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: Hunter X Hunter, Ixion Saga DT, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Little Busters, Magi, PSYCHO PASS, Robotics; Notes, Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, Shin Sekai Yori, Space Bros, Zetsuen no Tempest
Shorts: Ai Mai Mii, gdgd Fairies 2, Ishida to Asakura, Mangirl, Osakan Okan, Puchimas, Senyu, Yama no Susume
Unwatched Sequels: AKB0048 Next Stage, Chihayafuru 2, Hetalia: The Beautiful World
Yeah, I know, I still haven’t finished Chihayafuru 1.
17. Vividred Operation
16. Senran Kagura
Ninjas with exploding clothes.
Hahaha not funny.
14. Cuticle Detective Inaba
Tries too hard to be funny and isn’t.
13. Da Capo III
Why does this still exist?
12. Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East
More bishies, but at least this time I don’t want to instantly strangle them.
11. Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman
Japanese Robin Hood for kids.
10. Love Live! School Idol Project
Meh, not a fan of idols, but it isn’t that bad.
9. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT
More cute girls being assholes.
Shinbo, just quit it already.
7. Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo
If Rio: Rainbow Gate had aired this season, it would have made the top five.
6. Zettai Karen Children THE UNLIMITED
Not the show I would have expected to get a prequel, but it was always decent…
5. Maoyuu Mao Yuusha
Economics, farming and enormous lumps of flesh.
4. Minami-ke Tadaima
Yay, more Minami-ke.
First episode was funny, but I can see this going downhill quick.
Again a good start, but probably going to get worse.
1. Tamako Market
Cute and funny.
So yeah, in summary, this season is slim pickings. The only show I can say I’m genuinely looking forward to is Tamako Market. I like OreShura and Kotoura-san at the moment, but I think those will go downhill. Minami-ke should be all right. #5-#9 should be watchable but nothing special. Fortunately a bunch of the better series from last season are carrying over, so not all is lost.
I haven’t decided what I’m going to pick up this season. Most likely nothing, as only one of the shows I was blogging before has ended. I was thinking of dropping either Zetsuen no Tempest or Robotics; Notes (or both) but sadly, there’s nothing worth dropping them for. The only four shows I actually like this season are all comedies, and I suck at blogging comedies. Never have enough to talk about. I think what I’ll try to do is write more random posts about shows I’m not blogging. Or I’ll do some ranting about the shows I don’t like.
What do you think of this season’s shows? Let us know in the comments!