You know, it's not uncommon that a week will go by that is particularly heavy with new anime announcements as studios and TV stations get ready for new TV seasons and the like...but I think five new anime announcements in a day is a new record for me.
Yes, FIVE new anime announcements, all from Moon Phase
. Let's take a look at 'em.
A gorgeous young man with heterochromia-- that's different-colored eyes --has a special ability in his left eye, which is red. He can see ghosts and spirits, and in order to help them rest in peace he likes to eliminate whatever causes them to be bound to earth. With the help of a young woman named Haruka, Yakumo mostly solves murder cases.
This soccer manga revolves around a rag-tag group of players in East Tokyo who are doing so poorly that even their fans are turning on them-- which results in coaches being fired, players being sold, and other such disasters to one's career. Will they be able to pull ahead? Only the anime will tell! Or, you know, the original manga. Ahem.
Kubo Yasuhisa's award-winning manga revolves around another detective, but this one summons really goofy-looking demons to help him solve crimes. Also, they uncover a planned demon rebellion.
A third-year college student reflects back on his college career before graduating. That may not sound very exciting, but the anime is going to be directed by Masaaki Yuasa
, the master of the mindfuck and director of such titles as Cat Soup
, Mind Game
, Kemonozume, and Kaiba
Not unlike its predecessor-of-the-heart, Miracle Train, Starry Sky is a franchise of drama CDs and games, and features the 12 signs of the Zodiac, anthropomorphized as hot boys. Sounds an awful lot like Fruits Basket
, except it's the Greek Zodiac, not the Chinese. And there's no sign of a girl to put at the center of a plot, either. But it'll probably be pretty!
But that's not all!
Moon Phase also lists a couple of RUMORED anime adaptations: one is B-gata H-kei
(aka Type-B Group H), which would be based on the ecchi seinen manga by Yoko Sanri, and Bakuman
, a manga about manga-making from the writer and artist of Death Note, Tsugumi Ohba
and Takeshi Obata
Insanity. Pure insanity. This was like doing a little mini-season preview almost! So, what of these sound interesting to you? I really hope Bakuman is getting an anime adaptation; I'm really looking forward to VIZ
's release of the manga in English. I'm also looking forward to Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, sice Kaiba was so awesome, and Yondemasuyo Azazel-san looks pretty funny.
How about you?