Lower Mid-Table has never really been into season previews. They generally end up poor or lazy by the end as there is way too much to talk about. The last 2 I’ve done have been MS Painted with some words written below the line that no one really paid much attention to. Will this third attempt be any different? Find out below.
So one morning, I was thinking of how to describe why I wouldn’t watch certain shows this season. Those being the spinoffs, resumptions, some sequels and the like. Imagine for a second a person who has not read the Harry Potter novels. Would you expect this person to just pick up Deathly Hallows on their own and read it without any experience of the first 6 books? Probably not, but that generally describes me when it comes to Fate/Zero.
Then, I asked myself “Didn’t you watch The Bourne Ultimatum without seeing the first 2 movies first?” That’s very much true, but I think franchise films are different in that they try to grab larger audiences in subsequent releases. However, if there was nothing there that captured my imagination from the earlier iterations, why would I go to sequels that could be entirely different. There’s that new Bourne movie coming out this summer where the entire cast is different. What is the attraction beyond that name anyway? That rules out the Eureka Seven and Saki series coming out.
Of course a morning couldn’t be complete without breakfast. As a kid there was always that one cereal in the cupboard that would always be touched last because it tasted terrible. Thankfully, Weetabix was never introduced here because I probably would have sworn off breakfast entirely, but that’s besides the point. That bad tasting cereal would get the smallest serving size that would seem to fit the minimum of filling. So why would I want more of it if I had a choice. That generally describes my feelings toward the new Saint Seiya, Korean Zombie Death Car and Because Phi Brain. Also Kimi to Boku would fit in this category, but it deserves special mention for the funniest piece of criticism I’ve heard live. Shamefully, it was never recorded.
With that out of the way, what about the rest of the crop? I thought about presenting this as a new anime as football clubs but only got as far as Zetman as Arsenal and Ozuma as Ipswich Town before I realized it was a rather stupid idea. Since this is about what I would want to write on because there are much better full season previews out there. Here’s what I think is interesting.
Would Consider Blogging
- Sakamichi no Apollon
This is a rather limited selection, but I think that with Pirates continuing I’m rather limited. Upotte fills the requirements of the XEBEC anime I always wanted to try blogging. Apollon takes place in a different world entirely where things like England winning the World Cup could actually happen. Also, Noitamina is supposed to be good again, for the first time in years. I’m still not sure on that.
Will Probably Watch Anyway
- Uchuu Kyoudai
Ozuma has already started, and I was reasonably impressed by the first episode. I still think being more creative with the score could have yielded better results. As far as Tsuritama is concerned, I just know the director is rather eclectic. Not like Shinbo, but in a different way. Space Bros, on the other hand, is good for the fact that it is Space Bros. I don’t know if the director splitting duties will make it any good though.
Will Probably Watch and Hate Myself For Doing So
- Accel World
Such is the state of this season that there is only 1 show that I would consider hating myself for finishing. I suppose I could watch 2/3rds of Nadia Remastered if I really wanted to watch something. This just seems like an incredibly poor slate of shows this season. Am I the only one who thinks so? Should I be considering something else to watch? Please feel free to let me know how wrong I am in the comments.