Winter Anime Season 2012   Leave a comment

Well it appears that the list for the Winter Season is out. This season seems to be composed of some 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 2-4 shows from the Winter Season. I will mention a few anime that are carrying on from the Autumn/Fall Season are, Bakuman, Chihayafuru, Hunter x Hunter, Last Exile ~Ginyoku no Fam~, Mirai Nikki, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Persona 4 the Animation, Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream and Shakugan no Shana III (Final) . Anyway if you want to get the entire Winter 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 Autumn/Fall 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.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Rinne no Lagrange 22:00 TOKYO MX (08/01) Natsume Yūjinchō Shi 25:30 TV Tokyo (02/01) Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! 25:30 TOKYO MX (10/01) Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama 25:50 TV Tokyo (04/01) Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2 23:00 TOKYO MX (05/01) High School DxD 11:00 AT-X (06/01) Area no Kishi 06:00 TV Asahi (07/01)
Aquarian Evolution 25:35 TV Tokyo (08/01) Ano Natsu de Matteru 25:30 TV Aichi (09/01) Chihayafuru 24:59 NTV (04/10) Danball Senki W 19:27 TV Tokyo (18/01) Recorder to Randoseru 25:00 TV Saitama (05/01) Senhime Zesshō Symphogear 23:00 TOKYO MX (06/01) Zero no Tsukaima F 08:30 AT-X (07/01)
Smile Precure 08:30 TV Asahi (05/02) Another 25:35 KNB (09/01) Bleach 18:00 TV Tokyo   Kill me Baby 25:25 TBS (05/01) Shakugan no Shana III (Final) 25:30 TOKYO MX (07/10) Nisemonogatari 24:00 TOKYO MX (07/01)
HUNTERxHUNTER 10:55 NTV (02/10) Danshi Kōkōsei no Nichijō 26:00 TV Tokyo (09/01)     Amagami SS+ plus 25:55 TBS (05/01) Last Exile ~Ginyoku no Fam~ 26:00 CBC (07/10) Mō-retsu Uchū Kaizoku 24:30 TV Kanagawa (07/01)
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 17:30 NHK-E (02/10) Gintama’ 18:00 TV Tokyo (04/04)     Thermae Romae 24:45 Fuji TV (12/01)   BRAVE10 26:00 TOKYO MX (07/01)
Mobile Suit Gundam Age 17:00 TBS/MBS (09/10)       Inu x Boku SS 26:00 MBS (12/01)   Bakuman. 2 17:30 NHK-E (01/10)
Mirai Nikki 23:00 Nico Nico Douga (09/10)       Black★Rock Shooter 24:45 Fuji TV (02/02)   Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream 10:00 TV Tokyo (09/04)
Toriko 09:00 Fuji TV (03/04)       Persona4 the Animation 25:30 MBS (06/10)   Fairy Tail 10:30 TV Tokyo
Beelzebub 07:00 Yomiuri TV       Guilty Crown 25:15 Fuji TV (13/10)    
        Sket Dance 18:00 TV Tokyo (07/04)    
        Naruto Shippūden 19:30 TV Tokyo    

 

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi

Natsume Yūjinchō Shi 棗友人帳肆 Website: http://www.nasinc.co.jp/jp/natsume-anime/
Animation Production: Brians Base Trailer: Natsume Yūjinchō Shi
Opening Song: Ima, Kono Toki 「今、この時」 by Hiiragi 「ひいらぎ」 Ending Song: Takaramono 「たからもの」 by Marina Kawano
「河野マリナ」
Airdate: 02/01 Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Shoujo, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Airdate in Japan: 25:30 Airtime in U.K.: 16:30
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TV Tokyo

The 4th Season of Natsume Yūjinchō.

Cast: Hiroshi Kamiya as Takashi Natsume
Kazuhiko Inoue as Nyanko-sensei
Akira Ishida as Shūichi Natori
Eiji Itô as Shigeru Fujiwara
Hisayoshi Suganuma as Atsushi Kitamoto
Junichi Suwabe as Matoba
Kazuma Horie as Kaname Tanuma
Miki Itou as Tōko Fujiwara
Miyuki Sawashiro as Jun Sasada
Rina Satou as Tohru Taki
Ryohei Kimura as Satoru Nishimura
Sanae Kobayashi as Reiko Natsume

 

 

New Prince of Tennis

Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama │ 新テニスの王子様 Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/shin-tenipri/
Animation Production: Production I.G. & M.S.C Trailer: Shin Tennis no Ōji-sama
Opening Song: Mirai no Bokura e. 「未来の僕らへ」 by
Norimasa Fujisawa 「藤澤ノリマサ」
Ending Song: Enjoy by Junko Minagawa 「皆川純子」
Ryotaro Okiayu 「置鮎龍太郎」 Naozumi Takahashi 「高橋直
純」 Showtaro Morikubo 「森久保祥太郎」 Jun Fukuyama
「福山潤」 Yuu Sugimoto 「杉本ゆう」
Airdate: 04/01 Genre: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports.
Airtime in Japan: 25:50 Airtime in U.K.: 16:50
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TV Tokyo

In Japan an "All Star Team" is being formed, containing the 50 best tennis players from the entire country.

Cast: Junko Minagawa as Ryoma Echizen
Akira Nakagawa as Kato Kachiro
Daichi Endō as Jūjirō Oni
Daisuke Ono as Kazuya Tokugawa
Hiroki Aiba as Kanata Irie
Hiroki Takahashi as Eiji Kikumaru
Kei Watanabe as Katsuo Mizuno
Kenjiro Tsuda as Sadaharu Inui
Kohei Kiyasu as Kaoru Kaidoh
Masaya Onosaka as Takeshi Momoshiro
Naru Kawamoto as Takashi Kawamura
Ryotaro Okiayu as Tezuka Kunimitsu
Shigenori Yamazaki as Satoshi Horio
Shizuka Okohira as Sumire Ryuuzaki
Takayuki Kondou as Shuichiro Ôishi
Yuki Kaida as Shusuke Fuji

 

 

Tantei Milky Homes 2

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2 探偵オペラミルキィホームズ2 Website: http://milky-holmes.com/
Animation Production: J.C. Staff Trailer: Tantei Opera Milky Holmes 2
Opening Song: Nazo! Nazo? Happiness!! 「ナゾ!ナゾ?
Happiness!!」
by Milky Holmes
Ending Song: Lovely Girls Anthem by Natsuko Aso 「麻生夏
子」
Airdate: 05/01 Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Super Power.
Airtime in Japan: 23:00 Airtime in U.K.: 14:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TOKYO MX

The 2nd Season of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

Cast: Izumi Kitta as Cordelia Glauca
Mikoi Sasaki as Hercule Barton
Shūta Morishima as Opera Kobayashi
Sora Tokui as Nero Yuzurisaki
Suzuko Mimori as Sherlock Shellingford

 

 

 

 

 

Recroder and Backback

Recorder to Randoseru │ リコーダーとランドセル Website: http://www.takeshobo.co.jp/sp/tv_rikoran/
Animation Production: Seven Trailer: Recorder to Randoseru
Opening Song: Glitter by Aoi Tada feat. Sister 773 「多田葵feat. Sister 773」 Ending Song:
Airdate: 05/01 Genre: School, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 25:00 Airtime in U.K.: 16:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TV Saitama

Miyagawa Atsushi is an 11-year-old boy. Since he is 180 centimeters tall and has a grown-up looking build, he has always been running into troubles. On the other hand, his 17-year-old elder sister Atsumi is only 137 centimeters tall and has a childish looking build. Atsumi takes good care of Atsushi, who acts his true age.

Cast: Rie Kugimiya as Atsumi Miyagawa
Ryotaro Okiayu as Atsushi Miyagawa
Aya Gōda as Takumi
Aya Hirano as Sayo
Aya Uchida as Hina-chan
Nanami Kashiyama as Midori-chan
Sayako Tōjō as Jun-chan
Tomoe Tamiyasu as Moriyama Sensei
Yoshino Nanjou as Tetsuya

 

 

 

Kill me Baby

Kill Me Baby キルミーベイベー Website: http://killmebaby.tv/
Animation Production: J.C. Staff Trailer: Kill Me Baby
Opening Song: Kill Me no Baby! 「キルミーベイベー!」 by
Mutsumi Tamura 「田村睦心」 Chinatsu Akasaki 「赤崎千夏」
Ending Song: Futari no Kimochi no Honto no Himitsu 「ふたり
のきもちのほんとのひみつ」
by Mutsumi Tamura 「田村睦心」
Chinatsu Akasaki 「赤崎千夏」
Airdate: 05/01 Genre: Comedy, School, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 25:25 Airtime in U.K.: 16:25
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TBS

Kill Me Baby is a 4-panel style manga that follows the comedic life of a typical school girl Yasuna and her assassin classmate Sonya. Sonya’s attempt to fit in often fails when her natural assassin instincts kick in and Yasuna’s attempt to be more friendly with Sonya often gets her hurt or intimidated. Kill Me Baby’s cute sense of humour will keep you wanting more.

Cast: Chinatsu Akasaki as Yasuna Oribe
Mutsumi Tamura as Sonya
Ai Takabe as Agiri Goshiki

 

 

 

 

Amagamii SS

Amagami SS+ plus アマガミSS+ plus Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/amagami/
Animation Production: AIC Trailer: Amagami SS+ plus
Opening Song: check my soul by azusa Ending Song: Kokuhaku 「告白」 by azusa
Airdate: 05/01 Genre: Drama, Romance, School.
Airtime in Japan: 25:55 Airtime in U.K.: 16:55
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TBS

The 2nd Season of Amagami SS.

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
Kana Asumi as Miya Tachibana
Takuma Terashima as Masayoshi Umehara

 

 

 

 

Highschool DxD

Highschool DxD ハイスクールDxD Website: http://www.haremking.tv/
Animation Production: TNK Trailer: Highschool DxD
Opening Song: Trip -innocent- of D by Larval Stage
Planning
Ending Song: STUDYxSTUDY by StylipS
Airdate: 06/01 Genre: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, School
Life, Shounen, Supernatural.
Airtime in Japan: 11:00 Airtime in U.K.: 02:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: AT-X

The story follows Issei Hyodo, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei’s campus.

Cast: Yōko Hikasa as Rias Gremory
Yuuki Kaji as Issei Hyōdō
Ayana Taketatsu as Koneko Tōjō
Azumi Asakura as Argento Asia
Kenji Nojima as Yūto Kiba
Shizuka Itou as Akeno Himejima

 

 

 

Senhime Zessho Symphogear

Senhime Zessho Symphogear 戦姫絶唱シンフォギア Website: http://www.symphogear.com/
Animation Production: Satelight Trailer: Senhime Zessho Symphogear
Opening Song: Synchrogazer by Nana Mizuki 「水城奈々」 Ending Song: Meteor Light by Ayahi Takagaki 「高垣彩陽」
Airdate: 07/01 Genre: Action, Music, Supernatural
Airtime in Japan: 23:00 Airtime in U.K.: 14:00
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TOKYO MX

Humans have been menaced by mysterious monsters called "Designated Aberrant Disaster: Noise". Tsubasa and Kanade are a popular vocal unit "Twei Wing". They wear the new weapon "Symphogear" and fight against Noise to save the earth.

Cast: Aoi Yūki as Hibiki Tachibana
Minami Takayama as Kanade Amaba 
Nana Mizuki as Tsubasa Kazenari
Yuka Iguchi as Mirai Kohinata
Asami Seto as Aoi Yuri
Ayahi Takagaki as Chris Setsuin
Hideo Ishikawa as Genjūrō Kazenaru
Kenji Akabane as Sakuya Fujitaka
Miyuki Sawashiro as Ryōko Sakurai
Souichiro Hoshi as Shinji Okawa

 

 

Area no Kishi

Area no Kishi エリアの騎士 Website: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/knight/
Animation Production: Shin-Ei Animation Trailer: Area no Kishi
Opening Song: Higher Ground 「ハイヤーグラウンド」 by SRS Ending Song:
Airdate: 07/01 Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports.
Airtime in Japan: 06:00 Airtime in U.K.: 21:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TV Asahi

Believing himself to be useless at football, Aizawa Kakeru opts to become the manager of his school’s football team, while his brother Suguru is its ace, and is even good enough to represent Japan. However, Kakeru may be harbouring a strong talent within himself that only Suguru can see, and the two often get into arguments over Kakeru’s denial of his skills. Things are made more complicated with the return of Nana, an old playmate of theirs that Kakeru has a crush on. Join the brothers in their journey to the national and even international championships!

Cast: Jun Fukuyama as Suguru Aizawa
Shizuka Itou as Nana Mishima
Yuko Sanpei as Kakeru Aizawa

 

 

 

 

Zero no Tsukaima F

Zero no Tsukaima F ゼロの使い魔F Website: http://www.zero-tsukaima.com/
Animation Production: J.C Staff Trailer: Zero no Tsukaima F
Opening Song: I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU by Ichiko Ending Song: Kiss Shite ↑Agenai↓ 「キスしてあげない」 by Rie Kugimiya 「釘宮理恵」
Airdate: 07/01 Genre: Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Magic, Romance.
Airtime in Japna: 08:30 Airtime in U.K.: 23:30
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: AT-X

According to Media Factory, the fourth season of Zero no Tsukaima was announced. It will be the final of the TV series.

Cast: Rie Kugimiya as Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Valliè
Satoshi Hino as Saito Hiraga
Ayako Kawasumi as Henrietta de Tristain
Daisuke Hirakawa as Giulio Cesare
Hisako Kanemoto as Lukshana
Itaru Yamamoto as Jacques
Mamiko Noto as Tiffania Westwood
Mikako Takahashi as Montmorency
Mutsumi Tamura as Damian
Nanako Inoue as Kirche
Yui Horie as Siesta
Yūichi Iguchi as Doudou
Yuka Iguchi as Irukuku
Yuka Inokuchi as Tabitha

 

Moretsu Uchuu Kaizoku

Mō-retsu Uchū Kaizoku モーレツ宇宙海賊 Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/mo-retsu/
Animation Production: Satelight Trailer: Mō-retsu Uchū Kaizoku
Opening Song: Mōretsu Uchū Koukyoukyoku Dai Nana Gakushou “Mugen no Ai” 「猛烈宇宙交響曲・弟七楽章『無限の愛』」 by Momoiro Clover Z 「ももいろクローバーZ」 Ending Song: LOST CHILD by Momoiro Clover Z 「ももいろクローバーZ」
Airdate: 07/01 Genre: Sci-fi, Space.
Airtime in Japan: 24:30 Airtime in U.K.: 15:30
Number of Episodes: 26 TV Station: TV Kanagawa

Marika is a first year high school student living in a far away galaxy known as Uminoakeboshi. One day she finds out that her recently deceased father was once the captain of the space pirate ship called the Bentenmaru. More importantly, the only one to inherit the captain’s title has to be a direct descendant – meaning that Marika is next in line to become the captain of the ship.

Cast: Kana Hanazawa as Chiaki Kurihara
Mikako Komatsu as Marika Kato
Ai Kayano as Ai Hoshimiya
Asuka Nishi as Ursula Abramoff
Atsushi Ono as Jotoff Sief Sydow
Chiaki Omigawa as Mami Endō
Chinatsu Akasaki as Maki Harada
Haruka Tomatsu as Gruelle Serenity
Hisako Kanemoto as Grunhilde Serenity
Kanako Nomura as Shōko Kobayashi
Keiji Fujiwara as Hyokumanako
Kenta Miyake as Schnitzler
Kiyono Yasuno as Aster Aruhanko
Maaya Uchida as Izumi Yunomoto
Mariya Ise as Natalia Glennorth
Masaya Matsukaze as Cain McDougall
Natsumi Takamori as Sasha Staple
Rikiya Koyama as Narrator
Rina Satou as Jenny Doolittle
Satomi Satou as Lily Bell
Shizuka Itou as Misa Grandwood
Suzuko Mimori as Belinda Percy
Yōko Hikasa as Lynn Lambretta
Yoshino Nanjou as Yayoi Yoshitomi
Yui Horie as Coria
Yuiko Tatsumi as April Lambert
Yuko Kaida as Ririka Katō

 

Brave10

BRAVE10 ブレイブ-テン Website: http://www.brave10.com/
Animation Production: Studio Sakimakura Trailer: BRAVE10
Opening Song: Seirei Hirai 「精霊飛来」 by Daisuke Ono 「小野大輔」 Tetsuya Kakihara 「柿原徹也」 Ending Song: Adeosu. 「艶男。-adeosu-」 by ADAPTER.
Airdate: 07/01 Genre: Action, Adventure, Historical, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 26:00 Airtime in U.K.: 17:00
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TOKYO MX

A year before the battle of Sekigahara that ended the Sengoku Period, the ninja Saizou Kirigakure meets the miko Nami Isa as she’s attacked by assassins. Her shrine was destroyed by Tokugawa Ieyasu for siding with Yukimura Sanada. Meanwhile, Sanada has been gathering ten warriors known as Sanada’s Brave 10, who have the power to change history. As they gather one by one, Nami’s own mysterious power awakens.

Cast: Daisuke Ono as Kirigakure Saizō
Hiroshi Kamiya as Unno Rokurō
Izumi Kitta as Benmaru
Kazunari Tanaka as Miyoshi Seikai Nyūdō
Kazuya Nakai as Jinpachi Nezu
Motoki Takagi as Yuri Kamanosuke
Rina Satou as Nami Isa
Ryotaro Okiayu as Jūzō Kakei
Takahiro Sakurai as Banzō Hattori 
Takehito Koyasu as Date Masamune
Tetsuya Kakihara as Sasuke Sarutobi
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Sanada Yukimura
Yuu Asakawa as Anastasia

 

Nisemonogatari

Nisemonogatari 偽物語 Website: http://www.nisemonogatari-anime.com/
Animation Production: Shaft Trailer: Nisemonogatari
Opening Song: Futakotome 「二言目」 by Chiwa Saito 「斎藤千和」 Ending Song: Naisho no Hanashi 「ナイショの話」 by ClariS
Airdate: 07/01 Genre: Comedy, Super Power.
Airtime in Japan: 24:00 Airtime in U.K.: 15:00
Number of Episodes: 13 TV Station: TOKYO MX

The black swindler Kaiki Deishu, who once deceived Hitagi, returns to town and spreads the incantation which cursed Nadeko before. Koyomi’s sisters Karen and Tsukihi try to capture Deishu but…

Cast: Eri Kitamura as Karen Araragi
Hiroshi Kamiya as Koyomi Araragi
Yuka Iguchi as Tsukihi Araragi
Chiwa Saito as Hitagi Senjōgahara
Emiri Katou as Mayoi Hachikuji
Kana Hanazawa as Nadeko Sengoku
Maaya Sakamoto as Shinobu Oshino
Miyuki Sawashiro as Suruga Kanbaru
Ryoko Shiraishi as Yozuru Kagenui
Saori Hayami as Yotsugi Ononoki
Shinichiro Miki as Deishū Kaiki
Yui Horie as Tsubasa Hanekawa

 

 

Rinne no Lagrange

Rinne no Lagrange 輪廻のラゲランジェ Website: http://lag-rin.com/
Animation Production: XEBEC Trailer: Rinne no Lagrange
Opening Song: TRY UNITE! by Megumi Nakajima 「中島愛」 Ending Song: HELLO! by Megumi Nakajima 「中島愛」
Airdate: 08/01 Genre: Comedy.
Airtime in Japan: 22:00 Airtime in U.K.: 13:00
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TOKYO MX

Madoka is the lone member of her school’s Jersey Club. She is one day recruited by a mysterious girl named Lan to pilot the robot "Vox" and protect her city from space invaders. They are joined by a third girl, Muginami, who has a different goal than Ran. Meanwhile, they still don’t know their enemies’ true goal, or what "Rinne" might be.

Cast: Kaori Ishihara as Madoka Kyono
Ai Kayano as Muginami
Asami Seto as Lan
Ayumi Fujimura as Haruka Uehara
Azumi Asakura as Machiko Iwabuchi
Kenji Hamada as Hiroshi Nakaizumi
Kenji Nojima as Kirius
Makoto Yasumura as Shōzō Tadokoro
Mamiko Noto as Yōko Nakaizumi
Rie Tanaka as Eri Watabe
Rikako Yamaguchi as Sachi Nogami
Shinji Kawada as James Row
Suzuko Mimori as Michi Kondō
Yūichi Iguchi as Sōta Serizawa

 

Aquraion Evol

Aquarion Evol アクエリオンEVOL Website: http://aqevol.com/
Animation Production: Satelight Trailer: Aquarion Evol
Opening Song: Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai ni Shou 「君の神話 ~ アクエリオン第二章」 by AKINO with bless4 Ending Song: Gekkou Symphonia 「月光シンフォニア」 by AKINO & AIKI from bless4
Airdate: 08/01 Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance, Sci-fi.
Airtime in Japan: 25:35 Airtime in U.K.: 16:35
Number of Episodes: Tv Station: TV Tokyo

The story will take place 12,000 years after the first Aquarion television series at a city modeled after Hong Kong. A new cast of characters, piloting a new Aquarion robot, will fight enemies from another dimension.

Cast: Ai Kayano as Mikono
Yuuki Kaji as Amata
Kana Hanazawa as Zessica
Kenichi Suzumura as Cayenne
Kensuke Satou as Malloy
Kouki Uchiyama as Kagura
Megumi Nakajima as Sazanka

 

ano Natsu de Matteiru

Ano Natsu de Matteru あの夏で待ってる Website: http://www.ichika-ichika.com/
Animation Production: J.C. Staff Trailer: Ano Natsu de Matteru
Opening Song: Sign by Ray 「レイ」 Ending Song: Bidoro Moyou 「ビードロ模様」 by Nagi Yanagi 「やなぎなぎ」
Airdate: 09/01 Genre: Comedy, Romance.
Airtime in Japan: 25:30 Airtime in U.K.: 16:30
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: TV Aichi

The October issue of Gakken’s Megami Magazine is announcing on Tuesday that Onegai Teacher/Onegai Twins story creator Yousuke Kuroda and Onegai franchise character designer Taraku Uon are collaborating on a new original anime called Ano Natsu de Matteru. The anime will be an adolescent romantic comedy. The three main characters are the two girls Ichika Takatsuki and Remon Yamano, and the boy Kaito Kirishima.

Cast: Haruka Tomatsu as Ichika Takatsuki
Nobunaga Shimazaki as Kaito Kirishima
Hideki Ogihara as Tetsurō Ishigaki
Kana Asumi as Mio Kitahara
Kaori Ishihara as Kanna Tanigawa
Rina Hidaka as Rinon
Yukari Tamura as Remon Yamano

 

 

 

Another

Another アナザー Website: http://www.another-anime.jp/
Animation Production: P.A. Works Trailer: Another
Opening Song: Kyoumu Densen 「凶夢伝染」 by ALI PROJECT Ending Song: anamnesis by Annabel
Airdate: 09/01 Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, School.
Airtime in Japan: 25:35 Airtime in U.K: 16:35
Number of Episodes: 12 TV Station: KNB

26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. When she suddenly died, her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Sakakibara Kouichi transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Mei Misaki who wears an eyepatch and is always alone drawing pictures.

Cast: Atsushi Abe as Kouichi Sakakibara
Natsumi Takamori as Mei Misaki
Ai Nonaka as Yukari Sakuragi
Hiroaki Hirata as Tatsuji
Kazutomi Yamamoto as Mochizuki
Madoka Yonezawa as Izumi Akazawa
Tomoaki Maeno as Tenshigahara

 

 

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Danshi Kōkōsei no Nichijō 男子高校生の日常 Website: http://www.danshinichijyo.net/
Animation Production: Sunrise Trailer: Danshi Kōkōsei no Nichijō
Opening Song: Shiny Tale by Mix Speaker’s Inc. Ending Song: Ohisama 「おひさま」 by Amesaki Annainin 「雨先案内人」
Airdate: 09/01 Genre: Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life.
Airtime in Japan: 26:00 Airtime in U.K.: 17:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: TV Tokyo

The original gag comedy manga follows the humorous yet "realistic" everyday life of Tadakuni, Hidenori, Yoshitake, and other students at a boys’ high school.

Cast: Kenichi Suzumura as Yoshitake
Miyu Irino as Tadakuni
Tomokazu Sugita as Hidenori
Akira Ishida as President
Ami Koshimizu as Yoshitake’s Older Sister
Aoi Yūki as Ringo-chan
Ayahi Takagaki as Tadakuni’s sister
Bon Ishihara as Principal
Chiwa Saito as Ikushima
Daisuke Namikawa as Motoharu
Hiroki Yasumoto as Vice President
Junko Minagawa as Nako-san
Kengo Takanashi as Yasunori
Risa Hayamizu as Motoharu’s Older Sister
Yōko Hikasa as Bungaku Shōjo
Yu Kobayashi as Yanagin
Yukana as Habara
Yuuki Ono as Karasawa

 

Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai

Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! パパのいうことを聞きなさい! Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/papakiki/
Animation Production: Feel Trailer: Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai!
Opening Song: Happy Girl by Eri Kitamura 「喜多村絵梨」 Ending Song: Colouring by Yui Horie 「堀江由衣」
Airdate: 10/01 Genre: Comedy, Romance, Seinen.
Airtime in Japan: 25:30 Airtime in U.K: 16:30
Number of Episodes: 26 TV Station: TOKYO MX

Segawa Yuta is a freshman of a university. He lost his parents when he was small and was raised by his sister Yuri. Yuta has been living alone since Yuri got married to a middle aged man when Yuta was a junior high student. One day, Yuri visited Yuta’s apartment and asked him to take care of her three daughters while Yuri and her husband were on a trip. He unwillingly accepted the job but the plane Yuri took went missing. In order to prevent the daughters from being adopted separately by relatives, Yuta decided to take in all three girls. A life of a strange family in a tiny apartment begins. (The elder two of the daughters are stepchildren of Yuri’s husband. The smallest one is Yuri’s child.)

Cast: Eri Kitamura as Miu Takanashi
Hiromi Igarashi as Hina Takanashi
Sumire Uesaka as Sora Takanashi
Wataru Hatano as Yūta Segawa
Daisuke Ono as Kōichi Nimura
Junji Majima as Shuntarō Sako
Nobuo Tobita as Shingo Takanashi
Sayaka Ohara as Yuri Takanashi
Yui Horie as Raika Oda

 

Inu x Boku SS

Inu x Boku SS 妖狐x僕SS Website: http://www.inuboku.tv/
Animation Production: David Production Trailer: Inu x Boku SS
Opening Song: Nirvana 「ニルヴァーナ」 by MUCC 「ムック」 Ending Song:
Airdate: 12/01 Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Supernatural.
Airtime in Japan: 26:00 Airtime in U.K.: 17:00
Number of Episodes: TV Station: MBS

The Shirakiin house’s daughter, Shirakiin Ririchiyo, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in the mansion named "Ayakashi Kan." In this mansion, only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in it, and for each resident, they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Ririchiyo has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit whom she previously rescued.

Cast: Rina Hidaka as Ririchiyo Shirakiin
Kana Hanazawa as Karuta Roromiya
Mamoru Miyano as Zange Natsume
Takuya Eguchi as Banri Watanuki
Tomokazu Sugita as Kagerō Shōkiin
Yōko Hikasa as Nobara Yukinokōji
Yoshimasa Hosoya as Renshō Sorinozuka
Yūichi Nakamura as Sōshi Miketsukami

 

 

Black Rock Shooter

Black★Rock Shooter ブラック★ロックシューター Website: http://www.noitamina-brs.jp/
Animation Production: Ordet & SANZIGEN Animation Trailer: Black★Rock Shooter
Opening Song: Ending Song: Bokura no Ahiato 「僕らのあしあと」 by supercell
Airdate: 02/02 Genre: Action, Drama, School, Slice of Life.
Airtime in Japan: 24:45 Airtime in U.K.: 15:45
Number of Episodes: 8 TV Station: Fuji TV

Mato Kuroi just got into junior high school, and on the first day, someone catches her eye; her classmate Yomi Takanashi. The two meet.The innocent and naive Mato. The mature Yomi. Seemingly opposites, but the time they spend together only strengthens a growing friendship. But as they go into their second year at the school, they get placed in separate classes, and they begin to grow apart. But somewhere simultaneously… In another world, a young girl, blue fire residing in her eyes, Black Rock Shooter faces another young girl; this one holding a jet-black scythe, Dead Master, and a battle to the death begins to unfold.

Cast: Kana Asumi as Yū Kōtari
Kana Hanazawa as Mato Kuroi
Miyuki Sawashiro as Yomi Takanashi
Eri Kitamura as Kagari Izuriha
Mamiko Noto as Saya Irino
Manami Numakura as Arata Obata

 

 

 

OVA/OAD/Special/Film Table

January February March
Sacred Seven: Gintsuki no Tsubasa 07/01 (1/1) Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago 04/02 (1/3) Maken Ki! OVA 01/03 (1/1)
Ai no Kusabi ~petere kanju~ 18/01 (1/4) Ai no Kusabi ~pardo oritsubasa~ 15/02 (2/4) Kimi no Iru Machi OVA 16/03 (1/2)
Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko Special 25/01 (1/1) Gyo 15/02 (1/1) Ai no Kusabi ~congressus kaikou~ 21/03 (3/4)
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira 25/01 (4/4) Minori Scramble 15/02 (1/1) Nekogami Yaoyorozu OVA 21/03 (1/1)
Morita-san wa Mukkuchi 27/01 (2/2) Yuri Seijin Naoko-san 15/02 (1/1) ToHeart2 Dungeon Travellers 21/03 (2/2)
Queen’s Blade Premium Collectors Edition –/01 (2/2) ToHeart2 Dungeon Travellers 22/02 (1/2)  
  Steins;Gate Special 22/02 (1/1)  
  Eiyū Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki 24/02 (2/2)  
  Fairy Tail OAD –/02 (1/1)  

 

Ai no Kusabi

Ai no Kusabi 間の楔 Animation Production: AIC
Trailer: Ai no Kusabi Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-fi, Yaoi.
Opening Song: Ending Song:
Airdate: 18/01, 15/02, 21/03. Episode Number: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4.

The story is set in the future on the planet named Amoi which is controlled by a supercomputer named Jupiter. Among the mostly male human population, the light-haired elite class is allowed to temporarily keep the dark-haired "mongrels" as pets. One elite member, Iason, encounters a mongrel named Riki in the slums and decides to take him in. However, Iason keeps Riki longer than it is socially approved, and rumors around about their possible relationship.

Cast: Kentarou Itou as Riki
Shinichiro Miki as Kacche
Toru Ohkawa as Iason Mink

 

 

 

 

 

Beserk

Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago べるセルク黄金時代篇 I 覇王の卵 Animation Production: Studio 4°C
Trailer: Berserk Ougon Jidaihen I: Haou no Tamago Genre: Action, Adventure, Demons, Fantasy, Military,
Seinen, Supernatural.
Opening Song: Ending Song: Utsukushikumono 「ウツクシキモノ」 by Ai
Airdate: 04/02 Episode Number: 1/3

According to the news site Natalie, "Berserk Saga Project" was announced. It will cover the entire original story of Berserk. The first work, an anime movie, will premiere in January 2012.

Cast: Hiroaki Iwanaga as Guts
Takahiro Sakurai as Griffith
Toa Yukinari as Casca
Aki Toyosaki as Charlotte
Kazuki Yao as Gaston
Kenta Miyake as Nosferatu Zodd
Minako Kotobuki as Rickert
Rikiya Koyama as Adon Coborlwitz/Julius
Yuuki Kaji as Judeau

 

 

 

ToHeart2 Dungeon Travellers

ToHeart 2 Dungeon Travellers  トゥハート2ダンジョンドラベラーズ Animation Production:
Trailer: ToHeart 2 Dungeon Travellers Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Seinen.
Opening Song: Niji-iro no Mirai 「虹色の未来」 by Suara Ending Song:
Airdate: 22/02, 23/03 Episode Number: 1/2, 2/2.

 

Cast: Jun Fukuyama as Takaaki Kōno
Noriko Rikimaru as Manaka Komaki
Yurina Hase as Konomi Yuzuhara
Ema Kogure as Maryan
Hitomi Nabatame as Yuma Tonami
Konami Yoshida as Ruri Himeyuri
Kousuke Toriumi as Yūji Kōsaka
Rina Satou as Yūki Kusakabe
Rio Natsuki as Lucy Maria Misora
Ryoko Ono as Sasara Kusugawa
Saki Nakajima as Karin Sasamori
Sayori Ishizuka as Sango Himeyuri
Shizuka Itou as Tamaki Kōsaka

 

 

 

Kimi no Iru Machi

Kimi no Iru Machi 君のいる町 Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production
Trailer: Kimi no Iru Machi Genre: Drama, Ecchi, Harem, Romance, School, Shounen.
Opening Song: Tasogare Kousaten 「黄昏交差点」 by Erina
Mano
Ending Song:
Airdate: 16/03 Episode Number: 1/2.

Eba Yuzuki has mysteriously decided to go to high school in the countryside. But despite Kirishima Haruto’s objections, she is living in his home. Now he has to put up with a freeloading city girl and even worse, make sure Kanzaki Nanami, the girl he likes, doesn’t get the wrong idea!

Cast: Yoshimasa Hosoya as Haruto Kirishima
Aoi Yūki as Rin Eba
Megumi Nakajima as Yuzuki Eba
Nana Kouno as Akari Kaga
Saori Hayami as Nanami Kanzaki
Toshiki Masuda as Takashi Yura

 

 

 

 


Neonstar: Wow I’ve reviewed most of the anime’s that will be airing Winter Season and the ones in bold and italics are the ones I’ll be blogging the ones in italics I shall just be watching there are 23 new shows out in the Winter Season. The new shows that I’ll be watching and blogging are Another, Ano de Natsu Matteru, Aquarion EVOL, BRAVE10, Danshi Kokosei no Nichijou, Highschool DxD, InuxBoku SS, Natsume Yujincho Shi, New Prince of Tennis, Nisenmonogatari, Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikisanai!. The ones carrying over from the Autumn/Fall Season are Bakuman 2, Beelzebub, Chihayafuru, Gintama’, Guilty Crown, Last Exile -Ginyoku no fam-, Mirai Nikki, Persona 4 the Animation, Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle, Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream, Shakugan no Shana III (Final), Sket Dance and Toriko.

Here are some of the OVA/OAV/Specials/Movies I will be watching and and possibly blogging are, Ai no Kusabi, Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko, Fairy Tail, Kimi no Iru Machi, Sacred Seven: Gintsuki no Tsubasa, Steins;Gate with Eiyu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira and Tales of Symphonia United Worlds carrying over from the Autumn/Fall season.

Random Information:

  All information seen here has been acquired from the official websites/twitter accounts, ANN, MAL and other resources.

  Crunchyroll will be simulcasting, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Another, Area no Kishi, BRAVE10, Moretsu Pirates, Natsume Yuujinco Shi, Nisemonogatari, Poyopoyo, Recorder to Randoseru, The Prince of Tennis II, Zero no Tsukaima F.

  The Anime Network will be simulcasting InuxBoku SS.

  Viz Media will be simulcasting, Rinne no Lagrange.

Posted 08/01/2012 by Neon Star - ネオン星

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