24
Nov
09

Winter 2010 Anime Season Preview

With Japans aging society and falling birthrate they’re going to start making more anime for senior citizens

This grim prediction was made by Gintama and this season proves it. OK, maybe not. But enough of that, welcome to Bokutachi no Blog’s season preview! Since Bokutachi is a proper team blog again, I’m  joined by my fellow writers. Yup, all 4 of the other writers have joined me to share their thoughts on the relatively small selection of anime airing next season. Now sit back and relax while you scroll through our lengthy preview and enjoy. And you better enjoy it. It took a bloody long time to make.

Durarararara

The info on here was taken from a load of places, including but not limited to ANN, MAL, Moetron, Chartfag’s amazing chart, Mangafox, Animesuki forums and a load of other places I can’t remember. Also a lot of info was taken from each respective anime’s website. If you click on the title of each anime it will take you to their website.

I completely encourage anyone to link this preview on a forum or wherever but for gods sake do NOT copy and paste the entire thing onto a forum or your own website. I swear, this happens more often than you might think.

Durarara!!

Durarara

Studio: Brains Base

Additional Info: Based off novel by the same author who wrote Baccano. Airing 7th Jan

Synopsis: The story takes place in a downtown of Tokyo, Ikebukuro. Teenage punks gang up and fight against each other. The gangsters are afraid of an urban legend “Dullahan” headless rider, who rides a black motorcycle without head lights nor sounds of engine. Ryuugamine Mikado is a normal high school boy who seeks peculiar beings. When He moves in to Ikebukuro, a mad scramble for Dullahan’s missing head breaks out.

Scamp: Same director, same author, same studio, same character designer. Yup, this is pretty much the closest we will get to a Baccano season 2. Even if you haven’t seen Baccano (and if you haven’t you should really go educate yourselves) all the signs still point to this being an awesome anime. I read some reviews from people who’ve read the novel and they said that Baccano wasn’t just a once off. Durarara is just as fantastic, if admittedly quite different in style. I would be fanboying over it a bit more but I did that already back in October. Besides, everyone knows that this is the show to watch out for in the winter season.

Brian: Did you say Baccano? I’m already onto it. Durarara sounds psychotic at first but if it is as brilliant as Baccano, then I don’t mind being psychotic as well. Even the premise of the story reminded me of xxxHolic. If there is any anime to watch this winter, it’s definitely this one.

 Kaza: Brain Base has a knack for making psychotic animation, if you ask me. But hey, like Brian said, no wrong there! From what I’ve seen it looks more then great, it looks (and already is) genuine quality material. Although I’d think of Durarara as the Japanese version of “The headless Horseman”, no doubt this is one to watch this season. BTW, any anime that has a guy getting pegged with a fridge is at least worth watching.

 Loba: So….Baccano? Hm, from a guy who never watched that before, the closest the preview reminds me of is Ga-Rei Zero which are similar in 2 aspects : Mystery involved and school kids fighting action! I guess this sums up my thoughts about this. Most likely watching.

 Blindability: I’m a “definitely watch” for this. Everything from the character design and animation to what looks like a very interesting cast of characters appeals to me. I really enjoyed Baccano! so I’m expecting I’ll like this as well. I’m also loving this Headless Motorcyclist who wields a huge scythe; I love anyone on a motorcycle with a helmet. Oh, and Kaza: the guy was pegged with a garbage receptacle; not a fridge.

Dance in the Vampire Bund

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Studio: Shaft

Additional Info: Based off manga

Synopsis: After millennia in hiding, Mina Tepes, the Princess of the ancient covenant and ruler of all vampires, wants change. Using the vast wealth of the Tepes line, she has paid off the entire gross national debt of Japan and in so doing, gained the authority to create a “special district” off the coast of Japan that is to become the future haven to vampires the world over! Now, on the eve of the landmark press conference announcing the existence of vampires to the world, terrorists and rival factions are plotting to assassinate Mina Tepes before she has a chance to make her world-changing announcement.

Scamp: Ever wondered what Elfen Lied would’ve looked like if done by Shaft? I present to you Dance in the Vampire Bund. As you can tell from the trailer, there’s plenty of blood and gore and naked lolis. Since Shaft usually go for comedic anime, this is a bit of a change from their usual work. I’m not that big a fan of Shaft but they completely won me over with Bakemonogatari and, judging by the animation quality in the trailer, are clearly rolling in the cash after the success of Senjogahara and co. Reviews of the manga are a bit mixed but the negative reviews seem to come from people who can’t stand gore. So not for the faint hearted this one. As if the decapitation in the trailer didn’t give that away already…

Brian: The show looks promising from trailer. Ask me if the anime is worth watching? Maybe but I won’t into that boat just yet. From what I can tell is that the Japanese are picking up the vampire fever. Frankly, Dance in the Vampire Bund reminds me a lot of Blood+ and I am not sure if there any promising character development like we saw from Blood+. I’m telling you up front: Blood+ was a good anime but I can’t say the same for this one just yet.

 Kaza: Decapitating peoples heads with just a bite to the neck… while wearing merely some panties and a bra? You know, I guess you just have to remind yourself that this is in fact SHAFT. I have to admit, this isn’t exactly my neck of the woods for anime. But if your into a bloody and gory Loli that kills people while naked, along with werewolfs and other fancy creatures, then this show isn’t half bad. Bakemonogatari did in fact become a great show, but like scamp said, there taking a turn away from there funny jokes. This doesn’t please me.

 Loba: Love it hate it, it’s all up to you. Me? Not my type.

 Blindability: I’ll probably watch the first few episodes and see how it goes…. I don’t mind gore so much but brutal, senseless killing doesn’t sit well with me. Neither does half naked underaged girls but I suppose if she’s a vampire, she’s not really underaged, is she?

Sora no Woto

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Studio: A-1 Pictures

Additional Info: Original Anime project. First anime to air in the ‘Anime no Chikara’ timeslot that is devoted to airing anime original projects. 13 episodes long

Synopsis: The story takes place in an imaginary town Seize (the model cities are Cuenca and Alarcón Fortress in Spain). A long war brings a gradual decline to the world. People disappear from the town and fishes cease to exist in the sea. In this quiet world, five girls guard a fortress and play brass vividly.

Scamp: Yes yes, I know. K-ON joins the army. Not only does the plot seem to say that but you can clearly see the similarities in character designs and animation style. Whatever, moving along from that there’s the far more important point that this is an anime original project. Read that additional info I supplied for you. A project whose intent is to harvest anime original projects? How fantastic is that! Not galge adaptations or fanservice manga adaptations. Anime original projects who start off with no pre-airing fanbase and have to collect this fanbase by actually producing something worth watching. Mind you, ripping off K-ON is a rather obvious way of drawing in the otaku fanbase but I’m hey, a man can hope can’t he?

Brian: There might be more this than what you think. So what if the character design is similar to K-ON! It might be good to develop a good fanbase as Scamp said but it doesn’t mean the story would have the same theme to it. I’m keeping this one close. Moreover, it’s an original anime production. This means anything can happen for this one. Yup, I’m following one this one alright. Don’t think if I can blog about it though, given my final year works in university. I am hopeful that they bring Mio inside XD

 Kaza: Look, because this is original, I’m not too sure what to expect. But judging by their previous work I’m definitely going to check this one out. It seems like K-ON was a success and I do like the character designs. And being that this is an Anime original project, you can assure yourself that this is going to have a grand story-line… Or so it seems. Oh, and if you’re looking for adventure, action, drama, and the oh-so-cute K-ON chicks then this is the show for you.

 Loba: How interesting can guarding a fortress get? As interesting as watching someone blowing her horn (wahaha, not funny.)Maybe like what my fellow writers say, this might turn you on if you like the designs of K-ON implemented in this show…

 Blindability: My first thoughts based on the trailer is that the story has a really beautiful and fairly grand setting; something good is just bound to happen. Then K-ON!-esque girls walked in on the scene clutching to their trumpets and I thought, “huh“… The characters seem a little out of place but I think it’s worth watching just to see how great this story could be. And since it’s an Anime Original, there’ll be no manga spoilage here!

Hanamaru Kindergarden

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Studio: Gainax

Additional Info: Based off manga. Airing 10th Jan

Synopsis: Anzu goes to a preschool with her friends, the shy Koume and the eccentric Hiiragi. Together they try to attract attention from their caretaker Tsuchida. However, he is clearly more interested in the pretty Yamamoto who supervises the class next door.

Scamp: Ummm…Gainax? The creators of Evangelion, FLCL and Gurren Lagann are making this? What makes it even weirder is the director is the same guy who directed FMA and Gundam 00. Yeah, I don’t really get it either. But hey, I’m certainly willing to try. It’s pretty much the closest we’ve got to a Yotsuba&! anime and if we’ve learned anything from that manga, it’s that the innocence of kids is downright hilarious. Just a quick warning to you folks. This is meant to be cute. If you start branding this as paedophile bait then you are not only completely wrong but probably a closet pedo yourself. Just saying.

 Brian: I don’t watch chibi-centric animes.

 Kaza: What?! I mean really, was it not Scamp that referred to the very well known term, “Gainaxing”? Is it not true that this means that your character or characters have a rather large rack? WTF are they doing a something like this? OK, maybe they got the ‘girl next door’ having a bit of what one might call a “rack”, but that’s is truly nothing compared to what they’ve done.

Loba: Gainax…hm? Ok, so usually notable studios will make us sit straight up and consider any of their releases seriously. Fine fine, so we have a kindergarten show with perhaps the kids narrating most of the story, therefore providing their perspective on the world around them. This could be interesting to those who wonder how kids think, reminds me of this Hollywood movie Baby Geniuses although it is unlikely the show would be similar. Go for it if you have nothing better to watch. Girls might like it. I mean girls might like you watching it. Or hate you. No risk no gain! @Blindability: How can you not like children if you gonna have kids in future =(

 Blindability: Does it reflect poorly on me that I don’t like children? I won’t condemn anyone who’s inextricably drawn to this though – kids do look cute from afar. Hard to believe that the makers of Evangelion have also produced this but it’s always worth a try to make something different, right?

Nodame Cantabile Final

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Studio: JC Staff

Additional Info: Third and final series of Nodame Cantabile. Based off manga. Airing 14th Jan

Synopsis: The final instalment of Nodame Cantabile continues in Paris with Chiaki trying to achieve his ambition of becoming a conductor.

Scamp: The final Nodame. Ever. Gyabo. Unfortunately I heard the manga ended rather disappointingly but hey, at least it’s actually ending. So, for the last time, lets enjoy watching Nodame and Chiaki. I’m getting a bit teary-eyed just writing this :(

Brian: Yup! The title’s not fooling you. This is indeed the final season of Nodame Cantabile; the sequel to the Paris arc of the manga. Nodame Paris Chapter was quite a let-down though there were several technical improvements, particularly on the CGI. As Scamp mentioned, the ending was a let-down as well. It was an ending but not the way many of the fans expected. I was warned about this but it don’t bother me to follow this series until the end.

 Kaza: Can’t say much about this one. Never really watched this. To tell you the truth, probably never going to, either.

 Loba: Definitely catching this, you should start from season 1 too! Second season might not have been as great as the first but the characters are still one of the more captivating ones as of recently. Did not read the manga so I wasn’t spoilt. lalala. Btw, did you guys know there was an OVA for season 2?

 Blindability: Like Kaza, I’ve never seen the other seasons of this. Ulike Kaza, I probably will. The animation doesn’t strike me as anything special, but apparently it’s a pretty good love story (quote: “the single best romance series in existence” Scamp: 2009) and I’m always up for a good story.

Katanagatari

Studio: White Fox

Additional Info: Based off novel by Nision, who also wrote Bakemonogatari. Will be released in OVA format with one episode per month for the next 12 months

Synopsis: A swordfight story taking place in Edo era (17th – 19th century). Yasuri Shichika is the seventh head of the Kyotou school of Japanese sword martial arts and lives in Fushou Island with his sister Nanami. With the order from a female samurai general Togame, he sets out for a trip to collect the twelve treasured swords created by a legendary swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki.

Scamp: Kinda looks like Samurai Jack doesn’t it? For the record, I thought Samurai Jack spent far too much time basking in its artistry and was incapable of providing any form of entertainment. That shouldn’t happen here though. Nision has become a name to watch out for after Bakemonogatari so get ready for more of his weird and wonderful dialogue and wordplay that no non-japanese person understands in the slightest. Mind you I couldn’t find any reviews of the book so this could be less Bakemono and more Medaka Box (a manga by Nision that I’ve yet to hear anything but criticism for). White Fox are a bit of a nothing studio but sometimes these studios can cast off their harem image and create something worthwhile. It’s certainly worth checking out, although that month wait between episodes is going to hurt.

Brian: You have to agree with Scamp that it looks a lot like Samurai Jack. Nevertheless, interesting art style they are trying to pull off on this one. The synopsis alone provides a good basis of a story. Edo era never cease to fail grabbing my attention. Now asking me if I will follow this anime, it will probably take a few episodes for me to make up my mind on that one. Having said that, I will give Katanagatari a try.

 Kaza: I actually thought it was a bit convenient for this to be coming out monthly. Think about it. You watch one episode, and if you like it you can keep watching your other shows while watching this one on the side. Although, if you have a memory like mine (which is like that of a goldfish) I probably will have to recap on the last episode. It has a rather simple character design to it, so it doesn’t really turn me on.

 Loba: I say a game will be made for this, the character designs are a giveaway! Ok, to be very honest, this just reminds me of disney’s animation designs. Simple, cleancut and not as complicated as Japanese animations. Maybe I’m wrong since I never did watch Samurai Jack. On the positive side, it has swordfights! Might just try it out for the action scenes. Who knows, it may entertain just as Kurozuka did.

 Blindability: I would watch this just for the art but I think I’d enjoy it for more than just that. The story seems interesting enough and since there are so many period based stories out there, the difference in animation style might give Katanagatari an edge (and I realize that could be interpreted as a terrible, terrible pun; it was unintentional). Wait… I have to wait a MONTH between each episode?

(found out later that each episode is an hour long. That should make the month wait less painful)

Seikon no Quasar

Quazar 2

Studio: Taki

Additional Info: Based off manga. 24 episodes long

Synopsis: In St. Mikhailov Academy, Oribe Mafuyu meets a silver haired boy called Alexander. He is a Qwaser, a being who can manipulate iron and draws his power from breast milk.

Scamp: Normally I skip reading the synopsis of an anime but I really recommend you read that one. Yup, this is the breast milk one. From what I can gather, the manga is very much like D-Gray Man meets Queens Blade. I actually took a peek at the manga (purely as reference material I might add) and by god is there a lot of nudity. I seriously doubt I’d ever enjoy this and the reviews of the manga are pretty darn shit but if you can stand or even like that sort of thing then your chances rest with how the studio adapts this. A lot of the time the plot of a fanservice manga can be lost in its anime adaptation (Rosario to Vampire and the unholy Gonzo adaptation) so the only way we can tell is to look at the studios past projects. Taki…this is their first anime.

Brian: To be fair, Seikon no Quasar have good character design. But here’s the catch. Panties, bouncing boobies, then breast milk? I know those are just fanservice but they must draw a line where it should stop. Definitely not for me.

 Kaza: That grim-reaper looking dude, at the end of the video, looked really badass! That might be the only reason why I’ll take a peek, but other than that, like Scamp said, the excessive use of fanservice really turns me off.

 Loba: Draw his power from…breast milk…WTF? Next.

 Blindability: I was reminded of D.Gray-Man too with that Allen Walker like main character but that’s about as far as it goes for me liking this anime. Fanservice involving excessive panty exposure and boobies aren’t my thing; maybe because I’ve got them, who knows. It’s a bit of a shame too because the characters as well as their weaponry do look well designed; they might even have some good action sequences. Too bad I’m not likely to watch them.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

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Studio: Silver Link

Additional Info: Based off light novel series

Synopsis: The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the “baka” of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats. A girl named Mizuki Himeji is actually one of the smartest girls in Akihisa’s sophomore year, but she had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki (who Akihisa secretly adores), the F class also has Yūji Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa’s friend and partner-in-crime since the freshman year. The school happens to have developed experiments to summon fantasy creatures, and Akihisa decides to rally F class to take on the higher-tiered classes and seize their perks. The F class uses the summoned creatures in an all-out battle for school supremacy.

Scamp: The case for: A synopsis that sounds very reminiscent of Seto no Hanayome and a director whose worked on Shaft projects so knows a thing or two about wackiness in general. The case against: Shitty studio, generic character designs, below-average ratings of the source material, high potential of horribly generic and uninspired magical rom-com blobby thing. The verdict: Check it out but don’t get your hopes up.

Brian: The class division reminds me of my brother’s current high school and almost similar to my old high school. Sure brings back some good old memories. Indeed, Scamp is right not to keep your hopes up on this one but he’s just being too judgemental. This show is all about the classic anime clichés but that doesn’t mean that it’s not good. I can see some potential as being a pleasant anime to watch but don’t get me wrong. It is hardly a memorable show either. In all honesty, this anime is just like any other animes. So there’s no harm in watching them anyway.

 Kaza: Well, in my opinion… Proven Guilty! I’m sorry, but after watching an episode of Sora No Otoshimono I know how annoying it is to watching an anime full of chibies!

 Loba: Long synopsis, yawn. No idea what this is and have no interest to find out. (nice boat)

 Blindability: I’m in Loba’s boat – sailing away from this anime.

Hidamari Sketch x ☆☆☆

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Studio: Shaft

Additional Info: Third season of Hidamari Sketch

Synopsis: Yuno has just begun school where she always wanted, Yamabuki High School. She moves out and into an apartment by herself in a complex called Hidamari-so, which is right in front of the school. There, she meets a classmate, Miyako, and a senior student, Hiro. Yuno’s days become hectic as she begins meeting the strange artists that live in her complex. Although she’s not used to her new life style, she begins to actualize her dream while being with these gentle friends.

Scamp: I haven’t watched the previous seasons yet so yeah, no interest.

Brian: There’s a third season?

 Kaza: Yeah, me neither.

 Loba: Who watches these anyway? Let us know in the comments.

 Blindability: I was going to say that this looks like a heart-warming anime – but then I choked and nearly died.

(woah, none of us have seen Hidamari Sketch? Kinda failed as a team there guys…)

Harukanaru Toki ni Naka de 3

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Studio: Yumeta Company

Additional Info: Third (?) season of the series. Based off manga

Synopsis: Akane Motomiya and her friends Tenma and Shimon are pulled by a demon into another world, where Akane becomes the Priestess of the Dragon God. The people of this world tell her that she is the only one who can stop the demons from taking over; meanwhile, the demons want to use her power for their own ends. Luckily, Akane has the Hachiyou, eight men with powers of their own who are sworn to protect the Dragon Priestess.

Scamp: Took me a while to find out what this show even was. It’s one of those terrible reverse-harem shows that only the craziest of fangirls ever watch. Which explains why I’ve never heard of it anyway.

Brian: Remember Fushigi no Yuugi? Ayashi no Ceres? Yes, this show will definitely attract those kind of fangirls (and guys, I’ve seen some of them). Want me to point out their common traits? One girl. Two pretty boys whom the girl likes equally. Then a bunch of guys who fall into the background of their love triangle. Add some legendary/celestial creatures and some magical battles, then you have this. Easy, they even have a manual book for this sort of anime.

 Loba: My hopes went up when I thought this sounds kinda familiar to twelve kingdoms until I read Scamp’s comments and reread the synopsis “Akane has the Hachiyou, eight men with powers of their own who are sworn to protect the Dragon Priestess.” Ok, next.

 Blindability: I was wondering why this looked familiar: Yumeta made the Angelique series too. …In my defense, I only watched the OAV and I didn’t enjoy it. This is very similar though: one girl and a bunch of men.

 Kaza: I treat these shounen harems as if they’re a bad case of leprosy. As you can see, I want nothing to do with leprosy, thank you. OK, maybe there’s one girl, but there’s still to many guys with rainbow-colored hair.

Okami Kakushi

Higurashi again

Studio: AIC

Additional Info: Based off PSP visual novel by Ryukishi07, the creator of Higurashi and Umineko

Synopsis: The story follows Hiroshi Kuzumi, a 16-year-old boy who has just moved to the seemingly serene village of Jogamachi. Nestled in the mountains far away from the city, the village is divided by a river that separates old Jogamachi from new Jogamachi. Young Hiroshi soon discovers that the village’s ancient as well as mysterious traditions and customs have been kept alive over the ages. Although a bit bewildered by the new environment, Hiroshi begins to settle into his new life. While he has never been the type to win any popularity contests, he quickly earns the affection of his classmates. That is with the exception of aloof class president, Nemuru Kushinada, whose only words to Hiroshi are a warning to stay away from old part of town. It is there that terror and mystery await him.

Scamp: The third installment in the Ryukishi07 franchise except this time Deen are no longer the studio adapting it. While I dare say many fans of the games are pretty darn happy about the, AIC, the studio now in charge, aren’t exactly the greatest studio in the world either. If you are a bit of a noob and don’t know much about Higurashi and Umineko, they are a weird combination of moe, mystery and murder. Very graphic murder. As for myself, I’ve yet to watch Higurashi but Umineko is mildly entertaining (if admittedly sometimes for the wrong reasons) so I’m willing to give this a shot.

Brian: Like their Hollywood counterparts, game-based animes tend to fail most of the time. More notably (to me) was Persona. The game is way much better. So better keep it that way.

 Kaza: I haven’t watch Higurashi and Umineko but I have watched and am watching Nyan Koi, which is also by AIC. And because I was so damn pleased with Nyan Koi I’ll take my chance and give this weird looking show a chance.

 Loba: The only two shows I remember being produced by AIC are: Dual! Parallel Trouble adventures and Pumpkin scissors. The previous wasn’t very original yet I enjoyed it, the latter was meh. Most likely skipping this.

 Blindability: I’ve never played the game so that shouldn’t spoil my outlook on this. I think this might actually be interesting depending on how the mystery and terror unravel. I’ll probably watch this and see how it goes.

Omamori Himari

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Studio: ZEXCS

Additional Info: Based off light novel series

Synopsis: After losing his last relatives Amakawa Yuuto lives with his childhood friend Rinko, his only problem being his allergy to cats. Until on his 16th birthday a girl with a sword appears, telling him that he is the descendant of a family of demon slayers and that she is a spirit sworn to protect him. Bad luck for Yuuto, since she is a cat spirit and eager to get close to him… very close…

Scamp: Ah, here is where the true otaku-pandering rubbish begins with a Shana copycat complete with its own flat-chested tsundere bishojo. OK, not quite, apparently the light novels actually have a plot. But the website seems to be intent of highlighting the fanservice instead. Plenty of naked women with strategically placed cat-paws. Guess where this anime is heading? Plus I’ve yet to enjoy a single ZEXCS work so I’m certainly not holding out on this being any good.

Brian: We’ve seen enough of this anime genre and ZEXCS is no stranger on delivering such animes. Just having a mention about this sort of anime feels like I’m wasting my time already.

 Loba: I propose sending all fan service anime to the bottom with font size 4. Wait, the bottom seems long this season….

 Blindability: This makes me think of Wagaya no Oinarisama which was also produced by ZEXCS; I had  actually hoped for a sequal because it was cute. Having said that, I probably should watch this for the chance that I might enjoy it… But I kind of don’t want to because it sounds stupid.

 Kaza: Look, I have nothing wrong with cats, or descendants of Demon Slayers, but I have to agree with Brian. After already dealing with a cat-alergic boy in my Nyan Koi reviews, I’ve had quite enough of cats, especially when they involve a cat-load of fanservice.

Ladies vs Butlers

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Studio: XEBEC

Additional Info: Based off light novel series. Airing 5th Jan

Synopsis: Hino Akiharu lost his parents when he was small and was adopted into his uncle’s family. But he noticed his uncle is after the inheritance of his parents, so he decides to enter a boarding school, Hakureiryou high school. However his delinquent boy-like appearance frightens the girls, who make up the majority of the students. Being unable to get along with the classmates, Akiharu meets his childhood girlfriend Saikyou Tomomi.

Scamp: It’s been bugging me for a while now, but why and how can there be so many fanservice orientated light novel series? Fanservice manga and anime fair enough, you can ogle those lovely women to your heart’s content while ignoring the story. But Light Novels only have a picture every 10 pages so you clearly have to have some form of intelligent writing to fill in the gaps between pictures. And yet I’m seeing more fanservice orientated light-novel adaptations every season. I guess until now we’ve been getting the cream of the crop, like Baccano, FMP, Haruhi, Kino’s Journey, Shakugan no Shana etc. Now producers are having to dig into the darkest depths of Light Novels to find something. And they come up with crap like Ladies vs Butlers. *sigh*

Brian: There was a story of a butler and a bunch of ladies. The butler unfortunately had to bend his will to these ladies. Though this might be an orgy-in-the-making for some, the butler tries his best to maintain composure. But seeing the sight of these beautiful ladies but doing nothing about it found to be very difficult for the butler until one day, he decided to end his torment. By ending his torment, I mean, he decided to rape the girls. An unexpected turn of events however found himself to be on the opposite side of the court because it turns out that the ladies are far more hornier than he is. Hence, zombies ladies eating versus butler.

 Kaza: If you’re looking at the real synopsis that’s below the video, then you’re wasting your time. Yet, with just a glimpse of what Brian has explained and you quickly know your wasting your time just by reading the review for this anime.

 Loba: The world of anime has ended. Awaiting the bubble burst for fanservice shows.

 Blindability: I will definitely watch this… In Hell. If I die and go to Hell, this will be my eternal punishment.

Chu-Bra

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Studio: ZEXCS

Additional Info: Based off manga

Synopsis: The story centers on Nayu, a middle school girl who shocks her schoolmates on the first day of school by wearing black lace panties. She likes this kind of underwear, and she tries to “spread the word on the merits of these kinds of underwear” via an underwear club with her schoolmates, who are worried about their bodies’ development and which underwear to choose.

Scamp: I didn’t actually do these series in order of how awesome I think they will be. This is just the order they appeared on Chartfags amazing chart. It just so happens that the best series, Durarara and Vampire Bund, appeared at the top and the worst, Chu Bra, appeared at the bottom. Do you think Chartfag is trying to tell us something? If you haven’t gotten the clue yet then look at the homepage. If you still haven’t gotten the clue from that then you are a bit of an idiot.

Brian: Have you not read the synopsis yet? Don’t you think the title was the first clue already? I mean, the first clue to drop this anime inconsiderably.

 Kaza: By Golly! … WTF

BTW… to Blindability… I guess you can’t join huh? Too bad, because Loba said that the girls will let himme join since he was I am wearing a G-string… Wohoo, Go Loba me!

 Loba: Chu-BLAH. NEXT? WHAT? THERE ISN’T ANY MORE? I’M SADDENED.
@Blindability: That actually sounds wrong. @Kaza: Looks like you can!

 Blindability: I guess you can’t join the club if you don’t wear panties…

(crappy fanservice anime + nearing end of preview = off-topic discussions)

 

Movies

 

Remember that any movie that airs in Japan we won’t see fansubbed until the dvd release a few months later. So look out for movies whose screening dates have long since past. There’s the second Gurren Lagann movie for one. Then there’s Summer Wars,the one by the same group who made Girl through Time, which I’ve talked about in the last 3 bloody season previews. There’s King of Thorn, which screened Oct 9th, although that’s got some pretty average reviews over on MAL. Looking forward just a little bit, the Macross Frontier movie is airing mid-November. Far more importantly, the two Eden movies are also coming up, the first in December and the second in January. Unlike most anime series spin off movies, these are a genuine direct continuation of the TV anime story and it will undoubtably be epic. Oh, and Haruhi will be disappearing for 150 minutes mid-Febuary. Not that anyone cares about that…

Loba: You forgot the Gundam 00 movie sequel.

Brian: And here’s the trailer. Gundam fans, go fap yourselves!

Tieria managed to materialize his own body, Allelujah is back in Gundam business, and Gundams are updated heavily. A notable mention is 00 now has a GN Fangs-like system. Now, continue fapping.

 

Final Roundup

 

Shitty chart is kinda shitty. This is what happens when the trial period on your photoshop runs out and you’re too lazy to get a new one so you end up using MS paint instead.

Other Worthwhile Season Previews

Chartfags amazing chart, Metanorn, Sea Slugs, Ganbatte Forever, RabbitPoets, THAT Anime Blog, UK Anime Network

It’s the usual suspects that produce the best season previews. If you’re a new blogger aspiring to do great season previews then check out these bunch.

::Edit:: If you want to comment on the preview, please use this one instead. Something went funny with this preview so I’ve moved all the comments over there::Edit::

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3 Responses to “Winter 2010 Anime Season Preview”


  1. 1 anon-amos
    30 November 2009 at 1:46 pm

    wait, wtf. wasn’t sekirei due this winter?

  2. 30 November 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Nope. No idea when the new Sekirei is coming out but I can practically guarantee you that it’s not this season.

    BTW I’ve closed comments on this post. Some technical difficulties going on so instead could you comment on this post in reguards to the season preview.

    http://brianandrew.wordpress.com/2009/11/27/winter-2010-anime-season-preview-2/


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