Summer 2010 TV Anime
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Well, here we are once again. You know the drill: coming in July of this very year there is a total of about 15 shows premiering. Statistically this is 3 less shows than last summer. Format is the same as the Spring 2010 list but I think my sarcasm knob went up a few notches while writing this up. This may be the last or second to last list I will be doing here at these forums. It's been fun, folks! ^_^

If last summer was full of disaster and romcom series, this summer is all about horror.

Last updated: June 22nd, 2010
History: June 7th, 9th, 22nd

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi / The Wolf and the Seven Partners ~ Comedy/Romance
Airing/Length: July 1st / ?? episodes
Studio: J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Nodame Cantabile, Shakugan no Shana series, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, To Aru Majutsu no Index series, Toradora)
Director: Iwasaki Yoshiaki (Hayate no Gotoku!!, Sky Girls, Zero no Tsukaima)
Main Cast: Irino Miyu (Asura Cryin' series, Hatsukoi Limited), Itou Kanae (Birdy the Mighty Decode, Queen's Blade, Shugo Chara!, Sora no Manimani, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Itou Shizuka (Basquash!, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Hayate no Gotoku!, Shakugan no Shana, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Support Cast: Asanuma Shintarou (Aoi Hana, Asu no Yoichi!, Da Capo, Hatsukoi Limited, Minami-ke series, Nyan Koi!, Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou), Horie Yui (Bakemonogatari, Da Capo, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Kampfer, Kanamemo, Kanon, School Rumble, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni), Kawasumi Ayako (Fate/stay night, Initial D series, Kanokon, Kanon, Nodame Cantabile, Shakugan no Shana), Koyama Kimiko (Asura Cryin' series, Mahou Sensei Negima series, To Aru Majutsu no Index), Nojima Hirofumi (Aria series, Shakugan no Shana series), Toyosaki Aki (Akikan!, Asura Cryin', Hatsukoi Limited, Kanamemo, K-ON series, Minami-ke, Seiken no Blacksmith, Seikon no Qwaser, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
Synopsis: Parodying such classic tales like Little Red Riding Hood and the likes, Ookami Ryouko ("Wolf") with her partner, Akai Ringo (Red Apple), fix various school problems.

Sims: Heh, Itou Shizuka, or the voice of Hinagiku (Hayate no Gotoku) is taking on the role of an adult-like Taiga. The director is from Zero no Tsukaima and the second season of Hayate no Gotoku. This should prove to be interesting.

Amagami SS / Gentle Bite SS ~ Romance
Airing/Length: July 1st / ?? episodes
Studio: AIC (Asu no Yoichi, Candy Boy, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Nyan Koi!, Ookamikakushi, Special A)
Director: Hiraike Yoshimasa (Aria the Natural, Kaleido Star, Kannagi, SaiKano, Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Solty Rei, WORKING!!)
Main Cast: Itou Shizuka (Basquash!, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Hayate no Gotoku!, Shakugan no Shana, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Konno Hiromi (Air, Lucky Star, Shugo Chara series), Maeno Tomoaki (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Nyan Koi!, Sora no Manimani), Nazuka Kaori (Bamboo Blade, Code Geass series, Strike Witches), Satou Rina (Asu no Yoichi!, Bamboo Blade, Minami-ke series, To Aru no Majutsu no Index, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Shintani Ryouko (Galaxy Angel series, Maria Holic, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series, Seiken no Blacksmith, WORKING!!), Yukana (Chobits, Code Geass, Full Metal Panic!, Soul Eater)
Support Cast: Asumi Kana (Hidamari Sketch, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Kämpfer, Shugo Chara!, Umi Monogatari), Terashima Takuma (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Chrome Shelled Regios, Macademi Wasshoi!, Princess Lover, Shigofumi, Sousei no Aquarion)
Synopsis: Based on the PS2 game. Although being uneasy every year during Christmas, a second year high school boy asks out senior, Morishima Haruka, or his other classmates.

Sims: It probably won't be quite the Endless Eight level, but it might be Higurashi or Umineko level type of repetition. There's basically six girls that the guy can go out with and all their stories will be animated. The PV doesn't tell very much about it other than showing off the six girls, eventually the guy and that it's airing this summer. \o/

Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu / The Legend of the Legendary Heroes ~ Action/Fantasy/Supernatural
Airing/Length: July 1st / 26 episodes
Studio: ZEXCS (Macademi Wasshoi!, Omamori Himari, Umi Monogatari)
Director: Kawasaki Itsuro (Chrome Shelled Regios, Sengoku BASARA)
Main Cast: Fukuyama Jun (Code Geass series, Durarara!!, Nyan Koi!, Special A, Spice and Wolf series, Tegamibachi, xxxHOLiC), Ono Daisuke (Durarara!!, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Minami-ke, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Takagaki Ayahi (Chrome Shelled Regios, Durarara!!, Special A, Sasameki Koto, Sora no Otoshimono)
Support Cast: Fujita Saki (Chrome Shelled Regios, Ookamikakushi, WORKING!!), Hino Satoshi (Hatsukoi Limited, Ikkitousen series, Naruto Shippuuden series, Shakugan no Shana series, Zero no Tsukaima series), Imaruoka Atsushi (Baccano!, Basilisk), Masutani Yasunori (.Hack// series), Murata Tomosa, Okamoto Nobuhiko (Asu no Yoichi!, Chrome Shelled Regios, Ghost Hunt, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, To Aru Majutsu no Index), Oura Fuyuka (Aoi Hana, Shikabane Hime, To Love-Ru, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Sawashiro Miyuki (Bakemonogatari, CANAAN, Chrome Shelled Regios, Kure-nai, Maria Holic, Rozen Maiden, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series, Tegamibachi), Sugita Tomokazu (Gintama, Honey and Clover series, Kanon, Sousei no Aquarion, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu), Suwabe Junichi (Chobits, Chrome Shelled Regios, Fate/stay night, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, X), Takahashi Mikako (Burst Angel, Hayate no Gotoku series, Honey and Clover series, Zero no Tsukaima), Taketatsu Ayana (K-ON!, Kiss×sis, Mayoi Neko Overrun!)
Synopsis: The following takes place after the war between the Roland and Estaboole Empires. Once a student at the Roland Empire Royal Magician Academy, Lute begins his search for the relics of a legendary hero by order of the Emperor. It's only then that he learns of a mysterious and deadly curse spreads throughout.

Sims: From the director Kawasaki Itsuro of Sengoku BASARA fame, I think he'll do a good job with DenYuDen, especially in action-type scenes. His previous work I saw, Chrome Shelled Regios, was not great in the story department, but his directing was spectacular in action. After glancing over the two PVs, you can call me piqued in interest.

Kuroshitsuji II / The Black Butler 2 ~ Action/Comedy/Fantasy/Supernatural
Airing/Length: July 1st / ?? episodes
Studio: A-1 Pictures Inc. (Birdy the Mighty Decode series, Fairy Tail, Kannagi, Sora no Woto, Valkyria Chronicles, WORKING!!)
Director: Ogura Hirofumi (Gintama, Inuyasha)
Main Cast: Mizuki Nana (Fullmetal Alchemist series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Minami-ke series, Naruto series), Sakurai Takahiro (Bakemonogatari, Code Geass, Gate Keepers, Zero no Tsukaima)
Synopsis: The story focuses, this time, on a new master and butler: Alois Trancy and Claude Faustus, respectively.

Sims: Despite having a "2" in it's name, it's not a sequel but rather a spin-off, meaning totally new storyline, totally new characters. Fangirls (*shot* OK, sorry! Sorry!) are having mixed reactions to this, but most are disappointed that the Ciel/Sebastian storyline, the manga is based on, isn't continuing. That's right, it looks like this will be an entirely original story instead.

Shukufuku no Campanella / Blessing of Campanella ~ Comedy/Fantasy/Romance
Airing/Length: July 2nd / 12 episodes
Studio: AIC (Asu no Yoichi, Candy Boy, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Nyan Koi!, Ookamikakushi, Special A)
Director: Ushiro Shinji (Omamori Himari, Strait Jacket)
Main Cast: Imai Asami (Kiss×sis, NEEDLESS, Strait Jacket), Kadowaki Mai (Fate/stay night, Strike Witches), Koyama Kimiko (Asura Cryin' series, Mahou Sensei Negima series, To Aru Majutsu no Index), Mizuhashi Kaori (Aria series, Genshiken series, Hidamari Sketch series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series), Okamoto Nobuhiko (Asu no Yoichi!, Chrome Shelled Regios, Ghost Hunt, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, To Aru Majutsu no Index)
Support Cast: Goto Mai (ef series, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu), Yuimoto Michiru (Happiness!, Seiken no Blacksmith), Yunohara Ari
Synopsis: Leicester Maycraft is an item crafter belonging to the Oasis guild. One day while partying with his friends in the Ert'Aria trade city a meteor strikes the steeple of a nearby chapel. Inside is a secret room where a sleeping beauty rests and upon waking up exclaims that Leicester must be her father.

Sims: I emphasized Aria because I get that kind of feeling after reading the synopsis and watching the PV. The difference between this an Aria is that this series is based off an eroge. 'Nuff said.

Seitokai Yakuindomo ~ Comedy/Romance/Slice of Life
Airing/Length: July 3rd / 13 episodes
Studio: GoHands
Director: Kanazawa Hiromitsu (Princess Lover!, Shugo Chara!)
Main Cast: Asanuma Shintarou (Aoi Hana, Asu no Yoichi!, Da Capo, Hatsukoi Limited, Minami-ke series, Nyan Koi!, Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou), Hikasa Youko (Asura Cryin', Chu-Bra!!, K-ON series, Seikon no Qwaser), Satou Satomi (Asura Cryin', K-ON series, Hatsukoi Limited), Yahagi Sayuri (Aoi Hana, Asura Cryin' series, Ga-Rei -Zero-, Guin Saga, Hatuskoi Limited, Shugo Chara! Series, sola, To Love-Ru)
Support Cast: Arai Satomi (To Aru Majutsu no Index, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Katou Emiri (Akane-Iro ni Somaru Saka, Bakemonogatari, Lucky Star, Princess Lover!, Soul Eater), Kobayashi Yuu (Candy Boy, Gintama, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Maria Holic, Nyan Koi!, Ookamikakushi, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series, School Rumble, So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Omigawa Chiaki (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Hidamari Sketch Hoshimittsu, Natsu no Arashi! Series, Soul Eater), Shimoda Asami (AIKa ZERO, Bungaku Shoujo, Kyou no 5 no 2, Tayutama -kiss on my diety-), Tamura Mutsumi (Anymaru Tantei Kiruminzuu)
Synopsis: Takatoshi is a recently admitted student at newly reformed co-ed school and is asked to become vice president of the student council with three other female officers.

Sims: Hmm. Where have I heard of this one boy who's VP + 3 girl (one is President) + student council scenario? Oh, right, Seitokai no Ichizon. Unlike SnI, there's a larger cast and judging by the PV, it takes place in other places than the student council room.

Strike Witches 2 ~ Action/Sci-Fi
Airing/Length: July 3rd / ?? episodes
Studio: AIC (Asu no Yoichi, Candy Boy, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Nyan Koi!, Ookamikakushi, Special A)
Director: Takamura Kazuhiro
Main Cast: Fukuen Misato (Darker than BLACK series, To Love-Ru, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Yozakura Quartet), Seto Saori (Kanokon)
Support Cast: No data.
Synopsis: Taking place in an alternative WWII environment, the world lives in fear from unidentified flying objects known as Neuroi. This is the continuation of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing's story also know as...the Strike Witches.

Sims: Military-regulation pants: optional, military-regulation undergarments: required. Nice legs. Ma'am.

Sekirei ~ Pure Engagement~ ~ Action/Comedy/Fantasy/Romance
Airing/Length: July 4th / ?? episodes
Studio: Seven Arcs (Asura Cryin' series, Inukami!, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series)
Director: Kusakawa Keizou (Asura Cryin' series, Inukami!, Sekirei)
Main Cast: Inoue Marina (Hayate no Gotoku!, Kämpfer, Minami-ke, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Hayami Saori (Basquash!, Higashi no Eden, Sora no Manimani, Sora no Otoshimono), Tachibana Shinnosuke (Chrome Shelled Regios, Xam'd: Lost Memories)
Support Cast: Asumi Kana (Hidamari Sketch, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Kämpfer, Shugo Chara!, Umi Monogatari), Chiba Susumu (Burst Angel, Gintama, Hikaru no Go, Seikon no Qwaser), Endo Aya (Basquash, Kanamemo, Lucky Star, Macross Frontier, Sora no Woto, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Fukuyama Jun (Code Geass series, Durarara!!, Nyan Koi!, Special A, Spice and Wolf series, Tegamibachi, xxxHOLiC), Hanazawa Kana (Bakemonogatari, Basquash!, Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini, Durarara!!, Kobato.), Iguchi Yuka (Aoi Hana, Kamen no Maid Guy, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Nyan Koi!, Shangri-La, To Aru no Majutsu no Index), Ishizuka Sayori (Asura Cryin' series), Itou Miki (Eve no Jikan, Fate/stay night, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni), Kaida Yuko (Asura Cryin' series, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Maria Holic, Sekirei, Taishou Yakyuu Musume.), Kanemoto Hisako (Sora no Woto), Konishi Katsuyuki (Bamboo Blade, Hetalia Axis Powers, Pokemon series, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Tytania), Nabatame Hitomi (Hayate no Gotoku, Natsu no Arashi! Series, School Rumble series, Shakugan no Shana series), Neya Michiko (Eureka Seven, Full Metal Panic! Series, Fullmetal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, Hyakko, Initial D series), Ohara Sayaka (Aria series, Asura Cryin' series, Fairy Tail, Honey and Clover series, Uminkeo no Naku Koro ni, Valkyria Chronicles, xxxHOLiC), Park Romi (Fullmetal Alchemist series, Naruto series, Rainbow), Seki Toshihiko (Katanagatari, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed series, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing series), Suwabe Juinichi (Chrome Shelled Regios, Fullmetal Alchemist, X series), Taniyama Kishou (Basquash!, Midori no Hibi, NEEDLESS, Special A, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Yukana (Chobits, Code Geass, Full Metal Panic!, Soul Eater)
Synopsis: Minato Sahashi is, unbeknownst to him, an "Ashikabi" who have a genetic trait to becomes partners with 108 beautiful girls known as "Sekirei". This is a continuation of his story.

Tsukiumi: Minato! Who's this girl!? You know that I'm your LEGAL wife! Hmph!

Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School of the Dead ~ Action/Horror
Airing/Length: July 5th / ?? episodes
Studio: Madhouse Studios (Aoi Bungaku, Black Lagoon, Death Note, Galaxy Angel series)
Director: Araki Tetsuro (Aoi Bungaku, Black Lagoon, Death Note, Rainbow, X)
Main Cast: Inoue Marina (Hayate no Gotoku!, Kämpfer, Minami-ke, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Suwabe Junichi (Chobits, Chrome Shelled Regios, Fate/stay night, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, X)
Support Cast: Taketatsu Ayana (K-ON!, Kiss×sis, Mayoi Neko Overrun!), Fukui Yukari (Macademi Wasshoi!, Nyan Koi!, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Hiyama Nobuyuki (Genshiken series, Higashi no Eden, Initial D series), Kitamura Eri (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Kodomo no Jikan, Minami-ke, NEEDLESS, Sora no Woto, Toradora), Miyano Mamoru (Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Ouran Koukou Host Club, Wolf's Rain), Sawashiro Miyuki (Bakemonogatari, CANAAN, Chrome Shelled Regios, Kure-nai, Maria Holic, Rozen Maiden, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series, Tegamibachi), Takeuchi Junko (Hunter x Hunter, Naruto series), Taniyama Kishou (Basquash!, Midori no Hibi, NEEDLESS, Special A, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Synopsis: Several students and a nurse attempt to escape Fujimi High School hours after an outbreak causing the living dead to rise from the grave. The group intends to avoid when the zombies attack and find out who's responsible for spreading the disease.

Sims: The Umbrella Corporation is not responsible for the use of its T-virus in an urban environment. You know, after watching the PV...there's too much unnecessary bouncing there. And I don't mean the Cloverfield-type of bouncing. EDIT: taking a look at the genre tags once again (MAL and AniDB) it's listed as "ecchi", so with that it's understandable.

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin / Occult Academy ~ Action/Comedy/Horror/Supernatural
Airing/Length: July 5th / 13 episodes
Studio: A-1 Pictures Inc. (Birdy the Mighty Decode series, Fairy Tail, Kannagi, Sora no Woto, Valkyria Chronicles, WORKING!!)
Director: Ito Tomohiko (Death Note, Kobato., Monster Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo)
Main Cast: Hikasa Youko (Asura Cryin', Chu-Bra!!, K-ON series, Seikon no Qwaser), Mizushima Takahiro (Code Geass R2, Giant Killing, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
Support Cast: Chihara Minori (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Lucky Star, NEEDLESS, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Minami-ke), Hanazawa Kana (Bakemonogatari, Basquash!, Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini, Durarara!!, Kobato.), Koyasu Takehito (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Initial D, Juuni Kokuki, NEEDLESS, Neon Genesis Evangelion, One Piece, Soul Eater), Takagaki Ayahi (Chrome Shelled Regios, Durarara!!, Special A, Sasameki Koto, Sora no Otoshimono), Takahashi Hiroki (Hunter x Hunter, School Rumble series, Sumomomo Momomo)
Synopsis: This third Anime no Chikara project series focuses on Maya, the 17 year old daughter of a her former father who was a headmaster at a private academy studying occults, and Uchida, a 23 year old who traveled into the past from the year 2012.

Sims: The assistant director for Death Note is taking the reigns of directing for the first time. Like previous AnC projects, there's very little information about this but it should prove to be interesting.

Nurarihyon no Mago ~ Action/Fantasy/Supernatural
Airing/Length: July 5th / ?? episodes
Studio: Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Seitokai no Ichizon, Rurouni Kenshin, Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Director: Nishimura Juniji (Ranma ½, Simoun)
Main Cast: Fukuyama Jun (Code Geass series, Durarara!!, Nyan Koi!, Special A, Spice and Wolf series, Tegamibachi, xxxHOLiC), Hirano Aya (Death Note, Fairy Tail, Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, White Album)
Support Cast: Arai Satomi (To Aru Majutsu no Index, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Asumi Kana (Hidamari Sketch, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Kämpfer, Shugo Chara!, Umi Monogatari), Hirata Mana (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Taishou Yakyuu Musume.), Horie Yui (Bakemonogatari, Da Capo, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Kampfer, Kanamemo, Kanon, School Rumble, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni), Hoshi Souichirou (Ghost Hound, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Mobile Suit Gundam, Onegai Teacher!, Sora no Otoshimono), Ishii Makoto (Shangri-La), Kakazu Yumi (Initial D series, Stratos 4 series), Kakihara Tetsuya (Fairy Tail, Ga-Rei -Zero-, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Kannagi, Minami-ke, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Maeda Ai (Kino no Tabi), Majima Junji (Asura Cryin', Kodomo no Jikan, Sora no Manimani, Toradora!), Matsuyama Takashi (Detroit Metal City), Mizuno Risa (Vampire Knight series), Nakata Jouji (Code Geass series, Elfen Lied, Fate/stay night, Keroro Gunsou, Shangri-La, Tales of the Abyss), Ootsuka Chikao (Lupin III, RahXephon), Sakurai Takahiro (Bakemonogatari, Code Geass, Gate Keepers, Zero no Tsukaima), Sugita Tomokazu (Gintama, Honey and Clover series, Kanon, Sousei no Aquarion, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu), Taniyama Kishou (Basquash!, Midori no Hibi, NEEDLESS, Special A, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Toriumi Kousuke (Black Blood Brothers, Naruto series, Sekirei), Tsuji Shinpachi (Mezzo Forte), Yabe Masashi (Mahou Sensei Negima series), Yasumoto Hiroki (Bleach, Natsu no Arashi), Yoshino Hiroyuki (Blood+, Chaos;HEAd, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Minami-ke)
Synopsis: Rikuo who three-parts human one-part youkai is next in line to take over his grandfather as the leader of the youkai, however he does not wish to become leader.

Sims: If you though Seikirei had a large supporting cast, this series beats it by 3 more seiyuu.

Shiki / Corpse Demon ~ Horror/Mystery/Supernatural
Airing/Length: July 8th / 22 episodes
Studio: Daume (Ichigo Mashimaro, Minami-ke)
Director: Amino Tetsuro (Macross 7)
Main Cast: Gackt (Shin Hokuto no Ken), Uchiyama Kouki (Soul Eater)
Support Cast: Kawakami Keiko, Nagashima Haruka, Okamoto Nobuhiko (Asu no Yoichi!, Chrome Shelled Regios, Ghost Hunt, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, To Aru Majutsu no Index), Okitsu Kazuyuki (Ladies vs Butlers!, Toradora), Ookawa Toru (CANAAN, Fullmetal Alchemist, Seikon no Qwaser), Takagi Wataru (Detective Conan, Great Teacher Onizuka), Takahashi Shinya (Ga-Rei -Zero-), Tomatsu Haruka (Asu no Yoichi!, Asura Cryin' series, Basquash!, CANAAN, Kannagi, Nyan Koi!), Yuuki Aoi (Dance in the Vampire Bund, Kure-nai, Sora no Woto)
Synopsis: It's a hot and peaceful summer in Sotoba, a village with more than 1300 residents. However, a string of mysterious deaths begin once a strange family moves in to an abandoned mansion. With medical doctors unable to find the root cause for these deaths, they soon find out they have a bit of a vampire problem.

Asobi ni Iku yo! / We're Going to Play! ~ Comedy/Romance/Sci-Fi
Airing/Length: July 10th / ?? episodes
Studio: AIC PLUS+
Director: Ueda Yooichi (GA: Geijutsuka Art Design Class, Sora no Otoshimono)
Main Cast: Hanazawa Kana (Bakemonogatari, Basquash!, Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini, Durarara!!, Kobato.), Itou Kanae (Birdy the Mighty Decode, Queen's Blade, Shugo Chara!, Sora no Manimani, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Tamura Mutsumi (Anymaru Tantei Kiruminzuu), Tomatsu Haruka (Asu no Yoichi!, Asura Cryin' series, Basquash!, CANAAN, Kannagi, Nyan Koi!)
Support Cast: Hirata Hiromi (Asura Cryin' 2, Kiba, R.O.D.), Horie Yui (Bakemonogatari, Da Capo, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Kampfer, Kanamemo, Kanon, School Rumble, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni), Inoue Kikuko (Air, CLANNAD series, Code Geass series, Onegai Teacher!), Ishizuka Sayori (Asura Cryin' series), Kotobuki Minako (Chu-Bra!!, Hatsukoi Limited, K-ON series, To Aru Kagaku no Railgon, Umi Monogatari, Yokuwakaru Gendaimahou), Monden Yukiko (K-ON!), Nomizu Iori (Omamori Himari, Sora no Otoshimono), Toyosaki Aki (Akikan!, Asura Cryin', Hatsukoi Limited, Kanamemo, K-ON series, Minami-ke, Seiken no Blacksmith, Seikon no Qwaser, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Watanabe Akeno (Code Geass series, Keroro Gunsou, Mahou Sensei Negima series)
Synopsis: Kakazu Kio is your average high school freshmen in the islands of Okinawa. That all changes once a cat-girl named Eris appears during a family memorial service and he eventually finds out that alien fanatics and a government agency are looking for Eris. Manami, his childhood friend wanting to follow her father in becoming a CIA agent, captures Eris. Kio is in the fight for his life to protect Eris from anything and anyone.

Sengoku BASARA 2 ~ Action/Historical/Samurai
Airing/Length: July 11th / ?? episodes
Studio: Production I.G. (FLCL, Ghost in the Shell series, Higashi no Eden, Kimi ni Todoke, xxxHOLiC)
Director: Nomura Kazuya (Sengoku Basara, Xam'd: Lost Memories)
Main Cast: Hoshi Souichirou (Ghost Hound, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Mobile Suit Gundam, Onegai Teacher!, Sora no Otoshimono), Nakai Kazuya (Asura Cryin' series, Death Note, Gintama, One Piece series, Tegami Bachi)
Support Cast: Genda Tesshou (City Hunter series, Sumomomo Momomo), Ishida Akira (Captain Tsubasa, Gintama, Neon Genesis Evangelion), Ishino Ryuuzou (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing series), Kaida Yuko (Asura Cryin' series, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Maria Holic, Sekirei, Taishou Yakyuu Musume.), Koyasu Takehito (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Initial D, Juuni Kokuki, NEEDLESS, Neon Genesis Evangelion, One Piece, Soul Eater), Kuwatani Natsuko (Kiddy Grade series, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha series, Mahou Sensei Negima series), Morikawa Toshiyuki (Final Fantasy series, Berserk, InuYasha), Morita Masakazu (Baccano!, Bleach, Major), Nakahara Shigeru (Mobile Suit Gundam Wing), Okiayu Ryotarou (Clannad, Kuuchuu Buranko, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Seiken no Blacksmith), Park Romi (Fullmetal Alchemist series, Naruto series, Rainbow), Tsuboi Tomohiro (Hakuouki), Wakamoto Norio (Azumanga Daioh, Code Geass series, Cowboy Bepop, Hayate no Gotoku series)
Synopsis: During the Sengoku period the time of Japan's Warring States, the remaining factions still holding continue their newly found alliance against their powerful enemy: Oda Nobunaga, Sixth Heavenly Devil King, daimyo of Owari.

Sims: Get ya guns on! I've been looking forward to this sequel since last summer. I make it a rule to watch anything with Wakamoto Norio in it. I don't mind if the episodes are just 24 minutes filled of YUKIMURA! OYAKATA-SAMA! while they try to outdo each other's attack. Yes, this will be taking the timeslot that Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood currently has until July 4th. If you haven't done so, I highly recommend watching the first season which is just 12 episodes long. Hey, if you though ancient Japanese history is boring or hard to memorize this series might just change your opinion about that.

BTW, there's a new director who's pulling the all shots for the first time but he was previously involved with the first season of Sengoku BASARA as an episode director and storyboard writer.


Mitsudomoe ~ Comedy/Slice of Life
Airing/Length: July 2010 / ?? episodes
Studio: Bridge
Director: Oota Masahiko (Chobits, Minami-ke, Rozen Maiden)
Main Cast: Akesaka Satomi (Lucky Star, Umi Monogatari), Takagaki Ayahi (Chrome Shelled Regios, Durarara!!, Special A, Sasameki Koto, Sora no Otoshimono), Tomatsu Haruka (Asu no Yoichi!, Asura Cryin' series, Basquash!, CANAAN, Kannagi, Nyan Koi!)
Support Cast: Amada Masuo (Berserk), Chihara Minori (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Lucky Star, NEEDLESS, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Minami-ke), Hayama Ikumi (Fairy Tail), Iguchi Yuka (Aoi Hana, Kamen no Maid Guy, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Nyan Koi!, Shangri-La, To Aru no Majutsu no Index), Inoue Kikuko (Air, CLANNAD series, Code Geass series, Onegai Teacher!), Oohara Momoko (Minami-ke series), Saito Chiwa (Bakemonogatari, Keroro Gunsou, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Panipani Dash!, Tsukuomi - MOONPHASE-), Saito Mamoko (Solty Rei, Sora Kakeru Shoujo, WORKING!!), Saito Momoko (Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Solty Rei, Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo), Sanpei Yuko (Eureka Seven, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kimi ni Todoke, Seikon no Qwaser), Shimono Hiro (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Basquash!, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Kannagi), Toyosaki Aki (Akikan!, Asura Cryin', Hatsukoi Limited, Kanamemo, K-ON series, Minami-ke, Seiken no Blacksmith, Seikon no Qwaser, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Uchida Aya (Kiddy Girl-and, MUNTO), Yamamoto Kazutomi
Synopsis: Follows Mitsuba, Futaba, and Hitoha, 11 year old triplets.

Sims: If the synopsis doesn't give you anything to write about, then one must watch the PV. I left with an impression that it's like Kyou no Go no Ni. It looks like the teacher will be reoccurring character, since he appears several times in said PV, so it probably doesn't rate up there with Kodomo no Jikan. Just be prepared for the nut crushing and perhaps some rubbing-in-that-general-area sort of scenes. Plus, them being triplets, they sure don't look it.
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On the OVA side of things, there's that one series that I'm looking forward to that goes into the Roberta story arc of Black Lagoon known as Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail, the so-called third season. In case you forgot who this Roberta is, I'll give you a nice reminder: remember that maid? You know, that maid who just kept on going and going? Yeah, her. This is her story arc.

Expect this five part OVA beginning on July 17th. There's going to be a pre-air episode on June 26th if you really can't wait.

Kure-nai OVA, which I've heard that the artwork has been completely redone -- if I recall correctly, it matches the artwork of the manga. Expect that one episoder July 2nd.

Black★Rock Shooter OVA is coming July 24th. The popular Music PV "Black★Rock Shooter" featuring VOCALOID's Hatsune Miku has turned into an OVA. It entails Black★Rock Shooter's sister turning evil and to end her destruction, B★RS must kill her. Should prove to be interesting since supercell member ryo is handling the music of this production.

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In other news, a certain magical show where magic and science clash together just got a second season. To Aru Majutsu no Index just got the "Go" for a second season, when that'll happen is anyone's guess at this moment. Could be this fall, could be sometime next year. I'm guessing J.C. Staff has its plate full with getting Shakugan no Shana's 3rd season out the door and then maybe fit another season of Hayate no Gotoku.
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