Fall 09 Anime so far
We’re roughly halfway through the “fall” season anime (at least the 12/13 episode series). I’ve also been watching a few older series during this time as well.
Current Fall 09 Line Up:
11eyes (eps 1-6). This one is quite interesting. A sort of cross between Shana and Fate/Stay Night. It’s based on an eroge, the same studio who did Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka. Story: Kakeru & Yuka (who loves repeating his name over and over) end up in a strange Red world where they are attacked by monsters. Slowly they find more similar people who have special powers and are affected by this alt world as well. They start to group together in order to find out more about this strange world and why only certain people are affected.
Letter Bee (eps 1-6). Blue world is blue. Lag Seeing (whiney kid) is delivered by a “letter bee” to his aunty because his mother was taken away. He then decides he wants to become a letter bee and begins his adventure. So far he’s not even got to the bloodly letter bee exam. He seems to get distracted easily . This series isn’t too bad, it’s certainly different, but it’s by no means outstanding so far.
Mainichi Kaa-san (up to ep 30). Good fun, humorous, light series. A series of short “sketches” about being a mum. Each episode is charming in its own way. My Gravatar shows Kaa-sans’ son Bunji biting wet metal because he was told it tastes like blood .
Natsu no Arashi! Season 2 (eps 1-6). More of the same good stuff as season 1. For those who don’t know season1, Hajime ends up meeting a ghost from WW2 and together they can time travel. Slowly the cast builds up and various antics ensue.
Queen’s Blade Season 2 (eps 1-7). Unlike season 1 there’s an actual structured tournament system going on. They also seem to be trying to create a story, and there was initially less boobs. Not to worry though, episode 7 soon fixed that, while also making the most pointless character death I have ever seen. Licensed are both season 1 & 2, hopefully we’ll see the Blu-ray too.
Shin Koihime Musou (eps 1-6). Yep, same stuff as season 1. New characters, new adventure, same everything else. New character Ryubii had her ID and sword stolen, so the usual gang head off to help retrieve it. Their quest takes them through the kingdoms we saw in season 1 and adds new characters into the mix.
Sora no Otoshimono (eps 1-6). So far episode 1-5 have been great, 6 was mince. Tomoki ends up with an angeloid servant that can grant him wishes. He’s not your usual male lead though, since he’s a perv and open about it. We’ve seen the world end, flying pantsu, exploding pantsu, and an abandoned dessert island with Jurassic Park music playing in the background. Hopefully this series will pick up again, otherwise it will be a great disappointment .
The Book of Bantorra (eps 1-6). Not sure what to make of this. Librarians fight the church; they have super abilities; normal humans are “Meat” and are used like “animals” or suicide bombers; librarians hunt out books; rare artifacts are bad and cause trouble; stuff happens. Dunno why, but it kind of reminds me of X-men.
Older series I’ve finished recently:
Code Geass Season 1. Amazing, well worth the wait. It’s kind of like Death Note, but with Mecha. Lelouche obtains a super power (Geass) which he can use to force people to do anything he commands. With his new found power he sets out to change the world for his little sister and avenge his mother. The story twists and turns at every opportunity, before leaving us on the bastard of all cliff hangers! Got to wait for season 2 DVDs now.
CANAAN. Another great series. Action packed girls with guns. It doesn’t really feel like there’s a story to it, but by the end you really miss the characters. Canaan is a super assassin in China and she’s ultimately out to kill her nemesis Alphard. The story then takes us through some memorable characters as they all eventually end up involved with Canaan and her/their past. License this someone please.
Princess Lover! Story goes, poor boy saves a princess, but actually turns out to be a successor to a rich company. He then ends up with 4 girls after him: 1 maid, 1 immature princess, 1 mature princess and 1 rich girl who started off hating him (they got all the bases covered?). Stuff then happens.
Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo. Do not watch this. This series is “Terribad”. It’s a harem, almost similar to Love Hina. Except the characters are even more uninteresting and bland. Why I watched all of this I don’t know.
Special mention goes out to Happiness! which managed to get dropped after 3 episodes. There’s no way I can stand watching any more of it.
Posted on 15/11/2009, in Anime and tagged 11eyes, Canaan, Code Geass, Koihime Musou, Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo, Letter Bee, Mainichi Kaa-san, Natsu no Arashi, Princess Lover, Queen's Blade, Shin Koihime Musou, Sora no Otoshimono, The Book of Bantorra. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.