Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Anime 2011 (Vampires and Idols!)

In 2 weeks time, we will begin the Summer Anime for 2011. Let's see what shows can we expect in the beginning of July Summer!

Baka to Test to Shōkanjū 2: The continuing mis-adventures of class F which is the worst class in the school and their target to be the smartest class using a video game system which can summon chibi avatars of themselves.

Blade: Marvel and Madhouse's final collaboration bring the Vampire hunter, Blade into Japan Anime. Also known as the Daywalker, Blade battle his mother's killer Deacon Frost as the vampires are forming an organisation called Existence to slay mankind.

Blood-C: In 2000, Blood the last vampire was shown to the world, making benchmarks of how vampires should be. Then in 2005, Blood+ was a retelling of Saya as she struggle to fight her vampire bloodlines. Now in this new reboot with the character designs now done by CLAMP who did Code Geass and Tsubasa Chronicles, Saya return as she battle the forces of darkness again.

Dantalian no Shoka: From the author of Asura' Cryin, come a Supernatural story of a man named Huey who inherited his grandfather's mansion and found a girl named Dalian who will lend him to the world of the Supernatural.

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée: Yuna, a young girl work in her family shop in France in this slice of life story.

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi: From the author of Legend of Legendary Heroes, come a similar story like Rosario+Vampire where Taito, a teen who make a promise with a vampire girl years ago and completely forgot about it.

Kaitō Tenshi Twin Angel: Based on the Pachicko Game system and an OVA, the twin angels, Aoi and Haruka returns to the TV screen. Together with new angel, Kurumi, what adventures await for them?

Kamisama Dolls: Kyohei ran away from his village to Tokyo and not realising that spirits known as Kukuri who used alien like vessels which his village worship as deities has follow him to the city.

Kami-sama no Memo-chō: Narumi became an assistant to a female private detective named Alice who happened to be a NEET and a hikikomori (a person who shut himself from the real world and obsessed with certain topics like eg: anime.)

Manyū Hiken-chō: Based on the manga of the same name, the story took place in 17th century Japan. The heroine, Chifusa Manyu is a ninja who used boobs to battle her enemies (I am not kidding!)

Mayo Chiki: Kinjiro attended a school for rich kids and was annoyed by his wealthy classmate, Kanade who has a butler, Konoe that attend to her. But then Kinjiro found out that Konoe is actually a girl in disguise for reasons of her own!

MonHun Nikki Girigiri Airū-mura G: From the Monster Hunter Series, come Airu, a feline monster in it own series.

Morita-san wa Mukuchi: In this slice of life story, Mayu the protagonist can only communicate through anime expressions. Her dialogue is done by her fellow classmates who supplement her thoughts.

Natsume Yūjin-Chō San: The third season of Natsume's adventures with the spirit worlds as he tried to return their names back to the spirits which has been cursed by his grandmother.

Nekogami Yaoyorozu: Yuzu works in an antique shop which local deities come in and out of the shop. One of them is called Mayu who is a cat god who spend all day playing.

No.6: Set in the year 2013, No.6 is the name of a model city where Sion was modelled to be an elite of the city. He saved the life of a boy named Nezumi who changed his life forever.

Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyō: The sequel to the first one which Nura continued to fight his destiny of becoming the leader of his demon clan.

Nyanpire The Animation: The comic adventures of Nyantenshi and her friends in this cute, sugar and gotic style anime.

R-15: Taketo is a high school student with a secret. He is actually a porn novelist and when he enrolled to a new school, you can be sure that things are not going to be easy on him!

Ro-Kyu-Bu: High schooler Subaru want to join his school's basketball club but found out that the coach was fired for being a lolicon. He took upon himself to train five elementary girls in this light hearted and slightly 'dangerous' story!

Sacred Seven: From Sunrise, come the story of Alma who is a loner his whole life. When he was invited by to join a club who devoted to Ores, Minerals and Crystals, the CEO of a wealthy company, Ruri told him he has the power of 'Sacred Seven' which grant him Superhuman powers!

The IDOLMASTER: From the hit popular video game, this time the idols are here to sing and dance in your TV screen. With a plot which is similar to America's next top model, get ready to bitch your way to the top as the Idolmaster!

Usagi Drop: Daikichi, a bachelor adopted his late grandfather's illegitimate young daughter and began this unusual story of two very different people staying together.

Uta no Prince-sama— Maji Love 1000%: Like Idolmaster but instead of cute girls, we have cool and hot guys as Idols! Haruka who attend an arts school found out that she is surrounded by hot guys who want to be Idols!

Yuruyuri: Like what the title say, it is about the 'friendship' of 4 school girls who formed a club known as 'Gokuraku Bu' or Paradise Club.

So what I think of this summer's series? Baka Season 2 looks okay through I enjoy the OVA more than the series. Blade and Blood C- are bad ass vampire slaying shows which is fine wih me. Blade is voiced by Ohtsuka Aiko AKA Solid Snake while Saya is voiced by the ever wonderful Nana Mizuki!

I read the first volume of Manyu Hiken and wasn't into it but now seeing that Kotobuki Minako is playing Manyu with Toyosaki Aki and Noto Mamiko as the supporting cast should give me a second chance. I haven't watch the first season of Nurarihyon no Mago which I might give it a try if time permits.

R-15 look kind of silly which reminds me of an old hentai series-Darling which used a similar idea to this. Sacred Seven looks cool, given Sunrise has been recently doing shows which doesn't involve mecha (Gundam) and with a male protagonist is a good choice after all the 'Moe' shows that has been flooding every season.

The rest of the shows will be a 'watch three episode then decide'. I still have my Tiger and Bunny and Hidan No Aria which is still on going. So what will be your pick coming this July?

P.S. Thanks everyone for hitting the 10000 views marks!

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