This, along with Shingeki no Kyoujin, was the series that I was most anticipating. I loved the little teaser for it, it really did make it seem like this was going to be a cold, dark anime just like the manga was, but after seeing those images that you posted... yeah, i'm a little apprehensive. I'm going to at least watch the first episode though, just to see how the adaptation goes.
Devil Survivor 2 was solid, good enough to watch at least a few more episodes. Good voice cast. So far I have watched:
Oregairu had the best first episode, Maou-sama was also very good. RDG has a lot of potential, but I can't really tell from episode one (I skipped the Nico Nico Douga previews). I'll watch Death Billiards, another Anime Mirai special, either tonight or tomorrow.
- Crime Edge (dropped)
- Hataraku Maou-sama!
- Photkano (dropped)
- Devil Survivor 2
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I watched the first episode of Aku no Hana. It's... it's different that's for sure. I wouldn't say it's bad, in fact I liked the directing as well as the whole atmosphere present in the episode. Like MiyamotoMusashi said the series' animation is done through rotoscoping, and while it isn't bad, it's still rotoscoping with the budget of your average anime show. It's definitely the kind of show that you either love or hate, and personally I think that I'm going to stick with the manga. I'd still advise people to give it a show, it's very different than your usual anime. And the ending theme is pretty damn scary/disturbing!
All I can think of when I read "rotoscoping" are Waking Life and a Scanner Darkly. I may give Aku no Hana a try later. Too much coming out over the next few days to try it now.
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Shingeki will air for at least 2 cour. One of the writers posted to twitter that he wrote episodes 8, 12, 13, 19, 21, and 22, accidently revealing Shingeki will be at least two cour.
I've watched pretty much everything I planned to, only Gargantia, Valvrave and Yamamoto. So far so great, besides PhotoKano all shows were enjoyable. Devil Survivor and Karneval seem like your typical action-focused story but they managed to entertain me. Red Data Girl had an okayish first episode but I think it has a lot of potential, kinda reminds me of Shinsekai Yori. Hataraku Maou-sama and Oregairu were both really funny, probably two pretty good shows.
OreImo's second season start was great too, just like Shingeki which was an amazing blast.
I have high hopes for the three remaining shows too. Feels like this season is going to be amazing
The first episode of Gargantia was good. The opening action sequence was spectacular. Overall it was mostly exposition, establishing the characters and settings. Hard to make any overall judgment. The animation was simply amazing. Based on the various hints dropped in episode one, it should be a very interesting world, with a lot of plot to explore.
Shingeki no Kyojin was just as awesome as I expected it to be! The animation was superb, the translation from Manga to Anime was done very well, and the music was great! I love how the character designs resemble those of the manga, yet somehow better looking. Everyone's pretty much anatomically correct and the proportions are all fine, something which the manga at times had trouble with. If the first episode is any indication this is going to be a great adaptation!
Shingeki truly was spectacular, Wit and I.G did an excellent job. Along with Oreimo2, that ends my week, no more new anime. Oreimo was excellent, as expected, picking up right where the OVA's left off. I still have two more series left, Henneko and Valvrave. They debut next weekend.
Probably the final chart:
Valvrave is out, and episode one was epic. An incredibly promising debut.
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If anyone has not seen, Valvrave will be two cour, but split into two seasons. The second season will premier in October.