Thursday, July 22, 2010

Recent Ongoings and Releases - July

Welcome again to your monthly source for information about the new Anime on the block. \m/ This months entry sees a lot of interesting releases, some trailing towards Shoujo while others towards Ecchi. Also, Kuroshitsuji Season 2 has been released this month :D (sugoii!). So here's a look at what July 2010 has in store for you. ^^

Amagami SS


Genre: Romance
Themes: School Life/Relationships
Based on: The PlayStation 2 romance simulation game Amagami by Enterbrain

Plot Summary: A second-year high school boy finds himself uneasy during Christmas time due to an experience in the past. However, this year at Christmas, he gets his last chance to ask out a graduating female senior named Haruka Morishima — or one of several other classmates. The story of the anime will be arranged in an omnibus format, with each heroine getting her own version of the story animated. Each heroine will sing her own version of the ending theme song.

Release Date: 1st July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 4/13 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia


Kuroshitsuji 2


Genre: Supernatural

Plot Summary: In late-nineteenth century England, one year and three months after the dramatic conclusion of the original series, Kuroshitsuji II introduces a new butler and young master. The sadistic yet cheerful Alois Trancy has faced some harsh times. He was kidnapped as a baby, and was forced to work in a village as a slave. Gradually, he lost his parents, his best friend, and everyone he knew. Alois eventually returned home and became the head of his mansion, but seemed to exhibit some strange behavior ever since. Even more curiously, he returned with Claude Faustus, an enigmatic, emotionless butler with unfathomable talent...

Release Date: 1st July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 4/13 (As of July 22nd, 2010)
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Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi


Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Plot Summary: 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.)

Release Date: 1st July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 4/13 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia


Occult Academy


Genre: Comedy, Supernatural
Plot Summary: 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.

This story revolves around a girl named Maya and a time-traveling agent named Uchida. Maya is the daughter of the former headmaster, who passed away in 1999, of a private Japanese academy dedicated to the study of the occult, and Uchida is a mysterious young man who has traveled back in time from 2012.

Release Date: 5th July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 3/13 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia



Highschool of the Dead


Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Themes: Fanservice, Gore, Zombies
Objectionable Content: Intense (Graphic depictions of sex, drug use, or bloodshed)

Plot Summary: Takashi Komuro is a normal highschool boy, until an infection breaks out that turns people into zombie-like creatures. Along with his friends & the school nurse, they fight their way out and continue their journey to find out what exactly has happened to the world.

Release Date: 5th July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 3/12 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia



Nurarihyon no Mago


Alternative title: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Themes: Demon/s, Exorcism, Hybrid, Leader, Monsters, Onmyouji, School life, Secret Identity, Spirit/s, Split Personality


Plot Summary: 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.

Release Date: 5th July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 3/24 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia



Strike Witches 2


Genres: Action, Magic, Science Fiction
Themes: Fanservice, Military, Witches

Plot Summary: After discovering that Neuroi are capable of communication with humans and making peace with the nest above Gallia the Witches squads are now on a mission to restablish communication when a sudden attack vanishes the Neuroi, they now discover a new and massive nest that just appeared covering almost all Europe. Ruthless and without mercy it annihilates allied forces along Witches. Word of the attack reaches Fuso and a support battallion is deployed to rescue the survivors, among the rescue team is the former Striker captain Mio Sakamoto and the now civilian Yoshika Miyafuji who want to save her dear friends.

Release Date: 7th July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 3/13 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia



Shiki



Genres: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural

Plot Summary: 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.

The story takes place in a small and what appears to be a peaceful village called, Sotoba. However, this is no ordinary village. Death seems to be tormenting the village and it is a common thing in Sotoba. Natsuno Yuuki, a new resident in Sotoba, hates the village and wants to move back to the city. However, he is determined to solve the mystery behind the strange death occurrences.

Release Date: 8th July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 3/22 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia



Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky



Genres: Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction
Themes: Aliens, Cat girls, Fan service

Plot Summary: The story centers around Kio Kakazu , a high school freshman living in Okinawa. During a memorial service for one of his family ancestors, a mysterious girl with cat ears appears before him indroducing herself as Eris and claiming that she is an alien. However she becomes more troubling than he first realizes.

Release Date: 10th July, 2010
No. of Episodes: 2/13 (As of 22nd July, 2010)
Related Links: AnimeNewsNetwork | Wikipedia

4 comments:

gaurav said...

that was informative :D.
Good work Abhishek-san :D.

Pyratic said...

huhuhuhu ! ^^

I was waiting for Highschool of the dead anime to start from a long time.

The mangaka was once a doujinshi artist ! ^^

Abhishek said...

Finally got down to writing this article !_!
Arigato Gaurav-san ^__^

@Akshay-san
Ha ha, it shows. :P The Anime sounds pretty hentai-ish as well o_O

Anyways, Occult Academy seems to have gotten good ratings so I'd give it a recommendation for anyone who's willing to watch =)

rachi said...

wow @___@ i knw m late..bt its amazing..reporter abhishek kun ^____^