Interesting Spring 2011 Anime

Spring is upon us and a very good line-up of new anime series have or will be premiering. A usual I have taken a look at the trailers, the plot synopsis and done a little research on most of the series debuting and the ones below have caught my eye. I’ll be checking them out and one or two of them I might review after the series is complete.

Health Education for 30-year old men

So this first anime on the list is a quirky one. The name is ratherĀ interestingĀ and the trailer is aĀ mixtureĀ of disturbing and weird all displayed to a backdrop of cutesy music. I’m looking to see how this on progresses, hopefully it’s more than just an animated explicit novel.

Shouwa Monogatari

I like non-fantasy anime covering a real world event.Ā Shouwa Monogatari takes place in 1964 and evolves around theĀ Yamazaki family as Tokyo plays host to their first ever Olympics. I’m an Olympics fan (as most Jamaicans are) and a a Japan fan so this one should (I hope) be interesting and great distraction from the usual magic, flashing lights, zombies and pantsu of regular anime.

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C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

ConspiracyĀ theories, the JapaneseĀ government, alternateĀ dimensions, money problems, a crap load of action and more is what I’m toldĀ C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control is made up of. The story better be well written and engrossing to keep me interested but I will beĀ checkingĀ out at least the first couple episodes.

Appleseed XIII

Appleseed is one of those popular anime franchises that has slipped through my fingers for quite a while. I can recognize the “style” of Appleseed but I dont think I have watched one of the various movies properly.Ā Appleseed XIII should allow me to dive into the franchise and understand what good stuff I have been missing, if any.

X-Men

So Marvel continues to release anime-ized versions of its popular franchises and X-Men is the latest in theĀ test-tube. Iron Man was, um, lets just say “underwhelming” and Just from watching the trailer for Wolverine I know it would take a massive amount ofĀ strengthĀ andĀ concentrationĀ to watch the series – which I might add I have yet to do. X-Men though is special and although I was scared as hell after seeing the previous Marvel anime baked into fail cakes I can’t resistĀ checkingĀ this series out. I have already watched episode one before writing this and I’ll leave my comments for my first impressions post thats coming up in a few days.

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I’d love to hear from you

So which of the anime premiering this spring will you be watching? What have you already started watching and what are yourĀ thoughts? Do you want to bring an awesome anime to my attention that I may have overlooked? I’d love to hear from you so post all this and more in a comment below.

Full Spring 2011 anime list at Sea Slugs Anime Blog

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9 thoughts on “Interesting Spring 2011 Anime

  1. I saw the first episode of X-Men, the animation looks awesome. I just hope the story is as good or better then animation

    1. Episode 2 will quickly change your mind when you realise Cyclops plus rocket launcher bike makes absolutely no sense.

  2. So far I have only seen Dog Days which sounded interesting in the summary. Haven’t seen a trailer so I was reeeally dissapointed when I saw the first episode and dropped the series right away.
    I do plan to watch A Channel, Sofuteni (as I am a tennis fan), the 2 extra episodes for KƃĀ¤mpfer, Hanasaku Iroha, Denpan Onna to Sheishun Otoko and Health Education for 30-year old men.
    Showa Monogatari sounds interesting and I think I will give it a try. :)


  3. Moshidora
    Health Education for 30-year old men
    Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai (We DonĆ¢ā‚¬ā„¢t Have Wings)
    Tiger & Bunny
    Nichijou (Everyday)
    Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi (A Bridge to the Starry Skies)
    A Channel
    Shouwa Monogatari
    C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
    Ao no Exorcist
    Deadman Wonderland
    Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko (Electromagnetic Wave Woman and Adolescent Man)
    Sket Dance
    Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai (We Still DonĆ¢ā‚¬ā„¢t Know The Name of the Flower We Saw That Day)
    Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
    Dog Days
    Appleseed XIII
    Steins;Gate
    Hen Zemi (Abnormal Physiology Seminar)
    Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)
    Hana-Saku Iroha (Blooming Flowers ABC)
    X-Men
    MariaĆ¢ā‚¬Ā Holic Alive

    That’s what 80% [smile]

  4. I’m and Jamaican anime enthusiast as well as a lover of marvel comics since 1998 when i bought my first copy of Avengers. (i was only 8) I watched both Iron Man and Wolverine and was completely disappointed but after starting X-Men its seems promising. hopefully they’ll make up for the loss

  5. Thankyou so much for reminding me of appleseed!!! This was one anime I had on my ‘must watch’ list and TOTALLY forgot about it! Looks awesome! And as for you ‘C’ pick I may just have to give that a look as well. ;3

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