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Fall 2007 Preview!

With October finally here, the new fall season is set to begin with a lot of promising shows including a new Gundam and a new Da Capo. As usual, I’ll watch the first episode of most shows within certain parameters (in other words, not the kiddie shows), and what I list here are the chances of me actually blogging something based on my initial impressions from promotional material. However, even if I list the chances for a show as good or guaranteed, it doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll stick with it for more than a few episodes.

By no means does this list reflect every single anime series that is going to be aired, though I did try to be as comprehensive as I could. Check out MOON PHASE for an entire listing, syoboi’s calendar for specific air-times, and AndrewLB’s Fall 2007 Wiki for who’s tentatively subbing what.

Technical Note: All times are given in a 24-hour, relative-day format where times are extended to show which day they belong to. For instance, Friday morning at 1:30AM would become Thursday at 25:30 to show that the episode aired late Thursday night.

Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun
Premieres October 3rd, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9): Thursdays at 27:13
Airtime in U.S. (EDT, GMT-4): Thursdays at 14:13
Information Links: ANN Encyclopedia, AnimeNfo, syoboi
The title character here finds himself – thanks to his own sister – living with a pair of siblings who are incubus and succubus, and it turns out that the succubus is afraid of men, so the main character has been chosen to help her get over it. But that’s not all! The rich and popular student council president is also his live-in maid. The whole succubus aspect sounds like it could have potential, but having not read the light novel that this is based on, I can’t vouch for how good the story is since at first glance it sounds rather haremish.
Note: This is premiering on a Wednesday, but normal weekly first airings are on Thursdays on a different channel.
Odds I’ll Blog This: Decent
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Premieres October 6th, 2007
Airtime in Japan (JST, GMT+9): Saturdays at 9:30
Airtime in U.S. (EDT, GMT-4): Saturdays at 20:30
Information Links: ANN Encyclopedia, AnimeNfo, syoboi
The newest title in the Gundam franchise is about a group that wants to stop war on Earth, and they have (in a bit of an ironic twist) the power of four Gundams piloted by Gundam Meisters. It feels like it’s been way too long since I’ve watched a Gundam series, and since this isn’t taking place in the Cosmic Era, there’s no reason for me not to be excited about it. The promos have thus far shown lots of action, and I look forward to seeing how popular director Mizushima Seiji influences the show. It should be also noted that although this series totals a year’s worth of episodes, half of it is going to be shown in the next two seasons, and the other half will be reserved for a later date. Popular speculation right now is that CODE GEASS will replace Gundam 00 in the spring of 2008 before Gundam 00 comes back in the fall.
Odds I’ll Blog This: Guaranteed

Note: This is a rather long and fairly comprehensive list of the shows coming in October. Much much more after the jump, including the torrent link for promotional material.

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September 30, 2007 at 7:28 pm Comments (145)

Gurren Lagann – 27 (END)

Before Simon had arrived, the black Anti-Spiral figure had told Nia that she was merely a virtual being included in the Spirals’ genes that would awaken when they rose up in revolt.

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September 29, 2007 at 10:10 pm Comments (263)

CLANNAD Invitation DVD

CLANNAD is only a week away now, and the Invitation DVD serves up some more promos along with the creditless OP and ED.

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September 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm Comments (67)

Darker than BLACK – 25 (END)

Inside the Gate, Amber is thankful for Yin bringing Hei here since the other Dolls had all died.

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September 27, 2007 at 3:55 pm Comments (149)

School Days – 12 (END)

Walking together through the streets, Makoto is feeling cold, so Kotonoha puts his hands on her chest to warm them.

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September 27, 2007 at 12:10 pm Comments (485)

Nagasarete Airantou – 26 (END)

It’s the season finale, and it’s a rather worthy one!

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September 27, 2007 at 12:24 am Comments (62)

Gurren Lagann – 06 (DVD Version)

The broadcast version of episode six had a good deal of recap, but all of that’s gone in the DVD version and replaced with actual story about Kamina trying to get a look at the girls naked. That sounds stupid, but it turned out to be a really funny episode.

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September 26, 2007 at 6:28 pm Comments (31)

Bleach – 142

When Ichigo wakes up completely healed, he senses a spiritual pressure around him, and Hitsugaya suddenly shows up in his room to confirm that it’s Inoue that he senses.

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September 26, 2007 at 1:13 pm Comments (40)

Claymore – 26 (END)

Inside the volcano, Clare has further Awakened her body for the sole purpose of killing Priscilla whereas Priscilla continues to see Clare as Teresa and as the Yoma who killed her family.

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September 25, 2007 at 7:49 pm Comments (122)

Romeo X Juliet – 24 (END)

Since Francisco, Curio, and Conrad aren’t sure what’s going on, Tybalt fills them in on how only Romeo and Juliet can save the world.

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September 25, 2007 at 7:16 pm Comments (124)

Zero no Tsukaima ~Futatsuki no Kishi~ – 12 (END)

In midst of the chaos, Louise almost gets killed by one of the mind controlled soldiers, but Saito saves her.

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September 23, 2007 at 2:48 pm Comments (135)

CODE GEASS – 23.95 – Picture Drama 09 (DVD Special)

As he gets dressed to go off into battle on the Lancelot, Suzaku wonders why he fights and realizes that he has no choice but to.

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September 23, 2007 at 12:13 am Comments (52)

Gurren Lagann – 26

In bringing out the Chouginga Gurren Lagann, Simon grabs the main face of the enemy ship and digs into it, creating a large explosion.

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September 22, 2007 at 9:51 pm Comments (119)

Darker than BLACK – 24

As he drives the group towards the drop off spot, Huang talks about how he’s thinking about going to the countryside to fish.

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September 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm Comments (72)

Nagasarete Airantou – 25

Aaarrgghh matie, there be a master of the ocean currents on thar island you sees… find him and you may be gettin’ off this here cursed island.

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September 19, 2007 at 5:06 pm Comments (21)

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