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Sentai Filmworks have released their information regarding how fans can upgrade their sub only editions of Tears to Tiara for the upcoming dual language release. As per usual, the process simply involves going to the Right Stuf website, printing out a form and sending it in along with the appropriate amount to cover the change and shipping. All of the fine details have been listed below courtesy of Right Stuf:
Tears to Tiara Upgrade
(1) Redeem the completed upgrade form, the sub-only Tears to Tiara Collections 1 and 2 (sftt100 and sftt200) — all (4) DVDs, sleeve art and plastic cases — plus $30 for the DVD upgrade (or $40 for the Blu-ray upgrade) and postage [$3 postage within the USA / $6 for Canada].
(2) Or if you purchased only one of the sub-only sets — Tears to Tiara Collection 1 (sftt100) or Tears to Tiara Collection 2 (sftt200) — redeem the completed upgrade form, plus the (2) DVDs, sleeve art and plastic case and $35 for the DVD upgrade (or $45 for the Blu-ray upgrade), plus postage [$3 postage within the USA / $6 for Canada].
The offer expires February 28, 2011.
So there you have it, get to mailing before it too late to hear what Rhiannon and Octavia sound when they’re not speaking Japanese in a mythical fantasy kingdom.
A new press release announcing Sentai Filmworks October releases went out this morning announcing the licenses of the 2007 romantic comedy produced by J.C. Staff, KimiKiss pure rouge and the 2009 action series from P.A. Works, CANAAN (with the latter getting a DVD and Blu ray release). Oh but of course that’s not all there is to the month as also scheduled for release are the conclusion of Tytania and a complete Tears to Tiara Collection on DVD and Blu ray.
Breaking it down, here’s the month of October for Sentai:
10/5 – KimiKiss pure rogue Collection 1 (49.98)
10/12 – Tytania Collection 2 (49.98)
10/19 – Tears to Tiara Complete Collection (DVD: 69.98, Blu ray: 89.98)
10/26 – CANAAN Complete Collection (DVD: 59.98, Blu ray: 69.98)
While we’re on the subject of Sentai Filmworks and Section 23, they’ve also recently announced the details of their Blue Drop and Ghost Hound upgrade programs for those who wish to have the sets complete with an English dub. Like their previous upgrade programs, those who purchased the sets originally can fill out the forms located on Right Stuf and receive the brand new sets for half the retail price.
And while I’m sitting here thinking about it, what does Sentai Filmworks do with all of the sets that get returned to them for upgrades? Recycle? Re-sell? Throw them into a dimensional portal underneath their warehouse? Build forts? Hm, wish someone could be a super sneaky spy and find out the mystery of the returned DVDs.
I knew that this Monday was trying to lull me into a false sense of security. Things were quiet this morning… a little too quiet for a Monday in the middle of March. *cue eerie music* But real life was waiting and so I left and have returned to find a whole mess of very cool press releases in my inbox! So, starting in the order that they appear:
Right Stuf/Nozomi Entertainment Start New Countdown: Oh Right Stuf, how you do love your little countdown clock! A new timer has been started by Right Stuf over at their usual Coming Soon address but this time there’s a twist. From now until Wednesday, clues will be dropped for fans to try and win prizes. The clues will point fans towards a combination that they must figure out and the name of the series that they’ve licensed. Guess them both right and win a prize. I’ve been thinking about this for a little while now and I don’t have any initial guesses on what it might be. (Full press release below the cut)
Sentai Announces Dubs for FIVE Series: The loyal have fought hard and bought the sets that had no dub track and finally, they have been rewarded. The second press release to hit my inbox today came from Sentai Filmworks announcing that the following series will be re-released with brand new dub tracks: Clannad, Blue Drop, Ghost Hound, Legends of the Dark King ~ A Fist of the North Star Story and Tears to Tiara. Few details were made available right away but the release did say that they are working on an upgrade program for those fans who already purchased the sub only versions.
I would love to sit here and share my thoughts on this but I’m limited on space. So to sum it up: Clannad and Tears to Tiara: yay, Blue Drop and Legends of the Dark King: seriously? and if you’ve even once said ‘I won’t buy this series because it doesn’t have a dub track,’ I suggest you snatch these up. (Full press release below cut)
Viz Media Opens VizAnime.com: Viz Media has never been completely silent in the streaming market. While they aren’t busting out brand new series each and every week like Funimation and Crunchyroll, they have been holding their own with weekly Naruto and InuYasha streaming simulcasts. Today Viz took one step forward in the streaming world by opening VizAnime.com which, right now at least, hosts all of the streams that they currently have on Hulu on one site (they even use pretty much the same site navigation system).
The site also attempts to inject some functionality and social networking to your anime viewing by allowing comments and letting registered users keep track of which episode they left off on last. (Full press release below the cut)
Mangaka Strike Back for the Loli: Do you remember last week when I mentioned the proposal being discussed in Tokyo? In a nutshell they want to ban any image depicting a loli character in a way that could cause someone, somewhere to somehow become aroused (I may be paraphrasing that a bit). Well, luckily for fans there are still some good, honest, hard working folk who just aren’t going to listen to that kind of nonsense: mangaka!
Keep fighting that good fight you brave men and women!
Caitlin Glass Saves the World: Wrapping things up on a bit of an optimistic note, English voice actress/ADR Director Caitlin Glass (Winry in Fullmetal Alchemist, Haruhi and ADR Director in Ouran High School Host Club) has decided to take a break from voice acting to teach English across the sea with her husband. I had the chance to interview Caitlin once and had a great time doing so. I wish her the best of luck in her travels and hopes that someday she’ll return to lend her voice to another Funimation dub! Good luck Caitlin!
First premiering earlier this year, Tears to Tiara is hitting store shelves today from Sentai/Section 23 (Available via Amazon and Right Stuf). Originally a visual novel RPG, the Silver Fox animated series follows Arawn and the Gael Tribe. Resurrected after hundreds of years, Arawn is summoned to be the destroyer of the world by an evil priest. When the ritual instead leads to the priest’s death, Arawn is chosen as the new chief of the Gael Tribe and leads them in an attempt to overthrow the oppressive holy empire. A fantasy series for fantasy fans, here are things you need to know before you dive in:
If you’ve played ANY version of this game, you’ve pretty much already seen the series.
This is one of the most faithful game adaptations I’ve ever seen. Right down to the characters, chapter breaks and dialogue, Silver Fox has taken the all ages visual novel ported to PS3 earlier this year and made a few little changes for continuity. For the vast majority of you, this is not going to be a problem but for the few of you out there who actually have played any version of this game before, very little is different so look forward to fairly predictable viewing.
The theme to remember: Following oaths is good, understanding them is better.
The overall theme is revealed through Arthur’s growth as a character. Early in the series, Arthur can be a tough character to get behind sometimes. He is undoubtedly brave and loyal to his people but he can also be amazingly dense. As Arthur takes in new experiences on the battlefield and learns new lessons, the series will make sure that you are crystal clear on what the hidden message is before deciding on if the journey to get there was worth it.
Tears to Tiara loves its tangents
There are going to be a few times when Tears to Tiara is going to go on some odd tangents. You know the feeling: everything will be moving along just fine when suddenly you’re in a two to three episode side story arc. Yes, they can be a little dry but ultimately they’re worth pushing through.
The fantasy tropes are many
When I say ‘a fantasy series for fantasy fans’, I am being quite direct with my series description. Magic, monsters, swords, an evil enemy bent on destruction and domination, elves, tragic deaths, dragons, happy endings… if you really dislike fantasy and all the things that come along with it, you won’t like this series.
It’s still a stupid hat.
I’ve said this at least a dozen times: Riannon wears the stupidest hat in anime history. I stand by this statement and declare it to be among the single worst things about the entire series.
Seriously, it looks like a freakin mushroom.
So, now that we’ve had a chance to digest the fact that ADV as we knew it is gone, time to look forward. Section 23 sent out their first press release this morning announcing a slate of live action J-Horror and anime for November. Starting with the anime, fans are getting a few new titles! All of the new licenses are published by Sentai and I’ve received confirmation that Section 23 will be acting as their new distributor. Things appear to be very busy over there though as the press release that gave all this info had almost zero information on these titles besides the basics.
Anyways, five new licenses were announced in the release: Special A, Blue Drop, Polyphonica and Tears to Tiara. The school love comedy Special A will have its first 12 episodes released on 11/10 before two complete collections, Blue Drop and Polyphonica, are released on 11/17. Finally on 11/24, the first twelve episodes of the better than average, fantasy visual novel adaptation Tears to Tiara will be released in its first collection.
Update: It was brought to my attention in the comments that You’re Under Arrest Season 2, Collection 1: being released on 11/3 is actually a new license as well. That makes Little Snow Fairy Sugar Collection 2 the only re-release on 11/17.
So I’m a little late with this but it just wouldn’t be a complete month if I wasn’t late to the end of it. Due to a number of unexpected scheduling issues throughout the month of April I didn’t get to view nearly as many of the spring premieres as I wanted to. There were some series that I was able to view up to three episodes and some I was only able to view one, I’ve noted how many of each series I watched to give you an idea of how informed my opinion is. So without further ado… Spring Mop Up 09 starts after the cut.
Tears to Tiara
Studio: White Fox
Premiere Date: 4/5/09
‘Tears to Tiara’ takes us all the way to Albion in episode three staying with the game for at least one more episode.
With Rhiannon safely back in the village and the empire in hot pursuit, the Gael tribe has decided to flee their homeland for the island of Albion. The empire doesn’t intend to let them disappear so easily however and steals their ships. This requires Arwan to launch a mission to get them back and come face to face with his primary enemy, an imperial soldier named Gaius.
An interesting survey was posted to the Funimation blog earlier today. In the survey, Funimation lists a number of spring premieres and asks fans what they are interested in seeing licensed. The list doesn’t include every new series of the season but there is a fairly good cross section to choose from:
I do think it’s interesting that Hayate the Combat Butler 2nd Season is listed despite the fact that the first season was licensed by Bandai last year. Though I find it even more interesting that Queen’s Blade is even being considered for a license over here so quickly. From a personal standpoint there are few series on this list that Funimation wouldn’t do a good job with. If I were to narrow it down though in particular I believe Funimation would do good things with Pandora Hearts, Tears to Tiara or 07-Ghost.
Tears to Tiara
Studio: White Fox
Premiere Date: 4/5/09
It’s not always pretty but White Fox manages to dish up something largely entertaining.
In a fantasy medieval setting, a dark priest working for the holy empire visits the Gael tribe and kidnaps the chief’s daughter and oracle priestess to sacrifice her to a newly resurrected dark god Arawn. Things don’t go exactly as planned however when her brother Arthur storms in to rescue him and the priestess Riannon decides to make the dark god into her husband and further chief of her tribe.
|Title||Studio||Premiere Date||Genre||Summary||Preview||Reasons to Care about this Series||Episode Reviews|
|Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari||AIC||3/20||Sci-Fi||Taking place in the world of Geminar, Tenchi’s half brother, Kenji Masaki, is called in to help an alien race fight off invaders who wish to destroy them.||~ The latest in the Tenchi Muyo franchise, this spinoff was originally slated to be a TV series before being changed into an OVA early in the year.|
|Kiniro no Corda ~Second Passing~||Aniplex||3/26||Music/Comedy||Still playing her magical violin, Hino continues to study music at her school while dealing with her peers.||~ Returning for a second season, the music harem series has pretty much the same cast and crew from the first season but a new director.|
|Lupin the Third vs. Detective Conan||3/27||Special||The ultimate showdown between the world’s most famous thief and detective will take place. In a battle of wits, the detective stuck in a child’s body will attempt to stop the elusive Lupin from succeeding in his latest caper.||~ While some fans are already convinced that the ending is going to an inconclusive stalemate, this battle between Conan and Lupin should make for some highly entertaining television.|
|Chii’s Sweet Home Season Two||Madhouse||3/30||Childrens||Still living with the family who has taken Chii in, the second season of this cute slice of life comedy will continue to follow the kitten through it’s daily life and desires to return home to its mother.||~ The first season of this cute slice of life series has since been announced to be streaming on Crunchyroll in the very near future. This might mean that fans will have easier access to this season when it premieres making this a perfect time to get into it.|
|Cooking Idol ai Mai! Main!||Studio DEEN/NAS||3/30||Childrens||Main loves to cook and each week she and her seiyuu will attempt to make something good that kids can make at home.||~ A fun way to learn some easy Japanese dishes?|
|Marie & Gali||Toei||3/31||Childrens||A gothic lolita (Marie) and Gali will teach children about science one five minute episode at a time.||~ A not quite so boring way to learn about physics and science but not a series that I will be following very closely.|
|Mainichi kaasan||GALLOP||4/1||Slice of Life Comedy||Originally a gag strip in a newspaper, this slice of life comedy tells the semi-autobiographical trials of a person trying to raise two kids.||~ Another series recently announced as picked up by Crunchyroll for streams.
~ If the artwork in the anime is similar to the artwork in the actual comic strip, this is going to be a not very pretty series to look at.
|Charady no Joke na Mainichi||Thefool Inc.||4/1||Comedy||A 26 year old American female graduate of Kyoto University will tell a new dirty joke from around the world every day for 365 days.||~ A unique project, this seems like it’d be hard to keep up with but fun to watch none the less.
~ If the early artwork from the website is any indication, these jokes are not going to be the clean share around the office type of jokes.
|Sengoku Basara||Production I.G.||4/1||Action||As far as I have been made aware, the story for the anime series will follow closely to the second release in the game series of the same name though it may just be adapting the franchise in general.||Preview||~ The seiyuu cast for this series is going to be the same as it was in the game. This is good news for fans as it means performances from amazing seiyuu such as Mamiko Noto.|
|Queen’s Blade||ARMS||4/2||Action||In a country where the new queen is the winner of a deadly tournament, a group of girls begin preparing for the newest fight of their lives.||Preview||~ Lots of action and lots of fan service make this series potentially a huge hit or a colossal miss.
~ The high fan service levels might turn off some viewers but some of the cast members should bring just as many back: Aya Hirano, Mamiko Noto, Hitomi Nabetame, Yuko Goto (just to name a few)
|Asura Cryin‘||Seven Arcs||4/2||Action||Based on the light novels of the same name, this drama series follows a high school boy who is haunted by the ghost of his dead childhood friend. Soon his house is filled with various occult warriors and he is pulled into a fight he didn’t know was coming.||Preview||~ I had a completely different impression of this series until recently. Artwork has changed that into something I’m curious in.
~ Miyu Irino will be providing the voice for the lead role.
|Basquash!||Satelight||4/2||Sports/Mech||A new sport is sweeping the planet, Basquash; basketball with giant mechs.||Preview||~ Basquash is going to be a unique standout this season for its attempt at meshing basketball, giant mechs and hip hop culture. It will be interesting to see how close they come to succeeding.
~ Notables among the cast include Aya Endo and Yu Kobayashi
|Pandora Hearts||Xebec||4/2||Action||At his coming of age ceremony, the heir to a duke is cast into a dark prison where his only chance at escaping lies in a girl named Alice.||Preview||~ One of the more eagerly awaited titles of the spring, Pandora Hearts will be carrying a fairly large fanbase into its premiere.
~ Though only one trailer has been released, the early animatin from Xebec looks absolutely fabulous. This is going to be one pretty series to look at!
|K-ON!||Kyoto Animation||4/2||Music Comedy||Four girls attempt to save their school’s music club by forming a band… despite the fact that none of them have the faintest idea how to play any instruments.||Preview||~ Once again, only one promotional video has been made available for fans but early looks at the character designs leave little to be disapointed with initially.
~ Brought to us from the same studio that did Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star, Kyoto Animation is still on a major hot streak.
|Phantom ~ Requium of the Phantom~||Bee Train||4/2||Action||After witnessing a murder commited by the mafia’s top assassin, Phantom, his mind is erased and he is turned into her new assistant Zwei.||Preview||~ Despite some pretty action animation in the trailer, this is another series that has ‘hit or miss’ written all over it.
~ Originally an OVA, this is the first time that this title is getting a full TV release.
~ This will be the second series starring Miyu Irino this season.
|Higepiyo||Cinema Citrus||4/3||Slice of Life||The daily life of a baby rooster with a bitchin mustache on the farm.||~ The only cast member to be revealed so far is Romi Paku as the title chick.
~ Cinema Citrus is still very new to the animation scene but they will be around quite a bit this season as they also handled the animation for the theatrical release of ‘Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows’
|Hayate no Gotoku!||J.C. Staff||4/3||Comedy||The harem comedy returns for a second season with Hayate continuing to serve faithfully as a butler/bodyguard.||~ Picking up where the 52 episode first season and subsequent OVA left off, season two returns with most of the same cast and crew that fans loved originally but a new director.|
|Slap Up Party – Arad Senki -||GK Entertainment/Gonzo||4/3||Adventure||~ Based on the MMORPG based out of Korea, Gonzo will be sharing the animation production duties with Korea based GK Entertainment who have never been a full production member before.
~ This is just one of five series that Rie Tanaka will be playing either a role in this season.
Gokyjiyou! Mecha Mote Linchou
|4/4||Shoujo Comedy||Adapted from the manga of the same name, this series follows a high school student council president who is always trying to cool and popular. Unfortunately she is also always having to deal with three boys (including one she has a crush on) who always cause problems.||~ Out of the five main cast members announced so far, the only one who has more than a few credits is Atsuko Enomoto.|
Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z-Hen
|Bee Media||4/4||Mech||The staff behind this series took great pains with this series. Mostly in making sure that everyone realized that this won’t be a remake of the 70′s mech series but a brand new chapter in the franchise.||~ The original series followed a boy who receives the strongest mech in the world after discovering his only relative killed. With how long its been since fans have seen a new chapter for this title, it will be interesting to see how it is updated for the times.|
|Shenjou no Valkyria -Gallian Chronicles-||A-1 Pictures||4/4||Action||Based off the PS3 of the same name, the story for the game takes place in 1930′s Europe right as two great powers are launching into the second great European War. In the middle of this war are Welkin who really just wants to be a science teacher and Alicia who wants to be a baker.||Preview||~ One can only hope that most of the video game voice cast returns to reprise their roles for the TV series. In the original game fans got to listen to Marina Inoue (Alicia), Mamiko Noto (Princess Cordelia) and Jun Fukuyama (Maximilian)|
Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Crimson S
|Diomedea||4/4||Fantasy||A sequel to the 2006 original series, the latest chapter of the franchise will focus mostly on the stories told within the light novel adaptations which means a new dantist is entering with his own sprite.||~ The new series will have a new animation producer in Diomedea replacing Ginga-ya.
~ Familar names grace the cast however as the five primary characters will all be reprised by their season one seiyuu.
|Metal Fight Beyblade||4/5||Action Tournament||The latest chapter in the long running franchise; Ginga will once again face off against a long string of opponents.||~ Really if you’re not a long time fan of Beyblade or in the proper age range for the series I fail to see how this one is going to magically convert you.|
|Dragonball Kai||Toei||4/5||Action||What was originally thought to possibly be a new chapter in the series is revealed to be something much better: Finally fans can watch Dragonball Z without waiting five minutes for a single attack sequence to end!||~ Admittedly one of the things I always hated about the Dragonball franchise were the long waits but this may be the chance a lot of fans have been waiting for to find out what the big deal is about this series.|
|Jewel Pets||Sanrio?||4/5||Fantasy||Adapted from the impossibly cute toys in Japan, I haven’t been able to pin down an actual story for this series but I’m guessing that saying ‘cute animals doing cute things while being impossibly cute’ will sum things up appropriately.||~ Again, it’s a series aimed at children with very cute animals. What exactly are you looking for here?|
|Cross Game||Synergy SP||4/5||Sports||Based off the manga, the story in this series is about a fifth grader named Koh whose family owns a sporting goods store. Always a genius hitter, he stops playing baseball after a tragedy. Four years later he starts again and everyone waits to see if he can find the talent he once had. While romancing four sisters of course.||~ Besides this series, Synergy SP might be better known to fans for the work they did on another baseball series; Major.|
|Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood||BONES||4/5||Adventure||So far all I really know about this second season is that Ed and Al will be followed through another adventure filled with action. Though this time it promises to be a bit more like the manga.||~ With a mostly new voice cast, what has me most curious about this new release is how well the fans will take to them.|
|Konnichi wa Anne (Before Green Gabels)||Nippon Animation||4/5||Historical||In this 39 (!) episode series, the staff will tell a prequel version of the classic novel ‘Anne of Green Gabels’||~ Even if you’re not familar with the classic book series, this may be a nice way to watch anime that has a little more depth behind it.|
|Hanasakuru Seishounen||Studio Pierrot||4/5||Romance||A half Japanese/half American heiress moves to the United States to attend high school for the first time. While overseas though she will be forced to choose between a lovely harem of suitors that her father puts before her. Let the bishie love commence.||Preview||~ With little to go off of other than early character designs and some a PV from Tokyo Anime Fair I have to believe that there’s enough room here to be pleasantly surprised. Though that means that it shouldn’t shock you if it’s bad.|
|Guin Saga||Satelight||4/5||Fantasy Action||A village is protected by a mysterious warrior in a leopard mask. With no memories from his time as human, the warrior protects those from harm until a new mysterious force arrives and he must destroy it.||~ Based on the hugely popular fantasy novel series, ’Guin Saga’ has its work cut out for it right away. With a trailer already released that looks great, this is going to be one worth checking out.
~ Leading the cast are two notable veterans Mai Nakahara (Rinda) and Kenyuu Horiuchi (Guin)
|Shangri-La||Gonzo||4/5||Sci-fi||Based on the novel, Tokyo has been turned into a tropical city by global warming. To reduce temps in the city, the government has begun working to make Tokyo into the world’s largest forest city. Not everyone can live in the city however and some groups don’t want to see it happen at all.||~ This is one of two series animated by Gonzo this season as a result of their cutbacks in late 2008.
~ Also a series that will be streamed by Crunchyroll.
~ Notables from the cast and crew include: Mikako Takahashi (Kuniko), Yuko Iguchi (Karin) and Jun Fukuyama (Shion).
|Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-||Silver Link||4/5||Harem Romance||Based on an eroge, the story is about a boy whose father runs the local shrine. After discovering a relic related to the deity who protected the area, the boy starts high school meeting a girl who has something to do with the relic and the deity Tayutama.||~ I admit it, early animation for this series makes me think that it’s going to be fun to watch|
|Natsu no Arashi||SHAFT||4/5||Sci-fi Romance||Based on the manga of the same name, this story centers on a boy who meets an older high school girl named Arashi during summer vacation. After learning her secret however, Hajime and Arashi share an unforgettable summer together.||~ Created by the same author who brought us ’School Rumble‘ the comedy in this series seems to aim towards a similar vein.|
|Tears to Tiara||White Fox||4/5||Fantasy Romance/Action||The second anime this season to be based off an eroge, in this series a dark wizard ressurects a dark god named Arwan though Arwan has other ideas and decides to make a new life for himself with the girl who was to be his sacrifice and her tribe. Meanwhile the empire decides to strike back at the dark god.||~ Part of a complete repackaging, the anime is a precursor to both a new game release and manga series. Plus it is being simulcast through Asia which tells you how much of a push is being put behind this series.
~ The character artwork has me very worried though the voice cast is filled with talent: Yuko Goto (Riannon), Kaori Nazuka (Llyr), Mai Nakahara (Morgan), Ami Koshimizu (Limwris) and the list goes on…
|Saki||Gonzo||4/5||Mahjong||A girl named Saki is pulled into the world of mahjong via a friend.||~ Mahjong? Despite a great cast list, unless this series really takes the time to explain the game I doubt many viewers overseas are going to pick up on this series.|
|07-Ghost||Studio DEEN||4/6||Military Comedy||In a class of 500, only 20 will be chosen to be one of the executive assistants, a top class of soldier. Teito has acheived that after rising from the ranks of a slave but a turn of events makes him a convict on the run. Sheltered by the church, he finds out the truth on why he’s being targeted and how far his roots go.||~ Maki Fujii has also been the character designer for ‘Kannazuki no Miko, ’Strawberry Eggs’, ‘UFO Ultramaiden’ just to name a few. The characters in this series are going to be distinct.|
|Sugar Bunnies Fleur||Sanrio||4/7||Childrens||Another childrens anime based on the popular toy line. Don’t expect any drastic changes for the third season.|
|Souten Kouro||Madhouse||4/7||Historical Adventure||Telling the familar story of the Three Kingdoms, this series will go in a slighty different direction casting Cao Cao has a more likable hero character rather than the villain.||~ If you’re familar with the history behind the Three Kingdoms or with any of the novels, manga, etc that have told this story this might be a fun opportunity to get a new perspective.|
|Ristorante Paradiso||David Production||4/8||Cooking Drama||In this story, a young girl moves to Rome and becomes the new kitchen apprentice in a restaurant filled with kindly (?) older men.||~ Besides, Code Geass R2, David Production is still a very inexperienced studio making this a series to keep an eye on (the studio might not be around next season after all)|
|Eden of the East||Production I.G.||4/9||Drama||While visiting the US, a woman is attacked by thugs but saved by a naked man carrying only a gun, a phone that says he has billions in a bank account and no memories of who he is.||~ This is likely the series with the biggest amount of buzz behind it at the moment.
~ A film version will be released sometime after the TV version finishes its run. Not sure if the film will be just retelling the TV version or serve as an epilogue but I think that shows some confidence in this series drawing power.
|Hatsukoi Gentei||J.C. Staff||4/11||Slice of Life Comedy||What happens in the everyday life of a junior high school girl named Ayami and her seven friends.||~ By my count, Aki Toyosaki will be three series this season with this being the third. You can also hear her in Asura Cryin and K-ON this season|
|Fight Ippatsu! Juuden-chan||Studio Hibari||5 2009||Sci-Fi Comedy||The best description I can find for this series involves an office lady visiting this world from a parallel dimension in order to ’power up dejected people’||~ This series promises to be at least slightly ecchi so ‘power up dejected people’ could mean any number of things.
~ Further worth noting that this series is based off a manga that came from the same creators of Kiss x Sis.
|ROBO CROSSER||Telecom Animation Film||4, 2009||Sci-Fi Racing||A 12 year old boy obtains a mono wheeled mech and attempts to use it to win races.||~ This series is being put together by the Jetix brand (under the Disney umbrella) while being animated by Telecom. It has been in production since 2004 so it better be good.|
|RAINBOW Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin||Spring 2009||Drama||Set in the 1950′s, the story follows six youths in a reform school and their mentor as they go through the school and eventually leave to make their way in the world.||~ Based off a critically acclaimed manga series.
~ Little is known regarding who is animating the series or even a premiere date beyond sometime this spring.