Fall 2010 Anime Lineup

Fall 2010 Anime Chart

There’s about a month left before the Fall anime season starts so it’s not a bad idea to have a look at what’s awaiting us this time. God bless chartfag for creating the usual visual guide to the upcoming anime season again. It really is a great synopsis digest.

I will watch

To Aru Majutsu no Index

To Aru Majutsu no Index II

I watched the first season so it’s a given that I will watch the continuation, too.

Bakuman

Bakuman

A show about two students, a talented artist Moritaka Mashiro and an aspiring writer Akito Takagi who team up to realize their dream of becoming successful manga artists. Also, Mashiro has a promise with a girl he loves that he will marry her if his mangaka dream comes true.

It’s based on the manga by Ooba Tsugumi and Obata Takeshi who are very well known for creating the Death Note manga.

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

Kousaka Kyousuke and his sister Kirino has been on bad terms for years and for as long as Kyousuke remembers she has been ignoring him and despising him. He thought it would go on like this forever; however, it is eventually to change. One day, he finds a DVD case of a mahou shoujo anime in the entranceway of his house and to his surprise, the DVD inside has been actually replaced with an adult game titled Imouto to Koi Shiyo! (Make Love with Your Little Sister!). Kyousuke tries bringing up the topic of mahou shoujo anime at the family dinner to find the one who dropped it there, and after the dinner, his sister approaches him and hauls him to her room as she has something to consult with him. There, in her room, Kirino shows him her secret collection of moe anime and adult bishoujo games.

I’ve been excited about this ever since I heard about it getting an anime adaptation. The light novel is said to be very good and the seiyuu cast is great (Taketatsu Ayana as Kirino, Nakamura Yuuichi as Kyousuke, also Satou Satomi and none other than Yukarin) so I have my expectations very high here.

I will check out

Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

A comedy which revolves around a maid teashop called Seaside. The main female protagonist, working at this teashop, dreams of becoming a highschool girl detective. And this series follows her everyday events and adventures.

Why this? Why, Shaft. Plus, it sounds good and I have also been familiar with this title for quite a while so it probably isn’t bad.

Yosuga no Sora

Yosuga no Sora

Twins Haruka and Sora have lost their parents and decide to move in with their grandfather who lives in a remote village Okukozome-chou, which they have pleasant memories of. There, they meet again with their old friends and make friends with new ones, too. All seems very peaceful, but a secret promise made long time ago changes everything.

I like this type of anime so I think about watching this one. It reminds me of titles such as Sola, and H2O. In addition, the animation looks very good, and, and… watch the PV if you want to see something nice. Though, it may be considered a minor spoiler (but it’s also a kind of encouragement to watch this anime). So, don’t complain afterwards. I did warn you.

MM!

MM!

Sado Tarou has a psychological condition. Simply put, he’s a masochist. He does his best to hide this fact from his crush and seeks help with the Volunteers Club. But there he encounters a girl who strongly believes she’s a god.

Sounds good! Plus, the seiyuu cast includes Fukuyama Jun, Taketatsu Ayana, and Satou Rina. I think I might love this series. By the way, I get the feeling that if this anime was produced a year ago, the little bossy girl would have been voiced by Kugyuu. Are you abandoning her in favor of new voices/faces, anime producers? T_T

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai (The World God Only Knows)

Katsuragi Keima, a second-year high school student, is an avid dating sim gamer. He is known on the Internet as “The Capturing God” for his legendary skills to be able to “capture” any 2D girl in games. At the start of the series, Keima receives an e-mail offering him a contract to “capture” girls. He accepts what is thought to be a challenge, and a demon from Hell nicknamed Elsee appears. She asks for his cooperation to help her in catching the runaway spirits. These spirits hide themselves inside the girls’ heart, and Elsee suggests that the only method to force the spirits out is by “capturing” their hearts—making them fall in love. Appalled by the idea, Keima refuses after clarifying to Elsee that he is only interested in “capturing” 2D girls and that he detests reality. Nevertheless, with the contract already accepted, Keima would have to help Elsee no matter what; if they fail, both Elsee and Keima would lose their heads.

I might check out

Otome Youkai Zakuro

Otome Youkai Zakuro

Set in alternative Japan in Meiji Era. The Gregorian calendar has just come into effect and interracial interaction is promoted. Fox-eared girls are put to work together with young human soldiers.

Toyosaki Aki, Hocchan, Hanazawa Kana, and Nakahara Mai as fox girls.

The sound quality of the video is horrid.

Hyakka Ryouran

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls

Set in alternate 21st century during the reign of 25th Tokugawa shogun, where Japan is secluded from the rest of world. A rebellion occurs at a giant academy but it’s suppressed by the student council.

Great cast lineup: Kugimiya Rie, Kobayashi Yuu, Toyosaki Aki, Koshimizu Ami, Kotobuki Minako, Gotou Saori, Yuuki Aoi.

Shinryaku! Ika Musume

Shinryaku! Ika Musume

A comedy centering around a squid girl who vows to invade the beaches of mankind since humans have polluted the seas. However, her invasion is less than successful, and she ends up on dry ground.

Fortune Arterial

Fortune Arterial Akai Yakusoku

Fortune Arterial’s story revolves around the male protagonist Hasekura Kouhei, who transfers into a prestigious public school in the style of an English six-year school encompassing junior-high and high school students. The school is on an island named Tamatsu Island off-shore from mainland Japan, and the only way to get there is by boat. Soon after transferring, he discovers that one of the student in the class next door to his, Sendou Erika, is in fact a type of vampire.

It’s based on visual novel by August, guys who made Yoake Mae Yori Ruriirona. I really liked that series.