Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer 2011 Anime List Preview

    Summer has arrived and that mean's there a lot of new anime shows will be broadcast soon in Japan starting in July 2011. As an anime fans, i would like to check out new anime shows and watch it. There will 27 anime shows to choose form and it's lineup much more exciting than previous season. It's has been more than 2 years since i write a preview for new season of anime shows. I am sure that anime fans like you guys will be as exciting to looking forward new anime series to watch as well. Let's check out summer 2011 anime preview.




 There are a few series such as Blood-C, Usagi Drop, Sacred Seven, No.6 and Kamisama Dolls look more promising than others series. I hope this series can live up it's expectation and it's animation and plot setting will be much better than other series in term of quality.

P/S: For now, please press CTRL+F button to search for an anime that you looking for. I will make an anchor tag/link soon. It's middle of night now and i need to wake up in the morning to go to work. Please bear with me for now.

Appleseed XIII | Inumarudashi| Double-J | Blade | Sacred Seven |   Uta no ☆ Prince-sama ♪ Maji Love 1000% |  Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou | Natsume Yuujinchou San | Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Kyun Kyun Tokimeki Paradise!! |  Morita-san wan Mukuchi | Kamisama Dolls | Nyanpire The Animation | Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu Ni! | Usagi Drop | Blood C | Mayo Chiki! |  No.6 | The iDOLM@STER | Mawaru Penguindrum |  Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi | Nekogami Yaoyorozu | R-15 | Ro-kyu-bu! | Manyuu hikenchou |  Ikoku Meiro no Croisée |  Kamisama no Memochou |  Dantalian no Shoka




1) Appleseed XIII 




Summary:

In the wake of the destruction of a worldwide non-nuclear war, the city Olympus has become the control center of the world. Run by Bioroids (cloned humans made from only the best DNA), it is defended from terrorists by special military forces. Among these are former LAPD SWAT member Deunan Knotts and her multipurpose cyborg partner Brialeos. They face a challenge from the Human Liberation Front and its terrorist underbelly the Argonauts. The leader of this group, Al Ceides, supposedly died 20 years ago in an attack on Poseidon, but now his shadow emerges once again. - ANN

Monk's Commentary:
 I am interested and impress with this anime storyline because it's sound very interesting. The animation in this anime is quite good and fluid (based on it's trailer). Good job Production I.G. Appleseed XIII definitely one of the best anime in Summer 2011. I am looking for to it. Currently there is no any fansubs group working on this anime. That's too bad. 






2) Inumarudashi





Summary:

Inumaru-kun is a four-year old boy, who runs about the kindergarten naked below the waist. Yamada Tamako is a new nursery teacher and she is struggling with Inumaru's weird behaviour. - MyAnimeList


Monk's Commentary:
 Although it's a comedy genre anime, it's definitely not my cup of taste. I definitely not going to watch this kiddies show. Since it's comedy genre kiddies anime, i think this anime is much more suitable to children to watch. Hopefully, this anime won't be another crayon shin-chan anime (bad influence to kids).



3)Double J








Summary:

In a school where after school activities are mandatory among all students, Hajime and her friend Sayo come across a new club that they have never seen before. The club is called "The Cultural Activity Preservation Club." The two enter the room to find all kinds of analog jobs and activities, such as handcrafting mats and toothpicks. This is a unique cultural manga mixed with comedy so as not to bore you, this is Double J!  - Mangahelpers


Monk's Commentary:

 I am not sure what to expect from this anime as i know nothing much about this anime. I would like to give a try for at least an episode. I will watch this anime able to make laugh very hard (rolling on floor :P)






4) Blade










Summary:


The story revolves around Blade, a "Daywalker" vampire hunter who was born with vampire and human blood after a vampire attacked his mother. While visiting Japan on a mission, Blade tracks down Deacon Frost, the vampire who killed his mother. Blade confronts "Existence," a mysterious organization composed of vampires modified by Frost. - ANN


Monk's Commentary:

Give me a break. Another marvel's franchise anime? I gonna skip this anime although it's produce by Madhouse Studio. Blade will get a "no" for me.






5)  Sacred Seven








Summary:

A "new school battle action" project by Sunrise. The tagline is "People's memories change the world!"


Monk's commentary:

 Although this anime is produce by sunrise, i don't found this anime as interesting as previous sunrise's anime such gundam 00 and code geass. It's give me an impressions that this anime will be more look like a digimon. I really have doubt this anime will be going to be as successful as gundam and code geass. This anime can be either of one of the most disappointing anime or one of the best anime.
I guess i will watch a few episodes of this anime first before i decide to drop it out of my watchlist.

P/S: To Yuuka Nanri and FictionJunction fans, you should check opening and ending of this anime song :).




6) Uta no ☆ Prince-sama ♪ Maji Love 1000%





Summary:

Nanami Haruka wants to be a song writer, so she attends an idol training school filled with beautiful bishounen. The school pairs each aspiring songwriter with an aspiring idol, but Haruka finds herself paired with 3 idols! To make things more difficult, Nanami is also not allowed to date any of her beautiful partners! - MU


Monk's commentary:
  A harem anime with a few handsome protagonist guys and a normal girl. This is only happen in fantasy , shoujo anime. If you enjoy to fantasy yourself being surround by a few handsome guys, this anime will gonna be your cup of tea. I gonna give this anime a skip and definitely not going to watch it. I can't stand this kind (harem genre) of anime at all.




7)  Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou





Summary:

Rikuo Nura appears to be an average high-school kid. No one knows that he comes home everyday to a house full of the once fearsome yokai of legend, nor that at night, Nura transforms into the all powerful leader of these spirits. However, much to the disappointment of -well- everyone, Rikuo is determined to live as normal a life as possible.


Monk's commentary:
I haven't watch the first season of this anime before. All i know there is a lot of people comment that this anime is quite boring. If Studio Deen unable to make this anime interesting in first season, i highly doubt that they will able to make a second season better than previous. Expect it to be a very boring anime.




7)  Natsume Yuujinchou San





Summary:

The story revolves around Natsume, a boy who has been able to see ghosts since he was little. Unfortunately, humans shun him, and there is not much fondness between him and ghosts either. One day, he inherits a Yūjin-Chō (“Book of Friends”) from his grandmother. The book is actually full of contracts that his grandmother made to trap ghosts. As one ghost after another shows up, Natsume tries to release or help them — even while many of them seek vengeance on him. - ANN.


Monk's commentary:
  I watch both season of Natsume Yuujinchou previously and i still haven't getting bored of this anime. It's one of few shoujo genre anime that i like beside Honey & Clover and Ouran Host Club. What i like about this anime are the character's development and it's thought provoking storylines. Unlike shounen anime, it's focus more on character's development such as how he deal with self-conflict and struggles that he have to face everyday. All of this kinda make this main protagonist much more human than other main characters in other anime. I highly recommend this kinda of interesting anime to anyone (casual or hardcore anime fans).




8) Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Kyun Kyun Tokimeki Paradise!!






Summary:

Haruka Minazuki and Aoi Kannazuki are freshman high school students and best friends. During the day they help with school activities but at night they thwart enemies like Black Auction and other villains as Red Angel and Blue Angel, the Twin Angel team. - MyAnimeList


Monk's Commentary:

Expect it to be more like Fresh Precure, Nanoha or Sailormoon anime. If you don't like any of these animes, you not gonna like this anime as well. I won't expect it to be as good as Puella Magi Madoka Magica.




9)  Morita-san wa Mukuchi





Summary:

Morita Mayu, a high school girl. She is extremely reticent and her silence and habit of looking at people's eyes straightly sometimes cause misunderstanding. The reason behind it is not because she doesn’t like to talk nor because she has nothing to say. The reason she rarely speaks is due to the fact she thinks too much before speaking, thus losing the timing to speak altogether. But she lives a happy school life with her classmates. - MyAnimeList


Monk's commentary:

I gonna try to watch the first episode of this anime. I want to know if i can understand and laugh at the jokes that Morita Mayu make. If i found it funny, i will most of probably going to watch this series till the end. Hopefully this will be turn out to be a very good comedy anime.





10)Kamisama Dolls





Summary:

Kyouhei, after moving away to Tokyo from his old town to get away from the events that happened, is on a goukon with his friends, including his old neighbor, Shiba. After drinking for a whole night, he and Shiba discover a dead, bloody body in the elevator. He is told by his younger sister, Utao with her Kamisama Doll, that Aki, an old friend, and his Doll are the culprits responsible.  - MAL


Monk's commentary:

This anime will be turn out as a dark horse hidden gem for this summer 2011 anime season. It's read a few chapters of this manga and i totally hook to this manga. It's plot is very exciting and unpredictable and that's what makes me want to read more this manga. The plot can go from a hilarious scene to serious side surprisingly fast.  The genre for this anime is seinen, action, drama, supernatural. Since this anime target older audience (from 18 years old to 30 years old), there are some scene that are not suitable from underage kids to watch. There are a few of blood and decapitation scene. This is a must watch anime for this season. Check this anime out when it's start on July,5 2011.





11) Nyanpire The Animation




Summary:

A heartwarming story about a stray black cat, who was given blood from a vampire. He was taken in by a girl Misaki and started live with her. Nyanpire's favorite phrase is "Give me blood nya." - MAL


Monk's commentary:

Any cat lover or anyone who love cute thing can looking forward for this show. This anime is suitable for your young kids. If you Chi's Sweet home anime, you will probably will like this show too. Anyway it's not my cup of tea, so i gonna skip this anime.





12) Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu Ni!





Summary:

Second season of baka to test to shoukanjuu. The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the "baka" of the title. His academy rigidly divides up the student body into classes based on the results of tests. The prodigies are in the A class with reclining seats complete with air conditioning, but Akihisa is in F class, the lowest rung of the school ladder which is furnished only with low, decrepit tables and worn-out straw tatami mats. A girl named Mizuki Himeji is actually one of the smartest girls in Akihisa's sophomore year, but she had a fever on test day and was pigeonholed into the F class. Besides Mizuki (who Akihisa secretly adores), the F class also has Yuuji Sakamoto, the class president who has been Akihisa's friend and partner-in-crime since the freshman year.

The school happens to have developed experiments to summon fantasy creatures, and Akihisa decides to rally F class to take on the higher-tiered classes and seize their perks. The F class uses the summoned creatures in an all-out battle for school supremacy.  - MAL


Monk's commentary:
I haven't watch the first season of baka to test anime, there is very low probability that i will gonna watch this show. There a lot of good, positive feedback from anime community that the first season of baka to test anime is quite good. It's one of few great anime that you can looking for to this season. If you want to watch this series, watch the first season of this anime.  




13)Usagi Drop




Summary:

Going home for his grandfather's funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the old man had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself! But will living with this overgrown teenager of man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won't this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi's love life?!  - Yen Press


Monk's commentary:

  It's rare for me to read josei manga or watch josei anime since josei  genre anime target audience is by women for late teenage and adult female audiences range from 15-44. There are exceptions to everything, right?

Although i am not a fan for this genre of manga/anime, there is a few anime & manga work extremely well with male audiences as well too. For example, Honey & Clover, Higashi no Eden, Gokusen and March come like a lion. I extremely like the anime or manga that i list above. Why? It's because of their storyline. Their storyline are heart-warming, emotional and thought provoking. From this kind of anime, i can find some similarity of main characters inner struggle with my real life (for example, Honey & Clove)

 Takemoto (Honey & Clover) have been struggling with his own uncertainty of his future as he don't have any dreams at all. As he watching his friends all moving forward to their own dream and future, he haven't move forward at all and still looking for his own dream. It's take a few months before he found out what should he do with life and dream as well.  

Coming back to the main topic, this anime will be going to one of great anime that everyone should looking for to it. I hope this anime will be as good or even better than honey & clover. If you drama genre anime or any drama, then you should give anime a try. 




14) Blood C





Summary:

Blood-C, is an upcoming 2011 anime/manga series and 2012 film produced and collaborated by Studio Production I.G and manga creators CLAMP. This is Production I.G's second anime series related to the Blood franchise, the first being Blood+, which aired in 2005-2006.  - Wikipedia


 Monk's commentary:

   Nana Mizuki will be a seiyuu for the main character's Kisaragi Saya of Blood-C. This news alone will excited a lot of anime fan as one of most famous seiyuu will take part in this Blood-C. Till now, there isn't a lot of information about this anime being released. But with CLAMP involves in storyboard, this series will definitely turn out to be as one of the best anime for 2011.  I am looking for this show, i hope it's will live up to it's potential.




15) Mayo Chiki!





Summary:

Konoe Subaru, 17, has been serving as the butler of Suzutsuki Kanade in school, a classmate of Sakamachi Kinjirou. Due to an accident, Sakamachi discovers Subaru's secret... that he's actually a girl!? Apparently she will be removed from her position if anyone at school finds out. What will unfold from this chain of events? - MangaUpdates


Monk's commentary:

It's doesn't sound exciting and appealing to me at all.  This type of anime is definitely not my taste of cup and i going skip this anime for sure.





16) No.6










Summary:

The story takes place in the ideal city "NO.6" in 2013. Shion was judged as having "highest-ranked intelligence" when he was two years old and was allowed to live in the luxurious area "Cronos".

On his twelfth birthday, he met a beautiful boy called "Nezumi," who had escaped from a reformatory. Shion protected him, but the Public Security Bureau deprived Shion of all his privileges and expelled him from Cronos to "Lost Town".

Four years after the banishment, a mysterious accident leads Shion to the secret of the city NO.6.  - MAL


Monk's commentary:

No.6 is the only Bones studio's anime series for this summer 2011. Since it's produce by Bones studio, i expect this anime will be exceptional and shine better than most of anime here. With Bones studio making this anime, you can rest assure with it's animation quality and storytelling.

If you have hear of or watch these series such as Fullmetal alchemist, Eureka Seven, Darker than Black, and Gosick, you will know how good this studio in producing high-quality anime. The anime that i list here are a few of great anime that produce by Bones studio. I am looking for this anime and i highly recommend this to anyone to watch this anime. I have high expectation for No.6 anime.




17)  The iDOLM@STER






Summary:

The Story follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional 765 Production studio and has to work with a selection of ten prospective pop idols.


Monk's commentary:

It's not appealing to me at all. I rather watch morning musume or watching AKB48 singing than watching the idolm@ster. I don't have any expectation for this anime or definitely not going to watch it even if you force me.





18) Mawaru Penguindrum





Summary:

New project from the director of Revolutionary Girl Utena, Kunihiko Ikuhara. The story will center around the lives of three siblings: Kanba, Shouma, and Himari Takakura, with Himari as the female main character.


Monk's commentary:

 Nothing much about this anime have been released till now by Brain Base anime studio other than descriptions of the main protagonists.I gonna to take wait and see approach for this anime. I gonna wait for anime community or fans feedback before i going to decide to watch this series. 






19) Itsuka Tenma no Kuro-Usagi





Summary:


Taito has been really sleepy lately, and keeps dreaming of a female vampire who says she has given him her "poison." Sometimes he even thinks he hears her voice when he's awake. But after surviving an accident that should have killed him, Taito's world changes drastically and he realizes that his dreams are more real than he thought. - MAL


Monk's commentary:

It's an ecchi (ero) anime. It's about fan service and there will be a lot of sexualized imagery. I don't really like this kind of genre as the plot of this kind anime usually boring and predictable. I gonna put this anime off my watch list. Sorry, this is not my taste of cup.





20) Nekogami Yaoyorozu







Summary:


Koyama Yuzu is running an antique shop. Mayu, a cat god (nekogami), is living off Yuzu and leads an idle life playing games. Lots of other gods visit Mayu and enjoy merrymaking. - ANN


Monk's commentary:

 This anime is about cat god and it's playing games life?Bah, Sound kinda boring to me. I gonna avoid to watch this anime at all costs.




21) R-15








Summary:

Akutagawa Takuto is a teenage porn novel writer. He enters Hirameki Gakuen, which accepts only geniuses with outstanding talent. He leads his classmates with his porn skills to win the interclass competition.  - MAL


Monk's commentary:

Urgh! Another ero anime again. Definitely not going to watch this porn ero anime.





22) Ro-kyu-bu!





Summary:

Hasegawa Subaru enters a basketball club of Nanashiba High School, but the activity of the club gets suspended because the club leader falls in love with an 11 year old daughter of the coaching teacher. Subaru's aunt asks him to coach a basketball club of elementary school girls. At first, he is reluctant to teach small girls, but he devotes himself to the club as he knows the complex circumstances of them. - MAL


Monk's commentary:

 A basketball-themed anime series. Although i like basketball, I rather re-watch Slam Dunk anime or read REAL manga than watching this name. Slam Dunk much more realistic than this anime. Cute girls and basketball are not very appealing to me at all. Going to skip this series as well.




23)  Manyuu hikenchou





Summary:

It is currently the Taiheimeji Era. It is a reign ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate. Inside this shogunate, there is a group of warriors that support the government. They are the Manyuu Clan.

In this current era, breasts mean everything. If you have breasts, you are guaranteed wealth and popularity. If you lack them, you are rarely considered “human”. Members of the Manyuu Clan help raise the future big breasts. Written on a secret scroll possessed by the clan, there is said to be various techniques on how to grow big and beautiful breasts.

Chifusa is to be successor of the clan. However, she takes the secret scroll and runs away with it, hoping to fight against the cruel world that the Manyuu Clan has created - MAL


Monk's commentary:

OMG! Another ero anime again. Skip it!





24) Ikoku Meiro no Croisée





Summary:

The story takes place in the second half of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. A young Japanese girl, Yune, accompanies a French traveller, Oscar, on his journey back to France, and offers to help at the family's ironwork shop in Paris. Oscar's nephew and shop-owner Claude reluctantly accepts to take care of Yune, and we learn how those two, who have so little in common, get to understand each other and live together in the Paris of the 1800s. - MAL


Monk's commentary:

Put this anime on your watchlist. This anime is also one of the most promising anime in this season. This anime may be turn out be much more better than my expectations.





25)  Kamisama no Memochou





Summary:

Narumi Fujishima is a plain high school boy, who has been isolated in the class. His classmate, Ayaka Shinozaki, invites Narumi to the gardening club and introduces a hikikomori detective named Alice to him. Alice hires Narumi as an assistant to solve mysterious cases involving an illegal drug "Angel Fix". But the drug entraps Ayaka into danger. - MAL


Monk's Commentary:

If you like durarara!! anime, you will probably like this anime too. It's theme and story setting (underground activity in urban society e.g. organized crime, drugs) somehow quite similar to durarara!!. I gonna to put this anime to my watchlist. Hope it will turn out to be a great anime.




26)  Dantalian no Shoka





Summary:

Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his grandfather. In the basement of the mansion, he meets a mysterious girl, Dalian. She is a Dantalian and a gateway to "Dantalian's bookshelf", which stores the prohibited books of the demons.

"Gensho (Illusory Books)", the prohibited books, endanger the balance of the world, but people are fascinated by the taboo. Hugh and Dalian solve the cases involving Gensho with their ability to access the Dantalian bookshelf. - MAL


Monk's commentary:

 This anime is the only Gainax produce this summer. Since it's produce by this studio, i have high hope for this anime. The story setting and them are very appealing and interesting to me. I gonna to put this anime on my watchlist. Guys, check out this anime too.  




27) Yuruyuri





Summary:

Four fun-loving schoolgirls take over the former room of a tea ceremony club for their own "Gorakubu" (amusement club).


Monk's Commentary:
I am not a fan of yuri theme based anime and i don't have any high hopes for Yuru yuri. If this anime turn out to be much more better than my expectation, I will probably watch it in the future. For now, i gonna skip this anime.


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