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Best Anime To Come Out Of The Summer Lineup So Far!
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23 / M / With Lucina
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Posted 7/7/14
Nozaki-kun and quite possibly Hanayamata are my favorites (so far). I'm all for good violent action anime like Aldnoah and SAO2 but any show that can bring a light hearted smile to my face trumps me gasping as someone gets utterly destroyed fighting someone else.
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21 / M / Shortbread Land
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Posted 7/7/14
The summer anime that have had the best opening episodes so far I'd have to say would be: Hanayamata, Barakamon and Tokyo Ghoul. SAO II, Aldnoah.Zero and Akame ga Kill had good first episodes as well but I they were mainly for setting up the plot and introducing us to some of the characters.
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31 / M / Bellingham WA, USA
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Posted 7/7/14
The one I'm enjoying right now the most by far is Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
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30 / M / Georgia
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Posted 7/7/14 , edited 7/7/14
Gonna have to give Tokyo Ghoul and Aldnoah.Zero another episode or two before I pick, but those are my frontrunners for now. Also I don't usually like romantic dorky shows but..... Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun was strangely entertaining for me. The humor in it just works well I guess.
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21 / M / Florida
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Posted 7/9/14
My ranking of the first episodes so far:
1. Tokyo Ghoul
2. Barakamon
3. Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
4. Aldnoah.Zero
5. Glasslip
6. Blue Spring Ride
7. SAO II
8. Akame ga Kill
9. Locodol
10. Hanayamata
11. Re: Hamatora
12. Rail Wars!
13. Bakumatsu Rock
14. Sabagebu!
15. Jinsei
16. Himegoto
17. Argevollen

I don't want to compare Sailor Moon, so it's not there.
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18 / M / Big Apple
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Posted 7/9/14 , edited 7/11/14
I made a list right now. Enjoying the season. Waiting on a good time to watch Psycho-Pass maybe during dinner time and I am waiting for fansubs that is not Commie for Zankyou no Terror. Not a fan of funimation subs.

Haven't watched yet
Psycho-Pass New Edit Version
Zankyou no Terror

Watched
20.) Sword Art Online II
19.) Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: Crystal
18.) Yami Shibai 2
17.) Glasslip
16.) Persona 4 The Golden Animation
15.) Himegoto
14.) Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yatte Mita.
13.) Free! Eternal Summer
12.) Hanayamata
11.) Love Stage!!
10.) Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!
9.) Jinsei
8.) Yama no Susume Season 2
7.) Sabagebu!
6.) Ao Haru Ride
5.) Barakamon
4.) Tokyo Ghoul
3.) Akame ga Kill!
2.) RAIL WARS!
1.) Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Left overs (not ranked)
Haikyuu!!
Ace of Diamonds
Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
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Posted 7/9/14
It's obviously too early to say for sure (most of these have only had one episode), and the first two have the unfair advantage of being part of franchises I already like, but this is pretty much my favorites from first impressions:

- Sailor Moon Crystal
- Free! Eternal Summer
- Hanayamata
- Ao Haru Ride
Posted 7/9/14
Re: Hamatora and Tokyo Ghoul

I'm waiting for Terror in Tokyo though, I'm kind of a Shinichirō Watanabe fanboy
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Posted 7/9/14 , edited 7/9/14
Nozaki-kun, by far, had the best opening episode of any show I've seen thus far. I think it has explosive potential as a smart, poignant and funny commentary on both romance tropes and romance in general.

Rail Wars! also surprised me with how much fun it was. And the OP/ED combo is the best 1-2 punch of the season.

Full thoughts on everything herah: First Impressions So Far
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24 / M / CA
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Posted 7/9/14 , edited 7/9/14
My current Personal pet:
Terror in Tokyo (Beautiful)

Runner ups with BANG up openers I enjoyed:
Aldnoah.Zero (Inoah, you get me)
Barakamon (Can you say mega incoming hit?! Already has a fantastic cast)
Nozaki-kun (This was a huge shocker and fighting for number 1, watched the first episode 6 times!!!)
Akame Ga Kill (No surprise)
Tokyo Ghoul (Delicious)
Ao Haru Ride (Guilty pleasure Shojo)


Glasslip almost makes it into the list I am just waiting for episode two to see if i can fall in love with it(the cast)

The rest were fun as well, including Rail Wars, but for a different reason ^_~...Excluding BasRock, and Argevollen, those were shit.
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33 / M / Alabama
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Posted 7/9/14 , edited 7/9/14
Aldnoah Zero is really good so far. I also like Akame Ga Kill's brutal story and Momiji Rurumo is just a joy. I haven't started Glasslip yet but plan on watching the first two episodes back-to-back.
The only other one people are raving about is Tokyo Ghoul but I have no idea how they can say best this season with such a weak first episode. The anime is not the manga, many things can still go wrong. I hope they don't of course, good horror anime is a rare blessing, but there is still a chance.
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20 / Chicago, IL
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Posted 7/11/14
Barakamon and Akame ga Kill seem promising.
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Posted 7/27/14
Aldnoah Zero is at the top this season imo. Sword Art, as good as it is, is a close second.
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33 / M / Massachusetts
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Posted 7/27/14 , edited 7/27/14
Terror in Resonance - no other show grips me for the 20 something minutes this summer season like this does. Great animation, music, and the plot keeps me coming back for more

Aldnoah Zero is an honorable mention as this story seems to be interesting so far. Looking forward to see where it goes.

Barakamon gets a shout out too because there's always room for a good comedy anime.
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27 / M / The Milky Way
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Posted 7/27/14
Zankyou no Terror- Amazing animation, amazing story, amazing music. As long as each episode is as interesting as the ones already out, this is gonna at least be my favorite of the season, maybe even the year.

Honorable Mention:

Monthly Girls Nozaki-kun- I don't even know why I love this show so much, but I do.
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