Summer of the Anime 2007

Blogging is hard on an empty heart… school is over and I currently miss… uhhh… things.

  • Armored Trooper Votoms: Pailsen Files (Animation: ???) – July ??, 2007
  • Baccano! (Animation: Brains-Base) – July 26th, 2007
  • Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan 2 (Animation: Hal Film Maker) – August 11th, 2007
  • Buzzer Beater 2007 (Animation: TMS Entertainment) – July 3rd, 2007
  • CODE-E (Animation: Studio DEEN) – July 3rd, 2007
  • Doujin Work (Animation: REMIC) – July 3rd, 2007
  • Fight Tension☆School (Animation: ???) – July 7th, 2007
  • Happy Happy Clover (Animation:???) – July 6th, 2007
  • Higurashi no Naku Koroni Kai (Animation: Studio DEEN) – July 6th, 2007
  • KARAS Story 4 (Animation: Tatsunoko [Thanks to HellKorn]) – June 22nd, 2007
  • Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho (Animation: Artland) – July 3rd, 2007
  • Kodomo no Jikan (Animation: Studio Barcelona) – July ??, 2007
  • Moetan (Animation: Actus) – July 8th, 2007
  • Mononoke (Animation: Toei Animation) – July 12th, 2007
  • Mushi-Uta (Animation: Beat Frog) – July 5th, 2007
  • Nanatsuiro★Drops (Animation: Studio Barcelona) – July 2nd, 2007
  • Potemayo (Animation: J.C.Staff) – July 6th, 2007
  • Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei (Animation: SHAFT) – July 8th, 2007
  • School Days (Animation: TNK) – July 3rd, 2007
  • Shigurui (Animation: MADHOUSE) – July 19th, 2007 (PV: July 1st, 2007)
  • Sky Girls (TV) (Animation: J.C.Staff) – July 5th, 2007
  • Tetsuko’s Trip (Animation: Group TAC) – June 24th, 2007
  • Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho: Tou 2nd Act (Animation: AIC Spirits) – July 27th, 2007
  • Zero no Tsukaima ~Futatsuki no Kishi~ (Animation: J.C.Staff) – July 13th, 2007
  • Zombie-Loan (Animation: XEBEC M2) – July 3rd, 2007
  • List of anime I’m planning to blog (if any of them are awful, or just not interesting enough, then they’ll be dropped or I’ll keep on blogging them just to poke fun at them :3):


    Baccano!
    Baccano is Italian for noise, but Narita translates it as “stupid commotion.” Each of the stories in the series involves several unrelated plots intersecting and crossing each other as events spiral farther and farther out of control. Immortal alchemists, mafia operated speakeasies, and many other elements of pulp fiction mashed together for a world straight out of the movies.

    Seems epicly crazy enough. And just for the fact that it’s based on a light novel, which of late have very great anime adaptions, I’m confident of it.


    Doujin Work!
    The story is about a girl named Najimi Osana who learns more and more about the doujin world. She is convinced that she wants to be a doujin artist due to seeing what her friend could make at a convention. She loves to draw but finds that it is more difficult to comprehend after all. After making friends with some interesting people, they teach her the ins and outs of the field, and maybe she will eventually make a name for making doujinshi.

    If the story’s about artists – then I’m automatically in. I love to draw doujinshi (and some original works…) and this is something I can easily relate to. Now, if only I had a scanner…


    Mushi-Uta
    I actually don’t know much about this series yet. It has to do with some dream-eating insects and a boy that meets some girl from some sort of organization.

    But it looks interesting…


    Moetan
    … It’s moé and it teaches Japanese people English. 8D Not really neccesary for me… but it should make me warm inside nonetheless.


    Nanatsuiro★Drops
    Haven’t watched much magical girl series anymore,if not at all (the closest I’ve come to that would be a rewatch of Cardcaptor Sakura :0). Plus, it’s an adaption of an eroge illustrated by Noizi ito, one of my favorite artists – whose art transition from light novel to anime has been a good one (taking a look at The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Shakugan no Shana). I’ll like to see where this anime goes in the direction of art-style (which looks purty right now…) and animation.


    Shigurui
    I love MADHOUSE and I love extreme samurai shows. Looks historical (all historical anime I’ve seen have made me feel a whole range of emotions one way or another).

    All we need is a historical NINJA anime. By that, I mean an anime focused on the assassins of feudal Japan, with some decent historical accuracy. And I’m not talking about an idiot in orange pajamas yerning to be lord of his village.

    KARAS Story 4 seems to be a definite must-watch too, judging by the description of the OAV (taken from WikiPedia because I’m just that lazy): The world of the humans and the world of the demons (youkai) have overlapped one another, leaving humans to walk the streets of life as they normally would, while demons walk, hidden from the naked eye, down the very same streets. A young woman named Yurine, and her servant Karas, have long maintained order and balance between the overlapped worlds, ultimately keeping the demons from interrupting the lives of humans. However, humans have come to forget and jest at the existence of demons, and no longer understand the privilege it is to live without fear. Disgusted by this arrogance, an old Karas turns his back on the laws he had once upheld, and takes the form of a human named Eko, while creating an army of Mikura, or mechanized demons, to ready an attack on the human race.

    A young man named Otoha inherits the powers of the Karas and takes his place at the side of Yurine, who claims that his soul called out for her while he lived the life of a human. They live in the world of the demons. It is now up to Otoha to prove himself as a Karas, and restore the balance that Eko threatens to upset.

    Meanwhile, a superstitious police officer named Sagisaka and his rational new recruit, Kure, follow the trail of the murders dealt by Eko’s Mikura, as well as the trail of a good demon turned human named Nue. The prophecy unfolds from here…

    Summer looks like it’s going to be fun. A little. But that’s just the anime portion of summer. Other than that… it doesn’t look to be very great. :/

    Edit – On an unrelated note, why does the font on the blog look all large now? lol
    Edit 2 – Fixed

    2 thoughts on “Summer of the Anime 2007”

    1. Hmm, a lot of interesting stuff that I hadn’t heard of, since I’ve been too busy catching up on old and R1 anime.

      Doujin Work is screaming subtle self-reference (like what KyoAni likes to do with Lucky Star), but sounds interesting also for the premise of it. An anime about doujinshi about anime. Will have to keep an eye on that one.

      As for Nana Drops, all I can really say is, what? From what I’ve read it seems that the original is a magical girl eroge (personally, a strange combination) about some guy who turns into a … sheep doll. Again, I’d put it under ‘crazy idea s that just might work’. Also, give that girl green eyes and a star rod and, hmm, a Sakura look-alike almost, to me.

      One anime I’d like to bring up in addition is School Days, something that sounds like a simple boring love triangle-shape-thing but sometimes boring things cam be interesting (think of all the harem eroges out there). IIRC though there was some interesting stuff in it, at least in the GIF files from the original I saw floating around the net.

      -CCY
      (not as long as it looks, I swear)

    2. Oh, I forgot about School Days because I was in a rush to eat. lol xD I clicked on an embedded clip from the H-game (not know what it was) and it was pretty disturbing to say the least… the art looked nice though. ^^; Of course, since the anime is going to be a non-hentai adaption of a hentai game, I might be able to enjoy it since I quite enjoyed Kanon and AIR (not finished with it yet… lol).

      Nice observation, she would look like Sakura by changing those two features. lol

      I’d like to see if they’ll insert some references in Doujin Works, because it has alot of potential.

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