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Summer 2012 Anime Season
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Summer 2012 Anime Season
The Summer 2012 anime season is just a few weeks away. So I figured I'd start a topic for it.
Here's a list of series, movies, and OVAs that are supposed to come out next season:
I'm really looking forward to the second season of
Rinne no Lagrange
. The first season was my favorite show of the Winter 2012 season. My hope is that the second season will build on the well established characterization from the first season while also digging deeper into the main story. By doing this it will hopefully cast off the lingering impression of genericism that has clung to the series despite its clever touches and excellent characterization.
I'm also quite interested in
Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse
. Satelight is involved in the production and the visual novel the series is related to is supposedly outstanding. Apparently the visual novel packed a lot of emotional punch, which is something I can be a real sucker for.
I'll probably check out
Sword Art Online
, which has source material by the same author as the source material for Accel World, although thus far I've only found Accel World to be decent rather than great.
Aside from that I'll probably end up samplng some other new stuff near the beginning of the season as well. I have a tendency to do that. It's interesting how many of the series I've liked haven't sounded particularly good on these preview charts (of course this sampling has also led to me watching a whole lot of so-so stuff as well, but the gold in the muck tends to make it worth it).
There's also some interesting looking OVAs. The Code Geass does Alice in Wonderland certainly has my interest.
And of course I'd also invited people to watch a favorite older series of mine with me next season, though I suspect I may not get too many takers on that.
So far, I only see three.
Sequels to Pokemon and whatnot are not worth my time. The next Gundam should arrive in the fall season though.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
based upon the fact that many adaptions of adult games have been interesting watches (
as a prime example). Lately, those types of adaptions are common. The last one I saw was
, and it was quite a watch.
Sword Art Online
because it seems interesting enough by the cover. Now whether the story will interest me is unknown right now. The summary seems vague.
just because I've seen the others already. Knowing that it's a prequel makes me wonder if I should watch it or not... But I'll do so for to see more of the lead female character again.
As for the
OVA (it's not a movie) that was released on BD...
here is my reaction in full
. But to sum it up: a horrible presentation of the series. But, then again, Studio Deen has been doing that to Kenshin since the third season full of filler episodes. The previous OVAs have been just as bad. Thankfully, that studio is not handling the live action movie.
I'm not actually interested in watching the sequels to the others right now. I never say
while it was airing.
has failed me after the first season and it just keeps going... and going... However, there are some possibly interesting shows. Maybe we should start a discussion where people can recommend shows to others and we can all share opinions if we've seen them.
I, for one, am still spiraling in the spring season.
Muv-Luv indeed, especially since its from the same makers of KGNE... though the VN had spawned several spinoffs, so much that I am having trouble keeping up. Sword Art Online looks promising. I don't care all that much for CG's OVA though, since I didn't like how that series ended. Code Geass Season II really left a bad taste in my mouth. I disliked it so much its not even funny.
OTOH... still waiting for the next Hellsing OVA.
Speaking of old series, I been watching quite a few. What do you have in mind?
*Looking at the Summer list*...
Dammit dude, I am going to lose a lot of burn time!
The previous OVAs have been just as bad
You seriously just wrote that
Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen
"You seriously just wrote that Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen is bad?"
Ok ok, the
OVA was terrible, but Tsuiokuhen was... *
Well here is a random fact... apparently Watsuki-sensei had a crush on Rei from Evangelion, he drew Tomoe in her likeness.
It was beautiful...
That was the
one I liked. I should've been more specific: the Seisou-hen ones. They count as
OVAs, therefore being plural.
As for the next one coming out, I doubt they'll handle it any better.
In this one,
do you really wanna know?
Shishio is shown having sex with Yumi.
Prepare yourself for worse.
*In response to Spoiler*
But... you know, Yumi is Shishio's lover. Its even in the manga in a less explicit manner.
Yeah, I don't see the problem with the spoiler, either...
Going back to the "
" remark... Yeap, you should have been clearer, LMK. But that's ok.
One thing I'm a bit concerned about with the Muv-Luv Alternative anime is who is producing it. We know Satelight can do some nice work, but the main studio for the project was only founded last year. Then again if it sucks I guess I could just play the game. :lol: (There's an English patch for Alternative now isn't there?)
As for the invitation to watch an older series with me, I've been trying to encourage the people on this subforum who haven't seen HiME to give it a try. You've already seen it of course but you're welcome to join in if you want. See the thread if you want to sign up:
I am well aware of that
, however; it is the fact that they include an almost complete sex scene (which is disgusting by the way) in the production. The series was meant for teens and young adults to enjoy, not mature readers. The manga was only rated for teens over the age of ten. Now it's getting horrible. Studio Deen has done nothing but butcher the show ever since the filler season. This is just more proof. If you don't believe me, watch the thing. All of your main cast are completely butchered. By the way, Watsuki
had no involvement in this production. It is purely Deen as it was before. Be ready for
meeting the first part of
. I've given up my hope on this studio making a perfect adaption of the Revenge Arc.
I'll spoil you a little:
butchered characters, scenes out of place, plot destroyed, anyone want more?
1. Kenshin is doom and gloom in this OVA to the next level. It is no different from
in this manner.
2. Misao has lost all her charm as an interesting character. She literally comes off as a nag rather than a cheerful, "see the bright side" person as she was in the manga/series.
3. Saito's original VA died but he is replaced by a nice VA, so that's more of a plus.
4. Sanosuke is downplayed like crazy and never meets Anji, therefore we're left to question where he learns the Futae no Kiwami.
5. Megumi has no role whatsoever.
6. Kaoru and Yahiko are forgotten about until they arrive at Hiko's place ahead of Kenshin, whom doesn't see Kaoru until the very end on a street, instead of the original masterpiece at the hut in the mountains. (They at least got that right in
7. Aoshi becomes a sinister character rather than a confused, revengeful person.
8. Usui is killed by Shishio instead of Saito, thus making us wonder who Saito will fight in the next part.
9. Kenshin doesn't accidentally turn into Battousai during his fight with Chou. Actually, the whole "it's a reverse blade sword" happens backwards where he learns beforehand and takes out Chou in less than 30secs. (Again... he's been butchered.)
10. Kenshin tells Misao about the death of the Oniwanbanshu in a field of flowers after obtaining the new sakabato.
11. And finally, Saito doesn't take Sanosuke to confront Chou in prison. Instead, he does all the talking. Chou's character is butchered by actually being static instead of having the playful manner of his true self.
I think that Watsuki is literally hoping that the live action movie will be better. So far, he's been dedicating artwork to the movie, even made a new manga solely about the storyline of the movie.
You know, I do have the complete 28 volumes of the manga (I was a fan back in the day), so I am probably far more aware of the differences than you are. That being said, the first OVA already turned an otherwise upbeat, optimistic genre into solemn & gloom. There was more blood in the first 2 OVAs than the entire manga put together. But hey, if its done well,
And if you think the sex is disgusting, well... you obviously haven't seen worse
As for the details you are complaining about being non-existent, well, think of it this way, this is a short OVA series, just how much stuff do you think the studio can squeeze? So far, its being quite faithful to its source material, so I am somewhat relieved.
Well, from that list Rinne no Lagrange S2 looks of course good.
The other two animes which could be interesting ( from that short synopsis ) are Hagura Yuushe no Estetica and Sword Art Online.
I can't believe that abortion of a show, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon got a second season. Honestly, there is no justice in the world.
"I can't believe that abortion of a show, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon got a second season."
LOL, and I can't believe that some shows are even adapted in the first place. Like... you know, High School DXD, Queen's Blade... etc.
While some shows that
have been adapted, never got one.
True enough, sadly so.
Hmm, I'll probably give alot of shows a chance but things that I want to keep my eye on are:
The summary intrigues me
Sword Art online
I love the concept of MMORPG anime
It's the prequel to the original, though I didn't quite find the original that great.
I liked the novels, lets see how the adaptation goes.
I usually stay away from EDO-era and/or Shinsengumi period stories. This is mainly due to a majority of them never ending well.
Anyone who is somewhat knowledgeable in regards to the late Tokugawa history will be able to see the conclusion, from miles away, to just about any stories set in that period.
"Rocks fall, everyone dies. Besides the bad guys, who stand in the background, chortling."
Something like that? ^^
Nah, not really. Its more or less a scenario where
, good or bad, die. Instead, it was mostly the less-influential
who got away in one piece.
Not many important people from the late Tokugawa early Meiji involved in the revolution survived. A majority of the Shinsengumi members were dead by early Meiji, and one of the more famous survivor, who had to change his name in order to avoid persecution, was
. As you may have guessed, he was never keen in telling people about his past, which was not revealed until he died.
As for the Meiji leadership, most perished during the revolution in a variety of ways. Though enough survived to lead Japan into modernization. After another civil war (which inspired the film: Last Samurai) following the founding of the Meiji government, Japanese politicians thought to further consolidate political power and drafted a constitution based on the
Constitution of the German Empire
of 1871, since it was deemed to be a nearly perfect fit for Japan at the time.
The last shogun of Tokugawa also got a nice break (who had been in office for a year). The Meiji government stripped his land away, but gave him a retirement benefit anyone would be jealous of. Then again, this generous package offered by the Meiji government probably owed much to him being too little of an importance to be a political factor.
Compared to the last emperor of China... ... he got off really nicely...
Based on the description
Hagura Yuushe no Estetica
seems like it could be interesting but it also seems like it could be rather cliche (let's see, secret organisation, magical girlfriend, demons...). And the accompanying artwork has me leery of it turning out to be a harem series. Granted there have been some harem series I've actually liked, but that's still not a very good sign.
has a similar problem. It sounds like a good candidate for a more down to earth kind of show to break up some of the mecha and such that I might end up watching, but it also apparently involves music, and it seems like everyone and their dog is doing music/band animes these days.
Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere
, I didn't watch much of the first season so I can't speak with total authority, but what I saw didn't leave a good impression.
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