List of New Anime: Winter 2010

Here`s a summaries of Winter 2010 Anime which include TV series, films and OVAs provided by Gigazine!^^,

Weis Survive R

Two-and-a-half-minute mini programme in a TV show about collectible card games. Continuation of the first season aired from June, 2009. New characters appear and there will be collaboration with Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS and Fate/stay night.

Takeshi and Michi finally managed to come back to this world but now they have to face strong opponents in Card Battles at school and at Akihabara.

TBS: December 4(Fri) 25:25-

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3: Owarinaki Unmei(In a Distant Time 3: Endless Fate)

Special anime based on Koei's otome game Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 3, commemorating the 10th anniversary of Harukanaru Toki no Naka de franchise. Some of the main characters are based on historical figures.

High school student Nozomi Kasuga is summoned into a world called Kyo that that resembles Kyoto during Heian period and becomes a priestess of Hakuryu(God of White Dragon). In order to return home, she must fight alongside the Genji(Minamoto clan) against the Heike(Taira clan). Masaomi Arikawa, her childhood friend who was also summoned to the world of Kyo, has been separated from Nozomi when they were sent across time and space, and arrived three years before Nozomi. When they finally meet in Kyo, Masaomi is in league with the Heike clan and they must fight against each other.

AT-X: January 3(Sun) 25:00-, 1/9(Sat) 19:00-


Based on the manga series by Yumi Nakata serialised in Futabasha's Comic High! magazine. Being a self-proclaimed "puberty girls comedy", it's not exactly an adult manga but there are some sexual themes and explicit scenes some might find offensive, which may or may not make it to the anime. Directed by Yukina Hiiro of yaoi anime Gakuen Heaven, it might have a touch of yuri as well.

Seventh grader Nayu Hayama is a model student but has a peculiar interest in underwear. When Nayu is accused of enjo-kosai, her classmates Yako Jinguji and Haruka Shiraishi approach her to find out the truth. Somehow they all end up rolling down the stairs in a tangle and Yako and Haruka finds Nayu staring at their panties with strange gleam in her eyes...

So Ra No Wo To(lit. Sound of Sky)

First title in Aniplex and TV Tokyo's co-project "Anime no Chikara(lit. Power of Anime)" series, featuring up-and-coming creators with original stories (as opposed to animes based on manga, novel or games). Animator Toshifumi Akai makes his debut as a character designer, and you can see he is strongly influenced by Yukiko Horiguchi of K-On! and Lucky Star. Akai even used the pseudonym "Horiguchi Kami"(Horiguchi is God) when he was a crew of Hayate the Combat Butler.

Kanata Sorami joined the army to be a bugler and was assigned to the 1121 platoon posted in a small town called Saise. The town was holding their annual Water Splashing Festival when Kanata arrived, and she's sucked into the middle of the ruckus.

TV Tokyo: January 4(Mon) 26:00- (25:30- from 2nd episode on)
TV Aichi: January 6(Wed) 25:58-
TVO: January 8(Fri) 26:35-

Kosuke Masuda Kosuke Gekijyo Gag Manga Biyori+(Kosuke Masuda Theater: Good Day for Gag Manga+)

It's the 4th anime adaption, celebrating original comic's 10th anniversary. Each characters, like Prince Shotoku, Basho Matsuo, Detective Usamichan and Kumakichi-kun are pretty unique and well impressed fans. Former series were first broadcasted on CATV a nd satelite channel then aired on UHF stations. But this series will be aired first on UHF stations.


YTV:1/4(Mon) -
Chukyo Television Broadcasting:1/5(Tue) -
Kids Station:1/9(Sat) 23:54-
Television Saitama:January-


The title means Ladies versus Butlers!. Adaptation of the light novel series by Tsukasa Kozuki. Director Atsushi Otsuki and anime studio Xebec of Kanokon join force again.

Highschool student Akiharu Hino looks like your average punk with three safety pins in his right ear but inside he's just a shy and inexperienced boy who's totally oblivious to attractions. Adopted by his uncle when his parents were killed in an accident, he eventually finds out his relatives are all after his money and transfer to a boarding school to get away from them. At the prestigious boarding school he reunites with his childhood friend (actually, more like a childhood nightmare) Tomomi Saikyo who became a daughter of a business tycoon with the remarriage of her mother.

AT-X: January 5(Tue) -

Baka to Test to Shokanju(Idiot, Test and the Summoned Beast)

Anime adaption of the light novel series by Kenji Inoue. You can see a trailer here.

Akihisa Yoshii attends an academy where they rigidly divide the student body based on the result of the tests taken: the best students goes to A class, the most incompetent students to F class. Akihisa, known as the idiot or the baka of the title, is naturally placed in the lowest F class. The students can summon Beasts that are used for battles and war between each classes. The better you score, the stronger Beast you can summon. So the A class always wins, having the smartest students and strongest Beasts.
On the day of the placement test, a smart girl named Mizuki Himeji had a fever and couldn't complete her test. As a result, she was pigeonholed into the F class together with Akihisa. Together they set on a plan to bring down the domineering A class.

TV Tokyo: January 6(Wed) 26:30-
TV Aichi: January 6(Wed) 26:58-
TVO: January 8(Fri) 27:35-
AT-X: January 14(Thu) 11:00-, 23:00-, (Mon) 17:00-, 29:00-
Media Factory Mobile: January 15(Fri)-


Adaptation of the light novel series by Ryohgo Narita by the crew of the 2007 anime Baccano!, also adapted from Narita's novel.

The series is about a Dullahan working as an underworld courier in Ikebukuro. When Teito Ryugasaki enters a highschool in Ikebukuro, he is warned about the dangerous gang called "Dullahs" roaming the town. One night, he witnesses the "Headless Rider" who was supposed to be an urban legend. The rider turns out to be Celty Sturluson, a Dullahan from Ireland who came to Japan looking for her stolen head. Her motorcycle is actually a horse in disguise.

MBS: January-
TBS: January-

Okami Kakushi

Anime adaption of the visual novel developed and published by Konami under game director Ryukishi07 of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni with characters designed by Peach-Pit of Rozen Maiden. Directed by Norihiro Takamoto of 07-Ghost and Dazzle. Theme songs by FictionJunction and Yuuka Nanri.

A 16 year old boy, Hiroshi Kuzumi, started to live in a new town that is located in the mountains. The town is separated into new and old streets by the river, and many mysterious local cultures still remain. Although confused and enjoying his new life, one person kept her distance from him: class committee member Kushinada Nemura. In their few encounters she gave him a word of advice: "Stay away from the old streets".

TBS: January 7(Thu) 25:59-
BS-TBS: January 30(Sat) 25:00-
SUN-TV: January -

Kaitou Reinya

Based on a four-panel manga serialised in several magazines including Newtype, Comptiq and Shonen Ace, centering a girl thief Reinya who speaks in Hakata-ben(Fukuoka dialect) modeled after Reina Tanaka of idol group Morning Musume. Twelve episodes in all.

Renya works part time at convenience store FamiNya. But her real identity is "Master Thief Reinya", and the secret basement of the shop is her hide-out. The shop happens to be located next to the Oedo police station, but the officers at Oedo PS seems totally clueless...

KBC: January 8(Fri) 24:50-

Hanamaru Yochien(Hanamaru Kindergarten)

Anime adaption of everyday-life comedy comic serialized on Young Gangan directed by Seiji Mizushima of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Series composition is done by Yuichiro "Mr. Anime" Oguro and GAINAX will do animation production.

On the entering day of Hanamaru Kindergarten, Mr. Tsuchida finds Ann standing alone on a sidewalk waiting for her mother. Mr. Tsuchida calls out to her but Ann mistakes this as flirting. This is the start of Ann and her friends' happy days in the kindergarten.

TV Tokyo: 1/10(Sun) 25:30-
TVQ: 1/11(Mon) 26:53-
TVO: 1/12(Tue) 26:05-
TV Aichi: 1/13(Wed) 25:28-
TV Setouchi: 1/14(Thu) 25:58-
TV Hokkaido: 1/15(Fri) 26:00-

Nodame Cantabile Finale

Third and the last TV anime adaption of the manga by Tomoko Ninomiya that recently concluded. The past Nodame animes got record-breaking ratings for midnight animes, and the live-action version starring Hiroshi Tamaki and Juri Ueno also became hugely popular.

Nodame continues her piano studies at a conservatory at Paris while Chiaki starts a professional career as a conductor. In Europe, they encounter new friends and rivals, as well as keep in touch with their friends from Japan.

Fuji TV Network: January-


An original anime from Cartoon Network dubbed in Japanese.

Chowder is an apprentice cook who dreams to be a master chef. He learns at Moong Dahl's catering company but sometimes his challenge to fulfill his desire for food causes trouble.

Cartoon Network: From Jan. 24
(Sat) 6:30- 16:30-
(Sun) 6:30- 16:30-

Seikon no Qwaser

Based on the ongoing manga series written by Hiroyuki Yoshino(screenwriter of My-HiME and Code Geass) and illustrated by Ken'etsu Sato who did the manga adaption of My-HiME series. Character designer Makoto Uno is known for his curvy girls in Witchblade and Dragonaut: The Resonance, and animator Hiraku Kaneko who did the character design for the buxom Cattleya in Queen's Blade will make his director debut. You can count on a whole lot of cleavages here.

The story takes place on the grounds of St. Mihailov Academy, a Japanese Eastern Orthodox school, and draws heavily on religious references from the aforementioned religion. Here it follows the trials and hardship of two of its students, Oribe Mafuyu and Tomo Yamanobe, until the encounter with a mysterious, silver-haired, Russian boy named Alexander, or Sasha for short. This pits them and the whole school in an all-out war between the Church itself and the so-called "Adepts", a sect of individuals wielding powers linked to the elements of chemistry.


TBS Animation Hidamari Sketch×☆☆☆

Third season anime adaption of popular four-panel manga Hidamari Sketch by Ume Aoki, with the same cast and crew.

Follows the everyday life of Yuno, Miyako, Hiro and Sae, art-major students of Yamabuki Highschool living in "Hidamari-so (Sunshine Apartment)".



Anime adaption of the light novel series by Nisio Isin, following Bakemonogatari. Twelve 60-min. episodes in all, to be aired monthly. Director Keitaro Motonaga and series composer Makoto Uezu frequently work together, as in School Days, Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka and Ah My Buddha.

Shichika Yasuri, master swordsman of "Kyoto-ryu" school which doesn't involve sword, lives on a remote island with her sister Nanami. One day, a woman named Togame visits Shichika on the island, which isn't even on the map, and asks her to help collect the twelve swords made by a legendary swordsmith.

MBS: January-
Fuji TV: January-

Omamori Himari

Anime adaption of the manga series by Matra Milan. First TV series to be directed by Shinji Ushiro of OVAs Strait Jacket and Da Capo: If.

Yu-to Amakawa is the only living descendant of the Amakawa Clan, one of 12 ancient demon-slayer families. His life is turned around on his 16th birthday when a mysterious girl appears as his bodyguard against the demons that are now trying to kill him.

tvk: January-
Other UHF Stations: TBA

Dance in the Vampire Bund

Anime adaption of the manga series by Tamaki Nozomu.

Akira kaburagi used to live an ordinary highschool life. But when he turns 17, Mina Tepes, princess-ruler of all vampires, enters his life and demands him to be her "protector" as promised. Turns out Akira is a member of the Earth Clan, a clan of werewolves who have served as guardians and Knights for the Tepes family for centuries. Plus, he's made a promise to always protect Mina when he was a small child.

Chiba TV: January-
Other UHF Stations, AT-X: TBA

Heart Catch PreCure

The latest(7th) sequel of one of the most favored anime for girls. The number of Pretty Cures should be the point. Starting with two, they grow to six in "Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!" and reduced to four in "Fresh Pretty Cure!". How many Pretty Cures will be in this?

To be announced.

TV Asahi network: From November(To be announced)


Produced in 2008 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of space-opera manga series Cobra by Buichi Terasawa, along with two OVAs(Cobra the Animation: The Psychogun and Cobra the Animation: Time Drive). The TV series was originally planned to be aired from July, 2009 but rescheduled to 2010. Director Osamu Dezaki of the 1982 film Cobra: Space Adventure will do the directing and storyboarding.

The story follows the adventures of Cobra who lived an ordinary life until enemies started to hunt him down. Cobra surgically alters his face, and erases his own memory to hide from his enemies. Cobra starts to regain his memories and then unites with his old partner Lady Armaroid, and his ship Tortuga. Later in his adventures, Cobra meets the Royal sisters whose map-tattoos lead to treasure.

New Year 2010


The news of Eastern Sea annihilation hit Lufi and Mugiwara Pirates. To save their homeland, Lufi decided to go back to the Eastern Sea but a flying pirate ship captained by legendary pirate Shiki the Goleden Lion appears and kidnaps Nami. Others are left on a flying islands full of fearsome beasts.

2009 is the 10th annniversary of the original comic serialized on Weekly Shonen Jump. This will be the first movie whose story is done by the original author Eiichiro Oda. Famous actor Naoto Takenaka, olympic swimmer Kosuke Kitajima and announcer Aiko Kaido appears as a guest cast of voice.

Opening Date:
Dec. 12(Sat.) in various theatres.

Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works

Once in some decades, Holy Grail appears in Fuyuki City and Seven sorcerers with their servants fight for it. Untalented sorceror Shiro Emiya happened to participate in this Holy Grail War with "Most Outstanding" servant Saber.

Movie adaption of TYPE-MOON's visual novel "Fate / stay night". The story was once adapted to TV anime in 2006, but there's no mention whether this movie follows the same storyline as TV anime. The subtitle "Unlimited Blade Works" is a name of magic which servant "Archer" uses.

Opening Date:
Jan. 23, 2010 in Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro and other theatres.

Maho Shojyo Lyrical Nanoha THE MOVIE 1st(Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)

Grade school pupil Nanoha Takamachi finds a talking ferret and takes it home. The ferret tells her his name is Yuno Scrya and he came to this world from Mid-childa to search for lost Jewel Seeds, the magical technology. Nanoha set off for Jewel Seed with Yuno but there's others collecting these too. Fate Testarossa is one of those who confronts them on their way.

Beginning in 2004, the story has been adapted to TV anime for three times. This movie is an adaption of the first series and to be totally re-drawn and edited. 2nd seried director Keizo Kusawaka will take the lead.

Opening Date:
Shinjyuku Mirano and 19 other theaters: Jan. 23, 2010(Sat.)

Click here for the list of staffs and main casts.


packie said...

Nodame!!!! Gyabo~!!

Evyl-kun said...

Gyaboo !!!
Well, I did my post also ^^ but I haven't put all the anime like you did.

I'm interested in durarara and vampire in the bund in my top priority in anime.
For the movie, I think I will watch all of them ^^ can't wait for One piece/ Fate stay night and Hellsing.

Manga Freak said...

if you can notice, anime before came from manga, the trend now is that it should be base from a cg game, well fan service, cant argue with that

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