May 232012

Alrighty then, let’s talk about the upcoming Fall 2014.

I’mma following based on the chart below. We’ll start with the first row.

Terra Formars
I’ve actually read the manga not too long ago. Assuming this opens up with the Bugs 2 expedition, which is the first story set after the prologue (which was covered in an OVA), I think Landon might like it, if only for the trashiness of it. It goes downhill after that first story arc though. By god does it go fucking downhill… I’ll have Landon watch that first arc/cour/whatever, but I’ll probably skip this series myself. I might watch the first ep just to see how the art looks though.

Aikatsu! 3rd Season
I’ll watch this once I watch the first 2 seasons. So, probably never.

Amagi Brilliant Park
Based on the summary, it almost sounds like it has potential. Depending on how they play the show up. Like, if it was in a “4-koma” style or something like Working.

But looking at the cover art… no, looks like it’ll suck quite a bit. And a closer look shows this is based on a novel, which doubly increases the chance and amount of suckage. Total miss. Well, unless Landon makes the sacrifice to give it a shot and gives it a good report. Then I MIGHT, but otherwise, no.

Log Horizon Second Series
I really wouldn’t recommend the first season of Log Horizon. By the end of that first season, it got terrible even for me. BUT, despite that, I actually enjoyed most of it, although probably not for the same reaons most others enjoyed it for. So on that note, yeah, I’ll probably watch this second season, but once again, I probably wouldn’t recommend it.

Second row.
Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works

Nanatsu no Taizai
Tried reading the manga long ago, couldn’t get through that first chapter for some reason. So not gonna bother with the anime either.

Kaitou Joker
Looks like a kiddy show. I’ll probably give it a miss. The character designs look cute, but surprisingly, I’m not actually a kiddy show kinda guy.

Gundam Build Fighters Try
I’m… look… ing… forward to… this? Ow.

Yeah, I’m normally not a Gundam fan. I’ve found over the years that Gundam and it’s fans take the series waaaay too seriously. However, I gave the first Gundam Build Fighters a try and I… kinda… loved it? Because it doesn’t take itself seriously, and in fact, one of the themes in Gundam Build Fighters is to customize your Gundams and to make up your own story and to have FUN. Which is something that the franchise and its fans have previously DISCOURAGED.

So, I’m looking forward to GBF Try, although from the summary, it looks like this series is set nearly a decade after the previous one. I guess that works, in that Gundam series do have a tendency to timeskip. But I’ll admit that I was kinda hoping for the original cast. Since that series set up some possible grudge matches. That said, if we’re going with a new cast, then I hope we won’t get ANY characters recurring from the first series. I can see Rao (that his name?), the fat veteran guy returning in a mentor role, but I hope we WON’T even get that American Neils Nielson (that his name?) returning.

Welp, stopping here for now.

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