Recommended Anime of July 2011

All the July new TV Anime series have already aired at least the first episode and it’s time now for a roundup of recommendation. We have some quite unexpected good series of the season, like the most welcomed Mawaru Penguindrum and Uta noPrince-sama Maji Love 1000% (うたのプリンスさまっマジLOVE1000%) which all receive tons of the attention even though I have to admit that they didn’t show up in our seasonal new Anime guide somehow and the latter is a little bit like the other side of a Galgame. But anyway, let take a look at what’s in our list this time.

Must Watch Series

There are actually few series within the must watch list since everyone has their own tastes. But the series below should be most welcomed by people of all kinds.

905 natsume

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

Link: Official Website

Of course, my favorite series of the season (not one of). It’s always a pleasure to watch and it keep you warming and touched. The story of this season is still as good as before, as well as the quality.

905 blood

BLOOD-C (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

This is a long waited series to some fans and if you happened to watched the first episode, it is quite above my expectation. Somehow the tension of the series seems to be a bit more lower than its previous season. But, with the back of Nana, the cast staff behind Saya, the series is going to rock!

905 mawaru

Mawaru Penguindrum / 輪るピングドラム (? episodes)

Link: Official Website

Quite an unexpected series of the season and guess it could become the biggest hit of the season if the upcoming episodes retain the quality of the first two. We have some short reviews of the first two episodes and the overall review of the series. Take some time to watch it and you won’t regret.

905 uta

Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 1000% / うたのプリンスさまっマジLOVE1000% (? episodes)

Link: Official Website

The series is, at least good for girls to watch and of course, as a male, you can also enjoy the series. The series “surprisingly” ranks at the top among all the series.

Recommended Series

This is a list of Anime that you should judge yourself. They are quite good to some of the people, while they could show up at the bottom of someone’s watch list.

905 baka

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

Link: Official Website
The only reason I put it here is because I follow the first season. It’s a good series and the quality is around top level. Yet the story is somehow similar across the episode and the relationship among people don’t seem to undergo any changes. However, every episode is a quite nice story and can be watched casually even though I have to admit that I don’t really take too much serious on the two female protagonists. And yes, like most fans, I like Hideyoshi Kinoshita (木下 秀吉) and I think most of you will take he as a “she”.

905 idolmaster

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

Link: Official Website

I think I may be blamed if I don’t put up this series. It’s the most promoted series of the season and, the series with most females. Girls are cute I have to admit but the plot is something else.

905 ro kyu bu

RO-KYU-BU! / ロウきゅーぶ! (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

Like what was said back in the new Anime guide post of the season, the series is full of “unexpected” events and fan services. It’s a very risky strategy to do things like normal Anime does on elementary school girls, thus it will be a difficult decision for the producer. Fans who have watched the few episode can tell how evil it is and I cannot imagine what will happen later on. Can you?

905 memo

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

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

I thought it worth watching but somehow message from the professional detective found it a piece of crap. Of course, the best and most common opinion for us to make is it is just an Anime, and we do know what’s the highlight and it definitely won’t be the story and plot!

905 sacred

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

Link: Official Website

It’s quite another surprising series of the season. Quite like the female protagonist but the whole story is a little bit too far away from my understanding.

905 mago

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

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

As good as the first season and our male protagonist is powerful enough to defeat anybody while keeping a cool pose and gentleman manner. No, sorry, not gentleman but he is Tsundere enough to kick Yura off tree.

905 ikoku

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

Link: Official Website

Another series featuring a young man and a Loli-like girl. It seems to become a classical pattern these day after the K-ON! four girls model. And the main pattern can also be that the young man is dumb and the Loli is alway the key to all of these. But later to find out that the young man is actually an important to this (or not in most cases) and the Loli will do anything for the man. Oops, guess I just miss Spice and Wolf (狼と香辛料), Lelouch and C.C..

905 yuri

Yuru Yuri / ゆるゆり (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

Quite fun a series and to me, it is quite better than A Channel. But none of them can ever shatter the top position of K-ON! since they don’t provide you with Shimapan.

905 kami

Kamisama Dolls / 神様ドォルズ (13 episodes)

Link: Official Website

Quite interesting a series and the character design is above my expectation. However, even though they make the God as a robot and the female protagonist cute and shy, it still don’t provide extra ideas into the series and I can see no extra fun in the future. But it is still too early to determine. Like it, and you may want to follow it.

905 usagi

Usagi Drop / うさぎドロップ (? episodes)

Link: Official Website

Another heartwarming series of the season and it’s highly recommended. Saito has posted several episode review of this great series on TheAkiba and you may want to check them out.

905 no6

No. 6 (? episodes)

Link: Official Website

The series is quite nice and our female protagonist (if there were one) is too straight forward (watch episode 2). She is cute but she is not part of our male protagonist’s life. Then who is? Another male protagonist who break into his house. Well, it’s Anime and it’s quite normal that you don’t take out your rifle to fight against each other.

905 mayochiki

Mayo Chiki! / まよチキ! (12 episodes)

Link: Official Website

Ok, this is the most Ecchi series of the season and I can foresee that fans are eager to buy the Blu-ray at any cost. It has a conventional Harem story featuring a dumb yet as lucky as winning lottery three times in a row male protagonist. But our female protagonist is so cute that even I want to stay follow the series.

905 itsuka

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

Link: Official Website, Our Preview

Remember that we said that the PV of the series was banned by Youtube because of its excess Ecchi, the staff this time do it with white light on the TV Anime. Of course, it cannot ever compete with the most pervert Manyuu Hikenchou (魔乳秘剣帖) which you can only see flashlight across the whole series. Sorry and sad about the current Anime industry and looking for some better stories. However, despite the flashlight which results in the same producer as Sora no Otoshimono, Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi is quite good a series and you may not want to miss.

905 nekogami

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

Link: Official Website
It’s quite fun a series and it seems that few people pay attention to it. It’s all about small stories and Moe (Moe is good and no, I hate excessive fan services). You will like it if you are a fan of the voice staffs. Not many difficult things here and you can enjoy watching at anytime.

905 dantalian

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

Link: Official Website

The characters are similar to GOSICK but the story is quite different. Quite like the setting of the series and how they “fight” those demons. But you can get easily disappointed at the right beginning and complain about the quality and how weird of the story. Will not recommend this to average fans but if you like something abnormal, take a try.

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