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WINTER 2014 Favorites and not so! How do you rank them!
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well, there's only 1 series that's yet to premiere, so I might as well make my list... will update it later today.



watching:
Nisekoi
Nobunagun
Noragami
Buddy Complex
Mahou Sensou
Pilot's Love Song
Sakura Trick
ZX Ignition
Sekai Seifuku
D-Frag
Nobunaga the Fool
Hamatora
Chuu2byou 2

in danger:
Witch Craft Works

not yet aired:
Wizard Barristers

on hold:
Nagi no Asukara

continuing from fall:
Tokyo Ravens
Strike the Blood
Log Horizon

dropped:
Space Dandy
ImoCho
SoniAni
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Wow the favorites have some consensus, but then a lot is all over the place!. Thanks for the posts so far we got a long way to go!BTW some very nice charts, lists have been created! Like I said no rules amd you get a better idea of what's going on!
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Haven't watched everything so far, but will update as I go. I usually try to keep it down to around 10 shows I watch per season, as I don't have time to keep up with 20-25 shows anymore. I've included my ratings of the first episodes that I've seen, 1-5.

Definitely watching:
Buddy Complex - 4
D-Frag! - 4.5
Future Card Buddyfight - 5
Happiness Charge PreCure
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha 4.5
Nisekoi - 4.5
Noragami - 4.5
Nourin - 4.5
Onee-chan ga Kita - 3
Silver Spoon S2 - 5
Space Dandy - 3.5
Strange+ - 3
Tonari no Seki-kun - 4
Wake Up, Girls! - 4/Movie - 4.5

Still deciding:
Engaged to the Undecided - 3.5
Hamatora - 4
Hozuki no Reitetsu - 3.5
Magical Warfare - 3.5
Nobunaga the Fool - 3.5
Nobunagun - 3
The Pilot's Love Song - 4
Recently, My Sister is Unusual - 3.5
Sakura Trick - 4
Super Sonico - 2.5
Witch Craft Works - 4
Wizard Barristers - 3.5
World Conquest Zvezda Plot - 3
Z/X Ignition - 3 first ep/4 second ep

Plan to watch/check out once I've seen the earlier seasons:
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
Maken-Ki 2
Phi Brain Kami no Puzzle S3
Saki S3

Won't watch:
Pupa
Seitokai Yakuindomo S2
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For the second season in a row I am watching near everything, at least for an episode or two until I figure out what I like. Here's my list in a somewhat ranked order that I put little thought into. Top to bottom, favorite to least favorite. Now while I have a few in the danger zone I will more than likely watch up to episode three. I'll only drop a show when I'm sure it's not for me. I'll be back to update semi regularly while each show finds their groove.

Watching
-D-Frag
-Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren
-Noragami
-Mahou Sensou
-Silver Spoon Season 2
-Tonari no Seki-kun
-Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
-Nisekoi
-Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta
-Seitokai Yakuindomo*
-Nabunagun
-Wake Up, Girls
-Space Dandy
-Hamatora
-Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
-Witchcraft Works
-Robot Girls Z
-Hoozuki no Reitetsu
-Pupa
-Sakura Trick
-Nobunaga the Fool
-Buddy Complex
-Nourin
-Strange+
-Onee-chan ga Kita


Danger Zone
-Double Circle
-Super Sonico The Animation
-Recently, My Little Sister is Unusual


Continued From Fall
-Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
-Kuroko no Basket 2
-Yowamushi Pedal
-Hajime no Ippo Rising
-Kill la Kill
-Log Horizon
-Golden Time
-Nagi no Asakura
-Tokyo Ravens
-Samurai Flamenco
-Strike the Blood


The Long Runs
-Hunter X Hunter
-Naruto Shippuden
-One Piece


Dropped
Z/X Ignition


Plan to Watch
Go! Go! 575
Wizard Barristers ~ Benmashi Cecil
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha
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Posted 1/12/14 , edited 1/12/14
Well. That's everything I was planning on watching, so...
(new shows only on this list)

Definitely watching:
Nobunagun
Tonari no Seki-kun

Likely to keep watching:
Wake Up, Girls!
Engaged to the Unidentified
Hozuki no Reitetsu
Wizard Barristers

Not certain about:
Nisekoi
World Conquest Zvezda Plot

About to drop:
Sakura Trick

Dropped:
D-Fragments
Witch Craft Works

Everything else I'm not planning on watching, though I may end up giving The Pilot's Love Song a look at some point.
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Posted 1/12/14 , edited 1/23/14
Watching:

Nisekoi
Hunter x Hunter (long series I'm continuing)
Chuunibyou
Witchcraft Works
Kill La Kill
Silver Spoon 2
Noragami
Engaged to the Unidentified
D-Frag
Magi
Log Horizon
World Conquest Zvezda Plot
Inari, Konkon Koi Iroha
Sakura Trick
Wizard Barristers

Dropped
Pupa
Golden Time
Space Dandy
Magical Warfare
Seitokai Yakuindomo
Hamatora
Nubunaga The Fool
Nobunagun
Soni-Ani
Z/X Ignition
Nourin
Wake Up, Girls
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Posted 1/12/14 , edited 1/12/14
There is more this season then there was last season i think...

Will be watching...

Nisekoi (been reading the manga for a while, anxious to see this)
Witch Craft Works (Outta left field... this is entertaining. Enough to make me read the manga)
Hamatora (Super powered detectives? Nice..)
Mahou Sensou (A lot of magic this season... and i aint mad at this one)
Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta (Simple and sentimental feeling..)
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei (Maybe some cookie-cutter here but the male MC demeanor might make this fun)
Chuunibyou 2 (Huge fan of S1.. soo looking forward to this)
D-Frag (good comedy here and characters seem interesting)
Silver Spoon S2 (I need to hurry up and finish S1 before i start this)
Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda (watched Ep1 last nite... seems interesting)
Buddy Complex (Haven't watched any Mecha but Valvrave lately... looks promising)
No-Rin (Fun premise)
Noragami (Enjoying the back and forth with the MCs)
Maken-Ki S2 (Watched S1 so this is a given)


Edit: Can't believe i forgot Seitokai Yakuindomo This show is an absolute riot. All the comedy and sexual innuendo. Hilarious!

I've already watched any Episode 1s that were available to watch... and I know its early but these are my favs that ive seen so far. I know there are some that have yet to premiere and ill have to wait til they come to give them a good look. Plus I honestly tend to watch just about all thats showing so im sure there are some more but those are the ones i really will be following. Theres also left overs from the fall im following like Golden Time, Ippo, Nagi no Asukara, Strike the Blood, Tokyo Ravens, Log Horizon and of course Kill La Kill which is EPIC!
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High hopes:
Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil
Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
Nisekoi
Space Dandy
Wake Up, Girls
Sakura Trick

3 Episodes:
Buddy Complex
Nourin
Hamatora
D-Frag
Nobunagun
Nobunaga the Fool
Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta
Mahou Sensou
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Posted 1/12/14 , edited 1/19/14
Initial impressions post:http://reallifeanime.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/qed-winter-2014-anime-season/

Week 1 (Initial Rankings)


Week 2 (Final)
PURPLE=Rising
RED=Falling
(#)=Last Week

TOP 10
1. Nisekoi (1) I suspect, upon re-watch without loading issues, I will really like this episode.
2. Silver Spoon (2)
3. Kill la Kill (4)
4. Witchcraft Works (5)
5. Log Horizon (3) Just too much talking, just too much talking.
6. Wake Up, Girls! (7)
7. Noragami (NEW) I just really liked the first two episode, so it jumps into the top 10.
8. Nobunagun (6) It was outshone this week, even though it was good.
9. Tonari no Seki-kun (10)
10. Engaged to the Unidentified (11)

SUB. ENTERTAINMENT
11. Wizard Barristers (9) Not a bad episode, just overshadowed.
12. Tokyo Ravens (12)
13. Magical Warfare (13)
14. Buddy Complex (NEW) Enough uncertainty with Hina and time travel to keep me interested.
15. Hamatora (8) Probably out of the top 10 for good.

LOW
16. Strike the Blood (14)
17. Strange+ (NEW)

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I'm going to try to watch almost everything on Crunchyroll and Funimation, I haven't successfully done that since Spring 2011, and I only was watching the Crunchyroll shows then.

For me, I'm organizing the shows by how much I'm looking forward to the next episode. Within each category they are unordered.

Favorites so far:

Nobunagun This is the show that I am enjoying the most right now. I don't think that it's the best show so far, but I feel the most excited about it. I watched episode 2 earlier today and it was so much fun.
Hozuki no Reitetsu I love the sense of humor here, and I have enough knowledge of Japanese stories to get most of the jokes.
World Conquest Zvezda Plot Like Nobunagun, this show is more fun than good, but I know I am already looking forward to the next episode.
Pupa I wish this was a longer show. I love horror, and I feel like most of my knowledge comes from what I heard from other people rather than the first episode.
Hamatora Fun, cool to look at, premise reminds me of Darker than Black.
Witch Craft Works Again, fun and cool looking, I like the role reversal, and I hope that stays.
Wake Up Girls! The movie was great, but the panty shot stuff at the end felt unnecessary and out of place. The first episode was also good, and curious to see where it goes.
Chuunibyou 2 I marathoned the first season a few days ago, and loved it. The first episode of this was great too. That being said, I really hope this doesn't become a love triangle, which is what the series description implies, because the lack of a love triangle is one of my favorite things about the show.
Strange + Very funny, best comedy short.

Fun, but not grabbing me as much:

D-Frag! Very fun slice-of-life.
Noragami I love shows like this about the supernatural (Gingitsune, Kamisama, Natsume Yuujinchou)
Nobunaga the Fool I'm not even sure what is happening in this show!
Tonari no Seki-kun Not as fun as I was hoping, but still funny (I was hoping for Nichijou)
Sakura Trick I really want to be excited about this show, since it's Yuri, but it feels like a "cute girls doing nothing" show rather than a Yuri show.
Wooser's Hand-to-Mouth Life: Awakening Arc I marathoned the first season and liked it, I was surprised at the animation jump in the second season.
Nisekoi I was interested because I like SHAFT's style, though it wasn't as pronounced in Nisekoi as in some other titles. I'll have to see where the story goes, since romantic comedies aren't really my thing, and generally need to have something extra to hook me, or just be extra funny and not awkward.
Engaged to the Unidentified For me, this romantic comedy managed to be funny enough, and have no love triangle, which was enough to keep me watching. It even successfully avoided any awkwardness, and has funny side-characters. I was not expecting to like this show, but it surprised me.

Alright, and I'll give a few more episodes before deciding:

Buddy Complex I am not really excited about this show, but I'll keep watching. Mostly the character designs really reminded me of Valvrave.
Onee-chan ga Kita I find that the bar is much lower for shorts, but this one barely made it over. It's sort of funny, but there's only one joke so far.
Wizard Barristers I didn't enjoy the first episode that much, except for the first few minutes on the train, which I loved. If the show just focused on the two people (detectives?) who were chasing that guy, I would love it.
Z/X Ignition There isn't really anything to this show, but I'll probably keep watching a bit more.

Dropped:

Soni-Ani: Super Sonico the Animation This show has no plot! There wasn't anything unresolved from the first episode, and I only liked one character (the manager). I considered watching more of the show just for him, but I don't think it's worth it. It felt oddly like a parody of itself, but I don't think it is! (I'm thinking of the Schoolgirl Kintama opening from Gintama)
Recently My Sister is Unusual I couldn't even make it through one episode.

Haven't watched yet:

Space Dandy
The Pilot's Love Song
Magical Warfare
No-rin

Hasn't Aired yet:

Maken-Ki! 2 Never watched the first season, no plans to do so now.
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha Plan to watch, I like supernatural shows.

Need to catch up first:

Saki: The Nationals I've watched Saki, but not all of Episode of Side A, but I plan to soon.
Silver Spoon I plan to watch Season 1
Seitokai Yakuindomo * If Crunchyroll gets Season 1 I'll check it out.


I'm also not caught up on anything from the fall, so I need to catch up on those as well.
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Later this week, I'll be posting my full watching plans. For now, this is mainly a rating of each individual first episode.

Silver Spoon S2: A
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei (Engaged to the Unidentified): A
Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Ren: A-
Saki - The Nationals: B+
Sakura Trick: B+
Seitokai Yakuindomo: B
Nisekoi: B
D-Frag!: B
The Pilot's Love Song: B-
World Conquest ~ Zvezda Plot: B-
Hozuki no Reitetsu: B-
Wake Up, Girls! (TV episode 1 only): C+
Space Dandy: C+
Magical Warfare: C
Witch Craft Works: C

(Shorts)
Tonari no Seki-kun: B
Onee-chan ga Kita: C+
Strange+: C-

The D stands for "Dropped":
Super Sonico: D+
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Well_Spoken_Man wrote:
Continuing:

Nagi no Asukara - Added due to buzz
Golden Time - A lot more melancholy than I expected , but I can't stop now.
Strike the Blood - Vampire pimpin ain't easy, except when it is.
Log Horizon - Hopefully done with the mid-show lull.

Definitely watching:
Nisekoi - Because of the manga
Witch Craft Works - Because of the manga
Silver Spoon S2 - Because the first season was good
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! 2 - Because the first season was good
Seitokai Yakuindomo - Because I like dirty Japanese jokes translated into english
Wake Up Girls- The first episode/movie grabbed my attention.


On the fence:

Sakura Trick - sugar shock
Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta - stale, well everything, but it has potential
Mahou Sensou - stale, well everything, but it has potential
Wizard Barristers - The animation in the first episode hurt my eyes, but I'm not giving up yet
Engaged to the Unidentified - This could still go either way.


Scratching the fan service itch (there can be only one):

Recently My Sister is Unusual


Haven't gotten around to
:
Maken-Ki! 2
Nobunaga the Fool
D-frag

Dropped:

SoniAni


Edit: I'm open to others if they get good buzz, but 12 or so is my limit and I am carrying over 3 or 4 from Fall.


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Any show I wanted to try has aired EXCEPT 2

Some changes ,2 drops 1 save!

**Remember this a ranking thread not previews/awards like others have done!**

I am doing this for a third time and enjoy everybody's rankings

Again no rules do how you like it!

TIER 1 Top Favorites

TOP 7 hotly contested for now!

1 Kill la Kill CR Gets better each EP
2 Nisekoi CR Nice debut!
3 Engaged to the Unidentified CR This is a surprise!
4 Silver Spoon S2 CR Welcime Back
5 Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! 2 CR
6 Nobunagun CRAwesome debut The ED is cool
7 Seitokai Yakuindomo CR Very funny

Next Group will have changes I'm sure!!

8 Wizard Barristers: Benmashi Cecil CR
9 Yowamushi Pedal CR
10 Robot Girls Z Think Kiil La Kill meets Excel Saga So Funny!
11Golden Time CR
12 Strike the Blood CR
13 Nagi no Asukara CR
14 Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha Funimation
15 Hamatora CR
16 World Conquest Zvezda Plot CR
17 The Pilots Love Song CR
18 D-Frag! Funimation


TIER 2 More Favorites fun or intersting to watch!

19 Maken-Ki 2 Funimation
20 Space Dandy Toonami / Funimation
21 Witch Craft Works CR
22 Magical Warfare CR
23 NoragamiFunimation
24 Hoozuki no Reitetsu Savedby EP2
25 Saki Zenkoku-hen [Saki: The Nationals] CR
26 Super Sonico The Animation CR
27 Sakura Trick CR


Special Tier SHORTS Can move into Top Spots Later!

Tonari no Seki-kun The Master of Killing Time CR
Oneechan ga Kita CR
Mou Hitotsu no Mirai wo Think Stein's Gate theme Very good
Pupipo
Wooser no Sono Higurashi Season 2 CR
Strange+ CR
Double Circle

Confirmed Shows Havent watched or not debut yet!

No-Rin CR

Season 2 Winter late add!

Tesagure! Bukatsu-mono Anime Gets 2nd Season

b]Moves / Specials PENDING

Patema Inverted**
Bodacious Space Pirates**

Watched

Zetsumetsu Kigu Shoujo Amazing Twins OVA's EP 1 Kinda of a Kill La Kill feel! Maybe

Neppu Kairiku Bushi Road ** Watched 1/2 anime Raw



Drop Zone

Log Horizon CR Lost interest!
Recently, My Sister is Unusual, aka ImoCho CR The censorship debate and is it Hentai!
Pupa CR
Nobunaga the Fool CR Hard to follow anime Very uneven
Z/X IGNITION CR Not Interested!
Buddy Complex




WATCHING 27 REGUAR 7 SHORTS 34 TOTAL
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1. wake up, girls!.
2. no-rin.
3. happiness charge precure.
4. Saki: the nationals.
5. seitokai yakuindomo season 2.
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Watching (Not in order):

Nisekoi
Witch Craft Works
Magical Warfare
Wizard Barristers
D-Frag!
Sakura Trick
Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions Ren
Maken Ki 2
Buddy Complex
Saki -The Nationals
Kill La Kill
Strike The Blood
Nobunaga The Fool
Naruto Shippuden

Will Watch In The Future:

Every other simulcast that I'm not currently watching!

Favorites (In order):

1. Kill La Kill

2. Buddy Complex

3. Wizard Barristers

4. Nisekoi

5. Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions Ren

6. Saki The Nationals

7. Strike The Blood

8. D-Frag!

9. Naruto Shippuden

10. Magical Warfare

11. Witch Craft Works

12. Nobunaga The Fool

13. Maken Ki 2

14. Sakura Trick
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