Category Archives: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Its one of the many light novel adaptations to air this season. As I covered it a few months ago, the star VA Kugimiya Rie is voicing Aria – a typical loli, flat-chested character role that she excels in.
Also, since last spring’s Angel Beats!, I’ve noticed an increase in the appearance of firearms in anime, which is great for a firearm buff like me.
My comments are at the bottom of this post.
The story is set in an alternate Tokyo, where butei – or armed detectives – are commonplace. Tooyama Kinji is a student attending the butei school, but has thoughts of quitting to live an ordinary life. The events of one morning change this forever.
We start off with some action right away. Kinji is riding a bicycle that has been rigged with explosives and is chased by a Uzi-mounted segway.
More past the break.
We’ve now passed the halfway point for the Winter 2011 anime season. As always, details of the next season, spring, has begun to appear. Here are some out of the 40-odd new anime airing next season.
The anime was originally titled Rotte no Omocha! but its name was suddenly changed in February without explanation. Some suspect that a claim was lodged by Lotte, a confectionary giant.
It is a tale of a young job seeker Naoya who responds to a shady looking request – and he is taken to a different world where a man-hating young princess rules the land.
Kugimiya Rie as Astarotte
Tamura Yukari as Asuha
Sato Rina as Naoya
OP : Tenshi no CLOVER
A seeming regular student, Tooyama Kinji has a secret; he belongs to a group of detectives that sometimes use lethal force. However, as he returns home from school one day, he becomes involved in an explosion – and his life is forever transformed by the appearance of an elite student, Kanzaki H. Aria.
Kugimiya Rie as Kanzaki H. Aria
Majima Jyunji as Tooyama Kinji
OP : by May’n
ED : by Nakajima Megumi
A tale of a young boy who is taken in by a single aunt. Upon arrival, he notices a futon that has grown legs – but is in fact a self-proclaimed extraterrestrial daughter of the aunt, Touwa Erio.
The main appeal perhaps is that this anime is directed by Shinbou Akiyuki of the Madoka Magica fame.
Irino Miyu as Niwa Makoto
Oogame Asuka as Touwa Erio
OP : Os-Uchuu Jin
A story of friends who were childhood friends but have drifted apart as highschool looms. Then, one wish by a childhood friend brings the six friends back together. It is directed by the producer that brought us Toradora!, Nagai Tatsuyuki.
Irino Miyu as Jintan
Kayano Ai as Menma
Tomatssu Haruka as Anaru
Animated by the legendary studio Kyoto Animation, Nichijou is planned for 2 cours. It is much in the footsteps of Lucky Star as a slice of life anime with gag elements.
Honda Mariko as Aioi Yuuko
Aizawa Mai as Naganohara Mio
Togashi Misuzu as Namikami Mai
A-Channel is a 4-koma manga originally serialized on Manga Time Kirara, the same comicbook that K-ON!! is currently printing on. Just like Lucky Star and Nichijou above, it belongs to the slice of life genre.
Animation is by the staff of STRIKE WITCHES and –Saki-.
Fukuhara Kaori as Run
Yuuki Aoi as Tooru
Kotobuki Minako as Yuuko
OP : by Kawano Marina