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New Anime Announcement Roundup: Angels, Ammo, and Love Bites

Catching up on the latest new anime announcements out of Japan. What shows will YOU watch?

 A handful of upcoming new anime have been announced recently. Solo posts on those haven't always done so well, so I thought I'd group them together this time around. Let's see which series grab your interest, shall we? 

 Amagami SS
 Amagami SS

Amagami SS

I already talked about this franchise in my recent Enterbrain piece, but if you missed it: Amagami is a PS2 (read: non-adult) visual novel about a shy high school boy who tries to get past his Christmastime trauma by scoring a date for this year's Christmas, and in the game he build enough of a relationship with one of a group of girls in order to ask her out for Christmas.

The anime, titled Amagami SS, will also take an unusual tack from most anime of its ilk: rather than fusing different parts of each girl's storyline into one piece, and ending with t he main character winding up with one girl, each girl will have her own storyline animated. Which is pretty cool, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it winds up-- especially since I enjoyed the show's spiritual sister, KimiKiss. To my surprise, Amagami SS will air this July.
  


 Wish Angel
 Wish Angel

Wish Angel

From the team that brought you the acrobatic anime Kaleido Star-- namely director Junichi Sato and designers Hajime Watanabe and Fumitoshi Oizaki --comes a new original anime titled Wish Angel. I can't give you many details about the story, unfortunately, since none have been released as yet, but if you liked Kaleido Star I'm betting this will be up your alley. 


 Hidan no Aria
 Hidan no Aria

Hidan no Aria / Scarlet Ammo Aria

Based on a light novel that takes place in a school for young detectives-- which trains them, among other things, in the use of weapons --Aria the Scarlet Ammo focuses on a particular student, second-year Kinji Tooyama, who has a unique ability in the school. But the school's top student is a young woman named Aria H. Kanzaki, who Tooyama bumps into one day... 
 
No staff or other details have been revealed at this time, but it sounds like the lone action title of this particular batch.


 Seitokai Yakuindomo
 Seitokai Yakuindomo

Seitokai Yakuindomo

A 4koma comic strip series about a young man who enters a high school that just recently became coed after having been all-girls. Our hero, Tsuda Takatoshi, is asked to become the Student Council Vice President, the only male student council member surrounded by three wacky women...

...Yeah, it sounds a lot like Seitokai no Ichizon to me, too. More details will be released in May, from the look of it; the URL offered up in the announcement (http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/seitokai/) gives a 404 error, perhaps until that late May date. 
 
And that's it! I'm tentatively interested in all of them, although Amagami probably the most. How's about you?
metalsnakezeroon April 26, 2010 at 8:49 a.m.
I like how the Amagami arcs are structured since it'll give a chance for each girl's story to be told. Looking forward to it. 
Chengyon April 26, 2010 at 9:20 a.m.
Amagami is already on my plan to watch list.
AHR staff on April 26, 2010 at 9:45 a.m.


Agent_Loston April 26, 2010 at 9:48 a.m.
Yep, Amagami got my attention.
CrazyCanuckon April 26, 2010 at 10:35 a.m.
Amagemi SS has my attention and anyone else think of Death Note when reading the description for  Hidan no Aria? 

Halberdierv2on April 26, 2010 at 11:10 a.m.
more moe? *sigh*
Chengyon April 26, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.
@Halberdierv2:  hm? the only one that seems Moe to me is the second one
sickVisionz moderator on April 26, 2010 at 12:58 p.m.
A little confused about ASS.  Is the story going to be one girl getting with the guy then everything resets and tells the story of a different girl getting that guy?  Or will it be something like the guy gets with one girl and the episodes are all like one girl's perspective on that storyline?
metalsnakezeroon April 26, 2010 at 1:14 p.m.
@AHR said:
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Crap, forgot to do that!
sora_thekey moderator on April 26, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.
@AHR said:

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lol! A Yuki plug could never be boring! :)
 
As for the shows... I've said it before: Amagami SS has one of the most beautiful art styles I have ever seen in Anime (granted I haven't seen as much as many of you) for me this is a MUST.. even if it just to see the pretty drawings!
 
As for the rest.... I'll wait until Anime VIce tells me how good/bad the anime is
AHR staff on April 26, 2010 at 4:28 p.m.
@metalsnakezero: it's ok, this is the first time i could find that was even vaguely appropriate!  i'm not going to give up though.
MoonStormon April 26, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
shay all sound pretty 'meh' but well see when they come out.
sotyfan16on April 26, 2010 at 8:41 p.m.

I will have to check these out. We all better pray moe isn't the next term to be crucified by "morals" and the government.

John_Martoneon April 27, 2010 at 12:16 p.m.
@AHR:  I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE.
 
I'll throw it in just for repetition's sake.

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An anime based on a popular visual novel/manga. Junichi doesn't want to be left alone for Christmas anymore, so he vows to find a girlfriend.

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