For countries in higher latitudes, its currently the spring. However, for a tropical country like mine, April means the start of the summer season and is one of the driest and hottest months of the year. It is also the start of school vacation. And for those in the academe, break from school also means break from work! As such I am enjoying my one month vacation before the new term starts by watching anime shows I’ve been meaning to watch for quite sometime.
And while on the subject of spring and anime, I have been anticipating the premier of the new series, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. I have read the light novels (up to Vol 8) and have taken a liking to it (available at Baka-tsuki). It has a good story and setting, and I enjoyed how the author incorporated the natural laws into a work rife with magic. However, the author’s style is kind of unique, to say it mildly, and it put me off at first. But ignoring the narrative style, its over-all a good work. I have high hopes for the anime series especialy as Yuuuichi Nakamura (Oreki Hotaru of Hyouka, Miketsukami Soushi of Inu x Boku SS) will voice the main character >_<
Another spring anime I am anticipating is Kamigami no Asobi. Its an anime adaptation of an otome game, so I’m not expecting too much especially for the story and especially the heroine. What turned me on in this series are the voice actors, especially Hiroshi Kamiya. Its rare for him to take on otome game roles, at least I haven’t seen him in that side. And he is voicing the character based on Balder (though I half-expected him to voice Loki, especially since he is THE voice of Izaya, the greatest troll of Durarara!). I wonder how it will turn out, since Balder’s character is the opposite of Loki’s.
Daisuke Ono is also one of the VAs and he will voice the character based on Hades. His low voice sure is fitting!