Again, as I was cruising along the world wide web, I found yet another great news, at least it is, for me. It is announced that there will be a sequel to 2007’s Darker Than Black anime. It’s about time! Oh how I wish that the same news applies to my favourite Ouran High School Host Club…
Alas, from what I can see, majority of the summer 2009 anime offerings are yuri/shoujo-ai which isn’t my cup of tea – what a disappointment (no offense to yuri/shoujo-ai fans).
Still, from the list and descriptions available on the site, there are two titles that caught my eye – Umineko no Naku Koro ni and Bakemonogatari.
Umineko no Naku Koro ni (From ANN):
Umineko no Naku Koro ni takes place in the year 1986, during the time frame of October 4 and October 5 on a secluded island named Rokkenjima (六軒島, Rokkenjima). The head of a wealthy family named Kinzo Ushiromiya, who lives on and owns Rokkenjima, is near death, and eight of his family members arrive on the island to discuss how Kinzo’s assets will be divided once he is dead. Also on the island are three family members who live there, five of Kinzo’s servants, and his personal physician. After the eight family members arrive, a typhoon traps them on the island and shortly after people start to get mysteriously murdered.
Bakemonogatari (From Wikipedia):
Based on Nisio Isin’s light novel series.
Bakemonogatari centers on Koyomi Araragi, a third year high school student who is almost human again after briefly becoming a vampire. One day, a classmate named Hitagi Senjōgahara, who infamously never talks to anyone, falls down the stairs into Koyomi’s arms. He discovers that Hitagi weighs next to nothing, in defiance of physics. After being threatened by her, Koyomi offers her help, and introduces her to Meme Oshino, a middle-aged homeless man who helped him stop being a vampire.