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[Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby blkmage » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:50 pm

Important information for your first day.



Much like the threads before it, this is a thread I created for the discussion of new anime that will be airing on TV in Japan in the Fall 2013 season. Anime typically gets released and runs for a number of seasons. The year is divided up into four seasons: January to March is winter, April to June is spring, July to September is summer, and October to December is fall. Each season is approximately 13 weeks.

Here, we can talk about what shows look interesting, what we plan to watch, and generally get giddy and excited for things that we've been anticipating for a while.

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DIABOLIK LOVERS
http://anime-dialover.com/
Visual novel by Rejet
Studio: Zexcs, Director: Tagashira Shinobu, Cast: Suegara Rie, Hirakawa Diasuke, Midorikawa Hikaru, Konishi Katsuyuki, Toriumi Kousuke, Kondo Takashi, Kaji Yuuki

Based on an otome game in which you, the heroine, have to live with a bunch of hot brothers (not yours). Also they are vampires. Also they are sadists. Also they need your blood.


Gaist Crusher
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/gaist/
Video game by Bandai

One of those 3DS game tie-ins for kids.


Outbreak Company
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/obc/
Light novel by Sakaki Ichiro
Studio: feel., Director: Oikawa Kei, Cast: Fuchigami Mai, Momori Suzuko, Uchida Maaya, Uesaka Sumire

The Japanese government sends the world's foremost moe expert to a parallel fantasy realm as a moe evangelist.


Infinite Stratos 2
http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is/
Sequel

The second season of Country Wars/Ichika no ecchi/France-tan is the best.


Nagi no Asukara
http://www.nagiasu.jp/
Original
Studio: PA Works, Director: Shinohara Toshiya, Series Composition: Okada Mari, Cast: Hanazawa Kana, Hanae Natsuki

It's about two childhood friends, one of which is an indecisive crybaby.


Log Horizon
http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/loghorizon/
Light novel by Touno Mamare
Studio: Satelight, Director: Ishihara Shinji, Cast: Katou Emiri, Terashima Takuma, Maeno Tomoaki

From the guy who wrote Maoyuu, we have a light novel about people trapped in an MMORPG except I guess they're not technically stuck in the MMORPG itself, but a fantasy realm which is identical to the MMORPG they're playing.


Dia no Ace
http://diaace.com/
Manga by Terajima Yuuji
Studio: Madhouse, Production IG, Director: Masuhara Mitsuyuki, Cast: Hanae Natsuki, Shimazaki Nobunaga, Ohsaka Ryota, Sakurai Takahiro

Another baseball manga about the beautiful relationship of the pitcher and catcher.


Phi Brain
http://www.phibrain.net/
Sequel

PUZZLES MAN


Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!
http://www.sekatsuyo.com/
Manga by ESE and Natsuki Kiyohito
Studio: Arms, Director: Kujo Rion, Cast: Taketatsu Ayana, Asumi Kana

An idol becomes a pro-wrestler to exact revenge.


Gundam Build Fighters
http://gundam-bf.net/
Original
Studio: Sunrise, Director: Nagasaki Kenji, Cast: Komatsu Mikako, Kokuryu Sachi

Gundam inches ever closer to the core of its essence in Build Fighters, in which kids build gunpla and use them to battle.


Pokemon XY
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/pokemon_xy/
Sequel

Hello Kids!
Have you also caught a lot of Pokémon?
I challenge you who got a hundred and fifty-one Pokémon,
as well as you who haven't yet,
(Can you say Pokémon?) I challenge you!
How's your mouth rolling today!


Galilei Donna
http://www.galileidonna.tv/
Original
Studio: A-1 Pictures, Director: Umetsu Yasuomi, Cast: Hidaka Rina

noitaminA show #1 is about the internationally wanted descendants of Galileo Galilei.


Samurai Flamenco
http://www.samumenco.com/
Original
Studio: Manglobe, Director: Omori Takahiro

noitaminA show the second is about a male model who loves tokusatsu and becomes a hero.


Magi
http://www.project-magi.com/
Sequel

We're off to Magnostatd!


Yowamushi Pedal
http://www.yowapeda.com/
Manga by Watanabe Wataru
Studio: TMS, Director: Nabeshima Osamu, Cast: Yamashita Daiki, Fukushima Jun, Toriumi Kousuke

A cycling shonen sports manga.


Miss Monochrome
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/miss_mo ... ndex2.html
Original
Director: Iwasaki Yoshiaki, Cast: Horie Yui

Yui Horie designed her own character and now she gets her own anime for some reason.


Gingitsune
http://gingitsune.net/
Manga by Ochiai Sayori
Studio: Diomedea, Director: Misawa Shin, Cast: Kanemoto Hisako, Miki Shinichiro

The daily life of a shrine priestess and a silverish fox spirit who's the shrine's messenger.


Kill La Kill
http://www.kill-la-kill.jp/
Original
Studio: Trigger, Director: Imaishi Hiroyuki, Cast: Koshimizu Ami, Yuzuki Ryoka

The first TV anime project from Studio Trigger, also known as pretty much all of the good staff from Gainax. Involves girls with swords vying to rule their high school.


Valvrave the Liberator 2nd Season
http://www.valvrave.com/
Sequel

More space high school nation with vampire robots, but the most important thing is the OP is going to be another t.m. revolution x Mizuki Nana duet but this time with Nana doing the leading.


Tokyo Ravens
http://www.tokyo-ravens.com/
Light novel by Azano Kouhei
Studio: 8bit, Director: Kansaki Takaomi, Cast: Ishikawa Kaito, Hanazawa Kana

Scion of a powerful wizard family turns out to have no powers and lives normally until something happens.


Hajime no Ippo: Rising
http://www.vap.co.jp/ippo/
Sequel

It's more Hajime no Ippo.


Kuroko no Basuke
http://www.kurobas.com/
Sequel

You won't have any trouble finding the Kurobas merch in Japan, let me tell you.


Kyoukai no Kanata
http://anime-kyokai.com/
Light novel by Torii Nagomu
Studio: Kyoto Animation, Director: Ishidate Taichi, Cast: Taneda Risa, Kenn, Chihara Minori, Suzuki Tatsuhisa

Before Free!, there was Kyoukai no Kanata as the thing everyone would point to, asking why KyoAni would only animate cool CMs and not make anime based on those cool CMs. Well, everyone got their wish. It's about a high school girl who can manipulate blood and starts off trying to kill herself.


STRIKE THE BLOOD
http://www.strike-the-blood.com/
Light novel by Mikumo Gakuto
Studio: Silver Link, Connect, Director: Yamamoto Hideyo, Cast: Hosoya Yoshimasa, Taneda Risa, Seto Asami, Oosaka Ryouta, Hidaka Rina, Kanemoto Hisako

A guy is THE STRONGEST VAMPIRE so obviously the government sets up a girl to watch him.


Golden Time
http://golden-time.jp/
Light novel by Takemiya Yuyuko
Studio: JC Staff, Director: Chiaki Kon, Cast: Kayano Ai, Ishikawa Kaito, Furukawa Makoto, Horie Yui

Guy falls off a bridge and gets amnesia but is in law school now and is friends with a guy who got into law school to get away from his childhood friend, except she also got into law school. From the author of Toradora.


Little Busters! ~Refrain~
http://www.litbus-anime.com/
Sequel

The part of Little Busters that's actually good.


Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
http://www.aokihagane.com/
Manga by Ark Performance
Studio: Sanzigen, Director: Kishi Seiji, Cast: Okitsu Kazuyuki, Fuchigami Mai

Global warming ruins earth and now everything is water and humanity is under attack from sentient submarines.


Freezing Vibration
http://freezing.tv/
Sequel

More dumb fanservice fighting anime.


Unbreakable Machine Doll
http://www.machine-doll.com/
Light novel by Kaitou Reiji
Studio: Lerche, Director: Yoshimoto Kinji, Cast: Shimono Hiro, Harada Hitomi

A boy goes to 20th century alternate universe England to learn about combining magic and technology. Involves magic dolls fighting.


COPPELION
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/coppelion/
Manga by Inoue Tomonori
Studio: GoHands, Director: Inoue Tomonori, Cast: Tomatsu Haruka, Hanazawa Kana, Akesaka Hitomi

Three high school girls engineered to be impervious to radiation are sent to Tokyo, which had been devastated by a nuclear accident 20 years prior. This was originally planned to air in 2011, but was canned indefinitely after Fukushima.


Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shite Iru
http://noucome.jp/
Light novel by Kasukabe Takeru
Studio: Diomedea, Director: Inagaki Takayuki, Cast: Sadohara Kaori, Toyonaga Toshiyuki

A kid is plagued with multiple choice quizzes that suddenly pop up, the answers to which become reality. The concept will likely be much less interesting in execution.


White Album 2
http://whitealbum2.jp/
Visual novel by Leaf
Studio: Satelight, Director: Ando Masaomi, Cast: Nabatame Hitomi, Yonezawa Madoka, Mizushima Takahiro

Set 10 years after the first White Album, will likely involve music and drama.


Megane-bu
http://mgnb.tv/
Drama CD by Studio DEEN
Studio: Studio DEEN, Director: Yamamoto Soubi, Cast: Tamaru Atsushi, Suwabe Junichi, Akabane Kenji, Miyata Kouki, Kimura Ryohei

DEEN released some drama CDs about hot guys in glasses. Don't ask me how that works, but apparently it was successful enough to warrant getting animated.


Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~
http://yozakura-anime.jp/
Manga by Yasuda Suzuhito
Studio: Tatsunoko, Director: Ryo-timo, Cast: Fukuen Misato, Sawashiro Miyuki, Fujita Saki, Kaji Yuuki

Apparently a proper adaptation of the manga by the OVA team, which I hear is actually pretty good.


Non Non Biyori
http://www.nonnontv.com/
Manga by Atto
Studio: Silver Link, Director: Otsuka Mai, Cast: Sakura Ayane, Asumi Kana, Koiwai Kotori, Murakawa Rie

Little girl moves from Tokyo to the countryside comedy manga.


Super Seisyun Brothers
http://comic-polaris.jp/superseisyun/
Manga by Shinmoto Shin
Studio: AIC Plus, Director: Takata Masahiro, Cast: Kayano Ai, Ishikawa Kaito, Yamamoto Nozomi, Ohsaka Ryota

Josei slice of life about two sets of older sister and younger brother who are weird.


Walkure Romanze
http://walroma.com/
Visual novel by Ricotta
Studio: 8bit, Director: Yamamoto Yuusuke, Cast: Shimizu Ai, Yamashita Seiichiro

Based on a visual novel about jousting and wooing lady knights. From the developers of Princess Lover!.


BlazBlue: Alter Memory
http://blazblue-am.jp/
Video game by Arc System Works
Studio: Hoods, teamKG, Director: Tachibana Hideki, Cast: Ueda Kana, Kondou Kanako, Kakihara Tetsuya, Sugita Tomokazu, Imai Asami, Takahashi Chiaki, Matsuura Chie, Saito Chiwa, Nomura Kenji, Isomura Tomomi, Nakamura Yuuichi

Yeah, so I guess there's a BlazBlue anime.


Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road
http://bushiroad-anime.com/
Original
Studio: Kinema Citrus, Director: Sakoi Masayuki

Originally a collaboration between Gainax, Takara, and Broccoli from all the way back in 2003. Now it's being handled by Bushiroad, Nitro+, Bandai Visual, and Kinema Citrus. Mecha is involved.


pupa
http://www.pupa-anime.com/
Manga by Mogi Sayaka
Studio: Studio DEEN, Director: Mochizuki Tomomi, Cast: Kido Ibuki

Horror manga in which the older brother can regenerate his body while the little sister transforms into a horrifying man-eating creature.


Kyousogiga
http://www.kyousougiga-tv.com/
Sequel

Finally getting a TV anime.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby LastLfan » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:46 pm

Unbreakable machine doll looks pretty good
The one with the quizes that become reality sounds intriguing
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Vii » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:29 pm

Things that caught my eye:

Kill La Kill: Trigger!
pupa: Ooooh horror.
Kyoukai no Kanata: KyoAni!
Dia no Ace: Isn't the full title Diamond no Ace?
Samurai Flamenco: NoitaminA
Galilei Donna: NoitaminA
Golden Time: Loved Toradora.

However, I will probably be taking a break from anime this season, either all or part of it, due to life things and mild case of anime burnout, so I might not stay up to date with these. Kyoukai no Kanata could be the exception because asdfghjkl I've really been looking forward to it.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby goldenspines » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:30 pm

The opening image is the best. <3
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: MOVIE WHERE

This looks like it will be an interesting but not too exciting Fall season.

- DIABOLIK LOVERS – Nope, nope. I gave up hot vampire guys when Vampire Knight ruined my life. Pretty good music in the PV, though.
- Gaist Crusher – I feel like these types of anime are all the same...
- Outbreak Company – What
- Infinite Stratos 2 – Nope.
- Nagi no Asukara – After seeing that PV, your description doesn't really do it justice, Blkmage. Granted, I wouldn't know how to describe that either. XD Looks interesting enough for a watch, though.
- Log Horizon – I'd probably watch this just for that cat character, but it doesn't seem my cup of tea.
- Dia no Ace – I'm not into sports manga, but Madhouse and I.G. teaming up? I probably will check out the first epsiode.
- Phi Brain – I remember thinking when this anime started that it would never last. I was wrong haaaaaha.
- Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! - Whaaaaaat...
- Gundam Build Fighters – More Gundam fun times that I will never know.
- Pokemon XY – Gotta Catch 'em All! Again. XD
- Galilei Donna – This might have some potential. Too early to tell.
- Samurai Flamenco – Yayoi did it better. :<
This actually might be good, though.
- Magi – Oh oops, I still haven't watched the last two episodes of the first season. Better get caught up!
- Yowamushi Pedal – Like I said, not into sports manga, but cycling...this might be good.
- Miss Monochrome – Well, okay then. This is something.
- Gingitsune – This looks interesting, so I will probably give it a first episode watch, at least.
- Kill La Kill – It's Trigger, soooo, definite watch. Plus, dat PV, man....
- Valvrave the Liberator 2nd Season – I think I watched one episode of the first season and still wasn't sold. Even on vampires!
- Tokyo Ravens – Not sure what to make of this, but I want to watch it just to get to the part where they're riding the horse up a cliff. This might be interesting, so giving it a first episode watch.
- Hajime no Ippo: Rising – Still haven't watched the beginning of this.
- Kuroko no Basuke – Despite being one of the most popular sports series in Japan, it's still not my cup of tea. :[
- Kyoukai no Kanata – YUP \o.o/
- STRIKE THE BLOOD - ...this must be vampire season or something...
- Golden Time – The PV failed to sell me. Maybe a first episode, though.
- Little Busters! ~Refrain~ - Naaaah.
- Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova – Great music, awesome outfit designs, but the rest seems all meh to me. :\ The world mechanics may be interesting, though. Hoping for a good story to keep it afloat.
- Freezing Vibration - whyyyyyy
- Unbreakable Machine Doll – This looks surprising good enough for a first episode watch.
- COPPELION – Not sure if I will like it, but it seems like it will an interesting series to be sure.
- Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Come o Zenryoku de Jama Shite Iru – That was a really energetic PV. O_O Looks like fun, but I'm worried it's going to packed full of fanservice. :< Tentatively will be following it.
- White Album 2 – I never saw the first White Album. Was it any good?
- Megane-bu – Reminder to not ask why or how DEEN does things, just move along instead...
- Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ - Never saw the original, but this looks pretty cool. There's a fighting nun? O:
- Non Non Biyori – This looks pretty cute.
- Super Seisyun Brothers – Not enough to tell if this will be good, but it looks like it may have some potential. Keeping a watch on it.
- Walkure Romanze – I...what. I see some Utena outifts in there, though.
- BlazBlue: Alter Memory – Like with the P4 anime, I can watch the game without having to play it (or buy a PS3)! \o.o/
- Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road - Skipping because there's not much on this and I'm still not a mecha fan yet.
- Pupa – The concept art for this looks too cool to be DEEN. I might give the first episode a watch.
- Kyousogiga – I know nothing about this, but the animation looks cool.


Still waiting on Jojo part 3. :I
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Mr. Hat'n'Clogs » Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:32 pm

Definitely watching:

Kill La Kill: Trigger
Kyoukai no Kanata: KyoAni does dark fantasy sign me up
Samurai Flamenco: All my Brains Base boys are doing this except now they're at manglobe.

Might watch:

Diamond no Ace: Baseball!
Kuroko: First season was okay
Magi: First season was okay
Galilei Donna: Might not be bad?
Golden Time: I am mighty hungry for another yelling drama but Chiaki Kon :<
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Kaori » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 pm

Yowamushi Pedal: I’m extremely excited about this, and anyone who even remotely likes shonen sports should give it a chance. There are a lot of things that are supposed to be heartwarming that really don’t affect me, like Yotsuba&! for example. But I am really touched by the friendships in YowaPeda.

- Yowamushi Pedal – Like I said, not into sports manga, but cycling...this might be good.

I have really been enjoying the manga.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby KazeShiki » Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:46 pm

Hmm haven't paid much attention to fall season, and I'm probably going to be too busy to keep up the number I tend to.

Infinite Stratos 2 - sigh do I really want to watch this trash again...no, probably no.
Nagi no Asukara - trying it out for unorthodox reasons.
Gunpla anime - yes x77. Please be like OVA and be glorious.
Kill La Kill - Trigger hype always hype.
Valvrave S2 - Indeed, the only thing that matters is a new Nana Mizuki x T.M. Revolution. Nana leading isn't quite right; more that they're doing it under her record label instead of his, though her leading would be the natural assumption. If they follow this up with another surprise duet in January...wow. Or hey, if they really wanted to surprise everyone, they can just throw it at us at Animelo lol.
Kyoukai no Kanata - KyoAni
Little Busters Refrain - just so I can complain how bad the adaptation is.
Arpeggio - now this is something I actually have reasonable expectations for. I have heard positive things regarding the manga so let's hope they pull it off.
Unbreakable Machine Doll - hmm it's an okay novel/manga but not sure if I'd bother with the anime version.
LN titles just keep getting longer - eh, I don't see this being good but I'll try it.
Walkure Romanze - I'm fairly certain this will be a standard "we can't adapt VNs so take this ecchi harem anime" but I'll try because Hiroko Taguchi.
Kyousougiga - FINALLY! Last time was a trick but this time it's real!

The rest I'm too lazy to look into and will probably just wait for opinions. I'm definitely watching Mirai Fukuin in theaters though.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby AngelicTotoro » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Dear god, I have a lot of anime to catch up on before this october. ;^^

Galilei Donna - could be really good, could be horrible. All I know is I will be tuning in to find out.
Kyoukai no Kanata - Looks amazing, plus kyoto animation.
Golden Time - Toradora is one of my favorite animes ever, so I'm definitely looking forward to this.
Little Busters! ~Refrain~ - obviously I need to finish watching the first series before hand, but still can't wait!
Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road - Not much is known about it, true, but it's based on an idea from a time where most anime was still incredibly good. So I have high hopes for this.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby rosa » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:08 am

I'm definitely going to check out Kyoukai no Kanata. It looks interesting.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby GeneD » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:34 pm

Definitely watching:

Magi: The first season was fun.
Kill La Kill: Trigger, we've all got high expectations.
Kyoukai no Kanata: Do I need a reason?
Kyousogiga: Need to go finish watching the second ONA series.

Will try out for a few episodes at least:

Nagi no Asukara: Why are there fish swimming around in the air everywhere?
Log Horizon: Well I like the character designs, but I won't expect much.
Yowamushi Pedal: On Kaori's endorsement.
Samurai Flamenco: Because why not?
Galilei Donna: Reminds me how sad I am that there was no time to go to Museo Galileo when I was in Florence.
Valvrave the Liberator 2nd Season: Well I watched the first season, that's a good reason right? Nobody remind me how ugly the mechs were okay.
Tokyo Ravens: At first I liked the character designs, then I realised they look like composites of just about everything else out there.
Golden Time: What's the deal with Chiaki Kon?
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova: The PV music is nice.
Unbreakable Machine Doll: Well they got the wrong century but for a second there I was like OMG Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is getting an anime adaptation!
COPPELION: Why do they need to go to Tokyo though?
Megane-bu: They all need glasses because their site has blinded them with colour.
Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~: Looks cool and the art style reminds me a bit of Kyousogiga.
Super Seisyun Brothers: I'm not good at slice of life, I don't know why I keep trying.
BlazBlue: Alter Memory: Will I continue my apparent tradition of watching (silly) game adaptations? Only time will tell.
Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road: I'm interested by the samurai trappings on the site.
pupa: Well the design looks intriguing.

Nope:

DIABOLIK LOVERS: I cannot recommend against this enough. I read someone's review of the VN and it sounds like the worst thing ever.
Kuroko no Basuke: I'll probably not have time to watch season 1 first.
STRIKE THE BLOOD: "...obviously the government sets up a girl..." Japannnnn
Non Non Biyori: The site image gave me slight Higurashi vibes.
Walkure Romanze: Waah lady knights! Don't have much hope for it though.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby MangaRocks! » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:34 pm

Will watch for sure:
Kyoukai no Kanata - I've been seriously pumped for this ever since it was announced. KyoAni doing a somewhat-dark-tinged fantasy? SIGN ME UP!! :jump:
Little Busters! ~Refrain~ - Well I watched and enjoyed the first half (and yeah, I know I probably wouldn't have enjoyed it as much had I played the VN first; adaptation and all that :sweat: ), but indeed, from what I've heard, that was all just a precursor for Refrain. Looking forward to the conclusion.

Will try if response seems positive:
Nagi no Asukara
Galilei Donna
Samurai Flamenco
Kill La Kill
Golden Time
And anything else that the rest of you seem to really like. ;)
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby EventualDay » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:57 pm

-Things I will try an episode or two because I think they have potential-

Nagi no Asukara: mostly it's the flying fish. Whatever that has to do with the story will probably determine if I keep watching.
Gingitsune: a giant fluffy fox~ Plus slice-of-life style looks like it could be endearing.
Kill la Kill: fight scenes look like they'll be done well. Also the art appeals to me.
Coppelion: interesting. Of course every apocalypse/catastrophe ever takes place in Tokyo, haha.



-Things I will try because I am excited to laugh at them-

Samurai Flamenco: male model and superheroes. Sounds amusing... a little worried it will be a copycat of Tiger and Bunny though.
Megane-bu: there is just no way this will make sense. I think it looks ridiculous and fun.
Super Seisyun Brothers: seems lighthearted and character-centric.
Walkure Romance: I'm already having doubts that this is going to go how I wish, but hey. I'll try it anyways.



-Kind of on the fence about-

Kyoukai no Kanata: I know I should be really excited, but honestly I'm concerned it's going to be "cute girls doing cute things... like suicide attempts." Can someone please shoot that thought down?
Diamond no Ace: usually I like sports manga but can't sit through the anime.
Yowamushi Pedal: read some of the manga and know it's really engaging. But again with sports anime.
Galilei Donna: depends on what type of plot it's going to have.
Log Horizon: it's really just because I kind of like the art and the anthro-cat....



-Seriously what is this-

Miss Monochrome: plot. There is none. It's like actress arrogance plus Vocaloid.
Sekai de Ichiban: well this obviously looks like it's going to be plot driven. :shady: That's a lot of ecchi in one short PV.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Crossfire » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:31 pm

Well, I for one am really excited for Build Fighters. Looks fun.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Vii » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:04 pm

EventualDay wrote:Kyoukai no Kanata: I know I should be really excited, but honestly I'm concerned it's going to be "cute girls doing cute things... like suicide attempts." Can someone please shoot that thought down?


Maybe these articles will help?
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby MangaRocks! » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:11 am

Speaking of Kyoukai no Kanata...

HYPE
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby spark300c » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:09 am

Kill La Kill. too violent in the wrong way.

Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova. it is a go. hope it longer than 12 ep. 12 episodes is to short for good sicfi action series.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby blkmage » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:24 pm

It's impressive how Diabolik Lovers (more like Diabolick Lovers mirite) ended up being worse than I was expecting, and that's after having my expectations coloured by reading a review of the otoge that referred to it as Diabolik Wifebeaters.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby GeneD » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:47 am

Diabolik Lovers, on the one hand I have a morbid curiosity to watch the first ep and see for myself just how awful it is and on the other I don't know if I want to give it any deemed "support" at all.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby blkmage » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:25 pm

Shows that aren't Diabolik Lovers are starting this week!

WEDNESDAY October 2
2100 - Coppelion (AT-X)

THURSDAY October 3
0030 - Kyoukai no Kanata (Tokyo MX)
0130 - Kyousogiga (Tokyo MX)
2200 - Nagi no Asukara (BS Animax)

FRIDAY October 4
0128 - Outbreak Company (TBS)
0158 - Infinite Stratos 2 (TBS)
0205 - Kill la Kill (MBS)
0235 - Golden Time (MBS)
2130 - Freezing Vibration (AT-X)
2330 - Strike the Blood (AT-X)

SATURDAY October 5
0130 - Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku o Ketsui Shimashita. (Tokyo MX)
1730 - Log Horizon (NHK-E)
2030 - Little Busters! Refrain (AT-X)

SUNDAY October 6
0130 - White Album 2 (Tokyo MX)
0135 - Hajime no Ippo Rising (NTV)
0158 - Kuroko no Basuke 2 (MBS)
0830 - Dia no Ace (TV Tokyo)
1700 - Magi 2 (TBS)
1730 - Phi Brain 3 (NHK Education)
2030- Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai (AT-X)
2227 - Teekyu 3 (Tokyo MX)
2330 - Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta (Tokyo MX)

MONDAY October 7
0000 - Meganebu! (Tokyo MX)
0030 - Walkure Romanze (Tokyo MX)
0105 - Ginkitsune (TV Tokyo)
1800 - Gundam Build Fighters (TV Tokyo)
2030 - Unbreakable Machine-Doll (AT-X)

TUESDAY October 8
0135 - Yowamushi Pedal (TV Tokyo)
0205 - Non Non Biyori (TV Tokyo)
0255 - Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio (MBS)

WEDNESDAY October 9
0030 - Tokyo Ravens (Tokyo MX)
0130 - BlazBlue (Tokyo MX)

THURSDAY October 10
0100 - Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Lovecome o Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (Tokyo MX)

FRIDAY October 11
0050 - Galilei Donna (Fuji TV)
0120 - Samurai Flamenco (Fuji TV)
0135 - Valvrave the Liberator 2 (MBS)
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby blkmage » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:56 am

kyoukai no kanata is very moe, as expected of kyoani
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby MangaRocks! » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:59 am

Kyoukai no Kanata, a.k.a. Beyond The Boundary, episode 1:

SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Haha, wow-- I was not expecting her to immediately stab him straight through the heart with no hesitation whatsoever in response. :sweat: And *then* continually keep on trying to kill him the rest of the week! :sweat: :grin:

Anyway, I already really love the protagonist :grin: , and his interactions with Mirai were hilarious (and rather sweet, especially later ;) ) even when 'serious.' :grin: I also like the fact that there are a number of other people around who are 'in' on the whole Spirit World thing, too.

As for the end of the ep.: SPOILER: Highlight text to read: Curious as to what was up with those little flashes of other scenes during the fight... and nice little cliffhanger, as well. Also, beautiful ED.

In other words, yes, this was just as fantastic as I expected it to be-- and it's only the first episode! :jump: Can't wait for next week!
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby blkmage » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:21 pm

Oh yeah, Pokemon: The Origin aired recently, so subs should materialize soon, but for now, please wait warmly.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby GeneD » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:41 pm

So maybe I've just become horribly cynical SPOILER: Highlight text to read: (ahahahah this is not a maybe) but I really didn't see anything in Beyond The Boundary that was outstanding or particularly interesting, apart from the good animation. They somehow managed to make the premise bland and I'm not sure what mood they were going for. It reminded me a bit of Chuunibyou but in a way that felt kinda like a fanfiction as written by one of the characters of that show. Anyway, hopefully it gets better/more interesting. That said, favourite character is already the dark haired boy because I have scarf-bias.

Kill la Kill on the other hand, did a great job of immediately drawing me into the setting, making the characters intriguing and being hilarious at times. I do hope though there will be more to the plot than SPOILER: Highlight text to read: MC-girl fighting increasingly stronger but nevertheless cannon-fodder members of the council every episode. Also, I'm rather disappointed with all the fanservice. :/
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Mr. Hat'n'Clogs » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:17 pm

Kill la Kill, barring the unfortunate uniform, is basically just the best thing. Matoi is freaking amazing and I hope she continues to be so. Also, sooooooo stylish and good-looking. The character animation was as great as expected but I'm amazed at how good the CG looked, which is something I'm not sure I ever thought I might say about anime. Basically the whole episode had me going ah my gahhhhhh.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Okami » Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:49 pm

blkmage wrote:Oh yeah, Pokemon: The Origin aired recently, so subs should materialize soon, but for now, please wait warmly.


I know the site where I sometimes watch anime has the first two eps up and subbed. Just watched the first one....gah, it's so nostalgic and wonderful!
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby blkmage » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:43 pm

Golden Time: ehhhhh, not a very good introductory episode, just met a bunch of characters, not much interesting happening. Not entirely sure how comedic hijinks are going to ensue yet but.

Kill la Kill: dang, son, just, dang
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby ClosetOtaku » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:07 am

Trying hard to activate my suspension of disbelief in Coppelion. Why the protagonists wear school uniforms on their mission to explore post-apocalyptic Tokyo has not yet been disclosed, but I'm sure there's a rational explanation. Animation is sort of FLCL with an Aeon Flux edge.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Vii » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:54 am

Kyoukai no Kanata: Decent expository episode I suppose. I do hope it gets more interesting soon. Battle scenes are great.

Kill La Kill: SO GOOD.
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby MangaRocks! » Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:45 am

Wow-- Crunchyroll has now obtained literally every single show that I was either already planning on watching in full, planning on at least checking out, or even thinking about possibly checking out, a fact that I am really loving right now. :thumb: Only thing is that, aside from 2 of them, literally everything else (5 more!) are streaming on Thursdays. :pikka: :sweat: Making a custom viewing schedule to spread them out over the other days of the week now (so don't mind my somewhat-late comments on some of them, LOL :sweat: )...


Anyway, Nagi no Asukara episode 1:

Loved the fact that it starts out underwater, and yet everything seems utterly normal aside from that particular fact + the magic fire. :grin:

That said, the drama is pretty whatever so far, and the super-protective/jealous/shouty main guy is a bit annoying, too :P ; however, the world that they're in (and the stuff that lets them breathe, and all that) is just so darn interesting ( + I have to give it some points for having a character SPOILER: Highlight text to read: slam a bowl of stew straight into a sea-god's {or, rather, "a scale of a sea-god's"} face out of embarrassment, LOL :grin:) that I'm going to keep on following this for now. :)
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Re: [Fall 2013] anime orientation week

Postby Kaori » Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:04 pm

Nagi no Asukara: I like the fantastical undersea setting, but I'm not so fond of the middle school drama (there's enough drama in this one episode for an entire season), and I really dislike Hikari's character type. Probably won't watch much more of this anime for those two reasons.

On a different note, Uroko uses the speech patterns of an ojiisan (grandpa), which is pretty amusing. But given his status as the local god, he probably is very old.
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