List of New Anime: Summer 2009

(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 20:41 Jun. 05, 2009)

Summer's almost here! Actually, in Japan we get these dreadful rainy weeks called tsuyu before it's officially summer, but summer as in anime season begins in June anyway.

So we compiled a list of new animes for the summer anime season, with pics, synopsis, cast, crew and stuff. The list will include anime films and OVAs to be released this summer as well as TV series.

We'll be updating this post from time to time as new information come out.

Here we go!

✥TV(Terrestrial, BS, CS) and Webcast
Weis Survive

Lost in The World of Card Battle, Takeshi and Michi must win their way through card battles to get back to their own world.

TBS: Fri. 5, May 25:25-

Based on a comic serialized in free magazine Bushi Road TCG Magazine. To be aired as mini-programme in a TV show about collectible card games.

Umimonogatari: Anata ga ite kureta Koto(Sea Story)

TAF 2009: Trailer and enlarged panels of Bishojo Ocean Adventure “Umi Monogatari (Sea Story)” - GIGAZINE

Marin and her sister Ullin live under the sea. One day, a beautiful ring came falling down from the land above. They go out of the sea for the first time to return the ring to its owner. The ring belonged to Kanon, a highschool girl. Recently dumped by her boyfriend, Kanon was on the verge of breaking down. When she meets Marin, the chemical between them ignite their hidden power. Together, they must fight the evil "Sedona" as the "priestess of the sea" and "priestess of the sky".

CBC: Wed. 24 June 25:29-
TBS: Fri. 26 June 26:25-
MBS: Mon. 06 July 26:35-

A "Magical Miko Fantasy" by director Junichi Sato of ARIA series and Sailor Moon. Originated from the characters of popular pachinko machine "Umimonogatari" series.

Opening Song: marble "violet"
Ending Song: Masumi Ito "Toumei na Inori (lit. Transparent Prayer)"

Faito Ippatsu! Juden chan!!(Show some spirit! Charger Girl!!)

"Juden" means battery charge in Japanese. Charger Girls are girls with special ability to charge "spirit" to tired people and get them going. One day a pretty girl named Plug enters the ordinary life of college student Sento Ohmi. Plug is one of the Charger Girls.

AT-X: Thu. 25 June 08:00- / Reruns: (Thu)20:00- (Mon)14:00-, 26:00-

Anime adaption of the comedy manga by Bow Ditama currently serialized in Monthly Comic Gum. Bow Ditama started his career by adult mangas with explicit sexual content, focused especially on pissing. He gained popularity among mainstream readers as the illustrator of Mahoromatic serialized in Comic Gum since 1999.

Opening Song: Plug & Alesta (Kaori Fukuhara and Ayahi Takagaki) "CHARGE!"
Ending Song: Plug (Kaori Fukuhara) "Onegai Sweet Heart"

Ukkari Penelope 2nd Series(Penelope tete en l'air)

Drawing pictures at her nursery, helping her mom bake, playing in the snow, helping the farm, three-year-old Penelope's everyday life is full of fun and adventure.

NHK-Educational: Weekday morning 07:40- , starts on June 29 (Mon)

2nd season of anime adaption of Ann Gutman and Georg Hallensleben's Penelope picture books. 26 episodes.

Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Anime adaption of “Umineko no Naku Koro ni” starts airing July - GIGAZINE

Once a year, the priviledged Ushiromiyas' gather on a small, secluded island for the annual family conference. This year, a typhoon traps 8 family members and 10 servants on the island, and shortly after, strange things start to happen and people start dying, reminding them of a legendary witch called Beatrice.

Chiba TV: Wed. 01 July 25:30-
TV Aichi: Wed. 01 July 25:58-
KBS Kyoto: Thu. 02 July 25:15- (25:00 for the 5th episode and on)
Teletama: Thu. 02 July 25:30-
tvk: Sat. 04 July 25:30-
SUN-TV: Mon. 06 July 25:40-
AT-X: Sat. 11 July 9:00-, 23:00-

Based on a dojin game by 07th Expansion of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

Opening Song: Akiko Shikata "Katayoku no Tori (lit. Single-winged bird)"


Japan, 2130, aftermath of WWIII. Polluted area called "BS(Black Spot)" appear throughout the country. BS's are isolated by walls but people start to inhabit there. Residents of the City write off residents of BS as "Needless", but some of those "Needless" possess mysterious power.

Tokyo MX: Thu. 02 July 25:30-
MBS: Sat. 04 July 26:58-
Teletama: Mon. 06 July 25:30-
tvk: Wed. 08 July 26:15-
Tokai TV: July
AT-X: Tue. 18 August 8:00-, 20:00- / Fri. 14:00-, 26:00-

Based on the ongoing manga "NEEDLESS" by Kami Imai serialized in Ultra Jump.

Opening Song: GRANRODEO "modern strange cowboy"

Element Hunters

Trailer(Windows Media Player)

Massive ground sinkage that occured on mediterranean coast in 2029 was due to the sudden disappearance of oxygen in the earth crust. From there on, elements vanished rapidly; oxygen, carbon, gold, molybdenum, cobalt.....causing forest, field, buildings and lives to cease.
60 years later, "Nega Earth" was discovered to be where the elements went. Only children under 13 with pliable brain tissue can access the "Nega Earth" beyond the border of dimension. Thus, "Element Hunters" organized by children must retrieve the elements to save the world.

NHK Educational: Sat. 04 July 18:00-

International co-production of Korea and Japan. The project started as a brainchild of Kazunori Ito, screenwriter of Mobile Police Patlabor.

Opening Song: Chiaki Ishikawa "First Rain"

Zan - Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Despairing for the 3rd time, the new series of “Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei” announced - GIGAZINE

Cynical and pessimistic to extreme, highschool teacher Nozomu Itoshiki (nicknamed "Zetsubou Sensei" since his name in Chinese character can be read "zetsubou" which means despair in Japanese) can only see the most unfavorable side of things. In the 11th grade class he teaches is the "Little Miss Brightside" Kafuka Fuura and other peculiar specimens. Their absurd schooldays are full of dry humour.

tvk: Sat. 04 July 24:30-
Chiba TV: Sun. 05 July 23:30-
Teletama: Sun. 05 July 25:00-
SUN-TV:Mon. 06 July 24:00-
Tokyo MX:Mon. 06 July 25:30-
TV Aichi:Tue. 07 July 25:28-
KBS Kyoto: Wed. 08 July 25:00-
BS11:Fri. 10 July 24:30-

3rd anime season adapted from the ongoing manga by Koji Kumeta serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine since 2005. There were also three volumes of OVAs released bundled with comic books.

Opening Song: Kenji Ohtsuki and Zetsubou Girls "Ringo Mogire Beam!"
Ending Song: Zetsubou Girls "Zetsubou Restaurant"

Princess Lover!

Trailer(Windows Media player)

At the sudden death of his parents, Teppei Arima is adopted to his billionaire grandfather. Transferred to the prestigious private school Shuho Academy, he gets to know some exquisite young ladies.

Chiba TV:Sun. 05 July 24:30-
tvk: Sun. 05 July 25:30-
Chukyo TV: Mon. 06 July 27:15-
Anime One, Animate.TV, Mobile Animate: Tue 07, July-
Tokyo MX: Tue. 07 July 25:30-
SUN-TV: Wed. 08 July 26:10-
Teletama: Fri. 10 July 25:00-

Based on a eroge by Ricotta.

Opening Song: Miyuki Hashimoto "Princess Primp!"
Ending Song: Yozuca* "S.S.D"


When her grandmother pass away, Kana Nakamachi becomes a complete orphan. Running away from her now empty house, she finds lodging and job as a newspaper carrier.

TV Tokyo: Sun. 05 July 25:30-
TVQ Kyushu: Mon. 06 July 26:53-
TV Osaka: Tue. 07 July 26:05-
TV Aichi: Wed. 08 July 25:28-
TV Setouchi: Thu. 09 July 25:58-

Anime adaption of the for-panel comic strip by Shoko Iwami serialized in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Max since 2007.

Opening Song: Aki Totosaki, Kaoru Mizuhara, Rie Kugimiya "Kimi e to tsunagu Kokoro"
Ending Song: Yui Horie "Yahho!!"

GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class

Comedy depicting the everyday life of five highshool girls majoring art and design; hard working but absent-minded Kisaragi Yamaguchi, overachiever Miyabi Ohmichi nicknamed "Kyoju (Professor)", tomboy Tomokane whose firstname is unknown, hyper-active Miki Noda and cool observer Namiko Nozaki with witty remarks.

Yomiuri TV: Mon. 06 July 26:14-
FBC: Wed. 08 July 25:35-
Chiba TV: Wed. 08 July 26:30-
Gunma TV: Sat. 11 July 24:00-
tvk: Sat. 11 July 25:00-
Teletama: Mon. 13 July 23:00-
Tochigi TV: Mon. 13 July 25:45-
Gifu Broadcasting System: Tue. 14 July 25:45-
Mie TV: Tue. 14 July 26:50
AT-X: Thu. 23 July 11:00-, 23:00- / Mon. 17:00-, 29:00-

Anime adaption of the four-panel comic strip by Satoko Kiyuduki serialized in Manga Time Kirara Carat.

Sora no Manimani

A highschool stargazer rom-com. Saku Oyagi moves back to a town where he used to live. Entering highschool, he encounters his childhood archenemy Mihoshi Akeno who coerces him to join the Astronomy Club.

Chiba TV: Tue. 07 July 25:00-
TV Aichi: Tue. 07 July 25:58-
Tokyo MX: Tue. 07 July 26:00-
SUN-TV: Tue. 07 July 26:10-
Teletama: Sat. 11 July 25:30-
AT-X: Tue. 07 July 10:30-, 22:30- / Fri. 16:30-, 28:30-

Adaptation of the manga by Mami Kashiwabara serialized in Monthly Afternoon.

Opening Song: sphere "Super Noisy Nova"
Ending Song: CooRie

Yoku Wakaru Gendai Maho(Properly Learned Modern Magic)

Koyomi Morishita finds a brochure of a magic academy in her closet and decides to give it a go. Unfortunately, the school was closed down but Koyori manages to become apprenticed to Misa Anehara, one of the most powerful sorceresses in the modern world.

BS11: Sat. 11 July 24:00-
BANDAICHANNEL(Streaming): Mon. 13 July

Adaptation of the light novel series by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. A special teaser programme will be aired at 24:00, Sat. 4. July.

Opening Song: Natsuko Aso "programing for non-fiction"
Ending Song: Aki Misato "Made in WONDER"

Spice and Wolf II

Sneak Preview of “Spice and Wolf II”, the second anime season of Spice and Wolf starting this July - GIGAZINE

Pedler Craft Lawrenc and wolf deity Horo are traveling to Horo's homeland Yoitsu. On their way, they meet a young fish broker Fermi Amati who instantly falls head over heels for Horo.

UHF stations including Chiba TV: July

Adaptation of the light novel series by Isuna Hasekura. Continuation of the 1st anime season aired in 2008.

Opening Song: Akino Arai
Ending Song: ROCKY CHACK "Perfect World"


Canaan was raised as a soldier. She goes to Shanghai in the pursuit of Alfad, the leader of crime syndicate "Snake". There she reunites with her only friend Maria Osawa. And all hell breaks out.


Anime adaption of adventure video game 428: Fusasareta Shibuya de for Wii. There are several storylines in the game but the anime is based on the bonus scenario created by Type-Moon.

Opening Song: Faylan "mind as Judgment"


Summer holiday just started and 13-year-old Mirai Onozawa was obliged to take her little brother Yuuki to a robot exhibition. So when an earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude on the Richter scale strikes Tokyo, they have to find their way from Odaiba to their home in Setagaya with the help of Mari Kusakabe, a motorbike-riding messenger and a single parent who's worried sick about her 5-year-old daughter.

Fuji TV: Thu. 24:45- (July)
Kansai TV: Tue. 25:35- (July)
Tokai TV:Thu. 26:05- (July)
TV Nishinippon: Wed. 26:15- (July)
Saga TV: Wed. 24:35- (July)
Niigata Sogo TV: Thu. 25:55- (July)
Kochi Sun Sun Broadcasting: Wed. 15:30- (July)
TV Nagasaki: Fri. 26:15- (August)
TV Kumamoto: Tue. 26:05- (August)
Sakuranbo TV: Sat. 25:05- (August)
UHB: Sun. 25:40- (September)
Fuji TV TWO: Sat. 24:00- / Wed. 16:00-

16th title in Fuji TV's midnight anime noitaminA block.

Director: Masaki Tachibana / Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi / Character Design: Atsuko Nozaki/ Background Design: Hitoshi Ueda / 3D Director: Eiji Inomoto / Colour Composition: Rie Kato / Chief Background Artist: Mika Nakajima / Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka / Composer: Ko Otani / Production: Bones, Kinema Citrus

Mirai Onozawa: Satomi Hanamura / Yuuki Onozawa: Yumiko Kobayashi / Mari Kusakabe: Yuko Kaida

Aoi Hana (Blue Flower)

"What would you do if I was in love with a girl?"
Fumi and Akira were best friends when they were little, with Akira always looking after the crybaby Fumi, but Fumi's family moved away ten years ago. Now attending a prestigious all-girls highschool, Akira bumps into Fumi who just moved back to Kamakura. Fumi goes to another all-girls school and starts dating an upperclassman. Akira is supportive and their friendship grow. Gradually, Fumi comes to the fact that Akira was her first crush.

Fuji TV Network

Based on the yuri manga by Takako Shimura serialized in Manga Erotics F magazine.

Opening Song: Kukikodan "Aoi Hana"
Ending Song: Ceui "Centifolia"

Taisho Baseball Girls

TAF 2009: latest cutout from the trailer of TV anime “Taisho Baseball Girls” at Tokuma Shoten booth - GIGAZINE

July, Taisho 14 (1925). Koume is a 14-year-old daughter of a Western-style restaurant owner who attends an all-girls academy. One day, out of the blue her best friend Akiko Ogasawara asks her to play baseball. Caught off guard, Koume nods agreement on reflex. But what kind of sport is baseball? What equipments does it need? What are the rules? To start with, how many teammates do they need?


Adaptation of the popular light novel series by Atsushi Kagurasaka.

Opening Song: Kanae Ito, Mai Nakahara, Kana Ueda and Mamiko Noto "Romantic Strike"
Ending Song: Kanae Ito


Teaser Trailer

Koyomi Araragi is a highschool senior who is almost human again after briefly becoming a vampire. One day, he accidentally discovers the secret of his classmate Hitagi Senjogahara. Hitagi violently threats him to confidentiality sticking box cutter and stapler in his mouth.

Tokyo MX
TV Hokkaido
Chiba TV
TVQ Kyushu

Based on the light novel series by popular novelist Ishin Nishio.

Theme Song: supercell "Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari"

Kimba the White Lion

TAF 2009: Osamu Tezuka’s “Kimba the White Lion” to be renewed in summer 2009 - GIGAZINE

20XX. Artificial jungle project started as an effort to counter the destruction of environment. Animals are forced to leave their jungle home for the artificial "Neo Jungle". There, Leo(Kimba), the son of Panja the White Lion meets Kenichi, the son of the developer of Neo Jungle.

Fuji TV: Summer 2009

Remake of Tezuka's classic.


Manga author Yamato Kuruneko has a passion for booze, samurai-novels and baseball. He lives with five cats, the "Kuruneko Gang".


Adaptation of the manga "Kuruneko" by Yamato Kuruneko published by Enterbrain.

Hetalia: Axis Powers 2nd Series

Comedy starring countries personified as human characters: the carefree, cowardly and lackadaisical Italy: strict and rigid Germany working under a crazy boss: hard-working and serious but awkwardly naive Japan. Set around the period between WWI and WWII.

Animate. TV(webcast): Mon. 16:00-
Mobile Animate: Fri. 16:00-

Based on the webcomic by Hidekaz Himaruya. Continuation of the ongoing 1st season.

Asylum Session

Hiyoko is a highschool student willing to proceed to art college. She run away from her home in revolt againt her father clearing off her departed mother's paintings. On her run, she meets Akira, the leader of the street children at the "Asylum" stadium. As police seeks to knock down the stadium, residents of the stadium plan "Asylum Session", a street culture event to protest the act.

Opening Date:
Theatre Umeda: June 6(Sat.)
Theatre Shinjyuku: July
Century Cinema: July

A refined version of "Haruwo", the one-man made full 3DCG animation by musician Takuto Aoki. The original story, video, musics and so on are produced by Aoki and background arts are done by college students learning CG art. Here's the link to the trailer shown on Tokyo International Anime Fair 2009.

Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai

Follows the life of Musashi Miyamoto, master swordsman of Edo era.

Opening Date:
Theatre Shinjyuku,Theatre UmedaGold Gekijyou:6/13(土)

Famous film maker Mamori Oshii depicts Musashi Miyamoto from the new aspect based on "The Book of Five Rings" written by the swordsman.

New movie by Mamoru Oshii and Production I.G based on famous samurai Musashi Miyamoto - GIGAZINE

TAF 2009: Trailer of “Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai” and a talk show featuring Mamoru Oshii - GIGAZINE

Theme Song: Shigeru Izumiya "Umare Ochita Mono e(lit. For those who born)"

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance

14 year old boy Shinji Ikari pilots "Evangelion", the human shaped weapon and fights the "Angels", unknown enemies.

Opening Date:
Shinjyuku Cinema Square Tokyu and others: June 27(Sat.)

The second of the "Rebuild of Evangelion" tetralogy. While the 1st followed the synopsis of former series, the story will start to show totally new development from this movie on with the appearance of Asuka whose neame has changed, Mari Illustrious Makinami the new character and the "makeshift" Unit-05.

Theme Song: Hikaru Utada

Summeer Wars

Highschool junior Kenji Koiso spends his summer holiday in countryside of Nagano invited by senior girl Natsuki Shinohara, who is a member of ancient Jinnai clan continuing from Muromachi era. One day, Kenji triggers a catastrophy by accident.

Opening Date:
Shinjyuku Wald9Umeda Burg7109 Cinemas Nagoya and others: Aug. 1(Sat.)

The challenging work by director Mamoru Hosoda of "Toki wo Kakeru Shojyo"

Trailer of “SUMMER WARS”, the new movie by Mamoru Hosoda of “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” - GIGAZINE

Naruto the Movie - Hurricane Chronicles - The one who inherit the spirit of flame

Four ninjas of Kumogakure, Iwagakure, Kirigakure and Sunagakure has disappeared. For Konohagakure was not harmed, they are doubted by other countries. To avoid the 4th Ninja War to occur, Konohagakure is ordered by the Land of Fire to investigate the matter. But then, they find out that Kakashi has escaped from Konohagakure village.

Opening Date:
Aug. 1st.

Original comic has been serealized in Weekly Shone Jump for ten years. This movie is the adaption from the second season of TV anime. You can get plastic paper folder with a purchase of advance ticket.

Theme Song: Puffy "Somebody"

Karano Kyokai the Movie: Chapter 7 "Murder Speculation(last half)"

"Shiki, I will not let you go, forever"
Four years after chapter 2 "Murder Speculation(first half)". The repeated serial killing reminds Mikiya Kurokiri of Shiki's desire for murdering, the disappearance of "Ori", and especially the connection between Shiki and the murder that occured 4 years ago. Just then, Mikiya meets someone whom he used to be close with in highschool.

Opening Date:
Theatre Shinjyuku: August

Limited advance tickets with a B2 size poster will be sold at Theatre Shinjyuku from June 20 (Sat.)

ED:Kalafina "seventh heaven"

OVA Utawarerumono

Hakuoro and Ultry found an abandoned baby in the town and named him Fumiruiru. While searching for his parents, Ultry takes care of him like her own son. At last his real parents are found but by the time Ultry's grown so fond of the baby that she tries to run away with him.

Release Date:
Vol.1: June 24(Wed)

"Utawarerumono" which was adapted to TV anime in 2006 is going to become OVA this time. It was originally an adult game by Leaf and became a non-rated game for PS2. Spinoff radio streaming program "Utawarerumono Radio" has gained popularity for funny conversations between Rikiya Koyama and Ryoka Yuzuki.

Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas- Hades Mythology

As Tenma is given the Cloth of Pegasus, Pandora appears in front of Alone again. At last Tenma and Pandora are divided into friends and enemies and Sacred War is break out.

Relase Date:
Vol.1 June 24(Wed)

OVA adaption of the comic serialized in Weekly Shonen Champion. There will be 13 episodes released.

OP:EUROX "The Realm of Athena"
ED:Maki Ikuno with Marina del ray "Chain of Flower"

TAF 2009: Illustrations, Stills and Figurine from “Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas- Hades Mythology” - GIGAZINE

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei

Rika has been brought to Hinamizawa in another world where no tragedy occur. Rika found the key to return to the real world in her mother, but then, Hanyu told her that in this world everybody can be happy. Rika has to choose wheter to kill her mother and return to the real world, or to stay in this world.

Relase Date:
Vol.4 Sai Goroshi Hen 3rd.
DVD edition: June 24(Thurs.)
Blu-ray Edition: July 24(Fri.)

It gives the conclusion to Sai Goroshi Hen, depicting Rika in another world since volume 2. From next volume, Hirukowashi Hen, the sidestory-like chapter begin.

OP: Eiko Shimamiya "Super scription of data"
ED:anNina "Gentle Gaze"

Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka Hardcore

Yuhi and her friends visit private island owned by Ayanokojis. But by-effect of a sunscreen sampler titillates them and all hell breaks out.

Release Date:
June 26(Fri.)

Originally released as PC game by feng. In Oct. 2008 it has become TV anime and now it's going to be OVA. There will be newly-drawn jacket and CD of "Akane Iro Ni Somaru Saka Radio" in the limited edition.


Girls of Saint Aero Academy have somehow disappeared. While more than 30 students have disappeared, some returned losing their memory. Aika, demanded by Karen and Eri, starts investigating undercover as a student. In the academy Aika finds mysterious group of girls "White Knights"

Release Date:
Vol. 1: Aug. 25 (Tue)

The third volume of "AIKa" series which is famous for high exposure of undies. The story depicts 7 years before "AIKa" and three years after "R-16". In this volume Aika is a college student, 19 years old.

Koware Kake No Orgel

A story of Keiichiro, a man with sad past and android Flower, the abandoned.

Relase Date:
2009 Summer.

Dojin Anime directed by Keiichiro Kawaguchi and illustrator POP of TV anime "Moetan". In Comiket75 of 2008 winter, PV and booklets were distributed. The main part will also be distributed in Comiket. Megami Magazine will hold pre-story comic of the anime.

Inserted Song: Hiromi Sato "Koware Kake No Orgel"

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Credit goes to Gigazine!