Recommended Anime of October 2012

Most of the series in this Fall except Initial D have aired the first episode and wonder how you guys like it. We had a very long list this Fall but basically ended up follow only few of them. The graphic and animation quality are highly improved however the story itself remains biased, probably due to the fact that I prefer interesting story personally. Of course there is always good side and we have some series really stand out from the crowd. For example, Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! (中二病でも恋がしたい!) and Little Busters! (リトルバスターズ!). Have picked a few of them and listed below. Please let us know if you would recommend another other series not in the list.


Shin Sekai Yori

Shin Sekai Yori / 新世界より (25 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: September 28, 2012

The series received lots of expectations in Japan, as well as the original novel. Upon the first part, it turns out to be a bit bloody but the background setting quick jumps to the audience. The character design is a bit Shoujo Manga style with big eyes and if you like a bit mixture of mystery and supernatural stories, you are going to like it.

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun / となりの怪物くん (12 eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 1, 2012

We’ve talked about this series even before the airing and it appears that our expectation, as well as satisfaction was justified. The series doesn’t have the best cast staff nor the animation or graphic stands out from the crowd, however, it is one of the most interesting one of the season and we liked it right from the beginning. Unlike other Shoujo Manga of the similar genre, the series is a must watch of the season.

Kamisama Hajimemashita

Kamisama Hajimemashita / 神様はじめました (? eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 1, 2012

Another Shoujo Manga of the series. The story is interesting (yes, I like these kind of series) and our female protagonist kind of remind me of the female version of Hayate who shares the similar parents.

Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyo demo Koi ga Shitai! / 中二病でも恋がしたい! (12 eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2012

We won’t doubt that the series is the best of the season (well, you probably would mention Little Busters! instead). Continued with the success of Hyouka, the series brought us the usual high quality series, as well as an interesting story. From the “battle” scene in the second episode, you will know that how much efforts Kyoto Animation has put on this.

Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You / ハヤテのごとく! CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (? eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2012

Looks like we all like fun series, so we cannot fail to mention Hayate no Gotoku.

Zetsuen no Tempest

Zetsuen no Tempest / 絶園のテンペスト (12 eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2012

Chuunibyo Anime of the season, and you probably learn lots of them in this Fall.

K

K (13 eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2012

Another Chuunibyo Anime of the season. Great graphic and animation, however, it seems to emphasis too much on these aspects while the story seems to be less competent, at least at early stage.

To Love-Ru Darkness

To Love-Ru Darkness / To Loveる -とらぶる- ダークネス (12 eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 5, 2012

The most evil series of the season. Lots of fan services but guess folks will wait for uncensored release later instead of ending up like the above screenshot.

Little Busters!

Little Busters! / リトルバスターズ! (26 eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 6, 2012

Another must watch series of the season. It’s Key and we know the quality of their products. No more words are needed.

Sukitte Iinayo.

Sukitte Iinayo. / 好きっていいなよ。 (13 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 6, 2012

Another Shoujo Manga of the season and, lots of kisses around. The female protagonist is cute and the “stalker” in the first episode is quite fun actually.

Code:Breaker

Code:Breaker (? eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 6, 2012

A very traditional Chuunibyo Anime in my opinion and I almost dropped it during the A part. Luckily I stayed and it appears to a good series despite the Chuunibyo part.

Magi

Magi – The Labyrinth of Magic / マギ (? eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 7, 2012

Another highly recommended series of the season and it’s a pleasure to watch.

Ixion Saga DT

Ixion Saga DT / イクシオン サーガ DT (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 7, 2012

Though a bit cliche, this is actually a quite interesting series and would recommend that you watch the first episode to see if it fits you. Personally like it a lot, as well as all the Neta.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo / さくら荘のペットな彼女 (xxx eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 8, 2012

Appears to be a Harem series and of course, there are loads of fan services. The part our protagonist taking care of the female protagonist is interesting, and we are going to see more funny stuff very soon.

Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer / ガールズ&パンツァー (? eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 8, 2012

A series of very unique background setting.

Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass / サイコパス (22 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: October 11, 2012

Fans refer it to the Anime version of Minority Report and I would totally agree. The director of the series mentioned that they will not focus on the Moe part but instead, the story which is a bit stress. Like Tom Cruise? You probably need to check this out.

Robotics;Notes

Robotics;Notes / ロボティクス・ノーツ (11 eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 11, 2012

High quality series and personally like it a lot. Our female protagonist somehow reminds me of Popura Taneshima from WORKING, probably because of the similar hair style. In the first episode, the part AR software installed in the device adding costume to her virtually is quite interesting.

Seitokai no Ichizon

Seitokai no Ichizon (LV.2) / 生徒会の一存 (? eps)

Links: Preview, Official Website | On Air: October 13, 2012

Since we loved the first season, we cannot fail to mention it. The first episode (episode 0) was already streamed on Nico Nico and we liked it a lot. The character design was changed, as well as most main voice casts.


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