Apr 02 2014

Spring 2014 Anime Watch List


Just as always, my watch list ended up longer than I had anticipated. It’s okay though since most of the shows I’ve been watching from past seasons have wrapped up. There are the usual magical girl and idol stuff I watch of course, but it seems like there will be more sci-fi and action shows for me to indulge in. Since I’m low on time, I’ve decided to skip specials and movies this time around. Anyway, on to the list!


Love Live! School Idol Project 2nd Season [CM] [PV] #lovelive
I was a fan from the very beginning so it’s not too hard to imagine how ecstatic I was when last year’s anime aired. It was basically everything I wanted and more, easily making it one of my favorite shows of 2013. I was quite sad when it ended so I’ve been eagerly awaiting the continuation ever since. I can’t wait to have more adventures with the girls!

Pretty Rhythm All Star Selection [PV]
Pretty Rhythm is another franchise I’ve been a fan of since the beginning. However, it wasn’t until I hit Rainbow Live that it reached a new level of fandom. Rainbow Live is definitely one of my favorite anime ever and possibly my number one favorite ever. I just love it so much. I’ll be looking forward to seeing past characters coming back, but at the same time the premise feels a little weird since I had always thought that Aurora Dream/Dear My Future and Rainbow Live took place in separate universes from each other. Given the stuff revealed throughout the course of Rainbow Live, I have a solid idea of how everything fits together though. Anyway I hope the new characters are just as likeable and relatable as past ones.

Mahou Shoujo Taisen/Magica Wars
I need to make a full disclosure in order to explain why I’m planning to watch Magica Wars. I entered a contest for the series on Pixiv to design a magical girl for the chance to have her appear in the show. As of this writing, I don’t believe the results have been announced and I haven’t been contacted. It’s not like I think I’ve won or anything but I feel obligated to watch the series no matter what. (I’d be extremely happy if Dorothy were brought to life on television though)

Gokukoku no Brynhildr [PV1] [PV2] [PV3] #gokukoku_anime
I was pretty much set to watch this as soon as I found out the protagonist wants to fulfill the dreams of a deceased friend which really resonated with me. The part about the girl that looks like his friend further piques my interest and has the potential for powerful moments.

Sidonia no Kishi [PV1] [PV2] #SIDONIA_anime
I love the whole sci-fi concept especially how the solar system has been devastated and humans hold onto survival. It seems like it has a lot of potential for action and intrigue.

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei [PV3 (Miyuki)] [PV3 (Tatsuya)] #mahouka
From what I know, the world seems interesting especially how magic and technology are intertwined. I had thought of reading the novels at some point, but now I can jump in more easily. (Anime adaptations of light novels are my version of listening to audio books I guess)

Ryuugajou no Nanana no Maizoukin [PV1] [PV2] [PV3] [PV4] [PV5] #nanana_tv
Nanana seems like it’ll be fun and entertaining in my sort of way. It’s really hard to describe but this seems like something I would really like.

Black Bullet [PV1] [PV2] #tv_BKB
As implied earlier, I enjoy stories where humans are on the losing side. The concept seems interesting and the action scenes look kinda cool. The fripSide and Yanagi Nagi credits also give it a few extra points.

Akuma no Riddle [PV1] [PV2] #akumanoriddle
I’m in this for the yuri. Other than that I dunno.

M3 ~Sono Kuroki Tetsu~ [PV] #m_sonokuro
This landed on my radar thanks to the Kawamori factor. He’s only doing the mechanical designs as far as I know so I don’t expect the same sort of goofiness inherent in his usual shows. However, Okada Mari is working on the script and I’m always a sucker for her work.


Lady Jewelpet
I’ve held off on diving into the Jewelpet franchise for a few years but I’ve always toyed around with the idea of watching one of them. The artwork looks really cute so maybe this time I’ll make the leap. There’s a decent chance I’ll love it given my past history with little girl shows.

No Game, No Life [PV1] [PV2] [PV3] [PV4] #nogenora
Honestly the synopsis makes it sound like some otaku wish-fulfillment anime but for some reason I want to watch it. The action looks kinda cool too.

Selector Infected Wixoss [PV1] [PV2] #selector_anime #WIXOSS
I would have overlooked this show had I not watched the PVs which make it seem more serious than I had expected. I might watch this depending on what sort of dark content it holds.

Short Episode Series

Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to [PV1] [PV2] #マンアシ
I quite enjoy Hiroyuki’s style of humor and how he draws reaction faces so it took no time at all for me to decide to jam it in. I also find it kinda interesting how these episodes will be the same length as Doujin Work‘s episodes.

Puchimas!! Petit Petit iDOLM@STER [PV] #ぷちます
Puchimas is so goofy but so entertaining. I can spend a couple of minutes an episode for silly laughs.

Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san [PV] #inuneko
Inuneko seems cute and funny.

Kantoku Fuyuki Todoki
I’m almost always amused when I hear about some aspect of Anno’s life or work so I think a few minutes a week will be worth it.

At Some Point

Hanamonogatari [PV]
I’m so behind on Monogatari that I doubt I’ll be watching this for a while.

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1 comment

  1. chikorita157

    It seems that there are more shows in Spring I want to watch than fall, but of course finding the time to watch them all is a problem since I am still working on my Master’s. Still, I’m looking forward to Love Live as I finished and enjoyed the first season a few month back.

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