Frank's Fall 2013 Anime Picks

Frank’s Fall 2013 Anime Picks

Hello once again! I’m back, like all of the other Capsule Computers Anime staff, to list my most anticipated Anime Series’ from the next season which, this time around, happens to be the Fall season! There are a great deal of fantastic-looking titles out there and I’m a bit annoyed that I’m not some sort of “time wizard” because if I was I’d be able to watch a lot more of these series’. Even though I’ve only picked a few out of the massive list of releases, I’m fairly confident in my choices and I really do think these titles are going to come out on top. Anyway, let’s move on to the list shall we?


 Ace Of Diamond

Ace Of Diamond

Ace Of Diamond

Now I’m not a very big sports fan at all but there is one sport I do like and that’s Baseball, God knows why, I just like it a whole bunch and I also really like Anime, if you couldn’t already tell, so when these two things come together you can bet your arse I’m going to be really into it. The story of Ace of Diamond centres around a boy named Eijun Swamura who is a big fan of baseball as-well-as a pretty good player, the kid leaves his country-town school to attend the “Catcher’s High School” where he teams up with a bunch of other Baseball players/fanatics and they make a team. Eijun has a very funny quirk, considering he has no formal training in the sport it seems as though his pitching style is a little bit wacky, to say the least. He seems to be able to change the direction of the ball just before it hits the bat so that the fielders can’t really determine where the ball will end up, that’s a real interesting quirk. The story follows him and his, let’s say, “baseball career”. The animation looks really good and I think it’s going to be a home-run! Oh yes! I just said it!


Yozakura Quartet – Hana No Uta –

Yozakura Quartet

Yozakura Quartet – Hana No Uta – 

This Anime was actually only brought to my attention today but I looked it up after I hear about it and…it looks pretty damn good. The animation and art style look great and they’re right up my alley! It’s basically about a team of young girls, and one guy, who fight supernatural apparitions around town. They had me at “supernatural” but I’m actually more interested in the art style and the animation of the series, the characters look like they’re designed well, the development team look like they’ve put a lot of time and effort into making this Anime have some of the best looking animation and in the day and age we live in, that’s really all I want to see: Awesome animation, even more awesome fight scenes, cute teenage girls fighting the supernatural. What else could you honestly want from an Anime? Maybe a giant demon fish? Oh they have that? Well then I guess it’s perfect.


Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

If you havn’t heard of Kill La Kill by now, I’m sorry but we can no longer be friend…ok fine, I’ve already forgiven you so let me lay it down: Basically the team that made Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann have dusted off their Graphics Tablets and massive computer monitors and have gone ahead and made Kill La Kill which is about a girl named Ryuko Matoi who transfers to a new school and it seems like this new school is run by Satsuki Kiryuin who runs it with an iron fist. Her and her posse use these crazy powered school uniforms to fight but Ryuko doesn’t seem to have one…yet! One day Ryuko comes across Senketsu who is a possessed sailor fuku which gives her special abilities, not to mention she’s pretty hand with a sword…or, well, half a pair of giant scissors. She carries around a single red scissor blade, it’s about the size of a sword, and she’s searching for the wielder of the other half who, unfortunetely, killed her Dad. This is going to be full of action and fighting and it’s going to just ooze style and humour much like Gurren Lagann. As a fan of Gurren Lagann and series’ about teenagers who beat up on each other in schools I’m real excited for this, soon to be, masterpiece.


Pokemon X and Y The Series

Pokemon X and Y Anime

Pokemon X and Y Anime

Now I really don’t have to say too much about this pick because it’s kind of obvious and, really, it’s kind of self explanatory…but I’m going to anyway! It doesn’t matter how old we get, if you were a Pokemon fan, chances are you’re still a Pokemon fan and even though I ditched the Anime series a long time ago I’m actually willing to give it another crack. Let’s be honest, if it follows the path of it’s Anime predecessors I’ll drop it almost instantly BUT if it decides to follow the path of it’s cousins, the Pokemon Games, and rules…this is going to be incredible. To see the new generation of Pokemon in action will be a really cool sight, once again, I just hope they animate the series better and win back a lot of the older viewers that they’ve lost over time, still, it is one of my picks so I’ll stay as positive as possible.


Valvrave The Liberator Season 2

Valvrave The Liberator Season 2

Valvrave The Liberator Season 2

This Anime made it’s début about two seasons ago and it made a lasting impact, with incredible-looking mechs and even better looking animation it was a tough one to beat. The first season finished in a super climactic way and I’ve got high hopes in the fact that season two is going to be just as climactic. I’m a big fan of mechs and a big fan of banchos and this series has both of those things so it already makes it onto my list, disregard the fact that I already watched the first series and loved it. I’m going to assume the majority of you know what the series is about because it really is a crowd favourite, for those who don’t basically it is set in the future where there is three different, let’s say, “armies” or “factions” that live out in space, one day one of the factions decides to attack the other and Haruto, a school boy, finds himself in a situation where he can pilot a mech and save his faction or die along with a lot of his schoolmates…guess which one he chooses. The series is a lot more in depth than that but hopefully that was just enough to get you interested enough for you to look it up in more depth.


Hajime No Ippo – The Rising –

Hajime No Ippo - The Rising -

Hajime No Ippo – The Rising –

Another sports Anime on my list and this time it’s about a more deadly sport: The sport of  boxing. Hajime No Ippo: New Challenger was one of my favourite Anime series’ in highschool and a lot of memories come with re-watching the series so you can see why I’m so excited to see the next part of the series being released. It’s about Ippo and his boxing friends as they train and fight to be the best boxers they can be. the story is very basic but it’s more the actual action and the connection between two characters that the Anime seems to focus on. They each have their rivals and they each have their enemies and basically every season focuses on a few big fights they they must train for and, hopefully, win. This Anime is going to be everything but boring and I’m so ready to see some incredible boxing action. The characters are tough, the animation is fluid-like and it’s just an all round good-looking series. Get in the ring, guys! Oh! I did it again!

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