…OF FOUR HUNDRED!!!
… ok, we really hope not.
Anyway, Day is countering Depth’s bizarre attempts to get her to dress up as a Strawberry Panic character by using the above picture – yaoi wins, Depth loses.
Rosario to Vampire Capu2
Summary: Blah blah panties blah blah school of monsters/night creature blah boobies blah short skirts blah blah loser male transfers into schol blah blah must hide identity as human blah blah blah busty vampire girl decides to help him blah boobies panties boobies blah.
Day: …wait, so not only did Rosario to Vampire have a first season, it now gets a sequel? And I still don’t have any animated version of Yellow or Afterschool Nightmare?
Depth: Do not want.
Summary: Jin decided to use a piece of the sacred tree to carve a statue for his middle-school project and while moving it outside, it happens to touch the ground and transforms into a very cute girl. She is Nagi, a Shinto spirit, the guardian of the village and she is pissed that her sacred tree was cut down. Having no place to live, Nagi is forced to move in with Jin and tries to accept her new existence by taking out her anger in squashing bugs….er, cleaning the “Impurities”.
Nagi has a rival in a little sister guardian deity, who lives in a shrine in the other side of the river. Well, Zenga-chan has woken up too and decides to become a top idol of the village, much to Nagi’s dismay. (AniDB)
Day: Sounds like it’s harem waiting to happen – and not even good harem like Air or Tenchi Muyo; I’ll pass.
Depth: Harem? No th… wait, is that a nun? Hmm…
Summary: The high-school student Sanpeita dreamed he was engaged to a beautiful girl. Then one morning, a strange homely girl suddenly breaks through a wall in his bedroom to tell him that she is his bride and that her name is Kemeko. In order to escape, Sanpeita fled his house and went to school, but Kemeko follows. And things got only stranger when Sanpeita was targeted by something that looks like a rice cooker on the school’s rooftop. As Sanpeita and his childhood friend Izumi were being attacked, strange little Kemeko intervenes to save them both. Just who is Kemeko? Someone who claims to be Sanpeita’s new steel bride!?
Sanpeita is surprised to learn that Kemeko is really a girl-style powered-combat-suit and that the pilot is a cute girl. A heavily armed and violent girl perhaps, but still very cute. (AniDB)
Day: *stabs self in forehead*
Depth: Off the top of my head, this has been done already with Sumomo momo something something, ToLOVE-ru, Rizelmine, DearS, Green Green, Photon… so, original material.
Michiko to Hatchin
Summary: Michiko is a headstrong sexy diva who has destroyed a massive space fortress prison in the process of escaping; Hatchin is on the run from her harsh foster parents… DNA digivolve tooooo…. this show.
Day: The premise reminds me vaguely of Dead Leaves… but without the nudity and amnesia. The animation does look pretty sexy.
Depth: By which she means Michiko looks sexy, right? We’ll both be watching.
Akina, Hime, Kotoha, and Ao are four members of the Hiizumi Seikatsu Soudan Jimusho (Hiizumi’s Everyday-life Consultation Office), which, in addition to helping kindergarteners deal with tough times, strives to preserve the peace of their little town, Sakurashin, by hunting down the troublemakers who dare threaten it.
Hime is a superheroine. Ao can read minds. Kotoha can conjure up anything with the right word. And Akina…well, he’s just a regular guy, surrounded by three supergirls! Together, they protect the town of Sakurashin. But that’s not easy, as the town faces demon dogs and other supernatural threats! (AniDB)
Day: For whatever reason, this makes me think of Aquarian Age TV. It also makes me think of that wretched movie ‘My Super Ex-Girlfriend’. I have absolutely no interest in this.
Depth: I smell harem. And no nuns.
Clannad After Story
Summary: Nagisa dies. Sequel to Clannad TV. Everyone graduates, people go to college or get jobs and Tomoya and Nagisa end up having a kid together.
Day: If this goes the movie route, I’m going to be really pissed… and sad. Poor Nagisa has suffered enough already, let her get the happy ending! And Tomoya doesn’t deserve to have the same fate his dad had!
Depth: Will watch, won’t blog because everyone else already is.
Shikabane Hime: Aka
Summary: She is an immortal. Shikabane Hime has has made a deal with Buddhist monk, Keisei. In order to finally reach Heaven, she must “kill” 108 corpses. (ANN)
Day: THIS LOOKS REALLY COOL. But Feel (Nagasarete Airantou UGH) is involved… hmm… I’ll watch the first episode and play it by ear.
Depth: I’m going to watch this, it just looks too cool not to. If its 12 or 13 episodes, I’ll even blog it.
Summary: Kyoko has devoted her life to Shotaro. When Shotaro came to Tokyo to debut as a singer, she followed him and worked to provide for him. But one day, Kyoko overhears Shota telling his manager that Kyoko means nothing to him. She’s just convenient, a housekeeper. This makes Kyoko furious, and she vows revenge on Shotaro. But Shotaro just laughs at her, saying she won’t be able to touch him because he’s now a popular singer and she’s a nobody. So Kyoko decides to get into showbiz and become even more popular than Shotaro to humiliate him. Unfortunately, Shotaro has destroyed Kyoko’s ability to love, and she discovers that it is a prerequisite for her to debut from her chosen company, LME. The president of LME puts her into a new section made for those who caught his eye but have something missing. It’s name… Section Love Me. (ANN)
Day: I know a lot of people love this manga, but I’ve never liked idol industry anime or manga… also, the whole ‘girl totally devoted to a guy’ shtick grates on my nerves, so I’ll be passing over this one.
Depth: A ‘showbiz’ manga is getting adapted and it isn’t Strawberry Shake Sweet? Life sucks.
To Aru Majutsu no Index
Summary: Set in a city of scientifically advanced superhuman students, but in a world where magic is also real. Toma Kamijo’s right hand, the Imagine Breaker, will negate all magic, psychic, or divine powers, but not his own bad luck. One day he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony railing. She turns out to be a nun from the Church of England, and her mind has been implanted with the Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum – all the magical texts the Church has removed from circulation. (AniDB)
Day: When I started reading the summary, I figured this was one I was going to write-off… then I got to the sentence about the nun from the Church of England and I realized it was too absurd to not at least check out.
Depth: Does the Church of England have nuns? I’ll watch even if they don’t.
Summary: Toradora!’s story begins with the male protagonist Ryuuji Takasu who is frustrated at trying to look his best as he enters his second year of high school. Despite his gentle personality, he has a natural outer-appearance which makes him look like an intimidating delinquent so he is utterly hopeless about his chances of getting a girlfriend anytime soon, and does not have many close friends either. After being greeted by his hungover mother in the morning, Ryuuji goes to school and is happy to find that he gets to be in the same class as his best friend Yuusaku Kitamura and crush Minori Kushieda. However, it is then that he unexpectedly knocks into “the school’s most dangerous animal of the highest risk level” — Taiga Aisaka — (nicknamed “Palmtop Tiger”) who just happens to also be in his class.
Taiga has a negative attitude towards others and will not hesitate to snap at people. After meeting Ryuuji, she takes an instant dislike for him. After a series of misunderstandings between Ryuuji and Taiga, Ryuuji is taken in by Taiga as her personal servant. Taiga comes from a rich family, though she moved out to live on her own due to family issues. Soon after Taiga learns of Ryuuji’s talent at domestic chores, she gets him to do her housekeeping. Taiga spends a lot of her time over at his house, so much so that she could almost be considered a member of his family. Since Ryuuji spends a lot of time with Taiga, he is opened up to her world and to a side of her that most people do not see. The two also attempt to help each other in order to improve their relationship with their crush (Taiga has a crush on Ryuuji’s best friend, Yuusaku, and Ryuuji has a crush on Taiga’s best friend, Minori). Unknown to them, however, people they know from school start to become curious about their strange relationship together and rumors begin to spread about them. (AniDB)
Day: The premise sounds a bit run of the mill, but I’ve heard good things about the manga, and even an unoriginal can make a great show if it’s pulled off right. Also, a guy doing all the domestic chores? Sweet. I’ll tune in.
Depth: Sounds so average and I don’t really like light novel adaptations, so I’ll pass.
Keep an eye out for the remaining 398 parts of this 400 part series!
Eh… Kannagi isn’t really a harem show, at least based on the first couple of chapters of the manga I’ve read. It plays more like it has more slice-of-life and comedic tendencies than romantic ones. I’d say take a look at it actually to see what you think though. 😛
@ TheBigN – See, this was ‘half-assed’, hence the fact that we didn’t both to do much research on it. In my case, I doubt I’ll check it out because the story description to me just doesn’t interest me moreso than I smell a harem.
Don’t think that my comment wasn’t “half-assed” either. 😛
There are Anglican nuns. I’d guess that they might be likely to be somewhere in the High Church wing, perhaps near the Anglo-Catholic fringe. What I find most amusing about that show’s premise is that the Church might get round to agreeing on anything, let along on some kind of censorship.
@Day – About Skip Beat . . . . that’s the whole point! She only stays devoted to him for like, one chapter! Maybe less. Then she does a complete 180 and completely gets rid of her devoted side and becomes an instrument of revenge! Don’t not watch this just because you don’t like the devoted girl aspect!
And for all she enters the entertainment industry, it isn’t about becoming an idol, really. She goes into acting, not singing, and she and her fellows take acting seriously.
HOLY WOW you guys so critical.. its anime! What do you want or expect from it except to do what anime does, you’ve either got stuff between GITS S.A.C, Cowboy Bebop, and Outlaw Star, movies, or you get the girl pop stuff… and then there’s.. well there’s all that SHOUNEN.
Speaking of which I wonder what you’d have to say about Gurren Laggan and Bleach, shows that are amazingly popular.. AMAZINGLY