It’s time for another post of recommended series of this season. If you haven’t checked out our list of new Anime this month, it’s time. There are tons of them, I mean it. Here is a list of a total of 19 series which is divided into recommended and casual watching sections. The recommended series are those I like a lot and think you will feel the same way, while the casual watching ones are I currently follow and you may want to have a try if you like it.
Guilty Crown / ギルティクラウン (26 eps)
Probably the best series of the season, and consider the fact that it has around 26 episodes, it could be a winner in two consecutive seasons. The series has a similar style as Code Geass, in terms of the story, the settings. But they are different series. Guilty Crown turns to focus much more on the modern side, which gives you the feeling how high the quality is. While you are enjoying all the cool and cute characters, all the beautiful music and exciting the battle, you are fulfilling all the needs. The story itself seems a bit conventional, a bit lack of surprise. If you think Code Geass is focus on the big picture, then this series will be more on the personal side.
Fate/Zero (12 eps)
I cannot find a reason not to watch this series, so, it is here. The series is based on Fate/stay night, or Fate/stay night is based on this series. Either way around, it gives you the feeling of Star Wars. The best part is, you don’t need to watch Fate/stay night to watch this series. Well, of course, you will probably confusing about certain parts.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai / 僕は友達が少ない (12 eps)
Probably the most controversial series of the season. In Japan, you can see advertisements all around the subway stations. Even though you may have some complains about the character design in the first place, you get to like it a lot very soon and Sena, the female protagonist has become one of the most popular character since. Even thought it is a bit Harem, you probably have a much better attitude towards the male protagonist than other Harem series.
Shakugan no Shana III / 灼眼のシャナⅢ Final (12 eps)
You should definitely follow this series if you are a fan of Shana and watched the previous two seasons. As the final season, the story seems to develop a bit too fast right from the beginning though.
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) / 未来日記 (26 eps)
Probably the most thrill series of the season. The Manga talks a lot about death and killing, so it could be a big problem for censorship of a TV Anime. The most attracting point to me, is obviously our female protagonist Yuno. Well, does the series record you Death Note?
BEN-TO / ベン・トー (12 eps)
Probably the most interesting series of the season. Fighting in the supermarket for a half price Bento? Sounds a bit crazy in the real world. But if the series receives a lot of attentions, you are going to see foreigners staying away from supermarket in Japan since they think it’s too dangerous. However, the idea is fun and you cannot stop wondering what the story will be in the coming episodes. You just cannot stop if you start watching it. Oops, did I mention that there are lots of fan services for stocking fans?
C3 (C³, C Cube) / C3 -シーキューブ- (12 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: October 1, 2011
While I was enjoying this normal and peaceful story, in the second episode, it suddenly turned out to be extremely violent. The Tsundere look on the girl’s face changed into something that is eager for blood and violence. It could be a big surprise for fans who haven’t read the original light novel before. Other than the violence, the series is just a normal Harem series.
Working’!! / ワーキング’!! (12 eps)
This is seriously a casual series. Probably best for the time you don’t want to do anything. The quality is still high as the first season and the interesting plot is also amusing.
Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!! / 真剣で私に恋しなさい！！ (12 eps)
The official Harem series of the season. The first episode really attracts the attention. Lots of fight and lots of confusion. However, the theme of the series seems to drive away from fight to Harem very quickly in the second episode.
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon / 境界線上のホライゾン (12 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: October 1, 2011
First of all, you have to forgive the weird face of the male protagonist. I think the staff does not make it intentionally, well, probably intentionally. It’s a totally confusing series and quite hard to get the point in the first episode. But when you keep on digging, you may find it quite good, at least, good for the ears.
Hunter × Hunter / ハンター×ハンター (at least one year)
Another series with an extremely fast pace. With more than a year of episodes in mind, the producer seem to want to chase the original Manga.
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle / ファイ・ブレイン 神のパズル (25 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: October 2, 2011
This is another interesting series, with a focus on solving puzzles. If you do cross words every morning, you may want to figure out how our male protagonist solve those problems so fast. Okay, because he is a genius. Yet it is still worth finding out all kinds of puzzles from all over the world.
Tamayura – Hitotose / たまゆら ~ hitotose ~ (12 eps)
I was a bit disappointed about the series in the first place. Everything seems find, but lack of the feeling of heartwarming as I have expected.
Kimi to Boku. / 君と僕。 (12 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: October 3, 2011
A series about high school boys and in my opinion, it is much more heartwarming than Tamayura. It’s a quite good series but guess few people will actually watch it. If you happen to read this post, may be you should give it a try.
Chihayafuru / ちはやふる (12 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: October 4, 2011
Another series that we are actually blogging about. I didn’t expect I will like the series right from the first episode. The best part of Shoujou Manga is, the female protagonists is passionate about what they do, and the series reminds me of Skip Beat!. If you are a fan of Skip Beat!, you may want to check out the series too while waiting impatiently for the second season.
Mashiroiro Symphony – The color of lovers / ましろ色シンフォニー -The color of lovers- (12 eps)
A traditional Harem series of the season. The reason I mentioned it here is because it has quite a high quality. The animation is good, the character design is cute, and the story is…you may just ignore it.
Persona 4 / ペルソナ4 (12 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: October 6, 2011
Another quite attractive series of the season. If you are a fan of the original game, you are definitely going to have a try. It’s good to know that you can get a Persona every time you enter into the TV, and you have to fight against your shadow. It’s an interesting idea.
Mobile Suit GUNDAM AGE / 機動戦士ガンダムAGE エイジ (12 eps)
The series is, as we have already known, for children. The concept is a bit similar to the movie of GUNDAM OO where they fight against aliens.
UN-GO / アン ゴ (11 eps)
Links: Official Website | On Air: October 13, 2011
This is a series about detective. At least it is what I assume since the first episode.