Winter Season Preview

919496-bigthumbnail Man, it feels like just yesterday that I was hurriedly cranking out that Fall season post, with my many mental promises to watch everything I wanted to. Well, just like those bright and colorful fall leaves, those dreams were dead from the start and blew away in the wind of school pretty quickly. As most of the twelve episode shows are finishing up though, it’s probably time to get my butt moving on those, especially Girls und Panzer which is turning out to be be pretty well recieved. Looks can be deceiving! Oh that’s right, Winter Season. Well, to say the least, this season looks a bit lacking. There are a few shows that look like they might be alright, but the majority isn’t too promising. For many, myself included, looks like this season will be a time to curl up beside our hypothetical fireplaces with the snow softly falling (except here in SoCal of course) and catch up on our backlogs…or do other stuff.

–*note: Info mainly from ANN and MAL

TV Series

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Boku no Imouto wa “Osaka Okan” (Charaction)

Kyousuke has been living apart from his younger sister Namika for ten years. One day, he begins to live with her, but she has turned into an energetic tsundere Osaka girl.

Doesn’t the pink haired chick on the right remind you of the girl from the Computer Kakumei OVA?

Minus Popoyo, I don’t care too much for these 3-5 minute long shorts. Not to mention I don’t really give a poop that Namika has turned into “an energetic tsundere Osaka girl.” Therefore, I’ll be skipping this.

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Savanna Game (?)

The story follows a young man named Kazuya Shibuya who receives an anonymous email message out of the blue one day: “Won’t you join the Savanna Game?” The message is an invitation to a state-sanctioned killing game — a deadly role-playing game designed to motivate the inhibited youth of modern Japan. Shibuya and his two friends Kotegawa and Kudou find themselves in bizarre battles that span the space-time continuum, with everything from dragons to the Shinsengumi force of the shogunate era.

First off if you’re invited to a state-sanctioned killing game, burn the darn letter, don’t actually go! How is a death game supposed to motivate the Japanese “inhibited youth” anyways? I think they meant “eliminate” the most inhibited of the Japanese youth. ANIME LOGIC.

Anywho, besides sounding like a more upfront version of Btooom!it doesn’t sound too bad. As long as it gets handed to a decent studio and doesn’t emphasize the bloody bits too much I could see myself enjoying this with the nice looking character designs (, potentialforromance,) and premise that, with a little suspension of belief, doesn’t sound like complete crap . Don’t quite understand the whole space-time continuum battle idea though.

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Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (A-1 Pictures)

A young boy called Eita enters high school aiming for the National University School of Medicine. Because of his parents’ divorce and his goal, he shuns anything to do with romance or love. One day Masuzu, the school beauty with the silver hair, who’s just returned to the country, enters his life in a most unexpected way. Chiwa, his childhood friend since elementary school, will not let this go without a fight.

This title is too freaking long for something that’s going to be reduced to an abbreviated four to five letter one.

Also I’m so tried of the childhood friend love interest. She almost never gets the guy and almost always annoys the heck out of me. He doesn’t like you, girl, give up! Although I’m a romance fan, harems have to be my least favorite romance genre because the other girls, besides the one everyone knows the guy is going to pick, usually aren’t that great. However, the fact that the director behind Usagi Drop is behind this, meaning that it could turn out to be pretty decent at the very least. A-1 Pictures isn’t too shabby a studio either, so who knows, maybe this will turn out to be alright. 

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Cuticle Detective Inaba (ZEXCS)

Private Detective Hiroshi Inaba is an artificially-created being, formed by splicing the genes of both a human and a wolf, who gains information by tasting and examining people’s hair, and pretty much has a hair fetish. He can transform into a more wolf-like form, and also gain special powers and perform different attacks depending on the type or colour of hair he eats. Formerly employed by the police and partnered with an officer, he now runs his own private detective agency with the help of his sadistic, cross-dressing secretary Yuuta (often mistaken for a girl), and Kei (a *relatively* normal teenager working part-time at the office. Ogino, the officer formerly partnered with Hiroshi, also often helps out with cases. His arch-enemy is Don Valentino, an evil mastermind goat with a taste (literally) for money, and a variety of messed up but extremely devoted henchman, including gentleman samurai Laurence, who always wears a bag over his head. Most chapters are individual stories revolving around Hiroshi and his friends trying to arrest the Don, always failing miserably.

So much for keeping it short and sweet, eh?

So…the goat’s eyes really creep me out. Ever since I was a kid and came face to face with a goat’s head in a basin, eyes wide open, I’ve never been too fond of those odd rectangular pupils…

Going back to the show, it doesn’t look like this is going to take itself too seriously although the iffy animation makes me a bit nervous as to the actual quality of the show. I’ll admit that I found the last third or so of the PV to be kind of  funny, so I’m going to take that as a positive sign. I’m especially interested in the guy with the bag over his head because I mean, who doesn’t love a thing with a bag over it’s head that reminds me of a cross between a scarecrow head and those things from 9? Will definitely be checking this out to see if it’s actually funny.

Amnesia

Amnesia (Brains Base)

On the morning of August 1, the heroine wakes up and discovers she has absolutely no memories of the past. A boy appears before her, and introduces himself as a “spirit” named Orion. The heroine struggles to regain her memories under the guidance of Orion. She then gets a phone call, but she does not recognize the name on her mobile phone screen. She meets her apparent “boyfriend,” despite not knowing his face.

Hm…Heroine currently named Heroine on MAL, six bishie males as main characters? Is this a reverse harem I smell?!

Brains Base is a pretty reputable studio, but gosh, this premise makes me laugh a bit with the whole amnesia bit. I assume the story will involve some mystical scenario regarding her memory loss and the Orion person whose appearance reeks of mystical. Although the premise makes me chuckle, I am somewhat interested in seeing the first episode at least. I kind of feel like Heroine will be somewhat lacking in the personality, so I hope her male suitors end up being mildly engaging characters themselves. I really hope this isn’t another Starry Sky where she wanders around having a back story with every guy and picking everyone and no one. She better pick someone dang it! Also, on a random note, I hope “boyfriend” is the red-head in the bottom right because…y’know they’d look cute together.

Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken (Studio DEEN)

Five years ago, almost every villager of Ootsuka died due to a tragic plague. But mysteriously enough, three survivors: a girl and two boys, emerged. Now living in a church, the three live in isolation, hidden from those who may seek to find them. Shino, one of the survivors, has control over the power of Murasame, the blade of life. But when the imperial church seeks to take the Murasame for themselves, their peaceful life becomes a thing of the past…

The bishie show! Man, they really bishie up every single guy in this show don’t they?

One hand we have a story that actually doesn’t sound too bad and a director that will probably make this at least watchable; on the other, we have that whole one girl and two guys thing could turn into an unlikable love triangle that will just drag the show down. While my expectations for this aren’t too high, I do think that it could be enjoyable, at worst mediocre. Oh well, the bishies are always a plus.

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha (ARMS)

After a long and treacherous journey, our Hero finally arrives at the Dark Lady’s castle only to find himself being asked for help. The Hero explains how the war that the demons have brought upon the humans have killed thousands and put more in misery. The queen of demons however argues that this war has made the human society band together as one and showed empirical evidence how it has increased population, increased production, boosted economy and improved society overall. Furthermore, she explains to the Hero that ending this war will result in a civil war that will produce more bloodshed than there ever was. The Hero, convinced that the only way to bring peace, relatively speaking, is to join forces with the Dark Lady, agrees to help with her plans!

Hero’s head thing is a little to large if you ask me…just like his Dark Lady’s boobies.

This is the one show that I am genuinely looking forward to checking out this season. Perhaps it’s the romance teasing or maybe it’s just because the premise sounds interesting, but I’ve found myself looking forward to watching this since it got announced a few months back. Looking at the winter season as a whole, this is definitely one of the shows that sounds the most interesting, and I would be completely psyched if it weren’t for the fact that this got handed to ARMS. Why ARMS?! Ugh, not to mention the only actually good thing the director has done is Spice and Wolf, but that was quite a while ago. The fact that his most recent work is Dakara Boku wa, H ga Kekinai is hardly reassuring. I’m really holding out that the source material is good enough to hold this series up and make it good.

Mondai-Ji-tachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo? (Diomedea)

Izayoi Sakamaki, Asuka Kudou, and You Kasugabe have tremendous psychic powers and are bored with the regular world. An envelope arrives for each person, and when each opens their envelope, they are stunned to see the scenery around them change to a world they had never encountered before. They’ve been summoned by the Black Rabbit to help the community “No Name” to overthrow the Devil King.

Yet another annoyingly long title.

Well this doesn’t sound terribly interesting: Group of special kids entrusted with the fate of a world threatened by the Devil King. First off the Devil King thing immediately lowers my interest level since I’m tired of a group of teenagers being sent to defeat blokes like him. Also, Ms. Black Rabbit’s lively boobs don’t exactly have me enthralled. Though she wasn’t too prominent in the PV, I bet she’ll have quite the fan-service presence in the series. Since I’m sort of interested to see what’s going on, I’ll probably end up checking out the first episode at least.

Tamako Market (Kyoto Animation)

Tamako is a mochi-loving high-school freshman whose family runs a mochi (rice cake) shop in a certain town’s shopping district. She enjoys her high school life with her friends Midori and Kanna in the badminton club. She also helps out at her family’s shop and develops new mochi.

KyoAni moe designs? Check. Same director as K-ON? Check. New KyoAni cash cow? Only if it’s cutesy enough.

My sad attempts as humor aside, I, unsurprisingly, not only liked K-ON quite a bit when I watched it, but also, to make matters even worse, quickly discovered that my favorite character out of the group was Yui. I know; it’s like a double sin. So, seeing a show directed by the same person makes me cautiously optimistic that I’ll also like Tamako Market. Although I love these cute little no-brainer slice of life shows, they can be dead boring if the cast don’t have great chemistry or are dead boring themselves. This one looks like it could border on dead boring, though the PV gives me hope that it will turn out to be about more than some chick who likes mochi. The floating at the end makes me wonder if there will be a smidgen of a supernatural or fantasy element…Heh, who am I kidding? The song, at least, tells me I’m in for something cute…With KyoAni and the woman who knows how to make cute slice of life behind it, I think the show will probably end up being a bit boring, but a nice hit if you’re in need of your moe-moe dose.

Yama no Susume (8-Bit)

The title tells the story of the childhood friends Aoi, a girl who prefers staying inside and who has acrophobia, and Hinata, a girl who loves mountains. The two decide to climb a mountain in order to once again see the morning sun from its peak as they did when they were young.

Admittedly, I have more interest in this than the KyoAni title above it because, as much as I love cute girls doing cutesy stuff, I’m an even bigger sucker for sentimentality. I’m not expecting all too much from this other than a somewhat touching story regarding these two friends…though some may argue that’s asking for a bit much. The director has worked on some well liked titles like Evol and Welcome to the NHK, which is a good sign, though I’m not too sure what that means for my wishful hoping. Regardless, I’ll be checking this out if only for the cutesy antics and character chemistry, though I really hope it doesn’t turn into another “cute girls doing cute things” show.

Bakumatsu Gijinden Roman (TMS Entertainment)

The story takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century. Manjiro has two faces. During the day, he works as a helper for people in Kyoto, but he also acts in secret to get back people’s properties from the men in power. As the get-backer “Roman”, Manjiro is getting involved in a nationwide conspiracy.

Man, that PV song has grown on me. It’s really catchy isn’t it? The Monkey Punch designs are an…interesting choice. He really does look like Lupin from the side…

Anyways, the premise which sounds like a Robin Hood tale of sorts doesn’t sound too bad actually. I’m interested in seeing what the “nationwide conspiracy” is, though the pessimist inside of me suspects that part won’t live up to much. The only worrisome aspect, really, is having a game as source material. Hopefully that won’t spell the doom of an otherwise interesting story.

Sasami-san@Ganbaranai (SHAFT)

The story follows a hikikomori named Sasami who is unmotivated about even changing clothes or eating. Her brother takes care of her, even though she despises his slave-like nature. Sasami spends her days viewing the outside world via a “Brother Surveillance Tool” on her computer. In the outside world, the three beautiful Yagami sisters and Sasami’s brother are in the middle of relationships worthy of a romantic comedy.

Well, howdy there Shinbo and welcome extreme head tilts.

Despite my like of Bakemonogatari and Madoka, I’ve never really been that into SHAFT; I’ve always been more of a KyoAni and BONES girl. Regardless of my feelings for SHAFT, I am really put off by the premise. I don’t care about this hikikomori chick who seems like a lazy jerk. I don’t care about the rom-com potential, and I certainly don’t care about watching this show. Not to mention that it annoys me to no end that the brother’s face is covered up in every single shot in the PV. Urgh, unless I hear that this is fabulous, I’m skipping it because I dislike nearly everything I’m seeing regarding it.

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Vividred Operation (A-1 Pictures)

An original sci-fi action anime featuring a 14-year-old girl. The story takes place in a peaceful island filled with nature and technology.

Man, looks like even originals are running out of good ideas. Unfortunately moe and butts isn’t a combination I’m particularly fond of and seeing as how it looks like that will be the majority of the show I think I’ll be skipping out on this for the most part. I think I’ll check out the first episode though just to see how bad it is in terms of fan service.

 

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Mangirl! (Dogakobo)

Girls without anymanga editing experience launch a ne
w manga magazine.

HOW VERY PUNNY! …Well don’t all start falling out of your chairs so quickly.

On a serious note…no. Not only is it a five minute short, but the premise is almost offensively stupid even for me. Watch as they succeed with but only a few mishaps.

Courtesy of Zettai Karen Children: the Unlimited – Hyoubu Kyousuke (Manglobe)

An original spin-off series centering around Kyousuke Hyoubu.

Hm…I haven’t seen the parent story which looks like it leans more on the generic side. Skimming through a few reviews, it seems like it bounces between comedy and serious moments, though part of me doubts it ever gets too serious or “deep.” This spin-off, on the other hand, with it’s focus on the villains holds potential to be more interesting than the original. I think I’ll wait to see if I have to watch the first season first (something that probably won’t happen), and if I don’t then maybe I’ll try this out.

Chihayafuru Second Season (Madhouse)

This story, which follows a schoolgirl competing in the Japanese card game of karuta, won the second Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize). Chihayafuru also won the shōjo manga category in last year’s Kodansha Manga Awards, and topped the female category of Takarajimasha’s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! book listings the year before.

MY BIGGEST REGRET. My gosh. I really need to sit down and watch this show because I remember liking it a lot when I watched the first…3 episodes. I’ll definitely be watching this over winter break and maybe I’ll find it in myself to keep up with this as it airs. After all, I really like those eyes…seriously, they’re gorgeous.

senyuu.Senyuu (Ordet/Liden Films)

Satan Rchimedes returns to the earth after being sealed for one thousand years by a hero. The King tries to seal Satan once again by dispatching descendants of the hero. However, it’s troublesome to find the genuine descendants, the king chooses 75 hero-like people. This is an adventure of Alba, the hero No.45, and an his monitoring fighter Ross.

If this wasn’t a bunch of five minute shorts, I’d be way more interested in checking this series out. At the very least, it sounds like it would have made a fun little adventure story.  Though I’m not going to disregard this completely and will check out an episode or two. I’m hoping for less of a focus on the unfunny jokes that tend to plague series of this nature…Well, I can dream can’t I?

Kotoura-san (AIC Classic)

A school love comedy. Kotoura Haruka is a 15-year-old girl who can read people’s minds. She has been suffering from troubles caused by her mind-reading ability, and her parents got divorced as a result. She moves to a new high school but tries to keep away from her classmates. Manabe Yoshihisa, one of her classmates, accepts and appreciates her ability and she begins to interact with her friends with his help.

Okay, so, other than the chick on the far left who is probably the guy’s jealous childhood friend, I’m actually somewhat interested in this. The divorce bit leads me to believe that this show won’t be all kicks and giggles (though there is a really high possibility that that’s what will happen) because of the fact that her ability caused her parents to split up. The PV does dampen my hopes a bit since it looks like there’s going to be a large focus on the “slapstick” part. Shucks.

4183205_originalAi Mai Mi (Seven)

The anime adaption of the four-panel manga “Ai Mai Mi”. The story follows girls in a manga club — Ai, Mai, Mī, and Ponoka-sempai — who might be fighting evil invaders threatening Earth, facing off against rivals in tournaments, and dealing with other absurd situations when they are not drawing manga.

So what do we have here, hmmm? A girl with fish attached to her waist and another holding a gross looking jar full of moving tentacles. Somehow I’m not exactly sold. I will give the synopsis credit for being really out there, though. Those three minutes are sure going to be hyperactive.

Ganbare! Lulu Lolo (Fanworks)

The new anime centers around the daily life of two twin bear sisters: the orange-colored Lulu and the yellow-colored Lolo. The two take on new jobs and despite the occasional failure and tears, give their best efforts.

Ah, so this is like the Japanese version of those kid shows that plague morning cartoon channels during the week days in the States. Well…it certainly looks cute.

Senran Kagura (Artland)

TV anime project of Marvelous AQL’s action game series Senran Kagura.

Boobies…boobies everywhere.

The thing that creeps out the most about that promo art is that chick in the bottom right. Just get rid of the shirt all together if you’re going to go that far!  Anyways, all the bouncing boobs really do squat for me, so I think I’ll be skipping this. I’d rather watch Samurai Girls….I’m kidding of course.

AKB0048 Next Stage (Satelight)

Sequel to AKB0048

Gah! Yet another show that I missed out. Winter season really is turning into my catch up season isn’t it?

Puchimas! –Petit iDOLM@STER– (Gathering)

From the popular game “THE IDOLM@STER”, comes a petit spinoff cute and soothing 4-koma! The setting is the same 765 Production from the games. One day, 765 Pro idols Ami and Mami bring in the mysterious Petit-dols “Afuu” and “Yukipo”!? More and more Petit-dols gather at the offices where everyone works. Leisurely enjoy their daily lives full of laughs and happenings.

Personally, I don’t think the character designs are all that cute. Their eyes are really creepy; I need the pupil dot!

Well, I tossed in the towel on this series at about episode 13 with plans to get back to it whenever I feel like it. Pass.

Love Live! School Idol Project (Sunrise)

Otonokizaka High School has been in danger of closure due to the decrease of the new students. Nine high school girls come up with an idea to save their school: they become idols and invite students by promoting the school.

I tend to be pretty neutral when it comes to idol shows (probably because I haven’t watched that many). I don’t hate them, but I don’t have any great love for them. With that in mind, I’m not overly interested in the show since all I really see being in it is a lot of cute girls singing and dancing without much else going on. Since I doubt this is the next iDOLM@STER or AKB0048, I think I’ll be skipping out on this one because I don’t think I have the attention span to watch this.

Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT (AIC Build)

The second season of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai.

Welp, didn’t watch the first season and am still on the fence as to whether to or not. I’ve heard it’s okay and I’ve heard it’s crap. Therefore, I shall be skipping this.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Alternative Two ~Opera Kobayashi and the Raven of the Void~(J.C. Staff/Artland)

Alternative TWO serves as a sequel to Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Alternative ONE -Kobayashi Opera to 5-mai noKaiga-. The spin-off specials are set in an alternate story line in which the girl detectives do not lose the “Toys” that grant them special powers. They visit Opera Kobayashi in London, but as soon as they arrive, they are asked to solve a case of five paintings and confront the thief, Moran.

Gosh darn it, I really need to pick this series up. Perhaps I’ll do it this season over Winter Break.

Minami-ke Tadaima (Feel)

The fourth season of Minami-Ke

Passing because I haven’t watched any of it’s predecessors. Although I’ve been meaning to watch the first season, if and when I eventually get to it, the infamous reputation the sequels have garnered will be effectively keeping me away from them. On a quick note, though, who thought it was a good idea to give this to Feel?

Hetalia: The Beautiful World (Studio DEEN)

5th Season of Hetalia

Funny story: I took AP European History last year and one of my junior acquaintances told me that I could B.S. the class, watch Hetalia, and I would be good for the AP Test. It’s a good thing I don’t listen to any of her advice.

Anywho, I’ve been trying (and failing) to watch the first season for a few years now. I’m sure I’ll get through it one day, and by that time we’ll be up to Hetalia: Season 10…or who knows, maybe by then In Female Form?! Biographies of World Dictators will be the new Hetalia…in moe, female form of course.

Doki Doki! Precure (Toei Animation)

Aida Mana is a girl who is always eager to do things for the sake of others. One day, when she was visiting the Clover Tower during her school’s orientation program, an enemy who called themselves “Selfish” appeared suddenly, and tried to manipulate her inner heart! To fight this enemy, she borrowed power from a magical fairy Sharuru to transform into Pretty Cure! To protect the peace of the world, other legendary Pretty Cure soon joined her in battle! A mysterious baby also appears, making each day a “Heartthrob” experience! The 4 Cures, always holding “love” in their hearts, are battling for the world’s fate!

The only series in the Precure franchise that I’ve heard of and wanted to watch is Heartcatch. I actually don’t know all that much about the franchise that is now adding a tenth title. Is it good, bad, mediocre? I might check this out if only to experience a bit of a Precure anime myself.

D.C. III ~ Da Capo III~ (Kazami Gakuen Koushiki Douga-bu)

Third season of Da Capo.

I feel like the time for me to ever get much enjoyment out of this franchise passed a while ago. If I’m feeling up to a harem I might watch the first season, although I hear he picks his adopted sister, and I really hated when Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka (waste of time) did that. Man, just thinking about that ending angers me.

GJ-bu (Dogakobo)

TV anime adaptation of the GJ-bu moe light novel series, dubbed as the “first four-panel novel”, where each story is only four pages long with illustrations.

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Well, the character designs are certainly cute. I wonder if episodes are going to end up being 5 minute shorts or full length ones. I’d imagine they would lead towards the first choice since I doubt there will be a whole lot to adapt. Then again this is a light novel adaptation so who knows. I might check out an episode or two just to see what it’s like because I love my cutesy slice of life shows.

Beast Saga (?)

Beast Saga takes place on a distant planet in our galaxy called Beast where three beast tribes, the Sea Tribe, the Land Tribe, and the Sky Tribe, fight for their honor. Each of the tribes protect an infinite elemental power source called Godlot.

This looks suspiciously like a kiddy show with all the CGI costume things in the picture. The only one of these I’ve ever tried was Gyrozetter which was hilariously bad.  The kiddy aspect, as well as the screaming big cats, has led me to the conclusion that I shall be passing this up.

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Ishida to Asakura (?)

Anime adaptation of the surreal gag manga about two high school boys, Ishida and Asakura.

Although I’d like to hope for another Daily Lives of High School Boys, the cover art makes me think that this is going to end up being one of the flash 3-5 minute things which is a bit unfortunate. Also…it’d be hard to live up to the greatness that is Nichibros. Anywho, like any normal person, the image of a guy with a pencil up his nose has perked my interest and I’ll check out an episode and be disappointed when it’s 5 minutes long .

Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A (Studio Gokumi)

The Achiga Girls’ Academy in Nara once defeated regional mahjong powerhouse Bansei High School. It advanced into the national team semifinals but lost to the eventual champion, and the mahjong club was later disbanded. Six years later, elementary school student Shizuno Takakamo befriends transfer student Nodoka Haramura. The two eventually enter Achiga Girls’, but Nodoka transfers out of the school in the second year. When Shizuno sees Nodoka on television the following year as the national middle school individual mahjong champion, she decides to revive Achiga’s mahjong club.

Nope.  Saki never interested me. I do wonder, though, why the last three episodes are being aired as a separate part. Why not just cram them in when the series was airing?

Train Hero (Cartoon Animation)

The story of Train Hero deals with a rescue team that handles disasters on the high-speed trains crisscrossing the world. The team undergoes transformation sequences to respond in times of crisis.

I’ll admit that when I first saw the title, I immediately thought of Miracle Train, you know, that show where bishies who are train stations. Don’t worry, I doubt most people even know such a lame anime exists. Anyway, that has nothing in common at all with Train Hero, which I doubt has bishies in it. I’m kind of interested to see what exactly the synopsis means by “transformation sequences,” but not interested enough to actually sit through an entire episode to see what happens, not when Google Images exists.

gdgd Fairies Second Season (Souta Sugahara)

Second Season of gdgd Fairies

Somehow I find myself not regretting missing out on the first season of this.

Movies & OVAs

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Movies and OVAs aren’t really my thing despite my short attention span. Movies, especially, are things I dread sitting down to watch. Since most of the OVAs and movies coming out this season are related to series I haven’t watched yet, I don’t have too much to say about them. The only two titles I’ll probably end up watching when they come out are Saint Onii-san and that Junjou Romantica OVA.

Out of the two I’m looking forward to Saint Onii-san the most. I picked up the manga a few weeks ago and thought it was absolutely hilarious. Jesus and Buddha are great together and reading about their daily antics and mishaps from Jesus being mistaken for the leader of a gang to Buddha’s frugality is great fun and really quite funny. I’m definitely looking forward to eventually watching this because, from what I’ve seen, it looks like it will follow the manga pretty closely which is great. 

As for that Junjou OVA, I’m only watching it because I watched the TV series and thought the show was alright. I’m hoping it only focuses on the main couple because they were the only ones to actually build something that resembled a relationship. I swear, half of the TV series was me screaming at my screen in frustration at the stupidity of some the characters. I’m also hoping it isn’t all sex because that would suck. Why can’t I get a Sekaiichi OVA instead?

And thus concludes my season preview. I hope you enjoyed it and got the odd chuckle or two out of it…maybe…

So what are you all looking forward to the most? the least?

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