Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

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Post by kanohistorm » Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:24 pm

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by shiraoky » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:24 pm

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Aw, so Cherry Rook was actually Niko's "parent". That's quite sad, having to defeat someone that close to you. But I'm glad that Niko and him ended up reconciling in real life, even if he's moving away. And haha, Niko's tsundere self came out again~<3 I want to eat her cookies :D It was sweet how Haru was eating and crying at the same time lol.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by kanohistorm » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:00 pm

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by shiraoky » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:23 pm

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Ah, of course Taku lost to the new guy :/ And so he said "Burst" but wasn't listed? o-o that is indeed strange. And Chiyu's healing powers are actually kind of cool. But won't it be hard for her to level since her fighting skills are probably not as significant? Anyway, no Niko this episode :[
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Mr. Large » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:59 am

Oda Nobuna episode 1
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Itou Kanae voices the main girl :biggrin: :biggrin:
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So far much better than most series using this setup (especially compared to sengoku collection)
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by shiraoky » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:04 am

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I'm not usually a big reverse harem fan, but at least the main girl seems tolerable in this one (kind of reminds me of Lenalee with her pigtails and her kicking haha). Oh, and I immediately noticed that Felicita's voice was the same as Kotomi's haha. And Nova is cute >w< Hehe. I'll keep watching this for now.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:37 am

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Pretty much a filler episode with Eru being all moe and stuff.
Also, was it just me, or did anyone else find Houtarou's sister showing up to be weird? I mean, was it ever mentioned that she came back from her trip abroad? o_o
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Elvinsky » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:55 am

Summer season has officially begun, and after taking my sweet-a** time watching the first episodes of the anime below, here are my impressions/summaries(?) so far:
Campione ep. 1Show
Well, I wasn't exactly planning to watch this, but what the hey... ^^;

Besides the occasional ecchi fanservice (Erica in her white undies and thigh-highs immediately comes to mind), what really drew me to the episode was the mythologies behind the gods our characters encounter. I only know of Melqart/Milqart thanks to watching my brother play as the Carthaginians (who are descendants of the Phoenicians) in Rome: Total War. (In fact, the setting of this episode, Cagliari--known in ancient times as Caralis--was a Carthaginian city before the Romans took control.)

Other than that, the show kinda gives off a similar vibe to To Aru Majutsu no Index, especially with the MC. (A seemingly ordinary guy in a world of magicians who actually has a power that can kill a god. And he attracts the ladies, too!)
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate ep. 1Show
I was a bit confused regarding the first few moments of this episode (especially with that hit-and-run thing), but I kinda get the gist of the show.

Our MC (Oojima Yuuki) has two female childhood friends (Sumiyoshi Chisato and Kiba Mifuyu), and all three are members of the "Food Research Club"--which is basically Houkago Tea Time minus the music and with more sweets/desserts. Now the student council elections are coming up and the biggest issue is the lack of funds for clubs. The leading candidate, Shinonome Satsuki, has vowed to close down clubs that don't have any accomplishments (e.g.: the Food Research Club) if she gets elected.

Naturally, the Food Research Club is concerned about this turn of events and proceed to enter Yuuki as a candidate for student council president. There are also a few other girls who might become Yuuki's alternative love interests...
Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! ep. 1Show
Meet Mikadono Shougo, MC and heir to the late Mikadono Kumagorou's company. But in order for the young Shougo to inherit that company, he has to transfer to Miryuuin Academy and...find a girl to marry. With Shougo's magnetic personality, it's going to be "easy-peazy creampuff-squeezy," right? Not quite. There's a catch: Hidden among the girls who are interested in Shougo is his long-lost sister who's also studying at the academy. And she'll only reveal herself if Shougo happens to fall in love with her!

Well, long story short, I'm hoping that Shougo won't get "Theon Greyjoy'd*" at the end of this series. (Though siscon/wincest fans will beg to differ... -_-) I'm also hoping that Tsuruma Konoe won't turn out to be the little sister since I'm already rooting for her. (Creampuffs!!)

(*Note: "Theon Greyjoy'd" [verb] - To find out in the most embarrassing manner that the girl/woman you've been flirting with/romancing/making out with is actually your sister.)
Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai ep. 1Show
If Winter 2012 had the very ecchi High School DxD, Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai is its counterpart for the Summer 2012 season.

Kaga Ryousuke (our MC) has a habit of analyzing girls' figures out loud. Obviously, this gives him quite the notorious reputation in school. Luckily for him--and to the envy of straight guys everywhere--his buxom childhood friend Okura Mina doesn't mind his perverted tendencies, because she understands that Ryousuke honestly loves girls.

Of course, Ryousuke's normal life doesn't last long as he meets Restall Lisara. He invites her to his house to dry her clothes off, only for her to seduce him, stab him and take his "ero-energy." Turns out Lisara's a shinigami who's searching for the one with the energy of a million men. She wishes to make a pact with him and gain his energy upon his death, and in turn, increase her status as a reaper. But upon encountering a tentacle monster and getting in a bind, Lisara discovers that Ryousuke's energy regenerates...when he's groping her! :lol:

I already have a feeling that Lisara finally found the guy with the energy of a million men. But as they say, "power comes at a price." In this case, the price for Lisara is...sacrificing a bit of her dignity. Of course, Lisara (being the tsundere shinigami she is) doesn't like the idea of Ryousuke groping her just to regenerate her energy, which serves to drive the comedy and hijinks in their odd relationship.
Harem season! X) With at least four choices for the genre this summer, there's something for every harem fan, from those who like WAFF-y romantic moments to those who like things a little more ecchi. Of course, I'm not saying that's all there is to this season, but I'll be quite busy with following these four series, so I'm uncertain if I can fit a few more series to watch (on top of a few carryovers and anime I missed from the previous seasons). Still, if there's another harem anime in the line-up...I might check that out as well.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by xcrossfacekillahx » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:09 am

Jeffrey-sama wrote:
Hyouka - Episode 12Show
Pretty much a filler episode with Eru being all moe and stuff.
Also, was it just me, or did anyone else find Houtarou's sister showing up to be weird? I mean, was it ever mentioned that she came back from her trip abroad? o_o
Old ED > New ED.
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I kinda like the new ED though
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Sedon » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:08 pm

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Maru~! :biggrin:
"Don't you two dare to start a fight without me!" epic! :bigsmile:
this OP and EP is much better than before~
wonder if the units could evolve or something ^^;
Arcana Famiglia Episode 2Show
Shiro no koneko! X) and here I thought black kittens are the ones that brings disaster :P
Felicit is much cuter in a dress~ if only she'll wear one regularly ^^;
Tari Tari Episode 2Show
muchu muchu!! Konatsu is sooooo cute! :love:
Hmmm,, the vice president is really hiding something.. maybe some connection to Sakai? o.o
and oh my!! What a great way to end an episode <33333
Really loving Tari Tari..!! :biggrin:
Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita Episode 2Show
what's with that picture book... H-higurashi? ^^;
yep,, tell it to him straight into his face X)
This anime is really weird.. wonder why I always like weird stuffs X)
Man,, taking out that glasses and saying its name really reminds me of...
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"I can see subtitles now.. How convenient" :lol: and his glamorous speech was not taken any notice :P

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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Chikara Icy » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:10 pm

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Btw, OP song was incredable! :biggrin:
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by akumaxx » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:46 pm

Full burst.
Binbogami is good.
Nakaimo Ep. 1Show
Expected: A sister (spelled "landmine") is among all possible choices.
Unexpected: Even that sister wants him!
Let's ignore Mei's word...
Eureka Seven AO Ep. 12Show
In the space Ao is weaker.
Who knows that Naru can help Ao without communication? Who knows that a floating scub coral contains a space ship? Who knows that Eureka is inside?
Aesthetica Ep. 1Show
A "New Game+"?
This rouge hero doesn't like a queen, but picks daughter of demon lord instead.
He seems to be a badass.
Campione! Ep. 1Show
Only one of all possible choices comes out. But she already gains the advantage.
So our protagonist is a badass of god slayer?
Unlimited God Slayer Works!
Accel World Ep. 13Show
Chiyuri is a "healer", or time manipulator. (since she will rewind target status to battle start, that is full health and empty special)
A certain newcomer beats Taku... out of his expect.
What's going to happen?
Kokoro Connect Ep. 1Show
Thinking that Natsuiro Kiseki can't satisfy you? Swap more people!
Nice graphic.
SAO Ep. 1Show
The day of game launch... is doomsday of 10k players. No logout, no revive, the only exit is to clear 100th floor.
This is serious business.
But what will happen to their real body?
Dog Days 2 Ep. 1Show
Shinku brings another 2 choices to the other world. He's more than a chick magnet.
Where the hell is that third country... of squirrels? On the west?
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Jeffrey-sama » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:37 pm

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Chiyu = Lime Bell. Kinda expected that she'll become a Burst Linker sooner or later.
New Antagonist: Kendo and seemingly rich kid. The former trait should give a reason for Taku to get more screentime.
With Kuroyukihime temporarily gone, Nega Nebulous is probably going to face some challenges in the near future.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by shiraoky » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:42 pm

Hyouka Ep. 12Show
Ah, so the cultural festival has come at last. And wow, that's a lot of extra copies to sell ^^; That seems like a tough situation. And lol, Eru getting distracted at everything haha. I'd like to attend a cultural festival. Seems like fun :3 And oh, new ED too. I like the old one a bit better, but I think I can get used to this one.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Metaler » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:36 am

akumaxx wrote:
Hyouka Ep. 11Show
Houtarou finally finds out Irisu's purpose.
But... it's not satisfying.
Who's talking online?
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If some of the posts on Animesuki are true, then it's implied that it's Houtarou's sister.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by xcrossfacekillahx » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:16 am

akumaxx wrote:
Hyouka Ep. 11Show
Houtarou finally finds out Irisu's purpose.
But... it's not satisfying.
Who's talking online?
SpoilerShow
I think it should be Tomoe because she's on the other side of the world iirc.
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Seems really cruel to lock up 10,000 people in a virtual world. I wonder how they keep their physical bodies alive in the real world?? Do they all have to go to a hospital to be taken care of?? Also, the girl looks like she'll probably be in ISML 2013. Can't wait to see her show up in the next episodes.
My answer as to how it works (spoilerish indeed risk yourself) S…Show
The game uses a helmet that can send and receive brainwaves in order to shut down some of your physical movement in the real world and immerse yourself into the game which includes the 5 senses.

The lead programmer apparently decided to troll the ten-thousand players by excluding a "log-out" button, trapping their consciousnesses in the game. To make things worse, if anyone tries to force the helmet off or the helmet is left unplugged for more than two hours, or gets tampered with and such, it will fry the brain of the player. And, of course, if the player dies in the game, their brain will get fried as well. The programmer tells them that they need to have at least one person make it to the top floor of the world and beat the boss in order to free everyone. As of where the main duration of this story is, they only have a few more floors to go, and they've been going for 2 years, with only 6000 players left.
sounds legit. I can go with that
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Fate » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:32 pm

I'm liking a lot of these summer shows.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by akumaxx » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:38 pm

Recap: SAOShow
It seems that all players have their bodies moved to medical facilities right after locked in game.
Horizon S2 Ep. 1Show
And battle continues... wait, get your armor Tori!
Nobuna Ep. 1Show
Nobuna is Amu?
Well tsun is enough.
Other girls seem a bit childish.
And our PC acts like a prophet.
Lag-rin S2 Ep. 1Show
Almost 1 year later, Madoka still misses the other 2.
Their reunion happens... during combat.

Muginami has "Protect Xeno 1" now.
Gundam AGE Ep. 39Show
Ezelkand in that copycat gundam.
It's too much for Kio to understand of Ezerkand's final wish.
Next time he may meet Dean on battleground.
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Re: Summer 2012: Your Expectations and Anticipations

Post by Momento10 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:39 pm

Quite honestly, I do not like a most of the shows that I picked up this summer. I always give the three episode rule, since everything happens in the third episode, so maybe I might be caught of guard by what I believe are poor first episode executions for some of the shows I am watching.
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