As usual, here’s my rankings of the season’s new shows based on the first couple episodes. You can click the links for details, so I’ll keep the discussion of each short. We’ll see how well this matches my ending thoughts.
Ongoing Series: Chihayafuru, Hunter X Hunter, Space Bros
Shorts: Don’t know, don’t care.
25. Photo Kano
Wins the dubious honor of being the only show this season that I couldn’t finish the first episode of.
24. Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties
Manglobe, please just let Hayate rest and peace before you continue to desecrate its corpse further.
Great if you like Aria and think watching bored people sit around is fun.
22. Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san
Loud and obnoxious does not equal funny.
21. Arata Kangatari
I’m too old for this.
20. Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 2000%
Too fabulous for me.
19. Zettai Bouei Leviathan
18. Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Bride
The fact that it looks cool is not able to make up for the rest of it.
17. Majestic Prince
So butt-ugly it hurts.
16. Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.
Somewhat amusing but mostly forgettable.
This is a fanservicey show but I like it, pretty decent fights.
14. Date A Live
Date! Date! Date! So dumb it’s great.
13. Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai.
I hate this show with a passion. But the second episode with Ayase was hilarious. If they can keep up that level of humor I’m in.
12. Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko
Another perverted show, but it knows how to do humor.
A cool setting with a lot of intrigue and mystery. Not executed all that well but whatever, we get to see old men making out with their doctors.
10. Red Data Girl
I didn’t like the first episode much, but the second episode was great when they got into all these mysteries and Buddhist stuff.
9. Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
Still haven’t figured out where this one’s heading. But who would have thought a show about cutting hair could be so good. It reminds me of C^3 though.
8. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S
7. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W
6. Devil Survivor 2 The Animation
Pretty much makes it here by default since I’m a huge SMT fan.
5. Aku no Hana
So disturbing. Excellent, but not the kind of show you “enjoy.”
4. Valvrave the Liberator
I realize this is somewhat stupid but vampire mecha pilots is my kind of stupid.
3. Suisei no Gargantia
Great setting, still haven’t watched the second episode.
2. Shingeki no Kyojin
Can’t wait until Imouto starts flying around and kicking giant ass with grappling hooks.
1. Hataraku Maou-Sama
Hilarious, with great chemistry between the characters.
It looks like this is set to be a pretty great season. I’ve already started blogging Aku no Hana, Hataraku Maou-sama (which won the poll) and Shingeki no Kyojin. I’m planning to start Gargantia as well. For the fifth show I’m still not sure, but it will probably be either Valvrave or Devil Survivor 2 depending on the second episode.
What do you think of this season’s shows? Let us know in the comments!