PS - Just talk about current season or carry-overs from last season. I don't want this to derail into Oh I RECOMMEND YOU WATCH: abcdefgh.... series. I'll make the general recommendations/personal toplist(s) thread here: http://spacesharkinc.icla ... -rankings-thread-l5v
I bet there's a healthy size of otakus and casual anime fans in the school of sharks here.
So, let it begin!
Summer 2015 season started pretty recently, so it's hard to pass judgment but ones I'm keeping an eye on or already like are:
- Working season 3
-- JUST DO IT SATOU - Souma Labeouf and others in Wagnaria
-- all your animu and mango dreams meet reality... it's not as kawaii and/or tsugoi as you think. started reading the manga and things get... kinda real. The depictions of absolutely one-sided massacre, as well as very obvious parallels in slavery, imperialism/colonialism, military histories, etc. is just the beginning.
- Himouto! Umaru-chan
-- I find it annoying and cute at the same time. FeelsBadman for the older brother.
- Mon Musu
-- I suspect this series is probably going nowhere other than having more monster girls added to the harem. I remember dropping the manga cuz it got boring pretty fast and same will happen here, probably. From the manga, my fav was Arachne . Prepare yourself for monster girl titties =_=
- Okusama ga Seitokaicho
-- this series had me at tossing condoms like confetti. Gave me one of the best laughs I had from an anime in recent memory. and for those interested, there's 2d titties of a high school girl and MC that's not too afraid of getting a feel in not entirely perverted way . Too bad this series is only like 8min long per episode.
- Gakkou Gurashi --
HOLY SHIT how did I miss this one earlier in the lineup. Easily one of my favorites this season and I don't think I even have to look at how the others turn out. (edited in 7/17)
-- whole lot of comical lewdness that stems from a commentary on modern sexual culture, otaku culture, and (relatively Japanese-centric) mainstream anti-culture. It's brilliant like the glistening wetness on your hand from your very first climax XD (I tried man, I tried).
Carry-overs from last season:
-- English for it is Food Wars, I believe. Megumi chan is my waifu. Too bad she's totally poised to be pushed out from shipping with Soma b/c of Erina.
- Arslan Senki
-- I thought I'd hate this series but surprisingly liking it. ended up marathoning 13 episodes that are out at time of writing in one day.
DROPPED (by me):
- Akagami no Shirayuki-hime
-- snow white in red or something like that in English. medicine woman deal here got me little interested but I can see this just spiraling off into a stereotypical shoujo romance stuff. I mean it already has the makings of knight/prince on white horse saves damsel in distress. However, the leads make just enough effort to fidget around uncomfortably in their given molds (both as character archetypes and characters within the context of the story)
that makes me come back to the series
but it's still not very interesting. Maybe I'll marathon the series once it's done one day.
-- another virtual MMO thing that seems like a different take on it from likes of SAO or Log Horizon, which is a good thing when anime/manga/light novels about virtual mmo and/or gamers seem to be dime a dozen BUT I personally prefer reading something like Legendary Moonlight Sculptor (originally Korean light novel, and yes the translations on baka-tsuki are somewhat poor but richer stories than the others I've encountered in this "genre" so far)
- Rokka no Yuusha
-- looks like generic male power-up fantasy more or less. BORING
- Classroom Crisis
-- What if we put the traditional Japanese penchant for corporate politics and culture, gifted children beyond 1% of 1%, and way more free reign for said kids than ever is prudent into the same bag? Oh and did I mention the highly alpha, probably going to be super OP MC who's the CEO's bastard or something and also the boss of the featured special kids program/class? conclusion: meh, this one's not really for me. I can see this being somewhat appealing to some of the people in similar age group as the majority of characters depicted though.