Same drill as usual, I’ve ranked this season’s first episodes from worst to best. Who knows whether this will be reflective of how the shows actually end up. You can click the links for more on each show, so I’ve kept this short.
19. Aquarion EVOL
Let’s pretend this never happened.
18. Recorder to Randsell
Why do they keep making these three minute shows?
17. High School DxD
Decent start, but it is what it is.
16. Kill Me Baby
Hyperactive and not funny.
15. Thermae Romae
Not bad, but it’s not that funny.
14. Brave 10
It started off good, but it is a reverse harem.
13. Zero no Tsukaima Final
You know what to expect by now.
12. Rinne no Lagrange
It has mecha… but it looks like it will be pretty cheesy.
11. Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!
I enjoyed the school life segment, but do not like the two little sisters.
10. The Knight in the Area
Promising characters, but it’s shounen.
Someone please restrain Shinbo.
8. Amagami SS+
The first episode was great. The second wasn’t. I predict that trend continues.
7. Ano Natsu de Matteru
A generic but solid romantic comedy.
Horror, with a promising setup, although not the creepiest setting yet.
5. Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Good style. And yuri.
4. Daily Lives of High School Boys
Hilarious Gintama-style comedy.
3. Mouretsu Pirates
A promising setup for the setting and characterization.
2. Inu x Boku SS
The two lead characters have great chemistry.
1. Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2
Just as hilarious as I remember it.
Overall, this season doesn’t have as strong a lineup as the last three. But it’s not that bad. There are still six shows that I’m enthusiastic about.