Summer Preview 2015
Here we are again, a new season is upon us and you have no idea what to watch! Here are most (hopefully all) of the series that will air in Summer, minus sequels that should have the existing audience. Enjoy!
With some big Manga hype in the hands a solid director who can handle action and slice of life, this series is looking good.
Directed by Mashiro Ando
Directed some really great series like Canaan, Hanasaku Iroha, Blast of Tempest. Ando has delivered some truly amazing work. being a Key Artist for Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh, and Metropolis. He worked as a main episode director and storyboard for series like Full Metal Alchemist, Wolf’s Rain, and Medarot.
He also directed the fantastic film Sword of the Stranger.
MAPAA studio continues to impress in art and style. Great, if flawed, series that really capture the shounen spirit.
Directed by Satoshi Nishimura
Nishimura has a pretty solid resume directing Hajime no Ippo and Trigun, some top notch series. I think he can bring on some extra skill to add to MAPAA’s line up of stylized series like GARO, Bahamut, and Terror in Tokyo.
Likely an entertaining and suprising series. The director of Spice & Wolf will always win me over.
Directed by Takeo Takahashi
Takahashi has directed quite a few solid series, stand out among them is Love Love?, Maoyou Maou Yuusha, and both seasons of Spice & Wolf. The manga is from the same writer as Armed Librarians, which featured some unique powers and storylines.
This could get deep, and action packed, so look out for what might be the mess, or best, of the season.
Directed by Shukou Murase
Manga has some hype, looks interesting. Big hype for a director who rarely does me wrong.
Directed by Tsutomo Mizushima
Mizushima is a swiss army knife. He brought the A game for Another, Blood C, and xxxHolic. Then knocked out some solid series in Witch Craft Works, Girls und Panzer, and to a lesser extent Plastic Nee-san. He also directed two of the best slice of life shows in recent memory, the fantastic Genshiken and Shirobako.
This could be interesting, but likely will fall the way of other works like Danganronpa in disapointment.
Directed by Seiji Kishi
Kishi is an experienced director, but is hit or miss on story choices. Angel Beats, Carnival Phantasm, Jinrui wa Suitai Shimashita, and YuYuYu are all good series. But on the flip side sits Assassination Classroom, Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova, Danganronpa, and Hamatora. Ranpo Kitan is looking to fit into the later catagory, but I’ve been suprised before.
Ohhhhh baby! See my weekly watch thread, where we’ve been enjoying the previous 2 seasons in preparation. The GLORY, the HORROR, the SINGING! Get hype.
Directed by Katsumi Ono
This is really happening right? I’m not having some kind of seizure?
Gen Urobochi (Fate/Zero), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no Kyoukai), Iduki Kougyoku (Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou), Ryohgo Narita (Durarara!!), and Simadoriru (member of the Stripe Pattern doujin circle); played a tabletop role-playing game sessions over six days and created material for a seven-volume light novel series.
Directed by Matsanu Matsune
Directed by Takahiko Kyogoku
The searmay show of the season. Cute girls, talking animals, little girl to the extreme!
Directed by Masahiko Oota
Asai worked on Captain Earth and Fairy Tale, doing storyboard and episode direction. The manga is from Key, famous for series like Air, Clannad, Little Busters, Kanon, and Angel Beats.
The director of the great Bakuman series.
Nakano is a long time ‘One Off’ episode director doing OP, ED, 2 episode arcs, and 3 episodes out of 50, nothing of substance yet.
Previous credits are Yoru no Yatterman.