Re: Winter 2013 check-up
Thing is, blobs aren't moe enough. I can't deny Mochi Chitanda is cute but it's not Eru/Mio level and far from any of Chuuni's characters. Mochi Azusa doesn't have much to deliver except for pretty face with her An/Anko obsession as main selling point (bad one). Not enough yuri vibes, I have a bad premonition that Midori might end up with Mochizou. There's not enough of actually best character Kanna. Dela while incredibly entertaining at first, doesn't impress as much now.
In the end, while Tamako is certainly enjoyable, it fails to absorb me as much as previous KyoAni titles, I'm not attached to characters and there is no plot which could interest me. I think otaku might share some of these sentiments.
I'm happy with Love Live reaching for #1, the only better shows I watch (AKB0048 Next Stage and Chihayafuru S2) were guaranteed to sell less anyway. Same with Vividred, I'm also happy to see GJ-bu picking up, hopefully next episodes will further boost its popularity. Such a shame Mondaiji is bombing, I'll wish light novels sales will be much better at least, it hurts to realize we've already watched half of the series. About Salami-san... seems like people don't relate successes of Madoka and -monogatari with Shaft at all but only with writers, studio's back to being obscure.
Finally, what I came here for - Love Live jumped to #11 and it's staying there for 12 hours straight which boosted its final prediction to long awaited in Winter 10k! Considering Love Live's mood and genre, it should get even better in second half of series so points will probably stay on this level or maybe even rise after concert episode.