Fall of Anime 2012 |OT2| O cursed spite, that ever I was born to UUURRRRYYY!!
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Countdown for air times/start dates
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CR - Teekyu - 6:50am PST
CR - Ixion Saga DT - 10:00am PST
CR - Hiiro no Kakera Season 2 - 11:00am PST
TAN - Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb - 8:25am PST (4 days delayed)
TAN - Busou Shinki - 8:55am PST (4 days delayed)
CR - My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) - 10:30am PST
CR - From The New World (Shin Sekai Yori) - 12:40pm PST (4 days delayed)
FN - Code:Breaker - 8:00am PST (4 days delayed)
CR - Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic - 10:00am PST (3.5 days delayed)
FN - Kamisama Kiss - 10:00am PST (2 days delayed)
CR - Hayate no Gotoku: Can't Take My Eyes Off You - 11:00am PST
CR - The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo) - 12:00pm PST (2 days delayed)
CR - Girls und Panzer - 8:00pm PST (2.5 days delayed)
TAN - Chuunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai - 7:30am PST (1 day delayed)
CR - Gintama - 3:00am PST
FN - Jormungand Perfect Order - 8:30am PST (2 days delayed)
FN - Psycho-Pass - 8:45am PST
CR - Blast of Tempest (Zetsuen no Tempest) - 12:00pm PST
HL - K - 1:30pm PST (approximate)
CR - BTOOOM! - 7:00pm PST
CR - Medaka Box Abnormal - 11:35pm PST (1.5 days delayed)
FN - Robotics;Notes - 9:15a PST (1 day delayed)
FN - OniAi - 9:30am PST (7 days delayed)
TAN - To Love-Ru Darkness - 8:00am PST (1 day delayed)
CR - Say "I Love You" (Suki-tte Ii na yo) - 10:00am PST (1 day delayed)
CR = Crunchyroll
VZ = Viz Anime
FN = Funimation
TAN = The Anime Network
Thanks to everyone who helped: Dresden - the original creator of this OT, articalys, cosmicblizzard, duckroll, hitokage, hosannainexcelsis, Joule, Ultimadrago who contributed to the making of the OT
Director: Atsushi Ootsuki
Its ToLoveRu, that cesspool of manic fanservice, the quagmire of loose morals, stripped of any petty concerns like storytelling and quality, single-handedly responsible for declining birth-rates in Japan and the mental corruption of males worldwide. ToLoveRu Darkness was the spinoff-cum-sequel of the original manga, deviously born out of both shamelessness and rage, the product of a maddened cuckold furious at having drawn 2-D panties for a living even as another man lowered those of his wife. This is the anime for those without shame, for those who have fallen so low there is no turning back.
From the New World
Director: Masashi Ishihama
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Trailers: PV 2, PV 3 (watch these!)
hosannainexcelsis: Hot stuff. An adaptation of a Nihon SF Taisho Award-winning novel. Intriuging premise set in a unique post-apocalyptic world. Strong visual design and excellent production values. A skilled animator making his full directorial debut and bringing a host of talent along with him. If you check out one show this season, make it this one.
Director: Koji Masunari
Studio: A-1 Pictures
The manga this is based on is excellent stuff, full of great adventure and comedy. The characters are likable, the action is good, and the world is consistently expanding, all tied together with great pacing and intersticed with Shinobu Ohtakas humor. What weve seen of it animated has been pretty good (all twenty seconds of it) and the designs are appealing, at least in motion when you can ignore the rice bowl mouths. The director is probably known best for his work on the Read Or Die series; Hiroyuki Yoshino, the master behind Guilty Crown/Qwaser/My-HiME, is handling the writing.
Director: Mamoru Nagano
Yes, the same Gothicmade from the noted animator, mecha designer, and author of the minutiae-packed, obsessively detailed Five Star Stories, Mamoru Nagano. Its been years in the making, announced back in 2006 only to disappear for years at a time, resurfacing now and then to tease, to titillate; a quick search online will show years of posts from forgotten posters on dead forums making the same proclamation, its coming, its coming, its coming, a trail of digital echoes reverberating years back into the past. Supposedly its coming out at last; the stars have aligned and all we can do now is to wait. Should be lovely, featuring mecha whose designs are fantastically elegant and probably a terrible fucking pain to animate.
Chief Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Director: Naoyoshi Shiotani
Studio: Production IG
duckroll: Dystopian future scifi police thriller. Gen Urobuchi. Production IG. Is this real life? An actual original scifi anime with adult characters, a potential for solid gun action, cloudy character motivations, and an Orwellian system just waiting to fall apart? Sign me up!
Director: Kazuya Nomura
Studio: Production I.G.
I dont know much about the VN that it is based on, other than its relations to the other semi;colon abusing series in 5pbs science adventure lineup. I like the directors previous efforts, and the designs/production are appealing as well, far moreso than White Foxs effort on Steins;Gate. Its set to run through both Fall and Winter on the noitaminA timeslot, along with the other Production I.G. show of the season, Psycho-Pass.
JoJo's Bizzare Adventure
Director: Kenichi Suzuki (SD Gundam) and Naokatsu Tsuda (Inu x Boku SS)
Studio: David Production
cosmicblizzard: You guys remember when anime was synonymous with MANLINESS? Well guess what's back! The motherfucking JoJos! The only thing more important to these guys than being manly is being fabulous. You want action? You got it! You want vampires? Screw that Twilight shit, you got that too! You want flamboyant poses from legit threatening characters? That's another check! Come and join the Joestars as they finally get a chance to shine in a 20 years overdue animation.
Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! - or, Regardless of My Adolescent Delusions of Grandeur, I Want a Date!
Director: Ishihara Tatsuya
Studio: Kyoto Animation
Based on a light novel submitted to one of their contests that no one actually wins (but then, I suppose this particular novel won in the end, considering it was published and now it stands some chance at success via association with what will presumably be a popular show), it burned my eyes and now I am clinically blind. I write this with the assistance of a capable seeing-eye dog.
Nerawareta Gakuen (movie)
Director: Ryosuke Nakamura
Ryosuke Nakamura, noted for his work on Mouryou no Hako among others, is helming this new take on the childrens novel by Taku Mayumura. Its apparently a well-known franchise in Japan with several different adaptations of it throughout the past few decades; unfortunately I had never heard of it before the announcement of the anime, and thus is unable to offer any real perspective on just what it might be about, outside of the synopsis provided by the SLA site for its international premiere in Scotland. The premise seems amusing enough and the PVs were promising.
Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Ultimadrago: Hidamari Sketch is a warm slice-of-life series that makes for a relaxing watch no matter how my day is going. The characters are largely simple, but have reflective moments that serve as a thicker dimension for them. The art direction is colorful, charming and at times really neat. For an anime to watch with a snack nearby along with time to ease from daily responsibilities and stressors, Hidamari Sketch's comfortable fluffy arms of "Wideface" is the place to rest.
Zetsuen no Tempest
Director: Masahiro Ando
duckroll: Okay, full disclosure - This is based on a manga that is really bad. Not ha-ha bad, but just plain bad. It's convoluted, too "smart" for its own good, and the pacing is terrible. But have no fear, the anime staff will save the day! Maybe! Masahiro Ando, director of Sword of the Stranger and Hanasaku Iroha, reunites with studio BONES to attempt to salvage the source material into something exciting and watchable, aided by Michiru Oshima's (Fullmetal Alchemist, Xam'd) classical score performed by an 80-member strong orchestra. At the very least, this should look and sound great!
Director: Yoichi Fujita
hosannainexcelsis: It's back, baby! Expect more delicious trolling and badass loser samurai in the best comedy on television.
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Director: Hiro Kaburaki
Studio: Brains Base
hosannainexcelsis: The manga is a fun romantic comedy, with emphasis on the comedy, featuring a cast of lovable, eccentric social misfits. The staff are solid and seem invested in the show, considering they put out a creative, well-produced trailer with all original material. Should be an enjoyable watch.
Director: Rie Matsumoto
Its getting released as a series of short episodes online, on the release dates listed above. The original was a fast, flashy, kinetic as fuck piece of animation that also made no fucking sense. Heres to a bit more coherence.
Fuse: A Gun Girls Detective Story (movie)
Director: Masayaki Miyaji
Studio: TMS Entertainment
I guess its some ex Bones staff (Miyaji directed Xamd, among others here) working on this movie, which even kinda sounds like Xamd, with the dog-human hybrids and such. I hope the shorter runtime of a movie gives him the kind of restraint needed to tell a story without it falling apart.
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
Director: Atsuko Ishizaka
Studio: J.C. Staff
The Pet Girl of Sakurasou kinda sounds like a porn in the making.
Its some kinda fanservice anime about a girl whos kinda not there and the boy who becomes her master. Or something. Mari Okada, the woman who saved noitaminA with her efforts on Ano Hana, is working on this. Shes notable for being pretty fucking terrible at her job, so Im confident that this will be a good show.
Director: Kotono Watanabe
I remember feeling pretty jelly that Kirito got all the girls with his MMO grinding skills in SAO. It was something I found hard to relate to; I knew my DKP, nowhere near as good as my KDR, would never get me a perfect life partner like Asuna.
Then Btooom! came along, a show for high KDR individuals like me. Now I too can go to sleep while cradling my Asuna pillow.
Girls und Panzer
Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Its a show about cute girls doing cute things, with a fair bit of tank-related jargon being tossed around. Theres also a bit of tanks doing tank things and explosions and tanks sitting there looking like tanks; some good potential for action, along with the kind of physical comedy that Mr. Mizushima does well with. (See: Blood-C; Joshiraku; Azazel-san; etc) Tank porn and cute girls--cant go wrong, right?
Sukitte ii na yo - Say, I Love You
Series Director: Toshimasa Kuroyanagi
Director: Takuya Sato
Just reading the premise is making me want to fall asleep.
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Studio: J.C. Staff
Dead eyes, bad designs, and a story designed to tear at your tragedy loving soul. Or so it probably goes. Its KEY. (Seriously, look at that dudes eyes. Hes seen some shit.)
I suppose the fact that Yamakawa is directing could be of some interest to those who liked Hells, as he worked on it. I dont think it means much considering the difference in studio/premise/lack of Nakazawa, though.
To protect and uphold the illusion of a utopian society, the Ministry of Welfare's Public Safety Bureau employs this system against those who are deemed by the system to have a high criminality coefficient, and locks them away.
To fight actual crime that slips through the cracks, those potential criminals found suitable are offered positions as crime enforcement officers instead - after all it takes a mind capable of understanding a criminal to catch one. Executive intendants are chosen from the elites of society to monitor and lead these officers - the system's leash on these necessary but untrustworthy hounds.
This is the story of the men and women of the Criminal Investigation Department, and their pursuit of justice...
The Mystical Laws (movie)
Director: Isamu Imakake
Studio: Nikkatsu Video, Kofuku no Kagaku Publications
Japanese cult Happy Science comes out with yet another historically, theologically, and logically challenged movie with unfairly high production values. If the previous five movies are any indication though, this looks to be perfect material for MST3K-style riffing and should prove to be highly entertaining. It'll have space nazis. How could it not?
Series Directors: Hiromitsu Kanazawa, Susumu Kudo
Director: Shingo Suzuki
All we’ve gotten so far are a series of cryptic PVs featuring pretty boys and booby girls, pandering to both sides of the aisle, it seems, with an ugly, overriding colour palette and a taste for frock coats and katanas. There’s a bunch of fangirl-friendly seiyuu, a character called Neko whose main purpose seems to be to run around half-naked, and the whole fucking thing is supposed to be from this anonymous collective of dudes with a twitter account called GoRa Project , or something. The whole thing stinks of a cash-grab of a very cynical sort (as if any other exist in anime, am I right?), there’s like three fucking directors attached to the project (two of whom are ‘series directors’; one was responsible for Princess Lover, the other for the Mardock movies), and it’s from GoHands.
Ixion Saga DT
Director: Shinji Takamatsu
Studio: Brain’s Base
At first glance, all I could see were the awful character designs and the underwhelming PVs, just a cash-in project for Brain’s Base as they gear up for Baccano 2. However, the director, Shinji Takamatsu, is most well known for a trifecta of well-received comedies--School Rumble, Gintama, and the Daily Lives of Highschool Boys--and early impressions indicate that the show continues along similar lines.
Director: Yasuhiro Irie (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Studio: Kinema Citrus
cosmicblizzard: Hey, I got an idea. Let's make a series that's like a combination of Death Note and shounen fighting stuff, but instead of portraying the main character as an unsympathetic bastard that drives the point home he's a villain, we'll completely miss the point and make him seem like an alright redeemable guy despite doing shit that's nine times as evil. I BET EVERYONE WILL LOVE THAT!
Jexhius: The most entertaining show of the season.
Cho Soku Henkei Gyrozetter
Director: Shinji Takamatsu
Studio: A-1 Pictures
I guess it’s based on an arcade card game or something. Dai Sato is writing and there’s dudes who worked on Gundam and other stuff (Takamatsu served as a unit director for War in the Pocket, among others).
Litchi DE Hikari Club
Studio: Kachidoki Studio
See, that’s what people are going to tell you it’s about, but all anyone remembers in the end is the time when
Supposedly a set of comedic shorts based around the premise.
Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne— AKA As long there is love I want to fuck my brother AKA Brotherfucker (“Oniai”
Director: Keichiro Kawaguchi
Studio: Silver Link
We can’t have a new season without the obligatory incest show. If there’s one thing that being a Silver Link production is likely to get you, it’s that it’s probably going to be fucking ugly. Some Mayo Chiki staff working on this.
Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t take my eyes off you
Director: Yoichi Ueda
After working on the financially underwhelming TWGOK, and then the similarly disappointing eroge adaptation Mashiro-iro Symphony, Manglobe is now behind yet another reboot of the popular Hayate the Combat Butler franchise. Of slight interest is the author, Kenjirou Hata’s, increased involvement with the project. Perhaps he finally came to his senses and realized that the true pairing needed to happen in Hayate, hinted above in the choice of image for this entry, and is now working to make it happen.
Director: Akitaro Daichi
Studio: TMS Entertainment
Daichi is a director well-known for shows such as Kodocha, Now and Then, Here and There, and Gag Manga Biyori among others(the list of shows he’s worked on really is quite varied, ranging from really wacky comedies like GMB and Sexy Commando to shoujo romances to, well, NTHT). I’m not familiar with the manga it’s adapting, but the synopsis and what I’ve read about it indicates there being a pretty average plot--a cute normal girl meets a handsome young man, and they’ll fall in love, one way or the other. The PV was . . . underwhelming.
Aoi Sekai no Chuushin De
Director: Tetsuya Yanagisawa
Studio: 5th Avenue
A novelty piece whose appeal is predicated around a nerd-friendly piece of satire: console wars as fought by console manufacturer mascots transformed into console warriors. Only other thing of interest is that this isn’t a full series; there will be three episodes, one airing in Fall, the other two airing next year.
Medaka Box Abnormal
Director: Shouji Saeki
No one really cared when the first season aired, and I doubt the second season will turn out to be any different. Abnormal will cover some interesting battles as the series continues its shift into a full-on battle shonen, but the point where the manga truly hit its stride--coinciding with the introduction of its most popular character--happens at the end of the arc Medaka Box Abnormal covers. The first season sold so poorly I wouldn’t hold out any hopes for a continuation past this one.
Jormungand: PERFECT ORDER
Director: Keitaro Motonaga
Studio: White Fox
Not that familiar with the show asides from what I’ve gleaned of the standard complaints about a White Fox show, as in, it’s ugly and bad. That said people still seem drawn by its premise, which would also be typical of a White Fox show: carried by the material it adapts from.
Director: Kenichi Kasai / Noriaki Akitaya
Studio: J.C. Staff
People still watch this?
Director: Shin Itagaki
It’s a set of three-minute shorts about a couple of girls in a light music club tennis club who doesn’t actually play much music play much tennis. I guess MAPPA is behind it, which could possibly be somewhat interesting (it’s not); Shin Itagaki is directing, writing, designed the characters, and is possibly ordering food for the staff which consists of himself and unsold stacks of Ben-to BDs retrieved from an Amazon warehouse. It’s all pretty ugly.
More interesting than anything about this junk is the fact that the studio is reportedly working on a movie based on a Fumiyo Kono manga. Which you should be excited by.
Hiiro no Kakera s2 or, Rape Fantasy: The Reverse Harem Edition
Director: Bob Shirohata
Air Date: hopefully never
Why do we call these things ‘reverse-harem’ when the reverse of a harem wouldn’t be a harem at all?
Initial D Fifth Stage
Air Date: TBA
Slated to air half a dozen episodes on a pay-per-view service, with not much else known about it.
Director: that guy who directed Recorder to Randsell, which was about that 5th grade kid who looked like an adult and his older sister who looked five years old, or something. The premise for that one was pretty bad and I have no idea what this one is about and to be honest I don’t really care. It looks fucking awful.
Air Date: hopefully never
Site: why do you want to know
Director: Ryuichi Kimura
It’s a show about idols based on an arcade card game.
Seitokai no Ichizon (new)
Director: Kenichi Imaizumi
The change of studios--from DEEN to AIC--accompanied by a change in staff--is probably a good thing. Probably.
Director: Keiichi Satou
Studio: Toei Animation
The director of Tiger & Bunny, working on this cg adaptation of an old George Akiyama manga about a boy struggling in famine-stricken Japan. It looks pretty bad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jzd2Lbmy_M, so I’m sure people here will want to see it when there’s a home release somewhere down the line.
Studio: LARX Entertainment
Some sort of a collaborative west-and-east toy-ad project between Nicktoons and some other Japanese company.
Wooser no Sono Higurashi
It’s based on a web manga written by one of the members of supercell, or something. Short 3D animated clips airing on October 2nd, with voices by Mamoru Miyano, who will voice every single character including all the girls and the wooser thing. At least, if that happened it’d be somewhat interesting.
Oshiri Kajiri Mushi
Studio: Kinema Citrus
I guess, kinda like how the whole Black Rock Shooter thing started off a picture by huke that in turn was inspired by a song, this comes from a song called . . . the Butt Biting Insect. Okay.
Toy ads for toys about manhandling little mecha girls who call you master.
Cross Fight B-Daman eS
Toy ads for some marble shooting contraption.
Works that might be worth the time:
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled
Kazuki Akane is directing this more serious take on the Code Geass series, with brand-new characters and an original storyline. Duckroll's impression is probably the most comprehensive one so far.
It’s a multi-media project with different characters for each format (but revolving around the same theme, I suppose). Created by the author of Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, this particular OVA will be from Madhouse, directed by Yuzuru Tachikawa.
I’m always down for some gambling shows. Not familiar with the manga, and information about the anime--being bundled with the 26th volume of the manga--is scant at best.
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Sword Art Online
Wall of Shame
Since 1973, an invasion of aliens known as BETA upon Earth is driving human civilization into nearly collapse. Facing an enormous mass of enemy force, mankind has developed large humanoid arms called as Tactical Surface Fighters and deployed them to its defense lines through out the world. However, all those efforts could slow down defeats but could not stop BETA, and mankind is forced to abandon major area of the Eurasian Continent. For 30 years, mankind is bogged down in an endless war against BETA without any hopes of victory.
In 2001, the Imperial Japan faces difficulties in the development of a next-generation main Tactical Surface Fighters (TSF) as it defends the front lines of the Far East. The UN has proposed a joint development program between the Imperial Japan and the United States as a part of its international mutual development project of TSF, the Prominence Project.
Yui Takamura, a surface pilot of the Imperial Royal Guards of Japan, is given responsibility for the project and sets off to Alaska. Meanwhile, Yuya Bridges, also a surface pilot of the US Army, was heading to the same destination.
Yet they never knew that their encounter would change their destiny drastically.
This story with exciting human dramas and robot actions takes place in the development of a new Tactical Surface Fighters, the most important and effective weapons against BETA, at a crisis of human extinction.
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