Chitose Get You!!
07.03.2012
Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life

silver link
Trailer: N/A

#Synopsis
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?


amuro
#Thoughts
This premise sounds like every pedophile’s dream, which is to say, it is a horrifying premise. That said, there have been other shows with young kids being “in love” with older guys before that ended up being more cute or heartwarming than creepy (Hanamaru Kindergarten comes to mind.) In any case, the show is being made by Silver Link which has made some good stuff recently, so I suppose it’s worth a look.

#PersonOfInterest
Wataru Hatano – Not so much a person of interest, since for the most part you see him playing supporting roles, but he’s worth pointing out because a lead role he did recently play was that of Yuuta in Papa Kiki, another role where the lead male is surrounded by precocious underage girls. Maybe he’s being typecast?

Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
07.03.2012
Sci-fi, Action, Mecha

satelight & Ixtl

#Synopsis
In the year 1973, alien species known as BETA (Beings of Extra Terrestrial origin which is Adversary of human race) invaded earth. During the next 30 years, they have conquered most of the Eurasian continent, effectively decreasing the world population by billions. In response to their unique behavior, a new type of mobile mechanical humanoid weapon was developed, known as Tactical Surface Fighter. It is the year 2001, elite pilots from around the world start to gather at a UN base in Alaska named Yukon to participate in the Prominence Project. This project is a joint effort between Russia and America on research and development of next generation of TSF. The job of the pilots is to test the prototypes, which involves pitting them one against another…


steev
#Thoughts
To be perfectly honest, this series has everything I hate about anime in it. So anything I say and or think about it, will be negative. These kind of anime are rarely good and it always feels like they are trying to copy the more popular anime of the late 90’s. Except now they look a lot better and have a lot more ecchi scenes in them. It always feels like they sacrifice plot for merchandising purposes, you know… so they can sell the body pillows and sexy figures.

#PersonOfInterest
The best part of this series is that the Hero will be voiced by Daisuke Ono and he happens to be one of the best in the business. Although, I feel that he thrives better in comedies, espcially as Hosaka in Minami-ke, he should provide the much needed talent this show is lacking.

Chouyaku Hyakunin Isshu: Uta Koi
07.03.2012
Romance, Drama, Historical

nas

#Synopsis
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.


amuro
#Thoughts
Oh hey, it’s an anime about the poems they played karuta with in Chihayafuru. Eeeeh. While it sounds like something a Japanese history buff would appreciate, the premise for this show doesn’t really grab me. The fact that it is skewing toward a Josei audience, otherwise known as the housewife demographic, doesn’t help its case much.

#PersonOfInterest
Hayami, Saori – The only person that jumps out at me for this series. I have liked her voice in some of her previous roles, such as Yurin in Gundam AGE, so at least there’s that.

Binbougami ga!
07.05.2012
Comedy, Supernatural, Action

sunrise

#Synopsis
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.


steev
#Thoughts
The premise of this show sounds ridiculous and that actually makes me kind of laugh, which is good for a comedy series. When I watched the trailer I chuckled once, but that was about it. I feel like there needs to be more for me to be excited about the anime, but none the less I am interested in watching it.

This series is being produced by Madhouse, which has proven that it can do comedy and do it well. Two of the best comedies to end this year came from Madhouse so I have faith that it can do well. The only issue comes from whether or not the original material was any good.

#PersonOfInterest
Yoichi Fujita is the one thing you should be excited about. For those who don’t know him, he is the man who directed the later half of the Gintama anime and he directed the sequel Gintama’ series. He knows how to make you laugh and if it weren’t for him, I’d probably ignore the anime.

Ebiten: Kouritsu Ebi Sugawa Koukou Tenmonbu
07.05.2012
Comedy, Romance, Harem

aic classic

#Synopsis
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.


amuro
#Thoughts
What can I say about this other than it sounds like another typical harem show with an unwitting male lead. I guess the twist here is that the girls are all otaku, but that sort of archetype has been more common as of late with characters like Kirino Kousaka and Sena Kashiwazaki. Still, this sounds like just the kind of dribble I usually watch anyway, so expect me to check it out. It is just an ONA, so I’m not expecting too much from it.

#PersonOfInterest
NO ONE – It’s really not too much of an exaggeration to say this. Most of the voice actors are apparent newcomers with very few roles to speak of, and the staff hasn’t really done anything of note. That doesn’t leave me very hopeful for this, but who knows, sometimes we get pleasant surprises.

Campione!
07.06.2012
Action, Fantasy, Comedy

diomedea

#Synopsis
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.


jrow
#Thoughts
Godo can use Gates of Babylon, alright cool. This harem love-comedy with battles being adapted by Diomedia could fall anywhere from run-of-the-mill to kind of interesting. Now while Godo appears to be a typical male harem lead that has to be pushed to do shit, here’s an interesting part about the harem. His partner Erica wants Godo to add more girls to his harem so long as she gets to be #1 and be the ringleader of it. While harems usually sport a clear-cut #1, you don’t see them in such a domineering sense of the term which is what interests me the most about Erica.

#PersonOfInterest
Keizou Kusakawa, who has previously directed Sekirei and other harem-type shows like Nanoha (after the great Shinbo moved on) and Dog Days. Taking back my kind of interesting comment now.

Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru!
07.06.2012
Comedy, Romance, Harem

studio gokumi

#Synopsis
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 while making a girlfriend at the same time?!


amuro
#Thoughts
This sounds like it’s rife for quasi-incest undertones so you can bet I’m down for this. On top of that, the “harem” here looks pretty good, too. Based on the synopsis, I’m speculating that of course the main character will end up falling in love with his sister at some point since she’s keeping it a secret, and you can imagine all the shenanigans that’ll come from that.

#PersonOfInterest
Takahiro Sakurai – If there’s one thing I can say is that I hate these kinds of shows when there’s weak male lead, but with Sakurai voicing the main guy in this, I have hope that he won’t be too bad.