WOW They call me Mr. Anime~
Seriously this thread is dead. I've watched at least one episode of everything I'm planning on watching this winter so I'll post my thoughts.
Amagami SS+: This doesn't really have a reason to exist. In the first season, every arc ended in a proper way. This season just seems to be filler situations.
Ano Natsu de Matteru: The only show this season that I actually kind of like. JC Staff has put out nothing but shit recently, making them one of the studios I dislike the most, but they made Toradora, which is one of my favorite show. I was really hoping that this original rom-com kinda follows the Toradora formula. Well... it doesn't, but it's still interesting. The characters are very likable, which is kinda rare for JC Staff. I was hoping for a straight-forward story, but there's actually some sort of sci-fi/alien thing going on, so I was a little disappointed. Hell, this is the first episode so they might make it interesting, I don't know. The jokes are pretty good and most of them hit. It's too bad that the episode ended on a terrible note (blatant fanservice that could have been easily avoidable). Ah, old habits die hard, huh JC Staff? Other than that, the animation is pretty damn good and the colors are varied and well used and overall it's very nice to look at. I think I've finished analyzing the first episode.
Another: I think this is supposed to be some type of horror anime or creepy or something along those lines, but I found it funny. It kinda felt like a horror parody. They treated everything as if it was all super serious, even light-hearted situations like going to a new school. I find it much more scary when what seems like normal people end up being crazy, but all these characters feel crazy or suspicious right from the get go, so there's never any tension. It doesn't help that they constantly blast this creepy-esque dark score. It's playing about 90% of the time. The OP was pretty shitty as well. Almost all of the dialogue felt forced or unnatural. Not really anything special.
Brave 10: Seriously one of the worst things I've ever watched. Already dropped this steaming pile of weeaboo shit. The characters are nothing but paper cut-outs with the most annoying tropes attached to them. The story feels boring, unoriginal and lazy. The fight scenes are short, static, and features "secret techniques" which are laughably stupid and unimaginable. The music, OH GOD THE MUSIC. It made my ears bleed. It has probably the worst ED I've ever heard
. I'm at a complete loss of words.
Nisemonogatari: A lot like Bakemonogatari. Obvious since it's the sequel. It's to bad that I didn't like the first one. I normally like pretentious shows, but the cinematography just doesn't make any sense. It's not artsy; it's annoying bullshit. I never cared much for the characters in the first season, aside from Senjougahara, so I'm expecting the same from this one. Welp, at least I'm expecting good doujins.
Senki Zesshou Symphogear: Bahahaha wtf is going on?