Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru – best of the lot. Watch this even if you don’t watch anything else. Clever script and visuals, kooky lead character. Ep#3 is a delight.
Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii – In many ways the truest of all the current season to real life – at least life as experienced by anime & game otaku. Â The title translates as “I can’t believe my little sister could be so cute!” Â The hero discovers that his 14-year old little sister, admired by all (except him), is secretly an otaku who collects 18-rated sister-love computer games. Â (So do real girls, according to forum posts). He gets dragged into her world while defending her unacceptable hobby. Â So far, the hero seems to be learning to care for his little sister in a perfectly normal way, while incidentally giving others the impression that he is a perv. Â The scenes of otaku activity and outsider disapproval in particular carry the ring of authenticity.
Yosuga no Sora – turning out to be a typical adolescent harem anime, but with occasional scenes of jaw-dropping eroticism. Even though it’s TV, it’s more explicit than the sexy anime OVAs (e.g. Rei Rei) we used to get in the 1990’s.
Bakuman – Â Worthy, but I have to confess that I’m getting a teeny bit bored with this.
Psychic Detective Yakumo -Â supernatural + romance – watched up to ep#3. Not bad but not sure if I’ll continue.
Otome Yokai Zakuro (picture above) – supernatural + romance again – very prettily animated and very cute heroine, but not sure how far I’ll stick with it.
Hakuouki part 2 – I watched all of part 1, but I’m dropping it now as I can’t keep track of who these people are or why they’re doing what they do and I really don’t care…
Kuragehime – slightly unusual in that the principal character is not a schoolgirl, not pretty and has no supernatural powers. She loves jellyfish. Her house-mates are equally plain and have equally weird hobbies. Still watching.