Thursday, January 1, 2009

Winter Anime Series 2009

It that time of year season again, when the new quarter begins and new series starts!

after looking through some other sites with previews for the 2009 series, well i dont see too much that i am really going to be interested in...

The Winter Anime 2009 Going to watch list.

Kurokami the Animation
Airing Date: January 9th
Production Group: Sunrise

Plot Summary: A high school boy named Keita (who is a programmer in the original manga) accidentally stumbles into a battle between a race of magic-users called Mototsumitama (or Tera Guardians in the English version) and finds himself protecting one such, a girl named Kuro. Kuro is the last of her tribe, along with her brother, who slaughtered the rest of their tribe. She's come to earth to stop him, and Keita finds himself right in the middle of it all.

My Thoughts: Well, i'm basically gonna just watch this cuz the production group is Sunrise(code geass/gundam00) so yeah, lets see where sunrise brings this one.

Minami-ke Okaeri
Airing Date: January 5th
Production Group: Aslead

Plot Summary: Three orphaned sisters-- the mature, steady eldest Haruka, hyperactive trouble-maker Kana, and precocious Chiaki –live together in an apartment. Together with their colorful cast of friends, which includes a pint-sized cross-dresser, a flamboyant idiot, another pint-sized cross-dresser, and a teddy bear, they have a variety of silly slice-of-life adventures. Third season go!

My Thoughts: Yup, i enjoyed watching the first season, the second season was ok, i'm kinda sad about this third season as well though, because the director is the same as the one from the second season, which wasnt as good as the first one, so i guess i'll just see where this'll take me...

Tower of Druaga ~Sword of Uruk~
Airing Date: January 9th
Production Group: Gonzo

Plot Summary: A continuation of the sometimes-comedy sometimes-drama fantasy series inspired by a (relatively) ancient video game. It's not clear what kind of adventures our intrepid heroes will find themselves in, although the images currently around make it seem more on the serious side.

My Thoughts: so this is the second season of the Tower of Druaga, the first season was alright, and since they kinda ended it as a cliff hanger(not as intense as code geass though) i'll be watching this, well at least the first couple episodes...

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Airing Date: January 6th
Produciton Group: Brain Base

Plot Summary: Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou follows the continued tales of a beleaguered boy who inherits his grandmother's book of demons that she captured against their will. Now he has to make up for her cruelty.

My Thoughts: i enjoyed the first season of this show, so i'm hoping that it can keep it up with its chill comedy and slice of life with a touch of youkai.

The Winter Anime 2009 Possibles

Birdy the Mighty Decode:02
Airing Date: January 11th
Production Group:
A-1 Pictures

Plot Summary:
The continued adventures of a boy whose spirit is living in the cyborg body of an interplanetary cop in this sci-fi comedy. Tsutomu attempts to help Birdy with her investigations, while trying to find a way to get his own body (since she accidentally killed his) and keeping his parents from finding out about his unusual situation.

My Thoughts: this is an interesting series, i just need to catch up on the first series, so depending on how the first one goes i'll be checking this one out.

Chrome-Shelled Regios
Airing Date: January 11th
Production Group:

Production Group: In a fantasy-laden future where pollution has contaminated creatures that have taken over most of the world, humans live in isolated cities that can actually be moved as necessary. In this world, our hero Reifon attends a martial arts academy, so that they can save the world.

My Thoughts: Well i'm just ineterested in how this is going to turn out, the manga was pretty good, so i'll just see how the anime version turned out.

Hetalia Axis Powers
Airing Date: January 26th
Production Group: Deen

Plot Summary:
Hetalia anthropomorphizes every nation as a cute high school boy and pitting them all against one another in the oldest battlefield on the planet: high school. Stereotypes abound, of course: America loves hamburgers, Japan is a total nerd, and China has pandas.

My Thoughts: actually i dont know why i'm watching this... i think b/c it seems like somekind of comedy, so i'll give it a try and i like some of Deens works.

Maria Holic
Airing Date: January 5th
Production Group: Shaft

Plot Summary:
The story centers on a sophomore named Kanako who enrolls in all-girls school because she has a phobia of men and wants to find her destined yuri partner. She meets a captivating freshman named Mariya who fits her criteria — except her seemingly ideal mate happens to be a cross-dressing sadistic boy.

My Thoughts: I guess the story caught my attention.. yeah thats it.

Ride Back
Airing Date: January 11th
Production Group: Madhouse

Plot Summary:
Set in a turbulent 2020, when the UN has been dismantled and the Japanese government is constantly under siege by student protesters, a college studentl named Rin has two unique items: one, an impressive dancing ability. The other is an “iron horse”-- a small mech. Together, they'll change the world.

My Thoughts: Just hoping that this will be a good mech series to watch for this season..

Shikabane Hime Kuro
Airing Date: January 4th
Production Group: Gainax/Feel

Plot Summary:
The sequel to Shikabane Hime Aka (aka=red, kuro=black), which featured Makina Hoshimura as a girl who comes back to life after being murdered. Well, in as much as you can call slaughtering 108 other undeads a “life.” Expect lots of action and a remarkable amount of fanservice for something so gruesome-- though it's not on the level of, say, Hellsing Ultimate.

My Thoughts: I still havent watched all of the first series, but it does have potential, so i'll just have to determine to watch this after i first watch the first season.

Airing Date: January 12th
Production Group:
J.C. Staff

Plot Summary:
The second half of the season that started with Slayers REVOLUTION, Slayers Evolution-R also follows an original storyline not presented in the novel series that inspired the first seasons of the show. I assume it will follow the story of the prince-turned-pokemon Pokota and Lina as they attempt to save Pokota's kingdom.

My Thoughts: So this is the second half of the Slayers revolution season, i still havent watched any of the... what 5 seasons of slayers?? so yeah i just think i'll hold onto them, and when i have time i'll watch them all.. like have a slayers marathon or something..XD

Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo
Airing Date: January 6th
Production Group:

Plot Summary: This sci-fi moe series takes place in that ever-popular future where humanity has colonized space. A girl named Akiha stumbles upon a conspiracy involving an intelligent computer system. Along with several friends-- Honoka, the robot Imo-chan, and cop Itsuki –she decides to take on the evil A.I. known as Leopard.

My Thoughts: So yeah even though Sunrise made this, its still kinda a possible... cuz the story doesnt really catch on for me. we'll just have to see...

Sora o Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai
Airing Date: January 13th
Production Group: Kyoto Animation

Plot Summary: Akuto, the main source of energy is running low and the Heavens, a world of islands, hidden beyond time, floating above ours, has united against the Magical Kingdom whom uses the most energy. To save both the Magical Kingdom and the Heavens and restore the flow of akuto, the Magical King Munto must follow a vision and find the girl Yumemi in the lower world. Yumemi herself is just a normal girl except that she is the only one who can see the islands of the Heavens floating above. When Munto appears before her she starts thinking about hers and others responsibility to the world.

My Thoughts: yeah just for the heck of it. no reason..

White Album
Airing Date: January 4th
Production Group: Seven Arcs

Plot Summary:White Album is another eroge-to-anime adaptation, but it does have one relatively unique twist: the player's character is a guy who already has a girlfriend, rather than a single lothario seeking one. The player must take him through the game and decide whether to stay with her or hook up with a new love.

My Thoughts: slice of life?

The Fall Anime 2008 Not Interested...

*all summaries are from this blog site.