Just finished watchin’ the previews for summer 2007. This is not a complete list, just a list of the things whose CM or Preview video I saw. Here’s the list, and the commentary.
Baccano: Gangsters in 1920’s Chicago. Looks pretty good, but has the potential to be quite disappointing, if they can’t keep the atmosphere of the time.
Code E: Revenge of the 1980’s. Not on my to-watch list. About a girl in high school with special powers.
Doujin Work: If you like Lucky Star, you’ll probably like this. Which is a shame, because it looks like crap. Low budget crap. Crap Crappier than Lucky Star. It’s about girls involved in making doujin, in case you haven’t guessed
Mushi-uta: Could be interesting, but I doubt it. Kids with special powers battle one another. Bugs are involved. Not my thing
Nanatsuiro Drops: Harem Shit. Avoid!
Shiguri: Blood-spattered samurai action. A little too graphic for my tates (yes, even for me. Surprised?). Lots and lots of mangling.
Sky Girls: I like mechamusume, but this looks like it has neither enough mecha, nor enough musume for my tastes. I could be wrong though.
Tetsuko no Tabi: Not my thing. Comedy about a girl forced to travel.
Finally, my pick for the summer, which was not featured in the collection of preview vids that I saw:
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei: I could easily write a whole post about how awesome the manga is (so much wordplay! So much despair! Everything taken to infinity!) But the anime has a good shot at being equally awesome, even though it’s somewhat poorly suited for video format (homophones aren’t funny when spoken, and Kanji puns require a bit of explaination to get to work.) However, it’s done by Shaft, and so I think it has the possibility of success.
Until Next time, keep your phasers set to stun and your noses clean.