WOW. Been a while since I did one of these. In fact, it’s been almost a year. Which is a shame because I watched/started watching some really good things last year like: Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z Binbou Shimai Monogatari Zero no Tsukaima Bokura ga Ita Coyote Ragtime Show Muteki Kanban Musume (awesome show, I loved it) Welcome to the NHK Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl D. Gray-man Pumpkin Scissors Tokimeki Memorial: Only Love Ghost Hunt Death Note Negima!? Super Robot Wars: Original Generation Divine Wars Busou Renkin Yoake Mae yori Ruri Iro na Asatte no Houkou Kanon (2006) (So good.) Gift: Eternal Rainbow Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku wo! Happiness! Kujibiki Unbalance Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn Shijou Saikyou no Denshi Kenichi (History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi) Mai Otome Zwei Genshiken (2006) Rozen Maiden Ouverture Unfortunately, I don’t have nearly enough time to tell you why I liked the above series. Some of them were/are REALLY awesome and others were just average but enjoyable. But now onto the real purpose of this post: Revived! January- March ’07 Anime Discussion January Deltora Quest DQ is apparently based off a series of children fantasy books that I’ve never read. Unfortunately, the episodes aren’t released regularly by DATS so it’s not exactly fresh in my memory. However, the basic jest is that the world has been taken over by evil and they must journey to reclaim some special gems to defeat the Shadow Lord. From what I’ve seen it’s pretty good. Major 3rd Season Oh, how I love Major. It’s my favorite Baseball anime (never mind that it’s the only one I watch). The series follows Goro as he leaves Kaido attempts to challenge Kaidou. The catch? The Kaidou supervisor has blocked all of Goro’s chances of going to any schools with a baseball club. So, Goro has to attend a previously all-girls school and start a baseball club. Another problem is that said school doesn’t have enough boys to do so and they aren’t interested anyways. Highly recommended. Himawari!! I haven’t watched this yet. =( No one’s even finished the first season, much less start on this one. :’( Shuffle! Memories Basically just a recap of Shuffle! rearranged into character specific episodes. Hidamari Sketch It’s about a girl named Yuno who has just begun art school and moved out on her own and befriends the weird artists who live in her apartment complex. It has a Pani Poni Dash feel to it, so that’s good enough for me! Getsumen to Heiki Mina I only watched this because of Densha Otoko. Mina was part of an anime in that J-drama. I’ve only seen a few episodes, so I’m not sure what to think about it. It’s kinda crazy but in the good way. February Reideen You can never have too many stories about a high school student suddenly having to pilot a giant robot like he’s never seen before in his life. And that’s really all I know about the series right now. It’s pretty good though. Poor guy always loses his clothes after piloting Reideen though. . . =( Naruto Shippuuden It’s Naruto without the filler. Therefore, it’s even more awesome if you liked Naruto, not so awesome if you didn’t. Juusoukikou Dancouga Nova Speaking of giant robots and people suddenly piloting them who have never seen one before in their life. . . Anyway, Dancouga only helps the losing side of a military skirmish, but doesn’t kill anyone. Only seen one episode, so that’s all I know. u_u March n/a I haven’t found anything new to watch. Although, the new One Piece movie: “Episode of Alabaster - Sabaku no Ojou to Kaizoku Tachi” is in theaters. Apparently it looks like a retelling of the Alabaster arc with higher production quality and condensed story. However, next month we have: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS Blue Dragon Detective Conan: Konpeki no Jolly Roger (Movie 11, in theaters) Shakugan no Shana Movie (maybe theaters, dunno) And a few other things which may be interesting And that’s it! Got any Japanese anime (as in anime that is IN Japanese) that you’ve been watching that began airing in January-March? Have I missed THE awesome series (it happened once: Suzumiya Haruhi and I still feel awful about that)? Feel free to share your views.