This preview we have something extra interesting! REVIEWS! You know those things that you’re normally supposed to do when you do a season preview. lol, wut u meenz i supossed to do it ehnee waez? Are you part of the 47 percent of Americans?
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Spring was a good season with plenty of good and interesting shows (a few of which will be continuing into the summer) but it turned to be a rather tough season for us here at BnB. We were merrily going about our business watching anime and blogging shows, when totally unexpectedly that damn twenty-limbed monster from Antarctica tracked us down and launched a surprise attack. What will happen to Team Zero? What happen will happen in the Summer Anime season?
Nope, this is not a rather late season preview nor is it another first impressions post. This is an announcement for the Upcoming Anime page (see? It’s right there below the picture of Setsuna). It’s a list of ALL the upcoming anime and…well, I suppose the best way to understand what it is is to just click on it.
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Wow. I know this one is a little late, considering that a few of the fall anime titles had began airing. But hey, the season would only begin after next week and for the first time, Bokutachi no BLOG presents the team’s joint blog post of the Fall 2008 anime preview. This post will remain on the front page for the following couple of weeks before normal posting is resumed. On an unrelated topic, Bokutachi no BLOG had already received 200,000 hits before I could even noticed it was there. Team ZERO, you guys did well
Shows accepted by the trio: Michiko to Hatchin, Yozakura Quartet, Mouryou no Kou, Nodame Cantabile: Paris
Shows panned by the trio: Hakushaku to Yōsei, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Tytania
Shows adored by one admirer: Clannad After Story (Scamp), Hell’s Angels (Scamp), Seto no Hanayome OAV (Scamp)
Potential Dark horses: Toradora, Hyakko
::Edit:: I’m going to gradually do a bunch of first impressions so you can read them at these links
Loba :If you can’t be bothered to read through the looong post, there’s a summary of the picks by the three of us and simplified into a simple table as well.
Another teaser of the new season of Gundam 00 had been released. In this CM, the background song is PROTOTYPE performed Ishikawa Chiaki. Most likely this would be the ED for the new season of Gundam 00 since the previous teaser trailer revealed a song by UVERworld as the OP. As for the preview, several of the characters missed out from the previous preview has been shown in this one – including Ms. Sumeragi, Livonze, and the new Lockon Stratos (which is unmistakably Lyle). Also in this preview is the appearance of the new character for the season.
For added bonus, click here to view the all new Gundam design for the Gundam 00 Season 2. Basically, they’re upgrades from their predecessor from Season 1. More Gundam butt-kicking actions are expected.
Before this, MBS had released a CM for Gundam 00 but had revealed little on what to come in the series’ new season this coming October. Well, they did show a mature-looking Setsuna that is indicative enough that he survived the face-off against Graham. And in any Gundam fashion, Setsuna is destined to pilot the strongest Gundam in their arsenal and kick all those villains’ arses.
Another CM for Gundam 00 is released this week, shortly after the airing of this week’s episode of Code Geass R2. There is some many juicy details in store for the upcoming season of Gundam 00 and I reckon you to have it a watch. I will post the screencaps as soon as I’m done downloading the RAW file.
So now, we have Wang Liu-Mei with a longer hair, probably suggesting that she is all grown-up. There are a few new faces in store for season 2 as well. The real shocker here is probably how Saji have some action going on in the season 2 and the same goes to his girlfriend, Louise. Or could it be someone else who share the same hairstyle as Louise? Honestly, I doubt Louise is getting any action there simply because she lost her right arm. No discriminative sentiments here but having both hands are still better than one when it comes to piloting a mobile suit. So far, there is no indication for who would replace Lockon despite confirming that Setsuna, Tieria and Hallelujah are ready for the new season. I still hold my prediction, like many others agree that Lockon will be replaced by his own twin brother, Lyle.
From the song we hear from the CM, it is more likely that the band behind the song that probably is the OP for the season 2 of Gundam 00 is UVERworld. I don’t play guessing games here. I did compare the vocals of the song to a few of UVERworld’s songs and the similarities are very convincing. Now that is something to look forward to in the new season.
It took me quite awhile to look out for the anime titles with good prospects. Well, there are a few, only because those are sequels to a couple of influential anime series. Other than that, the summer anime season looks very dire. I think it’s okay, considering that we have a huge load of good stuff in the following season of Fall 2008. Gundam 00, Nodame Cantabile: Pari-hen, and Vampire Knight 2, just to name a few. Nevertheless, I give you my top 5 picks for Summer 2008 anime season.
Premiere: 2 July 2008
Network: TV Tokyo, AT-X
Studio: J.C. Staff
After more than 10 years since its last anime title, Slayers Try, Lina Inverse and her companion of mages are back. Even its most recent animation work was the anime movie, Slayers Premium. And that was in the year 2001. Despite being a legend, I only know Lina being the hero character from DotA and not the anime character. Honestly, only today that I found out that Lina Inverse is indeed a tribute to the real Lina Inverse of Slayers. Obviously I have never watched this anime, despite all the credits to its name. Anyway, the staff behind this project do not change, very much to the pleasing of fans to this series. Directed by none other than Watanabe Takashi himself, even the original seiyuu for Lina Inverse, Hayashibara Megumi, is retained. along with the rest of the cast. Fans would definitely not going to miss this and as for noobs like myself, it’s never too late to start now.
Zero no Tsukaima: Princess no Rondo
Premiere: 6 July 2008
Network: Chiba TV, TV Kanagawa
Studio: J.C. Staff
Louise and Saito are back. The same goes for the rest of the staff from the previous title, Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi. The usual cast includes Kugimiya Rie, Hino Satoshi, Kawasumi Ayako, and now a new addition of Noto Mamiko who will cast for Tiffania Westwood who appeared in the final episode of the second season. This season will pick off where the second season has left off, whereby they faced off against the Albion army as planned by Sheffield, the leader of Reconquistadors. To be frank, I have no idea what is going on with Zero no Tsukaima simply because I never watch this anime before. But this sequel is definitely a must-watch to fans to this series, and also those who love all things moe.
World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin
Premiere: 7 July 2008
Network: TV Tokyo, AT-X
Studio: Production I.G.
World Destruction is a SEGA undertaking, originally created for the Nintendo DS game of the same title. The plot is about a boy named Irunisu Kirie (Miyano Mamoru) who possesses the power to destroy the world, though he could not comprehend the reasons of him to have such a power. However because of this, he is forced to join a terrorist group that plots to destroy the world in hopes of renewing it in that way. There, he meets Ashera Morte (Sakamoto Mayaa) and Ri A (Kobayashi Yu). This already great lineup of cast for this production is further added with more greats and among them, Ono Daisuke, Yoshino Hiroyuki, and Furuya Toru. Matsumoto Keita debuts his character design role in this anime, after taking on key animations for xxxHOLiC and Blood+ and Tada Shunsuke takes on the directing. Music is by Ike Yoshihiro, famous for his works on Ergo Proxy and Kamichu! So far, the odds are good for World Destruction.
Premiere: 2 July 2008
Network: Tokyo MX TV
Studio: Seven Arcs
If you like something ecchi for your viewing, then this is the anime you should look out for. This harem anime would fit perfectly to the possible sexual related jokes and probably fantasies. This anime is based on an ongoing manga with the same title published by Square Enix. The story is about the big loser ever known – Sahashi Minato. A college dropout, unemployed, and foremost importantly, no luck with women. Then he meets Musubi, a Sekirei – a human-like life form whose purpose is to fight off another Sekirei in a competition by the mysterious MBI corporation. What Minato doesn’t know is that he is an Ashikabi, a designated master of a Sekirei. Now, it is up to him to find other Ashikabi masters and defeat their Sekirei. That does sounded very familiar. In a way, it reminds me of Fate/Stay Night a bit. As for the production crew, the lead casts are Tachibana Shinnosuke for Minato and Hayami Saori for Musubi. Both names are relatively new and unheard of. But then, you cannot judge the story by production quality alone. At the end of the day, the story matter. Get set for good humour though satisfaction is not necessary guaranteed.
Natsume Yuujin Chou
Premiere: 7 July 2008
Network: TV Tokyo
Studio: Brain’s Base
Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, just like his grandmother, Reiko could. Since Reiko’s passing, he now inherits a book entitled, The Book of Friends. The problem is that the book is bound with trapped spirits caught by his grandmother, which is why all these spirits are always around him. Now he is ought to free the spirits from the book with the help of a spirit cat named Nyanko-chan. Little does he know that this cat has his own agenda. The supernatural theme of the story immediately grasps my attention and a little bit of a slice of life would make this anime a must-watch. Also a good reason to watch is the lead casts, Kamiya Hiroshi who voices Takashi and Inoue Kazuhiko for Nyanko-chan. Directed by Omori Takahiro, best known for his works in Jigoku Shoujo and Gakuen Alice, Natsume Yuujin Chou sets for a promising start.
Yeah, so there’s no new episode for Code Geass R2 this week. Instead, an Akihabara special show replaced the empty. And I’m sure many of you did not watch it – that includes myself. However I did not miss out the preview (as promised) for episode 9 and 10.