Spring 2008 Anime Previews / Trailers

xxxHolic Kei

xxxHolic Kei is out this week (4th of April, and no, this is not an April Fools joke) and I can’t wait to see it!!

It is looking good, and I hope that it would be disappointing.
It seems to be walking a darker path this season… oooooo… heh. <g>

Amatsuki! Another animation that I am waiting to catch.

History isn’t Tokidoki’s strong subject. He’s even forced to do make-up work at a high-tech history museum to bring up his failing grades. After losing an eye to a virtual reality monster in an Edo-period simulation, he finds himself unable to leave the game. Could it be real? -AniDB

The animation for this series is looking good! Though the music does not seem to suit the feel of a trailer.

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Kyou Kara Maou Season 3

Kyou Kara Maou Season 1

Woohoo! a new season for Kyo Kara Maou. To those who have yet to see the first season or any season of this anime I suggest that you watch that first before you attempt to view the third season. 😉 Learn to crawl before you walk, or in this case, learn to swim before you get flushed down the toilet bowl into another world.

Ok, I admit that I was actually looking forward to the animation but after that trailer. Dude. I think I might have to have a box of panadol beside me or some hemlock just to block out the noise.

Firstly, when I saw that I thought that it was someone’s idea of a fan-made trailer. But that does not seem to be the case.
Secondly, I am not a big fan of the overload of 3-d graphics and animation.
Thirdly, I dislike techno,UNLESS I need it to keep my brain moving cos there is work due and I need to find something to irritate me more than work.

So that settles it, I might watch the first ep but I doubt I would watch on unless the plot is extra interesting.

Junjo Romantica!!!

Misaki is suddenly having some unexpected and odd problems. What started as a need for some college entrance exam tutoring has somehow led him to being romanced by a suave older man who also happens to be his big brother’s best friend. Confused by all of his brand new emotions, Misaki struggles to deal with his suddenly very odd life. And if that wasn’t enough, his suitor, Usami, has plenty of issues of his own. A man-child who decorates his room in giant teddy bears and toys, Usami is a famous novelist who also writes steamy boys’ love novels on the side. When Misaki cracks open one of these books and reads sentences like “Misaki licks every inch of Usami’s hot body”…well, let’s just say that all hell breaks loose. – ANN

LOL! The trailer is so funny. Finally a comedy. The only reason I am probably interested in this anime is cos Takahiro Sakurai is in it plus a couple of other big names. Wahahaha… love it, can’t wait for it to be out! Oh, in case the summary did not make it clear enough… it is a BL anime. ^_^

Rokujou Miharu is a boy who has a hijustu (hidden technique) living inside of him. This hijustu is the power of creation. Many ninja clans are seeking it as the one who posesses it becomes the ruler of the ninja world. Rokujou’s classmate Kouichi started a nindou (“Way of the Ninja”) club at school with Kumohira, his English teacher. Both Kouichi and Kumohira are secretly ninjas. They tried to persuade Rokujou to join the ninjustu club. At first, he was reluctant, but after being attacked by group of ninjas trying to get his hijutsu, he joins. He must become the Ruler of Nabari in order to survive. – ANN

A ninja anime. Looks good! A ninja anime that is about teenage characters but looks different from Naruto.
Lets hope that this would not be a flop.
I could not really understand what was going on from the trailer though.
The beginning of the trailer with those words were a little too time (and effort) consuming. I know they wanted to do it for effect, but they should just recite it instead, take pity on those lazy short sighted audience. Plus you get to save cash on air time! ^_^v

Akira Nikaido is a typical slacker high school student who thinks he has a normal life–until a mysterious man called Shirogane appears and tells him to meet him at the school that night. He is skeptical but goes anyway…and gets attacked by a shadow monster! Shirogane convinces him that the balance between the human world and the shadow world has been distorted, and that Akira must become a shin–a creature of the shadow world–in order to help restore the balance. – AniDB

Nice music! Well, at least this one kept me awake. It was another of those conversation less promos with cool wooshing sounds in the background as Japanese words (that I cannot read) zoom in and out of the pages leaving me blur and clueless… But thanks to the description of the anime from AniDB, I now know what is going on. (though was is with the “!” right after the word monster!!!!!) The plot sounds like a typical shounen plot so I haven’t a clue how good it would be.

Crystal Blaze

S&A Detective Agency is a jack-of-all-trades in Lags Town placed on the outskirts of Diver City. Shu used to be a hot-shot police detective and fought for justice. He stood up against state authority but lost everything he had as a consequence and drifted into this town. Now he lives an easy life with his right-hand man (Akira), two assistants (Manami and Ayaka) but feels empty inside.

One day, an incident leads Shu to come across the mysterious heroine, Sara, who has no memory of her past. The unprecedented truth is about to be revealed as he investigates the incident, and it will provoke a crisis involving the entire Diver City…

Can Shu and his buddies protect what they cherish?
And what is the future of Diver City…?
-official site

*dum dum, dum dum, dum!!!* I thought it was Jaws approaching. =P The trailer was not what I had expected it to be. I thought it would be a more stylish kind of anime. A more serious without any big eye characters in it. I guess the image on AniDB had me thinking differently. It does see to be a rather dark anime though (not cos everything seems to be taking place at night, and not cos the background all looks dodgy).

Neo Angelique Abyss

The reverse harem anime of the Spring season. ^^;
That has got to be the worst anime trailer yet. The weird pokemon Nintendo game like sound effects.
I still have no idea what the heck the anime is about.
Except that there are a lot of bishies in it and I would most likely watch it for that reason. (I can’t help it, it is in my genes.)
Well, the plus side is that it was from the director that did La Corda D’oro ~ primo passo ~ (a music oriented reverse harem anime as well)
Though I find it hard to believe that the director could be the same one that did La Corda especially since the sound effects for the dang trailer were so horrible that I did not bother seeing the whole thing.
One thing is for sure, I don’t have any high hopes for this anime.

Vampire Knight

“Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu are the Guardians of the school, there to protect the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires.”

Yuki’s earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, wherein she was attacked by a vampire… And then rescued by another. Now 10 years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her savior, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. But also at her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend who’s hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear, is now determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions? Is Kaname’s infatuation with Yuki the beginning of a forbidden romance, or is it something in her forgotten past that draws him to her? In this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems, and the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death. – Viz

I don’t even know if that can be considered a trailer. What is with Shojo animes and they weird infoless trailers? -sigh-
But I liked the first vol of the manga so I hope that this anime would be good.
The animation is starting to remind me of Zombie Loan though…. -shudder-

Special A

Hikari Hanazono, the main character, has always been second to Kei Takishima. While Hikari considers Kei a rival and somewhat of a friend, Kei loves Hikari. Everyone knows this, but she is too dense to notice. Their wrestling loving fathers first introduced them to one another when they were 6 years old. Assuming that she was the best in wrestling, young Hikari challenged Kei to a wrestling match only to be thoroughly defeated by him. Ever since that fateful incident, Hikari swore to beat Kei in school grades, a sporting event – anything. To do this she has enrolled in the same school as Kei since elementary. Now she attends Hakusenkan, an ultra elite school, that costs her carpenter father a lot of money. Hikari and Kei are the top two students in the school, with Kei holding firmly to that number one position. – ANN

Finally! A good trailer. Well, it is a bit too long to be considered a trailer. But it was good none the less… Kei is so cool, and their non stop competition over everything looks funny too. ^^ plus the animation looks really good.
-note- the voice actor for Kei is the voice actor for Watanuki in xxxHolic… yippie!!

Itazura na Kiss

In the romantic comedy story, a high school girl named Kotoko finally tells a fellow senior named Naoki that she has loved him from afar since she saw him on their first day of high school. However, Naoki, a haughty “super-ikemen” (handsome male) with smarts and sports talent, rejects her offhand. Fate intervenes when a mild earthquake ruins Kotoko’s family house. While the house gets rebuilt, Kotoko and her dad stay at the home of her dad’s childhood friend…whose son is Naoki. – ANN

First the manga, then the dramas, and finally… Japan presents us with the long awaited animation for Itazura na Kiss.

In a world where technicians wield the select humans who can turn into weapons, Shinigami-sama created a school to teach young technicians and their shape shifting partners what it means to be a just death god. In order to create the ultimate weapon, the students of the school must collect the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch. – ANN

oOoOoOo!!!! THIS LOOKS GOOD!!! nice action scenes plus it there seems to be some comic relief moments in it too! The style kinda reminded me of D.Gray Man(and I like D.Gray Man).
On top of that, it is an animation production by BONES Studio(Full Metal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club, Wolf Rain, Darker Than Black…)!!!! How can you not want to watch it!!! Bring it on!!! woohoo

And what would the season of Spring be without probably the most anticipated anime of the Season. Code Geass Season 2.
Season 1 was great, (too painful to watch for my liking, with all killing here and there) lets hope that Season 2 would be just as good!

Well, these are the anime that I thought were worth looking at for the Spring of 2008. There are still others that are coming out during that season, but they did not look that appealing to me. Lets hope that all these would be good this season, no, this year!

-prays-

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“kami-sama please let this Season’s anime be as good as I expect it to be…”

Well, we shall wait and see.

Which of these anime’s interest you??

-ra out!

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Posted on April 1, 2008, in Anime, Kyou Kara Maou! Season 3, News, Spring 2008 Preview, xxxHOLIC: Kei and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. i am soooooooooooooooo watching soul eater…

    heeeee, i love this post…makes it tonsssss easier to decide what to watch…i usually just got for the music, animation and word of mouth…

    i foresee alot of ‘time off work’ this season…=_=

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  2. “time off work” eh? Try not working at all. LoL.
    Soul Eater really looks good… BONES!!! ^^ i love Bones(Studio).

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