Time to actually compare my Fall 2013 Anime Preview thoughts to what I thought of the shows after having watched 10 eps of each. Why? Because.
Fall 2013 Anime Preview link: http://www.crymore.net/2013/10/01/fall-2013-anime-preview/
Do note that some of my information in that post was wrong — Pupa did not air, and White Album 2 was a standalone series, not a sequel. I also didn’t watch Gaist Crusher, as nobody subbed it. (Please don’t inform me if someone actually decided to get on that show, because I’d rather pretend it never even existed.)
Predictions vs. Reality
I should note the focus for these is all on me. I don’t care if you thought Coppelion was good; reality is what I make it. So deal.
For this, series are listed in order of favorite to least favorite. Individual scores in parentheses.
Here are the shows that aligned with my predictions:
Kill la Kill
Kyoukai no Kanata
Non Non Biyori
Gundam Build Fighters
Ace of Diamond
That’s a 31% success rate. Not bad! And people said flipping a coin would result in more accurate predictions~
It doesn’t matter much to me if I predicted something would be Okay and it actually ended up Good-ish. Let’s just focus on the shows where I really swung and missed.
Thought would be good, but sucked
Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!
In my defense, I like tits. Quite a bit. But I did not anticipate that every episode would have 10 minutes of girls screaming and crying like they just discovered what’s in my basement.
Plus, no lesbians. In a show about female wrestlers. What gives, Japan?
Thought would be bad, but wasn’t terrible
The first episode met my original expectations for the series, but the introduction of Flamenco Girl brought the series from Kick-Ass-tier to Super-tier.
Nobody told me that a sexy sadist was gonna steal the show, so I blame humanity for this score discrepancy.
To be fair, Toradora fans, this isn’t even close to as good as you were hoping it to be, so we both fucked up a bit on the expectations front.
We’ll call this one a wash on account of your failure. You’re lucky I’m letting you off easy.
Strike the Blood
About the only thing Strike the Blood is is not terrible. I’m gonna chalk this one up to Japan sucking and Strike the Blood being honorarily bad.
Although it certainly missed my “Excellent” mark, it’s not that bad. Just another generic entry to the sports genre that falters when the pacing is locked to 24-minute episodes rather than one’s reading speed.
And shame on Japan for making me only read one volume of the manga before the show came out. How was I supposed to know the show would be a sausagefest?
I’ve come to the conclusion that my original predictions were, in fact, divinely inspired and accurate at base. The only person to blame for any inaccuracies in my Fall 2013 preview is everybody but me.
So fear not, I’ll be taking nothing into account for the upcoming Winter 2014 Preview (other than, of course, my own mental perfection) — the only lesson learned is that I have nothing left to learn.