Given that I am 2/3rds done with Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby, I’ll leave the review for next week. For now, I’m going to focus on what shows I plan on watching during the winter. Even though I will have more free time since I would have graduated at the end of this semester, I will only cover two shows and share rest of the impressions in a weekly post.
As always, this list is subject to change from now until the actual season starts.
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Air Date: January 9th, 2015
While I don’t play mobile or social games since the gameplay is too shallow for my tastes and you can’t fully experience it without a fully validated account, I’m somewhat excited for this adaptation. Idolmaster Cinderella Girls an idol raising game (with an expanding cast) where you train your idol and battle others in festivals on your mobile phone. From the looks of it, it seems like it will mostly follow the same formula as the main Idolmaster Anime (not the botched adaptation in late 2000s) with some differences as it focuses on the 14 most popular girls from the game. While some in the blogosphere feel that it won’t live up to the hype, we’ll see when it finally airs the next month.
Studio: Seven Arcs
Air Date: January 10th, 2015
While Dog Days is nothing too spectacular, I still enjoyed the second season more than the first since it had an improved cast and it was light-hearted. Sure, the third season took a little over two years to make, but it’s finally coming. Like the second season, I already expect that they will focus on the unexplored areas of Flonyard and introduce a few more characters. Perhaps this time, Nanami will finally get the hero stone and we’ll get to see her hero form like we did with Shinku and Becky.
Airdate: January 2015
While I don’t know much about this game (except it’s extremely popular), it’s a free to play card game you play in a web browser where you battle other World War II era ships and manage them (building, repairing and equipping ships) with the ships being personified as cute girls. Although I don’t plan on playing the actual game (I might get the Vita version depending on how much I enjoy this show), it will be interesting to see what they have planned for this adaptation in terms of character development and of course, ship to ship combat.
Aside from these shows, I will also be continuing Shirobako and Fate/stay night (unless they go hiatus until next spring). With that, feel free to share what shows you are thinking about watching next month.
Also, I now have a Hummingbird account. While the library over there is incomplete and is being used for development testing at the moment, feel free to follow me.