Rest of Fall 2011 Season – First Impressions

Once again in the interest of time, here are the rest of my first impressions on the series I’ve started watching this season.

  • Guilty Crown — One of the better shows this season. Interesting enough premise, lots of action, and crisp visuals. The only downside is having to put up with Shu’s teenage angst moments. On a somewhat related note, during my trip in Japan there was an exhibit for Guilty Crown in Nakano Broadway showcasing art from the first two episodes. No photos were allowed, but I did purchase an art book and some goodies. (Rating: Good)
  • C3 — The first few episodes makes it seem like another cookie cutter high school-themed series, but things get serious and dark rapidly afterward with some pretty intense battle scenes that I was not expecting at all. (Rating: Decent)
  • Hunter x Hunter (2011) — If you haven’t seen the original Hunter x Hunter, simply watch this remake. It’s the same fun story filled with adventure and friendship. (Rating: Great)
  • Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon — I’ve only seen the first episode, which was filled with randomness. I heard it gets somewhat better though. (Rating: Mediocre)
  • Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! — A random story filled with fighting and fan service that revolves around a harem. (Rating: Mediocre)

  • UN-GO — A detective story with some supernatural elements mixed in. The cases are actually interesting, which is a relief after the disappointing ones featured in Kamisama no Memochou. (Rating: Good)
  • Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle — A bit too shounen for my tastes. It feels like I’m watching Yu-Gi-Oh! except with battles between puzzle creators and solvers. (Rating: Mediocre)
  • Kimi to Boku — I haven’t watched that many episodes, but so far it’s a relaxing slice-of-life series focused on a group of male leads. (Rating: Decent)
  • Maken-Ki! — A high school fighting series filled with fan service. It would be better if the main character wasn’t such a wimp most of the time. (Rating: Mediocre)
  • Persona 4 The Animation — Just like what happened with the game…I never got around to watching even one episode of this. >_<
  • Shakugan no Shana III (Final) — I passed on this for now since I want to watch the second season before starting the final one.
  • Mirai Nikki (2011) — Looks really good, but I haven’t gotten around to starting it yet.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam AGE — I can’t believe they decided to make this after Gundam 00. It’s nowhere as good and instead feels like a subpar copy of Gundam Seed targeted towards young children. The entire concept of the AGE system is also questionable. (Rating: Mediocre)

3 Comments to “Rest of Fall 2011 Season – First Impressions”

  1. Mushyrulez says:

    Haha, even I finished my first impressions post before you (that’s saying a lot)!

    Way to bash my three favourite shows of the season (Phi Brain, Horizon, and Majikoi), although Phi Brain really isn’t suited to people who dislike puzzles, Horizon doesn’t start getting good until Episode 10, and Majikoi sucks if you aren’t making fun of it :(

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    Reltair Reply:

    Haha, :(

    Eh, nothing wrong with Phi Brain. I’m probably just not the mood these past few weeks for that type of series. *shrug*

    That’s my initial rating on Horizon, but I’m hoping it’ll be upgraded once I see more episodes since I heard it gets better.

    As for Majikoi, nothing more to say. It’s too easy to bash on it. :)

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