In general, I don't really think that this season's released animes are going to be very good. Not in the sense of the plot necessarily (because I haven't watched them)- more along the "fan-service" line. There are quite a number of animes released this season that I know will have excessive fan-service (these also include some I've decided to watch). But meh- I guess it's just something that you eventually get more used to the more you get exposed to it.
I don't have that much time to write this (should've been writing something I bit more important, ie. ENGISH ORAL) but anyways:
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Komori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school—a night school for entertainers and celebrities—due to her father's work. There are rumours that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.
Yeah, you can tell it's one of those 'guilty pleasure' animes that I decided to pick up. I'm starting come to a perhaps scary realisation that I seem to need to watch one of these types every season...
However, I'll admit that I did spoil a few things from looking up some extra information, and it does appear to have a very interesting twist to it. Perhaps all is not exactly what it may appear to be...
Unbreakable Machine Doll
During the early 20th century, along with technological advancements, scientists were able to develop sophisticated magic. The combination of science and sorcery was Makinot, circuits made from spells that were put into objects to bring them to life and even gain a personality. It was developed as a military weapon and has now spread throughout the world.
Akabane Raishin is now attending the Royal Academy to become the best in the world. Accompanied by the lovely teenage girl Yaya, who is actually Raishin’s puppet weapon, he plans on rocketing to the top of the class. However, his test scores come nearly dead last although his combat skills and determination are second to none. Raishin has to compete with the deadliest of classmates if he wants to come out as the king.
Seems interesting *cough* stereotypical *cough* enough, but at this stage, I guess I'll have to watch a few episodes before I can come back and made a solid decision.
Tsuchimikado Harutora was born into the prestigious Onmyoji family, but can't see "spirit energy". Therefore, he's been enjoying a peaceful daily life with his friends at the Onmyo branch school. One day, his childhood friend Tsuchimikado Natsume, heir to the head family, suddenly appears. Will this cause his destiny to spring into motion?!
Hmmm. Like Unbreakable Machine Doll, the plot doesn't particularly strike me as being original. But seeing as I'm a sucker for the supernatural genre, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out in comparison to my other supernatural animes. The title was definitely really misleading though haha- I thought it was going to be more about some sort of downtown gang activity or something.
Strike the Blood
The Fourth Primogenitor—that's the world's strongest vampire that should only exist in legends. Accompanied by twelve Kenjuu and spreading calamity, this phantom vampire appeared in Japan. For the observation and obliteration of this Fourth Primogenitor, the government and Lion King decided to dispatch an attack mage known as a Sword Shaman. However, for some reason, the one chosen for the observation was a apprentice Sword Shaman girl, Himegari Yukina. Wielding the strongest anti-primogenitor spirit spear, Yukina arrived at Demon District, Itogami City. What is the true identity of the Fourth Primogenitor, Akatsuki Kojou, she encountered over there?!
Once again, the idea of having an unskilled character to be accidentally placed in a position of high 'power' is pretty unoriginal, but depending on how this plays out, it can turn into either a fan-service fest, or an actually well thought-out storyline and cast. Though once again, what's with the slightly misleading title?
The story centers around Takahiro Mizuno, a student training to be a begleiter (knight's assistant) at an academy where aspiring knights joust. He himself had come to this academy to train as a knight, after becoming the unrivaled junior champion in his own home country. However, an injury in a tournament's finals forced him to withdraw. Instead, he decides to be a begleiter to one of the academy's maiden knights and help her win.
....Why am I even watching this? I can pretty much just imagine what's going to happen, and it's not going to involve any sort of plot or character development whatsoever (IT'S GOING TO TURN INTO A HAREM LET ME TELL YOU- A FULLY FAN-SERVICED HAREM). I actually can't guarantee that I'll finish watching this completely actually, but I guess it's good to know how mundane an anime can really get in this time period.