Fall 2012 Impressions – “Lacklustre” is the Word

An obligatory, if late, Halloween anime picture. In this case, the group of girls from Hidamari Sketch.

What first seemed to be an exciting anime season turned out to be a fairly lacklustre one. So far even the best series have yet to bring out any “wham” episode. While it may be sort of early into the season, there is no excuse for any of the series to not have some kind of hook that grabs me. Sure, I am interested in them, but I would not call myself excited.

How do you feel about the fall 2012 anime season?

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Fall 2012 Previews – Operation: Overkill

Apparently no-one found this real preview post that was hidden in the other one, so I decided to just make it easily accessible instead.

So you actually found this “not-very-well-hidden-super-secret” post. Congratulations! You gain nothing but a poor list of the series I will watch this fall 2012 anime season. For far more detailed previews, head over to these sites:

Or, even better, you may want to take a look at this wonderful chart preview provided by ours truly Redball from O-New!!:

Redball chart.

Normal chart.

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The Purpose of Openings

Because I could not find any fitting picture.

If you are new to anime, one of the first things you will notice is the fancy openings with actual singers and not only a short piece of music together with the series logo (or a longer opening showcasing the characters and setting) like here in the West. But are these kinds of openings needed or should they be removed in favour of extra screen time? Warning! Includes many videos! Continue reading

Fall 2011 Impressions

Halloween is upon us and so are the fall 2011 impressions. So far, it has been a rather lacklustre season, with the big meat named Guilty Crown failing to live up to its initial expectations. At least it seems that we have a few unexpected shows that are starting to leave bigger impressions on me with each episode. If you want to find out my thoughts, read on! Continue reading