As summer finally winds down, it’s time to take at a few shows I’m planning to watch in about less than a week. As always, it’s subject to change. (Image Source)
Little Busters Refrain
Studio: JC Staff
Air Date: October 5
Although I did not review the first season, I had some mixed feelings with this adaptation because it had some rough patches here and there on how the drama was handled. With the second season, besides covering Yuiko’s story is revealing the secret of the world and focus on the Refrain, which is the last story arc in the visual novel once all the girls’ arc are completed. Hopefully JC Staff improved from the first season by having more drama in the sequel. Of course, it’s not over as they announced that they will focus on the additional arcs that got added in the second release in another season.
Kyoukai no Kanata
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Air Date: October 2
As Kyoto Animation focuses its efforts on their own IPs opposed to making adaptations of other properties, they are finally airing a new show to fit that trend. This show is basically a fantasy show that involves a typical high school male that has special powers. He meets a girl who can manipulate blood. While I’m not going to spoil too much since this airs next Wednesday, hopefully it will be interesting.
Nagi no Asukara
Studio: PA Works
Air Date: October 3
It seems that Mari Okada is back at PA Works to make something interesting. Even so, I have very mixed feelings of her works in 2011 after finishing Hanasaku Iroha as it felt like a mess, especially the male emasculation in that show. While Tari Tari and Red Data Girl to a certain extent was able to make me get over that bad taste in my mouth, perhaps she changed after she worked on two seasons of AKB0048. Then again, I’m not getting my hopes up.
Since I started my graduate degree, you might have noticed that I haven’t been posting frequently. It’s because graduate studies are going to take a bit more free time away as I have two group projects at the moment and I have to focus on my studies more seriously because graduate school is expensive. With that, you might see fewer posts in the upcoming months. However, I will be opening up guest editorials to not only push out more content, but also allow lesser-known bloggers to gain a bit more exposure. More details will come soon.
On the other hand, I’m about 3/4 done with Tales of Hearts as I play this game every hour a day. Hopefully, I can get this review out by the end of the year before Neptune Rebirth and Pokémon X & Y takes that time away from me.
With that, what are you planning to watch in the fall? Feel free to give more suggestions on what I should check out later.
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Quite a nice rounded watch list you have there. Haven’t even thought about my picks for next season yet thinking about it. Little Busters! Refrain is a must I think.
To me, I usually wait for people to share their previews before I do anything… But I usually limit myself since I have college work… Still, sequels of shows are an easy pick.
That said, was it prevalent in the show? Did we watch the same thing? Are you expecting too much from your anime? Are you judging stuff based on who wrote the show? Do you expect every writer to do the same thing all the time?
Well, anyway, did you watch Uchouten Kazoku? Figured you would since that was a PA Works show, and, IMO, one of the best shows of summer.
I may consider it in the future…
As for the questions, I don’t expect too much from Anime. Aside, I reviewed this Anime already. I do respect Okada as a writer as I enjoy some of her works such as Wandering Son, Ano Hana and such. However, I don’t agree with some of the questionable ideas that degrades males as I believe in gender equality.