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Zero no Tsukaima – Anime First Impressions

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In my Summer 2006 anime preview, I thought Zero no Tsukaima looked like an anime version of Harry Potter. I got a chance to look at the raw, and so far, the anime looks good. Here’s my first peek at Zero no Tsukaima:

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Mamotte! Lollipop – Anime First Impressions

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My adventures in raw anime continue with Mamotte! Lollipop. “Mamotte” means “protect,” so this anime is supposedly about protecting a lollipop. Or maybe a (loli)pop? Anyway, here’s what I got out of the first episode:

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Anime Expo 2006 Licenses: The List!

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Sorry, SOS-dan, no license for you; just hanabi

So apparently Anime Expo is the convention that’s known for its anime license announcements. This year was no exception. A lot of “well, duh” anime were announced, but there were also a few surprises. ANN decided to compile all of these into a nicely ordered list. I thought I’d go through the list and give my 2 cents on the acquisitions (at least, the ones I’m familiar with).

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Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z – Anime First Impressions

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It’s out! The Powerpuff Girls Z anime! The Powerpuff Girls get a nice cosmetic update in their new anime (including fingers!), but is the show actually better than the original?

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Binbou Shimai Monogatari – Anime First Impressions

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Despite how it sounds, Binbou Shimai Monogatari is not an anime about a bunch of bimbos. It’s actually about two poor sisters working to make ends meet. I like to translate Binbou Shimai Monogatari as “The Legend of the Financially Destitute Sisters!” So is this anime uplifting and happy, or super depressing? Or both?