MS saying he wouldn't make this thread is actually what alerted me to the upcoming season.CHART
What piqued my interest?
1. Sakasama no Patema
(movie) - From Yasuhiro Yoshiura, the director of Eve no Jikan. Looks to be some sort of dystopian thing where a society of underground hermits begins to unravel due to a curious child. The official description is more interesting. I'm excited for this one, but being a movie, it might be some time before subs arrive.
- A girl who lives at a temple works with this fox-spirit-thing to relay messages between the gods and the people in her community. It seems like they go around helping people, but she's the only one who can see or interact with the fox. If it's done right, the concept seems like it has the potential to be the most interesting show of the season.
3. Kaguya-hime no Monogatari
(movie) - Studio Ghibli film directed by Takahata Isao, who did Grave of the Fireflies. Based on the folk tale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. I'm not sure about the animation, but the director is enough for me.
4. Ghost in the Shell: Arise - Border:2 Ghost Whispers
(movie) - I haven't seen the first one yet, but Part 2 is upon us. I don't know what to expect from Arise, but I will certainly be watching.
5. Samurai Flamenco
- A "regular" guy decides he's going to become a superhero. A cop learns the hero's secret identity. This one could either be really clever, or some stupid otaku shit. We'll see.
Valvrave season 2 will also be of interest to those who watched the first. There's also some Geass-related OVA. Not sure what that's all about, but I can't say I care.
So there you have it. There's also a few mecha and action sci-fi shows on this season, which might interest some of you. I'm a bit burned out on that sort of thing, to be honest. Gargantia was an exception, but that show really wasn't about the mechs at all.
What will you be watching this season?