Three of my Winter11 animes come out on Thursdays: Infinite Stratos, Madoka, and Yumekui Merry.
IS could have been so much better… I’m serious, the art and animation and OP piece is so superior, and the characters are all so appealing, so I seriously wish they had done IS in a more serious tone, instead of branding it as just another lame harem anime.
Madoka is the anime of the season, apparently, and everybody’s talking about it. Personally, anime-for-the-sake-of-art anime has always been a bit odd for me to watch (not to say that it isn’t enjoyable). Number one for me is Madoka‘s music, both instrumental and vocal; however, the Yuki Kajiura ominous music doesn’t quite fit. I like the normal art, including the randomness and liberal hand involved in animating scenes from unexpected angles, but the witches and their domains are completely out-of-whack with everything. It’s disgusting, which I suppose was the intention, but that doesn’t make it any less disgusting.
Merry is probably my favorite out of the three Thursday animes. I just like it; it’s uplifting after a stressful day at school.
Other anime I am watching in Winter11: Kore wa Zombie desu ka? on Mondays (favorite anime this season, wacky and fun), Index II on Fridays (I thought the Queen of the Adriatic arc was too short and too underdeveloped. Nothing happened. I expected so much more.), and Fairy Tail (it’s become one of those neverending shounen animes) on… Tuesdays I think.
Anyways, what I wanted to say: Every single anime I’ve started in Winter11 (admittedly I only start animes that appeal to me in the first place, but my judgment is VERY OFTEN wrong) has been very good. Generally only one anime every season reaches the awesomeness of any one of the Winter11 animes I’m watching. I’m very pleased with anime, and very unpleased with anime, because it’s detracting from my sleep and homework.