October Anime Season (Fall 2006)

By bluemist on September 13th, 2006

This Japan thing is really creating a dramatic shift out of me. These days I find that watching anime seems more like a chore than a charm. See, I had to take note of when it broadcasts on TV, which is more likely than not after midnight. How do otaku manage to watch them so late? Do they have no jobs (NHK?), or do they have video recorders or something? Ah, the hardships of being a casual anime watcher who happens to like otaku-themed anime.

Oh, and as the seasons change, some new targets spring up at Fall 2006. And it feels all-bishoujo again this season… yay for me (oof so many backlog in there).

Galaxy Angel II – Galaxy Angel was the bishoujo Cowboy Bebop, and I’m so sad that it was over. Hopefully this all-new cast would be as good.

Gift ~Eternal Rainbow~ – This should whet my appetite until the next big D.C. anime comes.

Happiness! – Exactly what I feel.

Love Doll ~Lovely Idol~ – A Princess Soft game conversion.

Kanon – Possibly the best bishoujo game ever made… remade by the ever-l33t Kyoto Animation studio. Take my word for it, this will be beyond Air, beyond Haruhi, and beyond any other bishoujo anime that ever existed (my bias on To Heart is another story).

Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru – Crossdressing + yuri = the ultimate Strawberry Panic. Instant win.

Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~ – I never thought I’d see the day. One of the most popular dating sim series of all time is going to have a proper anime series. Now I can know what all the fuss is about.

Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro na – A game from the same makers of Hanihani.

And then in my wishes come true segment:

Negima!? – Yes! Justice! Give justice to the awesome manga that is Negima!

DEATH NOTE – Ah, the catalyst. The only shounen anime in my list. And boy this is as addictive as crack.


Posted By: ayyo On: September 13, 2006 At: 4:51 am

Set your whatjamacallit to record ’em and watch it later.

Posted By: Voodoomage On: September 13, 2006 At: 6:21 am

Better than Haruhi… that remains to be seen…. but if anyone can do it….Kyoani themselves might.

Posted By: TP On: September 13, 2006 At: 6:25 pm

I’d say this: invest in a time-shifting video recorder (DVD recorder?), make sure it’s time-programmable so that it will record all those shows. There’s such a thing as TiVo, heck even in Japan they might have other stuff that does the same job and more.


Posted By: meganeshounen On: September 15, 2006 At: 10:14 am

October’s full of eroge-conversions…

Not that I’M against it, no siree. 😀

Posted By: Zzz... On: September 26, 2006 At: 9:59 am

God I hope its not a Ayu ending…
It can’t be strawberry panic if it’s only pseudo yuri…
I hope they don’t try to fix a plot of continuity into Galaxy Angel II, the original’s strength was its complete off the wall randomness. I read the manga and it is major suck…
Negima is wrong no matter how you remake it…

Posted By: Yoshi On: September 27, 2006 At: 12:49 pm

Well, for the benefit of those who haven’t seen the opcoming Kanon promos, here’s the opening and one of the promo clips. 🙂