Finally, it’s the last part of my Fall 2006 Anime Preview! Phew! In this ultimate preview, I take a look at Bartender, Gift Eternal Rainbow, Love dol: Lovely Idol, and Kekkaishi.
- Bartenders are mammals.
- Bartenders fight all the time
- The main purpose of a Bartender is to flip out and star in anime
Yeah, I think it’s weird that there’s a Bartender anime. But hey, Cheers was on TV for a long ass time, and it was a tv show about a bar…
Gift Eternal Rainbow
Gift Eternal Rainbow is ANOTHER game to anime conversion. This one seems like a rip off of Da Capo. There’s a mysterious gimmick to the area: Eternal Rainbows! In Da Capo it was the Eternal Sakura Blossoming. There’s also a “sister-in-law” relationship.
Yeah, so I’m thinking this is totally Da Capo-esqe. I’ll give it a shot, but with all of the competition, I have a feeling this anime will fail.
Love dol: Lovely Idol
Love dol: Lovely Idol probably wins the award for stupidest name this season. And guess what? Game to anime conversion. People might think this’ll be good since it’s a Navel game. People also thought that about Soul Link. They were wrong.
The character designs seem fairly generic, and the anime doesn’t really look like it has anything special going for it. But who knows, this anime might end up becoming more Shuffle! than Soul Link…
Kekkaishi seems to be one of the more action oriented anime of the season. According to the preview video I found, it’s about a boy who destroys monsters by capturing them in some kind of cube.
The animation doesn’t look half bad, but it already seems a little too shouneny for my tastes. Going on missions to defeat monsters just sounds so generic and hollow. But it might be good! It’s kind of silly to judge anime based on a 30 second clip anyway, huh?