The spring season of anime was pretty good. For the most part the shows Lykos and I watched we able to keep our attention. As the spring season ends it is time to preview the summer anime that come out in less than a week. It looks like we have an alright season on our hands, not as strong as spring but it will probably end up being better than the really crappy winter season we had. Lets hope for the best and get to it. (I will be cutting the anime sequels from this list cause nether Lykos or I have seen any of them)
Also don’t rely on the dates i gave for shows they could be wrong!!!
Kingdom: Studio Pierrot. 38 Episodes. Action, Historical, Military. June 4th
In the Warring States Period of ancient China (475-221 BCE), Shin and Hyou are war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield. One day, however, Hyou is taken to the palace by a minister. Winding up on the losing side of a power-struggle, Hyou manages to return to the village, barely alive. Shin then meets a boy who closely resembles Hyou, Ei Sei. For now he is the king of Qin; later he will become the emperor Shi Huangdi. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-It sounds okay, not the biggest fan of Studio Pierrot, Probably won’t watch it cause it already started airing.
Lykos: Well I do typically enjoy anime set during this time, and the genre’s “action, historical and military” intrigues me. I’m hopeful, and will at least watch the first episode.
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita: AIC A.S.T.A. 12 Episodes. Fantasy Seinen. July 2nd
It’s been several centuries since human beings declined due to the steep drop in birthrates. The most prosperous species on the Earth are “Fairies”, 10 cm tall creatures with high intelligence. I became a UN arbitrator between the humans and the fairies and returned to my hometown to help my grandfather. I thought my job would not be a tough one and visited one of the fairies’ habitats to say hello to them but… (MyAnimeList)
Xana-This has one of the weirdest promotional videos of the season also the fairies look stupid. Interesting premise with the whole part about the decline of birthrates, maybe I will give it a few episodes.
Lykos: Color me intrigued, a bit skeptical, but intrigued nonetheless.
Chitose Get You!! Silver Link. Comedy, Romance. July 2nd.
Chitose is an 11-year-old girl who is madly in love with an older guy named Hiroshi. He works at the town hall right next to the school and Chitose spends every day relentlessly pursuing him. Can Chitose ever convince Hiroshi to go out with her? (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Hiroshi please don’t turn in to a pedophile.
Lykos: HAHA! Is this really the plot synopsis for an anime? Maybe it will have some quirky comedy, that if pulled off right will have some genuine laugh out loud moments. I really don’t know why I think this anime has a chance to actually be funny, perhaps it’s because the synopsis is just so ridiculous, but I will try to watch the first episode, and see if I can stay awake!
Natsuyuki Rendezvous: Dogakobo. 11 Episodes. Drama, Romance, Supernatural. July 6th.
A young man with poor eyesight named Hazuki works part-time in a flower shop and falls hard for the shop-owner Rokka. But what happens when he discovers that residing in her apartment is the spirit of the man she can never forget? (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Sounds like it will be very boring but it is a Noitamina show so it could surprise us.
Lykos: I’m not sure, it sounds like it could be way to romancey and sappy for me, but perhaps it will be done well, and I’ll be eating my words.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate: AIC Build. Drama Romance. July 6th.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate follows the protagonist Yuuki Oojima, who attends Private Takafuji Academy, a large school with over 6,000 students. Yuuki is a member of the food research club, along with seven others, including his childhood friend Chisato Sumiyoshi. The members leisurely spend their time in the club not doing much activities. When the election of the next student council president comes up, the front runner Satsuki Shinonome proposes that clubs that have no merit should be sorted out and abolished. The food research club seeks advice from the current student council president Yakumo Mori, who suggests Yuuki run in the election as an opposing candidate. Yuuki learns about the issues facing the school and decides to run in the election. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Proves that you can make an anime out of nothing.
Lykos: Sounds a bit hum-drum for my personal taste, but if it actually explores school politics, could be interesting.
Hagure Yuusha no Estetica: Arms. Action, Fantasy. July 6th
In normal RPGs, a hero defeats the Satan king and the story ends. But what does the hero do after that? Ohtorizawa Akatsuki defeats the Satan king in the fantasy world of Alleyzard and returns to the real world. He is sheltered by the international organization BABEL, which protects and controls people transferred from the outer worlds. BABEL is astonished to know Akatsuki has really defeated Satan and brings Satan’s daughter Miu from Alleyzard. In the academy of BABEL, Akatsuki confronts other “returners”, who have psychic powers. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-It will probably be Ecchi.
Lykos: I’m not exactly sure what is going on here, but I do enjoy action and fantasy, so I’m not writing it off.
Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai: Feel. Comedy, Romance, Ecchi. July 6th
Kaga Ryosuke is an ecchi high school boy. One day, he meets a girl standing alone in the rain. She is Lisarah Restor, an elite Death, who visited the human world in order to find “Singular Man”. Ryosuke makes a contract with Lisarah and she sucks energy required for her activity in the human world from Ryosuke. The source of the energy is his ecchi spirit. To recover the sexual desire, Ryosuke has no choice but to help Lisarah’s search. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-“Kaga Ryosuke is an ecchi high school boy” Are you kidding me, hell no I will never watch this. Sounds like High School D X D to me.
Lykos: For the most part ecchi is not my cup of tea.
Sword Art Online. A-1 Pictures. Action, Adventure, Fantasy. July 7th.
The only way to escape is to ‘clear’ the game. Death in game means actual ‘death’ The ten thousand who have logged onto the as of yet mysterious game ‘Sword Art Online’ using their Nerve Gear have been forced into this perilous death game and are trapped inside. Protagonist Kirito, one of the many gamers, has greeted this ‘truth’. He plays as a solo player in the giant castle that is the stage for this game —- ‘Aincrad’. To meet the conditions of clearing the game and leaving this twisted virtual world, he must get through all 100 floors. Will Kirito have what it takes to clear the game, or will he die trying? (MyAnimeList)
Xana-You better be better than Accel World. Don’t disappoint me because I will be blogging you.
Lykos: Sounds wicked. I can’t wait.
Oda Nobuna no Yabou. Madhouse. Comedy, Historical, Romance. July 9th
The historical romantic comedy follows 17-year-old high school student Sagara Yoshiharu who one day time-travels to the Sengoku period, where all the major Samurai lords are cute girls. Yoshiharu meets Oda Nobuna, the girl counterpart of Oda Nobunaga, and begins to serve her as a substitute of Kinoshita Tokichiro, who has been dead in the world. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Sounds good, I will watch it.
Lykos: Sounds original. I’m intrigued.
Tari Tari. P.A. Works. July 1st. Slice of Life. 13 Episodes.
The story centers around five Japanese high school students who are too young to be called adults, but who no longer think of themselves as children. Wakana Sakai once took music lessons, but she withdrew from music after losing her mother. Konatsu Miyamoto is a positive-thinking girl who loves singing and spends time after school at the vocal music club. Sawa Okita is a spirited archery club member who dreams of becoming a horse rider. Daichi Tanaka is a chronically late badminton team member who lives with his college student sister. “Wiin” just transfered into Wakana’s class after 12 years abroad in Australia. Music brings Wakana, Konatsu, Sawa and the others together into an ensemble during their last summer in high school. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-I love P.A. Works animation so I will be watching this just based on that. Hopefully the story doesn’t end up sucking.
Lykos: This actually sounds really good, and like a slice of life I would rather enjoy.
Arcana Famiglia. J.C.Staff. 12 Episodes. July 1st. Action, Romance
The story takes place on the small island of Regalo in the Mediterranean Sea. The island has been protected by a vigilante committee called “Arcana Famiglia”. The members of the family have psychic powers gained by a secret ritual. Felicita is a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her strict mother. She visits Regalo to see her father who is the head of Arcana Famiglia. He tells her to become the leader of “Serie of Sword”, the arbitrator section of the family. As one of the members of Arcana Famiglia, Felicita interacts with other handsome but eccentric members. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-I have a feeling that this is a reverse harem but I don’t care. I love the character design…I will be blogging this one on WanAbrar.
Lykos: I’m pretty sure I’m going to be reviewing this. And my “pretty sure” I mean I’m going to be reviewing it. Xana is holding me to that.
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. Satelight. July 1st. Action, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Since 1973, an invasion of aliens known as BETA upon Earth is driving human civilization into nearly collapse. Facing an enormous mass of enemy force, mankind has developed large humanoid arms called as Tactical Surface Fighters and deployed them to its defense lines through out the world. However, all those efforts could slow down defeats but could not stop BETA, and mankind is forced to abandon major area of the Eurasian Continent. For 30 years, mankind is bogged down in an endless war against BETA without any hopes of victory. In 2001, the Imperial Japan faces difficulties in the development of a next-generation main Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) as it defends the front lines of the Far East. The UN has proposed a joint development program between the Imperial Japan and the United States as a part of its international mutual development project of TSF, the Prominence Project. Yui Takamura, a surface pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan, is given responsibility for the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, also a surface pilot of the US Army, was heading to the same destination.Yet they never knew that their encounter would change their destiny drastically. This story with exciting human dramas and robot actions takes place in the development of a new Tactical Surface Fighters, the most important and effective weapons against BETA, at a crisis of human extinction. (Muv-Luv Total Eclipse Official English Website)
Xana-Muv-Luv is taking heat because there may be some plagiarized characters designs in this show. It isn’t really my type of anime and although Satelight’s animation is beautiful they have never really put anything out that interests me.
Lykos: I typically don’t watch mecha type anime, but this sounds pretty interesting, I want to give it a try.
Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi. TYO Animations. July 2nd. Historical, Josei.
Uta Koi tells the “super-liberal interpretation” of the Hyakuninisshu anthology compiled during Japan’s Heian period of 100 romantic poems from 100 different poets such as The Tale of Genji’s Murasaki Shikibu. (MyAnimeList)
Lykos: I can’t really imagine this…
Binbougami ga! Sunrise. Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. July 4th.
Sakura Ichiko is a 16-year-old girl who leads a charmed life and is blessed with beauty, brains, and health. She has an abundance of “Happiness Energy “, which can make people happy, but at the cost of absorbing all the Happiness Energy from her surroundings. She has caused the energy balance of the world to become unbalanced and because of this, she becomes the target of a Poverty God named Momiji. Momiji goal is to remove Ichiko’s power of absorbing other people’s Happiness Energy and to return all the energy she has taken to its rightful place. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Umm the whole Happiness Energy sounds kind of dumb but the preview was all right.
Lykos: Perhaps I’m really unfairly pre-judging this, but “Happiness Energy”…really?
Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! Studio Gokumi. Comedy, Romance. July 5th
Abiding by his father’s will, Shougo was transferred into an academy where many young girls attend. It appears as though his younger sister (separated from him at birth) also attends this academy, and that she is trying to get closer to him without letting him know who she actually is. Problem is, Shougo seems to be popular with the other girls as well! Can Shougo “properly” reunite with his little sister and while making a girlfriend at the same time? (MyAnimeList)
Xana-This sounds so awful I can’t take it. WHY doesn’t she just let him know she is his sister…oh wait then their wouldn’t be an anime.
Lykos: I don’t think I’ll be watching it.
Joshiraku. J.C. Staff. Comedy, Slice of Life. July 5th
A group of girls discusses random things and usually reaches an unusual or humorous conclusion that’s far from the initial discussion topic.
Xana-This is by the same person who wrote Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei. This guy is funny, I can’t wait for this one, it should be really random.
Lykos: If done right could be very funny.
Campione! Diomedea. July 5th. Comedy, Magic, Harem
A harem love comedy plus magic battles. Kusanagi Godo is a 16-year-old high school boy, who once killed the god “Verethragna” and acquired the title of “Campione (god killer)” when he was 15. Erica Brandelli is a 16-year-old Italian girl, who is a “Great Knight” of the magic society “Bronze Black Cross” and had fought together with Godo to defeat Verethragna. Godo doesn’t like fighting but his title of “Campione” makes him get involved in battles against other Campiones and uncontrollable gods. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-The first sentence says it all…I will never watch this one.
Lykos: “harem love comedy plus magic battles” To be honest with all of you I can’t decide if this is going to be down right horrid, or actually decent. Ok odds are this is going to be horrid, but a girl can dream, right?
Tanken Driland. Toei Animation. Adventure, Fantasy. July 7th.
Due to the influence of someone who visited her town when she was a child, Princess Mikoto of Elua decides to become a hunter and search for treasure all over the land of Driland. She sets out on her journey with her personal assistant Wallens, but they are soon joined by Pollon, a hunter who dreams of being a hero, and Paan, a wandering knight. As they continue their exploration they begin to sense great danger drawing near. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Eh, it could be all right, you never know.
Lykos: Probably going to be childish, but sounds cute and fun.
Kokoro Connect. Silver Link. Comedy, Slice of Life, July 7th
The “love and teen pentagonal comedy” follows the strange phenomena at the Yamahoshi Academy’s Culture Club, starting with the five male and female club members switching bodies with each other. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Lykos couldn’t get past the “love and teen pentagonal comedy.” The plot is kind of strange but maybe I’ll end up watching it. The truth is most of what Silver Link puts out is crap…
Lykos: HAHA switching bodies can be some really funny shit. Hope they pull it off!
Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebisugawa Koukou Tenmonbu. AIC. School, Shounen. July 9th.
Noya Itsuki just started his school year at the Ebisugawa High School and since he has always had a fascination with space, he decides to join the astronomy club. However, he mistakenly walks into the all girls Otaku Club. He notices that the members are really weird, but Itsuki has yet to realize that he isn’t in the astronomy club. His life is about to get complicated by being surrounded by so many girls. (MyAnimeList)
Xana-Haha what a funny synopsis, i feel so bad for him…so many girls.
Lykos: Not my cup of tea, probably will not watch it.
Maji de Otaku na English! AIC Frontier
An Anime that’s goal is to teach English using cute anime girls…
Xana-My English Sucks Please Teach Me Cute Anime Girls!!!!!!!
Anime Sequels-Nether Lykos or I have ever completed any of these anime’s other seasons; so don’t expect us to be reviewing any of these.
Rinee no Lagrange 2
Yuri Yuri 2
Yurumates 3D S2
Dog Days 2
Hakuoki Reimeiroku 3
Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon 2
Milky Holmes Alternative One
Thanks for reading!!!! Yay for my post #100!
-Xana & Lykos