Posted by: kaz3phyrous | September 15, 2007

Fall 2007 Preview

My first anime related post that’s not about SaiMoe.
And since this is an anime blog I thought I’ll do the obligatory season preview since October is near that means the fall anime season is also upon us..
So here’s some summaries and my thoughts on anime that I will be watching this coming fall.


D.C. II ~Da Capo II~
Studio: feel
Premier: 10/01 24:00 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
Set 53 years after the end of Da Capo (Nemu’s story path, essentially as seen in the D.C./D.C.S.S. anime series), we return to Hatsumejima two generations later where the cherry blossoms are, once again, always in bloom. Yoshiyuki Sakurai was taken in by the Asakuras as a child and has many fond memories of his time spent with Junichi’s two grandaughters, Otome and Yume. We catch up to him in his third year of Junior High, when he has since moved next door, home of the school principal Sakura Yoshino… Other characters include fellow band members Nanaka Shirakawa, Koko Tsukishima and Wataru Itabashi, fellow classmates Anzu Yukimura, Akane Hanasaki, and Suginami, and Yume’s classmate Minatsu Amakase.

Comments:
I will probably follow this until the end, I haven’t played the games but I know some of the characters. I wonder what route they’re gonna take. I wonder if they’re gonna follow the first Da Capo and take the siscon route, though now they’ve got 2 sisters to choose from. i for one am hoping that they’ll take Nanaka’s route since I really wanted the Kotori route in the first Da Capo. Well only time will tell, I just hope they don’t screw it up.


BAMBOO BLADE
Studio: AIC A.S.T.A.
Premier: 10/01 25:30 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
Kojirou is the kendo instructor at Muro’e High School. He is totally broke. He has agreed to send his team to a competition against his senpai’s team. If his all female team can win the competition, he will have free meals for a year! But, the problem is that Kojirou seems unable to find five, gifted girls to form the “dream team”–and time is running out…

Comments:
I started reading the manga for this after I saw the cover of the first volume, the main girl Tamaki kinda reminds me of my favorite Negima girl Nodoka. I really don’t know what happens after the scanlations so I guess the anime will fill me in on that. the only anime I watched from the studio in charge were the first episodes of Tokimeki Memorial so I’m quite assured that it will at least look pretty. i hope the stry won’t be dragging as was TokiMemo,


CLANNAD
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Premier: 10/04 26:25 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
Tomoya Okazaki is a third year student labelled as a delinquent. Everything seems to be unchanging for his school life until he meets Nagisa, and Tomoya finds that his life is about to change. He starts to have dreams of a bleak world and meets a girl who has the ability to fuse junk together in order to create things, and doing so, creates a body out of junk for him. He is then reborn into this empty world and follows around the girl, the only two existences who are “alive.”

Coments:
Honestly the reason I’m picking this up is because it’s done by KyoAni, and seeing as I loved all the anime they made `til now I’m sure to love this to. And since it’s another Key Visual novel adaptation I’m sure that I’m gonna shed manly tears for this, as was with the other two KeyAni works Kanon and Air. I don’t know much about the Clannad except that it deals about family and Clannad came from the word “clan”. One things for sure this anime is gonna be beautiful and Noto-sama is finally gonna have a paly a feamle role in a KyoAni anime and as far as I know she’s also one of the leading ladies.


Shakugan no SHANA II
Studio: JC STAFF
Premier: 10/04 25:25 JST
Official Site, ANN

Summary:
The 2nd season of Shakugan no Shana.

Comments:
More Shana for the Shana fans out there . I’m happy that we’re getting more of our favorite sword-wielding, tsundere, melon-pan eating loli flame haze. I don’t really know the stories of the Shana novels but I hope it’s gonna be great, though I don’t think it can beat the novel since I heard the novels better portray the characters.


ef -a tale of memories.
Studio: SHAFT
Premier: 10/06 25:35 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
The story revolves around the protagonist Hirono Hiro, a poor high school boy who draws shoujo manga for his living. One cold Christmas night after meeting a very strange woman in a church, who tells him that he`s going to meet someone he has to meet, his bike gets stolen by another strange girl. He runs after her and finds her collapsed on the street. Her name is Miyamura Miyako and her bag got stolen by a man on a motorbike. Soon after, they start hanging out together, enjoying highschool life. Miyako falls for Hiro pretty quickly but naturally finds a rival in his childhood friend, Shindou Kei, who has been dictating Hiro`s life since ever.

Comments:
I don’t really know much about this anime. All I know is that Shinkai Makoto did teh opening animation of the game OP and it was beautiful. I don’t know if he’ll have anything to do with the anime though but the music in this anime is done by the same person who did the music in Shinkai’s movies so the music in this anime is probably gonna be great. The game was done by minori, the only game I played by minori was Wind ~a breath of heart~ and I still can’t comment on it since I only played one route of the game, though I do plan to finish every route in the future. The character designs are done by Nanao Naru who did the character designs of the characters from sola and Da Capo, I really like Nanao’s designs and that also holds true for this one.


Genshiken 2nd Series
Studio: ARMS
Premier: 10/09 25:30 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
The 2nd season of Genshiken.

Comments:
The second season of Genshiken which will probably finish the entire manga. What I’m happu about this anime is that it will finally give more screen time to my favorite otaku-hating otaku Ogiue.


Kodomo no Jikan
Studio: Studio Barcelona
Premier: 10/10 26:00 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
23-year old school teacher Aoki Daisuke has a huge problem. One of his precocious 3rd Grade students, Kokonoe Rin, has the hots for him?! Yes, mischievous Rin has proclaimed herself to be Daisuke-sensei`s girlfriend and is now on a warpath to win him over or cause him to lose his job…whichever comes first!

Besides Rin, Daisuke`s got other problems to take care of — one of the students in his class, Mimi (one of Rin`s friends), hasn`t been attending school recently.

Comments:
The anime adaptation of the manga that was filled with controversy after the Seven Seas incident. I don’t know much about the manga but I heard that it’s not just a manga aimed at lolicons but it also explores more Rin’s character and about “a girl coming of age” if I remember correctly. The OVA looked good so I hope the anime will look good too.


Prism Ark
Studio: Frontline
Premier: 10/07 24:30 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
Adapted from the game Prism Arc.
The game begins with the King and Queen making a journey to Viella to get their one year daughter, the Princess of Wind Land, baptized. However, their escort was suddenly attacked by the Sablum Empire, who were supposed to be their good allies. At this battle was the first appearance of the Angels, a imposing being with wings and halo, whose height easily doubled men’s, and came wielding never before seen power.

Comments:
I’m only picking this up because it has that RPG feel to it and I just wanna give it a try.


BLUE DROP~Tenshitachi no Gikyoku~
Studio: Asahi production, BeSTACK
Premier: 10/01 26:00 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
In 1995, all 800 habitants of the isolated Kamikakushi Island vanished in one night, all but a single girl who lost her memory. The cause of the disappearances was never identified.

Four years later, that girl, Mari, transfers to a girl’s dormitory school, Kaihou Gakuen, leaving behind her grandmother who had been her guardian ever since the incident. There, she meets Hagino.

Hagino is the school idol and completes her student council responsibilities flawlessly. The moment she touches Mari’s hand, however, Hagino freaks out, straddling atop Mari, hands aroundher throat. Mari is afraid of and angry at Hagino, who pretends as if nothing had happened while in front of other students, but at the same time, somehow, she is attracted to Hagino too.

In reality, Hagino is actually an alien who was sent to Earth in order to reconnoiter prior to an invasion. The event on Kamikakushi Island occurred when the 200-member crew of a battleship, the Blue, whose captain was Hagino and the island’s inhabitants had killed each other. The Blue was seriously damaged and hidden. Hagino had since blended into human society and continued her reconnaissance.

Within her school life, while fighting with fellow students, Mari begins to come out of her shell. Hagino has been living a double life, but her encounter with Mari makes her face human beings, and gradually she begins to have doubts about her mission. While the invasion and war draws closer unnoticed, the girls begin to understand each other.

Comments:
Nobody can go wrong with yuri especially if it involves mecha(see Simoun).


Shion no Ou
Studio: Studio DEEN
Premier: 10/13 TBA
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
Yasuoka Shion lost her parents, and her voice, when she was young. In a murder. She was found amidst a blood-soaked room, and the only hint for the suspect was a Shougi board and one piece: the King. Now, Shion steps into the world of female professional Shougi players. As her popularity and fame slowly rises, so do the questions about her past, particularly the murder case that was never solved.

Comments:
I have the manga on backlog so I might just finish reading the manga before the anime starts airing. Well i’m watching an anime about Kendo why not an anime about Shougi.


Kidou Senshi Gundam 00
Studio: Sunrise
Premier: 10/06 18:00 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
2307 AD.
As fossil fuels became exhausted, humanity found a new energy source to change their situation: A large-scale solar power system with three enormous orbiting elevators. However, only a few large countries and their allies reaped the benefits.

Three superpowers had ownership of the three orbiting elevators: The Union, based in the United States Of America, The People`s Reform League, made up of China, Russia, and India, and Europe`s AEU. The superpowers continue playing a large zero-sum game for their own dignity and respective prosperity. Even though it is the 24th century, humanity has yet to become one.

In this world where war has no end, a private militia appears advocating the eradication of war through force. Each possessing a mobile suit Gundam, they are Celestial Being. The armed intervention by the Gundams against all acts of war begins.

Comments:
Another Gundam series Sunrise. And judging from the character designs it’s filled with plenty of beautiful bishonen characters so it will sure cater the the fantasies of those yaoi fangirls. And honestly who could go wrong with an anime that has one of the main Gundam pilot named Allelujah Haptism?!


Myself; Yourself
Studio: Dogakobo
Premeir: 10/02 26:15 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
Hidaka Sana is a 16-year-old boy who comes back to his old town from Tokyo after five years. His memories of the town do not fail him, the scenery hasn’t changed all that much. He starts attending the second year of highschool where he meets an old friend and his first love from his childhood. Life is what’s ahead of him, so he needs to jump over the gap between his memories and the reality infront of his eyes and move on.

Comments:
I just want to try this anime and if it failes to capture me I’m dropping it.


Sketchbook ~full color’s~
Studio: Hal Film Maker
Premier: 10/01 26:00 JST
Official Site
, ANN

Summary:
Based on a 4-koma seinen manga by Kobako Totan about girls at an art school.

Comments:
Another anime based on a 4-koma since Lucky Star and Azumanga were lso based on a 4-koma and I liked it why not this.

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Responses

  1. I’m so excited about Bamboo Blade. I started this over a year ago and I love Kirino. By far, my favorite character from the series. Can’t wait to see her in the anime.

  2. @nissanhut: me too i just started the manga around last month after saw it in the newly announced anime section… my favorite by far is the Tamaki… she’s the silent and wields a sword, sort of, which is high in my moe meter… she’s also an otaku…


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