Goodbye 2011…Hello 2012 Anime Season!
Here is the obligatory end of the year post; woo hoo! The year of 2011 brought in some good anime but for the most part, I considered it to be a pretty lackluster year. There was a lot of the same old, not much anime that screamed “FAVORITE OF ALL TIME!” We had a couple of gems with the biggest one being Steins;Gate. But with all that said, the Winter 2012 anime list has been released; let’s talk about what I will most likely watch.
I like horror anime if it is done well. I don’t like horror live-action films but a good horror anime, I will watch even if it scares the crap out of me. Another is the anime adaptation of a horror novel by the same name written by Yukito Ayatsuji. The premise is creepy in itself; 26 years ago (to 1998 because that’s when everything picks back up) a female student named Misaki suddenly dies. Her classmates decide to act as if she is still alive until graduation. Why her classmates would want to do this is strange in itself. I understand that she was popular but not accepting her death and carrying on as if she were alive is a bit weird. Maybe they felt in that way she could still “experience” her childhood. I don’t know but I see it as anchoring her to the school and creating a ghost. The plot continues on that in 1998 in that same school and the same classroom, a boy transfers there and is concerned about the “fearful atmosphere in the classroom“. Then there is a female student who wears an eye-patch, is forever alone, and is always drawing pictures that further serves to spook the boy. I’m actually laughing as I am typing this for some reason because I am making spooky noises to myself. It sounds cool so I will check it out.
Ok, so initially, I saw the poster for this series and was intrigued because it was covered with men! Hey, sometimes my girly side gets the best of me and I cannot resist the allure of watching a show with an attractive male cast. That’s not it fully, it looked like a decent fighting show with fire, blood, intense scenes, and ninjas! Before I did a little research about the show, I had already made an assumption. The show would be about 10 brave warriors doing I have no idea but there will be blood. That assumption was right, I mean it was obvious based off the title and poster. In reading about the manga which it is based off, it is considered a mature series which gets bonus points for me. If the show is any good, I will probably start reading the manga.
So those of are the two that captured my eye! I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope 2012 brings you great anime and more joy than you can handle.