Okay, before I even begin the review, I need to start by explaining what I mean by Compilation Syndrome. The term is one I have borrowed from another reviewer (in this case for video games). I had debated simply calling it “Bad Sequel Syndrome” but it doesn’t really hit at exactly what the problem is with DtB: Season 2 like Compilation Syndrome does.
Director: Gotou Keiji (Uta Kata, Kiddy Grade)
Music: Kikuya Tomoki (Shinryaku! Ika Musume, Hidamari Sketch)
Synopsis: Oda Nobunaga, imagined as a high school girl, appears in modern Japan. She meets other Sengoku warriors, who have also been transported from their world to ours.
Director: Mizushima Seiji (FullMetal Alchemist, Gundam 00)
Writer: Urahata Tatsuhiko (Cardcaptor Sakura, Monster)
Music: Nijine (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Hatsukoi Limited)
Synopsis: Four girls in rural Japan find a magic rock that can make their wishes come true.
Director: Oizaki Fumitoshi (Romeo x Juliet, Asarotte no Omocha)
Writer: Amakawa Nobuhiko (TV Debut)
Music: Yokoyama Masaru (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Queen’s Blade: Rebellion)
Synopsis: The everyday life of a group of five friends in high school. Two of them are in a pre-romantic relationship.
Director, Writer: Saeki Shouji (FLCL, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World)
Music: Katou Tatsuya (Kampfer, Mirai Nikki)
Synopsis: A high school girl wins the student council presidency and creates a suggestion box for students to give her their problems. She then solves these problems, no matter what they are, without fail.
Director: Yamamoto, Sayo (Debut)
Writer: Okada Mari (Toradora, Ano Hana)
Music: Kikuchi Naruyoshi (Debut)
Synopsis: A female thief uses her feminine charm to steal whatever she desires. In her adventures, she encounters several interesting men of the underworld, including the famous thief Lupin III.
Director: Nabeshima Osamu (D.Gray-man, Hamtaro)
Writer: Tomioka Atsuhiro (Yu-Gi-Oh: 5Ds, Trinity Blood)
Music: A bunch of people who haven’t worked on anime before
Synopsis: Several years ago, artificially created monsters escaped from their masters who used them for entertainment. Now, one of the escapees who has been raised as a human has to hunt down the rest of the monsters.
Director: Hatano Morio (Directing Debut)
Writer: Yoshida Reiko (K-ON, Bakuman, D.Gray-man)
Music: Sahashi Toshihiko (Gundam Seed, Full Metal Panic)
Synopsis: A bunch of teenagers in magical, constellation based clothing fight an evil sorcerer in a follow-up to a 25-year-old series.
Director: Watanabe Ayumu (Doraemon, More Doraemon, Nazo no Kanojo X)
Writer: Uezu Makoto (Kamisama Dolls, Kore wa Zombie Desu ka)
Music: Watanabe Toshiyuki (Lots of stuff, none I’ve heard of)
Synopsis: A man in his early-30s follows his dream of becoming an astronaut in an attempt to keep a promise he made to his younger brother.
Director: Shirohata Bob (Hetalia, Gravitation)
Writer: Nakamura Yoshiko (Debut, Script work in Hakuouki, Junjou Romantica)
Music: Nanase Hikaru (Infinite Stratos)
Main Cast: Miyake Marie as Kasuga Tamaki, Sugita Tomokazu as Onizaki Takuma, Okano Kousuke as Atori Mahiro, Namikawa Daisuke as Komura Yuuichi, Hirakawa Daisuke as Oomi Sugaru, Shimowada Hiroki as Inukai Shinji
Premise: A teenage girl finds out she is destined to continue a family tradition of sealing away an evil demon with the help of five pretty boys.