Thursday, August 20, 2009
The website for To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (also known as "A Certain Scientific Railgun", or "The Yuri(ish) Fall 2009 Anime That Isn't Sasameki Koto") now has a trailer streaming on its front page. ^^
After watching it, my impression of this series is still pretty lukewarm, but I'm not writing it off yet without watching it. I like Mikoto, the protagonist, from what I've seen of her in To Aru Majutsu no Index, but nothing else has really piqued my interest.
Maybe I'm growing too cynical, but what with the mishmash of blatantly recycled anime/yuri tropes in the advertising for Railgun- including Mikoto's kouhai squealing "Onee-sama!!" (her nasal, high-pitched voice doesn't help ^^;) and the all-girls' school setting-, watching this trailer is an experience akin to having the show's sponsors breathing down my neck with dollar signs in their eyes, screaming "Hey you!! Yes, you!! You like Maria-sama ga Miteru, don't you? And you like Aoi Hana, right? And Strawberry Panic? And Mai Otome? Well, we've got another series set at an all-girls' school with a light glaze of that 'yuri' you crazy anime fans spend so much money on (aside from those parasite-fans who never pay anything), and we're hoping you'll eat this up, too!! Plus, it has psychics!! And shower scenes!!" This trailer's just terribly easy to pick apart. ^^
I'm open to being pleasantly surprised, however.
Anyway, for now I'm still waiting for a Sasameki Koto trailer! ^^ (And anything indicating a second season of Aoi Hana. *crosses fingers*)
Small update: I've added Nanae Haruno's Double House and Pieta to the list of anime and manga containing college-aged yuri characters, and I've added Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora and Re: Cutey Honey to the new list of anime containing adult yuri characters. (I can't believe I forgot them the first time! o_o;)