Now that the ”12 Days”-project is over, it is time to get serious again. Or, at least, a little serious. Christmas time is relax time for me, a chance to recover slightly from the dreaded school. However, this time, we were loaded with different essays, so in the following week there will not be any lengthy and insightful editorial post for you to read. I am deeply sorry about that, but hey, on the 9th of January there will be a fun little thing starting. And after that, it is back to business as usual! In the meantime, let us check out what the winter season 2012 has in store for us!
Above you can see the chart with all the shows airing and over at Random Curiosity you can, as always, see a very informative post about each and every of them. This means I will not go through every little show, but instead focus on the ones I find interesting.
What I already had the bad luck of watching
Kyousogiga – A random mess which at least looked cool. Supposedly created to sell merchandise.
Hidan no Aria Special – Just avoid it, okay?
What I will watch
Daily Lives of High School Boys – If Scamp’s post or the short previews of it have not convinced you already, hopefully me mentioning it will do so. If you did not like Kimi to Boku because of guys not acting like guys, perhaps this is for you! If you also like wacky comedy, that is.
Another – Oh, look, it is another anime by P.A. “we can animate” Works! While they have yet to prove they can create a good story, they still win me over thanks to their magnificent animation. And now they are doing horror with character designs by Ito Noizoi, the artist from Haruhi? I am in for another anime by P.A. Works.
Kill Me Baby –
Nisemonogatari – Shaft. Shaft. Shaft. Oh, and a sequel to Bakemonogatari. But mostly Shaft.
Ano Natsu de Matteru – J.C. Staff is creating an anime original? During a season they will air not one, not two, but six different shows simultaneously? That is taking a huge risk, especially when you consider that J.C. Staff tend to dip in quality from time to time. But an anime original by them sounds way to interesting to skip, as the fellow J.C. Staff fan I am.
And that is it, this is all I will watch during the winter 2011 season. If I had to choose some more, it would probably be Area no Kishi since I have not watched a sports anime in a while and Rinne no Lagrange for the same reason (well, mechas instead of sports). Five shows are not much considering I usually follow around eight, but this will also allow me to watch some older anime. But then again, things can change.
As for what I will blog, it is still undecided. It might depend on what Crunchyroll picks up in the end, and so far they have not done an announcement regarding their airing it seems. But perhaps Ano Natsu? Any special show you readers want me to cover?
Also, I almost forgot. There actually are two more additional shows I am going to watch this season, but that is when they have finished airing. These are two sequels: Natsume Yuujinchou Shi and Amagami SS+ Plus. Some shows are simply better when watched as a marathon. Perhaps Black★Rock Shooter too, but the OVA is still unwatched. It looks like style over substance.
And besides, there are some sweet OVAs and Specials too. Usagi Drop, Toradora, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei… holy mother of God, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is back!? BEST SEASON EVER