Same drill as last time.
I’ve loosely ranked the season’s shows from worst to best (rough guide: A=awesome, B+=great, B-=good, C=decent, D=bad, F=fail). The numbers in parentheses are how I ranked that series’ first episode at the start of the season. Let’s see how much things have changed.
I’ve tried to keep this post concise. Let’s begin!
Fallen Behind: The iDOLM@STER, Gintama’
18. Guilty Crown — Ongoing (2)
It keeps getting dumber and dumber.
14. Shakugan no Shana III — Ongoing (15)
Much better than the last season. Although I’m not entirely clear on what’s going on, putting Yuuji on the other side definitely spiced things up.
13. Chihayafuru — Ongoing (10)
Solid, but just not my thing.
12. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE — Ongoing (5)
Again, solid all around, but I’m not the target demographic. The last arc with the mafia warfare was a step back though.
10. Hunter x Hunter — Ongoing (8)
It’s good, but the hunter exam is really starting to drag.
8. Persona 4 — Ongoing (14)
Greatly improved after the lackluster first episode. It’s funny and I love the main character’s personality.
6. Mirai Nikki — Ongoing (1)
Doing great at capturing the insanity of the manga. And the slowest parts of the manga are past us now!
5. Fate / Zero — Continuing in Spring (3)
I can’t stand Saber and Irisviel, but the rest is superb, particularly Rider and Waver.
3. Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing — Ongoing (7)
This has turned out great after the first episode. A fantastic world, an enticing story, and charismatic characters.
1. Mawaru Penguin Drum — A (1, in the summer)
It was a spectacular lead up to a spectacular conclusion. I did like the first half better though, when Ringo was a crazy stalker and I had no idea what was going on.
What did you think of this season’s shows? Feel free to share in the comments!