It will probably be FSN: UBW and Mushishi for me this season. Maybe also April is a Lie.
Have been catching up on 2014 over the last week. So far it's between Ao Haru Ride and Mushishi S2 for my fave 2014 title. Sakura Trick and One Week Friends also did well for me.
Sailor Moon Crystal has been rather underwhelming - I don't see where the justification for this remake is. Sword Art Online 2 - all the perks and frustrations one expects from SAO and Kawahara. Persona 4: Golden - while it is nice to see Marie and Kana Hanazawa get to appear, an even bigger super-compression that the first adaptation was....and the art still being off....just not on...
The painful letdown for me this year is Barakamon. Lot of people I knew liked it and said it was a lot like Usagi Drop. I can 'somewhat' see the connection...but while Usagi Drop was calming, cheeky and pleasant, Barakamon is rather toxic for me - makes me angry in a way that hasn't happened to me since....Anohana, I think.
So at the very least, 2014 was a better year for anime for me than 2013 was, but not by much.
The shooting in Ottawa was pretty startling, tragic, and disappointing. But Canadians, by and large, are a strong and hardy people (we have to be, to get through our Winters ), so I'm confident we'll pull through again. I guess we'll have to start getting tighter security around certain locations and cities in Canada. Anyway, thanks for the words of support, it's definitely appreciated.
As for what you linked to, it looks great! Thanks for sharing. Now I have a lot of anime to watch today (Shirabako, Yuki Yana, and Psycho-Pass Season 2 episodes all come out today).
Find it rather ironic people in that Mary Sue/Gary Stu thread only want to argue about Mahouka with the odd mention of SAO. I find it hard to believe that people aren't discussing Attack on Titan as being the most blatant example of that character type being successful via Levi and Mikasa.
So I came across something today. Involving two things crossed together in one wacky scenario. I do dig Phoenix Wright, but never the other thing it got crossed with - still don't despite this. Yet....this combination is just genius...
It's fine, I have been too as I said in a recent PM. As for the reasons, as said in that PM, for now I'd prefer yourself and AW to keep it to yourselves.
There's also world championships for League of Legends and Hearthstone upcoming, so my mind and time has been way more on them than on anime lately. Also played a lot of Recettear lately. From the things I've seen, July has been a mega letdown. At least there's Fate/Stay Night in October to look forward to.