Watched 23 titles as of seeing Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing today.
My thoughts - THE LONG VERSION
Short Version. Worst to First Order.
C3 - How to not make a series. Especially when staying in protoype mode.
Horizon - This is why large casts don't work. Sunrise put the cue in the rack.
Maken-ki - Ecchi shows require good-looking bodies and character art. They're not present here. Plus I never thought something trying to copy Maburaho would be worse than Maburaho.
Majikoi Samurai Girls - Very weak battle animation, generic dating sim adaptation, too many characters to follow.
Gundam AGE - It's the end of Gundam as we know it. And I DON'T feel fine!
Kimi to Boku - Implanting fujioshi bait into a moe atmosphere show DOESN'T work!
Shana S3 - Stop focusing on boring love triangle!
Working!! S2 - Nothing could ever make me like anyone in that cast. Ever.
Hunter x Hunter - The 1999 version avoided being generic shounen and was cool. This remake is generic shounen and not cool.
Mashiroiro Symphony - A good dating sim adaptation requires stellar visuals. Manglobe's visuals for this show are poor. And this is freaking slow to boot.
Persona 4 - Could have been interesting but some aspects can't be transferred from game to anime without alteration. Plus mass staff walkouts tend to kill a show.
Tamayura - The OVA was interesting. THIS ISN'T.
Ben-To - Had an interesting concept but let down by poor execution, annoyingly & unnecessarily violent cast and bad fanservice attempts.
Chibi Devi - Kind of watchable...which says a lot about the shows listed before this.
Phi-Brain - Cool concept but cockblock male lead and pointless tsundere female lead kill my interest.
Squid Girl S2 - More of the same. Will watch it - eventually.
SHITTY BROWN - Spellbinding animation, potentially interesting scenario. But stop being so similar to Code Geass, already! STOP IT!
UN-GO - Cool quirky art style, good character cast. Best genderbender character in years. But for the love of...start getting some good whodunnit mysteries! And explain the world setting already...
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai - Not trying to be special or even pretending to be in any way. Manga has been somewhat altered to end up as Ore no Imouto 2.0 and AIC are not hiding the fact. But the visuals are good, the characters look fun, Sena has my favourite line of the year. Since it's honest about what it intends to do, I'm in!
Last Exile:Fam the Silver Wing - Brilliant animation, best CGI I've seen in a TV series for a LONG TIME. Cool cast but glut of females and lack of males a bit worrying. Potential for a good story but original Last Exile needed 5 episodes to reveal the main plot. I expect this to need that long too. Fam is cool - I can't belive Aki Toyosaki was able to do this without being like Yui from K-ON. DIO IS FLOCKWIN. Thank you Madman for a decent high-quality stream for free. As long as it builds to something bigger, this will be brilliant.
Mirai Nikki - Best thriller in a long while. Basic premise sort of similar to Eden of the East's premise but since this show is so twisted and Yuno is one hilarious stalker, I don't care. Needs better atmosphere but it's doing most things right. Gonna love watching them fall one by one!
Fate/Zero - Sam considers this the best adaptation of anything he has ever seen after seeing 3 episodes. I'm of similar opinion. Is it slow? Yes - with Nasu writing the novels, how can't it be? Is it very twisted? Yes - Urobuchi writing tends to be. Is it very troll? Yes - it's Type-Moon. But F U C K ! ! !, ufotable are adapting this properly! The seiyuus for Saber and Irisviel are divine. The story is flowing well. The character motivations and rivals are set up, albeit with a flocking long first episode. Male Rider making Waver his hündin is win. Caster and random psycho being insane maniacs duo is win. Saber and Irisviel interaction is win. The visuals look great. The Fate universe finally makes sense! Pity Deen may have tainted too many people with their over-moefied Fate/Stay Night adaptation to the point they might not be able to appreciate how good this is since there's mainly males here now.
Chihayafuru - Best. Of. The. Season. So. Far. Amazingly good writing, one damn dynamic character trio. Makes a cultural aspect I wouldn't normally know about be fascinating. Animation is gorgeous. OP theme is fantastic. This show is just freaking brilliant! Doubt many will realise it though.
This is actually a good season. I care to watch 8 titles after only liking 2 titles from the first 3 seasons of 2011. Give this seasona go is all I can say.