Thursday, June 20, 2013

Summer Anime 2013 Preview (Dolls, Demons and Swimming Trunks?!)

We passed the new Spring of 2013 and onto the blazing Summer as we look at the upcoming anime starting from July!

Gin no Saij: Also known as Silver Spoon. From Full Metal Alchemist's creator come the story of a city boy, Yugo who come to the countryside to learn about agriculture and soon discover more than just planting fruits and vegetables.

Servant x Servant: Imagine if Working the Animation is set in a Health and Welfare section office, this is the show we will be talking about the office politics and the everyday quirks of office life.

Genei wo Kakeru Taiyo: A group of girls who battle evil forces with the power of the Tarot cards.

Blood Lad: Staz, a Vampire who is interested in human cultures (especially Anime) than human blood accidentally caused the death of a human girl, Fuyuki. She became a wandering spirit but Staz promise he will try to bring her back to life.

Brothers Conflicts: Hinata Ema decided to move out after her father married a new woman. She ended up staying in a Mansion called Sunrise Residence and have 11 new "brothers" by her side.

Choujigen Game Neptune the Animation: Based on the popular PS3 game of the same name, it chronicles the adventure of a girl named Neptune who is given super powers to battle another characters in a parody of the Video Games console wars of the 80s and 90s.

Makai Ouji-Devils and Realist: William accidentally released a seal in his father's store room and summoned a demon to serve him.

Love Lab: Riko accidentally saw the school model student, Maki kissing a pillow like a lover and was forced to keep a secret. In return, Riko was forced to join a club where they learned how to be great lovers!?

Stella Jogakuin Koutou-Ka 3C Bu: Yura entered the Stella Woman Academy as a Freshman student. A Senior, Sonora make Yura joined her club-C3 which they learned all aspects of Military Survival Games.

Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou: Kazuhito is a high school student who love books especially his idol-Novelist, Natsuno Kirihime. He was killed by a robber while trying to protect Kirihime in a robbery. However she used a ritual to revive him but he is now stuck in a body of a dog!

Kimi no Iru Machi: From the creator of Suzuka, comes another coming to age story about Romance and Friendship. Yuzuki came to stay with her father's friend home and met Haruto who is uncomfortable of having a stranger in their house. Furthermore, Yuzuki has feelings for him but Haruto has a crush with another girl, Nanami.

Fantasista Doll: A group of cute doll girls who fight using cards as power-up. (Sounds familiar)

Free!: Haruka was beaten by his old friend, Rin in a swimming contest. He decided to form a swimming club in order to defeat him.

Danganropa the Animation: 15 elite students were gathered at a special high school and whoever graduate from the school is guaranteed to be successful in life. However the only way to graduate is to murder someone and not get caught by the rest. If the students fail to find out who is the killer, the killer will graduate and the rest will be executed.

Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi: Translates as God abandoned the World on Sunday. A strange event caused humans to unable to die nor reproduce. A man named "Hampine Hambart" murdered everyone in a village but the grave keeper, Ai think that Hampine is her biological father.

The World God only Knows Season 3-Megami Hen: The third season of everyone's favourite hardcore game conqueror, Keima returned with more girls to conquer. However things will take a turn for the worse as childhood friend, Teru told him the truth of the spirits who possessed girls and the New Hell's darkest secret.

Uchouten Kazoku: The story take place in Kyoto where a family of Raccoon spirits who take up human forms. The second son, Yasaburo learned more about his family's past and the truth about his father's death.

Genshiken Nidaime: A new generations of otaku arrived to take over the Genshiken club which deals with everything otaku related.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear G: The second season about a group of girls who possessed Symphogear which can defeat the Alien Race, Noise by singing and battling at the same time.

Monogatari-Second Season: The second season of Monogatari Novels about an undead boy and his relationships with different demon girls.

Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma IIIya: Imagine in a different world where there is no Holy Grail War. IIIya from Fate Stay Night is now the main heroine of this story as she can transform to a Maho Shoujo to combat evil.

Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibu 2: The second season of the Hakkenden story.

Rozen Maiden (2013): A reboot and a sort of sequel of the popular Dark Anime. It tells about the Rozen Dolls who have minds of their own and is forced to fight in the Alice Game which granted the winner to be the perfect girl.

Kinrio Mosaic: Alice and Karen are two foreign students who came to Japan to learn their culture but ended up with an odd group of friends in their class.

Kingdom Season 2: The second season of the rise of the first emperor of China, Qi.

Gatchaman Crowds: In a different timeline, a group of people with latent potential are recruited to be the new Gatchaman Crowds. (Do not take them seriously!)

Watamote: Kuroki Tomoko has 100 the game world! In reality, she is a 15 year who is not pretty nor sociable to anyone and is labeled a Mojo (A lonely and gloomy person)

Ro-Kyu-Bu SS: The second season about a high school student, Subaru who coached a group of youth girls on basketball and the awkward situations they get into.

High School DxD New: The second season about Issei who was revived as a demon by the hottest girl (Demon) Risa to be her slave. This season will focus on the legendary sword, Excalibur and fellow demon, Yuto Kiba's past caught up to him.

Tamayura Futatose: The second season of this slice of life show about a girl, Fu who moved to her late father's home town and her adventures revolve about her camera and the people around her.

Recorder to Ransell Season 3: The odd adventures of two siblings who are completely different in terms of age and size.

Milky Holmes Season 3: The continuing adventures of the detective girls group, Milky Holmes whose ancestors are some of the best fictional detectives of all time.

We got some new IPs and several sequels for this Summer! For new shows, I am interested in Blood Lad, Neptune the Animation (I never did play the game but might consider after watching the show), Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyo looked funny, Danganropa's plot sound like the Agatha Christine's Novel-Then there were none. Fate Kaleid looked goofy with IIIya as the main lead (not a fan!)

For sequels, I am hyped for The World God only Knows which I have read the Megami Arc and it is pretty good with the readers guessing who are the goddess that Keima have to find (You have to watch the recent OVD that came out to know more about Keima's relationship with Teru)

In preparation for Symphogear, I went to watch the first season and it is pretty all right although you can figure out who is the villain half way through the season. Ro-Kyu-Bu and High School DxD is my guilty pleasure with some of my favourite female seiyuus playing hot girls! I have watched the two seasons of Rozen Maiden and it is pretty good although the ending for the second season is weird but as long as Sugintou is back, I don't care! Tamayura was one that I watch during my Japan trip and I immediately like it so I can't wait for the second season!

So which shows are you hype for? Leave a comment and see you in July where the new shows kick in!

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