Summer 2009: In Case You Were Curious

Since now is the time where every single anime blogger talks about his, her, or it’s opinions for the new season, I figure that, as an anime ISSSer, I might as well do the same thing. To start off, here’s the same picture that every single person puts up:

summer-2009-v2-export

I guess you're not cool unless you have this God Damn picture.

So there you have the list of anime. Now it’s time to go over every…..single…..one……remind me why I’m making this post again? Chances are that this is going to get lazy.

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

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Premise: Two siblings are stuck in the aftermath of an 8.0 earthquake, which has pretty much destroyed Tokyo, and are trying to reach their mother.

Watch?It’s different. I haven’t seen many (any) disaster anime, so this could be pretty cool. I’ll give it a shot. Yes.

Canaan

 
Canaan
Premise: A bunch of random ass characters are randomly brought together by a bizarre event. (I’m pretty much copying what I read off of the above picture)
Watch? This could either be incredibly nasty or incredibly stupid. I’ll give it a shot if it gets good reviews from enough people. Maybe.

 
Cobra: Rokunin no Yushi

Cobra Rokunin no Yushi

Premise: A cool ass space pirate decides to become a boring normal person, and wipes his memories.
Watch? If they made this opposite, like a boring ass normal person decides to become an awesome space pirate, then maybe I would. No.
 I guess this has been postponed until winter. Of course, this series looks dumb anyway, so I don’t really care.

http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=89124

 
Element Hunters

 
Element Hunters
Premise: Really stupid.
Watch? No.
Aoi Hana

 
Aoi Hana
Premise: Lesbians
Watch? Uh…Yes.
 
Okay, from now on, if you want to know the actual plots, then you can take a peek at the picture above…..oh……you can’t read it? Sorry.
Spice and Wolf II

 
Spice and Wolf II
Premise: Continuation of the first season, Spice and Wolf.
Watch? Well, I’ve only just begun the first season, so when I finish that, then I’ll watch this. Yes, eventually.

Bakemonogatari

 
Bakemonogatari

 
Premise:Koyomi Araragi was a vampire for a little bit, but she’s almost back to human.
Watch? Shaft + Akiyuki Shinbo = Gold (exclude Maria + Holic) Yes.

 
Umineko no Naku Koro ni

 
Umineko no Naku Koro ni
 
Premise: Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None comes to mind. Relatives of a rich guy, who is near death, are all trapped on an island. Murder will be happening.
Watch? Umm, anything that has an ounce of relation to Higurashi is awesome. I’m amped for this. Yes.

 
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

 
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
 
Premise: What are you, kidding me?
Watch? What are you, kidding me? YES YES YES.

 
Hetalia Axis Powers 2

 
Hetalia Axis Powers 2
Premise: Continuation of the first season.
Watch? Never saw the first season. Maybe I’ll watch if I ever watch the first season.
Taisho Yakyuu Masume

 
Taishou Yakyuu Masume
Premise: Have you ever seen A League of Their Own?My sister used to play softball, so I’ve seen it a few times. This anime is that. The only real difference is that this is in Japan, and started by two girls (I think?).
Watch? I don’t know. It could be good, but as far as actually taking the time to find out? Doubtful.

 
Umi Monogatari

 
Umi Monogatari
Premise: Mermaids deciding to go on land in order to deliver a ring, and encounter a girl that awakens their powers? Where do they come up with a stuff? I have a weird hunch that there will be a lesbian or two in this.
Watch? I want to see if my hunch is correct, but if it gets dumb, I’m not afraid of dropping it. Yes.

 
Fight Ippatsu! Jyuden-chan!!

 
Fight Ippatsu! Jyuden-chan!!
Premise: “The story revolves around Plug., a mysterious office lady who came to our world from a parallel dimension to “charge” up dejected people.” Even with that description from the picture above, I still have no idea what this show is actually about.
Watch? Fuck yes,it looks awesome, and the name reminds me somehow of Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, probably just because of the “chan” ending.
Sora no Manimani

 
Astronomy is not exciting.
Premise: Astronomy club.
Watch? Astronomy is stupid. No.

NEEDLESS

NEEDLESS
Premise: Quarantined people and mysterious powers.
Watch? Hmmmm….the fact that the title is in all caps makes me think that it’s overcompensating for it’s lack of goodness. I might check it out though, if reviews are good. Maybe.

 
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou

 
Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou
Premise: Loli + Magicians
Watch? Normally, no. I would not watch this. But the picture looks cool, so yes.

 
Kanamemo

 
Kanamemo
Premise: Small girl has no relatives, and lives in the newspaper delivery service plays where she works, and is surrounded by bishojo.
Watch?Looks stupid, boring, and un-enjoyable. Has Rie Kugimiya. Yes.

 
GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class

 
Obligatory Art Show
 
Premise: K-On – Music + Art (of course, it’s a different production company)
Watch? No…….is what I’d like to say, but as an Art Major, I am obligated. Yes.

 
All of the Other Shit

 
Premise: Who cares they’re all gay and/or for little kids.
As for the OVA’s that I’ll be watching, I’ll include To LOVE-Ru, Higurashi (when it finishes up in August), and Akane iro ni Somaru saka – Hardcore (it better be fucking hardcore too). Oh, not to mention the 6th Hellsing Ultimate, which is the most bad-ass OVA ever made, and puts the series completely to shame.
So all in all, I am going to definitely watch with the ones that I actually am looking forward to in bold blue:
  • Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
  • Aoi Hana
  • Spice and Wolf II (eventually)
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
  • Umi Monogatari
  • Fight Ippatsu! Jyuden-chan!!
  • Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou
  • Kanamemo
  • GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class

Shit. I’m picking up over 10 shows again. I did not want to do that. Damn it. Oh well.

NOTE: If the spacing on this post sucks, which it does, then it’s not my fault, it’s WORDPRESS’s fault. It only lets me space sometimes. Lately, WordPress has been failing me left and right. Fuck you, WordPress. Fuck you.

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9 thoughts on “Summer 2009: In Case You Were Curious

  1. I think you might be the first blogger (other than myself) who is going to give Aoi Hana the fair chance it deserves… everyone else sucks and has trashed it before even seeing it.

  2. Hmmm I didn’t know that Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 has the same promo image as Element Hunters…

    10 shows!!!? you crazy bastard! and here I am trying to cut down on my anime watching.

    • hahaha I must have changed the picture right when you posted this. I noticed it after reading the first comment. I was like, “Wait, wtf is this?” WordPress sucks.

      Ii was excited for summer because I thought, “Nice I only see 3 shows I wanna watch, I’ll be able to take it easy.” But then i saw that a lot of them looked enticing, and I can’t just leave something alone if I’m curious. I’m having a real hard time keeping up with the 17 or so shows I’m watching now. There’s not enough time, as I like being outdoors mostly.

  3. I’m actually hoping that Geijutsuka Art Design Class becomes something similar to Sketchbook ~Full colorS~ which, by the way, if you’re an art school slice of life fan, you should definitely take a peek at.

  4. Lol. That Agatha Christie novel also came right into my mind about Umineko. Also, the Lone Island Syndrome part of Haruhi reminds me of it as well. Umineko is one that I’ll be totally watching this Summer.

  5. Hmm, Umineko seems to be triggering memories of Christie’s ATTWN in a lot of people.

    If Art Design is anything like Sketchbook in its power to put me into a deep, peaceful, all’s-well-with-the-world trance, I’ll add it to my list straightaway.

  6. @ zzeroparticle: I’ll see how I like Geijutsu Art Design Class at all first.

    @ kanzeon: Agatha Christie rules. If Umineko can become ATTWN + Higurashi then we have a huge winner.

    @ Diego: See above. Also, your name makes me want to yell out: DieGO FORLAN!

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