Sun 23 Oct 2011
|2||Mawaru Penguindrum||Brains Base||15||1|
|3||Shinryaku!? Ika Musume||Diomedea||4||2|
On the cusp: Mirai Nikki, The iDOLM@STER, Guilty Crown, Last Exile
2. Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing-
3. Working 2
4. Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
5. Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
Nothing deserved a first place vote from me, even if the new
Last Exile was the best thing I watched out of my lot of six shows. It
may be the only way I can protest against this season that has
-Emperor J (Lower Mid-Table)
I feel more and more that this season is just… average. Sure, you have a handful of watchable shows like Fate/Zero, Mirai Nikki, or Persona 4, but nothing has really captivated me yet, at least nothing new. Even Penguindrum is starting to grow old for some…
“Left [Mawaru] Penguindrum off the ballot 2nd consecutive week due to it continuing to dig a hole for itself with its lazy exploitative storytelling. I’m not saying it’s quite headed to being a trainwreck after a solid start quite yet, but I’m concerned. In a relatively weak week of episodes, Fate/Zero stood out due to finally having some solid action in it between all the talking. [Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!] trudges along as an enjoyable dumb comedy. The extended naked conversation gag in the 1st half of this week’s episode had me laughing pretty much continuously through the scene. [Mirai Nikki] this week started off pretty slow, but the plot developments near the end and continuing high production values keeps me impressed with the show.”
-lvlln (Borderline Hikkikomori)
…but of course, all is not lost. Some voters are at least having a good time with a plethora of shows.
“1. Fate/Zero – Has the right balance to everything: Character development and depth, plot progression, action, animation, music. Can’t go wrong here.
2. Mawaru Penguindrum – Ikuhara sure is having a blast with his ridiculous crap. But it’s really, really entertaining crap.
3. Mirai Nikki – Yandere of the year
4. Chihayafuru – Gets a bit too corny at times, but otherwise pretty good
5. Last Exile – episode 2 escalated the situation a *bit* too fast, but it was still cool.
Guilty Crown – biggest dissappointment of the year, but at least it looks pretty. All this means is that Noitamina just sucks with sci-fi series.
Bakuman 2 – woah, wait a sec, I’ve actually enjoyed every single episode so far? o_o;
Ben-to – first episode was meh, but it got surprisingly entertaining from then on.
Tamayura – slice of life, girls-being-too-nice-to-each-other, goodness on steroids.”
-Tsuki (Emory Anime Club)
That’s all, folks! Cya next week. Also, join our newly founded club on MAL, and tell more people about us!