First Look: Fall 2013

I wasn’t the biggest fan of this season, though I feel like I say that every season. I always think that a season is going to be horrible and I’m going to have to write a majority of “Avoid Watch”. I don’t know what it is about my negativity that makes it seem like I’m anti-anime or some stuck up snob, but I really should give things a better shot. Thankfully the anime that I was looking forward to actually ended up meeting all my expectations. Even the ones that I wasn’t too fond of seem to be heading down a pretty good path. I’m a little afraid that I have far too many anime to watch that I wont have time to review everything, but I’ll try my best! I haven’t forgotten about Summer 2013 so don’t worry guys. As usually I’ll be color-coding all the titles with worth picking up, on watch, and dropping.

Aoki Hagane no ArpeggioCoppelionFreezing VibrationGalilei DonnaGingitsuneGolden TimeKill la KillKyoukai no KanataKyousogigaLog HorizonMiss MonochromeNagi no AsukaraNon Non BiyouriOre no Nounai Sentakushi gaStrike the BloodTokyo RavensYozakura Quartet Hana no UtaYuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku wo Ketsui Shimashita

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Devil Survivor 2

Title: Devil Survivor 2
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Rating: 4.5/10


Summary: Adaptation of the Nintendo DS game, part of the Shin Megami Tensei series. High school senior Hibiki Kuze and his best friend Daichi Shijima discover a website that will send videos of their friends’ faces just before they die, only to receive videos of each other on the very spot where they’re standing. When sudden disaster strikes, the same site that foretold doom allows them to summon the “demons” they need to survive, and the two friends along with classmate Io Nitta are thrown into an uneasy alliance with a secret organization fighting to stop the end of the world.

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Hataraku Maou-sama!

Title: Hataraku Maou-sama!
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Slice of Life
Rating: 8.8/10

Hataraku Maou-sama

Summary: In another dimension the Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As “conquering the world” are the only skills the Devil King possesses – and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation – he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses.

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