New TV Anime update
Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou ("The Sun Penetrates the Illusions") turned into a Puella Magica Madoka Magi knock off almost immediately and suffers by comparison. I'm a couple of episodes behind now, and in no big hurry to catch up.
Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku (Going Home Club Record, or Chronicles of the Going Home Club). Consistently entertaining and filling a niche I happen to enjoy. Throws in silliness and parody to great effect. I wasn't even aware that episode 2 was a Dragonball parody, but the material was so integrated that this meta aspect was unnecessary to my enjoyment.
Rozen Maiden Another one that I've slipped behind on. So far it's not really doing anything that I haven't seen before.
Fantasista Dolls:And another that lost my interest early on. I may catch up with it at some point, but I'm in no hurry.
Kiniro Mosaic: Hijinks are ensuing. Fun, but not really that special.
Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou AKA Dog and Scissors: Still mad as a fridge and on my Must Watch list.
Meanwhile, there are a couple of shows I didn't even list last time because the first episode didn't wow me enough to make me think I'd be watching them long enough for them to be worth mentioning, which have jumped to the top of my Must Watch list:
Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu: A school club devoted to survivalist games (like paintball but less messy). Takes on interesting dimensions as the shy protagonist grows in confidence over the first few episodes that the title sequence is subtly altered to match. And there's some interesting meta stuff going on with her too. A fairly lightweight and formulaic plot saved by distinct characterisations of each of the club members, making them more interesting and sympathetic than so many similar shows.
Danganronpa - The Animation: On first glance appears to be a variation on the now rather tired Battle Royale/Hunger games genre, with a hit list composed entirely of stereotypes, takes off when each time someone is murdered, the other characters are required to investigate and name the guilty party. The stereotypes become less applicable as the investigations reveal secrets about all of them.
I'm also watching the new series of Genshiken, but that's not a new show so I didn't include it in the list, even though it's excellent.