Summer 2011 Anime Season – A Concise Preview

July is rapidly approaching, so here’s a quick preview of the Summer 2011 Anime Season.

  • Blood-C – A new series in the Blood franchise (e.g. Blood+) with Clamp’s character designs? This should be good.
  • Yuru Yuri – So many series these days based around a school club with four female members.
  • Morita-san wa Mukuchi – Four must really be the magic number.
  • Mayo Chiki! – A butler that is really a girl. At least there’s no “ecchi” tag.
  • No.6 – A sci-fi story set in a futuristic dystopia? I’ll definitely be watching this.
  • The Idolmaster – Eh, I’ll probably give it a try since A-1 Pictures is working on it.
  • Usagi Drop – I remember reading a few chapters of this manga before. This is worth checking out.
  • Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi – Not sure if I’ll find the story interesting enough. I’m leaning towards no.
  • Nekogami Yaoyorozu – Looks like a fun series with some popular voice actors as well.
  • R-15 – Where do people come up with these stories?!
  • Dantalian no Shoka – I’m intrigued by the premise already. Hopefully 13 episodes is enough.
  • Blade – I’m not really interested in anime remakes of series from Marvel Comics. *shrug*
  • Rou Kyuu Bu! – What? Can’t they just get another club leader?
  • Kamisama no Memo-chou – A NEET detective girl solves mysteries. Can’t say no to that.
  • Sacred Seven – Sunrise does good battle sequences, so at least there’s that to look forward to.
  • Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000% – A reverse harem romance game adaptation? I’ll pass.
  • Ikoku Meiro no Croisee The Animation – A Japanese girl helps out at an ironwork shop in Paris during the 1800s.
  • Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel: Kyun Kyun Tokimeki Paradise!! – Mahou shoujo? Reminds me of Madoka, except I don’t think it will be anywhere close to being as good.

I know I have stated this multiple times in the past already, but the number of series each season is growing quite quickly with each passing year. The shows I’ll be looking out for are Blood-C, No.6, Dantalian no Shoka, Kamisama no Memo-chou, and Ikoku Meiro no Croisee The Animation. You can probably infer what my preferences are just from that list.

As for OVAs and movies, there’s Carnival Phantasm with tons of TYPE-MOON characters (YES!) along with the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood movie and the Last Exile movie (premieres at AnimeExpo this year).

I’m content as long as there’s 3-4 good series every season. Plus, I can’t wait to see how Carnival Phantasm turns out!

 

Image Source: Carnival Phantasm

10 Comments to “Summer 2011 Anime Season – A Concise Preview”

  1. LG says:

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think about Blood-C – I know character designs certainly aren’t everything, but CLAMP’s character designs sometimes make me forget that. All the others you picked sound like they might be good, too, with the only additional one I’m interested in being Usagi Drop (so I’ll probably just finally start reading the manga).

    As for R-15….seriously?! Although I wonder how “porn skills” could possibly help anyone, I’m not masochistic enough to want to find out.

    Ooh, movies for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (have only seen part of the show, but I’ll see the rest eventually) and Last Exile? Nice. Although, considering that my favorite pair of characters died, I’m not sure how I’d feel about the Last Exile movie.

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    Reltair Reply:

    I thought Blood+ was pretty good, so I’m really looking forward to Blood-C. Yeah, Usagi Drop should be good. I just didn’t add it to my main list since I’m not as hyped for it due to having read the manga. *shrug*

    Haha, R-15’s synopsis just left me thinking “wtf?”.

    FMA: Brotherhood was excellent and I can’t wait for the movie, although it’ll probably be a while before I’m able to see it. I saw Last Exile such a long time ago, I don’t really even remember much of the details/plot anymore. I certainly didn’t expect a movie to be made for it after all these years though.

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  2. 龙龙 FRED says:

    This Saber is very pretty!

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    Reltair Reply:

    Haha, yeah. I can’t wait to see what this OVA is about!

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  3. Anime lover says:

    Great summer season this year… for those who wants to see all the shows of this season and their trailers go there http://www.squidoo.com/anime-season-summer-2011

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    Reltair Reply:

    Looks like a good resource.

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  4. Yi says:

    I think it might be nice to check out Mawaru Penguindrum as well. It’s a lovely series, and I’ve been exceedingly impressed by only the first episode.

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    Reltair Reply:

    I’ll definitely be sure to do so. I was planning to already, but I think it wasn’t in this preview post because the AniDB page for it was somewhat empty.

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  5. Mushyrulez says:

    That’s your only comment on Yuru Yuri, the show with the best OP of the season?

    Shame.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Ah, this is just a preview post made before the summer season started airing. I usually do first impressions posts for each series after I’ve watched an episode or two. I’ll be looking forward to seeing the OP for Yuru Yuri. 🙂

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