Some people rightfully argued in my Megas Preview that I have poor taste in anime. I am so sorry. Allow me to make the preview that you were all hoping for.
Shows aren’t in any particular order within each tier. I find discriminating between shows of a similar quality to be racist and unbecoming of an intellectual like myself. No table of contents because fuck the mainstream.
“Fuck the system” is the message in this soon-to-be-critically-acclaimed series by renowned director Yoshimasa Hiraike. You probably aren’t unique enough to have read Nineteen Eighty-Four, Fahrenheit 451, or Eragon, but this dystopian title clearly borrows heavily from each masterpiece.
In the future, the power of song has been banned by a totalitarian government. But a group of nine brave women band together to change their fates and the fates of others with the power of song.
Expect a heartwarming story punctuated by deep bouts of depression and nihilism as the girls struggle to fight an unwinnable battle. But who will truly lose in the end? The girls or the very foundation of their evil government? Only time will tell.
Regardless, the messages and themes of this show will undoubtedly form the bedrock of eastern philosophical debate for centuries to come. Look forward to this one, it’s an instant classic.
noitominA is always good and they make the best animes. This is simply a fact that any discerning anime viewer already knows. A French boy, an Indian, and two Japanese kids all end up realizing that love and friendship can exist behind a fishing pole. Amazing. That’s all the show needs to be successful and it’s all I’m hoping for.
I expect to be blown away by the deep character interactions which will result from a fusion of different cultures. This show defines humanity and is undoubtedly going to show that all people around the world can live together in peace because despite myriad differences we’re all human on the inside. Take that, racism! ^___^
As a QUALITY anime fan, I’m all about the plot in shows and this one looks amazing. Four voice actresses live out their daily lives. And… that’s it. Amazing. I wish other shows had the balls to put out a superior plot like this. I’m tired of shows which create their own universes, populating them with interesting characters, and creating a realm of escapism in which entertainment thrives. That’s not good anime!
Good anime is when Sara-san talks to Becky-san about her kawaii shoes and they go off to a donut shop and talk about boys. That’s the only kind of anime worth watching for true, mature anime fans and it’s exactly the kind of anime you’ll get with this show.
Alongside the likes of such critically acclaimed, high-quality series as Doraemon, Zatch Bell, and Sket Dance, Uchuu Kyoudai is a winner of the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award. Among such stars, we can be assured this space-based series will shine with a similar light.
Most humans would be put off by a 48-episode series based around a reject with an afro trying to get into a space program despite having no discernible skills or qualities relevant to astronauts, who ends up relying on his brother’s status to finally get in, but those people just don’t get high-quality anime. The more pathetic a main character, the more fans like us can relate.
Much like the main character struggles to get over his insecurity and find a new job, we struggle with our own inability to manage our personal hygiene and gather enough courage to even look for jobs. Much like he relies on his past to find a way toward the future, we dwell in dreams of our past because we have no future. In essence, this anime is perfect for true hardcore anime fans like us.
Oh my gosh! Have you seen that animation? It’s perfect because KyoAni’s doing it. So much better than Shaft could ever do. And the main character is so dark and pensive! Kya~~
Any show that looks this boring, uninspired, and slow-paced can only be one thing: excellent. In fact, I’d venture to say it’s going to be the anime of the season considering how any normal person would fall asleep while just watching the trailer.
Fat people are neglected by many societies for no good reason. Fat people are people too! Luckily, Accel World takes a look at this unfair situation and says “No!” A fat guy gets paired up with a really bishoujo (that’s Japanese for pretty) girl and becomes a hero.
In fact, the main character earns himself a harem really quickly. Now, normally I’m against harems in general because they promote poor gender roles for women and men (I’m a feminist!), but seeing someone as fat as me able to get a girlfriend brings a warm feeling to my heart. Is this what it’s like to be recognized? I sure am holding out for this to happen to me too because my current plan of only watching deep animes and criticizing people who actually can experience enjoyment from anime isn’t working. Neither is my “be friends with lots of girls in hopes that they’ll realize I’m a great boyfriend choice” strategy.
Accel World, save me from myself!
Expect pure hilarity! Japanese comedy is the best comedy especially because most baka gaijin westerners don’t get the jokes. I mean, just check these excerpts from the manga. If you don’t think this is funny, you just don’t have great taste in comedy.
Similar to Nichijou, this will be a true test for who has good taste in anime and who doesn’t. The only thing I’m worried about with the show is that it won’t be as HILARIOUS and RANDOM as Nichijou was. If I don’t get a robot (lol!) I’m going to be very sad.
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia Remastered
If there’s anything I love more than my iPad™, it’s Ghibli movies. And Nadia is probably the closest thing to a Ghibli television series. Seeing a remaster like this makes me happy that the younger generation can experience such a high-quality series.
Also, it means Gainax is spending money and time remastering a series that no one really wanted remastered instead of putting that time and effort into a new IP. This pleases me because if there’s anything I hate more than new animes, it’s new animes that aren’t targeted at bitter, 30-year-old virgins.
Sakamichi no Apollon
Who wouldn’t be interested in a show about three random kids in the 1960s who like jazz? I’m certainly interested in their trials and trevails. After all, the anime is set in the past and anything that’s old is worthy of praise and nostalgia.
Beyond that, jazz is a groundbreaking musical genre that helped to spawn rock ‘n’ roll and rap. Being able to watch a show about a genre which ultimately resulted in The Black-Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, and Kanye West is an undeniable privilege and an honor.
Eureka Seven Ao
Ugh. Robots. So cliche and overused. I’d yawn if my body was capable of any action unrelated to being an insufferable, arrogant douchebag.
Can’t Japan come up with the original content I’m looking for? Something along the lines of cute high school girls walking around a town and laughing at how silly and fun life can be is what I feel would really make anime break the boundaries of art and transcend the human experience. But I don‘t think Japan is capable of that. It takes way too much creativity to create an anime based around everyday life so we’re stuck with a ton of robot shows this season and very little slice–of–life.
Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A
Shallow and pedantic. I postulate only individuals who masturbate to lolicon will be interested in watching high school girls gallivanting around in sometimes sexually ambiguous situations.
“How is that any different from most of the shows you recommended for this season?” you may ask…
Well, fuck you.
How dare you imply that my deep and meaningful shows of choice this season are anything close to the “people who like to watch high school school girls doing cute things” fanbase that this pedoshit caters to?! It’s completely different and I am OFFENDED you would attempt to compare such incredibly different kinds of shows.
… geez, you made me so mad I almost spilled my Starbucks coffee. Go back to your troll den, troll. We’re done here.
My goodness gracious! This show looks so bloody!
You know, if we were in Europe, the land of Free Speech and Artistic Expression, this show would be banned. Unlike us pathetic Americans who shun sexual expression in favor of VIOLENT EVILRY, Europe hates violence and embraces sexuality. I know this because my high school history teacher told me so. Therefore, to be a more free society, we should censor all violent content and boycott disgusting shows like Zetman.
Zetman tries to play its violence off as “necessary” to tell the story it wants to tell. But if that’s the case, I don’t think the story needs to be told. If Zetman were a book, I would burn it.
“Can love transcend death?” Hah! What a pretentious question. And why are they asking such a question in an anime? They could just ask me. I know all the answers; I graduated high school after all.
Anything with zombies in it is bad. I know because I watched High School of the Dead and the breasts offended me. Breasts are unnatural, and last I checked the main female lead in this show (a zombie!) had breasts. Additionally, zombies are imaginary. If something can’t happen in real life, it shouldn’t be in an anime. What’s next for this show, re-inventing air? No thank you. I like my air how I like my water — bottled and sold in a convenience store for a 10,000% markup. Don’t mess with a naturalist like me, anime. I have a blog.
Terrible manga = terrible show. I don’t understand why anyone would be interested in this. Just because a series is enjoyable doesn’t mean it’s good. In fact, if you actually like it, that means the series is doing something wrong.
Medaka breaks all the Cardinal Rules of Anime.
1. Thou shalt not have a strong female lead who fights for her goals and friends and risks her life in the process. It’s sexist to have a female take a traditionally male role.
2. Thou shalt not have unique characters, character development, or interesting character interactions. Animes are all about the story. Having good characters in a show can only detract from the plot, which is the only worthwhile part of animes.
3. Thou shalt not have pacing that’s quicker than one scenario change per volume. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Words to live by.
4. Thou shalt not have real consequences or villains with any moral ambiguity. If the villains have any more depth than the baddies in Power Rangers, the show is clearly trying too hard and should be mocked as a result.
5. Thou shalt not have a cast of more than five characters. It gets too confusing for people to understand. Strong casts are the antithesis of good series.
Medaka Box is definitely the anime of the season to avoid at all costs.
Watch for sure:
Watch when you get bored of writing that awesome novel of yours:
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia Remastered
Sakamichi no Apollon
Eureka Seven Ao
Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A