It's the new year, and we all know what that means:
Time for the winter anime season!
I haven't seen any of the new series, so there's no telling how good they will be. However, many series are continuing series or sequels to older series, and we can count on their quality. It won't be enough to maintain the high level of the fall anime season, but then nothing could. This is what we lost:
Idolm@ster, Shinryaku, Working, Fate/Zero, Tamayura, Kimi to Boku, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, and Morita-san.
This is what we kept:
One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Suite Precure, Bakuman, Fairy Tail, Hunter x Hunter, Mirai Nikki, Chihayafuru, Guilty Crown, Shakugan no Shana, and Gundam Age.
12 series isn't bad, but what can we add to it? Returning greats include:
Shin Prince of Tennis, Nisemonogatari, Zero no Tsukaima and the fillericious Amagami SS+.
If those four turn out well, we would still need five more watchable series from the newbies. I kinda doubt that'll happen but who knows.
But I'm going to take this opportunity to lodge my voice of protest yet again. What should the anime lineup this new season Really be?
1. Clannad -- Tomoyo After Story.
2. Little Busters.
4. Haruhi Suzumiya continued.
5. Full Metal Panic continued.
6. Claymore continued.
7. Ranma 1/2 Remake.
8. Sailor Moon Remake.
9. Dragonball Kai continued.
10. Working continued.
11. Oreimo continued.
12. Flame of Recca continued.
13. Hikaru no Go continued.
14. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha continued.
15. To Aru Majutsu no Index continued.
16. The World God Only Knows continued.
17. Rurouni Kenshin continued.
18. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu continued.
19. Negima! remake.
20. Spice and Wolf continued.
You see, Japan? You don't need any new series (except everything done by Key). After all, you haven't gotten your original series down right in the first place. Before inventing new content, create one single anime adaption from beginning to end with no filler and nothing cut. Because I'm nice, I'll even stop my demands at #20. But practically every good series hasn't ended well, or has been messed up by the animators from the original source. It's horrible. I hate it. And I'm going to complain about it every year (perhaps every day of every year), until you listen and change your ways.