Impz has made a rough scan of the 70 over series that will be shown in the upcoming spring season and found the few series that have caught my eye. I have found that I really am hopeless at reviewing anything funny, or anything that is of shounen. Hence, my scope of reviewing episodes are greatly reduced. Still, I think I have found some gems within the great amount and these are the top few series that I will highly take a look when it comes out.
The translation of the story gist might be inaccurate but we tried our best since we are all amateurs in translating.
Saiunkoku Monogatari 2nd season
A series about Shuurei, a noble girl that has fallen on hard times and her adventures in this Saiunkoku country. In the first season, she has experienced being the companion of the king, Ryuuki as well as her deadly adventures to govern Sa province, a district where chaos and lawlessness reigned. This second season continues on her journey as a governor along with Eigetsu, as well as the increasingly mental dilemma of love and her job as an official of the state.
I love the first season. Any reason why I will not love the second? This is definitely going to be blogged, so all Saiunkoku Monogatari fans can rest easy. There is seemingly some filler for Saiunkoku Monogatari before the second season arrives, so I might fill in with that too.
Likelihood of blogging this at this stage: 100%
During school vacation, 15 guys and girls gathered. A grade school student, Ushiru Kanai, was included within the 14 middle school students. A person who calls himself Kokoberi appears suddenly and binds them to an agreement in the pretense of a game. The agreement was that if they lose in the battle/conflict, after the victory, within the time course of 48 hours will come about the destruction of the earth. The entire population as well as every living thing on the surface will be annihilated. the person behind this manipulation, prior to the agreement made selected one from the group to reach. As the manipulator acted alone, he made modification to the thing willfully as the game of death began.
The story seems to be a winner in my opinion, shoving up ironies, moral stories and the likes. I will be likely to blog this unless many people are picking this up simply because this is probably the type of anime that I will be keen to. Even my slight prejudice toward mecha series cannot overlook the fact that this is likely to turn out excellent if they follow the manga carefully. I will be waiting with bated breath on this series and probably be the first anime that I will review once I get my hands on it. A little check on the manga reveals many moral themes, both forbidden and disturbing. Sounds like the exact type of anime that I can do a good review on for episodic summaries.
I do see the similarities of this series with Battle Royale and I like this rather warped plot.
Likelihood of blogging this at this stage: 90%
Seirei no Moribito
Based on a fantasy novel by Uehashi Naoko & Futatsugi Saki. Chagumu, the second prince of New Yogo Kingdom, is the person who is chosen once in 100 years to be deposited an egg by a water fairy, and he must become the guardian of fairies. Thinking of him as a nuisance, the king tries to kill him, while the queen asks a female guard, Valsa, to protect him. From then on it’s a continuous life of escape from their persistant pursuers. However, there are also beings called “Nayugu” that coexist in this world, and they too are after Chagum – they want to devour the eggs within his body. What is this sacred water spirit? What are the secrets behind the midsummer festival? A series of mysteries stand before Baruzsa and Chagum…
When I first checked the site, I really like it a lot without even knowing what the whole fricking story is about. That is how impressed I am with the series because I like the character design and it seems that they are from the same animation company that brought Chevalier. Even though my co-blogger, Lupus, totally hate Chevalier for the design, I will take a risk with this one and hope that it does not disappoint me. I just have a hunch that it will be great stuff.
I have additional information that the director, Kenji Kamiyama, is also Ghost in the Shell: SAC’s director, which will be something of a push. With a possibly epic fantasy theme, good fighting scenes (i will apologize ahead of time for bad description) and NHK-BS helming the broadcast, I really find it hard to see how this series can fail, considering it is holding another of my favorite series, Saiunkoku Monogatari.
Likelihood of blogging this at this stage: 85%
Romeo x Juliet
this is a love story of 2 young people. However it is also a cruel and oppressive love story. the theatre is in a floating city called Verona. it is under the ruling of the Montague family. This is a mysterious place with strength and often boasted for its splendour. 14 Years ago, the Capulets family revolted. The peace of the day is starting the break. Under the tyrant’s governance, the difference between the rich and the poor widened. The last child carrying the Capulet royal bloodline was left to one person – Juliet, and she survived. Her lover is Romeo. The introduction of the cruel fate between the two people made them pay for falling in love.
I have always been intrigued by this theme ever since I heard that Gonzo is adapting this wonderful Shakespeare’s tale of romance, irony and elite factions. In my opinion, this series can be a surprise hit among the many series that is out of the avalanche of releases. I remember dropping a tear after reading Romeo X Juliet screenplay when I was in a class about theatrical writing, and it’s still possibly in my head. I do not know how this will turn out since there is some mecha involved (I have two fricking mecha shows in my top 5, what in the …) but who knows.
Likelihood of blogging this at this stage: 50%
El Cazador de la Bruja
Physicist Haintsu Shonaidai was killed and the suspect was a young girl known as Ellis. The society/public offered a large sum of monetary reward for her capture/description (??). Bounty hunter Nadei found Ellis unexpectedly in a suburban town in Mexico. The story beings when the bounty hunter rescues Ellis from the others. To find out the truth of the affair regarding Ellis, they escaped her pursuers and traveled north. They arrived at a place where she was born “hometown”. Ellis doesn’t know or understand her past. However she is confident that fate will lead the way and …
Made by the same director that brought you Noir and Madlax, this is the last of the trilogy with the guns and gals series. If it is anything good like Noir, we are definitely in for a classic. I remember watching Noir and found myself praising it to no end due to the moral themes in the story. If anything, I will be looking forward to this quite a bit.
Likelihood of blogging this at this stage: 40%
What do you think? Any other series you think will fit the type of series that I have been blogging? Do you want me to really blog something because you think it will be good for Impz to try out?