My Recommended Anime Titles for Winter 2014 / by Alexander Neri

The Winter Season has begun, and we've got a bunch of titles to look forward to. Without further ado, here are my top picks this season, based on the synopsis and the preview videos that were presented in both Youtube and in Nico Nico:

  • Buddy Complex - Awesome trailer. Judging by the synopsis and the scenes in the PV, it looks like omething like a cross between Boku Kanojo Renai Mokuroku & Gundam, which are both themes that I would definitely subscribe to. (Official Site)
  • Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren - Picking it up because ofMori Summer. (Official Site)
  • Inari Konkon, Koi Iroha. - having read the manga, I believe this one will be interesting to watch animated (if they stick to the story, that is.) (Official Site)
  • Mahou Sensou - I've been trying so hard to read this novel in raw Japanese until my brain fried at about two months ago. Getting its own anime lets me in on the story finally (and tells me whether I've read it correctly or not @_@) (Official Site)
  • Mikakunin de Shinkoukei - Again, this is by judging by its trailer and its synopsis. Having someone strange to arrive suddenly in life and then have that same person be involved in your life sounds interesting. I just don't hope it doesn't degrade into moar drama. (Official Site)
  • Nisekoi - Another manga-turned anime title. Hilarious and somehow fun to read in manga, this is something I'll look forward to watching. (Official Site)
  • Noragami - I've been curious about Japanese folklore, having spending a lot of time on Wiki articles and such, so I'll definitely look into this. Also, that mystery behind the god's history is a hook that I'd gladly attach myself to. (Official Site)
  • Nourin - I love idol-turned-normal-people characters; the way I liked Rise Kujikawa (Persona 4), Kanon (Kaminomi) and Ruka (Hayate no Gotoku), and I root for them despite knowing that they'll usually lose or aren't canon to the story. But, I digress; these idol characters are usually decked out and have a good personality combination that makes me feel for them more than the rest. Will definitely pick this one up this season. (Official Site)
  • Oneechan ga Kita - Premise is totally messed-up. But, what the heck, this may be interesting. Will watch for entertainment. (Official Site)
  • Pupa - Wasn't this supposed to be for last season? I will watch this for more horrorz. (Official Site)
  • Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiin da ga. - I get the feeling this is an interesting mix for a typical plot idea. It has potential, so I'll be picking it up. (Official Site)
  • Seitoukai Yakuindomo * - Loved the humor in the previous season. So I'll definitely watch this one. (Official Site)
  • Strange+ - I love strange things. Therefore, as the title is, will like Strange+. (Official Site)
  • Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta - Another mix of a used plot; will see if it does it well. (Official Site) (to which I embarrassingly confused with this CLICK HERE )

For a full list of Anime titles this season, check out this full post by SakI (LINK)

So, what are you watching this season?