Winter 2015 — First Impressions

Ongoing Series / Sequels: Aldnoah Zero, Dog Days S3, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, Kamisama Hajimemashita, Kuroko no Basuke 3, Log Horizon 2, The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Parasyte, Sailor Moon Crystal, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Shounen Hollywood, Tokyo Ghoul Root A

New Series

19. Sengoku Musou
Seen this a million times before.

18. ISUCA
Worst fanservice of the season.

17. Koufuku Graffiti
Food porn.

16. Absolute Duo
Lolicon show of the season.

15. Unlimited Fafnir
Pretty forgettable.

14. Kantai Collection
A 1 on a scale of 10 (Code Geass) to 0 (Aria).

13. Shinmai Maou no Testament
Unlike ISUCA, at least has some creativity to the fanservice.

12. Assassination Classroom
Too happy and cheerful.

11. Sokyuu no Fafner Dead Aggressor
Like anyone remembers the first season.

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10. Death Parade
Too mean for me.

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9. Milky Holmes TD
A huge improvement over the last season. Not that that’s saying anything.

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8. Saekano
The first episode was way better than that godawful episode 0.

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7. Durarara!! X2
Didn’t really need a sequel but okay. Hasn’t gone anywhere yet.

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6. Maria the Virgin Witch
I love these kinds of semi-historical shows.

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5. Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!
That wombat.

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4. Yurikuma Arashi
Didn’t live up to expectations but still pretty darn great.

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3. Seiken Tsukai no World Break
The unexpected comedy, the spiritual successor to TWINTAILS.

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2. Yoru no Yatterman
Loving this thematically, and the style is lovely.

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1. The Rolling Girls
Love how active this one is. Never dull.

The new shows aren’t as strong as last season (which was amazing) but there’s still six new shows that I like a fair amount. Also there are some strong sequels airing! What do you think of the new season’s shows?

8 thoughts on “Winter 2015 — First Impressions

  1. I think Death Parade is going to be my favourite this season followed by Maria. I’m also liking Yatterman for reasons I can’t explain considering almost nothing it does actually appeals to me. Episode 3 of Rolling Girls was probably enough to show me that I wouldn’t like the show, but I’ll keep up with it just because. I was also liking Magical Boys, but I’m half way through episode 4 and I think the concept has been worn thin by now.

    As for sequels, Tokyo Ghoul, Aldnoah.Zero and Durarara!! all do nothing for me. Though I’m still loving Jojo.

  2. Garo > Death Parade > Yatterman > Parasyte > Binan Koukou

    While Aldnoah is still somewhat entertaining, Tokyo Ghoul’s been a bit of a disappointment. I’m also not very fond of Kuma Arashi, as it’s more heavy handed with the symbolism than I thought it would be.

    I recommend giving Death Parade another try. Especially episode 3, which shows that not all souls sent to Quindecim get horrible endings.

    1. I gave Death Parade another try today. 3 and 4 were both amazing. If it’s like this I’m definitely up for more. It’s a shame they started on such a mean story.

  3. Rolling Girls episode 3 had more to do with watching a freshly painted wall dry than with the first two episodes. Hopefully it picks up again, episode 2 in particular was great.

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