Spring Anime Season 2011   1 comment

Well it appears that the list for the Spring Season is out. This season seems to be composed of mostly sequels and the rest being new series from manga’s or light novels. It seems that I’ll be watching a lot of shows but out of the many shows I’m watching I’ll blog  between 5-7 shows from the Spring Season. I will mention a few anime that are carrying on from the Winter Season, Beelzebub, Gosick, Starry Sky and Supernatural: The Animation. Anyway if you want to get the entire Spring listing please go to MOON PHASE alternatively if you want the specific airtimes check out synobi’s calendar (though be warned its in japanese), finally if you want to know who is fansubbing which anime go to Fansub Wiki’s Page. I will now tell you a few of the anime’s on the Spring Season I will omit the kids shows but they’ll be in the table I just won’t give any information besides that, I will also mention the long running shows that have been airing for a while minus One Piece.

Quick side note: In japan the time is given in 24-hour, relative time format which technically means the times are extended to show which day they primarily belong too.  So for example, Thursday morning at 2:00am would become Wednesday 26:00 to show that the episode aired late Wednesday night. Before I forget I’m from the United Kingdom so I write the date differently from Americans and Japanese i.e. date, month, year 02/01/2011.

Anime Table

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Metal Fight Beyblade 4D 08:30 TV Tokyo (03/04) Gintama’ 18:00 TV Tokyo (04/04) Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen 24:59 NTV (05/04) Happy Kappy 07:30 TV Tokyo (06/04) Sket Dance 18:00 TV Tokyo (07/04) X-Men 22:00 ANIMAX (01/04) Tottoko Hamataro Dechu 09:00 TV Tokyo (02/04)
Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Gundalian Invaders 09:00 TV Tokyo (03/04) Fireball Charming 19:28 TOKYO MX (04/04) Steins;Gate 26:05 TV Saitama (05/04) 30-sai no Hoken Taiiku 27:00 TOKYO MX/ BS11(06/04) Hyouge Mono 23:00 NHK-BS2 (07/04) Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san 23:00 AT-X (08/04) Dog Days TV 23:30 TOKYO MX (02/04)
Toriko 09:00 Fuji TV (03/04) Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ 26:00 TV Tokyo (04/04) Bleach 18:00 TV Tokyo A Channel 25:40 MBS (07/04) Hen Zemi 23:15 AT-X (08/04) Tiger and Bunny 25:58 MBS (02/04)
Hana Saku-Iroha 22:00 TOKYO MX (03/04) Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabun 26:14 Yomuiri TV (04/04) Kampfer für die Liebe 25:59 TBS (07/04) Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 25:05 TV Saitama (08/04) Nichijou 26:20 TV Aichi (02/04)
Showa Monogatari 22:00 KBS (03/04) Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi 09:00 AT-X (11/04) Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera 26:10 MBS (07/04) Gosick 25:23 TV Tokyo (07/01) Jewelpet Sunshine 09:30 TV Tokyo (09/04)
Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai 24:30 Chiba TV (03/04) Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal 19:30 TV Tokyo (11/04) Maria†Holic Alive 26:15 TV Tokyo (07/04)
Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream 10:00 TV Tokyo (09/04)
Ring ni Kakero 1: Sekai Taikai-hen 21:00 ANIMAX (10/04) Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai 2 25:30 TV Tokyo (11/04) Sofuteni 26:30 TOKYO MX (07/04) Deadman Wonderland 25:00 TV Kanagawa (16/04)
Asutarotte no Omocha! 23:30 Chiba TV (10/04) Seikon no Qwaser II 26:30 TOKYO MX (11/04)
C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control 24:45 Fuji TV (14/04) Fairy Tail 10:30 TV Tokyo (02/04 moved days)
Ao no Exorcist 17:00 TBS/MBS (17/04)
Appleseed XIII –:– TBA (13/06)
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai 25:15 Fuji TV (14/04)
Moshidora 22:55 NHK (25/04)

Hidan no Aria 25:25 TBS (14/04)
Beelzebub 07:00 Yomuiri TV (09/01) Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko 25:55 TBS (14/04)
StarrySky 16:00 Animate TV/ SUN TV (23/12)
Naruto Shippūden 19:30 TV Tokyo

 

Toriko トリコ Website: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/toriko/
Animation Production: Toei Animation Trailer: Toriko
Opening Song: Guts Guts!! by Akira Kushida 「串田アキラ」
Ending Song: Satisfaction by Ftisland
Airdate: 03/04 Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Shounen.
Airtime in Japan: 09:00 Airtime in U.K: 01:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: Fuji TV

In the world where the taste and texture of food are very important there is Toriko, a hunter of precious foods regularly hired by restaurants and the rich. A man with inhuman skills to capture the ferocious, evasive and rare animals to complete his ultimate dinner course and then the chef Komatsu, his current accomplice: a weak timid person who was inspired by Toriko’s greatness and accompanies him on all his journeys on his quest for the course of his life.

Cast: Romi Park as Komatsu
Ryotaro Okiayu as Toriko
Takahiro Sakurai as Coco
Mitsuo Iwata as Sani

 

 

 

Ao no Exorcist 青の祓魔師(エクソシスト) Website: http://www.ao-ex.com/
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures Trailer: Ao no Exorcist
Opening Song: CORE PRIDE by UVERWORLD
Ending Song: Take Off by 2PM
Airdate: 17/04 Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Supernatural.
Airtime in Japan: 17:00 Airtime in U.K: 09:00
Number of Episodes: 25 TV Station: TBS/MBS

This world consists of two dimensions joined as one, like a mirror. The first is the world in which the humans live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Ordinarily, travel between the two, and indeed any kind of contact between the two, is impossible. However the demons can pass over into this world by possessing anything that exist within it. Satan the god of demons, but there’s one thing that he doesn’t have, and that’s a substance in the human world that is powerful enough to contain him!! For that purpose he created Rin, his son from a human woman, but will is son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else…? An exorcist?

Cast: Jun Fukuyama as Yukio Okumura
Kana Hanazawa as Shiemi Moriyama
Kazuya Nakai as Ryūji Suguro
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Rin Okumura
Rina Satou as Shura Kirigakure
Hiroshi Kamiya as Mephisto Pheles
Keiji Fujiwara as Shirō Fujimoto
Ryotaro Okiayu as Igor Neuhaus
Tetsuya Kakihara as Amaimon
Eri Kitamura as Izumo Kamiki
Koji Yusa as Renzō Shima
Yuuki Kaji as Konekomaru Miwa

 

Hanasaku Iroha 花咲くいろは Website: http://www.hanasakuiroha.jp/
Animation Production: P.A. Works Trailer: Hanasaku Iroha
Opening Song: Hana no Iro ハナノイロ by nano.RIPE Ending Song: Hazy by Sphere
Airdate: 03/04 Genre: Comedy, Shounen.
Airtime in Japan: 22:00 Airtime in U.K: 14:00
Number of Episodes: 26 TV Station: TOKYO MX

Ohana Matsumae is sent to live with her grandmother, who she has never met nor spoken to, at her Taisho-era (1920s) hot springs inn. It’s not a lifestyle that Ohana would have chosen, but she decides not to be discouraged and to make the most of her new circumstances.

Cast: Kanae Itō as Ohana Matsumae
Aki Toyosaki as Nako Oshimizu
Ayumi Tsunematsu as Takako Kawajiri
Chiaki Omigawa as Minko Tsurugi
Cho as Denroku Tasukawa
Haruka Tomatsu as Yuina Wakura
Junichi Suwabe as Tarō Jirōmaru
Junji Majima as Tōru Miyagishi
Kenji Hamada as Enishi Shijima
Mamiko Noto as Tomoe Wajima
Takako Honda as Satsuki Matsumae
Tamie Kubota as Sui Shijima
Tarô Yamaguchi as Renji Togashi
Yuuki Kaji as Kōichi Tanemura

 

Showa Monogatari 昭和物語 Website: http://www.showa-movie.jp/
Animation Production: Wao World Trailer: Showa Monogatari TV
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 03/04 Genre: Drama, Historical.
Airtime in Japan: 22:00 Airtime in U.K: 14:00
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: KBS

Dramatic story of the Yamazaki family during the year Showa 39 (1964), the year that Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics.

Cast: Hisako Kyouda as Yoshi Yamazaki
Makoto Aoki as Taiichi Yamazaki
Misato Fukuen as Yūko Yamazaki
Sakiko Tamagawa as Kanoko Yamazaki
Shōya Chiba as Kōhei Yamazaki
Yasunori Matsumoto as Yūzō Yamazaki
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yūsuke Sawawatari
Masaaki Tsukada as Gorō Tashiro
Wataru Takagi as Ryō Takayanagi

 

 

 

Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai 俺たちに翼はない Website: http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/oretsuba/
Animation Production: Nomad Trailer: Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
Opening Song: Spread Wings by Aki Misato 「美郷あき」 Ending Song: NEVERLAND by Miyuki Hashimoto 「橋本みゆき」
Airdate: 03/04 Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Harem, Romance.
Airtime in Japan: 24:30 Airtime in U.K: 16:30
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: Chiba TV

It’s winter in the big city of Yanagihara, and young people will meet and fall in love. Takashi is a boy who plans to escape to another world, but is held back by thoughts of his younger sister Kobato and girlfriend Asuka. Shusuke is a poor part-timer who has to work with student-author Hiyoko in spite of their initial dislike for each other. The antisocial Hayato makes his living as a handyman until he is visited by a girl name Naru.

Cast: Ai Matayoshi as Kobato Haneda
Hiro Shimono as Takashi Haneda
Hiroaki Miura as Shūsuke Chitose
Junichi Suwabe as Hayato Narita
Mayumi Yoshida as Asuka Watarai
Ryoko Ono as Hiyoko Tamaizumi
Yuko Goto as Naru Ōtori
Chiaki Takahashi as Kinako Mochizuki
Hideki Ogihara as Kazuma Morisato
Hideo Ishikawa as Karuo Karube
Kiyomi Asai as Eriko Hino
Satoshi Hino as Kakeru Ōtori
Tomokazu Sugita as DJ Condor


Ring ni Kakeru 1 Sekai Taikai-hen リングにかける1世界大会編 Website: http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/sp/rin-kake1_wcs/
Animation Production: Toei Animation Trailer: Ring ni Kakeru 1 Sekai Taikai-hen
Opening Song: Asu e no Tōshi 「明日への闘志」 by Marina del ray Ending Song: Niji no Kanata 「 虹の彼方」 by Marina del ray
Airdate: 10/04 Genre: Action, Shounen, Sports.
Airtime in Japan: 21:00 Airtime in U.K: 13:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: ANIMAX

After defeating Black Shaft’s makeshift Team USA and proving their worth to the Shadow Clan, Team Golden Japan Jr. will finally enter the World Jr. Boxing Tournament. In order to fulfill their goal of a perfect victory they’ll have to take on teams from countries like Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, and the mysterious and godlike Team Greece.

Cast: Masakazu Morita as Ryuji Takane
Ryotaro Okiayu as Jun Kenzaki
Atsushi Kisaichi as Icarus
Hideo Ishikawa as Kazuki Shinatora
Hikaru Midorikawa as Scorpion
Hiro Shimono as Orpheus
Hiro Yuuki as Helga
Hiroshi Kamiya as Takeshi Kawai
Kazuya Nakai as Theseus
Rie Tanaka as Kiku Takane
Shinichiro Miki as Apollon
Takaya Kuroda as Don Juliano
Takeshi Kusao as Ishimatsu Katori
Tarusuke Shingaki as Ulysses
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Napoleon Baroa


Asutarotte no Omocha! │ アスタロッテのおもちゃ! Website: http://www.rotte-omocha.com/
Animation Production: Diomedea Trailer: Lotte no Omocha!
Opening Song: Tenshi no CLOVER 「天使のCLOVER by Aimi Ending Song: Manatsu no Photograh「真夏のフォトグラby Azusa
Airdate: 10/04 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural.
Airtime in Japan: 23:30 Airtime in U.K: 15:30
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: Chiba TV

In the medieval fantasy world of Alfheimr, succubus princess Astarotte Ygvar, the first princess of the kingdom of Ygvar, has just reached the age of 10. For the coming years of a young succubus’ life, it is necessary for them to have a male harem. In order to maintain their body and preserve their beautiful appearance, they must consume a substance only found on males. This substance is a liquid called Sauzfryma, better known as semen. The princess, however, bears a great dislike against men, and only agrees to create a harem if a human male is to join.

Cast: Hitomi Nabatame as Judit
Rie Kugimiya as Lotte
Rina Satou as Naoya
Yukari Tamura as Asuha
Ayumi Fujimura as Zelda
Cho as Oraf
Misaki Suzuki as Qoo
Yui Horie as Efi
Yuko Minaguchi as Melchelida

 

Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi 星空へ架かる橋 Website: http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/hoshikaka/
Animation Production: Dogakobo Trailer: Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
Opening Song: Hoshikaze Horoscope 「星風ホロスコープ」 by Nomiko 「のみこ」 Ending Song: Dash do Cinderella 「だっしゅどシンデレラ」 by Eriko Nakamura 「中村絵里子」 & Ai Shimizu 「清水愛」
Airdate: 11/04 Genre: Harem, Romance, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 09:00 Airtime in U.K: 01:00
Number of Episodes:  12 TV Station: AT-X

Kazuma has moved to a small town in the country. On his first day at school, he meets Ui when he is lost his way. They go to school together, but Kazuma accidentally slips and kisses Ui…. To make matters worse, Ibuki, Ui’s close friend, sees it…. Well, what will happen to his new school life…?

Cast: Aiko Ōkubo as Koyori Tōdō
Chiaki Takahashi as Tsumugi Tōdō
Eriko Nakamura as Ui Nakatsugawa
Ringo Aoba as Ibuki Hinata
Shintaro Asanuma as Kazuma Hoshino
Ai Shimizu as Madoka Kōmoto
Mai Kadowaki as Kasane Tōdō
Mayumi Yoshida as Hina Sakai
Shiho Kawaragi as Senka Yorozu

 

 

 

Gintama’ 銀魂 Website: http://www.j-gintama.com/
Animation Production: Sunrise Trailer: Gintama’
Opening Song: Tougenkyou Alien by serial tv drama Ending Song: Samurai Heart (Some Like it Hot!!) by SPYAIR
Airdate: 04/04 Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Parody, Sci-fi, Shounen.
Airtime in Japan: 18:00 Airtime in U.K: 10:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TV Tokyo

The continuation of Gintama.

Cast: Daisuke Sakaguchi as Shimura Shinpachi
Rie Kugimiya as Kagura
Tomokazu Sugita as Sakata Gintoki
Akira Ishida as Katsura Kotarou
Kazuya Nakai as Hijikata Toushirou
Kenichi Suzumura as Okita Sougo
Kenta Miyake as Harada
Kujira as Otose
Mikako Takahashi as Sadaharu
Satsuki Yukino as Otae
Susumu Chiba as Kondou Isao
Tetsuharu Ohta as Yamazaki
Yuu Sugimoto as Catherine

 

Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~ 戦国乙女 ~桃色パラドックス~ Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/sengoku_otome/
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment Trailer: Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~
Opening Song: Kagerou by Tenka Tori Tai Ending Song: Atsuki Ya no Gotoku 「熱き矢の如く」 by Tenka Tori Tai
Airdate: 04/04 Genre: Samurai.
Airtime in Japan: 26:00 Airtime in U.K: 18:00
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TV Tokyo

In the story, a modern middle school girl named Hideyoshi is suddenly transported to a mysterious land where she meets Oda Nobunaga, Akechi Mitsuhide, Data Masamune, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Takeda Shingen, Uesugi Kenshin, and other sengoku warriors. Nobunaga is assembling the “legendary crimson armor” to unify all of the people of the land.

Cast: Rina Hidaka as Hideyoshi Toyoomi
Eri Kitamura as Mitsuhide Akechi
Mariya Ise as Kenshin Uesugi
Megumi Toyoguchi as Nobunaga Oda
Rei Mochizuki as Yoshimoto Imagawa
Sachi Kokuryu as Shingen Takeda
Satomi Akesaka as Ieyasu Tokugawa
Yuka Hirata as Masamune Date

 

Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou 殿といっしょ眼帯の野望 Website: http://tono-anime.com/
Animation Production: Gathering Trailer: Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabun
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 04/04 Genre: Comedy, Historical, Parody, Samurai, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 26:14 Airtime in U.K: 18:14
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: Yomiuri TV

Follows the daily lives and details the eccentricities of Date Masamune, Uesugi Kenshin, other famous territorial lords, and their followers during Japan’s Warring States period.

Cast: Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Masamune Date
Daisuke Hirakawa as Mitsuhide Akechi
Daisuke Kishio as Nobuyuki Sanada
Daisuke Ono as Kagetsuna Katakura
Gackt as Kenshin Uesugi
Kentarou Itou as Masayuki Sanada
Mamiko Noto as Motochika Chōsokabe/Oichi
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Yoshihisa Shimazu
Noriaki Sugiyama as Keiji Maeda
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Kanetsugu Naoe/Nagamasa Azai
Takaya Kuroda as Nobunaga Oda
Tomoaki Maeno as Yukimura Sanada
Tomokazu Sugita as Shigezane Date
Wataru Hatano as Yoshihiro Shimazu
Yu Kobayashi as Komatsu/Ranmaru Mori


Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal ZEXAL Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/yugioh-zexal/
Animation Production: Studio Dice Trailer: Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Opening Song: Masterpiece by mihimaru GT Ending Song: Boku QUEST 「僕QUESTby Golden Bomber 「ゴールデンボンバー」
Airdate: 11/04 Genre: Action, Game, Shounen.
Airtime in Japan: 19:30 Airtime in U.K: 11:30
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TV Tokyo

The story takes place in the near future. Due to some unforseen circumstances, Yuma gets challenged to a duel by Kamiyo, the toughest delinquent in school. There, an identified life form, Astral, appeared…!? A new legend begins now!

Cast: Tasuku Hatanaka as Yūma Tsukumo
Ikuko Tani as Haru Tsukumo
Makoto Shimada as Tetsuo Takeda
Mikako Komatsu as Kotori Mizuki
Miyu Irino as Astral
Nami Miyahara as Akari Tsukumo
Toshiki Masuda as Ryōga Kamishiro


 

Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II 神のみぞ知るセカイII Website: http://kaminomi.jp/
Animation Production: Manglobe Trailer: Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai 2nd Season
Opening Song: Whole New World God Only Knows by Oratorio The World God Only Knows Ending Song: Ai no Yokan 「アイノヨカン」 by Kami nomi Zo Shiri Tai
Airdate: 11/04 Genre: Comedy, Harem, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural.
Airtime in Japan: 25:30 Airtime in U.K: 17:30
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TV Tokyo

Keima Katsuragi is an avid galge gamer known at his school as “Otamega” (a derogatory term combining the words Otaku and Megane) and on the internet a “The Capturing God.” One day he receives an e-mail offering him a contract to “capture” girls. He accepts thinking it’s a challenge and a demon from Hell named Elsee appears. She asks for his help in capturing runaway spirits that are hiding in “real” girls. He refuses stating he only like the girls from the game and she tells him that if he refuses then both of their heads will be cut off.

Cast: Hiro Shimono as Keima Katsuragi
Kanae Itō as Elcea de rux ima
Saori Hayami as Haqua du Lot Herminium
Aki Toyosaki as Jun Nagase
Ami Koshimizu as Kusunoki Kasuga
Ayana Taketatsu as Ayumi Takahara
Kana Asumi as Chihiro Kosaka
Atsuko Tanaka as Yuri Nikaido
Ryoka Yuzuki as Mari Katsuragi
Ryusei Nakao as Ichirou Kodama

 

Seikon no Qwaser II 聖痕のクェイサー Website: http://www.qwaser.jp/
Animation Production: Hoods Entertainment Trailer: Seikon no Qwaser II
Opening Song: Rasen, Arui wa Seinaru Yokubou. 「螺旋、或いは聖なる欲望。」 by Faylan Ending Song: metaphor by Shoujobyou
Airdate: 11/04 Genre: Action, Drama, Ecchi, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural.
Airtime in Japan: 26:30 Airtime in U.K: 18:30
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TOKYO MX

In St. Mikhailov Academy, Oribe Mafuyu meets a silver haired boy called Alexander. He is a Qwaser, a being who can manipulate iron and draws his power from breast milk. A mystery surrounding an Icon transforms the academy into the setting for conflict between the various different Qwaser.

Cast: Ayumi Fujimura as Mafuyu Oribe
Yuko Sanpei as Sasha
Aki Toyosaki as Tomo Yamanobe
Aya Hirano as Katja
Ayako Kawasumi as Miyuri Tsujidō
Harumi Sakurai as Miyuki Seta
Kana Hanazawa as Fumika Mitarai
Susumu Chiba as Yūri Noda
Yōko Hikasa as Hana Katsuragi
Yoshino Nanjou as Tsubasa Amano
Yuiko Tatsumi as Ayame Satsuki

 

Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen 逆境無頼カイジ 破戒録篇 Website: http://www.ntv.co.jp/kaiji_hakairoku/
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios Trailer: Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen
Opening Song: Chase the Light! by Fear,and Loathing in Las Vegas Ending Song:
Airdate: 05/04 Genre: Game. Thriller, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 24:59 Airtime in U.K: 16:59
Number of Episodes: TV Station: NTV

Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on what seems to be a regular basis. This routine changes one day when he is paid a visit by a man in a trench-coat. Once the two get talking, it seems that the visitor (Calling himself Endou) is a debt collector. The reason for his visit is an unpaid loan which kaiji had previously co-signed for a work-mate (Furuhata Takeshi). The original loan was 30000 yen and once Takeshi had disappeared, the loan then fell on Kaiji. Kaiji is then told of a way to clear the interest compounded debt (which stood at 3,850,000 yen), which involved getting on a boat with others in his position. Once on the boat the debtors would then have to gamble with loaned money, which would end with a few winning, and others getting into deeper debt and having to work to pay of their debts. After some coercing kaiji accepts a position on the boat, in order to clear himself and make a bit of money as well…

Cast: Masato Hagiwara as Kaiji
Daisuke Namikawa as Ichijou
Masane Tsukayama as Hyoudou
Naoya Uchida as Endou
Fumihiko Tachiki as Narrator

 

Steins;Gate シュタインズ ゲート Website: http://steinsgate.tv/
Animation Studio: WHITE FOX Trailer: Steins;Gate
Opening Song: 「Hacking to the Gate by Kanako Itou 「いとうかな Ending Song: Tokitsukasadoru Jūni no Meiyaku 「刻司ル十二ノ盟約 by FES ft. Yui Sakakibara「FES cv.榊原ゆ
Airdate: 05/04 Genre: Adventure, Sci-fi, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 26:05 Airtime in U.K: 18:05
Number of Episodes: 24+1 TV Station: TV Saitama

Steins;Gate is set in the summer of 2010, approximately one year after the events that took place in Chaos;Head, in Akihabara.

Steins;Gate: Steins;Gate is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.

Cast: Asami Imai as Kurisu Makise
Mamoru Miyano as Rintarō Okabe
Halko Momoi as Feliz Nyannyan
Kana Hanazawa as Mayuri Shiina
Saori Goto as Moeka Kiryū
Tomokazu Seki as Itaru Hashida
Yu Kobayashi as Ruka Urushibara
Yukari Tamura as Suzuha Amane

 

30-sai no Hoken Taiiku 30歳の保健体育 Website: http://30sai.jp/
Animation Production: Gathering Trailer: 30-Sai no Hoken Taiiku
Opening Song: Koi no Doutei 「恋の道程」 by kanon x kanon Ending Song: Learn Together by AiRI
Airdate: 06/04 Genre: Ecchi, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 27:00 Airtime in U.K: 19:00
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TOKYO MX

The guide book teaches shy men around 30 how to date and have sex with women.

Cast: Hiro Shimono as Hayao Imagawa
Kaori Nazuka as Natsu Andō
Eri Kitamura as Ku-chan/Pi-chan
Ryotaro Okiayu as Daigorō
Yui Watanabe as Macaron


 

 

 

 

SKET DANCE スケット・ダンス Website: http://sketdance.jp/
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production Trailer: SKET DANCE (click on movie to see the trailer)
Opening Song: 「カッコ悪い I Love You」 by French Kiss 「フレンチ・キス」 Ending Song: Comic Sonic by The Pillows
Airdate: 07/04 Genre: Comedy, Drama, Parody, School, Shounen, Slice of Life.
Airtime in Japan: 18:00 Airtime in U.K: 10:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TV Tokyo

The story is told through a series of short, self-contained stories focusing on cases undertaken by the Sket Dan (Suketto dan means helper group in Japanese), usually told in the space of one to two chapters. Cases to date focus on a variety of issues from more humorous cases like chasing monkeys around the school or helping a wanna-be samurai find out why he cannot win kendo tournaments to more serious cases that hint at Onihime’s violent past or deal with near-terminal illness.

Cast: Hiroyuki Yoshino as Yusuke “Bossun” Fujisaki
Ryoko Shiraishi as Hime “Himeko” Onizuka
Tomokazu Sugita as Kazuyoshi “Switch” Usui
Ai Kayano as Roman Saotome
Fumiko Orikasa as Reiko Yuuki
Hiro Shimono as Sasuke Tsubaki
Jouji Nakata as Tetsuji Chuuma
Kaori Nazuka as Kaoru Yagi
Kenji Nojima as Michiru Shinba
Kenta Miyake as Shinzo Takemitsu
Marina Inoue as Momoka Kibitsu
Megumi Takamoto as Mimori Unyuu
Megumi Toyoguchi as Moe Yabasawa
Satomi Satou as Chiaki Takahashi
Tomokazu Seki as Sojiro Agata
Yu Kobayashi as Kikuno Asahina

 

Hyouge Mono へうげもの Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/heuge/
Animation Production: Bee Train Trailer: Hyouge Mono
Opening Song: Bowl Man by IKZO Ending Song: KIZUNA by Yuki Saito 「斉藤由貴」
Airdate: 07/04 Genre: Historical, Samurai, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 23:00 Airtime in U.K: 15:00
Number of Episodes: 39 TV Station: NHK-BS2

The story is set during Japan’s Sengoku Jidai (Era of the Warring States) and centers on Furuta Sasuke, a vassal of the great warlord Oda Nobunaga and a man obsessed with tea ceremony and material desires in his pursuit of a fortuitous life. Having learned from Oda and the legendary tea master Sen no Soueki, Furuta walks the way of the Hyouge Mono.

Cast: Hideyuki Tanaka as Mitsuhide Akechi
Kouji Ohkura as Sasuke Furuta
Masashi Ebara as Hideyoshi Hashiba
Nobuo Tanaka as Soueki Sen
Rikiya Koyama as Nobunaga Oda
Shingo Tsurumi as Ieyasu Tokugawa

 

 

 

Hidan no Aria 緋弾のアリア Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/aria/
Animation Production: J.C. Staff Trailer: Hidan no Aria
Opening Song: Scarlet Bullet by May’n Ending Song: Camellia no Hitomi 「カメリアの瞳」 by Aiko Nakano 「中野愛子」
Airdate: 14/04 Genre: Action, Comedy.
Airtime in Japan: 25:25 Airtime in U.K: 17:25
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TBS

The story takes place in Tokyo Butei High School, a special school where armed detectives — “Butei” — are trained to use weapons. Kinji Tooyama is a second-year-student who has a special ability, but he keeps it a secret to maintain an ordinary, peaceful life. However, when he gets caught in a bombing on the way to school, he encounters H. Aria Kanzaki, the most powerful S-Rank Butei student in Assault Studies.

Cast: Junji Majima as Kinji Tōyama
Rie Kugimiya as Aria H. Kanzaki
Kaori Ishihara as Reki
Kazuma Horie as Ryo Shiranui
Kenji Nojima as Tohru “Vlad” Sayonaki
Mariya Ise as Riko Mine
Mikako Takahashi as Shirayuki Hotogi
Takayuki Kondou as Goki Muto
Mai Nakahara as Yutori Takamagahara

 

A Channel │ Aチャンネル Website: http://www.a-ch.jp/
Animation Production: Studio Gokumi Trailer: A Channel
Opening Song: Morning Arch by Marina Kawano Ending Song: Humming Girl 「ハミングガール」 by Aoi Yuki 「悠木碧」 Kaori Fukuhara 「福原香織」 Minako Kotobuki 「寿美菜子」 Yumi Uchiyama 「内山夕実」
Airdate: 07/04 Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life.
Airtime in Japan: 25:40 Airtime in U.K: 17:40
Number of Episodes: TV Station: MBS

The story revolves around the everyday life of four high school girls: the flighty Run, the reckless Tooru, the timid Yuuko, and the level-headed Nagi.

Cast: Aoi Yūki as Tōru
Kaori Fukuhara as Run
Minako Kotobuki as Yūko
Yumi Uchiyama as Nagi
Ai Matayoshi as Yutaka
Daisuke Ono as Satō Sensei
Minori Chihara as Kitō Sensei
Miyuki Sawashiro as Kamade Sensei
Momoko Saito as Miho


 

 

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko 電波女と青春男 Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/denpa/
Animation Production: SHAFT Trailer: Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Opening Song: Os-Alien 「Os-宇宙人」 by Erio wo Kamatte-chan Ending Song: Ruru 「ルル」 by Etsuko Yakushimaru 「やくしまるえつこ」
Airdate: 14/04 Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 25:55 Airtime in U.K: 17:55
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TBS

The story revolves around a highschool boy named Niwa Makoto. He lives with his aunt’s family since his parents are away on business. It is there where he meets his mysterious cousin of the same age Touwa Erio — who happens to tie a futon mattress around her upper body and is a self-proclaimed alien. Her staple food is pizza. Erio had been missing for half a year and was found floating in the sea. She doesn’t remember anything about what happened during that period of time, but she began to think that it was the act of an alien and wanders the neighbourhood wrapped in the futon.

Cast: Asuka Ōgame as Erio Touwa
Miyu Irino as Makoto Niwa
Ai Nonaka as Meme Touwa
Emiri Katou as Ryouko Mifune
Mai Fuchigami as Maekawa-san

 

 

Maria†Holic Alive まりあほりっく あらいぶ Website: http://www.mariaholic.com/
Animation Production: SHAFT Trailer: Maria†Holic Alive
Opening Song: Runrunriru Ranranrara 「るんるんりる らんらんらら」 by Yuu Kobayashi 「小林ゆう」 Ending Song: Mitei (Kari) 「未定(仮)」 by Asami Sanada 「真田アサミ」 Yuu Kobyashi 「小林ゆう」 Marina Inoue 「井上真里菜」
Airdate: 07/04 Genre: Comedy, Parody, Romance, School.
Airtime in Japan: 26:15 Airtime in U.K: 18:15
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TV Tokyo

It’s not easy to find the perfect girl, even when you’re the same sex! Kanako thought attending an all-girls school would be the perfect way to meet the girl of her dreams, but after her hot new roommate turns out to be a guy in drag, and catching the eye of the most popular girl in school only brings down the wrath of all the OTHER similarly obsessed girls, she’s not so sure! Complicate things with a cat-eared dorm leader, her roommate’s rude-mannered maid, an identical twin sister (who attends an all-boys school of course) and WAY too many attractive girls of questionable persuasions and the question becomes whether Kanako will die from frustrated nosebleeds! (Life would be SO much easier if guys didn’t literally give her the hives!) Will Kanako ever find a non-polar opposite of a compatible non-opposing polarity? Let’s just say that the quest for true love will not run straight in Maria Holic.

Cast: Asami Sanada as Kanako Miyamae
Marina Inoue as Matsurika Shinouji
Yu Kobayashi as Mariya Shidō
Akemi Kanda as Nanami Kiri
Miyu Matsuki as Ayari Shiki
Miyuki Sawashiro as Dorm Leader-sensei
Ryoko Shintani as Sachi Momoi
Saori Goto as Yuzuru Inamori
Yuko Kaida as Ryuuken Ishima

 

Sofuteni そふてにっ Website: http://www.softenni.com/
Animation Production: XEBEC Trailer: Sofuteni
Opening Song: Rulebook wo Wasurechae 「るーるぶっくを忘れちゃえ」 by ULTRA-PRISM with Shiratamachuu Soft Tennis Club Ending Song: Tsumasakidachi 「つまさきだち」 by Kanae Ito 「伊藤 かな恵」
Airdate: 07/04 Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, School, Sports.
Airtime in Japan: 26:30 Airtime in U.K: 18:30
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TOKYO MX

The tennis comedy centres around the members of a female middle school soft tennis team and the twists and turns that their lives take as they aim for the nationals.

Cast: Eri Kitamura as Kotone Sawamatsu
Kanae Itō as Asuna Harukaze
Miyuki Sawashiro as Reo Tenchi
Satomi Akesaka as Kurusu Fuyukawa
Sayuri Yahagi as Elizabeth Warren
Shinobu Matsumoto as Hiroshi Mishimaki
Shizuka Itou as Chitose Akiyama

 

 

 

 

CTHE MONEY OF SOUL AND POSSIBILITY CONTROL Website: http://www.noitamina-control.jp/
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production Trailer: [C]THE MONEY OF SOUL AND POSSIBILITY CONTROL (click on the trailer in bottom left of screen)
Opening Song: Matoryoshika by NICO Touches the Walls Ending Song: RPG by School Food Punishment
Airdate: 14/04 Genre: Sci-fi.
Airtime in Japan: 24:45 Airtime in U.K: 16:45
Number of Episodes: 11 TV Station: Fuji TV

The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro, raised by his maternal grandmother after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life. One day, however, he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he’ll agree to pay it back. From then on his fate is radically altered as he’s drawn into a mysterious area known as “The Financial District.”

Cast: Kouki Uchiyama as Kimimaro Yoga
Daisuke Hosomi as Sōichirō Mikuni
Haruka Tomatsu as Mashu
Mayumi Asano as Junipher Satō
Saori Goto as Q
Takahiro Sakurai as Masakaki
Yui Makino as Hanabi Ikuta
Yuji Mitsuya as Itaneda

 

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。 Website: http://www.anohana.jp/
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures Trailer: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Name o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.
Opening Song: Aoi Shiori「青い栞」 by Galileo Galilei Ending Song: Secret Base ~Kimi ga Kuretamono~ 「Secret Base ~君がくれたもの~by Ai Kayano 「茅野愛衣」 Haruka Tomatsu 「戸松遼」 Saori Hayami 「早見沙織」
Airdate: 14/04 Genre: Slice of Life.
Airtime in Japan: 25:15 Airtime in U.K: 17:15
Number of Episodes: 11 TV Station: Fuji TV

Six childhood friends grew apart in high school. One of them is Jintan, now a shut-in. He gets a request to fulfill a wish for Menma, the only one of their friends to have stayed the same over the years. In order to grant her wish, he will have to find and reunite their old friends.

Cast: Ai Kayano as Meiko Honma
Haruka Tomatsu as Naruko Anjō
Miyu Irino as Jinta Yadomi
Saori Hayami as Chiriko Tsurumi
Takahiro Sakurai as Atsumu Matsuyuki
Takayuki Kondou as Tetsudō Hisakawa


 

X-Men エックスメ Website: http://www.animax.co.jp/marvelanime/x-men/
Animation Production: Madhouse Studios Trailer: X-Men (Click on the video on the bottom left of the screen)
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 01/04 Genre: Action.
Airtime in Japan: 22:00 Airtime in U.K: 14:00
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: ANIMAX

The X-Men are a team of elite super-powered mutants gathered by Professor X to protect ordinary humans even as they are persecuted by them. In the wake of the death of one of their own, however, the team has stopped operations for a whole year. Then Professor X receives word of a mutant girl’s mysterious disappearance in Japan. Sensing that something larger is afoot, he reassembles the team and sends them to investigate. They uncover a connection between her disappearance and an anti-mutant group known as the U-Men.

Cast: Aya Hisakawa as Storm
Hideyuki Tanaka as Beast (Dr. Hank McCoy)
Kaori Yamagata as Emma Frost
Katsunosuke Hori as Professor X (Professor Xavier)
Rikiya Koyama as Wolverine (Logan)
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Cyclops (Scott Summers)
Yukari Tamura as Hisako Ichiki
Yurika Hino as Jean Grey
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Yui Sasaki


Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 世界一初恋 Website: http://sekai-ichi.jp/
Animation Production: Studio DEEN Trailer: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
Opening Song: Sekai de Ichiban Koishiteru 世界で一番恋してる by Shuhei Kita 「喜多修平」 Ending Song: Ashita, Boku wa Kimi ni Ai ni Iku. 明日、僕は君に会いに行く。 by Wakaba 「ワカバ」
Airdate: 08/04 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Shounen Ai.
Airtime in Japan: 25:05 Airtime in U.K: 17:05
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station:  TV Saitama

Onodera Ritsu has just transferred from his father’s publishing company to Marukawa Shoten. Assigned to the shoujo manga division, he crosses path with the person he’d least expected to meet. Takano Masamune is the editor-in-chief of the division Ritsu’s been assigned to, and the two seem get off on the wrong foot right from the very start when Takano unexpectedly kisses him. However, there is more to than what meets the eye: Takano is actually Saga, Ritsu’s senpai and high school love, whom Ritsu had thought to have played him for a fool by taking his affections for granted when he confessed and summarily dumped him.

Cast: Katsuyuki Konishi as Masamune Takano
Shinnosuke Tachibana as Chiaki Yoshino
Takashi Kondo as Ritsu Onodera
Yuuichi Nakamura as Yoshiyuki Hatori
Hikaru Midorikawa as Kanade Mino
Hiroshi Kamiya as Yū Yanase
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Takafumi Yokozawa
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Shōta Kisa
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ryūichirō Isaka

 

DOG DAYS TV Website: http://www.dogdays.tv/
Animation Production: Seven Arcs Trailer: DOG DAYS TV
Opening Song: SCARLET KNIGHT by Nana Mizuki 「水樹奈々」
Ending Song: PRESENTER by Yui Horie 「堀江由衣」
Airdate: 02/04 Genre: Action, Shounen, Supernatural.
Airtime in Japan: 23:30 Airtime in U.K: 15:30
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TOKYO MX

In the land of Fronaldo, the Republic of Biscotti has been aggressively attacked by the Lion Kingdom of Garette. Facing potential defeat, Princess Millhiore summons a hero who can save the country. What she gets is Izumi Shinku, a middle-school boy from Japan. Awaiting him in Fronaldo is the task of becoming hero enough to defeat his enemies while learning the peculiar rules of battle in this strange new world.

Cast: Ami Koshimizu as Leonmitchelli Galette Des Rois
Ayana Taketatsu as Eclair Martinozzi
Kana Asumi as Yukikaze Panettone
Mamoru Miyano as Shinku Izumi
Mikako Takahashi as Rebecca Anderson
Nana Mizuki as Ricotta Elmar
Takehito Koyasu as Loran Martinozzi
Tetsuya Kakihara as Gaul Galette Des Rois
Yōko Hikasa as Brioche d’Arquien
Yui Horie as Millhiore F. Biscotti
Asami Seto as Amelia/Amelita Trumbe
Daisuke Ono as General Bernard
Kana Hanazawa as Noir
Minako Kotobuki as Veil
Norio Wakamoto as General Godwin
Sakura Tange as Viole
Takahiro Sakurai as Franboise Charley
Yoriko Nagata as Jaune
Yukika Teramoto as Rouge

 

Tiger and Bunny タイガーアンドバニー Website: http://www.tigerandbunny.net/
Animation Production: Sunrise Trailer: Tiger and Bunny
Opening Song: Orion wo Nazoru 「オリオンをなぞる」 by UNISON SQUARE GARDEN Ending Song: Hoshi no Sumika 「星のすみか」 by Aobouzu 「藍坊主」
Airdate: 02/04 Genre: Mecha.
Airtime in Japan: 25:58 Airtime in U.K: 17:58
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: MBS

Schternbilt City is home to people called “Next,” who use their special abilities to protect the people as superheroes. These heroes solve cases and save lives so they can wear sponsor logos or acquire “hero points.” Their activities are documented on the popular program “Hero TV,” which picks the “King of Heroes” in a yearly ranking. The veteran hero Wild Tiger has always preferred to work alone, but now he’s been assigned the rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr., who has a different perspective on being a superhero.

Cast: Hiroaki Hirata as Kotetsu T. Kaburagi/Wild Tiger
Go Inoue as Keith Goodman/Sky High
Katsuhisa Houki as Ben Jackson
Kenjiro Tsuda as Nathan Seymore/Fire Emblem
Mariya Ise as Paolin Huan/Dragon Kid
Masakazu Morita as Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Minako Kotobuki as Karina Lyle/Blue Rose
Nobuaki Fukuda as Albert Maverick
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ivan Kareine/Origami Cyclone
Taiten Kusunoki as Antonio Lopez/Rock Bison
Wataru Yokojima as Alexander Royz
Yuko Kaida as Agnes Gevers

 

Nichijou 日常 Website: http://www.shinonome-lab.com/
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation Trailer: Nichijou
Opening Song: Hyadain no Kakakata☆kataomoi-C 「ヒャダインのカカカタ☆カタオモイ-C」 by Hyadain Ending Song: 「Zzz」 by Sayaka Sasaki 「佐咲紗花」
Airdate: 02/04 Genre: Comedy, School, Slice of Life.
Airtime in Japan: 26:20 Airtime in U.K: 18:20
Number of Episodes:  26 TV Station: TV Aichi

While the title suggests a story of simple, everyday school life, the contents are more the opposite. The setting is a strange school where you may see the principal wrestle a deer or a robot’s arm hide a rollcake. However there are still normal stories, like making a card castle or taking a test you didn’t study for.

Cast: Mariko Honda as Yūko Aioi
Ai Hirosaka as Yuria Sekiguchi
Banjou Ginga as Narrator
Chika Horikawa as Misato Tachibana
Cho as Principal
Hirokazu Hiramatsu as Mr. Nakanojō
Hiromi Konno as Hakase
Hiroshi Naka as Vice Principal
Kaori Sadohara as Annaka
Kaoru Mizuhara as Nakamura-Sensei
Kazutomi Yamamoto as Tsuyoshi Nakanojō
Kōta Yamaguchi as Tanaka
Mai Aizawa as Mio Naganohara
Mami Kosuge as Izumi Sakurai
Minoru Shiraishi as Sakamoto-san
Misuzu Togashi as Mai Minakami
Motoko Kobayashi as Yoshino Naganohara
Ryōta Yoshizaki as Kenzaburō Daiku
Shizuka Furuya as Nano Shinonome
Takahiro Hikami as Makoto Sakurai
Tetsu Inada as Manabu Takasaki
Yōko Tamaoki as Weboshi
Yoshihisa Kawahara as Kōjirō Sasahara
Yumi Higuchi as Fet-chan

 

Hen Zemi 変ゼミ Website: http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/hensemi/
Animation Production: XEBEC Trailer: Hen Zemi
Opening Song: Punctuation by Kana Hanazawa 「花沢香奈」 Ending Song:
Airdate: 08/04 Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 23:15 Airtime in U.K: 15:15
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: AT-X

Nanako Matsutaka is an innocent university student who is participating in a sexual perversion seminar led by the deviant professor Kenji Meshiya. She desperately tries to keep her morals as well as her sanity while amidst the strange group of students in the study group.

Cast: Kana Hanazawa as Nanako Matsutaka
Akira Ishida as Komugi Musashi
Minoru Shiraishi as Yesterday Taguchi
Norihisa Mori as Hishiyasu Ichikawa
Shiho Kawaragi as Makiko Gregory
Takashi Matsuyama as Kenji Meshiya
Yukiko Takaguchi as Miwako Mizukoshi

 

 

 

Deadman Wonderland デッドマンワンダーランド Website: http://dwl.jp/
Animation Production: Manglobe Trailer: Deadman Wonderland
Opening Song: One Reason by fade Ending Song: Shiny Shiny by Nirgulis
Airdate: 16/04 Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-fi.
Airtime in Japan: 25:00 Airtime in U.K: 17:00
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TV Kanagawa

Ganta Igarashi has been convicted of a crime that he hasn’t committed, and sent to a new, privately owned and operated prison, where the inmates are the main attraction in a modern day twist to the gladiatorial coliseums of ancient times. Throw in a healthy dose of weird little girl, some new-found super powers, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have Deadman Wonderland.

Cast: Kana Hanazawa as Shiro
Romi Park as Ganta Igarashi
Iori Nomizu as Minatsuki Takami
Junichi Suwabe as Tamaki Tsunenaga
Masayuki Katou as Kiyomasa Senji/Crow
Takako Honda as Chief Makina
Yuuki Kaji as Yo Takami

 

 

 

OVA/OAD/Specials/Movies Table

April May June
Yozakura Quartet ~Hoshi no Umi~ 08/04 (2/?) Hoshi no Ou Kodomo 07/05
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? 03/06 (1/1)
Fairy Tail: Yōkoso Fairy Hills!! 15/04 (1/1) Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail 11/05 (5/5) Sengoku Basara –The Last Party- 04/06
Seitokai Yakuindomo OAD 15/04 (1/1) Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Special 11/05 (1/1) * Postponed due to the earthquake Air Gear: Kuro no Hane to Nemuri no Mori -Break on the Sky- 17/06 (3/?)
Amagami SS Special 20/04 (1/1) Katteni Kaizo 25/05 (1/3) Fairy Tail: Yōsei Gakuen Yankee-kun to Yankee-chan 17/06 (1/1)
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiō Shinwa 2 20/04 (2/6) Kuroshitsuji II OVA: 25/05 (5/5) Towa no Quon 18/06 (1/6)
Kuragehime Specials 22/04 (4/4) MM! SS! 25/05 (6/6) Katteni Kaizo 22/06 (2/3)
Gakuen Mokushiroku: High School of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead 26/04 (1/1) Shiki OAD 25/05 (1/2) KissXSis OVA 22/06 (5/?)
Sex Pistols 26/04 (2/2) Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai: Hada-iro Ritsu Kyū-wari Zō!? 27/05 (1/1) Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni  Kawaii Wake ga Nai 22/06 (1&2/4)
Kuroshitsuji II OVA : The Tale of Will the Shinigami 27/04 (4/5) Enyu Densetsu Sora no Kieski –/05 (1/?) Shiki OAD 22/06 (2/2)
MM! SS! 27/04 (5/6) Saiyuki Gaiden 24/06 (2/3)
Koe de Oshigoto 29/04 (2/?) Yurumeirsu wa? 24/06 (2/?)

Sora no Otoshimono: Tokei-jikake no Angeloid 25/06

Senjou no Valkyria 3: Dare ga Tame no Juusou 29/06 (1/2)

 

Fairy Tail: Yōkoso Fairy Hills!! Anime Production: A-1 Pictures & Satelight
Trailer: Fairy Tail: Yōkoso Fairy Hills!! Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen.
Opening Song: Eternal Fellows by Tetsuya Kakihara 「柿原徹也」 Ending Song: Daily Hymn by Aya Hirano 「平野綾」
Airdate: 15/04 Episode Number: 1/1

Lucy comes across a mysterious written request. The client is looking for an object that is in Fairy Tail’s female dormitory, Fairy Hills. To verify the request, Lucy visits Fairy Hills, and discovers that the client is Hilda, the dormitory head who is looking for a “shining treasure.” Meanwhile, Natsu and the other guild members are cleaning their pool.

Cast: Aya Hirano as Lucy Heartfilia
Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu Dragneel
Rie Kugimiya as Happy
Satomi Satou as Wendy Marvell
Sayaka Ohara as Erza Scarlet
Yui Horie as Charle
Yuuichi Nakamura as Gray Fullbuster
Junichi Suwabe as Freed
Mai Nakahara as Juvia Loxar
Mariya Ise as Levi McGarden
Miyoko Asou as Hilda
Satomi Arai as Bisca Mulan
Yoshihisa Kawahara as Bixlow

 

Seitokai Yakuindomo OAD Anime Production: GoHands
Trailer: Seitokai Yakuindomo Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen.
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 15/04 Episode Number:  1/1

OVA of Seitokai Yakuindomo which will be bundled with the volume 5 of the manga.

Cast: Satomi Satou as Aria Shichijou
Sayuri Yahagi as Suzu Hagimura
Shintaro Asanuma as Takatoshi Tsuda
Yōko Hikasa as Shino Amakusa
Asami Shimoda as Kotomi Tsuda
Chiaki Omigawa as Mutsumi Mitsuba
Emiri Katou as Kaede Igarashi
Minoru Shiraishi as Kenji Yanagimoto
Mutsumi Tamura as Sayaka Dejima
Satomi Arai as Ranko Hata
Yu Kobayashi as Naruko Yokoshima

 

 

 

 

Amagami SS Special Anime Production: AIC
Trailer: Amagami SS Genre: Drama, Romance, School.
Opening Song: – Ending Song: Suteki na Aru Hi 「素敵なある日」 by Kana Asumi 「阿澄佳奈」
Airdate: 20/04 Episode Number:  1/1

Bluray vol. 13 of Amagami SS includes a special episode featuring Tachibana Miya as the main heroine.

Cast: Hiromi Konno as Sae Nakata
Kaori Nazuka as Tsukasa Ayatsuji
Rina Satou as Kaoru Tanamachi
Ryoko Shintani as Rihoko Sakurai
Shizuka Itou as Haruka Morishima
Tomoaki Maeno as Jun’ichi Tachibana
Yukana as Ai Nanasaki
Aiko Igarashi as Yukari Ayatsuji
Hitomi Harada as Manaka Hiba
Izumi Satou as Ruriko Yuzuki
Kana Asumi as Miya Tachibana
Mai Kadowaki as Keiko Tanaka/Risa Kamizaki
Risa Hayamizu as Maya Takahashi
Takuma Terashima as Masayoshi Umehara
Yuki Matsuoka as Kanae Itō
Yuu Asakawa as Hibiki Tsukahara

 

 

High School of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead Anime Production: Madhouse
Trailer: High School of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead Genre: Action, Drama, Ecchi, Horror, Romance, Supernatural
Opening Song: Ending Song: Best friends by Maon Kurosaki 「黒崎真音」
Airdate: 26/04 Episode Number:  1/1

An OVA of Highschool of the Dead bundled with the 7th manga volume.

Cast: Junichi Suwabe as Takashi Komuro
Marina Inoue as Rei Miyamoto
Ayana Taketatsu as Arisu Maresato
Eri Kitamura as Saya Takagi
Hitomi Harada as Zeke
Junko Takeuchi as Rika Minami
Kishô Taniyama as Kōichi Shidō
Mamoru Miyano as Hisashi Igō
Miyuki Sawashiro as Saeko Busujima
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Kōta Hirano
Yukari Fukui as Shizuka Marikawa

 

Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Special Anime Production: J.C. Staff
Trailer: Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Special Genre: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo.
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 11/05 Episode Number:  1/1

Extra episode included in Blu-ray and DVD volume 10.

Cast: Ayumi Fujimura as Misaki Ayuzawa
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Takumi Usui
Aki Toyosaki as Satsuki Hyōdō
Atsushi Abe as Hinata Shintani
Hiromi Igarashi as Aoi Hyōdō
Kana Asumi as Honoka
Kana Hanazawa as Sakura Hanazono
Kana Ueda as Subaru
Kaori Ishihara as Suzuna Ayuzawa
Kazuyoshi Shiibashi as Shōichirō Yukimura
Kenichi Suzumura as Tora Igarashi
Kenji Nojima as Kuuga
Kousuke Toriumi as Soutarou Kanou
Mariya Ise as Erika
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Naoya Shirakawa
Takuma Terashima as Ikuto Sarashina
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryūnosuke Kurosaki
Yu Kobayashi as Shizuko Kaga

 

 

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Anime Production: CoMix Wave
Trailer: Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo Genre: Romance
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 07/05 Episode Number:  None it’s a movie.

Asuna lost her father and lives a lonely life listening to mysterious music coming from her father’s crystal radio. One day she sets out for a journey to see a boy again. Through the adventure, she experiences a parting and finds the cruelty and the beauty of the world.

Cast: Hisako Kanemoto as Asuna Watase
Kazuhiko Inoue as Ryūji Morisaki
Miyu Irino as Shin/Shun
Fumiko Orikasa as Asuna’s Mother
Rina Hidaka as Mana

 

 

 

 

Katteni Kaizo Anime Production: SHAFT
Trailer: Katteni Kaizo Genre: Action, Comedy, Parody, School, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 25/05, 22/06 Episode Number:  1/3 2/3

Katsu Kaizou is a very gullible 17 year old high school student, and a believer in science fiction, aliens, ghosts, UFOs, conspiracies, etc. He thinks that everything going on around him is the result of some sort of alien plot to take over the world. Each story is pretty much self-contained and is completely bizarre. Kaizou joins the school’s science club, makes new friends, and ends up coming in contact with all sorts of strange things like log people, deadly sushi, pee-blades, scary infections, robot invasions, ghosts, living dolls, and more!

Cast: Aki Toyosaki as Suzu Saien
Chiwa Saito as Chitan Tsubouchi
Eri Kitamura as Umi Natori
Takahiro Sakurai as Kaizō Katsu
Yui Horie as Yamada-san

 

 

 

 

 

Shiki Special Anime Production: Daume
Trailer: Shiki Special Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Seinen, Supernatural.
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 25/05, 22/06 Episode Number:  1/2, 2/2

The eighth volume will ship with Episode 21 and the unaired episode “Dai Futatō to Han wa” (a wordplay for “Episode 20.5”) on May 25, 2011, while the ninth volume will ship with Episode 22 and the unaired episode “Dai Futatō-ichi to Han wa” (“Episode 21.5”) on June 22.

Cast: Kazuyuki Okitsu as Seishin Muroi
Kouki Uchiyama as Natsuno Yūki
Toru Ohkawa as Toshio Ozaki
Ai Orikasa as Chizuru Kirishiki
Aoi Yūki as Sunako Kirishiki
Gackt as Seishirō Kirishiki
Haruka Nagashima as Kaori Tanaka
Haruka Tomatsu as Megumi Shimizu
Keiko Kawakami as Akira Tanaka
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Tōru Mutō
Nozomi Sasaki as Ritsuko Kunihiro
Shinya Takahashi as Masao Murasako
Wataru Takagi as Tatsumi
Eri Kitamura as Yoshie Kurahashi
Mayu Iino as Shizuka Matsuo

 

 

Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Anime Production: Studio Deen
Trailer: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? Genre: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Harem, Magic, Shounen, Supernatural.
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 03/06 Episode Number:  1/1

The series’ episode 13, which will not be aired on TV.

Cast: Iori Nomizu as Haruna
Junji Majima as Ayumu Aikawa
Midori Tsukimiya as Eucliwood Hellscythe
Ai Shimizu as Dai-sensei
Aya Gōda as Salas
Hisako Kanemoto as Tomonori
Koji Yusa as King of the Night
Mina as Kanami Mihara
Noriko Shitaya as Kyōko
Rie Yamaguchi as Taeko Hiramatsu
Yōko Hikasa as Sera

 

 

 

Sengoku Basara –The Last Party- Anime Production: Production I.G
Trailer: Sengoku Basara –The Last Party- Genre: Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai,.
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 04/06 Episode Number:  None it’s a movie.

The story of the film is set after the conflict instigated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi ended, but not before the Battle of Sekigahara determines who shall be the Shogun of Japan.

Cast: Kazuya Nakai as Date Masamune
Souichiro Hoshi as Sanada, Yukimura
Tomokazu Seki as Ishida Mitsunari
Toru Ohkawa as Ieyasu Tokogawa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Tail: Yōsei Gakuen Yankee-kun to Yankee-chan Anime Production: A-1 Pictures & Satelight
Trailer: Fairy Tail: Yōsei Gakuen Yankee-kun to Yankee-chan Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Magic, Shounen.
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 17/06 Episode Number:  1/1

The anime adaptation of the manga side story “Yousei Gakuen Yankee-kun to Yankee-chan,” which puts the characters of Fairy Tail in a school setting. The title is a parody of Miki Yoshikawa’s “Yankee-kun to Megane-chan.”

Cast: Aya Hirano as Lucy Heartfilia
Tetsuya Kakihara as Natsu Dragneel
Rie Kugimiya as Happy
Satomi Satou as Wendy Marvell
Sayaka Ohara as Erza Scarlet
Yui Horie as Charle
Yuuichi Nakamura as Gray Fullbuster
Mai Nakahara as Juvia Loxar
Mariya Ise as Levi McGarden
Miyoko Asou as Hilda
Satomi Arai as Bisca Mulan

 

Towa no Quon Anime Production: Bones
Trailer: Towa no Quon Genre: Supernatural
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 18/06 Episode Number:  1/6

The story follows a boy named Quon and others who suddenly wakes up with supernatural powers.

Cast: Hiroshi Kamiya as Quon Mitsuchi
Kaori Nazuka as Tei Ryūmonji
Ryoko Shiraishi as Yuriko Akatsuki
Jouji Nakata as Cyborg Alpha/Kaidō
Kousuke Toriumi as Cyborg Epsilon/Shun Kazami
Minako Kotobuki as Cyborg Delta/Hizuru Asuka
Miyu Irino as Takao
Saori Hayami as Kiri
Shinichiro Miki as Genji Kamishiro
Toru Ohkawa as Seiji Kannazuki

 

Sora no Otoshimono: Tokei-jikake no Angeloid Anime Production: AIC A.S.T.A
Trailer: Sora no Otoshimono: Tokei-jikake no Angeloid Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Supernatural
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 25/06 Episode Number:  None it’s a movie.

Movie adaptation of the Sora no Otoshimono manga, based on Kazane Hiyori’s arc.

Cast: Saori Hayami as Ikaros
Souichiro Hoshi as Tomoki Sakurai
Asuka Ōgame as Daidalos
Ayahi Takagaki as Mikako Satsukitane
Iori Nomizu as Nymph
Kaori Fukuhara as Astrea
Mina as Sohara Mitsuki
Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Eishirō Sugata
Yōko Hikasa as Hiyori Kazane

 

 

 

 

Senjou no Valkyria 3: Dare ga Tame no Juusou Anime Production: A-1 Pictures
Trailer: Senjou no Valkyria 3: Dare ga Tame no Juusou Genre: Action, Fantasy, Military
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 29/06 Episode Number:  1/2

Two-episode OVA based on SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles game.

Cast: Aya Endo as Riela Marcellis
Masumi Asano as Imca
Yuuichi Nakamura as Kurt Irving
Aya Hisakawa as Lydia Agute
Hisao Egawa as Largo Potter
Houko Kuwashima as Isara Gunther
Jun Fukuyama as Maximilian
Marina Inoue as Alicia Melchiott
Miyu Irino as Zig
Sayaka Ohara as Selvaria Bles
Susumu Chiba as Welkin Gunther
Takuya Kirimoto as Gusurg

 

 

 

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Neonstar: Wow, I have reviewed all of the anime’s that are due to be released this Spring and the shows which are in bold and italics I shall be blogging the ones only in italics I shall just be watching there are 42 new shows out in the Spring season. The new shows that I’ll be watching and blogging are, Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai, Ao no Exorcist, Asutarotte no Omocha! C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control,  Deadman Wonderland, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Dog Days, Hana Saku Iroha,  Hidan no Aria, Hoshizora e Kakakru Hashi, Hyougemono, Gintama, Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai 2, Maria Holic Alive, Moshidora, Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai, Seikon no Qwaser II, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, Sket Dance, Steins;Gate, Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabun with Beelzebub,  Starry Sky, Gosick and Supernatural: The Animation carrying over from the Winter season.

Here are some of the OVA/OAV/Specials I will be blogging are, Kuroshitsuji II OVA’s, Fairy Tail OVA’s, Highschool of the Dead: Drifters of the Dead, Kaicho wa Maid-Sama! Katteni Kaizo, Shiki, Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka? and Air Gear: Kuro no Hane to Nemuri no Mori -Break on the Sky-. Bear in mind that with Air Gear: Kuro no Hane to Nemuri no Mori -Break on the Sky- I will do a blog for each of the OVA’s that have already been released.

Seiyū Round-up:

Male: Tomokazu Sugita (9 roles), Daisuke Ono, Junichi Suwabe, Miyu Irino (8 roles), Hiro Shimono, Nobuhiko Okamoto (7 roles), Hiroshi Kamiya, Jun Fukuyama, Tetsuya Kakihara, Tomokazu Seki, Yuuichi Nakamura, Yuuki Kaji (6 roles), Akira Ishida, Daisuke Namikawa, Kazuya Nakai, Souichiro Hoshi, Takahiro Sakurai (5 roles), Daisuke Kishio, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Kenichi Suzumura, Kentarou Itou, Koji Yusa, Noriaki Sugiyama, Ryotarou Okiayu, Satoshi Hino, Shinichiro Miki, Susumu Chiba, Takehito Koyasu, Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Toru Ohkawa, Toshiyuki Morikawa (4 roles), Hikaru Midorikawa, Hiroaki Hirata, Hiroki Yasumoto, Junji Majima, Mamoru Miyano, Masakazu Morita, Rikiya Koyama, Shinnosuke Tachibana, Shintaro Asanuma, Wataru Hataru, Wataru Takagi, Yoshihisa Kawahara (3 roles),  Daisuke Hirakawa, Gackt, Hideo Ishikawa, Hirofumi Nojima, Jouji Nakata, Katsuyuki Konishi, Kazuhiko Inoue, Kazuma Horie, Keiji Fujiwara, Kousuke Toriumi, Kouki Uchiyama, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Norio Wakamoto, Shinji Kawada, Shintarou Oohata, Showtaro Morikubo, Takashi Kondo, Takayuki Kondou, Takuya Eguchi, Tomoaki Maeno, Yoshimisa Hosoya (2 roles), Atsushi Abe, Daisuke Sakaguchi, Hidenobu Kiuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Kappei Yamaguchi, KENN, Ken Narita, Kishio Taniyama, Kouki Miyata, Naoya Uchida, Notobushi Canna, Takahiro Mizushima, Takuma Terashima,  Tessho Genda (1 role).

Female: Kana Hanazawa (11 roles), Yu Kobayashi (9 roles), Eri Kitamura, Miyuki Sawashiro (8 roles), Aki Toyosaki, Haruka Tomatsu,  Marina Inoue,  Rina Satou, Saori Hayami, Yukari Tamura (7 roles), Kana Asumi, Yoko Hikasa (6 roles), Ayana Taketatsu, Fumiko Orikasa, Junko Takeuchi, Mamiko Noto, Nana Mizuki, Yui Horie (5 roles), Aya Hirano, Aoi Yuuki, Emiri Katou, Iori Nomizu, Kanae Ito, Megumi Toyoguchi, Minako Kotobuki, Rie Kugiyama, Rie Tanaka, Romi Park, Ryoko Shiraishi, Satomi Satou, Sayaka Ohara (4 roles), Ami Koshimizu, Asuka Oogame, Ayumi Fujiwara, Saori Goto, Satsuki Yukino, Yuko Sanpei (3 roles), Ai Kayano, Ai Shimizu, Ayahi Takagaki, Hitomi Nabatame, Ryoko Shitani, Satomi Akesaka, Yuko Kaido (2 roles), Ai Nonaka, Asami Sanada, Chihiro Suzuki, Chiwa Saito, Haruhi Terada, Kikuko Inoue, Maaya Sakamoto, Mitsuki Saiga, Ryou Hirabashi, Sanae Kobayashi, Yui Makino, Yuiko Tatsumi, Yuki Matsuoda (1 role).

Random Information

→All the information that has been gathered here to create this list can be found from the anime’s official sites and twitters, ANN, MAL, BakaUpdates.

→This post is a live one and when more information is available it will be updated.

→Crunchyroll has started to announce their 14 simulcasts for Spring 2011 they are Gintama’, Hana-Saku Iroha, Nichijou, Ore-tachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai, Asutarotte no Omocha! Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabun, Sket Dance, Deadman Wonderland, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi, Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~, Steins;Gate, Ao no Exorcist.

→VizAnime will simulcast Tiger & Bunny and Ao no Exorcist.

→Funimation will simulcast Toriko and C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control.

→The Anime Network will simulcast Maria Holic Alive.

→Aniplex will simulcast Ao no Exorcist* (simulcasts on other US streaming sites).

Ayumi Fujimura as Misaki Ayuzawa
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Takumi Usui
Aki Toyosaki as Satsuki Hyōdō
Atsushi Abe as Hinata Shintani
Hiromi Igarashi as Aoi Hyōdō
Kana Asumi as Honoka
Kana Hanazawa as Sakura Hanazono
Kana Ueda as Subaru
Kaori Ishihara as Suzuna Ayuzawa
Kazuyoshi Shiibashi as Shōichirō Yukimura
Kenichi Suzumura as Tora Igarashi
Kenji Nojima as Kuuga
Kousuke Toriumi as Soutarou Kanou
Mariya Ise as Erika
Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Naoya Shirakawa
Takuma Terashima as Ikuto Sarashina
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryūnosuke Kurosaki
Yu Kobayashi as Shizuko Kaga

Posted 26/03/2011 by Neon Star - ネオン星

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