Sentai Filmworks has licensed the Broken Blade series of anime Films. (Also known as Break Blade after one of the Golumns in the series) Sentai also released Clanaad, Allison & Lillia and Guin Saga. (more…)
Watching some of the other series out this season, I can say I’m impressed so far… As a starter… “To Aru Kagaku no Railgun“. Story and action were well balanced in the first episode… One of the main characters is a human railgun…
Another series that seems pretty good (jury is still out) is “The Sacred Blacksmith” also known as “Seiken no Blacksmith“. I read that it may be liken to Tears to Tiara. I’m not sure. I have not watched enough of Tears to make that determination. What I have seen in this 1st episode is just enough to get me to watch the next. How ever, the main character Cecily Campbell, kind of annoys me.
Another series “Nyan Koi” where by accidental fate, a boy is cursed to hear all things that cats are saying. He must complete 100 good deeds for cats or he to will become a cat. The tough / funny part is he is allergic to them. The initial episode was OK so I will try the next. I fear that this may become a bit mindless in the end.
Lastly, “Seitokai no Ichizon” (The Records of the Hekiyō Academy Student Council’s Activities), wasn’t on my list originally to be watched but turned out to be absolutely Hilarius. It is fast paced, rapid fire jokes with subtle references to other anime scattered though out. This anime is about the day to day happening of a high-school student council. I would recommend this as an ideal show if you want some light comedic relief.
I managed to watch the first episode of Kampher last night and I will admit that I was pleasently surprised. The initial information that I saw as far as the Fall 2009 lineup did not quite tell me much.
Plot Summary From ANN:
Senou Natsuru is your normal, everyday high school student. However he´s been chosen to be a Kampfer, who´s objective consists on fighting other Kampfer with either guns, swords or magic, however, there´s catch; first you can´t chose if you´re a Kampfer or not, and second, you must have the body of a girl to use your powers.
The series opens up with 2 girls, one chasing the other. The second is shooting at the first for some unknown reason. The chase ends with the first girl falling off of a building… At this point I was not sure what to think. The action was not super exciting, like how many other anime have started like this. I decided to keep watching, despite the fact it was 2am.
As the episode progressed we find that the first girl (Senou Natsuru) is actually a boy who had been transformed. Throughout the show we get bits and peices of why this is the case. I think if I were in that situation I may be a little freaked.
It isn’t only the boys that transform but the girls too. We come to find that the girl (Mishima Akane) shooting after Natsuru is another student at his school, who when not transformed is a VERY shy and reserved librarian aide. When transformed, Akane becomes the firey redhead with red-eyes whos personality is complete opposite.
Akane tells Natsuru of the battle in progress and how they are on the same team. Shortly afterward, a third person (yet unseen) starts attacking the pair. Akane transforms quickly as does Natsuru, a skill which he is still mastering. The episode closes with the library essentially being destroyed by some unknown assailant.
I plan to watch this series further as it looks like it may have some promise. There is a little ecchi and I can see where the harem is starting to form. I’ve already picked at least one favorite character, Akane, because of her sudden personality changes.