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Winter 2009-2010 TV schedule

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I’m reposting this huge forum post I wrote here ’cause I thought it was pretty good.
Apparently these days everyone is looking at some guy’s chart instead. But I read it and his plot summaries are longer than the actual shows’ plots. What’s with that?

Winter 2007/2008 Anime Schedule

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

Reposted from ADTRW and MOONPHASE as usual (like the last… two times I did it?).

11/22 Candy☆Boy – One episode long, broadcast yesterday, tagline is a joke about tsundere.
11/25 Strait Jacket ep 1 – SF anime with a gun and a robot and a frightening scriptwriting credit.
12/01 Kara no Kyoukai movie 1 – The plot prototype for Tsukihime. I’m not sure if this is a theater date or DVD release.
Movies 2 and 3 on 12/29 and 1/26.

12/08 Ah! My Goddess Fighting Wings – I hope it has a good excuse for the name being so dumb.
12/12 Ayakashi – Why are there so many shows named Ayakashi? This one is a “superhuman battle action visual novel adaptation”.
12/23 Frontiers of Macross – Special preview of Macross F for the 25th anniversary.
12/28 Harukanaru no Jikuu no Naka #3 Kurenai no Tsuki (In a Distant Time – The Red Moon) – girls’ thing with beautiful men

01/01 Sisters of Wellber 2

01/03 Rosario + Vampire – fanservice

01/04 Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de (They are my noble Masters) – hgame
01/04 Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – “Vulgar Edition” or something
01/04 Dazzle (Hatenkou Yuugi) – Shoujo fantasy, with bonus scriptwriting by Yasuhiro Imagawa assuming ANN isn’t wrong.

01/05 Zenryoku Usagi (Full Power Rabbit) – It’s about rabbits wearing hard hats.
01/05 Major 4th season – baseball
01/05 Persona -trinity soul- – Anime sequel to Persona 3, which is a great game about shooting yourself in the head.
01/05 Shigofumi – A girl delivers posthumous messages from people to their families.
01/05 true tears – some moe stuff

01/06 Minami-ke Seconds (tentative name)
01/06 Porphy’s Long Journey – World Masterpiece Theater anime of a French book called “Les Orphelins de Simitra” which I’ve never heard of.
Direction by that cool guy, plus awful preview art.

01/07 Aria the Origination – peaceful boat riding
01/07 Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino- – Brainwashed little girls shoot people, and there might be a moral about how this is bad, I’d hope.

01/08 The Wolf and the Spices (“Spice and Wolf”) – Medieval moe economics thriller.

01/09 Noramimi

01/13 Indian Summer 2 (Koharu Biyori) – tits
01/14 Yatterman – remake of 1977 kids’s show
01/14 Moegaku 5 – Did Moetan try to teach five languages at once? No, because it was porn.

02/22 Mai Otome 0 ~S.ifr~ 1

Unknown dates-

Hakaba Rentarou – Pretentious remake of GeGeGe no Kitarou in the Noitamina timeslot. (what)
H2O ~footprints in the sand~

Yes! Precure GO GO GO! – See, go means 5.
Mnemosyne -Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi- – 6 episode OVA about something.

Saint Seiya Hades Elysion

Soul Eater
The Library War
Alison & Lilia – ~1930s-equivalent adventure series by the author of Kino’s Journey.
Kyou kara Maoh! 3 – gay
Real Drive Sennou Chousashitsu – Production I.G. tries to re-do Lain again again.
The Masked Maid Guy

Mid-Spring TV Schedule

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

From MOON PHASE, who, being Japanese anime writers, have real journalistic standards.


06/09 Wangan Midnight – Muscle cars and ugly people

06/11 Treasure Gaust – lame kids show

06/14 Devil May Cry – Haha, video game anime.

06/24 Tetsuko no Tabi – A railroad otaku does his thing and a comic author follows him, drawing this anime as she goes. Meta!


Murder Princess ep 3
Marimite ep 4

06/06 Sakura Taisen New York ep 2

06/08 Tales of Symphonia – Haha, video game anime.


06/22 The Prince of Tennis National Convention ep 2

06/27 To Heart 2 ep 2

None of these shows are as good as Otokojuku, so you should watch that instead.

In upcoming news, I save Mac users forever.

Spring 2007 anime schedule: TOO MANY SHOWS

Monday, February 26th, 2007

This is a guest post by ByrnedHead, because I didn’t feel like doing all this. I will, however, certify that Bokurano is going to be awesome. Any unrecognizable references are ADTRW jokes.

I’ve boldfaced the titles I deem “important,” and I fully expect the best show to be something I’ve completely neglected here. As usual, all information is from Moon Phase, PukiWiki, and the ANN.

By the numbers
Shows starting in April: 43, give or take
Mecha shows: 7 (includes Bokurano and Idolmaster)
Shows featuring girls with swords: 7 (not including Murder Princess and the Shana movie)
Production I.G. shows: 3
Madhouse shows: 5
Gonzo shows: 4
Bones shows: 2
Sunrise shows: 1 (it’s Idolmaster)

Dates confirmed until they’re delayed:

3/3 Reideen – Production I.G. remakes the classic mecha anime.

3/3 Moonlight Mile – probably not a weekly TV show. Also, not Planetes.

3/17 Dai Mahou Touge – This is an OVA, what’s it doing in the TV section – I don’t know. It’s episode 4, anyway.

3/28 Hitohira – Ayako Kawasumi as the main character’s best friend in a show full of schoolgirls.

3/– Keitai Shoujo – Yes, that means “Cellphone Girl.” Directed by the director of Happy Seven.

4/1 Tengen Toppa Gurren-Laggan – Delayed from January. Gainax’s giant sunglasses mecha show.

4/1 GeGeGe no Kitarou – As previously mentioned, only actual Japanese people care about this.

4/1 Hayate the Combat Butler – Adapted from the moderately popular manga. PenguinMan reports: “More comedy than fanservice. Most of the fanservice in it was on the chapter title pages. The rest is all rapid-fire Muteki Kanban Musume-like gags. Also, they actually made cross-dressing funny.”

4/1 Heroic Age – Well I never, Hisashi Hirai character designs in a mecha show. By Xebec. Much to my dismay, the main character’s name really is “Age,” not the verb that means “to bump a thread on 2ch.”

4/1 Seto no Hanayome – The ANN summarizes the manga thusly: “A young boy gets saved from drowning by a mermaid but, according to mermaid law, if a human sees a mermaid’s true form, both have to be killed. The only solution to the problem is for him to marry her.” Gonzo’s involved somehow. Halko Momoi as the mermaid.

4/2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – No website, and probably for good reason. For all I know they’re just broadcasting one of the American series.

4/2 El Cazador de la Bruja – Name means “Witch Hunter” in Spanish. Bee Train (with Yuki Kajiura) does some western-themed fantasy adventure thing. In a surprising twist, it’s a Bee Train show about a duo of women searching for something.

4/3 Claymore – Madhouse adapts this manga, which is a action fantasy about women with swords. Looks highbrow enough to compete with Production I.G.’s show about well-armed women; whether it actually can compete is another story.

4/4 Gigantic Formula – In case you forgot from the winter thread, this is a mecha show where each mecha is designed by a different person, to represent a different country. Then they fight or something.

4/5 Bakugan Battle Brawlers – Some silly show to promote toys, move along.

4/5 Kotetsu Shin Jeeg – Remake/sequel of the classic Go Nagai anime.

4/6 Kami-chama Karin – Extremely saccharine name, extremely saccharine characters, based on an extremely saccharine manga. Doesn’t Satelight have better things to do, like, oh, the Hellsing OVA?

4/7 Emily of New Moon – Wholesome entertainment based on a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, who wrote Anne of Green Gables.

4/7 Guardian of the Sacred Spirit – The production team that made GITS:SAC does something completely different. Looks like a girl with a spear in a Chinese-flavored historical fantasy.

4/7 Saiunkoku Monogatari – Another season. Last I checked, the fansubbers haven’t finished the first one.

4/7 Blue Dragon – This anime brought to you by Microsoft. And Akira Toriyama. I don’t expect great things.

4/7 Keroro Gunsou – this frog don’t stop

4/12 Ookiku Furikabutte – Baseball.

4/12 Princess Resurrection – An anime about Go-go Yubari? OK, I don’t know. That’s what the website looks like. Another Madhouse manga adaptation. If it’s anything like this image, I’m all in favor of it.

4/14 Spider Riders – Nobody watches this, seriously

4/15 Agent Aika – Virgin Mission – pantyshots

4/28 The SkullmanTakeshi Mori and Bones (!) adapt a manga from the creator of Kamen Rider.

Sometime in April:

Sisters of Wellber – Period drama. Production I.G. is involved, but the ANN says that “Trans Arts Co.” is doing the animation. I don’t think Production I.G. actually has enough staff to do Reideen, Girl With Spear, and this, all at the same time. We’ll see.

Bokurano – Stay with me here – This is a mecha show, based on a manga from the creator of Narutaru, animated by Gonzo, but the director, character designer, and music composer are all straight out of Studio Ghibli. As for the plot, it has a lot of kids that will probably all end up dead.

Sugar Bunnies – No, it’s not a horrible harem show, it’s just promoting some stuffed animal merchandise.

Nagasarete Airantou – This is the horrible harem show.

Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica – Adaptation of an h-game from the creator of Scrapped Princess, I believe.

Darker Than Black – Both Bones shows have really silly names. This one has Yoko Kanno!

Towards the Terra – Adaptation of an old sci-fi manga. The plot sounds a bit dated.

Romeo & Juliet – Gonzo realized that Gankutsuou was successful, so they’re doing it again. A few things to keep in mind: none of the Gankutsuou team is working on this, and there really isn’t enough material in the play for a 20+ episode TV show. Juliet has a sword, though.

Lovely Complex – Romantic comedy manga has already been adapted into a live-action movie. Alert: Toei Animation.

Ooedo Rocket – No website, but the ANN says that it’s by Madhouse, and directed by the director of FMA. Other than that I know nothing.

Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS – 26 more episodes of STAND BY READY.

Lucky Star – Kyoto Animation adapts a 4-panel comic strip about a bunch of girls in high school. It’s not Haruhi, and it probably won’t be Azumanga Daioh, either. MrVacBob said “sort of like a moe Genshiken.”

Idolm@aster Xenoglossiafnord

Kaze no Stigma – Gonzo makes something that looks really generic. That chick sure does have a flaming sword!

Sola – I honestly have no idea, the website is strikingly uninformative. It has Mamiko Noto and Mai Nakahara in lead roles, though.

Saint Beast: Kouin Jojishi Tenshi Tan – A prequel to some show that ran in 2003, with a lot of bishounen. One of the dudes has heterochromia.

Shining Tears – Based on some PS2 fantasy RPG, with character designs by internet superstar Tony Taka.

Touka Gettan – Harem, based loosely on actual hentai. I guess that’s sort of like how the Mezzo TV show was based on Mezzo Forte.

Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo – Some dating sim thing. For some reason the website has a webcomic on it.

OverDrive – Some sports thing, but I can’t actually tell what sport it is. Maybe boxing or something. Pity it isn’t [url]

Victorian Romance Emma – Another season!

Kotetsu Sangokushi – “Sangokushi” means Romance of the Three Kingdoms, I think, but that male lead seems to have the super-arm thing from Scryed. Fancy costumes.

Sometime in May:

Dennou Coil – Looks like a weird drama from Madhouse about a bunch of kids. Originally slated to be a movie, now it’s a TV show, :psyduck:

Sometime in Spring:

Devil May Cry – Yeah, this is a good idea.
Tetsuko’s Trip – Looks weird. We’ll never see raws of it.
Wangan Midnight – No website, but it’s basically Initial D. Kaji or someone can talk about why it’ll be great. The urge to make a “wangs at midnight” joke is nigh-overwhelming.
True Tears – No website, the ANN reports it’s based on a dating sim.

Sometime later than Spring:
Zero no Tsukaima 2
Higurashi 2
Haruhi 2 (still theoretical)
Kiddy Grade 2


2/23 Genshiken Episode 2. Raws are available now.
3/21 Today in Class 5-2 Episode 4. Is anyone actually watching this?
3/23 Bakuretsu Tenshi -Tenshi Sairin- – Guns and boobs, as only Gonzo can do it.
3/26 Murder Princess – First episode of 6. Bee Train (no Yuki Kajiura) adapts a manga from the creator of Comic party. Awesome name.
3/28 Marimite episode 3.
3/28 Ichigo Marshmallow episode 2.
4/04 Sakura Taisen New York NY – First episode of 6. They’ve been making Sakura Taisen things forever, it seems. I bet they don’t all take place in New York in the 1920’s, though.
4/25 Genshiken episode 3.
4/25 Ichigo Marshmallow episode 3.
4/27 Saiyuki Reload – Some OVA I guess, I confess I don’t really care.
5/25 ICE – A 3-part original sci-fi thing.
5/30 Marimite episode 4.
6/08 Tales of Symphonia – OVA adaptation of the video game.

Hellsing episode 3


3/3 5cm per second – Makoto Shinkai’s 3 new short films. The first one was streamed on the internet, raws are available now.
4/21 Shakugan no Shana
4/21 Kino no Tabi
4/21 Inukami!
4/28 GeGeGe no Kitarou

Later than spring:

Summer: Clannad
9/01: Evangelion rebuild (first movie)

Kara no Kyoukai

second post

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Shii made me a theme. Thanks, Shii. Thii.

Saint October is the first show to start now, on 01/04, but it doesn’t look all that watchable.

Here is a helpful picture I scribbled on.

(Is there an official way to do images in this thing? I’m confused)

Winter 06/07 animu schedule

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

I started a blog so I could repost this thing I do on SA where I translate JAPANIMATION TV schedules. Perhaps in the future I will do something else! That would be amazing.

Also this is not formatted into pretty HTML or anything because I have important schoolwork to do. Also the margins are really bad in this theme.

Here is the winter 2006-2007 season from MOON PHASE:

11/05 RGB Adventure – Sentai from the creators of the amazing show Musashi GUN-dou. I am unable to find any episodes of it :(

11/11 Tokyo Tribe 2 – Urban hip-hop something. Do they really have that in Japan?

12/22 Catblue Dynamite – A brilliant combination of shooting people and catgirls. Trailer’s in English.


12/22-23 Rozen Maiden Ouverture – Suigintou fanservice

12/30 Galaxy Railways ~letter from the abadoned planet~ – A boring show for train anoraks.

01/06 Del tora Quest – A series of Australian teen fantasy novels. An actual Australian will have to tell us if they’re good.

01/06 Major – Baseball.

01/07 Les Mis̩rables РThe triumphant return of World Masterpiece Theater!
(There was an anime of The Sound of Music?)

01/11 Nodame Cantabile – Another media franchise like NANA, but not as popular and with a lot more classical music. ANN

01/11 Venus Versus Virus – Gothic lolita + lolita guns magic fight

01/19 Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpuchou Tou – School supernatural mystery! Wait, I think this is a video game anime :(
(People will probably be mispelling this as “tokyo majin gaku en ken kaze chou ryuu ryuu” or something, it has weird kanji)

Getsumen Toheiki Mi~na – Densha Otoko’s opening anime, for real!

Saint October – Gothic lolita + lolita guns fight (again)

Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny

Yes! Pretty Cure 5 – Yes.

Tale of Saiunkoku

Sisters of Wellber

I split these off into special interest sections so Iori Branford and Schwarzwald (respectively) know what they should post threads about!

01/05 Kyoshiro Sora – new Kannaduki no Miko?

01/07 Manabi Straight – The plot description says this is set in 2035 after the depopulation of Japan, so it’s some kind of moe YKK.

01/11 Hidamari Sketch – 4koma slice of life &c

01/13 Angelique – Yaoi, so honorary membership in here.

01/– Shuffle! Memories – I’m not actually sure of this is a sequel or not.

01/– Himawari 2 – Moe ninjas.

01/– Master of Epic The Animation Age – Oho I see what you did there

02/– Rocket Girl – Moe in space.

03/– Polyphonica – tits

12/15 Saint Seiya Hades: After Chapter

01/09 Project Blue Earth SOS – Victorian future-retro-future ray guns vs space aliens

01/12 FLAG 2nd

02/15 Super Beast Machine God Dancougar

(Not a continuation of The Day the Earth Stood Still, closer to the original. Daisuke is 18.)

01/– Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – Gainax’s new giant-sunglasses-robot show.

03/– Reideen

12/22 02/23 04/25 Genshiken

01/01 Strike Witches

01/31 03/28 Maria-sama ga Miteru

02/25 03/28 04/25 Ichigo Marshmellow

03/23 Agent Aika – AnimeJump description (panty shots itt)

03/26 Murder Princess

Sky Girls – terrible

Nothing to report, check back next season for Kino’s Journeys and Evangelion.
Well, there’s a live action GeGeGe no Kitarou movie, but only actual Japanese people care about that :(

Idolmaster Xenoglossialol idolmaster

Bokurano – Giant robot show from Mohiro Kitoh. You know, the Narutaru guy. Same kind of thing.

Haruhi 2
Kiddy Grade 2
Obligatory Nanoha StrikerS/5cm per second mention.