Posts Tagged ‘trailer roundup’
Wow, these Trailer Roundups are SOOO much easier to write when I put them together once a week or so rather than once a month. I’m sad to not have as many hours at the day job to you know, pay bills and eat with but I am glad to have more time to put together things like this for everyone. Ok, enough of that… let’s watch trailers!
Psychic Detective Yakumo (Shinrei Tantei Yakumo): The first trailer has gone live on the official homepage for Psychic Detective Yakumo. Based on the novel series, the new trailer introduces some main characters and the mysterious world that they inhabit filled with ghosts and spirits. Even better, it actually looks pretty decent. The Bee Train produced series premieres on October 3rd.
My Little Sister Can’t Be This Cute (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai!): 3 new TV trailers have gone live on the official homepage for OreImouto… well, they say 3 trailers but they’re all either 15 or 30 seconds and basically show the same footage so it’s hard to call them 3 separate trailers. Anyways, cute series about straight laced older brother dealing with cute younger sister who works as a model but secretly loves eroge and moe. Animation is being produced by AIC and premieres October 3rd. – It’s probably going to be terrible but I have a weakness for little sister stories.
Yosuga no Sora: Also getting a first look today, the new trailer for Yosuga no Sora has gone live on the its official site. The series adapts the eroge of the same name as two siblings go to live with the grandfather after losing their parents to an accident. The series is being put together by feel and premieres on October 4th. – Eh, nothing about this trailer is really grabbing me as something special. Is anyone looking forward to this?
Redline: Wrapping things up, a special video is being hosted on Pia Eiga Seikatsu in anticipation for the Japanese premiere of the movie Redline. The movie about the deadliest race in the galaxy has been making the rounds at film festivals around the world and will finally see its theatrical premiere in Japan on October 9th. I’ll be curious to see how this one does in its home turf and how audiences take to its extremely off beat animation style.
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Can you believe that we’re only a month away from the fall anime season? Man, time flies when you’re desperately trying to forget about how miserable the summer has been.
Seikon no Qwaser: A 91 second fan service fest… trailer I mean has gone live on YouTube for the upcoming Seikon no Qwaser OAD. The new release will feature a special 10.5 episode and ships in October along with the new manga volume. – I didn’t care about the breast feeding anime when it premiered earlier this year and I don’t care about it now.
Hana Saku Iroha: Need to cleanse your palette after that? Yeah I don’t blame you so here’s the new 100 second trailer for the PA Works upcoming 10th anniversary project which started streaming recently on the official website. Ah, so much cuter and less poisoning to the mind.
Star Driver: From Studio Bones comes this new series in October featuring a young boy who washes ashore on an island but houses a secret: a giant robot deep underground. – Eh, it looks pretty but sorry… it just looks like another boy with a giant robot story.
Tamayura: The third ‘healing’ anime from director Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon) has had its new 15 second PV posted to the official website. It really only shows some character art and features the OP in the background but eh, it looks cute enough I suppose. The series will be released straight to DVD starting in November.
Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt: Filed under the Gainax, fall anime and cannot unsee categories comes this new trailer for their upcoming series Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. I have no idea what this series is about but it looks terrible and if this trailer is an accurate depiction of what the series is like I hope that it dies a very quick death and is forgotten about before the animation can even grow cold. Don’t hit play unless you really, really mean it.
Tegami Bachi Reverse: Ooh finally we get to see the truth behind Gauche Suede in the second season! After being simulcast last year, the sequel to the fantastical mail delivery series has released its first trailer to the TV Tokyo website. The new season premieres October 2nd. – Anyone else think it would’ve been kind of cool for the series to be named something a little more bad ass like Tegami Bachi: Return to Sender? Anyone?
Back to business as usual today and it’s time to take another look at some anime coming down the line.
Chinka: An OVA being put together by famed super otaku Danny Choo with studio Hibuse has finally gotten its first trailer featuring the voice of Sato Satomi (Ritsu in K-ON, Yuu in Hatsukoi Limited). – Wow, I have absolutely no words for this.
Koe de Oshigoto: A four episode OVA from Studio Gokumi adapating the manga about a high school girl who becomes a seiyuu for adult visual novels. The two minute trailer shows quite a bit of character art and I think gives a pretty good idea at its sense of humor. The first episode will be released November 17th. – At one point I was curious to see this release, can’t say I still feel that but how terrible could it be?
Yumekui Merry: A boy who can see dreams and nightmares meets a girl from the dream world. No idea when this one is hitting the air waves but the animation is produced by J.C. Staff (whom I always have kind of a soft spot for) so it might be worth a look at least. The trailer posted to the official website lasts just over a minute and spends most of its time with the lead characters.
Freezing: The manga adaptation coming out in 2011 finally has its trailer and I admit, I am very impressed. Wow… it’s like someone mixed Queen’s Blade with Evangelion and added a side order of awesome. Seriously, check this out.
I had an actual Trailer Roundup planned for today but for some reason it just seems like a bad day to post it. I openly admit that I wasn’t a huge fan of Satoshi Kon’s movies. Certainly not as much as many others who are celebrating his life and legacy today. That doesn’t mean that I couldn’t recognize his talent for telling a story or creating lasting images. So with that in mind, it seems appropriate today to post an all Satoshi Kon edition of the Trailer Roundup. Tomorrow will feature a brand new Trailer Roundup featuring some upcoming series but today is for the fans who may have never even seen his works before.
Perfect Blue (1997 – Produced by Oniro)
Millennium Actress (2001 – Madhouse) : Remember back when studios had money to push their anime releases?
Tokyo Godfathers (2003 – Madhouse)
Paranoia Agent (2004 – Madhouse)
Paprika (2007 – Madhouse) : I accidentally included the video which had the opening animation, thanks for pointing it out. I’m adding the real trailer now.
“Where ya been lately?” I can hear you asking me. Well, real life has decided to pop up and forced me to become very well reacquainted. Hopefully it will all be taken care of in the near future but if you follow me on Twitter you already know that between work, personal health issues, suicidal deer and a car that needs some love I’ve got quite a bit on my plate. Hopefully I’ll be back to reporting on news and having fun (i.e. thinking that I’m a lot funnier than I actually am) before long!
Getting on with the actual trailers, we start with an American series getting the anime treatment overseas and butt load of fall premieres just waiting for your love, attention and (hopefully) merchandise buying support!
Supernatural: This has been the summer announcement for people to buzz over the last few weeks. Based on the live action American series about two brothers who hunt supernatural phenomenon, the series will be turned into an anime by Madhouse this coming January. The first trailer was released earlier this month on both the official website and Twitter account and doesn’t show much but I get the feeling that those of you who are already fans of the series are perfectly ok with that.
Motto To Love Ru: The first two trailers for the upcoming Motto To Love Ru have been posted to the official website. Animated by Xebec and directed by Atsushi Ootsuki (Kanokon, Ladies vs Butlers), the trailers confirm that the third season is going to be exactly what you expect: gratuitous, harem fan service, nudity and violence. I’ve posted the second trailer below which features the brand new OP being sung by KOTOKO (whom I love so I guess it won’t be all bad) but keep in mind that even though there’s no nudity, I still wouldn’t hit play if you’re in a sensitive/public area. – Despite my better judgment To Love Ru has been slowly growing on me. I still think I’ll wait to watch this one on DVD though.
Yozakura Quartet OAD: Meanwhile over on the Yozakura Quartet official website, a brand new 2 minute trailer has been posted for its upcoming fall OAD. The new trailer spends a lot of time introducing new viewers to characters and action sequences which leads me to believe this release is going to be at least slightly more approachable for viewers as it plans to follow the manga much more closely. The series will be jointly produced by KMMI Studios and Tatsunoko Production (replacing Nomad) and have an entirely new crew though the voice cast remains the same. Fans can look for this one to drop sometime this October.
Tamayura: Since we’re talking about fall anime quite a bit here, let’s keep that ball rolling with the first official trailer for Junichi Sato’s (Sailor Moon, Aria the Animation, Umi Monogatari) third “healing” anime, Tamayura, another fall OVA which will feature a girl moving to a remote area and making new friends. I appreciate Sato’s work but if this is another series which involves absolutely nothing happening I’m going to bang my head into the wall. – Animation from Hal Film Maker and an OP performed by Maaya Sakamoto? I suppose I have no choice but to give this one a chance.
Ore mo Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai: Seriously, that title is getting shortened to Ore Imouto from now on. The first 63 second trailer for the fall premiere from AIC has been posted to the official website and if the hijinx shown here are any indication this is going to be one interesting ecchi comedy romp. – I shouldn’t say this out loud but I have to admit, I’m kind of looking forward to this one.
That’s it for this edition of the trailer roundup, what looks good to you this coming season?
Hana Saku Iroha: P.A. Works (True Tears, CANAAN, Angel Beats) has announced that for their 10th anniversary they will be working on a series titled Hana Saku Iroha. The story centers on a 16 year old Tokyo girl who begins working at a hot springs inn while trying to decide on her future. While there she’ll have coming of age adventures with other girls who are also undecided about their fates. The first trailer doesn’t feature any animation footage but does have character designs from Mel Kishida (Sora no Woto).
Hyakka Ryouan Samurai Girls: Wow, we’re only just entering August and the fall trailers are already popping up. Studios sure are moving fast this year! Anyways, from ARMS (Queen’s Blade, Kite) comes a new and very censored trailer for their fall action series, Samurai Girls. Adapted from the light novels the story takes place in an alternative present where the Tokugawa shogunate never lost power and kept Japan isolated. At a military academy, girls fight to keep order and suppress insurrection amongst the students. – The action, fan service and alternative history angle really reminds me of Strike Witches only without the heaps of moe and more pants.
Love Live: Anime meets American (Japan?) Idol had its second trailer posted on the Lantis YouTube channel. The series debuts in the coming weeks and will feature moe girls singing and dancing while fans vote on which girls they want to see stay on the series and which ones to vote off. The new trailer is only 17 seconds long but I should warn you now that the moe coming out of it is overwhelming. – Fans voting for moe girls = epic moe internet wars!
Redline: Finally, SIX new trailers have been posted to the official Redline YouTube channel including the 2 minute English trailer posted below. Well, I say English but it’s still mostly Japanese besides the odd announcer at the beginning who I kept expecting to say ‘Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! The epic space race to end ALL space races!’ but never did. – Eh, I want to see this movie but to say I’m excited to watch it would be a huge fib.
And that’s it for today! So what are you excited to watch? Samurai Girls looks interesting but I already worry that it’s just going to be girls swinging swords and boobs around (and judging from that trailer I’m not really sure which ones will be flung around more). I was once interested in Love Live but even I think it’s going to be difficult to swallow that much moe at once. What looks interesting to you?
A new batch of trailers has found its way online this week including looks at a couple of upcoming OVAs and live action!
Mazinkaizer SKL OVA: What can you say about Mazinkaizer SKL that you can’t see in the trailer uploaded to the official site earlier this week? A sequel to the 2001 OVA (which itself was based on the manga, TV and movies released throughout the 70’s and 80’s), the Bandai Visual mech series looks good and has a theme by JAM Project. Isn’t that really all it takes these days to be given a mech pedigree? The OVA drops on one disc July 25th.
Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail OVA: While we’re on the subject of OVAs, who else is really excited to see the Black Lagoon OVA??? After a sneak peek on Japanese television and the US premiere this weekend at Anime Expo, I’m willing to bet that the number of people who are answering yes to that question is growing by the day. A new 40 second trailer has been posted to the official site (click OVA 001 Movie Start along the top) which indicates that the whole crew will be returning in this 5 episode OVA along with some back up warrior maids for good measure. The first volume hits shelves on DVD and Blu ray (there’s even a collectable Blu ray that isn’t being released on DVD) in Japan on July 17th.
Shiki: In the new 30 second trailer for the Daume (DearS, Le Portrait de Petit Cossette) produced Shiki takes an interesting approach with (what I’m assuming will be) its final trailer before the July 8th premiere. While all of the earlier trailers played up mood through the use of music and frantic editing; the latest trailer uses no music, a simple monologue and extended character shots to instill the quiet setting of the village under attack by vampires. If this series isn’t on your summer radar already, put it there.
Nararihyon no Mago: Continuing with the summer season, four new trailers have gone up for the upcoming supernatural action series, Nararihyon no Mago (which is apparently being shortened to Nuramago which I’m happy to do as well). In the first two TV spots, a 15 second and 30 second trailer introduces a bit of the mood and cast. In the second set of trailers, special day and night versions (posted below) introduce the main character, Rikuo Nura, who is a quarter demon.
Live Action Yamato: Finally closing things out today is a first look at the upcoming live action Yamato adaptation. In the works since October 2009, fans are finally getting a new look at the upcoming live action movie via a YouTube upload before its December release. Space Battleship Yamato came way before my time and even if I watched it now I fear that I wouldn’t have the same appreciation that fans who grew up with it feel for it now. Even still, THIS. LOOKS. AWESOME!
Very quickly announced back in March, a new 62 second trailer has been uploaded to the official Kadokawa YouTube channel for Mirai Nikki (Future Diary). Based on the manga, the series follows a high school boy named Amano Yukiteru who has trouble making friends so he invents a friend; the lord of Time and Space Deus Ex Machina (“Sir, the producers of Appleseed are on line one”). Lucky for Yukiteru, his imaginary friend becomes real enough to give him the power to make events happen in the near future by writing them in his diary.
Produced by Asread (Kiddy Girl-and, Shuffle) the release is currently set to be released with the 11th volume of the manga in September. I’m not really familiar with the manga series but looking at this character and story footage might make me take a look once this is released.
It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to post two Trailer Roundups in the same week but got to love that new season feeling. New series, new footage, girls who refuse to wear pants, new siblings engaged in forbidden relationships… ah, it’s definitely summer again.
Three new trailers have gone up for the upcoming Aki Sora OVA series produced by Hoods Entertainment. The manga series about two siblings in a secret, forbidden love affair received an OAD earlier this year and is now ready to go much more in-depth with its story on July 25th before concluding with the second volume on October 6th.
All of the new trailers are only around 30 seconds long but you’d be surprised how much NSFW content you can squeeze into only half a minute (the second trailer is one long sex scene). Unfortunately I can’t post any of the trailers here directly but they can all be found on the official website. Oddly, I enjoyed the OAD that was released earlier this year but then I tried to read the manga and got bored very quickly. Anyone else given this series a chance?
Also posted to the official website this week is a new trailer for the upcoming AIC+ fan service series, Asobi ni Ikuyo. The hero of this series is a teen named Kio who meets a girl during a memorial service who claims to be an alien but looks like Holo if she were a cat. The series premieres on July 10th and already makes me want tell AIC to stop with the freakin cat girl series! We get it already!
Finally, a new trailer has been posted for the highly anticipated (well, by some of you at least) sequel, Strike Witches 2. As previously reported, the animation this season is being taken over by AIC after Gonzo was *cough* replaced. Normally I would make a crack about another cat girl showing up just because but I’m pretty sure they’ve already got that pretty well covered. The war on pants resumes on July 10th.