A lot of shows still haven’t aired, but we’ll get to them when they do. For the shows that I have seen, here’s how they stack up.
Week 1’s Rankings
Shows I intend to watch when they finally air: Kiseijuu, Hitsugi no Chaika Avenging Battle, Psycho-Pass 2, Ore Twintail ni Narimasu, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Daitoshokan no HItsujikai, Girlfriend, Mushishi Zoku Shou 2, Sanzoku no Musume Ronja.
22. Denki-gai no Honya-san
21. Akame ga Kill!
I never knew a day on the beach with a well-endowed mass murderer could be so boring, but that’s what you get when the character magically loses her edge around her boytoy. To compound matters, the boytoy is yet another pathetically wholesome shounen hero.
20. World Trigger
I don’t know, the first episode doesn’t seem all that exciting. The art direction is also kind of unappealing. I’m not into shows of this type, so I’ll probably drop it after a couple more weeks unless something drastically changes with its current formula.
19. Cross Ange
Even if the anime is self-aware of the fact that it appears to be a trashy show, it doesn’t change the fact that, well, it appears to be a trashy show.
18. Grisaia no Kajitsu
Tacking on a ridiculously over-the-top ending to twenty minutes of solidly bland harem dreck is apparently enough to impress a lot of people.
17. Nanatsu no Taizai
Feels like a standard shounen. It’s just too bad about the main character. Nah, I don’t care that he looks like a kid. Rather, Meliodas constantly molests Elizabeth, the heroine, and the girl doesn’t do anything but take it. I bet she falls in love with him too, huh?
16. Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
It’s only up here because the animation is so bad, it’s hilariously bad. I hope it gets even worse for my amusement. But don’t worry, it’s a shit show. Hell, everything this low on the list is shit anyway.
15. Trinity Seven
I won’t say too much about the show just yet. I just love how the harem shows this season are absolutely terrible on the eyes. This show really gives Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete a run for its money in the looks department. Sure, it sucks that these stories are even getting adapted in the first place, but at least nobody’s wasting too much money with any of them. For now, anyway. We still have two more harem shows to check out. Anyway, if you want to know more about what I think of Trinity Seven, look forward to next week’s Harem Hill post.
14. Terra Formars
Doesn’t deliver on the action.
13. Donten ni Warau
I expected a more ambitious first episode. I couldn’t really connect with the three brothers, and since the story revolves around them, the story feels like it’ll be a hard pill to swallow.
12. Sword Art Online II
Another offline episode to recap stuff we already know.
11. Inou Battle Within Everyday Life
It just feels downright generic.
10. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
The heroine’s character is completely unbelievable, which, as far as anime is concerned, is just par for the course. It might be interesting to see how Tigre goes about saving his homeland, but if the first episode is anything to go by, the anime’s probably too busy shoving Elen’s giant rack in our face to tell a proper story.
8. Fate/stay night – Unlimited Blade Works
I don’t care how much exposition they had to cut from the source material, because this episode still had too much of it. On the bright side, the battle scenes look alright. Everything else is boring and a pain to get through.
7. Amagi Brilliant Park
The first episode is pretty (as expected). The first episode is also pretty boring for a good chunk of it (as expected). Seiya’s new powers could be interesting in a What Women Want sort of way, except with both genders from a completely different culture. It’s probably going to be mostly cute girls, though. Plus, this is anime, so I’m not sure what the average female anime character wants will be too interesting (probably caeki). It all depends on the sort of problems Seiya will end up solving in the coming episodes, but since this anime feels rather light-hearted, I’m not expecting much. Plus, it feels like KyoAni is trying to make up for lost time by doubling down hard on the fanservice. Even the ED is chock-full of naked girls.
You said it, buddy. It’s just too bad Kouki Uchiyama tends to sound the same in every role.
6. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji
Not a fan of this show. Just less of a fan of the shows beneath it.
5. Log Horizon 2
The last 25% of the episode was intriguing. The first 75% was the opposite.
4. Gundam: Reconguista in G
The retro feel doesn’t bother me. The lack of a compelling hook despite having two episodes to provide us with one is the biggest offense in my book.
3. Akatsuki no Yona
It might be third on this list, but if the first episode is anything to go by, it’ll be just an average anime at best. But now that our characters are leaving the confines of the royal palace, maybe I’ll get that shoujo adventure I’ve been hoping to see.
2. Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames
Less-than-impressive 3-D animation keeps this anime below Shingeki no Bahamut for now.
1. Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
Week 1’s Poll
No big poll yet. Rather, you guys can help me decide which of the following shows I will write about in a dedicated post. I’m on the fence about them, y’see, so I’ll just let the popular vote sway my decision.