Hello~ Since I haven’t gotten around to my final impressions post from last season, I thought I’d share my last impressions on the two-cour series from Fall12 that finished along with the anime of Winter13. I’ll post my final impressions on Winter13 sometime next week, along with a post of my first impressions of Spring13. Lately, a lot of my focus has been on school work and such, which explains my lack of activity here. Please understand, fleshing out posts here takes a lot more of my time, but I am pretty active on Twitter and Tumblr. Drop by if you’d like. :)
Little Busters! Refrain is due to air, I’m guessing this Fall 2013. We’re still not sure how many episodes, but I am looking forward to it. I would very much like to know the secret of the world.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic 2 is due to air this Fall 2013, but this time, I will probably wait to marathon it. Or not.
Didn’t like the ending. I get what Gen Urobuchi was trying to sell on the grand scale of things, symbolically, but give me something inspiring man. Another Madoka would be nice. Despite its dark theme, Madoka finished on a good note. A hopeful one, at least. I saw none of that here. Geez, I get it. Power corrupts. We are being led by liars. Our government isn’t perfect and they lie. But that’s just it. It’s telling us something that we already know. Where is the sense of change? Think of something awesome NAOUU! Although, a lot of people liked it, and I am aware of that. There are also many things I did like about it. For example, Tsunemori undergoes a tremendous amount of character development, the fact that Ginoza accidentally ends up following in his father’s footsteps was amusingly ironic, and the overall theme of the story was symbolically interesting. But this is a dystopian world series, and do you know what most people expect at the end of a dystopian world series? A series about a no longer dystopian world. This is not it. Unless there’s a second season, which I doubt. I am beginning to regret I ever put up with this show’s first half. It was just boring build-up. Oh, and Tsunemori x Kogami never happened wtf. [7.3/10] – C-
It wasn’t all bad, I’ll admit. And a second season could go a long way, so I am always open to that.
Production I.G does it again! Like Psycho-Pass, I had some expectations from this anime as well. Steins;Gate, wasn’t one of them. But there is mecha in this, so I wasn’t the only one looking forward to an awesome finale, I’m sure. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Despite some awesome, suspenseful, build-up, the concluding episode felt very rushed – leaving many viewers, like me, feeling very unsatisfied. Soon after learning that mecha in this anime was not running under the same basic principles as most popular mecha shows, I substituted that need with Frau. And I was okay with that. Until Kai fucken ruined it. My ship sank, and everything just stopped making sense to me. [6.3/10] – D-
I really enjoyed this series. Out of all the series from Fall 2012, this was one of the better ones. It is a perfect example of don’t judge a book by its cover. From the outside, it looks like your typical cliché fanservice. It takes about 2-3 episodes to realize just how un-cliché it actually is. The fanservice may still make up a good portion of this series, however, it manages to mix in some well-balanced drama. Since this is a coming of age story that focuses, mainly, on the hardships and struggles that come from “chasing your dreams,” it dedicates a considerate amount of time fleshing out each and every character. As a result, the series can lead to some pretty melodramatic and cheesy moments. But, for the most part, it is always aiming to inspire and relate to the viewer. So if you’re currently chasing your dreams or maybe you just haven’t figured it all out yet, this series may be right for you. In terms of storyline, if you’re looking for something different, something new . . . I found this series to be very refreshing. The dialogue especially. I got some really good quotes out of this. Also, it is hard to express the magnificence of that final episode. DAYS of DASH will be one track to remember. :) [8.3/10] – B-