I was taking a look at the anime line-up in 2012, and I realized that I don’t really have much of a clue as to what I should be watching. I mean, the last newest series I watched was Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai, the first part of it. I really loved it, too. But that was over a year ago, and I feel like I’ve lost touch in the anime world and I don’t know a whole lot about the series that are coming out this season.
Well, that’s not entirely true. I actually know of only one series I know I’ll be excited for, and that Zero no Tsukaima F. My buddy, Todd, is a huge fan of Zero and always had been, so I know he’s looking forward to it (if he’s not watching it already). My former Unwound co-host, Jesse Barredo, recently suggested Ano Natsu de Matteru to me, so I went ahead and placed that on my Crunchyroll queue. So, I started taking a look at some of the other shows coming out for Winter 2012, and I wanted to get an idea of what suggestions there might be for me out there in blog-land.
I read through the list and a few titles kind of leapt out at me. There’s Nisemonogatari, which is the sequel to Bakemonogatari. I’ve never seen the latter, because I kept waiting around for my pal Dave to spend some time with me to actually watch it. I have it, I want to see it, but when a friend says, “Hey, don’t watch that without me,” I try to accommodate. It’s been months, but whatever. The sequel looks pretty cool, but without having seen the first part of it, I’m not sure if I’ll actually get it.
Another title that caught my eye was Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku. I know nothing about it, but the images I’ve seen from the series lead me to believe that it’s right up my alley. All I see is a cute starship captain with an even hotter executive officer/sidekick. I know that sounds superficial, but look… my eyes are connected to my brain and my brain enjoys looking at women, animated or otherwise. Half the appeal of anime sometimes is the sexy quality of a character or two that acts like a hook. This is how the industry makes most of their money. I’m not immune to it! Anyone have any information on this, and whether I should be watching or passing?
Another looks a little too creepy for me.
Inu x Boku SS I want to watch, but again, I’m not sure if it’s for me.
And then, I stumbled upon the announcement of the new Eiga K-ON! movie, and after sitting through a few of the episodes that was the second season of that show, I’m not really sure if I’m going to be disappointed or pleased by what I see. Knowing myself like I do and how much I may bitch and moan, I will most likely end up watching this in spite of my reservations, because I love all-girl rock bands since The Runaways and I think I always will. K-ON! the first season was nothing short of amazing, and I still watch episodes of it from time to time. Perhaps they’ll go back to that formula for the film? Who knows.
In any case, I look forward to hearing from my readers. What are you watching this season?