Summer Anime Catalogue 2011

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural AIR Date: July 04, 2011 WEBSITE
Episodes: UNKNOWN Producers: Brains Base
Director: Takahiro Omori Original Creator: Yuki Midorikawa
Seiyuu: Show ▼

Natsume Yuujinchou San – This is the third season of Natsume Yuujinchou, which will continue with the everyday adventures of Natsume Takashi, a boy who has the ability to see spirits since he was young, and his bodyguard, Madara, nicknamed Nyanko-sensei. Takashi is on a journey to return names written in the Book of Friends, which he inherited from his grandmother Reiko. Thoughout these adventures, he meets various spirits and demons, assists them, and engages in life threating situations, all with the sole purpose of freeing them from their contracts.Trailer: N/A
Overcooled: I downloaded season 1 and 2…in spanish. Well, guess I’d better try again because I WANT TO WATCH THIS!
Hato-kun: Bleh. Ain’t seen the other two. Apparently it’s decent.
Foshizzel: Yep another series I am behind on! Looks interesting I know Kyo is excited to see it.
Ness: Haven’t seen the first two seasons yet, so I have to pass.
Hoshi: Haven’t seen the other seasons yet…*ducks from all the sudden enthusiasm*
Hime: One of my favorite animes of all time. In one word, amazing. Nothing can stop me watching this.
Jrow: I have 2 people that will look down upon me for not watching seasons 1 & 2 to watch this. Will put those first couple seasons on my “To Watch” list.
Karakuri: May or may not watch… if I ever finish season 2.
Sassy: Haven’t seen this.
Kyokai: Fuck yeah! The only title that Brains Base actually makes season of… at least till now. I didn’t believe my eyes when I read about this but it’s going to be so surreal! Finally getting another season and more Natsume & Nyanko-sensei goodness. Woo, sign me up, honey, nyaa~
Possibly Blogging [ Kyokai ] [ anaaga ] [ Hime ]


Genres: Fantasy AIR Date: July 15, 2011 WEBSITE
Episodes: UNKNOWN Producers: GAINAX
Director: Yutaka Uemura Original Creator: Gakuto Mikumo (Novel)
Seiyuu: Show ▼

Dantalian no Shoka – Hugh Anthony Disward inherits an old mansion and a personal library from his grandfather. In the basement of the mansion, he meets a mysterious girl Dalian. She is a Dantalian and a gateway to “Dantalian’s bookshelf”, which stores the prohibited books of the demons. “Gensho (Illusory Books)”, the prohibited books, endanger the balance of the world but people are fascinated by the taboo. The story revolves around Huey and Dalian as they solve the cases involving Gensho with their ability to access the Dantalian’s bookshelf. Trailer: Show ▼

Overcooled: I’m a bit skeptical of little lolitas after Gosick, but maybe my faith can be restored? This looks like it has a little more oomph to it as well.
Hato-kun: FFS, Gosick was fine, okay? Interested because of Gainax. Might give it a watch. Sassy: Huh, looks kind of interesting.
Zabobinator: Hmmm…interesting…
Foshizzel: Ooooh Fantasy and books? Sounds like another version if Index! And Gainax looks great to me.
anaaga: Why do people hate Gosick? I think it’s awesome. But this one looks waaay better than Gosick. And hell yeah my man Ono is here. Will watch!
Ness: I’m unsure of the story but this looks interesting. I’ll check it out.
Hoshi: Not too interested in fantasy, but hey, demons and books! Might give this a try~
Hime: Cool designs and HNG Daisuke Ono.
Jrow: Love the main character design. Hoping for good things from Gainax.
Karakuri: Sounds interesting enough. I’ll give it a chance.
Sassy: Huh, looks kind of interesting.
Kyokai: No it’s not another Gosick. That was just bad. This looks very cool; not to mention Gainax, OD and Miyuki Sawashiro. SO watching this.
Possibly Blogging [ Overcooled ] [ Foshizzel ] [ anaaga ] [ Hime ]


Genres: Slice of life AIR Date: July 7, 2011 WEBSITE
Episodes: 24 Producers: Brains Base
Director: Kunihiko Ikuhara Original Creator: Kunihiko Ikuhara
Seiyuu: Show ▼

Mawaru Penguindrum – New project from the director of Revolutionary Girl Utena, Kunihiko Ikuhara. The story will center around the lives of three siblings: Kanba, Shouma, and Himari Takakura, with Himari as the female main character. The black and white theme might actually hint at yin and yang but nothing can be said for sure. The teaser website has two messages as per ANN: “We share all my love and all your sin.” (in white), while on reload, another message appears in black: “I will inform those of you who won’t amount to anything.” Trailer: Show ▼

Overcooled: If these three siblings are penguins, I’m watching the HELL out of this.
Hato-kun: Pingu. That is all.
Zabobinator: Penguins!? Yes please!
Foshizzel: Three siblings? No thanks sounds rather boring…
anaaga: No incest? Boohooo.
Ness: Not enough info! But that’s so like the creators of Utena. I’ll check it out.
Hoshi: I have no idea what to think…
Hime: Don’t really know enough about this one…
Jrow: Hope my penguin senpais don’t push me in to test the waters of this series before diving in.
Karakuri: Penguins? What?
Sassy:. Eh, I guess maybe? Hard to say right now
Kyokai: Ikuhara’s brainchild? I will say it again. Definitely checking this out. Intriguing. And now that we know it’s Brains Base, this should be more than interesting.
Possibly Blogging [ Kyokai ] [ Overcooled ] [ Zabobinator ]


Genres: Slice of life, Josei AIR Date: July 7, 2011 WEBSITE
Episodes: UNKOWN Producers: Production I.G.
Director: Kanta Kamei Original Creator: Yumi Unita
Seiyuu: Show ▼

Usagi Drop – Going home for his grandfather’s funeral, thirty-year-old bachelor Daikichi is floored to discover that the oldman had an illegitimate child with a younger lover! The rest of his family is equally shocked and embarrassed by this surprise development, and not one of them wants anything to do with the silent little girl, Rin. In a fit of angry spontaneity, Daikichi decides to take her in himself. But will living with this overgrown teenager of a man help Rin come out of her shell? And hang on, won’t this turn of events spell doom for Daikichi’s love life?! Trailer: Show ▼

Overcooled: Nooo, I don’t like mushy shows!
Hato-kun: Will be watching this for sure. Probably one of the ones I’m most excited about.
Zabobinator: There is a fine line between sweet and sappy. This is venturing into sappy territory.
Foshizzel: Production I.G. should have some high quality animation might be worth a shot.
anaaga: Ew, little kids. EEEEEEEWWWWW
Ness: Reminds me of a manga I read, almost similar. I might check this out much later on or read the manga.
Hoshi: I’ve been hearing that this a very decent manga, but haven’t necessarily read it yet. I most likely will watch this~
Hime: Not sure if want…
Jrow: I like some Josei series (H&C, Paradise Kiss), so with I.G. at the helm, I’ll give Bunny Drop a shot. Premise seems a bit intriguing.
Karakuri: Manga bored me. We’ll see
Sassy: I’m 90% positive that I read this manga before, but I can’t remember anything about it. Might look into it again.
Kyokai: I’m a sucker for such stories and I watch almost all Production I.G shows. Also that, “Oji-san te yuu na!” was hilarious. I like cute emotional stories and to see the close-off chibi Rin grow up and coming out of her shell is going to be interesting
Possibly Blogging [ Kyokai ]


Genres: Mystery AIR Date: July 2011 WEBSITE
Episodes: UNKNOWN Producers: J.C. Staff
Director: Katsushi Sakurabi Original Creator: Sugii Hikaru (Light Novel)
Seiyuu: Show ▼

Kamisama no Memo-chou – Fujishima Narumi is a plain high school boy, who has been isolated in the class. His classmate Shinozaki Ayaka invites Narumi to the gardening club and introduces a hikikomori detective Alice to him. Alice hires Narumi as an assistant to solve mysterious cases involving an illegal drug “Angel Fix”. But the drug entraps Ayaka into danger. Trailer: Show ▼

Overcooled: I’m just not the type who enjoys mysteries. Not my cup of tea.
Hato-kun: Might watch the first few episodes.
Zabobinator: This seems alright. J.C. Staff comes out with some decent stuff. Might check it out.
Foshizzel: Another J.C. Staff show! Sounds interesting will have to at least watch the first few episodes
anaaga: Meh. But it’s J.C. Staff, so will give it a try.
Ness: I like mysteries but not this kind. Pass.
Hoshi: Not necessarily getting the plot of the show…but it seems decent.
Hime: Will give it a chance.
Jrow: Looking at MAL’s picture, perhaps JC Staff’s “A-Team” will be handling this series; with such nice-looking art, I can only hope. Hoping the mysteries aren’t just single-episode situations.
Karakuri: I will be watching this because I like the name Narumi. That is all.
Sassy: The manga is kind of dumb, but maybe it gets better. Last time I was excited about a mystery, Gosick happened, but hey, may as well give this one a shot.
Kyokai: The only NEET thing to do is to watch this. Yes, JC has been pulling a lot of shit shows lately but seems like the light novels were really good and just look at that art and I love Mystery so definitely givin this a try.
Possibly Blogging [ Kyokai ] [ Zabobinator ]


Genres: Sci-Fi AIR Date: July 7, 2011 WEBSITE
Episodes: UNKNOWN Producers: BONES
Director: Kenji Nagasaki Original Creator: Asano Atsuko (Novel)
Seiyuu: Show ▼

NO.6 – The story takes place in the ideal city “NO.6″ in 2013. Shion was judged as having “highest-ranked intelligence” when he was two years old and was allowed to live in the luxurious area “Cronos”. On his twelfth birthday, he met a beautiful boy called “Nezumi,” who had escaped from a reformatory. Shion protected him, but the Public Security Bureau deprived Shion of all his privileges and expelled him from Cronos to “Lost Town”. Four years after the banishment, a mysterious accident leads Shion to the secret of the city NO.6. Trailer: Show ▼

Overcooled: Original storyline? I’m all ears. Add in the esteemed Brain Base to the equation and you’ve got me positively drooling over this~
Hato-kun: I like Bones. But Star Driver was shit. Maybe this will be better. Side note: I love Sci-Fi, so I hope they do this well.
Zabobinator: Dude. This show just oozes awesomeness. The art is beautiful and there’s mysterious cities and a possibility corrupt society? I AM SO IN.
Foshizzel: Sci fi and Bones? YES Sounds greaat!
anaaga: This looks great. Will watch. I want to sit in the air too.
Ness: Interesting story and animation. I’m most likely going to check this out.
Hoshi: Ohohoho! Finally something (normal) that actually interests me a lot! Will definitely check out.
Hime: I’ll use the last of my hope in this studio to watch this. IT BETTER NOT SUCK. -shakefist-
Jrow:. I like Bones am I’m glad to see them hop off the mecha train it’d been riding recently with Takuto and Joey. I’m pretty anxious to see more stuff for it now
Karakuri: Agreeing with Zab here. Corrupt societies are awesome (in anime).
Sassy: Plot looks pretty interesting.
Kyokai: This has such an awesome mixture that it’s hard to miss this bandwagon. Noitamina, BONES, sci-fi and awesome art. Not to mention loads of complexities between two bishie friends. More the merrier, woo~
Possibly Blogging [ Overcooled ] [ Ness ] [ Foshizzel ] [ Zabobinator ]


Genres: Comedy, School, Sports AIR Date: July 2011 WEBSITE
Episodes: UNKNOWN Producers: Barnum Studio, Project No.9, Studio Blanc
Director: Keizou Kusakawa Original Creator: Aoyama Sagu
Seiyuu: Show ▼

Ro-Kyu-Bu! – Hasegawa Subaru is a high school girl who loves basketball. She joins the male basketball team but due to problems with the team captain (a suspected lolicon) she has to resign. With no place to go she ends up coaching the female team of the elementary school. The plot centers around how she will cope with the other girls the various troubles and trials that will come their way. Trailer: Show ▼

Overcooled: Listen, I spent over 5 years of my life playing basketball and it is not moe at all. It is about secretly clawing the life out of whoever has the ball without the referee noticing. If I watch this, I would probably scream at them for not going through the same amount of pain I had to…<_< aaaand end rant.
Hato-kun: “A suspected Lolicon…” Really? Was that needed? Also, Hanakawa, go away. Might watch the first episode.
Zabobinator: Sports…pass. T_T
Foshizzel: Sports and comedy? Strange combo I guess I will check out the first episode, but looks to be another moe show girls doing random things with a club?!
anaaga: It’s sport. Not even going to touch it with a ten-foot pole. Sorry, Kana-sama
Ness: Love sports anime but not this kind. I’m more of a ES21, PoT, Major, Whistle!, Hajime no Ippo, Wild Striker and Giant Killing – sports anime watcher.
Hoshi: Just…sounds too light and fluffy to me. Plus, sports? Pass!
Hime: Basketball? Ew.
Jrow: Why is coaching the new hip thing for sports anime? First Giant Killing, then Moshidora and now this? Get the focus off the bench and on the field… or in this case, the hardwood.
Karakuri: ….Sports? No.
Sassy: Eh, probably not.
Kyokai: So, Hato made this moe girl coach basketball to these elementary kids? Tsk tsk tsk.
Possibly Blogging [ No-one wants this moe-moe-baskehhh ]



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189 Responses to “Summer Anime Catalogue 2011”

  1. Elyon says:

    OMG This looks amazing!! Everyone has such amusing things to say XD

    But but but why does nobody love Nyanpire? ;w;

    • Ness says:

      I haven’t read up on that show>_>; been busy actually working the post haha. Thanks for the comment xD

    • Foshizzel says:

      Amazing indeed!

      Were all vampired out? xD

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you~ And we skipped Nyaaan because it was too kiddy for us. Gomen. >.>;

      Oh also, first comment cookie!

  2. Mitsuki says:

    I just went through the list and felt like D:
    Movies aside not a single series of interest this summer, just sad.
    But thanks for the list <3<3

    • Foshizzel says:

      Awww hopefully you can find something fun to watch! You are welcome! Thanks for stopping by again!

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks! There’s something for everyone. I can bet you will find that something.

  3. Joojoobees says:

    Re: Hakuouki Sekka-Roku:
    This is supposed to be a prequel, set before Chizuru joins them, so there won’t be a happy ending for her. I liked the first two seasons, and thought it was really cool to have a show with a tragic ending for a change.

    • anaaga says:


      • Ness says:

        I KNOW RIGHT ANAAGA! /cries. The tragedy, I wish that I didn’t finish the series /sigh.

        • Kyokai says:

          Aaaaarghhhh! Didn’t know it was a prequel and I was dubious about happy endings too. >.>;;

        • anaaga says:

          it’s like, why make the prequels when you know how it’s going to end? it’s going to make me feel more attached to the characters D: It’s just gona make the fans fall into a deeper depression

          • Kyokai says:

            It’s like poking the fans on how good everyone was and what they didn’t get. ;__;

    • Yvoon says:




  4. anaaga says:

    Holy shit, I never knew that Daisuke Ono’s going to be in Vitamin X

    jeez Ono, I am disappointed in you.

    and sexy graphics hell yeah

    • Foshizzel says:

      Anaaga go stalk him now! Muhahahah.

      Yes very sexy graphics! <3

    • Kyokai says:

      OD? Look at what Miyano is doing. Son, I am disappoint.

      And hell yeah SMEXY graphics ftw~ xD

    • Karakuri says:

      …Well he WAS in the original game… He kind of has to do the anime role. Poor guy.

      • Kyokai says:

        He can always say no but oh well. At least we’ll have Okarin still in Summers.

  5. Karakuri says:

    Uwah~ nice graphics!

    Actually thinking about it now, I’m kind of excited for Heart no Kuni since it’s been put off since forever ago. I wonder if they’ll actually follow a route or if they’ll pull some bs harem ending.

    • Ness says:

      I won’t be surprised if there’s a BS harem ending and from the looks of it. Hell, she should just whore herself around. This reminds me of that SIM game that Kyokai had Fosh and I check out when starting Met’Amour hahahahha damn game, can’t believe I played through it.

      • Karakuri says:

        Sigh. Well at least my rage will be justified then.

        …Kyokai made you play a game? Which one?

        • Kyokai says:

          That makes me sound like perv but it was all legit! xD

          It was thisgame that we checked out while thinking up VN styled dating sims. Thank god, we didn’t get our inspiration from this one for Met’Amour. >.>

    • MikADo says:

      i remember reading a manga adaptation, but the original is the game right?

  6. A-chan says:

    Thanks for this awesome catalogue ! I haven’t to look for trailer. It takes me one hour+ to read all ! and I really enjoy it.

    My summer anime list :

    Natsume yuujin cho 3 ( and I had tears on eyes when I saw people enjoying it \o/ )
    Baka to test 2 ( I didn’t see the review on your catalogue ;w;? )
    Kamisama no memo-chou
    Blood C
    Kamisama dolls
    Twin Angels
    Ikoku meiro no Croisée *I was so glad the story takes place in my country !*
    Uta no prince sama
    Mayo Chiki !
    Dantalia no Shoka
    Usagi Drop
    No 6.

    The specials of Nichijou, AoEx, Higurashi, Astrarotte.
    I will catch up all Houkago no Pleiades.
    I can’t wait for the new Ghibli’s movie !!

    AND I WAS LIKE WHAT THE HELL and Chocking at Baby Princess x’D It’s weird and insane!!! *so sad the seiyuus cast is AWESOME*

    • Foshizzel says:

      Wow! Awesome list of shows A-Chan! There are a lot of shows to look forward to I hope you have fun xD

      No. 6! Can’t wait for that one I think that show looks the most exciting for me, besides that boob ninja show and Sacred seven…

      Ahahah yes Baby Princess is freaking random and crazy sounding…

    • Jrow says:

      Baby Princess should be T-riffic, LOL

      I can see somewhere in the 4-6 range for series I’ll see thru to the end. So many shows, almost too many…

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you for going through the whole thing! Yes, we put in lots of blood and tears into this one. <3

      And how could we leave our Baka to Test? It's in the RomCom Slice, which I can bet you just overlooked in the frenzy of reading everything. ^^

      • A-chan says:

        Yeah sorry ! I read it with so much joy I passed x’D !!! \o/ thanks again !

  7. A-chan says:


  8. Carla says:

    by the way, I am surprised that only two of you watched Nurarihyon no magician, I Thought it was great :/
    And please, I can not help but feel embarrassed for Madhouse

    Good Job ♥

    • Carla says:

      Whoa, my first comment didn’t appear… God is censuring me

    • Ness says:

      I didn’t finish it because I liked it that much. Usually I put animes on a ‘save’ list or on hold if I like them<_<;

    • Foshizzel says:

      I got lost in the crazy ass hair and stuffs, maybe I will go back and rewatch…maybe!

      • anaaga says:

        YOU GUYS SUCK. NURA-KUN IS THE SHIT. And I bet you can’t have that hairstyle, Fosh! Don’t be jealous! :p
        *high five at Carla*

        • amado says:

          *steals anaaga’s high five*
          the manga is great. the 1st season sucked since the director decided to give kana more scenes, when in fact, she has already lost her status as a main character. truly.
          also messed the inugami arc.

          tsurara is the best girl for rikuo!

        • amado says:

          ah my comment was eaten. again.

    • Kyokai says:

      I’m gonna read the manga rather than watch anime. Also, I LOVE Madhouse, but I HATE them when they make shit like this. Though I’m still watching this. ;3;

      Thank you~ ♥

      • Carla says:

        I agree, I love Madhouse… But Madhouse + Marvel comics = FAIL

        I want my anaaga’s high five back D:

        • anaaga says:

          @amado: I KNOW RIGHT!? Obviously tsurara is much more closer to nura rather than kana. And yeeeeesss the manga is such win-win I can never wait for the scans so I always read the Chinese RAW (although I don’t understand it xD)

          @carla: aaaww, I have to hands. Here, high five from my left hand *high five left hand*

  9. Alynn says:

    Omg the new layout is GODLY AMAZING. Good job guys!
    I’m going to be watching…
    Show ▼

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep amazing list set up this time, Thanks!

      Another great list nice Alynn hope you enjoy your anime! I will probably end up watching every show up to three or four episodes before giving them the drop.

    • anaaga says:

      I am sad. You haven’t watched Sengoku Basara yet =(

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks! And you need to add Natsume Yuujinchou in your list. I mean Kamiyaaan, mystery, nyanko-sensei, Omori, Brains Base, too many reasons not to miss this out. ^^

      • Alynn says:

        @ Fosh: That’s a lot to try out though, haha. I normally end up testing other ones out if I have nothing to watch/ catch up on.

        @anaaga: I’m sad too. I heard it’s really good! I just have been too busy to watch a full series lately (I’ve exams soon, ie next week)

        @Kyokai: Kamiyan? Brains Base? CONSIDER IT ADDED.

  10. Bass says:

    Great job on the preview guys XD Everything looks great.

    Summer seems to be a bit dull, it seems like it’s gonna be a repeat of winter. I hope that other than the noitamina shows, there will be some hidden gems like Madoka and Level E were in winter.

    Still, there are a lot that has potential, I hope they pull it though. I think I’ll be fine though since Ao no Exorcist, Tiger and Bunny and Hanairo will still be running in summer XD

    • Bass says:

      And wow, I forgot just how big the Metanorn family got. I was shocked to see that long intro :O

      I still haven’t even met more than half of them. I’ll have to set some time for msn soon >_<

      • Foshizzel says:

        Oh yes I was thinking the same thing Bass! Like wow we have a huge team, so expect lots of awesome tag reviews to spring up on Metanorn.

        Yes! We need to have more mass MSN convos! Well just poke starburst and she will create one ahahaha.

      • Overcooled says:

        I haven’t really talked to any of Sekijitsu’s writers on MSN either (aside from you and Tofu a couple of times). WE MUST CORRECT THIS IMMEDIATELY.

        • Bass says:

          I haven’t been on msn in at least a month lol

          • Kyokai says:

            You’re getting free in mid June, right? Need to get on an epic chat on weekend then. xD

            • Bass says:

              Yea but I’ll be going on holiday with my gf to Australia for a week lol and going on a trip down south not long after that.

              Will see if I can pop in

            • Kyokai says:

              You do love Ozzie, don’t you? This is like the second time but hey, enjoy yourself and don’t go missing afterwards! xD We have to work on a collab. :3

        • Tofu says:

          THe sad thing is OC, our time difference is so vast D: I come back home from a normal day and it’s already 11 at night for you T___T I do miss our msn chats

    • Ness says:

      Thanks Bass! xD

      I’m sure there will be some hidden gems. If not, there’s always the OVAs or movies haha. But too bad the movies won’t be seen for a while.

      Yes, Tiger and Bunny will still be running. I still need start watching Ao no Exorcist. So behind>_>;

      • Foshizzel says:

        Well a few shows carry over like Exorcist, Tiger and bunny, Nichijou, Hana Iroha, and I think that’s it from spring season I saw those shows got bumped to the 25-26 episode range.

        Which makes me happy! Not so much for Hana Iroha but the others really need to be 25+ Not sure about Nichijou hopefully it doesn’t crash and burn.

  11. Foshizzel says:

    Awesome work on the grahpics Ness! Great stuff <3

    Lots of shows to watch! Can’t wait to start watching some soon.

    Looking forward to Sacred Seven and No. 6! And many others ahaha to many to list, course there are lots of hits and misses like every other season of new anime.

  12. Overcooled says:

    I still can’t believe WE MADE THIS behemoth of a list. Good job everyone! I know self-praise is no honour but…we done good.

    I actually think the Summer season looks great! Much better than Winter, which had me watching…one good show? It won’t be long until we’re fighting to find out who gets to blog what XD

    • Kyokai says:

      Muhwahahaa. Yes, we have done good! It took so much time but finally it’s here. XD

      And yes, I think I should prepare a ring for this season so that everyone can fight it to their deaths…. kidding or maybe….

    • MikADo says:

      self praising FTW :3

    • Foshizzel says:

      Summer season looks great! A few cool looking shows, but ya a few will crash and burn quickly but who knows.

      SELF PRAISING! WE ROCK! Err I mean party on Metanorn~

      True lots of tags inc!

  13. Reaper says:

    Holy crap, good work team! So much anime to watch and it’s almost the beginning of a six-week holiday from uni…damn you exam on friday…anyway, defs looking towards so many things, here’s the list
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    Most waited two however are
    Carnival Phantasm (Damn you, bring out Mana Ryougi! Must see the forbidden love child of Shiki and Mikiya!) and FMA movie (it’s been too long for my FMA fix! Alchemy FTW!)
    Huh, that’s my spiel…heh, almost sound like a metanorn blogger with my rant…that will be the day :)

    • Jrow says:

      Hopefully we don’t have to wait too long for the Blu-Ray of the FMA movie, that should be really good!

      • Reaper says:

        Definitely, it might not be canonical but at least it’s a lot more related than the Conqueror of Shamballa film…no two-world alternate business

    • Karakuri says:

      I’m totally with you for the Blood+ continuation thing…. but at the same time, I’m curious as to how they’ll portray Saya’s character (plus they gave her glasses!!! … and some Magic Knight Rayearth looking sword…thing…)

      • Reaper says:

        I know, I was stoked to see Saya as a megane touhou character too, and Nana Mizauki being her seiyu? Perfect match…PS love the Persona dp ;P funny how I’m playing P3P atm for the umpteenth time

        • Karakuri says:

          Yes! Nana Mizuki! I really love the new design CLAMP has going for Saya. It makes her less… I don’t know, useless? My problem with Blood+ was that it took Saya like, 20 episodes to actually do anything instead of standing there saying that she doesn’t want to fight.

          Ahaha same here with the P3P. I keep trying to do Ken’s route but I always cancel last minute going “nooooo I’m not a shotacon!”

    • Kyokai says:

      You need to watch Natsume, like now. It it that good after all. And HELLS YES FOR CARNIVAL PHANTASM & FMA!!! We can only wish for Mana but when Shiki’s not there, how can there be Mana. ;3; Still, at least we are getting ol’ Saber, Lancer and Archer. Bonus for me is Sakamoto Maaya in FMA, she voiced Shiki after all~

      • Foshizzel says:


        Yep more FMA, and Natsume can’t wait for those two as well <3

  14. Samantha Zan says:

    So many vampire shows, ugghhh turns me off. Hmmmm, not that many shows that I’m interested in, but at least there are a few out there. But anyway, great job once again Metanorn team :)

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you very much! We pulled all punches this time around.
      There would be definitely gems of Summer, let’s see how we do it.

    • Foshizzel says:

      I know right! People love them damn vampires xD

      Thanks! Hope you find something fun to watch for summer! Only 20+ days to wait

  15. Junko says:

    I’m totally ready for Natsume yuujinchou san, you don’t even know. I’m also keen but worried about Blood C. Speaking about worried, Heart no Kuni no Alice proved to be more than an Alice obsessed manga, but that trailer..

    I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to hope on this list or not but here’s what I’m thinking of watching, it’s pretty long..Show ▼

  16. Tofu says:

    WOAH!! Good job Meta team on the new season design~! I like-a very much~~ :3

    I’ll be sure to look through it when I have time, currently in exam week so I will be quite busy T__T

    But… CARNIVAL PHANTASM!!! <3 I'd love to see Kyo tackle this one ^^

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah! Everyone did an awesome job!

      Agreed I can’t wait to see it too ;D

    • MikADo says:

      Carnival Phantasm really looks fun <3

    • Kyokai says:

      Why thank you~ :3

      Good luck with exams, Tofu and hell yeah, I will be blogging Carnival Phantasm. I love take moon! xD

      • Tofu says:

        WOOT! But but Kyo… I heard it’s been delayed D: Is this true!?

        Btw since Sora no Otoshimono: Tokeijikake no Angeloid is a movie adaption of the manga, does that mean I don’t have to watch the series? It’s got Hikasa Yoko in it so I’m gonna give it a try ONLY if I don’t have to watch the other stuff :P

        Ru-Kyu-Bu is AWESOME!!! xP

        • Kyokai says:

          The last I checked, it was up for 14th August release date and it still is. Yeah, it would be late summer though. >.>

          I think Fosh will be able to answer your Otoshimono question. Haven’t watched this at all.

          • Tofu says:

            Oh okay, cause it says July in the post :P

            I shall ask Fosh ;D

            • Kyokai says:

              Yeah, when we posted this, the date wasn’t announced but at least now we know when to expect it! xD

  17. Dan-go says:

    I must say the graphic and design getting better and better each season! congrats guys! really have no idea what i’ll watch, i’ll probably have to tone it down a bit (no more mooching off parents internet…got that stupid uni thingy) looking forward to the reviews

    • Foshizzel says:

      Lots of inspiration from other friends too! Thanks Dan-go! LOL yeah the list is huge for summer, I will attempt to watch as much as I can but we shall see.


    • Kyokai says:

      We are on the continuous improvement drive for Metanorn always so glad that everyone took it well. ^^

      Aah, university means more responsibility; best of luck. We’ll sift out the good ones for you in the summer so that you don’t have to watch the shit ones. xD

  18. MikADo says:

    Blood C – clamp
    Last Exile – looks cool enough
    Kamisama Doll – blood? yes :3
    Idolm@ster – for Miki!!
    Baka Test II – YESSS!!
    No.6 – appealing
    Kamisama no Memo chou- YES YES YES YES!!!!
    Usagi Drops – No.1 of season
    Dantalian no Shoka – might, like the art
    Natsume Yuujinchou San – No.2 of season
    Carnival Phantasm OVA – Nars Universe XD
    Hellsing OVA – finally
    Black Lagoon OVA – finally
    Nichijou OVA – <3
    Kore Zombie special – love this series

    Movie – FMA – my love for this series is unrivaled

    Summer season usually is not as great as Spring or Winter, but still has its values. Not much was expected, but i see some shows with potential, so im excited :3 But it is true that my list, compared to Spring season, is a LOT shorter

    • MikADo says:

      i forgot to add Ghibri and Basara movie :3 how clumsy of me

      • Foshizzel says:

        LOL awesome list there MikADo lots of great shows and more Nichijou!

        Yeah No. 6 looks fun

    • Kyokai says:

      I agree that summers usually aren’t that great but compared to previous ones, at least there are sizable numbers of shows that are worth checking out. I love your top animu, definitely excited about Carnival Phantasm and FMA movie too. ^^

  19. Yvoon says:


    its finally out!! ahh, i always look forward to these highlights!

    LOVE the banners for every genre of anime! so pretty~~

    well, i had mentioned my list in SJ, but i would like to add a few more.

    NARUTO MOVIE!! how could i forget about naruto!~

    aah, also looking forward to Blue Exorcist Ova!! XD

    and is it just me or does almost the whole bishies lair category really perk my interest? ;D



    • MikADo says:


    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep! At long last the epic summer list has arrived!

      Very cool banners! <3

      LOL yes lots of Naruto in the summer not just one movie but 2! Yep Blue Exorcist OVA should be lots of fun.


    • Kyokai says:

      YES! It’s HERE after all! I know you’ve been looking quite forward to it, writing about the reviews too. ^^

      Also, this list was designed by girls so of course, the Bishies Lair would be the most awesome! It’s my favourite slot after all. xD


  20. Namika says:

    Right off the bat – FMA movie made me squeal like crazy!!! I know about it since the end of winter season, and my nerves are ready to self-destruct. TT^TT Too bad we won’t see it very soon………. Also, I’m really interested in another Ghibli movie. >.> Though I agree with OC – a comedy from Ghibli is something ……. intriguing ^^;

    From the series, I’m sure I will check out Blood-C, just because I love mystery, Gothic style, Production IG and Yoshikazu Iwanami. Sacred Seven, because of Kajiura Yuki and Ohashi Yoshimitsu. I wanted to check out another Sunrise mecha, so I think I will give this a try. Next – Kamisama Dolls. God, when I first saw that cover, I thought it would be some dirty, cliche ecchi show but…. I was positively pleased by the trailer. I didn’t like the art, but I’m checking it out. Natsume Yuujinchou San seems interesting, but I haven’t seen the first 2 seasons, so maybe some other time. Dantalian no Shoka seems like Gosick-to-be show. I absolutely HATED gosick, but I think I will check out this one too. + Daisuke Ono. *fangasm* Usagi Drop – Kyokai-san, yoroshiku ne~ ^^ I am SO IN for that mushy, cheezy show!! I love anime that make your chest feel warmer <3 Then, NO.6. Idk, I just like it. sees a shounen-ai possibility

    • Namika says:

      Ikoku Meiro no Croisée seems interesting, because the trailer is very……. atmospheric, I guess??? I instantly fell in love with the music *~* sucker for shows that involve culture and beautiful music Speaking of. I’m gonna steal Sassy’s phrase – screw everything! I’m watching IDOLM@STER! ><"

      Well, I think that's all that I'm interested in….. Of course, knowing myself I can guess that I won't check out all of these. xD I wanted to see so much from the spring season, but in the end I didn't watch even the hald. I dropped Steins;Gate, C, stopped watching HI….. I follow only DW, SIH and Ao-Ex. O_O

    • Foshizzel says:

      LOL Nice list of shows! I probably will end up watching the first 3 episodes of those shows, hopefully they are fun.

      • Namika says:

        me too – I don’t know if I will follow all those >.>

        • Kyokai says:

          Nice list, Namika-chan~ <3 Of course, I’ll be watching everything so that others don’t have to watch shit shows but it’s going to be interesting. High five on Usagi Drop and I highly recommend Natsume Yuujinchou.

          Btw. Why did you drop Steins;Gate and C?! D:

          • Namika says:

            You are such a kind person from that angle *,* I think I will check out Natsume Yuujinchou too…..)))))

            I had some issues.. School work, + my computer is lagging a lot. It’s turning off every now and then so I can’t watch anime a lot. Still, I loved both of these, but my interest just died out O_O I have no idea why, but I don’t want to make myself watch a good show that doesn’t make my interest twitch ^^”

            • Kyokai says:

              I guess when you become a vet, you have to go cover that extra mile and I guess, in the process of running Metanorn, I’ve acquired the skill to watch almost anything. >.>;

              Hope your PC gets better. Get your RAM checked, same for the power hub.

            • Namika says:

              That is a great skill to have. I swear, being as bitchy as I am is very… bad. That’s why I would be a terrible bosslady. Cheers for you! ^^

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