It’s that time of year again: we’re about halfway into the Winter 2013 anime season, and while all of the anime I’m following thus far has kept me entertained, my curiosity nonetheless turns towards offerings of the upcoming Spring 2013 season. Contrasting last year, where there were no series of interest (and indeed, I did not end up picking up any anime), this time around, there seems to be at least one show of interest, RDG: Red Data Girl. The other anime do not presently hold my attention, but that may change as they are released.
Aside from RDG: Red Data Girl, I may also give Photo Kano, Yahari ore no seishun love come wa wa Machigatteiru, Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai and Kakumeiki Valvrave a shot, although a majority of the regular TV series offerings this season do not have my eye. That distinction belongs to Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVA Episode Six and the Hanasaku Iroha: Home Sweet Home movie. I’ve been waiting for the former for 10 months now, and as for the Hanasaku Iroha movie, I found the TV series most enjoyable and look greatly forwards to see it as a theatrical feature.
RDG: Red Data Girl
A modern fantasy based on Japanese Shinto legends. Suzuhara Izumiko is a 15-year-old girl, who has been raised and protected in a shrine deep in the Kumano mountains. She is quite shy and destroys all the electric devices she touches. When she begins to think about going out of the mountains and moving to the city, her guardian Sagara Yukimasa recommends her to enter a high school in Tokyo and forces his son Miyuki to serve Izumiko for life. Miyuki and Izumiko repel each other but their relationship begins to change when a terrifying accident occurs on the school excursion. Izumiko learns her fate as the last representative (yorishiro) of a Himegami goddess and Miyuki learns of his duty as a guardian Yamabushi of Izumiko.
- RDG: Red Data Girl has caught my eye because of its unique premise and the fact that PA Studios is animating it. Having already impressed with classics as Angel Beats, Hanasaku Iroha and Tari Tari, I can honestly say that the beautiful animations and solid execution make this anime appear a worthy one to follow.
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
This romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, They’re a bunch of liars. When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, Not working. A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer service club, which happens to have the school’s prettiest girl, Yukinoshita Yukino.
- This anime caught my eye for its superficial resemblances to Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai. However, the setup appears to be different, and the unique ‘likeness repels’ has the potential for interesting storylines to be derived.
Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai
This is the second season of OreImo, which is a story about Kyousuke Kousaka, a normal seventeen-year-old high school student and his experiences as he gets to know his younger sister, Kirino, better.
- Now, I know what you’re thinking. This guy hasn’t even watched season one yet and he wants to pick up season two. I will probably watch all of season one before May ends end then pick up season to immediately after. Readers may also note that I have no mecha series here for the present. I will check those out in good time should they capture my interest and possibly be blogged about, as well.