My summer 2015 shows are almost all in their 11th episodes right now! This means that soon we will be moving into the final episodes for each show, and thus review season will begin. Before that though I have one last (maybe) bit of shows to go through in the upcoming season. Let’s jump into 3 more interesting shows I pulled out of AniChart for you.
Dance With Devils
Studio: Brains Base
Director: Yoshimura, Ai
Promotional videos don’t get much stranger than the first half of this one folks. Strange singing part in the PV aside, this show looks like a harem, or as some might refer to it a “reverse harem” due to the female protagonist. I don’t care to make such a distinction as I don’t want to get into semantics about gender equality, so for my purposes I’ll just call it a harem. One thing I will say about it is that the look of all the male characters leads me to believe there will be many a fujioshi interested in this show. Brain Base studio is responsible for the secons season of “Spice and Wolf”, the first season of “SNAFU”, and the entirety of “My Little Monster”. Yoshimura-san directed that first season of SNAFU I mentioned earlier, as well as “Ao Haru Ride”. Other than that she’s a fairly new director. The story for this show is:
Ritsuka Tachibana is a female second-year high school student who attends Shiko Academy in Shiko Town. She enjoyed her school life while living with her mother Maria, but one day, that balance fell into ruin when she discovers several of her attractive, male classmate are demons.
“Dance With Devils” is an original work, so I guess we’re not getting more of a synopsis from anywhere else. Expect a show that starts out with surprise at the nature of the classmates, then moves into acceptance, followed by character episodes in which she sees the merits of all the boys, and rounding out with tension between the boys over who gets the “good ending” with her. If it sounds like I’m bored with harems I’m not, but that’s because I am a bit of a weirdo. I’ll watch it, enjoy it if there’s anything to enjoy, and move on after it’s done. I’m not expecting earth shaking content here. This show hasn’t been picked up yet so look for it on your streaming sites on October 7th.
Verdict: Meh, but I’m still going to watch it.
Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!
Director: Imaizumi, Kenichi
This manga adaptation anime will be a short in the next season, but is nonetheless interesting. The mangaka responsible for “Komori-san wa Kotowarenai!” (Komori-san Can’t Decline!) is none other than Cool-kyou Shinja (yup that’s his name), who also wrote “Danna ga Nani wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken” (I can’t understand what my husband is saying). Artland studio is the production company that brought us Macross (Robotech) in the 80’s. By contrast to the studio, Imaizumi-san is a fairly new director with only two anime he’s directed so far. Here’s the plot synopsis for this upcoming short:
Syuri Komori is a 14-year-old girl, who is so nice that she can not turn down people’s request. She gains amazing abilities while she fulfills people’s request. There are many fun & happy things in her life, since she is an adolescent middle school student after all!
I’m somewhat curious what “amazing abilities” she gets while helping the helpless masses. Maybe she helps as a lab assistant and gets bit by a radioactive spider which gives her the ability to fly, but she flies panties-first… because anime of course. I don’t know much about this manga, so I’m just imagining the possibilities here. We won’t have to imagine long though as this series will air October 4th. Fortunately I also happen to know that this anime has recently been picked up by Crunchyroll! If you don’t have an account with them, well maybe your curiosity in my prediction for the show will prompt you to get one.
Verdict: Curious, mostly about my panties-first flight mechanic, but also for this show.
Studio: J.C. Staff
Director: Watanabe, Takashi
The title of this show threw me off, but after seeing the mech in the trailer I can see why it’s called “Heavy Object”. Other than the literal name, the visuals are stunning in this PV. I’m a fan of the CG in it too, so let’s hope that lasts past the first episode or so. J.C. Staff studios has a storied history in anime, with recent titles like “Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?” and “Prison School”. The same can be said for Watanabe-san who has been directing anime as far back as “Slayers”. Heavy Object’s plot is as follows:
The science-fiction war action story revolves around Objects — powerful, massive weapons that change the course of warfare — and Elite Object pilots. An odd Elite girl named Milinda meets Quenser, a student who aims to become a Object mechanic, with the soldier-in-training Heivia on a snowy battlefield.
This explains the PV a bit, especially the two boys who don’t ever seem to be inside the mech itself. Though this is an adaptation of a manga, the folks over at anime news network are playing the synopsis a little close to the chest. Still with the visuals and a somewhat intriguing premise, I’m willing to admit to anticipation for this show. If nothing else it’s the first mech show I’ll have watched in a long while. This is yet another show without a definitive home though, so look out for it around October 3rd or so.
Verdict: Intrigued by the visuals, hopefully the story can keep me too.
Are you ready for next season? Is your incredible appetite for new and interesting anime sated? Well I hope so, because this will probably be the last of the rundown for a bit. Looking over the anime list I noticed that the rest of the shows were shorts or sequels to shows I haven’t seen yet. This weekend I’ll try to knock out some of the first seasons to catch up with the sequels, but for now I’m going to be looking to the ending of the series I’m watching now. With summer 2015 closing I’ll be posting daily with review posts for the anime that I was watching this season. Look forward to it, and keep up with my social media so you don’t miss a thing! As always…
Arigatō my fellow BrOtaku!