BREAKING NEWS: Kyoto Animation and SHAFT to form new animation studio, Kyoto Shaft.
That’s something you might see on the headlines of Anime News Network this year… or not. To start the year off, Nadav from Anime Reviews has invited anibloggers to share their predictions on all things anime for 2013. Apparently this can range from new anime that have yet to be announced to anime staff, and even anime companies. I’m not sure if there’s a prize for making an accurate predition, but I’m pretty sure you get bragging rights, and who doesn’t like to brag? So without further ado, here are some of my predictions for 2013:
1. Gen Urobuchi’s next anime will be a disappointment
Gen is known among some anime fans as “Urobutcher” for his gruesome/disturbing scripts. He is the mastermind behind such titles as the vomit-wrenching Saya no Uta visual novel, blood-stained Fate/Zero anime, and the anime that forever shattered the innocence of mahou shoujo, Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Gen currently has two anime down the pipes; one is a movie called Rakuen Tsuihou with no details released yet. The other is called Suisei no Gargantia, a series about a galactic soldier that gets transported to Earth where he finds peace (oh, and there’s a mecha too). Gen might have been on a roll with Fate/Zero and Madoka, but with Psycho-Pass’s relatively dismal reviews, I think he’s about to go downhill. Not to mention that now there’s so much expected of him that if either of his new anime don’t exceed Saya no Uta’s level of grotesqueness, people will still be disappointed.
2. Someone from a non-ecchi anime will be tentacle
Anime like Queen’s Blade and Kiss x Sis don’t count.
3. A homo anime will air in the Fall 2013 season
Just because of Yozora.
4. Izayoi from Mondaiji (the rest is too long) will “accidently” grope Kuro Usagi
He made a sexual reference, therefore it must happen!
5. More adults will watch the new Sailor Moon than teenagers
Raise your hands, how many of you would watch an anime from when you were born?
6. K-ON season 3 will be announced
Tamako Market was not the huge success that Kyoto Animation was hoping for. Now they have to go back to what works.
7. Nine childhood friends will get rejected
Sorry Chiwa, but you’re going to be first.
8. A hero will NOT die when he is killed
Lets face it, Death Note and Code Geass were the only two anime in recent memory ballsy enough to kill their most popular characters and they got some severe backlash.