Goodbye to spring (lots of shows I dropped there…) and hello to summer. There are so many check-worthy shows planned that if at least a small part of them meet expectations, we are in for a great season.
Tamayura -more aggressive-
Second season of my 3rd favorite 2011 show, so there is no way I would not be watching this. Strong candidate for funniest series’ title of 2013.
Monogatari Second Season
My feelings towards the franchise are only lukewarm, but I have watched everything up to now, so no reason to stop now.
Ro Kyu Bu SS
Skip vol. 6/10 short stories, present vol. 9 as a 5-minute slideshow and just devote half the season to vol. 7. Please? I mean, you guys switched volumes 4 and 5 around and cut out 80% of volume 5 out, so I am not without hope that you can make some creative choices and tell potent material apart form crap. If you are feeling generous, leave more of the basketball in this time around.
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou
Not being subtle about making this a Madoka clone, are we? With the show’s summary accusing its magical girls of being mere executioners and the trailer filled with talk of destruction and sin, there is little doubt the producers want things as dark as possible. As you might know from my views on AKB0048, for example, I appreciate projects bold enough to play against the odds, so I’m certainly looking forward to what this turns out be like.
Okay, KyoAni, bring on the manly men xD.
Danganronpa: The Animation
Good premise and fan opinions, kind of reminds me of Umineko (but that was butchered, of course). Horrible PV, though.
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
This, along with perhaps Gin no Saji, is one of the few truly unique premises this season. Cute MC + Toyosaki Aki counts, too.
Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!
Funny idea – a more cynical Lucky Star?
Kiniro Mosaic – would watch at least one cute girls slice of life per season normally, but not sure about this with Tamayura up there. We will see.
Senki Zesshou Symphogear G – the first season was quite bad, all things considered. But I am feeling signs of Aoi Yuuki withdrawal so who knows.
Blood Lad – Alright premise, the PV makes me think it is a drop, though.
Uchouten Kazoku – I get the tanuki setting, but what is the actual story?
Genshiken Nidaime – Never seen the original, but it cannot hurt to try…
Renai Lab – Not sure what to expect, will give it a try.
Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai III – Fans laud this as a step above anything else in the franchise. Hopefully that turns out to be true, as I have always been on the fence regarding the series.
Rozen Maiden S3 – I dropped S1 midway. Then watched S2 on a whim and found it really good. No idea what this will turn out to be.
Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya – I like Illya and all, but I am not sure how much of her character will be intact without the F/SN setting.
Gin no Saji: Silver Spoon – Full Metal Alchemist pedigree? If a show about karuta can be awesome, maybe this is not a lost cause.
What are your picks and recommendations for the season?