Yes, the Fall anime season is upon us and there are already several titles that is catching my attention and that of many others on the Internet. It still remains to be seen though if any of these shows will go on to fulfill and even exceed the expectations they’ve set with their first episodes. I’m also looking forward to any breakaway successes, a feat easily managed by Shingeki no Kyojin during the Summer season.
Kuroko no Basket
I’m super happy that Kuroko no Basket is back! Finally, I’ll get to see more of these superb basketball players. For those of you who haven’t watched season 1 (highly recommended by the way!), here’s the synopsis of this anime:
A team composed of 5 highly skilled players known as the Generation of Miracles rose to fame in the middle and high school basketball arena because they were so good they demolished all competition. After graduating middle school, those 5 players are now attending different high schools and those schools they enrolled in are now gearing up to dominate the nationals. But apparently, there is a 6th member of the Generation of Miracles – the phantom Kuroko Tetsuya. He enrolled at the underdog school Seirin and there met Kagami Taiga, an emerging excellent player who just came to Japan after living in the US. Together, Kagami and Kuroko must face the current teams of each member of the Generation of Miracles and bring their school Seirin closer to the championship.
The best thing about this is that Kuroko uses a playing style that compares him to a shadow (for me a ninja) that cannot be noticed until a goal has been made, making the enemy dumbfounded. Season 2 is obviously going to introduce the rest of the Generation of Miracles. What I’m really looking forward to though is how Kuroko will develop his skills. I just saw season two’s first episode and our hero is still unremarkable as ever, and that is still very funny. A friend of Kagami’s was also introduced and some back story, which is all good.
Ace of Diamond
Daiya no A is a new anime and is another sports-themed show; this time it revolves around Baseball. The main character is Eijun Sawamura and he will be joining an elite school filled with, for sure, eccentric characters with their own awesome playing specialties. Their team will of course be aiming for the Koshien championship.
I just saw the first episode and so far so good. Nothing much was revealed yet but I still have a good feeling about this anime because for one, our hero doesn’t seem to be a wimpy character and seems to actually possess some good pitching skills. Ace of Diamond’s animation was also all right for me and the main female character isn’t the wimpy, cutesy type as well – all watchable in my book.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic 2
Confession: I have actually not finished Magi season 1 yet. But I will get around to it soon because this anime’s concept seems good enough and the magic elements are very interesting too. I’m glad there’s a season two because that means I’ll have more episodes to watch. ^_^
Phi Brain Season 3
I’m also excited there’s a season 3 for Phi Brain. I thoroughly enjoyed season 1, although I haven’t finished it yet because I wanted to wait for more episodes so I could marathon watch it. Now that’s season 3 is starting, I’m going to rewatch starting season 1 episode 1 and will be unavailable to friends and family for the next 3 days. 🙂
For those who don’t know about Phi Brain yet, it is basically about the heroes solving difficult and mysterious puzzles while several lives are on the line. The main character Kaito is strong and intelligent and I enjoy his relationships with his friends, most especially with Nonoha.
I’ve also watched the first episode of Coppelion and so far it got me curious about their world – Tokyo now being the “old capital” because it has been devastated by some kind of chemical weapon and is now uninhabitable. Anyone going to the area must wear a Hazmat suit. That is except for the three protagonists, girls who seem to be genetically engineered so their bodies can resist the contamination. Once again, nothing much is revealed yet but one of the girls (I hope she is the main out of the three) is badass and exhibited some cool moves in the first episode. Another girl though is the whiny, easily scared type and I just hope she doesn’t stay that way forever because unfortunately, those types of characters have a habit of ruining animes for me.
Other titles that I haven’t watched but still interested in after reading their synopses are Strike the Blood, Log Horizon, Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta, Gingitsune, Yowamushi Pedal, Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun, and Galilei Donna. You can read their synopses and that of other animes lined up here.
Will Continue to Watch
Since the Fall anime season is just starting, who knows which of the titles I’ve mentioned here I’ll continue to watch until the end. No matter what though, I’ll still continue watching Uchuu Kyoudai and of course my loyalty for One Piece will never end. I’ll also pick up Naruto now and then once they’re done with all those fillers ugh! Then there’s Hunter X Hunter, which I’ve abandoned for two months now because I wanted to wait ‘til all Chimera Ants episodes are in so then I could marathon watch it too.
Overall, the 2013 Fall anime season is looking good and looks like I won’t run out of something to watch in the next two months at least.