Jun 30 2013

Summer 2013 Anime: All the Magical Girls


I’ve been pretty distracted by other things lately so I almost forgot to write this before the season actually started. I wasn’t too familiar with what shows were airing this season until I did some last minute research so I’m surprised by how much my own personal list ballooned. I’m sure it would have saved me a lot of time if I were to write about what I probably am not going to watch but oh well. There are so many things I’m interested in this time that I’ve decided to not write anything for some of the OVAs. I don’t want to waste time and get repetitive by explaining each one is a sequel to something I’m already watching. Even though the number of entries is larger than normal the amount I wrote for each one is pretty small so maybe I’ll go back and expand them later. Anyway time for the list.

Definitely (New)

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya [PV1] [PV2] #prismaillya
This is one of the anime I’ve been most looking forward to this year. I really like the manga so I was so excited when it was announced to get an anime adaptation. I wonder when we’ll get to see material from 2wei. I’m guessing it’ll be a separate series since this is only going to be 10 episodes long.

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaete mo Omaera ga Warui! [PV] #ワタモテ
The manga is so hilariously painful to read that I can’t help but laugh weirdly during each chapter. The anime artwork doesn’t look quite as deranged as the manga but Kitta Izumi’s performance as Tomoko more than makes up for that.

Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou [PV1] [PV2] #geneitaiyo
The artwork looks interesting and the powers look kinda cool. The main thing that drew me to this besides magical girls is the solving mysteries aspect. I wonder what that will be like.

Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu [PV] [CM] #C3部
A girls doing club stuff anime. The CM looks nice and I think the survival games will be exciting and fun.

Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou [PV1] [PV2] [PV3] #犬ハサ
This is another show that caught my attention with its mystery aspects. However everything else also has its own merits and has me interested for completely different reasons. The PVs look absolutely wacky and I want to know how it all comes together.

Servant x Service [PV] #鯖アニメ
After reading the synopsis my first thought was that it sounded like Working! so I was pleasantly surprised to find out this is also by the same author. If it has a similar sense of humor I’ll be satisfied.

Gin no Saji: Silver Spoon [CM] #ginsaji
Similarly my initial interest in this stemmed from it being a creation by the author of FMA. I also couldn’t help but make comparisons to the other agricultural show Moyashimon. The PVs seem to indicate that it’ll have a similar sense of humor which is absolutely okay.

Free! [PV1] [PV2 Nanase Haruka ver.] [PV2 Tachibana Makoto ver.] [PV2 Hazuki Nagisa ver.] [PV2 Ryugazaki Rei ver.] [PV2 Matsuoka Rin ver.] [PV3] #TV_Free
I’m sure I’m not nearly as excited as everyone else is since I missed the whole craze over the commercial and the announcement that it was becoming an actual show. After watching the PVs however I can see why everyone’s ovaries are in danger. Those muscles are too intense. I’m sure this will sort of make up for the lack of guys in all the other shows.

Definitely (Sequels)

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS [CM] #rokyubu
Loli basketball was one of my favorite series from 2011 so it’s no surprise how much I’m looking forward to the sequel. Sure there are moments of questionable material but there are a lot of sweet things in the show. Also Mokkan is so cute.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear G: In the Distance, That Day, When the Star Became Music… [PV] #symphogear
It’s hard to explain but I’m looking forward to this more than I should. Even though the execution of the original wasn’t the greatest I loved so many of the ideas and designs from it. I guess I can’t resist the combination of idols and magical girls.

Genshiken Nidaime [PV] #げんしけん二代目
For whatever reason it took me a while to warm up to the original Genshiken but by the end I was a fan. It’ll be nice to visit the clubroom again.

Rozen Maiden (New Series) [PV1] [PV2] #ローゼンメイデン
Judging by the PVs it looks like this will be a remake of the series. I’m okay with this since it’s been almost 7 years since Ouvertüre came out and almost 9 years since the first one aired. I just hope we have a real conclusion this time.

Monogatari Series Second Season [PV1] [PV2]
It looks like this will be starting with Nekomonogatari Shiro but I have yet to watch Kuro. Hopefully that will get me excited for it.

Tamayura ~More Aggressive~ [PV1] [PV2] #tamayura
I’m guessing the More Aggressive in the title refers to how the show has evolved into a girls do club stuff anime or something. Much of the story took place outside of school so it’ll be interesting to see what happens after creating the Photography Club.


Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi [PV1] [PV2]
I really love the title of the series and the concept seems like it could have potential. I also love the music in the PVs. I get the impression this might be one of the more serious things I could end up watching in a good way.

Choujigen Game Neptune: The Animation [PV1] [PV2] #nep_anime
I’ve been interested in the Neptunia series ever since I found out about the first game but I have never had a chance to play any of them. Since this is an original story I figure this will be a good place to start.

Gatchaman Crowds
I remember watching some of the original Gatchaman when I was a lot younger. I have no clue how this connects to that if at all but power suits always have the potential to be cool.

Kin-iro Mosaic [PV1] [PV2] [CM]
I’m not really sure what to say about this other than it seems so cute. It looks like it will be a very warm and fuzzy anime.

Futari wa Milky Holmes #milkyholmes #ミルキィホームズ
I might end up watching this eventually if I get around to the previous series. It took a couple of episodes for me to warm up to the first series but I soon found myself constantly laughing at all of the absurdity.

Fantasista Doll [PV] [CM] [Teaser PV] #fd_anime
Nothing in particular stands out but I do like the card system and it looks like it could be cool and cute.

Love Lab [PV] #love_lab_tv
There seems like there could be some sorta yurish moments but I have no idea. I guess in any case there will be silly antics that could be amusing.

Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku [PV] #kitakubu_anime
I usually tend to love these types of shows but it’s hard to tell how much I’ll like it without a more concrete idea of what sort of club activities happen.


Corpse Party: Tortured Souls [PV1] [PV2] [PV3]
I still haven’t gotten a chance to play any of the Corpse Party games so I hope this can serve as a temporary substitute. I’m really curious about what’s going on. Also don’t watch PV3 if you’re squeamish.

Yowamushi Pedal
I’m interested by the fact that the main character gained the potential to be a competitive cyclist through sheer dedication to buying otaku junk in Akiba. If it interests me enough I might watch the TV version in the fall.

Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. Specials #oreimo
Suisei no Gargantia #gargantia
Chihayafuru #chihaya_anime
Little Busters #litbus_anime
Shingeki no Kyojin #shingeki
Kamisama Hajimemashita #mikagesha
Seitokai no Shukujitsu
Mirai Nikki: Redial [PV] #mirainikki


Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Shinsoku no Genosect – Mewtwo Kakusei [PV1] [PV2] #pokemon_movie
I was 10 when Mewtwo Strikes Back! came out in the US so this is a crazy rush of nostalgia. I also want to see what Mewtwo’s new form will be like since I’m so excited about Pokemon XY.

Kara no Kyoukai: Fukan Fuukei 3D [PV]
Kara no Kyoukai is one of my favorite Type-Moon properties so I’m looking forward to one more entry.

Uchuu Kaizoku Captain Harlock (Movie) [PV1] [PV2]
The CG for the movie looks pretty good. I’ve never watched the original so everything will be fresh to me.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie [PV] #anohana
Even though this will basically be a summary I’m not sure if my body is ready.

Takanashi Rikka Kai: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie [PV] #chu2koi

Fate Zero Cafe
I’m guessing this will be like Carnival Phantasm. If so this will be pretty funny.

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  1. zaruel

    So many! I wish I had enough data quota for these.

  2. straielst

    Not the most promising season, but there’s still a bit to look forward to.
    Also, if you’re planning to watch Futari Wa Milky Holmes for comedy, this season doesn’t have much, coincidentally it’s closer to being a mahou shoujo than anything. So far at least.

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