Winter 2011 Anime: My Picks

Above is the list of Winter 2011`s anime. You can check out all of the summary here. Below are the list of anime I`m anticipating:


Starts: YTV, Sunday, January 9 at 7:00 a.m. Japan Standard Time (JST)
Studio: Pierrot
Genre: Supernatural, Action, Comedy

Oga Tatsumi is a first year in Ishiyama High, the school for delinquents. One day while sleeping next to a river he sees a man floating down it, he pulls him to shore and the man splits in half revealing a baby boy. This boy is the son of the demon king and he has been chosen as the one to raise it with the baby's demon maid Hilda. The story follows his life with the child and at the delinquent school.

Hourou Musuko

Starts: Fuji TV, Friday, January 14 at 1:15 a.m. JST
Studio: AIC
Genre: Drama

Shuicihi Nitori appears to be a shy and quiet preteen boy, when he transfers to a new school he quickly makes friends with the tomboyish Yoshino Takatsuki who sits next to him. It soon becomes apparent that both Shucihi and Yoshino are more than simply a sensitive boy and masculine girl, they both are transgendered. Together they decide to take the first steps toward becoming the people they want to be.

Infinite Stratos

Starts: TBS, Friday, January 7 at 1:25 a.m. JST
Studio: 8-Bit
Genre: Sci-Fi/Mech

Infinite Stratos (IS), a weaponized exoskeleton system, has become the dominant tool of warfare and conflict. Unfortunately for the men in society, only women are able to operate Infinite Stratos... with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is ORIMURA Ichika, an orphan raised by his older sister who is herself a famous IS pilot. When his compatibility with IS is discovered after he accidentally touches an IS at the age of 15, he's given a scholarship and enrolled in a school that specializes in training IS pilots. Which of course means an... intersting life surrounded by girls for this shy, unassuming boy.

Kimi ni Todoke 2nd Season

Starts: NTV, Wednesday, January 5 at 12:59 am JST
Studio: Production I.G
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from "The Ring", which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose "100% refreshing" personality earns great admiration from Sawako.


Starts: Animax, Friday, January 7 at 10:00 p.m. JST
Studio: Madhouse

Second in the four-part Marvel Anime project, broadcasting after the Iron Man anime. Wolverine is a mutant possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced psychical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin at a accelerated rate.

Supernatural: The Animation (OVA)

The studio producing this will be MADHOUSE. The first season will be twenty-two episodes covering the first two seasons of the original, remaking some episodes and adding new ones to include the brothers' childhood, focus on secondary characters, and anime-only enemies.

Yuya Uchida (Soul Eater's Dr. Franken Stein, Naruto Shippūden's Rinji) will dub the role of Sam, while Hiroki Touchi (Trinity Blood's Abel Nightroad, Bokurano's Kokkpelli) will dub the role of Dean. Both actors dubbed these same roles for the live-action version in Japanese.

The Winchester brothers (Sam and Dean) will be designed to look like the original actual actors (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki). Sub characters: e.g. John, Bobby, Mary, Jessica etc. will be designed in a completely new way to give fresh impression. Enemies (Creatures, Demon and Ghosts) will be given a cool design taking full advantage of Japanese anime expression.

Source: ANN,, Supernatural Wiki