So…uh…I guess the fall season’s over. What’s up next on the menu next season? Summaries and info courtesy of THAT.
There seems to be an awful lot of continuations and third seasons to shows I never completed, so I’ll have to skip over those. With that in mind, here we go.
Kemono no Souja Erin
This one is based on the work of Uehashi Nahoko, who also wrote the highly-regarded (though I still haven’t watched it) Seirei no Moribito (Guardian of the Sacred Spirit). It’s Production IG, which should mean good animation and music. It also looks like this is going to go on for the rest of the year–50 episodes!–so I’ll see how long it lasts before the filler kicks in.
Preview video here; embedding disallowed.
This looks…wild. It’s about a boy-shy girl who enters a girls’ school to date girls and ends up dating a girl who is…really a boy.
AND it’s directed by none other than our friend Akiyuki Shinbo of SHAFT. You know, he of Pani Poni Dash and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. The king of anime surreal.
This could be the weird special of the season, or, knowing Shinbo, it could go into the abyss of the deepest insanity seen since Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. It deserves to be watched for the curiosity factor alone.
I have to admit the OP to the game, which is shown above, is quite catchy. The premise reminds me of REC. But I’m calling BS if this show is any less good than the album of the same name by the Beatles!
Sora o Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl Who Leapt into the Sky)
See preview here; embedding disallowed.
Despite its title similarity to my favorite anime film of 2007, I don’t expect it to be nearly that great. This is an original series by Sunrise, in the vein of Mai Hime (which I liked) and Code Geass, and looks like a buddy/cop actioner with a mostly female cast. The THAT people are looking forward to some yuri, which may get one of our other bloggers excited, too.
Genji Monogatari Sennenki (The Tale of Genji)
There’s usually one historical fiction title per season, and this one is it. I really ought to read the original Tale of Genji first, though. We’ll see. Especially since they only gave themselves a measly 11 episodes to do it.