07-Ghost 1-10 aka The Trend continues

14 06 2009

07-Ghost - copyright Yuki Amemiya & Yukino Ichihara, Studio DEEN

07-Ghost - copyright Yuki Amemiya & Yukino Ichihara, Studio DEEN


When I started watching 07-Ghost I was pretty excited about it – the military theme was neat, the visuals were shiny, the characters bishounen … and then it got boring.

From episode 2 to around episode 8 nothing happened.

Seriously, nothing happened. There were mermaids for some reason, and that was about it.

Teito is an action!bishounen for two seconds - copyright Yuki Amemiya & Yukino Ichihara, Studio DEEN

Teito is an action!bishounen for two seconds - copyright Yuki Amemiya & Yukino Ichihara, Studio DEEN

The “daring” escape from the first episode made me think this would be an exciting anime with a unique fighting system, or at the very least a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game with the main bishounen fighting for his life against an all-powerful enemy.

Not so much.

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Taking a look at the various Spring ’09 Anime Previews around the web…

2 04 2009

…and these are the two that I think I’ll be interested in the most:

07-Ghost

From Studio DEEN, directed by Norihiro Takamoto, and adapted from the manga by Yuki Amemiya & Yukino Ichihara.

This looks to be pretty standard shounen action/fantasy fare – complete with the military, best friends torn apart by … something (maybe the military?), amnesia, confronting the person that killed your father, and some sort of magical combat.

But! It looks pretty cool from the trailer, and I’m a huge sucker for Mitsuki Saiga, the seiyuu playing our main hero. Not to mention Sho Hayami as the villain – and I think his best roles are his villainous ones, Aizen-taichou wouldn’t be quite as evil without that evil, sexy voice.

And…

Pandora Hearts

From Studio Xebec (don’t know much about them), directed by Takao Kato and adapted from the manga by Jun Mochizuki.

I don’t know anything about this one, but it looks shiny! It’s got sortof a gothic-Gankutsuou thing going on, with all the wacky colors and textures. Then it collided head on with CLAMP, or something. Anyways, I think it looks kinda neat!

And! According to ANN, Akira Ishida is in it, as … someone (Xarxes Break). And Akira Ishida means an instant watch as far as The Cat is concerned. The Cat likes Akira Ishida. To an unhealthy degree.

…oh, and of course there’s always the new Full Metal Alchemist. Will anyone not be watching that?

T.H.A.T Animeblog’s Spring Preview is here, it’s definitely worth a look!