The Spring Season is over and it is time to take a look back at everything we’ve seen and to decides what was excellent, what was good and what was terrible. This season we had the luck to witness many new excellent show that rages everywhere, Shingeki no Kyojin created a real phenomenon and meme sprout everywhere of the show, especially in Japan. Unfortunately, there was a wide gap in-between the shows quality, since while Shingeki no Kyojin was magnificent, Suisei no Gargantia was a huge trap of disappointment. Let’s take a look at what this season was all about !
While like many seasons there were still some really disappointing show and some who were labeled disastrous since the first airing, like Aku no Hana, overall the season was brimming with quality things to watch and Myst and I will cover what is our Top 5 shows that finished their course in Spring 2013. Keep in mind that this does means that Shingeki no Kyojin won’t be part of the list and instead will only appear in the Summer Overview.
No. 5 Arata KangatariMAL)
Arata Kangatari is just your regular mainstream shounen, but it was done really well in an interesting setting. The characters were refreshing while keeping the shounen formula and overall it was a fun watch throughout the season. I’d recommend it to anyone.
No.4 Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa MachigatteiruMAL)
Yes, it’s a RomCom! With a name so retardedly long that I don’t even want to remember it. For once, we finally saw a good romantic comedy be aired as an anime. I was pleasantly surprised by the freshness of the show; it is so anti-romantic and yet that’s what makes this romance so awesome. Going against all genre stereotypes was a great idea, and the only bad point to this series was probably the fact that there was no end to it. I would gladly watch a second part of this show to see where the story gets to, because this show would definitely be awesome if there were. Any romantic comedy fan will like this show; it’s a good one.
No.3 Chihayafuru Season 2MAL)
Chihayafuru was a second season, but despite the description and the genre, this show is exceptionally good no matter how you look at it. Of course if you liked the first season you will love this second one and even though it is impossible to properly say why, Chihayafuru always has a special place in our heart. I would recommend for anyone who loves anime for more than action or ecchi to watch this show as they will surely love it.
No.2 Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga NaiMAL)
Why is an incest show rated so high? Heck, I’ve been wondering the same thing since back in Season 1. Nevertheless, I (Myst) have been watching this show for a long time now and still really love it. This second season was particularly eventful, and definitely had quality which deserves to be noted. Although the ending has not yet aired and will only come out later, I’d recommend this second season to just about anyone who’s seen the first. And to anyone who hasn’t seen the first season, they should watch the first season and then this second part; I’m sure any anime fan wouldn’t regret it. The show is hilarious, the anime references are everywhere, and the characters are definitely worth getting attached to. The show was given a higher budget for a reason; it’s freakin’ awesome.
No.1 Valvrave the LiberatorMAL)
We’ve finally reached the final and best show which ended this season and that is Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator in english). The show is the newest Sunrise production and it features and intense universe full of discoveries and awesome mecha sci-fi action. Valvrave is definitively a show that will be a contender in the best shows of the year and I would recommend it to everyone as the show can please you even if you are not into mecha. The show is a mainstream hit that keeps you on your toes and stays interesting until the end, a second season is coming this Fall so watch the first season now while you still have time !
This concludes our Winter 2013 Overview; if you have any questions or Top 5′s of your own, we invite you to post them in the comments below!