Happy *belated* New Year!!
But more importantly HAPPY START OF THE ANIME WINTER SEASON 2012!
To put it honestly I was not a fan of the Autumn season. Not many held my attention to the end.
Many died out at the very beginning: Ben-to , Maji de Watashi , Persona 4 , Phi Brain, Guilty Crown.
Some lasted half way: Un-go , Tamayura Hitotose.
Others I took to the end: Kimi to Boku, The IdolM@aster , Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Bakuman 2 , Working!!.
One awaits me to catch up on: Nurarihyon no Mago.
One I hope to god is not ending this season: Chihayafuru.
The rankings of those that managed to the end will be posted shortly. ^^
BUT ON TO THE NEW SEASON!
I believe the first one to have come out was Rinne no Lagrange:
Madoka Kyouno is the sole member of the Jersey Club is always ready to help others out. One day, she is approached by an alien named Lan who asks her to pilot a robotic aircraft to defend mankind against an evil force. ~Wikipedia~
Madoka, our protagonist, is the kind of hyper, nosy, always ready to help, good at everything- protagonist. The first episode had some battle (?) with aliens (?) in a legendary robotic aircraft only she can pilot.
Did she ask why? Or what purpose is she serving?
NO! She literally said that as long as it helps out her new alien acquaintance, Lan, then she will do it.
She seems like the kind of protagonist who will fight without knowing why, and as we don't know what the alien ~I really can't see them as aliens~ purpose is, how can we support our protagonist?!
The way I see it I'd rather support the opposing side made up of bishounen aliens. Only reason I've been given...
Plus our protagonists side's commander looks shaaady.
Unless its explained soon, or she gives another purpose for herself other than helping out the weirdo she just met, this is bound to frustrate me. Chances I take this to the end is low.
What did you think?
Natsume Yujin-cho, which is basically the fourth season of Natsume Yuujinchou with varying spelling/writing for every season.
For as long as he can remember, Takashi Natsume has been cursed by the ability to see spirits, a power inherited from his grandmother Reiko. Upon her death, Reiko bequeaths to her grandson her Book of Friends, a book containing the names of spirits Reiko had bullied into servitude. The Book of Friends is a highly prized item in the spirit world, and spirits haunt Takashi constantly. Whereas Reiko formed the contracts, however, Takashi spends his time dissolving the contracts and releasing the various spirits that come to him for help. But that doesn't mean there aren't malicious spirits trying to kill him. Which is where Madara (called Nyanko-sensei by Natsume) comes in; Madara serves as Natsume's bodyguard and spiritual advisor of sorts, even though he is motivated by his own desire to possess the Book of Friends. He later on begins to become more attached to Takashi. ~Wikipedia~
It was a good start to the new season, intros were done but it wasn't too slow, the story picked up quickly and smoothly. It of course was down as a 'will certainly be watching to the end' so no worries here. ^^
Matoba Seji and Natsume meet again in unfavourable circumstances for our protagonist. Matoba is in possession of the Book of Friends although ~we are naive to believe~ he does not know of it yet .
It ends with Natsume's capture, so a very exciting beginning.
What did you think?
Next stop will be The NEW PRINCE OF TENNIS, which I have watched but this post is long enough.