Happy New Year! With 2014 around the corner ready to bring the new season with it, I’ve finally gotten around to compiling my winter watch list. When I did a quick look at all the shows for the winter season I thought there weren’t too many I was interested in. After a more thorough look however, my list ended up fuller than I had originally estimated. Sequels, a remake and a new entry in a franchise pad out the list but there are a fair number of new shows I’m looking forward to. This time I didn’t bother to add any commentary to the OVAs/Movies sections since they’re all related to things I’ve watched before. Anyway let’s get started!
Happiness Charge Precure! #precure
I probably don’t have to explain why Precure is on the top of the list considering my love of the franchise. Although I have stumbled upon a couple of pictures from the new show, I’m trying to avoid as much information as possible so I can go into it fresh. I’m looking forward to meeting the new girls and finding out what gets reused from previous series and what gets introduced. The 500th episode of Precure should also be the 14th episode of Happiness Charge so maybe it’ll be fun to do something special when it airs. The only thing that sorta bothers me is the name since it makes it sound like some Smile sequel or spin-off.
Nobunaga the Fool [PV1] [PV2] [PV3] [PV4] #nobunaga_tv
I’ve been waiting for this ever since it was announced. It’s been a few months since Kawamori’s last show and I’ve been missing his unique brand of craziness and mecha action. I’m sure I’ll be shouting his name on a regular basis while I watch this (in a good way). I will laugh if it has an Aquarion EVOL end (just because of the two planet thing lol).
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon (2014)
I’ve been waiting for this forever too especially since it keeps being delayed. I’ll be happy just for it to actually air. I’ve only seen the English adaptation with its long list of changes so I’m looking forward to experiencing Sailor Moon in a new, more authentic way. Can’t wait to see modern versions of the transformation sequences. Also Momoiro Clover Z lol.
Wake Up, Girls! [PV1] [PV2] #WUG_JP
I don’t really know too much about this but I usually love idol shows especially if they’re about the struggles of trying to push yourself and rise to the top. I wonder how the music and dancing will be.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren [PV] [CM] #chu2koi
I thought the original series wrapped things up pretty nicely and really doesn’t need a sequel but since I enjoyed it so much I’ll watch this anyway. I’ll have my official eyepatch ready to wear when I watch each episode!
Saki: Zenkoku-hen #saki
I’ve been waiting for this since the original finished airing. I’m so ready to see all the characters return. Can’t wait for Saki’s destined match.
Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta [PV] #koiuta
I’m a big fan of aerial dogfighting and this looks like it’ll have plenty. The romance also seems like it could have potential and the political stuff could also be good. I should probably watch the previous movie spin-off, Toaru Hikuushi e no Tsuioku, at some point too to get ready.
Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil [PV] #wizardbarristers
One look at the art style and it’s easy to tell this is by the same person as Mezzo and Kite. The concept seems like it could be interesting but what really got me were the cool action scenes. I’m not quite sure what to expect other than that since I’ve never watched the previously aforementioned shows but I hope it’s good.
No-Rin [PV1] [PV2] #のうりん
I wasn’t originally interested in this even though it has an idol since that’s not the main focus. However my opinion started to change after I watched the PV and saw that the story is set in an agricultural school. It was surprisingly entertaining. The second PV with the concert scene was fairly nice too.
Sakura Trick [PV] [CM] #桜Trick
It’s been a while since I watched a series focused on yuri (as a side element or only teased at doesn’t count). Other than that I have no expectations but I need to feed the craving.
Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda [PV] #sekaiseifuku
I have absolutely no expectations for this. The only reason I’m watching it is because I’m strangely mesmerized by some of the costume designs. As such I won’t be devastated if it isn’t that great but it would be nice if it ends up good.
D-Frag! [PV] #dfrag
I wasn’t really considering watching this until I saw the PV and found out that the characters are part of a game development club. Since I’ve had experience working in one before I figured it might be entertaining on a personal level. I’m also curious about how the whole gang thing plays into this.
Will Watch Eventually
Gin no Saji 2nd Season [PV] #ginsaji_anime
I had planned to watch the first season when it began airing but that never ended up happening. I still want to get started so hopefully this will give me more reason to get caught up.