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2012 Spring Anime Preview

You know how our season previews go. There’s a basic formula to all of them. First, a summary, then a picture, then a disclaimer talking about how I stole all this information from other blogs, and then the actual post, written by me, Mushyrulez, all by myself.


Firstly, there WON’T BE A PICTURE after a summary which is this summary which is this sentence and the sentences immediately before and after this.

Secondly, there WON’T BE A DISCLAIMER after a picture because, wow, we’ve actually done our own research (read: searching for trailers on YouTube) this time!! This also means no handy embedded chart here; just search for it yourself. And seriously, if you’re going to read the chart anyways, there’s hardly any point reading this post. At least after you read this post, you’ll still have an excuse to read the chart. This paragraph is not a disclaimer telling you that this post actually doesn’t talk about anime at all.

Thirdly, there WON’T BE BLUE TRAILER LINKS because I can’t modify the link style on this new theme I’m using!! I know, simply horrible, right? The Carnelian (dark-reddish-brown, for those less artistically inclined) texts are links. It gets pretty confusing when I put it after orange text, which is written by me.

Finally, there WON’T JUST BE ME writing this post (otherwise, why would I colour my text?), because it’s time for O-New to DIVERSIFY like Random Curiosity and METANORN have done, although of course, we’re much more HIGH TENSION SYNDROME. AbsoluteZero255 has so kindly accepted my offer to let him write 99% of this post (using this colour of blue text), unlike that other guy flare who is being such a flare not writing posts and flaring his flare and OK, LET US MOVE ON TO THE PREVIEW. Ready? GO!

Accel World

Accel World is about AbsoluteZero255 and how he is a) fat b) short c) unathletic d) computer-game-savvy e) stupid f) the main character of his FACE. — Mushyrulez

Although the concept of Accel World is quite novel (that is to say, its concepts stem from a light NOVEL), I would appreciate it if the main character were more cool and less ugly. Furthermore, the name ‘AbsoluteZero255’ does not exactly engender compassion towards the protagonist; a much better name would be, for example, Tsukasa. Ultimately, I was going to write a manga review about Accel World but I never got to it so I don’t actually know what it’s about. Yes I am too lazy to watch this trailer which I am linking below SHUT UP
Trailer Link
Potential: 3/5

Acchi Kocchi

Wouldn’t you just love to poke in a relationship between two young high schoolers who have a subtle distance between each other? Of course you would. Tsumugi and Io have this subtle distance that anyone would want to jump in between just to bug them. That’s what the other characters are there for. Tsumugi, being a tsundere and all, won’t be honest about her feelings toward Io. Io on the other hand is unaware of Tsumugi’s feelings, hence the subtle distance between the two. Now, let’s watch these two and see what events await them… — MangaHelpers

The weird thing about previewing is that one always tries to be right. However, I couldn’t really find much at all of what I feel about this show from the limited resources (the little blurb from MAL and the trailer). I could say that it looks clichéd and horrible, but I could also say that it could be nicely heartwarming and simple. But anyway, I tend to lean toward the former, except not really that horrible, maybe just not excellent. Anyway, it’s enough to make me not follow it.
Trailer Link
Potential: 2/5


I’m sure that given the dearth of extra detail, as the show is still under production until late next month, we can only speculate about the additional voice cast members, and hence other possible supporting characters. — ‘That Patrician Godzilla’ sa547

(The joke is that that’s an AK-47.)
I trust that sa547 is indeed an expert in the field of speculating about voice cast members and supporting characters, as his wise words have reverberated through the halls of such prestigious forums as Ni Ho NGO Go, a forum which touts the superiority of the Szechuan greeting of ‘Ni Ho’ (as opposed to the traditional Peking ‘你好’, ní hǎo) for non-government officers serving near the area. Such a distinguised forum must have in each post several buckets of undistilled wisdom, and as such, let it lie that I am not watching Symphogear and have as much intention to watch AKB0048 as I have ammunition in my AK-47, so let this summary further serve as a warning to the un-content which lies ahead. Proceed perceiving at your personal peril.
Trailer Link
Potential: 2/5

Arashi no Yoru ni: Himitsu no Tomodachi

A story about your mom and your dad who become friends in a stormy night, and how they created your ugly face on the same. — Reliable Sources

The animation looks like it was made by Disney, not Korean people. Except apparently it’s made by Singapore, and Singapore’s like, the richest per capita country in the world. I think I’ll watch it because I hate Korean people and their stupid Korean animation and Disney’s kinda cool and so is Singapore. Also, the description seems to have sex involved. Everyone loves sex.
Trailer Link
Potential: 0/5

Baku Tech! Bakugan

Bakugan is the card game for a new generation. In “Baku TECH” passionate warriors fight each other and risk their life for Bakugan. — MyAnimeList.net

Bakuman is the manga manga for a new generation. In “Baku TEXT” passionate authors write each other and strive their life for Bakuman.
No Trailer
Potential: -1/5

Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit Hen

Sequel of Cardfight!! Vanguard. — MyAnimeList.net

I don’t know if Mushy ever talked about the first series, but I should say this. This is a card game anime that’s actually completely about playing cards, not about saving the universe or something with card games, like Yu Gi Oh! is. Great job, whoever did this.
No Trailer
Potential: 1/5

(I cropped out the Beverly Hills Photo.net part. I’m not sure what Beverly Hills has to do with firetrucks with trailers who are actually ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. TRANSFORMERS TRANSFORMERS, GOO~!!!11!☆)

Chou Robot Seimeitai Transformers Prime

No titles that matched your query were found. — MyAnimeList.net

The funniest thing about this anime is that it doesn’t exist. Except, I guess it does, because it has a trailer. JUST LIKE OPTIMUS PRIME. Get it? Trailer? He’s a truck? With a trailer? Ha ha haaaa
Trailer Linked… TO A TRUCK
Potential: 1/5

Eureka Seven AO

The story is set on Okinawa’s isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao’s mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao’s 13-year-old childhood friend and the story’s heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a “Yuta” power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young. (Source: ANN) — MyAnimeList.net [Note: Not actually from ANN]

I’m sorry for having commenting of the preview of the sequel without watching the first series. I wasn’t ever really one for mecha shows, so please pardon me further (as you may know, the reason why anime got into mecha shows in the early 1980’s and such was mainly for ease of animation and whatever). What I’d like to say about this is that I think that the animation is quite smooth and nice. I may be saying this because I just finished watching P4, which had extremely horrible animation (you could see that Adachi looks like a different character every time he’s drawn). But my point remains, this is remarkable in its own right. I also really love the setting, an isolated island full of nature. All of the characters seem pretty cool as well. A boy with missing parents is quite interesting. I’m pretty sure that the epic mecha battles will have great execution as well from what I’ve seen. Pretty solid!
Trailer Link
Potential: SS (4/5)

Fate/Zero 2nd Season

Second season of Fat/Ero. — Captain Not-So-Obvious

(blame trzr23!)
I don’t actually have much to say about this, since I have not watched Fate/Zero S1 nor Fate/Stay Night. I’ve heard things that allude to the fact that this anime is ~really really good~. So I’ll give it a high rating.
[MUSHYHIJACK: Trailer Link. Nope, not suspicious at all just mindin’ my own business here this is MY blog I can do ANYTHING I WANT with it]
Potential: SS (5/5)

Furusato Saisei: Nihon no Mukashi Banashi

Folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan. — MyAnimeList.net

I’ve always wanted to watch an anime about folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan, as I’m currently doing a project about folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan for my folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan class in Vancouver’s folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan school. Hopefully, this anime about folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan will aid me in my studies of folklore, myth, legend, and festival origin stories from across Japan.
Fake Trailer Link (I told you it was fake!)
Potential: 0/5


___________________________________________________________________________ — Anime News Network

I think that Gakkatsu is a ____ anime, although its ________ may be a bit too ________. Of course, _________ doesn’t matter as much as _______________, which really is quite ________. The ____ of the anime may still be ___________ but there’s no need to _________ over such a ____. The director, _______, is pretty _________, and he’s been involved with _________. His style is primarily _____, which may be good for Gakkatsu’s ___________, yet, the final _______ of Gakkatsu is still ___________.
Real _______ Link
Potential: ___

Ginga e Kickoff!

The story follows a boy who was in a soccer team, but it was disbanded due to not enough players. However, after the boy meets a female professional soccer player, he aims to bring his soccer team back. (Source: AniDB.net) — MyAnimeList.net [Note: AniDB.net says: “The story follows a boy who was in a soccer team, but it was disbanded due to not enough players. However, after the boy meets a female professional soccer player, he aims to bring his soccer team back. Source: ANN“, but it’s not actually from ANN]

It’s a sport anime. I’m not sure how sport anime normally play out, but I guess that it might be executed well. It could be hella heartwarming, or it could just be ONE GAME AFTER ANOTHER with vague development in characters and plot. I’m leaning toward the former actually.
Trailer Fake Link
Potential: 3/5


Opening Theme: #1: “Gon Gon Gon ~Chiisana Ousama~” (GON GON GON〜小さな王様〜) by Seishiro Kato”. — Anime News Network

Imagine if Furusato Saisei: Nihon no Mukashi Banashi had a similar OP. It’d be called FURUSATOSAISEINIHONNOMUKASHIBANASHI FURUSATOSAISEINIHONNOMUKASHIBANASHI FURUSATOSAISEINIHONNOMUKASHIBANASHI ~ChiisaMUKASHIBANASHIa SEINIHONNOusama~. I don’t even know why we refer to all this anime with their Korean rather than their Filipino names. Perhaps Seanver has a good explanation, but zakaichou deconstructed him.
Not a Trailer Link
Potential: 0/5

Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

[2012-04-01 15:56:54] Flare: no
[2012-04-01 15:56:59] Flare: why do you want to talk to me about anime?
[2012-04-01 15:57:20] Mushyrulez: to see if you’re going to write anything about nyaruko and shirokuma kafe
[2012-04-01 15:57:28] Mushyrulez: cafay*
[2012-04-01 15:57:35] Flare: well
[2012-04-01 15:57:41] Mushyrulez: OK
[2012-04-01 15:57:50] Flare: I only watch anime series after they finish
[2012-04-01 15:57:54] Mushyrulez: lame
[2012-04-01 15:58:03] Flare: I don’t watch them while they are airing
[2012-04-01 15:58:10] Mushyrulez: oh well
[2012-04-01 15:58:22] Mushyrulez: I’ll take over your place and write a preview saying, ‘man this nyaruko thing is about lameness’
[2012-04-01 15:58:42] Flare: you go ahead and do that
[2012-04-01 15:58:48] Flare: I don’t care at all
[2012-04-01 15:59:09] Mushyrulez: aww — Flaredarknight


Actually a Trailer
Potential: BAD

Hiiro no Kakera

Hiiro no Kakera (緋色の欠片, loosely translated into English as Scarlet Fragment), is a Japanese visual novel created by Idea Factory directed at the female marke-

Potential: WIKIPEDIA/5

Himitsukessha Taka no Tsume NEO

Eagle Talon, a secret society based in Kojimachi, Tokyo, with plans for world domination, isn’t a secret society anymore! In fact, it’s a famous society, known by just about every household in Japan there is, because Eagle Talon went nation-wide with golden time on NHK! — MyAnimeList.net

It is my understanding that Himitsukessha Taka no Tsume NEO is a profoundly enthralling yet inquisitive production fervently pursuing Gainax’s trailblazer, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt’s, iconic footsteps. The artistry’s contemporary avant-garde idiosyncrasies radiate predominantly Imaishi-esque architecture, and its director, animator, and sole voice actor, FROGMAN, will undoubtedly inculcate extensive Thermae Romae-inspired tenors to galvanize those prodigious oriental animation enterprise-ateliers to espouse western approaches à la Disney anon from antecedents.
Clair de Lune
Potential: 6/5


Oreki Hotaro is a high school boy, who always acts passively. One day, he enters “Koten Bu (Classic Literature Club)” as recommended by his elder sister. There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, “I’m interested in it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)”. — MyAnimeList.net

It is my understanding that Hyouka is (Sore, Wa, Hyouka, Wa, Nesshin, Ni, Anata, No, Okaasan, No, Senku-Sha) a profoundly enthralling yet inquisitive production (Anata, No, Kyoudai, No, Shouchou-Tekina, Ashiato, Wo, Tsuikyuu, Fukaku, Muchuu) fervently pursuing your mom’s trailblazer (Ni, Mada, Koukishin, Ouseina, Seisandearu), your brother’s, iconic footsteps (Koto, Wo, Watashi, No, Rikaidesu). The artist’s contemporary avant-garde indosyncrasies (Geijutsu, No, Gendai-Tekina, Zen’ei-Tekina) radiate your face (Tokui-Sei, Housha, Anata, No, Kao).
Bad Drinking Games #101: drink a shot every time the camera does a close-up on her face
Potential: 4/5

Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone

Tenma realizes that this is a parallel world when Alpha, the captain and forward of the Protocol Omega team, appears before him. Alpha is part of a secret project in the future to wipe out soccer. — Anime News Network

Seriously, I don’t know why you guys are still reading this post. I don’t know why I’m still writing this post IN CLASS with a laptop that I borrowed from my English teacher. You know, my socials class is coming up in thirteen minutes and I still haven’t finished my research for it. You know, I was late for Physical Education class this morning and didn’t realize that the class went off for Guidance with the Grade Counsellor. I guess this shows to you my attitude towards sports: don’t do them. I guess this doesn’t show to you my attitude towards sports anime: talk about watching them every single season preview, but never actually watch that. In my defence, not only did I watch no sports anime for the past two seasons, I also watched no non-blogging anime for the past two seasons!!
Wiping out Soccer
Potential: 3/5

Jewelpet Kira Deco!

Original/Toy — Wait, this isn’t even a quote

Just a toy show. Doesn’t really warrant a serious review.
Kira Deco (now replace ‘Deco’ with ‘Laugh’)
Potential: N/A


The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, a weapons corporation.
As one of the company’s unofficial weapon sellers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Traveling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans.
Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers. Jonah joins Koko as he wishes to find the arms dealer responsible for his family’s death. What follows is Koko and her crews escapades around the world. — Wikipedia

The sixteen-second preview that I watched began with something that immediately reminded me of a car chase scene in the Roberta arc from the first season of Black Lagoon. Actually, the entire preview reminded me of Black Lagoon with, simultaneously, hints of more comedic antics and hints of a less episodic and more linear plot line. This means that I interpreted it wrong at least once.
From the preview and the excerpt from Wikipedia it looks as if this will be an episodic series with an overarching plot that resolves itself in the end, namely that of the story of Jonah. Some could say the same of Black Lagoon, as it may be the story of how Rock adapts to the world of crime and villainy that he is suddenly plunged into. However, Black Lagoon‘s overarching theme was a bit more subtle than the one that I think this is going to be.
The strongest point of Black Lagoon for me at least was the setting (pardon me for the endless comparisons). Roanapur was probably one of the most gratuitous settings that I’ve seen in a story. A city full of action and senseless killing. As this is about Koko’s escapades around the world, this show will have more variety, and I’m hoping that it will have the theme of how there is always crime, no matter how clean and proper you think your sector of the world is.
All in all, it looks very promising.

Trailer Link
Potential: 5/5

(The result of the combined efforts of both of us in five minutes.)

Kikansha Thomas

Thomas is a Tank Engine. — Thomas’s Mother

This Lord Reiseng LOSER is the ONLY PERSON who even TALKS ABOUT Thomas the Tank Engine in his preview!! I guess that makes him automatically NOT A LOSER or something! But he didn’t put Chou Robot Seimeitai Transformers Prime into his preview, so, yeah, I guess he still sucks.
Trailer in G Major
Potential: -1/5

Kimi to Boku. 2

This show is hard to watch at times… — psgels

What do you mean, ‘out of context’? I’m the master of conquest!
What do you mean, this trailer’s not made by YuUiCrOsSzErIa? It says so, right in the top right corner at the end!
Potential: SS

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka of the Dead

The second season of High School of the Dead OF THE DEAD. — Reliable Sources, Part Two

Man, I’d totally watch this show if I watched the first season of High School of the Dead OF THE DEAD. Y’know, pretty funny stuff here, High School of the Dead OF THE DEAD is actually the anime adaptation of Dead Rising OF THE DEAD, which was in turn based on a manga called Deadman Wonderland OF THE DEAD starring a girl called Dead Master OF THE DEAD. Yeah, I guess that wasn’t actually pretty funny stuff, but you know me, I say things.
Potential: SS

Kuro Majo-san ga Tooru!!

When magic-mad Chiyoko summons up a black witch by mistake, she finds that she and her friend Gyubid need to keep a careful eye on her to stop her getting up to all sorts of mischief. (Source: Kodansha Ltd.) — MyAnimeList.net

Wow, you season previewers really are pretty darn lame. Even Reiseng left Kuro Majo-san ga Tooru!! out of his season preview, and I thought he caught every show this season? In fact, the only person who’s actually written about Kuro Majo-san ga Tooru!! is Bakamochi of Random Curiosity. I don’t even know who Bakamochi is! And he only included it in the post for completion’s sake! Does nobody understand just how awesome this show is?! Come on, just look at that premise! You have a person called Chiyoko! She has a friend called Gyubid! Do you know any other anime characters named Gyubid?! NO, YOU DON’T. Kuro Majo-san ga Tooru is the most unique and awesome show this season and YOUR OPINION TO THE CONTRARY DOESN’T MATTER
Opening Animation (which happens to the only Opening Animation linked in this post and is thus EVEN MORE UNIQUE THAN EVER BEFORE. Also have YOU ever seen a 30-second OP that REPEATS ITSELF TWICE in the same interval?!? NO? BAM! Unique to the MAX!!!)
Potential: AWESOME/5

Kuroko no Basket

I’m tempted to call this “The Prince of Tennis with bigger balls”, but the double entendre inherent within that statement leaves me giggling like a school girl… — Hanners

Do you know how long it took me to draw that?! Man, I’d totally watch this show if I watched the first season of the Prince of Tennis WITH SMALLER BALLS. Y’know, pretty funny stuff here, the Prince of Tennis WITH SMALLER BALLS is actually the anime adaptation of the Prince of Tennis WITH BALLS, which was in turn based on a manga called the Prince of Tennis BALLS starring a guy called the Prince of Tennis. Yeah, I guess that wasn’t actually pretty funny stuff, but you know me, I say things.
Trailer Link
Potential: 3/5

Little Charo: Touhoku-hen

In it, Charo will venture around Tono, Iwate, a city in Japan’s Tohoku (Northeast) region, attempting to find the “Eight-Starred Note” in order to prevent the reappearance of the Tenaga-Ashinaga monster of local legend. — Anime News Network

I hope the Long Elbows People don’t kill Little Charo! Indeed, Little Charo’s puny little nonexistent elbows are almost nonexistent compared to the Long Elbows People’s Long Elbows. OH WAIT, DOGS DON’T HAVE ELBOWS
Potential: 1/5

Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna

The first new Lupin the Third TV anime in 27 years. The series will revolve around the character Fujiko Mine. — MyAnimeList.net (used to say that)

From what I saw, this is going to be, well…sexy and enthralling. Particularly sexy. Yeah. I never saw a Lupin III anime before, so this may be pretty exciting. Looks fun, especially since I love thief/heist things.
What I Saw
Potential: 5/5

Medaka Box

Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box, later dubbed by students the “Medaka Box”. Medaka encourages students to submit any problem to the box without hesitation and promises to take on any issue from anyone. — MyAnimeList.net

Apparently, awesomebananandancer, a retired author at this blog, liked the manga. He linked me to a page in the manga (several dozen chapters in), and the titular titularly-endowed heroine was killing a supernatural demon with the power of supernatural powers, or something. I may be mistaken about the details, for I was so traumatized by the experience that I vowed never to touch upon the subject of Medaka Box ever again. I’m not sure why I would be traumatized, but I was. Now, let’s see who’s working on the anime adaptation – GAINAX is animating, good, they’re a good studio, uh, the original creation is by NisiOisiN…

Trailer Link
Potential: 3/5

Metal Fight Beyblade Zero G

Unlike the metal motif that has been the theme of the last three Beyblade series, the new series revolves around “crystals,” or translucent parts.cowboybibimbop

I like the part about Metal Fight Beyblade Zero G being not having a metal motif. I’ll bet that the ‘Metal’ in front of ‘Fight Beyblade Zero G’ just stands for ‘Man, Entertainment These days Are Lame’. Or something. I also like the part about Zero G. I always thought playing Beyblade in outer space was a good idea, except the Beyblades would probably not stop. And probably never hit each other, either. Yeah, I think that’ll be ~exciting~, the person whose Beyblade crashes into a planet first loses. Take five hours chronicling the slow drift of the Beyblade from one side of the galaxy to the other.
Low-Quality High-Definition Trailer (wait what)
Potential: 1/5

(What, you say you’ve seen this before? Nawww, no way. There’s not a single other image in this post that has badly-drawn insertions of METAL BEYBLADES made of PLASTIC. That are floating around. In outer space. They just happen to be larger than the Earth.)

Minuscule: Chiisana Mushi no Monogatari

NHK educational program on insects. — MyAnimeList.net

Not an Anime Trailer
Potential: NEGATIVE INFINITY out of five

Nadia, the Secret of Blue Water

Remake of Nadia, the Secret of Blue Water [1990] — Your Mom

Unable to find a trailer, I looked at an OP of the original series. I should say that it looks really good. Setting looks nice, characters look wholly interesting, and overall this is definitely something that I would’ve watched, especially as a kid. It is probably the perfect thing for a child’s overactive and insatiable imagination. Space and history, rolled up together. The song itself is ridiculously catchy and the opening cinematic is so archetypal it’s cool. The thing that I fear is that this unassuming remake of a 1990 cartoon may not sit well with the MODERN AND UNFORGIVING STANDARDS of MUSHY AND HIS DEVILISH COHORTS. Seriously those guys don’t let up at all.
Fake Blue Link
Potential: 4/5

Natsuiro Kiseki

Ahaha it’s like K-ON minus Mio and Ristu since Toyosaki (Yui) and Kotobuki (Mugi) are there. Screw it, they should just hire Satou and Hikasa for this, then the Keionbu will be complete again. — Karakuri

Speaking of blogs with too many bloggers, look at this METANORN place. I don’t even know who Karakuri is! I’m not even sure if I’m supposed to know who Karakuri is! If Random Curiosity just recruited ten bloggers in the past ten weeks, METANORN must have recruited at least twenty in the last twenty… months. O-New recruits (on average) one new blogger every season, and two of them have already quit!!
P.S. I didn’t watch K-ON
P.P.S. I don’t know who Mio and Toyosaki and Yui and Kotobuki and Mugi and Satou and Hisaka and Keionbu are, and most definitely not Ristu. What kind of name is Ristu?!
tl;dr: Idol anime, sequel to AKB0048

Trailer Link
Potential: 2/5

Nazo no Kanojo X

Awwwwww shit son. — Glo

What do you mean ‘out of context’? Read the rest of the post! I’m not even going to bother writing anything else here because I think Glo is enthusiastic enough for ten of us. Although he doesn’t have as many caps as a truly enthusiastic blogger ought to have (which I had so helpfully pointed out many moons ago), that doesn’t matter anyways because I’LL MAKE THE CAPS FOR HIM. GET READY FOR TWENTY MORE PREVIEWED ANIMES, ALL IN CAPS!!! ALSO FOR THE RECORD I PICKED UP THIS MANGA WAAAAAY BEFORE IT WAS POPULAR. IN FACT, I PICKED IT UP LONG BEFORE THE AUTHOR EVEN STARTED DRAWING IT. ACTUALLY I’M THE AUTHOR’S FATHER AND I STARTED READING HIS MANGA BEFORE I WAS EVEN BORN. BAM!



[HD] OZUMA OP — NEVERLAND BY FTISLAND (Go to ~0:30, see that RAZMIG HOVAGHIMIAN executive producer guy? He owns a site called ViKi, the self-titled ‘world’s biggest and fastest ‘fan-subbing’ collaboration hub!’ So what’s this guy doing as an executive producer here? Hmmm….)
Potential: 4/5

Pabu & Mojizu

I’m the only person talking about this show! In every anime blog, ever! No, seriously! This means that O-New’s season previews are officially unique, and as we’ve already established, unique = good. THIS IS IRREFUTABLE. There is now officially no way we’ll lose towards otou-san’s stupid little blog, which is totally NOT unique because it doesn’t talk about Pabu & Mojizu. Granted, I’m not actually talking about Pabu & Mojizu either but, y’know what? Nobody really wants to read about Pabu & Mojizu… — Mushyrulez

I’m the only person talking about this show! In every anime blog, ever! No, seriously! This means that O-New’s season previews are officially unique, and as we’ve already established, unique = good. THIS IS IRREFUTABLE. There is now officially no way we’ll lose towards otou-san’s stupid little blog, which is totally NOT unique because it doesn’t talk about Pabu & Mojizu. Granted, I’m not actually talking about Pabu & Mojizu either but, y’know what? Nobody really wants to read about Pabu & Mojizu…
C’mon, do you honestly expect a trailer about this show? I bet you don’t even care either.
Potential: nobody cares

Panda no Taputapu

I’m the only person talking about this show! In every anime blog, ever! No, seriously! This means that O-New’s season previews are officially unique, and as we’ve already established, unique = good. THIS IS IRREFUTABLE. There is now officially no way we’ll lose towards otou-san’s stupid little blog, which is totally NOT unique because it doesn’t talk about Panda no Taputapu. Granted, I’m not actually talking about Panda no Taputapu either but, y’know what? Nobody really wants to read about Panda no Taputapu… — Mushyrulez

I’m the only person talking about this show! In every anime blog, ever! No, seriously! This means that O-New’s season previews are officially unique, and as we’ve already established, unique = good. THIS IS IRREFUTABLE. There is now officially no way we’ll lose towards otou-san’s stupid little blog, which is totally NOT unique because it doesn’t talk about Panda no Taputapu. Granted, I’m not actually talking about Panda no Taputapu either but, y’know what? Nobody really wants to read about Panda no Taputapu…
C’mon, do you honestly expect a trailer about this show? I bet you don’t even care either.
Potential: nobody cares

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2


I’m not the only person talking about this show! In most anime blogs, others are talking about it! No, seriously! This means that O-New’s season previews are officially mainstream, and as we’ve already established, mainstream = cool. THIS IS IRREFUTABLE. There is now officially no way we’ll lose towards otou-san’s stupid little blog, which is totally NOT mainstream because it doesn’t talk about Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2. Granted, I’m not actually talking about Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 either but, y’know what? That’s cause it’s too awesome for me to write about, even if everybody really wants to read about Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 (which they do). Seriously. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have the first season to go through…
C’mon, do you honestly expect a trailer about this show? I bet you don’t realize that PHI BRAIN IS TOO FUCKING AWESOME FOR TRAILERS so have a FUCKING AWESOME OP instead
Potential: everybody cares

Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future

Three years after the events of “Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream”, Aira, Mion and Rizumu have grown up and tutor a new group of aspiring idols: Karin, Reina, Mia and Ayami, who form the Prizmmy☆. Teenage girls from Korea, named Somin, Shiyoon, Haein, Chaekyung and Jae Eun (who are the Kara), appear as a rival group. — MyAnimeList.net

fucking koreans, horrible horrible people
they should stop animating japanese anime
make korean shit anime
about shit things like
intergalactic space operas
political warfare
and shit
but koreans stop going into our good moe cute hot authentic original japanese anime that’s not animated by koreans nope nope not at all not being sarcastic shut up shut the fuck up SHUT UP JUST GOSH STOP IT

!Tráiler Enlace¡ (Advertencia: Los choques de España)
Potential: 0/5

Queen’s Blade: Rebellion

After the 30th Queen’s Blade, Claudette becomes the queen. — MyAnimeList.net

You guys know how much I love Mild Nudity. Mmm mm mmmm. I like how a show gets R+ for having just Mild Nudity, but I’ll watch it nevertheless.
wait excuse me what just happened at 0:07 [NSFW]

Recorder to Randoseru Re♪

Second season. — MyAnimeList.net

I watched Recorder to Randoseru Do♪. Rather, I’m watching Recorder to Randoseru Do♪. Except it used to be called just plain ol’ Recorder to Randoseru. At first, I chuckled at the Do♪ Re♪ connection but then I realized, no, wait, that’s not actually a clever pun, that was INSERTED into the title of the PREVIOUS SEASON post-airing. It was RETCONNED. The only thing I hate more than a retcon is an Anime Con and the only thing I hate more than an Anime Con is anime itself. Man, anime really does suck. Time to channel all my rage and frustration into this one rating:
Season One Trailer
Potential: SS


The Japanese soft drink company Sapporo Beverage announced on Wednesday that an anime short series inspired by its mascot character Ribbon-chan will premiere on April 4. The story will center on the soda-loving young girl named Ribbon-chan and her pet dog Citron. — Anime News Network

I’m the only person talking about this show! In every anime blog, ever! No, seriously! This means that O-New’s season previews are officially tl;dr, and as we’ve already established, tl;dr = sophisticated. THIS IS IRREFUTABLE. There is now officially no way we’ll lose towards otou-san’s stupid little blog, which is totally NOT tl;dr because it doesn’t talk about Ribbon-chan. Granted, I’m not actually talking about Ribbon-chan either but, y’know what? Nobody really wants to read about Ribbon-chan…
C’mon, do you honestly expect a trailer about this show? I bet you don’t even care either.
Potential: nobody cares

Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden

ROCK — Rock Lee

Potential: ROCK/LEE

Saint Seiya Omega

The first Saint Seiya TV series in 25 years. It will have an original story and new characters. — MyAnimeList.net

This does look like something that would have aired 25 years ago that looks slightly better. Not even Nadia-good. Although it’s original, the plot resembles something weird and not very good quality of that era. I don’t think it will be executed poorly in the slightest, but the maximum capacity for this show just isn’t that high.
Muchos choques de España
Potential: 2/5

Sakamichi no Apollon

(It’s Apollo. On a hill. Courtesy of az.)

The beginning of summer, 1966.

Because of his father’s job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honour roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a “friend”. He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal.

Other characters include Sentaro’s kind childhood chum, Ritsuko, who is the daughter of a record shop owner; the mysterious upperclassman, Yurika; and Brother Jun, the much-admired leader among their peers. Set against the backdrop of a seaside town with a scent of American culture, this series is a drama about young people coming into their own, crossing each other’s paths, and finding friendship, love, and music! — MyAnimeList.net

I was a bit tempted to not put the quote above and instead just had the quote being ‘Shinichiro Watanabe: Director.’ That would be definitely indicative of fanboyism and would tarnish my yet-nonexistent reputation as a reviewer, but seriously that guy has done really cool stuff in the past. However, the setting of the high school contrasts with the settings of Watanabe’s more famous works like Bebop and Champloo, although I highly doubt that this will hinder him in the slightest.
To top it all off, the composer for Bebop, Yoko Kanno, will be the composer for this show as well. I loved Bebop‘s OST very very much, and I look forward to hearing the great music that will be present here.
To actually comment on the plot and setting, now. I happen to like shows where the central relationship is not sexual in the slightest. While it isn’t completely certain that this is that way, it certainly seems to be, and this provides room for more meaningful character and plot development. While this often happens when the central relationship is sexual, I feel that the presence of a sexual relationship often makes writing too easy, as there are figuratively billions of stories to get inspiration from. Enough about analysis though.

Point is this is going to be quite good if not excellent.
Trailer Link
Potential: 5/5

Saki: Achiga-hen – Episode of Side-A

Six years later, elementary school student Shizuno Takakamo becomes transfer student Nodoka Haramura. The two eventually enter Achiga Girls’, but Nodoka transfers out of the school in the second year. — MyAnimeList.net

Something seems off there… anyhow, there’s no way Saki can be even CLOSE to as FUCKING BADASS as MUDAZUMO NAKI KAIKAKU, I didn’t watch the actual y’know first season of Saki, and I don’t even know how to play mahjong anyways, so there’s no point watching this. Some guy on twitter said this was ‘flat-chest mahjong’ but the trailer obviously proves that wrong. Look at those boobs. If you did, congratulations, you’re fucking perverse.
Trailer Link (Actually, maybe Saki is more badass than I first anticipated. Look at those explosions! That was not a euphemism for boobs.)
Potential: SS


Furuya’s not interested in the living, he’s got zombies on the brain! When Furuya’s cat dies, he decides he’s going to try and bring it back to life. In the process, he stumbles across a girl whose failed attempted suicide has turned her into a real zombie! What’s Furuya going to do now that the thing he loves the most is right in front of his eyes? — FUNimation

Wow, with Korean Zombie Desk Car OF THE DEAD and Sans Korea, there’s a whole lot of Korea zombies this season? Like seriously, this season is ALL ABOUT Korea zombies. Maybe even Korean zombies!

Jests aside, this looks like a rather good show at first glance. The only semi-major complaint that I might have right off the bat is the MC’s hair. It is literally a cat. There’s a potential for fanservice, but whether it will actually happen is uncertain. So whatever.
Trailer Link
Potential: 3/5

Sengoku Collection

Sengoku Collection revolves around many samurai who are accidentally removed from a parallel universe inhabited by well-known historic characters. Unlike the historical war period known to us, all inhabitants in this unique world look like high school girls. Coming from the medieval era and finding themselves totally amazed by everything they encounter in modern day Tokyo, the girls become best friends through their adventures. — Crunchyroll

E-E-E-EXCUSE ME?? It’s also apparently a social networking game (à la Koi-Ken!), but none of them can defeat the SHEER AWESOMENESS of HYOUGE MONO, which is like Sengoku Collection except it revolves around many samurai who are accidentally removed from a parallel universe inhabited by well-known historic characters, yet unlike the historical war period known to Sengoku Collection, all inhabitants in this unique world look like bearded old aging nasty disgusting men. Coming from the medieval era and finding themselves totally amazed by everything they encounter in modern day Tokyo, the men quickly kill each other because, ewww
TRUE Sengoku Badassery
Potential: 0/5

Shiba Inuko-san

Shibainuko-san is a 14-year-old girl who looks exactly like a Shiba Inu dog. One of her classmates, Ishibashi Chako, wonders about her appearance, but no one else thinks it is strange. — MyAnimeList.net

This is one of the ones previewed by not Mushy. I am az. What a loser this show will be, seriously. Honestly, what could be more boring than some weird comedy about some dog who happens to be a student? Also, it’s been done by America before, with Teacher’s Pet. Sure, you can say that it’s AMERICAN and therefore NOT GOOD like many of you probably think, but it’s actually probably funnier in all honesty. Shiba Inuko-san would just be a bunch of silly cliched jokes.
No Trailer ;pp
Potential: -2/5

Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan

Rick lives on the island of Windaria, inhabited by various races such as elves and beast-people. Amnesiac, he is rescued by three young ladies and taken to work in their bakery. But when a red moon rises and a deathly wind blows, they’ll all be engulfed in strange events. — Anime News Network

Too bad it’s not actually about bread. My dad once baked bread. The Pope once broke bread. My grandma once knead bread. My grandpa twice knead bread because kneading bread once is not enough; you must need bread multiple times over the course of a year.
16-Second PV Link
Potential: 1/5

Shirokuma Cafe

[2012-03-01 18:34:02] Flare: Shirokuma Cafe
[2012-03-01 18:34:09] Flare: this is going to be a good show
[2012-03-01 18:34:18] Mushyrulez: What is it about
[2012-03-01 18:34:20] Mushyrulez: white bears??
[2012-03-01 18:36:04] Flare: I don’t know.I saw some images from the Manga on 2chan and I loved it.
[2012-03-01 18:36:13] Mushyrulez: what is it about, though
[2012-03-01 18:36:22] Mushyrulez: you visit 2chan? :/
[2012-03-01 18:36:57] Flare: the daily lives of penguins,grizzly bears and other animals at a cafe run by a polar bear
[2012-03-01 18:37:07] Mushyrulez: wow that does sound awesome
[2012-03-01 18:37:14] Mushyrulez: but…. why are their penguins
[2012-03-01 18:37:53] Flare: Now…to a reader who haven’t seen the Manga it’ll sound stupid and lame
[2012-03-01 18:38:19] Flare: but it is actually qute good for a comedy-style-project
[2012-03-01 18:38:36] Mushyrulez: stupid and lame? i’ve watched NICHIJOU and I am EXTREMELY BIASED
[2012-03-01 18:39:15] Flare: Yeah…Nichijou…where they foce the jokes through your ass.
[2012-03-01 18:39:25] Mushyrulez: :)
[2012-03-01 18:39:28] Mushyrulez: love shows like that
[2012-03-01 18:40:11] Flare: To make a good comedy anime,just make the characters yell and show off their reaction really loud…that’s the best kind of comedy.
[2012-03-01 18:40:23] Mushyrulez: gotta love it
[2012-03-01 18:40:30] Flare: Add some moe to connect the shit up and we are all set <_< — Flaredarknight

ACTUALLY FLARE I WAS LYING THIS SHOW REALLY SUCKS. I HOPE YOU’RE OFFENDED NOW. Is this working? Testing, testing, one two three four ten seventeen but wait a minute… CANADIAN polar bears?!?! DID THIS ANIME JUST GET FIVE TIMES AS AWESOME
Trailer Link
Potential: 2/5 (0.4 * 5.0 = 2.0)

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia

Silver Link’s most well known work would be BakaTest, which was a fun but mediocre comedy series. — Tsuki

Potential: -999/5 (If I’m wrong, blame Tsuki, he insinuated that this series is going to suck. What do you mean, ‘out of context’? I told you, I’m at school right now, I left my context back at home!)

Train Hero

Of note, although they were left off the list, Kikansha Thomas and Train Hero make this the first time I have ever seen a season with two series devoted to trains. — Sea Slugs! Anime Blog

Of note, although they are on this post, Train Hero and Chou Robot Seimeitai Transformers Prime make this the first time I have ever seen a season with two series that don’t exist. Most seasons, I see at least three.
Training Heroes
Potential: ?


Akira is the mysterious Indian who watches them all from a distance. — Anime News Network

Also, ducks. DUCKROLL!

Gotcha Hook, Line, and Trailer (the pun is that it links to a Rick Roll)
Potential: 4/5

Uchuu Kyoudai

(I think you can tell now which images are drawn by az, and which by Mushy.)

Once upon a time there were two brothers, Hibito and Mutta. Hibito, the littler brother, had been blessed with good luck since the day he was born. Mutta, the elder, had always had bad luck. One day, looking up at the night sky, the two brothers saw a UFO. This experience made them both promise to become astronauts.

In the year 2025, Hibito has kept his promise and is an astronaut who is part of the first wave of people to live for an extended period of time on the moon. Meanwhile, his older brother Mutta has been fired from his job and is unemployed, but a message from his brother makes him decide to start being an astronaut again.

Unaware of his own talent, elder brother Mutta chases his dreams to get back in front of his younger brother. 32-year-old Mutta will attempt the astronaut candidate examinations to follow his brother Hibito to the moon believing the words ‘The older brother should always be ahead of the younger one…’ (Source: YOUTH TELEVISED VISIONS ENGLISH) — MyAnimeList.net

I first thought that the premise of this show sounds like the premise of a single movie rather than a TV series. The plot seems to be quite straightforward compared to the rest of what you normally see in the Japanese animation industry, and I originally felt that it didn’t warrant that many hours of content. However, now I think that the premise is completely okay for something with this much running time, as I actually feel that many movies should have had many more hours of content to fully explore the setting and characters of the story presented.
I think that this is a breath of fresh air just by the premise alone. Without any obvious romantic antics and focussing instead on the value of unconditional familial bonds between these opposite yet similar brothers is quite refreshing. If anything, this will definitely chock full of heartwarming.
I do not expect this show to excel from a science fiction standpoint. I do not see this as actually being about space. This is about a tale of two brothers who made a promise to each other to reach a seemingly unattainable dream. Once one of the brothers realized that dream, he encourages his brother to realize it as well.

I look forward to following this show.
Trailer Link
Potential: 5/5


[2012-03-01 18:46:16] Mushyrulez: what’s it about
[2012-03-01 18:47:17] Flare: A teacher goes to teach in new school where girls train to shoot with guns
[2012-03-01 18:47:28] Flare: all the girls are also guns
[2012-03-01 18:47:32] Mushyrulez: ……
[2012-03-01 18:47:51] Flare: See?This is pretty awesome and original
[2012-03-01 18:48:26] Flare: I’ve always wanted to be a pepsi that likes to drink pepsi
[2012-03-01 18:48:43] Mushyrulez: isn’t that some visual novel
[2012-03-01 18:48:47] Mushyrulez: where the cans are girls
[2012-03-01 18:49:14] Flare: there’s a visual novel where figures are girls
[2012-03-01 18:49:21] Flare: a visual novel where birds are girls
[2012-03-01 18:49:29] Mushyrulez: mmm delicious birds
[2012-03-01 18:49:36] Flare: a visual novel where boys are girls
[2012-03-01 18:49:40] Mushyrulez: even better
[2012-03-01 18:49:48] Flare: and a visual novel about a whale falling from space — Flaredarknight

This concept sounds strangely like Shitsurakuen, a manga where girls are weapons abused by guys in a male chauvinist school. I’ll bet my weeaboo gun otaku friend would probably love this show. Animated cute girls who are actually guns? Ba-da-bing!
Promotional Video (which is like a trailer but, wait, actually, THEY’RE EXACTLY THE SAME THING)
Potential: 3/5

)What do you mean, you saw this picture before? It took me long enough to draw a cute (debatable) gun-girl ONCE, why would I draw it TWICE? Riddle me that.)

Yurumates 3D

A jobless man with hopes of entering a Tokyo university begins living in an apartment building where everyone is busy studying to do the same. —Manga-Updates

I like the part about entering university and how IB program. Actually, wait, no, I don’t. All I’ve heard is that all the animation is in chibi style, which is an abbreviation of ‘physically CHallenged and Idiotic Body proportIons’. Or something. I’m not too good at this whole Korean thing.
OAV Trailer (which is like an OVA but, wait, actually, THEY’RE EXACTLY THE SAME THING)
Potential: 2/5


The story starts off with a face-off between two rival heroes, ZET and ALPHAS, and then traces their origins – Jin Kanzaki, a young man with the ability to transform into a superhuman being known as ZET, and Kouga Amagi, a young man with a strong sense of justice who uses technology to fight as ALPHAS.

The fates of these two men and those around them intertwine as they fight to protect mankind and destroy monstrous abominations known as Players, who ironically are the creations of the Amagi Corporation, the company founded by Kouga’s grandfather, Mitsugai Amagi. — MyAnimeList.net

Wow, this looks HELLA EPIC, even STEREOTYPICALLY SO. Like really, it was so EPIC, it had EXPLOSIONS AND GUNS AND STUFF. Wow. That looks HELLA EPIC.

I just think that by how much the PV advertised the action and not the plot, that it might not be that good unless you’re a person that likes that kinda stuff. W/e, it still looks as though it will be executed quite well.
Trailer Link
Potential: 4/5

Zumomo to Nupepe

Alternative Title: ズモモとヌペペ (Japanese) — Anime News Network

I think that Zumomo to Nupepe is a Japanese anime, although its Japanese may be a bit too Japanese. Of course, Japanese doesn’t matter as much as Korean, which really is quite Korean. The Gakkatsu! of the anime may still be Korean but there’s no need to Japanese over such a Japan. The director, Japanese, is pretty Japanese, and he’s been involved with Japan. His style is primarily Japanese, which may be good for Zumomo to Nupepe’s Japanese, yet, the final Korean of Gakkatsu is still Japanese.

I call it the Trailing Link cause that’s the end, folks! We hope you enjoyed this season preview, even if you finally realized that a) we talked about EVERY SINGLE ANIME airing this season, including at LEAST two shows that NOBODY ELSE has talked about; b) this post wasn’t actually about anime! No, seriously, read through this post again and think about which things we say actually have to do with anime. That’s right, none! Also, notice the number of times I copied entirely (with minor changes) the descriptions of previous shows. Yep, Mushyrulez is now a synonym of laziness, just as O-New is a synonym of horrible!

Now, let’s summarize the other thoughts of O-New’s bloggers:

[15:55:13] Flare: hmmm
[15:55:59] Flare: can you jusr write: Flare was here and he said that most of the shows are probably going to be the same old shit again,but with a new flavor of crap.
[15:56:19] Flare: It’s called…Anime Spring Season Poo
[15:56:21] Flare: Like
[15:56:41] Mushyrulez: ok

As for me, I think that this season was pretty interesting, especially with shows lik-

(Post-Post Edit: This literally happened. Thankfully, WordPress autosaves. I’ll just conclude this post like this, cause it’s pretty classy anyways.)

16 responses

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  2. I’m enthusiastic for ten of you? NO. YOU ARE SIMPLY NOT ENTHUSIASTIC ENOUGH.

    2012/04/12 at 00:32

  3. Jay

    Let’s see — *reads post* — Okay, it’s good.

    2012/04/12 at 01:39

  4. But he didn’t put Train Hero into his preview, so, yeah, I guess he still sucks.

    Hey, I did put it in there!
    Also, thanks for the link. I am going to get so many views now! Well, I would have if you had chosen a POPULAR ANIME LIKE MYSTERIOUS GIRLFRIEND X! (STUPID GLO WILL GET ALL THE PAGE VIEWS NOW!). >_<

    2012/04/12 at 03:35

  5. hey hey hey I was like totally reading the entire thing LONG BEFORE YOU WERE EVEN BORN. Want proof? IT’S IN THE POST.

    2012/04/12 at 06:06

  6. I know you’re lying about the first point because of what you said afterwards.

    2012/04/12 at 06:07

  7. I meant Chou Robot Transformers Seimeitai Robots in Disguise (notice the internal rhymes), sorry. Also, c’mon, if someone’s going to read this post they’re either going to read all of it or none of it. Actually, more like none of it or the first paragraph

    2012/04/12 at 06:09

  8. I’m really glad that you don’t like the shows that I like.All of my eternal ejaculations! m(=A=)m

    2012/04/12 at 08:28

  9. Jay

    Either way, I placed a comment. Therefore I win.

    Also, it’s funny.

    2012/04/14 at 01:21

  10. Write!

    2012/04/20 at 19:02

  11. You’re funny, animejay.

    2012/04/20 at 19:03

  12. Mistake

    nothing should be 5/5

    that was so stupid

    especially since I gave it to Jormungand

    2012/04/20 at 21:12


    NOTICE THE NEAR-PERFECT BALANCE BETWEEN 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, FOUR, 5s, SSs, N/As, ___s, -1s, -2s, 0s, 6s, BADs, Wikipedias, nobody caress, everybody caress, ROCKs and NEGATIVE INFINITIES. Out of five. All of them. Except for ROCK, that was out of LEE.

    even now I wonder what everybody (gently?) caresses

    2012/04/21 at 07:08

  14. I swear Jormungand is like only 6/10 by the end of it

    fuck it I might just jump ship at episode 6 and switch to Tsuritama officially

    2012/04/21 at 16:59

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