Welcome to “A Very GLORIO 2014″, our look back at the best of the past year. We’ll be featuring a different post from each of our authors everyday leading up to our top 10 shows of the year. The title says it all for today’s post as colons tackles some of the deep and meaningful ways certain anime characters were introduced this year.
I get the week off as Lifesong and Marlin finish off the remaining shows from Spring. Some deserve another chance, some we’ll be glad to see dead and buried, and The World Is Still Beautiful remains as firmly planted in the middle as it has all season.
It’s the end of yet another anime season, so amidst all the final impressions, we also try to choose our favourite anime theme songs of the season. This proved rather exceptionally hard this season, as not one, but two songs were picked by two different people. I had no idea we had such unanimous taste over here. Then again, maybe we just didn’t watch enough anime this season, and that should probably tell you something.
We bid farewell to Nananananana’s Buried Treasure, Riddle Story of Devil The Devil’s Riddle, and Mahouka, even though it’s not ending.
Mixed results as we approach the end of the season. The Devil’s Riddle and Brynhildr race to possible anime original finishes while Date A Live decides to save it for the movie.
Riddle Story of Devil taps into one of my worst fears, several shows get kinda dark for their final arcs, and Marlin totally does not take the week off.
Riddle Story of Devil skips the gay dads, If Her Flag Breaks increases its figure marketing opportunities, and No Game No Life finally gets a header image!
We bid farewell to the BEST SHOW OF THE SEASON and If Her Flag Breaks proves nothing says gag comedy like going to an alternate universe where all your friends are dead.
The Devil’s Riddle almost jumps the shark, Date a Live and Chaika get beat with the Ugly Stick, and even though Ping Pong has gone on to a better place Nananananana has our back when it comes to animated table tennis action.
Ping Pong stirs the souls of Gee and Marlin, Iro reminds us that we are still watching The World Is Still Beautiful, and Lifesong actually drops a show!
Marlin buries Nanananana, Lifesong takes a break from theoretical politics to rave about Black Bullet and No Game No Life, and I remind everyone Seki-kun x Kana Hanazawa is this season’s OTP.
Ping Pong delivers the coolest OP of the season, Lifesong geeks out over No Game No Life and not because of the Jojo references, and we have our first official drop of the season. WHAT COULD IT BE???
In this week’s episode: Lifesong and Marlin both refuse to drop anything as we unleash our full slate of shows. A certain table tennis anime continues to ping our pong (that sounds disgusting), Nananananana’s Buried Treasure goes for the shotgun blast of anime girl fetishes, and if you look closely you just might find a Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure joke.
In the future, a parasitic virus that turns humans into monsters has wiped out the bulk of humanity. The survivors live in cities walled off by a metal effective against the monsters, also used to create bullets. Some girls are born with the virus and can utilize it for superpowers, making them humanity’s last hope to fight against their enemy.
Part 1 of our guide is highlighted the return of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, the pretty new Bones project, Captain Earth, and an unusually high amount of light novel adaptations.