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Stark700



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:30 am Reply with quote
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
This looks bloody interesting tbh. The superior animation, soundtrack, and mystery theme is definitely something to keep an eye on. I've yet to read the manga but this anime is going on my to-watch list.

Tsuritama
Hmm, not much to say on this one. I know Noitamina can deliver some pretty unique and interesting stuff but hmm...

Queen's Blade Rebellion
Looks great, I'll marathon this after the series finishing airing :>

Natsuiro Kiseki
I'm going to keep an eye on this when it airs. Good chance I'll marathon later this year if I hear good things about it.

Eureka Seven: AO
Do want. Original Eureka Seven was epic and and I'm sure a lot of mecha fans are happy to see this. I'm a bit curious who might stream this series though.

Hyouka
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Together at Kamiyama High School the four of them investigate various incidents in this youthful academy mystery.

Interesting.

Medaka Box
My body's ready for this. This Spring season looks great so far.

Is This a Zombie of the Dead?
Season 2 of Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?

Upotte!!
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A military comedy anime of guns personified as soft, cute, gun-girls!


Kids on the Slope
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A new standard in coming-of-age anime performed by noitaminA!


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Accel World
Genres: science fiction
Themes: fighting, future

Acci Kocchi
Genres: comedy, romance
Themes: school

AKB0048
Genres: science fiction
Themes: idols, music

Arashi no Yoru ni: Himitsu no Tomodachi
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A computed-animated Japanese co-production with Singapore's Sparky Animation.


Beyblade Zero-G
Genre: Action, Adventure

Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit Hen

Fate/Zero part 2
Genre: Action, Fantasy
Second part of Fate/Zero

Gakkatsu!
Genres: Comedy

Ginga e Kickoff!!

Haiyoru! Nyaruani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft (TV)
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Plot Summary: The story centers around Nyaruko, a formless Cthulhu deity who can take on the shape of a seemingly ordinary silver-haired girl. Mahiro Yasaka is a normal high school who is chased by aliens one night, until Nyaruko saves him.


Hiiro no Kakera
Genres: romance

Jewelpet Kira☆Deko
Genre: Magical girl

Jorumungand
Genre: Action

Kimi to Boku 2
Part 2 of the series

Koi-ken!
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Kuroko no Basuke

Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power
Genre: Comedy

Naze no Kanojo X
Genres: comedy, romance, slice of life

Ozma
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Plot Summary: In an endless desert without a speck of greenery, Sam Coyne rides a motor bike, looking for something, when he sees a girl being chased by seemingly-hostile ships. Sam saves the girl, who's name is Maya. Before returning to his group's base, he sees a giant monster rise out of the sand. It's the monster who is his brother's enemy, the sand monster Ozma.


Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2nd season
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future
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Plot Summary: Three years have passed since the events of Aurora Dream... At Pretty Top, a new generation of girls dreaming of being Prism Stars have endeavored through their training. One day, as they find themselves on the same stage as their predecessors, they meet Mia, who demands to challenge them, and together, they become the new unit, Prizmmy☆. As the girls waver and then jump back up, they deepen their friendship and aim for their debut together. To add to it all, 5 girls have come from abroad to Japan to study at Pretty Top to have their debut as well. In order to meet their future, the girls stand on the stage, and the show starts.


Saint Seiya Omega
Genres: adventure, fantasy

Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A
Genre: Action, Tournament

Sankarea
Genres: comedy, romance

Sengoku Collection
Genre: Action, Adventure

Shiba Inoku-san
Genre: Comedy

Shining Hearts ~Shiawase no Pan~
Genres: Fantasy, Romance

Shirokuma Café
Genre: Comedy, Slice of life

Uchū Kyōdai
Genre: Drama, Space

Yurumates 3D
Genre: Comedy

Zetman
Genres: action, psychological, science fiction


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RyanSaotome



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:35 am Reply with quote
Kinda reeks of the Another of this season, so I'll pass on it.
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Volibear



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:41 am Reply with quote
put off my plans on starting the manga for this show, heard great things about the manga so the anime should be great
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:01 pm Reply with quote
I was wondering when we'd start to see Anime Spotlights for the spring season.

This series doesn't quite grab me; it's a nice enough premise, it could even be interesting, but nothing yet really seems distinctive or interesting. I'm at least more agreeable toward it now than I was when all knew of it was just a picture of some woman's cleavage and a short description. (As it appears on the season chart)
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One-Eye



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:05 pm Reply with quote
I had read a few chapters of the manga a while back and it wasn't bad. It had a mix of horror, tragedy and some light comedy. Yuuko can be a bit of a naughty ghost at times at times too. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:06 pm Reply with quote
Looks cool to me. Sign me up.
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:08 pm Reply with quote
RyanSaotome wrote:
Kinda reeks of the Another of this season, so I'll pass on it.


I would at least give one epiosde a chance it seems to be more on the mystery level not killing or murders. Yes I will admit i am getting that vibe but damn... I need something to mess with me.
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v1cious



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:42 pm Reply with quote
Huh, I had no idea there was an anime of this coming out. I remember reading some of the manga awhile ago.

RyanSaotome wrote:
Kinda reeks of the Another of this season, so I'll pass on it.

It's nothing like "Another", It's more of an investigation series like "Ghost Hunt".


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Stark700



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:49 pm Reply with quote
RyanSaotome wrote:
Kinda reeks of the Another of this season, so I'll pass on it.


Watch the first episode at least. There's also 2 other horror/mystery related series for Spring season: Hyouka and Sankarea.
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takachsh



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:07 pm Reply with quote
This sounds like a 2 for 1 combo of both Ghost Hunt and Ghost Stories. I love my horror/mystery so I will more then likely watch it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:46 pm Reply with quote
I think I could already venture a guess, judging by the male gaze shots in the promo and a couple screencaps, but still... how much of an ecchi element might there be here?
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Cecilthedarkknight_234



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:49 pm Reply with quote
Animerican14 wrote:
I think I could already venture a guess, judging by the male gaze shots in the promo and a couple screencaps, but still... how much of an ecchi element might there be here?


It will probably light like in eva or higurashi it's there but not enough to ditur if you hate that type of stuff.
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Wakazhi



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:39 pm Reply with quote
Looking back some of Silver Link's previous shows, they really are good with the gradient and lighting effects in their art for their shows, even to the point of rivaling with P.A. Work's art talent. Just like with J.C. Staff, the art style that Silver Link does has become pretty apparent and easier to distinguish from other animation companies.

Thank you ANN for this preview! I'll be checking this out! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:21 pm Reply with quote
Okay, I am no way ready for this. Can't we wait until the tourney is over, at least? During these next three weeks, my anime viewing falls to near zero.

The show looks interesting enough, and I'll watch the first episode at least. But I don't like the name. Any time I hear the word 'amnesia', it reminds of the Futurama episode where everyone on All My Circuits has amnesia, and so I doubt can take it seriously.

//This show is awesome! When I grow up, I'm going to have so much amnesia!
///Me too! I mean, I already have it, I just forgot.
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PlatinumHawke



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:36 pm Reply with quote
Wakazhi wrote:
Looking back some of Silver Link's previous shows, they really are good with the gradient and lighting effects in their art for their shows, even to the point of rivaling with P.A. Work's art talent.


Helps that Oonuma Shin has a really distinctive approach to light and colour composition. Much like Shinbo and Shaft, that style works its way into the studio, even if he's not working on a project directly. Nice to see the style he used with ef ~memories~ again in this show.
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