I wasn't expecting much from this season to begin with but there were a couple of series I was looking forward to and a couple more I was planning on giving a shot.
First off was one I was SUPER excited about...for obvious reasons;
Beelzebub-What to say about this...Never in my life have I been so disappointed with something. Watching it honestly made my stomach upset. EVERY single part of this series was terrible. Words don't even explain it. First off Baby Be'l was horrible, he looked decent at first but even his design turned to shit by the end of the episode. He makes random and VERY ANNOYING noises all the time (towards the end of the ep my ears heart, and that is no exaggeration). The baby does not make noise very often but when it does it is ALWAYS a simple "Dah" and precisely because of that it's hilarious. And the story takes liberties like a slave trader, The things said in the few true to manga moments are completely different, the way things unfold...well you get the point Everything is no where near the manga and it's all trash. The only thing that seemed (for a second at least) decent was Hilda's voice, but that too turned that crap after 30 seconds of speech.
Beelzebub is truly the biggest disappointment I've ever seen and as such I will NOT be watching the second ep (or any thereafter).
Freezing-Can't say much about it right now, it was %49 stuff that never happened in the manga, %50 explaining stuff that we already knew from reading the manga and wouldn't care about even if we hadn't. The last %1 was them butchering our main heroines name. Since when is her last name Bridget? I just don't think her name survived very well. It started as English name put into a korean manwha, then was rearranged when it became a Japanese manga, and now that it's an anime they've tried to put it back into English form but mixed it up...Terrible. Anyways the only part of this that was actually in the manga was the bit about Kazuya mistaking Statllizer for his sister. However they made Kazuya WAY whinier than he was in the manga, he acts like a little boy. Yes he was a bit emotional in the manga but he still seemed like a man, not a 10 year old boy who misses taking baths with his sister.
The first episode was rough but the main characters seemed to be accurate, the art fit well, and there was plently of fan service (even if constantly forced and pretty boring...plus the whole near skin colored nipples are a little wierd). I think this will be a decent series starting next ep. Although this whole US Generals overseeing things and calling it a carnival seems a bit foreboding. It makes me thing there's going to be some strange ending where it was all set up by the government (the Novas) and the Pandoras will end up rebelling.
Infinite Stratos-I pretty much expected this to be a super generic waste of time. Man was I wrong, this show isn't just generic, It's like the script for this show and MANY others were all made from the same mad lib. Well putting being terribly generic and uninteresting aside it is watchable...so far...and may very well be the best shounen series of the season...THAT'S A SEVERELY DEPRESSING THOUGHT.
Merry Dream Eater-Again I wasn't expecting much. This series is drab, generic, and boring. Only thing I like about it was the Villains design.
The few series I haven't watched (haven't aired yet) but still have some hope for are these;
Is this a Zombie
I'm not expecting much from them, I imagine Zombie will be good for a few laughs. Dragon crisis will probably be another lame harem...the Dragon girl is exciting though.
I'm expecting Fractale to be interesting because the manga is, simple as that.
Level E...we'll I'll give it a shot.
Really a terrible season...Can't wait until Spring roles around, 12 series I'm excited for with more being revealed as we go. Series like Ao No Exorcist (WOOT!!!), Maria Holic 2, APPLESEED, DEADMAN WONDERLAND, MORE GINTAMA!!!. And others...