Summer 2006 Anime Preview Part 14: Someday In The Rain

And now for the thrilling conclusion of my epic 14 part Summer 2006 Anime Preview Extravaganza!
Kyon: Wrong, it’s part 5!
Me: Oh yeah… On to the anime previews!

NHK ni Youkoso!

Welcome to the NHK.jpg
NHK ni Youkoso! is about some hikikomori guy who thinks the NHK is out to get him. Chill out, dude! It’s just a tv station! There also happens to be a super cute girl who is apparently sent to kill him. I’m guessing she doesn’t though, or this anime would be really short. I’ve read a few reviews on the manga, and they all seem to be positive. I’m somewhat skeptical about the so-called “hikikomori action” (isn’t that an oxymoron?), but hopefully that means this anime will somewhat resemble Genshiken.

And now for the thrilling conclusion of my epic 14 part Summer 2006 Anime Preview Extravaganza!
Kyon: Wrong, it’s part 5!
Me: Oh yeah… On to the anime previews!

NHK ni Youkoso!

Welcome to the NHK.jpg
NHK ni Youkoso! is about some hikikomori guy who thinks the NHK is out to get him. Chill out, dude! It’s just a tv station! There also happens to be a super cute girl who is apparently sent to kill him. I’m guessing she doesn’t though, or this anime would be really short. I’ve read a few reviews on the manga, and they all seem to be positive. I’m somewhat skeptical about the so-called “hikikomori action” (isn’t that an oxymoron?), but hopefully that means this anime will somewhat resemble Genshiken.

Chokotto Sister

Chokotto Sister.jpg
Chokotto Sister surely has one of the more unique plots of the Summer 2006 anime season… Haruma Kawagoe is an only child. His mom miscarried his sister. Years later, she appears! If I were him, I’d have to assume the sister was some kind of vengeful evil spirit… Anyway, I guess this anime could end up being sweet and mellow, or siscon and ero. Hey, that sorta rhymes!

Innocent Venus

Innocent Venus.jpg
There’s no translation around for this anime, so I guess I’ll try it myself! Here goes!

It’s the year 2010. Some kind of “Hyper Hurricane” is pwning the earth. Uh, there were 8 billion people but now there’s only 5 billion (3 billion were killed?). The economy and military affairs are fux0rd. North America, Russia, and Europe are covered in ice. (some place) has sunken into the sea. Everyone is gonna have to buy new world maps. The world is in chaos.

Japan is working to repair stuff everywhere. (something about Japan “Powered Assisting” everyone).

Err. I think the Power Assist is referring to the mecha… And this is where I got bored and stopped trying to translate! Honestly, I’m not a big fan of mecha anime, and it also looks like they’re gonna use crappy cg, so Innocent Venus is not very high on my anime to-watch list.

7 thoughts on “Summer 2006 Anime Preview Part 14: Someday In The Rain”

  1. I’m really looking forward to NKH, and hoping that Gonzo won’t butcher it at the same time. I’m not too fond of Chottoko Sister. It seems a bit too much to the loli-side, for some reason. I love your translation of the Innocent Venus-description. Still, I’m not too much into mechas as well, so I’m not too interested about it.

  2. I seem to have missed parts 5-13. Do I win a prize if I find them? And yeah we need an offcial translation for Innocent Venus the story is impossible to understand.

  3. Really looking forward to NHK, the manga is very very good and I fear the anime to be crappy, let’s pray Gonzo will do a good job

  4. NHK is a government run tv network in japan.
    http://www.nhk.or.jp/english/

    And that ‘mecha’ in the Innocent Venus pic looks a bit like the Invid (the torso anyway) from the 3rd part of Robotech (Ie, Mospeada, but I don’t know what they call the aliens in the japanese original).

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