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Mar 31 2013

Spring 2013 Anime Watch List

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At long last it’s time to reveal what I’ll be watching during the upcoming season. Just like the previous season it looks like it’ll be a nearly even split between watching new shows and watching sequels. Overall my level of excitement is roughly the same as last time. However somehow my idols got replaced by robots and as a whole this season may be more action-packed than last. Except for TV series I’ve decided to omit things which have already started (I’m looking at you RDG). Anyway time for the list!

Sequels

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S [PV] #railgun
Railgun was one of my favorite shows while it was airing and I have been craving more ever since it ended. The character interactions were quite entertaining and endearing. Speaking of which I found it amusing when me and the 3 friends who were also watching it at the same time ended up having different favorite girls. My pick was Kuroko of course. My body is so ready for more Onee-sama loving and fripSide. Of course I also enjoyed the other more serious Judgment desu no material so I can’t wait for that either.

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. [PV1] [PV2] #oreimo
Oreimo was another show I enjoyed while it was airing. It wasn’t perfect or anything but is was funny and full of feels. I really loved when Kyousuke put his neck on the line for his sister. I’m also interested in seeing more of the game club material from the true end specials especially since that’s one of the things I really relate to. I don’t have too strong of a preference in regards to final relationships but with that said I may or may not need life counseling afterward depending on the finale.

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W [PV1] [PV2] #nyaruko
I’m sure everyone got tired of me talking about this last spring. Suffice it to say I enjoyed it a good amount although at least to me the last few episodes didn’t feel quite as strong as the first ones. I’m not sure what to expect exactly beyond more outragous gags which will evoke reactions from me (in during baby-making).

Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties [PV]
I haven’t actually finished the previous series just yet so I’ll probably end up watching this a little late. As such I don’t know how it’ll follow up but I guess there’ll be more girl troubles.

New Series

RDG: Red Data Girl [PV1] [PV2] #RDG
So far I’ve watched the first two episodes but in low quality. My initial interest came from the fact that P.A. Works was animating it so at first I didn’t know in great detail what to expect. However after watching a bit of it I can say confidently that I am intrigued. In terms of premise it really reminds me of Sasami-san if it were a lot more serious. I’m curious to find out more about the nature of RDGs and the creepy conspiracy thing around them.

Shingeki no Kyojin [PV] #shingeki
The synopsis was what grabbed my attention at first. The setting with the last remaining humans hiding inside a walled city from giants sounded like it had potential and the trailer seems to confirm that. The giants rushing into the city and eating the humans looked intense and kinda terrifying. The hip-mounted grappling hook launchers seem like novel mechanics which look like they’ll make for dynamic and cool action sequences.

Suisei no Gargantia [PV1] [PV2] [PV3] #gargantia
Gargantia is another show which attracted my attention with its synopsis. I’m curious what will happen when the war in space collides with the peace of earth. Err, I thought I had more to say about why I’m interested in this but I’m at a loss as to how to explain it. Anyway I’m ready for Urobuchi to troll me.

Kakumeiki Valvrave [PV1] [PV1.5] [PV2] #valvrave
Honestly from the synopsis it sounds exactly like a Gundam series and the fact it’s made by Sunrise only strengthens that case. However the design of Valvrave itself is pretty cool. I’m also excited that they got some artists I like to perform the theme songs. Mizuki Nana and angela! I know there’s a lot I’m unsure about so I’m not too fired up just yet but I can’t get the show out of my mind for some reason.

PhotoKano [CM] #photokano
I’m mainly interested in this because of its status as the spiritual successor to Enterbrain’s KimiKiss and Amagami both of which I enjoyed for different reasons. The thing I’m most curious about is how the show will be formatted. Will it be like KimiKiss showing everything as a single storyline or will it be like Amagami‘s multiple routes for each girl. KimiKiss was better for drama but Amagami had a lot of pure albeit silly entertainment value. I doubt it’ll follow the Amagami method though considering the number of girls and the 12 episode count unless they make another season. Either way I’m bracing myself for wacky in the event that the protagonist is similar to Jun’ichi.

Aku no Hana [PV] #惡の華
The trailer doesn’t do a very good job of selling itself to people who have not already read the manga so I’m not as pumped up as I could be. However judging from the synopsis the psychological aspects stemming from the situation could be interesting.

May Get to Eventually

Pretty Rhythm: Rainbow Live
Why does this get its own category? Unlike Hayate which I think I can catch up to quickly, subs for the original Pretty Rhythm are so far behind that it may be years until I reach this.

OVA

Yama no Susume Special [PV] #ヤマノススメ
I found Yama no Susume more enjoyable than I initially expected especially considering it was one of those short anime. I’ll gladly take another episode.

Mangirl!: Asobu Henshuu Girl [PV] #まんがーる
Mangirl was fun too so more manga publishing adventures are welcome.

Movies (For Later)

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kaku: Outbreak [PV]
I’m ready to return to the world of Hinamizawa circa Showa 58. This is based on one of the short stories from the series that I’m not too familiar with so I’m really excited to see how things play out. Kira had it’s own brand of entertainment but I’m ready to step back into the more serious material.

Aura: Maryuuinkouga Saigo no Tatakai [PV1] [PV2] [PV3] [PV4] [PV5] [PV6] #aura
The synopsis for this movie sounds so much like Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai that I can’t help but be excited. However it has it’s own things going for it to set it apart. The relationship between the leads looks promising and I am really curious how they’ll deal with the bullying aspect.

Steins;Gate: Fuka Ryouiki no Déjà vu [TV Spot] [PV]
I don’t want to get into spoiler territory but I will say I’m excited to see Okabe and the other lab members back in action. El Psy Congroo!

Saint☆Onii-san Movie
I watched the first episode of the OVA and found the everyday antics of Buddha and Jesus to be quite amusing. With that said I have no clue what kind of overall story this movie will have but I’ll be okay as long as it delivers in the comedy department.

Kotonoha no Niwa [PV] #言の葉の庭
Overall I like Shinkai’s works which means I’m looking forward to this too.

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  1. Sollosi

    Aku no Hana’s manga was pretty ****ed up. I haven’t read Baudelaire, so I’m not sure I understand all of the connections between Aku no Hana and Fleurs du Mal, but it all gets pretty weird.

    1. Honya

      Sounds like what I’m looking for.

  2. chikorita157

    I am playing to watch Ore no Imouto 2, Singeki no Gargantia and Red Data Girl at the moment. Given that I usually watch 4 to 5 shows during the Spring and Fall seasons, I will give try PhotoKano a try since I already watched two seasons of Amagami SS…

    1. Honya

      Guilty pleasure anime go I suppose.

  3. Imationer

    HNG: Cuties! isn’t a followup of any sort, but I guess you already knew ;P
    Anyway, I lan to watch PhotoKano, HNG, Aku no Hana (DAT MANGA), and I’m going to translate the Mangirl! OVA as part of a fansub. So, here’s to a new anime season!

    1. Honya

      I didn’t actually know about Hayate. Good luck on Mangirl!

  4. winterbells1

    you should watch the devil is a part timer!! It’s hilarious! The story is about a demon king named Satan seeking to conquer the world of Ente Isla but, when confronted by the Hero Emilia Justina, is forced to retreat through a portal that transports him to modern day Tokyo, Japan. To survive and find a way to return to Ente Isla, Satan gains part-time employment at a fast food restaurant

    1. Honya

      I’ve heard a lot of people say it’s funny so I may check it out eventually.

  5. MorningEmerald

    Surprisingly, Pretty Rhythm Rainbow Live is set in a different universe from the other Pretty Rhythm series. So you can watch it whether or not you already watched the previous series.

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