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Winter ‘14 Anime Statement

This will be brief. Usually I have these pretty simple chart things to talk about what I’m watching the next season. This coming Winter 2014 season will be different. There are only a few shows I will be watching that are Winter shows. The rest will be carryover. Let’s get to the shows I will be trying next season:

- Space Dandy
- Hoozuki no Reitetsu
- Wizard Barristers
- Saki: Zenkoku-hen
- Nisekoi

That’s pretty much it on the Winter front. Unless something else from word of mouth or early reviews catch my interest that is. It’s pretty bare but its probably for the best since I have a ton of carryover. Speaking of which, there’s plenty of that to come. The shows I will be continuing into next season:

- Gundam Build Fighters
- Hajime no Ippo Rising
- Hunter x Hunter 2011
- Kill La Kill
- Kuroko’s Basketball, 2nd Season
- Log Horizon
- Phi Brain: Puzzle of God, 3rd Season
- Pokemon XY

Whatever. That’s all. I’m done. See you Spring 2014 where I hope to have more titles to interest me.

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Anime: The Best of 2013

Previous Edition: 2012

~ The Final Judgment ~
- Best Series of the Year, 2013-
From The New World
- Runner-Up for Best Series of the Year, 2013-
The Eccentric Family
- Third Place for Best Series of the Year, 2013 -
Psycho-Pass
- First Honorable Mention Series of the Year, 2013 -
Blast of Tempest
- Second Honorable Mention Series of the Year, 2013 -
Log Horizon

- Best Male Character of the Year, 2013 -
Yasaburo Shimogamo, The Eccentric Family
- Runner-Up for Best Male Character of the Year, 2013 -
Sadao Maou, The Devil is a Part-Timer
- Best Female Character of the Year, 2013 -
Saki Watanabe, From the New World
- Runner-Up for Best Female Character of the Year, 2013 -
Hajime Ichinose, Gatchaman Crowds

- Best Opening of the Year, 2013 -
"Out of Control" by Nothing’s Carved in Stone (Psycho-Pass, Opening #2)
- Runner-Up for Best Opening of the Year, 2013 -
"Crowds" by WHITE ASH (Gatchaman Crowds)
- Best Closing of the Year, 2013 -
"All Alone With You" by EGOIST (Psycho-Pass, Closing #2)
- Runner-Up for Closing of the Year, 2013 -
"Hana -a last flower-" by ASA-CHANG (Flowers of Evil)

Series –
Best Series of Winter ‘13 - From The New World
Runner-Up for Best Series of Winter ‘13 - Psycho-Pass
Third Place for Best Series of Winter ‘13 - Blast of Tempest
Honorable Mention of Winter ‘13 - Tamako Market

Best Series of Spring ‘13 - Hunter x Hunter 2011
Runner-Up for Best Series of Spring ‘13 - Valvrave the Liberator [1st Season]
Third Place for Best Series of Spring ‘13 - The Devil is a Part-Timer
Honorable Mention of Spring ‘13 - My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu

Best Series of Summer ‘13 - The Eccentric Family
Runner-Up for Best Series of Summer ‘13 - Gatchaman Crowds
Third Place for Best Series of Summer ‘13 - Majestic Prince
Honorable Mention of Summer ‘13 - Hunter x Hunter 2011

Best Series of Fall ‘13 - Log Horizon
Runner-Up for Best Series of Fall ‘13 - Kyousougiga
Third Place for Best Series of Fall ‘13 - Hajime no Ippo: Rising
Honorable Mention of Fall ‘13 - Meganebu!

Characters –
Male of Winter ‘13 - Manabe Yoshihisa (Kotoura-san)
Female of Winter ‘13 - Saki Watanabe (From The New World)

Male of Spring ‘13 - Sadao Maou (The Devil is a Part-Timer)
Female of Spring ‘13 - Chiho Sasaki (The Devil is a Part-Timer)

Male of Summer ‘13 - Yasaburo Shimogamo (The Eccentric Family)
Female of Summer ‘13 - Hajime Ichinose (Gatchaman Crowds)

Male of Fall ‘13 - Shiroe (Log Horizon)
Female of Fall ‘13 - Koto (daughter) (Kyousougiga)

Openings -
Winter 2013 - ”Out of Control” by Nothing’s Carved in Stone (Psycho-Pass, Opening #2)
Spring 2013 - ”Preserved Roses” by T.M.Revolution x Nana Mizuki (Valvrave the Liberator [1st Season])
Summer 2013 - ”Crowds” by WHITE ASH (Gatchaman Crowds)
Fall 2013 - “Nibun no Ichi” by BACK-ON (Gundam Build Fighters)

Closings -
Winter 2013 - ”All Alone With You” by EGOIST (Psycho-Pass, Closing #2)
Spring 2013 - ”Hana -a last flower-” by ASA-CHANG (Flowers of Evil)
Summer 2013 - “Qué Será, Será” by fhána (The Eccentric Family)
Fall 2013 - “Imagination > Reality” by AiRI (Gundam Build Fighters)

2013 Rankings, Final Edition
1/ From The New World
2/ The Eccentric Family
3/ Psycho-Pass
4/ Blast of Tempest
5/ Log Horizon
6/ Kyousougiga
7/ Hajime no Ippo Rising
8/ Hunter x Hunter 2011
9/ Meganebu!
10/ The Devil is a Part-Timer
11/ Gundam Build Fighters
12/ Gatchaman Crowds
13/ Phi Brain: Puzzle of God, 3rd Season
14/ Kuroko’s Basketball, 2nd Season
15/ Pokemon XY
16/ Valvrave the Liberator, 2nd Season
17/ Valvrave the Liberator, 1st Season
18/ Majestic Prince
19/ Kill La Kill
20/ Outbreak Company
21/ My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU
22/ Date A Live
23/ Flowers of Evil
24/ Tamako Market
25/ Genshiken - Second Generation
26/ Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
27/ Infinite Stratos, 2nd Season
28/ Vividred Operation
29/ Muromi-san
30/ Free - Iwatobi Swim Club
31/ The World God Only Knows - Goddesses
32/ Kotoura-san
33/ The Pet Girl of Sakurasou
34/ Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
35/ Magi: the labyrinth of magic
36/ The Severing Crime Edge
37/ Cuticle Detective Inaba

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Q2 2014 - Planned BD/DVD Purchases

Anime:

  • A Letter to Momo (2011, Dual Format) / June 10

  • Criterion:
  • TBA

  • Other:
  • Wild At Heart (1990, Blu-ray) / April 8
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    March, 2014.

    Anime

    • Mardock Scramble: The Third Exhaust / BD / March 25
    Criterion
    • TBA
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    Non-Anime/Criterion, Q1 2014

    January
    * The Wicker Man (1973) / January 7
    * Sunrise (1927) / January 14
    * Nostalghia (1983) / January 21

    February
    * Night of the Demons [Collector’s Edition] (1988) / Feb 4
    * Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) / Feb 11
    * Darkman [Collector’s Edition] (1990) / Feb 18
    * Game of Thrones, The Complete Third Season / Feb 18

    March
    Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia (1974) / March 10