Happy new year everyone! May the year be filled with happiness and prosperity! So let’s get to what we’re really here for. With every year comes four more anime seasons, and if the Mayan calendar is to be believed (pro tip: it isn’t) it’s the 4th last season we’ll ever see, so we’d better make the most of it! It may not be the greatest of seasons, but there’s a fair amount of really good looking shows on display here. So join us in going through every series Winter will bring.
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Tags: Amagami SS, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Another, Aquarion EVOL, Area no Kinshi, Brave 10, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, Gokujyo, High School DxD, Inu X Boku SS, Kill Me Baby, Knight in the Area, Mouretsu Pirates, Nisemonogatari, Papa no Iu Koto o Kikinasai, Prince of Tennis, Recorder to Randoseru, Rinne no Lagrnage, Senhime Zesshou Symphogear, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Zero no Tsukaima F
I will not remember December 24th, 2011 as the date of Christmas Eve, but rather as the moment when
Fate/Zero Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon ended. Oh well, at least Horizon is getting a second season in Summer 2012. It was to be expected since the numbers for BD pre-orders were said to be pretty high. The first BD volume of Horizon sold 16,349 copies on the first week of release.
By definition anime is all about animation, moving pictures if you get down to the very basics and there certainly was plenty of visual stimulation this year.
If you thought Poro was outdated with Honey & Clover for this year’s 12 Days of Anime, think again as I visit an anime that first appeared in 1986.
Kamisama Dolls was my favorite show of the year, allow me to elloborate why and blab on about its awesomeness.
I have to be honest: When I first started watching anime, I was drawn to the shows that were fantastical, that involved magic, different dimensions, futuristic worlds, or mecha. Whether it was the ability to manipulate natural elements, mold chakra, recite spells, perform superhuman feats, or interact with and drive a really cool piece of machinery, it was these kinds of shows that interested me. And only these shows.
If I were to materialize sex into a anime, that anime’s name would be Honey and Clover. But no sex before you are married, right? :D You can watch Honey and Clover as a substitute before then. Running Honey and Clover was the best decision Noitamina ever made. The show doesn’t have samurai-esque massive “mobile suits” or exceedingly high amounts of fanservice. The selling point is its ability to display a slice of life as it really is. Except for Morita. He’s just awesomely kickass.