Fall 2009 Anime Releases
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Last Updated: Nov 9 2009 - 12:09pm PST
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in alphabetical order - number of eps if known
Groups: groups subbing that I know of
Summary: taken from a site or the 1st ep if I can't find any info
My First Impressions: I give my first impressions honestly, I do have specific tastes and I don't expect you to think the same thing as me, but it's there for those who know whether they have similar or very different tastes from me.
Other Comments: Others' comments.
Link: link to more info

11eyes - 12+? eps
Groups: Tomodachi, Saitei-Subs, Wasurenai, Nekomimi Fansubs & Shinji, Darksoul-Fansubs, AoShen, SubsFuckingWhere
Summary: The fantasy adventure revolves around seven teen classmates transported to another world of fantasy and magic where they must defeat six black knights in order to return home. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: Seems like your typical dragged into another world, guys fights to protect girl against evil dudes but with a bit more story in it.
Other Comments: Tiger - I'm going to keep watching it at least until I understand wtf is going on.
Link: anidb , ANN

Aoi Bungaku - 12 eps
Groups: Instantz, gg Fansubs
Summary: An animated adaptation of six classical Japanese literature pieces, including No Longer Human (Ningen Shikaku) and Run, Melos (Hashire, Melos) by Osamu Dazai, Kokoro by Natsume Souseki, Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) and The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito) by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita) by Ango Sakaguchi. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb , ANN

Fairy Tail - 12+? eps
Groups: Darksoul-Fansubs, Keishou-Subs, Mamiko, Ryugan, Taka Fansubs, RageSubs
Summary: Story follows a teenaged girl named Lucy Heartfilia who aims to join the world's most notorious mage guild, Fairy Tail. During a daring rescue, Lucy encounters Natsu "Salamander" Dragneel, a quirky Fairy Tail member and a teenaged practitioner of the ancient Dragon Slayer magic. Lucy is eventually welcomed into the Fairy Tail guild as she, Natsu, and other members go on various quests together. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb , ANN

Fuyu no Sonata (Winter Sonata) - 26 eps
Groups: SubsFuckingWhere
Summary: <Summary would be greatly appreciated> The anime is an adaptation of the popular 2002 Korean live action romantic drama Winter Sonata (Gyeoul Yeonga). [from anidb]
My First Impressions:
Link: anidb , ANN

Kaidan Restaurant - 13? eps
Groups: gg Fansubs
Summary: <Summary would be greatly appreciated> Based on a children's literature series. [from anidb]
My First Impressions:
Link: anidb , ANN

Kampfer - 12+? eps
Groups: gg Fansubs, Hatsuyuki Fansubs, Koharubi, SubsFuckingWhere
Summary: Senou Natsuru is your normal, everyday high school student. However he´s been chosen to be a Kampfer, who´s objective consists on fighting other Kampfer with either guns, swords or magic, however, there´s catch; first you can´t chose if you´re a Kampfer or not, and second, you must have the body of a girl to use your powers. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Other Comments: Tiger - I don't why I am watching Kampfer, I should have dumped it after ep 1 but I keep watching... so it must have some good in it.
Link: anidb , ANN

Kiddy Girl-and - 12+? eps
Groups: ANBU, Himatsubushi, AnimeCouncil^2, SHiN-gx Fansubs, Mochi Fansubs
Summary: ES members Éclair and Lumière once were involved in a battle to decide the fate of the galaxy. They prevailed and peace was restored to the galaxy. Now, 50 years later, the galaxy once again stands on the brink of chaos. This conflict will see the dawn of two new heroines; Ascoeur and Q-feuille. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: Another show that made me stop watching because the main character is just too much of a ditzy clutz and whines way too much. I think maybe the later eps would be better but the first two eps have put me off the show <not continuing unless recommended>
Other Comments: Tiger - quality was definitely sub-par. Someone just put a coin in the ecchi-schoolgirl vending machine and animated the nonsense that came out...
Link: anidb , ANN

Kimi ni Todoke - 12? eps
Groups: Eclipse, ANBU & Frostii, SubsFuckingWhere, FreeMoneySubs & Sunberries, Shinigami Realm
Summary: Kimi ni Todoke is about a girl named Kuronuma Sawako. She is nicknamed Sadako (from the ring) because many people see her as strange and often mistake her for a ghost. A boy called Kazehaya kun becomes her friend and, to her, is "100% refreshness." Kuronuma Sawako’s one wish in life is to make friends. That’s a difficult proposition when everyone who meets her cowers in terror. She admires her classmate, Kazehaya-kun, a popular, easygoing and 100% refreshing guy who is nice with everyone, even with her. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb , ANN

Kobato - 13? eps
Groups: gg Fansubs, Hatsuyuki Fansub, Yuurisan Subs
Summary: Kobato is a young girl that for unknown reasons, needs to fill a mysterious bottle with the feelings of people with a heart in pain, for that she needs to "Cure" other people's hearts and make them happy, but this could become even more difficult than she thought.Her companion for this task is a grumpy plush dog she calls Ioryogi-san. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: This anime is so "watch a cute but stupid girl bumble around". I couldn't get past more than 10 mins of her stupidity. <not continuing>
Other Comments: Buncho - its not bad... but... it doesn't really bring anything new to the table.
: anidb , ANN

Kuuchuu Buranko - 11 eps
Groups: gg Fansubs
Summary: The anime adaptation of Hideo Okuda’s award winning 2004 novel will premiere in October as Fuji TV’s 17th Noitamina series. Okuda's book featuring the psychiatrist protagonist Irabu Ichirou and his various patients. [from anidb - a better summary would be great appreciated]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Other Comments: Buncho - never thought i'd see a druggie anime, but the 5 second clip i saw, definitely druggie anime, the main char in the anime was getting grossly turned on by a rabbit giving him an injection.
Link: anidb , ANN

Nyan Koi! - 12+? eps
Groups: gg Fansubs, Yuurisan Subs, Anime-Himitsu, Frostii
Summary: Kousaka Junpei is a second-year high school student who despises cats and has an allergy to them. It just so happens that his high school crush is Mizuno Kaede, a girl who adores cats. One day, while walking home from school, Junpei kicks an empty can and unfortunately beans the local neko-jizou-sama (guardian deity of cats). He finds he can now understand what cats are saying, including his family's own ill-tempered cat, Nyamusasu. However, if he does not grant 100 wishes from cats, he will turn into a cat himself. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Other Comments: Buncho - it follows an old formula. it's basically the 100 ghost stories curse except for cats. formulaically enough... the main character has a cat allergy and his HS crush loves cats so he's screwed. its nothing new. its not retarded by anime standards... although by a regular person's standards it should be quite stupid.
Link: anidb , ANN

Sasameki Koto - 12+? eps
Groups: Chihiro-Fansubs, Formula Subs, SHiN-gx Fansubs
Summary: Sumika Murasame is deeply in love with her cheerful classmate and friend Ushio Kazama. Ushio is openly lesbian but... she likes cute girls, and Sumika, top student, class representative, black belt in karate, is all but cute. Even worse, Sumika herself is terrified of endangering her friendship with Ushio and chooses to maintain the status quo, as much as it pains her to hide her feelings... [from ANN]
My First Impressions: omg, this bored me to tears... Maria-sama was waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than this.
Link: anidb , ANN

Seiken no Blacksmith - 12+? eps
Groups: AnimeYoshi, gg Fansubs, Instantz, KyouNoSubs & Solstice, Nuke Fansubs, Moetaku, Koharubi
Summary: The story takes place after an abominable war that foisted a "devil's contract" upon a land. Cecily Campbell, a former noble's daughter who joined a knighthood, encounters a man who dispatches some hoodlums with one sweep of a mysterious sword. The man possesses the power of the same "devil's contract" that has become taboo, now that peace has been restored. Cecily has been searching for a blacksmith who can repair an old sword she inherited from her father, and that mysterious young man happens to be blacksmith named Luke. This encounter launches their adventures together. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: Boring. The characters seem rather 2D, reminding me of a typical game based anime. The animation is below average, and the plot seems rather weak. <not continuing unless recommended>
Other Comments: Buncho - sacred blacksmith... it was entertaining... but with no real value
Link: anidb , ANN

Seitokai no Ichizon - 13? eps
Groups: Static-Subs & Eclipse, gg Fansubs, CxC & Doremi-Fansubs, Wasurenai
Summary: A private high school has a student council chosen entirely by popular vote. Ken Sugisaki is the only male in an otherwise all-girl student council who may enter the "sacred sanctuary" of the council's meeting room. The Council President records the minutes of the meetings, which consist of daily conversations about the students. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb , ANN

Sora no Otoshimono - 13 eps
Groups: Nekomimi Fansubs & Shinji, About Damn Time Fan-Subs & Chibi Fansubs
Summary: Tomoki Sakurai often encounters a strange girl in his dreams asking for his help, but he can't remember her face when he wakes up. When an Unidentified Mysterious Animal (U.M.A.) falls out of the sky, his life of pacifism suddenly becomes complicated. The animal turns out to be an angel, Ikaros. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: <not watching>
Other Comments: Buncho - it's just really stupid ecchi
: anidb , ANN

Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra - 13? eps
Groups: Underwater, Darksoul-Fansubs
Summary: In a world where dead people turn into books and are stored in the Bantorra Library where anyone who reads a book can learn their past. Bantorra Library is maintained by Armed Librarians who wield psychic powers and their enemy is a religious society known as Sindeki Kyoudan. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: It's okay I guess, but after ep 2, I give up because it's ugly, the art and animation are just plain ugly, and the story/characters are not interesting enough either for me to just keep watching. <not continuing unless recommended>
Link: anidb , ANN

Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) - 13+? eps
Groups: Kesenai Fansubs, Mochi Fansubs
Summary: Gauche is a governmental employee, given the task to deliver any letter to it's destination. Meeting a young boy who is the letter to be delivered, Gauche makes friends with Lag and inspires him to take up the job. Five years later, Lag Seeing finally becomes his dream, that of a Letter Bee. However, the one who inspired him has gone missing and only there does the mystery start. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: Art is pretty good. Plot is still developing, but characters are kind of interesting. It's more interesting than I thought anyway. I'll see how it goes and maybe update, but I'll definitely watch another ep or two.
Link: anidb , ANN

To Aru Kagaku no Railgun - 12+? eps
Groups: Ayako, Mazui, Chihiro-Fansubs, Nuke Fansubs
Summary: The story deals with the adventures of Misaka Mikoto, one of the Level 5 psychics in the To Aru Majutsu no Index light novels. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: Boring. It's like side story filler eps for Index, but then as a series. Maybe if I watched more eps there would be more of a story, in which case, someone can recommend it to me, but so far it just seems like everyday stories in the life of Mikoto which involves using her powers whenever she feels the need to and getting assulted by the girl who calls her onee-sama, while the girl has ecchi fantasies about the two of them together. <not continuing unless recommended>
Other Comments: Tiger - railgun is a good spinoff of Toaru Majutsu no Index, which is probably a first for anime spinoffs.
: anidb , ANN

Yumeiro Patissiere - 13+? eps
Groups: StrawberryMintSubs, Wasurenai
Summary: The story of 14 year old Ichigo Amano, a clumsy girl who dreams of becoming a pastry chef. She draws closer to fulfilling her dream when she enrolls in the St. Mary Academy culinary school and meets a tiny “spirit of sweets.” [from anidb]
My First Impressions: It's cute. I like it since it involves pastries, but also makes me want some. So, yeah, it's cute.
Link: anidb , ANN

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