As the Summer season ends and the Fall seasons begins. So let’s take a look at what Japan has to offer us this season...
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukanai
This series follows 50/50 Japanese/British transfer student, by the name of Kodaka Hasegawa, transferring into a Japanese school and because of his blond hair (improbable genetics) is viewed as a delinquent and as such doesn’t have many friends. He meets a friendless girl who looks a lot like Akemi Homura, by the name of Yozora Mikazuki, and they form a club for people without many friends. I’m sure zany antics ensue like any other slice of life series; probably a romantic triangle or triangles ensue as well. I might take a look at this if I get the time, but it’s definitely not a priority.
The sequel to the first season of Working! It’s really just a slice of life, but instead of school it takes place in a family restaurant. Most of the series is wonky nonsense, but for some reason I like it, I don’t know why, probably because of the first season’s opening theme and that I think it would be and awesome restaurant to go to. However, beware of cross-dressing guys.
A prequel to the Fate/Stay Night series it sets up the stage for the series and game. The series is based off the novel written by Gen Urobuchi. Though I haven’t watched or played the original Fate/Stay Night, Gen Urobuchi is one of my favorite modern day writers. I’m not really into the H-game genre he primarily writes for though. However, I will probably give this series a try and depending how that goes I may watch the other series.
Shakugan no Shana III (Final)
I haven’t started this series yet, always wanted to get to it but never did. However, I felt it needed to be mentioned as this is the final season of a relatively popular series and is on my “to watch” queue.
I’m banking on this series being so ridiculous that it’s awesome and given its summary it sounds like it won’t disappoint. I just hope it doesn’t turn into a giant slice of life, love triangle, fanservice anime. Instead I just want a random battle over a half-priced bento, because that just sounds ridiculously awesome.
Zero No Tsukaima Kessakusen
After three years of waiting there’s finally some activity on the ZnT front, but it’s not exactly what I was hoping for. It’s a recap of the last three seasons, but hopefully they fix some of the problems I felt they had with the end of “Futatsuki no Kishi” and pretty much the entirety of “Princess no Rondo” the second and third seasons respectively. Maybe even an extension of the ending of the second season, but I highly doubt it.
The series I’ve been waiting the whole 2011 season for because everything that has come out so far hasn’t held to Madoka Magica’s level of psychological thriller. However, as it has been talked to death about the OVA Deus’ CGI was terrible and I haven’t heard if the series is going to be 12 or 24 episode season. I believe it could be well paced well with three 12 episode seasons, but really we’ll have to wait and see, but this is definitely going to be on my must watch list for this fall season. Luckily the manga series is not on-going and ended last year so they don’t have to put in any filler episodes.
So, those are my thoughts on the new Fall 2011 season. There are other series that may have some promise, but they aren’t something up my alley; they are either blatant fanservice series or just not series I’m interested in. However, this season looks much more promising than the Summer 2011 line up, which didn’t really impress me at all. Though if there's a series you think I didn't give enough credit to drop it in the comments and tell me why you think it deserves more credit.
Also for some fun comments which series from Fall 2011 you think will be cosplayed to death. You know like Light and L from Death Note, C.C from Code Geass. However, don't mention Yuno, we all know everyone and their sister (and maybe brother) is going to cosplay her.