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Summer Anime 2009

July 3, 2009
夏わ、夏!! - But lets not go into Endless Eight.

夏わ、夏!! (It's Summer, Summer!!) - But lets not go into Endless Eight.

I know this is a bit late, but it’s been a pretty busy past fortnight. We’re into July already now this year and that also means the summer anime season has started. As you can see from the charts below, there are quite a number of anime that are airing. When I first saw the beginning of this list over a month ago, there weren’t many shows that really caught my eye at all.

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There are a few that I thought could be potentially interesting, but not all of them really seem that good this time round.

  1. Clannad: After Story – Another World (Kyou Chapter)

I started watching Clannad last month and I must say it is one of, if not the most emotional anime I’ve watched in a long time. I really enjoyed it and plan to write a review about it after watching Kyou’s chapter. I know this was released two days ago and I’ll get around to watching it soon now that’s I’m on my break.

From what I’ve read so far, this is the anime adaptation of Kyou and Ryou’s chapters based from the game. This was one of the stories that wasn’t really gone into in-depth enough unlike the  Fuko and Ichinose arcs and reminds me of the Tomoyo special. Will definitely be watching this.

    2. Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou

The story revolves around Koyomi Morishita, a clumsy high school freshman girl who is often mistaken for a grade-schooler because of her shortness. Koyomi becomes a disciple of Misa Anehara, a 25-year-old graduate student who happens to be one of the most powerful modern-day magicians

The character design is pretty cute and the from the trailer it seemed alright, even though it was in LQ. Chances are I’ll probably end up watching this since there’s not a lot else to look at yet. Airs July 11th.

    3. Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka Hardcore

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I believe this has also already aired and is an OVA continuing off from the very annoying ending to the season broadcasted earlier in the year (wincest :X), this OVA apparently returns to the anime’s origins – it’s eroge roots and is a lot more fanservice. Apparently it’s a beach episode, again.. seemingly the anime staple diet, but I’ve yet to check this out. Will probably end up watching this to end the series and get some more Kugimiya tsundere with Yuuhi.

    4. Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place in 1986 during the time frame of October the 4th and the 5th on a secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島). The head of the wealthy Ushiromiya family, Kinzō Ushiromiya, who lives on and owns Rokkenjima, is near death, and eleven of his family members arrive on the island to discuss how Kinzō’s assets will be divided once he is dead. Also on the island are five of Kinzō’s servants, and his personal physician. After the eleven family members arrive, a typhoon traps them on the island and shortly after people start to get mysteriously murdered.

From what I’ve heard, this is the gem of the Summer anime season this year. The title translates to “When Seagulls Cry” and is adapted from a mystery murder game. It is very much hyped and has began airing with one episode so far. The story certainly seems very interesting, but I’m not entirely sure if it’s my sort of anime. I’ll probably take a look and take a read of other blogs and opinions before deciding whether I’ll try this myself.

    5. Seitokai no Ichizon

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I was looking forward to this anime, it was the one which would have all the parodies (including Haruhi and Dragonball). It seems this unfortunately has been pushed back to an October airing, so this will be something to join my Railgun viewing later in the year.

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That’s a quick run down of the shows I’ll probably end up watching. Chances are I’ll probably pick up more shows along the way if I find anything else to be good. As long as Haruhi doesn’t stay with ENDLESS Eight forever, I’ll have more than enough shows to watch over this break.

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