6/15/10

[Anime of the Week][Why'd I Bother #2] Jungle de Ikou (6/13-19/2010)


Hehehehe, I watched this a while back and wouldn't necessarily recommend it to your average (or even slightly higher than average) anime fan because to be honest, this anime was weird and border line smex. Not even joking, she came every time she transformed =V

# of Episodes: 3
Runtime: 30min/ep
Rating: 13+ [akia tomiyo]
Synopsis:
After meeting a dancing old man in what she thinks is just a crazy dream, a preteen schoolgirl embarks on a series of fanservice-filled magical girl adventures with a little creature named Ongo who might be evil and a shy girl with mysterious powers named Nami. [ann]

6/14/10

Summer 2010 Anime PV (w/ pics)

[[[JUNE]]]
[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): June 4, 2010
Animation Company: Feel
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Manga Companion
Summary: Keita has two older step-sisters, Ako and Riko, but since they aren't related by blood, they love him in a lustful way. After a mishap at school, Ako and Riko finally confess their love to him. Keita dislikes the thought of seeing them other then brother and sister, but as he tries to enter the same school as his sisters, he slowly becomes attracted to them.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I haven't watched any of the previous versions of this show, so why start now? Besides, this is a release with one of the manga volumes in Japan. XD

[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): June 5, 2010
Animation Company: Studio Deen
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I've been meaning to watch the series but haven't had the luck of finding a torrent my computer can run, but eventually I'll find one and when I do it'll probably be not too long before this movie has a fan sub.

[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): June 25, 2010
Animation Company: Aqua Plus/ Chaos Project
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Manga Companion
Summary: A collection of side-stories. In the first, Hakuro and his friends and family from Tuscru come into possession of an abandoned baby, and begin the search for it's parents. Uratori takes it upon herself to be the baby's temporary mother and finds herself getting attached to him....maybe too attached. In the second, Eluluu is kidnapped by a group of people who want her to make a special medicine.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I never watched the original anime, and I don't read the manga so there isn't really a reason for me to watch this.

[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): June 25, 2010
Animation Company: JC Staff
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Manga Companion
Summary: Self-conscious Tsubaki Hibino enjoys hairstyling, but doesn't think that style suits herself. When she arrives at her new high school, she is immediately teased by her delinquent-like classmates for maintaining such an old-fashioned look. That's not the worst part -- the top student of the grade, Kyouta Tsubaki, not only shares the same name as her, but is also an arrogant, promiscuous playboy. After Tsubaki cuts Kyouta's hair in defiance, he ominously threatens to steal all of her first experiences.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
It has a funny, overused concept... so I'd probably check out the manga before watching the companion ova.

[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): June 26, 2010
Animation Company: XEBEC/ Production IG
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Sequel
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I'm waiting for subs of the first movie D:

[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): June 26, 2010
Animation Company: A1 Pictures Inc
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Movie
Summary: Five children save the life of a dog-like alien while at a self-run summer camp. He attempts to reward them by taking them to an alien colony on the Moon. Events take a turn for the worse when his report on that attack that injured him causes passage from the Moon to the Earth to be banned, and children are stranded in space. The children need to find a way back home before camp ends and their parents discover that they are missing. They also have to avoid the poachers that injured their alien friend, and now seem to be stalking them all.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I know that since this is a movie I can't really expect to watch it till 2011 but I sure want to watch it.

[[[July]]]
[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 1, 2010
Animation Company: ZEXCS
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Light Novel Adaptation
Summary: Raina Lute is a lazy student of Roland Empire Royal Magician's school. One day, Roland Empire goes to war against a neighboring country Estaboole, and he lost his classmates in the battle. After the war, Lute sets out for a journey to search the relics of a "Legendary Hero" at Emperor Zion Astar's command. And he finds out a deadly curse spreading the continent.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Rental Magica T_T EHHHHHHHHHHHH



[Basics]

Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 1, 2010
Animation Company: AIC
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Game Adaptation
Summary: A second-year high school boy finds himself uneasy during Christmas time due to an experience in the past. However, this year at Christmas, he gets his last chance to ask out a graduating female senior named Haruka Morishima — or one of several other classmates. The story of the anime will be arranged in an omnibus format, with each heroine getting her own version of the story animated. Each heroine will sing her own version of the ending theme song.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Even though it's not exactly a visual novel based moe anime, it still is what I would call my favorite type of anime so I'm def planning on giving this one a chance.



[Basics]

Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 1, 2010
Animation Company: A1 Pictures Inc
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Sequel, Manga Adaptation
Summary: ((a new butler is introduced in this season))
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I still haven't finished off the first season, but I have been reading the manga. So who knows, I might check this one out.



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 1, 2010
Animation Company: JC Staff
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series
Summary: A love comedy parodying fairy tales such as "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Ant and the Grasshopper," etc. Ookami Ryoko (Ookami-san) is a spunky high school girl. She is a member of a "fixer" club so called Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school's problems with her partner Akai Ringo (Akazukin-chan.)
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Fairy tale parody anime is usually good....



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 2, 2010
Animation Company: Brain's Base
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Sequel, Light Novel Adaptation
Summary: Based on a series of light novels, Kure-nai is about the adventures and misadventures of 16-year-old Kurenai Shinkurou. Shinkurou is an authority in settling disputes between people, and finds his life turned upside down one day when he is assigned as a bodyguard for Kuhouin Murasaki, the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I never watched the original simply because it came out at a time where I didn't really pay attention to recent anime in Japan, but if I get around to watching that an it's good I'll prob give this a watch.



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 2, 2010
Animation Company: AIC
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Game Adaptation
Summary: Leicester Maycraft is a young item technician who lives in the city as part of the Oasis adventurers clan. On the "Day of Shooting Stars," one shooting star lands near a party that Leicester attends. When Leicester searches for where the shooting star landed, a girl appears before Leicester and says, "You are my Papa!"
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
UHHHHHHHHHHH, not sure =v



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 3, 2010
Animation Company: GoHands
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Manga Adaptation
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Student council anime........ not really what I like =/



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 3, 2010
Animation Company: tv Kanagawa
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Sequel, Manga Adaptation
Summary: The year is 1939 - it was then that the Neuroi appeared. Nobody knows where they came from or what their ultimate agenda is, but the fact remains that their attacks drove people out of their towns and cities. In order to take arms against them, humanity develops a new anti-Neuroi weapon called the "Striker Unit." Using the power of magic to fight against the monsters, this new device enhances and amplifies the power of female magic-wielders. To use this device, young witches from all over the world have been brought together to form an elite task force unit called the 501st Joint Fighter Wing, commonly known as the "Strike Witches."
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
no and never ever!



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 4, 2010
Animation Company: Seven Arc
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Sequel, Manga Adaptation
Summary: Minato Sahashi is extremely intelligent, yet due to his inability to cope under pressure has failed the college entrance exam twice. As a result he has been branded an idiot and loser by many. One day after talking to his yet again disappointed mother he comes into contact with a girl named Musubi who was under attack. The girl runs but takes him with her and soon finds that Minato, while unknown to him, is an Ashikabi, one of the mysterious set of masters that have the genetic trait that can become partners with some of the 108 cute girls, buxom women, and bish┼Źnen called "Sekirei". The reason for the partnership allows the Sekirei to use all their power to win in the competition held by the mysterious MBI corporation.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I never watched the original because this show never really appealed to me.



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 5, 2010
Animation Company: Mad House
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Manga Adaptation
Summary: The story follows a group of students and a school nurse who try to survive a worldwide plague that has turned people into the living dead.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
I've anticipated this anime since I first heard it was possibly green lit over a year ago.



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 5, 2010
Animation Company: Studio Deen
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Manga Adaptation
Summary: Rikuo Nura, is 3 parts human and a quarter Demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, The current clan head of the Nura youkai. Rikou is set to be the next clan head, despit the fact he dilikes his demon side. He soon come to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as young master of the Nura house. However there are those who will certainly not allow it to be easy.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Hmmm, seems like I've seen something like this before but it doesn't sound bad so I'm more than likely going to give it a try.



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 5, 2010
Animation Company: Gathering
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, 4-koma Manga Adaptation
Summary: Follows the daily lives and details the eccentricities of Date Masamune, Uesugi Kenshin, other famous territorial lords, and their followers during Japan's Warring States period.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
It's a slap stick comedy, and it's probably going to be one of those short length series. I'll probably watch it.



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 5, 2010
Animation Company: A1 Pictures
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, 4-koma Manga Adaptation
Summary: The story revolves around Maya - The daughter of the Former head Master of a private Japanese academy dedicated to the study of the occult who died in 1999, and a time traveling agent Uchida a mysterious young man who travels back in time from 2012
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Reminds me of Nightschool!! Which is win win win




[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 7, 2010
Animation Company: Dogakobo
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Sequel, Game Adaptation
Summary: After losing a family to bandits during a night raid, Kanu swears she will not let others share the pain she experienced that night. She quickly becomes a well-known and feared by villains bandit hunter. During her journey she comes across others, who wish to join her in her cause. One of them is a girl named Rin Rin, who had similar experience with bandits in the past.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Haven't watched any of the originals...



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 8, 2010
Animation Company: Daume
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Manga Adaptation
Summary: During a fiercely hot summer in Sotoba, a peaceful and quiet village with a population of 1300 people, a series of bizarre deaths begin to occur. At the same time, a strange family moves into a long abandoned mansion in the region. Hospital dean Toshio Ozaki cannot figure out the cause of death in the deceased, initially suspecting an epidemic. As investigations continue between the hospital staff and the residents, it turns out that the village is being attacked by vampires.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Oh goodness, this looks pretty good!



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 10, 2010
Animation Company: AIC Plus +
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Light Novel Adaptation
Summary: The story centers around Kio Kakazu , a high school freshman living in Okinawa. During a memorial service for one of his family ancestors. A mysterious girl with cat ears appears before him indroducing herself as Eris and claiming that she is an alien. However She be more troubling than he first realizes.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Another anime I've been anticipating!!!!!!!!!



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 11, 2010
Animation Company: Production IG
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: Sequel, Game Adaptation
Summary: In the bloody Warring States period of feudal Japan, many generals fought in an endless struggle for power, but one man proved to be too big a threat - The dark lord Oda Nobunaga. Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune, two young warriors from different regions who become heated rivals, begin to form an unlikely alliance with the rest of the generals to take down the Devil King.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
My friends made such a big deal about the first season that I started watching it, so if I like that enough I'm going to have to put my "guns on" once again to watch the second season (which is the second half of the story apparently).



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): July 2010
Animation Company: Bridge
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series, Manga Adaptation
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Though I know next to nothing about this series, it looks interesting.

[[[others from July]]]
Digimon Xros War ~july 6~
Stitch! 3 ~July 6~
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl movie ~July 10~
The Borrower Ariety ~July 17~
Hen Zemi ~July 23~
Black Rock shooter ~July 24~
Zettai Karen Children ~July 16~
Black Lagoon Roberta's Blood Trail ~July 17~
Aki Sora (ova) ~July 30~
Hiyoki ~July 30~
Konchuu Monogatari ~July 31~

[[[August]]]


[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): Aug 10, 2010
Animation Company: Sunrise
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: New Series (movie)
Summary: The main character of the story is Haru Irei, a boy who becomes a "Gunpla Builder" after a fateful encounter with the Beginning Gundam plastic model. (In real life, Bandai is producing a Beginning Gundam model kit in 1/144 scale, but has not set a release date or price.) Rina Noyama is an always cheerful girl who,like her friend Haru, is a fan of Gunpla. Haru's pal Kenta Sakazaki is a boy who loves Gunpla and gives advice to Haru about building them.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
XD An anime to celebrate the anniversary of building Gundam model kits~ OHMYGAWSH, that's kind of epic. Also, its part 1 of 3 planned movies. So got to see this since I'm a new model kit builder myself :3



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): Aug 21, 2010
Animation Company: Sunrise
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: movie, Light Novel Adaptation
Summary: The "heart-warming comedy" follows a person who finds himself trapped outside the normal endless circle of life and death. Thanks to "winning" a lottery in the angel world, the protagonist is brought back to inhabit the body of a 14-year-old boy — who just committed suicide. Thus, the protagonist begins a new life.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Watch the trailer. It looks amazing.



[Basics]
Website(s): (1)
Premier Date (Japan): Aug 28, 2010
Animation Company: Production IG
[Plot/ Synopsis/ Summary]
Type: movie, Light Novel Adaptation
Summary: Virtual reality. Murder. Werewolves. And teen girls! In a future where nothing is as it seems, can old legends come true? In the near future, humans will communicate almost exclusively through monitors, making real interaction a rarified and weak occurance for those living in a near totalitarian society. In this new world of communication, children are only allowed to interact personally on school grounds. So when a serial killer starts slaughtering junior high children the communication routes go under futher surveillance. And despite all the safeguards put in place to avoid physical interaction, the killer's latest victim turns out to have been in contact with three young girls: Mio Tsuzki, a certified prodigy; Hatsuki Matsuno, a uiet but opinionated classmate; and Ayumi Kono, her best friend. And as the girls get caught up in trying to quell curiosity under such terrorist scrutiny, Hatsuki learns that there is much more than meets the eye of their monitored communications.
[What Akia's Gonna Do]
Will this movie fill that gap Dennou Coil left behind T^T

[[[others from August]]]
Kuttsuki Boshi ~aug 16~
Negima! (ova) ~aug 20~
Metal Fight Beyblade ~aug 21~
Thriller Restaurant ~aug 21~
Queen's Blade (ova) ~aug 22~
Tono to Issho (oad) ~aug 25~

[[[August]]]
Mirai Nikki (oad) ~aug 9~
Sora no Otoshimono (oad) ~aug 9~
Queen's Blade (ova) ~aug 22~
Shukufuku no Campenella (oad) ~aug 22~

[[[TBA]]]
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