So far, just by looking, the things that seems pretty good are:
-Natsume Yuujinchou San
The “Meh, I don’t know” stuffs are:
-Dantalian no Shoka
-Kami no Memo-chou
-Ikoku Meiro no Croisée
In need for redemption:
-Nurarihyon no Mago (season 2)
Well, without a doubt that Natsume Yuujinchou is one of my favorite slice of life anime. The anime has done a better job with the youkai parts than Nurarihyon no Mago who failed to look like a good shounen anime in its first season. The main error of the anime of NnM was it tried to look mystical rather than cool like the manga.
I actually want to see IDOLM@STER to succeed (lol). Why? It might just open the door for a AKB48 anime in the future. Pfft…as if I actually cared about IDOLM@STER.
Dantalian no Shoka is made by the creator of Asura Cryin’. The pic looks cool, but the creator of Asura Cryin’? That’s a negative point already. Well, since it already put down my expectation to “LOW”, the surprise level could be good.
I’ve read the single chapter of Kami no Memo-chou on scanlations. It looks cute. Her solving power comes from the internet AKA The Power of NEET!! At the very least, it looks better than Gosick (lol). But seriously, there’s not a lot of Detective series I liked, beside Detective Conan and Q.E.D. – Shoumei Shuuryou (seriously WTF, the manga been running since 1997 and no anime? FUCK THIS).
Blood-C…it’s the Blood series…Nuff Said.
I have read about 7 manga chapters of Usagi Drop. God Damn It!! It’s was unbelievably charming! This will be one of the best heart warmers of summer 2011.
In Kamisama Dolls, well, it just looks fun (lol). We have a little sister type of characters. There is some supernatural stuff and some gore. 2 types of trailers has been released. One hinted the show would be cute and the other hinted violence and a dark tone in the series which is intriguing.
Ikoku Meiro no Croisée…Jap little girl in France. It looks cute but the animation does everything to remind of the borefest that was Gosick. From the preview, the theme of the show seems to be friendship…meh.
Sacred Seven…Super Heroes in high school + monsters + moe + mecha…IDK, it might not mix well. The chance of this anime being good is the same of it being crappy.
No.6 might look gay, but I’ve read the first chapter of the manga and I actually enjoyed it. I find it similar to Fractale in some ways, but much more interesting for the reason that it wasn’t as silly as Fractale. The tone seems a bit more darker consistently.
So far, Summer 2011 doesn’t look half bad. I can’t wait to know what else will this next season have.