Sunday, July 27, 2008

Summer 2008 = Season of the Silly-willies

Now that exams are over, one might have thought that I would have more time for blogging. But alas! That was not the case. Fate is a funny entity
with a whimsical nature. It is precisely because exams are over that I have lesser time for blogging. Hmmm... Still don't get it?

Let me explain in this way then...

Exams over = more time for anime = more time for mangas = more time for shopping = more time for movies (It is the blockbuster season, what do you expect!) = more money 'magically' disappearing into thin air = more time getting depressed mulling over exactly where all the money 'magically' disappeared to (God knows) = less time for blogging.

Yes, I think that briefly sums everything up.

Now, let's go back to our original topic. The Summer 2008 season Animelist!

Speaking of the Summer 2008 anime, I feel that I should really point out that summer and anime doesn't go well together. Let me tell you why.

First off, I'm a fangirl.

Second, fangirls (as far as I know) hate harem anime. (Because harem = lotsa girls, lotsa boobs and lotsa pantsu.)

Third, summer = sun = hot = sweaty = less clothing = hormones raging mad.

Take this for an example:

Or this,
Or this!See my point, ladies?

Last but not least, the summer season anime is filled with series after series of those detestable anime of said genre that only those ero oyajis watches.

Anyway, before I got sidetrackked again, let's continue...

For those who are looking forward to the summer season, you are in for a let down (for fangirls, at least). And yes, for all reasons I stated above.

The series that are only worth looking forward to this season can be counted on the fingers of your hand. Yes, hand. 1 hand. No hands.

If there's a highlight series in this season, then it has only gotta be this:

Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique

Tachibana, young, handsome, and son of one of the wealthiest family in Japan, decided to quit his job as CEO of his company and open a bakery shop. In his search for his shop's recruiment, he meets genius p√Ętissier Ono. He once confesses to Tachibana in high school and got rejected rather cruelly by him. On the other hand, Tachibana is relieved that Ono doesn't remember him and employs him as a p√Ętissier in his bakery shop. However, Ono has come out of the closet and decides to make his advances on Tachibana…

Needles to say, this anime has some shounen-ai moments, although it is worth noting that it's nowhere near junjou romantica's levels. I've already watched the first 2 episodes of the series and have to give it a thumbs up. The graphics in the anime are calming and very refreshing and the story's light-hearted fun makes it a not-to-be-missed.

Second up on the list is:

Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him. Containing the names of these spirits, a binding contract was formed between the spirits and the owner of the book. Now, Natsume is determined to free the spirits and dissolve the contracts. With the help of a spirit cat, his days are filled trying to return the names to these spirits.

Besides, Natume's hot. And the cat's cute (I suppose).

Reminds me of: xxxHOLiC

World Destruction

The story is takes place in a world where humans are ruled by beastmen, and the main character - the kind of teenager who wonders if what’s going on the in world has anythiing to do with him - encounters a girl who’s being hunted and is part of a group called the World Destruction Committee. This girl possesses something called the Destruct Code which gives her the power to destroy the world, and so she and the main character embark on a journey.

I decided to give this show a shot mainly because it has 2 of my favourite voice actors in it. The 2 being Sakamoto Maaya and Miyano Mamoru! [Think: Haruhi and Tamaki from Ouran. Yes.]

Slayers Revolution

This is the fourth TV installment of the Slayers series, and since I've already watched the previous seasons, I might as well watch this as well. Following up from the 3rd season, Lina and Gourry continue their journey in search of a replacement weapon having lost the Sword of Light in the previous battle. On the way, the two of them meet up with Amelia, Zelgadis and also Luvinagard's Inspector of the Special Investigative Unit; a man called Wizer in the kingdom of Luvinagard while taunting some pirates.

Before she knows it, a felony charge is being placed on Lina and in the midst of running away from the chasing soldiers, a new character is introduced into the story - a creature named pocota.

And yes, this is about all the series that is worth anticipating this summer. I know, sad. Well, not that I'm complaing (much), some series from the spring season are still running so it's still not too bad (I guess).

Luckily for you guys here, I've got some good news with me. I know you people deserve better. [Don't you people dare agree with me in the comments section. Do note that I said it for courtesy's sake.]

According to sources, both Tsubasa Chronicle and xxxHOLiC are getting Original Animation DVD (OAD) releases with upcoming volumes of their respective manga in a new CLAMP and Production I.G project. The first one, an xxxHOLiC episode, will come out with volume 14 of the xxxHOLiC manga in January of 2009, and the subsequent Tsubasa Chronicle episode will come out in February 2009 with volume 26 of the Tsubasa Chronicle manga.

So, rejoice people! Hurray! I. Just. Can't. Wait.
More Syaoran! More Fai! And more Kurogane!!! >_< Kyaaaa!!! And of course, more sakura.

Before I end, if the above contents have offended anyone in anyway, I deeply apologise for my inappropriateness. Surely you must understand, it's the madness of a fangirl at work.



and this... is what I call fanservice.

And this...
is just TOO CUTE for words!

Kah. I just love being a fangirl!!!

And some people just don't learn, do they...

1 comment:

NightFarer said...

This blog looks pretty decent:) I must admit, you do have a keen eye for unique and enjoyable animes