I finished three shonen series this week and I have to let you know about them.
Claymore - What better premise can you have for cool chicks battling demons than having the chicks be half-demon tsudere hotties? Clair is a Claymore, which are for the most part half-human, half Yoma (demonlike monsters) women who's sole task in life is to eradicate the Yoma. Clair however became a Claymore for revenge against the "Awakened Being" (a former Claymore that went past her power limits to become basically a Super-Yoma!) who killed her only reason for living, Teresa of the Faint Smile, a Claymore gone rogue who befriended Clair. Clair isn't half and half; she took in part of Teresa instead of part of a Yoma.
There is much battle and character developement with each episode ending on a cliff, keeping you on edge until the next. I won't spoil it anymore, but the ending wraps of some of the story while leaving a great deal of room for another season!!
I rated this one excellent on ANN.
Murder Princess - A Princess escapes when the royal scientist initiates a coup. Whe she is chased by a monster in the forest, she's saved by a tsudere bounty hunter and somehow the two end up swapping bodies! It's now up to the bounty hunter to save the kingdom as the Murder Princess". There is a good amount of fighting in this anime and it's surprising how our princess can move so quickly in that dress! It's a six episode OVA and well worth the viewing. I rated it excellent on ANN as well.
Coyote Ragtime Show - It took me a while to get back to this show, but I wanted to finish it. It was well worth my time (and the price of waiting and purchasing the DVDs). Mister breaks out of jail with only ten days left on his sentence to pursue a treasure left behind by his dead partner in crime (who also left him a daughter to care for). Galactic political moves make finding the treasure all the more urgent as the planet where it's supposed to be is on a countdown to destruction.
This show has shonen written all over it from the awesome aierial battles to the cocky characters, including the detective duo after Mister's tail. My favorites have to be the 12 sisters, each named after a month of the year (my personal favorite being April!).
I rated this an excellent on ANN also.
Go on, get that anime; you know you want to! ;D
(Sorry no pics; I am a busy, busy man!!)