On top of that, since the entire release slate for next season has already been announced, I figure it’s about time for this list. This is what I’m watching next season:
- Bakuman。 3
- From the New World
- GIRLS und PANZER (technically they simply delayed the last two episodes to the end of March instead of ending it now)
- The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
Sequels to Series I Liked
- Haganai NEXT
- Nekomonogatari (Black) (this is just a 2-hour special)
Adaptations of Series I Read
- Maoyū Maō Yūsha
- Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru
- Senran Kagura
- Tamako Market
- Vividred Operation
That’s only 6-9 regular shows. And I’ll be honest, it’ll probably stabilize at around 7, maybe 8. Winter 2013 is really setting itself up as a complete disappointment – most of the anime this time around are really terrible looking, or shorts. I really had to scrape the bottom of the barrel on the Maybes. This is especially pronounced compared to last season, which gave me a huge list.
The sad thing, of course, is that Spring 2013 looks even worse so far – only two shows I consider worth looking at, and one’s the second season of Oreimo. I hope it looks better by the time Winter 2013 ends. EDIT: ~1 hour after I wrote this post, a new season of Hayate the Combat Butler was greenlit for Spring. I suppose that also counts.
As a side note, OreShura picked the perfect time to air – right after Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure got remade and right after a show about chuunibyou aired.