Frankie, you're so right about next season being a little unexciting.
Really all I'm looking forward too is Death Parade, Durarara!! x2, Stardust Crusaders - Egypt Arc, Assassination Classroom and Tokyo Ghoul: Root A, and only because I think this will finally be when the series gets really really good.
Now that I've actually listed what I'm going to be watching, there's a little bit there. I'm just hoping they all make as big an impact on me as I think they will which, though really shitty, I'm not sure they will.
I'm holing out for the new Digimon season starting this year, so until that starts airing I think I'll be a little disappointed.
Yeah, I'm hoping to catch up on a bunch of old shows this season - looking ahead to Spring, there's quite a few catching my interest already (mostly sequels) so I need to make the most of this quiet time!
Most importantly, the continuation of Fate/Stay Night - just watched the last episode for now and it was stunning! Also, Baby Steps 2nd series, Knights of Sidonia 2nd series, Uta no Prince-sama 3rd series, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches, Owari no Seraph and one I know nothing about but the title intrigues me - Vampire Holmes.
I've already cut down my Winter list a little more so I can focus on other series (want to try and finally watch Chihayafuru 2, Another & Durarara, finish SKET Dance (as much as I don't want it to end), get some more of Cardfight Vanguard watched & possibly start Gintama. Oh and I was recently recommended Mawaru Penguindrum)
Well the only one on that list i've seen is Durarara!! and it's one of my very favorites so I think you'll enjoy it. I know Kane has reviewed the Manga for Seraph of the End and says it's damn good. I also think he reviewed Mawaru Penguin Drum and said that was good too so I think you've got a nice little list there.
By the way, out of curiosity, what was your fav anime from 2014?
I picked up the first volume of Seraph and while I've been too distracted to finish it yet, I like what I've read so far so I am hoping the anime will be good.
As for 2014, my shortlist would be:
Aldnoah Zero (although I'm less enthusiastic about it now - I was impressed with what they did for the ending but previews for 2nd series show they're pretty much taking it all back) Fate/Stay Night Nozaki-kun Space Dandy Isshuukan Friends Noragami Tonari no Seki-kun (a short, but brilliant)
Now originally I agreed with you guys that Space Dandy was the best, but now I've finished FSN I'm a little torn. However, it's beside the point because Isshuukan Friends totally stole my heart so I have to say that one is my favourite for the year (which is funny because after the first episode I wasn't even sure I wanted to continue with it).
Hopefully 2015 a great year for anime! It's starting off well giving me some more Tomoe
I'm hoping there are a few surprise series' on the way for 2015. Like I said; what we've heard about already hasn't excited me much except for Death Paradise and Digimon Adventure Tri but I really am hoping there are things just waiting to be announced that are going to blow us away.
Another two I'm very much looking forward to this year but havn't been discussed much is the Gangsta Anime adaptation and the B3 Anime adaptation. You've read Gangsta, right?
I have read the first volume of Gangsta - that is definitely an anime I'll be watching!
And now my Winter viewing has begun with Kamisama Kiss last night! And I actually watched the first episode this morning of that Earth Defense Club thing - aka magical boys anime. It looked absolutely ridiculous and it pretty well is, but in a fun way - I didn't expect to like it. I know you guys will have no interest at all, but that dose of cute was well-timed for the shitty week I'm having at work (so much crap beyond the usual post-holiday stuff) that I think I'll continue watching for my mental health. And cute boys with their 'love sticks' haha
Looks like KanColle is next for me. I know there will be a lot of fanservice but I'm hoping it's still watchable because it could be interesting.
Now, I saw on your Twitter that you watched the Anime about the uprising of bears. Could you please explain that to me in great detail. I kind of want to watch it because you are but also...it's about uprising bears
Oh, that bear anime is WIERD! There's the whole Attack on Titan wall thing happening to keep the bears out. But two go in disguised as girls to this school and eat a girl. The gf of the girl who got killed gets taken to this weird court where the male bears are judge, prosecution and defence - and they rule it's okay, and the girl bears go back and eat another girl. That's basically the first ep. But the style of it is so strange, quite a 'what did I just watch?' feel to it. Beyond that basic thread of story in the first ep, you'd just have to watch it to decide if it's something you want to pick up. I'm not even sure about it at this stage, I'll have to go with the three episode rule.
So far the first eps I've picked up are:
- Kamisama Kiss (slightly disappointed with first ep, but perhaps my expectations were too high for this one) - Earth Defense Club LOVE (LOVE IT) - Death Parade (perhaps the best first ep so far - intriguing series) - Aldnoah Zero (...*sigh*...) - Yurikuma Arashi (as I said, very odd - will have to see what happens to decide if I keep with it) - KanColle (more watchable than I thought, but dull before the action. Hopefully it picks up. Some awesome girls)
I still have to watch Sengoku Musou - that was going to be my breakfast anime this morning, but then I saw CR had the OVA which is nearly 50 mins so I don't have time for that now. I'll also be picking up JoJo, but I still have about 5 eps of the last series to finish off. And maybe I'll check out Rolling Girls.
As strange as they are together, Death Parade and the magical boys are the standouts so far.
Oh hey, are you guys still watching Cross Ange? I had to go into catchup mode with that one so I've watched quite a bit of it over the last week and I'm really enjoying it! I wasn't sure about it from the first few eps, but it has been getting more interesting as it goes. I'm still a couple of eps from being up to date with it, but new story thread has begun so I think I'll be up to date in no time.