I am going to copy Mr. Flawfinder (and the people he copied) and try to write a weekly post discussing the anime I am not blogging. This is partly because all the series I want to blog air on Thursday and partly because there are some series which I would like to write about, but don’t have enough to discuss every single week. For example, Ars Nova falls into this category. By writing these weekly posts I’ll be able to discuss the series I normally wouldn’t be able to, and publish something early in the week when I’m less busy. If these posts turn out well this season I may continue them in the future.
Ars Nova: I don’t understand all the hatred directed towards this show’s animation. I think the CG looks great. Admittedly I know next to nothing about art, but when everyone’s complaining about this, and Haganai and Denpa Onna’s style barely garnered any reaction… it’s beyond my ability to comprehend.
I was slightly disappointed that a new ship wasn’t boarded and added to the
harem fleet, but oh well. Starting in the middle of the story has the potentially confusing result that the show is referencing events in the past we aren’t familiar with, but it just adds to the mystery so I don’t mind. The battles are pretty cool even if I’m not entirely sure what’s going on all the time. I like it when shows keep me on my toes. The submarine warfare here is much better done than in Ozma.
Nagi no Asukara: Here I’m shipping hard for the main character to be forever alone. What a douchebag. All the teenage angst is great though. I’m kind of amazed that none of the kids were aware that dating people from the land leads to banishment though.
Log Horizon: It’s refreshing to have characters who don’t play MMOs solely due to social incompetence in the real world, like in SAO.
Gingitsune: This has got to be the first impressions post I was most mistaken on. I thought it was a show for kids— it isn’t. Turns out the girls are even in high school. They seemed so cute and innocent (even the bullies) that I jumped to conclusions. Anyway, the show is great so far. The second episode had a trio of girls become friends whom you normally would never expect. I like those sorts of unlikely friendships. Still can hardly get over the fact that the characters are in high school, not elementary school, though.
Walkure Romanze: This is what my Sword Art Online fanfiction would be like if it were turned into an anime. Not to toot my own horn, but a work of purest genius. So many awful sexual undertones. The first episode was just warming up, apparently. This will probably be one of my most anticipated shows each week for the rest of the season.
Kyousougiga: I tried the second episode. Still have zero interest in it. Sorry.