Spring 2017 watching intentions

The season that Amazon killed.

The original version of this, incidentally, had 6 things on the “high expectations” list, the same as Spring last year, and the highest since then in the “will try” list as well. Instead, we’re left with even fewer things than last season, and still plenty of room for more to drop off.

Maybe I should try to just watch the raws… But I always miss stuff when I do that with series that are neither shorts nor things I’m already familiar with.


Continuing from current season: (2)
Aggressive Retsuko
Kochinpa! Dainiki

Will try: (21)

Sequels: (2)
Nobunaga no Shinobi: Ise Kanegasaki-hen
Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2

High Expectations: (2)
Hinako Note – Must watch series.
Shuumatsu Nani Shitemasu ka? Isogashii desu ka? Sukutte Moratte Ii desu ka? – lots of people have talked about this series. And everything I’ve heard has been positive.

Medium Expectations: (11)
Alice to Zouroku
Clockwork Planet
Eromanga-sensei – this sounds like something I’d enjoy watching. But it’s by the author of OreImo. Which makes me rather sceptical.
Gin no Guardian – It’s already started airing so I guess I’ll just watch this one to decide.
Granblue Fantasy the Animation
Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel (TV) – I’ll just hope that this series doesn’t need me to have watched the previous ones.
Love Kome: We Love Rice – This might just be stupid enough to be brilliant.
Puripuri Chii-chan!! – looks similar to various series that have been surprisingly entertaining, so I guess I’ll give it a watch.
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records – This sort of series depends too much on the characters to make any meaningful predictions of how good it will be.
Sakura Quest – I have hopes for this one, but there’s not really enough there to put it as more than that.
Tsuki ga Kirei – insufficient information to form much by way of expectations.

Low Expectations: (6)
Kenka Banchou Otome: Girl Beats Boys – I really don’t know whether to bother with this one. Easiest thing to do though is just give it a chance.
Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine – will give it a try. Not expecting much, though.
Quan Zhi Gao Shou – That’s some crazily impressive animation in that PV. It probably won’t be available, though, and I don’t really know anything about the series itself. Plus being in Chinese means that I’ll have to rely entirely on subtitles, which I’ve gotten out of the habit of.
Seikaisuru Kado – will watch with the expectation of a quick drop.
Sekai no Yami Zukan – as above.
Sin: Nanatsu no Taizai – probably a quick drop, but worth a try.

Won’t watch: (39)

Murdered by Amazon (most of these titles will be picked up if they become available elsewhere): (9)
Atom: The Beginning
Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism
Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Gaiden: Sword Oratoria
Fukumenkei Noise
Zero kara Hajimeru Mahou no Sho
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭
Sakurada Reset

Murdered by Netflix latecast: (1)

Sequel/Related series of unwatched/unfinished anime: (18)
Berserk (2017)
Beyblade Burst God
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
Cinderella Girls Gekijou
Duel Masters (2017)
Future Card Buddyfight Battsu
Idol Time PriPara
Kyoukai no Rinne (TV) 3rd Season
Natsume Yuujinchou Roku
Panpaka Pants O New-san
Rilu Rilu Fairilu: Mahou no Kagami
Shingeki no Bahamut: Virgin Soul
Shounen Ashibe: Go! Go! Goma-chan 2
Starmyu 2nd Season
Uchouten Kazoku 2
Warau Salesman New

Other: (11)
Akindo Sei no Little Peso – Looks stupid. No thanks.
Ani ni Tsukeru Kusuri wa Nai! – basically just an anime of fighting siblings? No thanks.
Buppu na Mainichi – not available.
Frame Arms Girl – Don’t feel like watching something like this
Makeruna!! Aku no Gundan! – I was going to give it a try, but that PV put me off completely.
Renai Boukun – This sounds like uncomfortable viewing.
Room Mate: One Room Side M – if the one with girls was dropped, why would I expect the one with boys to be watchable?
Souryo to Majiwaru Shikiyoku no Yoru ni… – no comment.
The Snack World (TV) – Don’t like that art style, and reading the background o the series makes me feel that this is not something I could like.
Tomica Hyper Rescue Drive Head: Kidou Kyuukyuu Keisatsu – almost as far away from my interests as you can get.
Tsugumomo – no thanks.

Winter 2017 watching intentions

After a season in which I didn’t do this, I’ve brought it back. This season is the first in quite a while with fewer than 50 anime in total, and less than half of those are ones I intend to watch. Nevertheless there’s plenty there and it really just means that I’m more likely to actually try everything in the “will try” section.

Note: parts of this were written up almost a month ago. I’ve checked back over most of the anime that I intend to try but some may be out of date.

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Summer 2016 watching intentions

13 fewer anime starting this season than in Spring. A slightly higher proportion that I will watch but nevertheless the season looks considerably less appealing to me than the last was. Good thing there are a couple of continuing series as well, then. And there are at least a few things that should be good, including some sequels to some decent series.

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Winter 2016 anime watching intentions

This season I’m going to be doing things differently to in other recent seasons, in that I’ll be focusing on my backlog of anime to watch rather than focusing on anime from the upcoming season.

Nonetheless, I’ll still want to establish which of the upcoming season’s anime are worth the watch.

Continuing from the current season: (2)
Heavy Object (if I catch up to it and keep watching)
Itoshi no Muco

Won’t watch: (15)
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime 2nd Season (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Dimension W (so obviously unbearable that I’m not even going to try it)
Durarara!!x2 Ketsu (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Ganbare! Lulu Lolo 3rd Season (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Ketsuekigata-kun! 4 (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)
Kono Danshi, Mahou ga Oshigoto Desu. (a bit confused about its relation to the OVAs, and doesn’t seem particularly appealing anyway)
Mahoutsukai Precure! (if I’m going to watch a precure it doesn’t look like it will be this one)
Mim Mam Mint (no interest whatsoever)
Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation (not familiar with this franchise and doesn’t look appealing)
Prince of Stride: Alternative (sport anime in a non-existant sport)
Rilu Rilu Fairilu: Yousei no Door (could be some haitai-style fun but I’m not hopeful)
Schwarzesmarken (part of a franchise that I am not familiar with)
Sushi Police (yuck. Just plain yuck.)
Tabi Machi Late Show (not much info but what there is doesn’t seem appealing. Other than the fact that that’s a nice picture of a tree…)
Yami Shibai 3rd Season (sequel to anime I haven’t watched)

Will watch: (5)
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (TV) 2nd Season (previous series was definitely weakening as it went on, but still worth continuing for now)
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri – Enryuu-hen (sequel)
Kochin Pa! (already started watching this one. It’s 15 seconds long…)
Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara. (reading the manga and interested to see how they do the anime)
Teekyuu 7 (sequel)

Might try: (24, in rough order from most interested to least)
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar
Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
Musaigen no Phantom World
Ooyasan wa Shishunki!
Oshiete! Galko-chan
Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
Dagashi Kashi
Nijiiro Days
Divine Gate
Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut
Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu
Luck & Logic
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
Norn9: Norn+Nonet
Ojisan to Marshmallow
Nurse Witch Komugi-chan R
Koukaku no Pandora
Bubuki Buranki
Sekkou Boys
Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei

As the way I’ll be doing things this season is different to previous ones I will probably adopt a rather different approach to the weekly roundup posts as well, with less emphasis on the season and more on the series.

Autumn 2015 anime watching intentions

I’m going to be trying out slightly less things this season than I have for the last few, in an attempt to stop myself from falling behind, which I have done every season since I started trying just about everything that aired. Especially given that doing this has prevented me watching series that I was quite looking forward to.
It helps that there’s quite a lot of things that, for one reason or another, I don’t want to watch anyway.

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Summer 2015 anime watching intentions

2 continuing series and 35 new ones. So one fewer in total than last season, thanks to me having moved one from Will try to Won’t Watch this morning.

Continuing from the current season:
Arslan Senki
Kyoukai no Rinne

Will try:
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Bikini Warriors
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Senyaku
Chu Feng: BEE
Classroom Crisis
Gakkou Gurashi!
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
God Eater
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Jitsu wa Watashi wa
Joukamachi no Dandelion
Kangoku Gakuen
Kurayami Santa
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
Makura no Danshi
Million Doll
Miss Monochrome: The Animation 2nd Season
Non Non Biyori Repeat
Okusama ga Seito Kaichou!
Pikkapika Summer
Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace
Rokka no Yuusha
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
Sore ga Seiyuu!
Suzakinishi The Animation
Teekyuu 5
Ushio to Tora
Venus Project: Climax

Won’t watch:
Aquarion Logos – Not watched Aquarion Evol
Boo Boo Boy – no chance this could be entertaining in any way.
Deban Desu yo! Onigirizu – I don’t know the context.
Dragon Ball Super – not a fan of the franchise.
Durarara!! x2 Ten – haven’t watched any of the previous series.
Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya 2wei! Herz! – haven’t watched the first one.
Gatchaman Crowds Insight – didn’t particularly like the look of the first one.
Imabari Barysan – I had a flip around the website and the anime isn’t even mentioned. And what there is doesn’t seem of interest.
Junjou Romantica 3 – not watched previous series.
Kaijuu Sakaba Kanpai! – looks awful
Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou – This would be just like Kiseijuu was, except I’m even more convinced that I won’t be able to stand it. Why should I waste 2 minutes of my life just confirming that the series is a bunch of disgusting nightmare material when Seven Seas have already shown me that it is by shoving it in my twitter feed several times a day?
Q Transformers 2 – not a fan of the franchise.
Senki Zesshou Symphogear GX: Believe in Justice and Hold a Determination to Fist is an odd case – Not watched the second series yet. I will probably be watching this one once I have done so, though.
The Idolm@ster: Cinderella Girls 2nd Season – not a fan of the franchise, and haven’t watched the first one.
To Love-Ru: Trouble – Darkness 2nd – not watched previous one
Wooser no Sono Higurashi Mugen Hen – dropped on series 1.
Working!!! – not watched previous series, and although I intend to do so, I probably won’t be able to any time soon.

Expectation levels: (as before this isn’t saying “this will be good” but as something to look back to)

Non Non Biyori:
Non Non Biyori Repeat – this needs a category all to itself.

High Expectations:
Gakkou Gurashi!
Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri
Himouto! Umaru-chan
Joukamachi no Dandelion – This sounds fun.
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan
Overlord – optimistically cautious would be about right to describe my expectations of this – not cautiously optimistic, optimistically cautious.
Sore ga Seiyuu! – Will either be amusing or informative. Or both.
Teekyuu 5 – because 4 seasons of Teekyuu goodness wasn’t enough.
Wakaba*Girl – because we always need more CGDCT series.

Not sure what to expect:
Akagami no Shirayuki-hime – Seems a little too shoujo-esque to put it in the high expectations category.
Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Senyaku
Chu Feng: BEE – It’s Chinese. In Japanese. I don’t know what to make of that.
God Eater – indifferent to everything I’ve seen about it, including the things that others are raving about. We’ll see.
Kurayami Santa – something a bit different, I guess.
Million Doll – Idol stuff.
Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace – lack of information
Rokka no Yuusha – Lots of people seem to like the light novel, but I’ve heard the anime is making some rather bizarre changes, so what else will they change? And will it threaten what makes the series liked?
Suzakinishi The Animation – What can you expect from what appears to be an anime adaptation of a talk show?
Ushio to Tora – My instincts say no, but the manga has been compared to a lot of things that I enjoyed, so I’m not really sure.
Venus Project: Climax – Idol stuff.

Low Expectations:
Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Bikini Warriors – seems more focused on the “bikini” part than the “warrior” part. I’m expecting another Momo Kyun Sword, but I could be pleasantly surprised
Classroom Crisis – a space setting is usually a bad sign, as it invariably means that the author thought to themself “hey, wouldn’t it be cool if, for no real reason, I set this series is SPACE… of course I then have to get rid of every aspect of it that an actual space setting would have, but still, set in SPACE, man. Isn’t that, like, awesome?” To which the answer is obviously “no”.
Gangsta. – other than through the addition of warped human bodies *cough*kiseijuu*cough*monster musume*cough*, it’s hard to imagine how this could be made into something that appealed to me less.
Jitsu wa Watashi wa – looks too cringe-humour-esque. Could still be good, though.
Kangoku Gakuen – Errm yeah. Giving this a chance because I said I would more than out of any hopes of deriving enjoyment out of it. Who knows? Maybe I’ll awaken to a new fetish or something.
Makura no Danshi – gender-flipped Issho ni Sleeping?
Miss Monochrome: The Animation 2nd Season – I’m not overly sure why I finished the first one. I’ll probably finish this one as well, and not know why I did that either.
Okusama ga Seito Kaichou! – condoms.
Pikkapika Summer – All I have to go on is a single, very small picture. That’s enough to put this in the Low Expectations category.
Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai – This doesn’t sound like my sort of series. I’m not overly fond of dirty jokes and, despite the title’s claim, this will probably be full of them. It could be entertaining in other ways, though.
Wakako-zake – nothing about this sounds appealing. But we’ll see.