I’m going to from now on do a “first impressions” documentation of new seasons now. Prepare for TL;DR, not like this isn’t all I use this Tumblr for.
Watched first episode (ratings are predictions of what I’ll think by the end and based on the first 1-2 episodes):
Aldnoah.Zero - 7/10
I had not known about the people behind this mecha anime until after I watched the first episode. This will not come anywhere near Gundam/Macross numbers but I predict it’ll sell around 10k. I love the way eyes are drawn, but holy shit the side mouths are god awful, dem lips mang. So far it’s been highly predictable, the CGI mecha sucks (industry standard at this age anyways), and the MC must have assburgers. However the hype behind this is huge and reading the discussion threads have been awesome so far. Gives me a Guilty Crown feeling.
Sailor Moon: Crystal - 6.5/10
First thing: THE DESIGNS ARE SHIT. Oh gods they are skeletons and spooky unfocused eyes. Comparing the manga, first episode of the old anime and the new episode, they removed most of the quirky emote shit. That sucks man, I like that silly face shit. It’s too early to see what else is gonna happen, but it’s not been that bad, close to the manga.
DRAMAtical Murder - 6.5/10
This is not Togainu no Chi level so far…but I fear they will take out the BL completely. We got a few blushes but the real test will come next week to see if they remove the scene where Noiz kisses Aoba. Some noticeable animation quality drops, but ok overall. They’re probably gonna mash up all the routes, which will suck, but please I just wanna see some kissu scenes.
Free!! Eternal Summer - 8/10
Same as the last season so far, which is great. Sea otter is cute and Makoto is adorable as ever. New whale shark guy is also pretty nice looking. Can’t wait to see what drama and suffering will happen this season.
Himegoto - 5/10
OK I am on the fence about this. I love traps (the real definition of it, not the misunderstood new one), I really do. but I just do not like it when they draw a girl (a loli) and put a beanbag in their panties and call it a boy. The MC at least had a boyish voice but his fucking hips and legs just do not match. And the other traps? Forget it, just call them lolis at this point. Will keep watching this since it’s a short, but I hope they don’t piss me off with something, such a fine line I walk with this love of traps.
Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus - 6.5/10
Reminds me of the old series and is over the top silly. I am still spooked out by Sebastian’s face. mmmmm shota shorts and shota socks with buckles. Oh wonderful. Gotta love spoiled rich shotas with attitude problems.
Love Stage!! - 6.5/10
This is how you do traps right, even if it’s only for one scene. He has a boy voice actor and a boy body, even if it’s slender. HE DOESN’T HAVE GIANT GIRL HIPS and tiny girl waist. I fucking hate the mouths this woman draws. WHY do almost all BL have something fucked up about their drawing style? It’s either ugly giant hands, fucked up chins/mouths, wacky proportions, etc. Bitches can’t draw! I mean not like I can draw really well either, but some of these guys have been doing this for 30 fucking years. Pick up an anatomy book for once. Anyways, we got a kissu scene already, we just need the ol’ in out in out and we’re set.
Mobile Suit Gundam-san - 6.5/10
AHHH WHAT DID THEY DO TO CHAR!? And Amuro, holy fuck. Why is Char dancing naked. And they ruined Lala’s personality to be some bitchy women instead of the kind hippie she was. What the fuck Sunrise!
Persona 4: The Golden - 6/10
Same as the last series but New Game++? PLEASE ANIMATE THE ACCOMPLICE ENDING. Also I don’t like that weird poem girl.
Space Dandy S2 - 7.5/10
Same as last season, well the feeling so far. Just chill as ever. I want more meow screen time and well a connecting plot.
Sword Art Online II - 6/10
I got my Frodo images all ready for this. The creator of this series just have no fucking idea what it’s like to play video games it seems. Would have been so much better (and more realistic) if you included the stupid bickering that gankers do when they fight people. FUKKIN NEWB SCRUB MINIGUN FAG! SUK MUH DICK! Instead we got people freaking out (in the boring I’m scared wahh way) in a video game and MUH HONOR AND HE SMILES ON THE BATTLEFIELD, HE’S STRONG. Jesus Christ woman it’s a video game. I’m sure you should be smiling, you’re suppose to have fun. WHERE IS THE TEAMSPEAK TOO? And bosses that drop rare loot (the best guns in the game) SOLOABLE AND FROM FAR AWAY. BULLSHIT! Don’t get me started on Kirito’s LIGHT SABER AGAINST GUNS.
Tokyo ESP - 6/10
Tokyo Ghoul - 7/10
I stay away from vampire shows usually, but this was kinda interesting I suppose. It’ll probably end up shounen power level bullshit but so far it’s not too bad. Yes it’s edgy but tolerable.
Zankyou no Terror - 7/10
Where were you when Japan made an anime bout 9/11? Oh god, yea it’s just a coincidence that the MCs are 9 and 12 and the building they blew up looked like the towers (no thats not sarcasm, I’m just being silly). It’s kinda weird having “bad guys” as the MCs. I just wish they kept the girl out and made the guys 10+ years older. That would of been awesome then. BUT YOU GOTTA HAVE DEM HIGH SCHOOL TERRORISTS I like the animation effects they’re using for this series, it looks nice.
Akame ga Kill - 3/10
CRAWWLING IN MY SKIIINNN. Nope I dropped it when they did the whole rich = bad shit. And this has shounen power level shit written all over it. And the animation is bad, the character designs even worst.
Bakumatsu Rock - 5/10
Meh this is just not appealing. I don’t like rock and the character designs are stupid looking. The bodies are grossly drawn as well. Dropped.
Argevollen - 5/10
Nope, generic same plot mecha stuff. Was a boring first two episodes, and I couldn’t take it anymore. I will not give this a chance just because it’s mecha and military.
So yea it’s a good start for the new season. A lot of BL shows, which is nice. And one huge hyped mecha show. Wooooo