Outbreak Company
10.4.2013
Action, Fantasy
Feel

Everything about this anime just strikes me as weird. It’s got your typical “guy gets transported to a fantasy world” set up. The difference being is that instead of becoming a hero, the main character must use his otaku knowledge to spread…moe culture to this new world. It really is a strange set up and seems to be set up as a comedy. Yet, the description claims that the story will delve into more serious matters as it goes on. In any case, this one doesn’t really have a grasp on my attention and in such a strong season, it could easily be a candidate for dropping early on.

Golden Time
10.4.2013
Comedy, Romance
J.C. Staff

This is a J.C. Staff adaptation of a story by Takemiya Yuyuko, the woman who wrote Toradora! Anyone who has seen Toradora knows of what an amazing and gripping love story that series is and it’s expected for a new anime series by the same writer and animation studio to get some hype. This one starts off after Tada Banri falls off a bridge and loses his memory and soul, goes to law school and meets Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and then later they see a beautiful woman named Kaga Kouko (Yui Horie). She and Mitsuo made a promise to marry each other as kids. Seriously, can we tell anime kids to stop making such big commitments at such a young age and not take them so seriously? Joking aside, I’m really looking forward to this story and the likely feels it will make me feel.

Infinite Stratos 2
10.4.2013
Scifi, Harem
8bit

Here’s a show that is extremely divisive. You either fall in the love it or hate it category, but even amongst the love-its, which girl is best girl is a dangerous battlefield. I fall in the love it side of the fence, because mecha girls is pretty much all I need to say here. About season 2 specifically, I’m still a bit unsure as to whether this is going to be a full-fledged sequel to the first, or if it’s more of a reboot. Either way, I’m ready to see Houki win the Ichika. (Suck it, Charlotte fans.)

Strike the Blood
10.4.2013
Action, Supernatural
Silver Link

There is no good way to describe this and make it sound interesting. We have a legendary vampire who will cause a catastrophe if he masters the “12 kenju,” so in order to prevent that a government organization sends a trainee to stop him. The trailer shows some high flying action, but again there was nothing that made me interested or excited about the series. Sliver Link has been hit and miss when it comes to their anime. I’ll at the very least watch an episode or two to see if it is worth anything, but I highly doubt it.

Freezing Vibration
10.4.2013
Action, Scifi
ACGT

Yay for more anime about girls fighting each other while an alien species is invading the planet! Season 1 was far from a showcase of why I enjoy reading the manwha, but Vibration will feature what manwha fans like myself widely consider Freezing’s best arc which takes place in Alaska. There will be some more Pandora girls introduced in addition to some other characters (hint: Season 1’s final seconds) and the plot will have more of a political angle with certain authorities playing a role in matters. Now I can’t be 100% sure, but they might end up skipping a specific arc after where season 1 ended to get to this point, which I think might be needed if this arc is to be done in 12 episodes. It’ll be cold, so expect things to get nippy, and yup I just went there.

Yusibue (Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku o Ketsui Shimashita.)
10.5.2013
Comedy, Fantasy
Asread

So this is pretty much like a lame version of Hataraku Maou-sama… A young man wants to become a hero, but the Demon King gets defeated so he goes to work at an electronics store. Soon after a young girl applies to work there too, but she just so happens to be the Demon King’s daughter. If that sounds like an annoying show, then you wouldn’t be the only person who thought that. It just sounds bad and after watching the trailer with just the girl talking, I got even more annoyed by it. At the very least I hope it can go the route of Hagure Yuusha no Estetica or Ichiban Ushiro no Daimao and give us some boobies to look at.

Log Horizon
10.5.2013
Fantasy, Action
Satelight

For those who love anime where gamers are stuck in a video game world, Satelight finds this light novel series to adapt into a 25-episode anime. If I were to be stuck in a game world, I’d like it to be Borderlands 2. So many interesting and fun people, and weapons can be found and swapped easily. You also know why I go B2? The New-U station can technically revive me so even if I were to die in the game world, I get respawned at a nearby checkpoint and wouldn’t have to fear actual death so long as New-U reanimates me. Win win.

  • Animeblue

    General thoughts on Autumn 2013:

    Looking over this year lineup, I gotta say there surely lot action series this season which is no surprise considering how successful SOA and AOT was.On that note I’ll probably only be watching about five of them if the action animation isn’t to my likely.

    Somewhat one-liners:

    Coppelion:
    Studio GoHands latest project is going be the adaptation of Tomonori Inoue‘s manga “Coppelion” and Shingo Suzuki going to be directing it with both Susumu Kudo and Hiromitsu Kanazawa help eh…. Well that certainly got me somewhat excited since I enjoyed both, K and Mardock Scramble. Although their colour palette is getting rather annoying. Guess working out of basement will do that

    Nagi no Asukara:

    I don’t really know how to feel about Asukara, its certainly have potential, but on the other hand the last few P.A. Works drove me into such boredom that I don’t think I can take anymore.

    Outbreak Company:
    Sounds like another Campione!, so at this point I’ll pass.

    Golden Time:

    Despite its somewhat cliché atmosphere, I’m really exciting about the series as it’s another Takemiya Yuyuko’s work and it’s another series compose by Shimo Fumihiko(Air, Kanon, Clannad (and After Story) and Kokoro Connect). Someone who know how to do a good drama.

    Infinite Stratos 2:

    Might drop it a few episodes in, only in it because the first season didn’t really do it for me

    Strike the Blood:

    As Steev said it sounds promising,but when its comes to action, Sliver Link hasn’t been that impressive , so I going to watch an episode or two before making my final judgement.

    got his wish;

    Freezing Vibration/Magi 2:

    Will probably watch yet will constantly bitch about because I’m not a fan of watching animated rape. BTW Steev the ending of Magi S1 was fillerish

    Yusibue:

    I’m going to watch this because Tetsuya Takeuchi and the off chance of me find it to be entertaining

    Hajime no Ippo Rising/Ace of Diamond/Kuroku no Basuke 2/Yowamushi Pedal:

    Free! with more ……. but still fujosh bait 🙂

    BlazBlue Alter Memory:

    All I’ll say it that its better have Hironori Tanaka

    White Album 2:

    WTF Seiya Numata ? my anticipation just double

    Galilei Donna:
    I’m more interested in Yasuomi Umetsu’s real show, Wizard Barristers, but Galilei Donna going to be an good appetizer

    Samurai Flamenco:
    Takahiro Omori with the creator of Read or Die as an series composer ? I don’t know how it going to turn out, but I guarantee going to like it either way.

    Pupa:

    As Steev said hopefully the production values isn’t too shabby since everything else looks promising

    Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road:

    Incoming another great FX animation show by Kinema Citrus ?

    Kill la Kill/Kyokai no Kanata/Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~/Kyousogiga:

    Since you guys already know how l feel about these series. I won’t say much just, Kyousogiga/Kill la Kill/Kyokai no Kanata/Yozakura Quartet ~Hana no Uta~ are very strong contenders for the best anime of the year 😀

    BTW Amuro don’t forgot about Kyousogiga and upcoming annual NARUTO Shippuden sakuga episodes that will be appearing this season :)Also Magi and Samurai Flamenco will some bits of sakuga action.

    Animeblue