I posted the full preview of the summer 2009 anime here. This is a partial list of recently announced summer anime trailers.


Bakemonogatari

Air Date: July 2009

Studio: SHAFT

Plot Summary: The short stories in NisiOisin’s two volumes of Bakemonogatari deal with a high school boy named Koyomi Araragi and strange students he encounters. (“Bakemonogatari” is a wordplay on the Japanese term bakemono for supernatural creatures and the term monogatari for stories.)

Staff:

Akiyuki Shinbo (ef – a tale of melodies., Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, MoonPhase, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, The SoulTaker) will direct off scripts supervised by Fuyashi Tou (Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei). Akio Watanabe (Nurse Witch Komugi, The SoulTaker) is adapting VOfan‘s original character designs for the SHAFT animators. Tatsuya Oishi (opening animation director for Maho Sensei Negima! ~ Shiroki Tsubasa~ ALA ALBA, Maria Holic, Pani Poni Dash!) is the series director below Shinbo, while Satoru Kousaki (Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens, Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) is composing the music. (ANN)

Trailer (Web developers of that website fail at usability)


Miyamoto Musashi: Sōken ni Haseru Yume

Production I.G has provided Anime News Network with an English Language trailer for Mamoru Oshii and Mizuho Nishikubo’s Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai. Oshii developed and wrote this story about Musashi, the real-life swordsmen who pioneered the Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū style of two-sword fighting and wrote The Book of Five Rings classic on military strategy. The movie is planned theatrical release in Japan in early summer. (ANN)

Staff:

Trailer (English)

Further Reading


Aoi Hana

In the original manga’s story, Fumi and Akira were close childhood friends until Fumi had to move away. Ten years after losing touch with each other, the two girls meet again as high school freshmen. The two struggle to reconnect after so much has changed, and both deal with the trials and tribulations of high school — sometimes independently and sometimes with each other’s help.

Staff:

Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover, Kimikiss pure rouge, Nodame Cantabile) will direct, and Fumihiko Takayama (Gunparade March, Orguss 02, Yomigaeru Sora – RESCUE WINGS -) will supervise the scripts. Masayuki Onchi (Cromartie High School , Daa! Daa! Daa!, Mirmo Zibang!) is designing the characters. (ANN)

Promotional Video (no anime footage)


Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

The premise of the project is the 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. The anime will depict what would happen if an 8.0 earthquake took place. BONES will attempt to realistically portray the consequences of such a tremor after collecting data on actual earthquakes and interviewing people.

The story will center on Mirai, a middle school freshman girl who goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yutaka at the start of summer vacation. A powerful tremor emanates from an ocean trench, the famed Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge crumble and fall, and the landscape of Tokyo changes in an instant. With the help of a motorcycle delivery woman named Mari who they meet on Odaiba, Mirai and Yutaka strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo. (ANN)

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10 thoughts on “Summer Anime 2009 Trailers: Yuri, Earthquakes

  1. Oooh cant wait for Aoi Hana. Theres another yuri anime that is supposedly going to air this summer aswell (Sasameki Koto)…Although im not entirely sure its this summer, well this year atleast.

  2. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

    “The premise of the project is the 70% or higher possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. The anime will depict what would happen if an 8.0 earthquake took place. BONES will attempt to realistically portray the consequences of such a tremor after collecting data on actual earthquakes and interviewing people.”

    Sadly an earthquake of 9.0 did happen in Japan though the epicenter of the earthquake was 231 miles (373 km) north of Tokyo and 80 miles (130 km) east of Sendai and Honshu. This 2 years after Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 was aired.

    My heart goes out the families of those in Japan that have lost family members who are either missing or dead from the earthquake and tsunami.

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