Spring 2011

~ The Otaku’s Blog Spring 2011 Anime List ~{-click for full chart-}
(Sources: Anime New Network (ANN), My Anime List (MAL), Animeph)

Danball Senki
Release Date: 2011-03-02
Animation Production: Oriental Light and Magic
Website: TV Tokyo Danball Senki (Japanese)
Genre: Mecha
Summary: A television anime that accompanies the release of the game Danball Senki. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: I’ve never been a fan of mecha but judging from the trailer, this seems rather compromising. I’m assuming the protagonist is rather skilled and the plot also seems decent – not bad nor extremely awesome. Were I really desperate for anime, I might give this a go but I doubt it.
Jacqivarius: It’s based on a game. I have low expectations.
Baka-Neko: ewww… mecha.
sakuraXXyume: Meh, I can put up with SOME mecha but nah, not my cup of tea..
Kimmi-chan: *Sigh* Another Beyblade/Bakugan phase?
Lerorin: Not going to watch this.

Young Animator Training Project
Release Date: 2011-03-05
Animation Production: Various Studios
Website: N/A
Genre: Various
Summary: A showcasing of 4 half-hour short animes.
SilentSerenata: Four one-shots? Interesting. Disregarding the graphics and character designs, the first one seems alright; there’s action. As for the rest, not so much. In the end, I’ll rather not.
Jacqivarius: I have no idea what to expect. It’s such a random concept.
Baka-Neko: Sure, I’ll check this out :D
The plot DOES NOT interest me in the least
Kimmi-chan: Looks alright might check it out.
Lerorin: Maybe watching

Release Date: 2011-04-25
Animation Production: Production I.G.
Website: NHK JP Moshidora
Genre: Drama; Sport
Summary: A high school girl mistakenly reads Drucker’s Management and she leads a baseball club to victory according to the lessons in the book. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: Hmmm…now where have I seen this kind of plot before? Hmmm…
Jacqivarius: It’s funny how she finds a book, a regular book, and is able to rally her team with it. It doesn’t say that she’s very charismatic or an excellent orator. I want that book.
Baka-Neko:So-so impression for me.
sakuraXXyume: Baseball is already boring enough in America…or that’s just me…
Kimmi-chan: A rather different storyline, not sure if I will watch it.
Lerorin: The idea of becoming a manager for a club sounds good but can be consider failed too.

Kämpfer für die Liebe
Release Date: 2011-03-06
Animation Production: Nomad
Website: TBS Anime Kämpfer für die Liebe
Genre: Action; Comedy; Ecchi; Romance; Supernatural
Summary: A two-episode special. They are designated as Episode 13 and 14, and the first episode is a direct sequel to the previous series and the second episode is about the trans-sex of Natsuru. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: Boobs and guns. My rationality, however, reminds me that those girls are in fact guys.
Jacqivarius: I was never interested in the manga or the first season. I think that I’ll opt out.
Baka-Neko: German Ecchi? Nice, but no thank you. I’ll be fine (:
sakuraXXyume: …I don’t wanna know what this is about… >.<
Kimmi-chan: ECCHI?! Will watch for sure XD
Lerorin: First season surprisingly ok but never thought a nice character become the villain..

Release Date: 2011-04-01
Animation Production: MADHOUSE Studios
Genre: Action; Supernatural
Summary: The X-Men are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to Japan following the abduction of Hisako Ichiki (Armor). There, they confront the U-Men, a lunatic cult that steals and transplants mutant organs to further strengthen their own army, and the battle for justice is on. [Marvel]
SilentSerenata: I’ve actually never read or watched any of the Marvel productions, X-Men included. I’ve seen glimpses of it however, and I can safely say it’s definitely not my cup of tea. I’m not a big fan of Western comics and nor do I intend to be. On a side note, what’s with the weird costumes? You don’t need to wear one just to be a superhero.
Jacqivarius: NO. Iron Man was bad enough, I will not put up with a desecration of X-Men. While I’m not an avid fan, I do atoccasion read comic books. The plot of X-Men is so dense that a single season will not be able to cover it. I do not approve of this.
Baka-Neko:<sarcasm>Yay. More Marvel. Oh how much we missed you. </sarcasm>
sakuraXXyume: Another one? What are the creators gonna do next? I bet its Spiderman or Bat-man…
Kimmi-chan:It looks alright but not something I would be interested in.
Lerorin: Surprisingly good to watch though the plot seems decent

Tottoko Hamtaro Dechu
Release Date: 2011-04-02
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
Website: Tottoko Hamtaro Dechu Official Site
Genre: Adventure; Comedy; Kids?
Summary: A new TV series based on Kawaii Ritsuko’s Tottoko Hamtaro manga. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: I used to play Hamtaro games. Though childish, they were actually pretty fun. This shows seems cute, but remember, the cute can kill.
Jacqivarius: Hamtaro was cool when I was a child. I may watch this for nostalgic effect.
Baka-Neko:OHOHOHO! Due to T.O.B info hunting… I lost track with this and ended up playing round with the games and download section for an hour. And when I got my interactive background, that’s when I completely forgot about my work. Nevertheless~ UBER KAWAIII <3 :D
sakuraXXyume: OMFG, so freaking cute~
Kimmi-chan: UBER KAWAII! Will watch for sure.
Lerorin: Last time I watched this it’s awesomely cute! But not going to watch.

Jewelpet Sunshine
Release Date: 2011-04-09
Animation Production: Studio Comet
Website: TV Tokyo Jewelpet Sunshine
Genre: Magic; Shoujo … Mahou Shoujo?
Summary: The Plum Section of the 3rd grade class at the Sunshine Academy in Jewel Land are also known as “the Leftovers.” Ruby and her classmates aim to graduate and follow their dreams. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: Facepalm.jpg. If only I were younger, than I would watch this.
Jacqivarius: I’ll be honest with you. I watched this anime ONLY because I was trolled during April Fool’s day. I was not amused and the anime wasn’t good. Their eyes are enormous.
Baka-Neko:No thank you. I’ve had enough of Carebears, unicorns, ponies and w/e they’re called.
sakuraXXyume: This anime always seemed like a combination of Neopets and My Little Pony for some reason to me…
Lerorin: Another Mahou Shoujo? No. Just no.

Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream
Release Date: 2011-04-09
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Productions
Website: Pretty Rhythm Aurora Dream Official Site
Genre: Music; Shoujo; Sports
Summary: Prism Stars are performers on the new popular ice show, Prism Show. They are superidols whose techniques, singing and fashion sense are a cut above all others. Aira and Rizumu are two Prism Stars whose goal is to become the best, the Prism Queen. However, the road to success is bumpy. [AniDB]
SilentSerenata: 3D ART?! Oh god.
Jacqivarius: 3D?
Baka-Neko:I’ll be fine without this. Prefer to enjoy the shounen this season~
sakuraXXyume: I’ve had enough of singing animes in my life…
Kimmi-chan: Doesn’t look all that interesting
Lerorin:Not going to watch

Release Date: 2011-03-26
Animation Production: Seven Arcs
Website: DOG DAYS Official Site
Genre: Action; Adventure; Fantasy; Magic; Shounen
Summary: Republic of Biscotti faces a predicament by the invasion of Galette Leo Knights. In order to save the country, Princess Milchore summons a “hero” from the outer world. Shinku, a junior high school boy living in the Earth, is chosen as the hero. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: Reminds me of MAR. Moreover, it’s another one of those “battle games” but with animal-human hybrids. I might give this a shot if I ever need to kill time.
Jacqivarius: Galette Leo Knights! Princess Milchore! A boy is summoned from Earth to be chosen as a hero! How many times have I seen this story line. I hate it. The names of the characters seem to be chosen at random. Why the hell does a republic have a Princess?
Baka-Neko: Personally, I don’t like dogs. Nor do I like that kind of role playing AS dogs.
sakuraXXyume: THIS SHALL BE MINE~ My dose of fantasy romance for the year~ ;D
Kimmi-chan: Looks rather weird, most likely won’t work.
Lerorin: Why does in this kind of anime you still need fan service?

Release Date: 2011-04-03
Animation Production: Sunrise
Website: TIGER&BUNNY Official Site
Genre: Mecha
Summary: Sternbild 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. [ANN]
SilentSerenata:I must say, this ‘Blue Rose’ character looks rather awesome. But no, I would not sacrifice my time just for her.
Jacqivarius: It looks cool. I may watch it.
Baka-Neko: Interesting ~
sakuraXXyume: Ehhh??!! I don’t really understand the concept…and I don’t feel like bothering myself to know…
Kimmi-chan: Looks good, might actually watch it.
Lerorin: Haven’t watched it yet but trailer looks great!

Release Date: 2011-04-03
Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
Website: Anime Newtype Channel
Genre: Comedy; School; Slice of Life
Summary: 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. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: SAUSAGE SAYANNNN! Cough. Never gave the manga a go but apparently it’s ridiculously hilarious. Perhaps I’ll watch the anime…when the time comes.
Jacqivarius: It’s so ridiculous that it’s awesome. I’ll be blogging this, a first impression at the least.
Baka-Neko: Shit graphics. I won’t be watching.
sakuraXXyume: This reminds me of Lucky Star…a lot o_O
Kimmi-chan:Where Lucky Star, Azumanga Daioh and PaniPoni Dash TRANSFORM!
Lerorin: SelamatPagi, SelamatMalam, SepakTakraw.. WIN

Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Animation Production: Production I.G
Website: Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san Official Site
Genre: Comedy; Demons; Supernatural
Summary: Akutabe is a detective who summons devils to solve the troubles of his clients. One day, a low class devil Azazel Atsushi is summoned by Akutabe and is used harshly by him and his assistant Rinko. [MAL]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: There’s a lot of comedic fluff hitting the anime industry nowadays. I’ll rather much spend my time on other series.
Jacqivarius: No thanks.
Baka-Neko:*GASP* IT’S KON! Lol, I might check it out~
sakuraXXyume: WELL…it’s funny…
Kimmi-chan: Might watch the first episode…
Lerorin: In the middle of wanting to watch and no.

Hen Zemi
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Animation Production: Xebec
Website: Hen Zemi Official Site
Genre: Comedy; Ecchi; Seinen
Summary: Matsutaka Nanako is a normal university student, who happened to enroll in an Abnormal Physiology seminar. She tries to keep her mental state sound, but other abnormal classmates start to influence her personality… [MangaUpdates]
SilentSerenata: I think I may be scarred with this show.
Jacqivarius: I loved the absurdity of this show. This season has been taking a surreal approach and I absolutely love it.
Baka-Neko: I’m stunned at episode 1. Though it’s only 12 min, oh god.
sakuraXXyume:I don’t get it…o___o
Kimmi-chan:LOOKS EPIC! Must watch for sure.
Lerorin: Episode one sounds amazing.. lol

Metal Fight Beyblade 4D
Release Date: 2011-04-03
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Productions
Website: N/A
Genre: Adventure; Sports; Shounen
Summary: The third season of Metal Fight Beyblade. The episode numbers continue from 103.
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: …*starts singing No, Thank You!*
Jacqivarius: Beyblades. I’ll leave this to the other staff.
sakuraXXyume: As much as I was obsessed with Beyblade as I used to, I have no idea WTF is going on in the Beyblade series…I actually used to watch the series when I was younger and I admired it as much as Yu-Gi-Oh!
Kimmi-chan: What is going on? REJECTED!
Lerorin: not going to watch.

Release Date: 2011-04-10
Animation Production: Toei Animation
Website: Toriko Official Site
Genre: Action; Adventure; Comedy; Fantasy; Shounen
Summary: 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.  [MAL]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: *No Comment*
Jacqivarius: You know how in shounen manga, the main character trains to defeat their rival or next enemy? In Toriko, he trains to eat giant monsters. Yup. If there’s an endangered species of bird, Toriko will want to eat it. I don’t think that I can get into that.
Baka-Neko:REJECTED #2. Graphics look really bad, I’m very sorry but I cannot stand bad art/graphics. I can stand crappy quality but that’s as far as I go.
sakuraXXyume:In a weird way, I’m scared of the character design O_O
Kimmi-chan: The protagonist is rather scary looking..?
Lerorin: Already watch episode one and it’s making me hungry ==”

Suzy’s Zoo Daisuki! Witzy
Release Date: 2011-04-03
Animation Production: Digital Media Lab
Website: TBS Suzy’s Zoo Daisuki! Witzy
Genre: Kids.
Summary: The Japanese television network TBS announced that it will start airing the Suzy’s Zoo Daisuki! Witzy series of television anime shorts this April. The story will center around a duckling named Witzy and his stuffed animal friends in a verdant backyard. [ANN]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: …*starts singing ‘No, Thank You!’ even louder*
Jacqivarius: I don’t understand that the “Witzy” is.
Baka-Neko:Kawaii but no thank you.
sakuraXXyume: Not worth my time…
Lerorin: Not going to watch

Hana-Saku Iroha
Release Date: 2011-04-03
Animation Production: P.A. Works
Website: Hana-Saku Iroha Official Site
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Seinen, Slice of Life
Summary: Matsumae Ohana, a 16 year old girl, moves out of Tokyo and starts working at a hot spring hotel, which is located on a hill surrounded by cherry blossoms. Matsumae has yet to decide her future. The story will also feature other teenage girls who are looking for their dreams and excitements. [MAL]
SilentSerenata: Graphics and music are good but still not my cup of tea. I can’t seem to bother with slice of life these days.
Jacqivarius: I’ll watch it. Plain and simple.
Baka-Neko:*LIKE* Worth my time to watch ~ ^^
sakuraXXyume: A good anime worth following in my opinion. :D
Kimmi-chan:Definitely will watch for sure.
Lerorin: Surprisingly a great slice of life to watch.

Showa Monogatari
Release Date: 2011-04-03
Animation Production: P.A. Works
Website: N/A
Genre: Comedy; Drama; Seinen; Slice of Life
Summary: Dramatic story of the Yamazaki family during the year Showa 39 (1964), the year that Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics. [MAL]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: Facepalm.jpg
Jacqivarius: Historical anime really isn’t my fancy.
Baka-Neko:The Showa period. LOL, reminds me of Tsubaki from Kyou, Koi woHajimemasu. Nty.
sakuraXXyume: BORING = GOODBYE< strong>Kimmi-chan: hmm…looks rather boring..Lerorin: not going to watch due to excessive amount of boring.. I guess

Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Animation Production: Nomad
Website: Oretachi ni Tsubasa wa Nai Official Site
Genre: Drama; Fantasy; Harem; Romance
Summary: Haneda Takashi has a secret he cannot speak of. To leave his dull school-life, he was supposed to have escaped to another world. However, he is reeled in by certain ties on his heart. One of these is Kobato, his awkward younger sister. The other is Watarai Asuka, his negligent girlfriend. The relationships with these girls will greatly affect these 3 young men. But what, exactly, is the relationship these young men have with each other? [AnimeNFO]
SilentSerenata: Isn’t this based off an hentai game? Or visual-novel?
Baka-Neko: I’m so-so with this one. I’ll give it shot.
sakuraXXyume: There’s a lot of harem anime this season…no thank you.
Kimmi-chan:It kind of reminds me of Clannad, not sure if I will watch..
Lerorin: There goes the censorship again.. <_<”

Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Animation Production: Dogakobo
Website: Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
Genre: Harem; Romance; Seinen
Summary: 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…? [ErogeShop]
SilentSerenata: Big…eyes…can’t…take…it. DIES.
Baka-Neko:Lol, HAREEMM. Give this one a shot too.
sakuraXXyume: Harem much? -_____-
Kimmi-chan:This really looks like SHUFFLE…
Lerorin: Another harem maybe watching

Release Date: 2011-04-04 [TV Tokyo]
Animation Production: Sunrise
Website: Gintama Official Site
Genre: Action; Comedy; Historical; Shounen
Summary: The continuation of the hit series Gintama.
SilentSerenata:As I do with most series go bound 200+, I give up.
Jacqivarius: I love Gintama. I’ll be watching this in my leisure time.
Baka-Neko: GINTAMAAA! *sigh* gotta start from episode 1 to catch up to the now … 200 + episodes.  QQ
sakuraXXyume:Well, not much comments since I know nothing about the first season. Looks OK though…
Kimmi-chan:Looks alright but not if I’d watch it though..
Lerorin: Back for more awesomeness. Can’t get enough of this!

Fireball Charming
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Animation Production: Jinnis Animation Studios
Website: Fireball Charming Official Site
Genre: Mecha; Sci-Fi
Summary: A 3D computer animation about a female robot duchess named Drossel von Flügel and her guardian servant robot Gedächtnis. [ANN]
SilentSerenata: I like the protagonist…?
Jacqivarius: Fireball Charming. Wait, this is a mecha anime?
Baka-Neko:Eh..mecha again.
sakuraXXyume: The robot looks…ummmmm….pretty? o_o
Kimmi-chan: Portal 2 as an anime?!
Lerorin: Not going to watch

Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradox~
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
Website: TV Anime
Genre: Action; Ecchi;
Summary:Junior highschool girl is sent back in time to the Sengoku era where historical warlords are now re-envisioned as women. [Animeph]
SilentSerenata: Girls + ecchi + action = ripping clothes off one another. I’m assuming that.
Jacqivarius: Breasts don’t move like that.
Baka-Neko: Yay, more overly-sized shiny breasts.
sakuraXXyume: Well, I actually know some background of this (due to the awesomeness of Koei who created Samurai Warriors)…Well, might or might not watch it, it seems like shoujoai…
Kimmi-chan: Wow, probably won’t watch it…
Lerorin: Maybe watching maybe not

Tono to Issho: Gantai no Yabou
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Animation Production: Gathering
Website: Tono to Issho Official Site
Genre: Comedy; Historical; Seinen
Summary: Comedy parodying famous samurai generals and historical events.
SilentSerenata: This is supposed to be a parody of great historical events. I don’t even know any historical events.
Jacqivarius: Pass.
Baka-Neko:I’ll pass.
sakuraXXyume:As much as I like historical anime, I’ll pass on this one.
Kimmi-chan: No
Lerorin: Didn’t watch season 1 not going to watch s2 too

Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen
Release Date: 2011-04-06
Animation Production: MADHOUSE Studios
Website: NTV Kaiji Hakairoku Hen (Japanese)
Genre: Game; Seinen; Thriller
Summary: Sequel to first season based on the legendary gambling manga.
SilentSerenata: I can’t stand ugly protagonist. No. Never.
Jacqivarius: I don’t mind it. It’s a good manga but I’m just not into the concept.
Baka-Neko: REJECTED X 235435135153. The graphics + character drawing are DISGUSTING. DISLIKE DISLIKE DISLIKE!!!
sakuraXXyume: It looks…intimidating -___-
Kimmi-chan: Not my kind of anime.
Lerorin: Same thing again. Didn’t watch season 1 not going to watch s2 too

Release Date: 2011-03-06
Animation Production: Frontier Works; White Fox
Website: TV Anime STEINS;GATE
Genre: Sci-Fi; Thriller
Summary: 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 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. [VNDB & Wiki]
SilentSerenata: The characters are awesome, but this series sees rather complicated. My patience most likely won’t be able to hold till then.
Jacqivarius: I hope it doesn’t tank. My expectations are fairly high.
Baka-Neko: Yayy~ though I don’t really like sci-fi, but I’m excited for this ~ the Upa is soocuute<3 if only we had it here D:
sakuraXXyume:Meh, sci-fi animes never really intrigued me. Rather, they sometimes bore me. Steins;Gate looks like one of the boring ones.
Kimmi-chan:This anime looks like one of those that will utterly destroy your brain, still gonna watch XD
Lerorin:Similar to CHAOS;HEAD.. I hope I won’t get too much depression

Happy Kappy
Release Date: 2011-04-06
Animation Production:
Website: Happy Kappy
Genre: Comedy; Fantasy; Shoujo
Summary: The story revolves around Kinoshita Suguri, a nine-year-old third-grade girl who loves animals and making fashion accessories. One day, while Suguri is out buying materials for accessories, she comes across an unusual rock. Thinking it would look cute on a bracelet, she goes to pick up the rock and discovers a creature named Kappy. Kappy happens to be the three-year-old prince of Kapimeshia. [ANN]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: Why is it that shoujo anime are almost always directed towards young children?
Jacqivarius: Kappy! I don’t want my eardrums to collapse with the screeching voices of mature women attempting to sound 9 years old.
Baka-Neko:Seems a bit childish. Nty.
sakuraXXyume: Cute but…no thanks
Kimmi-chan: I find it rather scary…
Lerorin: Not going to watch.

30-sai no Hoken Taiiku
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Animation Production: Gathering
Website: Official Site
Genre: Ecchi; Seinen
Summary: According to the free paper of Mainichi, an instruction book series “30-sai no Hoken Taiiku (Health Education for 30 years old men)” was announced to get an anime adaptation. The guide books teaches shy men around 30 how to date and have sex with women. [MAL]
SilentSerenata:This seems funny.
Jacqivarius: Might be good for a laugh or two
Baka-Neko:Rejected. I do not want to watch this 30 year olds doing.. W/E. Keep our minds pure, I BEG OF YOU!
sakuraXXyume:My eyes…are ruined….T.T
Kimmi-chan: TOFTB! Hmm, this will ruin the pure innocent minds..
Lerorin: Pointless censoring is pointless

Release Date: 2011-04-07
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Productions
Website: TV Tokyo Sket Dance
Genre: School Life; Shounen
Summary: The manga focuses on the misadventures of the “Campus Support Group” or “Sket-Dan”, of Kaimei Gakuen, a club devoted to solving any and all problems brought to it by the staff or student body for the general improvement of campus life. Due to its general lack of meaningful assignments and unglamorous ‘group of handymen’ reputation the organization is treated with widespread contempt and it is composed of only three members. [Wikipedia]
SilentSerenata: I’m in the mood for action.
Jacqivarius: This is random, I can dig it.
Baka-Neko: Yay! Will be watching.
sakuraXXyume:This reminds me a lot of Ookami-san To Shichinin No Nakama-tachi…or at least a little too much…
Kimmi-chan: If I get bored of the current anime, will watch this for sure!
Lerorin: Heard the manga is awesome. Maybe watching :D

Hyouge Mono
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Animation Production: Bee Train; NHK; Sogo Vision
Website: NHK Hyouge Mono
Genre: Historical; Seinen
Summary: 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. [ANN]
SilentSerenata: Rejected.
Jacqivarius: ??
Baka-Neko:Not so much interested in that kind of ancient/historical kind of stuff. Hakuouki was my only exception (that was due to uber hot guys). Rejected.
sakuraXXyume: Old men…nice? oO
Kimmi-chan: I like the opening?
Lerorin:Don’t know want to watch or not

Hidan no Aria
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Animation Production: J.C.Staff
Website: TBS Hidan no Aria
Genre: Action, Comedy
Summary: 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. [ANN]
SilentSerenata: Despite the heroine being a tsunderes, I’ll continue to watch this. Just for the ecchi. That and all the boobs with guns ;D
Baka-Neko:Assassins~ plus a pink annoying voiced Miku Look-a-Like or Miku’s alter ego (you know; the bitchy one in World is Mine?) Nevertheless, I’ll keep watching.
sakuraXXyume: Ecchi…O___O
Kimmi-chan: Boobs, guns and girls? Will watch for sure!
Lerorin:Kugyuu taking back her throne again :D

Release Date: 2011-04-08
Animation Production: Xebec
Website: Sofutenni Official Site
Genre: Comedy; Ecchi; School Life; Sports
Summary: The tennis comedy centers 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. [MangaUpdates]
SilentSerenata: They swing the racket…the wind flutters…causing their skirts to be lifted. Perfect panty shot.
Baka-Neko: … I have no idea how or where they got the idea of making a series out of Ecchi Tennis.
sakuraXXyume: I’ll pass on this anime due to the FRICKIN ecchi panties
Kimmi-chan: Was it necessary to pollute the game of tennis even further?
Lerorin: Ecchi + Tennis = WTF

A Channel
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Animation Production: Aniplex; Studio Gokumi
Website: A Channel Official Site
Genre: Comedy; School Life; Slice of Life
Summary: 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. [ANN]
SilentSerenata: Yuri?
Jacqivarius: I like the manga. It’ll be good for a cooldown anime.
Baka-Neko:K-ON replica in my mind. I’m so-so with this now that I’ve watched first ep. *disappointed*
sakuraXXyume: This anime doesn’t look necessarily funny nor intriguing…leading me to wonder if this is worth following…
Kimmi-chan: Something for the lolicons…I guess?
Lerorin: loli wins?

Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Release Date: 2011-04-25
Animation Production: Shaft; Starchild Records
Website: TBS Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko
Genre: Comedy; Ecchi; Sci-Fi; Seinen
Summary: 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. [AniDB]
SilentSerenata: Miku lookalike!
Jacqivarius: Simply because she likes being wrapped up in a futon, I will watch it.
Baka-Neko: I am deeply confused. Miku #2?
sakuraXXyume:Mer…I would say that the girl is quite…unique? In lack of a better adjective…
Kimmi-chan: Girl who thinks she is an alien?! WATCHING IT!
Lerorin: Seriously weird but interesting

Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Animation Production: Brains Base
Website: Official Site (English)
Genre: Comedy; Fantasy;
Summary: It’s Tokyo in the 1970s, and evil youkai (goblins) are attacking the human world. The “Youkai Patrol” – Enma, Princess Yukiko, Kapaeru, and Grandpa Shappo – are sent from hell to exterminate them. [ANN]
SilentSerenata: I’ll much rather watching Demon Prince Enma again. That was creepy and cool.
Jacqivarius: Pass.
Baka-Neko: REJECTED.
sakuraXXyume: The characters’ voices are ANNOYING, end of story
Kimmi-chan: Laters.
Lerorin:Not going to watch

Maria†Holic: Alive
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Animation Production: Shaft
Website: Maria†Holic Official Site (Japanese)
Genre: Comedy; Romance; School Life
Summary: Sequel to the first season based on a lesbian and a cross-dressing loli.
SilentSerenata: No thanks.
Jacqivarius: I couldn’t last through the first season so I will pass.
Baka-Neko: aaah, defs be watching this ^^. Though…awkward moment when my mum walked in whilst Kanako was nose bleeding again :/
sakuraXXyume: Maybe I should watch the first season before I comment?
Lerorin: Was waiting for a long time after S1 finish :D:D:D

Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi
Release Date: 2011-04-09
Animation Production: Studio Deen
Website: Sekaiichi Hatsukoi Official Site
Genre: Comedy; Romance; Shounen Ai
Summary: 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. [MAL]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: My forte. Enough said.
Jacqivarius: I do like yaoi but I will pass. Serenata demands to be blogging this.
Baka-Neko:Yaoi with veryvery good graphics? (chains the door and nails down the windows) Sure~
sakuraXXyume: Funny enough. I’m not a total yaoi fanatic *stares at a certain someone* but this looks cute/weird/funny enough to follow enough
Kimmi-chan: Pfft, yaoi? What a joke.
Lerorin:Yaoi stuff ==”

Ao no Exorcist
Release Date: 2011-04-17
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Website: Ao no Exorcist Official Site (Japanese)
Genre: Action; Comedy; Fantasy; Shounen; Supernatural
Summary: 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 his son agree to his plans? Or will he become something else…? An exorcist? [MangaUpdates]
SilentSerenata: I see the oncoming of a great supernatural battle. Dibs front row seats.
Jacqivarius: UVERworld is Azu’s forte.
Baka-Neko:UVERworldUVERworldUVERworld :D HECK YEAHHH!!!! DEFS WATCHING THIS :D And do note, anything that has UVERworld in it will always be good. E.g. Bleach S2 (:
sakuraXXyume: Well, this looks interesting enough for me to follow. However, I doubt that I would have the urge to cover it though…
Kimmi-chan: Looks good, will be watching!
Lerorin: Manga awesome, anime must be unless they started to screw up

Ring ni Kakero 1: Sekai Taikai-hen
Release Date: 2011-04-10
Animation Production: Toei Animation
Website: Ring ni Kakero 1 Official Site
Genre: Shounen; Sports
Summary: 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. [ANN]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: Rejected. Again.
Jacqivarius: The only boxing manga that I read is Hajime no Ippo. I don’t need another one.
Baka-Neko:REJECTED. Graphics are ew.
sakuraXXyume: Sorry, hate wrestling…
Kimmi-chan: ??
Lerorin: Not a fan of boxing.. So no

Astarotte no Omocha!
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Animation Production: Diomedia
Website: TV Anime Official Site
Genre: Comedy; Demons; Ecchi; Fantasy; Romance; Seinen
Summary: 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. [MangaUpdates]
SilentSerenata: I gave the manga a read. More comedy and ecchi than sex based. This kid is supposed to live on semen.
Jacqivarius: Pass.
Baka-Neko:O_O THE KID LIVES ON SEMEN?! @SS.  I’ll pass.
sakuraXXyume: Aren’t succubus supposed to be more seductive? They look rather childish to me…or that’s what the creators want the character to look like. Either way, ok graphics but not much…attraction
Kimmi-chan:  There’s a loli. It wins.
Lerorin: loli wins

Release Date: 2011-04-11
Animation Production: TV Tokyo
Website: TV Tokyo Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Genre: Actions; Games
Summary: The series is set in the near future. Yuma Tsukumo is the number one bad boy at his school. Something unexpected happens as Ryoga Kamishiro challenges him to a Duel. When the mysterious entity Astral appears before them a new legend begins.  [MAL]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: Facepalm.jpg
Jacqivarius: Yu-gi-oh! Where has Yugi gone?
Baka-Neko:REJECTED again ;P
sakuraXXyume: GAH, the graphics are terrible…I actually liked how the characters looked like in the REALLY REALLY original series. Now it just looked warped. But…I might just follow it for old time’s sake. ;P
Kimmi-chan: Double faceplam.jpg
Lerorin: Not going to watch

The World Only God Knows II
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Animation Production: Geneon Universal Entertainment; Manglobe
Website: Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai II Official Page
Genre: Comedy; Harem; Romance; Shounen; Supernatural
Summary: Sequel to the first season based on the spirit capturing manga.
SilentSerenata: Just for curiosity sake, I’ll watch this.
Jacqivarius: I don’t like the manga.
Baka-Neko:Needa watch first season before I start s2.
sakuraXXyume: I dropped the first season after the first few episodes. It seemed really slow. Then again, maybe I should give it a second chance?
Kimmi-chan: I’ve heard good things about this anime…
Lerorin: Manga is better than anime

Seikon no Qwaser II
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Animation Production: Hoods Entertainment
Website: Seikon no Qwaser Official Site
Genre: Action; Ecchi; Shounen; Supernatural
Summary: Second TV season of this action and fan-service filled anime. Sasha will continue his quest for revenge on the Qwaser of Gold using his power to manipulate iron. [Animeph]
SilentSerenata: MILK!
Jacqivarius: Boobs. Booooooobs.
Baka-Neko:Apparently is crap D: other than that, Let us re-introduce overly sized and shiny boobs.
sakuraXXyume: …At first, it looked sort of action-packed and stuff but…I think I’ll pass…>:/
Kimmi-chan: TOFTB!
Lerorin: Breast sucking anime returns. Surely going to watch

Honto ni Atta! Reibai-sensei
Release Date: 2011-04-13
Animation Production: DLE
Website: N/A
Genre: Comedy; Fantasy; School Life; Shounen
Summary: Kibayashi Juri is an eccentric teacher of a junior high school. Her pupils get involved in the troubles caused by ghosts and yokai demons summoned by Juri. In a history class, Juri summons the spirit of Nobunaga into a calm girl called Nitta Eri which makes her a spunky girl. [MAL]
Trailer: N/A
SilentSerenata: Not. Enough.Time.
Jacqivarius: Pass.
Baka-Neko:Pffttt… REJECTED.
sakuraXXyume: DK on this one, seems funny..but the graphics aren’t necessarily to my liking…
Kimmi-chan: No, thanks.
Lerorin: Kinda ok kinda not. Maybe watching.. maybe not.

Release Date: 2011-04-15
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Productions
Website: [C] Official Site
Genre: Drama; Sci-Fi; Supernatural; Thriller
Summary: 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.” [ANN]
SilentSerenata: Make a contract with me and you shall be a magical-
Jacqivarius: This is mine. MINE.
Baka-Neko:Interesting :D Love the graphics. Despite not so much liking Sci-Fi..this shall be another exception… along with few of the others.
sakuraXXyume: Not really clear on the synopsis…Automatic drop if it’s sci-fi…looks boring enough….well, first impression, right?
Kimmi-chan: Something different, will watch for sure.
Lerorin: Original plot, original anime what’s not to love?

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Animation Production: Aniplex; A-1 Pictures
Website: http://www.anohana.jp/
Genre: Drama; Slice of Life
Summary: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. [ANN]
SilentSerenata: What’s with all the slice of life shows?
Jacqivarius: That’s an incredibly long title.
Baka-Neko: Cheers to long titles. We currently have had: Ore no imotousomething wake ganai; Oniichansomethingsomethingdakara ne and now we have Ano hi somethingsomethingmadashiranai. I’ll give this a shot.
sakuraXXyume: This might be my slice of life anime of the year…just maybe…
Kimmi-chan: Here we go with the long titles AGAIN?!!
Lerorin: They seriously need to change her name..

Deadman Wonderland
Release Date: 2011-04-17
Animation Production: Manglobe
Website: Deadman Wonderland Official Site
Genre: Action; Horror; Sci-Fi; Supernatural
Summary: 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. [Onemanga]
SilentSerenata: The censorship will kill all. Nevertheless, I call dibs.
Jacqivarius: I enjoy the manga greatly so I’ll watch this.
Baka-Neko:Gore. I get nightmares easily but was a top hit manga :D Nevertheless, RECCOMMEND!
sakuraXXyume: Wtf just happened? O___O
Kimmi-chan: Looks good!
Lerorin: Somehow the idea of using prisoner as entertainment is seriously fucked up

Release Date: 2011-04-04
Animation Production:
Website: JVC Music Fujilog
Genre: Comedy
Summary: The story follows the hapless life of Osamu Fujiyama, 33 years old and NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training). [MAL]
SilentSerenata: A rather pointless anime. Sorry.
Jacqivarius: ??
Baka-Neko:Nty. REJECTED.
sakuraXXyume: It looks boring…I don’t feel like attempting to watch…
Kimmi-chan: No.
Lerorin: Not going to watch.

1 Response to Spring 2011

  1. baka-neko says:

    Just letting everyone know, theres 41 animes this season. (:

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