Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist
The story revolves around William, an aristocratic family's progeny with rare intellect. One day, his uncle lost his possessions after his business failed. Fearing that his family's name has been tarnished, William returns home and searches with his family's butler for anything that can be converted into cash. A search of the premises yields an underground room left by an ancestor. In the room is a magical seal, and William unintentionally summons a devil. The summoned devil tells William his name Dantalion, and reveals that William is the designator who can choose the acting ruler of the demon world.
I've seen the PV for this, and it looks really promising. The animation and art style is definitely my type, and though the storyline is somewhat common, I like these types of plots anyways.
Although I haven't gone to really take a look at the manga, I have seen a few images of those, and I'll probably go and look into it afterwards, like I did with Karneval- which is so far, AMAZING!
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi (Sunday Without God)
God abandoned the world on Sunday. As a result, nobody in the world can die or reproduce. A little girl, Ai, is the gravekeeper for a village. She has prepared 47 graves for the eventual deaths of every member of the village. Later, a man who identifies himself as "Hampnie Hambart, the 'Man-eating Toy'," which is coincidentally the name that Ai's mother left behind as the name of her father, arrives in the village and slaughters everybody. Just what is going on?
Also one of the few animes which art style really capture my eye. The only worry is that I'm not too sure how graphic it might get: after all, it is about "gravekeepers" and therefore potentially related to issues with death. And so you say that "Oh, the main protagonist is a little girl, so it can't get that graphic"-- well.. I've learnt from experience that it may unfortunately not be the case; if the producers feel like making it graphic, no loli-main character is going to stop them doing so. xD
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways.
Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.
Oh yes. This is the anime which PV, originally an ad, started a whole new fandom of squealing and obsessed fangirls suffering from frequent and mild nosebleeds.
To be honest, I thought that the PV was pretty good too- art style was good, animation was good, and of course, even though I'm not that extreme a fangirl, who can't admit that they're hot? Well, at least that was my first impression after the PV.
I do also think that the story's interesting: I haven't seen an anime with swimming involved in it (and this is where you go: Are you really watching it for the plot?). Either case, be it I'm watching for the plot or for other reasons, the PV got me interested, so I'll be watching this one too. My predictions are this'll probably turn out to have a lot of girl fan-service, with a lot of comedy mixed into it as well.
Rozen Maiden (2013)
Well, I'm pretty confused with exactly what this series is supposed to be: a continuation of the original series or a re-make? If it is a continuation, I don't understand why the art style had to be different from the previous two seasons (and OVA series). In any case, I don't like the style they use to draw the scenery for this show.
The PV doesn't really help lift the confusion away, in fact, the PV actually seemed to imply that it was 'a re-make of the Rozen Maiden series but kinda not really'. So truthfully, I'm not that excited to watch this, but because it seems to be related to the Rozen Maiden Series, I guess I'll watch it and see how everything unfolds.
Oh yes. For those of you who may have watched Uta Prince, doesn't this seem familiar? As you may have guessed, this is the type of generic series for fans dying to see a reverse harem. I originally wasn't planning on watching this, but then I heard that there were some pretty interesting (as in romantic) scenes, so being a (not so) closet romanticist, I decided I'll give this one a view. The art style's alright, not as good as Amnesia or some other animes I've seen, but pretty decent for a reverse harem anime. Or maybe that's just because I'm trying to play the devil's advocate or something.
The only issue I guess I could put up, is the number of guys that this lucky lady protagonist just happens to meet. 13 guys...Like I mean seriously? And because they're all brothers, the first two are apparently super old (okay, as in "mature man type" old), and the youngest one is like 13 or something...
The PV's pretty normal; what you would normally see in a typical reverse harem show aimed at females is what you get here.