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I'm not sure how much of this image is real.With the Fall season only days away, we have a couple of new trailers to build anticipation. First, the Arakawa Under the Bridge 2 trailer offers another look at the crazy lives of the outcasts who live under the bridge, while actually showing animated footage unlike the other freaky-ass trailers.

Meanwhile, the semi-autobiographical and industry-savvy comedy Bakuman trailer doesn’t really tell you much of anything, other than that Bakuman and Arakawa Under the Bridge 2 won’t have very good animation. Then again, they’re comedies – who needs those to be well-animated, right?

I’m going to watch Arakawa myself, but Bakuman doesn’t quite appeal to me as a story. What are you guys going to watch?

The two-minute trailer for Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai offers a whole lot of Kirino for her fans, and I have to admit that it paints an attractive picture. Kirino is just the right mix of anime girl and realistic little sister, and the opening song by Claris is surprisingly listenable.

Okay, it’s autotuned into near-unrecognizability, but everything about this show tells me that it’ll be enjoyable enough to watch. I may even pick up the novels after I’m done slogging through Index.

These two announcements could not be more different, and I’m lumping them together for just that reason. The above video is the cutesy, fluffy announcement of a K-On! movie from Kyoto Animation, which is sure to cause paroxysms of joy in the hearts of its many devoted fans. Me, I’ve never bought into it. But given its massive popularity within the cute-girls-doing-cute-things genre, it’s certainly going to find a large and willing audience once it comes out.

Meanwhile, the 35th volume of Miura Kentarou’s epic fantasy manga Berserk has given word that a new anime project is finally in place. The last time there was a Berserk anime was all the way back in 1998, so this announcement has been a very long time coming. The bloody, gritty, and often uncomfortably dark Berserk manga has been running for 20 years with only 25 episodes of Guts being awesome to show for it, so this new anime should be awesome.

Which project are you most excited for?

Edit: updated with the trailer for the new Berserk.

Yes, I’m aware that the subject line doesn’t quite make sense. But this is the author who created “Meltdowner” and “Aerohand,” who should be coming up in the next season of To Aru Majutsu no Index. If you’re going complain, that just opens up a huge can of worms about technical correctness in a show that has magical nuns, electric schoolgirls and 18-year-old bishops. Just watch the trailer and be happy that there is more sci-fi/fantasy face-punching goodness coming next week.

I’m so excited that I can’t even tell you.  Ninja Catholics, Kuroko getting stabbed, the sports festival, and Kuroko getting shot, this upcoming season has everything I could possibly want. Did I mention that Kuroko gets beaten into a bloody mess in the second arc? Because I am really looking forward to that.

Yeah, you're an otaku, get over it, kid! Wait, don't, it's cute without being creepy.

"A secret she can't tell anyone--"

It’s been a long time since the word takabisha got thrown around – it’s an older character archetype that predates tsundere. It means a haughty and overbearing girl, and it applies to Kirino of Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (“There’s no way my little sister is this cute”) far more than tsundere does. After all, it’s made very clear from the beginning that she has no interest in her brother and thinks the whole brother-sister thing is creepy in real life. But she has to swallow her pride and ask him for help, and that has led us to this wondrous, wondrous 30-second trailer for the upcoming OreImo anime.

I have high hopes for this one, since the novels are good without getting all weird and freaky, and that means a lot in this world of Queen’s Blade and Qwaser.

WARNING: The audio on this video is only mildly safe for work!

Alchemist, which is mostly an 18+ port and license company (they released the console version of Koihime Musou, for example), announced one of the weirdest titles in years yesterday: Gal Gun. Based on a pun between Gan (gun) and Gan (eyeball), it’s the heartwarming story of how a regular boy is shot with Cupid’s arrow and becomes mega-popular for a day.

Somehow, this turns into a gun game where you “shoot” girls and they emit hearts at you and moan. Amusingly, most of the comments around this are “Man, this is a stupid idea. Where can I pre-order?” The game comes out this winter for Xbox 360, and it may end up outselling expectations simply because it’s so weird.

Thanks, Japan.

rrrriiiiight

Ore no T-shirt!

You have to be in a certain state of mind to enjoy Arakawa Under the Bridge, and watching a man in a star mask playing the guitar certainly sets the mood well. The official site has posted a brief trailer for the upcoming second season, which as usual tells you nothing about what will actually happen in the new season. Based on past history, though, expect it to be strange, wacky, and very much out of the cutesy mainstream.

I’m lookin’ forward to it so much… well… check after the jump for how much I’m lookin’ forward to it.

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