Summer 2011 – picks
June 11, 2011
Hello, all. As usual I do not intend to offer a comprehensive analysis of the upcoming season. For those looking for broad coverage try the sites linked at the end instead. Here I point out the shows that I think sound particularly interesting. This season there is even less that catches my eye than usual. Fortunately there are some continuing shows, and I have unwatched series waiting. I also might get ambitious and re-watch a favorite, so I can post about how wonderful it is here. For new shows I’m really only interested in two.
Kamisama no Memochou
How can I not watch this show when it tells me that “it is the only NEET thing to do”? The title translates to “God’s Memo Book”, and it is about the hikikomori, pajama-clad detective, Alice. The artwork looks pretty good, we have some mystery solving, and Taku Iwasaki is providing the music. Here is the official trailer:
Ikoku Meiro no Croisee
I have no idea what the plot is here (UPDATE: Sapphire Pyro describes it as a story of culture shock with some romance), but the artwork is great. The backgrounds are very detailed, and the setting is Paris, France in the 1800s. The trailer has the easy-going feel of an episode of Aria, the animation. The music will be supplied by Ko-ko-ya, a trio who provided music for Ristorante Paradiso. You can get another sample of their sound below.
Oh, heck, here’s one more:
Other anime previews
You can never get too much advice, right? At the very least, you might look at a couple of other sites to get a different perspective, so here they are (in no discernible order)
- Conspicuous Klux
- Borderline Hikikomori (focuses on the seiyuu)
- The Cart Driver
- Sea Slugs
- The Null Set
- Star Crossed Anime
- Daydream Sanctuary
Regardless of what you watch this coming season, I hope you have a great Summer. Best wishes to everyone. Joojoobees out.