It’s that time of year again to bust out the charts to see what exactly there is to watch for the coming season. As I have meticulously tracked this, the fall season is the lowest rated of all when it comes to my own rankings. Needless to say, the notion that the spring and fall seasons are the best does not apply to me. So in an effort to spice things up and maybe laugh in the unlikely event these actually happen, I present predictions that should not happen this season for each show.
Kyousogiga – To be fair, this one’s been out for a while though I haven’t felt compelled to watch. I’m still thinking that this ends tamely, with the characters all returning to real life and enjoying a nice cup of tea before going to school as though nothing happened.
Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes –
Some kids will have battles and get stronger as the series goes on The children of this would will have formal debates over the future of their world and in developing an economic system that will support a rebuilding society.
Shin Sekai Yori – The antagonists of this series use their evil telekinetic powers for, uh, evil things. I’m talking stuff like altering traffic patterns to block the walks to work for the main cast or something minor like altering their memories causing eternal suffering to all those who threaten them.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun – I think I already know too much about this series. It’s hard to make this outlandish enough, but I think we will see the romantic interest Shizuku take a firm interest in her studies without paying any attention to the men vying for her love. Wait a second…
Kamisama Kiss – How is this different from Kamichu? I’ll just guess it ends the exact same way because anime is original like that.
Litchi De Hikari Club – In developing the ultimate AI, their research uncovers a film directed by Spielberg that somehow gets better with each watch and convinces them of the futility of their quest. They then go back to doing what normal kids do and attempt to overthrow the government.
Chou Soku Henkei Gyrozetter – The main cast of characters goes between different daily activities like reading manga, going to the arcade and playing a children’s card game. They somehow maintain this facade for over a year. It all crumbles when someone suggests they try karuta.
Jormungand: Perfect Order – Jonah, Koko and Valmet survive the final battle to spend the rest of their days romping around the various beaches of the world with a giant vault filled with gold coins they can swim in.
Wooser no Sono Higurashi – Each episode will end with Wooser spending his time graphically consuming the remains of another town resident he killed in the episode.
Monsuno – The series will end with a live-action episode featuring assorted members of the production committee wearing top hats and monocles lighting up cigars with yen and pointing and laughing at the audience.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! – The series comes to a sad end when Yuuta fails to wake up from surgery to treat the brain tumor that was causing him to believe anyone would have superpowers.
Hayate no Gotoku! I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – After the first episode, a member of the production team will apologize profusely for having produced that first episode. They will declare to never to this again.
Gintama – Despite being entirely reruns and filler, this will prove to be the top rated anime on MAL in 4 years time. Actually, I should go with the last few episodes consisting of re-enactments of episode of The Wire played entirely serious.
BTOOOM! – The story grinds to a quick halt as all of the players, who have never had to deal with survival in the jungle, starve to death as their usual diet of delivery pizza and beer is not readily available.
Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb – Things get awkward after the residents of the Hidamari Apartments engage in a night of passionate group toothbrushing. This causes Hiro and Sae to run away and elope, Nori becomes a NEET, Miyako wins a global competition to determine the widest head in the world, Nazuna sings for 10 consecutive minutes and at the end of it all Yuno takes a bath.
Busou Shinki – The Shinki quickly rise up and demand to be treated with the same rights as humans. The government agrees and the Shinki quickly come to dominate all forms of society taking humans as slaves.
Zetsuen no Tempest – After saving the world from destruction, Yoshino is told to look into a mysterious mirror to finally solve the mystery of who killed his family. He only sees his own reflection as the series ends.
K – I’m going into this completely blind. After going around talking to girls of all sorts and getting them to fall in love with him, the show ends. Revolutionary, right?
Onii-chan Dakeko Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne- – The unsolvable question of “Who is Imouto?” is finally solved.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure The Animation – The cast spend the series going on boat rides and talking to each other from episode to episode. An inconsequential battle happens at the end.
To Love-Ru Darkness – Rito chooses Momo in the end, however that isn’t the ends of the story. He also contrived to get every other female character pregnant meaning he will never find peace for the rest of his days.
Bakuman. 3 – I was going to make a joke about the main characters making a classic piece of feminist manga, but even that is too outlandish to be believable.
Haitai Nanafa – This one is pretty easy in that Okinawa becomes ruined after the spirits Nanafa freed had a little too much fun near an American military base.
Little Busters! – At the very end, Riki is told by the rest of the group that they never liked him and that they only ever did things together out of pity for how pathetic he is.
Sukitte Ii na yo. – While Mei ultimately is unable to convince Yamato to be her boyfriend, she ultimately ends up with a friend that she can rely on for the rest of her life.
CODE:BREAKER – Rei eventually admits to Sakura that he is having problems trying to earn a living being a vigilante. So he took up the brutality angle as a marketing tool to attract more clients. He really just wants to go kill his target and then go home and play with the dozens of puppies he keeps at home.
Oshiri Kajiri Mushi – Our protagonist fails to see the hand coming at him.
Cross Fight B-Daman eS – In the series final battle, Kamon elects to play the Earth as a marble and kills the entire world.
Magi – After discovering that his story is well know half way through. The series transitions into a legal drama with a large American media corporation. Aladdin will quickly discover that his mage powers will not help him against an army of thousands of corporate attorneys.
Teekyuu – At the end of the series, the girls are called in to participate in an actual tennis match. Their poor performance sees them kicked out of the tennis club.
Ixion Saga DT – Kon comes out of his LSD trip at the end of the series and realizes the very substance he thought was helping him in the other world was in fact causing him massive hallucinations. He then heads off to work as the CEO of a multi-national corporation.
Aikatsu! -The cast ends each episode with an apology for being a classless ripoff of The Idolm@ster.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – After forging what he believed was a promising relationship with Mashiro, Sorata is stunned when she is injured in a tragic accident and elects to go back home and live with a family friend she had known since childhood.
Girls und Panzer – This high concept show surprisingly ends up being hailed as the best show of the season by someone because it appeals to the fans of K-On who thought it lacked tank warfare.
Medaka Box Abnormal – There’s a bunch of battles but even more talking. So much that the director falls asleep in episode 8 and it consists of storyboards.
PSYCHO-PASS – Shinya spends each episode solving or preventing minor offenses. After 20 episodes, his record of stopping numerous parking violations earns him a promotion to desk duty.
ROBOTICS;NOTES – The series takes a strange turn when Kaito discovers that the person named Kou Kimishima, whose conspiracy is at the center of events, is actually an older version of himself and that he doesn’t really exist.
Seitokai no Ichizon – The story picks up when the student council decides to do something and begins planning for an event. As a result of his intense planning on this successful project, Ken gets an unexpected harem ending.
Hiiro no Kakera S2 – Reverse harem. Ship. Ship. Ship. Ending. Sad people crying about their ship not sailing. No one happy.
Initial D Fifth Stage – Time finally catches up with Takumi and his beloved AE86 as it gets repeatedly outclassed by newer cars racing down the mountains across Japan. In desperation, he fails to make a corner and flies off a cliff.
Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de – The discussion for this series will be bogged down in how there is no Xbox characters. No one else will care.
In all seriousness, I don’t really have plans for blogging in the fall. If I come across something that looks interesting in the first episode, it will probably end up here. As for my own opinion based entirely off of a plot synopses, it is as follows:
- Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
- Jormungand Perfect Order
- Sukitte Ii na yo.
- Haitai Nanafa
- Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
- Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
- Seitokai no Ichizon
- Little Busters
- To Love-Ru Darkness
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure The Animation
- Litchi DE Hikari Club
- Kamisama Kiss
- Shin Sekai Yori
- Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
- Zetsuen no Tempest
- Hayate no Gotoku! I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
- Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de
- Onii-chan Dakeko Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne-
- Busou Shinki
- Girls und Panzer
- Ixion Saga DT
I guess that makes me a little down on this season, but when haven’t I been? It just makes the surpassing of expectations better.