Posts Tagged ‘Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou’
So, some of you may be aware that the Summer Comic Market (Comiket) is happening in Japan right now. YouTube clips are getting posted from the floor of the show and here is the first batch which involves mostly sequels below the cut. It is interesting that only one entirely new title is being featured while the rest are sequels. This has also been an incredibly busy week for series trailers and announcements as well so look for another big batch update in the coming hours.
Though they haven’t officially announced it yet, Crunchyroll has revealed by creating two pages that at least two series will be simulcast this season. First up for the website will the yuri drama Aoi Hana. The series follows two teen girls who attempt to reestablish their friendship in high school after being separated as children. The first episode of the series will be premiering at noon today Pacific (3pm Eastern).
The second series to apparently be simulcast on the website is the magic comedy Yoku Wakaru Gendai Maho. The series premieres on the 11th but no official simulcast state date has been listed on the page. Based on the light novels, the series follows a high school girl as she becomes the apprentice for a powerful older female magic user.
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!