Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall 2011 anime: What I've watched

Fall season is here, I've watched some of the stuff airing, and thought I'd write my thoughts on them.

Saber waiting for lunch

First show is Fate/Zero. Based of the light novels of the same name, Fate/Zero is a prequel to Fate/Stay Night. It takes place 10 years before FSN and chronicles the holy grail war that took place then. Fate/Zero is an action/plot focused anime, and sure to be one of the more popular this season. I've enjoyed it so far, though it isn't exactly that exciting and I find I don't really care about any of the characters. There is no semblance of a protagonist thus far in the series, though I know it will most likely come down to Saber vs Gilgamesh with their respective masters. Overall, first two episodes vs first two episodes, FSN was better. Though F/Z is still worth watching.

Chie is the best character, just like in the game. A truly faithful adaptation.
The next show I watched was Persona 4. I wasn't really sure what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a very faithful adaptation, but still fun to watch. It's kind of weird at times though hearing the protagonist talk. Looking forward to more, and the Persona 4 port to the Vita next year.

A friend of mind, battling a severe case of autism, told me to check this show out. I wish I hadn't. It's awful. It's just grossly oversized boobs everywhere, fanservice, otaku pandering, whatever buzzword you want. The plot is only there as a background element, the real focus of the show is the fanservice. Don't watch it unless you are 13 years old. It sucks.

Too lewd.
The next show, Guilty Crown. This one wasn't actually too bad. Again, it seems like it was made for 15 year olds, but it is certainly watcheable. So far at least. It is set in 2039 I believe, 10 years before this there was some kinda terrible thing that went down in Japan, and so the rest of the world has been effectively running Japan since to help the country get back on its feet. I think Nitro+ is making a VN of the events of that disaster (epidemic?) so be on the lookout. I do though, have a problem with the number of chest shots, and the lewd clothing the girl wears (there really is no reason for it). The setting too is idiotic, reaching into girls to pull out their weapons. Seems like a setup for the protag to deal with multiple cute girls, yawn. (I'm so edgy). I'll keep watching for now.

I watched it on nicovideo so no screencap. Have a beautiful piece of fanart instead.
Just when you though UG couldn't get any gayer, well, you were wrong. He looks just awful with long hair. Aside from that, I have no idea what to say because I have to idea what was going on in the episode. This could be due to either a) I have no recollection of season 2 or how it ended or b) In order to make this 3rd season the final one, they skipped some stuff after season 2. I'll continue watching it for now just to see if it gets better.

Generic harem anime #073892
This show is total rubbish. Otaku pandering in the truest sense of the word. Really no value in watching this harem show. People that might enjoy this: 15 year old kids/adults with the mindset of a 15 year old.

So that's it for this season! Top show so far looks to be Persona 4. F/Z isn't bad either, though I don't think it is my cup of tea.


  1. サクさんはエッチスケッチ~

  2. Horie Yui is a really good fit for Chie, she's so moe~

  3. Thanks for the comments Saten-san~
    Even though nobody else cares about me enough to comment it's nice to know you do.

  4. Hello Saku. Generic harem anime #073892 is the best of this season. I'm glad you agree.

  5. @Anonymous
    As much as I hate on it, I'll probably play the VN when it comes out.

  6. @Sakura

    I know everything about you.

  7. @Sakura

    xxx <3 xxx

    Update your blog more often. I need someone to stalk.

  8. @Anonymous
    Alright, I'll try to find something to post about.

  9. wow how cute kawai :D