Summer Anime Season 2010   3 comments

Well it’s halfway into the Spring Season yet and it appears that the list for the Summer Season is out later than planned but that can’t be helped…  This season seems to be comprised of some sequels and the rest being new series from manga’s or light novels… It seems that I’ll be watching at least 9 shows but out of the 9 I’ll blog probably 4-5 shows from the Summer Season… However as usual there will be one that I will definitely not be blogging and that is Digimon: Xros Wars I mean how many more series can they possibly do its basically the same plot … There are no OVA’s or Specials mentioned on here yet, but I will mention a few  anime that are carrying on from the Spring Season, UraBoku, Giant Killing, Major… Anyway if you want to get the entire Summer listing please go to MOON PHASE alternatively if you want the specific airtimes check out synobi’s calendar (though be warned its in japanese), finally if you want to know who is fansubbing which anime go to Fansub Wiki’s Page. I will now tell you a few of the anime’s on the Summer Season I will omit a few of them as I don’t really see the point in them (that’s my opinion).

Quick side note: In japan the time is given in 24-hour, relative time format which technically means the times are extended to show which day they primarily belong too.  So for example, Thursday morning at 2:00am would become Wednesday 26:00 to show that the episode aired late Wednesday night. Before I forget I’m from the United Kingdom so I write the date differently from Americans and Japanese i.e. date, month, year 6/7/2010.

Highschool of the Dead (学園黙示録):

Studio: Madhouse (Chobits, Death Note, Needless)

Official Website: Highschool of the Dead

Trailer: Highschool Of The Dead

Opening Song: HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD by Kishida Kyōdan & The Akeboshi Rockets

Ending Song: Major Doubt! by Maon Kurosaki

Airdate: 05/07

Airtime in Japan: Mondays at 11:30 (AT-X)

Airtime in U.K.: Mondays at 15:30

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Romance, School life, Shounen, Supernatural.

Number of Episodes:

Synopsis: A mysterious, lethal disease is on the loose worldwide, resulting in a catastrophic death rate of humanity, and the increasing rise of attacks, caused by the living dead. In Japan, several high school students and a school nurse have banded together to escape Fujimi High School shortly after it was attacked by zombies. The group now attempts to figure who or what was responsible for this plague, and in the meantime, attempt to survive the present apocalypse. The story is initially narrated through the eyes of Takashi Komuro, one of the students who had survived in the initial outbreak.

Cast:
Junichi Suwabe as Takashi Komuro
Marina Inoue as Rei Miyamoto
Ayana Taketatsu as Arisu Maresato
Eri Kitamura as Saya Takagi
Junko Takeuchi as Rika Minami
Kishô Taniyama as Kōichi Shidō
Mamoru Miyano as Hisashi Igō
Miyuki Sawashiro as Saeko Busujima
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Kōta Hirano
Yukari Fukui as Shizuka Marikawa

Blog Odds: Guaranteed (Junichi Suwabe is in it need I say anymore, plus the manga was a good read, plus I haven’t seen a zombie anime in a while).

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin (世紀末オカルト学院):

Studio: A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Kannagi, Kuroshitsuji)

Official Website: Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

Trailer: Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin

Opening Song: Flying Humanoid (フライングヒューマノイド) by Shoko Nakagawa

Ending Song: Kimi ga Iru Basho (君がいる場所) by Ayahi Takagaki

Airdate: 05/07

Airtime in Japan: Mondays at 25:30 (Tv Tokyo)

Airtime in U.K.: Mondays at 17:30

Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, School, Supernatural.

Number of Episodes: 13

Synopsis: The story revolves around Maya – The daughter of the Former head Master of a private Japanese academy dedicated to the study of the occult who died in 1999, and a time traveling agent Uchida a mysterious young man who travels back in time from 2012.

Cast:
Takahiro Mizushima as Fumiaki Uchida
Yōko Hikasa as Maya Kumashiro
Ayahi Takagaki as Ami Kuroki
Hiroki Takahashi as Smile
Kana Hanazawa as Kozue Naruse
Minori Chihara as Mikaze Nakagawa
Takehito Koyasu as JK

Blog Odds: Guaranteed

Sengoku Basara Two (戦国BASARA弐):

Studio: Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell)

Official Website: Sengoku Basara Two

Trailer: Sengoku Basara Two

Opening Song: Sword Summit by T.M Revolution

Ending Song:

Airdate: 11/07

Airtime in Japan: Sundays at 17:00 (MBS/TBS)

Airtime in U.K.: Sundays at 09:00

Genre: Acion, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai.

Number of Episodes:

Synopsis: The second season of Sengoku Basara. In the bloody Warring States period of feudal Japan, many generals fought in an endless struggle for power, but one man proved to be too big a threat – The dark lord Oda Nobunaga. Sanada Yukimura and Date Masamune, two young warriors from different regions who become heated rivals, begin to form an unlikely alliance with the rest of the generals to take down the Devil King.

Cast:
Kazuya Nakai as Date Masamune
Souichiro Hoshi as Sanada Yukimura
Akira Ishida as Takenaka Hanbee
Masakazu Morita as Maeda Keiji
Norio Wakamoto as Oda Nobunaga
Romi Park as Uesugi Kenshin
Ryotaro Okiayu as Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Ryuuzou Ishino as Chōsokabe Motochika
Shigeru Nakahara as Mōri Motonari
Takehito Koyasu as Sarutobi Sasuke
Tesshô Genda as Takeda Shingen
Tomohiro Tsuboi as Maeda Toshiie
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Katakura Kojūrō
Yuko Kaida as Matsu

Blog Odds: Poor

Shiki (屍鬼):

Studio: Daume (Please Teacher, Please Twins, Tona-Gura!)

Official Website: Shiki

Trailer: Shiki

Opening Song: Kuchizuke (くちづけ) by Buck-Tick

Ending Song: Walk no Yakusoku (walkの約束) by nangi

Airdate: 08/07

Airtime in Japan: Thursdays at 25:15 (Fuji TV)

Airtime in U.K: Thursdays at 17:15

Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural.

Number of Episodes: 22

Synopsis: During a fiercely hot summer in Sotoba, a peaceful and quiet village with a population of 1300 people, a series of bizarre deaths begin to occur. At the same time, a strange family moves into a long abandoned mansion in the region. Hospital dean Toshio Ozaki cannot figure out the cause of death in the deceased, initially suspecting an epidemic. As investigations continue between the hospital staff and the residents, it turns out that the village is being attacked by vampires.

Cast:
Gackt as Shōjirō Kirishiki
Kouki Uchiyama as Natsuno Yūki
Aoi Yūki as Shōko Kirishiki
Haruka Nagashima as Kaori Tanaka
Haruka Tomatsu as Megumi Shimizu
Kazuyuki Okitsu as Shizunobu Muroi
Keiko Kawakami as Akira Tanaka
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Tōru Mutō
Shinya Takahashi as Masao Murasako
Toru Ohkawa as Toshio Ozaki
Wataru Takagi as Tatsumi

Blog Odds: Guaranteed (yes I’ve been waiting for this series for ages Nobuhiko Okamoto is in it)

Kuroshitsuji II (黒執事II):

Studio: A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail. Kannaji, Working!!)

Official Website: Kuroshitsuji II

Trailer: Kuroshitsuji II

Opening Song: SHIVER by the GazettE

Ending Song: Bird by Yuya Matsushita

Airdate: 01/07

Airtime in Japan: Thursdays at 25:20 (MBS)

Airtime in U.K: Thursdays at 17:20

Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Supernatural

Number of Episodes:

Synopsis: Features two new main characters, Alois Trancy as the master and Claude Faustus as the butler.

Cast:
Nana Mizuki as Alois Trancy
Takahiro Sakurai as Claude Faustus

Blog Odds: Guaranteed (I’m a huge fan so I’m looking forward to it, especially since Takahiro Sakurai voices the new Butler I’m a huge fan of him.)

Nurarihyon no Mago (ぬらりひょんの孫):

Studio: Studio DEEN (07-Ghost, Hakuouki, Umineko no Naku Koro ni)

Official Website: Nurarihyon no Mago

Trailer: Nurarihyon no Mago

Opening Song:

Ending Song:

Airdate: 05/07

Airtime in Japan: Mondays at 25:44 (BS11)

Airtime in U.K: Mondays at 17:44

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural.

Number of Episodes: 24

Synopsis: Rikuo Nura, is 3 parts human and a quarter Demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, The current clan head of the Nura youkai. Rikou is set to be the next clan head, despit the fact he dilikes his demon side. He soon come to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as young master of the Nura house. However there are those who will certainly not allow it to be easy.

Cast:
Aya Hirano as Kana Ienaga
Jun Fukuyama as Rikuo Nura
Ai Maeda as Yura Keikain
Chikao Ohtsuka as Nurarihyon
Hiroki Yasumoto as Aotabō
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Gozumaru
Jouji Nakata as Gyūki
Junji Majima as Karasu Tengu
Kana Asumi as Saori Maki
Kishô Taniyama as Kiyotsugu Kiyojūji
Kousuke Toriumi as Kurotabō
Makoto Ishii as Ryōta-Neko
Mana Hirata as Natsumi Torii
Masashi Yabe as Kappa
Risa Mizuno as Wakana Nura
Satomi Arai as Kozō Nattō
Shinpachi Tsuji as Daruma Mokugyo
Sōichiro Hoshi as Mezumaru
Takahiro Sakurai as Kubinashi
Takashi Matsuyama as Nyūdō Hitotsume
Yui Horie as Yuki-Onna
Yumi Kakazu as Kejōrō

Blog Odds: Guaranteed (If only for the amazing voice cast within this series is why I shall watch it.)

Tono to Issho (殿といっしょ):

Studio: Gathering

Official Website: Tono to Issho

Trailer:

Opening Song:

Ending Song:

Airdate: 05/07

Airtime in Japan: Mondays at 26:14 (Yomiuri TV)

Airtime in U.K: Mondays at 18:14

Genre: Comedy, Historical, Seinen.

Number of Episodes:

Synopsis: Follows the daily lives and details the eccentricities of Date Masamune, Uesugi Kenshin, other famous territorial lords, and their followers during Japan’s Warring States period.

Cast:

Blog Odds: Decent (I need more info on who’s going to be cast in it before I make my decision, I hope its the same cast as the OVA.)

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes (伝説の勇者の伝説):

Studio: ZEXCS (Chrome Shelled Regios, Omamori Himari, Umi Monogatri ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~)

Official Website: The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Trailer: The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Opening Song: LAMENT ~Yagate Yorokobi wo~ (LAMENT ~やがて喜びを~) by Aria Yuki

Ending Song: Truth of my Destiny by Ceui

Airdate: 01/07

Airtime in Japan: Thursdays at 26:15 (TV Tokyo)

Airtime in U.K: Thursdays at 18:15

Genre: Magic, Shounen.

Number of Episodes: 26

Synopsis: Raina Lute is a lazy student of Roland Empire Royal Magician’s school. One day, Roland Empire goes to war against a neighboring country Estaboole, and he lost his classmates in the battle. After the war, Lute sets out for a journey to search the relics of a “Legendary Hero” at Emperor Zion Astar’s command. And he finds out a deadly curse spreading the continent.

Cast:
Ayahi Takagaki as Feris Eris
Daisuke Ono as Shion Astarl
Jun Fukuyama as Lyner Lute
Atsushi Imaruoka as Kurau Chrome
Ayana Taketatsu as Ethrina Forkle
Fuyuka Oura as Kifa Knowles
Junichi Suwabe as Milan Froward
Mikako Takahashi as Noah En
Miyuki Sawashiro as Carne Kywell
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Lilay Wrinkle
Saki Fujita as Milk Colored
Satoshi Hino as Luke Stockart
Tomokazu Sugita as Lucille Eris
Tomosa Murata as Iris Eris
Yasunori Masutani as Rachel Miller

Blog Odds: Depends (Have to see what the first episode is like, so far the line up for the cast is interesting.)

Ookamisan to Shinchinin no Nakamatachi (オオカミさんと人の仲間たち):

Studio: J.C. Staff (Ghost Hunt, Kaicho wa Maid-sama! Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru)

Official Website: Ookamisan to Shinchinin no Nakamatachi

Trailer: Ookamisan to Shinchinin no Nakamatachi

Opening Song: Ready Go! by May’n

Ending song: Akazukin-chan Goyoujin (赤頭巾ちゃん御用心) by OToGi8

Airdate: 01/07

Airtime in Japan: Thursdays at 09:00 (AT-X)

Airtime in U.K: Thursdays at 01:00

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Number of Episodes:

Synopsis: A love comedy parodying fairy tales such as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” etc. Ookami Ryoko (Ookami-san) is a spunky high school girl. She is a member of a “fixer” club so called Otogi High School Bank. She fixes the school’s problems with her partner Akai Ringo (Akazukin-chan.)

Cast:
Kanae Itō as Ringo Akai
Miyu Irino as Ryōshi Morino
Shizuka Itou as Ryōko Ōkami
Aki Toyosaki as Otohime Ryūgū
Ayako Kawasumi as Otsuu Tsurugaya
Hirofumi Nojima as Liszt Kiriki
Kimiko Koyama as Majolica Ru Fei
Shintaro Asanuma as Tarō Urashima
Yui Horie as Alice Kiriki

Blog Odds: Decent (need to make sure I have enough time to watch it as a lot of my shows are on a thursday.)

Seitokai Yakuindomo (生徒会役員共):

Studio: GoHands

Official Website: Seitokai Yakuindomo

Trailer: Seitokai Yakuindomo

Opening Song: Yamato Nadeshiko Education (大和撫子エデュケイション) by Triple Booking

Ending Song: Aoi Haru (青い春) by angela

Airdate: 03/07

Airtime in Japan: Saturdays at 24:30 (TV Kanagawa)

Airtime in U.K: Saturdays at 16:30

Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen, Slice of Life.

Number of Episodes: 13

Synopsis: Takatoshi is a new student in the recently gender-integrated high school. He’s asked to join the student council as the vice president. Thus begins his days as the only normal boy among 3 female student council officers…

Cast:
Satomi Satou as Aria Shichijou
Sayuri Yahagi as Suzu Hagimura
Shintaro Asanuma as Takatoshi Tsuda
Yōko Hikasa as Shino Amakusa
Asami Shimoda as Kotomi Tsuda
Chiaki Omigawa as Mutsumi Mitsuba
Emiri Katou as Kaede Igarashi
Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Dejima
Satomi Arai as Ranko Hada
Yu Kobayashi as Naruko Yokoshima

Blog Odds: Decent (I’ll watch the first episode and then see if it’s worth me blogging it.)

Here are the rest of the anime’s premiering in the Summer, Osaka Hamlet, Amagami SS, Mitsudomoe, Strike Witches 2, Asobi ni Iku Yo! Shukufuku no Campanella, Seikrei: Pure Engagement, Digimon Xros Wars. As mentioned I won’t be won’t be watching these as they don’t interest me, or I haven’t seen the first series and probably won’t get the gist of what is happening in the second series, as for Digimon I only like the original series, I haven’t watched any of the other series so I won’t watch Xros Wars either.

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OVA’s/Continuations

BlackRock Shooter (ブラック★ロックシューター):

Studio: Ordet

Official Website: Black★Rock Shooter

Airdate: 24/07

Synopsis: The famous 3DPV by Anomaro-P gave Black★Rock Shooter a plotline and backstory, which involves her sister betraying her and turning evil and Black★Rock Shooter being forced to kill her sister to stop the destruction. This plot eventually became the inspiration for the upcoming 2010 anime.

Cast:
Kana Hanazawa as Mato Kuroi
Miyuki Sawashiro as Yomi Takanashi

Blog Odds: Guaranteed

Tono to Issho OAD (殿といっしょ):

Studio: Gathering

Official Website: Tono to Issho

Airdate: 25/08

Synopsis: Follows the daily lives and details the eccentricities of Date Masamune, Uesugi Kenshin, other famous territorial lords, and their followers during Japan’s Warring States period.

Cast:
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Masamune Date
Daisuke Hirakawa as Mitsuhide Akechi
Daisuke Ono as Kagetsuna Katakura
Gackt as Kenshin Uesugi
Mamiko Noto as Motochika Chōsokabe
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Kanetsugu Naoe
Takashi Nagasako as Shingen Takeda
Takaya Kuroda as Nobunaga Orita
Tomokazu Sugita as Shigezane Date
Yu Kobayashi as Ranmaru Mori

Blog Odds: Guaranteed

Mirai Nikki (未来日記):

Studio: asread

Official Website: Mirai Nikki

Airdate: 09/09

Synopsis: High school 2nd year, Amano Yukiteru, is a boy who has problem making friends. He thinks of himself as a bystander and will always write down everything he sees in a cell phone diary. Tormented by solitude, Yukiteru began to imagine things like a friend called Deus X Makina who is apparently the Lord of Time & Space. Seeing Yukiteru’s miserable state, Deus gives him a new ability. His diary will now record events that will happen in the near future. Yukiteru is then forced to participate in a game which the winner will become Deus’s successor.

Cast:

Blog Odds: Guaranteed

Tales of Symphonia the Animation: Tethe’alla-hen (テイルズオブシンフォニア THE ANIMATION テセアラ編):

Studio: ufotable

Official Website: Tales of Symphonia The Animation: Tethe’alla-Hen

Airdate: 23/09

Synopsis: Based on the same-name Game Cube and Play Station game, situation at the end of Tales of Symphonia, The Animation/ Two worlds exist, both unaware of the other, as two ends of an hourglass where sand is mana. In times, the Angels grant their blessing to a Chosen One who must travels to awaken the Spirits guarding mana: that is the world regeneration. Sylvarant is the homeland of the Chosen Colette and her friends, Lloyd, Genis and Raine. When they reached the final stage of their quest, the true nature of the world regeneration was revealed: the Chosen must sacrifice herself and become a vessel for the Goddess Martel. Refusing to let Colette face this fate, Lloyd opposed the Angels, despite the betrayal of Kratos, and they run away to the other world, Thethe’alla. The balance and the secrecy between the two worlds begin to disappear, and Lloyd and his friends must now pursue their quest in Thethe’alla to save Colette and prevent both worlds to crumble.

Cast:
Katsuyuki Konishi as Lloyd Irving
Nana Mizuki as Colette Brunel
Ai Orikasa as Genius Sage
Akemi Okamura as Shiina Fujibayashi
Akio Ohtsuka as Legal Brian
Fumihiko Tachiki as Kratos Aurion
Houko Kuwashima as Presea Combateal
Masaya Onosaka as Zelos Wilder
Yumi Touma as Refill Sage

Blog Odds: Guaranteed

Here are the rest of the OVA’s airing this season I will do it in this order Name, Airdate and Number of Episodes Utawarerumono 23/06 (3/3), Kyou, Koi o Hajimemasu 25/06 (1/1), Kurenai 02/07 (1/?), Shin Koihime†Musou 07/07 (1/1), Zettai Karen Children 16/07 (1/?), Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail 17/07 (1/5), Hen Zemi 23/07 (1/1), Aki Sora ~Yume no Naka~ 30/07 (1/2), Mahou Sensei Negima!: Mou Hitotsu no Sekai 20/08 (4/4), Queen’s Blade: Utsukushiki Toushi-tachi 25/08 (1/6) 22/09 (2/6), Sora to Otoshimono 09/09 (1/1), Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san 22/09 (2/?), ToHeart2 adnext 23/09 (1/2).

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Neonstar: Wow, I haven’t reviewed all of the anime’s that are due to be released this Summer but I’ve reviewed the ones that I will most likely watch/check out and blog… Some of the definite ones that I shall be watching are Kuroshitsuji II, Nurarihyon no Mago, Highschool of the Dead, Shiki, with UraBoku carrying over from the Spring season.

Seiyū Round-up:

Male: Daisuke Ono (5 roles), Jun Fukuyama, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Takahiro Sakurai (4 roles), Akira Ishida, Daisuke Namikawa, Junichi Suwabe, Kishio Taniyama, Souichirou Hoshi, Takehito Koyasu, Tomokazu Sugita (3 roles), Daisuke Kishio, Gackt, Hiroshi Kamiya, Katsuyuki Konishi, Kousuke Toriumi, Mamoru Miyano, Tetsuya Kakihara, Shintaro Asanuma, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Yuuichi Nakamura (2 roles), Daisuke Kirii, Hiroyuki Yoshino (1 role).

Female: Kana Hanazawa (5 roles), Miyuki Sawashiro, Romi Park, Yu Kobayashi, Yui Horie (4 roles), Houko Kuwashima, Yukana (3 roles), Eri Kitamura, Nana Mizuki (2 roles), Junko Takeuchi (1 role).

Random Information

→ All the sources that have been used in this page have been from the following sites ANN, MAL, MangaUpdates, AarinFantasy and the official sites.

(Ghost in the Shell)
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Posted 12/06/2010 by Neon Star - ネオン星

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