Kill Me Baby
A weird little comedy from JC Staff, about the assassin schoolgirl Sonya and her normal classmate Yasuna. It's pretty much 100% gags, with lots of the humour being derived from Sonya's assassin training overreacting to Yasuna's idiotic goading. Also there's a rather whacked out ninja girl. Definitely a love-it-or-hate-it show.
High School DxD
Your usual fanservice harem comedy. This one is about a young perverted teenager who finally manages to score a girlfriend only for her to kill him on the first date, then get drawn into a secret war between demons and fallen angels. Lots of breasts in this one, but because it's based off a light novel series there's a good chance it'll be a very cluttered adaptation.
Senki Sessho Symphogear
The first mecha-related show features at first glance some power-armoured idol girls fighting monsters, but don't be fooled. High death counts and shocking developments in just the first episode have pencilled this title in as one to watch if you like action and drama.
Mouretsu Pirates (also known as Bodacious Space Pirates)
With an awesome rock intro, high production values, cool starships, great tech design and a large cast set for 26 episodes, Mouretsu Pirates is the story of a young girl from the planet Sea of Morningstar, a planet which fought for historical independance many years ago with the help of privateer Space Pirates. This history comes back to bite Kato Marika in the butt one day when it turns out her missing father, revealed to be the captain of a Pirate vessel, has died, leaving her in line to become captain of the vessel. Definitely check this one out.
Rinne No Lagrange
Production IG and Xebec have brought out an interesting and beautiful mecha show this season with Rinne no Lagrange. Kyono Madoka just wants to help people, which is why she formed a school club devoted to aiding others. Then an alien girl with some goggles showed up and got her to help pilot a robot called Vox Aura against a trio of alien men in a battle above a floating fortress island. A very pretty and interesting show with a quirky sense of humour as well as some mystery about it, Rinne no Lagrange is very refreshing. It's also the first time I've ever seen someone use a Suplex on a giant robot, complete with count.
Daily Lives of Highschool Boys
A collaboration between Square-Enix and Sunrise, which is so weird the characters themselves comment on it in the first episode, Daily Lives is a silly little comedy about a bunch of guys screwing about with each other. If you like the sort of humour the show uses, you'll find it hilarious. Lots of good voice actors and plenty of gags.
Black Rock Shooter
Once a song and vocaloid meme thing, now it's own series, Black Rock Shooter is about alternate personas of real people fighting in abstract worlds. And stuff. The OVA last year was pretty well-recieved, but the jury's still out on the TV series and its' new art style.
Other new shows include several sports-related titles, a couple of romantic comedies, and a historical drama anime called Brave10.
Sequels and Second Seasons:
Amagami SS+ plus, Natsume Yuujin Chou Shi, New Prince of Tennis, Milky Holmes 2nd Act, Zero no Tsukaima F, Nisemonogotari, Aquarion EVOL, and the new Smile Precure series.
Shows continuing into the new year:
Gundam AGE, Cardfight Vanguard, Digimon Xros Wars, Guilty Crown, Mirai Nikki, Chihayafuru, Persona 4, Last Exile, and the final season of Shakugan no Shana.
Full plate this season, Personally I'd recommend Gundam AGE, Vanguard, Guilty Crown, Rinne, Pirates, Daily Lives, Precure, and Aquarion EVOL if you watched the first one.
Edited by Striped Panties, 21 April 2013 - 12:23 AM.