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





Kurokami – Episode 1

6 01 2009

The new winter anime season has started and so far five new shows have started – or at least that’s the number of shows I’ve yet decided check out. The first contender for 2009 is Kurokami, or Black God, based on the korean manga (yes, not “manhwa”) by Dall-Young Lim and Sung-Woo Park, who, funnily but totally irrelevant, made his debut the year I was born, 1993.

The first episode starts with the main character in a puddle of blood. Why?

The first episode starts with the main character in a puddle of blood. Why?

As always, I suck at making reviews on anything, really, so I’ll try to keep this short; maybe it will make a little sense. The first episode of Kurokami begins with Keita Ibuki (伊吹慶太 Ibuki Keita) riding his bike through the part of Japan where he lives- no wait, that’s not the beginning. Sorry, have been fixing some other stuff since I watched the episode… Anyway, the first episode of Kurokami starts out with Keita Ibuki lying dead on the ground, blood filling the canvas that is the ground his dead body lies on. This may sound like a spoiler, what I just said, but since it is the absolute first thing that happens you were going to find out about it as soon as you watched the episode yourself and can’t really be considered a huge spoiler. After we see Keita’s dead body and (supposedly) his blood  on the ground we get to see the girl that later introduces herself as “Kuro” (meaning “black” in Japanese), fleeing from some unidentified men in black costumes, followed by a woman with long orange hair riding the train. She is talking on the phone with Keita and to not make this a complete summary of exactly everything that happens in this episode I will stop talking right now.

It's Kuro!

It's Kuro!

I must say, this review seems to being going quite OK, at least for being one of my reviews. Maybe? Anyway, when I first started watching this episode I thought that maybe it wasn’t the same Kurokami that I had recently read the first chapter of the manga of, but something else with the same name, since, the way I recall the first manga chapter, the manga and anime weren’t even the slightest bit alike – until Keita meets Kuro and Punipuni at the ramen stand. Then I was sure it was the same story I had read earlier in an issue of Yen Plus. I have to get the manga, because everything points at this being a great manga – even though it’s created by Korean authors. Not that it’s anything wrong with that, just that Korean authors more often make “manhwa” than manga, and those two are definitely not the same thing. Man, I can’t focus on less than twenty-eight things at once… I don’t think there is much more I can write now, though, without simply giving away everything that happens in the episode, and that’s not what I’m writing this for, so I’ll just add another picture and then a gallery with pictures from the episode, if you’re interested. Oh yeah, this is definitely one of the shows from the early anime season of 2009 you have to check out!

Aaaaargh!!

Aaaaargh!!





Premiere date for Gurren Lagann: Rasen-hen set

1 01 2009

The second Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann ANN movie, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Rasen-hen (the Japanese are truly the masters of long, but still awesome, titles), is as mentioned before set to premiere under Golden Week in Japan, 2009, but not before just recently did they go out on the official movie website the exact premiere date: 25th April 2009! An exclusive preview will be screening on February 9, earlier the same year, for a few lucky people.

"Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"

"Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann"

I have never had a good experience with non-canon movies because, frankly, they suck, but it seems even those movies are getting better nowadays with the new Bleach ANN1 ANN2 movie looking very promising and the new Eureka Seven ANN movie on its way – a product attached to the name Eureka Seven simply can’t suck. Can it? If it does, I’m seriously going to hunt the people behind the project down and too gore content, cannot be allowed anywhere – not even on the internet. You know, if I can get away from everything else I’ve got to do just for a short while… Oh wait, I shouldn’t be talking about Eureka Seven in a Gurren Lagann post now, should I? No, I should not. So I won’t… Good bye.

Source: 2channel News Navigator via Alafista





Happy new year!

31 12 2008

Happy new year, friends! :D

2009 is finally here, but so far not much is known about it. What will come? What is it we are waiting so for? Hopefully it’s something good (like the new Eureka Seven movie), but without a doubt there will come disappointments as well (like the Hollywood Dragonball movie). I will keep on blogging and hope you will continue following it because, let’s face it, without you readers I won’t be able to carry on! Anyway, enough of this, I’ve got some other stuff to do (I wanted this day off… T_T). See you later!

Happy new year, everyone!

Happy new year, everyone!





Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows

11 12 2008

The Eureka Seven movie has finally got itself a title and a release date. The movie called Koukyou Shihen Eureka Sebun: Pokketo ga Niji de Ippai (“Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows“) that I’ve been looking forward ever since it was announced in the May 2008 issue of Newtype is to be released during Golden Week 2009, a week in Japan featuring several public holidays. I could ramble on and on about Eureka Seven and how much I love the show for hours, days, weeks, months and even years, but I won’t. I’m guessing I will lose all current and future readers by excess boredom. Well, maybe not if you like love Eureka Seven like me, but otherwise, maybe yeah. Crap! How am I supposed to stand the long wait until next Golden Week? I mean, it’s the week that crosses April and May next year! I’ll just have to try, I guess… I just hope it’s able to live up to the name “Eureka Seven” that the movie sports so proudly in it’s title.

When you wish upon a star...

When you wish upon a star...

I remember how much I cried the day I realized I had finished the last episode.





Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas anime

2 12 2008

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas a is a manga by Shiori Teshirogi, based on Masami Kurumuda’s manga Saint Seiya, also known as Knights of the Zodiac, showing up on Japanese TV spring 2009. Interesting? I hope you think so, because I don’t really. Anyway, instead of complaining let me find a picture, add it and post this thing, then let’s see… Maybe I’ll make yet another post? Maybe not.

The Lost Canvas volume

Cover for the first Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas volume





Anime Winter Season 08-09 (Version 1)

14 11 2008

I’ve got information on the new winter anime season starting next month and here is a list of new shows. At least a few of them, please keep your minds open for change as well as additions of more shows.

Anime Winter Season 08-09 (December, January, February)

January

Afro Samurai: Resurrection (movie?)
Akikan!
Asakiyumemishi – The Tale of Genji
Asu no Yoichi
Birdy the Mighty DECODE:02
Chrome Shelled Regios
Hajime no Ippo New Series
Kemono no Soja Erin
Konnichiwa Anne
Kurokami
Major (5th Season)
MARIA†HOLIC
Maria-sama ga Miteru 4
Queen’s Blade
Ride Back
Shikabane Hime: Kuro (I believe Kuro and Gen is the same series, just different kanji pronounciations)
Slayers EVOLUTION-R
The Tower of DRUAGA ~the Sword of URUK~
Viper’s Creed
White Album
Z Mazinger
Zoku Natsume Yuujin-chou

February

Precure New Series

You shall know that not all the above titles are definitely correct. I don’t know more than this is what Anime News Network or other sources currently call them.