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What I’m Watching This Summer 2011

I’m not gonna long this out, because I’m bored, I’m tired and uuugghhhh… I’m going to post the shows that I’ll be watching and the shows that I’ll TRY to blog. Emphasis on the word “TRY”. (As if the word “TRY” wasn’t emphasized enough.) First I’ll start with the shows that I’ll be blogging. I’ve put a lot of thought into this and since I usually blog 4 shows a season, I think I might lighten the load a little and blog just two or three.

Blogging

Sacred Seven

I watched the PVs sometime ago, and the character designs remind me a lot of Code Geass. Anyway, Sunrise has an original show going on here, and I like writing about original shows, as much as I do watching them. The setup is pretty standard. Main protagonist meets mysterious transfer student. From what I’ve read, it’s a semi-mecha-school-action show. Similar to the recent Star Driver, though the plot formula is a lot different. Nobuhiko Okamoto, Iori Nomizu and Katsuyuki Konishi (the latter who I’ve been hearing a lot from since I’m in the middle of watching the Tales of Symphonia OVA) are notable seiyuus starring in this show. I’m looking forward to what it has to offer.

Dantalian no Shoka

I love myself a good mystery show, whether it’s anime or movies or TV shows. I may have stalled GOSICK right now, but I’m going to be catching up with it, along with this show called Dantalian no Shoka which is dark mystery anime that follows Huey and Dalian through a series of investigation on graphic murders and the like. GAINAX is also heading this adaptation from Gakuto’s light novel, which is rather interesting. Daisuke Ono will be voicing the male lead of the show, Huey while Miyuki Sawashiro is voicing the female lead, Dalian.

Kamisama no Memo-chou

Similar to my last choice, this show also involves mysteries. Similar setup: Boy meets shut-in girl who’s really intelligent and they solve crimes together. However, the types of crimes they deal with are more modern…more urban. A lot of underground crime going on. Reminds me of another show, but I can’t remember. But yeah, I’m going to be following this show.

What I’m Watching

  • Blood-C
  • Usagi Drop
  • Kami-sama Dolls
  • Manyuu Hiken-chou (don’t judge me)
  • Mawaru Penguin Drum
  • Mayo Chiki!
  • No.6
  • R-15

Ao no Exorcist 01 – Demons Live in the Human Heart

Ao no Exorcist

「悪魔は人の心に棲む」 (Akuma wa Hito no Kokoro ni Sumu)
“Demons Live in the Human Heart”

For some reason, I felt right at home whilst I was watching this. I don’t know what is was. Maybe it was due to the fact that we had Nobuhiko Okamoto and Jun Fukuyama playing two of the main roles? Maybe it’s because I haven’t seen a single female main character in the show (yet?). Who knows? But hell, did I enjoy the first episode of Ao no Exorcist. Airing a bit late compared to the other shows. Whilst I’m blogging the first episode of this show now, I’ll be blogging the THIRD episode of STEINS;GATE show on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry

Freezing 01 – The Untouchable Queen [NSFW]

Welcome to the world of Freezing.

「Untouchable Queen」

Yes, that [NSFW] is there for a reason. To my surprise, this show was broadcast uncensored, meaning that there is nudity. I personally hate censoring, but this still came to a bit of a surprise. In any case, after hearing that Freezing was getting an anime adaption, I decided to take a sneak peak at the manga to see it was about. I ended up reading til the end of the 4th volume. I enjoyed reading what I read of the manga, and I was ready for this show. Freezing is sexy, epic, and BRUTAL. Still, I was rather disappointed by the first episode, but only as a reader of the manga. As an episode, it wasn’t all that bad. Also for some reason, this was broadcast in 4:3 aspect ratio whilst the OP and ED retained in 16:9 aspect ratio with a letterboxed cropping. I gotta say, after watching so many things in 16:9, watching this 4:3 felt a little off. Notable voice talents in this are Mamiko Noto who’s playing Bridgette, Nobuhiko Okamoto who’s playing Arthur, and Eri Kitamura who’s playing Ganessa. Read the rest of this entry