11/20/2013 EDIT: Surveys have been tallied! I'm actually getting this done right away!
I figured it would be simpler to edit this post than to make a new one just detailing the survey results. Each score will be followed by comments if there were any. No matter how relevant.
Scores range from 1 to Inferno Cop, with 1 being terrible and Inferno Cop being the best anime made by humans (will be calculated for the sake of the average as a 10).
If anyone either hasn't turned in a form or otherwise wishes to add/change ratings, please let me know. - Boots
TOP AVERAGE SCORES AS OF 11/20/2013:
8.5 - Kakumeiki Valvrave 7.4 - Samurai Flamenco 7.3 - Kill la Kill 7.2 - Gin no Saji 7.0 - Golden Time 6.7 - Free! Iwatobi Swim Club 6.5 - Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru 6.3 - Sasami-san@Ganbaranai
To see all ratings and comments in their full uncensored glory, click the spoiler shown below. Beware.
Gin no Saji - # of Ratings: 13 - Average: 7.2 8 6 8 I would love to see another ep. seems like a nice fit for a slower slot. slice of life style. 7 tamago 6.5 Cute slice of life - but where does it have to go after this - could be a surprise sleeper hit like Kids on the Slope. Could be fun for casual, but I don't see it anywhere else 9 This would be good for the slice of life slot 7 Interesting, very cute! 5 It's something! 8 8 Needs More Chicken Butts! 9 new concept that has a lot of petinal funny as freik (I'm assuming "potential" and "frick", respectively) 7 slow start but looks good. 5 (no rating) Very low key and not very engaging. Although it teaches about life science, it is a very niche interest. Not very engaging at all.
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru - # of Ratings: 13 - Average: 6.5 9 4 6 or 9(calculated as 7.5) really need to see pacing during the next episode for better judgement. If it stays strong then it would make a great comedy relief slot. 8 unique take on romcoms 4 It seems like most of the show is just two people sitting in a room talking to each other - but maybe it gets better? I predict the two exchange witty barbs(?) at each other and eventually fall in love. 6 6 Very cute! 8 An interesting take on the typical club genre. I'd like to see more. π(counted as 3.1) 8 5 Interesting sub with valley girly words - slow and kind of deep mind ideas 8 cute seems interesting mix of character types 8 (no rating) Very insignificant character development that does not lead to any interesting character, emotional, or plot developments. Feels as if it would become dull fast.
Samurai Flamenco - # of Ratings: 13 - Average: 7.4 10 4 7 another comedy slot show. It shows promise of being well liked among everyone 10 gadgets, red axe 7 It could be amusing - I like the comedy and little yaoi-ish inclinations. If he - the model - eventually gets better, it'd be a good cool-down slot. Then again, there seems nothing objectionable that it has 8 Aw, yeah 8 Boots, you did not mention the extremely overt BL subtext. Great show. 10 SHOW THIS!!! 5 6 For having Flamenco in the title there is a distinct lack of dancing! 8 7 I don't know yet. Might need more episodes. 7 (no rating) While a novel idea, it feels like there is not enough material. Not recommended.
Golden Time - # of Ratings: 13 - Average: 7.0 9 3 10 I couldn't classify this but I really like this. It has elements of a lot of genres and does it well 8 Toradorable 3 What is this anime trying to be?? The Koko girl - I really don't like the whole crazy thing to her. I think the "crazy girlfriend" thing discriminates against women's legitimate feelings. While the character may actually be crazy, I don't like the perpetuation of the stereotype. 5 7.5 Cute, interesting! would do good at SPAMM for weirdness + cuteness, set up similar to previous romance-centered shows? <-TORADORA THAT'S WHAT I WAS THINKING OF 7 It's definitely interesting I wish college was like this. 7.5 8 Not as toradorable but still good 6 Cute, but semi slow 10 I. WANT. MORE!! (no rating) fill ouran host club 7 (no rating) Something really needs to happen
Kill la Kill - # of Ratings: 12 - Average: 7.3 7 1 I would rather watch Famiglia Arcana Inferno Cop 7 it's something 1 Never in a million years 10 (Erased 8 that won't be counted) 8 Insanity. I like this. greater than Inferno Cop (blasphemous, but will be counted as 10 anyway) 5 9 Bit much of fanservice to consider - good for summer spamm 10 It makes me lol and I want more (no rating) all the yes 9 (no rating) A little too much overuse of "Rule of Cool." It's no use to be awesome if you can't also be interesting. It rides that line.
Free! Iwatobi Swim Club - # of Ratings: 13 - Average: 6.7 10 =D 6 9 for the ladies Fabu~ 5 I don't mind, but it's for the ladies 7 Summer SPAMM fodder ~ it would be good for this 8 6 While very enjoyable, probably has too many muscles to appeal to SPAMM. Excellent show, however! 4 Pretty meh. 4 8 Is that a puddle! 6.5 6 Double Standards 8 (no rating) All style, no substance. It has characters, but has trouble developing them.
Sasami-san@Ganbaranai - # of Ratings: 8 - Average: 6.3 8 2 (no rating) it's something? 6 8 Not sure if too weird for SPAMM 6 (no rating) I don't know what to think about this. 6 6.5 8 not bad
Kakumeiki Valvrave - # of Ratings: 11 - Average: 8.5 8 7 Inferno Cop 10 just be sure to screen the end of episode 10 9 SPACE VAMPIRES 8 Nice mechavamp anime. bot competes with Attack on Titan 11(counted as 10) Show this please 8 7 Space Vampires!!! 8 9 I might watch if it was on schedule
For the sake of the number of shows we have to choose from, I limited this preview night to only shows made within the last full year (from fall 2012 to current season).
We are showing 8 shows and an OVA instead of the usual 7 shows and an OVA because the OVA slot is usually about 45-60 minutes, and Saint Onii-san is only 24. Given this, we're basically going to shove another show into that timeslot. Along with this, the genres of the slots are a little out of whack, given the shows chosen. My goal when arranging the schedule order was to try a decent mix between action and non-action shows, with some middling series here and there.
SORRY FOR THE WAIT ON THE DESCRIPTIONS, PICTURES, AND THE ACTUAL SCHEDULE ORDER OF SHOWS -Boots
6:00 -- Social Hour/SPAMM Tournament 7:00 -- Club Meeting/Announcements 7:05 – Gin no Saji 7:30 – Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru 7:55 – Samurai Flamenco 8:20 – Golden Time 8:45 – Break 9:00 – Kill la Kill 9:25 – Free! Iwatobi Swim Club 9:50 – Sasami-san@Ganbaranai 10:15 – Kakumeiki Valvrave 10:40 - Saint Onii-San
7:05 - Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)
From the writer of Full Metal Alchemist comes a slice-of-life story about a young man from the city who decides to enroll in an agricultural school in order to distance himself from his family. However, anyone who knows can tell you that farming is not easy.
7:30 - Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru (My youth romantic comedy is wrong as I expected; My Young ROMCOM SNAFU)
This show stars a young man who is anti-social at best, trying to scoot through life with the minimal amount of effort required. This would have continued, were it not for his teacher forcing him into joining the volunteer service club.
7:55 - Samurai Flamenco
The birth of a hero isn't always a strong start. Growing up, Masayoshi Hazama always wanted to become a superhero, despite having no superpowers or the technological gadgets. He eventually became a male model (because the job market doesn't really have much for superheroes), but still fights crime in the name of justice as Samurai Flamenco. He starts small, fighting drunk jaywalkers and people who throw recyclables in the wrong bin, but we'll quickly see his growth into both a true superhero, as well as an internet sensation.
8:20 - Golden Time
From the writer of Toradora comes a romantic comedy about two guys who meet at a prestigious law college, and the moderately crazy girl who has planned to marry one of them.
8:45 - BREAK
9:00 - Kill la Kill
From the creators of Inferno Cop (the greatest anime made by humans) comes a show about a girl named Ryuko who is seeking the truth behind her father's murder. In order to find out, she enrolls in Honnouji Academy and targets the student council president (and basically dictator of the school), believing that she knows who the murderer is. This show will remind many of Gurren Lagann, and has tons of no-holds-barred action.
9:25 - Free! Iwatobi Swim Club
Also known as 'This One's for the Ladies', the Anime. Get past the fanservice (if you so choose) and you'll find a pretty well-written story about a group of high-school guys in a swimming club and their various relationships with the water.
Imagine The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but with the girl knowing that she has god powers. Because of this, she fears that she might accidentally destroy the world, so she feels she shouldn't do anything. Not everyone agrees, however...
10:15 - Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator)
What more do I need to say other then VAMPIRES PILOTING MECHAS?
10:40 - Saint Onii-san (Saint Young Men)
A slice-of-life about Jesus and Buddha living together in an apartment in Japan. I don't know if there's really anything I can add.
Hello everyone! Here is the ride thread for the Madison Trip! On Saturday, November 16, we will leave from McGregor Hall parking lot at 11 am. We usually go to lunch at Takura's, but if another place piques people's interests, we will try that place out. From lunch, we wander State Street. In years past we have gone to Dobra to have tea. We are open to more suggestions.
Remember to sign up by November 15 by 11:59 p.m.
I personally would like to stop at Pre-Played and Half-Priced Books because they have good prices on used merchandise like manga, anime, games, and other books.
We can stop at Barnes and Noble and Best Buy if people want to. We don't have a specific time we'd be back, but I know the Rainbow Rave is that night, so if there's a group wanting to go, they may want to travel in the same car, so mention in your post if you want to get back in time for events for the Rainbow Rave.
No one is going to Gino's for dinner since it's not conveniently on the way. We will decide what to do later in the day
Please post by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 11 if you are going.
When: Saturday October 12th, 2013. Where: McGregor Parking Lot at 9am sharp
So in this thread, let us know 1. if you will be going, 2. if you need a ride/offering rides 3. where you would prefer to eat dinner
If you are offering your car, please say how many people you can take. We will be giving drivers some gas money, but it is up to the drivers to obtain more gas money from passengers if need be. We probably won't be able to cover all gas and toll fees, but we can at least help out.
Passengers have the responsibility to let drivers know about any special accommodations.
Please be respectful of the scent rule. This means being showered and no excess cologne/perfume/body spray.
For those of you who want to sign up to talk about your favorite anime OR manga, do so here! We want folks to sign up so we don't get doubles/hentai/have an idea of how many people want to share.
Rules: 1) Sign up on this thread by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the night of SPAMM meetings.
2) We'll approve just about anything as long as it's not hentai. (If you don't know what hentai is, ask Boots).
3) You have 5 minutes MAX. We'll give you 2-minute, 1-minute, and 30 second warnings if necessary.
4) You can show a video, make a powerpoint, or just talk about a favorite series. Post your video on this thread so it's easy to access.
5) If you've gone once, you cannot share the next week. We want everyone to have a chance and want to hear from different people. If no one else is signed up, then you can go.
6) We'll let people share during social hour (when there's not a videogame tournament) and break. When you sign up, tell us when you'd like to present if it matters and we'll see what we can do. If there are a lot of people, you might have to go another time.
Please be understanding as we work out the details of how this is going to work. This is a BRAND NEW idea this year. This rules may be changed or some might be added.