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Snapshots: Dennou Coil

Welcome to the world of Dennou Coil (電脳コイル), the very latest anime production from Madhouse, which has begun its run of NHK broadcasts on Saturdays at 18:30 JST. The story appears to be set two decades into the future and follows a bunch of kids who’ve started a cyber detective bureau called Coil, where they help people find their cyber pets, which are only visible if you wear virtual reality glasses (with built-in phones!). It boasts true HD quality production where it finally feels like they’re making use of the extra pixels, by giving cybernetic pets a different kind of texture effect that’s slightly glitchy, setting them apart from real animals. On the audio side of things we get excellent voice actors in the form of Orikasa Fumiko, Yajima Akiko and Kuwashima Houko.

ANN has it listed at 26 episodes, and it seems to be the first real direction/script job for the guy in charge (Iso Mitsuo), so I’ve no idea where it’ll end up, but it has a very slick style and pleasant mood, so personally I’ll keep watching.

Reminds me of: Zettai Shounen

Omni’s Note: This is the first entry of a new column called “Snapshots.” The author, Patrik, is a good friend of mine who probably watches more anime than I do, and since I don’t have the time to introduce all the new shows at the beginning of a season, he has offered to do so. Patrik will be presenting an informative blurb and a few images for new shows which will give some general impressions on the first episode and its art style. He’ll be concentrating mostly on first episodes, so the majority of his writing will come at the beginning of a new season. This way, if you’re unsure or curious about what a new show is like, you can check here and see whether it is worth your time.

May 12, 2007 at 9:38 pm
  • May 12, 2007 at 10:05 pmmushroom

    This show was extremely awesome and when I watched it, had the potential to be the best show of an already awesome season. It’s a pity shows like Ohedo Rocket and this aren’t getting much buzz. Rocket isn’t even getting subbed. For me, there is just so much stuff to follow this season, among them, Darker than Black, Claymore, Romeo x Juliet, Toward the Terra, Sola, and those two aforementioned shows. I can barely keep up…no…I can’t keep up.

  • May 12, 2007 at 10:46 pmRemi

    Hi! This show looks nice ^^

    And Patrik! Welcome :3!! I will be reading you ^^

  • May 12, 2007 at 11:20 pmAbby

    Hi Patrick, welcome on board. And thanks for the new column, this show looks very nice and interesting and I will keep checking it!

  • May 12, 2007 at 11:46 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    huh? virtual tamagachi? double pass

  • May 12, 2007 at 11:49 pmKyouya

    You forgot one key seiyuu who has a lead role…which is Paku Romi.

  • May 12, 2007 at 11:54 pmRasmiel

    Am I the only one who found this EXTREMELY boring? I mean I know many people love it, but I was barely able to keep awake especially with THAT kind of soundtracks. -_-;

    Then again I love shows like SHnY and Lucky Star so it just may be that I don’t get it.

  • May 13, 2007 at 1:39 amKarasuhebi

    Can we request anime from the new season for Patrik to preview?


  • May 13, 2007 at 3:14 amOmni

    Karasuhebi: the idea is that he’ll be writing about almost everything he watches, including all the stuff that I don’t cover. For example, for this past spring season, Patrik wrote this, this, and this.

  • May 13, 2007 at 4:04 pmTENSAI OTAKU

    I have to agree with you my friend I can´t even get long times to sleep after this season…
    have no more social life…..NEXT GEN + PSP + ANIMES + WEB = HIKIKOMORI MASTER!!

  • May 14, 2007 at 12:33 amtg

    I wish to watch this first episode but after downloading the torrent, I had to whack myself in the head to remember that it’s a different quality .avi that can’t play on my media player. >__

  • April 23, 2008 at 8:39 amkodomonotokoro

    Beautiful and deep anime…nostalgic, reflective…funny and enjoyable…great story, fresh concept. Densuke’s so cute. Highly recommended. Definitely worth watching…