Welcome to the Anime Status for Jan.. err, there’s something really wrong with the picture above.
Welcome to the very first Anime Status for the year 2010!!! Though I must say, this was surely not a good way to start off the first season and month of the year. Oh my god, this season sucks. Probably the worst season I encountered in a year and a half of my time blogging, and so far from the second half of the 2000’s as I can remember. Nothing really seems worthwhile at all except from a few shows carried over from Fall, and probably only ONE show this new season. The others just lacks the anticipation factor, like I cannot feel like I have the spirit to wait and/or blog the next episode of some shows. And other shows are just dropped off like hot potatoes. I think the top three are very deserving, so I guess they’re the only ones who can get a picture/screengrab. Lol. Let’s get on with this very miserable edition of AniStats for January.
17: Omamori Himari
I checked out promos, and I thought this will INDEED be horrible, so I tried looking at the first episode, so that I can have something to bitch on and humiliate on this Anime Status. This is a waste of an anime show. It’s like all cliches and generic things got thrown out into this huge garbage bin called Omamori Himari. The fact that some people still watch this thing just makes me sad 🙁
16: Ladies VS Butlers
The moment I saw huge-ass drill hair of the female protagonist, I thought that this show sucks. Then it got more confirmed when a maid’s pussy starts rubbing on the male protagonist’s head. Congratulations for this show being the Nth one to have sluts whoring the bland male lead.
15: Chu Bra!
At least this one is quite unusual. Though the humor of the show just doesn’t appeal to me. Nothing really much to say except that it’s just sad how the creators of this decided on this idea.
14: Ookami Kakushi
It’s disappointing. The characters are ugly, the animation is lame, the stereotypes starts to get boring now, and the pacing of this show just sucks. It’s sad when the only good thing about this show is its OP song. You know I dropped it already when I discovered Islutzu still lives on the next episode, and there’s some pedophile gay brother molesting the protagonist.
13: K-ON! OVA
Gotta give props on how they showed progress in this OVA. Though I’m so not gonna watch the second season anymore, since I think there’s not any more source material for the anime to cover (which freaking airs on April already) and we know what stupidity KyoAni can be capable of when it comes to just simply milking the franchise.
12: Dance in the Vampire Bund
Well we have the show everyone loves bitching about because it doesn’t follow the manga. Well, I don’t really give a damn if they follow the manga or not, just make this show worthwhile watching and not boring… but they STILL failed. Biggest disappointment of the season after all the hype it got, but I guess it isn’t as bad as the others above.
Wow, I never expected this to be so… boring. Definitely upsetting after I anticipated it after its promos. We have 50 minutes full of talking heads. It’s just irritating and I would just like to fast forward it with the action. But the bad thing is, even the action scenes are full of talking. Just blahblahblah here and there, the animation isn’t also impressive, though I love the art style for the characters. I think they’re gonna pull-off a “sword of the month” every episode. Still looking for the next episode though, all because there’s something worth fangirling with the two lead characters.
10: Hetalia Axis Powers
They only showed one episode this month, and it’s a boring episode at that. Kiku is very cute though. Oh well, can’t wait for the movie and the third season though. We have to wait until March 1 to get another episode of this.
This show started to shine on Episode 12, but then it’s followed by a boring filler as well. But oh look, it seems like they remembered the plot again for the upcoming episode. It’s just overwhelming to see this move on the plot even by a short inch because I must say that this show was just so bland on the previous months. Great improvement for this show.
8: Sora no Woto
Well this show should be grateful that all the other shows suck this season, it makes this average show look good. There’s nothing really special about Sora no Woto if I think of it. It’s just decent, full of moe-ish characters, and enjoyable slice-of-life bits. The thing I love the most about it is the setting, because there’s a lot to unravel and for the creators to experiment on a setting like that in this original anime production.
7: Letter Bee
This show just grew on me a lot this month. I guess that they give way too much fillers, but I think most of the fillers are quite nice to watch. Though I must say that I’m gonna get tired of this show sometime because this is so long and slow.
6: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
The first episode of this show is just awesome, then followed by the next two ones. I’m worrying that the humor in this show is starting to dry out though. But I guess I’ll still enjoy it while it’s hot. I lol’d how they threw in a bit of BL in it. Some characters are plain awesome and hilarious, like Yuuji x Shouko, pink, tomboy, and the trap, while some characters aren’t really not worth caring for.
5: Hanamaru Kindergarten
This is a very refreshing series that definitely turned out to be better than expected. It’s very light, fun and clean… not to mention so freaking adorable to bits! This is my laidback yet enjoyable show of the season, where nothing about it seems very problematic, and is good for a little bit of giggles and d’aww moments. Panda Neko is also addicting~
4: Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra
Well this show should be already dropped, but because of how there’s so much irrelevant shows this season, I didn’t continue dropping it. Well I guess it was a good decision for me. They’re now starting with the real meat of the show, and things just get more and more interesting. Which side I’m gonna take is quite confusing, because Volken seems to be the star of this arc, then they’re making Hamyuts look villainy. Oh well, I’m not gonna get on someone’s side, and just enjoy the rest of this show.
3: Darker Than Black OVA
Am I lovin’ this honeymoon special OVA now or what? This is just freaking awesome to bits! Probably much more awesome that most of the second season episodes combined, lolz… But of course, that’s all biasness because I’m a pure Hei x Yin fangirl. I love the moments!!! Though I hope the best for my OTP for the rest of what will happen next. Episode 2 comes out on March 24.
2: Kimi ni Todoke
I’m still LOVINLOVINLOVIN this show. I stand ground claiming it to be one of the best shoujos in a long while. How they climaxed Kurumi’s arc was spot-on and fantastic, even I being a manga reader. Now this is where Kurumi gets the love <3. I skipped the boring recap episode though because well, it’s gonna be a… boring recap. But heck, still one of the top contenders for the best show, but I guess we’ll have to give the top spot for a new show that stood out the most amongst other new shows this season.
Best new show of this horrendous season. This show is just wonderful, fabulous, etc etc. Such a stand-out, and it did not disappoint at all, because instead, it even exceeded my expectations. I just can’t get enough of this show weekly. I need regular Shizaya (coined term for Shizuo + Izaya awesomeness) fix. The others characters are also made of pure win as well. Argh this show, so awesome I love it to bits!!!
So that wraps up the Anime Status for January! Lol @ less than half of the shows in here are the only ones I find relevant, the rest are just blergh. With how much shows dropped in the list, I’m worried for what’s gonna be in store for February. I hope this season passes already though, Spring’s gonna be so epic.
P.S. – New banners for Katanagatari, Kobato, Kimi ni Todoke, and another epic Shizaya Durarara!! banner! Hope you’ll like them ^^.