Posts Tagged ‘noriyasu yamauchi’
The summer season of 2009 is interesting on the surface in quite a few different ways. Only a little less than 40 titles will be released from June to August. That number includes specials, OVAs and movies being released which contrasts against at least 30 TV premieres last summer alone.
In terms of content, this is a summer of dreams for fans of manga based stories with up to eight series being adapted from a manga, though that number goes past a dozen when you factor in light, visual and traditional novels as well. Only two series are based off eroge this season but sequels and continuations are alive and well taking up 10 titles of their own.
In terms of studio activity, Madhouse and Studio DEEN are easily the most active of the season with three releases each. On the Madhouse queue are a TV series, a special and a movie while Studio DEEN will be releasing two television series and a series of web shorts. JC Staff and SHAFT aren’t far behind them though with two releases each and a wealth of others filling out the crowd with one each. One studio will even be making their debut their season with GoHands taking a shot at the eroge adaptation ‘Princess Lover‘.
So enough with the introductions, (with apologies to Gia of AnimeVice for adapting her preview style a bit) listed below the cut are as many of the releases that I could find information for. I have tried to make this listing as complete as possible with my resources but I’m not perfect. If you see any missing titles, feel free to drop me a line in the comments and I’ll make sure to get them added.
Titles are listed by premiere dates and will be continuously edited throughout June. Keep checking back for updates as new premiere dates are listed, previews are written and finally to read all the latest reviews as the new series premiere!
Good news for fans of hardcore fan service! New screenshots have been made available on Dengeki Playstation Online of the upcoming fan service filled Aika Zero OVA. The new OVA will be released on August 25th with a real flashback to the original: Studio Fantasia did the original animation, returning as character designer and director is Noriyasu Yamauchi, Kenichi Kanemaki is returning to write the scripts and Ami Koshimizu is reprising her role as Aika. I “borrowed” one of the safer images to show you here but I’ll let you guess which image in the article I was really tempted to use. Oh and be warned that about half the screen caps lean towards the NSFW side so click with caution.