The Fall line-up has come out. To be entirely honest, I wasn’t too pleased with what fall is offering, although as it is with every season, there are anime that could become one of the sleeper hits of 2010. Potential is very different from reality, however.
There are really only a few shows that I think deserve mention. Since I don’t want to reiterate what other people said for the most part, I’m trying to keep this post short and succinct. Panty and Stocking is obviously a lock, because it’s going to be done by Gainax. Gainax has this strange capability to make seemingly banal premises become awesome stories through the course of the series. For most people, all bets are off when it comes to Gainax.
Kuragehime is probably another series I’ll be following to the very end because it goes against the grain and is going to be directed by Baccano‘s director. I’m also probably following Bakuman because I like Kasai Ken’ichi, since he directed Honey and Clover. The World God Only Knows will be one of my more mainstream choices for the next season, because I really love the manga. I’m not expecting a proper ending, but I do hope they’re going to end at a point where there’s at least some closure.
That’s it. I’m not fond of following a lot of series (I think five is a lot as it is) because I don’t drop series and if I leave some of them in the dust the catching up just becomes more and more difficult to do. If word-of-mouth praises certain anime, though, I may just pick them up.
I also don’t know why, but I feel Kimi wa Petto vibes from Kuragehime. I haven’t read Kuragehime yet, mind you.