A Seasonal Review: Fall 2014

Unwatched: Donten ni Warau, Girl Friend Beta, Nanatsu no Taizai, Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, Sailor Moon Crystal, Sanzoku Musume no Ronja, Selector Spread WIXOSS, Terrar Formas, Tribe Cool Crew, Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road, Yuki Yuna wa Yuusha de Aru, World Trigger

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27. Sora no MethodF
Sooo boring. Can’t believe I watched this.

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26. Trinity SevenD-
Join the evil mage side.

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25. Ushinawareta Mirai wo MotometeD-
Decent overall story but most of the time is wasted on boring crap.

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24. Madan no Ou to VanadisD-
Worst battle scenes ever. But Blue is okay.

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23. ArgevollenD
Complete waste of time.

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22. Denki-gai no Honya-sanD
Some decent romance but mostly meh.

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21. Grisaia no KajitsuD
Would have sucked except oh my god wtf.

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20. Gundam Reconguista in G — Ongoing
I would love this show… except it makes no fucking sense.

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19. Daitoshokan no HitsujikaiD+
Some good fanservice, decent story, but nothing really stands out in the end.

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18. Akatsuki no Yona — Ongoing
I liked the start, but now that they’re introducing the new harem members so slowly one by one I’m starting to lose interest.

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17. Cross Ange — Ongoing
Honestly not as bad as everyone thinks. Not that that’s saying much.

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16. Gugure! Kokkuri-sanC-
Weird…

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15. Akame ga KillC-
Kind of goofy and childish.

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14. Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka deC-
A few great episodes, but most of it is just kind of there.

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13. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso — Ongoing
A decent romance show, although they explain way too much about the music and it can drag a bit.

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12. Psycho Pass 2C
Lol.

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11. Fate Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works — Ongoing
Rin is cute, the battles are amazing. Sadly most of it is just kind of boring.

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10. Log Horizon 2 — Ongoing
Alternates between excellent episodes and really dull ones.

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9. Magic Kaito 1412 — Ongoing
Childish but I’m enjoying this way more than I was expecting.

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8. Amagi Brilliant ParkB-
Pretty forgettable but fun while it lasted.

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7. Parasyte — Ongoing
Got used to the body horror and enjoying this a bunch. Except best girl died. 🙁

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6. Hitsugi no Chaika: Avenging Battle — B
My sense of humor.

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5. Garo — Ongoing
Best ending of the season. Can’t wait to see where they take this.

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4. Shirobako — Ongoing
Love the depiction of the working world… sigh.

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3. Gundam Build Fighters Try — Ongoing
ANIME JYA NAI!!!

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2. Shingeki no BahamutA-
A fantastic fantasy show.

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1. Ore Twintail ni NarimasuA-
TWINTAILS ARE LOVE.

That was a pretty great season! Most amazingly, 11 of the 27 shows I’m watching are carrying over to the next season!

What did you guys think about the last season?

9 thoughts on “A Seasonal Review: Fall 2014

  1. Shirobako is so closed to my heart I squee every time I watch it, whether it is when they achieve good result or when Aoi almost murder someone…
    There is something in this anime that makes me feels like I am in home and smile even if it is showing harsh reality of working condition (such as makes me remember that my future is doomed because I lack connection for my future work)…

    Cross Ange isn’t that bad but I guess it is because I consciously wipe out the first five episodes from my head each time I watch it, thus leaves me from some unnecessary offensive stuffs that the first five episodes try to shove (such as the ‘oh it is such a gritty anime! there are lolis get killed!’) in order to ‘surprise’ viewer (in disguise of ‘necessary for Ange’s development’)…
    Without the first five episode, it just like watching any other shounen anime…

    I want to support the studio behind Sora no Method because it is a new studio and their work in term of animation is wonderful (at least consistent), but unfortunately the rest of thing that the anime has to offer is total disappointment (except music)…
    Maybe they should hire non-vn writer for their next anime…

    1. I squee for Shirobako too. My future is doomed as well and it makes me smile.

      Yeah the first five episodes of Cross Ange were the best part…. and then it became just like a normal shounen except the main character is a bitch.

      Sora no Method’s animation was good I guess, but yeah… the rest…

  2. Nanatsu no Taizai isn’t a terrible watch. I watched a bit of it (and have read most of the manga) and while it is not the greatest thing ever, it is one of the “good” shonens.

    At the very least, the main cast doesn’t consist of high school kids who have angsty/silly moments (they are all very old and they are all battle hardened warriors). Meliodas’ groping gets annoying after a while and Elizabeth is just boring. Still, some of the sad back stories are very worth it.

    As for your list, I totally agree on Bahamut and while I still need to watch the last few Twintails episodes, I can agree with its rank here. I’d probably rearrange a few and put Yona way higher, but otherwise this is a fairly decent list.

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