Spring is over and here comes summer 2013 anime season. Here’s my possible watch list.
Inu to Hasami wa Tsukaiyou | Brothers Conflict | Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS | Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu | Servant x Service | Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku | Love Lab | Kiniro Mosaic | Genei Wo Kakeru Taiyou | Fantasista Doll | Highschool DxD New | Blood Lad | The World God Only Knows III | Kimi no Iru Machi |
A highschool bookworm named Kazuhito Harumi was killed during a robbery while he was trying to protect a custom in a cafe. Due to his regret not being able to read his favourite author’s work, Shinobu Akiyama, he was resurected into a dog. Shinobu Akiyama is just a pen name of Kirihime Natsuno, a beautiful, yet sadistic scissor-wielding novelist. Kirihime Natsuno is voiced by lovely Marina Inoue. I gotta say that it piqued my interest quite a bit. Judging from the trailer, it’s going to be one of those silly-anime-kinda-thing (is that a even word?) but nevertheless, I am willing to give it a try for few episodes.
My wife will definitely love this series just from the character design alone which in my opinion, they are too shonen-ish. Brothers conflict tells a story about a teenager named Ema Hinata. Her father remarries and she now has 13 stepbrothers whom she currently lives with at Sunrise Residence Complex owned by her step mother, Miwa Asahina. In effort to spend time with my wife, I most likely will watch this anime with her :). I am not a fan of this type of anime and character design but it couldn’t hurt to try. It does remind me a lot of Sister Princess where this one is total opposite of Brothers Conflict and it has one teenage guy with 12 sisters.
Ro-Kyu-Bu! SS is a second season of Ro-Kyu-Bu. It’s about a high school freshman named Subaru Hasegawa who was forced to stop playing basketball due to scandal happening at his school. His aunt, Mihoshi Takamura tries to ignite his passion for basketball by assigning him to an elementary school girl’s basketball team coach.
Since I love the first season a lot, watching second season is not brainer. What’s not to love, it’s a loli-moe-basketball anime ;).
Stella Jogakuin Koutou-ka C3-bu is also known as C3-Bu. It’s based on ongoing manage series with same title written by Ikoma and illustrated by Tomomoka Midori. Anime adaptation was developed by Gainax which obviously I have a high expectation as an anime studio.
Its story is about a high school girl named Yura Yamata who just recently transferred into prestigious Stella Women’s Academy and she’s having a hard time finding friends. However, after her meeting with Rento Kirishima, she’s recruited into airsoft club. The main story revolves around Yura’s interaction with other members of airsoft club.
Girls with gun? what’s not to love. I totally dig this anime and so should you.
From the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be another slice-of-life type of anime. The story revolves around daily lives of employees in a government office building in an unnamed city in Hokkaido. The title did intrique me quite a bit, however, after further research, I probably will drop this anime after 2-3 episodes since slice-of-life is not my favourite genre.
Kitakubu Katsudou Kiroku is also known as Chronicles of the Going Home Club. The going home club usually means that someone does not join any of availabe club, however, in case of Natsuki Andou, main protagonist of this anime series, the go-home club does actually exists in her high school. When I watched the trailer, it gives me the feeling of K-ON like of anime so I will give this a try since I enjoy K-ON series a lot.
Love Lab is set in Fujisaki Girls Academy which’s well-known for their student council consisted of well-mannered students. Student president of Fujisaki Girls Academy is Natsuo Maki. she’s well admired by other students through out the school and she’s highly respected. The opposite of Maki, is Kurahashi Riko who is also admired but she has a very forward and boyish personality. One day, Riko caught Maki practicing kissing with a pillow and learned the other side of Maki and she’s definitely now what everyone thinks she is.
This series is another comedy genre in this summer season and it looks decent enough from the trailer. Wouldn’t hurt to try few episodes.
Yet, Kiniro Mosaic is another comedy and slice-of-life genre in this summer 2013 anime season. Our main protagonist is Shinobu Omiya, a 15-year old girl, who once stayed in England and met with her friend Alice Cartalet. One day, she receives a letter from Alice who mentioned that she’s coming to Japan. Surely enough, Alice shows up in her school.
I think the plot is rather simple and is lacking in my opinion. It would be pretty hard to keep myself entertained/interested with this slice-of-life anime but I’ll see how it goes with first few episodes
Based on the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be a mahou shoujo anime similar to Madoka or Card Captor Sakura (good ‘ol classic and one of my favourites of all time). It’s an original anime series produced by AIC and Aniplex. The story is set in an alternate world ruled by two tarot decks (oh-my-god…. tarot decks….. it sounds like Card Captor Sakura already). Our main protagonist is Akari Taiyo who aims to be a fortune teller like her late mother using Tarot deck. Her card is “The Sun”. Akari Taiyo is voiced by Mai Kadowaki who’s well-known for her role as Illyasviel Von Einzbern in Fate series and Rorona in Atelier Rorona and Atelier Totori video games. It’s a must watch for any mahou shoujo fans out there.
Gosh, while watching the trailer, I cannot help but think that this reminds me so much of Card Captor Sakura. The story plots is also very similar. Our main protagonist is Uzume Uno who enjoys playing card game and won a card tournament back when she was a little kid. One thing leads to another, she was chosen as a card master who controls five Fantasista Dolls. Each doll is just so moe and cute :). This anime series definitely highlights summer 2013 anime series and one of anime series that I highly anticipated.
Highschool DxD new is the second season of Highschool DxD. I quite enjoyed the first season despite the fan service was little bit too much and was in the border between ecchi and hentai. Nevertheless, I am still looking forward to second season
Blood Lad tells a story about a vampire named Staz from an alternate world – “Demon World” and Fuyumi, a human girl who accidentally wanders into the Demon World. Unlike a normal vampire, Staz does not suck human blood and is truly obsessed with human world especially anything from Japan. After he meets with Fuyumi, she got attacked and eaten by carnivourous plant and turned into a ghost. Staz pledges that he will turn Fuyumi back to human. Last season, spring anime 2013, we were entertained with a similar story from Hataraku Maou-sama and this season we have Blood Lad. Since I enjoy Hataraku Maou-sama, I can foresee myself enjoying this anime too.
The third installment of The World God Only Knows is finally here upon us. What sort of girls are Keima going to conquer ? I can’t wait until this series starts.
Kimi no Iru Machi is also known as A Town Where You Live. It’s based on a manga series with same title by Kouji Seo. Kouji Seo is no stranger to all of us since he’s the author of Suzuka manga. Kimi no Iru Machi manga is still on going and it’s going to be interesting on how the anime will develop. Kouji Seo, if you are reading this post, for the love of <insert a deity here>, please finish Kimi no Iru Machi already ^^;
So what’s in everyone’s watch list this anime season summer 2013?
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