Anime Season 2007

Updated I miss Jean’s Anime columns, but try to keep up with what’s going on via other means. This past season, I found myself enjoying the very decent Ergo Proxy and Kemonozume series and Production I.G’s mind blowing OAV Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society.

But when he told us there were about 50 new series starting in April this year, I got very excited! I did a bit of research and below are the 8 series that look like potential keepers:

Moonlight Mile: Drama + Sci-Fi
Review of the first episode.
Anime News Network info

Koutetsu Sangokushi
Anime News Network info

Seirei No Moribito: Adventure, Fantasy
Anime News Network info

Claymore: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
Anime News Network info

Bokurano: Drama, Mecha
Anime News Network info, Wikipedia info

The Skullman
Anime News Network info

Reideen: Mecha, Science Fiction

Darker Than Black: Drama, Science Fiction
Anime News Network info, Wikipedia info

Toward the Terra

I will try to view the first episodes of each and report on my impressions. By the end of April though, I expect this list to be down to 3-4 max. Anyway, it would be crazy to imagine watching more than 4 series at a time.

Update:
The 4 series I ended up watching till the end of season 1 are:
the very gloomy “Bokurano“, “Moonlight Mile“, “Seirei No Moribito” & “Toward the Terra“.
And here are Jean’s.

Oh, and for those curious to know what series I’ve watched in the past, here is my master list:
Gasaraki (1998) unmissable Note: don’t be put off by the Mechas, it is minor, and the political intrigue is much more interesting)
Ghost in the Shell, Stand Alone Complex 1 series (2003) unmissable
Samurai Champloo (2004) unmissable
Paranoia Agent (2004) unmissable
7 Samurai (2004)
Ghost in the Shell, Stand Alone Complex 2 series (2004) unmissable
Aquarion (2005)
Basilisk (2005) unmissable
Ergo Proxy (2006)
Kemonozume (2006)

And here I will list the series that I am currently enjoying:
Bokurano
Moonlight Mile
Seirei No Moribito
Toward the Terra

And the list of series I am considering watching at some point in the future:
Ayakashi Ayashi (2006)
Sci-Fi Harry (2000)
Jigoku Shōjo I & II (2005)
Texhnolyze (2003)
Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto (2006) Review
Dennou Coil

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