Gurren Lagann — I realize this is not exactly current but I rewatched it over the past week. And HOLY SHIT IT IS AWESOME. The first time I watched it I thought it was “just okay.” What the hell was I thinking?!! Someone on Twitter suggested I made the mistake of turning on my brain. They may be right. What an idiot I was back then. 12 / 10.
I suspect the real issue was that it was one of the first mecha anime I ever watched. It makes a lot more sense with some context.
Coppelion — I’m pretty good at suspending my disbelief— I mean, some of my favorite shows include Valvrave, AKB0048 and Code Geass— but this is just too dumb. These girls who have been trained since birth to be “professional soldiers” are about as good at being soldiers as the girls in K-On. And some sob story about how they were genetically engineered and how “science is my mother” does not make me feel sorry for them, given that they seem perfectly happy. If these scientists were going through all the trouble to genetically engineer these kids, they should have ensured they had some minimal level of intelligence. Or maybe the lack of a brain is what makes them immune to radiation.
Ars Nova — People weren’t joking when they said it would turn into a harem with battleships. But you know what? That’s bloody awesome. If you’re going to have girls be tanks or girls be guns, at least have them battle it out in a harem with depth charges and torpedoes. Otherwise it’s pointless. My one concern is the introduction of maids and a loli in this episode. The politics, both among the humans and the Fleet of Fog, should keep this series interesting. Also it still looks gorgeous I don’t know what all you people are talking about.
Golden Time — Nice episode. Definitely not what I was expecting. I kind of wish one of the characters ended up joining the cult and the other spent the rest of the series trying to rescue them. Now that would be interesting.
Infinite Stratos — As far as I can recall, this is the first time a brass instrument has made an appearance in anime since that girl in Persona 4 held her trombone upside down. In the continuing chronicles of Japanese people’s crazy ideas regarding brass instruments, Cecilia freaks out over having an indirect kissu with Ichika by sharing the same mouthpiece. That’s just gross. Also it sounded more like an elephant than a french horn.
Log Horizon — It’s not as stupid as Sword Art Online and not as boring as .Hack//Sign. Finds a happy medium in my opinion. Like .Hack//Sign, it actually focuses on the human relationships in the MMO rather than just having the protagonist stick his
dick sword into everything. It also helps that all of the characters are past college age, which is very unusual in anime.
Nagi no Asukara — My fears concerning the main character have mostly been alleviated. He’s still an asshole, but now at least he isn’t completely irredeemable. He does have some good points to him.