Spring Season Preview IV: The Seasoning

seasoning
As always JP and I are here to provide you with luls, bearing no actual relevance to any of the anime we’re about to preview. In fact most of these are based off official splash image glances/have any of us read the manga/heard of it somewhere before. Actually if there’s something you’re really anticipating next month you probably shouldn’t read this. :lol:

キャラディのジョークな毎日 (Charady no Joke na Mainichi) – Charady’s daily joke.
Hinano:
Did Momoko from Sumomomomomomo get her own show or something? :lol:

JP:
From the image, I’d assume that this show would be about naked ladiez and bowlz, rather than how it’s actually daily jokes from around the world.

クイーンズブレイド 流浪の戦士 – Queen’s Blade
Hinano:
The official site wouldn’t load for me cause its a flash loving faggot, but then I googled it up and all I saw was hooters, thighs and crotch shots. Then wikipedia told me it was a fighting game with women who have huge hooters, and like to show off their thighs during crotch shots. This is like if strike witches decided to ditch the loli aspect and go for the boob one.

JP:
YEA TITS! (lol)

Real JP:
THIS IS RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS (lol)

Phantom – Requiem for Phantom
Hinano:
This may be one of those random animes I pick up because the splash page has hugging (and blood but whatever let’s ignore that little detail.)

JP:
While none of the staff of this show appears to have worked on Mnemosyne: Daughters of Mnemosyne, they’re clearly fellow graduates of the Manos: The Hands of Fate School of Naming.

Hayate the Combat Butler 2
Hinano:
I gave up on like episode 17 of season 1. Pass.

JP:
I gave up on like episode 17 of season 1. Pass.

極上!!めちゃモテ委員長 (Gokujou! Mecha Mote Iinchou) – The most desired class rep.
Hinano:
Umm looks like some sort of a shoujo manga based anime aimed towards 10 year old girls. I may check it out anyway, but I expect it to be as terrible as it sounds.

JP:
I kept thinking that we had the manga for this series. This is entirely because I can’t tell it apart from any other shoujo series.

ドラゴンボール改 - Dragon Ball Kai
Hinano:
Haven’t we had enough of Naruto as it is? :lol:

JP:
Blah blah blah, over 9000 etc.

鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
Hinano:
YEA FULL METAL ALCHEMIST! YEA ED x WINRY! YEAH SEEING 400 ED COSPLAYERS AT OTAKON 2004!

JP:
Looks like I’ll be forced to watch this one. I wasn’t the biggest fan of FMA when I watched it. It’s the sort of show that seemed so “safe” and easily digestible in its quality, without anything that could even remote be construed as “bad”, like how Shinji is “bad” because not everyone likes passive protagonists.

花咲ける青少年 (Hana Sakeru Seishounen) – A young man in bloom
Hinano:
LOL what is this like Hana Yori Dango or something? It looks like a reverse harem – which it probably is. Oh well I’ll probably check it out anyway. Hopefully it won’t bore me like Skip Beat did :roll:

JP:
First off, the one in the middle is a girl, right? And not a young man in bloom? That title is a little bit too much for me. Rather than being a shoujo series title, it sounds more appropriate as say, the subtitle for a third season of Junjou RoMANtica.

グイン・サーガ – Guin Saga
Hinano:
I think this is based off some game right? While I love me some game based animus, the charactORs are either buff gross dudes, furry leopard men or toothless old geezers. I don’t think I’m even gonna bother.

JP:
Oh man, furries! I can’t stop laughing at Guin’s character design.

タユタマ -Kiss on my Deity-
Hinano:
All I know is these are the same people who did that “Kishimen” eroge which spawned an awfully addictive NicoNico meme. This automatically makes it win, at least until I get through the first episode. :twisted:

JP:
And after the first episode, the only thing related to this that we’ll watch will be if it spams any new NicoNico memes.

夏のあらし! (Natsu no Arashi) – Summer storm
Hinano:
Remember that jackass who created this long manga about some high school students then trolled everyone many years later by having a pie throwing ending? Well this faggot now thinks he can make us like his next work. Well I got some fangirl rage reserved just for you mister! :twisted:

JP:
Fortunately for me, I got bored of School Rumble after about 15 episodes!

ティアーズ・トゥ・ティアラ Tears to Tiarra
Hinano:
Despite contrary belief the to is like the english TO not “to” as in “And” in Japanese. Anyway this is another anime based off some bizarre eroge. Unfortunately this is like Underwater Ray Romano where it’s based on like serious business issues rather than some girl who ends up living with some guy and fanservice antics ensue. So yea these kinds of eroge conversions usually bore me so I can’t see myself following it.

JP:
Aw man, I was hoping this was going to be the long awaited Gundam 00/True Tears crossover, “Tears Japanese To Tierria”.

咲-Saki-
Hinano:
I have no idea what this show is about? Is that brown haired girl a trap? Or is this the non fat chubby loli version of Manabi Straight? If the answer is yes in either of these I’ll be skipping it. Not enough man meat in that splash image.

JP:
Then I’ll tell you: apparently this is a “bishoujo mahjong anime”. So more like the non fat chubby loli version of Manabi Straight…MEETS AKAGI! So basically, I’ll end up watching it if and only if it consists of non fat chubby loli Manabi Straight characters go around breaking people’s minds with mahjong.

07-GHOST
Hinano:
In order to make up for the lack of men in the show above, GHOST was created with a full cast of bishie hunks. But then again so was Junjou Romantica and you saw how that ended up. :lol: It seems like if you’re a fan of that or Hetalia this might be up your alley. I may check out episode 1 but lack of female romance interest is usually a deal breaker for me.

JP:
The character designs here are a little off-putting to me based on the plot, but the setting and everything looks pretty awesome here.

東のエデン – Eden of the East
Hinano:
Looks like the same mangaka as honey & clover. Don’t get me wrong, I DID want to like H&C but it got so emo and seeing characters not really end up with who they like sent me into fits of rage so I dropped the show half way through season. However I will give this a chance and hopefully it’ll be something more on the brighter side.

JP:
Until I looked at the actual URL, I assumed that the header was Morita and Hagu on a merry-go-round.

初恋限定。 – Hatsukoi Limited
Hinano:
OMG! I just started reading this manga out of the blue and I really liked it and WHOA its gonna be an animu!! That’s so awesome! :D :D Now I’m actually looking forward to something. Basically the premise focuses on multiple guys & gals but theres a ton of love triangles and stuff like that. It’s a lot of fun – from the mangaka who brought us Ichigo 100%. Gotta finish reading the manga now since I only got about 4 chapters left!

JP:
BREASTS
TITS
OPPAI
CHICHI
MAMMARIES
JUGS
BOOBS
CANS

リストランテ・パラディーゾ – Ristorante Paradiso~
Hinano:
“I am a gay of demonic charm~”. I have no idea if this show has gay jokes but I wasn’t a fan of Antique Bakery so I don’t think I’m gonna even bother with this.

JP:
Also, all the dudes in the header at the website are totally checking out each others’ junk.

神曲奏界ポリフォニカ クリムゾンS – Polyphonica Crimson S
Hinano:
A sequel to that anime that came out in 2006 or 2007 that no one gave a damn about. Maybe by now someone will though since it’s based off an otome game I think…maybe…

JP:
Oh yeah, that Shinkyoku Something Polyphonica thing that I didn’t care about the first time!

Pandora Hearts
Hinano:
Liking the character designs, completely clueless of the plot. Will give it a chance at least.

JP:
“Oz Bezarius, heir to one of the duke houses, has just turned fifteen. His life is rich and carefree, darkened only by the constant absence of his father. At his coming-of-age ceremony, however, everything changes. For no reason that he can discern, he’s cast into the prison known as the “Abyss”, only to be saved by a “chain” known as Alice, the bloodstained black rabbit. Why was he cast into Abyss, how does Alice factor into it all, and what does the organization known as “Pandora” want with him?”

Coming-of-age ceremony, daddy issues, yep, sounds like a shounen series to me!

けいおん! – K-ON!
Hinano:
Looks like another KyoAni fodder show. It’s gonna have to be pretty damn good for me not to get annoyed and roll my eyes. It’s already loosing points for looking exactly like Kannagi.

JP:
Being a KyoAni fodder show, I expected it to be named “K-YON!” LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

戦場のヴァルキュリア – Valkyria Chronicles
Hinano:
I’ve seen a fellow Pangya player blog about his game time with this. He seemed to enjoy it, so I may check it out. At least it’s not based off an eroge lol.

JP:
I’m curious as to what the deal is with this game/show. Apparently they had a big event at NYCC.

アスラクライン – Asura Cryin’
Hinano:
Splash image has a romance flag (guy + girl + cherry blossoms). Will watch.

JP:
So like, this is Muv-Luv Alternative if Muv-Luv Alternative were a shounen romance light novel rather than a mecha utsuge?

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And that’s it for the upcoming attractions. I’m really only anticipating FMA & Hatsukoi, the rest better impress me in episode 1 so we don’t end up with anymore toilet humor posts.

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38 comments on “Spring Season Preview IV: The Seasoning
  1. nazarielle says:

    Tears to Tiara is packed with seiyuu I love so I’ll probably watch it even if it’s terrible.

    So, is Hatsukoi like a harem AND reverse harem in one anime? If so that’d be amazing.

    Oh yeah, I knew there was something else, FMA. Should be fun to see what changes they make.

    The rest seems like mostly a crapshoot. I’m thinking Asura Cryin and Valkyria have potential, so I’ll be looking at those a little closer. K-On makes me think KyoAni saw how much people liked the Haruhi band episode and decided to make a series around it.

    Oh yeah, that’s right, Saki’s main character is voiced by Ueda Kana, so I’ll be checking that out as well.

  2. DiGiKerot says:

    Guin Saga is actually based on a series of novels – a really long series of novels, well over a hundred of them. It’s been cited as the major influence for Berserk.

    They published the first few in English a few years back. I read the first couple, and it was pretty unspectacular, generic fantasy stuff – neither particularly offensive nor particular good.

    That said, I’ve heard that, eventually, the novels descended into what can only be described as yaoi slash fiction ^^;

    Valkyria should be hard to mess up. They’ll probably manage it somehow ^^;

  3. omo says:

    Hatsukoi Limited is not focused on just one character, but a whole lot of them, and it should be “pretty” “fresh.” I think JP knows what I’m getting at. I read some of the manga a while ago and it’s like a juiced I”s with more “Fake-Porn-Per-Page” (FAPPP). Heck, I even have a poster already!

    Totally will watch Valkyria Chronicles because I love the game. What’s this NYCC thing? Tell me more!

    • jpmeyer says:

      @DiGiKerot

      whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

      @nazarielle

      From what I’ve been shown of it, it’s a giant love dodecahedron rather than a harem thing.

      @omo

      This is what I saw.

  4. omo says:

    And I hope this Polyphonica sucks less than the last one, I think it’s based on the material that the game is based on now? /dunnoes

  5. Kabitzin says:

    Guin looks like King from Tekken. Those nipples are very prominent!

  6. DiGiKerot says:

    @jpmeyer – It’s mentioned in one of the reviews on Amazon, not to mention the English Wikipedia page.

  7. Marmoset says:

    But why is Asura Cryin’?

  8. Hinano says:

    I dont know I thought it was Asura Klein :lol:
    Or maybe Athrac Line .

  9. Abi-kun says:

    LMAO on charactORs on Guin Saga page, more Engrish plz :D. I don’t know why but despite this whole oppai/chichi/tittayz/etc mentioned by JP (and I am a sucker for those kind of hmmm themes *^^* ) I found Hatsukoi Limited really boring and too triangle oriented. I guess I’m more into harems than triangles :D . I probably check all of mentioned above (if they get subbed) except for Gokujou! Mecha Mote Iinchou, this one is out for sure. Oh and that something about guys feeling each other junk, this is out too…

  10. sage says:

    Did Momoko from Sumomomomomomo get her own show or something?

    Yes. It was called Sumomomomomomo.

    ps. Your jokes are lame.

  11. Hinano says:

    p.s. you’re a fag (´・ω・`)

  12. JohnG says:

    I don’t think there are any harems in Hatsukoi Limited, just a web of… you can’t even call them triangles. More like Mobius Strips or webs. Like the big guy who likes the first girl who likes the big guy’s brother who likes his neighbor who likes the first girl’s brother who likes… the first girl… yes his sister…. The one person who has a harem (reverse) never gets covered before the manga is canceled.

    It has sis-con, bro-con, childhood friend, nextdoor neighbor, love at first sight, slow developing love, unrequited love, two people who are tsundere for each other, and basically I think the mangaka was trying to cover every shouen manga love combination possible.

    At the time Hatsukoi Limited was my 2nd favorite Jump manga, after MxO (the shounen manga where the hero is the weakest person in the manga and wins by being smarter than everyone else). And then they got cancelled on consecutive weeks.

    I’m hoping that FMA goes back to the manga story which seems a lot less nonsensical than the anime story.

  13. Di Gi Kazune says:

    Looks like it’s going to be another season of…

    watching Alto-hime again. >_>

  14. One of the characters in Queen’s Blade carries an open bottle of heavy cream dangling from her belt, so that when she gets beaten she can spill it all over herself.

    Obviously a classy franchise.

  15. Scheris says:

    Gawd, this winter season dried my interest in anime, so hopefully spring season will be better.
    Anyway, I’m only anticipating Pandora Hearts and Full Metal Alchemist, but I have the feeling that Pandora Hearts is going to be ruined by Xebec. ;_;

  16. TJ says:

    FMA FMA FMA!!!

    Hatsukoi Limited looks kinda interesting, although i didn’t bother to read the manga. No idea about the rest.

  17. usagijen says:

    Hmm… Hanasakeru Seishounen will probably be more emo and dramatic than Skip Beat, which, in this case, might be a bad sign lol.

    Looking forward to Hatsukoi Limited, despite not reading the manga. Then there’s also 07-ghost, Valkyria, Phantom, Eden of the East… spring is in full blossom!

  18. ewok says:

    Queen’s Blade picked my interest for swordfights (I dont care for fanservice, wanna see a good fight and Soul eater is ending!)
    Battlefield Valkyria is my jewel this season since it has euro-WW2 vibes. Anyone remebers berserking tankhunter and aristocrat officer?

  19. toadold says:

    While Skip Beat is basically a comedic soap opera, there are some underlying truths in it that I find hilarious. Maybe because I’ve known someone who worked at a talent agency in ye ancient days of yore. People who range from puerile shallow vicious twits who are making enormous sums of money to quietly generous people who help out rising talent.
    Maybe you have to be an old man like me to like it.

  20. omo says:

    Honestly, the figures for Queen’s Blade is the best marketing for the show ever.

  21. Kevin says:

    Hmm…I guess ditching Queens Blade TLing and going for some Minami-ke was worth it after all…

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  23. Taka says:

    Apparently the mangaka of Honey and Clover is only doing the character designs of Eden of East. The original creator, director and screenplay writer actually has some nice credits to his name. http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=91

    Also what is with K-On’s cast. Only the lead has anything even resembling a list of credits. And I only know her as Yoshino in Minami-ke…that’s not exactly a huge role. The K-On cast list reads like a who’s who…no really who are they.

  24. kunikochan says:

    FMA will be the only thing on my list – everything else looks like crap, MANservice, or boobs so I’m just gonna just stick with what I know and love :D

    (your reviews are epic btw >3<)

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  27. shalala says:

    ok when do these animes start showing. eg which month.

  28. Drakron says:

    I played Tears to Tiara and its pretty much the same as Underwater Raymond … except not as good (its pretty much the same story, expect we can see the plot twists a mile away), also there was way too much Ermin (and too many Ermin sex scenes, oh boy was there too many Ermin sex scenes, did I mentioned the Erwin sex scenes being too many?)

    The only thing I liked was the clothing that AT LEAST did not seem to come from the “generic fantasy setting” store but they “fixed” that in the PS3 version (yes, the artwork looks better but it also looks generic) and the anime seems to go down that path … sort of, they could made Arthur a GIRL with THAT outfit that I think the PS3 version never did.

    On another matters …

    Hatsukoi Limited was canceled, I found it odd it got a anime, Queen’s Blade is going to be the fanservice series and …

    Natsu no Arashi, that is not School Rumble but I have no idea were he was going with it before I had to stop due to no more translations being avaible … just that it was certainly not School Rumble and it started before School Rumble got to that Pie Ending.

  29. Hinano says:

    Oh you mean the manga got cancelled….yea the ending wasn’t exactly complete but it wasn’t so bad heh.

  30. Shannon says:

    Yeahhh FMA. Wait are they starting from the beginning?

    I’m not really an anime person anymore so this will be my only anime this season. :o

  31. CJ says:

    “Oh man, furries! I can’t stop laughing at Guin’s character design.”

    I can’t either. I am CRYING right now. X””’DDDD

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  33. Di Gi Kazune says:

    タユタマ -Kiss on my Deity-

    No thanks to Impz and co., now I know it’s from the makers of Nursery Rhyme, ie. Lump of Sugar.

    /me loops the catchy Nursery Rhyme OP.

  34. Hinano says:

    All I know is these are the same people who did that “Kishimen” eroge which spawned an awfully addictive NicoNico meme.

    Lol wut?

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  36. Bob43 says:

    Now, he is talking about security. ,

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