Winter Premier Week Wrapup

January 12th, 2010


A much more peaceful time than usual.

Maybe a little late since nothing new has aired for the past couple days, but whatever, let’s run with it. Nothing’s left but Nodame on the already packed Thursdays and the pseudo-OVA Katanagatari.

So anyway, standard boilerplate here. There’s a limited amount of time in the day, and my schedule for watching stuff syncs up more or less with the actual broadcast schedule. Therefore, there’s only so much that I can deal with in a day, so here’s the quick list of all the shows over the past week (plus the ongoing ones I’m already following) along with a short blurb representing whatever the first thing that comes to mind when I think about the first episode with the side goal of hopefully infuriating as many people as possible. I like to think of it as a game. Comprehensive… it is not, but if you want more information, each one is linked to my post on it.

Anything that I am 100% certain I’m going to cover for at least one more week gets a little crown, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stick with it past the next episode or two, especially for KG-A and Railgun, both of which I have a very low opinion of at the moment. Likewise, just because I’m not psyched about something doesn’t mean that I won’t pick it up after checking out a second episode. If you’ve got any input, flames, or desperate begging, go wild.





Better than it should be, except for everything about it. 



 Join the Light Music Squad! Now with more hamfisted generic drama!



Ladies vs Butlers!


 If it improves as much each episode as it did from first to second, it will actually become an awesome show by around… June.




 A genuinely clever, charming, well made, unique little gem of the season. Shocking.

Dance in the Vampire Bund


 Also unique, but uniquely tedious for the first 80% of the episode.

Guardian Charm Himari


 ZEXCS can do so much better than this, but it’s still a perfectly functional little light action/romantic comedy.




 90 seconds of action do not make up for 1200 seconds of listening to teenagers gossip.

Hidamari Sketch × â˜†â˜†â˜†


Looking better than ever, and I’m sure I’ll have even less intelligent to say about it than ever.

Hidden God


 Delicious foccaia bread sandwiching a stale mayonnaise center.



 The story’s ground to a halt, the characters haven’t developed at all, and the production has plummeted. The last couple months haven’t been kind to this show.


A Certain Scientific Railgun


 Three months later, and we’re still watching Saten whine. At least Index bit things.


Cobra: The Animation


 Back to the 80s with you! The power of Christ compels you! The power of Christ compels you!

The Qwaser of Stigmata


 I’m fairly sure I would have enjoyed this less without the censoring… which still leaves it as nothing more than aggressively average.


Hanamaru Kindergarten


 Trying to sell itself on being cute, which is difficult with all the mutant freaks running around.


I’m not totally committed yet, especially on Thursdays but right now my schedule is tentatively looking like:

Monday: MEH
Tuesday: Ladies vs Butlers I guess
Wednesday: Himari and Bakatest… maybe Bund
Thursday: Hidamari Sketch and either KG-A or Hidden God
Friday: Railgun… out of spite at this point, or if it has moved to Thursdays, it’s right out.
Saturday: Qwaser… maybe
Sunday: MEH

And that’s a wrap. There are a lot of shows carrying over on some days, just none of them are things I liked at all, which means that this season is weighted a tad heavily in the middle. Winter is pretty much always the slowest season anyway, so it’s not totally surprising. I’ve got other stuff to occupy my time… and I should probably get going on Moonlit Lovers too for that matter before my classes kick in with assignments requiring more effort than "Post about yourself on the class message board." Higher education is so overrated.

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13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Anonymous says:

    I don’t see what’s wrong with Kindergarten. I mean, I was laughing intensely on the first episode. Heck, this was probably the most I’ve laughed since last episode of Kimi ni Todoke. I could see why you didn’t like Durarara, but get your hopes up for Bund since it’s Shaft.

  • Yue says:

    Monday = war, moe, music
    Tuesday = “law of anime” impossible hair
    Wednesday = idiots and vampires
    Thursday = myuuu~~ kid, that’s Onsokumaru!
    Friday = attack of the “biribiri” clones
    Saturday = big globes
    Sunday = X-men

    The best way to start a 2010 is finding enough sleep. ^^

  • Anonymous says:

    Bakatest was probably my favorite show this season, it came out of left field and was very entertaining.

    That said, most seasons I care about which shows you watch but this season the shows are so bad that I really don’t have a favorite.

  • MisaoFan says:

    Actually, I watch all episodes of Qwaser of Stigmata on Saturday on 11pm (French Hour) on Internet, only one hour after one episode broadcasted on Mainichi Broadcasting System.

  • trebors says:

    nobody like durarara
    i think it is nicely done because it introduces almost all of the characters, like baccano ^^
    i think it will be a fun ride

    • Anonymous says:

      I believe that’s a bad move in my opinion because there’s too much information. Some, or maybe most, can’t keep up with that.

    • Fate says:

      Durarara is the only good show so far.

      • Rawr says:

        I can sort of understand Aroduc’s pov on duradura, but it all comes down to preference. The second episode had typical whiny bits to it, and really cliche drama. However, the trolling and reverse-trolling by the anti-hero made it fun. Headless biker’s actions at the end also made the entire episode quite worth it imo, since she gave an answer I hadn’t expected.

  • XDD says:

    haiz … nowdays anime too many naked girl ~_~

  • Rincewind says:

    No love for Sora no Woto?

    • LoliSauce says:

      You best be joking.

      Aro, I’ll be sad if you don’t end up covering Dance in the Vampire Bund. I’m still clinging to the hope that it will live up to its potential!

      Really though, BakaTest and Vampire Bund are the only two anime I am interested in this season, and I’ll be upset if the Bund disappoints.

  • Lero says:

    About Railgun… I read in many forums that the POV of Mikoto in the sisters arc will be not included in the anime… disturbing comments cause this means more fillers.

  • genie says:

    i love watching anime…im happy i found this can i use this?