What the hell happened to the old rule of thumb? That the equinox seasons (Spring and Autumn) were better for anime than the solstice seasons? Because man was the summer great this year! Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Non Non Biyori Repeat, Symphogear GX, Working!!!, Ore Monogatari!!, and so many others. I didn’t drop a single damn thing, and I picked up a fair bit, including a couple of wildcards. The only bad show I watched was Charlotte, and that was looking great until loldrugs. I’ll admit – there weren’t any blockbusters. Fan favourites and cult classics, sure! But nothing even remotely game-changing. But it was still such a fun season.
By contrast, jeez this autumn season is slim goddamn pickings. I think they’ve adapted the same light novel three times under slightly different names (y’know, the one about the magical high school and the male protag getting a harem). There’s a TON of sequels and spin-offs, but if you haven’t watched the originals your SOL. Most everything else is just kind of uninspiring? For the most part.
Still, I’ve got some things to pick up, so let’s have a look.
- Comet Lucifer
- Concrete Revolutio
- Garo: Guren no Tsuki
- One Punch Man
- Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
- Subete ga F ni Naru: The Perfect Insider
- Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
- Young Black Jack
- Yuru Yuri S3
Huh, that’s a few more than I thought.