I made one of these posts at the start of last year, so why not keep the tradition going? I'm waiting on an Internet-intense polling process to complete, and with nothing better to do anyway (well I have, but I'd rather do this), I thought I'd discuss the new titles of the year that I'll be following (I just updated the anime sidebar btw, it's amazing how fast these fan-subbing sites change... it's only been a year or so :P).
There are two titles on my watchlist this year. Kill la Kill actually started last year, but Space Dandy is brand new and a mere 5 episodes in. They're both great. In terms of fluidity of animation I am positively amazed, the plot is elaborate and entertaining, the characters unique, the oppai perceptible, the soundtracks groovy and... well, what else is there to say? The fact that I stumbled upon these specific two titles is no coincidence. They're both regarded as a couple of the best anime titles ever made in latter years, and I've been ordained them in good recommendation.
Apart from these two new additions, I have no plans on picking up any more, but I have added a few older titles to my will-watch list so... who knows, maybe I'll delve more into anime than I expect to. The two new titles are in the sidebar though. If you're looking for something new and haven't seen those, they're awesome. No joke. I made a few header images for each one cause I felt like one image each just wasn't enough. :P
Kill La Kill is about a world were clothing controls people, it's about vengeance, war, humanity, love and a wild teenage rage. It moves at an incredibly fast pace with mixes logic with random occurrence and surprise wildly. It might be the most surprising as is it begins, but so far there hasn't been a dull moment.
Space Dandy is about a dandy in space, about aliens, friendships, breastaurants and other creative tidbits that keep popping up in each episode. Each episode is just that, an episode, a short story on its own, though you do grow to know some of the re-occurring elements and characters in the story. They mix in plenty of moral along with the puns, personas and general inventiveness of plot and what-not.
As for the series that aren't new...
Naruto Shippuuden seems like it may be nearing the end, but if that's the case I have a feeling the end might last the rest of the year. Toriko and Hunter X Hunter are both approaching the most intense battles in the series yet, all characters facing off against superhuman foes they at times have little hope to defeat, and in One Piece the Strawhats & Co just landed in Dressrosa, Don Flamingo Territory. Things are started to get heated in all areas! Kill La Kill stays heated all the time, and Space Dandy has a cool pace to it, chill but real-ly intriguing.
Haven't seen Detective Conan in a while, but it's still a great series worth following (I just don't feel I have time for it) so it remains in the sidebar. Fairy Tail is over... for now at least, and thus removed from the list. That's the status right now, as we say cya to jan and move up a notch. Onto (the rest of) a new year of great anime!