A Seasonal Review: Winter 2014

I’m on vacation now. Be back in July. Let me know if you’re in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, or Japan. This will be the month of Narutaru. If anyone wants to write a guest post let me know.

Oh, and this is super late. Oh well.

Unwatched: Maken-ki 2Super Sonico, ImoCho, Sakura Trick, Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Shorts: Dropped Except Strange+ and Tonari no Seki-kun

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31. Nobunaga da FooOngoing
How can anyone make a war involving Leonardo da Vinci, King Arthur, Nobunaga, Jean d’Arc, and Julius Caesar so bloody boring?!!!

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30. Saki Zenkoku-hen — F
Lesbian magic mahjong… for the millionth time.

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29. Z/X Ignition — F
A loli riding a fire-breathing mecha T-Rex, then nothing to follow up.

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28. Seitokai Yakuindomo — D-
This got old a long long time ago.

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27. NobunagunD
Ten seconds of greatness when Nobunaga laughs from hell. Otherwise stupid. Ok maybe entirely stupid.

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26. Witch Craft Works — D
The side cast is cool, but the two leads bored me to tears.

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25. Toaru Hikuushi e no KoiutaD
Believe. You are who you are.

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24. Wizard Barristers — D
Needed more frog.

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23. Strange+D+
Good for a few minutes of mild amusement.

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22. Golden TimeD+
Grow up already.

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21. Nourin — D+
Some funny moments. And some obnoxious ones, like that teacher.

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20. Wake Up Girls!C-
Can’t tell any of them apart.

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19. Nisekoi — Ongoing
Ruri! Don’t care about anyone else.

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18. Hamatora — C
A few good episodes, but mostly mediocre. The gayer the better.

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17. Buddy ComplexTo Be Continued
BUDDYCUM.

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16. NoragamiC
Yukine, most annoying character of the year?

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15. Gin no Saji 2C+
Dude just ask her out already.

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14. Hunter X HunterOngoing
I’m ready for the next arc.

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13. Strike the BloodC+
An Index / Shana type show with magic and fighting and a harem. Ashamed to admit but I do like this formula once in a while.

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12. D-Frag! C+
I love the manga. But the adaptation wasn’t that great…

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11. Mikakunin de Shinkoukei — C+
Really surprised by how much I liked this one. Normally not my kind of thing.

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10. Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai 2B-
Pink!!! All my tears. I thought a sequel was pointless but they proved me wrong.

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9. Sekai Seifuku — B-
Meandered around, but mostly an enjoyable ride.

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8. Space Dandy — To Be Continued
Everyone thought this would be the next Cowboy Bebop. Fortunately it wasn’t. It was way better.

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7. Tokyo RavensB
Fighting, romance and conspiracies. With shinto!

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6. Inari, Konkon, Koi IrohaB
So cute.

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5. Log Horizon — To Be Continued (Yay!)
Too much glasses shifting and talking, but when stuff happens, quite fun.

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4. Samurai FlamencoB
It was quite a ride. One surprise after another.

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3. Nagi no AsukaraB+
MIUUUNNNAAAAA!!!! All the feels.

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2. Tonari no Seki-kunOngoing
Short, funny and to the point. One of the few shorts that benefits from being short.

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1. Kill la Kill — A-
FABULOUSNESS.

What did you think of this past season’s anime? Feel free to share in the comments!

9 thoughts on “A Seasonal Review: Winter 2014

  1. Kill la Kill was pretty fabulous- I got into it pretty late in the game (mid-winter season) but marathoned through it. It was a fun ride.

    Similar thoughts on Yukine in Noragami but if you stick it out, he makes a HUGE reversal in character development and actually makes up for his annoying whining in the first half.

  2. For lack of time and other reasons I only managed to finish Gin no Saji II and Inari, Konkon. I enjoyed Mikakunin, as well, so perhaps I’ll finish it some time later.

    I’m surprised that Nagi no Asakura received such a high ranking from you! Ok, it had great visuals, but after watching a few episodes I dropped it for being too cheesy. Have I been wrong?

    Kill la Kill was a bit too much over the top for my taste even though I admit that it was quite inventive in its visual style.

    1. I thought Nagi no Asukara got way better in the second half. There is a huge twist which largely reverses all the developments you think are going to follow from the corniness in the first half. It felt like an entirely different show.

      Yeah Kill la Kill is not for everyone. 🙂

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