Fall 2009 Anime
As October nears, the majority of currently running series wraps up and a new season begins. There’s a lot of interesting series, but not many eroge adaptations. Most are manga or light novel adaptations, such as Nyan Koi! and Seitokai no Ichizon. Similar to the summer preview, I’ll be listing the series by first episode air date and providing a link to their respective official sites. All three of us (Micchi, nemuiwanko, Zen) will write a few words about it.
Battle Spirits Shounen Gekiha Dan (09/13 Sun)
TCG… This reminds me of YuGiOh… That’s a bad thing.
I can’t help but think of Byakugan and Duel Monsters when I see this anime. But if I were to watch it, I would do it to check out the hilariously designed monkey boy o_o;
My keen eyesight has declared this series to appear as a pile of waste matter best left unseen therefore I shall follow my instincts, once this sentence is complete I shall expel this poor excuse for entertainment from my mind.
Queen’s Blade Gyokuza o Tsugumono (09/24 Thu)
No. There’s not enough balance for me to consider this fanservice.
Haven’t seen the first season yet, but from the random articles I read, I wonder how can this series be put on television with the mature content it has. So many tentacles O_O;;
To say Queens Blade is not my cup of tea would be an understatement on the universal scale. If all you want is fanservice then I suppose it is worth a shot. Since it is a second season I am sure everyone that cares already knows about it so not much to say really.
Asura Cryin’ 2 (10/01 Thu)
First season bored me. Half of me wanted to drop it; the other half wanted to stick with it to see if any of the mysteries would be resolved. The former won and it seems like it was the right choice.
Didn’t see the first season, so no reason to pick this up at the moment. But I am vaguely interested in the osananajimi turned ghost.
After watching the first season, I am looking forward to this series more than most. A good mix of action, comedy, and romance Asura has something for everyone. Being the sucker for anything interesting that I am I plan to continue watching this series till the end, hoping it turns out to be one of the more memorable anime. Final note Kanade is unbearably adorable.
Kämpfer (10/01 Thu)
I really don’t get the point of getting girls to fight each other for the sake of fighting. Seems like the main difference from Sekirei is a gender-switching lead.
Watching the trailer made me think of Ranma 1/2 mixed with some Sekirei. The plot doesn’t seem much, but it should be fun watching the main character squirm in her new situation.
I am definately not a fan of the girls fighting each other genres. I feel they focus too much on fanservice and very concept alone lacks the foundation needed for an interesting storyline. Personally I would recommend reading through the manga before watching to see if it is something you may like.
Nyan Koi! (10/01 Thu)
Lots of kitties and love comedy. That’s a definite watch for me ^o^
Cats and twintail twins. Looks like a cute comedy anime, but I think I’ll watch it for those two reasons alone.
Boy who hates cats. Boy knocks the head off a cat god statue. Boy gets cursed, hilarity ensues. Basic premise of Nyan koi is that Kosaka who hates cats can now not only understand them due to his curse, but has to aid 100 cats to be rid of it. Typical comedy romance with a bit of unique feline interactions and perspectives. At least they aren’t abusing nekomimi for a cheap gimmick. As I found myself enjoying the manga for its lighthearted comedy and interesting characters I will be watching this one regularly.
Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra (10/02 Fri)
The PVs were quite nice, with ALI PROJECT music. It seems like this might be a good pick-up for action. If all the dead were made into books, that’s sure a lot of books…
Thinking back to Read or Die and Toshokan Sensou, library work is getting deadly! I may want to pick this up as my action anime for the season as it seems to be exciting.
An interesting premise with books that contain the memories of the dead. I like the potential this story has and will be keeping my eyes out for it. Perhaps a bit higher on the action side than I personally would have liked for a concept such as this, however that is hardly much of a put off.
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (10/02 Fri)
Biri biri!!!! Biri biri!!!! Biri biri!!!!
I read this manga spinoff and found it to be a decent read. Looking forward to checking out the anime, and watching more of Biri Biri. ^-^
Fresh on the heels of the popular To Aru Majutsu no Index comes Railgun. Essentially the same story only this time from the perspective of everyone’s favorite sparky loli. To be honest the only appeal Mikoto has for me is how much I am amused by Touma teasing her. If you enjoyed Index and liked Mikoto and her pals you will most likely enjoy this series. Always fun to see things from another perspective.
Seitokai no Ichizon (10/02 Fri)
Sugisaki is someone we, as eroge players, ought to look up to. This is definitely a comedy and I’ll be watching it. The manga was a delight to read XD Kurimu and Mafuyu are mine. I will even go through Minatsu to get Mafuyu.
A student council harem type anime. I wonder how many of those I’ve seen by now.
Nothing like making the student council your own personal harem… even if they want none of it. The main character Sugisaki is completely obsessed with girls, making no secret of his determination to make the council into his own personal harem. Focused mostly on comedy Ichizon still manages to get away with some insightful tidbits and characters that are more than they appear. Good for a lighthearted viewing this is definitely one of the series I shall be keeping up with.
White Album (2nd Half) (10/02 Fri)
Didn’t watch first season. Not interested. It should’ve aired 10 years ago.
I haven’t heard anything about this series before at all, so I’ll probably pass on this. Not a good sign at all since it’s already at the second season.
I don’t care at all, hate the concept. If you liked it then by all means watch.
The Sacred Blacksmith (10/03 Sat)
This seems like a standard fantasy MMO-style action adventure series, complete with fanservice. If I recall correctly, most of those are forgettable.
Queen’s Blade Lite Edition? Maybe this will trade a portion of the fan service for some substance?
Rare for me to care about a studio but I abhorred the pile of garbage that is Samurai Champloo so I am wary to say the least. Not only does the studio have a bad track record with me, the plot feels uninspired and predictable. I will give it a chance though most likely going to end up passing right over.
Shugo Chara Party! (10/03 Sat)
I stopped watching Shugo Chara! when it turned into a ‘defeat baddie du jour’ series. Amu-chan’s still got a while to go to rival Sakura in outfits.
So now we have live young girls in the show. I fear the direction this is taking and I’m wondering which age group the show is really targeting x_x;;
I would rather (Insert punishment game here) than have anything to do with this series. Just for having to look at it however briefly in order to formulate an opinion means I shall be seeking adequate workers compensation for post traumatic stress from Micchi.
Tegamibachi / Letter Bee (10/03 Sat)
Too shounen for me.
I’m interested in seeing the world of Tegami Bachi, but maybe it’s because a couple of random animal mascots show up in the trailer. I’m weak against the inclusion of animal characters >_<
I want to say the concept is unique and interesting.. but really it is not sadly. I have found myself eyeing up the manga on a few occasions, though I always ended up passing over it. Regardless of the fact they threw a postal worker spin in your typical shounen storyline I will be giving it a chance to grab me.
Inu Yasha Kanketsu-hen (10/03 Sat)
What? This is still going on?
I don’t know how many times I can watch Naraku die and get defeated. But I think I’ll wait for them to finish airing in about 2-3 years.
Does anyone even CARE about Inu Yasha anymore? This series goes down as the worst of ALL time in my book. It is as though you are watching one episode 500 times. The one and only thing worse than this series are the creepy god forsaken fans it spawned.
Yumeiro Pâtissière (10/04 Sun)
I have a sweet tooth for stories about young girls who try their hardest to attain their dreams (read: Full Moon). I’ll be checking this out for this reason, and since pâtissière is a cool word.
Hikaru no Go with cakes instead of go boards?
Aww its Yakitake!! Japan with a shoujo twist, how swee.. utterly disgusting. Garbage such as this show are what destroys fragile young minds. I do not know if it is just me, but I always feel like the shoujo genre tends to have the absolute worst writing on the planet.
Sora no Otoshimono (10/04 Sun)
While the summary wasn’t really that interesting, the PV seems ok. I’ll probably check out a few eps to see how this is, although androids aren’t really my thing.
The trailer gives it a slight Seto no Hanayome feel, so it might be funny enough to keep me interested.
Picked up the manga of this series for a bit and found it somewhat lackluster and the protagonist got on my nerves as the boring character he is. Other than the worthless main character the story itself does need a bit of work to really stand out, though there are some interesting characters and themes. The whole normal guy somehow picks up a far from normal girl who changes his world plotline really needs something special to stand out anymore. Might be worth watching if your expectations are not too high.
Natsu no Arashi 2 (10/04 Sun)
Still can’t get over artwork. I’ll be passing on this.
Still haven’t finished the first season yet, but I do like the art style and what I saw so far. Will probably pick this up afterwards.
Second season so keep on watching if you have been. A series I thoroughly enjoy and will be keeping up with, with an interesting and unique premise Natsu no Arashi is not a series you can go wrong with if you enjoy a good story.
Miracle Train ~Ouedo-sen e Youkoso~ (10/04 Sun)
Trains… why trains…
I tend to avoid anything with an all male cast, just like how I avoided 07 Ghost. This will be no exception.
Shin Koihime Musou (10/05 Mon)
Hawawa~! More Shuri! Shin Koihime Musou is the second season of this eroge adaptation, although the first season wasn’t really following the game (being more slapstick comedy instead). This time, they added all the new chars, which makes me wonder how they will find time to include them all. But, more Shuri! More Shuri!!!
I enjoyed watching the silly first season and can’t wait to see Ryuubi in the anime. I just hated seeing the fake male Ryuubi in the first season >_<
To be honest I am not all that interested in this series. I loved the original koihime game though I had some major qualms with the way the routes if you can call them that played out. With a fun concept a better implementation could have had a much more lasting impression. There are several cute characters (AISHA!!!) that may make it worth your time if you are interested, other than that I cannot see any real value in this series.
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza (10/05 Mon)
Second season of Haruka means more awesome imouto Mika for me. I find this series a very good mix of comedy and romance/drama, so I’ll definitely be watching this.
I liked seeing the Shakugan no Shana reference in the first season, but other than that I don’t remember much about this series. But it didn’t particularly bore me, so it’ll probably be a decent watch that I’ll take a look at.
A bit unique in that the girl is the otaku in this series. Other than that completely standard love comedy with nothing much going for it.
Kobato. (10/06 Tue)
It’s CLAMP, so I’m compelled to watch this, even though I was severely disappointed by Tsubasa Chronicle. The plot is interesting and the art is pretty.
A cute CLAMP work featuring a blue stuffed dog companion. Anime could always use more dogs, so I’ll be watching this!
Maybe if I happened to be a ten year old girl I would be ever so SLIGHTLY interested in this series. Alas my physiology has denied me and so too shall I deny Kobato as though it never existed in the first place.
Kimi ni Todoke (10/06 Tue)
I have a feeling this will drag out too long for me to stay interested in it.
This anime doesn’t stand out to me at the moment, and I can’t tell how it’ll go without a trailer. The plot alone doesn’t help convince me to watch it.
Shoujo anything sucks other than one or two exceptions.
11eyes (10/06 Tue)
One of the few eroge adaptations this season. Lass’ game was pretty good and it kinda resembles Persona. I’m looking forward to this since I think the action and suspense will lend itself to a good adaptation. Yuka….
Since it’s based on a visual novel this piqued my interest. Curious to see how this adaptation goes compared to the original.
I still need to play this game… maybe I will do that first instead of watching the anime.
Sasameki Koto (10/07 Wed)
I will watch this if this is anything close to Strawberry Panic.
I’m thinking Maria-sama ga Miteru with none or little of the drama. I’ll watch this to spite Miracle Train’s all male cast.
I’ll have to pass on yuri. Even if it was not for the yuri elements I feel as though I already watched this show just from a summary. Any possible outcome has already been done in one way or another, putting a skirt on it changes nothing.
Darker Than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini (10/08 Thu)
I think I’ll stick to reading recaps.
I always felt that Darker than Black had a lot of style in the anime. I’ll definitely be checking this series out but I’ll be very disappointed if Yin doesn’t return!
Have not watched the anime nor read the manga although I am a little intrigued so I may pick it up this season to see what it is about. The premise always felt a little bit dull to me though so no guarantees of my actually sticking with the series should I invest the time to view a portion of it.
Aoi Bungaku (10/10 Sat)
Classic literature turned anime. Will it really retain the flavor of what made it great in the first place?
Separate stories in a single unit always bothers me, no sense of continuity to really keep me interested. Doubt I will even watch a single episode.
Fairy Tail (10/12 Mon)
Reminds me of One Piece, which is basically the opposite of what I normally watch. That means no.
I never read the manga before, but I always thought it was some kind of One Piece manga with mages instead of pirates. I’ll take a look at a few episodes to see if it was exactly as I imagined x_x;;
Very similar to One Piece in style with a different setting. I feel that a more childish anime is good to watch every once in awhile to keep that inner kid alive and well. Generally if you Liked One Piece, Fairy Tail is probably a sure win in your book.
Kiddy Girl-and (10/15 Thu)
What a silly title. I remember when Kiddy Grade came out and there was so much hype, but it doesn’t seem there’s the same interest this time around. Lumiere is still awesome though.
Not interested since I haven’t seen the previous series!
Concept feels akin to something like Stellvia or maybe uhh… Galaxy Angel? Which for me is quite an important note to make you know, as it helps me save my time by pretending this anime is a leper.
Winter Sonata (10/17 Sat)
The idea of a Japanese/Korean crossproduction is new, but I never watched Korean dramas, so I don’t feel like watching an anime representation of one.
Before I read the plot summary, I watched the trailer and thought “wow, it feels like I’m watching a Korean Drama!” Then I read the summary and found out it was one in animated form. I can barely handle watching one Korean drama movie, let alone a series!
Just watching a bit of the trailer brought me to tears, it is so emotional and touching… By which I mean tears fell from being so bored after 5 seconds that I wished for a swift death to visit me, ensuring that I would be forced to endure no more. I believe it goes without saying I find this to be terrible and not worth a quick sideways glance at.
Kanokon ~Manatsu no Daishanikusai~ (10/04, 10/11 Sun)
Kanokon + OVA = more fanservice (if that is possible).
Too many sequels, have to pass this until I catch up. But I’m not sure if I like the idea of Mamiko Noto as a male character.
Shota. Fanservice. Kemonomini.
Hidamari Sketch x365 (10/17, 10/24 Thu)
More Yunocchi and friends makes me happy. This will be a nice filler before the third season.
I’m still watching the first season at a very slow pace, but I’m getting there! This will eventually be watched someday.
Not interested in the least but just so no one thinks I am a mean person, I will leave it at that.
Mahoromatic ~Tadaima Okaeri~ (10/17, 10/24 Thu)
This is pleasantly surprising. I didn’t really like how the second season ending much, so I’m curious as to how these 2 eps will turn out. Ecchi wa ikenai to omoimasu!
I’ve seen bits of the first season but all I can remember is the main character’s dog and the maid. (The dog reminded me of my own dog xD) But it must be doing something right if it spawned a new season.
MAHORO!! I am sure that I am not the only one who is hoping for a happy end to finally be delivered. Nothing much to say here given if you don’t know Mahoro you have been living under one hell of a small rock.