Bored with the Legend of the Legendary Heroes
of legend? Can't stand the one joke stretched over several episodes that has become Seitokai Yakuindomo
? Or maybe the orgasming catgirls of Asobi Ni Ikuyo!
just aren't doing it for you? Well then, why the hell has no one even started a wiki entry for the second season of Sengoku Basara? Huh? What the fuck?
I thought that at least one of you could enter the episode titles in the wiki entry of the MANLIEST SHOW THIS SEASON
while pointing and laughing at me because I've been doing episode summaries and characters for shows that no one will remember or care about half a year from now. How many of you have glanced at Ladies X Butlers
? Yeah, I thought so.
Back on topic...fear not! For there are some interesting shows to look forward to in the next season!
I know, there are probably going to be a good deal of blogs that have their own little seasonal previews around this site (and I personally fell on the job for the last few seasons, with a few exceptions, for the both of you who look at my blog). Now that the official list is taking shape
as opposed to those briefly heart-shattering fake lists that portrayed a sequel to Baccano! (oh Brain's Base and Funimation, why don't you want my money?) among other things, we can start placing bets on which will become the sleeper hit and which overhyped series will fall short. And if you don't like that one, this is how the Spring '11 season is shaping up
Anyways, let's get on with the my predictions/previews, summed up in a few sentences in no particular order... Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge:
production and a sequel to a show based on a 4-panel gag strip about a budding young businessman who ends up living with a cast of odd characters under the bridge on the Arakawa river. Surprisingly funny and occasionally even heartwarming. Watch it. Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru ("Still, the Town Keeps Spinning")
: Another Shaft & Shinbo show, can one season handle this much awesome? This one's about a girl who works in a cafe and dreams about being a detective. Strangely enough, most of the VAs in this show are pretty low-profile considering the people Shaft could have brought in. I might actually like this one. Star Driver:
Think Code Geass
as done by Studio BONES
, with robots piloted by high school-age kids and Jun Fukuyama
returning to voice a leading character. This will either be on par with Macross or it will be the last gasp of a studio that couldn't move on from its former glory. Iron Man
: Here's what Madhouse promised us early on
. Here's what we're getting now
. The first of four planned Marvel franchise adaptations, I don't forsee good things, but hey, I'm willing to be surprised. Panty and Stocking (and Father Garterbelt):
Angels sent from heaven and like having sex with people transform their panties and stockings into pistols and swords (respectively) as they battle demons. Yes, the summary sounds atrocious, but it's not meant to be taken seriously. A lot of the people behind FLCL
and Gurren Lagann
are involved in this, so I will watch the fuck out of this show anyway. Psychic Detective Yakumo:
Bee Train adapts a series of novels about a guy who can see spirits. Don't really know much about this one. Kuragehime:
Girl travels to Tokyo to pursue a dream of being a mangaka, ends up living in a home with a handful of fujoshi (think: female otaku) and one cross-dressing dude. Doesn't sound like my kind of thing, but half the team behind Durarara!!
are involved in the production, so I will give it the 3-episode test (and you should too). Bakuman:
Meta as fuck about a couple of high-schoolers trying to make it big in the manga industry. Granted, I haven't read the manga, but I hear this should be on your "to watch" list. Letter Bee Reverse:
Sequel to Letter Bee
. I really should watch the first series some time. Don't know what the pistol in the preview pic is for...maybe the cute kid from the first series became "Darker And Edgier?" Togainu no Chi:
Something like a mix of Battle Royale
, post-apocalyptic Tokyo and based off a yaoi-ish game. Sounds interesting, but not my style. The World God Only Knows:
A world in which dating sims = valid relationship advice. I've stopped following the manga, but it was more entertaining than I thought it would be at first. I might watch the show if I have spare time. Otome Youkai Zakuro:
Fox-eared demon-chicks and young human soldiers try to promote interracial understanding or some shit in an alternate Meiji-era Japan. A Certain Magical Index Second Season:
Guy with a special arm that can cancel out any special power and he has a girl from a church who likes biting him and has several volumes of information stored in her head and he has to protect her while enduring the loving advances of a tsundere who also can turn her body into a makeshift railgun and hopefully the scenes will not have a few seconds of fighting interspersed with several lines of dialogue before the next attack. Super Robot Taisen OG--The Inspector:
Based on the story behind the Super Robot Taisen OG2 game. Could be good for all you mecha fans out there. Samurai Girls:
On one hand, the animation looks interesting. On the other hand, everything else about it screams fanservice for the sake of fanservice. I think Gia did an article about it back when she roamed this site.
Everything else on that list: No, no, and fuck no. Everything else on that list is either a kids show I don't care about, a plot to sell toys, or guys trying/not trying to act out their crushes on "totally legal, we swear" little girls.
OVAs/Movies to look out for:
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (If you even sort of like action anime, watch this shit)
Red Line (Hardcore racing cartoon, trailer looked pretty cool)
Gundam 00 ~Awakening of the Trailblazer~ (ehhhhh...depends on if you liked Gundam 00)
Queen's Blade--Utsukushiki Tōshi-tachi (LOL, tits)
Well folks, post your comments if there's anything I've missed or anything you are also looking forward to.