I’m a bit late. Sorry. That’s mainly because I have been extraordinarily busy, and last season had a ton more good shows than usual. I was planning to finish more of them before writing this, but it doesn’t appear that that’s going to happen. Oh well.
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!
Still Planning to Watch Eventually / Excuses
8. Shining Hearts: The Bread of Happiness (26)
Honestly, this is probably not going to happen anytime soon. This show sucks.
7. AKB0048 (21)
I have no interest in idols, but this is kind of funny in a ridiculous way.
6. Saki Side A (17)
The new lead characters are way too boring.
5. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (16)
This one moves way too slowly for me.
4. Sankarea (11)
Just haven’t gotten around to watch it.
3. Lupin III (12)
Only a couple episodes left…
2. Mysterious Girlfriend X (3)
I feel less motivated to watch since I’ve already read the manga.
1. Natsuiro Kiseki (9)
I don’t want to watch it because then it will be over.
Completed / On Track
18. Medaka Box — F (27)
Plain awful. The most boring part of the manga, and the voice actors are soulless.
17. Accel World — Ongoing (14)
Everyone in this show pisses me off.
16. Queen’s Blade: Rebellion — F (22)
Much better than I expected.
15. Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?!! Of the Dead — D+ (13)
This second season was pointless.
14. Jormungand — C+ (10)
Gratuitous violence, but joyless.
13. Moretsu Pirates — C (Winter)
Likes to build up to great climaxes and then ruin them for no good reason.
12. Upotte! — C (15)
with are guns.
11. Space Bros —Ongoing (6)
I’m getting bored.
10. Sengoku Collection — Ongoing (18)
This ones hard to rank. Some of the episodes (like the rice one) are among the best of the season, but most are just average.
9. Polar Bear Cafe — Ongoing (7)
Still funny, but my patience for bad Japanese sound-puns is starting to wear thin.
8. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE — Ongoing (Fall)
We’re finally getting to the climax!
7. Hunter X Hunter — Ongoing (Fall)
The whole training arc started to get boring, but it’s over now.
6. Eureka Seven Ao — Ongoing (4)
We’re just getting started, and this is already awesome. Can’t get enough sci-fi.
5. Aquarion EVOL — B (Winter)
Such unabashed earnestness earns my respect.
4. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san — B+ (5)
This was way funnier than it ought to have been.
3. Tsuritama — B+ (2)
Great straightforward but quirky show.
2. Hyouka — Ongoing (8)
I’m in love with Mayaka.
1. Sakamichi no Apollon — A- (1)
That’s how you do a drama.
Overall, this was quite the strong season. What did you think of the spring season’s shows? Let us know in the comments below.