where a tsundere is fine too…

Fall 2013 Anime Preview

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Whoa we have 44 shows this season excluding kiddie shows and shows that promotes toys. In this preview I’ve included Movies that would be released this season. I’ve also embedded the PVs in this season preview so that you could watch it on the same page. Though there are some that I can’t embed so if you can’t see the PV just click on the link above/below the video.

I made this as thorough as I can so I hope it’ll be a good guide to your anime watching this fall.

Now on to the Fall Anime Preview 2013!

Data gathered are from: AniDB, ANN, MAL, Fansub Wiki, Moetron

Fall 2013 Anime Chart v2

*Chart courtesy of neregate  (v.2.0)

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*Chart courtesy of zektr (v.4.0)

TV SERIES

10 Super Seisyun Brothers
Release Date: Sept 13, 2013
Genre: Shoujo, Comedy, Slice of Life, Josei
Animation Production: AIC+

Notable Staff/Cast:
Series Composition: Konparu, Tomoko (Series Composition of Kamisama no Inai Nichiyoubi & Kimi ni Todoke)

Ishikawa, Kaito as Saitou, MaoLedo (Suisei no Gargantia)
Kayano, Ai as Saitou, MakoHonma, Meiko (AnoHana)
Ohsaka, Ryota as Sawamura, EijunBlood, Charlie Staz (Blood Lad)
Yamamoto, Nozomi as Shinmoto, ChikoKusunoki, Yukimura (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)

Summary:
The story involves two pairs of teenage elder sister and younger brother, Niimoto’s who are a bit of narcissist and Saitou’s who look a bit mysterious, and their everyday life in school and at home.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Great works by the series composition staff so maybe it’ll turn out great despite the not so impressive summary and PV. After Servant x Service I’ll need a dose of comedy and slice of life so I think I’ll try this one.

Potential Meter: 50%

 

01 Diabolik Lovers
Release Date: Sept 16, 2013
Genre: Romance, Supernatural
Animation Production: Zexcs

Diabolik Lovers PV 1

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Tagashira, Shinobu (Character design Da Capo)

Midorikawa, Hikaru as Sakamaki, AyatoYuy, Heero (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)
Kaji, Yuki as Sakamaki, KanatoArita, Haruyuki (Accel World)
Hirakawa, Daisuke as Sakamaki, LaitoRyuugazaki, Rei (Free!)
Toriumi, Kousuke as Sakamaki, ShuuSaitou, Hajime (Hakuouki)

Summary:
Komori Yui is a positive-thinking girl who nevertheless is troubled by seeing spirits and experiencing poltergeist phenomena. In her second year in high school, she transfers to a new school — a night school for entertainers and celebrities — due to her father’s work. There are rumours that vampires exist among the student body, and Yui ends up living with the six sadistic Sakamaki vampire brothers.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Ooooh since Free! is only one cour I’m glad we got another bishie anime this season but I’m a bit wary since director-san is a newbie and this is another one of those game adaptation so my expectation in this is low. Though I like the idea that our protagonist is living with 6 vampires and damn I find the PV quite sexy www. I just hope the girl is not annoying like the girl on Amnesia.

Potential Meter: 50%

 

11 Miss Monochrome
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Genre: Music, Slice of Life
Animation Production: LIDEN FILMS, SANZIGENNotable Staff/Cast:
Horie, Yui (Hanekawa, Tsubasa of Bakemonogatari)

Summary:
“Miss Monochrome” is an original character design from seiyuu Horie Yui. In March 2012, she first used the “Miss Monochrome” character as a 3D virtual singer to sing her songs at her concert “Horie Yui wo Meguru Bouken III ~Secret Mission Tour~”. Later, the character appeared in a range of merchandise as well as in the social network game “Girlfriend (Beta)”.

According to the setting, Miss Monochrome loves only the monochrome style, dislikes all kinds of color, and always dreams about changing the world into her favorite monochrome color.

Impressions:
Chidori3souske This one will be an anime short based on Horie Yui’s original character design. Well I love Horie Yui but I’m not too interested with this anime so I’ll pass on this one

Potential Meter: 10%

 


02
Gaist Crusher
Release Date: October 2, 2013
Animation Production: Srudio Pierrot
Genre:Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Takamoto, Nobuhiro (Medaka no Gakkou)

Summary:
In the story, Gaimetal, a metal ore with high amounts of pure energy, was discovered 50,000 meters (160,000 feet) underground in 2047, and mining began all around the world. However, Gaist, metallic lifeforms whose bodies are entirely encrusted with Gaimetal, emerged in 2055 and began attacking people. In 2064, Rekka, Hayato, Kurama, and Siren are among those who suit up in Gaist Gear and battle over 100 varieties of Gaist creatures.

Impression:
Chidori3souske This looks like a original shounen show from Studio Pierrot and we got little info about it as of now so I think I’ll pass on this one since the  summary doesn’t really interest me.

Potential Meter: 10%

 

12 Kyoukai no Kanata
Release Date: October 2, 2013
Genre: Fantasy
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Ishidate, Taichi (Key Animation of Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu)
Series Composition: Steins;Gate (Steins;Gate)

Kenn as Kanbara, AkihitoFuruya, Kota (Ginga e Kickoff!!)
Taneda, Risa as Kuriyama, MiraiWatanabe, Saki (Shinsekai yori)
Chihara, Minori as Nase, MitsukiNagato, Yuki (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu)
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa as Nase, HiroomiTachibana, Makoto (Free!)

Summary:
Akihito Kanbara is a high school sophomore in the literature club who believes himself to be a “Meganest”, and although he appears to be human, he is actually half Yōmu, which makes him invulnerable to wounds, due to the fact that he can heal so quickly, and also immortal. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it appears as if she is about to attempt suicide by jumping off of the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is considered heresy even among other members of the underworld, so she is shunned. Soon after Akihito saves Mirai, disturbing events begin to arise.

Impression:
Chidori3souske WOW everything is so darn interesting in this KyoAni show of the season. That megane girl at the PV is so badass, hell everything in the PV is so badass! Here’s to hoping that finally, KyoAni will be stepping out of it’s comfort zone and hopefully this one will be full of action just like what the PV gave us if not it’ll be another slice-of-life KyoAni show which honestly, I’m getting tired of. Impressive staff and cast but director-san is a newbie so hopefully he’ll man up to the demand of an action packed anime. KyoAni is really good in adaptations so I guess I’m confident that this will be loyal to its light novel counterpart . I’ll definitely pick this up.

Potential Meter: 80%

 

14 Kyousogiga (TV)
Release Date:
October 2 ,2013
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
Animation Production: Toei Animation

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director/Series Composition: Matsumoto, Rie (Asst. Director Heartcatch Precure! Movie: Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show… Desu ka!?)
Original Creator/Series Composition: Toudou, Izumi (Original Creator of Fresh Precure!)
Music: Shiina, Go (Gyo)

Kugimiya, Rie as KotoElric, Alphonse (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
Suzumura, Kenichi as Myoue –  Tanaka, Yoshitake (Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou)
Hisakawa, Aya as Lady KotoSkuld (Aa! Megami-sama! (TV))
Saito, Chiwa as ShoukoAkemi, Homura (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)

Summary:
Hidden within Tokyo is the “mirror capital” where youkai and humans live together and no one ever dies. It is protected by three people – Kurama, Yase, and Myoue – as they await the return of their parents, Myoue Jonin and Koto. One day a young girl named Koto (same name, different spelling) wanders into the city from a different dimension looking for her mother. A mecha-geek with red eyes, it’s not immediately clear whether she’s human or youkai. Her arrival upsets the long peace that had ruled the capital.

Impression:
Chidori3souske This series marked the first time Banpresto and Toei Animation collaborated together and these two companies launched a ONA last December 2011 which I failed to watch during that time. The summary is interesting and I like the animation style from the PV so I’ll probably pick this up. I didn’t have a chance to watch any of the director and original creator’s works so I don’t how this will turn out but for now I’ll try this out.

Potential Meter: 70%

 

16 Coppelion
Release Date:
October 2, 2013
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Animation Production: GoHands

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Suzuki, Shingo (Director of K)
Series Composition: Nakamura, Makoto (Series Composition of Seitokai Yakuindomo)
Music: Endo, Mikio (Music of K)

Hanazawa, Kana as Fukasaku, AoiShiina, Mayuri (Steins;Gate)
Tomatsu, Haruka as Naruse, IbaraAnjou, Naruko (AnoHana)
Horie, Yui as Ozu, KanonHanekawa, Tsubasa (Bakemonogatari)
Sakamoto, Maaya as Ozu, ShionRyougi, Shiki (Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei)

Summary:
Many years after a great tragedy killed 90% of the people in Japan, three girls arrive in the ruins of Tokyo. In the devastated capital, their unusually clean clothes set them apart. But that’s not the only strange thing about them – they also each wield supernatural powers. They call themselves “Coppelion,” and are on a mission to save the people of Tokyo.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Wow that was an impressive PV so the girls are so badass. The premise is interesting though this is just director-san’s second series he’s directing but he’s behind the key animation of several impressive action anime so this series really look promising. The script writer’s works are all mediocre so I don’t know how will that affect this series. Oh and the cast are all famous seiyuus and the lead role goes to Kana-tan! I’m loving this already.

Potential Meter: 90%

 

17 Aikatsu! 2nd Series
Release Date: October 3, 2013
Genre: Card Games, Idols, Music, School
Animation Production: Sunrise

Notable Staff/Cast:
Morohoshi, Sumire as Hoshimiya, IchigoTakanomiya, Arisa (Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankeinai yo ne!)
Tadokoro, Azusa as Kiriya, AoiMeshiyori, Muneo (Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai.)
Ohashi, Ayaka as Shibuki, RanUno, Uzume (Fantasista Doll)

Summary:
Starlight Academy is facing a predicament thanks to the rise of the new rival idol training school, Dream Academy. The Dream Academy’s “cool beauty” Seira Otoshiro is a major new idol with talent in rock music and perfect pitch, while Kii Saekusa is a genius who enrolls in the academy’s producer course.
The two academies face off for the honor of training the top idol.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Didn’t watch the first season so this one is a pass.

Potential Meter: ?

 

18 Golden Time
Release Date: October 3, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Animation Production: J.C. Staff

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Kon, Chiaki (Director of Nodame Cantabile Finale)
Series Composition: Shimo, Fumihiko (Series Composition of Kanon (2006) & Kokoro Connect)
Music: Hashimoto, Yukari (Music of Mawaru Penguindrum)

Horie, Yui as Kaga, KoukoHanekawa, Tsubasa (Bakemonogatari)
Ishikawa, Kaito as Yanagisawa, MitsuoLedo (Suisei no Gargantia)
Kayano, Ai as Hayashida, NanaHonma, Meiko (Ano Hana)

Summary:
Tada Banri is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. Due to the after-effects of an accidental fall from a bridge shortly after high school graduation, he lost all his memories from before then. At the time of the accident, Banri’s soul had escaped from his body, and the Spirit of Tada Banri came into being, carrying his memories from before graduation.

Banri finds himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he runs into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appears in front of them a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses, who hits Mitsuo across the face with them and hands the flowers over to him. This stylish, well dressed, and perfect woman is his childhood friend Kaga Kouko. As children, they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well-known private college, but she also took the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Oh yes! We got another one of those Rom-Com J.C. Staff (Toradora!, Ano Natsu de Matteru) shows! The premise is interesting and the staff behind this have worked on similar shows and with Shimo, Fumihiko-san behind the series composition I got a feeling this will surely tug my heart strings. Oh and Horie, Yui-san will be the lead though her voice on the PV sounds like Hanekawa’s voice but still, I love her ojou-sama voice. Will definitely pick this up.

Potential Meter: 90%

 

19 Kill la Kill
Release Date:
October 3, 2013
Genre: Action, School
Animation Production: Studio Trigger

 

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Imaishi, Hiroyuki (Director of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Series Composition: Nakashima, Kazuki (Series Composition of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Music: Sawano, Hiroyuki (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Yuzuki, Ryouka as Kiryuin, SatsukiShamal (Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A’s)
Koshimizu, Ami as Matoi, RyuukoStadtfeld, Kallen (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
Inada, Tetsu as Inumuta, HokaKurogane (Tsubasa Chronicle)

Summary:
Ryuuko Matoi carries a large weapon shapes like half of a pair of scissors. She’s looking for the woman with the other half, who killed her father. Satsuki Kiryuuin, student council president of Honnouji Academy, is said to know the woman’s identity, so Ryuuko transfers there. Those who arrive at the school receive a special “reverse uniform,” and Satsuki has used that power to rule the school in fear.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Whoa big names there. Though the premise does not make any sense for now I bet everything would be new and creative specially with those talented people listed above. Oh and the music in this is the same person behind Shingeki no Kyojin’s music I got a feeling this will be one epic series and thankfully it’s a 2 cour series! Btw the main girl’s costume if so freaking ridiculous.

Potential Meter: 95%

 

03 Outbreak Company
Release Date:
October 3, 2013
Genre: Fantasy
Animation Production: feel.

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Oikawa, Kei (Assistant Director of Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!)
Series Composition: Arakawa, Naruhisa (Screenplay of Spice and Wolf 1&2)
Character Design: Mamezuka, Takashi (Character Design of Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai!)
Original Creator: Sakaki, Ichirou (Scrapped Princess, Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica & Strait Jacket)Fuchigami, Mai as Ann Erudanto III, PetrarcaNishizumi, Miho (Girls und Panzer)
Mimori, Suzuko as Foaran, MyuseruHimiko (Btooom!)
Hanae, Natsuki as Kanou, ShinichiHaimura, Kiri (Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge)

Summary:
Having a light novel author father and an eroge illustrator mother, Kanou Shinichi is a thoroughbred otaku. However he does not have any special power except for his broad knowledge, sharp insight, and impeccable instinct about “MOE” and its products, from manga to anime to games to light novel to figures. One day he found himself transported to a fantasy world where elves live and dragons fly. And he is given a task—not to fight monster or embark on a quest, but to enhance cultural exchange by becoming a “moe missionary” in this fantasy world! He meets a palace guard who has a bit of fujoshi taste, a half-elf maid, and the empress who is a little girl. He comes up with the idea of building a school. At first it runs as a comedy but later there are serious matters that Shinichi needs to face: ethnic discrimination, social problems, conflict with neighboring countries, sabotage by opposition elements including Japanese government, etc. Can he overcome the obstacles, successfully bring “moe” culture to the fantasy world, and help the people there as well?

Impression:
Chidori3souske From the creator of Scrapped Princess comes another series which I dunno if I should take seriously or not. Unfortunately  the summary just doesn’t make any sense. So far I’m not inclined in picking this one up. Though Sakaki, Ichirou’s work sure have unusual stories and premise so I think it caught my interest for a bit.

Potential Meter: 30%

 

04 IS -Infinite Stratos- 2
Release Date: October 3, 2013
Genre: action, drama, romance, science fiction, tournament
Animation Production: 8-bit Studio

Infinite Stratos PV

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Kikuchi, Yasuhito (Assistant director of Sousei no Aquarion)
Music: Hikaru Nanase (Music of Chrono Crusade (TV))

Yukana as Alcott, CeciliaC.C. (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)Inoue, Marina as Bodewig, LauraMikazuki, Yozora (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai)
Hanazawa, Kana as Dunois, CharlotteGokou, Ruri (Oreimo)
Saito, Chiwa as Sarashiki, TatenashiSenjougahara, Hitagi (Bakemonogatari)

Summary:
Second season of Infinite Stratos.

Japan engineered an armed powered exoskeleton “Infinite Stratos” (IS) and it became the mainstream of weapons. Since only women can operate IS, women dominate the society over men. Orimura Ichika is a 15 year old boy and accidentally touches an IS placed in the IS pilot training school. He is found to be the only man who can operate IS and forced to enter the training school. Ichika’s busy school life surrounded by girls has begun.

Impression:
Chidori3souske I wasn’t able to finish season 1 cause I was really disappointed with the story since it was all about the harem building of the main guy. I don’t even know why this one got a season 2. If season 2 got better let me know and I’ll pick up season 1 again and watch this too but for now this one is a pass.

Potential Meter: 20%

 

05 Nagi no Asukara
Release Date: October 3, 2013
Genre:
Animation Production: P.A. Works

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Shinohara, Toshiya (Director of RDG: Red Data Girl)
Series Composition: Okada, Mari (Script of AnoHana)
Music: Dewa, Yoshiaki (Theme Song Arrangement Fate/stay night)

Kayano, Ai as Hiradaira, ChisakiHonma, Meiko (AnoHana)
Isaki, Kaname as Ohsaka, RyotaMaou, Sadao (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
Ishikawa, Kaito as Kihara, TsumuguLedo (Suisei no Gargantia)
Hanazawa, Kana as Mukaido, ManakaShiina, Mayuri (Steins;Gate)

Summary:
The series centers around two middle school friends, the indecisive crybaby Manaka Mukaido and Hikari Sakishima, who has looked after her since they were children.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Whoa!! An Okada, Mari show this season! I just love her works so yeah I’ll pick this up and prepare my body wwwww. Will she make a heart wrenching series, will she inspire us or is it both? Well, I’m going to watch this one and find out. I just wish we got some idea on the premise cause the summary is VERY vague but looking at it, it seems like a romance anime heck I wish it’ll have romance. Definitely looking forward to this!

Potential Meter: 80%

 

13 Freezing Vibration
Release Date: October 4, 2013
Genre: Action, Sci Fi, Ecchi
Animation Production: ACGT

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Takashi Watanabe (Shakugan no Shana (TV))
Series Composition: Masanao Akahoshi (Toaru Majutsu no Index II (TV))

Ichiki, Mitsuhiro as Aoi, KazuyaKazami, Tomohiko (Another)
Noto, Mamiko as el Bridget, SatellizerKuronuma, Sawako (Kimi ni Todoke)
Hanazawa, Kana as Linchen, RanaGokou, Ruri (OreImo)
Inoue, Marina as Fairchild, ChiffonMikazuki, Yozora (Haganai)

Summary:
Second season of Freezing.

Set in a slightly futuristic world where Earth has been invaded and is at war with aliens from another dimension called the Nova, the story follows the adventures of a Japanese boy named Kazuya Aoi who enrolls for training at a special school for genetically modified girls called Pandoras who battle the aliens, and their male partners, called Limiters, who use a special power called “freezing” to limit their opponent’s mobility. The protagonist makes the acquaintance of an unusual older girl named Satellizer el Bridget who appears to be the most powerful Pandora in her class, but has not yet chosen a male partner to be her Limiter, and in spite of the warnings of all his friends, he decides to be her Limiter.

Impressions:
Chidori3souske I did watch the first season (if your interested here’s my review) but gosh I’ve already forgotten what the story is about (well it’s really forgettable www) and how the anime ended all I can remember is I really like Satellizer. Seems like it will  pick up where the first season left off and  expects girls ripping each others clothes out and of course bouncing boobs. Well it got some decent action and I tolerated the first season and hopefully this installment the fanservice would be done by a person with good taste.

Potential Meter: 20%

 

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Yuusha ni Narenakatta Ore wa Shibushibu Shuushoku o Ketsui Shimashita.
Release date: October 4, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Animation Production: Asread

Trailer

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Yoshimoto, Kinji (Director of Genshiken 2)
Series Composition: Suzuki, Masashi (Oda Nobuna no Yabou)

Tadokoro, Azusa as Bloodstone, PhinoKiriya, Aoi (Aikatsu!)
Koumoto, Keisuke as Chaser, RaulMisaki, Youhei (RDG: Red Data Girl)

Summary:
Raul had always wanted to be a hero, but failed the exams necessary to become one. He reluctantly took a job working at a small electronics store called Magic Shop Leon. His life is dull but busy until a new girl comes applying for a part time job. She’s the daughter of the demon king who defeated him in his exam.

Impression:
Chidori3souske The summary looks mediocre and the PV is full of ecchi tones. Even the staff’s works are unfamiliar and the cast too are all newbies. Not expecting much from this so I think I’ll past on this one.

Potential Meter: 30%

 

21 Strike the Blood
Release Date:
October 4, 2013
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Animation Production: SILVER LINK. & CONNECT

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Yamamoto, Hideyo (Director of New Prince of Tennis)
Series Composition: Yoshino, Hiroyuki (Series Composition of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)
Sound Director: Aketagawa, Jin (Sound Director of Rinne no Lagrange & Toradora!)

Hosoya, Yoshimasa as Akatsuki, KojouWataya, Arata (Chihayafuru)
Taneda, Risa as Himeragi, YukinaWatanabe, Saki (Shinsekai yori)
Seto, Asami as Aiba, AsagiAyase, Chihaya (Chihayafuru)

Summary:
The Fourth Primogenitor—That’s the world’s strongest vampire that should only exist in legends. Accompanied by twelve Kenjuu and spreading calamity, this phantom vampire appeared in Japan. For the observation and obliteration of this Fourth Primogenitor, the government and Lion King decided to dispatch an attack mage known as a Sword Shaman. However, for some reason, the one chosen for the observation was a apprentice Sword Shaman girl, Himegari Yukina. Wielding the strongest anti-primogenitor spirit spear, Yukina arrived at Demon District, Itogami City. What is the true identity of the Fourth Primogenitor, Akatsuki Kojou, she encountered over there!?

Impression:
Chidori3souske I love the PV it’s full of action and beautiful girls. I’d like to see the chemistry between the vampire and the hunter since this has romance elements in it. I think I’d trust the staff on this one since they are behind some great shows oh and here’s to hoping we’ll have one awesome OST on this one since Aketagawa, Jin-san is the director.

Potential Meter: 75%

 

06 Log Horizon
Release Date: October 5, 2013
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
Animation Production: Satelight

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Ishihira, Shinji (Director of Fairy Tail)
Series Composition: Nemoto, Toshizou (Series Composition of Inu x Boku SS)
Music: Takanashi, Yasuharu (Music of Jigoku Shoujo)
Original Creator: Touno, Mamare (Maoyuu Maou Yuusha)

Terashima, Takuma as ShiroeWolf (Blood Lad)
Kato, Emiri as AkatsukiKyuubey (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Maeno, Tomoaki as NaotsuguTachibana, Junich (Amagami SS)
Nakata, Jouji as NyantaKotomine, Kirei (Fate/Zero)

Summary:
The story begins when 30,000 Japanese gamers are trapped in the fantasy online game world Elder Tale. What was once a sword-and-sorcery world is now the real world. The main lead Shiroe attempts to survive with his old friend Naotsugu and the beautiful assassin Akatsuki.

Impression:
Chidori3souske So premise seems like Sword Art Online all over again looks like this one’s salvation will be on the execution. I’m really hoping it’ll be interesting despite the de ja vu summary. Can’t really judge this one yet since I’m not too familiar with the works of the staff (I haven’t finished maoyuu maou & inu x boku www) but we got one all star cast so I guess I’ll give this one a couple of eps.

Potential Meter: 60%

 

22 Kuroko no Basket 2
Release Date: October 5, 2013
Genre: Sports, Comedy
Animation Production: Production I. G.

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Tada, Shunsuke (Bungaku Shoujo)
Series Composition: Takagi, Noboru (Durarara!!)
Music: Ike, Yoshihiro (Tiger & Bunny)

Ono, Yuuki as Kagami, TaigaAshiya, Shirou (Hataraku Maou-sama!)
Saito, Chiwa as Aida, RikoAkemi, Homura (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Suwabe, Junichi as Aomine, DaikiArcher (Fate/stay night)

Summary:
The second season of Kuroko no Basket.

Kuroko’s Basketball The Teiko Middle School Basketball Team. The class that produced three perfect seasons in a row, with five once-in-a generation players, called “The miracle generation”. There was another player who all of them respected… A legendary 6th player. An up-and-coming power player, Taiga Kagami, is just back from America. When he comes to Seirin High School, he meets the super-ordinary boy, Tetsuya Kuroko. Kagami is shocked to find that Kuroko isn’t good at basketball, in fact, he’s bad! And he’s so plain that he’s impossible to see. But Kuroko’s plainness lets him pass the ball around without the other team noticing him, and he’s none other than the sixth member of the Miracle Generation. Kuroko makes a pact with Kagami to defeat the other members of the Miracle Generation, who have all played basketball at other schools. A battle of light (Kagami) and shadow (Kuroko) begins!

Impression:
Chidori3souske I love the 1st season of Kuroko no Basket with it’s exciting basketball action, interesting story and drool inducing bishies so I’ll pick this up.

 

15 Hajime no Ippo Rising
Release Date: October 5, 2013
Genre: Sports
Animation Production: MADHOUSENotable Staff/Cast:
Director: Shishido, Jun (Director of Saiunkoku Monogatari 2nd Season)
Original Creator: Morikawa, George
Series Composition: Fudeyasu, Kazuyuki (Series Composition of Ben-To)

Summary:
The third series of Hajime no Ippo.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Didn’t watch the first nor the 2nd season so this one is a pass for me.

Potential Meter: ?

 

23 Tesagure! Bakatsumono
Release Date: October 5, 2013
Genre: Slice of Life
Animation Production: Nippon TVNotable Staff/Cast:
Director/Script/Series Composition: Ishidate, Koutarou (Chokkyuu Hyoudai Robot Anime: Straight Title)
Music: Inoue, Junichi

Summary:
The CG anime centers around the extracurricular activities of students.

Impression:
Chidori3souske I can’t find any PV and the summary is very vague and doesn’t even look interesting so I’ll pass on this one.

 

24 Little Busters!: Refrain
Release Date: October 5, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Animation Production: J. C. Staff

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa
Series Composition: Michiru Shimada
Music: Jun Maeda

Canna, Nobutoshi as Inohara, MasatoNekki, Basara (Macross 7)
Yanase, Natsumi as Kamikita, KomariShindou, Chihiro (ef: A Tale of Memories.)
Horie, Yui as Naoe, RikiHanekawa, Tsubasa (Bakemonogatari)

Summary:
Second season of Little Busters!

When tragedy struck Riki Naoe as a child, he was rescued from grief over his parent’s deaths when four other kids “recruited” him for their group—the “Little Busters.” Now in high school, Riki and the other Busters are still fast friends, and though their vision of being heroes for justice may have faded, they’d still do anything for each other. Which is why Riki is now on TWO special missions. The not so secret one: recruiting new members so the Busters can form a baseball team. Preferably FEMALE recruits, as the current dude/babe ratio is an inconvenient 4 to 1. The OTHER mission, though… That’s the strange one. Because Riki and Rin, the group’s singular girl, are receiving odd messages, delivered by cats, concerning the existence of a “secret world” and assigning them tasks they have to complete. Were their youthful dreams of being crusaders not so fanciful after all? Or is there something even more vital at stake? Between steeling his courage to talk to girls, dealing with his own narcolepsy and facing his feelings concerning Rin, Riki may just need the strength of a superhero to solve the ultimate mystery of the Little Busters!

Impression:
Chidori3souske I’ve watched other Key anime like Air, Kanon, Clannad and even Angel Beats (if that one counts) but unfortunately this one didn’t seem to interest me and wasn’t able  to pickup the 1st season. Since this is a sequel I’ll pass on this one.

Potential Meter: ?

 

25 WHITE ALBUM 2
Release Date:
October 5, 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Animation Production: Satelight
Trailer

WHITE ALBUM2 PV第2弾 by AnimeSlovenija

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Ando, Masaomi (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse)
Series Composition: Maruto, Fumiaki

Mizushima, Takahiro as Kitahara, HarukiYaegashi, Taichi (Kokoro Connect)
Yonezawa, Madoka as Ogiso, SetsunaHirasawa, Ui (K-On!)
Nabatame, Hitomi as Touma, KazusaKishimoto, Kei (Gantz)

Summary:
The story centers around a college junior named Haruki Kitahara and his relationships with Setsuna Ogiso and Kazusa Touma in the light music club.

Impression:
Chidori3souske
Ooooh so this one is not a sequel since it is not related to the story of the first season. But this is another one of those game to anime adaptations so I’m not expecting much though Muruto-san, in charge of the series compositions, is also the person who wrote the scenario of the games so somehow I expect it to be loyal to the source material. So far, I’m not to interested in picking this one up.

Potential Meter: 40%

 

07 Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 3rd Season
Release Date:
October 6, 2013
Genre: Action, Game
Animation Production: SunriseNotable Staff/Cast:
Director: Endou, Hirotaka (Asst. Director of Solty Rei)
Series Composition: Satou, Junichi (Director of Tamayura) & Sekijima, Mayori (Series Composition of Pandora Hearts)

Asanuma, Shintaro as Daimon, KaitoMayuzumi, Takumu (Accel World)
Fukuyama, Jun as Sakanoue, GammonTogashi, Yuuta (Chuunibyou)
Miyata, Kouki as Galois, CubicTsuchiya, Kouta (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)

Summary:
The third season of Phi Brain.

Kaito Daimon would be a completely average high school student except for one thing: he’s a ‘demon’ at solving puzzles. Kaito is so brilliant, in fact, that when he’s asked to take some ‘special’ tests of his unique ability, he immediately suspects that the test itself is a test. Kaito suddenly finds himself caught up in a lethal Philosopher’s Puzzle made by the sinister group POG, a murderous maze of trap upon trap, where failing to solve the secret correctly will result in death! Fortunately, Kaito’s skills prove up to the first test, both for himself and his childhood friend Nanoha, who is also caught up in the deadly scheme. But now that he has been designated as a Solver, he is pulled into a new life where he must travel the world with other Solvers, attempting to solve the latest deadly riddles left by POG. There’s a new conundrum around every corner and each deception could lead to death, but once a riddle has been posed, you can count on Kaito to unfold, unravel and unlock it!

Impression:
Chidori3souske I didn’t pick up Phi Brain before so I’ll pass on this one.

Potential Meter: ?

 

08 Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!
Release Date:
October 6, 2013
Genre: Action, Ecchi, Sports
Animation Production: Arms

Notable Staff/Cast:
Taketatsu, Ayana as Hagiwara, SakuraKousaka, Kirino (OreImo)
Asumi, Kana as Miyazawa, ErenaYuno (Hidamari Sketch)
Tomatsu, Haruka as Kazama, RioMorgiana (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic)
Hanazawa, Kana as Sanada, JuriGokou, Ruri (OreImo)

Summary:
Hagiwara Sakura and Miyazawa Erena are the leading members of a popular idol group Sweet. One day, Erena is injured by the attack of a female pro-wrestler Kazama Rio during the recording of a TV program. Sakura gets mad at Rio and gives her a dropkick. To avenge Erena, Sakura enters the female pro-wrestling matches.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Well it got an all star cast but oh gosh the PV…I had to mute it cause it sounds so lewd…it’s Arms so yeah what more can I expect wwwww. Sorry but I’ll pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 0%

 

09 Diamond no Ace
Release Date: October 6, 2013
Animation Production: Madhouse/Production I.G.
Trailer

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Mitsuyuki, Masuhara (Shirokuma Cafe)

Shimazaki, Nobunaga as Furuya, SatoruNanase, Haruka (Free!)
Hanae, Natsuki as Kominato, HaruichiHaimura, Kiri (Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge)
Sakurai, Takahiro as Miyuki, KazuyaKururugi, Suzaku (Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch)
Ohsaka, Ryota as Sawamura, EijunBlood, Charlie Staz (Blood Lad)

Summary:
It is a manga of high school baseball. The main character, who is a pitcher from a country high school, accidentally gets teamed up with a catcher from a school with an elite baseball team. He decides to quit his school to attend the school that this catcher plays.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Whoa 2 big names in the animation industry teamed up to make this baseball themed anime. Is it that good? To be honest I don’t know and the summary didn’t even catch my attention and there’s still no PVs available as of this writing but the manga has been praised by some reviewers. Another thing to note are the Seiyuus…big names there but I’m afraid that’s not enough but I’ll just try a couple of eps first since with those 2 studios I got a feeling this might be a great show after all.

Potential Meter: 60%

 

26 Gingitsune
Release Date:
October 6, 2013
Genre: Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Animation Production: Diomedea

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Misawa, Shin (Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo)
Script: Hiroshi Yamaguchi (Rosario + Vampire)

Kanemoto, Hisako as Saeki, MakotoKatyusha (Girls und Panzer)
Miki, Shinichiro as GintarouOno, Yusuke (Antique Bakery)
Fujimura, Ayumi as HaruAyuzawa, Misaki (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!)

Summary:
Makoto is the heiress to a shrine that was built in honor of Inari. Even though her father manages the shrine, Inari’s messenger, Gintarō (Shinichiro Miki), suddenly appears in her life marking her as the true successor. Gintarō is lazy and unmotivated, but has the power to help people. The series is described as a “heart-filled fantasy” as Makoto and Gintarō help people who come to the shrine and make new friends.

Impression:
Chidori3souske The PV, the summary and even the staff/cast didn’t caught my attention and the character design looks errrr weird and the way the fox spoke with only the side of the mouth moving was somewhat distracting. Oh well, with lots of other good shows this season I’m sorry but I’ll have to pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 40%

 

27 Teekyu Season 3
Release Date:
Ocotber 6, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Animation Production: MAPPANotable Staff/Cast:
Director/Script/Character Design: Shin Itagaki

Kana Hanazawa as Marimo Bandō
Kyōko Narumi as Nasuno Takamiya
Suzuko Mimori as Kanae Shinjō
Yui Watanabe as Yuri Oshimoto
Kaori Ishihara as Udonko Kondō

Summary:
Third season of Teekyuu.

The four girls of the Kameido High School tennis club play and don’t play tennis in their side-splittingly funny daily lives. The new club member, Yuri Oshimoto, is forced to be the straightman to her idiotic upperclassmen. Then there’s Kanae Shinjou, the stupidity-machine who can’t play tennis even though she’s in the tennis club; Marimo Bandou, the unpredictable super-pervert from Kansai; and Nasuno Takamiya, the air-headed, mysterious rich girl who tries to solve everything with money. Today, tomorrow, and the day after, regardless if they’re all there or not, it’s a tennis manga you can’t help but roar in laughter at!? And in the fall of 2012, you might get caught up in the “Teekyuu” whirlwind even further!?

Impression:
Chidori3souske I didn’t watch the previous seasons so this one is a pass.

Potential Meter: 20%

 

28 Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
Release Date:
October 6, 2013
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director
: Koji Masunari
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Music: Shiro Sagisu

Haruka Tomatsu as Morgiana
Kaori Ishihara as Aladdin
Yuuki Kaji as Alibaba Saluja

Summary:
The second season will be set in Magnostadt.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Can you believe it I still haven’t finished the first season? I heard lots of praises for this show so I guess it’s time to finish the first season before I pick this one up

Potential Meter: ?

 

29 Yozakura Quartet: Hana no Uta
Release Date: October 6, 2013
Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director
: Ryo-timo (Key Animator of Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone)
Series Composition & Script: Manabu Ishikawa (Producer Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone)

Misato Fukuen as Hime Yarizakura
Miyuki Sawashiro as Kotoha Isone
Saki Fujita as Ao Nanami
Yuuki Kaji as Akina Hiizumi

Summary:
In a town where humans and demons co-exist, it takes more than a normal police force to maintain the peace. Enter the Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, a fantastic foursome of unique teenagers, each gifted with an amazing super power!

Impression:
Chidori3souske Good thing this is an alternate re-telling of Yozakura Quartet, which was broadcast last 2008, cause I wasn’t able to watch it. The trailer sure got me hooked with all those badass action and even the premise is interesting. I’ll pick this up.

Potential Meter: 70%

 

30 Walkure Romanze
Release Date: October 6, 2013
Genre: Romance, Sports, Harem
Animation Production: 8-bit
Trailer, Trailer 2


Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Yusuke Yamamoto (Aquarion Evol)
Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Ben-To)

Ai Shimizu as Mio Kisaki (Ariel of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
Asami Imai as Rena F. Avery (Makise, Kurisu of Steins;Gate)
Kaori Mizuhashi as Ayako Hīragi (Miyako of Hidamari Sketch)

Summary:
The story centers around Takahiro Mizuno, a student training to be a begleiter (knight’s assistant) at an academy where aspiring knights joust. He himself had come to this academy to train as a knight, after becoming the unrivaled junior champion in his own home country. However, an injury in a tournament’s finals forced him to withdraw. Instead, he decides to be a begleiter to one of the academy’s maiden knights and help her win.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Oh lol nice concept (jousting) for a harem show and I loved the animation during the jousting event. This one also based from a game so I’m not expecting much but man the girls are gorgeous and the animation was beautiful in the PV so it got me interested to at least check out a couple of episodes.

Potential Meter: 50%

 

31 Meganebu!
Release Date
: October  7, 2013
Genre: Shoujo, Slice of Life
Animation Production: Studio DEEN

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Soubi Yamamoto (Kono Danshi, Ningyo Hiroimashita.)
Series Composition: Deco Akao (Nazo no Kanojo X)

Atsushi Tamaru as Takuma Hachimine (Ooji, Mochizou of Tamako Market)

Junichi Suwabe as Yukiya Minabe (Archer of Fate/stay night)
Kenji Akabane as Akira Sōma (Producer of The iDOLM@STER)

Summary:
Akira Souma attends a rural school and has a passion for his glasses. He forms a Glasses Club and makes his various bespectacled classmates join.

Impression:
Chidori3souske So, who wants guys with glasses? We got another bishounen show this season that would probably all girls out there giddy. The premise isn’t interesting for me even the PV so I’ll pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 30%

 

32 Gundam Build Fighters
Release Date: October 7, 2013
Genre: Mecha, Action
Animation Production: Sunrise

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Kenji Nagasaki (Asst. Director of Mobile Suit Gundam 00)
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda (Btooom!)
Music: Yuuki Hayashi (Blood Lad)

Mikako Komatsu as Sei Iori (Neko from K)
Sachi Kokuryu as Reiji (Shirogane, Subaru from Cross Fight B-Daman)
Yui Ishikawa as China Kōsaka (Ackerman, Mikasa from Shingeki no Kyojin)

Summary:
The story is set in the near future when GunPla Battles, competitions that pit Gundam plastic models against each other, have become popular worldwide in the “Second GunPla Boom.” Sei Iori, a first-year middle-school student and the only son of a model shop owner, is talented at building GunPla, but inexperienced in the GunPla Battles. He encounters a mysterious boy named Reiji, who happens to be an accomplished Gundam Fighter. Together, they strive for the GunPla Battle world championships.

Impression:
Chidori3souske This is a new take in the Gundam franchise that reminds me a lot of Angelic Layer. Though it’s not a bad thing to try something new but I’m missing the intergalactic space battles and human vs human conflict that is like a trade mark of the Gundam franchise. Well, I love mecha and this new concept is quite interesting so I guess I’ll give this one a try.

Potential Meter: 60%

 

33 Non Non Biyori
Release Date: October 7, 2013
Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life, Seinen
Animation Production: SILVER LINK
Trailer 1, Trailer 2

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Shinya Kawamo (Kokoro Connect)
Script: Reiko Yoshida (K-ON!, Girls und Panzer),
Fumihiko Shimo (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Infinite Stratos, Fate/stay night), and
Yuka Yamada (Bungaku Shōjo, Tamayura – More Aggressive, Mushi-Shi)

Ayane Sakura as Natsumi Koshigaya (Mikazuki, Yozora from Haganai)
Kana Asumi as Komari Koshigaya (Kitahara, Mio from Ano Natsu de Matteru)
Kotori Koiwai as Renge Miyauchi (Mushanokouji, Iwai from Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge)
Rie Murakawa as Hotaru Ichijō (Futaba, Aoi from Vividred Operation)

Summary:
Elementary school student Hotaru Ichijou has moved with her parents from Tokyo to the middle of the country. Now she must adapt to her new school, where there are a total of 5 students in the same class who range through elementary and middle school ages. Join their everyday adventures in the countryside.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Whoa the PV look so peaceful as well as the premise it looks boring but the staff behind this series have handled several great anime so I guess if they could handle this well it’ll be an awesome slice of life show. If you guys want a dose of moe with a slice of life story I think you should give this one a try.

Potential Meter: 50%

 

34 Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars nova (Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova)
Release Date
: October 7, 2013
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Animation Production: Sanzigen


PV 5

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Seiji Kishi (Angel Beats!, Danganronpa)
Series Composition: Makoto Uezu (Katanagatari)
Music: Masato Kōda

Kazuyuki Okitsu as Gunzō Chihaya (Moid, Balance T. of Rinne no Lagrange)
Mai Fuchigami as Iona (Nishizumi, Miho of Girls und Panzer)
Manami Numakura as Takao (Ganaha, Hibiki of The iDOLM@STER)

Summary:
By 2039, global warming had caused sea levels to rise and large amount of territory to be lost. As though in response, a mysterious group of warships clad in mist, “the Fleet of Mist,” appeared in every corner of the ocean, and began attacking human ships. In spite of humanity mustering all their strength, they were utterly defeated by the Mist’s overwhelming force. All of humanity’s trade routes were blockaded by the Fleet of Mist, their political economy was destroyed, and the human race was steadily beaten down. Seven years later, the Fleet of Mist’s submarine I-401 appears before cadet Gunzo Chihaya. The humanoid life form that pilots the sub, who should be their enemy, is instead offering her services to mankind.

Impression:
Chidori3souske SANZIGEN, the studio responsible for the 3D CG of Black★Rock Shooter (TV) is back but this time they are producing their own anime. The premise is interesting and the action looks pretty but the draw back of the use of CG is the seemingly stiff postures of the characters. I also noticed in the PV that the facial expressions are also stiff though I don’t know if it was intentional since the girls here are “humanoid interface”. Here’s to hoping it’ll have one gripping story.

Potential Meter: 75%

 

35 Machine Doll wa Kizutsukanai
Release Date
: October 7, 2013
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Harem, School
Animation Production: Lerche

PV 1

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Kinji Yoshimoto (Genshiken 2)
Series Composition: Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru 2)

Hiro Shimono as Raishin Akabane (Katsuragi, Keima of Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai)
Hitomi Harada as Yaya (Himeji, Mizuki of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu)
Ai Kayano as Irori (Honma, Meiko of AnoHana)

Summary:
During the early 20th century, along with technological advancements, scientists were able to develop sophisticated magic. The combination of science and sorcery was Makinot, circuits made from spells that were put into objects to bring them to life and even gain a personality. It was developed as a military weapon and has now spread throughout the world.

Akabane Raishin is now attending the Royal Academy to become the best in the world. Accompanied by the lovely teenage girl Yaya, who is actually Raishin’s puppet weapon, he plans on rocketing to the top of the class. However, his test scores come nearly dead last although his combat skills and determination are second to none. Raishin has to compete with the deadliest of classmates if he wants to come out as the king.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Oh no, another interesting show this season (oh man I picked up A LOT of shows again) with a good combination of action, fantasy and even romance so I’m definitely in! My only complain I guess would be the ugly CG used in the PV but otherwise this one seems like a good show.

Potential Meter: 70%

 

36 Tokyo Ravens
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen, School
Animation Production: 8-bit Studio
PV 1

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Takaomi Kanasaki (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata (OreImo)

Kaito Ishikawa as Harutora Tsuchimikado (Ledo of Suisei no Gargantia)
Kana Hanazawa as Natsume Tsuchimikado (Sengoku, Nadeko of Bakemonogatari)
Aki Toyosaki as Kon (Uiharu, Kazari of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun)
Eri Kitamura as Kyoko Kurahashi (Miki, Sayaka of Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Ryohei Kimura as Toji Ato (Hasegawa, Kodaka of Haganai)

Summary:
In the “Great Disaster,” Japan has been thrown into chaos by onmyouji (a kind of magician). Harutora Tsuchimikado was born into an onmyouji family, but has no power whatsoever. His estranged sister appears to him one day to take him up the promise he made long ago to become her shikigami (familiar). A battle between onmyouji is about to begin.

Impression:
The premise have that ‘been there done that’ feel to it and even the PV isn’t that impressive but when I looked at the cast, wow, lots of famous names there. The great cast is not enough to make me want to watch this so I’ll pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 50%

 

37 BLAZBLUE ALTER MEMORY
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Animation Production: teamKG & Hoods Entertainmentpv_20130810_l by AnimeSlovenija (if vid does not work click here)

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Hideki Tachibana (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira & Dragon Crisis!)
Series Composition: Deko Akao (Nazo no Kanojo X)
Script: Deko Akao & Tatsuya Takahashi (Asu no Yoichi!)

Kana Ueda as Rachel Alucard (Tohsaka, Rin of Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya)
Tetsuya Kakihara as Jin Kisaragi (Dragneel, Natsu of Fairy Tail)
Tomokazu Sugita as Ragna the Bloodedge (Chamber of Suisei no Gargantia)
Chiwa Saito as Taokaka (Senjougahara, Hitagi of Bakemonogatari)

Summary:
The story is set in December of 2199, when the streets are full of anticipation for the end of the year and the start of the new one. Amid the celebrations, word spreads that Ragna the Bloodedge, an SS-class rebel with the highest ever bounty on his head, has appeared in the 13th Hierarchical City of Kagutsuchi. The apparent aim of Ragna or the “Grim Reaper” is the destruction of the system controlling the world. To collect the bounty, a motley array of unrivaled fighters converge on Kagutsuchi.

Impression:
Chidori3souske
Another anime this season that is based from a a well known game. Best thing about this series is its cast who have portrayed several memorable characters in anime. Since this is based off a game, I’m not expecting much and the fact that Tachibana-san will be directing is enough to stay away from this series since his previous work Dragon Crisis! is horrible that I cringed with the memory. I’ll pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 10%

 

38 Ore no Nounai Sentakushi ga, Gakuen Love Comedy wo Zenryoku de Jama Shiteiru (My Mental Multiple-Choice Power Is Completely Ruining My School Romantic Comedy)
Release Date
: October 9, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Romance, School
Animation Production: Diomedead

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Inagaki, Takayuki (Rosario to Vampire)

Sadohara, Kaori as Chocolat (Dortlake, Sandora of Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?)
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki as Amakusa, Kanade (Fuwa, Mahiro of Zetsuen no Tempest)
Tsuji, Ayumi as Yuuouji, Ouka (Jun, Ixia)

Summary:
The story centers around Kanade Amakusa, a boy cursed with the mental power of “absolute multiple-choice”—a multiple-choice quiz will suddenly appear in his mind, and the choice he makes will become his reality. For example, he would have to choose between going nude from the waist up or the waist down in school. While in school, he is given another choice: 1) A beautiful girl will fall before him or 2) he will fall from the rooftop in female clothes. He chooses option 1, and a blonde girl named Chocolat falls before him.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Everything screams mediocre in this series (Even the title feels like a rip off of OreImo). Even the character design doesn’t look unique (the white haired girl reminds me a lot of Yuki Nagato of Suzumiya Haruhi ni Yuutsu). I’ll just have to pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 0%

 

39 Galilei Donna
Release Date: October 10, 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
PV 1


PV 2


PV 3

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director
: Yasuomi Umetsu (Key Animator of Elfen Lied & Kite)
Script: Atsushi Oka, Hideyuki Kurata, Jun Kumagai, Touko Machida
Music: Shiroh Hamaguchi (Girls und Panzer)

Kei Shindou as Hazuki Ferrari (Kagami, Kuro of Kodomo no Jikan)
Rina Hidaka as Hozuki Ferrari (Shirakiin, Ririchiyo of Inu x Boku SS)
Rumi Ookubo as Kazuki Ferrari (Ichimiya, Tohko of Servant x Service)

Summary:
The story is about three moons in the form of three of Italian astronomer Galileo’s female descendants who are on international wanted lists.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Yes! New noitaminA show and it looks so interesting and packs a lot of action. The major draw back would probably be diresctor-san’s lack of directing experience. Oh and Hamaguchi-san’s work on the music of Girls und Panzer was so amazing so I’m looking forward to his works on this series. I’ll try a couple of eps.

Potential Meter: 75%

 

40 Samurai Flamenco
Release Date: October 10, 2013
Genre: Action
Animation Production: Manglobe
PV 1


PV 2

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Takahiro Omori (Baccano!)
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata (Oreimo (TV))

Tomokazu Sugita as Hidenori Goto (Chamber of Suisei no Gargantia)
Toshiki Masuda as Masayoshi Hazama/Samurai Flamenco
Haruka Tomatsu as Mari Maya (Morgiana of Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic)

Summary:
Masayoshi Hazama has decided to become the superhero Samurai Flamenco in spite of having no special abilities or modifications. Hidenori Goto is a police officer who learns his secret identity by chance, which causes him all sorts of trouble.

“To those ‘adults’ who don’t want to become adults…” and “Hero will never give up, never hide, never be defeated, never accept evil.”

Impression:
Chidori3souske The other title in the noitaminA line up this season is no other than Samurai Flamenco. Looks like we’ll be having a super sentai anime which has a very catchy tag line. Little has been revealed on what this series is about so I’ll just try a couple of eps first.

Potential Meter: 70%

 

41 Kakumeiki Valvrave 2
Release Date: October 10, 2013
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Animation Production: Sunrise

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director
: Kou Matsuo
Series Composition: Ichiro Okouchi

Asami Seto as Shōko Sashinami (Ayase, Chihaya of Chihayafuru)
Haruka Tomatsu as Saki Rukino (Takatsuki, Ichika of Ano Natsu de Matteru)
Ryohei Kimura as L-elf (Hasegawa, Kodaka of Haganai)
Ryota Ohsaka as Haruto Tokishima (Blood, Staz Charlie of Blood Lad)

Summary:
Second season of Kakumeiki Valvrave.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Oh gosh here we go again with this train wreck show. I’m not too sure if I’ll be a martyr and watch the second season cause the first one just gave me a headache with all the plot twist it delivered (some that doesn’t even make any sense). Oh well if I have the time I guess I’ll pick this up.

Potential Meter: 30%

 

42 Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun
Release date: October 10, 2013
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Animation Production: Opera House, Studio Mausu, The Klockworx Co., Ltd. 
PV 1

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director
: Ai Ikegaya

Takahiro Sakurai as Koroshiya-san (Griffith of Berserk)
Saki Fujita as Father’s Rival Woman (Inami, Mahiru of Working!!)
Keiji Fujiwara as Gorō (Hughes, Maes of Fullmetal Alchemist)

Summary:
The comedy story follows the title character, who is regarded by himself and others as the best hit man in Japan. He goes by the motto, “If I have an assignment, I will kill anything.” However, his “killing” assignments have expanded to include everything from summer vacation homework to housekeeping. “The hit man never fails to kill the target. Though he does not aim to, he also never misses the laughter.”

Impression:
Chidori3souske The manga style sure looked badass but the summary nor the PV failed to get my attention and with a newbie director I think it’s better if I pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 20%

 

43 Yowamushi Pedal
Release Date: October 13, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Shounen, Sports
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
PV 1

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director
: Osamu Nabeshima (D.Gray-man, Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas, Zetman)
Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida (Tamako Market, K-ON!, Bakuman.)
Music: Kan Sawada

Daiki Yamashita as Sakamichi Onoda
Jun Fukushima as Shōkichi Naruko (Manabe, Yoshihisa of Kotoura-san)
Kousuke Toriumi as Shunsuke Imaizumi (Saitou, Hajime of Hakuouki)

Summary:
Otaku Sakamichi Onoda has just entered high school and plans to join the anime club. In middle school, Onoda didn’t have any friends with whom he could talk about anime, games, Akihabara and other otaku things, and he is hoping he can make such friends in the anime club, but he finds out it’s been disbanded. In order to reestablish the club he tries to find 4 other people who would like to join.

Since he was a little boy, Onoda has ridden his mamachari—a bulky bicycle with a step-through frame mainly used for short rides, such as for casual fun or to pick up groceries—to go to Akihabara every week to check out or buy otaku things. Fellow freshman Shunsuke Imaizumi and bicyclist, while training, notices a boy (Onoda) riding his mamchari up a steep road.

Freshman and road racing cyclist, Shokichi Naruko visits Akihabara to get some Gundam plastic models for his younger brothers and meets Onoda who catches his attention because of the his cycling skill on the mamachari and later find out they go to the same school. Later on, both Naruko and Imaizumi try to convince him to join the bicycle racing club, but will he?

Impression:
Chidori3souske It’s my first time seeing a sports anime about cycling so I’m quite interested on how this thing would turn out but I already got a lot on my plate so I’ll pass on this one.

Potential Meter: 50%

 

44 Pupa
Release Date: October 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Psychological, Shounen
Animation Production: Studio DEEN

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Tomomi Mochizuki (Shinigami no Ballad & Saraiya Goyou)

Ibuki Kido as Yume Hasegawa (Yuka of Oregairu)
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Utsutsu Hasegawa (Nanase, Haruka of Free!)
Koji Yusa as as Shirō Onijima (Law, Vincent of Ergo Proxy)
Kyōko Narumi as Maria (Takamiya, Nasuno of Teekyuu )

Summary:
The “life-and-death sibling” story follows Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, a boy and his little sister who find themselves all alone. One day, Yume sees a mysterious red butterfly and her body undergoes a strange metamorphosis—into a creature that eats humans. Utsutsu struggles to find a way to restore his sister.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Oh YES! I have wished for a long time to watch a good horror and gory anime and seems like my prayers have been answered. The premise is interesting and it definitely got my attention so after writing this preview I’ll read the manga ASAP. Director-san is well known for his amazing visual style so yep I think this is left in good hands. I just hope we got more PVs.

Potential Meter: 90%

MOVIES

Movie - 8 Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. Movie
Release Date: Aug 31, 2013
Genre: Drama, Slice of Life
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

anohana_movie_cm03_dha3ra by AnimeSlovenija

Summary:
The story of the TV series will be retold from Menma’s point of view, and premieres in the summer of 2013.

Impression:
Chidori3souske The movie is a recap but it will be told in Menma’s point of view and yes I expect a LOT of tears to flow when I watch this. Can’t wait for the Blu-Rays!

Movie - 1 Captain Harlock (2013)
Release Date:
September 7, 2013
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Animation Production: Toei Animation

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director: Shinji Aramaki
Screenplay: Harutoshi Fukui

Shun Oguri as Captain Harlock
Haruma Miura as Yama

Summary:
A CGI remake of the original Captain Harlock series.

Captain Harlock rebelled against the Allied Forces and has been plundering space ships for one hundred years. Why did he rebelled? How does he survive for one hundred years? With awe and fear to the legendary captain, the Allied Forces issues an order to assassinate Harlock.

Impression:
Chidori3souske OMG that CGI was beautiful and the action scenes is so badass. Now the question is when will be the Blu Rays be released? I want a copy like right now!

 

Movie - 2 Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 2 – Hikisakareshi Yokuryuu
Release Date: Sept 14, 2013
Genre: Action, Mecha, Military
Animation Production: Sunrise

Notable Staff/Cast:
Director/Screenplay: Akane, Kazuki

Irino, Miyu as Hyuuga, Akito
Sakamoto, Maaya as Malcal, Leila

Summary:
Second episode of Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito

Impression:
Chidori3souske The most awaited 2nd installment of Boukoku no Akito is here! Gah?! I totally forgot to watch the first movie! Anyway this was already release in theaters last sept so all we have to do is wait for the Blu-Ray and for me to watch the first movie.

 

Movie - 3 Takanashi Rikka Kai: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie
Release Date: Sept 14, 2013
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life
Animation Production: Kyoto AnimationSummary:
Summary of the first season of the show, as seen from Rikka’s perspective with new elements.

Impression:
It’s only a recap as seen from Rikka’s point of view so I won’t be watching this one but to the die hard fans, go ahead and wait for the Blu-Rays to be released.

 

Movie - 4 Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin
Release Date:
September 28, 2013
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Supernatural, Seinen
Animation Production: ufotableSummary:
Mirai Fukuin (lit. The Future’s Gospel) is a side story of Kara no Kyoukai novel series. It is divided into two parts.

Möbius ring

It’s about two psychics, Shizune Seo and Mitsuru Kamekura, who can foresee the future. Shizune was sick of her predictable boring life and Meruka became a professional bomber taking advantage of his supernatural power. When Shizune met Mikiya and when Meruka met Shiki, their immutable future started to change.

Möbius link

Taking place ten years after the events of Kara no Kyoukai, Ryougi Mana, Shiki’s daughter, spends the day with Mitsuru Kamekura.

Impression:
Chidori3souske I have loved the Kara no Kyoukai movies with its thought provoking story that asks different philosophical questions and of course the love story between Mikiya and Shiki. Again, I’ll have to wait for the Blu-Rays cause I know it would not be shown here on this end of the world.

 

img_kv Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari
Release Date:
October 26 ,2013
Genre: Magic, Psychological, Thriller
Animation Production: SHAFT

Summary:
Madoka Kaname
. Once a normal girl who led a happy life, she sacrificed herself to save other magical girls from the cruel fate that awaited them. Unable to let her memories of Madoka die, magical girl Homura Akemi continues to fight alone in the world that Madoka left behind, dreaming of meeting that nostalgic smiling face one more time…

Impression:
Chidori3souske Oh the wait has turned me into a grief seed. People from US and several parts of Europe are lucky cause they’ll get a chance to see this film while on this side of the world…it’s hopeless Sad smile. I’ve been waiting for this and here’s to hoping the it won’t be disappointed and the Blu-Ray would be released ASAP. Oh Butch-Gen I give you the permission to mess up my mind again.

 

Movie - 5 Sakasama no Patema (Patema Inverted)
Release Date:
Nov 9 ,2013
Genre: Sci-Fi
Animation Production: Purple Cow Studios Japan

Summary:
In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the tunnels. Her favorite place is a “danger zone” that her village prohibits people from entering. Even though she’s scolded, Patema’s curiosity can’t be held back. No one ever explained what the supposed danger was. On her usual trip to the “danger zone,” Patema faces unexpected events. When hidden secrets come to light, the story begins to unfold.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Whoa interesting premise and PV so I will definitely pick this up when Blu-Ray is released. This movie is in good hands since the one directing (Yoshiura, Yasuhiro) is also the person behind Eve no Jikan (which is also one of the best anime out there).

 

Movie - 6 Persona 3 The Movie # 1 Spring of Birth
Release Date:
November 23, 2013
Genre: Adventure, Supernatural
Animation Production: AIC A.S.T.A.
PV 1

Summary:
Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour that lies between one day and the next—the Dark Hour. A secret school club known as SEES defends humanity from horrors and disasters while working to solve the mystery of the Dark Hour once and for all.

Impression:
Chidori3souske I was able to play and love the Persona 3 game so yep I’m looking forward to this movie. I just hope it won’t be as disappointing as the Persona 4 anime.

 

Movie - 7 Ghost in the Shell: Arise – Border: 2 Ghost Whispers
Release Date: November 30, 2013
Genre: Mecha, Sci-Fi, Psychological
Animation Production: Production I. G.
PV 1

Summary:
Second movie of Ghost in the Shell: Arise.

Impression:
Chidori3souske Still wasn’t able to watch the first movie but I will when I have the time.

Whew that’s a LOT of shows this season and many shows have definitely caught my attention. If you found some mistakes in the preview or something missing feel free to comment and I’ll work on it ASAP. So until the next reviews and previews!

until then…

~ja

4 responses

  1. “:This looks like a original shounen show from Studio Pierrot–”

    B-but, but MAL listed it as a seinen! A seinen show! So it must be true!!!

    Also, I hear Pupa’s not actually going to be airing on TV ;__;

    September 30, 2013 at 12:39 am

    • Should probably add I’m referring to Gaist Crusher.

      September 30, 2013 at 12:43 am

    • Apparently it is seinen…well there was little information when I wrote the preview so I just assumed its shounen, oh well *shrugs*.

      What?! Pupa will not air on TV?! Why oh why and it was even indicated in the PV it will be released on TV… :((

      September 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      • Heard it’s supposed to be a 5 min anime…

        September 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm

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