A bit bored before I go to bed for the night so I'll drop in my seasonal anime activity. Doesn't take too much effort to do this since I can just copy-pasta from my discussions with friends online. Here goes...
~Fall 2014 results~
Sword Art Online II - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10376
Finished up. A lot better then I had originally hoped! I actually liked it better (as a whole) then season 1. Gun Gale Arc was fun and exciting! Sawashiro was awesome as always. The mini Calibur arc was fun but laid back. Almost like watching a fantasy OVA with a nice budget. Then the Mother's Rosario arc was really moving to me. (Why are all these characters so cool?!?)
Gugure! Kokkuri-san - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10530
Kinda wacky but fun series with characters I liked. Kinda cliched tho... A lot of the episodes were following a typical anime formula. Not much original about it but I was okay with most of the tropes used.
Sora no Method - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10525
I really wanted to love this more! Liked the animation and loved the music. (Best ED song of the season IMO) Liked the character designs and premise but it wasn't executed too well. Particularly the ending. What was up with those last 2 episodes? Episode 11 would've been an okay ending for the series. I don't mind the forced drama too much. I got through Anohana and Kokoro Connect with no problems, but this show was really pushing the limits the whole way through. It's like they kept pressing the reset button on the character development. Still thought it was a fairly good series though, some of the episodes really pulled me in. So I'll probly keep getting suckered into these types of shows.
Inou Battle in Everyday Life - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10509
Finally got it done and it was fairly enjoyable. The male lead is one of the best of the past year. He was pretty cool and for once I can see why all the girls love him!
Amagi Brilliant Park - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10399
Great show! Another good male lead too and just a lot of fun. Never missed an episode on a weekly basis cause it was just wicked easy to watch. Wicked funny! Nice conclusion too. Another job well done Kyoto!
Shirobako - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10779
Only 6 eps done. An anime about anime production. Don't hate it but I don't find it all that intriguing. It's too real lifeish for me. I'm getting back to it now tho as I'm starting the new season stuffs.
Oh man.... This is gonna be a friggin weird season.....
Gourmet Girl Graffiti - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10684
The only show I have confidence in so far. In fact my bias tells me it's almost undoubtedly gonna end up being my favorite this season. I love you SHAFT. Keep up the head tilts and erotic eating animation...
Junketsu no Maria - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10178
I got good vibes from the first episode and enjoyed it, it was fun, not too serious or too silly. A little fan-servicey but not forcefully/painfully so. Story might be interesting. I think I'm really gonna like the Maria character tho. I like her attitude, she's a cutie and her poofy blond hair is delicious!
The Rolling Girls - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10784
What.... the..... heck... is this!?! First episode was all over the place and filled with over the top fighting sequences. No idea what's going on here. I'm probably only going to be giving it one more episode.....
Yurikuma Arashi - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....&aid=10811
I do like the visuals and I love the music but that's about it. Apparently its the same guy that did Penguindrum and Revolutionary Girl Utena. (Neither of which I've watched yet and now I'm not sure I will) Cause I'm pretty close to dropping this show. I'm already struggling with its formula at episode 2.
With these kinda awful prospects, I'm feeling more motivated to get back to last season's carry-overs I'm behind on. I think it's also likely that I'll go back through whats out there and pick up a couple more shows...
Black Lagoon and Roberta's Blood Trail - http://anidb.net/perl-bin/anim.....e&aid=3395
Watched the last parts of it that were animated so I've finished all the material. Pretty awesome gunfights and action. Really badass characters. Alot of fun to watch. Roberta is my favorite character. She's like a female Terminator!
I am suspecting PA Works is one of those hit and miss companies...
Glasslip is gorgeous especially with how the glass is rendered but the pacing is atrocious and it doesn't go anywhere
True Tears reminds me of a visual novel but with a lot of characters that are not handled very well, the only characters I like are Noe, Hiromi and Shin's buddy, that chef girl and Jun are annoying