Time passes really fast and in a week or so, the summer season will be upon us. As usual, the summer season is rather slow, with only 20 something shows premiering compared to Spring’s deluge.
Shows That I Will Watch Even If It Kills Me:
- Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
The first season was obviously incomplete, and not to mention it suffered great raping from DEEN. Still it was a pretty shocking show and definitely caught my interest for it. This season should offer us the final answer arcs and also the appearance of the great “Auauauauauauauauauauauauauauauaua~~~~~~~”, done by Hocchan of course.
I learned Japanese in exactly the way Moetan teaches English, that is by remembering certain memorable lines from anime, adding them in to my vocabulary, which makes it worth watching on how the Japanese would do so in a vice-versa way. I’ve already heard the Audio CD’s of Moetan, and safe to say, they give me great hope for the anime to incite a whole lot of laughs. Plus, Yukarin in another mahou shoujo role, which she really should stay away from already, partnering with the ever awesome Yuji Ueda.
- Nanatsuiro Drops
Itou Noiji’s art drew me in to this. No other real reason really. Well, the storyline sounds pretty okay as well too.
- Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi
Saito is one of the GAR’est male characters in recent times. That’s already worth watching. Add in Kugimin’s tsundere Louise and there you have winning combination for otakus. The second season also introduces Louise’s older sisters, which are both incredibly hot of course, one which is voiced by the evergreen Onee-san.
Interesting New Shows:
The trailer had me intrigued and the 1930’s American setting seems pretty interesting enough.
- Code E
DEEN’s offering for Summer. Apparently some of Simoun’s staff are working on it so it’s worth a shot. Not to sure about the actual plot yet, but who cares anyways. Main lead’s seiyuu seems to be a newcomer and Momoi is in it as well.
- Doujin Work
Azumanga Daioh meets Genshiken? I’m sold.
- Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei
Read up on the manga and it’s freaking hillarious, poking fun of what’s supposed to be tragic and bleak stuff. Morbid humor in spades so it would either be absolutely awesome to some or fall flat to others, IMHO.
- School Days
Oh god, who can forget the School Days Bad Ends. With one ending with dismemberment, one with suicide via hanging and one more ending with a building jump-off, School Days is not a title one can forget easily. While its fans are hoping for the bad ends, odds are it will turn out to be another sappy romance drama series anyways. Still.. there is a chance… right?
Worth A Look First:
- Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho
So I hear this show has a girl who likes to swim nude…..
Plot reminds me a bit of Mushishi. Hope it’s not cheesy though. A good list of seiyuus in it by the way.
Sounds like serious samurai period drama. Might get hooked to it the same way I did to Saiunkoku.
- Tetsuko no Tabi
Read a plot summary of it and it sounds freaking hillarious. Jaded manga-ka gets forced to travel alongside a train otaku and decides to chronicle their adventure in manga form.
Based on a PEACH-PIT manga, the plot sounds pretty lame but the seiyuu cast list isn’t so it’s worth giving a shot.