With Summer anime coming to a close, we look into the Fall season. Most of it is just my thoughts on each of the anime that is about to air this fall. So what do I think about this season? Well it doesn’t look that interesting like Summer, but there are definitely a couple of anime that I think is worth watching. We won’t know if it’s good or not yet, but here is my opinion on most of it, base on their promotional videos. Rating are given based on my level of interest. Also check out the anime chart below.
Diabolik Lovers More, Blood – The sequel is out, and I don’t think the prequel was even that good to begin with. This one is definitely a skip for me, as it’s base on Otome Game. I think girls will love it, but I’m not that curious to find out why they would. Looks very yaoi, despite having a girls in the cover. 3/10 | Preview
Lance N’ Masques – This one looks like a cute show with fantasy elements in it. With my current tight schedule and kinda busy months ahead, I think i’ll skips this one. Not really that interest as it’s about a boy who looks after a girl and stuff. The part where the boy has to take care of the loli is kinda what makes me not interested in it. The character design doesn’t interest me either. If you watch the PV, you’ll get the sense of how this anime could turn out terrible. 2/10 | Preview
Update: Base on everyone’s opinion, it is best to now watch this anime at all. Avoid it at all cost, it’s that bad.
Young Black Jack – This one looks good. I’ve watched the grown up version of Black Jack and definitely liked it. One of the few anime that is related to surgery and stuff which is hard to come by. If you wanna try something new, I guess it’d be nice to give this a try. Animation looks good as well compared to the sequel. 7/10 | Preview
Update: The anime is like any other Black Jack tv I know. So if you’re a fan of the series, definitely watch it. If you are new and interested to try, I’d say go for it. It should be good.
Hacka Doll the Animation – A smartphone app that gets an anime, interesting indeed. This anime is an anime short for around 8 minutes or so per episode. Don’t expect much, probably a show where cute girls do cute stuff kinda thing. I don’t mind watching this one just for the fun of it, but yeah that’s just it. If you like watching cute girls, doing cute stuff, I guess this anime short is definitely a must watch. 6/10 | Preview
Update: Watched the first episode, and it turns out pretty good for Hacka Dool. Character is pretty cute, and the show is funny, and well animated. Character is very likeable, while one could be annoying for some. I like that it’s base on them helping others to solve problems, and the part where they stick with the smartphone app theme is nice. A show not for everyone, but definitely for those who likes moe.
Kagewani – Another anime short. This one looks interesting. It’s about a scientist finding out why monsters are attacking human beings and stuff. Suspense, mystery and supernatural. Looks scary, but sadly they haven’t released an anime PV or some sort yet. If you are into this horror kinda anime, this short might be of interest to you. 7/10
Heavy Object – This is for the mecha fans. I watched the PV, and I’m very impressed with the animation. Character looks good, and the girl isn’t bad looking either. I heard the light novel is pretty good too, so I’m looking forward to this one. I have a feeling that some part of the anime will be rushed though, considering it’s a light novel adaptation and done by J.C.Staff. Looks like a show that is going to be 24 episodes long, and probably split core, because after 12 episode or so, the time slot will be taken by Gate anime for their season 2. I’ll definitely give this a watch, but being 24 episodes long, I don’t think i’ll blog about this one. 7/10 | Preview
Update: Watched the first episode. I think the introduction at the start was good, but after that it gets pretty boring to be honest. Animation was good and the art is nice. So far I can’t say it has lived to the hyped yet. It was kinda ok, but not really that impressive. It looks to me like it could really be action-packed in the future though, so I’m looking forward to that. This show could either turn really good or bad in the end. Hard to say for now. I’d hold-off for a bit, and wait if it gets better in a couple more episodes if you haven’t watch it yet.
Norogami Aragoto – Finally a season two for this anime. I watched the first season and it was pretty good for me. I didn’t expect them to have a 2nd season this fast though, so i’m a little surprised when I first found out about the season 2 announcement. I’m hyped for this one. Noragami is a great blend of comedy and supernatural. Also a character-driven show. If you want some action for this season, I’d definitely recommend you to watch this. If you haven’t watch season 1, definitely do it now before it starts. 9/10 | Preview
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk – After watching the PV, it felt like an anime that I’ve already watched before, that anime in particular is Absolute Duo. Looks like a show with a lot of ecchi in it. Just look at the amount of girl there is in this anime. Animation looks good as well because it’s by A-1 Pictures, but besides that it might be really bland if you are expecting something amazing. I could be wrong, but you can definitely give it a shot. This anime is split cour, with 12 episodes per season. 5/10 | Preview
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry – Another school anime, with swords and what not. If you’re into this kinda of show with Harem and what not, I guess you’ll definitely have to watch it. I’m skipping this one. 5/10 | Preview
Owarimonogatari – Another Monogatari series anime. I’m looking forward to this one. Since I’ve pretty much watched all the past season, I’d definitely watch this one as well. The part where the synopsis tell us that Araragi’s life will turn upside-down is what interest me, and that Ougi Oshino girl is involved this time. She is one weird girl, and a very interesting one as well. 8/10 | Preview
Update: As expected from the series, the first episode turns out pretty good. I like that it’s 1 hour long and it just felt like the monogatari we know and love.
Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen – I really have no idea what this anime is mostly about apart from it being adapted from a game. I heard the first season wasn’t that bad, so I guess it’s worth watching. The first season is already on my watch list, but with the time constraints I currently have, I won’t be able to watch this anime anytime soon. Preview
Kowabon – This short anime looks cool, as the animation involves rotoscoping. For an art student such as myself, I’d definitely give this show a try just for the rotoscoping part. This anime will use a live-action footage and trace it frame-by-frame to recreate it as animation. I do not like the PV of this one, it was suppose to be a horror show, but that music kinda killed it for me. This show definitely isn’t for everyone, but considering it’s just a short anime, I’d give it a go. 5/10 | Preview
Comet Lucifer – I always find it hard to not watch something that looks colorful with nice visuals. The setting looks good as well. I just saw the first episode preview, and it looks promising. As always it has to involve a boy meeting a mysterious girl and stuff, very much like any other anime sure, but what interest me is mostly the setting, as well as the genre being adventure and fantasy. Since the animation is done by 8bit, I’m not expecting much, but if they are given the right amount of budget, this could turn out pretty good. The director and staff doesn’t look that promising either. I’ll give this anime a shot, following the 3 episode rule. 7/10 | Preview
Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou – Another vibrant colour type of show. While I’m not that much interested in this one, it looks like it could be one insane show. The animation looks pretty nice, and the show looks action packed, so if you’re into action, maybe it’s worth the watch. This show involve superpowers as well, so that part could be cool. I’m skipping this one, but might give it a try if there is a lot of positive first impression. 6/10 | Preview
One Punch Man – I was pretty excited when they announce that this is getting an anime. I haven’t watched the first pre-aired episode yet, but I know this is going to be good anyway. One thing is for sure is that the animation will look nice because it’s done by Madhouse, and I heard the manga was pretty good as well. So if that isn’t an enough indication to watch it, I don’t know what will. I’ve heard some saying it was pretty boring for the first pre-aired episode, but most are pretty hyped and positive about it thus far. 8/10 | Preview
Update: We watched the first episode and the anime is just amazing! Check out why it’s soo amazing in our first impression post.
High School Star Musical – This one is a straight no for me. Looks really yaoi and definitely not a show I want to watch. If it actually about girls that might be a different story, but this is about guys and only guys. So yeah, a definite no for me. Preview
JK-Meshi! – There isn’t much info about this one, but it’s related to cooking, so I’ll give it a try. Animation wise, it doesn’t look that good, but the food part might be interesting. 2/10 | Preview
Edit: This anime short turns out to be pretty bad. It’s just 3 minutes long. The animation is just like one of those animation from a student who just learned how to animate. While the anime is informative at times, I don’t see why someone should watch this even if it’s just 3 minutes long. Skip it guys.
Osomatsu-san – I’m looking forward for this comedy anime. The animation looks really nice, but the part where the staff is mostly from Nichijou, Gintama, and Danshi Koukosei no Nichijou, is what makes me interested in watching this show. Hopefully it’ll be one great comedy anime. 8/10 | Preview
Yuru Yuri San☆Hai! – You guys know that I like slice of life anime a lot, so this anime is definitely a must watch for me. As far as previous show goes it’s pretty hilarious, so that’s one of the reason I’m looking forward to it. Cute girls, doing cute stuff, how could anything go wrong. 7/10 | Preview
Hidan no Aria AA – I’ve never watched Hidan no Aria before, so I’m definitely skipping this one. If you like cute girls fighting against each other, this is definitely the show for you. Preview
Dance with Devils – Looks like another yaoi type of show where the girls will enjoy watching this one. Just like High School Star Musical as well as that Diabolik Lovers More, Blood otome anime. The PV song is pretty interesting though, but having too much boys in it kinda might ruin the show for me. There is only like 1 main girl in the series, so I’m not expecting much. Just look like another Diabolik Lover to be honest. Animation looks really good though. 4/10 | Preview
Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken – Another anime with a freaking long name. If i’m in need of some ecchi and cuteness, this anime will definitely be the first I’m going to watch this season. Looks interesting as there is a one boy who is considered gay in this anime. Obviously he is not gay, but that’s where it gets interesting, yes? lol! I like the character design, but I’m really not sure if I’m picking this one up. Maybe I might just for some fanservice shit. 5/10 | Preview
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru – I have this anime in my to watch list for the longest time. It looks really interesting. Not just the poster, but the PV looks promising as well. Animation looks really beautiful and kinda reminds me of Hyouka in some way. I wonder what the bone is going to be about, so that’s part of the mystery we are going to find out when we watch it. The other reason why I’m watching is definitely because of that hot girl, lol! 8/10 | Preview
Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider – Another mystery anime. I’m the the mood for some more mystery this season, so I’m definitely picking this up. Base on the synopsis I think this anime will be an interesting one which involve mysteries regarding a serial killer and what not. Animation wise, it looks good, the character design doesn’t look bad either. The director’s primary works are Elfen Lied, Sound of the Sky and Kimi to Boku. Looks interesting enough to give it a try, if you’re looking for some mystery anime. I heard there is a live-action TV about this show as well, and it was pretty good. 7/10 | Preview
Taimadou Gakuen 35 Shiken Shoutai – Another fanservice anime, but with a lot of action and jiggling boobs. Looks action packed, with a lot of girls in it. I watch the preview and I’m not really that interest to watch this. Sure the animation looks nice and all but, since this anime is probably going to have a lot of fanservice in it, I doubt it’s going to be that interesting. Unless you’re looking for fanservice anime, then this show might be worth a go. 5/10 | Preview
Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid – “Beautiful girl sexy battle action” That kinda pretty much sum it all up about the show. Looks like another show that is specifically targeted for those who wants to watch anime just for the ‘plot’. It’s not just about ‘plot’ but it also has lesbians, as well as some cool action. So if you’re into those kind of show, then I guess it’s worth a shot. 4/10 | Preview
Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka?? – Moeness overload is all I can think of when I remember Goshiusa. So if you are into moe, then I guess this show is definitely for you. I watched the first season and I kinda liked it. Watched a bunch of moe shows lately, like Wakaba Girl, Kiniro Mosaic and a few others, and I’m definitely watching this one. A slice of life anime with a lot of moe, a definitely must watch for me. 7/10 | Preview
Garo: Guren no Tsuki – Looks very action packed. Since I didn’t watch the previous one, I’m definitely skipping this one too. Comparing this one with the previous anime, the animation looks a lot better and by a lot, I mean by a huge margin. Give it a try, I don’t see no harm in watching this one if you’re looking for more action type anime this season. 6/10 | Preview
Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou – I’m really not sure why this needs to exist. First things first, this is an adaptation from the manga. Do you know how funny the manga is? Totally not funny at all. So I don’t see the point on watching this. Just wait next year, and maybe then we’ll get the 2nd season of Shingeki no Kyojin. 4/10 | Preview
Onsen Yousei Hakone-chan – Maybe this anime will give us a bit of a good laugh? I’m not expecting much, but I doubt we’ll get anything out of this show. A fairy who took a long slumber, and woke up in modern-day japan. Taking a form of a cute young girl and trying to regain her powers. Well, not sure how this one will go. 3/10
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai! – This one looks cute and it’s about slice of life. The character design kinda turns me off though. Just look at this here. I might give this a try since it’s slice of life. Can’t be that bad. 4/10
I’m definitely watching this anime: Heavy Object, Owarimonogatari, Comet Lucifer, One Punch Man, JK-Meshi!, Osomatsu-san, Yuru Yuri San☆Hai!, Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru, Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider, Norogami Aragoto and Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka??
Other show that I might watch: Young Black Jack, Kagewani, Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou, Kowabon and Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou ni “Shomin Sample” Toshite Gets♥Sareta Ken
I’ve yet to decide which anime to blog though. You’ll have to wait a while for that one. With my tight schedule this month, I think it’s best to not blog as much as Summer. So it’s going to be less than 8 anime this month, 5 or 6 maybe. I’ll see what I can do. 🙂