April 14th, 2013
At least only one show already has 5 episodes out.
There’s a limited amount of time in the day, and since I tend to watch things within an hour or two of airing instead of waiting half the day for such pleasantries as subtitles or things in resolutions larger than my laptop’s screen, I vastly prefer to watch things more or less with the broadcast schedule. Here’s the quick list of all the shows that premiered along with a short blurb designed to reduce a 24 minute episode to a quarter second bullet point. Extensive or indicative of the entire show? Hell no. The main goal is to finish it in less time than it took to find a header image. They’re all linked to my posts on them (or something at any rate) if you want more info.
And a friendly reminder, most shows are going to be mediocre and forgettable at best, make no mistake about it, so saying that isn’t exactly going out on a limb. My own tastes and preferences are not the last word in everything. Feel free to ramble about your own opinions or thoughts in the comments.
Anything that I am 100% certain I’m going to cover for at least another week has Pollo Frito Kentucky next to it, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it past the next episode or two. Especially this season, that may just mean "most hopeful for the day as I hash things out." Likewise, just because I’m not looking forward to something just yet doesn’t mean that I won’t pick it up. I tend to watch at least part of the second episode of most things, I just don’t write anything if I’ve lost all interest and flipped through for any flashing lights or explosions after 5 minutes.
If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.
Boobs, mediocre action, and horrendous pacing.
Barely animated and most obnoxious Mary Sue of the season.
Why does this series still exist?
Most generic four panel adaptation ever.
Color overlays are not evocative, directior. And pick up the damn pace.
The direction and composition is so bad that it’s actually kind of fascinating.
It’s raining men, hallelujah.
Passable action, but needs to focus on that more and piss around overexplaining everything less.
CG’s impressive. Everything else is cheap and nonsensical.
Needs to decide whether it wants to be a comedy or more serious. Mixing things is not working at all.
Cheap, blatant wish fulfillment without even the slightest hint of effort or subtlety.
More writing that’s so bad that it’s fascinating. With vampires.
Unambitious, unimaginative, low budget light novel adaptation about antisocial guy joining make-friends club #37.
Repeating the last season’s first episode does not tell me this is going to be getting any better.
I could forgive the awful rotoscoping had a single thing happened in the first 22 minutes.
At least they’re being honest with themselves and have reduced everyone to prostitutes.
Excrutiatingly ponderous story, I hate all the characters, and besides the CG, cheap as hell.
Janky first episode, pretty poor second, solid third. Averages out to a lot of strange musical direction.
Not terribly ambitious, but a surprisingly competent little slapstick romantic comedy.
Boring generic friendship adventures in magical nothing-happens land.
High energy and great visuals makes up for some played-out jokes. Short length doesn’t hurt either.
An epic story driven by the pathos of the human condition and exploring every facet of the emotional spectrum.
Hair cutting was the most exciting thing. After four more episodes, it may very well still be.
Gag the robot, cut the exposition, and there’ll only be about 5 minutes left after two episodes, mostly vaporizing pirates.
Exact same formula as the first season which had already run excrutiatingly thin.
I’m, uh, not a huge fan of this season already, even not counting almost everything being clustered onto Thursday and Saturday. Hopefully some shows will pick up the pace, but that and Japanese media tend not to be things that go together. Maybe I’ll just post about some obscure games instead, except that those kinds of posts take easily 4-5 times longer than your standard anime cap-and-ramble. Feh, says I. Feh. Maybe this will be the season I write about Venture Brothers… in a month… just to fill the space between Sunday and Tuesday. At least assuming they don’t go back to something like that incredibly awkward Brockless half-season where every episode had a minimum of 12 jokes about pedophilia, often more.
Anyway, back to my endless war against misbehaving Japanese game engines held together with tape. Huzzah.