Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

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Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Marinara » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:59 am

See my blog post for a full season preview :)
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I will definitely watch:
  • Fate/zero--I'm a huge Saber fan and loved Fate/stay night, so this one is an obvious must.
  • Shinryaku!? Ika Musume--I LOVED the first season, so again, I don't even question watching this one. More squid ink spaghetti!
  • Working'!!--The first season was enjoyable enough, though incredibly cliche.
  • Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing--Again, I'm a big supporter of Last Exile, so I'm pretty excited that a new show is coming out with a similar steampunk-style world.
  • Shakugan no Shana III--This is an obvious choice for anyone who's seen the first two seasons.
  • Bakuman Second Season--I absolutely love this story, and am excited to see where the guys go with their new success.
And, I will try out:
  • Chihayafuru--I like anime that center around games, like Hikaru no Go, Saki, and Shion no Ou.
  • Guilty Crown--Ehhhh, why not? It sounds pretty generic, but the topic image looks pretty.
  • Tamayura ~Hitose~--The premise sounds plain cute and heartwarming. I also admire photographers, so hopefully this'll feature that a good deal.
  • Kimi to Boku--The description is pretty vague, but I like the posted image, sortof soft, like in Natsume Yuujinchou.
  • Ben-to--Well, as ridiculous as this show sounds, I really like anime that focuses on food. I hope this anime runs along the same vein as Yakitate!! Japan.
  • (Film by Brains Base) Hotarubi no Mori e--I have no clue what this will be about, but I like the image and the fact that it's a film by Brains Base. It wouldn't hurt to try it out.
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by shiraoky » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:18 am

I think I'm going to try out/watch these:
Bakuman 2nd season
Mashiro-iro Symphony
Tamayura ~Hitose~
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Kimi to Boku
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by imbehindyou » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:25 am

  • Shinryaku!? Ika-Musume - wanted 2nd season even before the first one ended. obvious choice here.
  • Working'!! - was one of my top 10 shows from last year. can't wait for more Inami and poor Sato.
  • Bakuman 2nd Season - wondering how things will turn out for Ashirogi Muto.
  • Chihayafuru
  • Guilty Crown
  • Fate/Zero
  • Mashiro-Iro Symphony
  • Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing
  • Un-Go
  • Gundam AGE
  • Kimi to Boku.
  • Shana 3
  • Ben-to
  • HunterxHunter Remake
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by HeartClover » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:04 am

Yay, more Ika Musume. Hopefully this second season will get her into the regular season next year~
Still need to watch Shakugan no Shana....
Fate/Zero seems promising.

Other than that, it'll depend what I feel like watching at that time.
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by loudmouth » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:09 am

Fate/Zero for sure
Mashiro-iro I'll watch one episode and see. Sounds kinda like IS but without the mecha
Shakugan no Shana III for sure. Not my favorite series ever but I've watched it this far might as well finish it.
Phi Brain Sounds interesting
Deadman Wonderland OVA for sure.
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by xcrossfacekillahx » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 pm

Will Watch
Fate/Zero - A definite must watch. The same with Marinara's reasons and if you're a fan of F/SN novel and have played it, then this one's for you.
Shinryaku!? Ika Musume - Watched the first season so I'll watch this as well. Squiddie is a yes.
Working!! - A funny first season needs a 2nd season. Yamada time.
Last Exile - I'm not the biggest fan of this series but I'll give it a chance.
Bakuman II - If you watched the 1st, then you'll watch this.
Shakugan no Shana III - A definite must if you followed the series all throughout.

Will consider
Kimi to Boku
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Umi » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:33 pm

Will watch:
Shinryaku!? Ika Musume - More Ika Musume is good~
Tamayura ~Hitose~
Mirai Nikki - I love the manga, I can only hope the anime is as good.
Bakuman 2

Probably won't touch the rest since I have a backlog of anime to finish.
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Eclairs » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:21 pm

Definately will watch ( unless after 2/3 eps they suck, i'll drop them )
Gundam AGE = Gundam otaku GO!
Shakugan no Shana III = any reason why i should not watch this masterpiece?
Bakuman II = An avid follower to the manga as well as the 1st season
Saiyuki Gaiden - Gensomadden Saiyuki = a DEFINATE WATCH !
Kami nomi Zo Shiru Sekai = Hacqua arc mark 2, hell yea!
Gundam Unicorn ! - Yes, next episode, been waiting for this a good 3 months already ><

Might give them a try
Ika-Musume II
Woking II ( not really into woking S1, hope S2 would be better )
Yokozora Quartet
Infinite Stratos - More Charlotte please!
Deadman Wonderland - will check this OVA and then if i like it, i might even go and watch the whole series.
Tekken : Blood Vengence - owh, my childhood game :P

Guilty pleasure animes - watching them just for the eye candy
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Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Momento10 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:16 pm

Finally, some shows that are of my interest.

Will definitely watch:
Fate/Zero - Took them long enough to produce this part. I expect great things from it.
Shinryaku!? Ika-Musume - Time for Ika to fail take over the world once more. GESOGESOGESOGESOGESOGESO!!!!!!
Working'!! - I really liked the first season. I would most definitely watch the sequal of this
Shakugan no Shana III - For what reason should I not watch this? Also, will the first few episodes be enough to garner a victory on any of the three tournaments?

Possibly watch:
Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai - Any show based on a visual novel is a must-see for me, as I am a visual novel player myself.
Cube x Cursed x Curious - The plot and art are very interesting. It should meet my taste well.
Tamayura ~Hitose~ - The story sounds promising. Hopefully, it would be a show where I can sit and relax as the story progresses in front of me.
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Bastion » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:01 pm

Suprised that several series seem to pop out as pieces I want to see:
Guilty Crown - sounds interesting
Fate/Zero - hype
Working!! - the first season wasn't bad, and neither is the manga
Last Exile - haven't watched all of the original, so not sure what to expect
Lupin III - like the criminal mastermind mindset
Shana III - hype (is it planned to be the final animation?), probably the first two seasons will be my next watched
Phi Brain - love the puzzle mindset

Another Ah! My Goddess piece seems to be planned
Queen's Blade is enjoyable if you can ignore the attempt at eye-candy
Looks like another IS story
And another Scryed after so long, wonder what they're going to do with it.

Going to try and watch what I can of these, probably check out others, we'll see what ends up happening.
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Metaler » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:03 pm

Hmm, let's see here...

Ika-chaaaaan~ <3
Maji de Watashi (though I will play the game first)
Mirai Nikki (will read the manga)
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukuganai
PERSONA! 4! <3

Ben-To, if only because it sounds bizarre as hell
KamiNomi OVA <3
Higurashi Kira
Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:57 am

University will take most of my free time away so I'll probably try:
Shinryaku!? Ika Musume - 1st Season was great. 2nd Season should be better.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai - Synopsis sounds interesting
Kimi to Boku - Hopefully it's not BL. The Shounen label on MAL is a bit relieving
SnS III - Only if I manage to finish S1 and S2 before October
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Elvinsky » Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:56 am

Fall (will probably be misread as "Fail") menu:

- Gundam Unicorn - Obviously. The last episode had its fair share of cliffhangers.
- Ika-Musume season 2
- Fate/Zero - "Broskander." 'Nuff said.
- The World God Only Knows OAV
- Ah! My Goddess OAV
- Infinite Stratos OAV - Despite being a guilty pleasure at this point, I still hope the OAV provides a good hook for a second season.
- Seitokai Yakuindomo OAV

Might-watch/Will follow, but not high-priority:
- Gundam AGE
- Lupin III
- (Added) Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai - Something about the synopsis struck close to home (how awkward it is for loners to make friends). That and there's something about the two main female leads that induces a bit of PSL... (Having read an H/E doujin of the series didn't help, either. -_-)

Will probably marathon once it's done:
- Shakugan no Shana season 3 - I've said it before and I'll say it again: Just because I always vote against Shana doesn't mean I hate the Shakugan no Shana series entirely. Well, I already watched the first two seasons (and the movie), so might as well see this through to the end. But I'm still too lazy to view those Shana S OAVs. ^^;
- Mirai Nikki - Just to see how yandere Yuno Gasai can get.
- Persona 4 - Just to see Rie Kugimiya not pigeonholed into a loli pettanko tsundere role. :lol:
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by akumaxx » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:23 am

A quick glance and locked on these:
Mashiro-Iro Symphony
Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
(For the galge alliance!)
Shana S3 (put this to the end)
Working S2

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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by bluemage » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:06 pm

Must Watch
Bakuman S2: First Season was great.
Fate/Zero: I like the Fate series in general, and after watching the recent Unlimited Blade Works Movie, I can't wait for more. Plus, Gen Urobuchi and Yuki Kajiura will be teaming up again after their recent successes with Madoka, so this should be solid.
Shakugan no Shana III: Been far too long! Shana-chwan~ <3
Shinryaku!? Ika Musume: Absolutely loved the first season, definitely not going to miss this!
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira OVAs: I'm a big Higurashi fan.

Maybe Watch
Last Exile - Fam, the Silver Wing: I've heard good things about the original Last Exile series, so this revamp might be interesting to take a look at.
Lupin III: Along the same lines as Last Exile above.
Mirai Nikki: A lot of people seem to like the Manga.
Persona 4 The Animation: Has Kugyu not as a loli this time around. =P
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by juunas » Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:53 pm

Will definitely watch:
- Fate/Zero
- Shana S3
- Working!!
- KamiNomi OVA
- Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA

Will try:
- Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon
- Guilty Crown
- Mashiro-iro Symphony
- Kimi to boku
- Persona 4 the animation
- Mirai Nikki
- Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai
- Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Kordosa » Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:56 am

Here's what I'm possibly interested in. But because I'm severely backlogged with series going back as far as two or three years ago (and possibly further) that I haven't gotten around to, only Fate/Zero, Shana III, Tekken and the OVAs are definite watches.

  • Fate/Zero - duh
  • Shakugan no Shana III - duh
  • Guilty Crown - This might be interesting. Part of the description reminds me of FLCL ("extract tools and weapons from his friends"), lol. Plus it's by Production IG.
  • Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon - This also sounds interesting. Plus it's by Sunrise.
  • Tamayura ~Hitose~ - Hmm, there was an OVA series before this and both it and this are directed by the same director for ARIA and Umi Monogatari (though I haven't watched Umi). And Maaya Sakamoto is in charge of one of the theme songs. And this is about photography. I might could get into this. I'll have to check out the OVAs first.
  • Mashiro-Iro Symphony - An adult VN adaptation and looking at the cast list on MAL, it'll have a few actual VN seiyuu. I'll probably pass on this one unless it gets good marks.
  • Kimi to Boku - Is this like a male-version of Azumanga Daioh or K-ON! as far as the slice of life elements go? Because that's what this makes me think. Possible pass.
  • Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!! - Another adult VN adaptation like Mashiro-Iro so another probable pass unless it likewise turns out good.
  • Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai - Where was this club when I was in high school, lol. But seriously, depending on the amount of ecchi content this one might have, I might pass this. But since it's by AIC Build who also did Ore no Imo, I might actually watch this.
  • Persona 4 - I haven't gotten the chance to get into the Persona series but depending on whether this adaptation is any good (and I'll wait for the game fans for this one), I might check this one out as well as the game.
  • Phi Brain - Puzzles are fun. Period.
  • Ah! My Goddess - I'm a huge fan of this series so there's no question about watching this one. MAL lists this as the last one for this OVA set. I want more. :(
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira - Please be better than the first episode.
  • Kaibutsu Oujo - It's a fun series. MAL also lists this as the last for this OVA series, so time to finish it up.
  • Infinite Stratos Encore - I want more Cecilia. And Lingyin, too. But definitely more Cecilia. Of course, because of this and this, they'll probably turn her into a slut again. >_<
  • Tekken: Blood Vengeance - I'm going to wait for the domestic DVD release on this one. I'm not actually a fan of the series, but my sister is so I'll get this.
  • Scryed Alteration - I might check this out. It's been quite a while since I saw the original series and a recap might be nice.
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by superunature » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:47 am

Seitokai Yakuindomo OAD
SnS s3, not really looking forward to it, but will watch
and w/e else that looks cute
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by KawanCido » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:53 am

fall is full of outstanding series, i think i'm gonna swallow them all and throw it one by one if i find it crappy
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Re: Fall 2011: Your Expectations and Anticipated Series

Post by Jack_Rav » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:35 pm


Fate/Zero - because I've watched the rest of the franchise, and it wasn't crap.
Shinryaku?! Ika Musume - Same as above, and I need some light fluff to get me through the season.
Working'!! - Loved the first season, let's hope the second season continues as it ended.
Mirai Nikki - I've heard good things about this.

Possibly watch:

Ben-to - Lunch box wars? Count me in.
Phi Brain - Depends on the execution.
Last Exile - I'll see what's said about this.
Guilty Crown - Is this a Light Novel adaptation?
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