Happy Midsummer’s day!
The longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice was 3 days ago on June the 21st and yet summer has barely begun.
It’s that time of the year again and I have been passively avoiding declaring my choices while letting everyone else go ahead and make a Lolicon of themselves (Ha! watching Strike Witches? Imma calling the party van on your ass!).
There are 21 titles this season and no less than 5 of them are sequels. I have 2 slots freeing up for 4-Koma/blogging with the wrapping up of Vampire Knight and Kurenai. Given the seperate need to select some animu from a superfically disappointing line up, I resorted to using Baka Raptor’s guide to selecting animé my tried and tested previewing method.
1. Download first eps. of anything that Looks, Sounds or Tastes (!?) good.
2. Discard anything that is less animated than a postcard.
3. Drop anything that is still rubbish after 2-3 episodes
Green Light… Go, Go, Go!
Hidamari Sketch x365 – I will attempt to prove you can drop in at any point in SOL.
Telepathy Shoujo Ran -A new Magical Girl story with a spin, should be awesome.
Orange Light… Slow starter
Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsuna Koto: Natsu no Sora - Long title, beautiful show.
Koihime Musou – I might actually watch this just to see how much the Japanese can rape historical Chinese literature. It also has Mai Hime Vibes, expect ShizNat copies.
Natsume Yuujin-chou – Lame, free-the-spirit-every-week story but it could be pretty.
Yellow Light… Caution
Chocolate Underground – Toshokan Sensou had a rubbish plot but decent action/romance. Maybe this is good? Also from production IG.
Strike Witches – Weapon tans? Serious? At least it’s streamed on Crunchyroll.
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – Quite possibly a generic high school comedy or hareem
Ultraviolet: code 44 – Genetically engineered vampire hunter plot – even if it DOES directly rip off underworld, this has potential.
Red Light… Fuck you! I’m going home!
Ikkitousen Great Guardians – RAGEEE~! Actually made myself sit through first season.
RoboDz Kagazumo Hen- 3D kiddies show
Blade of the Immortal – Oldskool, CBA
Slayers Revolution – Oldskool, CBA
Yakushiji Ryouko no Ka……. CBA! Title too long.
Antique Bakery – I don’t mind YAOI but I don’t like the part about bakers.
Mission E – This just looks silly. Also another sequel of something I’ve never seen.
Detroit Metal City – Something about a cyberpunk singer? Animation looks shite.
Zero no Tsukaima 3 ~Princess no Rondo~ DO NOT FOLLOW.
World destruction – a game tie-in = bad news
Sekirei – This season’s ecchi hareem, therefore I’m not interested! Here’s hoping the loli wins though.
Birdy the mighty decode – Based on an underwhelming OVA from 10 years ago; no!
I am very likely to blog Telepathy Shoujo Ran but not so much Hidamari sketch since SOL blogs have a track record of being pretty dull. I hoping Natsume Yuujin chou or Telepahy Shojou ran will take up the baton left by Kurenai and True Tears before it, becoming the new 12-episode artistic visual treat. Should one of these carry great production values, I’m sure .MKVs will appear from which I can create 4-Komas from.