Summer 2010 Anime Releases
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Last Updated: Aug 1 2010 - 4:43pm PDT
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in alphabetical order - number of eps if known
Recommended Groups: the (probably) better groups subbing it/group I'm watching/only group
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.
Link: link to more info

Amagami SS - 13+? eps
Groups: Eclipse, ANBU & Formula Sub, Unlimited Translation Works
Summary: Tachibana Junichi, a 2nd year high school student, always feels depressed around Christmas time due to a certain past experience. Due to his fear of opening his heart to love, his school life is rather lonely. One day, Junichi asks himself if he is really satisfied with ending his high school life thus? Setting aside his fears, Junichi determines that he will spend the coming Christmas with a girl. Thus resolved, he goes on to meet many different girls. In the end, what will Christmas hold for Junichi? [from anidb]
My First Impressions: So far, it just seems like a boring school romance drama. Not continuing unless recommended.
Link: anidb

Asobi ni Iku Yo! - 13+? eps
Groups: Ayako & SubDESU, Team Zebraman
Summary: The story centers around Kio Kakazu , a high school freshman living in Okinawa. During a memorial service for one of his family ancestors. A mysterious girl with cat ears appears before him indroducing herself as Eris and claiming that she is an alien. However She be more troubling than he first realizes. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Comments: <TigerStrike> asobi ni iku yo is crap. I had hopes for it with all the background agency espionage, but it turns into swimsuit wearing catgirl harem very quicklty
: anidb

Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail - OVA 5 eps
Groups: ANBU & Umai
My First Impressions: more of the same

Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu - 26 eps
Groups: Darksoul-Fansubs, Enigma Collective
Summary: Raina Lute is a lazy student of Roland Empire Royal Magician's school. One day, Roland Empire goes to war against a neighboring country Estaboole, and he lost his classmates in the battle. After the war, Lute sets out for a journey to search the relics of a "Legendary Hero" at Emperor Zion Astar's command. And he finds out a deadly curse spreading the continent. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: It seems a bit typical fantasy/magic adventure, but at the same time it doesn't look too bad either. Second ep was rather different from the first, so I'll watch a few more eps at least to see how it continues.
Link: anidb

High School of the Dead - 12 eps
Groups: Hatsuyuki Fansub, Saitei-Subs, Tomodachi, CoalGuys
Summary: The world is over taken with a very deadly disease that turns humans into zombies. In Japan, several students of Fujimi High School, and the school nurse, band together to survive the present apocalypse. The story follows Takashi Komuro, one of the students who survived in the initial outbreak. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb

Kuroshitsuji II - 13+? eps
Groups: Shinsen-Subs, SubDESU
My First Impressions: more of the same

Mitsudomoe - ? eps
Groups: SubDESU
Summary: The somewhat precocious and sadistic girl Mitsuba, the somewhat lecherous muscle girl Futaba, and the somewhat mysterious girl Hitoha. Better known as the (mischievous) Marui Sisters, this is the story of how these three triplets go about their days in Class 6-3 with their cute yet wild antics. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb

Nuraihyon no Mago - 24 eps
Groups: Darksoul-Fansubs, KazenoKoe Fansubs, SubDESU
Summary: In the story, Nura Rikuo, a kid who is part human and a quarter youkai (demon), lives in a house full of spirits along with his grandfather. Trying to escape his fate of acting like a demon, he does good deeds in order to avoid becoming one — despite his grandfather's wish to succeed him as master of the Nurari youkai clan. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: Moving a little slow meaning it's the storyline progresses fairly slowly imo, but it's pretty interesting so far I think.Art is okay, characters could be a bit better, but there's something about it that I like... maybe it's the split personality XD
Link: anidb

Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi - 13+? eps
Groups: Mazui
Summary: The story centres around Ookami Ryouko, a high school freshman girl known for her fierce looks, unusual canine teeth when she smiles, and wild demeanour (her family name is homonymous with the Japanese word for "wolf"). Akai Ringo is a short high school freshman girl with seemingly cute, angelic looks but a dark demeanour (her name is a Japanese wordplay on "apple" and "Red Riding Hood"). Together with their odd friends, the two fight to change the world, one issue at a time. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: It's too much trying to be romantic and funny neither of which is all that well done in my opinion. Some of the action bits are cool, but there aren't enough of them. The narrator just randomly sticks in comments too which aren't all the funny. Overall, it seems like a failed attempt at the anime.
Link: anidb

Sengoku Basara 2 - 13+? eps
Groups: Darksoul-Fansubs, Keishou-Subs, Inochi

Seikimatsu Occult Gakuen - 13+ eps
Groups: SubDESU, Gotwoot Fansubs
Summary: It is the year 1999. In Nagano Matsushiro stands the pyramid of Japan, the private Waldstein Academy. This place is famous for the repeated occurrences of occult phenomenon within its premises. Hence, it is also called the Occult Academy. The dean is committed to studying the occult, while the students are zealous in their everyday schoolwork. One day, the dean passes away and his occult-hating daughter, Kumashiro Maya, visits the academy. There, she meets a self-proclaimed spoon-bending "time agent" from the year 2012, Uchida Fumiaki. As the two encounters various bizarre phenomenon within the academy, the reason for Fumiaki's timeslip to 1999 becomes clear. [from anidb]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Comments: <TigerStrike> oh, occult gakuin looks pretty good for this season
: anidb

Seitokai Yakuindomo - 13 eps
Groups: Ayako, Ryuumaru Fansubs
Summary: The stage is set at Ousai Private Academy which, due to declining birth rates, has transitioned from an all-girls high school to a co-ed. The current ratio of male to female students is 28:524. Within this paradise, Tsuda Takatoshi is inaugurated as vice-president of the student council. The student council has a strict image. However, there are some members who defy imagination... [from anidb]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb

Sekirei Pure Engagement - 14 eps
Groups: Hatsuyuki Fansubs, Ryuumaru Fansubs, Chihiro-Fansubs
Summary: The battle to find the supreme Sekirei continues. Still some of the fighters and their masters refuse to participate in the battle since losing it means to lose the Sekirei forever, and many of them actually care about their partners, while others just use them as tools. A storm is rising on the horizon, a bigger threat approches the city and its about to bring pain and suffering to those who love and care for their Sekireis. [from ANN]
My First Impressions: <not watching unless recommended>
Link: anidb

Shiki - 22 eps
Groups: Darksoul-Fansubs, Chihiro-Fansubs, Fubuki, Taka Fansubs
Summary: Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 inhabitants. It is a village which is connected to not even a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practised. One day, the corpses of 3 persons are found. Although Ozaki Toshio, the village's lone doctor, feels uncertain, he treats the deaths as normal occurrences. However, in the days following, the villagers die one after the other. Is this mere coincidence, an epidemic, or something else entirely? [from anidb]
My First Impressions: Watched the first 2 eps and the art and animation were rather mediocre and the story was just really boring. The characters seem so dumb. It tries to be all suspenseful but somehow fail.
Comments: <TigerStrike> shiki is looking like a pale imitation of higurashi no naku or whatever that good dark horror one was called, but I'm giving it another ep to do something decent. I dislike it, but I'm unsure why, as soon as I figure out the answer, I'll probably dump it.
: anidb

Strike Wtiches 2 - 13+? eps
Groups: Underwater, Strike-Subs

xxxHolic Rou - OVA 1 ep
Groups: Shinsen-Subs, SubDESU

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