Interesting Summer 2009 Anime

I’ll be honest and admit that I thought that Spring and Fall were the main seasons when new anime premiered, it seems summertime also has it’s fair share of new anime goodness. My spring 2009 anime watchlist has not disappointed much and you can expect reviews of those shows over the next few weeks as some of them are wrapping up now. Until then here are the top anime I look forward to watching this upcoming season.


Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 – Japan is located smack in the middle of one of the most active seismic areas on the planet and Tokyo is the largest and most populus urban sprawls on earth. Many have speculated and there is scientific proof that Japan is due a massive earthquake. This series tells it’s story in the aftermath of such a quake and that is why Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is my most anticipated anime of the summer 2009 season.


Cobra the Animation – I haven’t gotten my sci-fi anime itch scratched properly in a while and I wonder if Cobra will be able to do it. It is the remake of the 30 year old anime of the same name but unlike Dragon Ball Z’s remake Cobra the Animation tells the same story but the animation is completely redone. I didn’t watch the first series (wasn’t even alive then) but from the description I see talk about space pirates, loss of memory, plastic surgery and robots, thats enough to make me interested enough to watch.

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Needless – I think I have a post apocalyptic Japan anime addiction and Needless is another that caught my attention. The story takes place in the 22nd century and Japan is on the receiving end of something awful during world war III that has resulted in large area of the country being polluted and it’s inhabitants quarantined and labeled “needless”. There is supposed to be comedy involved in the series as well and I think I will give this one a watch.

Visit That Anime Blog for the full list of Summer 2009 anime.

Official Websites

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Cobra the Animation



5 thoughts on “Interesting Summer 2009 Anime

  1. Not much to watch for the Summer. But there is one series that interests me: Hetalia Axis Powers. Someone from our Anime Club recommended it. Not a new series, but just a continuation from Season 1 (according to the listings). Every episode is 5 minutes long, though. ^^;

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