I’m rather late on this, but HELLO THERE 2014 :D
I’ve matured. I’m sure we all have gained morsels of wisdom here and there, and have resolved to start the new year right. I’m not going to make this post a sentimental reflection, because in recent times i’ve been reflecting too much and changing too little.
Let me start introducing the Winter 2014 anime that i’m interested in! Chart is here.
1. Buddy Complex
Wow, Haruto and L-elf wannabes! Umm it’s a coming-of-age story apparently, and I wonder how good it can get with our protagonist Fake Haruto appearing like yet another typical righteous/zero to hero guy. And of course he has unwavering loyalty to his friends, and a love interest! Well… I was obsessed with Valvrave, so i’m gonna give this a try. Sunrise shall not disappoint.
I heard that there’s lots of hype for this show.
PV here! I read the manga– it was gory and depressing. Basically, the siblings led a miserable life as children because they had a jerkish, abusive father. Their misery increased tenfold when the sister, Yume, contracted a virus and became a flesh-eating monster. Yet she’s just a innocent little girl who can’t bear to eat innocent humans, so whose flesh does she consume? The very flesh of her loving, supportive and crazy stoic brother of course! This is basically a horror anime featuring two poor, poor young kids with the worst luck ever, that have an unnaturally strong bond between them. It should be renamed “Life Sucks”.
It gives out Project K vibes! And it’s about a group special people who have powers known as ‘minimum’ or ‘minor miracle’. Based on the picture above, they also think that they’re too cool for you. Sigh, if I had some amazing supernatural power, i’d be arrogant as hell and exclusive with my bunch of cool friends too. Hope the characters are interesting and good enough to pull the story through!
4. Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil
WOWZ MAGIC AND MAGICIANS
MAGICAL GIRL WITH HIDDEN ABILITIES (WOW) DEFENDING HER CLIENTS (WOW).
5. Nobunaga the Fool
This show just casually mashed Jeanne d’Arc, Leonardo da Vinci, Oda Nobunaga and some “Star Messiah” together. There’s war and romance. Looks good.
And that’s it! Honestly i’m not sure if I’ll have much time to blog because i’ll finally be starting Junior College in mid-Jan (OH GOD, BOYS! A mixed school, at last! W-will I find my prince?) and besides the horrendous amount of studying and catching up that i’ll be forced to undertake, i’ll be much busier with all the new adjustments. Having done it for Valvrave, I actually find that doing episodic reviews is one of the best way to appreciate and unleash your love for that anime. Plus it’s damn fun, but I probably won’t have the time to do it. Also, here’s a short list of 2013 anime that I regret not completing (maybe i’ll read this post 890142 years later and finally watch them)!
- Psycho Pass
- Shinsekai Yori
- Shingeki no Kyojin (get me to read the manga pls)
- Gin no Saji
- Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio
- Eh, this is from 2012, but I haven’t finished Hyouka :(
The excitingness/busyness of real life is probably what causes the gradual erasure of anime from one’s life, since real life becomes very real or appealing to you, and there isn’t a need to indulge in this mythical world. I don’t think i’ll leave the animanga sphere anytime soon, but I might be around less often (:
OH YEAH BONUS
S2 for Sword Art Online is confirmed. It’s the Gun Gale arc, Phantom Bullet.
The response from SAO fans:
The response from anime bloggers:
And there’re more arcs anyway, SAO can have as many seasons as it wants!
Here’s a real picture to pull you back to reality:
My mum got me that wonderwoman keychain (actually she won it so it was free) to remind me to be strong! All the best for 2014, everyone. Try harder :)