Sunday, March 8, 2009

2009 Spring Season Preview

The synopses are not mine. I got most my information from Anime News Network.

Iseki no Seikishi Monogatari
March 20th
Blog? Probably not. 40%
Watch? For the sake of Tenchi, I'll try it. 40%
Another Tenchi Muyou Spin-off-off-off-off.

Ristorante Paradiso
March 29th (a special preview) April 4th
Blog? If it's good. 80%
Watch? I'm in the mood for some Josei. 80?
A restaurant in Rome is visited by Nicoletta, who lives in the countryside with her grandparents. Her divorced mother abandons her after remarrying, and so Nicoletta goes to the restaurant owned by the new husband of her mother, and ends up apprenticing there among a kitchen staff of colorful characters.
Cookin' Idol Ai! Mai! Main!
March 30th
Blog? No way. 0%
Watch? No way. 0%
Valkyria Chronicles
Blog? Probably not. 20%
Watch? Probably not. 20%
In a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe divided in two by the Empire and the Federation, the Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia - situated in between the two great empires. Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon are engaged in the battle.

Shinkyoku Sokai Polyphonica Crimson S
Blog? No, just no. 0%
Watch? No. 0%
“Dantists” play music and communicate with Spirits who live alongside humans. Tatara Phoron is a Dantist in contact with a spirit, Corticarte Apa Langranges. The new series focuses on Corticarte and ties into the Polyphonica Crimson S light novel adaptation set during the Academy years of the storyline.

Blog? If it's good. 70?
Watch? If it's good. 70%
Global warming has turned Tokyo into a tropical city. To reduce the temperature of the city by 5°C (9°F), it is being reborn as the world’s largest forest city. Despite the flow of refugees to the new city, Atlas, there are few who can actually live there, and anti-government guerrillas are attempting to stop the forestation.

Blog? Oh Yeah! 100%
Watch? KyoAni rocks! 100%
I can't resist Kyoto Animation... I just can't.
The story follows four girls who try to rescue their high school’s light music club, but they are all novices who cannot even play instruments or read music.

Cross Game
Blog? Probably not 40%
Watch? I'll try it 60%

Blog? Yeah! 90%
Watch? Oh yeah! 90%
The drawing reminds me of Michiko to Hatchin.
On the planet Earthdash, its inhabitants gaze on its moon and the technologically advanced lunar city of Mooneyes with awe. Dan JD, a boy living in Rollingtown on Earthdash’s surface, gets caught up in Bigfoot Basketball — a fast-paced sport played with giant Bigfoot robots.

Asura Crying
Blog? Probably not. 50%
Watch? Not any higher, 50%
A both lighthearted and serious school action story revolving around Tomoharu Natsume, a boy who has been haunted by a ghostly girl who seems to be his childhood friend.

Sengoku Basara
April 1st
Blog? No. 0%

Mainichi Kasan
April Fools Day
Blog? Uh... no. 0%
Watch? Sorry, but no. 0%
Like a My Neighbors the Yamada television series.

Charady no Joke na Mainichi
April Fools Day - how appropriate.
Blog? Absolutely not. 0%
Watch? No. Go figure. 0%
I'm sure the men down at the club will like this one...

Queen's Blade
April 2nd
Blog? See watch.
Watch? I don't watch trash. 0%
In 4 years time the competition that will decide who the next Queen shall be will start. The strongest warrior will continue to rule the country according to tradition and expand it. The contestants need only be older than 12 years. They need not be human, intelligent or even of that country. The rules for the tournament are simple: murder is allowed. Any weapon can be chosen. The winner is decided when one of the participants flees or can't move anymore. Such event is broadcasted trough a crystal sphere by the court's magic teacher to all population to see and enjoy.

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
April 2nd
Blog? Maybe. 70%
Watch? Maybe 70%
A spate of mafia assassinations occurs in America, the work of the mysterious organization named Inferno. "Phantom" is their most strongest and capable assassin, however a lone tourist witnesses Phantom's latest act of murder. He unwittingly exposes the top assassin's true identity, a young girl named Ein. Witnesses are usually killed, but the man is captured and taken to be brainwashed into "Zwei", Inferno's newest assassin, with no memory of who he is. From this point on, Zwei is drawn into a world of conspiracy, deceit and violence.

Pandora Hearts
April 2nd
Blog? Whoo-hoo! Yeah! 100%
Watch? Yeah! 100%
Oz Bezarius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, he's cast into the prison known as the "Abyss", only to be saved by a "chain" known as Alice, the bloodstained black rabbit. Why was he cast into Abyss, how does Alice factor into it all, and what does the organization known as "Pandora" want with him...

To Love-ru OVA
Blog? NO. 0%
April 3rd
Blog? I doubt it. 10%
Watch? I doubt it. 10%
Hayate the Combat Butler!!
April 3rd
Blog? Can't handle anymore of this. 0%
Watch? Learned my lesson. 0%
Wasn't 52 episodes enough? (I lost patience on the 47th...)

Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z-hen
April 4th
Blog? Not my thing. 0%
Watch? See blog.
Gokujo!! Mecha Mote Iincho!
April 4th
Blog? ... No. 0%
Watch? Uh... I'll try it. 5%
It looks in the vein of Fresh Pretty Cure...

Tears to Tiara
April 5th
Blog? See watch.
Watch? Don't like the fantasy genre. 0%
Riannon is set to be sacrificed to appease resurrected demon lord, Arawn, (poor kid). As her brother attempts to rescue her, Arawn defies those who resurrected him and frees Riannon from her captors, leading to her admiration for him. Arawn acts as a leader and assembles a party of companions.

Tayutama - Kiss on My Deity
April 5th
Blog? Hahahaha. 0%
Watch? Ahahaha. 0%
Wagaya no Oinarisama and Kannagi mix?
There is a legend of a guardian deity named Tayutayu which has been lost over time. Mito and his friends discover a mysteriously patterned relic on the school grounds and at the new year opening ceremony, a mysterious girl, Mashiro, appears before Mito. Mashiro is somehow tied to the relic and Tayutayu legend.

April 5th
Blog? How cute... 90%
Watch? Ahhh. 90%
Like Shion no Ou, but cuter.
The story centers around Saki Miyanaga, a timid freshman girl who has never enjoyed the Asian tile game of mahjong. However, another freshman brings her into their high school’s mahjong club and into the competitive world of mahjong tournaments. It's one of those, "I hate this sport/activity, but it turns out, I'm a prodigy of it" anime.

Natsu no Arashi!
April 5th
Blog? Was there ever any doubt? 100%
Watch? Yeah for Kobayahi Jin! 100%
It centers on a boy named Hajime Yasaka who meets an older high school girl named Sayoko “Arashi” Arashiyama in an old town coffee shop. “Arashi” happens to have a secret that Hajime learns one fateful summer vacation.

Hanasakeru Seishonen
April 5th
Blog? Well... 40%
Watch? Well... 40%
Another reverse Harem - but this time it brings in politics!
The story surrounds a political mystery involving a small middle-eastern country. A powerful industrialist directs his daughter to pick a husband from three chosen candidates. They enter her life, impressing her with their uniqueness, and they all leave an outstanding impression on her.
Guin Saga
April 5th
Blog? No. 0%
Watch? See Blog.
Somewhere in the Middle Country,there roams Guin,a mysterious warrior who is revered by the people. Wearing a leopard's mask,he has lost all the memories he held except his combat instincts and the word "Aurra". When the people of the Middle Country is attacked by demonic creatures,it is up to Guin to save them.

Full Metal Alchemist 2
April 5th
Blog? Huh-uh. 0%
Watch? Maybe. If it had been a continuation I definitely would have. 40%
Second verse, same as the first. Edward and Alphonse Elric try to revive their mother using Alchemy, and fail horrifyingly. Years later, Edward becomes a “State Alchemist” and with Alphonse, the two brothers set out to find a way to restore the damage done by their crime.

Before Green Gables
April 5th
Blog? Too much for me. 0%
Watch? I'll probably see the first episode. 5%

April 6th
Blog? Probably not. 20%
Watch? See Blog.
Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, Teito's sheltered by the church and it’s law of sanctuary. Here, he discovered many mysteries surrounding himself, the church, and the Empire itself. The fact that he might be connected to a dethroned king and the mystical stone of god, 'The Eye of Mikhael' made him the target of the empire more than ever. Fortunately the church is under the mythical 7 Ghost protection. But who are the Ghosts really. Will Teito be free from the military's clutch, And what of his said mission to uncover the history. And who is the military's Chief-of-Staff Ayanami exactly. Teito's future seems to have spiraled into an unexpectedly perilous path.

Eden of the East
April 9th
Blog? See Watch.
Watch? Shaking with excitement! 100%
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, 3 months later... Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip. But just when she is in front of the White House, Washington DC, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.

Hatsukoi Limited

April 11th

Blog? See Watch.
Watch? I'm going to cautiously try this. 50%

Middle-schooler Arihara Ayumi receives a love letter from a high-schooler, a very large and intimidating boy, Zaitsu Misao, asking her out. He begins to follow her around and then one day she is kidnapped by rivals of Misao and it then turns out that Ayumi may infact be stronger than Misao himself.

April 24th
Blog? Yeah!
Watch? Yeah!
To Heart2 ad Plus
April 24th
Blog? No. 0%
Watch? No. 0%

Cobra the Animation: Time Drive
April 24th
Blog? Yeah right. 0%
Watch? See Blog.
Fight Ippatsu! Juden-chan!!
Some time in May, but, really, who cares?
Blog? Look at the picture! 0%
Watch? Look at the picture!! 0%

Denpa Teki na Kanojo

May 1st
Blog? Yesss! 100%
Watch? Yes! 100%
Juuzawa Juu is a delinquent high school boy who just wants to be left alone. One day, he is approached by Ochibana Ame, who claims that she knew him in a previous life, and now wants to serve him as his "knight". At first Juu wants nothing to do with Ame, but after a classmate is murdered, he accepts her help as he looks for the killer.

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