Karavinka wrote:Animes that I have watched in the last three months:
Anything good in there?
Depends on what genre you like!
Some random remarks:
おれの妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない (Ore no imouto ga konna ni kawaii wake ga nai) would be (unfortunately) the most "representative" among recent anime scene. It's a romantic comedy about a guy whose younger sister is a serious otaku. The original novel series was finished recently, and it caused a huge scandal since the "heroine" who ends up with the protagonist.... turned out to be the sister herself. The anime doesn't show that ending (yet) but you might want to avoid it if that makes you feel uncomfortable.
There's been a trend de-emphasizing storylie and focusing on characters. けいおん！ (K-on!) and 生徒会の一存 (Seitokai no ichizon) don't tell any story, where the former just tells scenes of charaters' life (girls-only highschool band group) and the latter little more than just characters talking to each other. I find some merits in it, that I sometimes don't feel like watching a serious drama but something light to snack on without thinking too much, but at the same time I'm kind of sad that this type of no-brainer series are getting mainstream.
僕は友達が少ない (Boku wa tomodachi ga sukunai) is a bit more "traditional" romantic comedy, with the heroines generally a bit more weird than, say, Love Hina. The first season had an overarching storylie at least; the second didn't.
神のみ知るセカイ (Kami nomi shiru sekai) if you are familiar with the cliches of "galge." You could be either laughing out loud or stare at the screen with blank "wtf" expression. Another worrisome trend... too many comedy series are relying on insider jokes among the anime fans/otakus to make it funny, making them hard to recommend to casual viewers.
げんしけん (Genshiken) is a bit old, though a new series is coming this July so I just "reviewed" it. Although it's somewhat idealized, it's a relatively more realistic depiction of college life in Japan, without too much "moe" elements.
I'd recommend 狼と香辛料 (Ookami to koushinryo). It's a medieval fantasy, but the protagonist is not a warrior hero but a common merchant. The story evolves around the economic activities of the protagonist.
I'm currently watching 図書館戦争 (Toshokan sensou), whose premise is that libraries form an organized paramilitary forces to resist invasive censorship in the near future. The premise is unrealistic, but the story progression itself is pretty good and mature, with some amount of action involved. I'd recommend it.