Anime winter season 2011-2012
Soon the new anime season will be upon us, judging from the list of upcoming series, am likely to watch less shows than during the autumn season which had quite a lot of good anime to keep up with every week.
Of course, will definitely watch “Amagami SS+ Plus”! Sequel to the first “Amagami SS” anime series, this second season will pick up and continue each heroine’s story arc from the first season. For a romantic comedy “Amagami SS” was surprisingly refreshing, especially with its omnibus format that focused on each heroine in turn, so I hope this sequel is just as good.
Another show simply can’t afford to miss is “Nisemonogatari”. Adapted from the same light novel series as the stellar “Bakemonogatari” anime and with studio Shaft once again in charge of the animation, this promises to be one of the season’s highlights.
Quite liked the original “Black★Rock Shooter” OVA with its ever so slight shoujo-ai undertone so am keen on seeing the upcoming BRS television series. Though do wonder about its advertised 8 episode length for it seems a bit short.
Although I watched the original when it first aired, will most likely check out the “Gundam Seed” HD remastered version. Considering I dropped the currently airing “Mobile Suit Gundam AGE” series as it failed to convince me, will need another dose of weekly mecha entertainment.
Now a decade ago when my interest in anime rekindled, “Onegai Teacher” and “Onegai Twins” were two romantic comedies I enjoyed watching, even if they look fairly outdated by now. Reading that the original creator of those shows is back with a new project titled “Ano Natsu de Matteru”, will definitely give it a try.
Am curious about a few other shows so plan on checking the first few episodes to see if they’re to my taste. With its base plot mentioning space pirates and school girl shenanigans, will sample “Mouretsu Pirates”, could be quite a fun show.
Also “High School DxD” could be an entertaining harem comedy but it could degenerate into the usual bland tripe so many of those type of series alas tend to become. With its promise of all girls’ school dormitory shenanigans, “Gokujyo-” warrants a look, it might provide some yuri comedy! At least, I hope it will.
Other series like “Rinne No Lagrange” and “Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai” seem like they might be worth a watch.
What’s on your to watch list for the winter season?