Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (to use its English title) is another sequel series for the summer, with Studio DEEN returning to production duties for a second season of this supernatural action show which revolves around Rikuo Nura, a part-human part-demon fellow who helps humans in the hope of avoiding his fate of becoming a fully-fledged demon.
Should I watch it? This is another one for anybody who watched and enjoyed the show's first season, which includes quite a few people I would imagine.
Nyanpire: The Animation
After an absence of a couple of years and some tough times for the company, the GONZO animation studio is back in the anime business, and the first series in their charge upon their return seems like a sure-fire success. That series is Nyanpire, an adaptation of a doujinshi (fan-made manga) called "The Gothic World of Nyanpire" about a vampire cat. Come on, a cat whose a vampire? This has money written all over it.
Should I watch it? Let's just go over this one more time - it's a cat. Who is a vampire. Okay, so it's probably cheesy, stupid and cutesy, but if the cat-vampire idea catches your eye then why not give it a look?
This is another one of those "how do I write this synopsis so it doesn't sound shamefully terrible" series - to Hell with it though, I'll give it to you straight. R-15 is a light novel adaptation animated by AIC about a teenager porn novel writer, who enters an academy for talented students and uses his porn writing skills to win an inter-class contest alongside his classmates.
Should I watch it? It probably isn't as bad as it sounds, but on the other hand I'd wager it isn't all that great either. Unless its concept really grabs you, I doubt it'll be worth checking out.
Another light novel adaptation to add to the pile is Ro-Kyu-Bu; a sports comedy novel starring a girl who ends up coaching her school basketball team after the previous coach falls in love with the eleven year-old daughter of the club teacher. This particular nugget of information inevitably shifts my thoughts about the series from "harmless comedy" to "eyebrow-raising curiosity" - hopefully it's a bog-standard sports comedy series rather than anything less palatable, although as Softenni reminded us this spring even innocent sports can provide a cornucopia of fan service given the opportunity in an animated form.
Should I watch it? It doesn't sound particularly interesting or exciting and I doubt it will even grab the attention of basketball fans, so I wouldn't go rushing to catch this one particularly.