Fall '07 Anime Discussion

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  1. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Fall ’07 Anime Discussion

    Well, unfortunately, this season won’t live up to the Spring Season of awesome. I never got around to updating the last thread, but some of the things I mentioned but didn’t talk about turned out to be really good, including: Darker than BLACK, Kotetsushin Jeeg, Seto no Hanayome, sola, Lucky Star, Gigantic Formula, and Oh! Edo Rocket. And, of course, at the time, I also underestimated the amount of absolute epic win contained within Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (i.e. best anime of this year).

    As usual, this thread is for discussion of the Fall Season of anime airing in Japan. Make a new thread if you want to talk about the new stuff showing on Adult Swim or what have you. Not much happened in September aside from some movies, so I’ll start in October.

    Genshiken 2
    It’s more Genshiken. That’s all that really needs to be said. It picks up where the OVA left off. They’ve received the acceptance letter to have a booth at Comifes, so they go to work on their doujin. If you liked the first season, then you’ll probably enjoy this as well.

    Shakugan no Shana II
    Another season two! Again, there’s not much to say. It’s more Shana.

    Kidou Senshi Gundam 00
    Well, not going to waste my time writing too much about this one. Like Genshiken, it already has a dedicated thread. Check it out. It looks promising.

    Well, if you liked Kanon ’06, sola, and/or Air, you’ll probably like CLANNAD. I’m really not sure where this series is going, but so far it’s been pretty good. In particular, the scenes involving Sakagami Tomoyo and Sunohara Youhei are hilarious.

    Juushin Enbu: Hero Tales
    OP (By Beat Crusaders, so it’s all in Engrish)
    This one looks like it has potential. Hopefully it’ll turn out good, because I really want another good martial arts series to watch.
    One day, a single man infiltrates the temple to steal the sword kept there: Kenkaranpu, the conqueror’s sword who chooses its wielder and can only be drawn by the next emperor. Taitou, a young boy, attempts to stop him and avenge his comrades. Even after drawing the conqueror’s sword he is no match for the intruder. The intruder escapes with the sword and Taitou manages to survive. Of course, he must take revenge on his comrades and retrieve the sword.

    Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro
    So, a demon who had devoured all the mysteries/puzzles of the demon world has come to the human world in search of more to devour. To accomplish this, he makes a teenage girl a renowned teenage detective by solving cases through her, so more delicious mysteries will come his way. The first episode was really good. I enjoy a good detective series. I just wish people would sub this. =(

    Suteki Tantei Labyrinth
    Speaking of detective series . . . I actually felt lied to with this one. There’s not much deduction going on. Merely, he has this psychic-like ability to solve crimes. :\ Also, there are way too many shotacons for any one series. I may give it a few more episodes before I drop it.

    Bamboo Blade
    Well, there’s this kendo club, and no one ever attends except this one, incredibly enthusiastic girl. The instructor is too worried about making ends meet to really care about the club. That is, however, until he makes a bet with a friend that his kendo club’s girls can beat his friend’s kendo club’s girls in a match. The prize? A year of eating for free at his friend’s family restaurant. So, all of a sudden he’s desperate to get this club back on its feet.

    Shugo Chara!
    If you absolutely love plaid, this is the series for you. Well, it’s a magical girl series filled with MPD (multiple personality disorder) and plaid. It’s pretty cute and not that bad actually.

    Sketchbook ~full color’S~
    Well, Hidamari Sketch was pretty good, so I thought I’d check this out. It’s pretty decent. There’s really not much to say about it though. The misspelling in the title is pretty funny though.

    A slice-of-life comedy about three sisters and their ordinary lives told in an extraordinary way. I enjoyed the first episode. The whole confession letter->challenge letter scene was great.

    Prism Ark
    I can tell you I really have no idea what this is really about. However, I’m a sucker for anything that looks like an animated RPG. So, I’ll give it another episode or two before I cast final judgment on it.

    Plan on trying this month:
    Macross F
    Maple Story (yes, it’s based on the Korean MMO)
    Ghost Hound

    Things I’m not touching with a ten foot pole:
    Kodomo no Jikan
    Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun

    Interesting looking series from next month:
    Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations (Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle Tokyo Revelations)
    That’s it. Not much happening next month aside from Tsubasa OVA and some other OVA. And by “not much” I mean those are the only two on anidb’s calendar for November.

    Downloaded but didn’t watched/don’t remember/didn’t feel like writing about:
    Night Wizard (was really bland, I remember that much)
    ef – a tale of memories
    Myself; Yourself
    Dragonaut Resonance
    Rental Magica
  2. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    Where's Da Capo II?
  3. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I never watched the first Da Capo. Is it any good? If so, feel free to contribute. These threads aren't just supposed to be me alone talking about what I've watched. XD
  4. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    Da Capo is just a stereotypical harem anime. I'd say the conflict starts with the protagonist choosing the girl he loves, then going into deeper conflict after making his decision.

    Da Capo Second Season revolves more around Aisia, and her dream to make everybody happy using magic.

    I enjoyed second season more, probably because there weren't any mini-series within DCSS
  5. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I looked and saw there was a Da Capo 2 AND a Da Capo II. How confusing. @[email protected] I might check out this new one since it's apparently not a direct sequel to the others.
  6. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    DCII takes place like 50 (don't remember exact number) years after the events of DCSS

    DC2 and DCII? What site?
  7. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

  8. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    Bla, they should've just said DCSS instead of confusing people
  9. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    You didn't mention the new You're Under Arrest? Then again, that series is kinda old.

    I dunno about Genshiken, is it better than Comic Party? CPR was awful, but the first one was pretty good.

    Agree with the ones not to touch though. Kodomo no Jikan is just disturbing, in a really, really bad way. Anyone who probably likes that series is also probably registered in a way that everyone knows where you live, and will never approach your house for the reason. Goshoshuu-sama has an interesting premise, but knowing how most harem animes go, forget it.
  10. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I never saw more than an episode or so of Comic Party when my friend brought over a DVD many moons ago, so I can't really say. Genshiken is pretty good though as long as a slice-of-life comedy about otaku (and one of them's normal girlfriend) doesn't bother you. It's better than Doujin Work, which was hilarious in its own right.

    Never saw You're Under Arrest. Is this a re-make or a sequel or what?

    I admit I know nothing about Kodomo no Jikan, but I have heard to stay away from it, so I've chosen to heed that advice. Now, I don't mind harem anime, I just tend to stay away from those that recieve the lable "ecchi" as fanservice usually ends up taking precedence over any sort of story.
  11. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    Chris, if you want to know the reason why you are told to stay away from it, shall I PM you?
  12. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Well, let's just say that shows kodomo no jikan make me wonder how far the Japanese are willing to go to make a buck. It's almost sickening what they portray on there.
  13. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    or, you can blame it on the mangaka
  14. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Yah, but they didn't need to make an anime out of it. Seriously, shows like this wreck the entire anime/manga community and make us look like a bunch of perverts. They should have left kodomo no jikan alone so it can languish on the hentai shelf for the next century. Legitimizing the show on national TV only hurts anime as a genre.
  15. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I read the brief plot summary on AniDB. I have a better idea about why to stay away from it now. ._.

    Now, the real question is, why do you two know so much about it? >_>;
  16. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    read it on an anime blog I go on often
  17. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    I read articles on Anime News Network surrounding the controversy. It's pretty sad how many people use censorship as a reason to support the show, regardless of the content.
  18. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    Bamboo Blade is actually pretty good. Much better than I was expecting.
  19. ShadowTogetic

    ShadowTogetic New Member

    By the way, I'm watching Myself ; Yourself
    Pretty interesting

    Basically about how Hidaka Sana moved out of his hometown when he was 11 and moved back in at the age of 16. Without spoiling, the first episode had a nice ending.
  20. Professor_Chris

    Professor_Chris Active Member

    I've been watching it too. I just couldn't remember it when I was writing the original post. The only thing I actually haven't actually watched on that downloaded list is ef. I should probably download another episode or two of Night Wizard as well to see if it gets more interesting.

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