November 12, 2010

Anime season fall/winter 2010

There is not much happening on the cosplay front until june next year. It's so far away. So I got an interesting idea. Why don't I blog a little bit on ongoing animes which I usually end up checking out anyway.

Currently ongoing anime

Star Driver
Yosuga no Sora
Fortune Arterial
Amagami SS
Kami nomi zo shiru sekai/ The World God Only Knows
Sora no Otoshimono:
Otome Yokai Zakuro
Shinra! Ika Musume

These are the ongoing animes I've atleast seen 1-2 episodes of. The ones below the "-" are the ones I simply cannot watch.. They contain little interesting plot, ridiculous ammounts of fanservice or are not interesting, hence I won't comment those at all.
The 7 others really are great - in general there is only 2-3 animes I can stand watching, the rest are just fanservice filled nonsense. They might not be 10/10, but atleast 6-9/10.

Bakuman is an interesting lovestory about a boy who aspires to be a manga artist, he's in love with a girl whom probably loves him too but neither of them dare even talk to eachother. The main character and his best friend is desperately trying to make an amazing manga.. Somehow he ended up promising to marry his crush if he made a successful manga, and she agreed to it.

Shiki is the best horror anime I've ever watched, but seriously, don't watch it alone in a dark house at the dead of night. It's quite scary from time to time. The story is about a strange and deadly epidemic spreading in a small town deep in the mountains. Very well drawn and interesting plot. Definately give it a shot if you'd like to watch something somewhat original and a bit scary.

Yosuga no Sora is a love story, while not my favorite this season it's the one with the best art. It's very well drawn and has some really interesting parts and some really cliché parts. I can't really decide wheither to drop it or not. Something keeps me from dropping it, so it's atleast a 6/10 way above average yet not that amazing.

On a sidenote, if you plan to watch this I hope you don't mind ecchi.

Amagami SS: Suffers from being really annoying. It's made from a dating sim, meaning there are like 8 different girls that all (might come to) love the main character. Now they decided to make 8 different endings for it, each volume with 3-4 chapters per girl... So basically the story is screwed up. Other than that, it's a pretty cute story and has a lot of comedy in it. Some fanservice, some ecchi but on a moderately "alright" level, not way over the top.

Fortune Arterial: Apart from the cliché accident of the main character being tricked into a girls bathroom and getting beat up for it, it seems to be a really cool anime. A very interesting story about a shady student council ruling the school. The incredibly popular vice-president loves the main character.. Or would she love to eerm. "eat him"? Either way, it's beautiful and sports a lot of comedy so far. I bet the shady student council will be revealed later in the series, because there's a lot going on..

Probably one of the best this season. 8-9/10.

The World God Only Knows: A weird story of the gamer of all gamers who's cleared EVERY dating sim/ visual novel in the whole world. Someone from heaven definately must have been struck by lightning, because one man had to get the task of saving young girls by making them fall in love with that chosen one man.

The anime is really fun, though it is a bit repetitive and I have a hard time seeing how the story will progress with all the.. lets call it backtracking to not spoil anything.

Star Driver is a somewhat ridiculous mecha anime which is my current wild card. I'm watching it hoping that it'll be worth it after a while. I'm no fan of mecha and the plot is a bit poor but the artwork is alright and the main character is interesting, or I should say entertaining... 6/10, hoping for improvement later in the series.

As can be seen on the image, it looks a bit weird, not to mention childish. It seems like a shounen, mecha. But it does not have the same cool art as some other mecha animes. It does have the tag romance though I think, maybe it will turn out to be a good story somewhere in the shounen plot.


  1. I started reading Bakuman and Shiki before they became anime and they still have the same charm, if not Shiki makes more sense as anime.

    Star Driver is just hilarious, I can't really take it serious as the main character goes Ginka Bi-shonen! XD But I really like the concept so far and I guess it could either only get better or worse.

  2. Yeah, Star Driver is really over the top, but entertaining I guess xD

    I never actually read Shiki, but parts of Bakuman. Though I generally enjoy anime as the passive slowpoke I ocasionally am.

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