Sorry this is quite late since I’m quite busy with reviewing for the PT Licensure exam like I said on my Spring preview. Anyhow, these are my impressions on some of the series I manage to watch on my free time and as you can see from the title there will be a Part 2 so watch out for it. Btw, those impressions below are solely based on the first episode of the series I’ve watched. Now on to the first impressions after the jump.
Title: Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心)
Genre: Historical, Action, Romance, Drama
Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura (Takeru Sato) has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops further, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past … Based on popular manga series "Rurouni Kenshin" written & illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro – published in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 2, 1994 – November 4, 1999.
A whooping 44 shows this spring 2013 and I did not even included kiddie shows this time and it’s still a lot. Though I included Anime Mirai shows since some of them looked interesting.
I’m back (for now) and will be giving you guys Spring 2013 Anime Preview with the Notable Staff/Cast just like what I posted last year. I did my best to make it as complete as possible but I might have overlooked something so feel free to point it out to me and I’ll fix it ASAP. If you make it to the end I’ve posted my Top 5 picks this season. I hope you’ll find interesting shows this spring!
Now on to the Spring 2013 Anime Preview!
(Chart courtesy of Haruhichan)
Title: The Pet Girl of Sakurasou (さくら荘のペットな彼女)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sorata is kicked out of his high-school dorms for keeping a cat, and moves into a small dorm called Sakurasou. It turns out that all the residents, in addition to being uncontrollable and weird, are outstanding in some way: a well-known animator, a scriptwriter, a programmer. A beautiful girl called Mashiro moves in who is an internationally known painter but is so devoted to art that she can’t even dress herself, and Sorata is given the job of looking after her. Through her and the other residents, he learns who he is and what he wants to do.
Yep I know some of you might have already seen these PVs but I just want to share it…
Holy crap I just can’t contain my excitement!! I want to watch this OVA to satiate my hunger for more Lagrange until season 2 comes on July. Base on the PV of the OVA, I’m confused if it’ll fill the time between the first season and the second or will the story be the continuation of the second season since on the first part you will see that Madoka is graduating while the later parts we see Madoka piloting Vox Aura since if I remember correctly Vox Aura isn’t working anymore at the end of season 1. So maybe it’ll be the continuation of season 2 but it just doesn’t make sense…releasing a continuation of season 2 before it airs. Oh well what ever as long as I could watch it I’m already satisfied :). As for the game, errrrrr I commend the bouncing oppai wwwwwwww. On a serious note it looks like it’ll be a fighting game similar to the Nanoha fighting games or Tekken(?).
Title: Ano Natsu de Matteru (Waiting In The Summer)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama, Sci-FI
When a group of friends decide to make a movie over a long summer holiday, they end up learning a little about filmmaking and a lot more about each other and themselves. What begins as a simple way to avoid the summer doldrums quickly turns into something much more complex, intimate and revealing, as the maturing relationships between the members of the young cast take on new, and sometimes very unexpected, turns.
Title: Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (黄昏乙女×アムネジア)
Genre: Mystery, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Comedy
60 years ago, a young woman was left to die in the abandoned school building behind the exclusive Seikyou Academy. No one knows why. No one knows how. But the horrifying tale and the legends of the ghostly haunting that followed live on to this day. Perhaps it’s not so surprising then, that among Seikyou’s many school clubs is one for students interested in "paranormal investigations." What might raise more than a few hairs, however, is that the founder of the club is the ghost herself. Unable to remember how she died and trapped in the grey land between life and death, Yuuko latches onto Teiichi Niiya, a freshman who can inexplicably see her, and together they and the other unsuspecting members of the club begin to unravel the many dark mysteries that surround Seikyou. Will unlocking the secret of Yuuko’s gruesome death finally free her? Or will her sudden close association with a mortal have even stranger repercussions on both of their existences?