Instead of school, watch Elementhunters on NHK-Educational

22 01 2009

That’s right. Why go to school when you can stay home and watch the sci-fi adventure anime Elementhunters on Nippon Housou Kyoukai’s (日本放送協会; nippon housou kyoukai, nihon housou kyoukai), more commonly known as NHK, educational channel NHK-Educational and learn chemical elements from your own living room or wherever you decide to get comfortable and learn. The obvious answer is that all your friends are at school, right? Or, well, at least they should be. Anyway, NHK launches a new anime called Elementhunters which is meant to teach children chemical elements as well as entertain them (I assume) this July. Elementhunters will also be aired in Korea as it is a joint production between Korea and Japan; however, I’m not sure when the Korean version will start airing.



Hopefully (maybe), NHK has planned out the series’ airtime better than to place it right in the middle of the school day, otherwise the students maybe will stay home instead of going to school. Seriously, if you had the choice of going to school or staying home, watching anime, what would you do?

Source: Moon Phase via Anime News Network


Ultimate Kamen Rider team this Sunday!

21 01 2009

This Sunday TV Asahi will air the first episode of the new Kamen Rider tokusatsu show, the ultimate follow-up to Kamen Rider Kiva and all the other Heisei era Kamen Rider shows, featuring the nine previous main riders (Kuuga, Agito, Ryuki, 555, Blade, Hibiki, Kabuto, Den-O, and Kiva) as well as the new “Decade,” or Tsukasa Kadoya, Kamen Rider Decade. I’m not that into J-drama or Japanese shows other than anime at all, mostly because I’ve never had the chance to watch one, but Kamen Rider is a show I’ve followed and loved ever since Kamen Rider Kabuto, the first, and in my opinion best, Kamen Rider show I’ve seen, no matter how childish you may think tokusatsu shows are. If you haven’t seen Kamen Rider before and is curious about it, start with Kamen Rider Kabuto and you won’t be disappointed. I think. Watch this trailer for Kamen Rider Decade and get ready for an epic Sunday and an epic year!

If Wikipedia isn’t lying, it seems Decade will be fighting all the previous riders, but I guess it will be epic enough even if it isn’t the “ultimate Kamen Rider team.” For a list of more J-dramas (of course, I’m not sure tokusatsu shows even count as J-drama) this season, check out DramaWiki’s list here. If you’re Swedish or can at least read Swedish text, check out 「時々」’s nicer looking, although not quite as complete, list here or view the same page translated by Google here.

Source: Alafista

EDIT: I’m so psyched!! :D

Winter 2009 anime lineup

12 01 2009

I realize I never posted an updated list after my earlier post on the new winter 2009 anime season, so here is a post dedicated to this winter 2009 anime lineup over at Sankaku Complex (seems that they are capable of doing non overly perverted and weird stuff). Check it out, if you’re interested. The times are written in Japan Standard Time, that is GMT+9, just so you’re prepared.

Kuro, one of the shows from the winter 2009 lineup.

Shikabane Hime: Kuro, one of the shows from the winter 2009 lineup.

Source: Sankaku Complex

I’m falling for this Fall 2008!

5 10 2008

Can you believe it? A total of 41 new anime shows starting this fall! That’s seriously too much, NOBODY will be able to watch all of them! And that is a shame because of the ones I’ve seen yet and what my friends tell me they are almost all of them great! I wish I could just stop time for a few days every week so I could watch them all, but I’m busy as it is and not even a time-stopper could help me now. It’s so sad, so much great things going to waste (in my case) … Anyway, what I was going to write in this post was just a list of the new series of this fall in case you can’t keep track on it yourself (but hey, don’t try to watch them all – you’ll croak). I will also give reviews on the new shows that I watch as I did with Casshern Sins, Toradora! and Hyakko, so expect this weekend to a spam-like one! I’ll write them first in order of starting-date and then by their first letters. Click on the titles for more information on the show on it’s repsective Wikipedia page or on the [ANN] for their respective Anime News Network encyclopedia page.

Started on September 28th
Hakushaku to Yosei [ANN]

Started on October 1st
Casshern Sins [ANN]
Hyakko [ANN]
Noramimi 2 [ANN]
Rosario+Vampire Capu2 [ANN]
Toradora! [ANN]

Started on October 2nd
Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka [ANN]
Clannad ~After Story~ [ANN]
Kuroshitsuji [ANN]
Shikabane Hime: Aka [ANN]
Yozakura Quartet [ANN]

Started on October 3rd
Hokuto no Ken – Raoh Gaiden Ten no Haoh [ANN]
Kurogane no Linebarrels [ANN]
Tales of the Abyss [ANN]
Tentai Senshi Sunred [ANN]

Started yesterday (Oct 4th)
Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae [ANN]
Kannagi [ANN]
Kemeko Deluxe! [ANN]
Shugo Chara!! Doki [ANN]
To Aru Majutsu no Index [ANN]
Zettai Yareru Girisha Shinwa

Starting today (Oct 5th)
Ga-Rei -Zero- [ANN]
Inazuma Eleven [ANN]
Kyou no Go no Ni TV [ANN]
Live On Cardliver Kakeru [ANN]
Macademi Wasshoi! [ANN]
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season [ANN]
Skip Beat! [ANN]

Starting tomorrow (Oct 6th)
Bihada Ichizoku [ANN]
ef – a tale of melodies [ANN]
Vampire Knight Guilty [ANN]

Starts on October 7th
Kurozuka [ANN]
Mouryou no Hako [ANN]
One Outs [ANN]

Starts on October 8th
Stitch! [ANN]

Starts on October 9th
Chäos;HEAd [ANN]
Tytania [ANN]

Starts on October 10th
Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter [ANN]

Starts on October 11th
Junjo Romantica 2 [ANN]

Starts on October 12th
Negibouzu no Asatarou

Starts on October 15th
Michiko to Hatchin [ANN]

This has probably taken me more than two hours! XD
I hope not. Anyway, this is (as I’ve said before) way too much to start watching it all, but I’ll check out at least a few more of them and I will of course leave a few words for each of them. Until then, don’t start more than you can handle! :)