As promised, I did a little detective work on the latest upcoming anime. Here’s Part I of my Spring 2006 Anime Preview:
Gakuen Heaven is originally a manga and video game. The genre? Boy’s love! Uh oh! Not that there’s anything wrong with that… Shounen Ai just isn’t my bag. I guess I’ll watch the first episode anyway to try it out, but I have a feeling I won’t be into this for the long haul…
Yoshinaga-san Uchi no Gargoyle is about a girl who wins a gargoyle in a lottery. From the picture, it looks more like a flying dog to me. The art looks really cute, and I think I’m getting a Peto Peto-san kind of vibe from it (mythical creatures in everyday setting?). The previews from their website claim it’s a “heartful and happy comedy.” I’m putting this anime on my watch list for now!
Himawari! is about the titular heroine, a female ninja who travels to the village of mist to study at their school. The preview I read on AnimeNfo also seems to hint at a romance between her and a teacher. So basically, Naruto meets Onegai Teacher! The character designs seem pretty cool, and this anime is about (cute) ninjas, so of course I’ll give it a shot!
School Rumble Ni Gakki is the second season to the original School Rumble. Need I say more? The first season was so totally awesome that I bought the import manga (which is really hard to read)! Hopefully more stuff will be resolved in the second season, rather than having a giant WTF dream sequence. If it wasn’t for the above ninja show, this would definitely be my top anime to watch out for.
FYI: You can also join in on some discussion of the new season in the Basugasubakuhatsu Anime Forums. Join today!