Shinmaru Posted June 21, 2009 Share Posted June 21, 2009 Damn, these seasons sure go by in a hurry, don't they? It seems like just a short time ago that I posted the spring thread. Yeesh. Anyway, summer is known as one of the weaker parts of the year for anime, but there are several shows this season that show some good promise, I think. I hope all of them are as good as I hope they will be. Also, I'll try to keep this thread afloat longer than the other two, haha. I've been way too lazy about posting here ... [URL="http://that.animeblogger.net/2009/06/06/that-summer-2009-anime-preview/"][b]Here's a preview in case people want to look over all the series themselves.[/b][/URL] [b]Series I am definitely interested in:[/b] -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10805"][b]Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei[/b][/URL]: SZS is by far and away the best comedy series to come from SHAFT/Shinbo. The first season is good, and the second season + the OVA are both great. If it continues on that path, then the third season shall be epic; if not, I am sure it will still be friggin' hilarious. ZETSUBOUSHITA -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10269"][b]Spice and Wolf II[/b][/URL]: The first season of [b]Spice and Wolf[/b] is not only very good but also different from the usual fare. Its focus on economics is really interesting, and the interplay between Lawrence and Horo is always entertaining. Especially on Horo's end. She is such a great character, with a good amount of depth and many sides to her. The recently released OVA also explores an issue (Lawrence's mortality) that could lead to some awesome stories this season. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10704"][b]Tokyo Magnitude 8.0[/b][/URL]: One of my favorite writers, Haruki Murakami, wrote a book called [b]after the quake[/b] that uses short stories to explore the lives of people after the [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_earthquake"][b]Kobe earthquake[/b][/URL]. I could see this series being similar to that, which could be potentially awesome. Stories that tie together disparate groups of people based on a single influence are great when done correctly. In the hands of BONES, I think this will be done correctly. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10196"][b]Bakemonogatari[/b][/URL]: Another pairing of SHAFT + Shinbo? Check. Supposedly excellent, hilarious source material? Check. Hiroshi Kamiya as the lead, and Chiwa Saito, Yui Horie and Takahiro Sakurai along for the ride? Quadruple check. This could be an epic as hell season for SHAFT with this and [b]Zan[/b]. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10179"][b]Axis Powers Hetalia second season[/b][/URL]: Been watching and enjoying the series up to this point, so I see no reason to abandon it now. [b]Series I am somewhat interested in watching[/b]: -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10168"][b]Umineko no Naku Koro ni[/b][/URL]: Down here really only because I like [b]Higurashi[/b] but am not totally in love with it or anything. I can't see myself dropping this, however, especially with the promise that 1) It will definitely be different, and 2) The cast is filled to the brim with heavy hitters, with my boy Daisuke Ono leading the show. Hell yes. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10644"][b]Kanamemo[/b][/URL]: I don't expect especially great things from this series, but it could be cute and funny, and that is really enough for me. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10672"][b]Aoi Hana[/b][/URL]: The romance might be worth it. We'll see. -- [URL="http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10270"][b]Canaan[/b][/URL]: Hm, this could be like a poor man's [b]Mnemosyne[/b] (except not as graphic, obviously, haha), and that is enough to capture my interest. Plus, Maaya Sakamoto is playing a badass lead. Count me in. What is everyone else looking forward to? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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