In some cases nothing changed: Ben-to, Kami no Puzzle and UN-GO are pretty much the same, Kimi to Boku is still an average show with very slight comedy setting, Hunter x Hunter and P4 have the fresh feeling to them and they can be surprising at times, but that’s also nothing new. Yet it turns out that I underestimated a few other series:
Unfortunately, Anime is one of these hobbies that are like the sea, unless you know how to swim, you will end up on the shore with most people. And by that I mean it’s very easy to catch a hype over something that’s simply bad, but it takes some effort to get to something better.
That’s why the Anime community is full of crazy people who would feel great about recommending you Bleach or Fairy Tail. But that’s mostly because they’re childish, it can get much worse than that.. Let’s look how the latest series turned out rating-wise on myanimelist.net:
Good series usually have great soundtracks and this season doesn’t disappoint. With that Captain Obvious remark, let’s move on to what I consider *gasp* awesomest songs of the season!
6. Shakugan no Shana Final
“Light my Fire” – KOTOKO
Another song from KOTOKO, with the usual feeling to it: Starts fast, slows down and then explodes. I really like that kind of pace, especially when the refrain is worth waiting for, as it does great job in bringing the serie’s fighting spirit full of motivation. It went on the last spot mainly for typical scenes and rather boring character presentation. I’m so fed up with fading in/out characters, plus the ‘puzzle’ style at the end.. It just lacks the refreshing feeling. It’s well done, has a good song, but it’s nothing new. Moving on..
The final part, last bunch of series that I look forward to.. And as surprised as I am right now, this season turns out to be my favourite (beginning-wise) of the year, even though I expected HxH and P4 to drag it. I’m going to draw conclusions basing on first impressions, but before that, the missing Anime are:
The first episode left me with somehow-good impression, even though it came down to the basics of a complex anime; by which I mean: Military, small group of rebels (with a cool and enthiustastic leader), big Mechas action, main character with a superpower and a hawt singing girl, it’s still damn compelling because of the elegant touch to it. Every scene excluding the mechas fights (as they are completely CGI instead of going Code geass like it should) feels very refreshing and polished. I can’t wait for the Sundtrack to come out and I’ve seen only two episodes. As for the plot: