With Fractale airing I have seen the entire years lineup and for the first time in awhile I have passed as many shows as I have failed. In general the failures were epically bad with Cardfight!! Vanguard being one of the worst shows I have ever seen.
Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! is not that far behind, unless you don't find incest disturbing then it might be far better, I have a sister and the show gives me the willies.
Freezing unsuccessfully combines violence fanservce with comical T&A fanservice, a crotch shot of a women being torn limb from limb just seems out of place. Unlike the shows from the late 80's that merged violence with sexual T&A which was a far more successful pairing that did not seem completely out of place. IS: Infinite Stratos is very close to Freezing with less violence, more T&A and an even weaker plot. Neither show has much in the way of constant animation or art, in Infinite Stratos the only thing they seemed to put much effort into drawing and animating was underwear and breasts.
Rio: Rainbow Gate makes no sense what so ever and in general is one of the weakest attempts at fanservice and product placement being put together. The notion that a casinos prized employee is a dealer who makes other people lucky so they always win and solves everyones problems through gambling makes you just want to run down the nearest Pachinko parlor and play. Or that is what the Pachinko machine manufacture that financed this show would like you to do.
Dragon Crisis! doesn't really have much wrong with it, it just doesn't have anything going for it. I only watched it a few days ago and I honestly have no clue what it is about any more.
Yumekui Merry is so disconnected that I was very lost by a show with very little depth to the story, word of wisdom to writers: A disjointed script does not make for a deep thinking script.
Beelzebub is a better then your average jump show, but it is still a jump show. If you dislike Gintama do to it making you think to much this show might be up our alley.
Kore wa Zombie Desuka? and Magical Girl Madoka Magika are both good shows if you are into their genres, I am simply not.
Fractale was the show I was most looking forward to and was the most disappointed by. The animation and art were great but it was kinda lacking a bit in depth that one expects from a noitaminA show. That said well the first episode was lacking I do see some good potential for the show and am looking forward to seeing more.
Level E has a nice blend of comedy to start the show off with and by the end it is hitting its Sci-fi stride. What is left to be seen is if the show is a Sci-Fi comedy of if it is a Sci-Fi show with comedic elements to it, I am thinking the second.
Hourou Musuko takes a very laid back character driven approach to covering trans gender issues. Last season's noitaminA show Princess Jellyfish took a far more in your face comical approach to dealing with trans gender issues this almost the opposite. Hourou Musuko is written by Shimura Takako who also wrote Sweet Blue Flowers so as expected it has a very smiler tone. If this show does poorly coupled with the bombing of Sweet Blue Flowers I doubt Shimura-San will see much of her work animated.
Gosick was not the show that I would have thought would be my favorite at the end of week one. Victorique de Blois appearance would usually turn me off but the general tone is very different then most Loli/moe shows. The main male Kujou Kazuya actually has a spine and is more then just a generic push over. The first episode mystery was a joke and i hope that they do get more Mystrious as the show goes on.
This post has been edited by jsieczkar: 14 January 2011 - 02:07 PM