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?
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.
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
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.
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
) 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?