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Oh Holy God New Anime

Remember how I said it was new anime announcement season? Here's the latest batch from the Tokyo Anime Fair:

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

  • Ready for an earthquake? Good! Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, an anime about a huge earthquake hitting Tokyo-- an occurrence that has a 70% chance of happening in reality. A young girl named Mirai and her brother Yutaka head to the fake island of Odaiba only to have the earthquake hit, and together they have to try to get home.
  • And then there's the new Space Cruiser Yamato anime project, which was originally announced back in August, but now we know that Tohokushinsha is producing it, and that it'll be set 21 years in the future-- and hero Susumu Kodai is still top dog, but now with a wife and kid.
  • If you've been enjoying Toaru Majutsu no Index during its current run, the spinoff Toaru Kagaku no Railgun will be made into an anime in the near future as well. The series (which was already a manga spinoff as well) follows the level five psychic Mikoto Misaka and her doings in the student-filled Academic City.
    Penelope
    Penelope
  • And a few kiddie cartoons: Rita et Machin, which actually slipped through my fingers last week, and Penelope Tete en Lair, which-- combined with the Yves Saint Laurent cartoon –makes three anime based on French books, which is kind of an interesting trend.
  • Toei has a project tentatively titled Toei Robot Girls. There isn't much more information on it, but with a title like that, what more do you need to know? Toei is also doing a movie called Niji-Iro Hotaru ~Eien no Natsu Yasumi~, roughly Rainbow-colored Firefly ~Eternal Summer Vacation~. No other details available there.
  • Finally, the young anime studio Lucent Pictures has announced that it's working with Masamune Shirow (of Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed fame).

Whew. Okay, what are you most excited about? What do you hate? Tell me! Tell meeee!
DJTyranton March 18, 2009 at 9:29 a.m.
Tokyo Magnitude sounds like it could be interesting, dunno about the rest really.
Devillyon March 18, 2009 at 9:29 a.m.
That would definitly be Toaru Kagaku no Railgun ^^
Toei Robot girls: why does that instandly remind me of the Space Sherrifs? eitherway i think its gonna be ecchi so i wanna watch it XD
Sonata moderator on March 18, 2009 at 9:32 a.m.
Yeah Tokyo Magintude looks cool I like the Nature vs Man plot linesXD
otakureviewon March 18, 2009 at 9:42 a.m.
Railgun certainly got my attention when it came across my ticker.
lordhaseoon March 18, 2009 at 9:59 a.m.
ill check it out
Nikoon March 18, 2009 at 10:41 a.m.
Want to see the new Yamato.

If the Toei Robot Girls is what this R5 Central tweet is of, don't know if want.
Devillyon March 18, 2009 at 10:56 a.m.
Niko said:
"If the Toei Robot Girls is what this R5 Central tweet is of, don't know if want.
"
Now that ive seen that i wont be watching it lol

Just put the picture up so people don have to follow the link lol
giaon March 18, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.
Man, that's nowhere near as hot as I figured :\
Shaon March 18, 2009 at 1:47 p.m.
I dont know it looks kinda cool to me.
giaon March 18, 2009 at 3:14 p.m.
Sha: I've been watching anime too long. As soon as I see super-young female characters, I worry =P
JELEINENon March 18, 2009 at 3:24 p.m.

The Shirow show might be good.  It seems that his brain eater syndrome has gone into remission the last couple of years.

Without Matsomoto on the project, the new Yamato will likely suck.

The earthquake film/series has potential.

I'd be interested in the Robot Girls show, if I had any real familiarity with 70's super robot series.

Void_Wizardon March 18, 2009 at 8:59 p.m.
Those young girls look younger than Sky Girls or Strike Witches by far. lol I'm not really looking forward to any of that yet.
Sigueon March 18, 2009 at 10:26 p.m.
Maybe the Shirow show will be decent...
HeeroYuyon March 21, 2009 at 10:59 a.m.
WHOA! Misaka's getting her own anime?! cool! I liked her so much more than Index....at least Misaka DID stuff.

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