Sunday, January 29, 2012

Spring 2012 Anime List

Today was kinda of a low key day. One of my many sources of wasted time, an online game, went a bit….wonky today and as a result I couldn’t really play. Woe is me. How dare a game I play for free not work properly! RARW!

So back to cleaning. I should make a list of random and weird items I have found since cleaning. Just so much stuff to throw away.

Also I think I might be moving towards a place of forgiveness in regards to someone near and dear in my life. I am going to try and compose a letter as an olive branch. Trying to turn 2012 around and make it a more positive year!

Trying to get something accomplished today I decided to head on over to the Spring 2012 Anime List to see what looked interesting to me. Of course this is just a tentative list. Everything is subject to change! Especially if I read other people blogging lovely thoughts about other shows.


This time with 90 percent more deaths!

Fate/Zero Season 2

Synopsis via MyAnime List: Fate/Zero takes place 10 years prior to the events of Fate/stay night, detailing the events of the 4th Holy Grail War in Fuyuki City. The War of the Holy Grail is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete to obtain the power of the "Holy Grail," which grants a miracle. After three inconclusive wars for the elusive Holy Grail, the Fourth War commences.
And…so far no one has died! Well Assassin but he sucked anyway.

Second season of the hit show Fate/Zero.

Air Date: April 2012

I think everyone who watched season 1 will be counting the weeks til season 2. Season one set the ton and the story, gave us background and basic facts. Season two should be filled with mayhem and high body counts yes? And obviously something will go wrong as Fate/Stay Night happens only 10 years later, not 60.


Time for more crazy antics!

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?: Jigoku Hen

Synopsis via Wikipedia: Ayumu Aikawa is a zombie resurrected by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe after being killed by a serial killer. As he tries to make the best of his undead life, he encounters a mahou shoujo named Haruna and inadvertently takes her magic powers, being forced to become a mahou shoujoin the process. With Eucliwood, Haruna, and a vampire ninja named Seraphim living with him, Ayumu helps battle demons known as Megalos while trying to figure out the mystery behind his own death.

Air Date: April 2012

I think the first season of this show was pretty funny. Was it a masterpiece? Of course not. But the show didn’t take itself seriously and played up to stereotypes in a funny way. A harem where everyone hates the guy instead. But now that the main baddie is dead how will the story progress?


The prettiest girl in school needs your help! Hurry make a nail gun and kill the zombies!

Accel World

Synopsis via Wikipedia:

In the year 2040, Neuro-synchronization, a technology system that allows humans to manipulate their five senses has become widespread where people can access the internet and enter virtual worlds. Haruyuki "Haru" Arita is a short, fat boy who is constantly bullied, causing him to have a low-self esteem. To escape the torments of real life, he logins in the school's virtual world network where he plays squash alone where he always gets the highest score. One day, Haru attract the attention of the Student Council Vice-President, Kuroyukihime, who offers him to join a secret program called Brain Burst which allows a person to make time appear to stand still in their surroundings by "accelerating" their brainwaves in the real world. Unfortunately, there is a limit to how many times a person can accelerate which uses Brain Burst points and the only way to get more points is to fight other Brain Burst users in a Fighting game and defeat them. However, if a user loses all of his/her points, the Brain Burst program will uninstall itself and the user's memories of Brain Burst will be deleted. Kuroyukihime wants Haru's help as she wishes to reach Level 10 and meet the creator of Brain Burst and learn it's true purpose. But in order to do that, she must defeat six Level 9 users who just so happen to be "The Six Kings of Pure Color", the leaders of the six most powerful factions in the Brain Burst world. For helping him, Haru agrees to help Kuroyukihime to not only repay her but overcome his weaknesses.

Air Date: April 2012

Longest synopsis ever! The MyAnimeList has a shorter one but it wasn’t as detailed (obviously) as this one.

We don’t often get main characters whom aren’t…well super model looking. Even the heroines that are supposedly unlucky with guys are still rather attractive. So to have a short nerdy looking guy as the hero will be a nice change of pace. The plot does seem a little complicated. So many rules. Maybe the way they are introduced over time will make more sense. I am not sure how accelerating your own time would be a positive thing but maybe that will be explained too. I just hope the show isn’t full of fat and short jokes. But a show about how people can look different and still be heroes will be nice. Building self-confidence and making new friends is always good, especially when there is a virtual reality game where anything is possible!


So many video games that I have never heard of or played!

Shining Hearts

Synopsis via MyAnimeList:

One day, a mysterious girl named Kaguya was washed ashore the island of Wyndaria after a great storm. She encounters Rick, a swordsman who wound up working at the island's bakery. Apparently, Kaguya is suffering from having lost her memories and emotions. In addition, the usually peaceful Wyndaria is now swarming with pirates who came seeking for the special spirit stone that is worn around Kaguya's neck. Knowing the situation, Rick and his co-workers, Nellis, Amyl, and Aerie decided to bring back peace to island and help Kaguya regain her lost memories and emotions.

Air Date: April 2012

I am going to be honest here. I picked this show because….3 shows seemed like such a low number. I felt as if I needed to add another show to my line-up. This sorta reminded me of Tales of the Abyss. I do like Final Fantasy like games. But sometimes they don’t translate well into animes.

So this is a MAYBE anime. Maybe a swordsman who works at a bakery has an interesting back story. Maybe someone who is being chased by pirates will be someone fun to watch. Maybe I like shows where people have amnesia and turn out to be loser vampire wannabees who sing songs about flowers and gumdrops. We shall see folks.

This is my list for now. Things might change once I learn more about these series. It is only January after all. XD Pretty early for this post right? I am EARLY for once? Let me write this down!


Eternia said...

I will definitely watch the first three. But I don't know about Shining Hearts. From my experience all this time, RPG adaptations' anime are sucky and crappy. To name a few recent ones : Koihime Mosou, Tears to Tiara.
I think Hiiro no Kakera's intro seems to be promising?

Anonymous said...

I have 5+ shows I want to watch, I wish I was picky. Oh and If you liked Kimi to Boku its going to continue in the spring.

Anonymous said...

Kore wa season 2 is a definite for me, as I am watching the first season in my Anime club and we are almost done with it. I am interested in finding out how the story will go forward, especially now that we need a new villain.

Accel World also sound interesting. I peeked at a bit of the manga and it seems like a cool concept. Mostly, though, I'm watching so as to ooh at the costume Kuroyukihime is wearing (and maybe wear it as a cosplay!)

I'm giving the third one a pass, since it looks too much like a silly JRPG type show.

Christina said...

Eternia- I think I might have just picked Shining Hearts because it looked pretty to me. I am expecting nothing from this show so if it does suck I won't cry any tears. Funny how it is fun to play RPG stuff but watching shows/movies based on them often fail.

Anonymous- Some seasons I have too many shows to watch, I know the feeling. I think Kimi to Boku was just okay for season 1. I guess in shows with cute girls doing cute things there isn't much guy involvement but in cute boys doing cute things there are tons of girls and the guys weren't that nice to each other. I wanted to like it more though. ;(

Anonymous- I hope it is a good second season. Sometimes shows try too hard after the MAIN baddie is skilled but now need a new one that was lurking in the shadows.

Accel World looks interesting but I am afraid of how mean the characters will be to the short boy at the beginning. You know before he is awesome and can kick their asses.

Eternia said...

I haven't read Accel World's manga, but since it takes place in digital world, won't he get to control an avatar instead?
Yeah, I loves RPG too, I loves Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, and X <- which is the last RPG I played on console game device. My laptop is my gaming device now.
My PS2 can't work pproperly anymore, anyway.

Christina said...

Eternia- I guess I mean he will virtually kick their butts...and still get picked on during school hours. But maybe he will gain real friends after he meets them in the virtual world and maybe school won't suck so bad.

During my quest of cleaning the whole house I found TONS of Final Fantasy Games and different types of game consoles. It is like we are running a Game Stop (most popular game store here) or something.