MetaVerse Episode 43: The Meta Complex Guide to Spring ’14


The MetaCast wraps up the Spring ’14 season talking faves, disappoints and more

Hello everybody indeed, while the hype is building up for Summer ’14 shows like SAO II and such, let’s take a brief moment to look back on the Spring season as Jrow, Fosh, Hoshi and Skylion talk about their feelings on the Spring ’14 season. Why is Ping Pong Jrow’s choice for best of season? Where did Skylion think Black Bullet went wrong? These thoughts and more on this ep of the podcast. The plan is to be back in mid-July, so hope to talk to ya then!



02:00: News

06:47: Discussion on the Spring ’14 season

1:02:19: Outro & Programming Notes


OP: “Butterfly Effect” by Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku from Nanana’s Buried Treasure

ED: “ED: “Tokohana” by Yanagi Nagi from Black Bullet

BGM: The World is Still Beautiful OST


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5 Responses to “MetaVerse Episode 43: The Meta Complex Guide to Spring ’14”

  1. Overcooled says:

    Nice to see Hoshi on board 😀

    My faves were Mushishi and Haikyuu!!. Mushishi was high-quality all around (except in terms of airing on time….) and Haikyuu!! is just a really fun, engaging sports anime with great characters. I’m joining the Hinata fanclub with you guys because he’s a cool main character.

    Hmm, I overlooked the girl version of Yu-Gi-Oh!. Do you guys think I would like WIXOSS? I love card games and creepy drama but I’m not a fan of the director. I’m kind of interested by the fact it has wishes now…

    Slowly getting more and more excited for the new season =w=

    • skylion says:

      I was very nice to have Hoshi…it should happen more often.

      WIXOSS is a slow burn, and takes a while to really ignite. It was never quite so obvious with it’s WHAM moments.

    • BlackBriar says:

      If you watch WIXOSS, you’ll feel a sigh of relief that you’re not one of the Selector girls. The rules of the game are screwed up and it’s not always as it appears.

  2. BlackBriar says:

    Gokukoku no Brynhildr left much to be desired. Likable characters aren’t enough to elevate from how far it sank story wise. Rumors were buzzing about considerable amounts of material getting nerfed. The finale closed very messily with no further explanation from the alien aspect apart from them being responsible for leading humanity where it is now that got spotlight at the last moment but my letdown series was Blade & Soul. A waste of good animation and awesome character designs for the ladies.

    Spring 2014, in my opinion, was watered down compared to 2013 in terms of performance but a record was established towards the end. During Spring, a total of 4 animes got confirmation of having a second season. WIXOSS, Sidonia, Mushishi and Chaika. How often do we see that happen?

    Prediction on best Summer anime: Tokyo Ghoul, Zankyou no Terror or Akame ga Kill.

  3. BlackBriar says:

    My favorites for Spring were Black Bullet despite its flaws and erratic pacing (I don’t even want to compare the LN and anime if given the chance), Hitsugi no Chaika, No Game No Life, Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, Selector Infected WIXOSS and Knights of Sidonia. Honorable mentions go to Seikoku no Dragonar, Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii and Soul Eater Not! On a separate category, my first ever healing is definitely Mushishi Zoku Shou. That’s an ideal show to sit back, relax and enjoy though you’re watching people’s lives getting screwed up.

    Favorite Female: Nanana from Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin, Runner up: Tensai from Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin.
    Favorite Male: Rentarou Satomi from Black Bullet, Runner up: Toru from Hitsugi no Chaika and Juugo Yama from Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin.

    Akuma no Riddle wasn’t quite what I expected it to be yet remained to be a moderately entertaining series. Among its genres, the yuri tag was sported but I really can’t say that was the kind of relationship between Tokaku and Haru. The tag isn’t warranted after the entire run. First it was acquaintances then target and protector and at end, if anything, a single micro step past the friend zone. It’s hard to acknowledge there was any romantic atmosphere. Instead, the setting was mostly school survival. An interesting character among the Black Class students was Nio who must have shark DNA as part of her anatomy because of the state of her teeth now and again. What deserves more looking into concerning her was what clan she hailed from thanks to her pink body tattoos that made their first appearance in episode 9.

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