Thoughts about Fall of Anime 2013:
Beyond the Horizon: To be honest, I had really high hopes after seeing the PV. The action scenes were very fluid and had me very pumped to see this in a high school setting. But the first episode really disappointed, especially after I found out what studio its from: Kyoto Animation. True that they've gotten much better with their animation effects in terms of action and fluidity; which is totally evident in Free! when you watch the rippling water, and delving deeper into plots. But they've still got that streak in making slice-of-life type of animes like K-On! and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Overall, I give it a 6.5/10 for the first episode, and I probably won't be keeping track of it.
Strike the Blood: Yup, I saw an incoming harem on its movie poster and suspecting some fanservice coming my way soon enough. First opening scenes were mediocre and didn't get me pumped up as I wanted to after reading the synopsis that Yukina was an apprentice following a powerful vampire. Until I saw those action scenes, which really took me by surprise. Hooray for amazing action scenes! The characters are mediocre though, but hopefully I'll be able to brush that aside. Giving this a 7.5/10 and probably going to track it, only because of the action scenes.
Kill la Kill: