What I'm watching for the Summer 2009/2010 Anime Season

As I am currently grasping into the depths of my somewhat empty head for ideas as to what I should be posting on here, and retrieving little more than dust bunnies, I came up with this!

DUN DUN DUN DAAAAAA!

Hidamari Sketch X Hoshimittsu


(Sunshine Sketch X Three Stars)
Nutbladders [NSFW] aside, I’ve found myself ADDICTED to the occasional “slice of life” series and Hidamari Sketch* was one of the prime offenders along with Lucky Star and Love Hina. From what I can tell from the first episode, the animation budget this time around has had a substantial boost, let’s just hope they don’t squander it on the first half of this season and leave us with a poorly done second half.

*link is for season 1, but it still summarises it well enough

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu


(That’s The Idiot, the Tests and the Summoned Creatures roughly)
Just when I get used to all the... wackyness of the anime/manga world, an anonymous muse enchants a writer and they create something like this series which throws me off balance yet again. Anyway, its mix of action, romance and comedy in a high school environment appeals to me.

Ladies versus Butlers


Somthing a little less wholesome, it’s by XEBEC who also brought us the highly censored for broadcast
Kanokon.
Yeah, I like my animated jiggly boobs, bite me :)
Ladies versus Butlers

Durarara!!


I’m not 100% on this series yet, I’m not sure If I like the multifaceted storytelling style the writer is using, much like the writer used in
Baccano!, although probably not to the same extent. But it’s sure to be interesting at least with a varied cast.
All I can say for sure right now is it has a dullahan that wears a cat-eared (nekomimi) motorcycle helmet.
Durarara!!