Hello, everyone, it’s been a while. Work has been destroying my ability to keep up with anime. I’ve got a 1.5 hour commute (both ways) and starting from next week, I’ll be flying to Dallas every Monday through Thursday. Exciting times for me, but no time at all for my hobbies. The spring season’s winding down, so it’s time for me to write about my picks for next season.
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita
If Tanaka Romio’s other work is any indication, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita will be brilliant. This is the guy who wrote classics such as Kana Imouto, Yume Miru Kururi and Cross Channel. However, this will be animated by AIC, and they tend to be inconsistent. I’d be interested in seeing Romio’s work adapted for the TV. I’ve always loved his visual novels. They were fresh, interesting and lacked the same kind of ridiculous melodrama that characterized works from studios like Key. Though Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita is a light novel, I’ll have to reserve judgement until I actually see the show. This one’s a toss-up, but I’m inclined to say that it’s going to be good.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Oh boy, KoiChoco. This was the last eroge I played all the way through, back in 2010. KoiChoco suffered from much of the same problems as most romantic comedies: unattractive main heroine, forced melodrama, et cetera. At least the main character has some spine. That made him far more memorable than your average anime protagonist. The story itself is fairly interesting, offering a fairly cynical view of electoral politics; however, KoiChoco‘s biggest problem lay in its inability to tie together the plot in a neat fashion. The show starts off great, gets into the nitty-gritty of electioneering, the main character then falls in love… and the election is forgotten. Hopefully, the anime will be able to address some of these issues and explore some of the side characters, who are infinitely more interesting than the main heroine. I doubt it, though. Still, I’ll watch this until I decide it’s no longer worth my time.
I know what you’re all thinking. “Oh, four girls, starting a band and shit. This is going to be awful.” Except it isn’t. It’s three girls starting a band. But seriously, let me explain. I’m a huge fan of PA Works and everything that they do. Sure, they may not be the greatest studio around (but they’re pretty damn close from a technical perspective), but the work they do is original. Remember Hanasaku Iroha? Remember how we all thought it was going to be absolutely terrible? Well, it wasn’t, and that’s what counts. I’m all for anime originals, and PA Works has really been outstanding in that regard. I’ll watch it just to support what they do. Plus, it’s PA Works, so it can’t be that bad. None of their shows have been without merit― even Angel Beats had its good moments.
I’m going to call it right now― this is going to be the best show next season. It’s fucking Moyashimon. Science. Lesbians. High society intrigue. Surstromming. One of the main characters is even secretly… a Mexican.
I am HYPE AS FUCK.
Yuru Yuri♪♪ will be amazing. Everything else, couldn’t care less about.