Weekend passed and I didn’t post anything, which was mostly due to me playing Dark Souls 2 like an addict the entire time. I also didn’t watch any anime to be honest. So then yesterday on Mothers Day I caught up with some shows and not really anything worth mentioning happened in the ones I watched, though I think I will give an update soon about the shows airing right now and how I stand.
So instead I thought I take a look at Summer Season and what will be airing and rate stuff that looks or sounds interesting and give my idea on how good I think it could be.
I use AniChart for this and just go over shows which look at least somewhat interesting, not all of them.
The first noteworthy show is by A1 Picture. It’s a mecha and it was created by Gen Urobuchi. So I haven’t mentioned it here on the blog, but I hate Urobuchi shows, they are fucking horrible. And after Gargantia I promised myself to never watch a show by him again. So this is a big no no for me and I avoid it at any cost. Sad so many people will hype it to death..
Ao Haru Ride
A shoujo romance by IG? Hmm not interested. I am not a big shoujo fan, especially not romances. While I genuinely like romance anime, the shoujo variants of it aren’t my cup of tea. If for some reason people call this the next best thing ever I might check it out, however I am not excited for it. IG is also mostly disappointing when it comes to making good anime.
There is so much that I already don’t like about this. 1) Rock. I like hard music. I listen to a lot of really heavy hardcore crust stuff but generic rock is pretty lame so this does not appeal to me at all. 2) Deen. Deen is one of my least liked Studios. Not only do their shows look bad, but they also pick pretty bad shows mostly and lack to talented staff to make a show really good. 3) Music Anime. In general music anime never appealed to me. As a former musician myself the way they portrait a band is always so far from reality that it frustrates me. I might however check out at least the first episode.
Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
Finally, the things all we older people have been waiting for years. A Sailor Moon remake. While I wasn’t hyped until recently now I am. I grew up with Sailor Moon it was my first genuine Anime when I was 6 or 7 years old. I was head over heels in love with Usagi (basically my first 2D romance) and loved the show. In 2010 I re watched everything till 4th season and now I am really looking forward to this. I hope they make it to 4th season because that was my favorite one.
NAZ is a studio that seems super new. Not only have I not watched one show made by them but they also haven’t made many to begin with. Apparently the only show I heard about was Hamatora which I wasn’t interested in. From the tags alone it sounds interesting. Sci Fi, Psychological, Action – could be good. However the director seems to be some no name and the compositionist is a woman who hasn’t really made master pieces so my expectations are low.
PA Works makes another slow SoL. Not sure if I will like this one. I don’t expect it to be a second Nagi no Asukara, however maybe it is decent. I will definetly check it out and drop it if needed. The director Junji Nishimura hasn’t really done anything I consider good so again expectations are low.
Looks bad. I will watch it. I mean it has ecchi in it. There is no way it can be good. However it can still be quite enjoyable. It’s just otaku pandering that is it. The studio who makes this is also low tier and hasn’t made any decent anime as far as I can tell. So yeah expectations are low but still wanna check this out.
What!? Kantai Collections gets an anime? Wow this must be the most pandering bullshit ever. I will definitely check this out. I only heard elitists hate on it and otakus praise it so I am in the middle to decide what I take from it. I don’t expect ANYTHING good however. I might even drop it, but I will check it out!
Magic Comedy? Well sounds lame but looks cute. I haven’t found out much about it. Apparently the original creator also did the bicicle anime from IG last season. So yeah no expectations just check it out.
Persona 4 The Golden Animation
I really love Persona, but I find they milk it too much. Just make Persona 5 already! But yeah I’ll check it out, however I have not played Golden so I am not familiar with it. In the end it might just be fanservice and I have no idea what is really going on. But anyways I loved the games, loved the anime so why not?
Sanzoku no Musume Ronja
Old school story done by Miyazakis son? Sure I will watch this! I am not a big ghibli fan, however this is probably better than most of what will be airing in Summer. So color me exited.
Sword Art Online II
What else but ‘Fuck yeah’ is there to say? Fuck yeah trainwreck incoming! I am actually excited for this. I was never on the hater fence. I was more on the “I’m gonna watch this shit and have a good time” fence. I mean the show is bad to average, so I don’t hype it as some glorious amazing anime. However, the hate is amusing so I want to be part of the shitstorm when it is coming.
This looks actually interesting. Studio Pierrot does this? Weird, I only know them from stuff like Naruto so I never thought much of them. However a horror anime can be hit or miss, so I hope this is decent at least. I really want good horror in anime please! The artstyle looks pretty cool but the pv made it look way to edgy. Horror has to be subtle not in your face to be effective, so maybe this will just end up as a horrible anime instead of a horror anime…
Well nothing else caught my eye. If you know something or are hyped for something let me know!