Drama, Sci-Fi, Fishing
Drama, Slice of Life, Music
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Action, Sci-Fi, Mecha
Mystery, Drama, Slice of Life
Sci-fi, Music, Shit
Most Promising: Fate/Zero 2
I really want to go with something else, but I just can’t. No matter how good Eureka seveN, Kore wa Zombie, or Sakamichi no Apollon look, they all just pale in comparison. Fate/Zero is an awesome anime. It makes Fate/Stay look like a joke and it already has my vote for the best anime of the year. The second half of this anime has to tank for it to lose my vote and I don’t see that happening. I am really excited about season 2.
Coin Flip Anime: Zetman
Zetman is going to do one of two things:
Trash Anime: AKB0048
Every second you spend watching this anime, a child will die from starvation. Don’t kill little children. It is morally wrong and your conscience will suffer from it.
Most Promising: Sakamichi no Apollon
The formula for this show seems to fit in with what people originally perceived of noitaminA. Yoko Kanno is a big sell for me, but the premise is what wins me over. Takes place in the 60’s, jazz music, coming-of-age; a josei recipe that I’m hopeful will be enjoyable to watch.
Expected Letdown: Eureka seveN AO
Not to say BONES has been total crap in the past 5 years, but most of their animes have gotten a lot of attention to start with and ended with a problem or two that soured what elsewise could’ve been a truly great anime. The animation fidelity still stands as some of the industry’s best, but I’m not so quick to be excited for a new E7 series as my trusting of BONES has waned in the past couple of years.
Trash Anime: Sankarea
We reviewed some of the manga during Anivision’s zombie week rather negatively, so I immediately have to put this DEEN-animated zombie show in the trash slot by default. I’ve said that it might be better in anime form, but to do that, this series will have to go to work for me, and early on.
Most Promising: Hyouka
Kyoto Animation can do no wrong in my mind, and I am eager to see their next work. The series is based on novels, and there seems to be a mystery angle mixed in with everyday school life.
Stupidly Awesome: Saint Seiya Omega
Umakoshi is an animation powerhouse, and I loved the classic revival of Casshern Sins, so I’m expecting great things from this classic revival as well. In the end, even if you aren’t a fan of Saint Seiya from years past, this is certainly something to keep an eye on.
Trash Anime: Queen’s Blade Rebellion
There may be shows that air this season worse than this one, but that doesn’t mean Queen’s Blade isn’t the biggest anime trash of them all. It is anime that targets the lowest common denominator, and by that I mean my nether regions. That’s not necessarily a bad thing…