After watching many first episodes and reading many blog articles, I have decided on eleven shows from the Summer 2014 season to watch. Medieval Otaku is mainly a blog for opinions and deep analysis on certain threads and themes found in anime, especially religious themes. But, my dear readers might be curious to know which shows I’ll be enjoying and on which they’ll likely see some commentary. Here is the list of shows with minimal commentary:
1) Akame ga Kiru
I’ll confess that I’m one of those crazed, die-hard
Esdese is mai waifu Akame Ga Kiru fans you’ve heard about. The story has some hard-hitting action, likable characters, and interesting moral dilemmas and other shades of grey. It’s fun to see the manga animated. May the pacing and plot be better executed than Gokukoku no Brynhildr, the other manga about whose anime release I had been enthusiastic.
2) Girls und Panzer OVA
From the same mind that gave us Majestic Prince, it also feels much like that show. If it can be as good, I’ll be very happy.
4) Psycho-Pass Restart
Only a true Psycho-Pass junkie would wish to see the first season retold with a few additional details. That pretty much describes me.
What’s not to like about girls and guns? This show has some great humor, awesomely detailed weapons, and fun action sequences (even if they are imaginary).
6) Rail Wars
7) Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
It was great seeing Yomi again–especially as one of the good guys.
9) Tokyo ESP
That this show occurs in the same universe as Ga-Rei Zero came as a complete surprise to me. The first episode is a little slow, and Tokyo ESP has much to live up to in order to be a worthy successor of Ga-Rei Zero. Anyone else catch the Ryougi Shiki look-alike?
I don’t know how this show wound up on my list. But, I found episode one endearing. Let’s see how long it lasts.
11) Zankyou no Terror
Haven’t seen episode one of this, so I can’t claim enthusiasm. Though from what I’ve read, it could be one of this season’s biggest hits.
Captain Earth may or may not be added to this list depending on the quality of the finale episodes. To tell you the truth, I am rather shocked by how strong the summer season is. Hopefully, a few shows will be good enough to be considered classics. Also, I’m still watching El Cazador de la Bruja (I confess to stalling a little on that show) and am struggling through the Lincoln Island episodes of Nadia: Secret of the Blue Water. May this summer’s anime be ten times more enjoyable than the spring’s!