Fall Anime Catalogue 2015 – METANORN

Fall Anime Catalogue 2015

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Fall15-TV-haikyuu2
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen, Sports
Original Creator: Haruichi Furudate (manga)
Producers: Production I.G
AIR DATE: October 3, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Susumu Mitsunaka
[ WEBSITE ] [#hq_anime]

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DO YOU LIKE VOLLEYBALL WELL HERE’S MORE VOLLEYBALL! I’m really glad Haikyuu!! is doing well enough to get a second season. Sports anime just feel a lot better in anime form. Otherwise, I’m spending all of my time trying to figure out “huh, how is his body bending that way…?” from manga panels. Fast-paced sports are just difficult to transcribe onto still images. So having the powerhouse Production I.G. give Haikyuu!! the VIP treatment really makes the game come to life. Haikyuu!! is a beautiful looking anime that makes you want to cheer as if you were watching a real game in a stadium (or a highschool gymnasium, at least).

Season 2 will be more of the same but more intense since we’ve already established all the characters so now there’s only room for adrenaline-filled matches. As per usual, I think most of the fans of this show are women since the cast is all male (with some silky-sounding veteran seiyuu voices), but there’s enough substance to draw in fans of any gender.

winter15-ocIt’s no hidden secret that I always crave for a good sports anime. Be it Giant Killing, Eyeshield21, Kuroko no Basuke or even rare finds like Chihayafuru; if the story is good, I am glued. For Haikyuu, until the first season aired, I didn’t check out the manga but when I started I just couldn’t stop. It is very addictive, not to mention the gorgeous art. Production I.G is all about quality so the material has translated quite well into the anime form. As I took a break in reading, I can’t wait to rejoin Hinata and Kageyama in their eternal rivalry plus teamwork as their team would soon be battling many power-houses. Can’t wait, waaaaiii!

possibly blogging // Kyokai for FI

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Fall15-TV-hokutoaji
Genre(s): Comedy, Seinen
Original Creator: Buronson, Tetsuo Hara, Yukito Imōto & Yūshi Kawata (Manga)
Producers: N/A
AIR DATE: October 6, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Mankyū  
[ WEBSITE ] 

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You wa Shock!  The beefiest dudes from the Centuries’ End are back in what might be the most bizarre parody around.  The basic Fist of the North Star details are: Nuclear Apocalypse and Ultra Violent Martial Arts, Manly Tears and  Exploding Heads.  Fist of the North Star remains as one of my favorite Jump manga of all time, so I am always interested to revisit this world.    

Which brings me to the anime in question.  Strawberry Fist (as I will forever refer to this series here on) is both a celebration and a mock up of Fist of the North Star.  If you have seen DD Hokuto no Ken you may have an idea of what you are in for.  But seeing as this is a comedy with a large basis in a fairly old media property, here are a few questions you can answer so that you will know if you want to watch this show.  1: How many pressure points are on the human body which allow you to blow up your opponent? 2: How many brothers does Kenshiro have? 3: Finish this sentence; Omae wa mo…  4: What kind of slaves does Souther use to build a pyramid in celebration of his own awesomeness?

possibly blogging // ATATATATATATATA (That means yes for Samsura)

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Fall15-TV-kindaichi
Genre(s): Mystery, Shounen
Original Creator: Fumiya Sato (art) & Seimaru Amagi (story) [Manga]
Producers: Toei Animation
AIR DATE: October 3, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Yoko Ikeda  
[ WEBSITE ]

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Trailer: LINK

winter15-ocKindaichi is a long-running mystery series about a man named Hajime Kindaichi who goes around solving complicated crimes. At first, the name of the series struck me as unfamiliar, so I did a little research. The first thing I noticed is that season 1 has 148 episodes, so good luck catching up if you’re thinking of watching this. When I went to find out how on Earth it could be so long, I discovered the first manga series started in 1993 and the most recent iteration ended in 2011. The spin-offs are still going too. Basically, this is a sprawling franchise I never even knew existed and can barely keep track of with all the different “versions” there are of it. I feel like I’ve been out of the loop or something. Anyways, maybe you are more into Kindaichi than me so this may be important for you! What you need to know is that this new season will be produced by the same animation studio, but will be bringing a new director on board. Unfortunately, the director hasn’t done much as a main director except for Kaidan Restaurant and a Precure movie. Not sure if such a hefty series is in good hands here based on that resume.

possibly blogging // Nobody wants this Mystery

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Fall15-TV-LanceM
Genre: Fantasy
Original Creator: Hideaki Koyasu (light novel)
Producers: Studio Gokumi
AIR DATE: October 1, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Kyōhei Ishiguro
[ WEBSITE ] [#lanmas]

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This looks like a rather standard, fantasy, moe, and light comedy affair mixed with enough action to keep some interest and enough kawaii to rot teeth. So, yeah, I’ll be there. What I’m going to find beyond that, I’ll save for a First Impression. But I won’t count Studio Gokumi out just yet, as they produced favorites of mine in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, and the Kiniro Mosaic series. Director Ishiguro is a relative newcomer with only Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso to his credit. So we’ll have to see how all those sensibilities play out.

possibly blogging // skylion for FI

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Genre(s): Drama, Shounen, VampireSupernatural
Original Creator: Takaya Kagami (story) & Yamato Yamamoto (art) [Manga]
Producers: Wit Studios
AIR DATE: October 10, 2015
Episodes: 12
Director: Tokudo, Daisuke
[ WEBSITE ] [#終わりのセラフ]

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spring15-irenesYuuichirou has reunited with Mikaela at the Shinjuku Battle. But Mikaela was turned into a vampire… To save the “family,” and to protect his fellow members, Yuuichirou needed to gain knowledge and power. He searched for ways to bring back vampire to human beings, and at the same time, trained hard working on the Cursed Gear. Meanwhile, Kureto calls Guren and tells him a shocking truth. That in one month, the main unit of the vampire will start attacking Tokyo. To get a head start against vampires, Kureto orders Guren to go to Nagoya. The noble extermination mission is about to open fire!

Irene: The second season of the vampire wars is upon us. Everybody up for this?….Anybody?

skylion …not if you paid me. But hey, train wreck in progress and all….and and evil Aoi Yuki…

winter15-karaYeah, they kind of lost me in the first season. However, Shinoa is love (even if her crush on Yuu wasn’t my favourite development) and I do love seeing evil Aoi Yuki characters so they haven’t totally lost me. …If only there was a way to skip past all of the angst.

possibly blogging // IreneSharda + Karakuri for FI

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Fall15-TV-owarimonogatari
Genre(s): Comedy, Mystery, Supernatural
Original Creator: NisiOisin (light novel)
Producers: SHAFT
AIR DATE: October 3, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Akiyuki Simbo
[ WEBSITE ] [#monogatari]

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Well, it’s been a little more than six years in the making, but all journeys, as the title of the show tells us, come to an end. Will we ever see the story that is supposed to begin this little walk through our anime cultureKizumonogatari? All kidding aside, this series looks to be the one to tell us that the bar is closing. We don’t have to go home, per se, but we can’t stay here.

But I don’t think the first arc is exactly ready to make last call quite yet. For the light novels that fall under the Owari banner, we’ve already had the first entry, in Tsukimonogatari, play out this past New Year. So next in the series is Koyomimonogatari, or Koyomi/Calendar Story. It is said by NisiOisN himself to have been written on a whim. But according to the producers they don’t quite have a handle on how to present 12 loose short stories, so they are putting it off til later. Which might be a good thing or it might be a bad thing. The last time we got indulgent whimsy, the full force fanservice laden Nisemonogatari graced our screens. So we could be missing out…

So, by the preview it looks like SHAFT is going to skip on whim and head straight to Ougi Formula, Sodachi Riddle and Sodachi Lost. These stories feature the further development of Ougi Oshino and her place in the larger story. We also get the introduction of a new character, who on the face doesn’t look to be harem fodder at all.  For this fan, I’m anticipating Shinobu Mail. Anticipation is a strange word there, I know; considering my love for Shinobu Oshino, I might not want to await or anticipate so eagerly. I can say goodbye to Koyomi and the whole of his crazy harem with only a bit lot of reluctance, but Shinobu? How do I say goodbye to a character that has come to lend such a strong icon to my anime fandom?

…and that is the 12?? episode series as it stands; covering 1 and ⅓ volumes. There are two more stories in the second novel, but there is no word on when they will be produced. There are also two more novels in the series, the third of Owari titles, with Mayoi Hell, but again the production team is still deciding how to handle the animation. It doesn’t sound cheerful going by name alone, but that’s for another time. I guess we can think of this as a split cour. But then there is the final final novel ZokuOwari….and now I’m just going to let SHAFT be SHAFT; they’ll get to it. But how the show is going to look given some the visual changes they made in Tsukimonogatari is something I am very much looking forward to, as the end of things will change a great deal of the tone…

possibly blogging // skylion, most definitely on Shinobu Mail

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Fall15-TV-sakurakosan
Genre: Mystery
Original Creator: Shiori Ōta (light novel)
Producers: TROYCA
AIR DATE: October 7, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Makoto Katō
[ WEBSITE ] [#櫻子さん]

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winter15-sumaSakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (which I shall henceforth refer to simply as Sakurako-san) is about a high school boy who happens to be in a relationship with an older woman. And the lady in question happens to come from a rich family that has a particular fascination with bones. Yep. Seeing as the show is classified as a mystery, we can expect our heroes to involve themselves in some detective work related to bones. Hence, why you may have heard of the show referred to as “Bones: The Animation”. Anyway, Sakurako-san comes from the new studio TROYCA and is helmed by the equally inexperienced director Makoto Katou, so we can’t have too many preconceived expectations coming into the show. But thinking optimistically, this can be a great opportunity for the newbies to seize the day and establish a name for themselves.

winter15-skylionWell, I’m hoping that the story can cleave away from the comparison and it’s fan given moniker. I for one, am a bit tired and weary of “scientific” procedurals ala CSI. The story looks like it has more than a small taste for the macabre, and I’m hoping it also abandons any of the high school tropes the main character could potentially bring with it. Not that I’m tired of those narrative devices, I just admire a chance to change the pace. I really loved the design that TROYCA brought to Aldnoah.Zero, so I’m hoping that they can, with a relatively new director, use the lovely contrasts in mecha, moe characters against a war torn world, and other such visuals as a huge springboard to fly into new visual territory.

possibly blogging // Suma+ Overcooled 

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Fall15-TV-shingeki
Genre(s): Comedy, Parody, SchoolShounen
Original Creator: Hajime Isayama & Saki Nakagawa (Manga)
Producers: Production I.G
AIR DATE: October 3, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Yoshihide Ibata  
[ WEBSITE ] [#kyojinchu]

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spring15-irenesJust the latest in a flood of shorts, specials, reimaginings, and retellings of one of the biggest anime phenomenons in recent years, made to hold you over until the second season of the series arrives next year.  Could be funny, most of their comedic stuff is, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for anything groundbreaking or even really all that interesting.

winter15-skylion::sarcastic laugh:: Really? You are the prey and we are the Chibi! Honestly, this is going to be nothing more than comedy fanservice for the show’s legion of otaku buddies. Which isn’t to say it shouldn’t be worth a laugh or two.

possibly blogging // Nobody wants these chibis

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Fall15-TV-subetega
Genre: Mystery
Original Creator: Hiroshi Mori (novel)
Producers: A-1 Pictures
AIR DATE: October 8, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Mamoru Kanbe
[ WEBSITE ] [#すべてがFになる]

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spring15-irenesAnother season, another mystery series, and while many series have been hit or miss as of late, I’m always hoping for the next really good one to come along. This last recent season, the series that was supposed to be a mystery drama, didn’t really strike much of a chord with me, but the series that was advertized as a action/adventure, ended up being the best mystery whodunit I’ve seen in a long time. So, you can’t really judge a book by its cover, or in that case, a series by its genre labels. As for this one, we’ll see. We haven’t really gotten much on it at all, other than that it involves mysteries, serial killers, and is being done by A-1 Pictures, who do some good work when they want to. I’m hesitant here, but will still definitely check it out to see if it really sells what it says it does.

Another mystery series…and this season seems to have quite a few of them! This one doesn’t involve a detective, but a boy working in a research lab named Souhei Saikawa. During their lab’s vacation, he meets his mentor’s daughter and they bond by …finding a corpse and hunting down a serial murderer. A great way to get to know someone, right? Judging by the trailer, this looks like it will deliver its promise in providing a good mystery and the right amount of dark undertones without trying too hard to shove torture porn in our face (eg. last season’s Ranpo Kitan). My only worry here is that this is the director of Elfen Lied and that’s just full of gore for the sake of gore. Will this be an intelligent mystery story or will it be limbs flying in our faces to be “edgy?”. I’m curbing my excitement for this one a bit, as I predict it may fall apart a bit in the later episodes.

possibly blogging // Overcooled

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Fall15-TV-valkyriedrive
Genre(s): Action, Ecchi, Fantasy
Anime Original 
Producers: ARMS
AIR DATE: October 10, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Hiraku Kaneko  
[ WEBSITE ] [#vdproject]

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What happens when you mix Sakura Trick and Soul Eater Not? Simple you get the new hit Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid! Which has girls that seem to have the ability to transform into various weapons after kissing their partner and then they fight others, but why? Honestly I have no clue other than Yuri fanservice, clothes being ripped off and lots battles! I mean it sounds like a great mix of fun if you are into any of that I guess? Personally I am curious to see what happens and why is mermaid in the title? Are they hunting mermaids? Anyway I plan on checking this out.  

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Oh, you had me at the Sakura Trick x Soul Eater elevator pitch…Clothes being ripped off in battle? Well, that’s Dog Days right there. But…we got shades of Senran Kagura, Seikon no Qwaser, and Maken-kii. That stuff, right there, tells us that we are in for a very bouncy time. So check your serious when checking this out…it’s going to get gratuitous! Fan-service, that is.

possibly blogging // Foshizzel

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Fall15-TV-blackjack
Genre(s): Drama, Shounen
Original Creator: Yoshiaki Tabata & Yū-Go Ōkuma (Manga)
Producers: Tezuka Productions
AIR DATE: October 1, 2015
Episodes: N/A
Director: Mitsuko Kase  
[ WEBSITE ]

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Osamu Tezuka manga are essentially timeless.  Whether looking at long standing characters like Astro Boy, or weird one offs like MW, Tezuka manga are always entertaining to read.  Which brings me to Young Black Jack, a semi-prequel to the Doctor who can make a human out of a clump or organs and cure you of any disease regardless of how absurd the conditions are.  

Medical dramas are always fun to some extent, and I expect this one to hold up just as well.  Who knows what kind of wacky adventures this child whose body was stitched together after stepping on a landmine will get into?  I hope it involves a Frat Party!

possibly blogging // Nobody wants this cut

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116 Responses to “Fall Anime Catalogue 2015”

  1. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Already!?!?

    Time to go through it… later… after more KSP!

  2. Overcooled says:

    I’m always equally excited for every season because I’m an awful judge of which series I will like or not. So yay fall!!!

  3. Wanderer says:

    The order is indeed a rabbit! Moar bunnies, pls!

    Also may glance at Yuruyuri, although I think I may not have finished season 2 (I can’t remember).

    And that… Valkyrie Drive Mermaid…Awakening… Revengeance… Fabula Nova Crystallis… whatever the hell the title is, seems to be a fanservice yuri show, so I’m obligated to at least look at it.

    • Wanderer says:

      Oh I forgot to mention, I’ll of course be waiting to see what bloggers here and elsewhere have to say about stuff once it starts airing, and I’ll undoubtedly add stuff to my watching list once I’ve had a chance to read some reviews.

    • Wanderer says:

      Spammy, replying to my own comment didn’t make it a spam post, it just meant I forgot something and was trying to add it back on. Return it, please.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yay more cute cafe girls <3 <3 <3

  4. Di Gi Kazune says:

    What catches or sorta catches mine eyes.

    Comet Lucifer – maaaaaaaaybeee

    Utawarerurwarawamamamono 2 – serious lack of Aruru.

    Heavy Object Adeptus Mechanicus. Enough Said. Give me My Titans. For the God-Emperor of Mankind!

    Romcom I’m throwing almost everything out of the window except for the following comments:

    Gochuman – Oh god… I cannot unsee what I saw the other day. Gochuman AV Cosplay. Cannot unsee… x_x That said, I’m not particular to start something midway.

    EcchiSlice – meh. Ecchi because well… And SoL I will let BB watch.

    Seraph – MAYBE I will pick it up like A/Z. Start 2nd season and work backwards. And PRAY it doesn’t end up like A/Z.

    Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei Herz! Specials – Oh! Sweet NekoLOLis. Awaiting all 5 of the BDs to arrive here in my loving arms.

    UBW’s other end should be interesting… if I didn’t already know the True End. Or is this the Good End. Sometimes get confused I do.

    And to end it, *monogatari – got lost somewhere.

    I will be frank here: Summer I picked up 0 things after the FIs and only kept the two shows I started with. Autumn I have 0 shows to start with. This isn’t a good sign to start off with… So, start proselyting.

    • BlackBriar says:

      And SoL I will let BB watch.

      I’m going to pretend you didn’t just utter such a profound blasphemy and used my initials in it. Seriously, there are some words for a sentence that should never mix… 😉

    • Foshizzel says:

      Comet Lucifer: Yep looks good!

      Utawareuwara: I barely remember the first season back in the day…

      Heavy Object: That is my #1 series I am most hype for because it’s the Index/Railgun creator so I expect great things and I read the manga.

      Seraph: Yeah I don’t have much to say I still feel it tries way to hard to be “edgy” and “cool” like AoT and other anime of the past, but I will watch just to see how things play out! I’m expecting there to be a silly twist that the vampires aren’t the bad guys while the humans are the real enemy.

    • akagami says:

      Utawarerurwarawamamamono 2 – serious lack of Aruru.

      Ahhhhh, Aruru~~~ I had totally purged her existence from my memory, and now you’d reinstated her in the bowels in my mind… oh the horror.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        Aruru = the Puchiko of Utawarerumono/Izuna-tan of Utawarerumono.

        Hence, An Aruru Is Fine Too. Also, you cannot argue with the LOLi with the Tiger. Though some would rather have the LOLi with a LIOn but they are both big kitties so the difference is minor.

  5. Samsura says:

    I’ve learned that I don’t really fall in love with shows till I have actually seen about 2-4 episodes. Nothing about the preview material prepared me for a show like Ranpo Kitan after all. In the end the shows I often dismiss the most turn out to be pretty good (Classroom Crisis for one) and the shows I get my hopes up for turn to rancid pieces of slop (Chaos Dragon).

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ewwww Ranpo Ewwwwww.

      Yeah ever since the days of Guilty Crown I try my best to not buy into the visuals from trailers cause yeaaah! It builds up my hype and when it crashes in burns it makes me quite sad.

  6. BlackBriar says:

    Oh, quel belle surprise!! This came sooner than expected. So much that I had to make my list on the spot. While this Summer season was alright, I’m happy it’s practically at an end since I’m anxious for the Fall season and it looks very decent with a considerable number being within strike zone. Seriously, though. We’re at the eve of Fall again. I can still remember how Winter 2015 just started and doesn’t feel so far behind.

    High:
    Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen/Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya
    Strike the Blood: Valkyria no Oukoku-hen
    Heavy Object
    K: Return of Kings
    Noragami Aragoto
    Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider

    Moderate:
    Diabolik Lovers More,Blood
    Garo: Guren no Tsuki
    Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
    Owarimonogatari
    Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
    Shinmai Maou no Testament Burst
    World Trigger: Isekai Kara no Toubousha

    Low:
    Comet Lucifer
    Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou
    Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
    Hidan no Aria AA
    One Punch Man

    Maybe:
    Dance with Devils
    Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
    Young Black Jack

    Owari no Seraph: Nagoya Kessen-hen/Seraph of the End: Battle in Nagoya: Yes, the waiting game is almost done and the second half couldn’t come quick enough. My Seraph Saturdays are coming back!!! Surprising at first, I came to like the subtitle “Nagoya Kessen-hen/Battle in Nagoya” to better emphasize what arc the story is going in. And personally, it’s a lot more fun and engaging. Plus I love watching how the 5 main characters interact with one another. fripSide’s OP in the PV “Two souls -toward the truth-” sounds alright, though it will take a few more listenings to get a true feel for it. At the moment, the first season’s OP “X.U.” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Gemie is better and the ED “scaPEGoat” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]:Yosh rules over all of them. I’ll be waiting to hear how the new ED “Orarion (オラリオン)” by Nagi Yanagi will compare.

    Strike the Blood: Valkyria no Oukoku-hen: More Strike the Blood is always a pleasure. Need I say more? It wouldn’t be so shocking if a subsequent second season announcement showed up after the 2 part OVA is over. Given that the LN has more than enough volumes to spare.

    Heavy Object: The PV is decent, the synopsis intriguing and the fact it’s by the same author behind Index/Railgun give enough incentive to check it out. Hopefully it will not disappoint.

    K: Return of Kings: Enjoyed the first season as it aired Fall 2012 (Damn, it’s been three years already) and loved the movie K: Missing Kings that I watched recently so I’m excited for the second season. Fun characters, great coloring and animation continuing the story centering on various superpowered clans… Count me in!!

    Just to make it clear to those who haven’t seen any of the productions but is inclined to do so, you have to watch the first season then the movie to understand the story to know where the second season will start from.

    Noragami Aragoto: Didn’t think it would get a continuation but I’m grateful it did since the first season of Noragami was mostly good. The only hitch was attitude from Yuki Kaji’s character making things difficult. And the arc will be focusing on that hot goddess Bishamon. No way will I say “no” to that.

    Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider: Looks like a series that’s definitely within my strike zone and gives off that Zankyou no Terror feel which is a series that did well in my opinion. I’m always up for a Psychological/Thriller themed show.

    One Punch Man: I don’t know what to feel about this show at the moment. Upon seeing one of the earliest PVs on ANN, it looked ridiculously over the top and not in a pleasant way if you ask me. However, I’ll give enough leeway for a second opinion.

    Hidan no Aria AA: I had a chance to watch the first season while it was airing but turned down the opportunity for a reason I can no longer remember. I’m not inclined to play the catch-up game for this one so I’ll go on a little faith, dive in and see what happens with this series. Given there aren’t any expectations, it should be a decent run.

    • skylion says:

      One Punch Man: You should aught be able to find the full episode on NicoNico (or the JollyRogerNetwork). It’s worth checking out. I went in thinking it was a One Punch Joke….

      Hidan no Aria AA: This one looks to have stronger moe vibes than that last one. From the PV it looks like a mix of cute girls doing cute thing and cute girls blowing the $#!+ outta things. How they balance that…..?

    • JPNIgor says:

      Hah, this season is chockfull of vampire antics all around. You’re defintely going to have fun.

      Maybe it’s to tie with halloween? .-.

      Well, most of them are wayyyy out of my strike zone (it’s like there are two diabolik lovers in a single season, jesus).

      • BlackBriar says:

        Hah, this season is chockfull of vampire antics all around. You’re defintely going to have fun.

        Definitely!! I look forward to it and I’m grateful because I need something to completely erase the bitter Summer disappointment Jitsu wa Watashi wa from my memory. Overlord’s Shalltear Bloodfallen almost singlehandedly alleviated the void and lack of vampirism but alas, she didn’t have enough screen but did well with the little she had.

        Maybe it’s to tie with halloween? .-.

        Hahaha!! Fosh said something along those lines before. I think it works well like that. Halloween is meant to showcase the dark, creepy stuff.

        Well, most of them are wayyyy out of my strike zone (it’s like there are two diabolik lovers in a single season, jesus).

        You mean Dance with Devils? That’s on the “Maybe” section of the list because I might check it out only on a whim, which is less than likely. Besides, from what I hear, it’s exact opposite of the characteristics in Diabolik Lovers. I’m neutral on Dia Lovers, though. I watch it purely out of curiosity to see what happens next. I hear Takahiro Sakurai is playing one of the 4 new vampires, the Mukami brothers. Add a returning Ferid Báthory (Owari no Seraph/Seraph of the End) and that’s two vile Sakurai vampires for the new season. Wow!

        • Highway says:

          Youko Shiragami is an excellent vampire. Cute, loving, friendly. A nice change for a trope that is usually full of chuunibyou dramatics and cheeseball lines.

          • BlackBriar says:

            If that stuff works within your comfort zone, that’s fine but that doesn’t do anything for me. I’m nearly what you call a purist in that category. I rather a vampire that doesn’t have a ditzy personality and stays true to her species. Along with other unpleasant notes, I didn’t sense any of that in Jitsu wa Watashi wa. The appeal quickly waned after getting a full grasp so it didn’t take much to drop it and move on.

            • JPNIgor says:

              I thought that would be BB’s argument hahaha But I have to agree with Highway, Youko isn’t a perfect vampire, actually, she’s half-vampire. Besides, she’s in a romcom scenario, which is not ideal for vampires with bloodlust and “ARRRRGH THE SUUUUN, I’M BURRRRNINGGGGGG…”. I guess she’s fine the way she is.

              I have to admit that I dropped Overlord at some point. I guess the world domination antics of someone who isn’t really keen on doing it ended up frustrating me. But Shalltear was amusing, at least up until where I watched.

            • JPNIgor says:

              Fuuuu… I forgot the things’s name, but whatever name it has, it’s eating my posts. C’mon, barf it back already.

            • BlackBriar says:

              Even half-vampire still adhere to their instincts to feed. To compare, Rosario + Vampire had RomCom elements among other genres and Moka Akashiya was true to her vampiric nature and was far less of a ditz and airhead than Youko Shiragami. And I mean the Moka who wears the rosary to keep her true self sealed.

            • skylion says:

              Vampires are fictional constructs and are subject to all kinds of interpretation and re-interpretation. On one hand you have a group that sparkle like diamonds and are quasi-metaphors for their author’s religious ideas about sexual-abstinence along with a handy anti-abortions message. On the other you have dark and Gothic with a quasi-metaphor for syphilis, “foreign” invaders, and other such Victorian era Shock and Awe.

              It’s not about this or that, but always about The Other. After that, vampires become about personal preference and bias. So, Youko is a perfect vampire, feeling alone and lost because she has a different background than the rest, with a different outlook about vampiric weaknesses.

            • BlackBriar says:

              Uh-huh, very nice. That’s all well and fine if it works for you.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              Even half-vampire still adhere to their instincts to feed.

              My name is Blade Daywalker. >_>

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              I have to admit that I dropped Overlord at some point. I guess the world domination antics of someone who isn’t really keen on doing it ended up frustrating me.

              There is a place in Nazarick for those like you. “Demiurge dear~~ We have another sheep for you.” >:D

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              Cute, loving, friendly. A nice change for a trope that is usually full of chuunibyou dramatics and cheeseball lines.

              And

              I rather a vampire that doesn’t have a ditzy personality and stays true to her species.

              Need not be mutually exclusive. In fact, it exists and makes it completely more interesting. Cute, loving, friendly, vampiric aloof, cruel, sadistic and insanity can come the same package.

              Which is why: :3 are my sisterly pair.

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              I think spammy ate a post here.

        • Di Gi Kazune says:

          Overlord’s Shalltear Bloodfallen

          is a Holy Vampire. Literally. Both as in “holycrap batman” holy and attribute holy. There is a reason why she is the Guardian of Levels 1 through 3. The Supreme Being decided “Let’s put the most powerful Guardian first and screw all those raiders. Hehehehehe.”

  7. Hoshi says:

    *REAPPEARS FROM THE VOID AND SLAMS FISTS ON DESK* ONE-PUNCH MAN!!!!!!

    Though I’m usually the person to complain about anime adaptations of manga series I’ve read, I actually have some hopes for OPM anime. The PVs alone have gotten me super HYPED (then again so was I for Tokyo Ghoul anime…). BUT SERIOUSLY OPM MANGA IS A MUST READ, as I’ve told literally anyone who’s willing to listen to me LOL.

    Need to go back and check out more series, but of course I’m hyped for S2 of Haikyuu!! and Noragami. And I don’t mind another season of Owari just so I can hopefully see Yuu suffer (◉‿◉✿)

    • skylion says:

      OPM looks great, I agree. But seriously, Yuu’s potential suffering is nothing compared to the audience. BA DUMP BA PSSSSSS~

    • Kyokai says:

      Hahaaa! Hoshi, do you know I just marathoned the manga last week? IT WAS SOO GOOOOOD! Can’t wait for the next chapter. It is so addictive.

      @sky, I had my doubts of a one punch wonder but the premise is quite interesting. I don’t want to spoil but if the anime staff adapts it well, this would be amazing.

      • Hoshi says:

        ~YESSSSSSSSSS, KYO!!

        Yeah, OPM starts off a bit gimmicky (??) in that the whole joke is around his one punch trick, but over time it just gets addicting (and even more hilarious).

        • Kyokai says:

          I was almost dubious, what am I getting myself into as this seems so ordinary. But then the background happens with all the characters and Heroes system. I am definitely enjoying myself.

  8. BlackBriar says:

    Anime News: The Seven Deadly Sins Manga Gets New TV Anime in 2016

  9. JPNIgor says:

    It’s that time of the year again! Yay! Or, booh, because stuff I really loved is ending… anyway, let’s go!

    Hyper-hyped stuff:

    Noragami Aragoto: So, it’s Noragami coming back. The first season was just brilliant, the animation was great and there’s no way I’m not watching this again.

    K: Return of the Kings: I liked the first season, mostly because of the extremely fluid and stylish action. The skating scene at the very first episode really bought me. The story was kind of lacking in the first season, but the movie more than made up for it and it’s surely one of the most anticipated for me. But I’m really surprised that there are other people waiting for this. I remember all the criticism it received at the end of the first season.

    Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??: The fluffy anime of the season. The surreal and stylish european-like scenery is great and the characters and the dialogue are all so refreshing, it’ll be great for all the sh*t I expect to go down in Owarimonogatari, Owari no Seraph and Heavy Object…

    Ore ga Ojousama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets Sareta Ken: So, I was seeing MAL’s latest news and I saw this, and for some random reason, I looked for it’s manga (I don’t really read much manga), and I was so hooked I rushed through all the chapters up until the point the scanlator came to a hiatus (their infamous norway jokes… hahaha). Anyway, it’s great. The main character is awesome, though the other characters aren’t really relatable, but that works great here. Looking at these silly girls exploring our society’s maids and cellphones and making a theme park which the theme is “our” world. It’s just great. Really recommend for anyone.

    Haikyuu!! S2: I LOVE VOLLEYBALL. Is that enough reason? No? It’s awesome!!! Did I mention that I love volleyball?

    Owarimonogatari: After watching all seasons of the Monogatari series, I can’t really allow myself not to watch this. Though I don’t expect much from this arc compared to the latest ones.

    JUST WATCHING…

    Owari no Seraph 2: Well, I watched the first season and wasn’t really hooked. I can easily say that Wit Studio is a great animation studio, watching their work is really pleasant, but the story isn’t what’s keeping me here.

    Subete ga F ni Naru: Er… So, I’m not sure what this is all about. But I did read Umibe no Onnanoko, which was a great read, actually. And the character design is made by the same guy who drew and created it, so I expect a lot, at least for the art part.

    World Trigger: Toubousha-hen: World Trigger actually caught me by surprise and I was addicted to it before I could notice. I expect Toei to at least raise the budget a bit more, because it’s actually looking great as the first year-long season is coming to an end.

    GIVING A CHANCE

    One-Punch Man: Not really my piece of cake, but it’s receiving quite a lot of hype, and knowing that it was done through a kickstarter project, it’s probably good. I guess. And I do love a good parody, so if it’s funny enough, it’s gonna be great.

    Heavy Object: Knowing that it’s done by the same staff that made railgun actually got my hypes up, so I’m taking it up.

    Gakuen Toushi Asterisk: Irene actually managed to convice me to try it out. A nice budget means good eye candy, and I’m all in for it.

    Lance N’ Masques: So, Studio Gokumi. Knowing that they made Yuki Yuuna, I’m somehow inclined to expect some weird plot twist at some point. And I don’t really dislike the direction in Shigatsu, so I’m gonna try it out.

    Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru: Jesus, this looks weird. It does give me some Dansai Bunri vibes, so I feel like I should try it out. Just to be on the safe side.

    That’s it. This season seems kinda weak, it’s never been so easy to choose my top 7 on the round up. At least what is good ir really good, so I’m still happy.

    • BlackBriar says:

      K: Return of the Kings: I liked the first season, mostly because of the extremely fluid and stylish action. The skating scene at the very first episode really bought me. The story was kind of lacking in the first season, but the movie more than made up for it and it’s surely one of the most anticipated for me. But I’m really surprised that there are other people waiting for this. I remember all the criticism it received at the end of the first season.

      Most likely the “Absence makes the heart grow fond” scenario. Since it ended, I’d say looked it over and gave a second opinion. If you don’t count movie, Fall 2015 will make exactly three years from the last season.

      World Trigger: Toubousha-hen: World Trigger actually caught me by surprise and I was addicted to it before I could notice. I expect Toei to at least raise the budget a bit more, because it’s actually looking great as the first year-long season is coming to an end.

      Slow at first but World Trigger definitely turned out to be a fun series to watch. Unless something happens to take up time, I’ve never missed an episode. I honestly don’t see all the fuss over the animation quality. It’s good as it is. The curiosity is how this arc will go given it will completely anime original. Intriguing nonetheless and it’s easy enough to assume this is a stall tactic to give the author more breathing room to continue the cannon story. Possibly another 50 episodes coming our way.

      One-Punch Man: Not really my piece of cake, but it’s receiving quite a lot of hype, and knowing that it was done through a kickstarter project, it’s probably good. I guess. And I do love a good parody, so if it’s funny enough, it’s gonna be great.

      The feeling is mutual. There’s a lot of hype surrounding this show but I’m just not buying into it and the PV I saw wasn’t helping its sake in my opinion. Because a great deal looked near unbearably childish, I’m keeping my expectations low.

      Heavy Object: Knowing that it’s done by the same staff that made railgun actually got my hypes up, so I’m taking it up.

      Not just the same staff. The story is from the same author behind Index/Railgun. So that’s extra incentive to look forward to it.

      • JPNIgor says:

        Unless something happens to take up time, I’ve never missed an episode. I honestly don’t see all the fuss over the animation quality.

        See, I started watching anime fairly late, at least compared to most of you guys, so I do like good and fluid animation and not-derpy expressions. Sometimes I can’t help but cringe at mispositioned eyes and stuff. I don’t think it’s going up to 50 episodes, but it’s definitely to allow the source material to get bigger. Though it’s weird because I saw somewhere that the author is still behind this spin-off as well.

        Not just the same staff. The story is from the same author behind Index/Railgun. So that’s extra incentive to look forward to it.

        Well, I’ve never watched any index/railgun stuff. I do know that there are a lot of fans, and I do enjoy J.C. Staff’s latest works, so that’s from where I’m taking my hopes.

        • BlackBriar says:

          Well, I’ve never watched any index/railgun stuff. I do know that there are a lot of fans, and I do enjoy J.C. Staff’s latest works, so that’s from where I’m taking my hopes.

          Speaking of Index/Railgun fans, I wonder how the others feel about the author green lighting his other work for an adaptation and not producing the long asked for third season of Index. Word is there are a lot more volumes to spare. I’m an anime-only viewer so I’m not roaring as loud as the others.

          • skylion says:

            …word is that both his publisher and JC Staff felt they mined all they could out of the Raildex universe in terms of anime production. Or that they had a falling out in how JC adapts his material. Given that they actually improve his really lulzy work, I can see that last bit being pretty close to true…

            • Foshizzel says:

              There is a special that has characters from Index, Heavy and Railgun together or it was a animation special just to show off? I would not be shocked if Heavy is set in the future or even in the same timeline as Railgun/Index because they have mechs in them! Well Railgun does anyway.

            • skylion says:

              I’m trying to remember the scope of the technological world from the LNs. Heavy takes place in Alaska? And there is a Science City in Hawaii in the RailDex verse? I mean, despite that, those Objects looks like an Academy City mad engineer’s wet dream. In one of the wars from the LN Academy City had high altitude jets that got most of their energy from crazy friction! Regardless, get HYPE!

      • skylion says:

        One-Punch Man I know it’s very early days. But the leaked episode was enough to make me look at a few of the manga chapters. They revel in simplicity. The character’s power is One-Joke, but everything leading up to and around that is everything but. I will hesitate to call it smart, as sometimes that can be a writer just dog-piling clever bits into the story. The one-dimensional approach is used as a backbone for a great many other points. How well they execute this beyond HYPE is…well, it’s the show, ain’t it?

    • skylion says:

      Shomin Sample: This one is going to be a hoot. If they can keep up the manic pace and the back and forth of the jokes, it will be a scream.

      Owarimonogatari: I’ve been doing a bit of digging, and the backbone of this tale is scary-weird. I’ve often said that the means create the end. But what sort of end when the means are called into question?

      Owari no Serpah 2: The other Owari with Vampire(s). Yeah, this is pretty much Wit makes things look pretty.

      Lance & Masques: We give studios the benefit of the doubt all the time when it comes to their past work informing current work. Gokumi shouldn’t be any different. But this one just looks to cute to live! OMG that horse looks soooo weird!

      • JPNIgor says:

        Shomin Sample: This one is going to be a hoot. If they can keep up the manic pace and the back and forth of the jokes, it will be a scream.

        Exactly. That’s exactly what I love about the manga. If it’s not fast-paced as the manga makes it seem, it’s definitely not going to be good.

        Owarimonogatari: I’ve been doing a bit of digging, and the backbone of this tale is scary-weird. I’ve often said that the means create the end. But what sort of end when the means are called into question?

        Is that the backbone of the arc? Then I guess it’s going to be good. I seriously can’t think of an end without thinking the means very thoroughly. I mean, I wouldn’t be able to take the last ultra-awesome-tuna bento in the supermarket if the means is to literally step on everyone’s head to get there first.

        Owari no Serpah 2: The other Owari with Vampire(s). Yeah, this is pretty much Wit makes things look pretty.

        I love the lime green weapons =B

        Lance & Masques: We give studios the benefit of the doubt all the time when it comes to their past work informing current work. Gokumi shouldn’t be any different. But this one just looks to cute to live! OMG that horse looks soooo weird!

        What? Yuuki Yuuna characters aren’t cute? (at least they don’t have a kyuubei-esque shady mascot) And I swear to god, I always get kind of weirded out whenever Kiniro would take their yuri antics a little too far, like “NO! That’s not what I came here for!”. Yet, I still love them.

        • skylion says:

          The backbone of Owarimonogatari is “question what you know”. I guess they are going for “Mind Blown” memes?

          Yay for Lime Green Weapons. From what I saw in promotional materials, we get four more of them! Nothing says, “We have diluted supporting castmembers” more than adding more potentials to dilute!

          Imma gonna go all hype and call Shomin the AOTS right now. No AOTY. No….Anime of All Time. Beck is alright, but we all know that Beyonce is….

          • JPNIgor says:

            Definitely AOTS, really close there with Noragami, though. It will probably be top 5 of the year.

      • Highway says:

        I may not even watch Owarimonogatari. Ougi is the worst of the worst characters in that entire universe, her pointless ramblings positively somnambulent. Why did Nadeko lose hours of time when she was talking to Ougi? She probably fell asleep because the whole thing was so boring. Unless I hear that it’s “Hitagi and Tsubasa team up to save the world and get 80% of the screen time” I probably won’t bother.

        • JPNIgor says:

          There is a new character. At least that’s what I saw in the trailer. I would give at least a try in the first episode.

          • Highway says:

            I gave it a try with all the other series. It’s not like this is some new property or something that hasn’t been adapted before. The whole series has been very consistent: Hitagi and Tsubasa are interesting, everyone else is not, and Ougi is by far the absolute worst of the bunch. And NisiOisiN is extremely consistent: It’s going to be a blatherfest, punctuated with more annoying Shinbouist visuals. That’s the majority of what it seems people say they like about the series: “Oh, the visuals keep it interesting while they go on and on and on…” Well, in that case, you’re not understanding what they’re saying, so why bother?

            • JPNIgor says:

              I dunno… I do love the visuals, they are crazy entertaining, but I spend most of the time trying to keep up with the subtitles (as my japanese is awful), so I can easily say that I enjoy the dialogues as much as I enjoy the visuals, too.

              I’m not even sure what Ougi is all about, so I can’t say if he’s really the worst. But surely would rather Shinobu or the sisters, or anyone else than him/her/whatever the hell this creature is.

        • skylion says:

          For a lot of viewers, Monogatari can be the thing they look at more than the thing they watch.

          I still find the whole process of wordy mcwordsmith filtered throught sighty mcsightsmith to be of interest.

          But I’ve pierced enough of the reddit strata on Owarimonogatri (without spoilers) to kinda sorta see how the track is going to run. Ougi does get more screen time, and the consensus is that she/he is a “great” character.

          You might not want to bother if Hitagi and Tsubasa, etc. But Sodachi is a different take on Araragi as a character, so that might be enough…

          • Di Gi Kazune says:

            *monogatari is an acquired taste. Very much. To really appreciate it one must enjoy *all* the characters. Which therein lies why I cherrypick episodes – I cannot appreciate all of them equally.

            • skylion says:

              Well, I do like all the characters equally. (OK. I Know, and you know, that I’m lying and that I like one specific character more…but I’m stretching the truth a little!) I guess that’s why I find the show appealing after all this time. Ougi is a difficult character, I admit, but I’m up for it!

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              I’m lying and that I like one specific character more

              Yes. Hachikuji Mayoi. 😛 *runs*

            • skylion says:

              You better run you little $#!+! OK….so there are three characters I like more. Mayoi, Yotsugi, and Shinobu. And Tsukihi. But other than that, all of them are equal. And Nadeko…

            • Di Gi Kazune says:

              My “Oh! Sweet NekoLOLiS!” have arrived. Together with a very, very, very nice 3 layered clear poster.

            • JPNIgor says:

              I liked Nadeko so much…

              And then, she became a snake-haired yandere. Oh, well…

            • skylion says:

              …and then I liked her much better…

            • JPNIgor says:

              Srsly?! Geez, I’m so scared of yanderes… I guess it’s because I had a RL experience with one.

            • skylion says:

              …can’t let those past demons rule ya….especially in fiction…

            • BlackBriar says:

              Hahaha!! You should brush up on some things: Anime Archetypes: The Dangerous Allure of the Yandere

            • JPNIgor says:

              I guess I can’t help but look at yanderes in a realistic way and say “RUN, ARARAGI! OR HER SNAKES WILL EAT YOU WHOLE OUT OF SICK LOVE!”

  10. akagami says:

    Recapping last season, 25 shows, 5 dropped, with 2 shows that I added after the season started (I didn’t think I would like either Himouto! Umaru-chan or Bikini Warriors… but what do you know…). Classroom Crisis ended up being my surprise show, because I didn’t foresee the direction it would take. Really enjoyed the second half!

    I was thinking there wouldn’t be any preview this time around again, because of… stuff? Well, I’m not complaining! Although summer where I am was way too short (no good weather until July, pffft).

    This season looks like it has a lot of skips, so this might be the season I whittle down my backlog (although I say that all the time). Which reminds me, I still need to work on my Hollywood backlog as well (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, and Inside Out).

    Back to Back
    ————————————————————————

    Heavy Object: I’m kind of reminded of my pre-season impression of Cross Ange, which started out watery and ended up tasting like a good milkshake. I’m getting hyped!
    K RETURN OF KINGS: YES OH YES So looking forward to this. My first impression was so-much-style-no-substance, but got slowly hooked in. Which reminds me, I still need to watch the movie first.
    Gakusen Toshi Asterisk: School? Check. Magic/supernatural powers? Check. Character-driven story? Check. Checkcheckcheck signmeup.
    Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry: Enjoying the manga (WHERE IS CHAPTER 19?!?! ffffffffff) and happy to see it adapted. Swords are awesome.
    Owarimonogatari: You love it or you hate it. There is no middle ground. I’m firmly in the former.
    Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen: This is a surprise. Although I enjoyed the first season, I think it ended well, so I’m surprised there is a sequel. I haven’t played the game so I don’t know how much more material there is. Will Haku’s harem grow more? Will he remember his past? Hm hm hm.
    Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans: I’m surprised to say it, but I’m actually excited for a new Gundam series. After the original Seed, I haven’t been impressed with any of the ones that followed. But it has Nagai Tatsuyuki and Okada Mari as director and series composer, and they’ve been responsible for A LOT of my favorite shows (Anohana, Toradora, AnoNatsu, Honey and Clover II, Railgun, Hanasaku Iroha, Nagi no Asukara, Zetsuen no Tempest). Combined with Gumdan. So hyped. SO damn hyped.
    Comet Lucifer: New series, promo art looks good, and it appears to be sci-fi/fantasy with mecha. Premise looks pretty good, count me in!
    Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou: Lots of random people in this setting, kind of reminds me of Kekkai Sensen with a different kind of stylish take. Plus it has BONES! Oh yes.
    Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai: Although not the same, the promo art reminds me of Strike Witches, which very much enjoyed. So already biased in the camp of this-looks-awesome.
    Gochuumon wa Usagi Desuka??: My only fill of moe slice-of-life for this season. I inhale this stuff like a fat kid needs candy.

    There’s a red lunar eclipse??? Clouds blocked it, gah
    ————————————————————————

    Noragami ARAGOTO: I struggled to finish the first season as I lost interest half-way through, hopefully this will re-kindle my initial interest. Would have been nice if the characters had upgraded their clothing instead of wearing the same hobo gear every day.
    Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken: Comedy romance in school settings are usually a slam dunk for me, but the set-up has me worrying a little (MC has to act gay to survive, sheltered rich girls?)… hopefully I’m proven
    wrong, because romance series is very light this season.
    Shinmai Maou no Testament BURST: The first season ended pretty badly, so I’m not hoping for much. Serviceable action with some fanservice and let’s call it a day.

    The maybe-it-will-taste-good plate
    ————————————————————————

    Lance N’ Masques: Horrible name aside (and funny deformed faces), it has lances! Lances the size of God Arcs, but lances nevertheless. I’m just hoping the kid doesn’t turn out to be a brat.
    Hidan no Aria AA: The first season lacked impact, so we’ll see how this goes. It’s been long enough since the first season, so I’m willing to give it another shot. My strong distaste for Kugimiya Rie loli tsundere characters has weakened to mere dislike.

    16 shows this season. I can live with that.

    • skylion says:

      Lance N’ Masques: This will either earn it’s Lancer is Suffering memes, or, you know, it won’t…But yeah, the Studio Gokumi bug is biting me.

      Aria AA: If I’m not mistaken the KugiRie character, Aria, will take a back seat to the rest of the cast.

      Shomin Sample: They bring the “gay, into muscle men” up at odd times, almost to only remind you that, “yeah, this is a thing”, and only with one other character. I hope they downplay it more in the anime; as it’s not only kinda offensive, but there is only so much they can do with that humor, and they do little with it anyway.

      Magical 35: I’m seeing Mayo Chiki! with guns n’ magic. But SW is not to far off it guess in terms of how those two elements mix.

      Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans: If there is anything that can get me to try out Gundam is’t Okada Mari. I’m not letting that being the strongest of selling point, however. I was kinda hype for M3, but I really didn’t get into that shows groove.
      But here’s hoping!

      Owarimonogatari: Oh, I’m in the former camp as well (I think we can count Highway on the fence?). So I’ll be seeing you there!

      Heavy Object:

      I’m kind of reminded of my pre-season impression of Cross Ange, which started out watery and ended up tasting like a good milkshake. I’m getting hyped!

      LOL. That’s a pretty good one line review. The show has a big bold crazy Alaska going on for it. I think the characters are going to have to win the story over for it to be watchable beyond Big-Guns-Go-Boom…

      • akagami says:

        Owarimonogatari: Oh, I’m in the former camp as well (I think we can count Highway on the fence?)

        So like Highway fell off the Shinobu wagon but got his foot stuck in the reins and is being dragged along while bouncing off the muddy path?

        • skylion says:

          …dude…no..

        • Highway says:

          Referencing your earlier comment, there’s plenty of middle ground. I like *monogatari a lot when Tsubasa and Hitagi are prominent characters. I find it pretty uninteresting when Karen, Tsukihi, Kanbaru, and Shinobu are the prominent characters. And it’s deathly dull when it’s Ougi and the “Oddity fighters”.

          • akagami says:

            That’s fair… characterization drives most of my enjoyment, especially so with a show like *monogatari. I don’t know if I’d call it middle ground though, more like you fall into either camp depending on the characters.

            I’m still undecided on Ougi though. Dem sleeves are funny.

        • Di Gi Kazune says:

          What is this description… It’s somthing that normal *I* would do to people. *whistles*

    • Kyokai says:

      Your list is huge and amusing as usual!

      Where there is no One Punch Man in your list? Also, the first person I heard they struggled with Noragami. Yato is all about being a hobo god but his background is pretty convincing. Hopefully, season two would give you at least more than what you know of him. 😉

      • akagami says:

        Where there is no One Punch Man in your list?

        Shiny bald man. Those are a scary species. A very superficial reason, and I’m sure could be overcome, but I don’t know anything about the manga or anime because I was scared very far away.

        Although if Hoshi pounds the table enough I might fall over and accidentally watch an episode.

        Regarding Noragami, I think it was just the constant self-depreciation and how Yato kept looking pathetic compared to the other gods. I couldn’t get myself to like or appreciate Yato, and a lot of my enjoyment comes from the characters.

        • Kyokai says:

          Lol! But Shiny Bald Men have nice backstories. You should check this out or Hoshi and I will keep punching tables and what nots.

          Re: Noragami, I won’t call Yato self-depreciating. Even on worst possible situations, he sees some positive or another. He had a very tough life and is in a predicament of being a God but at least he’s trying to work up his role, even if it’s through dubious means.

          • akagami says:

            I initially read that as nice backsides 〈(゜。゜)

            I’ll give Noragami another whirl and see where it goes. As for OPM, hmmm…. I think I’ll wait and see how well that table stands after an episode or two.

    • JPNIgor says:

      See, Shomin Sample isn’t all about the MC acting gay. He only has to act gay whenever it’s needed, which isn’t most of the time, thankfully. Shomin Sample is all about the MC teaching these confined yamato nadeshiko wannabe all about the outside world.

      It’s gonna be funny. I swear.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        teaching these confined yamato nadeshiko wannabe all about the outside world.

        I forsee the True Story being told at Winter Comiket…

  11. akagami says:

    *dials up spammy-recovery service hotline*

  12. skylion says:

    Not at all apropos of the Fall Season. But I’ve not been able to share these in any other place. Interesting take on what film-makers think of Japanese animation.

    • JPNIgor says:

      Wolf Children and Up!’s introduction in the very same video is just dirty, man hahaha, the feels only to understand lateral tracking shot.

      But really, those videos are great.

      • skylion says:

        The guy that does the first vid has some other interesting vids, but they are mostly flighty and random.

        But the other two are by Every Frame a Painting, and all his vids are well worth watching if you like filmmaking…

  13. BlackBriar says:

    ANN article: Kizumonogatari Film Website Opens Countdown

  14. BlackBriar says:

    ANN article: ANN Readers: One-Punch Man Tops Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Poll

    ANN Readers: 20 Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime Series:

    1. One-Punch Man
    2. Noragami Aragoto
    3. Haikyu!! Second Season
    4. Owarimonogatari
    5. K: Return of Kings
    6. Seraph of the End
    7. Is the order a rabbit?? [tie]
    8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans [tie]
    9. Attack on Titan: Junior High
    10. Yuruyuri San Hai!
    11. Garo -Guren no Tsuki-
    12. Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
    13. Heavy Object
    14. Concrete Revolutio: Chōjin Gensō
    15. The Perfect Insider
    16. Young Black Jack
    17. Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A
    18. Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation
    19. The Testament of Sister New Devil BURST
    20. Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-

    Animate.tv: 20 Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime Series:

    1. Haikyu!! Second Season
    2. Seraph of the End
    3. Noragami Aragoto
    4. Osomatsu-san
    5. One-Punch Man
    6. Attack on Titan: Junior High
    7. Owarimonogatari
    8. K: Return of Kings
    9. Ketsuekigata-kun!
    10. Diabolik Lovers More, Blood
    11. Is the order a rabbit??
    12. Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation
    13. High School Star Musical
    14. The Perfect Insider
    15. Lupin the Third
    16. Young Black Jack
    17. Dance with Devils
    18. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
    19. Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A
    20. Ore ga Ojō-sama Gakkō ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets-rareta Ken

    Previous article: Japanese Viewers Pick Is the order a rabbit?? as Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime

    20 Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime Series:

    1. Is the order a rabbit??
    2. Haikyu!! Second Season
    3. Seraph of the End
    4. Owarimonogatari
    5. Noragami Aragoto
    6. One-Punch Man
    7. Lupin the Third
    8. Osomatsu-san
    9. Yuruyuri San Hai!
    10. Attack on Titan: Junior High
    11. K RETURN OF KINGS
    12. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
    13. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
    14. Heavy Object
    15. Aria the Scarlet Ammo Double A
    16. Fafner EXODUS
    17. DIABOLIK LOVERS MORE, BLOOD
    18. Teekyū
    19. The Perfect Insider
    20. Hokuto no Ken: Ichigo Aji

    10 Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime Series (Women):

    1. Haikyu!! Second Season
    2. Seraph of the End
    3. Noragami Aragoto
    4. Osomatsu-san
    5. Attack on Titan: Junior High
    6. One-Punch Man
    7. K RETURN OF KINGS
    8. DIABOLIK LOVERS MORE, BLOOD
    9. Is the order a rabbit??
    10. Owarimonogatari

    10 Most Anticipated Fall 2015 Anime Series (Men):

    1. Is the order a rabbit??
    2. Owarimonogatari
    3. One-Punch Man
    4. Lupin the Third
    5. Yuruyuri San Hai!
    6. Seraph of the End
    7. Noragami Aragoto
    8. Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
    9. Heavy Object
    10. Haikyu!! Second Season

    • Di Gi Kazune says:

      And as a reminder, why only the Japanese rankings do matter. Domestic sales are key. International sales are a topup.

      • BlackBriar says:

        That’s some sad news right there.

        why only the Japanese rankings do matter.

        I always had the belief that the non-Japanese audience shouldn’t put so much expectation in series and debate on what caters to whom which leads complaints. Anime, in its different forms, in essence, was and will always be geared toward the Japanese population and they have the final say in every aspect. Everyone else outside of them are just the foreign party with the privilege to partake.

        • Di Gi Kazune says:

          Hence the proliferation of moebloby idol shows. I have always believed that a studio should be balanced on the type of shows it does.

          That is why I always had the belief that ann opinion pieces are worthless. Absolutely worthless unless you put it into the Japanese context.

    • JPNIgor says:

      So…

      Men defintely like cute stuff.

      And Women surprisingly like sports anime, for sheer amount of male characters, probably.

      And I certainly do not understand why people would expect so much for AoT: Junior High. I mean, doesn’t it scream “CHEAP SPINOFF”???? Ugh.

      • BlackBriar says:

        And I certainly do not understand why people would expect so much for AoT: Junior High. I mean, doesn’t it scream “CHEAP SPINOFF”???? Ugh.

        Bleh! I wouldn’t even call it a spinoff. It’s a parody, an incredibly lame looking one at that. And personally, I’m no fan of parodies based on serious shows, live action or animated. It just feels like it’s there to insult the original creation you would come to admire.

      • Di Gi Kazune says:

        Yes, men like cute stuff. It is a well-known fact. In fact, they like it better when the cute stuff causes massive carnage in its cuteness spree of destruction and mayhem-nyo.

        aot:jh is A cheep spinoff. I repeat: Cheap Spinoff.

  15. BlackBriar says:

    ANN article: Manglobe Anime Studio Files for Bankruptcy

    • IreneSharda says:

      It’s a shame, I really liked Gangsta too.

      • BlackBriar says:

        So do I though I’m still late on the two remaining episodes. If it manages to get another season, maybe another suitable studio can take over and finish what Manglobe started. The first season of Durarara!! and the three parts of Durarara!!x2 are from different studios.

  16. Sumairii says:

  17. skylion says:

    Owarimonogatari schedule!

    …looks like we get a double up on the premiere date! It also looks like there are two episode fours??? Man, go home CR, you are drunk!

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