Upcoming Spring 2010 Anime

With only one month left before the start of the spring 2010 anime season, I’m disappointed at the anime that have been announced. The only series that I’ve been looking forward to for a while is Angel Beats, mainly because Key worked on the story, but also because of how good the trailer looked. Key’s stories have always brought a tear to my eye, but so far they’ve mostly been focused on the relationships between characters (ie: Kanon, AIR, Clannad, Planetarian). The trailer for Angel Beats looks like it contains a lot of action though, so I’m curious to see how Key integrates that into their usual formula.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DryAxOFNWEM

The other anime that I’m considering watching are Senko no Night Raid, which sounds like it has some potential, and to a lesser extent, Working. I watched the first episode of Working and it looks decent, but it might turn out good or bad depending on how the rest of the series goes. The seeming lack of a plot is a downer, but it’s pretty funny at times.

A lot of people are probably really hyped up over the 2nd season of K-ON, and I might just watch it so I’m not left out of the loop, but I don’t think I’ll enjoy it. After some time without K-ON and reflecting back on it, I don’t think it was a good anime and sometimes wonder why I watched it. Actually, I do know why I watched it: Mio + mini-top-hat, Tsumugi’s eyebrows, and the ending song. If it weren’t for those three things, I would not have watched the series to the end. After all, there was no plot, no drama, no action, and it wasn’t that funny. It’s scary how easily they drew me in with just a few cute things.

Arakawa Under the Bridge just made me go “wtf” when I saw the picture for it. The guy with a yellow star for a head and what looks like another guy in a green costume has got me wondering what’s going on. I guess that’s a good way of getting people to watch an anime, make them curious.

B Gata H Kei looks like it belongs in the last season along with other crazy anime like Chu-Bra and Seikon no Qwaser. Seriously, what kind of girl aspires to having 100 sex partners? I’m not saying it’s not possible, pornstars have way more after all, but they’re usually in it for the money. This anime just looks like an excuse to put in fanservice everywhere.

As for the Iron Man and Heroman anime, I actually want to see how the Japanese will manage to distort the American concept of superheroes fighting for justice. Considering a lot of anime have really emo main characters and a hot chick thrown in there for fanservice, I predict these two anime will be like that too.

I don’t have anything to say for the other anime that are being aired this spring. Of course, I’ll check out the first episode for all of them like usual, but my expectations aren’t very high. Hopefully there’ll be a few gems to look forward to.

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  1. Arakawa Under The Brige
    Angel Beats
    Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Maou
    Working!
    K-On!!
    Mayoi Neko Overrun!
    Kiss X Sis
    Shin Kohime Musou Otome Tairan
    and Black Rock Shooter.

    Those I will watch. The rest depends how boared I am. xD

  2. @moemoekyun:
    I’m looking forward to BRS too.

    @GREW:
    That’s a pretty long list. I don’t expect to be following more than 4 new anime this season.

  3. I’m most looking forward to Angel Beats and Shin Koihime Musou. But I’ll be happy to watch anything crunchyroll puts out there.

    Hopefully they’ll be getting Shin Koihime Musou again though.

  4. @moemoekyun:
    I’ve never read the manga. Maybe I’ll give it a try one day.

    @BioToxic:
    I think everyone is looking forward to Angel Beats, it looks so good :)

  5. Wooohooo, more Nodame :D. I’m wondering if it’s something that will be different from the manga that finally but sadly finished. BRS looked interesting and something to watch. Koihime is always a good watch ^^, I wonder if there is going to be less censorship like animes from this season. Yutori-chan looks like a cute anime to watch. K-On is something to watch for the moe factor, they did popularize moe moe kyun after all xD. I like the look of SD gundam.

  6. If i find the time i’ll probably watch the second season of kon even if in the end truly it’s an anime with not much content. But still, i love Yui and Ritsu way too much and only for them, i’m curious to see the second season.

    By the way, the new banner is nice :) You choose well among the one proposed.

  7. You mentioned an Iron Man anime, that’s not out yet, is it? Have the makers of the anime said when they think the first episode will air?