July 2011 New Anime Guide

How are you guys now? Did you enjoy the series of this April? Me, not really. Basically sorry about most of the dumb series and dropped dozens of them. But still, we have reasons to believe that this summer can be the best ever. Look at all those big names and you can tell how excited we could be. As usual, just skip this daily talk and go below to see what we have on this list.

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RO-KYU-BU! / ロウきゅーぶ! (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

Subaru Hasegawa is a high school freshman, he joins the basketball team but soon finds out the team is inactive because the captain is being suspected as a lolicon. He miraculously is entangled with the job of being the coach of an elementary schools basketball team. With these girls and their love for basketball Subaru will have a hard time getting acknowledged by each of them.

It’s a story about basketball and Loli, and plenty of them. If you have read our preview a while ago and you can see all the main cast staffs show up in the promotion video and you can thus say how splendid the list is.

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Kami-sama no Memo-chou / 神様のメモ帳 (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

The Story revolves around Narumi Fujishima an ordinary high school boy who remain isolated from his fellow classmates.One afternoon fellow classmate Ayaka Shinozaki invites Narumi to join the gardening club and introduces him a reclusive detective named Alice. Alice hires Narumi as an assisant and put him to work solving the srtange mystories of Angel fix an illegal drug. Little does he know it could put him and Ayaka in serious trouble.

This should be a must worth of the coming season. You can tell from the PV how it was carefully produced. It’s a story about detective which reminds me of GOSICK, and reminds of me the coming series Dantalian no Shoka (ダンタリアンの書架) which looks like exactly a reproduction of the characters except the change of the hair color, and of course, the story.

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Sacred Seven / セイクリッドセブン (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

A brand new school fighting series from Sunrise. No further information about this one.

If you have checked out the official website you can probably tell that it’s good one.

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Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou / ぬらりひょんの孫 千年魔京 (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

Rikuo Nura, is 3 parts human and a quarter Demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, The current clan head of the Nura youkai. Rikou is set to be the next clan head, despit the fact he dilikes his demon side. He soon come to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as young master of the Nura house. However there are those who will certainly not allow it to be easy.

Second season of the series. The series is a little bit slow but it’s quite interesting and the fighting scene is good.

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée / 異国迷路のクロワーゼ (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

The story takes place in the second half of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. A young Japanese girl, Yune, accompanies a French traveller, Oscar, on his journey back to France, and offers to help at the family’s ironwork shop in Paris. Oscar’s nephew and shopowner Claude reluctantly accepts to take care of Yune, and we learn how those two, who have so little in common, get to understand each other and live together in the Paris of the 1800s.

It should be another series that you may not want to miss of the season.

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Natsume Yuujinchou San 3nd Season / 夏目友人帳 参 (13 episodes)

Link: Official Website

Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him. Containing the names of these spirits, a binding contract was formed between the spirits and the owner of the book. Now, Natsume is determined to free the spirits and dissolve the contracts. With the help of a spirit cat, his days are filled trying to return the names to these spirits.

WOW, finally it is here! Cannot tell how happy I am and cannot wait for. To me, it has already been the best series of the season, no doubt about it. If there is any chance that you haven’t heard of it, you should definitely check it out. Stay following the series and if you find it great (99% I assume), look back to the previous two seasons for more.

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Yuru Yuri / ゆるゆり (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

The club room of the defunct Tea Ceremony Club has been taken over by a 4-person group of ne’er-do-wells calling themselves “The Amusement Club”. The Student Council, erstwhile allies of justice, finally get off their butts to sweep out these ruffians…such a volume 1 is, actually, not at all what you can expect from this manga, a full-bodied comedy. Overflowing with love, it’s guaranteed to give you the energy to live healthily and heartily for tomorrow. Alrighty! Papa’s going back to sleep now! (via Baka-Updates Manga)

Nowadays, when you mention a series with only female characters, you can tell that 80% of them has four or five main protagonists. Okay, that’s the effect of K-ON! I think but some of them have being here for a long time ever since K-ON! was created. Then, it’s another 20% :)

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Morita-san wa Mukuchi / 森田さんは無口 (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

Morita Mayu, a high school girl. She is extremely reticent and her silence and habit of looking at people’s eyes straightly sometimes cause misunderstanding. The reason behind it is not because she doesn’t like to talk nor because she has nothing to say. The reason she rarely speaks is due to the fact she thinks too much before speaking, thus losing the timing to speak altogether. But she lives a happy school life with her classmates. (via MAL)

If you have watched the OVA a while ago, you can tell this is a quite fun series and featuring Kana Hanazawa (花澤香菜) as the female protagonist.

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Kamisama Dolls / 神様ドォルズ (13 episodes)

Link: Official Website

Kyouhei, after moving away to Tokyo from his old town to get away from the events that happened, is on a goukon with his friends, including his old neighbor, Shiba. After drinking for a whole night, he and Shiba discover a dead, bloody, body in the elevator. He is told by his younger sister, Utao with her Kamisama Doll, that Aki, an old friend, and his Doll, are the culprits responsible. (via Wikipedia)

Don’t have many comments for this one. Stay follow and will find out.

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Usagi Drop / うさぎドロップ (? episodes)

Link: Official Website

When thirty-year-old Daikichi returns home for his grandfather’s funeral he learns about the existence of Rin, his grandfather’s illegitimate six-year-old daughter by an unknown mother. The girl is an embarrassment to all his relatives and is treated as an outcast. Annoyed by their attitude, Daikichi decides to take care of Rin himself, even though he is single and has no experience raising a child. As Rin becomes part of his life, Daikichi experiences the hardship of a single parent. He is befriended by the mother of Kouki Nitani, a single mother, who gives him advice on raising Rin. After a year has passed, Daikichi acknowledges his sacrifices for Rin has been worth it. Ten years later, Rin is a high-school student and tries to figure out how to deal with her feelings for Kouki, and her decision for a career. (via Wikipedia)

You should not expect any fan services in the series, no, you should not. So, it would be another series focus on the story itself and that’s something that worths finding out.

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No. 6 (? episodes)

Link: Official Website

The story is set in “No. 6,” a future model city in 2013. Raised as a top-ranking elite since the age of 2, a boy named Shion lives in an exclusive area in No. 6. On the night of his 12th birthday, he rescues a boy who calls himself “Nezumi” (“Rat”). Nezumi ran away from the city’s Special Security Area. From that moment on, Shion’s life is changed forever… (via BUM)

So, what can we tell from the plot is that it’s a series about two males. Have not read the Manga before so it’s difficult to determine. Stay followed.

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The IDOLM@STER / アイドルマスター (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

The Idolmaster​ (アイドルマスター, officially romanized as THE iDOLM@STER) is an arcade and console raising simulation game released exclusively in Japan by Namco (now Namco Bandai Games) on July 26, 2005. It was released on the Xbox 360 on January 25, 2007. The game follows the career of a producer who works for the fictional 765 Production studio and has to work with a selection of ten prospective pop idols. (via Wikipedia)

It should be the second season of the series. Wondering when the first season aired? Not actually the first season since it has nothing to do with Idol. Idolmaster: Xenoglossia (アイドルマスター XENOGLOSSIA) is the first season of the series produced by Sunrise in 2007. The first season has nothing to do with Idol but Idol robot. The only thing reminds the same is the characters. Back to the series airing next month, it’s a long waited one and if you have checked the ranking of expectations in Japan, you can see it stays at the top of the poll while Natsume on the second. So, it definitely worth watching.

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BLOOD-C (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

Blood-C, is an upcoming 2011 anime/manga series and 2012 film produced and collaborated by Studio Production I.G and manga creators CLAMP. This is Production I.G’s second anime series related to the Blood franchise, the first being Blood+, which aired in 2005-2006. (via Wikipedia)

Guess lots of fans have being waiting for a long time since Blood+. Here it comes and fans like me who dropped the series half way maybe time to check back.

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Mayo Chiki! / まよチキ! (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

The story revolves around of a young man of 17 years old called Konoe Sobaru, who is the butler of one of his classmates, Kanade Suzutsuki. The story gives a dramatic turn when a boy called Kinjiro Sakamachi discovers Sobaru’s well-protected secret: that he is actually a girl. (via Wikipedia)

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Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu 2nd Season / バカとテストと召喚獣にっ! (13 episodes)

Link: Official Website
Advanced placement into a school of higher grade proof-reading is determined by the results of the Promotion Test strictly for class type. Ranging from A class with the best facilities anyone can offer all the way down to F Class which is composed of low dining tables, rotten tatami mats and other worn out facilities. Students can change classes by competing using the Examination Summons Battle system or ESB. Students summon characters with their equivalent test mark scores and use them to compete with other classes.

Sure, another series that you cannot miss of the season. It’s always fun to watch.

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Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi / いつか天魔の黒ウサギ (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

Kurogane Taito is a freshman in Miyasaka High. After an injury that prevented him from practicing karate, which he excelled in since elementary school, he had always believed that he was an ordinary, regular guy. However, due to a forgotten promise exchanged with beautiful Vampire (Most Ancient Sorcerer) Saitohimea nine years ago, he was in fact no longer ordinary. Taito later went on to regain his memories after a certain incident, and was reunited with Saitohimea. Along with unlikely allies, Kurenai Gekkou, Miyasaka High’s student council president and a genius bent on avenging his parents, and Andou Mirai, a cute lightning demon and familiar of Gekkou, they have to contend against Gekkou’s twin brother, Kurenai Hinata, who sought to resurrect the powerful Vampire (Most Ancient Sorcerer) Bahlskra. Unknown to them, their destinies were already woven and foretold in an ancient prophecy of epic proportions. (via Wikipedia)

The PV the official website published on Youtube was removed and it seems to be the reason of being too Ecchi! So, plenty of fan services you can expect.

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Nekogami Yaoyorozu / 猫神やおよろず (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website
Koyama Yuzu is running an antique shop. Mayu, a cat god (nekogami), is living off Yuzu and leads an idle life playing games. Lots of other gods visit Mayu and enjoy merrymaking.

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R-15 (? episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

The story centers around Taketo Akutagawa, a student with a secret: he is a talented pornographic novelist with a newspaper-serialized work. He enrolls in a school that only accepts geniuses, and risque trouble ensues there.

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Manyuu Hikenchou / 魔乳秘剣帖 (? episodes)

Link: Official Website
It is currently the Taiheimeji Era. It is a reign ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate. Inside this shogunate, there is a group of warriors that support the government. They are the Manyuu Clan. In this current era, breasts mean everything. If you have breasts, you are guaranteed wealth and popularity. If you lack them, you are rarely considered “human”. Members of the Manyuu Clan help raise the future big breasts. Written on a secret scroll possessed by the clan, there is said to be various techniques on how to grow big and beautiful breasts. Chifusa is to be successor of the clan. However, she takes the secret scroll and runs away with it, hoping to fight against the cruel world that the Manyuu Clan has created… (via BUM)

Another Queen’s Blade…

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Dantalian no Shoka / ダンタリアンの書架 (13 episodes)

Link: Official Website
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.

The characters are similar to GOSICK but the story seems fun.

Which Anime to Watch? (July 2011)

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Has a Poll here and you may want to check out what’s the most popular series in July according to the fan base in Japan. Some introduction of the series via ANN.