I haven’t really decided if I want to continue blogging in 2015, but if I do, here’s a quick look at what the following season will in store for us. You might want to brace yourself, however, because it doesn’t look promising. And because I’m not terribly excited to watch any of these shows, I’m not even going to bother separating them into tiers. We’ll just go through them alphabetically. And oh yeah, if any new show pops up, I’ll edit them to the list.
Synopsis: The main character recently lost someone important to him. I just hope it’s not his cousin… Our main character then enrolls in a special school in order to get stronger. Gee, that also sounds familiar. The only twist here is that his special ability is defensive. He can, uh, conjure up a shield instead of a weapon. Big whoop.
Will I Blog It? It’s the same shit over and over again. You should not be surprised, therefore, to learn that this is an adaptation of a light novel series. Y’know, what if there aren’t even actual writers behind these stories? What if there’s just a very clever ad lib program cranking these novels out? Anyway, is there anything else you should know about this show? Well, it smells like a harem, so I’ll probably end up covering it one way or the other. Also, the adaptation is being handled by the wonderful folks at 8-Bit, the same people behind Infinite Stratos and Grisaia no Kajitsu. Nice.
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Synopsis: The great Slaine debate continues. And oh yeah, there’s a war between Earth and Mars, but if you haven’t watched the first season, don’t get your hopes up. Trust me, the story only sounds impressive on paper.
Will I Blog It? I was quite critical of the first season, but it wasn’t the worst show out there. It was actually quite easy to write about, and I expect the second season to be more of the same. Even if Inaho somehow magically survived the first season, I never minded him as much as some of my readers seemed to. In fact, I preferred him to Slaine. Yeah, I said it. Slaine is creepy.
Studio: Brain’s Base
Synopsis: Something about a bunch of students trying to kill their homeroom teacher. Apparently, he’s a supervillain who has already destroyed the moon. You’re probably wondering why a supervillain would want to teach a high school classroom, but hey, if the man can destroy the moon, you let the man do what he wants.
Will I Blog It? It might be fun to watch, but I probably won’t blog it. It doesn’t look I would have much to say about the show.
Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love!
Synopsis: Five bishies in a club work together with some cutesy mascot to help protect the world.
Will I Blog It? Unless it’s absolutely hilarious, which is unlikely, I won’t watch this show at all. I’m sure some people will find it subversive to have five hot guys pretend to be mahou shoujos, but I think it’s gimmicky.
Synopsis: It’s hard to explain. All I can really say is that two individuals will find themselves playing the game of their lives in a mysterious bar. But seriously, you should just watch the amazing OVA. If you have, you might be interested in reading my post about it.
Will I Blog It? Oh God, I would love to watch this show. Unfortunately, I can’t find any confirmation on when it’s airing. I honestly don’t expect it to be ready by the winter season, but I’ll just hope for the best. And yes, I’m including the show on this list because I want to watch it that badly. C’mon, just look at the rest of this list. There’s nothing else to watch.
Synopsis: Uh, a generic shounen somehow finds himself in a world full of furries. I don’t know, I barely watched the first season. I just know it was dumb.
Will I Blog It? Not a chance.
Studio: Studio Shuka
Synopsis: I honestly don’t know. I didn’t stick with the first season, because I found it boring after five episodes. And back then, I didn’t take blogging seriously enough to force myself to watch the show anyway. I just know it had a gigantic cast, which included a headless rider who was nevertheless a hot anime babe from the neck down. Other than that, I have not the faintest clue what the story is even about.
Will I Blog It? I’m not inclined to, but I’ll leave it up to you guys to decide for me. If you do vote for me to cover the second season, however, I’ll have to marathon the first season over the holidays. I’ll just have to find the dubs to borrow…
Synopsis: Dude takes a part time housekeeping job to make money, but ends up running around with some girl to capture dangerous creatures. She’s an exorcist or something. And you can bet your ass there’s going to be shrine maidens in this anime. We fucking love shrine maidens. I bet it’s also a harem, too. And I’ll be shocked if the blonde heroine isn’t tsundere.
Will I Blog It? The story sounds pretty generic. Plus, Arms hasn’t had a great track record (Wizard Barristers, Brynhildr in the Darkness), so this will likely be terrible adaptation. I’ll blog it if I’m still doing Harem Hill, but other than that… eh.
Synopsis: The eternal struggle against Dio.
Will I Blog It? Nah, JoJo’s not for me. I just can’t get into it.
Synopsis: A witch during the Hundred Years’ War tries to prevent needless bloodshed, but for some reason, this annoys the heavens. Anyway, Maria is forbidden from using her magic in public. And, uh, if she loses her virginity, she’ll also lose her powers. That sounds kind of messed up…
Will I Blog It? The guy who wrote this also wrote Moyashimon, so there’s that. The director is also pretty well known, too; he’s been in charge of some pretty popular series (Code Geass, Planetes). The premise doesn’t excite me, though. It’s just so unremarkable. A beautiful angel has to watch over Maria. Okay? Then what? Where’s the excitement? Ah well, I’ll likely be covering the show. I just hope it doesn’t dabble in any sort of sex-shaming since Maria’s virginity is involved and everything.
Synopsis: Guess what? The world is threatened by dragons. Guess what else? Girls are suddenly born with dragon powers. They are also known as “D.” Yes, just “D.” Nope, nope, don’t you even think about making that shitty joke. Aaaaaaanyways, get ready for this shocker: the hero is the world’s only known male “D.” FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON’T YOU DARE MAKE THAT JOKE. Anyway, he enrolls in a girls-only school and sees a girl naked. Wow, I haven’t seen this anime trope in a long, long time!
Will I Blog It? Sounds like a shitty harem anime. Wait, no, it sounds like every other shitty harem anime. And surprise, surprise, it’s a light novel adaptation. How do these books even make money? Who on earth is buying them? Anyway, the Campione! director is on the job, so hopefully, we’ll get some cringeworthy love-making session to laugh at.
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Synopsis: Better known as Kamisama Kiss. The heroine basically becomes one of Japan’s many deities, and as such, she has a hot fox guy as a familiar. Naturally, they have that classic hot-and-cold relationship that we all know and love (nope).
Will I Blog It? Uh, I never finished the first season, but it wasn’t exactly the worst shoujo ever. And hell, it’ll probably be a huge step up from this season’s Wolf Girl and Black Prince. The chances are thus decentish that I’ll probably cover this show. Gotta watch at least one shoujo a season, right?
Kantai Collection: Kan Colle
Synopsis: Ship girls. Enough said.
Will I Blog It?
Synopsis: A girl in junior high likes to cook. She makes friends through cooking. The meal scenes will apparently be “slightly erotic,” whatever that means. Of course, the fact that these girls are in junior high has never and will never deter anyone.
Will I Blog It? I like cooking. I really do. I think of it as an art. I even own every cookbook written that Thomas Keller has ever written. But ugh, they couldn’t possibly make this anime appeal to me any less, could they? First, the PV sends slice-of-life shivers down my back. Pachelbel’s Canon? Just kill me now. Then to make things worse, the characters are all in junior high, so they probably won’t even cook anything that I’ll find remotely interesting. They’ll also probably have nothing interesting to say. I mean, I could be wrong, but I doubt it! I really, really doubt it! Finally, the screenplay is by… Mari Okada… Nope, not gonna do it. Not gonna do it.
Synopsis: Heh, this is an anime about basketball.
Will I Blog It? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… I haven’t been following the anime, so it’s probably not a wise idea, huh? Tell me what you think, guys. Should I or shouldn’t I? I know you hardcore Kuroko no Basket fans are out there.
Synopsis: Something about an otaku teaming up with a bunch of hot girls to form a doujin circle. Sure. That sounds likely.
Will I Blog It? In all likelihood, this is probably just more wish fulfillment bullshit. And yes, it’s a light novel adaptation. I’ll check it out a couple of episodes, because I’ll always give new shows a chance, but yeah, this list is really depressing.
Synopsis: The story takes place at a fancy high school (of course). The main character is special (of course). Do you really need to know more? Uh, the hero and his buddies are called “saviors,” because they have the ability to recall stuff from their past lives. Amazing. Just amazing.
Will I Blog It? Goddamn, how many shows are Diomedea doing this season? And they all look terrible, too. The protagonist here is probably just another run-of-the-mill Gary Stu who can do it all. Is there even anything remotely interesting about this show? Probably not.
Synopsis: Just one of those anime about samurais and feudal lords. There’s a series of games out there by the same name, but I’ve never played them. Are they any good?
Will I Blog It? I have absolutely no interest in the anime’s time period, so I’m afraid I’m going to have to pass.
Shinmai Maou no Keiyakusha
Studio: Production IMS
Synopsis: Dude’s father is like, “Yo, do you want an imouto?” C’mon, pawpaw, do you really have to ask? Who in their right mind wouldn’t want an imouto! As a result, the dude’s father remarries and brings back with him not one but two sexy imoutos for the main character to play with. Man, what a bro! Not only that, the father then instantly disappears overseas! What. A. Bro. And to top it all off, the two girls are actually a novice devil and a succubus respectively. Yes, this is a light novel adaptation. Why do you ask?
Will I Blog It?
Synopsis: Hot bishies undergo training to become idols.
Will I Blog It? Yeah, that tiny picture is all I’ve got. Anyway, I once heard someone say that Shounen Hollywood: Holly Stage for 49 was actually pretty good. And it had subtext. Well, everything has subtext, but I’m still not going to watch this show.
Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – Exodus
Studio: Xebec Zwei
Synopsis: Something about children piloting mechas against giant aliens. Not only that, the rest of the world wants to steal our heroes’ mecha technology or something?
Will I Blog It? The trailer looks interesting. It certainly sets the right mood. There’s just two problems. First, this is a sequel. Hell, I haven’t even heard of this anime. I’m kind of interested in the anime, but who wants to be completely lost, right? This is a solvable problem, though. I could simply watch the movie over the winter break. Problem solved, right? Well, here’s the other dilemma: it’s written by Tow Ubukata. I’ve watched Mardock Scramble, and I’m currently watching Psycho-Pass 2. Let’s just say I’m not Ubukata’s biggest fan. Will the third time be the charm? Eh… unlikely. And oh yeah, Xebec hasn’t exactly been setting the world on fire either.
Synopsis: Four girls play at being detectives. The weirdos in this show also have superpowers called Toys, which our heroines will then use to solve crimes and whatnot.
Will I Blog It? A while back, adaywithoutme tried to convince me that the original Tantei Opera Milky Holmes was worth watching. I’ve been burned once. I won’t be burned again.
THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Synopsis: Just more idol bullshit.
Will I Blog It? Unless its horror-related, I will never watch anything involving idols, male or female.
The Rolling Girls
Studio: Wit Studio
Synopsis: In the future, Japan has fragmented into a bunch of small nations, and of course, these nations want to conquer each other. Enter these four cute girls. They’re so cute, they can mediate conflicts. As such, they will travel up and down the former island nation, making sure tempers don’t flare too much. The power of moe will literally prevent wars, you guys. Maybe moe doesn’t suck after all–… nah.
Will I Blog It? So while you guys are patiently waiting for the next Attack on Titan series, Wit Studio has lovingly decided to give you guys… this… whatever this is.
Tokyo Ghoul 2
Studio: Studio Pierrot
Synopsis: Ken’s probably going to wreck some people’s shit.
Will I Blog It? Even though I thought the first season was a decent anime overall, I’m not really that excited to watch the sequel. If the story continues along the lines of a psychological thriller, then yeah, the show has great potential. If, however, it devolves into a shounen slugfest, then thanks but no thanks. Unless the execution is near-perfect, that’s just not my thing.
Synopsis: Our heroes will try to foil the exploits of the Doronbo gang? Something along those lines? I don’t know, I don’t know much about the Yatterman series.
Will I Blog It? I never watched the previous Yatterman anime series and movies, so I don’t really know what to expect here. I just heard that the previous iterations were comedies. All I can really do is watch a couple of episodes and decide for myself if the show’s worth writing about.
Yuri Kuma Arashi
Studio: Silver Link
Synopsis: A plain girl meets a strange, new transfer student, and as result, her life is turned upside down. And oh yeah, the story has something to do with bears. Shrug.
Will I Blog It? Oh… Oooooooh. That’s why someone asked me if I was going to watch this show. It’s written and directed by Ikuhara! ‘Cause honestly, the premise sounds pretty lame. And although the PV seems visually interesting, it also doesn’t tell me anything about the story and its characters. But Ikuhara, man, Ikuhara! Actually, I’m not a fanboy. I enjoyed Mawaru Penguindrum, but even though every bloggers out there can’t seem to shut up about Utena, it never really appealed to me. What does this say about Yuri Kuma Arashi. We’ll see, I guess. I’m not terribly excited, though.
As for the shows that will carry over from the fall, I’ll still be writing about the following:
Akatsuki no Yona
Garo: The Carved Seal of Flames
Log Horizon 2
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
Shirobako (sort of)
Anyway, let me knows what you guys think. What shows are you guys looking forward to, what might surprise us, what looks like a disaster, etc.