Logically, part III of the Spring 2006 Anime Preview should come after part II. And that’s just what it does:
Air Gear is a sports shounen anime based off of a manga done by the same mangaka who wrote Tenjou Tenge. It’s about a guy who enters the world of Air Trek; an inline skate with engines! My guess is that this show will just end up being boring shounen fluff. How interesting can flying rollerskates be?
When I originally heard that there was an anime called “NANA” coming out, I thought it was going to be an Elfen Lied spinoff! Actually, it’s an anime based off of the super mega popular manga of the same name. It’s basically a coming of age story of a female college student. Maybe it’ll be like Honey and Clover! To be honest, I haven’t had any kind of NANA exposure, manga, movie, or otherwise. Due to the hype (from Os) alone, I’ll have to keep an eye on this one.
Yume Tsukai is about two “dream users” who have the power to go into peoples’ dreams and exterminate nightmares. I’m not too sure about how they’ll be going about doing that (Comedy? Dorama? Ecchi?), but the designs look pretty cool. Hopefully this anime will turn out better than Yumeria…
XXXHOLiC TV is another popular manga that I’m not familiar with. The plot is about a guy who can see things that other people can’t (like in Tsukihime?). Overall, the plot sounds fairly generic; the important part is that the manga is originally by CLAMP, who has done other popular series such as Chobits, Angelic Layer, and Cardcaptor Sakura. The art looks pretty sweet; I’ll check it out (there’s pretty much no anime that I won’t though…).
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