Spring 2010 TV Anime
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Coming up in about two weeks, the list below are the shows that will be airing. Yet again, there's something new in the list: directors are now listed.

Series not listed: Major; which is going into its sixth season. Iron Man; from Marvel which will air first in Japan. Romance of the Three Kingdoms; because it's yet another Ro3K adaptation. Shin Koihime†Musou: Otome Tairan; because it's yet another Shin Koihime season/Ro3K-like adaptation.

Last Updated: March 15th, 2010
History: February 12th, March 15th

Spring 2010 TV Lineup (23 total [3 not listed below, see above]):

Heroman ~ Fantasy/Mecha
Airing/Length: April 1st / ??
Studio: BONES (Darker than BLACK, Eureka Seven, Fullmetal Alchemist, Ouran High School Host Club, Tokyo Magnitude 8.0)
Director: Nanba Hitoshi (Baki the Grappler, Bono Bono, Dash! Yonkuro)
Main Cast: Komatsu Mikako
Support Cast: Cho (Casshern Sins, Great Teacher Onizuka, Hidamari Sketch, InuYasha), Ishizuka Unshou (Cowboy Bepop, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Initial D, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Sousei no Aquarion), Kimura Ryouhei (Eden of the East, Neo Angelique Abyss), Obata Mayu, Shindou Naomi (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo, Valkyria Chronicles), Suyama Akio (Galaxy Angel, Sakura Wars, Wolf's Rain), Yasumura Makoto (Detroit Metal City, Galaxy Angel, REC)
Synopsis: An American boy named Joey always wanted to become a hero, but he's working part time to support his grandma and himself. After believing that a new robot action figure he saw on TV would help him, the only one he could obtain was one from a rich classmate. Little did Joey know when he repaired the toy, his dreams would become true.

B Gata H Kei / B-Type H-Style ~ Comedy/Romance
Airing/Length: April 1st / ??
Studio: Hal Film Maker (Aria, Kemeko DX, Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Skip Beat!)
Director: Yamamoto Yusuke (Keroro Gunsou)
Main Cast: Tamura Yukari (Da Capo, Kämpfer, Galaxy Angel, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Katanagatari, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Support Cast: Abe Atsuhi (Shugo Chara!, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Xam'd: Lost Memories), Gibu Yuko (Aoi Hana, Koi Koi Seven), Hanazawa Kana (Asu no Yoichi, Bakemonogatari, Basquash!, Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini, Durarara!!, Kobato., Seikon no Qwaser, Sketchbook ~full color'S~, To Love-Ru), Horie Yui (Bakemonogatari, Da Capo, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Kampfer, Kanamemo, Kanon, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, School Rumble, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni), Iwasaki Ai, Kitta Izumi (Jingoku Shoujo Mitsuganae, Weiß Survive), Kobayashi Yuu (Candy Boy, Gintama, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Maria Holic, Nyan Koi!, Ookamikakushi, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series, School Rumble, So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Noto Mamiko (Full Metal Panic!, Kimi ni Todoke, School Rumble, Sengoku Basara, Shakugan no Shana, To Aru Majutsu no Index), Shimoda Asami (AIKa ZERO, Bungaku Shoujo, Kyou no 5 no 2, Tayutama -kiss on my diety-), Shishido Rumi (Ashita no Nadja, Gokinjo Monogatari, Ojamajou Doremi)
Synopsis: Yamada (Tamura Yukari) is a virgin high school student who wants to have 100 casual sex partners. Although, she finds herself pursuing after only one boy.

Sims: Eh, not so bad as Chu-Bra!! I guess. Especially if you have Forever-17 Yukarin taking the lead role.

Ookiku Furikabutte ~Natsu no Taikai-hen~ / Big Wind Up ~Summer Tournament Chapter~ ~ Sports
Airing/Length: April 1st / ??
Studio: A-1 Pictures (Birdy the Mighty Decode series, Fairy Tail, Kannagi, So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Valkyria Chronicles)
Director: Mizushima Tsutomu (Genshiken, Kemeko Deluxe!, Kobato., xxxHOLiC)
Main Cast: Fukuyama Jun (Code Geass, xxxHOLiC, Spice and Wolf, Tegami Bachi), Hayamizu Risa (Kannagi, Rideback, Welcome to the NHK, Xam'd: Lost Memories), Nakamura Yuuichi (Basquash!, Clannad, Durarara!!, Fairy Tail, Kimi ni Todoke, Shugo Chara!), Shimono Hiro (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Basquash!, Kannagi), Suzuki Chihiro (Elfen Lied, Katanagatari, Tales of the Abyss), Taniyama Kishou (Basquash!, Midori no Hibi, NEEDLESS, Special A, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Yonaga Tsubasa (Chaos;HEAd, Guin Saga, Special A, Yomeiro Pâtissière)
Support Cast: Fukuen Misato (Darker than BLACK series, To Love-Ru, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Yozakura Quartet), Kimura Ryouhei (Cencoroll, Higashi no Eden), Murozono Takehiro (Ghost Stories, Grappler Baki, Karen), Satou Yuudai (Chu-Bra!!, Souten no Ken), Sumi Kenichirou, Yasumura Makoto (Detriot Metal City, REC, Skullman)
Synopsis: Continuation from the first season of Ookiku Furikabutte.

Sims: Heard that this is one of the few shows out there where the anime is better than the manga.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! / The Class President is a Maid! ~ Comedy/Romance
Airing/Length: April 2nd / ??
Studio: J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Kimikiss ~pure rouge~, Nodame Cantabile, Shakugan no Shana series, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Toradora)
Director: Sakurai Hiroaki (Cromartie High School, Daa! Daa! Daa!, Di Gi Charat, FLCL)
Main Cast: Fujimura Ayumi (Bartender, Hanamaru Kindergarten, Hatsukoi Limited, Seiken no Blacksmith, Seikon no Qwaser, Tegami Bachi), Okamoto Nobuhiko (Asu no Yoichi!, Chrome Shelled Regios, Ghost Hunt, Ookamikakushi, Seiken no Blacksmith, To Aru Majutsu no Index)
Support Cast: Asumi Kana (Hidamari Sketch, Kämpfer, Shugo Chara!, Umi Monogatari), Igarashi Hiromi (Hanamaru Kindergarten), Ise Mariya (Durarara!!, Ladies vs. Butlers, NEEDLES, Ookamikakushi), Kakihara Tetsuya (Fairy Tail, Ga-Rei -Zero-, Kannagi, Minami-ke, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Nakamura Yuuichi (Basquash!, Clannad, Durarara!!, Fairy Tail, Kimi ni Todoke, Shugo Chara!), Shimono Hiro (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Basquash!, Kannagi), Toyosaki Aki (K-ON!, Minami-ke, Seiken no Blacksmith, Seikon no Qwaser, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Ueda Kana (Fate/stay night, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Shigofumi, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Yoshino Hiroyuki (Blood+, Chaos;HEAd, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Minami-ke)
Synopsis: Centering around the student council body president, Ayuzawa Misaki (Fujimura Ayumi), who despises the male student population at her high school, which was once a boys-only school. However, her classmate, Usui Takumi (Okamoto Nobuhiko) discovers her secret of working part time at a maid cafe.

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou / Behind the Best Demon King ~ Comedy/Supernatural
Airing/Length: April 2010 / ??
Studio: Artland (Bokura ga Ita, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Mushishi, Tytania)
Director: Watanabe Takashi (Death Note, Full Metal Panic!, Shakugan no Shana, Slayers, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
Main Cast: Hikasa Youko (), Itou Shizuka (), Kondo Takashi (Black Cat, Kanokon, Seitokai no Ichizon), Toyosaki Aki (K-ON!, Minami-ke, Seiken no Blacksmith, Seikon no Qwaser, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Yonaga Tsubasa (Chaos;HEAd, Guin Saga, Special A, Yomeiro Pâtissière), Yuuki Aoi (Dance in the Vampire Bund, Kure-nai, Sora no Woto)
Support Cast: Hirohashi Ryou (Aria, Bamboo Blade, Clannad, Keroro Gunsou, Taishou Yakyuu Musume.), Takahashi Chiaki (Chaos;HEAd, School Days)
Synopsis: Akuto Sai. Future Occupation: Devil King. This is what his aptitude test at the Constant Magical Academy predicted. Resented by the class president, desired by a girl with mysterious powers and guarded by a female android, Sai's life in school is just getting started.

Sims: English title is the literal meaning.

Angel Beats! ~ Action/Fantasy/Supernatural
Airing/Length: April 2nd / 13 episodes
Studio: P.A. Works (CANAAN, true tears)
Director: Kishi Seiji (Galaxy Angel Rune, Ragnarok, Tentai Senshi Sunred)
Main Cast: Hanazawa Kana (Asu no Yoichi, Bakemonogatari, Basquash!, Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini, Durarara!!, Kobato., Seikon no Qwaser, Sketchbook ~full color'S~, To Love-Ru), Kamiya Hiroshi (Bakemonogatari, Honey and Clover series, Macross Frontier, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series), Sakurai Harumi (Gunoparade Orchestra, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~)
Support Cast: Kitamura Eri (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Kodomo no Jikan, Minami-ke, NEEDLESS, Sora no Woto, Toradora)
Synopsis: Angels fight for their fate and future in a world after death. Yuri (Sakurai Harumi), the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the God who destined her to an unreasonable life and fight with armed weaponry. However, Tenshi (Hanazawa Kana), the chairman of the student council in their world, battles against the SSS with their supernatural powers.

Ring ni Kakero 1: Shadow-hen / Put It All in the Ring 1 Episode: Shadow ~ Action/Sports
Airing/Length: April 2nd / ??
Studio: Toei Animation (Air, Digimon (series), Dragon Ball (series), Kanon (2002), One Piece, Sailor Moon (series), Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Director: Komura Toshiaki (PreCure, Gene Diver)
Main Cast: Morita Masakazu (Baccano!, Bleach, Major), Sakurai Takahiro (Bakemonogatari, Code Geass, Gate Keepers, Zero no Tsukaima)
Support Cast: Ishikawa Hideo (Death Note, Naruto, One Piece), Kamiya Hiroshi (Bakemonogatari, Honey and Clover series, Macross Frontier, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series), Kuroda Takaya (Durarara!!, Kure-nai, Ristorante Paradiso, Sora Kake Girl, Viper's Creed, Wolf's Rain), Kusao Takeshi (AKIRA, Dragon Ball, Keroro Gunsou), Midorikawa Hikaru (Code Geass, Dragon Ball Kai, Mobile Suit Gundam, Slam Dunk), Morikawa Toshiyuki (Final Fantasy series, Berserk, InuYasha), Okiayu Ryotaro (Bleach, Clannad, Dragon Quest, Prince of Tennis), Tanaka Rie (Azumanga Daioh, Chobits, Hayate no Gotoku!, Rozen Maiden), Yuuki Hiro (Chrome Shelled Regios, Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Synopsis: Continuation of Ring ni Kakero. After defeating Team America, the Golden Japan Jr. team returns to training for the World Tournament that will be held in Tokyo. However, the Shadow Clan uses boxing as an assassination technique and kidnaps one of the GJJr. team members.

Hakuoki Shinsengumi Kitan ~ Adventure/Historical/Romance/Supernatural
Airing/Length: April 4th / ??
Studio: Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Seitokai no Ichizon, Rurouni Kenshin, Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Director: Yamasaki Osamu (Mushi-shi)
Main Cast: Kuwashima Houko (Azumanga Daioh, Clannad series, GUNxSWORD, Kaiba, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed series, X), Miki Shinichirou (Black Cat, Bleach, Full Metal Panic! Series, Fullmetal Alchemist, Initial D series, Pokemon series), Morikubo Shoutarou (11eyes, Getbackers, Naruto series), Toriumi Kousuke (Black Blood Brothers, Naruto series, Sekirei), Yoshino Hiroyuki (Blood+, Chaos;HEAd, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Minami-ke), Yusa Koji (Claymore, Ergo Proxy, Hanamaru Kindergarten, Ikkitousen series, Nyan Koi!)
Support Cast: No info.
Synopsis: Yukimura Chizuru is a daughter of a doctor who was working in Edo but then moves to Kyoto, leaving Chizuru behind and hasn't contacted her since. Worried, she decides to search for her father but is attacked by criminals and is witness to a battle between a demon and the Shinsengumi. The Shinsengumi saves her and discover that Chizuru is the daughter of the doctor they are looking for, and decide to help her find her father.

Sims: The members of the Shinsengumi are based off of the real historical figures during the 19th century.

Giant Killing ~ Sports
Airing/Length: April 4th / 26 episodes
Studio: Studio DEEN (Fate/stay night, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Seitokai no Ichizon, Rurouni Kenshin, Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Director: Kou Yuu (Blood+, Chrono Crusade, Umi Monogatari, Zero no Tsukaima)
Main Cast: Seki Tomokazu (Doraemon, Full Metal Panic!, Initial D series, Kanon, Lucky Star, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Telepathy Shoujo Ran)
Support Cast: Asano Masumi (.Hack, Hayate no Gotoku!, Ikkitousen, Seiken no Blacksmith), Kawashima Tokuyoshi (Mobile Suit Gundam 00), Mizushima Takahiro (Code Geass R2, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), Okiayu Ryotarou (Clannad, Kuuchuu Buranko, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Seiken no Blacksmith), Ono Daisuke (Durarara!!, Minami-ke, MUNTO, REC, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Umineko no Naku Koro ni)
Synopsis: A ragtag soccer team from East Tokyo are struggling within Tokyo's Soccer League with 5 straight loses. Losing fan support, the East Tokyo United (ETU) can only blame their coach, but the the coach is taking quite a gamble: he'll prove to his team and fans that he'll beat the #1 team in the nation.

Sims: Really, it's supposed to be football, but, oh well, had to localize it.

WORKING!! ~ Comedy/Slice of Life
Airing/Length: April 2010 / ??
Studio: A-1 Pictures (Birdy the Mighty Decode series, Fairy Tail, Kannagi, So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Valkyria Chronicles)
Director: Hiraike Yoshimasa (Aria the Natural, Kaleido Star, Kannagi, SaiKano, Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Solty Rei)
Main Cast: Asumi Kana (Hidamari Sketch, Kämpfer, Shugo Chara!, Umi Monogatari), Fukuyama Jun (Code Geass, xxxHOLiC, Spice and Wolf, Tegami Bachi)
Support Cast: Fujita Saki (Chrome Shelled Regios, Ookamikakushi), Hikasa Youko (Asura Cryin', Chu-Bra!!, K-ON!, Seikon no Qwaser, Sketchbook ~full color'S~), Itou Shizuka (Basquash!, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Hayate no Gotoku!, Shakugan no Shana, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann), Kamiya Hiroshi (Bakemonogatari, Honey and Clover series, Macross Frontier, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series), Kitamura Eri (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Kodomo no Jikan, Minami-ke, NEEDLESS, Sora no Woto, Toradora), Ono Daisuke (Durarara!!, Minami-ke, MUNTO, REC, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Saito Momoko (Sketchbook ~full color'S~, Solty Rei, Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo), Shiraishi Ryouko (Da Capo, Hatsukoi Limited, Hayate no Gotoku! Series, Mahou Sensei Negima! Series, Natsu no Arashi! Series, Sky Girls), Watanabe Kumiko (InuYasha, One Piece, Keroro Gunsou, Turn A Gundam)
Synopsis: In a family restaurant in Hokkaido, 16 year old Takanashi Souta works part time with some rather strange co-workers. To name a few: Taneshima Popura, 17, is easily mistaken for a middle schooler; Shirafuji Kyoko, the 28-year old manager, who doesn't bother to do any work at all; Inami Mahiru, who has an overwhelming fear of being attacked and is androphobic (fears males) which can only go well with Souta since they share the same workshift; and Todoroki Yachiyo, who carries around a katana and intimidates not only her customers but her coworkers as well without noticing it.

Sims: Read the manga, loved the comedy slapstick it had.

Arakawa Under the Bridge / Under the Arakawa River Bridge ~ Comedy/Romance/Supernatural
Airing/Length: April 4th / ??
Studio: SHAFT (Bakemonogatari, Dance in the Vampire Bund, ef, Hidamari Sketch, Natsu no Arashi!, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
Director: Shinbo Akiyuki (Bakemonogatari, Dance in the Vampire Bund, ef, Hidamari Sketch, Natsu no Arashi!, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei)
Main Cast: Kamiya Hiroshi (Bakemonogatari, Honey and Clover series, Macross Frontier, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 series, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series), Sakamoto Maaya (Bamboo Blade, CANAAN, Death Note, Kanon (2002/2006), Kara no Kyoukai, Kuroshitsuji, Ouran Koukou Host Club, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE)
Support Cast: Fujiwara Keiji (Baccano!, Crayon Shin-chan, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, Mobile Suit Gundam 00), Koyasu Takehito (Initial D, Juuni Kokuki, NEEDLESS, Neon Genesis Evangelion, One Piece, Sengoku Basara, Soul Eater), Sugita Tomokazu (Gintama, Honey and Clover, Kanon, Sousei no Aquarion, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu, To Aru Majutsu no Index)
Synopsis: Nino, a mysterious woman, saves Kou who nearly drowns to death in a river. Kou decides to return the favor by fulfilling Nino's desire to have a boyfriend, and thus begins their strange courtship then begins. The only issue is, Nino lives under the Arakawa River bridge.

Kiss x Sis ~ Comedy/Romance
Airing/Length: April 5th / ??
Studio: feel. (Da Capo, Shikabane Hime)
Director: Nawa Munenori (Da Capo, Galaxy Angel, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, Seikon no Qwaser)
Main Cast: Taketatsu Ayana (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, K-ON!), Takeuchi Ken (Gakuen Heaven, Green Green, Hoop Days), Tatsumi Yuiko (Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo)
Support Cast: Imai Asami (NEEDLESS, Strait Jacket), Nagata Yoriko, Okame Asuka (Chrome Shelled Regios, Omamori Himari)
Synopsis: After the (very) successful launch of four OVA episodes, Keita (Takeuchi Ken) has twin step-sisters (read: not blood-related) in his family and love him in a lustful way, and will try *any* means necessary to do so.

Sims: Nothing says Japan like twincest for wincest. They're not blood-related, so it's OK. *thumbs up* [/sarcasm]
By the way, I once said that I thought Kanokon was borderline hentai, wait 'till you see either this or the OVA.


Senkou no Night Raid / The Flash Night Raid ~ Action/Drama
Airing/Length: April 5th / ??
Studio: A-1 Pictures (Birdy the Mighty Decode series, Fairy Tail, Kannagi, So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Valkyria Chronicles)
Director: Matsumoto Jun (Blood+, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Persona -trinity soul-)
Main Cast: Namikawa Daisuke (Black Lagoon, Kimi ni Todoke, Kobato., Kurokami), Yoshino Hiroyuki (Blood+, Chaos;HEAd, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Minami-ke)
Support Cast: Hoshino Takanori (Getbackers, GUNxSWORD, Kannagi), Ikuta Yoshiko
Synopsis: A spy-drama set in Shangai 1931, the Imperial Japanese Government has dispatched the Sakurai Kikan, a special military spy organization, into mainland China.

This is all the information I could find about it. This is the second work of the Anime no Chikara (Power of Anime) project, the first being So-Ra-No-Wo-To which is not a huge hit this season but is OK, however you can't go wrong with Matsumoto Jun directing this series. Provided that this series is more successful/a hit over Sora no Oto, this could very well live up to the name of the Anime no Chikara project.

Mayoi Neko Overrun! / Stray Cats Overrun! ~ Comedy/Romance
Airing/Length: April 6th / ??
Studio: AIC (Asu no Yoichi, Candy Boy, Nyan Koi!, Ookamikakushi, Special A)
Director: No info.
Main Cast: Iguchi Yuka (Aoi Hana, Kamen no Maid Guy, Nyan Koi!, Shangri-La, To Aru no Majutsu no Index), Itou Kanae (Birdy the Mighty Decode, Queen's Blade, Shugo Chara!, Sora no Manimani, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun), Okamoto Nobuhiko (Asu no Yoichi!, Chrome Shelled Regios, Ghost Hunt, Ookamikakushi, Seiken no Blacksmith, To Aru Majutsu no Index), Taketatsu Ayana (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, K-ON!)
Support Cast: Horie Yui (Bakemonogatari, Da Capo, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Kampfer, Kanamemo, Kanon, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, School Rumble, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni), Majima Junji (Asura Cryin', Kodomo no Jikan, Sora no Manimani, Toradora!), Satou Satomi (Asura Cryin', K-ON!), Tamura Yukari (Da Capo, Kämpfer, Galaxy Angel, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Katanagatari, Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Yoshino Hiroyuki (Blood+, Chaos;HEAd, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Minami-ke)
Synopsis: Tsuzuki Takumi (Okamoto Nobuhiko) lives with his older sister Otome (Satou Satomi), where they are not blood-related. Otome runs a confectionery store known as Stray Cats, but one day she picks up a mysterious beautiful girl off the streets.

Sims: Sure is cats these past few seasons, must be because its the Year of the Tiger.

Rainbow - Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin / Rainbow - Seven Boys of Dorm 2, Room 6 ~ Action/Drama
Airing/Length: April 6th / ??
Studio: MADHOUSE (Aoi Bungaku, Black Lagoon, Death Note, X)
Director: Koujina Hiroshi (Grenadier, Kiba)
Main Cast: Kanjiya Shihori, Oguri Shun (Jyu Oh Sei)
Support Cast: Fujiwara Keiji (Baccano!, Crayon Shin-chan, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, Mobile Suit Gundam 00), Hashi Takaya (D.Grayman, Outlaw Star, Shikabane Hime), Hasome Tatsuya (Shikabane Hime), Hayashibara Megumi (Cowboy Bepop, Detective Conan, Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Ranma ½, Slayers), Ishii Kouji (Azumanga Daioh), Koyama Rikiya (Ga-Rei -Zero-, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Katanagatari, Shigofumi, Umineko no Naku Koro Ni), Kuroda Takaya (Durarara!!, Kure-nai, Ristorante Paradiso, Sora Kake Girl, Viper's Creed, Wolf's Rain), Paku Romi (Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, NANA, Rideback, Sengoku Basara), Waki Tomohiro, Yamazou Kaori
Synopsis: In 1955, seven teenagers must learn to live together in the reformatory of Shio. Confined in hell, suffering and humiliated, they wait for a ray of hope in their dark confines, like a rainbow that appears after a storm.

Sims: What's interesting to note is that they have some actors who did live-action adaptation of anime series in here.

K-ON!! ~ Music/Slice of Life
Airing/Length: April 6th / ??
Studio: Kyoto Animation (Air, Clannad, Full Metal Panic!, InuYasha, Kanon, Lucky Star, Munto, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu)
Director: Yamada Naoko
Main Cast: Hikasa Youko (Asura Cryin', Chu-Bra!!, Seikon no Qwaser), Kotobuki Minako (Chu-Bra!!, Hatsukoi Limited, To Aru Kagaku no Railgon, Umi Monogatari, Yokuwakaru Gendaimahou), Satou Satomi (Asura Cryin', Hatsukoi Limited), Taketatsu Ayana (Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, Yumeiro Pâtissière), Toyosaki Aki (Akikan!, Asura Cryin', Hatsukoi Limited, Kanamemo, Minami-ke, Seiken no Blacksmith, Seikon no Qwaser, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun)
Support Cast: Fujitou Chika, Sanada Asami (Galaxy Railwasys, Maria†Holic, Rozen Maiden, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), Yonezawa Madoka (Gokujou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou, Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari)
Synopsis: Continuing the story of five high school girls who are have established their school's light music club with hopes of landing a performance at Budokan. Not to be confused with K-ON!, the season that precludes K-ON!!

Sims: Untan, untan, untan! Fufufu. Pantsu, futatsu!

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitte Iru / Betrayal Knows My Name ~ Adventure/Drama/Fantasy
Airing/Length: April 6th / ??
Studio: J.C. Staff (Azumanga Daioh, Hayate the Combat Butler!!, Kimikiss ~pure rouge~, Nodame Cantabile, Shakugan no Shana series, To Aru Kagaku no Railgun, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Toradora)
Director: Sakurai Hiroaki (Cromartie High School, Daa! Daa! Daa!, Di Gi Charat, FLCL)
Director: Sakurabi Katsushi (Ai Yori Aoshi, Asatte no Houkou, Love Hina, Rozen Maiden, Shigofumi, Yomigaeru Sora)
Main Cast: Hoshi Souichiro (Ghost Hound, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai, Mobile Suit Gundam, Onegai Teacher!, Sengoku Basara, Sora no Otoshimono), Sakurai Takahiro (Bakemonogatari, Code Geass, Gate Keepers, Zero no Tsukaima)
Support Cast: Fukuyama Jun (Code Geass, xxxHOLiC, Spice and Wolf, Tegami Bachi), Inoue Marina (Hayate no Gotoku!, Kämpfer, Minami-ke, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Ishida Akira (Captain Tsubasa, Gintama, Neon Genesis Evangelion), Koyasu Takehito (Initial D, Juuni Kokuki, NEEDLESS, Neon Genesis Evangelion, One Piece, Sengoku Basara, Soul Eater), Miki Shinichiro (Bleach, Escaflowne, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Full Metal Panic!, Mobile Suit Gundam 00), Miyano Mamoru (Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Ouran Koukou Host Club, Wolf's Rain), Narita Ken (Black Blood Brothers, Ghost Hunt, InuYasha), Ono Daisuke (Durarara!!, Minami-ke, MUNTO, REC, Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Yukana (Chobits, Code Geass, Full Metal Panic!, Soul Eater)
Synopsis: Yuki (Hoshi Souichirou) has a mysterious ability, when he touches others, he can feel their emotions and thoughts. Found in the bushes as a baby and adopted by his current family, and because of this he strives for independence. Being unable to control his ability, he's made mistakes in the past, but what will Yuki do when a man claims to be his older brother meets him?

Sarai-ya Goyou / House of Five Leaves ~ Historical
Airing/Length: April 15th / 12 episodes
Studio: Manglobe Inc (Ergo Proxy, Seiken no Blacksmith)
Director: Mochizuki Tomomi (Ranma ½, Shinigami no Ballad, Zettai Shounen)
Main Cast: Namikawa Daisuke (Black Lagoon, Kimi ni Todoke, Kobato., Kurokami)
Support Cast: Oura Fuyuka (Aoi Hana, Shikabane Hime, To Love-Ru, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Sakurai Takahiro (Bakemonogatari, Code Geass, Gate Keepers, Zero no Tsukaima), Takatsuka Masaya (Blue Dragon, FireStorm, One Piece), Uchida Yuya (Ghost in the Shell, Guin Saga, Soul Eater)
Synopsis: Ronin samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman but his naive nature has caused him to be let go by the lords who have employed him. Desperate, he is assigned as a bodyguard for Yaichi, the leader of a gang called the "Five Leaves". Despite wrong impressions from the group's activities, Masanosuke is drawn deeper into the world of the Five Leaves and is found being fascinated by the group's mysterious outlaws.

Magic Kaito ~ Adventure
Airing/Length: April 17th / ??
Studio: No info.
Director: No info.
Main Cast: No info.
Support Cast: No info.
Synopsis: From the spin-off from Detective Conan, it's Magic Kaito!

Yojou-han Shinwa Taikei / Four-and-a-half Tatami Mat Legend ~ Mystery
Airing/Length: April 22nd / 12 episodes
Studio: MADHOUSE (Aoi Bungaku, Black Lagoon, Death Note, X)
Director: Yuasa Masaaki (Crayon Shin-chan, Kaiba)
Main Cast: Asanuma Shintaro (Aoi Hana, Asu no Yoichi!, Da Capo, Hatsukoi Limited, Minami-ke series, Nyan Koi!, Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou), Sakamoto Maaya (Bamboo Blade, CANAAN, Death Note, Kanon (2002/2006), Kara no Kyoukai, Kuroshitsuji, Ouran Koukou Host Club, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE)
Support Cast: Fujiwara Keiji (Baccano!, Crayon Shin-chan, Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, Mobile Suit Gundam 00), Kaida Yuko (Asura Cryin' series, Dance in the Vampire Bund, Maria Holic, Sekirei, Taishou Yakyuu Musume.), Suwabe Junichi (Chobits, Chrome Shelled Regios, Fate/stay night, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, X), Yoshino Hiroyuki (Blood+, Chaos;HEAd, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Minami-ke)
Synopsis: Following a nameless third-year college student who refers to himself only as "I". Said protagonist looks back at the earlier years of his college days and his adventures with a particular club.
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I've been falling behind as it is, and the spring season continues or brings back several British and American shows I watch, so odds are I'll only be picking up K-ON!! and Iron Man.
Of A Revolution Wrote:And we would sit, and wonder about the future,
But now I'm thinkin' that today sounds fine to me.


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True, I'm most likely not going to be picking up a lot of series this season as well. What I will be picking up are: WORKING!!, as stated before, loved the manga and no I did not watch the pre-airing of the first episode back in early March; and K-ON!!, because it's a continuation and I normally finish series I watch. Yes please if the second iteration could be more like the K-ON! Special: Live House episode I just watched.

I'll be scouting: Arakawa Under the Bridge, it seems intriguing and I'm not raved by SHAFT animating it, but there are some weird characters there that seems fitting for SHAFT; Senkou no Light Raid, I'll see how they muck up history back in the '30s; and Rainbow 2-6.

I was going to watch Angel Beats! but decided against it unless if I hear something good about it. EDIT: I hear that the second episode was gag comedy a la Indiana Jones. I'd rather wait for a Key novel adaptation instead, like Little Busters!, that's preferably animated by KyoAni. I'm on the fence for Kaichou wa Maid-sama, since I'll be without a romance comedy if Arakawa drops through the floor for me.
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Starting it off again, in whatever order I watch the above series.

K-ON!!
Damn daylight savings, again! Yui, go buy a radio clock. So the four original members, minus Azusa, are seniors now and they are all in the same class --even Nodaka. Now, I wonder who arranged that...Smile
Moving on to part B, getting new members by blackmaili...I mean promoting their club to get new members to sign up.

OP music was, uhhh...I have no words to describe it with. It was just...oh, hey, a quarter!
ED takes a similar approach the first season's ED sequence did, but I wasn't too fond of the song this time around.

I'm glad that TBS is taking the step in the right direction. They're broadcasting this show in full 720p, and you don't even have to wait for D-TBS or BS-TBS to broadcast it a week or two later.

Arakawa Under the Bridge
Strangely refreshing premiere with equally strange character personalities. SHAFT's done it again! The characters introduced so far are intriguing in their own way. For example, Kou — er, I mean Riku — can not be indebt to anyone or else the chronic illness that every son of the Ichinomiya family will end up having an asthma attack (笑). Nino (her name is a pun of 二の三 or "2 of 3") who’s a Venusian lives under the Arakawa River Bridge. The Village Chief is a rarity, he’s a kappa, or so we think. The characters all have their unique personalities, I mean they’re all weird, and that's what makes it strangely refreshing. It turns out that this has a good impression on me, but there's no way to know how this series will turn out in the later weeks.

RAINBOW 2-6
Very dark, gritty series from MADHOUSE. It's a change of pace from the usual mainstream material we see, but it's probably not for everyone. Mad lashings from a Warden, fingers up the behind by a doctor, and these are teenagers who've done petty crimes. Music wise, pretty good; the OP is sung by coldrain a J-Pop band who does the song in English.

Senkou no Night Raid
Second anime project from Anime no Chikara and it's giving off a good impression on its premiere episode. I only hope that it keeps it up until the end of the series. The series reminds me of Darker than Black, minus the payment after using an ability, and takes place in the 1930's. And, yes, that is the voice of Kimblee voicing Aoi. We only need a Kirihara-like character to go deredere over Aoi's collarbones.
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