Category Archives: Winter Anime List

>Onion’s Winter Anime Lineup – 2011

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 Alright. I know I’m like 3 weeks late, but I’ve still managed to get this out! Even if it is 3 weeks late… I watched the 1st episode of all potential shows that appealed to me when I read a synopsis of their plot. Also, all of these anime are listed in order of which shows I’m most looking forward to each week, 1 being the most anticipated. Be wary of possible spoilers.

1. Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka

Holy amazing. Not what I was expecting at all. With no idea of what to expect, I was imagining either a really ecchi show or something very serious. However, this show is funny, has some great action, and has a super hot loli masou shoujo. Also, I must say, that opening scene… Genius. I wasn’t expecting it at all. He’s about to get hit by a truck and he turns and smiles and says “Ah, I’m a zombie.” I was laughing pretty hard.

2. Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

Love it. I love this show. Never before have I seen such an extremely ecchi imouto. Something about the way the hands are drawn kinda freaks me out; they just look like they’re over sized. But beside that, I actually enjoy the fresh style.

3. Infinite Stratos

I decided to watch this because our resident blogger Spornax is blogging about it. He recommended it to me. I wasn’t expecting much, but it is actually really cool. Houki is super awesome character. I don’t really like the 3d integration of the flying things, but what are you gonna do. It doesn’t take away from the overall impact of the show. And it really is quite enjoyable.

4. GOSICK

Strange. Is the name supposed to be Gothic? Because that’s what it sounds like in Japanese… But, maybe they made it Gosick just to be cool. I don’t know. Anyway, I’m already liking the oldish feel of the atmosphere in this anime. And you know me, being a sucker for detective anime, I’m really looking forward to watching more of this.

5. Level E

Another Great show this season. I love the main characters and the old timey feel of the show. The first episode was used to establish that this guy is indeed an alien. I’m looking forward to what happens. Maybe some alien hunting or something. Also, this looks like a nice break from the loli stuff I’ve been watching non-stop lately. Anticipation is great!

6. Beelzebub

A naked baby with pikachu powers and a crazy daddy complex. Another show that shattered my expectations for the better. I found it to be quite hilarious.

7. Haiyoru! Nyaru-Ani

I had the original of this anime on my laptop for about a year before I actually watched it, and when I did I really liked it. So far, I’m actually not liking the art on this version. It seems less chibified, and less authentic for some reason. Still, I enjoy this show and I’m looking forward to some awesome fork stabbing action!

8. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

What a strange show. Not what I was expecting at all. I really like the future theme. Not too sure about the glass walls in the school though; that’s way too distracting. The art in this show is very very similar to Hidamari Sketch. For instance, the face shapes and the random crazy backgrounds.

9. Yumekui Merry

A cool concept. Hopefully it goes down a road of action and destruction rather than focusing on Merry’s wish to return home. Merry is the character with the coolest clothes this season, hands down. Her hat is… Awesome. Those two hangy cloth things… Awesome. Also, I’ve gotta say, the quality of this episode was superb. Very nice detail.

10. Cardfight!! Vanguard

Honestly, this show is really good. Sure, the main character’s voice is WAY too high pitched, but that’s not enough to ruin something good. I love a good card game show. Well, actually… I’ve never watched a card game show besides the original Yu-Gi-Oh! And I can remember how much I liked that show.

Favorite Opening:
Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka

Favorite Ending:
Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

(Also, note that I’m still following Bakuman and Index II.)