Summer Season 2013
Inu to Hasami Tsukaiyou
I dropped it after 2 episodes. The animation was poorly done and the story of a beta male with brown hair stuck in a dog’s body just wasn’t interesting enough. His love for books was kinda cute though.
Dropped this after 3 episodes. It’s a hit and miss with Otome adaptions and me. I either love it instantly or hate it. This one had too many boys (yes there is such a thing, and no I don’t mean male:female ratios) and the animation was ugly. MC looked a bit different than usual Otome MCs, but she was still that wallflower type. I almost never keep watching an otome unless the non romance part of the story is “watchable”.
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
Bad animation, bad plot, was spoiled. Pretty much sums it up. I was spoiled in what happens later and found out the entire series was meant to just be a one shot and they made the author continue it. Even then, 3 episodes in I just didn’t care anymore and found the story to be stupid.
Despite coming into this with high expectations I thought the show was rushed a bit and had an ending which seemed like an ass pull. Animation was beautiful, but with a few bizarre shadow placements and sometimes chins looked too sharp. The characters were most likeable, even the ladies. I have high hopes for season 2 next summer. 30K COPIES SOLD, FUCK YES KYOANI FOUND A WAY!
I never heard about this game until it was announced to have received an adaption. I played the first game in one night and enjoyed it a lot. The anime adaption, however was pretty bad. Viewers who never played the game must of had a difficult time to understand/solve the mysteries. The flashed the evidence for 5 seconds almost every case in the show. The animation was awful and they just completely 1:1 the game CGs with no creativity. It was nice to see my favorite characters “animated” even if poorly.
Rozen Maiden (2013)
Rushed. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Rozen Maiden, about 8 years. The first episode was meant to recap on what happened. You should not of come into this series without watching the previous. After the first 1-2 episodes it slowed down considerably in pace but was still enjoyable to watch every week.
Gen’ei wo Kakeru Taiyou
I picked this up after being spoiled about the first episode. It’s a try hard Madoka ripoff, like badly so. Some of the character designs were pretty, others god awful. The animation style only works for little girls too. Anyone older or male looked like a horrifying monster. Animation was actually pretty decent and had a nice OP.
Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya
I had high hopes because I’m a big fan of Type Moon. It was boring, cliche and just wasn’t that good. I struggled to watch it all the way through. I did like the animation style, they deviated a bit from the usual Type Moon style with that coloring. I’m in shock in how this is getting a season 2. Please Type Moon just animate Prototype already.
This is one of those shows that I kick myself for almost letting myself not pick it up due to a few “disagreeable scenes” that happened in the first episode. Found out that is not a plot point or anything, so I picked this up half way through the season. I related very much to the characters in what they were going through. The animation was simple and beautiful. A few bizarre thought processes the characters had, but I guess people can just say “Idiots blood”.
Hakkenden -Touhou Hakken Ibun- Season 2
I enjoyed it as much as the first season. I still don’t like the animation style, or am I attracted to any of the boys, but the “plot’ was interesting. Was a better “light BL/homolust” anime this season then Makai Ouji. Megu and Murasame were best characters. I highly doubt we’ll see any new seasons as this sold like dogshit. Shame because I heard it switched to a BL magazine recently so maybe something other than teasing will happen.
Meh. The first episode had me hooked with the bright colors and plot. After that though…it was just plain boring. Typical action shounen. Unlikable characters (for me) and the animation, while bright and cool looking still, just wasn’t that good moving. I heard it goes full DBZ powerlevel later, so if this gets more seasons, I’m not going to pick it up again.
Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
UGLY animation and character designs. I did like their personalities however, so that makes up for it. Ass shots of Sytry were hot though, even if his hair/outfit look stupid. Too much teasing with fanservice, another of those “Zero-Sum” adaptions which just tease the shit out of you, leaving you to expect two of the boys to kiss or at least something. Rushed plot, and apparently they cut out some nice scenes from the manga.
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui!
I thought this was adapted very well. One of the better manga adaptions I’ve seen in recent years. The ending songs were awesome and Tomoko’s VA was perfect. They shouldn’t of gone with Silver Link as this now sold like shit because of the protest. I really wish we could have season 2.
Chou Jiden Game Neptune The Animation
Why did I watch this? I have no fucking idea, but I did all the way through. I liked the bright colors and some of the girls were likeable (Xbox girl). Other than that though, it was pretty bad.
WOW. This was that one show you have every season which you don’t pick up or expect nothing from it and it just delivers amazing results! However, the animation is bad and a lot of quality moments throughout. The ending was also WTF? and rushed (did he really become her boobs?). The characters, all of them, even Hajime were extremely loveable. Then of course, Rui, Jesus I want to do things to that boy. A trap done right, not too girlie and he does it because he enjoys dressing up. And doesn’t have a “waah I’m sad and unloved because I’m a boy” bullshit going on.
(Last Season 2 cours)
Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince
I dropped this 15 episodes in because it was just awful. I could not decide if it wanted to be light hearted, grimdark, serious or comedy. It was all over the place, the cast was unlikeable and jesus that HIRAI face gets fucking old with Mecha anime. All it made me think of was Gundam Seed, which isn’t a good thing. The mecha fights were well animated CGI though.
Shingeki no Kyojin
I enjoyed the manga when I starting reading it years ago, and this was a pretty darn good adaption. The animation was pretty good, however there were a lot of reused scenes (Levi face) and some of the fast scenes had funny faces drawn. The pacing was good they even added in a few scenes that were cut from the manga in. I’m glad this sold like 77,000k copies (since Sep 16th) and I fully expect a season 2 soon.
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
No I didn’t just rate this high because it’s a godtier space anime. Out of 552 anime I’ve watched, only 16 have gotten 9/10s. This belongs in that group. I took .5 points off because they added unnecessary fanservice into the anime, which did suck seeing female ass in my face during such an epic mission of saving humanity. Animation was beautiful and style was perfect, I wish I could draw like that!
Taoru Kagaku no Railgun S
Second season of Railgun. The first part was interesting since it was the Accelerator arc, but after that it went back to slice of life until the ending. I enjoy the Index world and it’s characters, but Railgun falls a bit short compared to it’s main storyline of Index. I’m a bit mad that no Index season III was announced at the end of the final episode. But we just did have the movie come out.
Summer Season 2013