Fall 2013 Anime Weekend Bash

Topic started by takashichea on Oct. 7, 2013. Last post by Sonata 1 year, 2 months ago.
Post by takashichea (14,322 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Hello everyone! It's the first weekend of October and the start of the Fall 2013 season. I'm doing this to promote the discussion threads in the #Anime Vice Discussion Threads forum. This is a quick run down on some of the shows. Check out the other folks' impressions of the fall in the community. I'm sure DocHaus, Marshal Victory, Auron570, BigHeart711, and others provide a different and more thoughtful insight than me.

I'm Taka, a wiki editor here who finished the Fall Anime 2013 Trailers Guide with my teammates. What's left is to enjoy the anime series this fall if we can. Here are the series I'm continuing to watch. After this weekend, I won't try anymore new shows except the ones that are on my to watch list. I got to focus on school and wiki work.

Please join in the discussion threads. Thank you for reading.

Continued to Watch

Don't worry, I didn't put any spoilers just general descriptions and impressions.

Edit:

I forgot to put Magi. It's a Shonen series that Anna and I loved. The manga did far better than the anime, but I'm continuing thru season 2. I have hopes that the anime will reach its potential.

Kuroko's Basketball 2
I did marathon the first season during summer with 2 episodes a week since I had summer school at the time. I thought I wouldn't like this show because I'm not a sports person. The reason I tried it was that an old friend of mine, KuroNekoXIII, recommended the show. I was surprised the show got me hooked. It's all because of the characters and their quirks that made the show enjoyable.
Kill la Kill
After finishing Gurren Lagann back in June 2013 for the first time, I was blown away by the show. When I heard a few of the same folks who did Gurren Lagann are doing a new show with Trigger, I thought this show would be highly anticipated show for this season. First episode was pretty weird. It was fast paced with goofy animations. It didn't wow me much like Gurren Lagann did. It's more comedy oriented. GL's 1st episode build the world, the dreams, and tied it with a memorable quote. In terms of fan service, Kill la Kill was surprisingly low. No Gainax Bounce had occurred.
Valvrave the Liberator 2
It hasn't aired yet. When Acura got me into this show, I didn't expect it hooked me after a generic first episode for a mech series. The ending of the pilot episode was unexpected. From that point, Valvrave had continued to surprised me without any logic whatsoever. It keeps me guessing. Plus, it had controversial scenes like Guilty Crown did.
Wanna Be the Strongest in the World!
One of the guilty pleasure shows for this fall. I admit I was attracted to it because of the fan service. Plus, it reminded of an erotic manga that deals with female wrestling. The first episode was good because I loved the drive in Sakura, the main character, had when she wanted to fight back after her idol group gets dissed.
Walkure Romanze: Shojo Kishi Monogatari
Another guilty pleasure show that I tried because it was made by Ricotta, a company that made Princess Lover. It was a generic harem show with a ditzy pink haired character and an ordinary hero. I'm glad the main character isn't wimpy or too perverted. It felt strange when the harem show centered on Mio instead of Takahiro.
Strike the Blood
The first episode gives the show a generic feeling. I wanted to tried it because of the trailer. I'm somewhat interested in the show due to Kojo's past.
For the show, I'm predicting it will end with romance because it's like this: boy gets girl as a bodyguard, boy and girl fall in love with each other thru conflict, and the one of two will sacrifice themselves to save the other.
Nagi no Asukara

Normally, I'm a Shonen and comedy fan. I don't usually watch slice of life shows. My first one was Sket Dance, but I don't count it as my first because Sket Dance is more gag comedy. Tari Tari was my 2nd slice of life but my first true slice of life.

Given that, I tried this show because the animation and art style remind me of Tari Tari in a sense. I loved the animation. It's gorgeous when you see the reflection of the water and the scenery. The episode made me chuckle a few times. I see a love triangle forming. I'm interested in the show because it portrays another side: tension between two races: humans who live on land and humans who live under the sea.

Dropped

Yu-Sibu
Dropped after the first episode. It reminded me of The Devil is a Part-Timer! except it's the heroes who are working. For me, it was too much fan service with the Gainaxing. It was all forced out.
Diabolik Lovers
A reverse harem series that I wanted to see if it was a good show in that genre. It's trashy. I actually laughed in the first episode because it wasn't like the usual reverse harem series. I never seen a show where the heroes abused the main heroine. I thought I will enjoy it as a guilty pleasure show. After the 2nd and 3rd episode, I got bored of it because it did the same thing except different guys take turns abusing the heroine.

Want to Watch

Pupa
Acura's comments about a sister eating her brother's flesh in the Pupa discussion thread made me curious. With October 31st approaching, it's the only horror show in the fall.
IS <Infinite Stratos>
Sotyfan16 recommended the first season to me way back then. I have been meaning to try this show for a while. Since summer 2013, I only watched the first 5 shows. It's a generic harem show, but I enjoyed it so far. The main character is weak and somewhat clueless but he has potential. The heroines are unique and stand out. Though, if I remember correctly, there are two childhood friends. I'm confused that the main character had forgotten one of them. It's like Oreshura again except with mechs.
Gingitsune
The trailer made me interested in this show. It reminded me of Spirited Away.
Post by DBZ_universe (15,885 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Do you have any news on Psycho Pass season 2? I thought it was gonna air on September 6 but I have not heard nothing.

Also Pupa sounds weird.

Post by takashichea (14,322 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@DBZ_universe:

No, my teammates and I never wrote down Psycho Pass 2. It's not in the final Neregate chart or Anime News Network's Fall 2013 list. I checked its profile on ANN. In this news article,

Production I.G President & CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa acknowledged in his Anime Expo panel in July that a second season of the Psycho-Pass anime is in the works. He also hinted that an “important announcement” would be made at the screening event of all 22 episodes of the anime.

Hope this helps.

Post by DBZ_universe (15,885 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@takashichea: Thank you! that helped. Also thanks for the chart! I will check it out so I can watch some new anime as well!

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@DBZ_universe:

The chart is helpful, but you should check out our Fall 2013 Guide we made. It has links to the trailers. I know it's confusing because Daniel had us made discussion threads instead of trailer threads. Tomorrow, Tom Pinchuk will post the final version of the guide that my teammates and I did.

Post by DBZ_universe (15,885 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@takashichea: Ah! that is more helpful since it has info! thanks!

I will analyze it more and make a list on what to watch.

Post by SpeedForceSpider (5,084 posts) See mini bio Level 15

I am enjoying KnB, Magi, and Ippo. I plan on dropping the others though by Ep 2(MAL is pretty helpful). I love ecchi and harems, but these one's are pretty boring particularly Wanna be the Strongest in the World! and Walkure Romanze.

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@SpeedForceSpider:

I admit Walkure Romanze was a bit boring especially the male protagonist, Takahiro. It shares too much similarities with Princess Lover, but Mio and Takahiro are not as good as their counterparts.

Post by SpeedForceSpider (5,084 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@takashichea: The cold part about it is I actually enjoyed Princess Lovers somewhat. But this guy is devoid of personality and not in the badass way. He is walking around like a zombie with for little reason. And the generic, pink-haired-ditzy-childhood-friend-main-heroine thing gets real old too.

Post by sickVisionz (4,310 posts) See mini bio Level 24
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I got the idea from Soty a while back to completely ignore currently airing shows and I'm doing the same this time. I'm going to try and wait a good 6-8 weeks before splurging and marathoning stuff like White Album 2 (assuming it isn't ass compared to the original) and Kuroko.

The only stuff I'm following weekly is stuff that's continuing from the past like Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, and Monogatari. Might check out some older stuff as well.

Post by takashichea (14,322 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@sickVisionz:

I probably do that since I won't get much free time later in this semester. It was after a week of midterms. I was brain dead and wanted something to watch. I ended up watching so many pilot episodes. For the shonen and other fast paced series, I can't resist the temptation. For slice of life shows and other slow paced shows, they don't have much pull on me. I probably marathon them.

Edit:

I'll add Meganebu to this list, but I save it later.

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Kill la Kill
After finishing Gurren Lagann back in June 2013 for the first time, I was blown away by the show. When I heard a few of the same folks who did Gurren Lagann are doing a new show with Trigger, I thought this show would be highly anticipated show for this season. First episode was pretty weird. It was fast paced with goofy animations. It didn't wow me much like Gurren Lagann did. It's more comedy oriented. GL's 1st episode build the world, the dreams, and tied it with a memorable quote. In terms of fan service, Kill la Kill was surprisingly low. No Gainax Bounce had occurred.

Maybe it's because I haven't seen the episode, but this looks like fan service to me.

I can't believe Valvrave hasn't announced an air date even though it's October. Maybe they are having production troubles. Other than Valvrave 2, I don't think I'll be watching anime this season. I'm putting alot of energy into Screened. By the way, I'm about to hit my first 100k on Screened.

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@Acura_Max:

I revise this blog multiple times late last night. I see I still have some errors. I mean to say Kill la Kill had less fan service than Gurren Lagann. I kept comparing the two shows in first impressions. I wrote down that Valvrave was supposed to aired on October 10. I hope they fix your profile page, so people can check out your accomplishments and follow you. Without your profile page, how are folks are supposed to stalk I mean follow you. Congrats though, I'm lower in wiki points in Screened vs your wiki points in Anime Vice.

I'm having a tough time juggling Screened and Anime Vice, too.

Post by Sonata (35,688 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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So far I have really enjoyed, Yozakura Quartet, Log Horizon, Kill la Kill, Magi, Kuroko's Basketball 2.

Post by takashichea (14,322 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Sonata:

Forgot to respond. How's Yozakura Quartet? Oh, I forgot to put down Log Horizon. It had that SAO feeling.

Post by Sonata (35,688 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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@takashichea: Yozakura Quart has a nice supernatural vibe going for it. It is worth checking out at least for the first episode. Yes Log Horizon does have SAO feel, and I like that:)

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