Btooom!
10.04.2012
Sci-fi, Action, Drama

madhouse
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
Sakamoto Ryota is an unemployed 22 year old who lives with his mother. In the real world, there may be nothing special about him, but online, he’s one of the world’s top players of the combat game called Btooom. One day, he awakes in wat appears to be a tropical island, though he has no memory of how or why he has come to be there. while wandering around, Ryota sees someone and calls out for help. The stranger responds by throwing a bomb at him, now Ryota realizes both that his life is in danger, and that he has somehow been trapped in a real-life version of his favorite game. Will Ryota be able to survive long enough to figure out how and why he ended up there?


steev
#Thoughts
Ever since I saw the trailer for this on Sugoi! Blog I was really interested in this anime. This might just be another survival game series, but I still am excited about it. When Madhouse produces a series it always tends to be a good anime, but when they are producing this kind of dark violent series, it should be amazing. Madhouse knows what they are doing when it comes to action and violence so I am pretty excited about it. One thing I found personally interesting is that the main character is being voiced by Hongo Kanata. You might not reconize him, but he does a lot of live-action and japanese dramas. I wouldn’t call him one of my favorite Japanese actors, but I did recognize him right away. I will say that I am slightly concerned that besides him, I don’t really recognize any of the other staff and voice actors. So hopefuly the lack of veterans doesn’t limit or hurt the series in any way.

Gintama
10.04.2012
Comedy, Sci-fi, Action

sunrise
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
This is the continuing adventures of Sakata Gintoki, Kagura, and Shinpachi Shimur who work as freelance jack-of-all-trades handymen in Edo. However, this isn’t the Edo you might know of. Twenty years ago aliens invaded earth and now control the world. Now everyone lives together with the aliens. Some fight for control, some try to live out their daily lives, and there are those who stand in the middle fighting for order, all while Gintoki and his crew just stand there.


steev
#Thoughts
Awwww yea~! New Gintama? I had to change my pants after I heard the announcement so I am really excited about it coming back. There is still a bit of mystery involving the. the series though. They promise new episodes along with showing reruns, so I am unsure what they exactly mean. I am hoping that eventually it will pick up with what happened at the end of the second series. If you haven’t seen Gintama then you are LITERALLY missing out on one of the best shounen series of all time. It will make you laugh, cry, and it will make your hairs stand on end due to the pure awesome that some of the fight scenes have.

Zetsuen no Tempest
10.04.2012
Action, Fantasy, Mystery

bones
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
The story revolves around Mahiro Fuwa, a teenager whose family was mysteriously murdered one year before, and his friend Yoshino Takigawa. Mahiro is contacted by Hakase Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan who was left stranded on an unknown desert island by her followers, and agrees to help Hakase in exchange of her help to find out the culprit for the death of his family. Upon learining of his friend’s intentions, Yoshino joins him on his quest to stand against the Kusaribe clan who intends to awake the “Tree of Zetsuen” whose power can bring ruin to the entire world.


steev
#Thoughts
I don’t know what to make of this series. It is a BONES production, but when it comes to mystery BONES has a hard time doing it right. To top it off, their last 3 series, No.6, Un-Go, and Eureka Seven AO, just haven’t impressed me and my faith in BONES has been shaken. Still, BONES has produced some of the best anime out there, so I do have a small shimmer of hope that this series might beable to produce for them. They have material to work from and it really is the original BONES productions that have the hardest time being good. The only thing about the manga is that it is fairly unknown and the writer just hasn’t done anything else. Needless to say, I am pretty conflicted about how to rule this anime. The trailer does look pretty interesting and it has a real dark vibe to it. I’ll give it a shot, but if it fails to be interesting by the 6th episode I’ll not hesitate to drop it and it will become the first BONES anime I have ever started and not completed.

K
10.04.2012
Action, Adventure, Drama

go hands
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
Ashinaka High School is known for its unique setting: the entire campus is built on an island. Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro, is having lunch with a cat on one of the school rooftops. After his lunch break, Shiro goes on an errand for his classmate Kukuri to prepare for their upcoming school festival, only to be chased by some intimidating-looking men.


Jrow
#Thoughts
Go Hands has quite a unique resume, and it’s possible that this K project could be their most ambitious yet. The artistic style is reminiscient of Mardock Scramble, which fits considering K’s directory (Go Nakinishi) was the producer of MS, which btw is a pretty good movie series you should check out. Just from the trailers, while the story is always a “let it play out” process, I could see the art and animation battling for the best of 2012. The seiyuu cast is a who’s who of superstars led by Tomokazu Sugita and Namikawa Daisuke.

Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
10.05.2012
Comedy, Slice of Life,

shaft
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
At Hidamari Apartments, famous for being a gathering place for weirdos, art student Yuno is surrounded by heartwarming friends of Yamabuki High School. While still getting used to bumping into bizarre and chaotic situations every day, Yuno starts chasing her dreams step by step.


Xcom
#Thoughts
OH MY GAWD! I can’t believe this is back for a fourth season! This is the best Shaft series and it is the 11th best anime of all time! It is soooo funny. This show gives me the giggles so hard I find my self laughing hours after I’ve seen an episode. If you haven’t watched season 1 – 3, then you need to get on that now! Nothing is funnier than watching these lolis run around doing hilarious things. I am surprised that Amuro hasn’t seen this. Well, not that suprised. He has some irrational hatred toward Shaft! I guess he is just allergic to good anime like this one. Anywayz, This is going to be AWESOME~

Oniichan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne!
10.05.2012
Comedy, Romance, Harem

silver link
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
Himenokouji twins Akito and Akiko have finally reunited with each other after separation due to the death of their parents. After six years of living apart they suddenly began to live under the same roof due to Akito’s desire to live as a family unit once more. Things were fine at first until Akiko began to express her incestuous love for her older brother, who only sees her as a little sister. It’s not helped by the fact that a gaggle of girls that followed Akito from Kyoto all end up living with him one after the other.


Amuro
#Thoughts
Twincest!? That’s all you needed to say, I’m there.

Suki-tte Ii na yo.
10.05.2012
Romance, Drama, Slice of Life

zexcs
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without making either boyfriend or friends. One day, she kicks a popular boy in school by accident, Yamato Kurosawa, because of a misunderstanding but for some reason it seems that he takes a liking to her and one-sidedly claims that they’re friends. Later on, he not only protects Mei from a stalker, but does it with a kiss. Soon Mei starts to make friends and begins to give those feelings of love back to Yamato Kurosawa.


steev
#Thoughts
This is a 100% shoujo series, which is something I tend to really love. Being a popular guy liking an unpopular girl you might think it has a lot of Kimi ni Todoke vibes, but honestly it looks a lot more mature than that series was. The only thing I worry about is whether or not this is too melodramatic. From the trailer I get that impression, but at least I know what is coming. There really isn’t much more to say. Zexcs has produced some really good anime, but at the same time they have produced mediocre and subpar series as well. I’ll keep my expectations low, but I still have a fairly high level of interest in it.

To Love-Ru: Trouble – Darkness
10.06.2012
Comedy, Ecchi, Sci-fi

xebec
Trailer: [spoiler][/spoiler]

#Synopsis
The Yuuki’s residence is now full of people: in addition to Rito and Mikan Yuuki, Lala, her twin sisters Nana and Momo, and Golden Darkness. Momo, who also falls for Rito, actively tries to create a harem for him. Meanwhile, a mysterious red hair girl named Mea Kurosaki enters Sainan High School with a hidden agenda.


Xcom
#Thoughts
WHOOOOOOO! We already had a preview of this series with the OVA release in the summer and all I can say is BOOBIES, BOOBIES, BOOBIES, AND MORE BOOBIES! I don’t need anything else in an anime. Also, if you keep up with Sankaku you’d know that the manga series really pushed the limit when it comes to being on the boundry of Anime and Hentai! Lets just hope the anime does that too! It is airing on ATX too and with all the great uncensored goodness on that channel that means we don’t have to wait to pull down our pants and wack it off. We can do it while we watch it, which is fantastic. This should be the BEST anime this season!