SUMMER ANIME 2013 PREVIEW

Summer 2013 Anime Preview2
THIS IS YOUR SUMMER ANIME 2013 FORECAST, IT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE QUITE A DRY ONE.

Number of Series: 37 series
Last Updated: June 13th, 2013

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon

Animation Company:
A-1 Pictures

Genres:
Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life

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Airing Date: April 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Japanese Title: Gin no Saji

Yugo Hachiken dreams of life separated from his family, so he takes the initiative by enrolling in an agriculture school. He thinks, with his talent in studying, no problems will arise no matter what kind of school he attends. He is proven wrong very quickly. Raised as a city boy, he is forced to uncover the inconvenient truth about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken, as he tries to keep up with his new friends, farmers’ heirs, who are already accustomed to the harsh world of farming. With no clear goals or understanding of farming life, how will Hachiken survive this new, cruel reality? The story of a sweat, tear, and mud-stained youth begins!

Team’s Impression:

Eva: When the manga first came out, I read a couple of chapters but then I kind of forgot about it (as I always do when it comes down to reading manga series). But I heard is a a great series (I need to pick it up again). It is definitely going to be a great change of pace (story-wise), so I’ll give it a shot.

Vantage: Apparently this is really good. I’m slightly wary of what seems to be a dubious plot, but it’s an award-winning manga so it can’t hurt to give it a go.

Linzz: I don’t think this will be worth my standards but a few tries would be nice. But I’d rather go and watch Hell’s Kitchen if ever it does get an animation. LOL //kicks for suddenly changing the topic//

Chris: Hiromu Arakawa wrote the manga for this right? Didn’t she do Fullmetal Alchemist? In that case I’ll probably watch it… but is it something I’d like to review on a weekly basis? No.

Oki: But it’s.. . . . . . it’s  . . . .farming. . . .I’M FROM THE SOUTH I’VE ALREADY HAD ENOUGH FARMING I RODE HORSES AS A LITTLE GIRL

Charl Meister: Agriculture, blegh. This isn’t up my ally plot-wise but I’ll probably give it a try.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei – The Animation

Danganronpa- Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation

Animation Company:
Lerche

Genres:
Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Japanese Title: Gin no Saji

A group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult. The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it. If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Psychological + Horror? Students killing each other? I won’t be getting anywhere near this, a default pass for me.

Vantage: You graduate and you succeed in life? If only real life was that simple :D Anyway, I can see a lot of psychological issues arising out of a survival game like that.

Linzz: Wow wait! I think I might like this very much considering there will be no moe animation and stuff. If this shows an image and a PV, I’ll decide on that. So this was moved into Summer… I’ll try but… I get the feeling I’ll be disappointed of this since this show has “The Animation” extension titles. I often get disappointments with those shows. LOL

Chris: Yes, simply because Seiji Kishi, who directed the Persona 4 anime, is directing it. The premise looks interesting and the psychological aspect of the whole thing is pretty appealing… yes.

Oki: Oh that looks hella damn cool shit, I’ll watch it but only blog it if Chris drops it orz

Charl Meister: Murder game anime?? Yes! I’m pumped for this one! Sign me up up up! The premise kinda reminds me of Another.

::Possible Bloggers::
Chris, Charl Meister

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Rozen Maiden (2013)

Rozen Maiden (2013)

Animation Company:
Studio DEEN

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Magic

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Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Continuation of the Rozen Maiden series.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I haven’t actually finished watching Rozen Maiden (somewhere along the line years ago I put it on hold), so until I do that, I can’t even start watching this. /SOBS
*watches first few episodes*
…..Nvm the dolls and god damn clowns freak me out too much.

Vantage: Oh it’s a continuation? I’d have been mildly interested if it was a reboot, but I don’t feel like marathoning the first season any time soon.

Linzz: I’l quite interested but I doubt I’ll be blogging it nice and good with my current condition and the moe-ness this might bring me. //shot//

Chris: Didn’t watch the previous iteration… and besides, it’s not really my thing…

Oki: I DON’T LIKE LITTLE GIRL DOLLS OKAY sobs

Charl Meister: This sounds interesting, although I never watched the first parts to it. I’ll probably watch the first season.

::Possible Bloggers::

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Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya

Fate:Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya

Animation Company:
Silver Link

Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic

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Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Spin-off of Fate/stay night with Illyasviel von Einzbern as the protagonist, living an alternate life as a school girl.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: *SHAKES FIST AT VANTAGE* HE BEAT ME TO IT! I am definitely tuning in, I look forward to it.
On the extra note, Shirou looks ridiculous! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Vantage: Surprisingly, the character designs turned out to be easy on the eyes – as expected of Silver Link. But yeah, you probably know how much I love a good magical girl show xD Type-Moon and Illya are the added bonuses!

Linzz: No more to say since Vantage used his gun on this. But this is really interesting and hilarious to the thought. I’d go for it. XD

Chris: As much as I love the Type-Moon universe… can I be convinced to finally watch a magical girls show? Yeah. I’ll do it.

Oki: Lol oh Vantage and your shoujo girl shows.

Charl Meister: I don’t think so.

::Possible Bloggers::
VANTAGE

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Senki Zesshō Symphogear G

Senki Zesshou Symphogear G

Animation Company:
Satelight

Genres: Action, Music, Sci-Fi

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Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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The second season of Senki Zesshou Symphogear. Two years ago, a pair of idols, Tsubasa Kazanari and Kanade Amou, collectively known as ZweiWing, fought against an alien race known as Noise using armor known as Symphogear. To protect a girl named Hibiki Tachibana, who got severely wounded by the Noise, Kanade sacrificed herself. Two years later, as Tsubasa has fought the Noise alone, Hibiki ends up gaining the same power as Kanade.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: … Ehhhh I am not too sure about it. The first season was okay, but I never wanted to, nor am I still interested in watching it ever again. I am not particularly excited for this sequel, but I will give it a whirl to see what it has in store for us this time. The only thing I am dreading is the music…which is ironic because this is a music based action show.

Vantage: Like Eva, I’ve watched Season 1 as well, and like Eva, I am quite neutral towards a sequel. I felt the ending of the first season was perfectly fine as it is…

Linzz: No. XD

Chris: Do I see music in the genre? No.

Oki: Wasn’t all that entranced by the first season, so. . .

Charl Meister: Nope

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi
Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi

Animation Company:
MADHOUSE

Genres: Mystery, Fantasy

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

Japanese: 神さまのいない日曜日

God abandoned the world on Sunday. As a result, nobody in the world can die or reproduce. A little girl, Ai, is the gravekeeper for a village. She has prepared 47 graves for the eventual deaths of every member of the village. Later, a boy who identifies himself as “Hampnie Hambart, the ‘Man-eating Toy’,” which is coincidentally the name that Ai’s mother left behind as the name of her father, arrives in the village and slaughters everybody. Just what is going on?

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I AM SO CURIOUS!!! The heroine (Ai) may look like a loli, but I’ve seen the scan from the Light Novel and she is FAR from a Loli. I heard good things about this story, so I am definitely going to give it a shot, it looks so good from the PVs.

Vantage: Wow, that piqued my interest. I’m actually looking forward to this one, it definitely looks like something which has potential. Undecided on blogging about it, though.

Linzz: Smells like Jigoku Shojo… LOL I will watch this if I don’t get panty shots in the VERY first episode on its VERY first few scenes like what Date A Live did to me which made me delete the downloaded episode 1.

Chris: I’m interested, I’ll be honest and I’ll watch the first episode and, if that first episode is good, i’ll watch the second. I don’t however intend on blogging about it… just saying… Too depressing for my tastes (in the summer, that is)

Oki: This series is too good I’d stop blogging it LOL

Charl Meister: I’m really looking forward to this one. The first thing that caught my eye when I glanced over the SUMMER Anichart.

Possible Bloggers:
Eva, Vantage,

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Tamayura: More Aggressive

Tamayura- More Aggressive

Animation Company:
TYO Animations

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

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Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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The Second Season of Tamayura. The story takes place in Seto Inland Sea and is about a girl who likes taking pictures.

Team’s Impression

Eva: Never watched the first season, pass.

Vantage: Haven’t seen the first season.

Linzz: That subtitle is totally misleading especially for someone like me, who didn’t watch the previous season.

Chris: Didn’t watch the first season.

Oki: Didn’t like the first season

Charl Meister: I’ll probably watch this and the first season.

::Possible Bloggers::

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Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS 

Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS

Animation Company:
Project No. 9

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, School, Sports

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Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Second season of Ro-Kyu-Bu! Hasegawa Subaru enters a basketball club of Nanashiba High School, but the activity of the club gets suspended because the club leader falls in love with an 11 year old daughter of the coaching teacher. Subaru’s aunt asks him to coach a basketball club of elementary school girls. At first, he is reluctant to teach small girls, but he devotes himself to the club as he knows the complex circumstances of them.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: NOPE NOPE. ABORT. ABORT. GTFO.

Vantage: I have a confession to make. Back when it was airing, I actually lasted 9 weeks into watching this before finally dropping it. God knows what was wrong with me back then…

Linzz: EEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH?

Chris: Big eyed little girls playing basketball whilst there undeveloped chests are flashed shamelessly?!?! No. F*** off.

Oki:  /shudders and sobs viciously

Charl Meister: Hmm..how about no.

::Possible Bloggers::

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Futari wa Milky Holmes

Futari wa Milky Holmes

Animation Company:
J.C. Staff

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Super Power

::Website::

Airing Date: July 13, 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Third season of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Pass.

Vantage: I’m not familiar with the Milky Holmes series.

Linzz: I like Holmes but… no.

Chris: Third season! Oh boy!… No. Milky Holmes is a bad name. Although it is kinda cute…

Oki: I mean I would but it’s third season

Charl Meister: Absolutely clueless about this series and not too interested.

::Possible Bloggers::

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Ghost in the Shell: Arise

Ghost in the Shell- Arise

Animation Company:
Production I.G

Genres: Mecha, Sci-Fi, Police, Psychological

::Website::

Airing Date: June 22, 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

OVA: 50 min/ep

A new Ghost in the Shell anime announced to be launched in 2013.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: *PULLS HAIR* I HAVE YET TO WATCH THE FIRST SERIES. *STARES AT GHOST IN SHELL DVD ON SHELF*

Vantage: I’m sure it’s good, but I haven’t watched the first series.

Linzz: ASL;DKL;ASKDL; ASDK ;ASLKDL;AS D;LASKD;LSA ;LDKA SL;DKSA;LKD;LAS WE ARE SOOOOO GONNA KICK SOME ASSSSSS GITS!!!

Chris: Didn’t watch the first series. Wishes he had.

Oki: OH MY GOD FUCKING YES LOVED THIS FUCKING SHOW I JUST /throws table

Charl Meister: Ghost in the Shell?? YES!

::Possible Bloggers::
Oki

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High School DxD New (S2)

High School DxD New

Animation Company:
TNK

Genres: Comedy, Demons, Ecchi, Romance, School, Shounen, Harem

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Second season of High School DxD. Issei Hyodo is your average perverted high school student whose one wish in life is to have his own harem, but he’s got to be one of the unluckiest guys around. He goes on his first date with a girl only to get brutally attacked and killed when it turns out the girl is really a vicious fallen angel. To top it all off, he’s later reincarnated as a devil by his gorgeous senpai who tells him that she is also a devil and now his master! One thing’s for sure, his peaceful days are over. In a battle between devils and angels, who will win? 

Team’s Impression:

Eva: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA No.

Vantage: I’m fully aware this isn’t exactly an…intellectually inspired anime, but I don’t regret watching the first season. The fact remains that it’s good at doing what it was designed to do – which is to be a shameless ecchi deeply entrenched in fanservice and boobs.

Linzz: Again… EEEEHHHHHHHHHHH?!

Chris: Okay… I’ll do it… Why?! Not because I’m a pervert or anything… just… well… because I watched the first season and… yeah… great times… Boobs.

Oki: Lawl not gonna happen

Charl Meister: I’m up for this. The first season was AH-freakin-mazing!

::Possible Bloggers::
Chris,

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FREE!

FREE

Animation Company:
Kyoto Animation

Genres: Sports

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3 | PV 4 |

The Swimming Anime

The story revolves around Haruka Nanase, a boy who has always loved to be immersed in water, and to swim in it. Before graduating from elementary school, he participated in a swimming tournament along with his fellow swimming club members, Makoto Tachibana, Nagisa Hazuki, and Rin Matsuoka. After achieving victory, each of the boys went their separate ways. Time passed, and in the middle of their uneventful high school lives Rin appears and challenges Haruka to a match, showing Haruka his overwhelming power. Not wanting it to end like this, Haruka, gathers together Makoto and Nagisa once again and brings a new member named Rei Ryugazaki to create the Iwatobi High School Swimming Club in order to defeat Rin.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: IT’S THE SWIMMING ANIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE /SCREAMING I AM ALL ON BOARD. I WAS HOPING FOR IT TO BE TRUE. I AM SO HYPED. CANNOT WAITTTTTT!!! MAKOTOOOOOOOOOO YOU CUTIE!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Vantage: No.

Linzz: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA DELICIOUS, INDEED. I’LL LIST MYSELF UP SINCE THIS IS NOT AN OPTION.

Chris: Luscious boys wet bodies all over my screen?! Hell no. I don’t even care if it’s Kyoto Ani. doing it. Hell. NO.

Oki: Yes yes this belongs to Eva and unless someone dies in episode three ala Mami style I’m not interested.

Charl Meister: Swimming. I’ll make an exception for swimming. So yes to what will be my first and probably last sports genre anime.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Linzz

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The World God Only Knows III

The World God Only Knows III

Animation Company:
Manglobe

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Shounen, Harem, Supernatural

::Website::

Airing Date: July 8th, 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Third season of The World God Only Knows.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I am thrilled to see that this is getting a third season since the arc that they will be starting on is quite exciting!!!

Vantage: It’s a good manga. While I’ll be watching this for sure, I don’t think I can blog it on a weekly basis given that I know exactly how the Goddesses arc develops. Also – why are they starting it with the Goddesses? Aren’t the few captures before that vital to the future plot?

Linzz: I’d like to watch this…. Q_Q //curses schedule for killing me and my time//

Chris: Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum… Although I do have to wonder why they’re starting on the Goddesses arc? Are the going to do a five minute recap in the first episode? They’re missing out on some good captures y’know?

Oki: MORE LIKE THE WORLD ONLY VIEWERS OF THE FIRST TWO SEASONS COULD KNOW, AMIRITE? …anybody?

Charl Meister: LAWL, I’m with Oki on that one.

::Possible Bloggers::
Chris,

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Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu

Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C³-bu

Animation Company:
GAINAX

Genres: School, Military

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Yura Yamato has just arrived at the high school division of Stella Women’s Academy, when Sonora Kashima invites her to join a club called “C³”. Sonora is the third-year student who became the new head of this club for military survival games. The other members include two second-year students (part-Japanese Karila Hatsuse and G36K-wielding Honoka Mutsu) and two other new students (Rento Kirishima whose family runs a Japanese sweets shop and the really short Yachiyo Hinata).
 
Team’s Impression:

Eva: Hmmmmmm…… I hear this is a survival game that doesn’t actually kill off the characters. That being said, I’ll give it a whirl.

Vantage: I hear this is the friendly kind of “survival game”, instead of the one about death games, swords and art.

Linzz: I don’t really get it. LOL

Chris: Nah, I don’t like this sort of thing.

Oki: Ew military is in the description

Charl Meister: Definitely not.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva

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Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation

Hyperdimension Neptunia- The Animation

Animation Company:
David Production

Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Parody, Sci-Fi, Supernatural

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Set during 1989, it takes place in an alternate continuity where Planeptune is a small country, Lowee as a Japanese styled area and Leanbox as an invading overseas country. Lastation is an area connected with Planeptune. Neptune is thrown into this continuity and embarks her adventure to get back. Because this is not the world/dimension or time she’s supposed to live in, she is not in charge of Planeptune; a new character called Pururut also known as Iris Heart is.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: You know I was this close to getting the game but then I changed my mind. Even though it’s not in the genres I expect to see some ecchi in this.

Vantage: Lol what? I mean, the character designs don’t look half bad and everything…but the summary leaves me so confused…

Linzz: I heard Neptunia is really popular from a friend but… ugghhh moeee… soooo moooeeeee //dies

Chris: Too… many… little… girls… must… run… away…

Oki: That summary combined with a severe lack of boobies just took this to hell no land

Charl Meister: Noooope.

::Possible Bloggers::

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Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun 2

Hakkenden- Touhou Hakken Ibun 2

Animation Company:
Studio DEEN

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Shoujo, Supernatural

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Second season of Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: ;w; I heard the series is really good and I kind of put the first season on hold as I didn’t get past the first episode. I plan to marathon it though at some point.

Vantage: Pass, I haven’t watched Season 1.

Linzz: GAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH I want to cover this but… but… we’ll see. OTL

Chris: The first season is on my ‘to watch list’… bit late now…

Oki: lol no

Charl Meister: I never did get through with the first season…so no for now.

::Possible Bloggers::

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Kimi no Iru Machi

Kimi no Iru Machi

Animation Company:
Gonzo

Genres: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Eba Yuzuki, a girl from Tokyo moves to a countryside to attend high school. She lives together with a guy named Kirishima Haruto whose father is an apprentice of Eba’s father. Haruto never agrees to let Yuzuki stay at his house and always rejects her. Another girl, Kanzaki Nanami, comes whom Haruto might be in love with. So… what will happen in this story?

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I have been following this manga on and off. It’s not bad, I’ll be watching this but I don’t think I’ll sign up.

Vantage: This is one of my favourite manga series, though these days I’m not overly happy about the direction it’s headed in. Nevertheless, I’ll never pass up a chance to experience all that mindfuck drama once more. Count me in!

Linzz: I wonder if it’s again time to fondle myself with another slice of life. Come to think of it, I haven’t watched any slice of life for the longest time now. D8

Chris: I would because it’s a romance, but I won’t because of how poor the synopsis sounds… Damn you cliches! Damn you!

Oki: Vantage likes this? Oh shit there’s something going on.

Charl Meister: Ohohoho, yes yes, I like how this sounds. Sign me up for this one!

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage, Charl Meister

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Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou

Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou

Animation Company:
AIC

Genres: Magic

::Website::

Airing Date: July 6th 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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An Aniplex original production.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Well there aren’t any details out about this one, but I am liking the colorful characters and the fact it’s based on magic. The animation looks fairly interesting and I love the unique character designs. Although the characters do look a bit loli- but seeing that they are shedding tears tells us that this is probably not going to be the ‘happy-go-lucky’ magical girl series. I am all for a dark spin to magic series as I typically enjoy them hahaha~ >w<//

Vantage: Yeah, it’s very colourful…very Touhou-like indeed. I’ll try it, but I’m not expecting anything mindblowing.

Linzz: I will try an episode because this is an original series but… I doubt it with all those girls twinkling. Q_Q

Chris: No. Magical girls can go flash their rainbow hair elsewhere. Damn you Japanese culture!

Oki: GET OUT OF MY RAINBOW BULLSHIT JDKHNFJDKSGHDJKGHFDKJGLHFDJ that being said if it’s stupid I’ll blog it because you know. . . angry. . . .and stuff.

Charl Meister: …no.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Oki

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Servant x Service

Servant x Service

Animation Company:
A-1 Pictures

Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Anime about the staff of the health and welfare section of the ward office of a certain city. Newcomers Hasebe Yutaka, Yamagami, Miyoshi Saya, and their supervisor Ichimiya Taishi go through the everyday quirks of working at their office.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: ……. *YAWN* That sounds a bit bland for a slice of life. I’ll check it out, but I’m not signing up to blog.

Vantage: Well…you’ve got to be open-minded I guess?

Linzz: This is like… random comedy? If I don’t get anything like Nichijou, I might survive this. I personally liked Cuticle Detective Inaba. HOHO

Chris: Really? That’s the plot? Slice of life with no romance? Nah, I’ll pass. Besides, that guy looks like a right twat and… is that a pink bunny on that girls shoulder?

Oki: LOOK OKAY KINGDOM HEARTS WAS JUST ANNOUNCED AND ALL I WANT IS MAGICAL FUCKING AWESOME SHIT AND I DONT WANT ANY FUCKIN SLICE OF LIFE FOR FUCKS SAKE I JUST

Charl Meister: That’s it?

::Possible Bloggers::

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Monogatari Series: Second Season

Monogatari Series- Second Season

Animation Company:
Studio SHAFT

Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Romance, Supernatural

::Website::

Airing Date: July 5th 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Adaptation of the second season of the Monogatari Series: Nekomonogatari (Shiro), Kabukimonogatari, Hanamonogatari, Otorimonogatari, Onimonogatari and Koimonogatari.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Sadly have to pass. /still needs to watch Bakemonogatari

Vantage: Ahahaha I do apologize Chris. It’s more of a default cover, since I’ve covered both Neko and Nisemonogatari prior to this xD However, I shall accept your fanboy rhetoric! It’s gonna be a blast – though I know some people are very suspicious of this show, especially after watching the toothbrush incident.

Linzz: I’m sorry but I cannot relate. No matter how much I’d like to marathon this series (and other series that I have in mind), I just can’t do it because of my poor memory. OTL

Chris: DAMN YOU VANTAGE! Here’s my tale of woe: Two weeks ago I saw Monogatari Second Season in the Summer 2013 line up. All my favorite genres are there and so I decide to catch up. Bakemonogatari. I stay up all night. I love it. Nekomonogatari (Kuro). I spent that morning watching it. Nisemonogatari. I spent the entirety of the next night watching it. I was ready. I was in love. And then, there it was, Vantage has shotugunned it… Don’t worry my love (the Monogatari series, that is)! I’ll watch you nevertheless and haunt Vantage’s posts with my fan boy rhetoric!

Oki: I ONT EVEN LIKE DIS SHIT MAN

Charl Meister: I’m on a mission to marathon the Monogatari series.

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage

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Recorder to Randsell Mi♪

Recorder to Randsell Mi

Animation Company:
SEVEN

Genres: Comedy, School, Seinen

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Third season of Recorder to Randsell.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Never watched the first season, won’t watch it, pass.

Vantage: I’ve seen the first two seasons, but to be honest, it was more for shits and giggles rather than a genuine interest.

Linzz: OTL

Chris: No.

Oki: Didnt like it so why would I watch more

Charl Meister: Didn’t even know this series existed. Doesn’t look great.

::Possible Bloggers::

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Kiniro Mosaic

Kiniro Mosaic

Animation Company:
Studio Gokumi

Genres: Comedy, School, Slice of Life

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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The story begins with Oomiya Shinobu, a 15-year-old, seemingly pure Japanese girl who actually did a homestay in Great Britain. Even after coming back to Japan, she still misses her time overseas. One day, an airmail letter arrives from Alice, the girl in Shinobu’s host family in Great Britain. The letter reads: Shinobu, I’m coming to Japan! The Japanese/British girls’ mixed comedy follows the lives of Shinobu, Alice, and other girls from both Japan and Great Britain.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Not entirely sure what to make out of it. Nothing really stands out.

Vantage: Studio Gokumi did Saki Achiga-hen, so my impression of them has very much improved recently. The least I can do is give this a try.

Linzz: Haha.

Chris: No.

Oki: SO IT’S JUST A SLICE OF LIFE MOE THING ABOUT JAPAN AND BRITAIN COMING TOGETHER FOR TEA AND CRUMPETS MIXED WITH MINI SKIRTS AND ADOLESCENT TROUBLES??

Charl Meister: I don’t mind giving this a try. I like Slice of Life anyway.

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage?

~*~

Senyuu. 2

Senyuu. 2

Animation Company:
Ordet

Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

EXTRA

Second season of Senyuu.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Didn’t watch the first season. What was so great about this show anyways?

Vantage: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…

Linzz: EH?! D8

Chris: I don’t like these five minute shows… they leave a bad taste in my mouth…

Oki: I HATE THIS ART STYLE AAAAH /throws a fridge

Charl Meister: Nope.

::Possible Bloggers::

~*~

Gatchaman Crowds

Gatchaman Crowds

Animation Company:
Tatsunoko Production

Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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The story is set in Japan in the early summer of 2015. 180,000 people live in Tachikawa City, the “second metropolis” of the Tokyo area. Among them are “Gatchaman” — warriors who fight in special reinforced suits powered by “NOTE,” the manifestation of special spiritual powers in living beings. A council has scouted a group of individuals with latent powers to protect Earth from alien criminals. In recent years, the council has assigned Gatchaman warriors to deal with the mysterious entity known as “MESS.”

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Sounds interesting, I would like to see how this will turn out.

Vantage: I’m mildly interested, but nowhere near enough to want to blog this.

Linzz: But… doesn’t this sounds interesting?! Come on, Linzz!!! Downloading and watching more than 5 shows and review at least 4 shows in one day is soooooo good to the health! Try it! Okay, I will. //kicked

Chris: I really like the premise and even though this mysterious entity has a terrible name (‘MESS’? Really?), I’ll watch it and I’ll see how the first episode goes.

Oki: I’ll watch it, but only cover it if it turns out Eva and Chris think it’s a mess. *beat*

Charl Meister: I’d watch this; just not blog about it.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Chris,

~*~

Fantasista Doll

fantasistadoll

Animation Company:
Amber Film Works

Genres: TBA

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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This original story revolves around cute dolls who fight and power up with special cards.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: ………… So…. it’s like Rozen Maiden mashed either Cardcaptor cards or Yu Gi Oh cards or Vanguard cards I guess?

Vantage: Well, cute girls fight and power up with special cards in Fate/kaleid liner too, but that’s not why it’s a good show.

Linzz: I’ll watch but I do think it doesn’t deserve my time for a cover? LOL

Chris: No. No. No. NO! Why are there so many of these this season T_T

Oki: I’d watch it but I’d probably fall asleep on my computer lol

Charl Meister: … *walks away*

::Possible Bloggers::

~*~

Blood Lad

blood lad

Animation Company:
Brains Base

Genres: Comedy, Demons, Vampire, Supernatural, Seinen

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Staz is the vampire boss of a section of the demon world, but he has little interest in human blood. He’s more infatuated with Japanese culture. When he learns that Yanagi Fuyumi, a Japanese teenage girl, accidentally wanders into the demon city, he jumps to the occasion. However, while Staz deals with an intruder on his turf, the oblivious Fuyumi is killed by a monster and becomes a wandering ghost. The disappointed Staz vows to her that he will find a way to bring Fuyumi back to life.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Ahhhh this sounds really cute! :D Sign me up, I am curious to see how this will unfold!

Vantage: Hey, why not? Looks like a pretty cool premise.

Linzz: I actually had my eyes on this for a long time ever since it was announced… And yes, I’ll try.

Chris: YAY! Gimme some of your good stuff Brains Base! And besides, it’s vampires, demons and comedy… what more can I ask for? Well there’s romance but…

Oki: Excited to watch it but again, too good for me LOl

Charl Meister: Yes! I’m very much pumped for this one!

::Possible Bloggers::

Eva, Chris

~*~

Uchouten Kazoku

Uchouten Kazoku

Animation Company:
P.A. Works

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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In Kyoto, there are three kinds of residents: humans, raccoon dogs, and tengu. Shimogamo Yasaburou is the third son of the Shimogamo raccoon dog family. His father, Souichirou, had been the head of Kyoto raccoon dog community until he was eaten by the human members of “Friday Club”. While taking care of old tengu, fighting with other raccoon dogs, and playing with a psychic human girl, Yasaburou approaches the truth of his father’s death.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: It’s P.A. Works, and despite the very different character designs from what we’re used to (and I’m loving it)- there is no way I am not going to watch this. Lets see how this turns out!!!

Vantage: While I personally don’t see what’s so spectacular about this, a friend of mine is really hyped for this. His judgment is pretty good, so I’ll go with the flow for this.

Linzz: No matter how you put “comedy” in there, it won’t trap me!!! No.

Chris: I’ll watch it… I don’t intend on blogging about it however. AND BESIDES! That guy at the forefront looks like a right moron with his weird hairstyle and sleeveless jacket.

Oki: It looks like it’s on crack and therefore I will watch it

Charl Meister: Not really sure about this one.

::Possible Bloggers::
Eva, Vantage

~*~

Love Lab

Love Lab

Animation Company:
Dogakobo

Genres: Comedy, Romance, School

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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The Fujisaki Girls Academy is known for their school body being composed of very proper students. The most prominent one of them is Maki, the student president who is admired by her classmates for her calm and polite demeanor. On the other hand, Kurahashi Riko is also admired but for having a very forward and boyish personality. Riko accidentally walks into Maki while she’s practicing kissing with a pillow and learns that she isn’t what everyone thinks she is. Riko is forced into keeping Maki’s secret and join her in practicing all aspects of romance like holding hands and more. 

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Romantic Comedy and yet I am not interested. Pass.

Vantage: I’m into this sort of shit, don’t ask me why. I’m still watching Yuyushiki, and I do need my weekly cute girls doing cute things.

Linzz: Kuh kuh kuh…

Chris: This is no romantic comedy! Such lies… Besides… it looks too cliche for my tastes.

Oki: I don’t want to offset Vantage’s moe adorable fanboyness with my WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS sobs

Charl Meister: Ahh, my Yuri sensors are going off. I’ll probably watch this.

::Possible Bloggers::
Vantage

~*~

Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou

Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou

Animation Company:
GONZO

Genres: Comedy, Supernatural

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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A nonsense comical mystery. Harumi Kazuhito is a high school boy who loves books and is a fan of novelist Natsuno Kirihime. One day, he finds Kirihime writing at a cafe, about to be shot by a robber. He protects her from the attack but is killed instead. Through the supernatural power of a book-worm, he is reincarnated as a dachshund dog. Kazuhito (as a dog) writhes in a painful bookless life, when a sadistic woman carrying a pair of scissors offers him help. She is Kirihime herself.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I honestly don’t know what to think about this. You a guy who reincarnated as a dog, and then a sadist woman carrying scissors… put the two together…… This can go two ways and I’m not entirely sure whether I’ll be okay watching it if it goes down the dreadful path.

Vantage: Wow, that girl looks rather intimidating. Let’s hope this canine mystery-comedy doesn’t turn out like Cuticle Tantei Inaba did.

Linzz: “A nonsense comical mystery”… Synopsis, how enchanting this is….

Chris: I’ll give it a chance because I doubted Hataruku Maou-sama in the Spring Season… let’s hope it doesn’t disappoint.

Oki: I’m scared mommy. I’m scared

Charl Meister: NO! Scissors reminds me of Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge. I shall pass.

::Possible Bloggers::

Chris

~*~

Brothers Conflict

Brothers Conflict

Animation Company:
Brains Base

Genres: Romance, Shoujo, Harem

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Hinata Ema is the only daughter of a famous adventurer, Hinata Rintarou. One day, Ema learns that Rintarou is going to remarry with a successful apparel maker named Asahina Miwa. Since she doesn’t want to disturb them, Ema decides to move out and live with her 11 new brothers in a mansion called Sunrise Residence. As they live under the same roof, romance is starting to grow between Ema and the Asahina brothers.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: Well girls, here is your next seasonal Otome Game. I am not too sure about where I stand on this one though. I am happy to see Brains Base doing another Otome Game adaption, but I’m not sure if this will be my cup of tea… If it turns out to have a potential I’ll do a first impression and give it three episodes to see whether I’ll be okay with covering it.

Vantage: Moving on.

Linzz: Amnesia killed all Otome Game Adaptation blood in me. It did. It really did. A try on this one won’t kill me though so I will.

Chris: An otome game adaption? Pass.

Oki: I LOVE PSEUDO INCEST BUT. .. DO NOT. . .KNOW IF. . . . .WANT

Charl Meister: After Amnesia, my expectations for Otome game adaptions are pretty damn skewed. So…maybe…and maybe I’ll like/hate it enough to blog about it….

::Possible Bloggers::
Charl Meister

~*~

Teekyuu Season 2

Teekyuu 2

Animation Company:
MAPPA

Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

EXTRA

Second season of Teekyuu.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: I… don’t even remember the existence of the first season…

Vantage: I suppose there is some sort of marketable fanbase for this in Japan? I’m sure a Japanese company went: hey, Teekyuu would be a great show we can continue to make profits out of! Especially considering how awesome its Season 1 sales went! /sarcasm

Linzz: Haha. I’ll watch a sports anime with tennis on it if it was Baby Steps.

Chris: No! Why is this even a thing!? Who watches this?!

Oki: NO BECAUSE LETS BE FOR REAL HERE. JUST THINK ON THIS GUYS COME ON. I LOVE BOOBS, BUT I HATE MOE. I WOULD JUST FEEL LIKE A CREEPER. IM TOO OLD FOR THIS SHIT /THROWS SAID SHIT OUT OF A WINDOW

Charl Meister: No.

::Possible Bloggers::

~*~

Makai Ouji: Devils and Realist

Makai Ouji- Devils and Realist

Animation Company:
Dogakobo

Genres: Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Shoujo, Supernatural

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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The story revolves around William, an aristocratic family progeny with rare intellect. One day, his uncle lost his possessions after his business failed. Fearing that his family’s name has been tarnished, William returns home and searches with his family’s butler for anything that can be converted into cash. A search of the premises yields an underground room left by an ancestor. In the room is a magical seal, and William unintentionally summons a devil. The summoned devil tells William his name, Dantalion, and reveals that William is the designator who can choose the acting ruler of the demon world.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: SOLD. I’M WATCHING THIS. IT’S A PITY THAT LINZZ SHOTGUN’D IT.

Vantage: I smell potential! Please don’t crash and burn, it’s the last thing we need.

Linzz: You know what’s fun in this show? If you see two characters that are super compatible with each other surpassing any other relationship out there. Of course, this is not my biased opinion since I’m a fujoshi and I ship William and Dantalion but… heck~ After reading the first three chapters, William added by Dantalion’s personality is such an interesting combination. I hope the hilarity would stay still too!

Chris: I’ll watch the first episode and we’ll see how we go from there. As it stands it looks just like any other anime with pretty boys but I do like the concept and so I’ll give it a chance. Don’t let me down!

Oki: it looks so good, IN FACT SINCE I CANT BLOG IT HERE HAVE MY PROBABLE REACTIONS:

OH BABY MAKE IT HURT SO GOOD

SOMETIMES LOVE

DON’T FEEL LIKE IT SHOULD

/

cut to robb starks death

OH GOD WHY DID THEY STAB HER IN THE WHAT THAT DIDNT EVEN HAPPEN IN THE BOOK DID IT

/

cut to probable making out

oh yes. yes. do eet.

COVERAGE OVER

Charl Meister: Definitely watching this!

::Possible Bloggers::
Linzz

~*~

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui! Read more at http-::myanimelist.net:anime:16742:Watashi_ga_Motenai_no_wa_Dou_Kangaetemo_Omaera_ga_Warui!#D8UbkTJF2ZiHRT2V.99

Animation Company:
Production I.G

Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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Kuroki Tomoko is a super popular, high school girl who has had 50 years of dating experience and 100 boys… in the Otome game world. In the real world, she is a 15-year-old shut in who has all of the qualities of a “mojo”. However, when school isn’t going as she expected, and she isn’t as popular as she had thought she was, she takes a look at herself in the mirror for the first time in a few years, and has some shocking revelations…

Team’s Impression:

Eva: If it has a consistent plot, I should be able to pull off covering this, but I have my doubts that I’ll be interested in blogging it at all.

Vantage: It has no plot? Well, that changes everything. It’s insanely difficult to blog a show with no plot.

Linzz: I don’t even see the interest in the synopsis at all. Q_Q How come, synopsis? How come? (PS: TITLE IS FUCKING LONG)

Chris: I liked the manga but there was no plot. How can I blog about a show without plot! My post would be: It was funny… I guess I’ll try the first episode out though…

Oki: Ohh it looked so interesting until there was no plot. I NEED PLOT MAN COME ON otherwise I cant stomach seeing the equivalent of me on screen

Charl Meister: Huh. Sounds a bit interesting.

::Possible Bloggers::

Chris,

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Gifuu Doudou!! Naoe Kanetsugu: Maeda Keiji Sakegatari

Gifuu Doudou!!- Kanetsugu to Keiji

Animation Company:
Studio DEEN

Genres: Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Seinen

::Website::

Airing Date: July 3rd, 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

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The Sengoku era gave birth to many historical legends. One of them is Naoe Kanetsugu, the brilliant military general of the Uesugi family. Together with Maeda Keiji, a legendary warrior on the battlefield, who become lifelong friends with each other, they carve out a piece of history in the most dangerous and volatile time in Japan’s history. The two men recall their beginnings and the journey they took to get to the accomplished position they now sit at.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: You know it was really funny when I had to look this series up to get the info because I didn’t know what to make out of the title. THEN BOOM, YOU HAVE THIS INTENSE PROMO POSTER OF AN HISTORICAL SENGOKU ERA ANIME THAT LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE INTENSE! Am I interested in covering this? Not entirely sure.

Vantage: At least it’s Kanetsugu, and not Nobunaga…yet it’s still a fairly sad attempt at variety. Well, some of these Sengoku shows (Oda Nobuna) actually turn out to be good.

Linzz: Historical…. historical… HISTORICALLLLL!!! IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SINCE I WATCHED A HISTORICAL SHOW. Let’s try this one.

Chris: That promo poster gives off a distinct 90’s feel… and I don’t like anime from before the 21st century… I know, ‘Damn those contemporary anime lovers’, I hear you crying…

Oki: I’m gonna do it. I’m gonna do it cause this could turn out one of two ways, freakin great or lolariously bad, AND EITHER WAY I WILL BE FINE WITH IT

Charl Meister: That poster looks intimidating. Not too interested with it.

::Possible Bloggers::

Oki

~*~

 

Genshiken Nidaime

Genshiken Nidaime

Animation Company:
Production I.G

Genres: Comedy, Parody, Slice of Life

::Website::

Airing Date: July 2013

Trailers: PV 1 | PV 2 | PV 3

EXTRA

New series of Genshiken, adapted from the manga.

Team’s Impression:

Eva: …. Rated 17+, I have my doubts that I will enjoy this. Pass.

Vantage: No thanks.

Linzz: I don’t know. I guess that meant No.

Chris: I would but I haven’t watched the other seasons… I guess we’ll be apart this season Production I.G?

Oki: WELL, I MIGHT, IT DEPENDS ON IF IT’S ON THE RIGHT DAY THEN I CAN FORCE MY FRIEND TO WATCH IT WITH ME AND FILL ME IN.

Charl Meister: Nope.

::Possible Bloggers::

~*~

Overall Thoughts:

Eva: Ehhhh overall I’m not that impressed with the shows this season. It feels like it might be somewhat like the Summer back in 2011 where it was so dry that I only (shockingly) covered two shows. At least in comparison to back then, there are at least one handful of shows I could be potentially watching and maybe three to five shows to cover- one or two of them might even be sharing though by the look of it (not that I’m complaining). I think another thing that reduces the amount of shows for me to cover and watch is that almost half of the season is made out of sequels, and most of them I haven’t watched. That being said, I will be giving Silver Spoon, Senki Zesshō Symphogear G (I’m not holding my breath for this show and if it gets boring I’m just gonna drop it), Kamisama no Inai Nichiyōbi, FREE!, Gatchaman Crowds, Blood Lad Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou, and Uchouten Kazoku for first impressions if I happen to like them enough.

Vantage: This crop of shows is rather disappointing. Summer is when my workload starts easing and I’m able to cover more shows – yet there doesn’t seem to be a wide variety of shows I’m interested in covering. There are far too many sequels for my liking, and the vast majority of them (save for a few) seem to be of obscure or niche shows that can’t possibly have a profit motive behind them. I mean, who here would be comfortable with walking into a shop and buying a blu-ray set of Ro-Kyu-Bu! in plain daylight? …Wait, this is Japan isn’t it? Sorry. Anyway, all is not lost! I’m very much looking forward to both Monogatari S2 and Kimi no Iru Machi, while shows like Silver Spoon, Fate/kaleid or Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi look very promising. I’ll be relying on either Love Lab or Kin-iro Mosaic to provide my healing “cute girls doing cute things” premise, and…that’s about it for blogging, really. Oh, and I’ll catch up on Railgun. I promise!

Linzz: Free! gets all the attention from all the females out there. Beware with all the ships ready to sail at episode 1’s release. But of course, my awesome shotgunned show, Makai Ouji, will be one hell of an interesting show. I’ll try my very best to cover this one with utmost sincerity and… well… with managed time!!! (Work, please don’t kill me) There are quite a lot of interesting titles this season but for me, my interest only covered up at least 7% of the Summer Lineup. Add the movies and special episodes to be released this season as well. Too bad that I have to think twice about Hakkeden. It had a really interesting plot (even though it was written by a BL mangaka) and really nice direction but… I don’t think I might on my current schedule and plus, I might if it gets more interesting! Aside from that… all I get are moe and slice of lives and some other series that doesn’t even give a gawdamn synopsis worth reading into. Okay.

Chris: I don’t like the Summer Anime Season, that’s just how it is. Summer is one of those seasons where there is only one or two A+ titles and all the rest are either A. crap or B. shows involving little girls and or annoying plots. In all honesty, I don’t think I’ll end up getting past the first episode of many of these anime, but I’ll try and, if I succeed, I’m sure it will be a great season. The absence of any anime (apart from Monogatari Second Season) that are really lighting my fire is worrying and if this season is a sparse and arid as I think it’s going to be I’ll have to find something else to fill my time… maybe I’ll write some poetry? But I digress, I’ll cover as many shows as I can bring myself to do and I hope they don’t let me down… that being said, if I see any little girls playing sports next season imma go flip so tables.

Oki: As usual we have about 4 OH GOD LETS WATCH IT shows and a bunch of wut??? Shows. I intend to cover some pretty terrible shit, but that’s just cause I’m a tsundere. Or is it yandere to go in pretending to like someone only to ravage it with a fork and some left over doritos? Ah who cares, I’m back, with more yelling!!!

Charl Meister: The Summer season doesn’t look very impressive. The Spring season disappointed me so much with most of the shows I had high hopes for, so my expectations are pretty skewed for this season (except for Danganronpa, Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi, Blood Lad and Makai Ouji: these ones feel like a lot of potential is there). Hopefully they don’t disappoint.

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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10 Responses

  1. Tenderfoot says:

    First off, wow does the preview image for Gifuu Doudou!! Naoe Kanetsugu: Maeda Keiji Sakegatari scream 80’s Fist of the North Star. I guess it’s no wonder since they share the same mangaka. One things for sure, that shows going to be manly as hell.

    Other than that, Uchouten Kazoku get’s my vote for hidden gem of the season. You’ve got P.A works doing the animation (so you know that’ll be solid), you’ve got Kouji Kumeta doing character designs (for the first time on something that’s not his own work), and it’s based on a novel by Tomihiko Morimi who wrote The Tatami Galaxy (the anime adaption of which ranks in my top five favorite things ever.) I’m feeling very confident that it’ll be a pretty fun show to watch. Plus, it’s not a sequel or focused on groups of cute girls!

  2. Kal says:

    Watamote
    GitS: Arise
    Genshiken Niidame
    Free!
    Makai Ouji
    Silver Spoon
    Danganronpa

    (in that order)

    Genshiken is probably 17+ because the characters are a lot older, and their relationships are maturing. I think the references in the first season to eroge and other stuff is enough of a sign of what age group it’s aimed at.

    GitS will be awesome, even if there are not actual Tachikoma in it.

  3. Wanderer says:

    Just for the record (and slightly off-topic), those of you who admitted to not having watched the first season of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex SERIOUSLY NEED TO FIX THAT RIGHT NOW. That is very nearly a criminal offense.

    That aside, I’m mostly in this season for Prisma Illya. That may be a mistake, since I’m a fan of the manga, and it tends to be really hard for anime adaptations to do a manga justice in the eyes of its fans, but by the same token I can’t NOT watch it. I have to see it.

    Nothing else this season catches my eye yet, as far as full series go.

    • Eva says:

      I KNOW IT’S A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, EVEN MORE SO WHEN I FREAKING OWN BOTH SEASONS AND IT’S SITTING RIGHT NEXT TO ME JUST A HAND REACH AWAY!!!!!! I’ll marathon it this summer since that’s what I usually do when it’s dry like this.

  4. Zach J says:

    You can’t follow shows like senyū, you have to marathon it.

  5. lilgamergal says:

    Brothers conflict is what im waiting for. I dont mind the animation. and its not like amnesia because amnesia only has a otome game. Brothers conflict may follow the novel. (Omg if it does its going to be much better because i read summerys of the novel and its awesome.)
    And i quite liked amnesia, why was it bad ?-?
    Going to watch blood lad for sure. But people are saying its only getting 10 episodes O_O
    pfft and what girl wouldnt watch free! XD
    But in total im only watching 3-4 animes o-o;;; that is far less than last time.

    • Eva says:

      Hmmm it would be interesting if BC follows the novel instead….
      It can’t be helped. A LOT of people disliked AMNESIA, they all have their own reason but the most common one I’ve been hearing is because it was ‘boring’ the heroine was ‘bland’. *shrugs* Everyone has their own taste.
      Don’t underestimate the power of only ten episodes (if that how it turns out to be). If it’s done right, they can pull it off no problem.

      • lilgamergal says:

        I think that that’s not the only reason, they may have thought its boring because they dont understand whats going on in amnesia (I only understood because I read the routes) but you’re right, people do have their own tastes. And if BC does follow the novel it would be easier to not disappoint the fans since it concentrates on all the characters differently and its not gonna be a mess, but if it follows he game then thats gonna be a mess since theres more than 13 guys + I heard BC is only getting 13 episodes to much as my dismay. Oh and Diabolik lovers is getting a anime too, and has a pv out.
        you’re right, if blood lad is gonna be good it will pull it off in 10 episodes. I wonder what hakkenden (second season) is gonna be like, i loved the first season

        • Eva says:

          O___o; yikes 13 guys… It would be dreadful if they do the one episode per guy.
          As for DL, I’m not too sure about that one. I have mixed opinions about it as it’s not my cup of tea either.

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