It’s close enough to the middle of the Winter 2009 season to give a quick update on my impressions.
Durarara!!: My favorite series this season. It has met and exceeded my initial impressions. Each episode focuses on a different character and reveals to you their past history while creating connections to other characters.
Sora no Oto: The setting helps to make the story shine. On the outside it may all seem like fun and games with the lighthearted atmosphere, but…
Katanagatari: Slow releases at 1 episode per month, but at least they’re 50 minutes long. The witty wordplay is the defining characteristic; you’ll either love it or hate it.
Nodame Cantabile: Finale: The story just keeps pushing on. Can’t wait to see how it all ends.
Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu: These past few episodes don’t seem as funny as some of the initial ones, but still amusing nevertheless.
Dance In The Vampire Bund: Failed to keep me hooked. Need to pick this one up again.
Ookami Kakushi: The beginning plot build-up felt a bit slow. Need to catch up on this one too.
Omamori Himari: Standard harem/fan service fare.
Seikon no Qwaser: Besides having a gg premise, they have to censor their normal airing due to the content.
Ladies versus Butlers!: Blatant fan service to the extreme; dropped it after the first episode.
Chuu Bra!!: The premise is too gg for me to even consider watching episode 1.
Hanamaru Youchien: It’s okay I guess, but not my cup of tea.
There doesn’t seem to be that many anime series coming up next season, but at least there’s Angel Beats! and K-ON! Second Season.