Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer 2011, Episode 1: Pilots

Welcome to GirlySummer. I hope your ready for all the hot new show of the season. I know I've been having fun watching the pilots of EVERY ANIME THIS SUMMER. But since most of you guy don't have the time to do all that stuff, I'll let you know my first impressions of all the stuff I watched. (there are a few I haven't gotten to at this time but I'll update this page when I do get to them)

(You can check out the list of anime as well as brief descriptions and release dates here:

Double J:
A short flash anime about girls in a oddball club called the traditional arts club. It's short (as in 5 minutes max) but funny. I'll probally keep watching it since it's quick entertainment similar to Haiyore! Nyaruko-San.

No. 6:
I'm not gonna lie, this anime is a little gay. Well, alot of gay actually. The first episode has the two main male leads lying bed holding hands. This isn't even subtle homo stuff, this is straight yaoi fan service. But because Bones is the studio I'm gonna stick it out a few more episode in hope that this doesn't turn into boku no pico.

Usagi Drop:
This anime right here. This one. You should watch it. It's cute, (the good kind, not the k-on kind) funny and has the most potential to be great out of all the shows I've seen. You can expect a well written drama/comedy/hhhhnnngggg anime with this one. More than likely I'm going to be putting a lot more focus on this anime out of all the animes this season.

Morita-san wa Mukuchi:
The second short 5 minute anime this season. The difference is this one is actually animated and not done in flash (yes I know flash in animation too). Since the episode was short I don't really have a feel for the show yet. For the same reason as Double J I'm going to end up watching it.

Kamisama Dolls:
This anime got my attention. It's one of the few animes this season with any action in it and while it's not as action packed as Sacred Seven, I think it will have a much better story/character devolpment (but not as much a Blood-C). It also has some drama elements to it so there's that. This might be your fix if you like action-y anime that has more than mindless violence.

Yuri Yuri:
Did you watch k-on/lucky star? Then you know what this is about, cute girls doing cute things. Don't expect it to be as good as k-on/lucky star though, it's just one of the many generic moe anime that get shelled out each season. So if your into that its great, but if your not then don't bother.

This is the bettter moe anime this season. The pilot impressed me enough to say I'm probably going to keep watching it to the end. It's got a lot more to work with than the other more generic series this season so it might be worth checking out even if your not into that stuff. plus it has main character that's a male (and not a trap/girly boy)

This is a Clamp anime, and all the Clamp stereotypes are there (not that it's a bad thing). You got LONG character models with happy go lucky girls and action scenes. This one with more violent action that any other Clamp anime I've seen (the main girl was almost choked to death). I'm going to end up putting a little more focus on this anime as well since I think it will be one the better anime this season.

Mayo Chiki!:
So here's what I think happened for this anime, Some guys who make anime got together and were like "you know whats popular? Traps! Go get me a light novel that has a trap in it and well try to bank on that." So yeah, its a anime with a trap, but that's about all it has going for it. If you like traps you'll like this, otherwise don't bother.

The pedo anime of the season. Only this time it tries to lampshade it by making the MC all angsty when his club gets cancelled because the president was a pedo. Yeah that makes everything better. But at least the characters are interesting... I wanted Milky Homes not this...

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée:
Culture shock the anime. Some little Japanese girl ends up in Paris in a metal craft shop, but the owner of the store doesn't know about GLORIOUS NIPPON. It's pretty funny when you assume that the old guy who brought the girl to france is a raging narutard. Other than that is pretty slow, and pretentious.

Baka-Test season 2:
It's Baka to Test to summonbeingu. Again. I like the first season. I'll watch the second. I'm not sure what you want from me.

Sacred Seven:
MICHAEL BAY BOOM! That's pretty much what happened.

Mawaru Penguindrum:
WHAT IS THIS I DON"T EVEN. This anime has it all! Magic Penguins, death, silly hats, incest, drama, action, suspense, comedy. This show might sound like a clusterfuck but it's pretty cool to me. I would put in in the top three pilots this season.

Kami-sama no Memo-chou:
44 minute pilot episode that had some NEET stuff. It has a NEET little gimmick where everyone is a NEET, and the whole thing revolves around a NEET detective and they do NEET detective work to save all the little children. It's pretty NEET.

That's the new season. If somethings not there then expect to show up latter when I watch the pilot. If you want to me to talk about one of the anime more than another then let me know. Next week I'll have a theme song review as well letting you know what anime I dropped for being unbearable.

1 comment:

  1. Usagi Drop's manga is good so I'll try watching the anime, as well as the other ones that you recommended as well!