoy the f*ck out of me… I’m sorry, but I can’t blog about the show if I’m going to be bitching about that guy all the time…

Oki: Noooooooooooooooot interested.

Charl Meister: Not sure.

Dan: Hello there, Miss Utena Tenjou. 100% the reason I watched the PVs. And it doesn’t really look like something I’d be interested in.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Strike the BloodStrike the Blood

Animation Company: Silver Link/Connect
Website: http://dengekibunko.dengeki.com/mediamix/stb/
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Fantasy, School, Shounen, Vampire, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The Fourth Primogenitor—That’s the world’s strongest vampire that should only exist in legends. Accompanied by twelve Kenjuu and spreading calamity, this phantom vampire appeared in Japan. For the observation and obliteration of this Fourth Primogenitor, the government and Lion King decided to dispatch an attack mage known as a Sword Shaman. However, for some reason, the one chosen for the observation was a apprentice Sword Shaman girl, Himegari Yukina. Wielding the strongest anti-primogenitor spirit spear, Yukina arrived at Demon District, Itogami City. What is the true identity of the Fourth Primogenitor, Akatsuki Kojou, she encountered over there!?

Team Impression:

Eva: Well it has my attention so I will definitely be signing up. I just hope it doesn’t freak me out too much or anything…you know with the too much blood/gore hahaha- /SOBS That’s the only thing that stops me from watching/covering a good show.

Vantage: Oh wow, this looks cool! If it turns out great I’ll have trouble stopping myself from reading ahead with the manga, like I did with Shingeki :D 

Chris: I actually read the manga last night in an attempt to… get a little taste. I liked it. It was fun. It was interesting. I’m in. And the female protagonist is hot!.

Oki: OH MY GOD IT LOOKS SO COO- /slowly backs away from everyone else

Charl Meister: YUUUUURR!! Definitely watching this!!

Dan: I like the sound of this, yeah! Although echhi is listed as a genre; hopefully it’s pretty tame? I might give them manga a go and see how I feel about it.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Chris, Dan

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Diamond no AceDiamond no Ace

Animation Company: Production I.G / MADHOUSE
Website: http://diaace.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: October 6th 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story follows Eijun Sawamura, a pitcher who joins an elite school with a brilliant catcher named Kazuya Miyuki. Together with the rest of the team, they strive for Japan’s storied Koushien championships through hard work and determination.

Team Impression:

Eva: Man we’re on a roll this season with Sports! :D First Basketball, then Cycling, Pro-Wrestling, Jousting, and now Baseball! Well you know what, I am not a huge baseball fan, but since this isn’t some sequel like how I’m used to seeing for the majority of the time I’ve been seeing over for the past few years, I AM GOING TO GIVE THIS A SHOT! Actually it might be better that I don’t know anything about baseball except for the strikes because then I can’t get all caught up with my logic of the game, when this is simply fiction- well this rule should be applied to KnB because of the considerably unrealistic abilities the “The Miracle Generation” have.

Vantage: Baseball? No thanks, even if it’s Production I.G.

Chris: I guess this is the sports season? I don’t watch sports show… I’m sorry okay? I can’t… no… I don’t even watch baseball! They don’t have baseball in England! In fact, I’d be more adept at reviewing the jousting show! It is Production I.G though… No.

Oki: I HATE ALL SPORTS MAN

Charl Meister: Baseball? Really? Is THAT the sport you’re going with?? Give me some tennis, some gymnastics. Goddamn.

Dan: I’M SORRY, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN BASEBALL IN THE SLIGHTEST. I just wish they’d hurry up and make a volleyball anime. I would watch that like whoa.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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BlazBlue- Alter MemoryBlazBlue: Alter Memory

Animation Company: teamKG/Hoods Entertainment
Website: http://blazblue-am.jp/
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story is set in December of 2199, when the streets are full of anticipation for the end of the year and the start of the new one. Amid the celebrations, word spreads that Ragna the Bloodedge, an SS-class rebel with the highest ever bounty on his head, has appeared in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. The apparent aim of Ragna or the “Grim Reaper” is the destruction of the system controlling the world. To collect the bounty, a motley array of unrivaled fighters converge on Kagutsuchi.

Team Impression:

Eva: WAIT WHAT-WHOA!!!! OMG. SERIOUSLY? IS THIS REAL LIFE?! OH MANNNNNNN I AM PSYCHED! I suck at the game (it’s no wonder, my hands can’t keep up anymore hahaha/sobs) and never beaten/finished it though much like 90% of my other video games. Anyways I look forward to this, hopefully it’ll be good. I am not 100% sure whether I’ll be interested in blogging though.

Vantage: I’ve never played any of the games xD The character designs look pretty sweet though, so I might try this nevertheless.

Chris: H I was going to play the first game in the series but… I don’t know, it’s just not my thing, y’know? Plus this looks like one of those shows where I wouldn’t remember the main characters name, let alone everyone elses.

Oki: I DON’T WANT IT MAN

Charl Meister: This looks beautiful *u* I shall watch. And I shall HOPE…hope to be happy with the progression of this.

Dan: Has a cry because video game adaptations are never as good as the original (see: DeSu2, Dangan Ronpa). BUT I absolutely sucked at BlazBlue and didn’t get very far before I gave up, so I will probably watch this since the plot and characters seemed pretty cool!

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NouComeOre no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru

Animation Company: Diomedea
Website: http://noucome.jp/
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story centers around Kanade Amakusa, a boy cursed with the mental power of “absolute multiple-choice”—a multiple-choice quiz will suddenly appear in his mind, and the choice he makes will become his reality. For example, he would have to choose between going nude from the waist up or the waist down in school. While in school, he is given another choice: 1) A beautiful girl will fall before him or 2) he will fall from the rooftop in female clothes. He chooses option 1, and a blonde girl named Chocolat falls before him.

Team Impression:

Eva: I don’t know, the story doesn’t really appeal to me. It’s a unique one alright. I will watch the first episode to find out how I feel about it, it’s too early to jump to conclusions.
@Vantage: NouCome is the abbreviation.

Vantage: Unfortunately, the obligatory romcom with the ridiculously long title doesn’t look like it’ll live up to last season’s Oregairu…but fair enough, still looks fairly entertaining. How are they abbreviating it this time?

Chris: Stop luring me in with these romantic comedies! I can’t resist… why?! I… must… review… the first episode…

Oki: That…art…I just..I cant.

Charl Meister: Ha! Yeah I’m watching this. It will probably be fulfilling ><

Dan: I’m sorry, I really just don’t care. WHOOPS.

::Possible Bloggers::
Chris

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Non Non BiyoriNon Non Biyori

Animation Company: Silver Link
Website: http://www.nonnontv.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life, Seinen
Airing Date: Septembre 1st, 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Elementary school student Ichijou Hotaru has moved with her parents from Tokyo to the middle of the country. Now she must adapt to her new school, where there are a total of 5 students in the same class who range through elementary and middle school ages. Join their everyday adventures in the countryside. 

Team Impression:

Eva: Hm… I’ll think about it. If anything it will go onto my Plan to Watch list, I doubt I’ll watch it while it airs.

Vantage: Is this the one where cute girls do cute things? Yes? Good.

Chris: I don’t watch these types of show… Vantage (our resident loli blogger ;) ), it’s all yours!

Oki: This looks like it will be good but I cannot stay interested in this stuff.

Charl Meister: I don’t know why but I just feel depressed looking at this.

Dan: Yeah, not that keen.

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage

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Diabolik LoversDiabolik Lovers

Animation Company: Zexcs
Website: http://anime-dialover.com/
Genre: Shoujo, Vampire
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Komori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school—a night school for entertainers and celebrities—due to her father’s work. There are rumours that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.

Team Impression:

Eva: The minute I heard about this otome game being green-lit I buried my face in my hands going, “Oh my god…”. I really don’t know who this will turn out because of the said nature of the ‘romance’, so I can guarantee you that I won’t be covering this. I’ll probably watch the first episode to really get a better look at how cray cray this game actually is, but I already know in advance this is definitely not my cup of tea and I will probably drop it fast. On the extra note, it’s pity how the character designs turned out to be- Diabolik Lover’s game art was one of the main highlights. Actually you know speaking of which, it’s a bit sad that people assume the game is going to be great based on how good the art is. :\ This is the trap a lot of people fall into.

Vantage: By any chance…do they happen to sparkle in the sunlight?

Chris: Ew.

Oki: I mean. . . . I think the concept is super hot…cause I’m a girl with issues….but we’ll see how creepy it is.

Charl Meister: LMAO @Vantage xD Another Otome game adaptation. Well what can go wrong? I’m used to the “black & white” female lead. Hopefully these vampires add some spark-…wait…no…man they better be interesting to complement their female counterpart!! I do not want to have pains giving this a try.

Dan: Not a fan of the whole otome game thing.

::Possible Bloggers::
Charl Meister

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PupaPupa

Animation Company: Studio DEEN
Website: http://www.pupa-anime.com/
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Shounen, Psychological
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The “life-and-death sibling” story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.

Team Impression:

Eva: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE /RUNS OFF TO NOPEVILLE I will stay away from this as far as I can. For people who enjoy Horror, ENJOY.

Vantage: Damn. It reminds of Urobuchi’s Saya no Uta…that was a pretty horrifying experience in itself. I’ll watch it, but I’m undecided about blogging.

Chris: Uh, yeah! I read the manga to… get a feel for it and, it was good. The plot is actually really interesting and I’m up for watching it.

Oki: This is gonna be epic isn’t it?

Charl Meister: HORROR!! Gore, pain, possible torture and death?? *grins for days* My gawd! I was hoping Corpse Party would get a full on series but I hope this is good enough to fill the void. I’ve been cranking up on all the horror I can so this better be good. On a more serious note, don’t give up Utsutsu!! (what a weird ass name though)

Dan: I have been meaning to read the manga for a while. Definitely interested in the premise!! Sibling relationships (potentially) make for A+++ viewing, so all over this.

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage, Dan

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Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio- Ars NovaAoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova

Animation Company: Sanzigen
Website: http://www.aokihagane.com/
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2, PV 3, PV 4, PV 5
Summary: In the story, a Fleet of Fog loaded with super weapons suddenly appear all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no longer travel the seas. 17 years after the devastating naval war, Chihaya Gunzou and his friends somehow commandeer a Fleet of Fog submarine and rename it I-401. Together with Iona, they take on the Fleet of Fog.

Team Impression:

Eva: Oooooohhhh I really like this, I am intrigued. I would love to see where this plot takes us! OwO// But… I’m looking at it… is it animated in CG? OH MY GOD IT IS! This is my second show I am actually WILLING to watch despite it being entirely CG. I am impressed, I really am.

Vantage: Yet another series focusing on girls and military weaponry? Sounds good! Those huge red beams destroying a warship did remind me of Strike Witches for a moment xD

Chris: I would but… for some reason the words ‘fog’ and ‘sea’ aren’t working for me… I blame that one A Certain Magical Index arc.

Oki: This….looks so generic

Charl Meister: Not feeling this.

Dan: The summary doesn’t really do this justice; I know I was fairly unimpressed. But the PVs are awesome, and now I am really pumped to watch it! What ISN’T to love about (what appears to be) girls commanding battleships with massive energy weapons? Also nano is doing the OP. Colour me excited!

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Dan

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Tokyo RavensTokyo Ravens

Animation Company: 8-Bit
Website: http://www.tokyo-ravens.com/
Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Super Power, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Tsuchimikado Harutora was born into a prestigious Onmyoji family, but he can’t see “spirit energy”. Therefore, he’s been enjoying a peaceful daily life with his friends at an Onmyo branch school. One day, his childhood friend Tsuchimikado Natsume, heir to the head family, suddenly appears. Will this cause his destiny spring into motion!?

Team Impression:

Eva: That’s some intense music in the beginning trailer LOLZ, it had me thinking something bad was going to happen ahaha! But ughhh that CG…. now that’s just bad.… I sincerely hope we don’t see too much of that. Although the plot sounds cliche, the trailer intrigued me so I will give it a whirl!

Vantage: Geh, I really didn’t appreciate that CG in the PV. But other than that, I’ll apply the three-episode rule as usual.

Chris: RESIST! I refuse to be baited by teenage girls and the supernatural!

Oki: I’m just noot interested.

Charl Meister: I feel you Oki.

Dan: I’ll give the first episode a watch, sure, but it feels a little generic to me. Also dat OST for the PV. ~THE DRAMA~

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Hajime no Ippo- RisingHajime no Ippo: Rising

Animation Company: MADHOUSE
Website: http://www.vap.co.jp/ippo/
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Shounen, Sports
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The third series of Hajime no Ippo.

Team Impression:

Eva: Nope I haven’t watched this series like… ever.

Vantage: Haven’t seen the first few series.

Chris: Ew.

Oki: THIS ART STYLE I JUST HATE IT

Charl Meister: *flips table* ENOUGH!

Dan: DON’T CARE.

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Neppuu Kairiku Bushi RoadNeppu Kairiku Bushi Road

Animation Company: Kinema Citrus
Website: http://bushiroad-anime.com/
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mecha
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: A restart of “Neppu Kairiku Bushi Lord”, a previously stalled mecha mixed-media project. 

Team Impression:

Eva: There isn’t much information on this one, but since it’s mecha I will probably take a peek.

Vantage: I’ll jump on the bandwagon if the general reception of this show is good.

Chris: It looks interesting, but I’m not all that into mecha shows so…

Oki: DID SOMEBODY SAY MECHA?

Charl Meister: Mecha…uhh..let me give this a try. Probably won’t…but I’ll try.

Dan: Some Googling didn’t bring up much about this, save a few images, but it’s mecha, so I am going to give this a chance!

::Possible Bloggers::
Dan, Oki

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Little Busters! RefrainLittle Busters! Refrain

Animation Company: J. C. Staff
Website: http://www.litbus-anime.com/
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School
Airing Date: October 2nd, 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Final route of Little Busters!

Team Impression:

Eva: Crap, the PV is already making me emotional and I haven’t even finished watching the first season (which honestly isn’t appealing to me much) HOW DOES THAT EVEN WORK?!
This is your public service announcement: STOCK UP ON TISSUE BOXES, ALWAYS HAVE A TISSUE OR TOILET-PAPER OR A HANDKERCHIEF BESIDE YOU AT ALL TIMES WHEN WATCHING REFRAIN. ALSO FOR YOUR COMFORT, STOCK UP ON ICE-CREAM AND CHOCOLATE TOO. Better safe than sorry right? :’D

Vantage: Remember Clannad After Story? Hopefully we’ll get the feels J. C. Staff weren’t quite able to sustain in the original series.

Chris: I still need to watch the first season! And read the first visual novel! So much to do…

Oki: Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh

Charl Meister: Heard about this but never watched it. Will I ever get to it??? Pending…

Dan: Yeah, I tried the first season and really couldn’t get into to it, despite it being Key. Pass.

::Possible Blogger::
Vantage

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Phi Brain- Kami no Puzzle 3rd SeasonPhi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 3rd Season

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www.phibrain.net/
Genre: Action, Game
Airing Date: October 6th 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The 3rd season of Phi Brain.

Team Impression:

Eva: Ugh, I can’t stand this show.

Vantage: Pass!

Chris: Ew.

Oki: I DIDNT WATCH IT MAN

Charl Meister: Wow.

Dan: Just doesn’t do it for me.

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Kyoukai no KanataKyoukai no Kanata

Animation Company: Kyoto Animation
Website: http://anime-kyokai.com/
Genre: Slice of Life, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.

Team Impression:

Eva: I have been looking forward to this one ever since the very first promo came out- the one that we were initially told was simply a commercial advertising their company, much like Free’s. I am really pleased to see KyotoAnimation try out different genres and styles rather than focusing on the ‘Moe Factor’ that we often see from them. The animation looks absolutely spectacular in this one as well as the character designs. The story definitely has my attention, so count me in for blogging this one if I get the chance to. Hm, maybe I should use my shotgun on this one… YUP SHOTGUNNING. Sorry guys!

Vantage: I love how it’s supposed to be a dark fantasy, but the characters look like they came out of Tamako Market :D While I haven’t watched Free, it’s really nice to see KyoAni expand the genres they work with once more.

Chris: Kyo Ani’s new anime? Firstly, I’m glad that they’re broadining their horizons. Secondly, damn you Eva ( ;) ).

Oki: This looks super epic, I’m gonna be freaking out over here now.

Charl Meister: I’ll try this out.

Dan: Much like Eva, I have been waiting for this since the first promo!! Can’t wait to see what KyoAni does with dark fantasy.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Tesagure! BukatsumonoTesagure! Bukatsumono

Animation Company: Tesagure! Production Committee
Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/tesabu/
Genre: School, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: This CG anime centers around the extracurricular activities of students.

Team Impression:

Eva: Pass.

Vantage: I don’t know, Chris. There’s hardly any info on this, and it’s being made by a freeware CG program, which scares me.

Linzz: I

Chris: Uh… Vantage?

Oki: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. NO. NO. NO. DO YOU KNOW HOW SICK I AM OF THESE SLICE OF LIFE MOE CRAP SHOWS? OKAY GUYS, K-ON AND LUCKY STAR BEAT YOU. AND THEN TOMOKO MARKET BEAT YOU. AND HANASAKU IROHA. AND THEN SERVANT X SERVICE. GIVE UP, STUDIOS. NO ONE CARES. I DON’T CARE. VIEWERS DON’T CARE. I DON’T EVEN THINK YOU CARE! STOOOOP. STAAAAHP.

Charl Meister: I am just too through.

Dan: Yeah… No.

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Miss MonochromeMiss Monochrome

Animation Company: Starchild Records
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/miss_monochrome_anime/
Genre: Music, Slice of Life
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: “Miss Monochrome” is an original character design from seiyuu Horie Yui. In March 2012, she first used the “Miss Monochrome” character as a 3D virtual singer to sing her songs at her concert “Horie Yui wo Meguru Bouken III ~Secret Mission Tour~”. Later, the character appeared in a range of merchandise as well as in the social network game “Girlfriend (Beta)”. According to the setting, Miss Monochrome loves only the monochrome style, dislikes all kinds of color and always dreams about changing the world into her favorite monochrome color.
Extra Note: 5 Mins/Episode

Team Impression:

Eva: Passing yet again.

Vantage: Eh. No thanks.

Chris: Not another music show…

Oki: Looks cute but I trust myself as far as I can throw myself to blog this.

Charl Meister: You will not build yourself a monochrome world, Miss Monochrome. I FORBID IT. But what could it hurt to watch this? 5 mins per episode? I have nothing to do at home anyway…

Dan: Once again, I don’t care. (I swear, I am actually capable of emotion)

::Possible Bloggers::
Charl Meister

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Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui ShimashitaYuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita

Animation Company: Asread
Website: http://yu-sibu.com/
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: The story revolves around Raul, a boy who did not become a Hero, since the demon lord was already defeated just before his Hero exams. His dreams dashed, Raul spends his days working at a magic shop in the capital. One day, a part-time job seeker appears at the shop with an amazing résumé:

Name: Phino
Previous Occupation: Demon Lord Heir
Motive: Because my father was defeated

The work comedy revolves around this former Hero-in-training and the daughter of the demon lord.

Team Impression:

Eva: And yet another long ass title!!! No seriously guys, is there some sort of competition going on? As of right now, there is no official abbreviation yet. Okay as for the plot… wow doesn’t sound awfully familiar to another show we just watched in the Spring? This still looks good though… I’ll sign myself up, though I’ll only be able to cover it if there’s plot.

Vantage: Even if it’s a Maou-sama ripoff, I won’t mind as much as long as it’s funny.

Chris: As much as I love shows like this… no, this is just too cliche for me. Sorry (It’ll probably be good and I’ll regret this decision).

Oki:  /sobs deeply/ NOPE NOPE NOPE

Charl Meister: Poor Raul – how depressing for him. I’ll watch this.

Dan: Gee, this sounds totes original. Will it be able to hold a candle to Maou-sama? My guess is no, but I’ll still check it out!

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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GingitsuneGingitsune

Animation Company: Diomedia
Website: http://gingitsune.net/
Genre: Seinen
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Gintaro is a fox spirit that has been protecting the small Inari temple since the Edo era. Saeki Makoto’s family possesses the power to see the gods’ agent, but the ability is limited to one living relative at a time. When Makoto’s mother passed away while she was still young, Makoto inherited the ability as the sole remaining family member. With the help of fox spirit’s power, Makoto and Gintaro help the people of their community, in spite of their many differences.

Team Impression:

Eva: *w* …. I probably won’t blog this, but I will watch it.

Vantage: Maybe some other time…

Chris: That girl… has the head of a two year old on a twenty two year old’s body… what?

Oki: Meh. meh. meh. meh.

Charl Meister: …I refuse.

Dan: This looks like it has the potential to be charming. Despite that, I’m not that interested. Maybe once it’s finished airing.

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Aikatsu! 2Aikatsu! 2

Animation Company: Sunrise
Website: http://www.aikatsu.com/newseries/newseries01.html
Genre: Kids, Music, School
Airing Date: October  3rd 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: Starlight Academy is facing a predicament thanks to the rise of the new rival idol training school, Dream Academy. The Dream Academy’s “cool beauty” Seira Otoshiro is a major new idol with talent in rock music and perfect pitch, while Kii Saekusa is a genius who enrolls in the academy’s producer course. The two academies face off for the honor of training the top idol.

Team Impression:

Eva: I couldn’t get into the first season, so pass. And look at that, isn’t the plot for this season almost exactly the same as Love Live?

Vantage: No.

Chris: Ew, music and loli’s.

Oki: /throws a television at these concepts/ FUCK YOU ANIME STUDIOS

Charl Meister: *ROLLS EYES*

Dan: I didn’t watch the first season, and have no desire to.

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Kyousou GigaKyousou Giga

Animation Company: Toei Animation
Website: http://www.kyousougiga-tv.com/
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Airing Date: October 2013
Trailers: PV 1, PV 2,
Summary: TV series of an earlier ONA project.
It’s Kyoto, and yet it is not. A microcosm of peculiar origins, “Mirror Kyoto”. A small incident causes a young girl, Koto, to wander into this world. She runs into a mysterious monk, gets chased around by a tech-obsessed girl, and heartily enjoys her chaotic and colorful new life, but meanwhile, out of sight, a certain plan is being set into motion…

In this mysterious city where spirits and humans have been thrown together, the festivities are about to begin!

Team Impression:

Eva: Unfortunately I haven’t watched either of the ONA yet despite it has been on my plan to watch list ever since they came out.

Vantage: I watched the ONA on a cold winter morning, a few years ago. From what little I remember, it made absolutely no sense whatsoever!

Chris: I would but… no, I wouldn’t.

Oki: /cries herself to sleep

Charl Meister: *deep sigh*

Dan: Is watching the ONA necessary? I wouldn’t mind trying it out if I can get a better feel for what it’s all about.

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Overall Thoughts

Eva: After an incredibly lousy Summer season (I ended up only watching four shows, and blogged two of them), I am so relieved that there’s a TON of shows I am actually interested in watching and have great potentials.  The following shows that I am looking forward to the most are Kakumeiki Valvrave Season 2, Kyoukai no Kanata, Strike the Blood, Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai, Nagi no Asukara, Galilei Donna, KILL la KILL, Golden Time. I signed up for handful, but it all depends on how my schedule is since I am working full time now. I expect myself to be covering five, but if too many are all on the same day + the day after, then I’m going to have to step down from a couple.

Vantage: Fall at last! Fall’s always been a good season for anime, and this looks like no exception. While I actually watched quite a few shows last season (I was on summer break after all) hardly any of them managed to really wow me, which hopefully won’t happen this time round. I’m most looking forward to Valvrave S2, Kyoukai no Kanata, Nagi no Asukara, Pupa and Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai. Only the latter is a guaranteed blog for me, especially with Monogatari and perhaps Naruto continuing into Spring. And as usual, I’ll play the sequels magnet – Freezing S2, Infinite Stratos S2, Magi S2 and LB Refrain are gonna be great! Or not so great, actually. Let’s just hope everything doesn’t turn up all at once on Thursdays.

Chris: Thank God for the Fall season! Seriously, I’ve been bored out of my mind with the Summer season… and now I have to go back to school and review all these shows at the same times? I’m going to die under the pressure of blogging and homework… damn you life! That aside, I noticed that there were an abundance of sports anime this season and I’m not all into that so… yeah. However, this season is offering much more variety than last season and I like that, it means that I’ll probably not get bored (as I did last season) and also means that I’m going to have a lot to blog about… f*ck me… The shows I’m most looking forward to? Golden Time, Log Horizon, Pupa and Strike the Blood.

Oki: Hooray, this season actually looks GREAT! The problem is in of course the usual LET’S MAKE MONEY OFF A CONCEPT LONG DEAD shows that I absolutely despise. Can you say SHUT THE FUCK UP SOMETIMES guys? Cause uhm…I’m sick of slice of life moe crap. I’M SO SICK OF IT. THE HORSE IS DEAD. IT’S DECAYING. THIS HORSE IS SO DEAD THE GODFATHER WOULDN’T PUT IT ON YOUR BED. Stahp it anime studios, staaaahp.

Charl Meister: There isn’t much that interests me right here. I have been suffering an anime burnout lately…as a matter of fact, I just have  a major burnout of sorts right now. So, consequentially, nothing looks as good as it would have – or at least that’s what I think. I wasn’t too disappointed with my Summer shows because I was picky as hell about what I watched and I never dropped anything (besides that godforsaken Kamisami doo-doo). So yeah, I’ll probably recover now that I’m back home and without work stress to tire me out. And I’ll probably find more of these shows to be interesting.

Dan: Well, this looks a lot more promising than the summer season! Thankfully this will all be airing during my last semester at uni and after my placement, so I will have plenty of time to indulge (before I have to become a Productive Member of Society). I’m looking forward to a whole bunch of shows, notably KILL la KILL (!!), Kakumeiki Valvrave S2, Kyoukai no Kanata, Pupa, Samurai Flamenco, Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio and Strike the Blood . First time blogging in a while, though, so we’ll see how many of these I actually cover. Here’s hoping they’re all so good I’m motivated to blog a whole heap!

Eva

My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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3 Responses

  1. yandereobessed says:

    hehe
    diabolik lovers XD
    I just want to see how they’ll do the anime :3
    Hopefully when the next otome game adaption happens (Jyuuza Engi ~Engetsu Sangokuden) they wont mess up the bad ass heroine T_T

  2. Abby_enon says:

    >Nagiasu
    >Valvrave S2
    >Gingitsune
    YES

    >Machine Doll
    >KyoAni no Kanata
    >Galilei Donna
    >Tokyo Ravens
    >Non Non
    >Strike the Blood
    >IS S2
    >Magi S2
    >Golden Time
    If you guys are entertaining enough, YES

    >Tesagure!
    If you’ll be as entertaining as GJ or C3, YES

    >Aikatsu! S2
    AI! KATSU! AI! KATSU!
    The final episode is nice enough to made me cry into my dream, well done, Sunrise. The CG is also fabulous enough, well done, Samurai Pictures. If you guys will ruin my waifus’ S2, :no:

    >NouCome
    If you’re going fanservice, :no: