Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders
If not the best anime of 2013, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure was certainly the coolest and had the most style rocking for it. Excellent art design and over-the-top performances by the seiyuu cast are a couple reasons Jojo was just so… bizarre. We move onto Book 3 with Jotaro (Ono Daisuke) taking the lead role, joined by Mohammad Avdol (Kenta Miyake) and a plethora of names referencing famous musical acts like Pet Shop, Oingo & Boingo and Vanilla Ice to name a few. I’m excited to see David Production back to work on what could be called the best series they’ve ever worked on.
Fairy Tail 2
A-1 Pictures & Bridge
This is a series I use to blog for Anivision and I am glad it is back! Fairy Tail is one of the more underrated shounen series and it is just a lot of fun to watch. I will admit that I fell out of the first series for a while because they had 6 months of filler and that just killed my soul. I just stopped watching then I skipped it all later down the line. I am glad that instead of making us sit though a year of filler it just took a break. I wish more shows, like Naruto and One Piece, did the same thing. If you haven’t seen the original I do like to recommend it if you have the time. It isn’t terribly long and if you like shounen series it will be right up your alley. I do want to express one concern about it. The original series was produced by both A-1 Picuters and Satelight, however instead of Satelight, Bridge has taken over. I am not sure how this will effect the animation, just keep that in mind if the show looks a bit different.
Kamigami no Asobi ~Luderedeorum~
ARGH! Brain’s Base, what are you doing? Here we have another reverse harem, but this time all the hot dudes are LITERAL GODS. Now it’s up to one unsuspecting girl to use her lewd body to teach them the meaning of love so the world of the divine’s connection to the human world can be saved. If that sounded interesting to you, then I may have embellished it a bit too much. I mean, if I were writing, it would end at the first episode with “blow jobs for everyone!” and then the world was saved, but NO, we’re gonna have to get to know these guys’ personalities, their quirks, and *horf*- Sorry, sorry. I think I just threw up from a combination of rage and disgust.
Xebec & Production I.G
The 2010 movie series is pretty good and worth the watch, but if you haven’t seen them by now, the great animation combo of I.G. & Xebec are going to redo Break Blade in the TV anime format. The TV version of Break Blade will compile the 6 films into a 12-episode series with new scenes from the manga that weren’t animated in the movies. Based off that fact, it’s worth the watch even to those like myself who’ve already seen the movies. It is a quality mecha series with cool mecha designs by Takayuki Yanase and a good story revolving around energy resources with some loyalty, royalty and (b)romance thrown in.
Kiniro no Corda: Blue Sky
I hope you have some cheese because I have plenty of whine. Seriously, this is what I get for letting steev and Jrow pick my shows for me when we drafted. Something about music, something about a girl who’s surrounded by dicks, and how she wants all of them. It’s based on the THIRD game in a series of otome games, so that tells you all you need to know.
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
High school, magic… I can hear the voice in your head telling me to stop. Fine. Irregular @ Magic High is about Tatsuya Shiba (labeled a “Weed” for his lower class rank) and his older sister Miyuki (labeled a “Bloom” for upperclassman) who attends a magic high school. And the sister likes the brother! She doesn’t seem all that tsun from what I read, so that’s a positive. Plot-wise, Irregular doesn’t seem riveting or necessarily challenging on the viewer, but at least visually it might be able to marvel with Madhouse at the helm and nice character designs by Kana Ishida.
The World is Still Beautiful
So we’ve got a shoujo manga being adapted by Studio Pierrot set in a fantasy world with some romance thrown in. My initial reaction is to not care, but I’ll give it a chance. It’s not like Studio Pierrot is a bad studio, and with a few of the romance heavy shows I’ve been following ending soon, this one might fill that niche. Let’s hope for the best.
Love Live 2
Idol, Slice of Life
Did you like the first Love Live? No? Come on man, just play along for the bit. Yes? Then you’re in luck! Because Sunrise is doing exactly what we want them to and bringing back more for a second season!