Spring Anime 2007


I’ve been out of the anime scene for close to a year now — haven’t watched anything since last year’s KEMONOZUME — and wasn’t paying attention much until I read that 50 anime series are premiering this spring (see a list here)! I just took a quick glance at some of the new shows, and so a few highlights:

  • REIDEEN, the latest from Production I.G, looks pretty (check out the trailer here, and here they talk about the series), and is airing on WOWOW (Saturdays at 19:00).
  • I guess it’s worth noting that an animated adaptation of the BLUE DRAGON game, featuring character designs by DRAGONBALL creator Akira Toriyama, is debuting in April as well.
  • I don’t know much about BOKURANO, but the character designs look nice. It’s from Gonzo.
  • THE SKULL MAN could be a good actioner — see the trailer here.

UpdateTwo shows to add: MOONLIGHT MILE (“a hard sci-fi about a developing space program”) and SEIREI NO MORIBOTO (fantasy from the director of GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX).