Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall 2010 Anime Season Part 2

Part two!

Omae Umasou da na:
A series of weekly 5 minute shorts about a Tyrannosaurus that tries to eat a newly hatched Ankylosaurus, but winds up adopting it. Based on a popular picture book by Miyanishi Tatsuya.

Panty & Stocking With Garterbelt:
Gainax's newest offering, "The story centers around a teen-celebrity-like blond-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."

Imaishi Hiroyuki, the guy who directed Gurren Lagann, will be directing this, so it'll probably have great visual style- if not necessarily any substance. And who came up with those names?

Update: PV streaming here.

Pokémon: Best Wishes!:
They're still making new seasons of Pokémon?

No one really cares about the seiyuu in a show like this- but holy crap, Hayashibara Megumi? How often do you see her doing voice work nowadays?

Rita et Machin:
An adaptation of a series of picture books by Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignand and Olivier Tallec about "the happy daily lives of a precocious five-year-old girl named Rita and an easy-going yet somewhat lazy dog named Machin."

I'm not interested in watching this, but it is neat to see a Japanese studio adapting a series of contemporary French children's books. The studio producing it is Nippon Animation, which has adapted numerous classic non-Japanese literary works as children's TV shows. (Including Les Miserables. o_o I want to see that series, even though it sounds like a watered down version of the original novel- but changed appropriately, given its audience.)

Robin With His 100 Friends:
Another children's show, about a boy who moves from the downtown area of a city to a village, where he makes (presumably) 100 friends.

Seikon no Qwaser season 2:
Wtf, how did this get a second season?

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo:
A new mystery show by Bee Train based on a novel series by Kaminaga Manabu, "The story follow Yakumo, a young man who can see the spirits of dead people with his red eyes. He uses this ability as a gift to solve murder cases."

The description doesn't "wow" me, but Bee Train could make it work. It has Ono Daisuke and Toyoguchi Megumi (SEI!!)- something for weirdo-seiyuu-fangirls of all sexual orientations.

Update: A PV is streaming here.

Shinryaku! Ika Musume:
Based on a comedy manga by Anbe Masahiro, "Squid girl vows to invade humans' beaches for their pollution of the seas."

Sounds amazing. lol Tanaka Rie and Nabatame Hitomi have roles.

Sora no Otoshimono: Forte:
See what I wrote about Seikon no Qwaser.

Soredemo Machi ha Mawatteiru:
"The comedy story centers around Seaside, a slightly odd maid tea shop (kissa) in an otherwise ordinary shopping district of a mundane neighborhood in Tokyo. (Despite the addition of maids, Seaside is a traditional kissa, instead of one of the maid cafés made popular elsewhere.) Hotori Arashiyama works at Seaside and daydreams about being a high school girl detective. She, the other workers, and Seaside's few customers have various slice-of-life adventures."

I'm not really interested, but at least the maid uniform isn't sleazy. I don't see how a café with employees who wear maid uniforms on the job wouldn't be considered a maid café, though.

Sakurai Takahiro and Sugita Tomokazu have roles. Sakamoto Maaya is singing the OP.

Update: A PV is available here.

Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto:
"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."

It's being produced by BONES, so at least its visuals should be good. The story doesn't interest me, though.

Fukuyama Jun, Miyano Mamoru, Koshimizu Ami, Taketatsu Ayana, and Sakamoto Maaya have roles. Update on 09/02: A PV is streaming here.

Another update: Two more PVs added.

Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector:
An anime project based on Banpresto's Super Robot Taisen role-playing video games.

Pass for me. A trailer is streaming here.

Sugita Tomokazu is playing the lead, and Shimizu Kaori (yay! Signum) has a role.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes:
That's a special title right there. An adaptation of a "romance adventure game" about four girls living in a futuristic world who want to become detectives.

The basic idea sounds fine, but the character designs and trailer don't inspire any confidence.

Tegami Bachi Reverse:
The second season of the Tegami Bachi ("Letter Bee") series. I tried the first season. It was solid, pleasantly atmospheric entertainment, but I didn't stick with it. Reverse should be a treat for fans.

Sawashiro Miyuki, Koshimizu Ami, Fukuyama Jun, Mizuki Nana, long-time fan favorite Hisakawa Aya, Saito Chiwa, Nabatame Hitomi, and Horie Yui have roles.

Update: A PV is available here.

To Aru Majutsu no Index season 2:
More adventures in Academy City. Like every other sequel, you know whether or not you're going to watch it.

Kawasumi Ayako, Noto Mamiko, Sawashiro Miyuki, and Itou Shizuka have roles- as well as another long-time fan-favorite, Inoue Kikuko.

Update: PV streaming.

Togainu no Chi:
An adaptation of a BL game about "Akira, a young man who was made to participate in a deadly game called "Igura" in post-apocalyptical Japan in exchange for being freed from jail. His goal is to beat the "Il-Re", the strongest person in Igura."

The concept sounds like it could have potential, but the trailer makes the show look like it takes itself way too seriously. Pass for me. It has nicely animated action, at least.

Tomokazu Sugita and Fukuyama Jun have roles.

Yosuga no Sora:
"Having lost both parents, the Kazugano twins; Haruka and Sora decided to move in and live with their grandfather to whom to they are fond of. However beneath the surface is a promise, and the lost of a lost treasure which underpins their reason to return to such place."

An ero-game adaptation. No famous seiyuu, surprisingly. I predict that the brother will have selective amnesia, and have some sort of childhood connection with every girl in his grandfather's town. The story will attempt to wring pathos out of its audience by threatening the life of a doe-eyed moe girl (likely with a terminal illness) as tinkly music plays in the background.

And that's it. ^^


Snark said...

I am very disappointed that you've chosen to pass on Super Robot Taisen.

In fact, I was so disappointed, that I returned from the depths of internet obscurity to tell you how disappointed I was.

darkchibi07 said...

I've been hearing word that Star Driver is like Utena with giant robots especially with the scriptwriter Yoji Enikido involved. I have no idea how exactly "gay" it'll become though. :o

Katherine said...

@Snark- I'm flattered that you care so much about what I'm watching. lol

@darkchibi07- Ooh, I didn't look at the scriptwriter- he has a great resume (Utena ftw!). Thanks for pointing him out!

Taylor said...

dear god, there is a lot of anime this fall. i think this is the first season since i started watching simulcasts that there is not one series that i'm looking forward to

darkchibi07 said...
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darkchibi07 said...

@Katherine In any case, I bet the sexual connotations will be through the roof! lol

Oh and here's the trailer. Make that if you will!


Katherine said...

@Taylor- Lucky thing there are so many good older series to watch. :)

@darkchibi07- That's a pretty epic trailer. I love the robot's swishy pose at the end. lol And top-notch visuals, as expected. Thanks for linking it! I'll add it to the guide.

Duskren said...

May I just say, I've been waiting forever for Tegami Bachi Reverse! Hell yes! I fell in love with that series, so hell yeah!


HTF did Seikon no Quasar get a second series? Oh yeah, fanboys... *facepalms* Damn boob junkies, more of an arse person myself (TMI!)

Other than that...not too sure about the other series, *sweatdrops* Guess we'll just see how it goes, who knows? Might actually be some real diamonds under all that coal just waiting to shine.

God help us for Seikon and Sora no Otoshimono second seasons. I really wanted to punt that main character in the face! (x>_<)!!!

P.S. said...

On an unrelated note, congratulations for appearing on Okazu's read yuri manga in public day contest.

Katherine said...

@ P.S.- Heh, thanks! ^^