Wednesday, December 8, 2010

[Preview] January (Winter) 2011 Anime Season Preview

I've heard rumors that this coming January anime season would be a loli explosion. Well, after digging up all the new anime info, I don't think that's the case. However, I did notice that industry has shifted their release schedule a bit so that January has become a much bigger season.

This time, I managed to get hold of the preview video again, that make finding things a lot easier. The whole video is about 8 minutes and change long, but only the first 5 and a half minutes are about January season. Later stuff are for new series coming for the rest of the year.

Since I have the video, I lay my preview in the order they appeared in the video, just to make your life easier. I marked each entry with "video time" so you can reference the specific entries with the video preview you see.

Video time: 0:40
Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Love(craft-sensei)
這いよる!ニャルアニ リメンバー・マイ・ラブ(クラフト先生)

Well from the name, you'd know it has something to do with Cthulhu. But that's as far as my knowledge about this anime goes.

Forecast: Cthulhu is always interesting topic, I'm willing to give it a shot.

Video time: 0:54
Starry Sky

The only female student goes to a school that used to be all guy. (Like we've never heard of this concept before...)

Forecast: Reverse harem anime is actually a rare beast. I'm willing to give it a shot.

Video time: 1:09
Rio -Rainbow Gate!-
リオ レインボーゲート!

Mother and daughter managing a casino, with some weird thing about collecting special cards.

Forecast: I have suspicion this is going to become one of the stupid card dueling anime...

Video time: 1:24
Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season
君に届け 2nd Season

Sawako is doing pretty well at the end of last season, now what are they going to do to mess it up?!

Forecast: I always welcome well made story to make a good return.

Video time: 1:38

We've seen the face of the new Japanese interpretation of Wolverine in Ironman, now we get to see how well this pretty boy version of Wolverine can perform.

Forecast: I don't know, I hope it's a pleasant surprise as Ironman was.

Video time: 1:52

Loli mystery/detective story?

Forecast: I honestly have no clue...

Video time: 2:09
Cardfight!! Vanguard
CARDFIGHT!! ヴァンガード
??? - who cares

Card dueling...

Forecast: Pass!

Video time: 2:21

Humanity is being attacked by creatures from another dimension. An academy is built to harvest special powers of individuals to fight against them.

Forecast: Haven't I seen something like this before...

Video time: 2:35

A juvenile delinquent meets son of demon king who want to conquer the world.

Forecast: No idea...

Video timee: 2:49
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?

A guy was killed and raised as a zombie, then by accident he deprived some magic girl of her power. Now he has to fight in her place against anti-magical girl group. (WTF!!!)

Forecast: All I want to say is WTF? It's sounds so crazy out of whack that it might just be really amusing to watch.

Video time: 3:04
Dragon Crisis

A high school meets a girl who happens to be the legendary red dragon. (what?!)

Forecast: Um...yeah, equally out of whack, but worth a shot.

Video time: 3:18

"Fractale" is a system that allow human to live freely without worry of anything. 100s of years later, nobody knows how the system work any more. They only know to preserve the system is to preserve humanity.

Forecast: That sounds like an interesting story. I'm totally down for it.

Video time: 3:33
Hourou Musuko

Story about a boy who wants to be a girl, and a girl who wants to be a boy.

Forecast: That's just...weird...

Video time: 3:47
Level E

A guy meets another dude that claims to be an alien.

Forecast: The story sounds somewhat interesting, but the picture they have on their web site...

Video time: 4:01
IS: Infinite Stratos

IS is a flying suit that only women can use (why it's always that way?!), but somehow a boy is in the training program to become a pilot.

Forecast: Artificial gender limitation, it seems if you run out of ideas, you can always use this to create a story...

Video time: 4:15
Yumekui Merry

A guy who can see other people's dream meets a girl from the "dream world".

Forecast: I've actually been trying to start reading the manga this adapted from, if time allows. But this possibly provide an alternative.

Video time: 4:30

The second coming of early maturing elementary student doing gross things...

Forecast: Nope, nope, nope, wouldn't touch it with 100 ft pole.

Video time: 4:44
Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki ja Nai'n Dakara ne!!

Story about a guy who like to collect porn and his younger sister, who actually approves of that...

Forecast: What a dysfunctional family. But it could be interesting.

Video time: 4:58
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika

A magical girl anime?

Forecast: Don't we already have too many of these?

Video time: 5:13

A joint project of GAINAX and SUBARU (since when do they make animes?)

Forecast: I searched far and wide, but can't seem to come up with any info on what this anime is about.

1 comment:

the_other_brand said...

Beezlebub: I've actually been looking forward to the anime for a while, the manga is quite good.

Infinite Strata: Didn't Dual! have this exact description?