Saturday, September 8, 2012

Autumn Anime 2012: I got a bad feeling about this...

In less than a month, the new anime series for Autumn 2012 will be out. Let's see what we have in store from October to December!

Magi: From the author of Sumomomo Momomo come a retelling of 1001 Arabian Nights like Aladdin and Sinbad.

Robotics; Notes: Kaito, a fighting game fan found out a girl is actually a genius programmer who created a unique robot program for their school's robot club. This show is also in the same world of Steins' Gate and Chaos Head.

Psycho Pass: A futuristic detective series about two detectives who fight cyber crimes.

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb: The fourth season of the slice of life series.

Busou Shinki: This show was suppose to come last year but it only appeared on PSN as a short film. Now a full length series has been confirmed and it is based on the Konami toy line of the same name.

Chou Soku Henkei Gyrozetter: Based on the popular arcade driving game which combine racing and robots combat into one. (Transformers Rip-off!?)

Monsuno: A group of teens were given DNA monsters to combat an evil organisation (Imagine a more brutal Pokemon storyline)

Jormungand  Season 2: The second season about Koko who is an arms dealer and her continued escapades with her team.

Code Breaker: Sakura who has a sense of justice witness Ogami Rei who burnt criminals alive. The next day, Rei enrolled in the same class as her and discover that he belonged to a vigilante group who hunt down criminals. Sakura decided to teach him that killing is wrong...

To-Love-Ru Darkness: Continued from Motto To-Love-Ru, the story is focused on Yami and Momo. Momo decided to make Rito the Harem King and Yami faced enemies from her past.

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: Phantom Blood: This year is the 25th anniversary of the Jojo Manga and to celebrate, we go back to the beginning as two people, Jonathan Joestar encounter a Vampire, Dio and why this is one of the most longest and awesome manga series ever.

Bakuman Season 3: What do you expect, it's Bakuman!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shinta: Yuuta suffered from serious delusions with a girl, Rinka and they really become a couple (soft of?) When Yuuta's old school friend, Satone came back to his life, things got complicated...

Girls und Panzer: In an alternative timeline, tanks are used as a sports in school to compete. Miha  who hate tanks move to a new school but is forced to become a member of their school tanks team.

Onii chan Dakeko Ai Sae Areba Kankei Naiyo ne: Akito who was separated from his twin sister Akiko from young but end up living under the same roof during high school.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo: Sorata was kicked out of his dorm due to him keeping a cat. He moved to a new place called Sakurasou which the residents are eccentric. He met Shinna who is a world famous painter but lacking in sense and begin this unusual relationship with her.

Sukite li Na Yo: Mei has spent her 16 years without any friends or boyfriend. When she accidentally kick a popular guy in school, Yamato. He took an interest in her and thus Mei started to have feelings of love and friendship...

Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun: Translated to the Monster next door. Shizuka is a self centred person and when she send lesson notes to her neighbour, Haru, he is convinced that they are friends. But Shizuka refused to oblige and Haru confessed that he like her...

K: Not much details but it is the story of a teen and a girl who resembles a cat.

Zetsuen no Tempest: Yoshino's friend Mahiro is on a quest to find his family's killer by making a deal with a witch. But Mahiro went missing and Yoshino discovered a crisis that could doom the world.

Little Busters: From the people who gave you Kanon and Clannad, come a heart warming story of friendship and love. Riki is an orphan who met four kids and called themselves Little Busters who warmed his life. Years later, they still hang out together but things are about to change for them...

Hayate no Gotoku! Can't take my eyes off you: A new season of Hayate the Combat Butler. However this is not season 3 but a new original story created for this series.

Ixion Saga DT: Based on the online game by Capcom, Kon is trapped in an another world called Mira which is full of an energy source known as Alma. He saved a princess from attackers and got involved in a power struggle for Alma energy.

Kamisama Kiss: Nanami was left alone after her dad run away from his debtors. She rescued a man from being attacked by a dog, the man offered her shelter in a shrine. She took it and unknowing became a local deity with a cool looking familiar by her side...

Haitai Nanafa: Nanafa live with her elder sister and young sister at their grandmother's Soba stall. A seal was broken off a Chinese Banya tree and three spirits came to stay with them and change their lives forever...

Initial D Fifth Stage: Takumi returned with his Truneo 86 and challenged other racers in Japan. Take note this show is on Animax with 2 episodes released per month starting from November.

Shin Sekai Yori: Set in the far distant future, five children were raised in an utopia.When they discovered the outside world is ruled by people with supernatural powers, they decided to go a adventure to protect their friends and a world on the brink of collapse.

BTOOOM!: Ryuuta is a top player in an online game called BTOOOM. When he wake up one day, he found in an island with several others in a real life version of the game. Now he must to fight to survive and discovered the truth of why he is here. (Think Battle Royale but with bombs)

Aoi Sekai no Chuushin De: Segua Kingdom is losing the war against Ninterdo Empire. When a boy named Gear appeared at Segua Kingdom, he will turn the tables for them. This show is a parody of the console wars between Sega and Nintendo in the 1980s.

Medaka Box Season 2: The continuing adventures of the ultimate student council president, Kurokami and the story focus on the Flask Plan Arc.

Seitokai no Ichizon Season 2: Season 2 of the student council comedy.

This season is kinda of a mix bag. One thing, I am waiting to see To Love Ru Darkness and Code Breaker that I am reading the manga is pretty good. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is interesting as I watch the third arc on the OVA years ago. So watching how it all begins will be a good idea to understand the Joestar family and Dio's hatred. The rest of the shows will be as usual "watch the first three episodes" and decide.

So what is your picks this Autumn? See you next month for all the new shows!

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