Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Most Anticipated Anime, 2006

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Welcome to 2006, it's going to be a GREAT year for anime, no doubt. Not only will we see more manga (Bandai is jumping into the fold this year), but we are going to see some sweet titles getting licensed, and only a year or two after they aired in Japan, that is sweet. (Much better than the 3+ years of waiting we've had in the past, btw where the hell is Macross Zero???) So check this out, below are the titles I cannot wait to get my mits on this year along with the continuing series I look forward to wrapping up. I've also thrown in the video games I cannot wait to waste hours playing, and don't' worry, there is not a comic based title among them. 2006 is going to be a very good year indeed... did someone say PlayStation 3!!!

Top 10 Most Wanted Anime
01) Trinity Blood - Drool inducing anime, that's what this is.
02) Gundam Seed Destiny - Call this 1A, it's going to be sweet.
03) Naruto - I want on DVD so I can watch over and over again anywhere.
04) Macross - The original gets the re-release treatment. Who doesn't love a Veritech.
05) SpeedGrapher - Don't know too much about this, but very curious.
06) Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shambala - No-brainer.
07) Gun Sword - Had me hooked just with the character design.
08) Hellsing Ultimate - More vampire, more yumminess.
09) Hikaru no Go - Boring to some, exciting to me. Try playing a game of go, it'll hook you.
10) Eureka Seven / Desert Punk / Basilisk - three way tie, I really could not make up my mind here, they all look too good to pass up on so I'll take a nibble of each and decide later.

Top Continuing Anime
01) Samurai 7 - If you don't have it already, stop reading and go now to the store, really.
02) Fullmetal Alchemist - Alchemy at it's finest.
03) Scrapped Princess - Sweet 'bonus' figures, and the series is good to boot.
04) Samurai Champloo - Buy the sound track, it rocks.
05) Loki Ragnarok - Don't know how to describe this, it's just good, really good.
06) Tenjho Tenge - Fan service mixed with a great opening theme, mmmmmmmm.
07) Fafner - Dittowith the character design and opening theme.

So video game wise, not every number is just a game, some of these are series of games, but you'll get it, good times:

Top 10 Most Wanted Games
01) Kingdom Hearts II - Played the original, plus Chain of Memories and read the manga, bring on Part II already!
02) Naruto (Clash of Ninja, Ninja Council, Narutimate Hero) - Ninja's rock. Play every game, and if you don't have the system, buy it.
03) .hack//G.U. (part 1-3) - Hell, I would be happy with the trailer on DVD. This entire anime/game/manga/tcg series is a must have.
04) Okami - Art, plain and simple art on your TV. (Did I mention it's a game?)
05) Black - Art of another form. Primal, down and dirty shooting action. It's time to blow things up but good!
06) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Just cross your fingers it does not get pushed again.
07) Samurai Champloo - If it's anything like the anime its gotta be sweet, and plus it keeps your mind off the much delayed Cowboy Bebop game.
08) Star Wars: Empire at War - A PC game, on my list!!! It's true, I love console titles, but RTS is what I cut my teeth on with Dune, Herzog Zwei and the like.
09) Metal Gear (AC!D 2, Subsistence, GotP) - Snake tasted good on the NES and I guarantee it taste even better on the PS3.
10) Final Fantasy XII - While the battle system will be a departure from past titles I do love me some RPG action (and have you seen the bunny girls... interesting).

Most Wanted Missing the Cut -- I have to give a shout-out to these games just missing my Top 10.
- Blue Dragon - I may not be a fan of the 360, but when Toriyama does a games character design I will take notice.
- Shadow Hearts: From the New World - If you've played the previous games you know why this is on the list.
- MS Saga: A New Dawn - Gundam, nuff said.
- Gundam World - (ditto)
- Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII - A non RPG FF game...
- Wild Arms: The Vth Vanguard - I know the name of the game, and that's enough to get my interest.
- Code Age Commanders - Could this be the next .hack multi-media franchise? Tune in and see.
- Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition - I missed it on the first go around, and special editions are always sweet (see both Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3).
- Rogue Galaxy - A new cell-shaded RPG.


  1. um i must say that some of your info is wrong i know for a fact inuyasha is one of the top 3 most watched anime & everyone is waiting for the ep to get to 167 & there is also movies 3 & 4 to watch & there is another anime comming there that just got lis. tsubasa chronicle for people who dont know who want to know about this anime you can go there & read up on it its a great anime so i sugest you look it up ;) but i will tell you it was written by the some people that did card captor & chibits & more from clamp . also fma is almost comming to a end there is only 51 ep & 1 film after the last ep. & plus anyone that goes to hot topic will see that inu yasha & fma is the theme for there anime .

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  2. The NARUTO game that I KNOW is coming to America is CLASH OF NINJA. It's hitting the GameCube in March (I just pre-ordered at EB Games!). But I was wondering if you have any information about the other Naruto games? Will they make it stateside? The guy at EB Games said it's unlikely because the anime isn't up-to-date as the games ... at least here in the USA. Bandai wouldn't want to spoil the anime for American viewers by releasing games with plots and characters that appear in future episodes. By the time the US anime catches up with the games the newer consoles (Nintendo Revolution and PS3) will probably be here. Will Bandai still want to bring out the missing (PS2/GameCube) Naruto games?? I hope so! I'll still be spinning discs in my Cube and my PS2 right next to my next-gen consoles.

    OKAMI looks INCREDIBLE. It's testament to the fact that video games can be ART, just like ICO and SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS!

    I wouldn't be surprised if Nintendo saved THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TWILIGHT PRINCESS for the NINTENDO REVOLUTION. Not, that I'm praying for this to happen, but it would make sense. If Zelda released with Revolution (system price rumored at $150! - unbelievable!) at launch, Nintendo would sell systems like hotcakes! Still, Zelda would make a great "swan song" title for the GameCube.

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  4. another top ten game is Lord of The Rings: Battle Middle Earth 2- it is going to be the best game eva!! i  don't care what anyone says!!