Atarashii Prelude


Not An In Depth Fall Preview


I would have forgotten all about this had a friend not reminded me. The mostly forgettable Summer, save for a few gems, is behind us. Unlike the previous season where I slacked off to solely concentrate on Code Geass, I'm going to at least try watching a couple more and who knows, pick up at least two shows to cover. Here's a brief look at my Autumn selections, referenced from various sources.

Nodame Cantabile


While it's pretty obvious that I would be all over this, I'm still scratching my head trying to fully fathom my love towards the series. Considering the fact there are no lolis, traps and/or bishies(okay, so Chiaki-sama is one heck of a stud), my attachment to Nodame Cantabile comes off as a real shocker. Maybe it's the music, the story or perhaps the memorable cast that drew me in. It also may well be due to how the series is able to portray domestic violence in a humorous light, which probably appealed to the sadist in me. I hope the latter is untrue.

Shin Says: Wife beating musical.

Penguin Musume Heart 2nd Club


Anime and Manga fanatic Sakura Nankyoku is the star of this Nico Nico Douga only animation series which will be continuing its run with a sequel. This show addresses what was sorely lacking in Lucky Star; boobs. Well, not really. Sakura is however, more fun to watch than Konata or that introverted otaku girl from some other anime.

Shin Says: ktkr**, wktk**. wwwwwwww***

* omgomg

** I'm so looking forward to this

*** lolololol

Tetsudou Musume ~Girls Be Ambitious~


With no readily available information other than this being based on a series of trading figurines, I personally would like to see how the lives of girls working in train companies would translate on screen. Well, if something like Strike Witches could be done, I don't see why mixing girls with rail transport wouldn't work.

Shin Says: All aboard the ho train?

Tales of the Abyss


I need to emphasis that the plot, while hardly the most original, is fleshed out pretty nicely in game. This is because the main character Luke, is a whiny asshat for about two thirds of the game, which might put most people off. Thankfully, the rest of the party are a likeable bunch, be it Tear, who is your typical healer character, is not your everyday damsel in distress, to the trapilicious Fon Master Ion and the ever so fabulous and snarky Jade.

Shin Says: I love video games, even more so when it comes to RPGs. While I've not played every title in the "Tales Of" series, I enjoyed the ones that I did, and this includes Tales of the Abyss, which is why I'm praying for Sunrise to not screw this up. 

Gundam 00


Robots are nice when they are big and gay. And by gay I mean overpowered. The first season was very watchable, especially how the producers tried to tie the series with real world politics and events, making it somewhat enjoyable if somewhat distorted experience. While I'm partial towards the pretty boys of the Celestial Being and Ribbon's own pilot cum boy band members, it is the return of Prince Ali and Doctor Graham which I'm really looking forward. Of course there's also the adorable Feldt and Souma, both whom are legal now, not that it mattered to me before.

Shin Says: Sexy men in sexy mecha.

Today In Class 5-2


As a precursor to Minami-ke, Kyo no Go no Ni centres around the seemingly ordinary lives of a bunch of 5th graders. It actually is very ordinary, save for the sexually precarious situtions these kids tend to get into.

Shin Says: Worked as an OVA, but a full fledged television series? By a different studio? With a different cast? I'm rolling on the floor throwing tantrums right now.

Pico x CoCo x Chico


From highly acclaimed Katsuyoshi Yatabe of Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder and Gundam SEED and sequel fame, comes a heart warming tale of friendship and self discovery between three prepubescent boys. The third series in a trilogy of OVAs, Pico x CoCo x Chico is slated for release on the 9th of October.

Shin Says: Marbles.



Because I can't get enough of little boys, here's an anime about a butler and His Young Noble Master.

Shin Says: This is surprisingly shounen, minus the ai. Then again, the latter carries so much yaoi undertones these days that it's hard to discern one from the other. Also, the kid reminds me of a younger version of Rental Magica's Iba Itsuki. He is however voiced by Maaya Sakamoto(?!!!) and not Jun Fukuyama as I have assumed.

Clannad: After Story


Toei almost made me shed girly tears with their movie, so I'm banking on Kyoto Animation to really bring about the waterworks, with hopefully, a lot less Fuko or none at all.
Shin Says:

Rosario And Vampire: Capu2


For me to have enjoyed the first season should come as no surprise, since I can tolerate any amount of fanservice, regardless of how gratuitous. I also involuntarily secrete semen when I hear Nana Mizuki talk.

Shin Says: So I enjoy this tripe. Bite me.

Hakushaku to Yousei


It would hypocritical of me if I watched the sequel to Rosario and not give this a shot since it also has Nana Mizuki in it. I'm so slow with this write up that the season began without me, with this anime on some doctor lady who bumps into some hot dude being the first to air as of this post. So far so shoujo.

Shin Says: I doubt I'd last past the first three episodes. Go bug Hinano instead.

Michiko to Hatchin


Reading the synopsis made me go "Oh no, El Cazador?" but after finding out who the people behind it were, I went "Oh wait, Samurai Champloo?" Despite its resemblance in terms of setting to the former, I want to believe that Manglobe will inject something fresh and unique into this genre. May well be the sleeper hit of Autumn.

Shin Says: Bonnie and Clyde Bonnie.

Shikabane Hime: Aka


The premise while interesting, is nothing to shout about. Still, I trust Gainax, and we can never have enough zombie slaying schoolgirls.

Shin Says: Resident Highschool of The Evil Dead.

ToraDora! The Explorer


J.C Staff rom-com hate sex anime.

Shin Says: Rawr.

Other shows of interest

Kannagi - Carve tree receive girl.

Yozakura Quartert - Has nothing to do with music.

Kurogane no Linebarrel - I've my mecha fix with Gundam 00; but I like Hisashi Hirai(not trolling)

Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae - I'll watch a couple of episodes and then drop it, like I did with season two.

Junjou Romantica 2 - I blogged the first episode from the first season just for laughs.

Chaos; Head - More undead stuff with highschool girls, I might like this.

I don't know, after spending an entire season of not really blogging, I do wonder if I can ever go back to writing summaries, since I've forgotten how to actually do so. This tentative list is something I strung up together in the afternoon and as always, I'll be checking out everything that has been released(some of which airs later tonight). I somehow feel I have a mundane lineup though, any recommendations?

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  1. Mostly anime that will be in my watch list will be including harem, and game adaptation and other adaptation of course. I’ll be on Clannad for sure, Gundam 00 I think, this season is purely moe, and girl power. Heck, I dunno where to watch first.

    tflops’s last blog post..Fall Anime ‘08 ver.2

  2. @hoshi



    As it is with every anime nowadays. :swt:

  3. A stellar selection thus far but i do have to ask. Why is ef- a tale of melodies not in your list? *fanboy rage* :shock:

    Anyway, thanks for highlighting Tetsudou Musume, i almost forgot about that one. :twisted:
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  4. You forgot Skip Beat!!! :’( I only have two shows on my definitely list which will give me time to watch Macross F if the other ones on my “Yes” list don’t pan out.

    “Junjou Romantica 2 – I blogged the first episode from the first season just for laughs.”
    so are you going to blog episode 2 from the second season just for laughs???

    any recommendations?
    shin + photoshop = endless fun – it doesn’t even matter if it’s not lulz-worthy, if it’s you… hell yeah!

    biankita’s last blog post..School Rumble San Gakki OVA 26 (END)

  5. I also involuntarily secrete semen when I hear Nana Mizuki talk.

    You musta been spooging like those eroge protagonists during Itazura na Kiss then! :lol:
    Hinano’s last blog post..Pangya Update: October 2, 2008

  6. Remember tonight Ranka has to beat the shit out of Nanoha! Dimension Eaters and Vajra hordes are waiting to strike 2ch!

  7. Hyakko, Y-Quartet, Casshern, Chaos;head and Kurogane no Linebarrels for me. Yay. Hyakko should be a must-watch, I hope.

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  8. :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
    Lieking Rosario?
    :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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  9. My picks for this season are somewhere in here. Good job on randomly throwing Pico x CoCo x Chico into the mix. It caught me hella off guard coming out of nowhere, and the synopsis is lol. I guess the question is would you watch it in public? :???:

    TheBigN’s last blog post..This made my yesterday better.

  10. Can’t wait for Linebarrel. The Manga is excellent and the designs are beyond awesome. It’s become one of my favorite Mecha series ever already.

  11. Shin, how about To Aru Majutsu no Index?


    The trailer seems to have that Shana / Fate/SN vibes. And JC Staff seems to be putting more resources into this one than Toradora (Of which the translation of its light novel is taking up a lot of my time :???: ).

    (PS Sorry about the delay Shin, I’ll try and get “that post” done before the end of October. )

  12. Here’s my list of anime for you to watch:
    Chaos Head
    Shikabane Hime
    Clannad After story
    Yokazura Quartet
    Rosario Vampire Capu2

    and the anime you should be watching
    To Aru Majutsu no Index

    Please Shin, i hope you do a review on some of the animes i mention especially To Aru Majustu no Index as its a great anticipated anime!

    PS. If you don’t, i have a friend named Mr Hansen who would like to have chat with you about your recent… taste for adolescent boys.

  13. I am sooo gonna blog about Nodame Cantabile.

    The Sojourner’s last blog post..[ID Sojourner] Damn!

  14. The start of the new season!
    My 8th sense tells me that we might end up following one or two of the same series. :kiss:
    Hynavian’s last blog post..Memoirs of My World, My Life and My Home ~

  15. Rosario and Gundam 00 are questionable, but Penguin Musume Heart was just awful. Don’t know why you want to endure another season of that.

    No comment needed on the disturbing yaoi animu.

    Yamcha’s last blog post..The Horrors of Japanese Porn: Clonnad

  16. I also involuntarily secrete semen when I hear Nana Mizuki talk.
    i’m just curious… does your room glow in the dark under black light?

    biankita’s last blog post..Itazura na Kiss 25 ~Hello♥Again~ (END)

  17. One I’d really like to get to is Kurozuka…but it’s not exactly your genre, I think.

    Caitlin’s last blog post..Final Review: Special A

  18. Michiko to Hatchin is going to be way awsome! I really think thats the only thing im excited for in fall, thats kind of depressing -_- (well also junjou romantica :kiss: )

    Mini’s last blog post..Mini- The BL in Zetsubou Sensi

  19. I’m actually not interested in any of the anime this Fall, but I’m gonna check out Ga-Rei Zero. Despite how awesome some of them sound, with the whole cutting heads and arms off *drools*, I don’t like the pictures lol

    At first I thought Tales of the Abyss would be good, but the main guy is prettier than the main girl

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  20. Midorikawa Hikaru singing the ED and Mizuki Nana singing zilch kills Hakushaku and Yousei for me. But it’ll probably turn out better than anything involving 3 prepubescent boys…

  21. I am surely downloading Gundam 00, Nodame, Clannad and Tales of abyss….

    Others anime that interest me include Xamdou, Penguin Musume, class 5-2 and vampire knight

    Hope these anime can keep my free time occupied during this season…. have hope in some of them…
    Lets enjoy this season like last time

  22. WTH PicoxCocoxChocobo?! err… I mean Chico? Wth was that??? …and marbles?! Ok, I don’t wanna know…

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  23. HAHA oh god Pico x Coco x Chico sounds like a ball :wink:

    but yeah ahha I

    actually kind of want to see that new stich show, I want to see how they slaughter it hahah

    and tales of the abyss <333

  24. your selection of yaoi and shotas makes me wonder if i should continue to come to this place (hell, I am pretty sure ‘Pico x CoCo x Chico’ is going to screw my brains beyond repair)…

    the only good selections is clannad after story (hell yes!!), penguin musume (what, you got a problem???), today in class 5-2 (I only watch it for the comedy… dont judge me), Tetsudou Musume ~Girls Be Ambitious~ (I am going to give this one a try…), Rosario + vampire capu2 (the first one wasnt that bad), Shikabane Hime (anything with zombies + highschool girls is a pluss), Michiko to Hatchin (and miss a chance for some yuri??), and ToraDora (only because i read the manga).

  25. I think Junjou 2 would be better than Pico x CoCo x Chico. :oops:

    I’m definitely down with Tales, Chaos;Head, and Kuroshitsuji love~~ *I want them butlers* :grin:
    Hoshi’s last blog post..Macross Frontier 25 – Your Sound.

  26. Definitely going for Tales of the Abyss. If I’m lucky, the head of the subbing team won’t have me time too many episodes for it to be ruined by the pain. The OP is awesome as we already know, and the LQ version of the ED that just came out is definitely far above par compared to many endings. In fact, it’s been looping on my computer for 10 hours now. In addition, since Sunrise isn’t making up the story by themselves, the possibility of massive trainwreck is lowered greatly. :grin:

    Gundam 00 is a no duh, the plot lines left by the last season are just dying to be tied up. I just hope it doesn’t trainwreck too badly (since a trainwreck itself is still inevitable).

    Hakushaku to Yousei is my only fully shoujou (aka: love story and cheesy settings galore with not enough humor) anime for the season. It’s mostly because Hikaru Midorikawa and Nana Mizuki are voicing the main pair. And I have wonderful memories of both of them — Midorikawa mostly from Tales of Destiny — this also means I’m skipping out on Clannad, etc…because I have a horrendous track record of falling asleep within the first 10 minutes while trying watch them. This one has thankfully survived that test.

    Other stuff I have vague interest in are Vampire Knight Guilty, Shikabane Hime: Aka, The Seto no Hanayome OVA, Kurozaka, Kuroshitsuji and Tytania. Add that to my shonen anime mudpile and I’m following 12 series into this fall season. WAAAAAAAAAAY better than the relatively dreary summer season.

  27. No Skip Beat makes this instant epic FAIL >:( Well I guess we can agree on Kuroshitsuji… bring on the epic butler fights!!

    usagijen’s last blog post..In Lieu of the Fall Preview #3: Skip Beat Seiyuu Cast (and Director) Interview

  28. Got my watchlist here:

    1. Ga-Rei Zero – I assume it’s not going to be like the manga.
    2. Toaru Majutsu no Index
    3. Gundam 00 2nd Season – Watching it for Tieria and lulz
    4. ToraDora – Already subbed.
    5. Vampire Knight Guilty – i’m not in for the bishounen but more curious to see if they’ll keep to the manga’s storyline.
    6. Kurogane no Linebarrel – Lulz, Gonzo. They’re prolly going to do a barrel-roll.

    My recommendation is to ditch RV:Capu2 unless it’s going to be made more like the manga. I don’t mind the fanservice, but they made out Tsukune to be a pussy and minus his awesome bitchin’ ghoul powaa.

    Chaos Head should be gruesome but no telling so far.

    Aoshi’s last blog post..Selamat Hari Raya

  29. Post more Kagami.

  30. Gundam 00: the bald guy is their pimp, and all of them have been defiled (only recently virgin defiled ladies hold sheets to their chests like that).

    PicoxChicoxCoco: heart warming WAT? you kidding me?? XD

    Very interesting, almost choked on my drink of choice while reading this. I will try several titles from that list (without including the ones on the picture) and probably drop most of them.

  31. @Setsuna

    Never watched the first season, not bothered with the second. :razz: Tetsudou would definitely bring the characters alive, if you get my drift. :wink:


    I’m mostly allergic to most stuff shoujo, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t give it a shot, so let’s see what you girls can make out of it in your preview posts. :mad: Nah, I’m trying to keep my future previews free of buttsecks jokes but I don’t think that’s working out too well… As for my room, let’s just say I’ve thoroughly marked my territory…


    I am ashamed. :oops:

    @Di Gi Kazune

    When you see this, we both know she lost, and I’ve been emo’ing ever since then.


    Hyakko not shaping up to what I thought it’d be, so I’m giving it another episode before I decide.


    I have as a matter of fact have a draft on it, but have been too lazy to write on it until subs come out. :lol:


    Just like my other forms of perversion, my parents have no clue on my obsession with little boys. :twisted:


    I’ve yet to try that, but yeah, I’ve heard awesome things about it.


    Sure thing, and the trailer looks real neat too! Oh, and take your time, there’s no real hurry really. :razz:

    @Anime Loving Republican

    I’m most likely going to do sporadic posts on Clannad, and have only tried Rosario 2 out of that list. Will get to the rest as soon as I can! :swt:


    Yes, spread the love! :twisted:


    I know! Here’s to another season where we both recommend stuff to one another! :grin:


    Come on, Penguin was decent, even if it does not have the production values of the other two shows I compared it too. I thrive on yaoi… :twisted:


    Probably not, but I’m always open to suggestions, really.


    We’re probably the only two excited over it. :lol:


    TOA is anything, a Sunrise show with FABULOUS in it. I’m sold.


    Naw, I would still like Nana Mizuki over little boys. :razz:


    I only enjoyed Code Geass. :lol:

    @Cat Megex

    Oh man, not another tsund-HNNNNNNNG


    You will, oh, you will… :cool:


    Yup, TOA is the shit, if the first episode is anything to go by…


    Don’t leave me… :cry: Well other than that, looks like our picks are pretty much the same, but I can’t decide to go for which for the time being….


    Oh believe me, Pico trumps JR by a longshot. And I love your list! :kiss:


    I thank you and the team for all your hardwork; Will be definitely looking forward to your release. :kiss: :thx:


    Well, at least we agree that fabulous obocchans are awesome. :twisted:


    You’re right, Gonzo’s making up their own plot, but I love Nana too much to drop it. :oops:


    Check /a/ from time to time. :cool:


    Not kidding on Pico, I’m definitely checking the first and only episode. It’s been too long. :twisted:

  32. @shin
    When you see this reply, the Vajra are very unhappy and are sending in the Ai-kun attack squad. Also, unhappy Zentrands feel like squishing. Ranka may have character flaws but she is still more moe. Hell, even Grace is more moe than the baba winner with saggy chichis.

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