Hey D_S Whatcha Watchin’?

This post has now been archived. Expect infrequent updates or none at all. I haven’t decided yet.

 

Welcome to this “hidden” page.

Consider this just a way for me track my own thoughts. I usually do this in a .txt, but figured I may as well put it on Crymore and share it with the few of you that find this place. There will be no analysis unless you request it of me in the comments.

Titles are listed in order of favorite to least favorite.

 

Current Show Ratings – v8.2

For v8.2 ratings, the only shows that will appear are those I have seen 10 episodes of. The numbers in parentheses are thus redundant, but I’ll keep them in anyway.

10
Kill la Kill (10)

9
Yozakura Quartet (10)
Kyoukai no Kanata (10)
Samurai Flamenco (10)

8
Outbreak Company (10)
Unbreakable Machine-Doll (10)
Golden Time (10)
Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga (10)
Kyousougiga (10)

7
Yuushibu (10)
Strike the Blood (10)
Nagi no Asukara (10)

6
Yowamushi Pedal (10)
Tokyo Ravens (10)
Miss Monochrome (10)

5
Blazblue – Alter Memory (10)
Gingitsune (10)
Arpeggio of Blue Steel – Ars Nova (10)

4
Non Non Biyori (10)
Super Seisyun Brothers (10)

3
Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! (10)
Walkure Romanze (10)

2
Coppelion (10)
Galilei Donna (10)
Log Horizon (10)

1
Diabolik Lovers (10)
Gundam Build Fighters (10)
Ace of Diamond (10)
Meganebu! (10)
 

140 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

Announcement post.

Anon says:

>rating airing shows

Dark_Sage says:

Doing it this way helps me track my thoughts for “final” scores. I don’t have the best memory.

Solaristics says:

Dark_Sage confirmed for good taste.

Dark_Sage says:

As if there was ever any question about that.

Kamica says:

You’re like the only person i’ve seen that actually likes Nagi no Asukara.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s an inventive setting with a lot of potential for good character drama. I want to see where the show goes with this set-up.

jimmy says:

You should talk to better people. I’ve discussed it with two person and they both liked it.

LuneSave says:

Are you planning on watching everything this season? I mean, that’s a lot of content (and filler).

Dark_Sage says:

Well, I generally watch everything up until I finish off my reviews for the show and then drop it. But this season, yes, I’ll be watching everything to completion.

stushi says:

Oooh, what makes this season so special?

Dark_Sage says:

The shows are higher quality than previous seasons and I’ve got a bit of leeway with my job, so I have more time to spend on hobbytastic fun.

Progeusz says:

You should watch HnI Rising to know what 9/10 really means (will probably become 10/10 with next fight).

Dark_Sage says:

More like .9 out of 10. Whoaaaa!

Qrius says:

Good God, I think I saw something like this on someone’s MAL profile page a couple of days ago…

Anyway, I had a similar problem with rating shows, until I moved on to only watching completed shows.

Solaristics says:

Lul. A lot of people do it. I started doing it in spring of last season

Anon says:

>10/10
>Kill la Kill (01)

It’s over between us.

Jii-san says:

The ED should bump Kyoukai up to a 10.

Analyze Kill la Kill pls, preferably while drunk.

Anon says:

>Share the Blood
>Share

Dark_Sage says:

Yeah. It’s about weird vampire orgies and shit.

Dark_Sage says:

Yup, they snowball the blood.

Justinnnnnn says:

I’m glad to see you’re digging KlK, I’ve watched it like six times already. Here’s to hopinh her suit starts covering more skin as she gets more of those uniforms’ ‘magic’ threads. Also, it’s one of the few shows where it kinda shows sex equality: both genders are stripped almost naked, and I can’t recall any anime in which a man beats a girl to a pulp like that…yay for violence~

Erik says:

No Yuushibu rating yet? I wanna see that one.

Dark_Sage says:

Rating added.

DarkFireBlade25 says:

You sure you should put Yuushibu way up there? I know the manga is amazing, but they really dropped the ball on that first episode. The comedy felt very forced. A disgrace to the manga and novel if you ask me.

Dark_Sage says:

The rating is accurate. It’s everything it set out to be. Mild comedy with serious amounts of ecchi.


MFW the entire time.

Erik says:

The MC seemed to have his retard hat on though.
“Man, this guy has a very cute face like a girl”
“Man, this guy has long feminine hair”
“Man, this guy has tits”
“OMG IT’S A GIRL!”

Dark_Sage says:

My dear Erik-kun, the MC is irrelevant.

What matters is the burning in your heart when demon-chan smiles. The fire in your blood when the soap suds are about to disappear from her bosom. The flames that course through you when she screws up a social norm despite doing her ganbarre.

Erik-kun, my friend, this is moe. More importantly, it’s moe with ecchi — the perfect combination. None can doubt this show is one of Japan’s finest achievements.

Kamica says:

I’m 14 minutes into Kyousou Giga episode 00 and I have no freaking clue what’s going on. Is this show 2deep4me or is it all supposed to start making sense later?

Solaristics says:

episode 00 is a recap.

trichinas says:

2deep4u

Dark_Sage says:

01 should be where the plot starts.

Kitty says:

D_S, I can never tell when you are joking, sarcastic, or serious…

Anon says:

Why is all the CG so fucking terrible this season?

Oh wait, it’s because it’s CG.

Kamica says:

Don’t watch Unbreakable Machine-Doll. You’ll cry.

Not That Anon says:

KlK picked up that stupid style in episode 3.
It sucks. I thought they said there wouldn’t be much CG in KlK before it aired but I guess they just went “fuck it” and threw in really out-of-place CG to split the animation load across teams or something.

I was actually enjoying the show before that episode but after being vaguely uninterested nearly the whole way through (even without the CG) I really just don’t care, anymore.

I’ll still watch it to the end but that shit better stop.

returnity says:

the show itself isn’t bad (I edit FFF’s), and the manga was good… but they need to stop drinkin’ that CGi Koolaid.

Pelfmiester says:

Appearantly D_S finds Outbreak Company, Golden Time, and Strike the Blood better than he originally anticipated. Especially Outbreak Company.

Anon says:

He’ll probably change his ratings again after a few episodes since it’s too early to know whether or not the shows will suck.

Pelfmiester says:

He put Outreak in his shit category before the season started, but now that he’s gotten to see the actual series he’s giving it a 9/10 so far. Substancial difference, even if it is only one ep in.

Dark_Sage says:

That’s the idea. The (##) is the last episode I saw and the rating will change accordingly.

After I’ve seen at least the first episode of everything, you’ll see the scores start to have a very even distribution.

Kamica says:

Coppelion is one of the major disappointments of the season. Judging by the poll results, a lot of people were anticipating it. But who can honestly say the show has met their expectations? I don’t think there are many who would.

returnity says:

If you read the manga, you knew what you were in for. So far, they’ve managed to improve on the manga, IMO. Notice how I carefully avoided claiming it was good at any point.

Xikarra says:

Kill la Kill -> awesomeness
Machine-Doll -> so far so great, yaya is love
Kyoukai no Kanata -> Mitsuki best girl OTS
Gingitsune -> unexpectedly great, very sweet
White Album 2 -> DAT insert song
Nagi no Asukara -> love triangles, gorgeous setting and art
Strike the Blood -> might be good, Hosoya Yoshimasa FTW
Dia no Ace -> might be cool
Aoki Hagane -> CGI battleship, UI loli
Golden Time -> okay so far, Linda best girl
Tokyo Ravens -> okay so far
Outbreak Company -> unexpectedly good
Samurai Flamenco -> might be fun
Yowamushi Pedal -> might be fun
Coppelion -> interesting setting, probably disappointment OTS

Justinnnnnn says:

klk awesome lvl: Pulp Fiction

http://i.imgur.com/HSaD1HL.jpg

Dark_Sage says:

Beautiful.

Xikarra says:

Holy shit.

Jii-san says:

No Valvrape?

Dark_Sage says:

I should get on that…

Jii-san says:

Enjoy the tears~

Dark_Sage says:

Oh fuck yes, the rape train keeps on rolling?

Choo choo, motherfuckers!

Fuwaa says:

Who’s working on Tokyo Ravens, again? Anyone good or should I hunt down the raws?

Mahjong says:

You’ve got anime-koi, gg, or funi (simulcast).

Pelfmiester says:

After comparing a minute or two segment of the script I went with Anime-Koi. Don’t remember why though.

Anon says:

Shitty subs are fitting for a shitty show.

Pelfmiester says:

Crap. Was that the GG release? Looks like I made the right call.

Kiraly says:

Isn’t herkz the editor for it?

AnimeNOW says:

Translator Futsuu
Editor DickS
Timer Death x Shinigami
Typesetter Draco x Snape
Encoder DxS

Kiraly says:

Huh, herkz was the guy answering the comments for the first episode post, so I just assumed.

archdeco says:

Why the hate for gg?

an6 says:

Because they screwed the release… they should’ve stopped trolling the release with all the shaman shit and did MY MAGI instead. Now I am stuck with hatsuki.

archdeco says:

>shaman
>trolling

Now I’ve lost it.

Solaristics says:

Troll subs supposedly for Tokyo Ravens.

Anon says:

rub a dub thanks for the grub

an6 says:

I believe it is more commie release than gg, DxS [commie], TLer[commie], timer commie… idk what gg is there for?!

AnimeNOW says:
Spoiler:
gg is commie
Fuwaa says:

I don’t find the prospects exciting, but I’ll try anime-koi before going RAW at least.

sangofe says:

I don’t trust your tastes, D_S. 1/10 for Ace of Diamond? The hell?

Dark_Sage says:

I’d give it a 0/10, but my scale doesn’t go that low. :/

Humanity says:

Is there a joke or reference I’m not getting with the “Yoshizura Quartet” entry or something?

Dark_Sage says:

Nope, that’s just me tripping up on Japanese names.

Kamica says:

So why do you dislike Samurai Flamenco so much anyways?

Dark_Sage says:

The first episode didn’t grab me. It was like a boring Kick-Ass, which is saying something cuz Kick-Ass was pretty boring.

Maybe it gets better later on, but considering it’s a Japanese seinen it’s probably gonna be boring and promote shitty morals like “if you’re just a nice guy things’ll work out somehow!”

Humanity says:

I guess your opinion on it changed.
I’ve been really enjoying it. I just find it to be a lot of fun and puts a big grin on my face.

Dark_Sage says:

Yup. I didn’t see potential in the first episode, but that’s why I resolved to watch all shows’ episodes this season.

Spoiler:
Flamenco Girl

made it for me.

I’m really digging it. I don’t know how strong of an ending it’ll pull though.

Ash says:

I almost dropped it after the first episode as well. It got a lot better afterwards, so I’m glad I stuck around.

Anon says:

Would you drop any show this season and how are you going to indicate it in the list?

Dark_Sage says:

I’d like to, but this is a season I’m gonna try to complete. Obviously I’m not going a great job of it right now, though.

V2Blast says:

Looks like Machine-Doll is winning the poll.

You should do a translation party/review for the show… Might be the first time I actually use this site to determine which fansub I use. (The rest of the time I just check it in hindsight, in which case I am naturally biased towards the fansub group I’m already watching).

dutchah says:

D_S-senpai, what’s your opinion on the ghost stuff in Golden Time at the moment?

Dark_Sage says:

Golden Time is… an interesting show. As of now, I don’t think they needed to pull that ghost/amnesia bullshit, but on the off-chance the show does something interesting with it, I’m still allowing myself to be pulled along.

That being said, with all the ridiculous shit we’re getting in what would normally be a fairly standard romance, there better be a goddamn good pay-off, because I’m gonna feel really let down if there isn’t.

dutchah says:

The amnesia part was fine imo. You can tell by the premise that GT isn’t going to break new ground all that much but having this split personality/ghost bollocks business irks me to no end, even disregarding the fact that I’m pretty sure he should’ve died when he fell off the bridge like that.

Dark_Sage says:

The only reason I’m inclined to let it slide for now is that there’s no logical reason for it to be there unless the author is absolutely planning to blow our minds away with something.

dutchah says:

I’m letting it slide in hope of a nice pay-off and because the relationship between Banri and Kaga is getting off to a surprisingly early start, especially considering Yuyuko Takemiya’s previous work.

Dark_Sage says:

Fingers crossed, cuz I’m gonna be pissed otherwise.

dutchah says:

It’s been about 8 months since I last had a show build something up with no pay-off (or none worth mentioning) so I almost feel like I’m overdue for one.

SomeLoser says:

:D <- MFW when Kill la Kill continues to deliver.

Dark_Sage says:

It is pure perfection.

Kamica says:

Now that Samurai Flamenco is ranked where it should be, this list is looking pretty good. Some shows (like Machine-Doll) are ranked a bit high though. The greatest offender on the list is Non Non Biyori at 1/10. It’s one of the best slice-of-life shows since Minami-Ke and Aria. And this is coming from from someone who (mostly) hated Kirino Mosaic, GJ-Bu, Yuyushiki, Going Home Club, and Tamako Market. It’s better than all of those shows combined.

Nobody says:

What’s your opinion on Kyousougiga so far?

Dark_Sage says:

I’m only 2 episodes in. Lemme watch some more before giving you a decent answer, but as of now: it’s got enough potential that I’m betting on it to follow through.

Solaristics says:

But you rated it a 10/10.. D_S pls.

Solaristics says:

Read it wrong gg. Delete my post.

Anonymous says:

Nope, your embarrassment must be preserved for posterity.

begna112 says:

I notice that Galilei Donna disappeared from the list at some point

Black Shads says:

Eh???

Dark_Sage says:

I’ve got reviews in progress.

begna112 says:

ah, waiting to update it until after the reviews?

Dark_Sage says:

Oh, sorry begna, my reply was under the assumption you posted this in the Review Queue. I view comments through the dashboard and missed that you were talking in this thread.

Yeah, it somehow disappeared. I put it back in. Fuck, I hate the show.

Jii-san says:

So how out of date is this?

Thoughts on WA2 (if you’ve been keeping up with it)?

Dark_Sage says:

It’s 100% up to date, unfortunately.

I do like White Album, but I don’t anticipate it being anything other than another generic entry in the genre. It’ll probably finalize around an 8 at this rate.

Qrius says:

8 is your score for a “generic entry”? I guess this place could use a “rating system” paragraph or something…

Dark_Sage says:

Just because it’s generic doesn’t mean I won’t like it. I’m just saying it’s a standard romance anime.

Kamisama Kiss, for example, was a very standard romcom and I enjoyed the hell out of it. I’m just saying that it’s not gonna get a 10/10 if it just plays the same old tune I’ve heard before.

fohfuu says:

Ah, the video game rating system.

Dark_Sage says:

If you want to think of it like that for now, you could… but you’d be wrong once my scores are finalized. My system has it so that exactly 10% of my scores are 10s, 10% are 9s, and so on and so forth.

Qrius says:

What happened here, huh?

Dark_Sage says:

I locked myself into an anime marathon last night and I should get on it again tonight. The goal is to have watched up to at least episode 5 of every show, with episode 10 being the ideal mark to hit.

Then I’ll normalize my scores in accordance with my weird rating system.

This’ll cause a lot of score-switching, so I just put a hold on this page for now.

shcboomer says:

Yay! We’re getting to that point in the season.

Dark_Sage says:

There. Updated. Couldn’t get to 5 for everything, but I got far enough.

Kamica says:

So many Diabolik Lover and Meganebu episodes. I can feel his inner fujoshi awakening. Before we know it Dark_Sage will be bragging about how he has the complete Free! DVD completion.

Sheep says:

Valvrave. You simply must for the tears of the Eru Erufus.

Dark_Sage says:

I’ll get on it eventually.

Sheep says:

Man I don’t even know how I did that; did not mean to reply to that comment.

Dark_Sage says:

Ah, the comment replies screw up every now and then. Often enough to be annoying, not often enough for me to figure out how to fix it.

Qrius says:

I hate it when you move stuff vertically on the episode-rating plane!

Ever thought that maybe forcing a uniform distribution on the scores is actually pretty fucking dumb? You should try a Gaussian curve or something…

Dark_Sage says:

I don’t see how it’s any more stupid than curving scores. It’s just another way to make arbitrary score cut-offs.

Etoce says:

It’s because you screw yourself when the number of shows in a season isn’t divisible by ten.

Dark_Sage says:

Oh yeah, in that case I just pretend I haven’t watched anything other than that. I disappeared two shows from this list already. \o/

Humanity says:

I see Yozakura made a jump.

Dark_Sage says:

It’s exceptional for what it wants to be. God, the lesbian nipple licking episode was fantastic.

Humanity says:

No seriously, guys! It’s plot relevant!

Fenrir says:

Why the hell am I not watching this? Picked up.

Dark_Sage says:

You won’t regret it.

SomeLoser says:

http://i.imgur.com/49eIKjz.png <- MFW I realised I had to wait a week for ep. 12.

Pacific_Eos says:

Hi D_S,

I had dropped UMD (DS9) at Ep 3, but decided to restart it with the next arc—since 5 of your top 6 shows (pre v8.2 rating) had matched my 5 remaining undropped shows. Great minds and all that.

I still dislike the animation, but it’s tolerable since I fixed my calibration. The storyline in this arc is decent, though the scripts—mostly FFF but I flirted with Commie and Hiryyu—are often annoying. However, I’m stuck again at Ep 8. Five minutes in: Loki and Raishin are spurting enough testosterone to arouse two score of harem gorillas. I had to take a breather.

Do things settle down a bit so I can watch the show without perpetual groaning, or should I fear proliferation of silver back hair?

Dark_Sage says:

It’s stupid punchy shounen. Don’t expect it to change much from that formula.

Pacific_Eos says:

Danke!

I almost feel guilty for bailing, though. You’ve suffered 10 eps of Log Horizon with 15 to go—just one of 30-odd shows (a plague of anime?) you’re watching! You’re made of sterner stuff than I, Dark_Sage. I salute you!

Next stop: Samurai Flamenco

Dark_Sage says:

Ah, it’s not so– Wait, 15 episodes to go? Oh god. Japan, why? Please don’t go through with this plan. What did I ever do besides your women? ;_;

Ash says:

I have to butt in here. Log Horizon is mediocre-looking, has forgettable characters, a slow pace and an extremely derivative plot setup. However, I have to say, it gets better and better with every single episode. Although I expected literally nothing at first, the way the situation they’re in keeps evolving is really a breath of fresh air. The way the show deals with setting up economy and government in a strange world, along with how the main characters have to make peace with the locals is something I definitely didn’t expect to see in something I thought would just be a SAO knockoff. It lacks SAO’s polished look and exciting action, but has at least ten times the depth. It certainly isn’t one of the best shows this season had to offer, but it’s probably the most surprisingly decent one.

Dark_Sage says:

The show contains less evolution than a creationist’s family tree. Fuck, the entire thing is just the author’s poorly written wet dream. “Everyone likes me in the game world because I’m so much smarter than everyone else and now the game world is real and holy shit I’m still smarter than everyone else and everyone respects me for being smarter than them.” The sad part is the premise could actually work, but it’s so bogged down by the author’s incompetency it can’t go anywhere.

“I tricked all the smartest people into giving me 5 million dollars, haha” *glasses push* “now I can take over the entire town with my geniusness and create a government because no one’s smarter than me, haha” *glasses push*

If you really saw that as an excellent manner of dealing with economy/government, you deserve to find the show enjoyable.

Fuwaa says:

Part of the problem is that the anime took the character and story development from the light novel and compressed it as much as they could.

…Not that you’re wrong with what you said, but it shouldn’t have been that bad if they weren’t compressing the novels to 2-3 episodes each.

I’m looking forward to your reactions to Tatsuya from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei when the anime shows up if you hate this main character, though.

Ash says:

“If you really saw that as an excellent manner of dealing with economy/government, you deserve to find the show enjoyable.”

Wow, you don’t have to be such a dick about it. I didn’t say it was excellent, just that it was much more than I was expecting and that I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t mindless drivel like it could have been. Sheesh.

Foxy says:

why do you sound so anally devastated

Dark_Sage says:

Come on now, that was such a good line it’s hard to be mad at me for using it.

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