Summer 2011 Anime Previews
Here are some selected previews for Summer 2011:
- Kamisama no Memo
- Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou
- Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%
- Natsume Yuujincho San
- Usagi Drop
- Dantalian no Shoka
Kamisama no Memo-chou
Release Date: 2nd July
Categories: Detective, Novel
The Story revolves around Narumi Fujishima an ordinary high school boy who remain isolated from his fellow classmates.One afternoon fellow classmate Ayaka Shinozaki invites Narumi to join the gardening club and introduces him a reclusive detective named Alice. Alice hires Narumi as an assisant and put him to work solving the srtange mystories of Angel fix an illegal drug. Little does he know it could put him and Ayaka in serious trouble. -ANN
Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou
Release Date: 3rd July
Categories: Action, Adventure, Demons, Fantasy, Manga, Shounen, Swordplay
Rikuo Nura, is 3 parts human and a quarter Demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, The current clan head of the Nura youkai. Rikou is set to be the next clan head, despit the fact he dilikes his demon side. He soon come to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as young master of the Nura house. However there are those who will certainly not allow it to be easy. – ANN (Sequel to Nurarihyon no Mago)
I don’t know how much of a trailer this really is or a preview as it seemed more like an OP sequence or ED sequence than an actual trailer and whilst watching it I had the sudden urge to play this “game” (but alas, a game this is not =P). The trailer also left me wondering why Rikuo’s alter-ego hair was black in one of the only colour scenes in this PV. But I am definitely looking forward to watching this second season of Nurarihyon, at least they did not wait indefinitely before releasing a second season, and I am appreciative of waiting short periods of time if that means that they wont degrade the quality of a show by adding in fillers.
Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%
(Can’t find a trailer. The premise and the bishounen character interests me, and I sincerely hope this will have some substance behind it.)
Release Date: 3rd July
Categories: Art, Bishounen, Music, Shoujo
* Based on Broccoli’s 2010 PSP romance game franchise Uta no Prince-sama for female gamers.
In the slapstick romantic comedy, a girl goes to a school for the performing arts with boys who are budding idols. – AniDB
Natsume Yuujincho San
(Cant seem to find the trailer for this either)
Release Date: 5th July
Categories: Comedy, Contemporary Fantasy, Daily Life, Fantasy, Manga, Shoujo
Natsume is again meeting new youkai and helping them. A lot of friends join him along the way, he meets others who can also see the spirits and at times they join forces to solve the latest mystery. As always, Nyanko-sensei is there to help Natsume on his quests. -ANN (Zoku Summary)
Release Date: 8th July
Categories: Fantasy, Vampires
Can’t seem to find too much info on the plot, but… it seems interesting enough and its CLAMP. =)
Here is some info from wiki:
The anime was announced in the May 2011 issue of Shōnen Ace magazine where it was revealed it will be a collaboration between Studio Production I.G and the manga creator group CLAMP where CLAMP will be creating the story and original character designs while Production I.G will be handling the animation. The anime is published by Aniplex and will be directed by Tsutomu Mizushima with Junichi Fujisaku, who previously worked on Blood the Last Vampire and Blood+, as his creative supervisor. Nanase Ohkawa will be supervising the scripts and co-writing them with Fujisaku while Kazuchika Kise is adapting CLAMP’s character designs for animation and Naoki Sato is composing the music. The opening theme will be “spiral” performed by Ray Fujita’s band DUSTZ. The anime will begin airing on July 8, 2011 on MBS and TBS.
This trailer is what I would call short and sweet, don’t you think so? Love the character design and the mood the trailer gives off, I just hope this is not going to be a rip off of blood+. The name already reminds me of Blood+ (though the atmosphere and character design is quite different), the sword, the fact that it is a female lead, and the ending shot of the title reminds me of Blood+. But this is just my visual impression of this show.
Release Date: 8th July
Categories: Josei, Novel, Sci-Fi
The story is set in No. 6, a future model city in 2013. Raised as a top-ranking elite since the age of 2, a boy named Shion lives in an exclusive area in No. 6. On the night of his 12th birthday, he rescues a boy who calls himself Nezumi (Rat). Nezumi ran away from the city’s Special Security Area. From that moment on, Shion’s life is changed forever… – ANN
It’s a BONES production. I have loved BONES Studio since watching Ouran and looking back at their anime backlog, They started out really strong, however, I sadly have to say that I find it hard to like some of their recent works, Heroman and Star Driver (started out finding it funny but it just got a bit too rich for my blood in the cringe factor, maybe it is because Miyano Mamoru’s character started to act really… metro(to be polite)… for my liking. I just could not take it since he voiced Tamaki from Ouran. Then again, if the plot was more engrossing it would not have really mattered that much to me. Seems like I ranted a bit.) being some of them. Perhaps it is because I am not part of their targeted audience that I found it hard to absorb myself in those series, but I sincerely hope that No.6 delivers a memorable experience.
Release Date: 8th July
Categories: Josei, Manga
Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life?! -AniDB
I just love the art and feel of this anime, and it seems like it will be hilarious and endearing. I have heard good things of the manga but never got down to reading it. Hopefully this will not end up of my list of dropped anime. =D
Dantalian no Shoka
Release Date: 16th July
The story centers around a young man named Huey who inherited a musty old estate, as well the entire book collection contained therein, from his grandfather. Huey meets Dalian, a girl in a black dress who is quietly reading in the basement piled high with books. Dalian controls the gateway to the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, the forbidden books of demonic wisdom.
When I saw that m.3.3.w and Hatsuyuki Fansubs were going to sub this show, I immediately thought that I had to watch it. It just seems like the shows that Hatsuyuki have subbed so far are shows that I end up enjoying.
That’s it for the anime that I am looking forward to this upcoming season.
Let me know if you know of any new anime that you think will be good and that I may have missed out on adding to my list of ‘to-watch’.
Hopefully this list makes life a little easier for you when looking for trailers. If you have more information or insights to these animes, i would love to know about it. It is always good to know more of a back story behind everything.