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New season anime

Some new anime from this and the previous season:

Minami-ke Okaeri: Further adventures of the Minami sisters. The format hasn't changed at all -- neither has the visual style or the jokes.

Asu no Yoichi!: Yoichi has lived with his father on the mountain, training in an exotic style of swordplay. His father can't teach him anything anymore, and so he sends Yoichi to a friendly family that teaches the same style in the city. (Said family of course consists of four sisters...) Yoichi is, of course, ill-adjusted for life in the city -- he gets in all sorts of mishaps and misunderstandings, some of which involve underwear... Fun enough, with not too much fanservice. Weird to see a 4:3 aspect ratio for anime these days, though...

Kiss x Sis: A perverted OVA about the twins Reiko and Ako who lust after their step-brother Keita. He's not very interested, but his two sisters won't leave him alone and are in some sort of competition. Of course, that spirals out of control, but their parents don't seem to mind too much. Fanservice (and worse!) all over the place.

Astro Fighter Sunred: Sunred is a valliant fighter for justice, who lives in Kawasaki city and, while he isn't out fighting evil, lives like a total geezer and annoys his girlfriend. (How he can smoke cigarettes without taking his helmet off is still a mystery to me.) The evil organisation Florsheim Army sends their monsters to kick his ass from time to time, which annoys Sunred a lot -- he just wanted to hang around in the park and eat his beef bowl!
Funny stuff, a total parody of the heroic TV series like Kamen Rider etcetera.

Da Capo If: A continuation of the continuation of the original Da Capo. We stopped watching after the first season, so we don't really know what happened, and after seeing the first episode, we've decided we don't really care either.

Michiko to Hatchin: Michiko is one tough lady who is incarcerated in a maximum security prison -- but she manages to escape. While she was in prison, a priest and his wife have taken care of Hachi, her daughter -- but they're lousy foster-parents and are only in it for the money. Hachi is forced to work in the household, and to endure the bullying from the two children of the priest. But then Michiko comes to take her daughter away -- the two scarcely know each other, and while Hachi is shy and demure (all initiative and rebelliousness beaten out of her), Michiko doesn't give a rat's ass about anybody else's opinion of her! Together, they set off into the sunset...
It'll be interesting to see how mother and daughter manage to get used to each other, and how they fare.

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou: Straight continuation of the first Natsume Yuujinchou series. The first episode does a good job of introducing the Book of Friends and what it means. In the first series (which we've already seen but which I haven't written a review yet), Natsume sort og 'grows up' and learns to trust other people. I hope that this series will show his bonds with his foster parents and his friends at school deepen.

Zettai Shougeki - Platonic Heart: Aya is a pretty good fighter, but that got her into a social isolation from her classmates in middle school. Now in high school she manages to make some friends. But one day, when she and her friend walk back from school, they witness an all-out fight between two women (an airflight attendant and a miko, to be precise). Her friend gets caught up in it, and Aya steps up and beats the crap out of the stewardess, earning the gratitude of the miko. It turns out that there's some sort of all-women martial arts tournament going on, for the 'Platonic Heart'. That's some sort of jewel that will grant any wish. The miko drops out of the tournament because she now has friends (Aya and her friend), and her spot is offered to Aya, who now has to fight the stewardess again!
It's an OVA, so they could draw real nipples on the stewardess -- yes, it's one of those series, where a kick to the stomach will rupture clothing...

Akikan!: Daichi drinks from a can of melon soda, which turns into a beautiful girl! He is now her 'owner' and she wants him to drink from her now and then... Of course, there are others who are interested in this phenomenon, but in the first episode they don't play a role of importance in the first episode. Yes, it's one of those series again, with a perverted single teenaged guy living together with a subservient shy girl under suspicious circumstances.
Tags: anime, first episode review

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