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.
29. Hiiro no Kakera
The requisite bishoujo show for the season. Not interested.
28. Acchi Kocchi
Knocked me straight out. I can’t put up with this.
27. Medaka Box
Poorly produced, with awful casting for Medaka.
26. Shining Hearts: The Bread of Happiness
Three identical creepily-smiling girls bake bread. What is the point of this?
25. Folktales from Japan
Not bad, but intended for kids.
24. Kuromajyo-san ga Touru!!
Couldn’t really get into it…
Funny, but I’m not the target audience.
22. Queen’s Blade: Rebellion
Surprisingly amusing when I laugh at it (not with it). But it’s still Queen’s Blade.
I hate idols.
20. Kuroko’s Basketball
Not a fan of sports anime. But this seemed to have potential if you are.
Again, I don’t like superhero shows much. But this could turn out ok.
18. Sengoku Collection
If I stopped at the first episode, this show would have been much higher ranked. But then they ditched the interesting main couple for silly idol stories!
17. Saki Side A
It’s missing the tacos and ridiculous powers of the first season. I feel like I hardly know the characters.
16. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
I liked it, but somehow I still haven’t gotten around to the second episode…
A silly premise, but it can be funny at times.
14. Accel World
It’s slowly growing on me. I’m starting to like how the main protagonist is ugly as sin.
13. Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?!! Of the Dead
12. Lupin III
Adrenaline pumping action. Oh, and more breasts than Queen’s Blade.
Zombies never looked so good.
Crazy, violent, and a lot of fun.
9. Natsuiro Kiseki
That laugh! This show is so peaceful, but not in a boring way.
The mysteries are not that interesting, but they’re doing a great job on the romance.
7. Polar Bear Cafe
Pandas with part time jobs at the zoo? What’s not to love?!
6. Space Bros
Took a step back and slowed down after the stellar first episode. But they have time.
5. Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
This has really grown on me after the first episode. Nyaruko is hilarious.
4. Eureka Seven Ao
I love these sci-fi adventure stories. And this one’s off to a good start. Ao and Holland v. 2.0 are great characters.
3. Mysterious Girlfriend X
Alien fishermen? I have no idea what’s going on, but this is great!
1. Sakamichi no Apollon
Episode three sealed the deal for me in putting this at the top of the pack. They sure know how to tell a story!