Summer 2010 Anime Lineup

Summer 2010 Anime Lineup

The days are longer and longer, which is a sign of summer approaching. And since it is closing on us, we should have a look what anime series are awaiting us. As usual, our fellow Denizen has created a graphic list of Summer Anime, comprising all announced TV series. We appreciate your hard work. Now, let’s have a look at a few notable anime, which have caught my interest.

Will watch

Shi Ki

Shi Ki

Shiki, a horror mystery manga by Ono Fuyumi and Fujisaki Ryuu, centers around an isolated mountain village, whose inhabitants start dying because of strange reasons. Later, the cause is unveiled; it’s vampires.

The creator Ono Fuyumi is known for writing the novels Ghost Hunt and The Twelve Kingdoms. The other one, Fujisaki Ryuu, has drawn Soul Hunter manga.

The concept reminds me of Higurashi, which I loved.

Strike Witches 2

Strike Witches 2

The continuation of Strike Witches series. However, AIC production has taken over after Gonzo, which faces bankruptcy. The young witches from all over the world will gather again to fight. Let’s see how it turns out with AIC in charge.

Will give a go

Occult Academy

Occult Academy

The third in TV Tokyo’s Anime no Chikara Project. A story about mysterious and supernatural occurrences at so called Occult Academy, a fortress resembling academy city.

High School of the Dead

High School of the Dead

The world is overtaken with a very deadly disease that turns humans into zombies. In Japan, several students of Fujimi High School, and the school nurse, band together to survive the present apocalypse.

I expect a lot of intriguing action combined with a certain level of ecchi. If the main story doesn’t turn out bad, which I don’t suppose, it might be quite a good watch.

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi

The story revolves around a girl with fierce looks and sharp, canine teeth, Ookami Ryouko. Her family name is a play on words, as it is homonymous with the Japanese word for “wolf”. Another main girl character is Akai Ringo, a girl with angelic looks but bad behavior. Together with their odd friends, the two fight to change the world, one issue at a time.

It might be quite fun. The main character, who is voiced by Itou Shizuka, strongly resembles Aisaka Taiga from Toradora!.

Asobi ni Ikuyo!

Asobi ni Ikuyo!

A student, particularly fond of anime and games, encounters an alien girl with cat ears and tail one day and the next morning, to his shock, he wakes up beside her in one bed.

It might be another stereotypical yet funny sudden-girl-appearance anime, which I’m usually fond of as long as it keeps me entertained and doesn’t get overly banal.

Might give a go

Shukufuku no Campanella

Shukufuku no Campanella

Based on Shukufuku no Campanella -la campanella della benedizione- adult game by Windmill. The story is set in Ert Aria, a city well known as the treasury of the world. During the preparations for a harvest festival, Leicester Maycraft, a technician, sees a shooting star near a party he’s attending. He goes to check it and upon finding it, he encounters a girl who calls him her father.

Seitokai Yakuindomo

Seitokai Yakuindomo

Based on a yonkoma manga series. The main male protagonist, Takatoshi Tsuda, is a new student in the recently gender-integrated high school. He’s asked to join the student council as the vice president. Thus begins his days as the only normal boy among 3 female student council officers.

Having enjoyed another anime about a student council before (Seitokai no Ichizon is what I mean, of course) I may give this one a go to see if it can live up to my image of ideal anime from this setting.

To make it complete, let’s mention the OVAs which are not on the graphic lineup. There are 3 I’m excited about. First is Black Rock Shooter which has been recently delayed to July 24. Next one is Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke wo, based on a visual novel by Fukuriya. This one is falls to the 18 restricted category ^^ And the last one is Aki Sora: Yume no Naka, a sequel to hentai OVA Aki Sora.

Worth mentioning are also Kurenai 2010 OVA, and Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail.

So much for now, a version 2 with newly announced series and updates might appear at a later time.