Spring 2011 Anime
So , the month of April is upon us, and with that comes the start of the spring anime season. I’m actually quite surprised at the number of titles, that I actually want to check out, but like always I’m sure the number that I actually care about will decrease greatly.
Watch Worthy List:
After graduating from high school in 1996 in Japan, Itō Kaiji moves to Tokyo to get a job, but he fails to find steady employment because of his eccentric disposition and because the country is mired in its first recession since World War II. Depressed, he festers in his apartment, biding his time with cheap pranks, gambling, liquor and cigarettes. Kaiji is always thinking about money and his perpetual poverty frequently brings him to tears. Kaiji’s unrelenting misery continues for two years until he is paid an unexpected visit from a man named Endō, who wants to collect an outstanding debt owed to him in Kaiji’s name.
The second season of The World Only God Knows, which now has over 9000 chapters and still growing. I actually liked the manga and anime at first, but after so long of the same thing, it just gets boring. About a dating-sim game obsessed boy who has to apply his skills in the 2D world to extract demons from the hearts of real girls. Follows the same episodic format as the first season; find girl with demon, sex her up, make out, catch said demon in giant magical jar.
Based off of a visual novel of the same name. Now, I liked Chaos;Head and this being somehow involved with it’s story, (either a sequel or prequel, I’m not sure) I’m sure I’ll like it as well. About a group of friends who create a device that can send text messages to the past out of a frackin microwave (Que?). Now they are being targeted and threatened by a secret organization, whose motives are a mystery.
When Ganta’s whole class got massacred by a mysterious monster, he as the sole suspect is quickly sentenced to life imprisonment in the twisted Deadman Wonderland prison where the staged fights between prisoners are broadcasted on national television. (Madworld, anyone?)
Hey, look everybody, it’s Lucky Star season 3! Lololololol, just kidding, but it sure looks like it though right? Based of a four-panel comic strip, four girls with generic personalities, a comedy set at a high school… my case is now at rest. I’m really not so sure about this one, as I haven’t been feeling the “schoolgirl comedy” for a while, oh and by the way, K-on! sucks more than your mom.
Further proof there are no good Titles anymore (literally means Electrical Wave Woman and Young Man). A boy goes to live with his aunt where he meets his cousin C.C., I mean Erio. See has been missing for nearly a year and a half, and claims that she was abducted by aliens. She now spends her days eating pizza, walking around in a futon, and being weird.
ZOMFG FINALLY!!!! Obviously a second season to Gintama, will probably be awesome. Probably the only good thing Shounen Jump has ever done. The story of GinTama takes place in Edo (known today as Tokyo because of its name change in 1868), Japan, which was conquered by aliens called Amanto in the late Edo period. The samurai of Japan fought the aliens, but after their defeat the Amanto placed a ban on carrying swords in public. Gintoki, Shimura , Kagura, and Sadaharu are back to make me lol.
This title literally translates to “We Still Don’t Know the Name of the Flower We Saw that Day” which further supports my point about not having any good, or for that matter normal, titles anymore. Thankfully we can just call it AnoHana. The series follows Jintan, a shut-in, who gets a request to fulfill a wish of one of this childhood friends, Menma. In order to grant Menma’s wish, Jintan must find and reunite with four other friends who have grown apart since graduating high school.
I haven’t read this manga in a while, and don’t remember much, but I do know that I liked it. About a group of high-schoolers who spend their free time helping others as part of their club activity.