T.H.A.T. Fall 2010 Anime Preview

Seasonally appropriate.

Well it’s that time of year again. Four times a year the writers of THAT come together and write a post where everyone gets involved. It’s our pleasure to present to you THAT’s Fall 2010 Season Anime Preview! The information this time comes from, you guessed it, ANN, MAL, and/or Wikipedia. Additional information conveniently located in Scamp’s Fall 2010 chart. Why don’t we just get this started then?

Obligatory message:

A Message from the NKVD: Well its time once again to point out this is a preview, and not a review. That “p” makes a difference a very big difference in fact. On another note many of us are old grouchy mean spirited cynics and not wide eyed idealistic fat cat communist NEETs. If you are part of the “animu is SRSfkn business” part of the fandom do yourself a favor and just read the summary from ANN so you can preserve your fragile optimism for your harem animu. Other than that Liberty Prime is watching and ready to initiate directive 7395, destroy all communists.

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls

Animation Studio: ARMS (Queen’s Blade, and Ikkitousen Seasons 1 and 2)
Website: http://www.hyakka-ryoran.tv/
Available Trailers: Trailer Trailer 2
Source: Franchise
Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi
Release date: October
Details: A first time director, a studio that specializes in ecchi series. Do I need to say more?
Summary: The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. In this reality, student councils are tasked with oppressing schools. Yagyuu Muneakira is a high school student who rebels against his student council with the help of girls who’ve had the names of famous samurai heroes passed on to them.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: I can’t think of anything I’d enjoy about this, especially given the studio’s previous works. Not going to even bother checking it out.
Hana: ‘a studio that specializes in ecchi series. Do I need to say more?’ No you don’t. NO.
Reverse Vampire: Another fanservice show? Do they ever do something worth people’s time aside from otakus?
Chronolynx: Nothing new to add here. No thanks.
Mystlord: Ha.. a ha… I can already see how this will turn out.

Crusader: No “PUT YA GUNZ ON” means me no watch…
ghostlightning: This is one of those shows that I say I’ll never watch but…

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Iron Man

Animation Studio: Madhouse (Too many. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Boogiepop Phantom, Death Note, etc)
Website: None
Available Trailers: Trailer
Source: Comic Book
Genre: Action
Release date: October 1st
Details: Marvel has given Madhouse the license to re-imagine the series as they want. No staff have been named yet.
Summary: TBA

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: If it actually comes out this time around, I retain my optimism from the last time it was in the previews. Madhouse being given license to rework Ironman as it sees fit and, most importantly, dispense with the burdensome canon as necessary, should at least be interesting. Will give it a look.
Hana: Was dreading watching the trailer for this after the one I saw for the Wolverine anime, but this looks surprisingly good. Not sure about wanting to blog it, but I’ll defo watch the first epi at least. MAYBE.

Chronolynx: Definitely will watch.
Mystlord: FINALLY! I can’t wait to see how this will turn out, especially given that it’s Madhouse.

Crusader: Hopefully the delayed release means more polish and a diminished chance of this totally sucking, but I remain optimistic….
ghostlightning: There’s no universe wherein both I and this show exist and not watch it.

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Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Animation Studio: BONES (Wolf’s Rain, Ouran, FMA: Brotherhood)
Website: http://www.star-driver.net/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Original
Genre: Mecha
Release date: October
Details: Director from Ouran, though he hasn’t directed anything since, and the script is from the who did FLCL, most of Revolutionary Girl Utena, and Nodame Cantabile: Paris. Music Director did the music for Bakemonogatari, Lucky Star, and Haruhi (Disappearance and Melancholy). Art Director is from CANAAN, Karas, LoGH, and Samurai Champloo. The Animation Director worked on Summer Wars, GitS, and Ouran. Primary VAs are Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch, Shinra), Mamoru Miyano (Masaomi Kida, Light Yagami), and Saori Hayami (Saki from Higashi no Eden). TL;DR – Best staff out of any show this season.
Summary: On a cross-shaped island in the South, a mysterious and gigantic humanoid robot known as the “Cybuddy” is discovered sealed in the underground ruins for untold ages. A group known as the “Order of the Glittering Star Cross” attempts to remove the seal by abducting a girl named Wako Agemaki, who they dubbed the “shrine maiden” and is the key to activating the robot. A boy named Takuto Tsunashi arrives with his own Cybuddy named Tauburn to rescue Wako. Thus begins a struggle to unlock the secrets of the advanced technology and prevent disaster.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: While the premise is a little generic sounding, it sounds like there may be something there. The caliber of the staff involved is pretty damn impressive too. However the art style is definitely…something. Will give it a shot, but there’s not enough right now to confirm my interest.
Hana: *Mecha hate fighting against love for most of the staff members listed…* And love conquers. For now. Even less sure I’d want to blog this one, but I’ll probably check out the first epi. MAYBE.

Reverse Vampire: Looks quite promising, especially if it’s from BONES. Will check out first few episodes. Won’t be blogging every single episode, probably need to work with other blogger who’s interested in this.
Chronolynx: Original mecha from BONES? I’ll watch it just from that.
Mystlord: The staff looks AMAZING. The premise and the fact that I’m not too interested in mecha… meh. I’ll give it a try.

Crusader : Finally some mecha, but damn that machine looks fragile… Still that is quite a pedigree.
ghostlightning: Will watch, most definitely watch. The mecha design is reminiscent of some of Nagano Mamoru’s work in Five Star Stories.

Possible bloggers: Reverse Vampire; ghostlightning (in tandem); Crusader (We are now Gekiganger 3)


MM!

Animation Studio: XEBEC (Love Hina, Pandora Hearts)
Website: http://www.butaro.net/
Available Trailers: Trailer
Source: Light Novel
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release date: October
Details: The staff has little experience save for the Animation Director (End of Evangelion, Full Metal Alchemist), but the VAs look good with Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa from K-On!), Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch, Shinra), and Saori Hayami (Saki from Higashi no Eden).
Summary: Because of a certain incident, Sado Tarou is masochistic. He won’t have a “normal” love if he’s like this forever. So to cure his body and so that he could confess to his love “Shihori Hime”, he goes to the Voluntary Club which he heard can fulfill students’ wishes. He goes there seeking help, only to find Isurugi Mio, a girl with a gross misunderstanding that she is a god, and Yuuno Arashiko, who’s the cause of his masochism…

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Sounds like more of the humor in Seitokai Yakuindono that made me drop it at episode 01, so I’ll pass. However, I salute the union of Isurugi Noe and Akiyama Mio, and as expected Mio is the waifu and took Noe’s last name at the wedding.
Hana: MM… NO!

Reverse Vampire: Rather watch yaoi than this MM stuff.
Chronolynx: What RV said.
Mystlord: Lol. Masochism? I’ll give it a whirl for the kicks.

Crusader: Not sure if I want to be a glutton for punishment…still might this Isurugi Mio be the love child of Isurugi Noe and Akiyama Mio? Zeus be praised if this be true!

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Yosuga no Sora

Animation Studio: Feel (Da Capo, Kissxsis)
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/yosuganosora/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Eroge Visual Novel
Genre: Seinen, Romance
Release date: October
Details: The Director and Series Composer are from Spice and Wolf, and although the Music Director has only worked on Nyan Koi!, the Sound Director is extremely experienced, having worked on Baccano! and Kara no Kyoukai. The VAs aren’t too impressive, though the lead VAs voiced Hiro and Miyamura from ef.
Summary: The story of the game is set in the distant mountain village of Okukozome-chō. Haruka Kazugano and his twin sister Sora have fond childhood memories of going to the village to visit their grandfather during their summer vacations. However, after losing their parents in an accident, the two must move in with their grandfather.

The twins get reacquainted with their old childhood friend Nao Yorihime, their new classmate Ryōhei Nakazato, the miko (shrine maiden) Akira Amatsume, and Akira’s friend Kazuha Migawa. All seems peaceful and familiar. However, beneath the surface is a secret promise that the twins made with each other long ago, the whereabouts of an important lost item, and the real reason they chose to come back here.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Seems to be going for a mystery plot of some sort, but exactly how serious or not is hard to say. Nothing about it really strikes me, but I can’t dismiss it at this point either. Will give it at least one episode to see what it’s about (other than a harem cast.)
Hana: Seinen romance based on an Eroge visual novel, eh. Not my thing. NO.

Reverse Vampire: Sounds like p0rn again, arg!!
Chronolynx: Doesn’t sound particularly interesting.
Mystlord: Why does this sound like oh… Like a million other shows? I’m looking at the picture though, and I see a miko, a maid, a possible silent girl… Trying to appeal to EVERY fetish out there eh? Oh Feel~

Crusader: From the people who brought us Das Crapo, eh? I believe in Zeus’ BIG BANG PUNCH wrought miracles but I think making this good might be beyond his SHINING POWERS.

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Togainu no Chi

Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Persona, Working!!, Sora no Woto, Occult Gakuin)
Website: http://www.togainu.tv/
Available Trailers: Trailer Trailer 2 (C78 Camrip)
Source: Yaoi Visual Novel
Genre: Action
Release date: October
Details: Only a little information about the staff, but the Director hasn’t really directed anything, though the series composer has a lot of experience ranging from Full Metal Alchemist to Tokyo Magnitude. The lead VAs look solid with Kousuke Toriumi (Kouga from Basilisk) and Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon from Haruhi) taking the lead roles. *Leaves you with that image*
Summary: After being devastated in the third World War (known as The Third Division), Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan’s capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as “Igura”. The game’s main character, a young man named Akira, is falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to participate in Igura and defeat Igura’s strongest man: the king, or “Il-re”. The story follows Akira’s life in the harsh, lawless Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries developing around him.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Preview was certainly impressive, but I can’t help but liken it to the ‘action for the sake of action’ shows that I usually don’t have any interest in. However, within the stylistic stuff there may be an interesting story under it or maybe some neat characters. It’ll get the three episode test from me.
Hana: I prefer my bishies to play nice. Will check it out for the eye candy, but my low boredom threshold will no doubt soon drag me off in search of something with better chances of character- and plot-development. MAYBE/ NO.

Reverse Vampire: At this point I wonder if there’s any good shows for me to watch this fall. Yaoi fangirls will definitely love this; seen them talking about this most of the time in various places.
Chronolynx: Preview was definitely interesting, so I’ll be watching this.
Mystlord: Uhh… =.=; Given the source, this could turn south at any minute. Given the preview, it won’t. I don’t know anymore.

Crusader: Well there is the promise of blood and super stabbiness, but I am not sure that it is enough to mitigate the bishie fighters… now if they were burly old guys with beards…

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Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Animation Studio: Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, House of Five Leaves, Ergo Proxy)
Website: http://kaminomi.jp/
Available Trailers: Trailer Trailer 2 (C78 Camrip)
Source: Manga
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Harem
Release date: October
Details: The director has little experience, the scriptwriter worked on R.O.D. the TV and Welcome to the Space Show, the music composer hasn’t really worked on anything, and the sound director is really good. The VAs look ok, with Hiro Shimono (Hiro Hirono, Akihisa Yoshii) and Kanae Ito (Ruiko Saten). The cast is really a mixed bag.
Summary: Katsuragi Keima, a second-year high school student, is an avid dating sim gamer. He is known on the Internet as “The Capturing God” for his legendary skills to be able to “capture” any 2D girl in games. However, in his actual school life, Keima is known as otamegane, a derogatory portmanteau of the two words otaku and megane.

At the start of the series, Keima receives an e-mail offering him a contract to “capture” girls. He accepts what is thought to be a challenge, and a demon from Hell nicknamed Elsee appears. She asks for his cooperation to help her in catching the runaway spirits. These spirits hide themselves inside the girls’ heart, and Elsee suggests that the only method to force the spirits out is by “capturing” their hearts—making them fall in love. Appalled by the idea, Keima refuses after clarifying to Elsee that he is only interested in “capturing” 2D girls and that he detests reality. Nevertheless, with the contract already accepted, Keima would have to help Elsee no matter what; if they fail, both Elsee and Keima would lose their heads.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Sounds like it could potentially be a really fun comedy, and I’ve heard good things about the manga. Not something I’d want to blog, but I think it may survive the three episode test.
Hana: Harem rom-coms are not my thing either. NO.

Reverse Vampire: Why does this show sounds so… misogynist?
Chronolynx: I’d love to support you, Manglobe, but this does not interest me in the least.
Mystlord: The premise sounds like something a story that went terribly, terribly wrong.

Crusader: Had he come out of a 3DS I would have been sure of the comedic potential, however this is not the case. Such a fine lineage from a good house, but alas looks a little trite, will do recon but  do not expect to find much.

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Sorademo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Animation Studio: SHAFT (Bakemonogatari, ef, Sayonara Zensubou Sensei, etc)
Website: http://seaside.ponycanyon.co.jp/
Available Trailers: Trailer (C78 Camrip)
Source: Seinen Manga
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Release date: October 7th
Details: The staff running this is basically SHAFT’s usual people: Shinbou (Bakemonogatari, Hidamari Sketch), and his compatriots who worked on Sayonara Zensubou Sensei and Hidamari Sketch. The VAs are also solid: Aoi Yuki (Mina Tepes, Sunako Kirishiki), Chiaki Omigawa (Nazuna, P-Ko), and Satsuki Yukino (Ai Tanabe, Milly Thompson).
Summary: Clumsy Arashiyama is a girl with a love for mysteries and a knack for getting into trouble. She works for an old lady’s lackluster maid café in a small shopping district. The cafe is largely unsuccessful in attracting customers aside from Sanada, a regular and one of Arashiyama’s classmates (who has a secret crush on her). One day Arashiyama’s clever friend Tatsuno is invited to the café, and, upon seeing the miserable state of things (and Sanada, whom she has a secret crush on), decides to work there. Don’t miss the crazy antics of Arashiyama and friends, mismatched love stories, and all the hilarity that is created as a result, in Sore Machi.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Given how much fun I’ve had with the combination of SHAFT and girls named Arashiyama, I’ll definitely be watching. I think the mystery as comedy angle might work quite well too. It might be going out on a limb, but I think I’ll put this on my list of possible blogging series.
Hana: Looks like fun. And, having enjoyed taking over blogging both a SHAFT series and another series set in a maid café, I will check this one out with a more open-mind. MAYBE.
Reverse Vampire: Meido fetishes for otaku maid fans. So, what’s the story again?
Chronolynx: Maids + SHAFT? No thanks.
Mystlord: SHAFT’s strange visual style worked in a lot of shows… But I can’t see it working here, which means SHAFT might be doing traditional animat- OH GOD.

Crusader: SHAFT is hit or miss for me but will give it a whirl

Possible bloggers: ExecutiveOtaku;


Ore no Imouto ga Kannani Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Animation Studio: AIC (Amagami SS, Mayoi Neko Overrun!)
Website: http://www.oreimo-anime.com/
Available Trailers: Trailer (C78 Camrip) Trailer 2
Source: Light Novel
Genre: Comedy
Release date: October
Details: The staff in here is mostly good, with Hideyuki Kurata (R.O.D The TV, Now and Then, Here and There) as the script writer, and Satoru Kousaki (Haruhi, Bakemonogatari) as the Music Composer. However, the director is a big question mark, only having worked on Hayate the Combat Butler and Nyan Koi!. The VAs look solid though, with Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa, Miharu Shimizu) playing the sister, and Yuuichi Nakamura (Tomoya Okazaki, Kadota, Alto Saotome) playing the brother.
Summary: Kyousuke Kousaka, a normal seventeen-year-old high school student, hasn’t gotten along with his younger sister, Kirino, in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyousuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever.

One day, however, Kyousuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime entitled Hoshikuzu Witch Merle (Stardust Witch Merle), which had fallen into the entranceway of his house. To Kyousuke’s surprise, inside the case is a hidden adult video game titled Imouto to Koishiyo! (Love with Little Sister!). Kyousuke attempts to fish out the culprit who dropped the case by bringing up the topic of magical girl anime at the family dinner table. All that comes out is a strong negative reaction from his parents, especially his anti-otaku policeman father.

That night, Kirino bursts into Kyousuke’s room and, in perhaps the first conversation she has initiated with him in years, says they “have things to talk about.” Kirino brings Kyousuke to her room and shows him an extensive collection of moe anime and lolicon bishoujo games she has been collecting in secret.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Bro-con version of Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu. No thanks.
Hana: Doesn’t look like a bad show, but doesn’t sound like my thing either. NO.
Reverse Vampire: It’s sort of scary when I saw the original light novels hanging around in Kinokuniya. Looks popular, but I have no idea what it’s attractive point is. Lead girl looks like it’s ripped off from a ‘how to be tsundere’ textbook.
Chronolynx: Nope.
Mystlord: Wha-? I don’t even.

Crusader: Highly tempted to spin this as the life story of a few bloggers in this community…

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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Animation Studio: Gainax (Evangelion, TTGL, Hanamaru Kindergarten)
Website: http://newtype.kadocomic.jp/psg/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Original
Genre: ?
Release date: October
Details: An almost solid production staff, with the director of TTGL and an experienced Art and Sound Director, but the Series Composer is an unknown. The cast also has varying levels of experience, but none of them have voiced a major role in any series before.
Summary: The story centers around a teen-celebrity-like blonde-haired girl named Panty and a black-haired Goth Loli girl named Stocking. The two are angels sent from the heavens to battle the Ghosts on Earth.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: The superflat style is definitely something different, and it is Gainax behind the wheel, but it doesn’t really sound like it will grab my interest. Will give the first episode a shot, but I have strong doubts as to whether I’ll be interested.
Hana: I’m guessing this is either going to be really stupid or really funny. However, based on the character designs, for now I say NO.
Reverse Vampire: Looks like Powerpuff Girls…except it’s not! Why do the leads have names that derived from undergarment?
Chronolynx: Based on the title alone, no.
Mystlord: The title has me interested already. I’m so watching a few episodes of this.

Crusader: I am sure someone else might pick this up but not me. HOW THE HECK ARE THEY GOING TO DO THE GAINAX BOUNCE?
ghostlightning: If they choose to battle the ghosts on earth they will never defeat me! I DUN LIEK THIS KIND OF LOLIMOE character designs anyway.

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Shinryaku! Ika Musume

Animation Studio: diomedea (Kodomo no Jikan, Nanatsuiro Drops)
Website: http://www.ika-musume.com/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Release date: October
Details: A solid production staff, with the director of xxxHolic and Ookiku Furikabutte heading the pack. Series Composition is headed by a very experienced scriptwriter, who did Genshiken, .hack//sign, Mononoke, and xxxHolic. The cast is pretty good as well,with Ayumi Fujimura (Misaki Ayuzawa), Juri Aikawa (Kanata Sorami), and Rie Tanaka (Maria from Hayate, Suigintou) playing the protagonists.
Summary: The comedy centers around a squid girl who vows to invade the beaches of mankind since humans have polluted the seas. However, her invasion is less than successful, and she ends up on dry ground.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: I salute the protagonist’s ambition to translate her sea power into territory holding, but it reminds me a lot of the basic Keroro Gunsou plot, minus the otaku jokes. Hmmm. Will give it one episode to see how it goes.
Hana: Sounds like a cross between Ponyo and Princess Mononoke with more laughs. Ayumi Fujimura is in it so might check it out, but looks too moe-ish for me to consider blogging. MAYBE/ NO.
Reverse Vampire: A total no. Nothing much to comment.
Chronolynx: *Looks as lead character* No thank you.
Mystlord: Return of the Lolis! … … … Is that supposed to be a good thing?

Crusader: FINALLY SOME ONE IS INVADING SOMETHING OTHER THAN NORMANDY. I like Invasions might sign up for this one…

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Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku

Animation Studio: ZEXCS/Feel (Da Capo, Legend of the Legendary Heroes, H2O)
Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/fortune/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Eroge Visual Novel
Genre: Romance
Release date: October
Details: The director has worked as an animation director on numerous shows, but he’s only directed Kissxsis and Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu. Most of the staff doesn’t seem to have a lot of experience, but they have a mostly solid list of VAs.
Summary: Fortune Arterial’s story revolves around the male protagonist Hasekura Kouhei, who transfers into a prestigious public school in the style of an English six-year school encompassing junior-high and high school students. The school is on an island named Tamatsu Island off-shore from mainland Japan, and the only way to get there is by boat. Soon after transferring, he discovers that one of the student in the class next door to his, Sendou Erika, is in fact a type of vampire.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: What is with all the eroge adaptations this season? And why do they all sound vaguely the same? It’s making me sound like a bitter old fan here! Once more, it doesn’t seem likely to interest me, but I will give the first episode a chance to prove that impression wrong.
Hana: Another romance based on an Eroge visual novel, eh. Still not my thing. Still NO.
Reverse Vampire: Erg, so much eroge this season…

Chronolynx: Guess they’re trying for the easy route this fall with all these eroge. Once again, I’ll pass.
Mystlord: Damn ZEXCS AND Feel? O_O

Crusader: I say turn that island into a heavy ordinance range, in that event I will pray for MASSIVE COLLATERAL DAMAGE.

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Otome Youkai Zakuro

Animation Studio: J.C. Staff (Tsukaima no Zero, Index, Railgun, Ookami-san, etc)
Website: http://www.otome-zakuro.jp/
Available Trailers: Trailer (C78 Camrip)
Source: Manga
Genre: Romance
Release date: October 4th
Details: The Director worked on both Higurashi and Umineko , and the staff is otherwise solid with a lot of experience. The VAs also look solid, with the VAs for the two lead characters having voiced Rena from Higurashi and Oshino from Bakemonogatari. Also of note, the mangaka Lily Hoshino is primarily a BL writer, who loves making the uke extremely feminine… I hope you take a good second look at the above picture now… The director also did Junjou Romantica (BL show), so uhhh yeah.
Summary: It’s the Meiji Era in a slightly alternate Japan, and the Gregorian calendar has just come into effect. The fox-eared girls living in the youkai part of town are about to be put to work together with a delegation of young human soldiers, to promote interracial understanding. So what will happen when Zakuro’s strong personality collides with human sensibilities?

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: That setup actually doesn’t sound half-bad, even with the yaoi underovertones. Probably more comedy than romance, it seems like it could be fun. I think I’ll give it the three episode test.
Hana: That blonde guy looks like a cross between Aidou-senpai and Faldio Lanzat, and the one on the right looks a bit like Mori-senpai. And as long as those foxy ladies have personalities as awesome as their hair, then this might be a fun one for me to check out, but probably not blog. MAYBE/ NO.
Reverse Vampire: Okay, something decent after entries of crap. Will take a look at first episode. MAYBE. But I won’t be blogging this since I’m busy with Shiki and Star Driver.
Chronolynx: Sounds somewhat interesting. Will try the first few episodes.
Mystlord: The character designs make me scared… I see a lot of flat chests…

Crusader: Well I see we already have a few volunteers…still comrades beware lest you have signed up for a Forlorn Hope! Still looks like them soft weaponless Meiji era soldiers got a real Butterfront, as a Sailor I spit upon them and their billets and bet I can beat them into last Thursday in a drunken brawl.

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Kuragehime

Animation Studio: Brains Base (Baccano!, Durarara!!, Spice and Wolf II)
Website: http://noitamina.tv/kuragehime.html
Available Trailers: None
Source: Manga
Genre: Shoujo
Release date: October 14th
Details: Well it’s a Noitamina anime, the director from Baccano! and Durarara!! returns, and the VAs look solid, with the lead being voiced by Kana Hanazawa (Kanade from Angel Beats! and Sengoku from Bakemonogatari)
Summary: The story centres around Kurashita Tsukimi, a huge fan of jellyfish (kurage, a wordplay on the “kura/mi” and “tsuki/ge” in her name) and a girl who moves to Tokyo to become an illustrator. She moves into “Amamizukan,” an apartment complex that is full of fujoshi (diehard female otaku) with a no-men-allowed rule. However, one day, Tsukimi invites a stylishly fashionable woman to stay at her room at Amamizukan — only to discover that the guest is not who “she” seems to be.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Noitamina! Fujoshi! Shoujo! A trap! YES!
Hana: Finally some Shoujo! And it’s a Noitamina show! And it’s directed by Team Baccararara!!! And… this better not let me down. Also interested in (co-)blogging. YES.
Reverse Vampire: Okay, I admit, it’s good too, but I doubt I have time to blog this. Will check it out, however.
Chronolynx: Definitely watching this one.
Mystlord: Noitamina has just been incredibly impressive. Shoujo always gives me an “eh” feeling, but I’ll try it out!

Crusader: Well it is shoujo and there is a trap and fujoshi…

Possible bloggers: ExecutiveOtaku; Hana; Crusader


Bakuman.

Animation Studio: J.C. Staff
Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/bakuman/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Manga
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life
Release date: October
Details: Bakuman. seems to have a really strong production staff, including director Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover, Nodame Cantabile) and 4 different scriptwriters who worked on K-On!, The Cat Returns, Paranoia Agent, Nodame Cantabile, etc. The VAs also look solid, with Atsushi Abe (Toma Kamijo, Akiyuki Takehara from Xam’d) and Satoshi Hino (Tsuchida-sensei, Yuuji Sakai from Shana) taking the role of the lead characters.
Summary: Bakuman follows the story of high school student Mashiro Moritaka, a talented artist who does not know what he wants to do with his future. One day he draws a picture of Azuki Miho, a girl he is secretly fond of, during class and forgets the notebook at school. He comes back to find that his classmate Takagi Akito is waiting for him with his notebook. Takagi tries to convince Mashiro to become a mangaka, a manga artist, with him, only leading to Mashiro’s disagreement. Mashiro goes home and thinks about his mangaka uncle, who had only one successful series before he died in obscurity. Mashiro is interrupted by a phone call from Takagi, who says that he is going to tell Azuki that Mashiro likes her. Mashiro runs down to Azuki’s house to find Takagi waiting for him. Once Azuki comes out to meet them, Takagi tells her that he and Mashiro are aiming to be mangaka. Mashiro then learns that she wants to be a seiyuu, a voice actor, and has shown promise in the field. Mashiro, once again thinking about his uncle, accidentally proposes to Azuki who accepts. However, she will only marry him after they achieve their dreams.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Looks great, has Kenichi Kasai as the director, and I’ve heard endless good things about the manga from people who have followed it for some time. Definitely watching, but likely not my cup of tea for blogging.
Hana: It was all sounding so good until those last seventeen words. Oh well. Might be a good watch, but probably won’t blog. MAYBE.
Reverse Vampire: Looks good, but like EO says, not my cup of tea too.
Chronolynx: I’ve been looking forward to this one for ages. I’m a huge fan of the manga. Might even want to blog this.
Mystlord: *shrug* Indifferent.

Crusader: Prepping the ghost for launching.
ghostlightning: THEY BETTER NOT FUCK THIS UP. Bakuman is my favorite ongoing manga. I am on pins and needles because I don’t really think the manga about manga is fit for animation, but there’s no way I’m not watching this.

Possible bloggers: Chronolynx;


Shinrei Tantei Yakumo

Animation Studio: Bee Train (Noir, Madlax, Phantom, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle)
Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/yakumo/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Light Novel
Genre: Mystery
Release date: October
Details: This will be Tomoyuki Kurokawa’s first time directing a full length anime series, but Hiroyuki Kawasaki, the series composer, wrote the scripts for Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle and Martian Successor Nadesico. The cast also looks solid, with Ayumi Fujimura (Misaki from Maid-sama) and Daisuke Ono (Koizumi from Haruhi, Shizuo from Durarara!!) voicing the protagonists. Overall a solid cast.
Summary: Based on novel by Kaminaga Manabu. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, aka psychic detective Yakumo, tells a story about a college student, Saitou Yakumo who is born with different eye colors. His red left eye gives him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain ’cause,’ and simply eliminating that ’cause’ will let those spirits rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, they begin the investigation together.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Premise has been done before, but something about it makes me think it has potential. Will give it the three episode test, especially since mystery shows often can’t be judged well by just the first episode.
Hana: A mystery series with nice character designs and grown up protagonists voiced by Ayumi Fujimura and Daisuke Ono? YES.
Reverse Vampire: Looks cool, but unfortunately I won’t have time for this. (Sorry! Real life stuff comes first.) Will definitely check this out.
Chronolynx: I generally like Bee Train’s stuff, so I’ll definitely check this one out.
Mystlord: Bee Train. I love you because this sounds awesome. Staff is a little “eh”, and I’m missing Kochi Mashimo (Directed Noir, Madlax, .hack//sign, Tsubasa, etc)!!! NOOOO!!! I’m 50/50 on this.

Crusader: Sending out a two man sniper team…

Possible bloggers: Hana; Mystlord


Tantei Opera Milky Holmes

Animation Studio: J.C. Staff
Website: http://milky-holmes.com/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Video Game
Genre: ?
Release date: October
Details: No staff is listed.
Summary: The story takes place in an imaginary world in “The Age of Detectives”, where private detectives and phantom thieves overwhelm the cities. It is about four girls who aim to be great detectives.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Not looking particularly good from what info there is on it and the character designs. Probably going to skip unless I hear good things about it.
Hana: Great, Sherlock Holmes gets raped by K-ON!. NO.
Reverse Vampire:Moeblob, moeblob, moeblob, moeblob…
Chronolynx: It’s amazing how many of these shows I can tell I won’t like from the title alone. If I want Holmes I’ll read the books.
Mystlord: Lol.

Crusader: Might be fun if I smoked opium while watching…

Possible bloggers:


Tegami Bachi REVERSE

Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot (Bleach, GTO, Hikaru no Go, Naruto)
Website: http://www.tegamibachi.com/
Available Trailers: Trailer
Source: Manga
Genre: Shounen, Adventure, Steampunk
Release date: October
Details: Same staff and cast from the first season. Average and with some experience, but not a lot.
Summary: In the world of Amberground, some residents rely on the services of Letter Bees, whose job is to deliver letters, packages and even people from town to town, while avoiding Amberground’s deadliest hazard, a species of giant insect known as Gaichuu, they are attracted by people’s hearts.

The story is about a young boy named Lag Seeing who is delivered to his aunt by Gauche Suede, a Letter Bee. Then, Lag is inspired to become a Letter Bee himself, and sets out to take the entrance exam five years later.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: I dropped the first season after 5 episodes, so I’m not planning on returning to it. Not bad, it just wasn’t that good.
Hana: Wasn’t interested in the first series, still not interested in this one. NO.
Reverse Vampire: Never watched the first season. Above image does not help in appealing me back to a show I never watch.
Chronolynx: Dropped the first season after like 3 episodes. Boring.
Mystlord: Didn’t watch the first season. Not going to watch this one.

Crusader: They should rename this to Postal…

Possible bloggers:


Sora no Otoshimono: Forte

Animation Studio: AIC A.S.T.A (Bamboo Blade, ToHeart)
Website: http://newtype.kadocomic.jp/soraoto/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Manga
Genre: Harem, Romantic Comedy
Release date: October
Details: Same staff and cast from the first season. Another rather average group of people.
Summary: The second season of Sora no Otoshimono.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Flying pantsu got a season two? Well I guess there’s precedent with Strike Witches 2…
Hana: Yet another harem rom-com. Still not my thing. NO.
Reverse Vampire: No, just no. And big b00bs.
Chronolynx: No.
Mystlord: Lol.

Crusader: DAMN IT. This gets a sequel and here I am still waiting for my Mazinger Z sequel life is so unfair.

Possible bloggers:


Motto To Love-Ru

Animation Studio: XEBEC (Buso Renkin, Ladies vs. Butlers)
Website: http://www.j-toloveru.com/
Available Trailers: Trailer (C78 Camrip)
Source: Manga
Genre: Harem, Comedy, Ecchi
Release date: October
Details: Same staff and cast from the first season. Yet another rather average group of people.
Summary: The second season of To Love-Ru.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Another sequel of questionable worth. All that season one had was a cool OP.
Hana: And yet another harem rom-com. And still not my thing. NO.
Reverse Vampire:Horrible show not worth my time. Glad that the manga ended.
Chronolynx: What Hana said.
Mystlord: Lolx2

Crusader: Life is so unfair…

Possible bloggers:


Toaru Majutsu no Index 2

Animation Studio: J.C. Staff
Website: http://www.project-index.net/
Available Trailers: Trailer (C78 Camrip)
Source: Light Novel
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Release date: October
Details: Same staff and cast from the first season. The staff is rather average, but the Voice Actors are excellent.
Summary: The second season of Toaru Majutsu no Index.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Despite really enjoying Railgun, I HATED Index and would rather rewatch Macross Dynamite 7 than a second season of Spikey-kun and lengthy mid-battle ‘exposition.’
Hana: Had never heard of the first series, not interested in this one either. NO.
Reverse Vampire: I sort of lose my adrenaline after watching the 20+ episodes of the first season. No time to watch.
Chronolynx: I’ll probably check out the first few episodes at least. Apparently I’m one of the few who liked the first season.
Mystlord: Apparently they’re getting to the real meat of the Light Novels, so I’m checking this out for sure. The trailer (even though it’s a camrip), looks sexy too.

Crusader: Will only post up rabid fanboy rants for Biri Biri and Kuroko but otherwise FUCK SPIKEY-KUN and a POX UPON HIS LOINS!

Possible bloggers:


Hakuouki 2

Animation Studio: Studio DEEN
Website: http://www.geneonuniversal.jp/rondorobe/anime/hakuoki/
Available Trailers: Trailer (C78 Camrip)
Source: Visual Novel
Genre: Reverse Harem
Release date: October
Details: Same staff and cast from the first season. Average staff.
Summary: The second season of Hakuouki.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Didn’t watch season one, and had no interest in it. Maybe Impz will return from his government employment hell to cover Hacookie season 2.
Hana: First series was the sleeper hit of the Spring Season, so no doubt I’ll enjoy watching this too. YES.
Reverse Vampire: Watched first few episode. A definite no-no for me.
Chronolynx: Boring reverse harem is boring. Next.
Mystlord: Yeahno.

Crusader: Hoping for a joke sub.

Possible bloggers:


Super Robot Taisen OG The Inspector


Animation Studio: Asahi Production (Blue Drop: Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku… And that’s it.)
Website: http://www.suparobo.jp/srw_lineup/srw_ogin/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Video Game
Genre: Mecha
Release date: October
Details: A rather underwhelming group of staff, with a rather large group of unknowns. The only real notable is Tomokazu Sugita (Kyon) who voices the lead character. The director hasn’t done any truly recognizable series, though he has done some Hentai series, so that should be fun.
Summary: A new TV series of Super Robot Wars.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: While I’ve never played any of the SRW games, it is mecha and since the pickings are slim I’ll give it the three episode test and likely continue unless it’s unexpectedly terrible (which with that inexperienced staff, isn’t an impossible outcome.)
Hana: *Mecha hate fighting against… nothing, and thus winning.* NO.
Reverse Vampire: Not my kind of thing. Mecha doesn’t appeal me for the past 2 years…
Chronolynx: Might watch the first episode. Maybe.
Mystlord: Uhhhhh. I don’t know anything about it… Maybe I’ll try it?

Crusader: Not expecting much but beggars can’t be choosers…
ghostlightning: Not terribly enthused, but will try.

Possible bloggers: Crusader


Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge


Animation Studio: SHAFT
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/arakawa_ub/
Available Trailers: None
Source: Manga
Genre: Comedy
Release date: October 3rd
Details: The same staff from last season. Solid staff and solid cast.
Summary: The sequel to Arakawa Under the Bridge.

Writers’ Commentary

ExecutiveOtaku: Loved season one (though I have to watch the final episode yet), so I’ll be watching this one too.
Hana: :D
Reverse Vampire: Never watched, don’t want to know.
Chronolynx: Dropped the first season because it wasn’t funny. No reason to suffer through this one too.
Mystlord: First season was hilarious. For sure for sure!

Crusader: At least this Fall will not be a total Fall of FAIL. Long Live Nino-hime! DEATH TO HOSHI!

Possible Bloggers: Hana; Crusader

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50 Comments

  1. Posted August 20, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I’m hoping the Iron Man delays are not a bad omen. Madhouse rarely steers me wrong, though, so I am cautiously optimistic about that.

    Love me some mecha, and some of the designs look ridiculous enough to catch my eye, so I’ll definitely give Star Driver a shot for at least a few episodes.

    For what it’s worth, I’ve heard that A-1 is looking to minimize the BL aspect of Togainu no Chi in favor of the action and story. I think it looks promising, so I’m checking it out.

    Oh, how it pleases me to see Satsuki Yukino attached to another series. If the promise of SHAFT didn’t already have me looking forward to Sorademo, she’s the one to get me interested. Her voice is like sweet, sweet candy for my ears. <3

    I lol'd at the Gainax Bounce joke.

    Bit of an error in the Kuragehime entry: Think you meant that Kana Hanazawa is voicing the lead. Anyway, the premise behind that series sounds strange enough for me to give it a whirl; plus, it is a noitaminA series, so that gives it an automatic watch, regardless.

    Trying not to get TOO swept up in the hype for Bakuman, just because I'd rather the show prove itself first before I get all crazy excited, but I am looking forward to it.

    Somehow I had gone without seeing that Bee Train is doing Psychic Detective Yakumo. Shitty animation alert??

    Tentatively watching the second season of Index, just because I am already invested in the story from the first season, but the moment it starts pulling the same bullshit again, I'm out.

    Cautiously optimistic about more Arakawa. Definitely want it to be good, but hopefully SHAFT doesn't run it into the ground.

    • Posted August 20, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

      Fixed the Kuragehime bit since Mystlord is out of town, thanks for the correction.

  2. ReddyRedWolf
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai or The World Only God Knows I wouldn’t classify as harem per se. Since the girls don’t remember the MC Keima afterwards. Besides he doesn’t even like real girls. He is just doing this to keep his head. Think of it as Lelouche Lamperouge in Amagami girl reboot setting with his Just as Planned. No kink involved. In fact there is no fan service in the manga.

    Index season 2 PV I saw Awaki. The teleporter seen in season 1 bringing people to Aleister Crowley. Can’t wait to see Awaki vs Kuroko.

    Super Robot Wars I’ll watch it. Plus its guaranteed Jam Project would do the OP and ED.

    • Posted August 20, 2010 at 10:22 am | Permalink

      The World Only God Knows manga is rather good. I’m surprised that it got such a reception here, but that summary doesn’t really do it justice. I’d like to echo that it really shouldn’t be tagged as harem.

      • Posted August 20, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

        Oh and bring it Liberty Prime, bring it on.

    • MrTerrorist
      Posted August 20, 2010 at 10:37 am | Permalink

      The bloggers are making a BIG MISTAKE for not blogging The World Only God Knows! It’s not some stupid Harem comedy, it’s a true adventure masterpiece. There’s no harem since the main lead has no interest with girls(except those from games). Keima is truly the reincarnation of Light Yagami & Lelouch and a true genius in battle plans that will make any military nerd cry.

      See this video on how Magnificent Keima is.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUIzq4jdrUA

      Keima is God and his epicness will make you a believer!

    • Posted August 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

      I agree with these above comments. The World only god knows is an epic manga. The description doesn’t do it justice. As the comments above said, it isn’t a harem at all (since the girls memories are always reset). More so than being one of the best manga’s, it’s one of the most consistently good manga’s out there. If the anime does a good job, I have a feeling the only ones left blogging will be Reverse Vampire and Hana, as the male staff will run out and try to pursue female companionship with their newly acquired knowledge.

      So, yeah give it a shot, hopefully the anime can stay true to the manga’s humor and it’s parody of dating games. Oh, and Keima is a badass, don’t underestimate him.

  3. Posted August 20, 2010 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    It’s amusing to see a relatively perfect “meh” <-> “yay” inverse between myself and most of THAT writers.

  4. Posted August 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I already said my share about The World only god knows, but I always have more to say.
    Bakuman- I agree with Ghost, they better not mess this up, this manga was made by the author of Death note, and deserves to have an anime that’s just as good, if not better than the Death note anime.

    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo- I read this manga a while back, and I don’t remember much of it, but it was most definitely a good read. The mature art style you see in the picture, is most certainly done justice, by the mature themes presented in this story. More so, than the content being mature, I think there were some pretty mature themes of death and other things. Anyways, it’s a good read, and hopefully it will be a good anime as well.

    Sorademo Machi wa Mawatteiru- I haven’t actually read the manga, but heard some decent things about it, if anything at least it seems somewhat original (sci-fi+maids???).

    Arakawa 2- YES, nothing else needs to be said.

    There are a few other good picks in this list, but I guess it’s better to keep the optimism controlled, having said that, a good portion of the upcoming season’s shows seem to be generic ecchi/harem die hard otaku fests.

  5. Posted August 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm. Now that I’ve actually sat and read all the summaries for the upcoming season I’m not as worried about what to choose to blog – pickings look slimmer than I previously thought -_-

    So with ghostlightning on Bakuman. If they screw this show up I will cry.

  6. Windaerie
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Thank you, THAT anime bloggers, for putting up the fall anime preview. I had totally forgotten that we were already at the end of summer and that there would be new shows to watch (ugh work, makes every day feel like the same day)!

    Because of the fervent praises of The World Only God Knows from the other comments above, I think I’ll check it out. To be quite honest, I was turned off from the show by the harem description (but since people say it’s not really….yay).

    Also, MECHA!!!!!! ORIGINAL MECHA!!!! WHEEEEEEEE!!!! Although the art doesn’t really capture me, but BONES+ mecha+ original stuff= definite watch. I just hope it doesn’t disappoint (it would be so sad to see it fail with such a good staff).

    Bakuman looks interesting, but I’m not too pulled by the premise of the plot. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, however, looks amazing, and sounds mysterious and awesome. :)

    Maybe it’s time I picked up some more manga series….. ^___^

  7. Jingles
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Takuya Igarashi, the director of Star Driver, also directed Soul Eater after he did Ouran. I quite liked Soul Eater, so that’s a good thing. I’m not big on mecha, but I guess I’ll give Star Driver a look. Also looking forward to Bakuman.

  8. Merq
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    A solid number of these I’m willing to give a try. I’m not a huge fan of mecha, but I like Bones so Star Driver is on the list. I’m definitely going to watch Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge and Kuragehime. I will watch Index 2 if it has unhealthy and gratuitous amounts of Kuroko.

  9. Posted August 20, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it’s just me, but the fall 2010 preview seems to be particularly long compared to other season. It’s probably just me, though.

    I’m probably alone on this, but I’m not too hyped about Bakuman’s debut. I’ve read a hefty amount of the manga and frankly was not impressed. It’s got an interesting concept, of course, but I simply don’t find that it’s played out well. Moreover, the humor is too contrived. Most of all (for me), though, is the shounen feel they have. “Oh lord, he’s so amazing!” “Oh no, there’s another amazing person too!” “Well, we’ll be superior!” That being said, I’ll be watching it; but I don’t think it’ll turn out to be an amazing series. And, as my final word on Bakuman: it’s got nothing on Death Note. Both mangas are fundamentally different, but Death Note blows Bakuman out of the water any day.

    On a more positive note, I’m liking Shinrei Tantei Yakumo. I’ve always been appealed towards those type of series, though. XD Oh, and Kuragehime sounds excellent. It seems as if noitaminA never fails to grab a potentially great series.

    (Before I go on, let me apologize for the upcoming rant.) The World Only God Knows really isn’t that good. Sure, it’s not a harem per se, but I still find it boring and tasteless. Really, do I need to see some pathetic loser try to grab girls because he’s forced to? Hell, I can’t even give half of a chuckle when it comes to their humor. Moreover, from the few chapters I read (and trust me, it was painful), the story’s played out pretty badly, and the plotline is utterly formulaic. It’s kind of ironic, really: the way the relationships blossom in the manga (between the “real” girls, mind you) are just completely fake. You’d think that a game featuring a semi-parody on galges and dating simulations would make the romance at least believable to counteract it, but it simply reinforces what the galge and dating simulations are like. On that note, it’s kind of disturbing to think that people might take the manga the wrong way.

    *sigh* I’m sorry for the rant.

    Anyways, awesome fall preview. Until next time!

    - Hellomotto

    • Posted August 20, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

      Most of all (for me), though, is the shounen feel they have.

      ww

      You’re taking THAT against a manga on Shonen Jump ABOUT manga & mangaka for Shonen Jump? Way too funny.

      • Posted August 21, 2010 at 12:07 am | Permalink

        That’s exactly my point; both that and The World Only God Knows are full of hypocrisy that I just can’t ignore. Unless irony’s your thing, which isn’t bad, per se…

        • Posted August 21, 2010 at 12:14 am | Permalink

          Hypocrisy?

          Bakuman is authentic. It knows and celebrates what it is. If you think Shonen Manga per se is wholly incapable of excellence, then that’s your bias. It’s a love letter to the genre and the people who are part of it. Is it transcendent of the genre? Probably not, but unless you ask that from every manga you read, then genre classification and writing is a pointless pursuit.

          The thing is, it isn’t.

          • Posted August 21, 2010 at 12:28 am | Permalink

            I’d really like to know how often two high school students successfully manage to become mangakas, while another “natural” talent appears and becomes best friends with them.

            Okay, perhaps I’m getting a bit caught up in the details, but I can’t ignore the “two high school students aspire and become excellent!” part about it. And sure, it may be authentic: the process on how mangakas get serialized is probably spot-on (with a few minor adjustments); the same may apply to other aspects of the process.

            That being said, I concede defeat; I had not thought about it in a way of the celebration of the shounen genre and those apart of it. My sincerest apologies if I had offended you in any way.

            Of course, that doesn’t mean I’ll change my opinion that (for me) it’s not the potential top show of the season.

          • Posted August 21, 2010 at 12:36 am | Permalink

            Not offended, no need to apologize. I just felt that you didn’t get what makes it good in the eyes of its fans.

            If you read the post I linked to, you’d see that I used to be VERY dismissive of Shonen material, and I realized through reading Bakumanhow unwise and immature (yes!) my attitude was.

            Celebration of genre, tradition, past works is all “remembering love” for me, and that’s my own bias for appreciating works that have significant amounts of it.

            As for the “realism” in a fantasy (in an aspirational sense) manga series, you’d be surprised. I used to think the shojo Nodame Cantabile was ridiculous for having its geniuses being so young until I started looking up actual pianists’/violinists’ careers (and the conductor Gustavo Dudamel). Now this doesn’t mean it translates to Shonen Manga, but with the likes of DIY works becoming mainstream like Huke’s Black Rock Shooter, or perhaps a better example Shinkai Makoto… it’s not too far-fetched (not to say that it isn’t over-the-top exaggerated presentation of plausible events).

          • Posted August 21, 2010 at 12:54 am | Permalink

            I did read your post, and it was great. On another note, I know that it’s common among people to hate Shonen simply because other people have hated it. For me, though, I don’t hate all Shonen material; in fact, I still faithfully read Naruto and Bleach to this day. That being said, I only read Naruto for both completion’s sake and for the “cool new moves” that honestly don’t impress me quite that much. Bleach is just cool (yep, you heard me) and satisfies my action needs. I feel that both are not great series, as you also mentioned in your post, simply because I’m not a fan of the genre.

            As for a celebration of certain kinds of anime: I guess I haven’t been reading manga or watching anime long enough to appreciate those kinds of series. I want something that, as you said, transcends the genre and isn’t “constrained” by the formula. It’s hard to find those series, but once it does–oh boy, it’s excellent.

            EDIT: I think I feel the way you do about those series like I do about slice-of-life…maybe. I’ll ponder on it for a bit.

          • Posted August 21, 2010 at 3:16 am | Permalink

            While I probably won’t get into the “Big Three” shonen titles, my wife is up to date with Naruto, and is a fan of Bleach. Funny how these things work out.

            When you’ve seen as much as I have, or especially been a fan of certain shows as I have, you’ll start enjoying it when good shows in the future pay homage to those shows you’ve loved for so long. It’s as if the people making the shows are people just like you who grew up fans of the same shows. This will seem like the new show speaks to you directly, and it’s a wonderful feeling — finding that connection over anonymity, distance, and time.

    • Posted August 21, 2010 at 10:49 am | Permalink

      Ahh, I’m sorry. :(
      It would seem that my flamboyant fanboyism made you rant. I would give you a muffin as an apology, but trust me, you don’t want my muffins.

  10. Kherubim
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    I’m getting really bummed out by the last few seasons and here’s my own take on the following shows:

    Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls: Hyper unbalanced girls based on historical characters fighting each other for MASSIVE CLOTHING DAMAGE. How NOVEL and ORIGINAL!!! Where have I seen this before???

    Iron Man: Say no to bishonen Stark, he is not an emo highschool teen despite what the Ultimates say…

    Star Driver: Looks like mecha harem…

    Yosuga no Sora: Bleh…

    Togainu no Chi: Fight Club x Buttsecks from the people who gave us Moe Warfare? I have an urge to summon my Persona and become an hero…

    Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Girl capturing show? Does he use a Pokeball or more tried and tested ways, like a blackjack and some rope?

    Sorademo Machi wa Mawatteiru: I better hope that this plot is better than it sounds (like it’s on acid). Will there be new memes related to Ararararashimaya?

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt: I hope this is more like TTGL meets PPG on acid and ephedra, the constant milking of LCL from the Eva money train is getting old…

    Shinryaku! Ika Musume: Ia! Ia! Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

    Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku: I agree with EO and Crusader here…

    Otome Youkai Zakuro: Call me when they introduce steam powered mecha and bishonen swordsmen with reverse edged swords…

    Kuragehime: He’s just a sweeeeeeet transvestite from transsexual Transsylvania!!!

    Bakuman: Sounds interesting, will reserve my judgement for this one…

    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo: @Crusader: Because it’s Bee Train, you’ll get better results with cute, slightly lesbian girls dual wielding P90s or Desert Eagles…

    Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: If they are faithful to the Holmes-Watson dynamic, they’ll be somewhat slightly gay for each other. That, and Bartitsu…

    Motto To Love-Ru: More loli, more fanservice, more expy of daughter-stealing-bitch of an ex-wife…

    Toaru Majutsu no Index 2: MOAR RAILGUN (and Saten), LESS SPIKEY-HEADED PEDANTIC DOPE (his other superpower is turning every single female he encounters into his love slave, unless they’re Kuroko…)

    • ReddyRedWolf
      Posted August 21, 2010 at 12:02 am | Permalink

      “Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Girl capturing show? Does he use a Pokeball or more tried and tested ways, like a blackjack and some rope?”

      Girls with holes in their hearts is where evil spirits like to hide. To fill up that hole is to exorcise those evil spirits. Best way is to fill that hole is with love. Keima’s cute demon sidekick collects the evil spirits so they can go back to hell where they belong.

      Basically Hell makes a contract with God (of dating sims) to do the dirty work.

      Keima doesn’t have any interest in real girls but he is so Genre Savvy that his galge knowledge is applicable to real life girls.

  11. Posted August 20, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    MUST LIST:
    -The World God only Know (LOVE the manga. If they can nail down the joke and such, I’m going to have a great time with this one.)
    -Ore no Imouto ga Kannani Kawaii Wake ga Nai (Never heard of it before, but the story really sounds like a lot of fun!)
    -Otome Youkai Zakuro (SERIOUS! I am sold based on the preview picture alone. That’s just look totally frickin AWESOME!)
    -Kuragehime ( :D )
    -Sora no Otoshimono: Forte (One of my fav animes during its running season. Truthfully, it isn’t that good, but it is soooooooo entertaining.)

    at least FIRST EPISODE CHECK OUT:
    -Iron Man (I was really, really, really excited when I saw the first teaser a while back, but the actual trailer that I have recently seen…? Meh. Still, could turn out fine though.)
    -Togainu no Chi (While I’m into men-on-men stuff as much as the next BL loving girl, I have never enjoyed an anime based on these kind of material yet. However, this might turn out to be the first actually well made yaoi anime that has actual merit outside of being about men-on-men love. I don’t mind if they would tone down the yaoi stuff a bit to focus more on the action.)
    -Bakuman (Probably is going to watch just for a few episodes to see how well a comic about making manga can translate into an anime, but some slight sexist aspect of the story has never stood too well with me, so I will probably drop it at some point.)

    MIGHT CHECKING OUT THE FIRST EPISODE WHILE DRUNK:
    -Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (I know that it is going to SUCK HARD, but then again, I am very curious in seeing how much moe-ly retard they could make it… In this case, I guess curiosity is going to kill the cat…)
    -Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls

  12. Tenryu
    Posted August 20, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    @RV; i thought the To-Love-Ru manga was gonna start up again?

    hopefully this new SRWOg anime has either Rein Weissritter or none mass produced Huckebein

  13. Posted August 21, 2010 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    You seem to have deliberately left out any and all OVAs. (Which is OK. I’m not complaining.)

    Just wanted to mention that there’s going to be a “To Aru Kagaku no Railgun” OVA. Details are sketchy but probably going to be the “Sisters” arc told from Mikoto’s point of view. First episode 10/29

  14. Posted August 21, 2010 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    I’m almost completely skipping the current anime season, but I’m actually optimistic for the coming Fall. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to prejudge everything viciously and do my fair share of first episode dropping, but for now it’s double rainbows.

    Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls – I’ve fallen into the habit of watching one and only one ecchi series per season. It’s not a law or anything, it has just become habit. So with that said, if this has some redeeming features besides the ecchi (comedy, or action scenes) then I think I very well may finish this, or at least give it a full five episodes. I’m hoping it’s more Queen’s Blade than Ikki Tousen.

    Ironman – when it comes to stateside material, I’m a pretty big Ironman fan. Or should I say I’m a fan of the armors and the movies. The American comic scene has been somewhat dead to me for awhile. If what Executive Otaku says is right, and they’re starting fresh this may be a very good thing. I’ll give it one episode not to piss me off.

    Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto – generic is right, but this is BONES. They’ve put out plenty of classics this past decade, and I’m not going to miss a new one if I can help it. But God knows I need a new long mecha series bad.

    MM! – f*ck me! This can’t be good. So why do I want to see it? Maybe it’s the characte designs or that I desperately want another Toradora! But that’s not happening anytime soon. I’ll give it a shot though.

    Yosuga no Sora – this sounds like the plot for a hentai, I HATE hentai. Unless this gets a hell of a lot of buzz I’m not touching it.

    Togainu no Chi – again, unless this gets some good buzz…. NO!

    Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai – the same way Ghost is about Bakuman, is the way I am about this series. DON’T F*CK IT UP. The key is if they get the nerd comedy and the romance down right. One of my favorite manga, don’t underestimate this guys.

    Sorademo Machi wa Mawatteiru – like Star Driver, I’m only giving this a shot because of the studio. If it doesn’t impress me then I’m dropping it like flaming hot sh*t on a hot day.

    Ore no Imouto ga Kannani Kawaii Wake ga Nai – oh for … unless the entire community screams this is the most amazing and funniest thing since… Lucky Star then I’m not ever.

    Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt – only because it’s GAINAX, plus Garterbelt looks like a badass.

    Shinryaku! Ika Musume – feels like a cross between Umi Monogatari and Kanamemo, two series I didn’t love. Not likely.

    Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku – what’s up with all the eroge adaptations? Come on son! And even worse, more vampires. Does every season have to have something with vampires in it? How come Frankenstein doesn’t get more love? Do a mecha about Frankenstein defeating the villagers come to burn down his windmill! As for the show…. NO.

    Otome Youkai Zakuro – I agree this sounds interesting, but I’m afraid it may get lost in the shuffle.

    Kuragehime – I feel a bit ashamed that I’m definitely going to be watching for this.

    Bakuman.- alright, I got a taste of this thanks to one of your contributors strong recommendations, and I was impressed by what little I sampled of the manga. Let’s see what this series can do in the spotlight.

    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – I may watch, but that’s once the season is over and the series is finished. I can wait.

    Tantei Opera Milky Holmes – NOTHING of interest to me.

    Tegami Bachi REVERSE – if I can take my thumb out of my ass and finish the first season, & like it, then I may give this a shot.

    Sora no Otoshimono: Forte – hated the first ep of the first season, I’m not coming back.

    Motto To Love-Ru – you can take your ********** & shove em.

    Toaru Majutsu no Index 2 – Railgun was a sleeper hit for me, but I haven’t started the first Index, so I’ll probably pick this up later. Much later.

    Hakuouki 2 – didn’t touch the first season, didn’t hear anything good about it either. This has no chance of me picking up.

    Super Robot Taisen OG The Inspector – I”m a big mecha fan, so I’ll be watching this right? NO. This looks like a clusterf*ck. Let me know when the awesome happens.

    Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge – sweet holy mother! More sequels? And another one of a series I didn’t care for. I’m noticing an unappealing pattern.

    Remember what I said at the beginning about being optimistic? Yeah, that was for about a half dozen shows. UGH.

  15. Emperor
    Posted August 21, 2010 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I see 2 things watchable to my taste -_-

  16. acs
    Posted August 21, 2010 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Definitely looking forward to Index S2, getting into the real action of the light novels will be a real treat to watch…

  17. theCorpsCommander
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    nice fall 2010 preview, anyway here’s my watch list:

    Iron Man (super cool, can’t wait!)
    Yosuga no Sora (eroge :D)
    Fortune Arterial (eroge :D)
    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (yay! Ayumi Fujimura is casted here! woo~ Misaki from Maid-sama!)
    Sora No Otoshimono: Forte (~kyaaa! ‘been waitin’ for this!)
    Hakuoki 2 (historical. oooh~ I miss Osen-hime and Chizuru; time for S2 to be rolled out, LOL! Chizuru x Okita FTW! :D)

    I definitely can’t wait. and hey, ExecutiveOtaku, I hope you blog Sora no Otoshimono: Forte! why not give it a shot! :D

    PS: argghhh! no Season 2 for Kampfer!? NOOOOooooooo! still waiting for a new Gundam series from Bandai-Sunrise; G.Unicorn sux. story is just… meh~~~ :)

    and… Super Robot Wars sux. mecha-nerds sux, too. :)

  18. Jacob
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    The “Mayoi Neko Overrun” manga (from Tu-Luv-Ru creator) had a simple, happy formula:
    Moe silliness, copious nudity, and a simplistic Dawww! plot. Mindless happy entertainment.
    AIC made it into an anime by nerfing the Moe and nudity and fumbling the Daww.

    Ore no Imouto ga Kannani Kawaii Wake ga Nai is a cute manga with a simple, fun formula:
    Moe cuteness, innocent sexiness, and a Dawww! plot about a brother/sister (non-sexual!) relationship.
    The AIC anime trailers nerf the moe and the sexiness. Did they even try to capture the mangas
    simple but sexy style? And animated lil sis seems to alternate between bitchy and petulant rather than showing manga sis’s confident and vulnerable sides.

    WTF, AIC? Why take on a sexy moe project if you’re gonna dump the sexy and moe? Seriously, WTF?

  19. Micchon
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, after a long anime-watching hiatus, some of these shows actually look pretty decent.

    Hyakka Ryouran Samurai moe = Don’t think so.
    Iron Man = Never did see the point in that, so no again.
    Star Driver = Possibly; the last mecha I watched was Eureka Seven (yeah, I know).
    MM! = *smirk* *cough* Next, please…
    Yosuga no Sora = Looks okay, sort of, but yet another VN?
    Togainu no Chi = Shall say it before and again; dislike yaoi.
    Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai = Aww, why not?!
    Sorademo Machi wa Mawatteiru = I’m suddenly reminded of Kaichou! That pissed me off, and something tells me this will piss me off too.
    Ore no Imouto ga Kannani Kawaii Wake ga Nai = Am a Ayana Taketatsu fanboy, so I will probably give this a go.
    Panty & Stocking With some other crappness = WTF?
    Shinryaku! Ika Musume = Still undecided.
    Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku = Oh sweet steaming….
    Otome Youkai Zakuro = Looks okay from the start, but ahh, the yaoi…
    Kuragehime = Noitamina never fail, and this certainly looks the part. :)
    Bakuman = Ahh, another undecided…
    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo = Sure, but an OD of Daisuke Ono??
    Tantei Opera Milky Holmes = K-On meets Final Fantasy anime.
    Tegami Bachi Reverse = *yawn* *major yawn*
    Sora no Otoshimono #2 = Never did catch #1, so would know absolutely nothing.
    Motto To Love-Ru = What the fine other THAT writers said about this show.
    Toaru Majutsu no Index 2 = Nooooooooo. No, no, no, no, no.
    Hakuouki 2 = See above.
    Super Robot Taisen OG Teh Whatever = I try to get into mecha, but shows like these are the reason why I say no.
    Arakawa Under The Bridge #2 = Please no more.

  20. Chin
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    hmmm, gonna watch maybe iron man and the world god only knows . . . love reading the comic and manga of both . . . anyway, thanks for the preview . . . i love reading your previews ;) as well as the blogs of my favorite animes here in T.H.A.T.

  21. Dana
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:07 am | Permalink

    It has yet to be proven to me, but I have been told that Otome Youkai Zakuro is not Yaoi. It appears in “Birz” and I am told the lead character is a girl; but I have had not proof in the matter yet. Given that “Traps” are popular to both genders in Japan who knows.

    Kurigahime sounds like a fun watch; with that staff it should be worth a look at least.

    The creators of “Togainu No Chi” are being all mysterious. They haven’t outright said they will abandon BL, but they do claim to want to appeal to more than just BL fans. I kind of hope they don’t; if it’s good enough people will watch it anyway.

    The World God Only Knows has an interesting lead. I thought it was really a girl.

  22. Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Have high hopes for the Iron Man animé. MadHouse seems to be on a roll this year with stuff like the new Black Lagoon and HOTD. Here’s hoping they keep thing up with IM.

  23. vbfsdvsd
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    wheres my code fucking geass?

  24. skyhack
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    Watching Arakawa and Index for sure. (What’s all the “Spikey-kun” hate?) Shinrei Tantei Yakumo and Bakuman probably, but most of the others won’t get a look.

  25. Rockmanshii
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 6:30 am | Permalink

    @Crusader:Bro I feel your pain, I want so much the sequel of Shin Mazinger too.
    “Not expecting much but beggars can’t be choosers…”about SRW the inspectors, I couldn’t have said it better.I don’t really care about the chara design like everyone else but I just hope they will stick ,stick, and stick to the game story like glue.Anyway I guess as long as they’re the Daizengar and Ausenseiter debut scene and the real men riding each other action with a remixed trombe! as the background music,I will be satisfied.

  26. Avenger
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Just.. NO. This is by far the worst looking anime season so far IMO. I MIGHT watch Index s2… but everything else just looks like utter ass.

  27. Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know if it’s just me, but this season feels a lot weaker than usual. The only series I’m honestly interested in are sequels. Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls also looks good, but it looks like THAT disagrees.

  28. Posted August 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    ALL HAIL NINO-HIME!!!
    i hope this season doesnt fail on us mecha fans

  29. Posted August 30, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Just a heads up on your segment for SRW OG The Inspector:

    -The picture you are using is from the very mediocre season 1.
    -The director for series 2, Masami Obari, is a well renown mecha designer and animator having worked in the industry for over 20 years, he has been very eager to work on this show and is a big fan of the games.
    -His chief animator is Yousuke Kabashima, who is a pretty good mecha and action animator.
    -The script writer is someone who has worked on Banner of the Stars and GaoGaiGar.
    -The voice cast of the series is anything but mediocre, the slated lead character is voiced by Toshiyuki Morikawa(Bleach’s Tousen, Sephiroth, Tekkaman Blade etc..), will also include the talents of anime legends such as: Hikaru Midorikawa, Heero Yuy et al..
    Takehito Koyasu, Zechs, Excalibur~ and too many to chose from..
    Atsuko Tanaka, Major from GITS
    Shinchiro Miki, Lockon, Urahara
    Akira Ishida, Athrun Zala
    Nobutoshi Canna, Guts, Lancer
    Okiyaku Ryoutaro, Byakuya, Treize Khushrenada
    Tetsu Inada, Kuorgane
    Norio Wakamoto, the legend
    Michiko Neya, Talho
    Yamaguchi Kappei, L and Usopp
    Sho Hayami, Aizen

    And many more.

    -Its features an all star team of mecha designers who have worked all over the industry and their combined resume includes, almost every Gundam and Macross show, along with RahXephon, Eureka Seven, Dunbine, Patlabor, Nadesico, Gunbuster, GaoGaiGar, GunxSword, Code Geass, Godannar, and Masami Obari himself whose own resume includes Dancouga, Detonator Orgun, Gravion, Dangaioh, Gaiking, Dragonar, Rayearth and so forth.

    -Its also going to feature OP Music by JAM Project.

    And finally – a preview PV, while only showing a short clip of footage from episode 1, does look fairly good, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBO-F5akH1I

    So yeah, its not just some small time mecha show being done by /that/ one guy who did some hentai. Its got some very big names attached to it. Sure it probably will be over shadowed by Star Driver, but its got a good amount of room for itself to stand on.

  30. Posted September 6, 2010 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Nothing really appeals to me in this list… Haah, looks like it’s gonna be a slow season. What a time to start blogging T__T

  31. JW
    Posted September 7, 2010 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I will be watching:

    Arakawa Under The Bridge x Bridge – Loved season one. Hated how it ended.
    Bakuman – I don’t know anything about it but it seems interesting.
    Iron man – I like Marvel.
    Kuragehime – I’m curious
    Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru – Just because it looks to be funny.
    Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto – Just because it looks to be Eureka Seven
    Tegami Bachi Reverse: Forget you guys. Nothing is more awesome than gun-toting, emo postal workers. :D

  32. Steve
    Posted September 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    What’s up with the “writer’s commentary”? It seems like most everyone is completely jaded on anime – in general. So why have an anime blog, then? I’m just saying…

    Maybe it’s just me, but it takes a tremendous stinkbomb (Shows like “Queen’s Blade”) to turn me off. I loved “Arakawa Under The Bridge” for it’s charm. Loved “Letter Bee” for it’s charm too (although I acknowledge some episodes were dull – but that’s how it was). There’s a lot of “charm” in a lot of series, if you look past “am I excited this week?” factor. I can’t name the number of anime I turned out to love, that didn’t pass the “excitement” factor. Less jaded input would be nice to see.

    …..of course, this comes from a guy who lost interest in Bleach from episode 50 or so, and to this day, doesn’t read manga. I guess take this for what it is.

    EDIT: I was in a grouchy mood when I posted this. :P

  33. Haiyami
    Posted September 25, 2010 at 3:39 am | Permalink

    There is one more fall show coming out that I know that wasn’t mentioned. It is an OVA. It’s called Koe de Oshigoto. It’s an comedy. Good stuff the manga it’s based off of. So we need a review of this up.

  34. Nymph
    Posted September 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    At the risk of sounding like the type of person you warned in the disclaimer at the start, I have to say it’s disappointing that everyone immediately dismissed Sora no Otoshimono: Forte. The first season was one of those rare comedy series that is actually funny, in addition to being genuinely original and having a decent plot to counterbalance the comedy. If the manga is anything to go by, the second season should maintain this standard. It’s not for everyone, but it would be a shame if people were put off it by their initial assumptions.

  35. Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:18 am | Permalink

    What a thorough review. Here is my watch list:
    Iron Man 2
    Yosuga no Sora
    Fortune Arterial
    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo
    Naruto Shippuuden (the best)

  36. TBA
    Posted December 15, 2010 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    Is Hana a girl? reading Hana’s comments for some of the above titles (especially the eroge ones) really make me lol.

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