Sunday, July 17, 2011

[New July 2011] Dantalian no Shoka

Japanese title: ダンタリアンの書架
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Genres: Drama / Mystery
I've watched: 1 episode

Summary: This dude named Hugh inherited a mansion from his grandfather, there he met Dalian, the protector of "Dantalian's Bookshelf" which stores evil and dangerous books.

Familiar voices: Miyuki Sawashiro (沢城みゆき) as Dalian. She's better known as Canaan from Canaan, and Celty from Durarara! For the most part in this episode, she sounds like neither. I barely recognized her voice when she's shouting. 
First impression score: 85 - Recycling more Old Ideas?

Personal comments: The "July Copy Cat" trend continues: this series feels like Card Captor Sakura crosses with Pandora Hearts: instead of fighting cards, they're fighting books; instead of Alice, it's Dalian who he makes a contract with the main guy.

[Edit] I just noticed that the author of the original novel this anime is based on, is Gakuto Mikumo (三雲岳斗), the original author of Asura Cryin', which I was quite fond of. While that doesn't change how I feel about this series at the moment, it does change my expectation to be at a much higher mark than before.

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