My Thoughts On: Fall 2012 Season Anime
Well, this is the first post of a new genre of review that I am starting called “My Thought On”. As the title will plainly suggest, these reviews will outline my thoughts on a particular subject related to anime. These are 100% my views and opinions on the subject matter so if you agree or disagree is totally up to you. So please, try to contain your rage about my opinions if you happen to disagree with them.
It’s the end of 2012 and we are two-thirds of the way through the Fall 2012 Season of anime series. From one glimpse, it seems there are quite a few genre of anime spread out throughout this season; many new seasons are starting to emerge as well. However, there are also many sequels/prequels to past series also showing up this season. You know what I’m talking about, series like:
– Bakuman 3 (I was seriously expecting them to finish at 2, but I guess it’s getting quite popular)
– To LOVE-ru Darkness (Which is essentially To LOVE-ru Season 3; personally I am quite enjoying this series at the moment and I’m glad hey kept the anime going as well)
– Hayate No Gotoku: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Again, a season 3 to the Hayate No Gotoku series; I have absolute no acquaintance with this series so I cannot say. But I am planning to watch all three series some time soon)
– Jormungand: Perfect Order (Season 2 of the well-acclaimed Jormungand series; again, I have not seen either so I can’t say)
– Gintama’ (Season 3 of the highly acclaimed Gintama series. Although I’m a big fan of the manga, I’m kind of mad that they cut off SKET DANCE to run this series)
I’m not going to go through all of the prequels/sequels of this season, but you get my point. It is evident that there aren’t as many original series as we were expecting there to be. But then again, that’s not a problem to some people; I bet there were many people out there who were quite eager for some of these series. I myself being one of them – To LOVE-ru Darkness, Seitokai No Ichizon Lv. 2 and Medaka Box: Abnormal being sequel series that I am watching very enjoyably – and I honestly can’t complain.
But with every season of anime comes a list of very exciting new series for us to feed or minds into. And this season is no exception; in fact, this season s full of very interesting series, spanning a broad range of genre’s. I’m not going to go through every single one (you can look that up in your own time), but I will scan over some of the new series that I am currently watching and that I think are noteworthy:
– BTOOOM! (A survival horror anime; can be compared o the highly acclaimed Mirai Nikki series. A very exciting anime to watch)
– Little Busters! (Brought to you by Key Studios, one of the most highly acclaimed visual novel company that brought us such masterpieces as Clannad, Air and Kanon; a very enjoyable series)
– Shinsekai Yori (An extremely deep horror/alternate history anime that is confusing as hell at the moment but somehow draws you into its mysterious world)
– Robotics;Notes (Brought to us by 5pb. who made such classics as Chaos;Head and the highly acclaimed Steins;Gate series. Very enjoyable and is starting to get very interesting)
– Tonari No Kaibutsu-kun (Originally a shoujo manga, it’s comedy elements and romance/drama plot draws the viewers in. Very funny and cute and enjoyable to watch; acclaimed as the best series of this season)
Again, I’m not going to go through all of the new series that I am currently watching (because it is the majority of this season) but there are many other great series that I haven’t listed that are worth watching. One thing that I have noticed with this seasons anime as well is the quality of animation. Of course, this depends on the animation company doing the particular series, but overall, there is a vast improvement in animation. A good way to represent this is to view some of the openings to some of the series. Here are a few examples:
My Thoughts Overall?
Well, I can honestly say that this season is full of very interesting and awesome anime series. Some are very original while others may almost seem like a copy of other series, but all in all they are all quite enjoyable to watch. My only bummer is that there are no slice-of-life anime series this season (Yes I know, I go on about them. I love them, don’t judge me) but I feel lie I will be able to write many reviews on this seasons anime once it has finished. So, if you haven’t seen this seasons anime yet, I suggest you go out and watch every single one. Give them a go, because I promise you will find at least one that you will highly enjoy.