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Winter 2014 Schedule

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Nobunagun
22:00 MX (1/5)
SoniAni -SUPER SONICO THE ANIMATION-
20:30 AT-X (1/6)
Neppuu Kairiku Bushi Road
19:00 MX (12/31)
Double Circle
00:00 YouTube (12/18)
Mikakunin de Shinkoukei
21:30 AT-X (1/9)
Strike the Blood
23:30 AT-X (10/4)
Log Horizon
17:30 NHK-eTele (10/5)
Witch Craft Works
22:30 MX (1/5)
Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta
22:00 MX (1/6)
HUNTER x HUNTER
25:29 NTV (10/2)
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! 2
24:30 MX (1/8)
Nagi no Asukara
22:00 MX (10/3)
Nourin
25:00 MX (1/10)
Robot Girls Z
17:30 Toei (1/4)
SPACE☆DANDY
23:00 MX (1/5)
D-Frag!
26:05 TX (1/6)
Hamatora THE ANIMATION
25:40 TX (1/7)
Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.
25:00 MX (1/15)
Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 2
24:45 CX (1/9)
Wake Up, Girls!
25:23 TX (1/10)
Seitokai Yakuindomo*
20:30 AT-X (1/4)
Noragami
23:30 MX (1/5)
Maken-ki! 2
25:30 MX (1/15)
Strange+
25:00 TVS (1/9)
Pupipo!
25:53 TX (12/20)
Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga.
22:30 MX (1/4)
Buddy Complex
24:00 MX (1/5)
Onee-chan ga Kita
27:00 MX (1/8)
Samurai Flamenco
25:20 CX (10/10)
Nisekoi
23:30 MX (1/11)
Wizard Barristers Benmashi Cecil
24:30 MX (1/12)
GO! GO! 575
25:25 MX (1/9)
Sekai Seifuku ~Bouryaku no Zvezda~
24:00 MX (1/11)
Nobunaga the Fool
25:05 TX (1/5)
Mahou Sensou
25:28 TBS (1/9)
Saki Zenkoku-hen
25:35 TX (1/5)
Hoozuki no Reitetsu
25:35 MBS (1/9)
Tonari no Seki-kun
26:05 TX (1/5)
Z/X IGNITION
25:50 TX (1/9)
Sakura Trick
25:58 TBS (1/9)
Kill la Kill
26:05 MBS (10/3)
pupa
26:30 SUN (1/9)
Golden Time
26:35 MBS (10/3)
Legend: 3 3 3 2 2 3 1
Not covering



Manga

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Bleach
Weekly Shounen Jump
Naruto
Weekly Shounen Jump
Legend: 1 1 Not covering

It’s time to put away the tinsel and shrug off those New Years hangovers, because the new season of anime is just about to start. This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2014 blogging schedule.

As always, this is a tentative overview of our plans for the new season. We’ll also be doing introductory posts on many of the shows we’re not covering, so if something catches our eyes, things will be shifted around to accommodate. The schedule will be updated to reflect any changes.

A few quick things on our holdovers from fall. First, Zanibas is going to be handing Golden Time to another writer. Though an enjoyable show, it pokes Zani in one of his biggest pet peeves, making it not very fun to blog, and with other writers who would enjoy writing about it more in the wings he decided it was better to pass it along. We’re still not 100% sure who will be taking over though, so it will remain under Zanibas’ name until we figure that out.

Next, Zephyr will be dropping Kill la Kill after Episode 13. Normally we wouldn’t put a carryover we’re not continuing on the schedule, but I didn’t want you to think it had been forgotten. Zephyr is going to do one more post so he can explain why he’s dropping it, so I’ll defer to him on that. Following a good start to the second half, Zephyr has decided to continue coverage of Kill la Kill for the time being.

In writer news, Asobi will officially be going on hiatus as of this season. His RL obligations have gotten too onerous for him to continue blogging reliably (job searching is a bitch), but we wish him luck and thank him for finishing out his last season the right way. Was that too corporate PR-ish? Seriously, we love ya man. Be amazing.

As for the shows we’re picking up from the new season, don’t panic. I know it looks a little thin right now, but a number of us are eyeing other series we’re thinking about picking up, there just wasn’t as much intersection between our blogging picks as there usually is this time, so we decided to give a bunch of shows a test ride rather than jumping in sight unseen. We’re still full ahead on most of the highly anticipated winter series, and I for one am pumped for all the intro posts that will be coming at you during the next few weeks.

Other than that, I uncharacteristically don’t have a lot to say this time. Remember to follow the official RandomC Twitter @RandomC_Blog for up-to-the-minute coverage updates, and check this post as the season progresses for additional pick ups. Now it’s time for another year of anime with Random Curiosity. I hope you’re looking forward to it, because I know I am.

1/16: Two! Two anime! Takaii likes his jokes dirty and/or random, which is why he’s picking up both Seitokai Yakuindomo* and Tonari no Seki-kun.
1/17: Sorry Golden Time fans, but no writers were interested in picking up the show. It has been dropped.
1/17: Stilts couldn’t resist the yuri – Sakura Trick has been picked up. B-But I’m not the ecchi writer, I swear!
1/24: It’s ecchi, it’s silly, and it’s funny as hell – Zanibas is officially blogging Nourin. Let the baka comedy continue!
1/30: I really tried not to, I really don’t have the time…but nope, I must. Stilts has picked up Mikakunin de Shinkoukei!

January 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm
138 comments »
  • January 1, 2014 at 10:40 pmnoooo

    nisekoi not COVERED?! :’(

    • January 1, 2014 at 10:49 pmbrajt

      I’m pretty sure there will be writer attached to Nisekoi a bit later. :)

    • January 1, 2014 at 11:08 pmStilts

      As I said, don’t panic. It’s slated to get an intro, and we’ll see what happens with it after that.

    • January 2, 2014 at 2:51 pmSetsunah

      I am sure someone will covering Nisekoi. XD

    • January 3, 2014 at 12:32 amVaans

      I’m voting Stilts to blog Nisekoi.

    • January 23, 2014 at 7:20 pmTechim

      Maybe if a person with the free time & interest could volunteer for RandomC…
      Do u guys take applications? :p
      Or only do headhunts?

  • January 1, 2014 at 10:51 pmWanderer

    None of the links to the winter shows (any of the new stuff) seem to be working.

    This is indeed looking kind of blank right now. I’ll have to hold you to your vague statement about folks potentially grabbing a few more shows, Stilts. Unless something catches someone’s eye, I’m going to be stuck with just the two shows I’m currently watching that carried over from last season. :\

    • January 1, 2014 at 11:05 pmStilts

      Thanks for the catch. Fixed.

  • January 1, 2014 at 10:51 pmbrajt

    If I had the right to vote, my votes would go for you guys to pick up Buddy Complex, Nisekoi and Mikakunin.

    But the more important thing is that the links are not working, they lead to this article, not the full preview.

  • January 1, 2014 at 10:56 pmdanes256

    may i know why there is no tokyo ravens in the schedule?

    • January 1, 2014 at 11:03 pmMormegil

      When have they ever blogged Tokyo Ravens?

      • January 1, 2014 at 11:09 pmdanes256

        no, but that schedule are for the entire winter anime, not just anime they blogged. you should be able to see that there are anime they did not cover in that schedule

    • January 1, 2014 at 11:07 pmStilts

      Like I said with Kill la Kill, we don’t usually list shows on the schedule from previous seasons unless we’re blogging them, since they’re not relevant to our schedule. I only did it for Kill la Kill because it was being dropped and I wanted to reference that.

      • January 1, 2014 at 11:11 pmdanes256

        oh, okay sorry. i’m just wondering about it

  • January 1, 2014 at 11:01 pmbrajt

    Having the highest expectations this season from Toaru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, I can only say…

    Ghost_Zephyr, yoroshiku onegai shimasu!

  • January 1, 2014 at 11:11 pmAmiluhur

    Bleak season with bleak coverage. Oh well, at least they match

    • January 1, 2014 at 11:44 pmGuardian Enzo

      I don’t disagree that the season looks pretty blasé on paper, but nevertheless as Stilts-chama says, there will be some shows picked up after a test drive. I think that overall lack of standouts on the schedule is one reason why there are fewer early commitments than normal.

      • January 2, 2014 at 10:31 amTre

        I think it’s a good thing when shows don’t automatically stand out before they’ve aired. High expectations are often precursor to failure.

    • January 2, 2014 at 12:32 amStilts

      What Enzo said. Usually there are a handful of shows that a lot of us are interested in covering, but there wasn’t as much overlap in our blogging picks this time, so we just said screw it, might as well take it a bit slow and try more shows out before committing this time.

      • January 2, 2014 at 11:49 amsonicsenryaku

        I personally think this is a much better way to approach blogging each season because it will make it easier for you guys to organize your workload. Haha im actually surprised you guys didn’t do this sooner.

      • January 2, 2014 at 1:17 pmthedarktower

        agree with Sonic. I’ve said pretty much the same thing somewhere in one of my comments in this post.
        plus, I think some sort of shows have nothing to offer in covering them on weekly basis. sometimes a first impression and final impression can do the job (you know what?even 3-5 posts instead of 12, assuming 1cour season of course). even if it’s a great anime. and in some blogs I know it’s a common standard.

        p.s

        What Enzo said

        Enzo said: “Stilts-chama”.
        then follow the rules of logic..you’re Stilts-chama XD (it fits ever since you changed that avatar image LOL)

      • January 2, 2014 at 1:27 pmStilts

        It’s true. I am Stilts-chama >:3

  • January 1, 2014 at 11:19 pmJel

    Although there are still a number of shows being blogged, I kinda hope a couple more get picked up! If RL schedules permits, that is.

    Looking forward to reading the posts for Nobunaga the Fool, Noragami, Space Dandy, To Aru Hikuushi e no Koiuta, and Gin no Saji.

    Crossing my fingers for Nisekoi, Buddy Complex, Mahou Sensou, Pupa, Neppuu Kairiku Bushi Road, and Hamatora get picked up. At least under snapshots?

  • January 1, 2014 at 11:26 pmCylindrical Cynic

    Come on, Stilts-sama, you know you want to blog Seitokai ;)

  • January 1, 2014 at 11:40 pmWanderer

    I was kind of hoping someone was looking forward to Wizard Barristers. The premise seemed odd enough to warrant attnetion. Well, I’ll have to hope for the episode 1 snapshot to be favorable enough to warrant further reviews.

  • January 1, 2014 at 11:56 pmTheMoondoggie

    Dear Randomc,

    Please don’t bother with those 15-minute shows.

    With love,

    The Moondoggie

    • January 2, 2014 at 9:16 amMagoiichi

      I usually don’t watch the 5 minute or whatever 4 koma anime either, but Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san was awesome for the 12 minutes of epicness it gave me with each episode!

      • January 3, 2014 at 1:25 amTheMoondoggie

        It’s nice that you get entertained by them.

        I see them as a sign of the receding budget anime studios allocate for their works.

  • January 1, 2014 at 11:58 pmPancakes

    Not surprised with the dropping of Kill la Kill, but at least there’s plenty of options here to easily it up.

    • January 2, 2014 at 5:39 amstarss

      How are you NOT SURPRISED?!?

    • January 2, 2014 at 9:46 amPancakes

      Zephyr mentioned he’s having trouble finding things to talk about for it :P
      Nothing is set in stone either, got to wait and see what happens with episode 13 first.

  • January 2, 2014 at 12:14 amKrainsan

    Kill la Kill is being dropped… WHY?! I’m aware of all the hate is getting after ep 12 and yeah, it was kind of disappointing, but really, Zephyr?

    • January 2, 2014 at 12:32 amStilts

      He’ll address that in his Episode 13 post.

    • January 2, 2014 at 12:52 aminfo600

      Here’s to hoping that he’ll change his mind based on THAT episode…

    • January 2, 2014 at 5:53 amKuntzy

      He pretty much already gave the gist of it in his episode 12 post if you want to go read that.

    • January 2, 2014 at 11:58 pmewok40k

      I am kinda hoping Stilts will pick it up, if only for the fanservice…

      • January 4, 2014 at 12:29 amStilts

        Honestly, I haven’t been caught up on Kill la Kill since the first episode aired. It just hasn’t tickled my interest that strongly yet, so something else always feels like it would be more fun to watch. Very unlikely that’ll change in time for me to pick it up, if at all.

  • January 2, 2014 at 12:17 amStiltzkin

    No Seitokai????? Hopefully it gets picked up.

    • January 2, 2014 at 1:05 amAngelus

      Much as I love that show for its outrageous characters and its gutter humor, is there really any point in someone blogging a SOL based on a 4-koma?

      • January 2, 2014 at 1:28 amGuardian Enzo

        Tell me about it – I pity da fool that takes on that thankless task.

        “Someone said a double entendre. It was repeated 100 times. The end.” Now – just copy and paste that for 12 weeks, and we’re all blogged.

      • January 2, 2014 at 3:03 amzztop

        I know the UTW subtitle team intends to work on Student Council Staff Members*, so perhaps they have a preference for such shows.

        They also wish to sub Chuunibyo Season 2, BUT only if it is NOT simulcast.

  • January 2, 2014 at 12:20 amAmiluhur

    Really surprised to see samurai Flamenco still getting coverage from Cherrie. That show had gone completely nuts and practically self-destructed in the latest episode. Even if she’s been pretty positive on her posts so far, there’s a fear that she might go nuts on the way as well.

    • January 2, 2014 at 12:33 amStilts

      Cherrie is a RandomC blogger. She’s already nuts! :D

    • January 2, 2014 at 3:20 amzztop

      It doesn’t help that the animation gets VERY BAD at some parts, like they have serious budget problems.

    • January 2, 2014 at 6:46 amCherrie

      LOL! Thanks guys… >_>

      Yes, the show has gone in a completely different direction than I anticipated… but I never like dropping shows and I have this thing with finishing whatever I start =X (guess that makes me quite an M? o_O) I don’t think it’s normal to be dropping shows left, right and center and I have no real reason to if people are still following as well. If it turns out to be complete shit later… well then, you’ll hear a review about that at the end =)

      • January 4, 2014 at 4:18 pmAggron

        Here here! That’s my mentality aswell, I follow the 3 episode-drop-rule myself and so far haven’t dropped anything, bu the thing that pisses me off the most is when people drop an anime only after the first episode and people that drop things left and right >.>

        Personally I’m still enjoying SF, it’s all over the place and those villains look like they will be fun fights :D

  • January 2, 2014 at 2:01 amend

    Stilts not covering saki, not even sakura trick.. what on earth O_O

    • January 2, 2014 at 6:23 amStilts

      We’ll see, we’ll see. Like I said, remain calm. I’d rather pleasantly surprise you with a pick up rather than disappoint you with a drop.

      • January 2, 2014 at 11:22 amTassadar

        You picking the aforementioned shows won’t be a surprise. More like the rule! (you are so blogging one of them in the end!)

  • January 2, 2014 at 2:02 amTarage

    And here I thought there would be a fight over Seitokai…

  • January 2, 2014 at 2:14 amTakaii

    Hey look, I get to do a sequel.

    And seeing how I do sequels, I wonder what else is a sequel..

    • January 2, 2014 at 4:57 amAmiluhur

      Seitokai Yakuindomo. Please Takaii, for the love that is holy…

      …Well to be honest, dialogue-driven show with wacky characters seems like your thing, just like Monogatari series

  • January 2, 2014 at 2:33 amdeVaras

    So still no work on Sailor Moon?

  • January 2, 2014 at 3:47 amWhiteshirt

    Huh? GUNDAM BUILD FIGHTERS no more? Season 2?

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:53 pmZephyr

      This ain’t the airing schedule. Just the new Winter shows and our blogging schedule.

  • January 2, 2014 at 4:01 amthedarktower

    well, it does seem a little thin right now in terms of covers. and I do wanted to see some more covers for some shows I highly looking forward to. but knowing you guys (mostly Stilts and Zephy), you are M! so I guess some other shows will be picked up later after first impression post.
    but, I do must say I am surprised that Stilts isn’t going to continue with Chuuni..

    anyway, looking forward reading your covers of the current season. keep doing your best as you guys always do. I believe we’ll have good year for anime. and this season will be a good one too.

    • January 2, 2014 at 6:22 amStilts

      Takkun was more excited to write about KyoAni than I was, so I was cool with handing it off. Besides, he’s the random didn’t-cover-the-first-season sequel guy, lol

  • January 2, 2014 at 4:17 amRed HeartGold ZX

    I am SO disappointed for having no one cover for Nisekoi. -_-”

    • January 2, 2014 at 4:55 amthedarktower

      I have 2 important pieces of information to tell you:
      (1)this:

      don’t panic…other series we’re thinking about picking up

      (2)you got to understand it’s hard to pick up something to blog on weekly basis based only about synopsis and a teaser video. and it applies not only to Nisekoi but for everything else. sometimes, you got just to try an anime and knowing if it’s worth to blog and work hard for it weekly (the fact that it’s progressing on weekly basis is affecting, trust me).you might find out that it is good or it is not. but deciding only by synopsis and teaser in most cases isn’t satisfying enough.
      and it doesn’t matter if it’s hyped because of the material or studio or I don’t know why.
      we saw it in Kyokai no Kanata. it was so hyped, but in the end…we all know the result (not totally bad, but partly a feeling of disappointment).

      so, as a someone who read Nisekoi, I know that the material is good, but let’s see how is the adaptation (don’t forget, most RCs aren’t familiar with the manga).
      I do believe Nisekoi is one of the shows they are targeting even if not listed in blogging on weekly basis. and I am sure our dear RCs will watch and give Nisekoi (and the rest) a chance. plus, let’s not forget that Nisekoi is also have carry some expectations since it’s WSJ manga being adapted by shaft (believe me, it’s like a new record in the anime world, even if Nisekoi isn’t the regular shonen HaHa).

  • January 2, 2014 at 4:45 amJiCi

    So… Seishun will post his Farewell post soon, right?

    • January 2, 2014 at 6:26 amStilts

      He will not. Not every writer makes a farewell post, and Sei-chan would rather not make a fuss. Plus the dude is hyper busy, heh

      • January 2, 2014 at 4:01 pmJiCi

        And… you’re ok with it? Because he’s actually kinda making a fuss by not telling us why he’s quitting and saying goodbye.

        I don’t care how busy he might be. I would think that it would be common practice for writers to introduce themselves when they come in and post a farewell entry when they’re quitting. It’s called “loyalty” and “respect”. Come on now…

        Beside, you mean to tell me that he cannot afford even 1 hour to write his Farewell post? Dude, there’s “being busy” and then there’s “being overloaded”.

        You said goodbye (kinda), Omni said goodbye and so did Divine, Verdant, Moomba, Bakamochi, Stereoman, Unlisted and others, why can’t Seishun do it? If he somehow managed to blog shows, then surely, he can provide one last post…

        …unless you guys told him to quit and he was actually fired from RC…

      • January 2, 2014 at 4:29 pmStilts

        He was not fired, I assure you. He went over why he was going to be quitting on his final FAIRY TAIL manga post. And Sei-chan isn’t the only writer who chose to leave quietly. Both Mochi and just this season Asobi decided to do the same. Whichever way they decide to do it is fine with me as long as they’re classy about their departure, and Seishun was. Whether he makes a big deal out of it was his choice, and I stand by it.

      • January 2, 2014 at 4:54 pmKuntzy

        @JiCi

        Between this and your stuff from the Winter Preview, you’re sounding really self-entitled there dude.

  • January 2, 2014 at 4:49 amAzemar

    Yowamushi Pedal was cancelled? I didn’t see it in the schedule, and I didn’t find the episode this week yet. Does someone knows if anything happened?

    • January 2, 2014 at 5:01 amthedarktower

      nope. not cancelled.don’t worry. continue as usual on Mondays (this week there wasn’t an episode because of holidays break or something).
      they didn’t put it in the table. same as magi 2nd season, Daiya no Ace, Hajime no ippo, Kuroko basket, kingdom and more.
      in fact, I think they just didn’t put all “leftovers” that aren’t being blogged by them.

      • January 2, 2014 at 5:33 amAzemar

        Ah, okay then. Thank you thedarktower ;)

  • January 2, 2014 at 5:31 amAnza

    Nothing I’m planning to watch is being covered yet :( hope you guys pick up some other stuff.

    • January 2, 2014 at 6:56 amCherrie

      We’ll try and do an intro post on most of the shows that interest us as a whole. If there’s anything that catches our eye, we might pick it up permanently ^^

  • January 2, 2014 at 5:37 amstarss

    …..yikes. Kinda short list you’re covering this season, isn’t it??

    • January 2, 2014 at 6:27 amStilts

      Don’t panic, read the text of the post. It’ll be okay.

  • January 2, 2014 at 5:38 amstarss

    *dropping Kill La Kill*

    WHAT?!?!!?

  • January 2, 2014 at 7:08 amAnonymosity

    Looking at the comments, don’t people read the post before commenting? 0_0
    Besides, it’s been written byt Stilts. It’s almost a blasphemy not to read something written by Stilts.

    Obligatory “hoping to see at least one post on Inari konkon, koi iroha” post

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:01 amStilts

      ^ This. I know, right? To your first point, though I very much thank you for the compliment on the latter : )

      And we’re currently planning to give Inari an intro, so unless something unexpected happens, look forward to it!

      • January 2, 2014 at 11:44 amAnonymosity

        Glad to hear it^^

  • January 2, 2014 at 7:10 amKuntzy

    @Stilts

    I’m assuming the reason you only have Log Horizon listed is because you’ll be taking a wait and see approach on certain shows with the potential of having depth behind them before falling back on shows like Saki or Sakura Trick (Not saying the shows are bad… it’s just that they don’t really have a ton of things that need to be said about them on an episode to episode basis in comparison to a plot driven show).

    Plus… you know… you’re not the ecchi writer! keep telling yourself that :P

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:02 amStilts

      Pretty much. A-And I’m not the ecchi writer, I swear!

      • January 2, 2014 at 11:28 amTassadar

        I’ve been reading RandomC for almost 2 years now, and I swear that the first thing I noticed about this place is that you Stilts are the “ecchi” writer. Stop trying to get rid of the tag; embrace it and in the end you will find… inner peace…!

      • January 2, 2014 at 11:37 amStilts

        I swear, Takkun is the one who blogs about Arararagi, but I’m the one with his reputation. Slander! Though I will respond to oni no onii-chan, and will accept a couple of fire sisters if offered. But still, slander!!

      • January 2, 2014 at 5:02 pmKuntzy

        I don’t think I’d be able to respond to oni no onii-chan at all…

        I’d most likely be ascending to the gates of Heaven after hearing Hayamin call me Onii-chan in any variation.

        Onii-sama works too.

  • January 2, 2014 at 7:12 amc2710

    what…. no SYD

  • January 2, 2014 at 7:34 amamado

    guys dont forget to put up a side banner for winter preview 2014 like all the other season previews, its almost gonna get pushed to next page.

    • January 2, 2014 at 7:57 amStilts

      I assure you, we have not forgotten. Div’ll take care of it when he has a chance.

      • January 3, 2014 at 11:32 amamado

        wait what? Divine is gonna do it?
        did I miss some announcement about him during my absence in RC?

      • January 3, 2014 at 1:36 pmCherrie

        @amado:
        Div still does a lot of the admin work in the background to run the site (e.g. pay for servers…>_>). If you leave him messages, he’s still around to read them =)

    • January 2, 2014 at 10:33 amCherrie

      Will do. Probably tonight… we’ll see. o_o I’m still in vacation mode…

  • January 2, 2014 at 8:39 amMonk

    Why no one covering epic manga “One Piece”?
    Since Proof gone already, no one try to take over :(

  • January 2, 2014 at 8:42 amplatinum

    Aww. No more Kill la Kill? Sad, I’m still enjoying it at least. :( But to each their own, as I say.

    So just wondering, but besides the shows that you guys have already tagged as what you’re planning on blogging, what other shows are you all interested in looking at or hopeful about possibly covering? :)

    (And yeah, I can totally see why trying to cover SYD* weekly would be HARD. XD)

  • January 2, 2014 at 8:44 amMonk

    Sorry since seishuun (not proof) not around, why no one try to take over one piece manga.
    This manga deserves a proper review from random c.

    • January 2, 2014 at 8:51 amStilts

      To my knowledge no active writers are reading it, so it’s pretty unlikely.

  • January 2, 2014 at 9:19 amMagoiichi

    My body is ready for the Winter Season :D!

  • January 2, 2014 at 12:02 pmrh75

    Each season fewer and fewer shows get blogged, but I guess you bloggers are only human with RL obligations. Pretty soon the only reason to come here will be at the beginning of each season to see what is coming out.

    • January 2, 2014 at 12:19 pmstarss

      I am seriously considering doing that. Like, stop coming here for weeks on end.

    • January 2, 2014 at 1:26 pmZephyr

      “As for the shows we’re picking up from the new season, don’t panic. I know it looks a little thin right now, but a number of us are eyeing other series we’re thinking about picking up, there just wasn’t as much intersection between our blogging picks as there usually is this time, so we decided to give a bunch of shows a test ride rather than jumping in sight unseen. We’re still full ahead on most of the highly anticipated winter series, and I for one am pumped for all the intro posts that will be coming at you during the next few weeks.”

    • January 2, 2014 at 1:29 pmStilts

      Some people have wondered why we didn’t do what we did this time (wait and sample some shows before saying we’ll blog something), and this is why. Please read. There hasn’t been a season for a year or more that I can remember where we didn’t end up picking up more shows than we started with. We’re not psychic, we don’t know what’s going to be amazing, so we’re waiting to see. Stick with us a little longer please.

    • January 3, 2014 at 3:57 amWanderer

      You know, I still remember when I start reading Random Curiosity back in… ye gods… 2006, when it was being run entirely by a single blogger known as Omni. Without meaning any offense to him, it was a relatively small-time blogging site back then, simply because a single blogger can only handle so many shows at a time. After some years he brought in Divine and one or two other people to assist, and the site slowly grew. In 2010 Omni left, Divine took over and transferred the site to the current domain. In the process a bunch of new writers came on board, and everything here has blossomed.

      This place is MUCH bigger than it ever used to be, in terms of shows being covered, number of bloggers covering those shows, and the community of readers who come here in response to those things. Things change over time, bloggers come and go, and sometimes it seems like more go than come, but I have faith that the team we have here isn’t going to simply leave us with nothing after all this time. Sure, I would like it if Moomba and Asobi and Seishun and Steroman and some of the other former bloggers were still here to keep giving us more reviews, but they can’t and that’s that. I will trust our team to cover what’s good, and if they truly recognize that they really are falling short despite their best efforts, I will also trust them to know that, and to seek out new bloggers who are capable and willing to blog to Random Curiosity’s standards.

      RC is the largest, most active anime blog I am currently aware of. More regular, more bloggers, and (based on the numbers of comments) certainly more readers than any other anime review blog I’ve run across. It’s come a long way to get to that point, and I think the people who are running it deserve some trust from us.

      • January 3, 2014 at 8:04 amCroos

        ( ;д;)

      • January 3, 2014 at 9:07 amCherrie

        I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks for that Wanderer =) You make (past and present) writers feel appreciated for all the time that we’ve spent on this site.

        A lot of readers come and go but for the ones that have stuck as long as “back in the Omni days”, you’ll notice that there have been a lot of changes to RC. It’s no longer just a “single person’s blog” but more like a community of people that like to discuss anime. Omni and Div both had different expectations for the site, but since Div took over, he saw some real potential to grow it. He hired new writers, he kept legacies from “the Omni days” and he even gave new writers the autonomy to add new categories and features. A lot of people complain that we don’t blog enough or “why don’t you do _____?”… but for the older readers that saw the drastic changes we’ve done in the past 2 years, you’ll notice that we’ve actually done a significant amount already. RC has practically turned into my part-time baby in the past 2 years. What time that we take away from blogging more shows might be put into doing podcasts, or previews or creating stuff like a rotating banner. Sometimes people take that for granted, but those are small things that we continuously work on to make the site worthwhile for visitors.

        Anyway, that’s my little reminiscent piece for the day. Thanks Wanderer for that sweet comment =) It made my day.

      • January 3, 2014 at 11:41 amamado

        still miss Divine. :(
        the guy could make me reconsider my initial choices on which anime would I watch, had a very diverse tastes that made him relatable to anyone who even had an inclination of watching an anime, and also blogged several animes per season AHEAD of most other bloggers since he watches it on its schedule and understands japanese.

        RC though is still my primary anime blog go-to site, even if I dont follow it much without Divine. most others I know have begun a descent with fewer shows or very late reviews, while others also have revealed their flawed reasonings that I dont bother there anymore. RC may not be in its former glory days with Divine, its still pretty much one of the better blogs out there.

    • January 3, 2014 at 7:43 amMagoiichi

      Somebody give the writers some cyborg implants so they’ll be able to blog more shows in a faster and efficient way!

    • January 3, 2014 at 7:50 amStilts

      Thank you kindly, Wanderer! And trust me, we’re keeping an eye on things. Despite the occasional hyperbole, RandomC is not dying, nor do we intend to let that happen.

  • January 2, 2014 at 1:01 pmStannix

    So many animes but not enough coverage! Any plans to enlist some more bloggers? I know there is probably many people willing to blog even 1 show per season which would satisfy a lot of viewers.

    • January 2, 2014 at 1:44 pmStilts

      We have no plans to enlist other bloggers. We’re very happy with the writers we have now, and I know for the fact that each of the 1-show bloggers have multiple shows they’ve got their eyes on (myself included), so we’re not likely to stay with only one. We’ve also got some other plans for this coming season which I think you’ll enjoy.

      • January 2, 2014 at 1:54 pmYou know, for kids!

        How many writers did you have last season, and how many will be left this season?

      • January 2, 2014 at 1:55 pmYou know, for kids!

        Wait, scratch that.

  • January 2, 2014 at 1:53 pmYou know, for kids!

    Eh, of the shows that don’t have a writer assigned that I’d watch are Nisekoi and Saki, and I’m sure someone will get to those.

  • January 2, 2014 at 1:54 pmchiyotsuki

    Hopefully someone can do wake up girls… well at least you all still have koiuta here :)

  • January 2, 2014 at 3:00 pmEmD

    I AM PANICKING AND MAKING LOUD NOISES XBDASJKDBAQDJQWUDQW

    Whew, got that out of the way.

    Though I gotta say, I’m surprised no one chose Buddy Complex, Nisekoi or Seitokai Yakuindomo off the bat.

    Interesting picks this time around.

    I understand no one picking up Tonari no Seki-kun though. All posts would simply say “He trolled, and it was hilarious.”

  • January 2, 2014 at 5:51 pmnhelraios

    Chuunibyou S2 and Space Dandy getting blogged. THANK YOU BASED RC!

    On another note, am I like the only one looking forward to Evil Loli Plotting World Domination?

    • January 2, 2014 at 10:52 pmStilts

      I am! Though I’m always excited for original series, and only disappointed some large percentage of the time. I never learn :X

  • January 2, 2014 at 7:19 pmVoyager

    Oh noes, no one covering Robot Girls Z ??!!!?

    Kidding apart, I think that the RC writers are doing the RIGHT thing, NOT picking shows ahead of the first episodes airing. Why should they commit themselves to something that may be boring, uninteresting or just plainly bad ?

    Stilts, Zani, everyone, I also appreciate that you aren’t afraid to drop shows gone wrong, expecially if you can switch on something else that was unexpectedly good, yet uncovered. I know that it may feel “unprofessional” not seeing the end of what you start, but that’s invalid for things that aren’t beneficial. Keep anime blogging an enjoyable activity for you first, so that it can be a great pleasure for us too.

    Let’s the key word be “fun” for everyone in this new year! See you around in the next animes’ comment sections ;)

    P.S.: Robot Girls Z doesn’t need any covering for sure, but it may be way funnier than you thought, go watch ep0 eheh

  • January 2, 2014 at 10:51 pmCroos

    Stilts, just to let you know that:
    -Kill la Kill
    -Log Horizon
    -Golden Time
    -Strike the Blood
    all links are wrong as the link goes like this:
    randomc.net/2013/09/18/fall-2013-preview/http://randomc.net/2013/12/26/winter-2014-preview/#XXXX
    where XXXX is the said anime above.

    • January 2, 2014 at 10:52 pmCroos

      Delete this and the above comment when fixed.
      If you guys want :)

    • January 2, 2014 at 10:54 pmStilts

      Fixed. And I will not delete it, b/c I have to ask: What happened to yer twitter? I was looking for something you had linked me the other day and it was gone :( NOW HOW WILL I FIND YOU!? (Other than irc shush)

  • January 3, 2014 at 5:04 amZannafar

    Surprisingly, everything I expected will be blogged.

    Btw, with both Asobi and Seishun leaving, is anyone new joining you?

    • January 3, 2014 at 6:51 amCherrie

      No, we don’t plan to recruit any new writers for the time being. Please refer to the comments above for further explanation.

  • January 3, 2014 at 10:57 amAtalla Wanderer

    For some reason I thought Guardian Enzo had been blogging Ace of Diamond this entire time, and thus was dropping it… but it seems to be all in my head. o_0

    • January 3, 2014 at 11:10 amthedarktower

      Enzo is blogging DnA on weekly basis in LiA.
      and he is not dropping it as far as I know (:

      • January 3, 2014 at 2:53 pmAtalla Wanderer

        Where?

      • January 3, 2014 at 3:37 pmthedarktower

        LiA(Lost in America) – Enzo’s blog. kinda known here..also provided as a link in the right sidebar here at RC.
        LOL I was certain that the reason for your thought about Enzo’s blogging DnA was because you visited there or something…but maybe it’s just because Enzo did first impression post here on RC.
        but as I said, he keeps blogging this in LiA (:

      • January 3, 2014 at 5:32 pmGuardian Enzo

        And loving it…

        Yowapeda too.

  • January 3, 2014 at 3:27 pmKyosuke

    woooooo crazy Thursdays once again! Looks like we’ll be getting a glimpse of the new season this weekend :3 Can’t wait!!

    • January 3, 2014 at 3:34 pmthedarktower

      Kyosuke (:
      yeah, Thursdays continue being crazy…this time even more than fall season…
      Sundays look pretty busy as well.. :P

  • January 3, 2014 at 7:54 pmJack Parow

    Actually Space Dandy starts on the 4th (unless you’re only counting the Japanese schedule).

  • January 4, 2014 at 9:02 amCroos

    Dropped Sakin Imouto/#Imocyo_anime(AT-X):
    Reason: Censored! AT-X wasn’t able to save the day.

    • January 4, 2014 at 6:12 pmCroos

      Oh!
      Imocyo_anime/Saikin Imouto AT-X version is on Sundays 20:50.
      I guess this anime CAN be saved.
      :/

  • January 4, 2014 at 12:42 pmShadow74

    This season for me, give me many ups and downs in expectations. The mecha animes have potential, despite the points I get many doubts. The romantic comedies and life stories abound and there are all types.

    The animes that I find interesting are:
    - Seitokai Yakuindomo \(^o^)/
    - Demo Koi ga Shitai Chuunibyou 2 :D
    - Tonari no Seki-kun
    - Buddy complex
    - Witch Craft Works
    - Neppuu Kairiku Bushi Road

    And I will continue watching “Golden Time”, “Kill la kill”, “Nagi no Asukara”, “Log Horizon” and “Samurai Flamenco”.

    I will watch for other premieres, but I will not give them more than 3 or 1 episode. Nisekoi, “Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha” and D-frag give me a good feeling, I hope.

    Thank you very much to the writers of RandomC for their work and hope to continue together for another year.

    I hope for the return of the other writers that be absent, and I hope God bless you all in this new year.

    • January 4, 2014 at 12:55 pmShadow74

      I forgot to include Tokyo Ravens as one of the anime I watch since fall.

      Funny how the end of last year there was much anime that I love and in the beginning of the new year there are many doubts about the current adaptations.

      For me it is not so bad, if it not good I can focus on past animes. And above all else, completely solve some important issues in real life.

      I wish you all the best for this year \(^o^)/

  • January 4, 2014 at 1:29 pmRukia

    Crazy that no one is covering Kill la Kill. Makes you guys seem really out-of-touch.

    • January 4, 2014 at 2:47 pmRukia

      Thumbs down? It’s a better show than that Kamina drill show.

  • January 7, 2014 at 11:12 amJaden Alfredo

    falto agregar el horario de tokyo revens

  • January 8, 2014 at 5:17 amnooob

    how do you understand the timeslots?

  • January 18, 2014 at 12:16 pmthedarktower

    great extra picks for Stilts and Takaii. I knew you guys would pick more.

    I still hope for 1 or 2 more anime covers. but whatever you feel.
    Inari konkon, Nisekoi, wizards barristers seems good picks.
    buddy complex, witch craft works, Nourin, Hamatora and Nobunagun and probably others that seem legit picks too.

    BTW, any plans about wake up girls?from movie(50 minutes long) and first 2 eps, I think it has great potential and TBH this is quite good for now. definitely worthy for at least first impression on here.

    p.s

    Takaii likes his jokes dirty and/or random

    says the ecchi-writer…? :P

    • January 30, 2014 at 1:13 pmStilts

      B-But I’m not the ecchi writer! :X

  • January 26, 2014 at 3:08 pmUngas123

    Nisekoi started off good. And really good. But as the chapter progress it ended up as “watered down” like those long running series in WSJ. I’m fairly disappointed in it. It was really good read after all.

  • February 10, 2014 at 12:20 amD-Joe

    Wish you guys write article about Witch craft works

    It just getting better and better

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