List of New Anime Series launching Spring 2009


(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 21:00 Mar. 06, 2009)

Spring traditionally is all about new beginnings, the new school year starts in April in Japan, and it is the most exciting season for anime fans as it is also when the greatest number of the year's new TV anime is launched.

But April is also the cruelest month for those dedicated to anime as with fifty or so animes launching, it's simply impossible to follow all of them. We are forced to make decisions, which ones to check out and which to pass up on. Careful planning is needed to arrange the optimal anime watching (or recording) schedule.

So we've compiled a list of Springs new anime series' to help you decide. The lineup includes hugely anticipated titles such as Dragon Ball Kai, Fullmetal Alchemist,Saki, Guin Saga, Lupin the Third VS Detective Conan and many more. As an added bonus we've included pictures!!!!

Updated: 14:13 Apr. 8, 2009
Even more updates for you anime fans. Information of movies and OVAs were added to the list and there are now 60 animes on the list. Also, links to related posts were now being added to each animes.

Updated: 9:40 Mar. 12, 2009
Here's another update for you anime fans. Have you noticed the title of this article? Yes, the word "TV" went off, which means that summaries of theater movies and OVAs(Original Video Anime) were added to the list. There soon will be more addition to this article, so keep watching!

Updated: 16:47 Mar. 11, 2009
Sorry it took us this long, but finally our list is completed! We decided to add the 16 more animes to this post instead of posting them as Part Two. So this is our somewhat epic list of this spring's new TV animes, introducing 42 titles in all.



The list includes Terrestrial, BS, CS and Webcast.


Candy boy episode: 06



Synopsis:
High school rom-com focusing on the relationship between sisters Yukino and
Kanade Sakurai, who are as close as lovers moreso than sisters, and a girl
named Sakuya Kamiyama who has a crush on Kanade.

Airing:
Candy boy Channel: March 6(Thu) 19:00-

Note:
Yuri anime delivered by Nico Nico Douga on an irregular basis since May 2nd, 2008. Seven episodes have been planned in all so there's two more to go.

Staff:
Director and Screenplay: Takafumi Hoshikawa / Character Design: Tatari Habe / Art Director: Saneo Miyamoto / Colour Planning: Chieko Hibi / Shooting Director: Tomonori Kato / Editor: Shota Uyama / Composer: Masaaki Sugiyama, TAKA / Sound Production: HALF H・P STUDIO / Animation Production: AIC

Cast of Voice:
Kanade Sakurai: Hitomi Nabatame / Yukino Sakurai: Ryoka Yuzuki / Sakuya Kamiyama: Emiri Kato / Shizuku Sakurai: Yu Kobayashi


Kin'iro no Corda -secondo passo- Daiichi Gakushou (The Golden Chord -second passage- First Movement )



Synopsis:
Following the intramural music competition, Kahoko continues to practice with all her heart, constantly aware of her inferiority in comparison to other contestants but nevertheless devoted to the violin. She gets bitter criticism from Kiriya Eto, and a shocking incident occurs involving Akihiko Kira, the president-designate of the school. Amidst all the turmoil, Kahoko encounters Aoi Kaji, a mysterious new student.

Airing:
Kids Station: March 26(Thu) 24:00-

Note:
Anime adaption of Koei's neo-romance RPG "Kin'iro no Corda" aimed at a female audience. Continuation of the TV anime series "Kin'iro no Corda -primo passo " which aired from October 2006 to March 2007.

Staff:
Original Story: Koei / Original Manga: Yuki Kure (serializing in LaLa) / Supervision: Ruby Party
Director: Kojin Ochi / Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida Chief Animation Director and Animation Character Design: Maki Fujioka / Animation Production: Yumeta Company

Cast of Voice:
Kahoko Hino: Reiko Takagi / Len Tsukimori: Kisho Taniyama / Ryotaro Tsuchiura: Kentaro Ito / Keiichi Shimizu: Jun Fukuyama / Kazuki Hihara: Seiichi Morita / Azuma Yunoki: Daisuke Kishio / Aoi Kaji: Mamoru Miyano / Kiriya Eto: Satoshi Hino / Shoko Fuyumi: Akemi Sato / Hiroto Kanazawa: Hideo Ishikawa / Shinobu Osaki: Katsuyuki Konishi / Nami Amo: Yuki Masuda / Akihiko Kira: Yuya Uchida / Lili: Kaori Mizuhashi


Lupin III VS Detective Conan



Synopsis:
Following the death of Queen Sakura and Prince Gill, the throne of the Kingdom of Vesparia passed to the Queen's eldest daughter Princess Mila. Conan and Ran become involved in a case involving the demise of the Crown, and as Ran happens to be almost identical to Princess Mila, she is abducted to Vesparia as her body double.
Meanwhile, Lupin is after the "Queen Crown", a royal heritage of Vespania.

Airing:
NTV Network: March 27(Fri) 21:00-

Note:
See more info here.

Staff:
Original Story: Monkey Punch, Gosho Aoyama
Director: Hajime Kamegaki /Screenplay: Jun Maekawa /Character Design: Satoshi Hirayama, Masaaki Sudo / Shooting Director: Tatsuo Noguchi / Editor: Terumitsu Okada /Sound Director: Yasuo Urakami / Music Director: Seiji Suzuki, Yasuo Urakami / Sound Effect: Shizuo Kurahashi /Audio Recording Production: AUDIO PLANNING U / Production Administrator: Kei Watabiki, Emi Koga / Producer: Toshio Nakatani(NTV)、Michihiko Suwa(YTV)、Akira Kojima

Cast of Voice:
Arsene Lupin III: Kanichi Kurita / Conan Edogawa: Minami Takayama / Daisuke Jigen: Kiyoshi Kobayashi / Fujiko Mine: Eiko Masuyama / Ran Mouri: Wakana Yamazaki / Kogoro Mouri: Akira Kamiya



Star Wars: The Clone Wars



Synopsis:
Count Dooku, the ex-Jedi
Master, is plotting the destruction of the Republic, aided and abetted by
cold-blooded asassin Asajj Ventress and cyborg General Grievous. The Republic's Clone Troops led by the Jedi must engage in fierce battles all over the galaxy.

Airing:
NHK BShi: March 31(Tue) 19:00-

Note:
A bilingual broadcast of Season 1 (22 episodes) of the American 3D CGI animated television series

Crew:
Characters and Story, Co-Writer, Executive Producer: George Lucas / Supervising Director: Dave Filoni / Co-writer: Henry Gilroy / Composer: Kevin Kiner / Original "Star Wars" theme composed by: John Williams / Production: Lucas Film Animation

Cast(English):
Anakin Skywalker: Daisuke Namikawa (Matt Lanter) / Ahsoka Tano: Shizuka Ito (Ashley Eckstein) / Obi-Wan Kenobi: Tomoyuki Morikawa (James Arnold Taylor) / Yoda: Ichiro Nagai (Tom Kane) / Padme Amidala: Maaya Sakamoto (Catherine Taber)


Marie and Gali



Synopsis:
Marika, the middle school Goth Loli girl has recently moved to a strange town where she encounters, Galileo, her next door neighbour, Newton, a grocer, and Fleming who works part-time at an electronics store.

Airing:
NHK Educational: March 31(Tue) 19:25-

Note:
A five-minute anime aired in "Suienser", a science-entertainment programme aimed at middle school students. Comedy, music and science condensed into a mere five minutes.

Staff:
Screenplay: Takashi Yamada / Character Design: Yoshihiko Baba / Director: Rie Matsumoto

Cast:
Marika: Chiemi Chiba


Mainichi Kasan (Mommy Everyday)



Synopsis:
Manga artist Rieko Kamohara raises her six-year-old son and four-year-old daughter as a single Mother whilst fighting to meet her publishers deadlines.

Airing:
TV Tokyo Network: April 1(Thu) 19:00-

Details:
Anime adaption of Rieko Saibara's highly acclaimed manga which was awarded an Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival 2004, and Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 2005. Starring household-name opera singer Kumiko Mori (who has gained popularity for her TV appearances) as the voice of "Kasan".

Staff:
Original Story: Rieko Saibara
Director: Mitsuru Hongo / Associate Director: Shin Katagai / Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi / Character Design: Kenta Mizutani / Art: Nobuaki Mihara / Colour Composition: Masato Yokoi: / Sound Director: Yuhki Matsuoka / Composer: Masami Kurihara / Production: NAS / Animation Production: Gallop

Cast:
Kasan (Rieko Kamohara): Kumiko Mori / Tosan: Hiromasa Taguchi / Granma(Toshiko): Rei Okamoto / Fumi: Yuka Fujii

Title Song: Kumiko Mori
End Title Song: Hiromichi Sato


Charady no Joke na mainichi (Charady's Days of Joking)



Synopsis:
Whilst in the bathtub, Charady reads to her strange companions, "Basubuta (Bath Pig)" and "Chobotan", from a book of jokes collected from around the globe.

Airing:
tvk: April 1(Wed)
Teletama: April 1(Wed)
Chiba TV: April 1(Wed)
Mie TV: April 1(Wed)
KBS Kyoto: April 1(Wed)
Sun-TV: April 1(Wed)
Biglobe Stream: April 1(Wed)

Note:
Each episode is divided into 2 parts. The "Charady Part" (introduction and conclusion) and the "Joke Part" (short anime stories, each based on a joke). It is intented to be aired and webcasted everyday for 365 days, starting April 1st. As a co-production between Kyoto University of Art and Design and several studios, the staff and cast are mostly comprised of students, who are supervised and mentored by professionals.

Staff
Overall Director: Ryuji Masuda / Director: Character Design major students of Kyoto University of Art and Design / Screenplay: Daisuke Tengan / Planner and Co-Producer: Shunsuke Koga (Thefool) / Co- Producer: Katsuyuki Koana (Geneon Universal Entertainment), Keiji Seki (tvk) / Associate Producer: Shingo Kudo(MEDIL) / Directing Assistant: Teachers of Character Design Department (Satoshi Murakami, Yasuo Kurita, Noriyuki Ito, Tomoya Yasuda, Kohei Yamamoto) / Composer and Sound Producer: Morihiro Iwamoto / Sound Producing Assistant: Michihiro Kinugasa / Sound Effect: Shigemitsu Goto / Production Manager: Takumi Matsumoto, Kazuyo Fukaya, Shizuka Okamoto/ Website Manager: Tomoko Teranaka, Yoji Matamura

"Joke Part" Character Design and Animation: Character Design major students of Kyoto University of Art and Design

"Charady Part" CG Animation: Noriyuki Ito, Tomoya Yasuda, Sigeo Itabashi, Hitomi Matsuura / Modeling: Tomoya Yasuda, / Character Design of Charady and Artwork Designer: Wakako Masuda / Character Design of Chobotan: Chay Soon Ouk / Character Design of Bath Pig: Yukako Sakaguchi

Cast:
Charady: Misako Yasuda / Chobotan: Kenjiro Nakai / Bath Pig: Anna Kitano
Joke Part: Students of Amusement Media Academy Voice Acting Course


Queens Blade - Rurou no Senshi (Queens Blade - Wandering Warriors)



Synopsis:
The quadrennial "Queen's Blade Championship" attracts female warriors from all over the world as the winner will get to reign the continent as Queen. The field is also widened as any able bodied girl (human and other intelligent creature) above the age of twelve can enter the competition.

Airing:
UHF, AT-X, Webcasting

Note:
Anime adaption of the match-up battle gamebook series "Queens Blade" by Hobby JAPAN. The TV adaptation is to be aired from April, and before that a DVD ("Volume Zero") will be released at Comiket 75. Produced by the staff of "Ikki Tousen Dragon Destiny" which was very popular for its sexiness. Leina will be the protagonist of the overall story, which will be rather serious in tone.

Staff:
Original Story: HobbyJAPAN
Director: Kinji Yoshimoto / Series Composition: Tomohiro Matsu, Kinji Yoshimoto / Screenplay: Tomohiro Matsu, Kinji Yoshimoto, Takawo Yoshioka etc. / Character Design: Rin Shin / Design Assistant: Takayuki Noguchi / Chief Animation Director: Rin Shin, Takayuki Noguchi, Yukiko Ishibashi / Art Director: Junichi Higashi / Colour Composition: Kinji Yoshimoto, Sadaki Matsubara / Shooting Director: Shinji Ikegami / Editor: Jun Taguma / Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa / Sound Production: Magic Capsule / Supervision: GENCO / Composition: Arms /Production: Queens Blade Partners

Cast of Voice:
Leina: Ayako Kawasumi / Tomoe: Mamiko Noto / Nanael: Aya Hirano / Claudette: Atsuko Tanaka/ Melona: Rie Kugimiya / Elina: Kaori Mizuhashi / Shizuka: Hitomi Nabatame / Menas: Yuko Goto / Airi: Kanae Ito


Phantom -Requiem for the Phantom-



Synopsis:
The recurring assassinations of mobsters on the mean streets of the U.S.have led to rumours of the existence of a secret organization with the best assassin in their ranks a mysterious figure known only as the "Phantom". A boy travelling the U.S. becomes mixed up in a crime and by chance encounters the "Phantom". The boy becomes apprenticed to the "Phantom", who is a girl about his age, and she trains him to become a master in the art of assassination.

Airing:
TV Tokyo Network: April 2(Thu) 26:15-

Note:
Visual novel developer Nitroplus's 10th anniversary project.

Staff:
Original Story: Nitroplus
Director: Koichi Mashita / Screenplay: Ippo Hyodo, Shogo Yasukawa, Yukito Nonaka, Hideki Shirane, Gen Kobuchi, Tatsuya Takahashi, Yo Kimura, Yosuke Satoda / Character Design: Yoshimitsu Yamashita, Mutsumi Sasaki, Yoko Kikuchi, Tomoaki Kado, Yoshiaki Tsubata, Namiko Shiba / Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka / Composer: Hikaru Nanase / Music Production: Lantis / Producer: GENCO /Animation Production: Bee Train/ Production: Project Phantom

Cast of Voice:
Ein: Ayahi Takagaki / Zwei: Miyu Irino / Cal: Miyuki Sawashiro / Claudia McCunnen: Aya Hisakawa/ Scyth Master: Isshin Chiba / Lizzie Garland: Akeno Watanabe/ Raymond McGwire: Susumu Chiba / Daisuke Goto: Tomoyuki Shimura /Toru Shiga: Soichiro Hoshi


Hayate no Gotoku!! (Hayate the Combat Butler)



Synopsis:
High school boy Hayate Ayazaki is out of luck. When he kidnaps a girl in order to settle his parents' debt, the girl misconstrues his scheme and strange behaviour as evidence of him having a crush on her. One thing leads to another and Hayate ends up employed by the girl, Nagi Sanzen'in, spoiled daughter of a millionaire, as her personal butler.

Airing:
TV Tokyo: April 3(Fri) 25:23-
TV Osaka: April 4(Sat) 25:30-
TVQ: April 6(Mon) 26:23-
TV Setouchi: April 7(Tue) 25:28-
TV Hokkaido: April 8(Wed) 26:20-
TVA: April 9(Thu) 26:58-

Note:
Anime adaption of the
manga by Kenjiro Hata serialized in "Shonen Sunday". The protagonists name "Hayate" means "wind" in Japanese, so the title literally means "Like the wind". This will be the second anime season, continuing on from the first season that aired from April 2007 to March 2008.

Staff:
Original Story: Kenjiro Hata / Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki / Product Composition: Yosuke Kuroda / Screenplay: Taku Sato / Character Design: Masahiro Fujii / Colour Composition: Yukiko Ito / Sound Director: Jun Watanabe / Composer: Kotaro Nakagawa / Animation Production: J.C.Staff

Cast:
Hayate Ayazaki: Ryoko Shiraishi / Nagi Sanzen'in: Rie Kugimiya / Maria: Rie Tanaka / Hinagiku Katsura: Shizuka Ito / Yukiji Katsura: Hitomi Nabatame / Izumi Saginomiya: Miyu Matsuki / Sakuya Aizawa: Kana Ueda / Ayumi Nishizawa: Mikako Takahashi / Izumi Segawa: Sayuri Yahagi / Miki Hanabishi: Eri Nakao / Lisa Asakaze: Masumi Asano

Title Song: ELISA "Wonder Wind"


Gokujo!! Mechamote-Iinchou (Extra Best! Extremely Irresistible Class President)



Synopsis:
Anime recording the high school life of class president Mimi Kitagami, a strict perfectionist, almost to the point of stoicism. She's in love with Ushio Tojo, but hasn't as of yet confessed her feelings for him as there's always some distraction just at the right moment.

Airing:
TV Tokyo: April 4(Sat) 9:00-
TV Osaka: April 4(Sat) 9:00-
TVA: April 4(Sat) 9:00-
TV Hokkaido: April 11(Sat) 7:00-
TV Setouchi: April 11(Sat) 7:00-
TVQ: April 11(Sat) 7:00-

Note:
Anime adaption of the manga by Tomoko Nishimura, serialized in Ciao since Jan. 2006. The magazine is now recruiting voice actors to cast as Mimi's class mates from amongst its readership.

Staff:
Original Story: Tomoko Nishimura

Cast:
Kitagami Mimi: Mana Ogawa


Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z hen on television



Synopsis:
Dr. Hell attacks the Koshiryoku Lab in order to obtain the super-energy "Koshiryoku (light-particle power)". Kouji Kabuto is the
grandson of Professor Juzo Kabuto, who created Mazinger Z. Following his grandfather's will, Kouji pilots the Super Robot to prevent Dr. Hell's evil attempt, fighting the likes of Baron Ashura and Count Blocken.

Airing:
TV Tokyo: April 4(Sat) 23:20-
Also to be aired on TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TV Setouchi, TV Hokkaido, TVQ Kyushu.

Note:

Director Yasuhiro Imagawa of Mobile Fighter G Gundam and Giant Robo takes charge of the remake of the pioneering Super Robot anime Mazinger Z. Read this article for more details, staff and cast.

Title Song: ULTIMATE LAZY for MAZINGER "Kanjite Knight(Gotta feel it, Knight)"


Metal Fight Beyblade



Synopsis:
Hot-blooded blader Ginga is journeying to find stronger opposition but winds up having to bey-battle alone against a hundred members of the "Face Hunters", a gang led by Kyoya. Kenta meets Ginga during these battles and they team up, encountering various bey-battles. In the course of the adventure Ginga enriches both his skills in battle and his personality.

Airing:
TV Tokyo Network: April 5(Sun) 8:30-

Note:
Anime franchise of Takara's toy Beyblade. Not a continuation of the Beyblade anime series that aired until 2003, a new story with different characters.

Staff:
Director:Kunihisa Sugiyama / Series Composition and Screenplay: Katsumi Hasegawa / Character Design: Yoshihiro Nagamori / Art Director: Takashi Honda / Composer: Neil Perfitt / Sound Director: Yuki Matsuoka / Animation Production: Tatsunoko Production / Animation Production Aid: SynergySP

Cast:
Ginga Hagane: Aki Kanada / Kyoya Tategami: Satoshi Hino / Kenta Yunomiya: Emiri Kato / Benkei: Kenta Miyake / Madoka Amano: Kei Shindo / Daidohji: Takehito Koyasu


Dragon Ball Kai



Synopsis:
Five years on from his fierce battles at the World Martial Arts Tournament,
Son Goku is living peacefully with his wife Chi Chi and newborn son Gohan. But then, Goku meets his older brother, Raditz, who tells him that they are the descendants of a race of extraterrestrials called Saiyans. Raditz asks Goku to join him in his mission to destroy the earth, and when Goku refuses, Raditz kidnaps Gohan.

Airing:
Fuji TV Network: April 5(Sun) 9:00-

Note:
The HD remasterd version of "Dragon Ball Z" aired from April 1989 to January 1996. More info here.

Staff (of Dragon Ball Z):
Original Story: Akira Toriyama
Planning: Kenji Shimizu, Kozo Morishita / Production Manager: Shoji Kishimoto, Takeshi Kishimoto, Akihiko Yamaguchi, YUichi Suenaga / Series CompositionTakao Koyama / Screenplay: Hiroshi Toda, Katsuyuki Sumizawa, Aya Matsui / Series Director: Daisuke Nishio / Direction: Shigeyasu Yamauchi, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Yoshihiro Ueda / Character Design: Minoru Maeda / Artwork: Yuji Ikeda, Ken Tokushige / Composer: Shunsuke Kikuchi / Animation Productio: Toei Animation

Cast (of Dragon Ball Z):
Son Goku and Son Gohan: Masako Nozawa, / Krillin: Mayumi Tanaka / Piccolo: Toshio Furukawa / Yamcha: Toru Furuya / Tien Shinhan: Hirotaka Suzuoki / Chiaotzu: Hiroko Emori / Bulma: Hiromi Tsuru / Master Roshi: Kohei Miyauchi / Oolong: Naoki Tatsuta / Puar: Naoko Watanabe / Launch: Mami Koyama / Chi Chi: Mayumi Sho / Vegeta: Ryo Horikawa / Nappa: Shozo Iizuka / Frieza: Ryusei Nakao / Zarbon: Sho Hayami / Dodoria: Yukinori Hori / Cell: Norio Wakamoto / Android #18: Miki Ito / Majin Buu: Kozo Shioya / Mister Satan: Daisuke Gori / Trunks: Takeshi Kusao


FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST



Synopsis:
Edward and Alphonse Elric are two alchemist brothers who search for the legendary Philosopher's Stone, a powerful object which would allow them to recover their bodies (which were lost in an attempt to bring their mother back to life through forbidden alchemy).

Airing:
MBS/TBS Network: April 5(Sun) 17:00-
GyaO: April 10(Fri) webcast, each episode available for a week.

Note:
Anime adaption of the popular manga by Hiromu Arakawa which sold 33 million copies and was awarded Shogakukan Manga Award in 2004. This is the second anime adaption produced by primarily the same staff and cast of the first anime series which aired from October 2003 to Octoober 2004.

Staff:
Original Story: Hiromu Arakawa /Director: Yasuhiro Irie / Series Composition: Hiroshi Onogi / Character Design: Hiroki Kanno / Composer: Akira Senju / Animation Studio: Bones/ Production: Fullmetal Alchemist Production Committee

Cast (according to the 2003 anime):
Edward Elric: Romi Park/ Alphonse Elric: Rie Kugimiya / Winry Rockbell: Megumi Toyoguchi / Roy Mustang: Tohru Ohkawa / Liza Hawk-eye: Michiko Neya / Mark Hughes: Keiji Fujiwara / Alex Louis Armstrong: Kenji Utsumi


Kon'nichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables (Hello, Ann: Before Green Gables)



Synopsis:
Anne Shirley is a cheerful girl with a vivid imagination. Always positive she never loses hope, despite poverty and days filled with hard work at her foster home.

Airing:
BS Fuji: April 4 19:30-
Animax: May
Biglobe Stream:

Note:
Based on Budge Wilson's novel "Before Green Gables". This is the 26th title in the "World Masterpiece Theater" series. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the first "Anne of Green Gables" anime. Planned to have 39 episodes.

Staff:
Original Story: Budge Wilson
Director: Katsuyoshi Yatabe / Series Composition and Screenplay: Michiru Shimada / Original Character Design: Yoshiharu Sato / Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Takayo Nishimura / Music: Yasuharu Takahashi, Hiromi Mizutani, Kenji Fujisawa / Production: Nippon Animation

Cast of Voice:
Anne: Lina Hidaka / Joanna: Seiko Tamura / Eliza: Lika Wakusawa / Bert: Setsuji Sato / Horace: Yumiko Kobayashi / Edward: Chiaki Shimogama / Harry: Taeko Kawata


Hana-sakeru Seishonen (Blooming Adolescents)



Synopsis:
Kajika is the sole daughter of the Chairman of a global Conglomerate . She is talked into a "Husband Hunting Game" by her father and meets three promising candidates. Then destiny engulfs her with an earth-shaking event.

Airing:
NHK-BS2: April 5(Sun) 23:01-

Note:
Anime adaption of the shojo-manga by Natsumi Itsuki.

Staff:
Original Story: Natsumi Itsuki / Director: Chiaki Kon / Series Composition: Mamiko Ikeda / Character Design: Yuko Kusumoto / Composer: Tetsuya Saito, Gou Sato / Sound Director: Hajime Takakuwa / Animation Production: Studio Pierrot

Cast:
Kajika Barnsworth: Aya Endo / Phan Lee Leng: Toshiyuki Morikawa / Eugine Alexander de Volcan: Daisuke Ono / Lumati Ivan Dy Laginei: Daisuke Namikawa/ Karl Rosenthal: Jun Fukuyama / Toranosuke V. Haga: Tetsuya Kakihara / Quinza Huffez: Takehito Koyasu / Zao Mon Cheng: Junichi Suwabe / Itzhak Noeigh: Hiroshi Tsuchida / Harry Barnsworth: Hozumi Goda


Guin Saga



Synopsis:
Guin is an amnesiac warrior with a leopard mask magically affixed to his head. Remembering nothing but his fighting instincts and the word "Aurra", he confronts a world laden with danger, intrigue, and magic.

Airing:
NHK-BS2: April 5(Sun) 23:29-

Note:
Anime adaption of the epic novel by Kaoru Kurimoto. See this article for more details and pics. The first 16 volumes are adapted to anime this time.

Staff:
Original Story: Kaouru Kurimoto / Director: Atsushi Wakabayashi / Series Composition and Screenplay: Shoji Yonemura / Original Character Design: Natsuki Sumeragi / Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Shunji Murata / Concept Design: Hiroyuki Ookawa / Colour Composition: Keiko Kai, Aiko Shinohara / Art Director: Junichi Higashi, Satoru Hirayanagi / Artwork Composition: Hiroki Matsumoto, Takeyuki Takahashi / Background: Studio Easter / Filming Director: Jun Kubota / Editor: Yuji Oka / Assistant Director: Yamato Naomichi / Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa / Composer: Nobuo Uematsu / Animation Production: Satelight

Cast of Voice:
Guin: Ken'yu Horiuchi / Rinda: Mai Nakahara / Remus: Tsubasa Yonaga / Ishtovan: Shintaro Asanuma / Suni: Sayuri Yahagi / Nalis:Yuya Uchida / Amnellis: Akeno Watanabe / Astrias: Makoto Ishii / Marius: Atsushi Abe / Scarl: Masami Iwasaki


Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-



Synopsis:
A strange ruin is discovered in Youri Izumido's school. Though it is shown to have no academic value, being a son of a shrine Youri gets curious and sneaks into the school one night to perform a ritual at the site. He witness something that might be divine and the next day land deity Mashiro shows up at his class room.

Airing:
Chiba TV: April 5(Sun) 24:30-
AT-X: April 11(Sat) 9:00-
Also planned to be aired on tvk, Chukyo TV, TOKYO MX, Sun-TV and Teletama.

Note:
Anime adaption of the eroge by Lump Of Sugar. The game is rated R-18 but the anime is not.

Staff:
Original Story: Lump of Sugar / Director: Keitaro Motonaga / Character Design: Haruo Ohkawara / Chief Animation Director: Haruo Ohkawara, Megumi Noda / Sound Director: Yasunori Ebina / Sound Production: Delfi Sound / Composer: Shigenobu Ohkawa, Yutaka Minobe / Music Production: 5pb. / Animation Production: SILVER LINK./ Production: Tayutama Production Committee

Cast:
Mashiro Izumido: Noriko Rikimaru / Ameli Kawai: Asami Shimoda / Yumina Takanashi: Kaori Mizuhashi / Mifuyu Kisaragi: Shizuka Ito


Natsu no Arashi! (Summer Storm!)



Synopsis:
It's love at the first sight when middle school student Hajime Yasaka first
sets eyes on Sayoko Arashiyama -a.k.a. "Arashi". She is a Waitress at a coffee shop near his Grandfather's house where Hajime is visiting for summer vacation. As it happens, Arashi is not an ordinary high school girl, but has time-traveling ability.

Airing:
TV Tokyo Network: April 5(Sun) 25:30-

Details:
Anime adaption of the manga by Jin Kobayashi.

Staff:
Original Story: Jin Kobayashi / Director: Akiyuki Shinbo / Series Composition and Screenplay: Katsuhiko Takayama / Music Production: Star Child Record / Animation Production: Shaft

Cast of Voice:
Sayoko Arashiyama: Ryoko Shiraishi / Hajime Yasaka: Yuko Sanpei / Kaya: Kaori Nazuka / Jun Kamigamo: Chiaki Omigawa / Master: Hitomi Nabatame / Gurasan(Sunglass): Hiroki Yasumoto / Yayoyi:Ai Nonaka / Kanako: Yui Horie


Saki



Synopsis:
On their way to competing in the Inter Highschool Mahjong Championship, the story focuses on the friendship and rivalry amongst high school students, freshman Saki Miyanaga and her fellow Mahjong Club members.

Airing:
TV Tokyo: April 5(Sun) 26:00-
TV Aichi: April 6(Mon) 26:28-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: April 7(Tue) 26:23-
TV Setouchi: April 8(Wed) 25:18-
TV Osaka: April 10(Fri) 27:35-
TV Hokkaido: April 14(Tue) 26:00-

Note:
Anime adaption of Ritz Kobayashi's manga. Read these articles for more details and pics.

Bishojo Mahjong Anime “Saki” to be aired from April 2009 - GIGAZINE

Bishojo Mahjong Anime “Saki“‘s concept sketches of rival characters - GIGAZINE

Mahjong Bishojo Anime “Saki” to be aired from Apr. 5th on TV Tokyo - GIGAZINE

Staff:
Original Story: Ritz Kobayashi
Director: Manabu Ono / Series Composition and Screenplay: Tatsuhiko Urahata / Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Masakatsu Sasaki / Art Direction and comcept: Hiroki Matsumoto(Studio Easter) / Edit: Akinori Mishima / Colour Composition: Yumi Uchibayashi / 3D Production: Sanjigen / Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka(Rakuonsha) / Animation Production: Gonzo(5th Studio)

Cast:
Saki Miyanaga: Kana Ueda / Nodoka Haramura: Ami Koshimizu / Youki Kataoka: Rie Kugimiya / Hisa Takei: Shizuka Ito / Mako Someya: Ryoko Shiraishi / Kyotaro Suga: Jun Fukuyama / Toka Ryumonbuchi: Minori Chihara / Hajime Kunihiro: Ai Shimizu / Tomoki Sawamura: Erika Nakai / Jun Inoue: Yuko Kaida / Koromo Amae: Kaori Fukuhara / Yumi Kajiki: Yu Kobayashi / Momoko Toyoko: Momoko Saito / Tomomi Kamahara: Natsuko Kuwatani / Kaori Senoo: Ryoko Shintani / Mutsuki Tsuyama: Shin Nanasawa


07-GHOST



Synopsis:
Ten years ago, a conflict between two powerful countries, both with a history spanning thousands of years, led to total ruin for one of them.
Teito Klein is sent to attend the Barsburg Empire's military academy after his homeland Raggs Kingdom is destroyed. Teito is an amnesiac remembering nothing of his origins, but when he encounters a man named Ayanami, whom he has often dreamt of in the act of killing his Father, his memory comes back, and Teito finds out he was actually the crown prince of Raggs Kingdom.

Airing:
Chiba TV: April 6(Mon) 25:40-
Fukushima Central Television: April 7(Tue) 25:29-
Teletama: April 7 (Tue) 25:30-
Nankai Broadcasting: April 7(Tue) 25:35-
Nishinippon Broadcasting: April 9(Thu) 26:13-
TVA: April 10(Fri) 25:58-
tvk: April 11(Sat) 26:00-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: April 12(Sun) 26:30-
AT-X: April 23(Thu) 9:00-
ytv: April
Hokkaido Broadcasting: April
Miyagi Television: April
RKK Kumamoto Broadcasting: April

Note:
Anime adaption of the fantasy manga by Yuki Amemiya and Yukino Ichihara, serialized in Monthly Comic Zero Sum.

Staff:
Director: Norihiro Takamoto / Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi / Character Design: Maki Fujii / Chief Animation Director: Yukiko Ban / Mechanic Design: Yutaka Miya / Art Director: Hirotsugu Kakoi / Colour Composition: Hideko Kitazume / Filming Director: Masayo Kondo / Sound Director: Hajime Takakuwa / Composer: Kotaro Nakagawa

Cast:
Teito Klein: Mitsuki Saiga / Mikage: Daisuke Namikawa / Frau: Junichi Suwabe / Castor: Susumu Chiba / Labrador: Kouki Miyata / Ayanami: Shou Hayami / Hyuuga: Kenji Hamada / Kuroyuri: Chiwa Saito / Konatsu: Daisuke Kishio / Haruse: Wataru Hatano / Katsuragi: Kazuya Nakai / Shuuri Oak: Miyu Irino / Bastien: Daisuke Kirii / Priest: Hidenobu Kiuchi / Miroku: Mitsuo Senda / King: Hiroki Takahashi


Soten Koro(Seaway under the blue sky)



Synopsis:
Loosely based on the events that took place during the Three Kingdoms period of China in the reign of the last Chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao Cao (155 - March 15, 220), who also serves as the main character.

Airing:
NTV: April 7(Tue) 24:59-

Note:
The much awaited anime adaption of the long-running manga Soten Koro serialized for eleven years in Weekly Morning.

Staff:
Original Story: King Gonta, Hagin Yi
Executive Director: Toyoo Ashida / Director: Tsuneo Tominaga / Series Composition: Hideo Takayashiki / Character Design: Team Indori Koya(Akira Kano, Yuichiro Hayashi, Cindy H Yamauchi, Daisuke Yoshida, Takahiro Umehara, Akiko Matsushita) / Chief Animation Director: Akira Kano, Daisuke Yoshida / Art Director: Manabu Morotsugu / Composer: Hidekiyo Murai / Animation Production: Madhouse / Production: Nippon Television, D.N. Dream Partners, VAP

Cast:
Cao Cao: Mamoru Miyano(A-Man: Kikuko Inoue) / Yuan Shao: Masaki Terasoma(Childhood voice: Motoki Takagi) / Cao Teng: Nachi Nozawa / Ka Cau En: Tetsu Inada / Ka Cau Ton: Takeshi Kusao / Cao Hong: Hisao Egawa / Cao Ren: Isshin Chiba - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia / Narration: Ryusei Nakao


Ristorante Paradiso



Synopsis:
Nicoletta visits Rome to see her mother who left her years ago. She starts working as a trainee at "Casetta Dell'orse", a restaurant owned by her mother's new husband, where all the staff are gentleman who wear reading glasses.

Airing:
Fuji Television: April 8(Wed) 26:08-
Also on BS Fuji

Note:
Anime adaption of manga by Natsume Ono which was previously serialized in Manga Erotics F during 2005 and 2006. There is currently a spin-off called "GENTE -People of Ristorante-" running in the same magazine.

Staff:
Original Story: Natsume Ono / Director: Mitsuko Kase / Art Director: Yasufumi Soejima / Character Design: Itsuko Takeda / Series Composition and Screenplay: Shinichi Inotsume / Animation Production: david production

Cast:
Nicoletta: Fumiko Orikasa / Claudio: Jin Yamanoi / Luciano: Mitsutaka Tachikawa / Vito: Takaya Kuroda / Zizi: Yoshio Kiyama / Julio: Kazuhiko Nishimatsu / Teo: Yoji Ueda / Olga: Haruhi Terada / Lorenzo: Kenji Nomura / Gabriella : Misa Watanabe / Vanna: Yoko Sawaume

Title Song: Orange Pekoe "Marigold"
Ending Song: Lisa Komine "Suteki na Kajitsu (Charming Fruit)"


Eden of The East



Synopsis:
Misaki Mori takes a graduation trip to the U.S. and gets mixed up in trouble. She is saved by an amnesiac man Akira Takizawa with a gun and a cell phone credited with 8,200 million yen e-money. Together, they travel back to Japan.

Airing:
Fuji Television: April 9(Thu) 24:45-

Note:
To be broadcasted in Fuji's "noitamina" block. After the eleven episodes have finished airing, the story will be made in to a feature length film.

Staff:
Original Story, Screenplay and Director: Kenji Kamiyama / Original Character Design: Chika Umino / Composer: Kenji Kawai / Character Design: Satoko Morikawa / Associate Director: Masayuki Yoshihara / Chief Animation Director: Satoru Nakamura / Art Director: Yusuke Takenaka / Colour Composition: Yumiko Katayama / CGI Director: Makoto Endo / Shooting Director: Koji Tanaka / Animation Production: Production I.G / Production: Eden of The East Production Committee

Cast:
TBA


Hatsukoi Gentei (First Love Limited)



Synopsis:
Series of short stories, featuring eight girls in either Middle school or high school, all focusing on first love.

Airing:
BS11 Digital: April 11(Sat) 24:00-
BANDAICHANNEL and others: April 13(Mon)-

Note:
Anime adaption of the manga "Hatsukoi Limited" by Mizuki Kawashita known for her highschool rom-com works including Strawberry 100%, that was serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

Staff:
Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa / Series Composition and Screenplay: Mariko Kunisawa / Character Design: Tomoyuki Shimoya / Prop Design: Koji Yamakawa / Art Director: Hirotsugu Kakoi / Colour Composition: Kyosuke Ishikawa / Filming Director: Kazuya Iwai / Editor: Shigeru Nishiyama (REAL-T) / Composer: Nijine / Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa / Sound Effect: Katsuhiro Nakano / Animation Production: J.C.Staff

Cast:
Ayumi Arihara: Mariya Ise / Koyoi Bessho: Aki Toyosaki / Nao Chikura: Ayumi Fujimura / Rika Dobashi: Minako Kotobuki / Kei Enomoto: Shizuka Ito / Soako Ando: Saori Goto / Misaki Yamamoto: Rie Tanaka / Meguru Watase: Ryoko Shiraishi / Yuu Enomoto: Satomi Sato / Mamoru Zaitsu: Miyu Irino / Etsu Kusuda: Shintaro Asanuma / Hiroyuki Sogabe: Takahiro Sakurai / Haruto Terai: Nobuhiko Okamoto / Yoshihiko Bessho: Satoshi Hino / Arihara Yuji: Hiroyuki Yoshino / Misao Zaitsu: Kenji Nomura

Opening Song: Sphere "Future Stream"
Ending Song: marble "Hatsukoi limited"



Sengoku BASARA (Feudal BASARA)



Synopsis:
Based on the events that took place during the Sengoku period.
Oda Nobunaga of Owari Province was the closest to reign the feudal Japan when "One-Eyed Dragon" Date Masamune of Oshu starts his southward campaign leading his mighty troops. First he is destined to Kawanakajima where "Tiger" Takeda Shingen of Kai Province and "War God" Uesugi Kenshin of Echigo Province were facing each other on the eve of the legendary battle, intended to take them both by a surprise attack. On his way, Masamune encounters Sanada Yukimura who will eventually become his archrival.

Airing:
CBC: April 1(Wed) 25:34-
TBS: April 3(Fri) 26:30-
MBS: April 4(Sat) 25:58-
HBC: April 4(Sat) 26:13-
RKB Mainichi: April 8(Wed) 27:05-
Also planned to be aired on Tohoku Broadcasting and UHF Television Yamanashi.

Details:
Anime adaption of the popular video game series by CAPCOM.

Staff:
Original Story: CAPCOM / Original Story and Supervision: Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Makoto Yamamoto
Director: Itsuro Kawasaki / Series Composition: Yasuyuki Muto / Associate Director: Naoyoshi Shioya / Original Character Design: Makoooto Tsuchibayashi, CAPCOM / Character Design: Toru Okubo / Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshihara / Colour Composition: Izumi Hirose / Special Effect:Masahiro Murakami / 3D Director: Atsushi Sato / Filming Director: Naoyuki Ohniwa / Editor: Daisuke Imai / Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami / Composer: Hiroyuki Sawano / Music Production: flying DOG, JVC Entertainment / Animation Production: Production I.G / Production: TEAM BASARA

Cast:
Date Masamune: Kazuya Nakai / Sanada Yukimura: Soichiro Hoshi / Katakura Kojuro: Toshiyuki Morikawa / Oda Nobunaga: Norio Wakamoto

Title Song: abingdon boys school "JAP"


PandoraHearts



Synopsis
Oz Bezarius, heir to one of the duke houses is cast into the prison known as the "Abyss", where he meets tomboy Alice who calls him her "comrade".

Airing:
TBS, BS-i: April
Also planned to be aired on MBS and CBC.

Note:
Anime adaption of the manga serialized in Monthly GFantasy.

Staff:
Original Story: Jun Mochizuki / Director: Takao Kato / Series Composition: Mayori Sekijima / Character Design: Chizuru Kobayashi, Shinichi Yamaoka / Composer: Yuki Kajiura / Animation Production: Xebec

Cast:
Oz Bezarius: Junko Minagawa / Alice: Ayako Kawasumi / Raven: Kosuke Toriumi / Sharon Reinsworth: Kana Hanazawa / Xarxes Break: Akira Ishida

Opening Song: FictionJunction "Parallel Hearts"
Ending Song: savage genius feat.Tomoe Ohmi "Maze"


Shinkyoku Sokai POLYPHONICA Crimson S (The Divine Music Field POLYPHONICA Crimson S)



Synopsis:
In the continent of Polyphonica, spirits materialize in the world, surviving on the music that is played by humans, and live together with them. Dantists, who play special music called "Commandia," are widely respected in this world. Phoron Tatara is an underachiever at Torbus Dantist Academy who's on the verge of getting flunked, despite being bonded with the most powerful spirit Corticarte Apa Lagranges.

Airing:
MBS and others: April

Note:
Anime adaption of the visual novel series Shinkyoku Sokai Polyphonica by Ocelot. It's the prequel of the events in the first anime adaption that aired in 2007. Planned to have twelve episodes in all.

Staff:
Director: Toshimasa Suzuki / Series Composition: Kenichi Kanemaki / Screenplay: Hiroyuki Kawasaki, Mayori Sekijima / Character Design: Mitsuru Obara / Art Director: Toshihiro Obama / Artwork Composition: Yoshinori Shiozaawa / Colour Composition: Chie Takaya / Filming Director: Ryo Iijima / Editor: Kazuhiko Seki / Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa / Sound Production: Magic Capsule / Music Production: Lantis / Produced by: T.O Entertainment / Animation Production: Diomedea

Cast:
Phoron Tatara: Hiroshi Kamiya / Corticarte Apa Lagranges: Haruka Tomatsu / Eufinley Tsuge: Ayako Kawasumi / Renbart Psyche: Katsuyuki Konishi / Perserte Yugiri: Nana Mizuki / Prinesca Yugiri: Rina Sato

Opening Song: eufonius "phosphorus"
Ending Song: Haruka Tomatsu


Cooking Idol Ai! Mai! Main!



Airing:
NHK Educational: March 30(Mon) 17:40-

Note:
The title "Ai! Mai! Main!" is pronounced "I! My! Mine!". A spin-off of "Hitori de dekirumon!", NHK's long-loved cooking programme aimed at grade school kids, which was aired from April 1991 to March 2006. The new programme is devided to anime part and live-action part, in which child actress Haruka Fukuhara learn to cook.

Staff:
Director: Hiroshi Watanabe / Series Planner: Miharu Hirami / Chief Animation Director / Atsuko Nakajima / Colour Planner: Shinji Matsumoto / Art Director: Maho Takahashi / Postrecording Sound Producer: Yuji Mitsuya / Sound Director: Kazuzo Hamano / Sound Production: King Records, VERYGOO / Composer: Tomoki Hasegawa, Yukari Hashimoto / Live-action Planner: Toshiyuki Aoshima / Cooking Supervisor: Etsuko Ichise / Animation Production: NAS, Studio Deen / Live-action production: NHK, NHK Educational / Production: Educational

Cast:
Main: Haruka Fukuhara / Michika: Senka Deno / Osamu: Toshihiko Seki / Misanga: Akiko Kobayashi / Yuria: Chisa Yokoyama / Yasunoshin: miyu irino


Jewelpet



Synopsis:
Ruby came from the magic world "Jewel Land" in search of her friends scattered all over the human world in jewel form. Rinko Kougyoku and her two friends meet Jewel Pets and come to posses some magical power.

Airing:
TV Tokyo Network: April 5(Sun) 9:30-

Note:
"Jewelpet" is a character franchise co-developed by SEGA TOYS and Sanrio. Animation production and character design by Studio Comet of Onegai My Melody series.

Staff:
Director: Nanako Sasaki / Series Composition: Jun Maekawa / Character Design: Tomoko Miyagawa / Animation Production: Studio Comet

Cast:
TBA


Tears to Tiara



Synopsis:
"The Holy Empire" is gaining hegemony on the continent and Elin Island is invaded. Local girl Riannon was to be sacrificed for the Great Demon King Awron, but in the event she somehow released him from his 1,000 years bondage. They start to travel together and she becomes emotionally attached to him.

Airing:
Animax Asia: April 1(Wed) 24:30-
Chiba TV: April 5(Sun) 25:35-
tvk: April 6(Mon) 23:00-
TVO: April 7(Tue) 25:30-
Teletama: April 8(Wed) 25:30-
Also planned to be aired on Kids Station.

Note:
Anime adaption of PS3 eroge "Tears to Tiara: Kakan no Daichi" by Leaf released in 2008. The anime will be simulcast and receive its English language premiere on Animax Asia on April 2, 2009 at 12:30am across its networks on Southeast Asia.

Staff:
Original Story: Aquaplus / Director: Tomoki Kobayashi / Series Composition: Toko Machida / Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Masahiko Nakata / Art Director: Izumi Yasuki / Animation Production: WHITE FOX/ Composer: Takayuki Hattori / Music Production: Lantis / Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa

Cast:
Arawn: Toru Okawa / RiannonYuko Goto / Arthur: Makoto Ishii / Morgan: Mai Nakahara / Octavia: Rie Tanaka / Limwris: Ami Koshimizu / Ermin: Ai Shimizu / Llyr: Kaori Nazuka / Rathty: Kana Ueda / Epona: Kiyomi Asai / Ogam: Yosuke Akimoto / Lidia: Miyuki Sawashiro


Hige Piyo



Synopsis:
Hiroshi Haneda bought a baby chick at a night stall and name him "Hige Piyo" , noticing beard (hige) on the chick.

Airing:
NHK Educational: April 3(Fri) 18:20-

Note:
A new animal comedy by manga artist Risa Ito of Oruchuban Ebichu.

Staff:
Original Story: Risa Ito / Director: Atsushi Takeyama / Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Hiroko Oguri / Art Director: Mika Nakajima /Colour Composition: Atsuko Ito / Composer: Toshiro Masuda / Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka / Editor: Hiroshi Okuda / Animation Production: KINEMASHITORASU(Cinema Citrus)

Cast:
Higepiyo: Romi Park


Basquash!



Synopsis:
On a planet called "Earthdash", "Bigfoot Basketball (BFB)", the basketball played by machines called "Bigfoot" is all the rage. Dan was a cynic about Bigfoots and BFB, but one day by chance he happened to watch an official game of BFB on court and gets frustrated by the clumsy game, a far cry from what he's used to on TV. So begins his BFB-ing life.

Airing:
MBS: April

Note:
New project by Shoji Kawamori of Macross Frontier More details and screenshots on this article.

Staff:
Original Story: Shoji Kawamori, Roman Toma / Satelite Project Director: Shoji Kawamori / Director: Shin Itagaki / Series Composition and Screenplay: Tatsuo Sato / Screenplay: Yuko Kakihara, Yuki Enatsu / Character Design: Takahiro Yoshimatsu, SUEZEN, Kazuhiro Soeta / Mechanical Concept Design and Art Director: Roman Toma / Animation Production: Satelight / Shoes Design Cooperation: NIKE

Cast:
Dan J.D.: Hiro Shimono / Sela D. Milanda: Shizuka Ito / Iceman Hottie: Yuichi Nakamura / Miyuki Ayukawa: Masumi Asano / Coco J.D.: Kana Hanazawa

Opening Song: Shitamachi-Kyoudai
Ending Song: Yu Yamada


Shangri La



Synopsis:
Global warming changed Tokyo in to a tropic city where privileged people live in skyscraper-town called "Atlus" while common people are forced to live in the rainforest below, constantly threatend by heavy squall and subsidence. 18-year-old Kuniko Saijo leads an armed guerrilla to fight the government.

Airing:
April

Note:
Anime adaption of sci-fi novel by Eiichi Ikegami serialized in Monthly Newtype from April 2004 to May 2005. Directed by Masato Bessho of Ah! My Goddess: The Movie.

Staff:
Original Story: Eiichi Ikegami
Director: Masato Bessho / Series Composition: Hiroshi Onogi / Creative Producer: Takeshi Mori / Character Design: Range Murata / Animation Character Design: Kumi Ishii / Creative Supervisor: Shingo Takehan / Artwork Design: Hajime Sato / Design Works: Takuhito Kusanagi, Umanosuke Iida / Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka / Sound Production: Rakuonsha / Music: flying DOG, JVC Entertainment / Animation Production: Gonzo / Production: Shangri La Production Committee

Cast:
Kuniko Houjou: Mikako Takahashi / Mikuni: Yui Ariga / Karin Ishida: Yuka Iguchi / Kunihito Kusanagi: Makoto Ishii / Takehiko: Ken'yu Horiuchi / Nagiko Houjou: Hisako Kyoda / Sayoko: Rie Ishizuka / Ryoko Naruse: Rei Igarashi / Talshan: Hidetoshi Nakamura / Hiruko: Tomoko Kaneda / Souiciro Hata: Daisuke Hirakawa / Shogo Kudo: Takahiro Sakurai / Leon Imaki: Yuichi Nakamura / Shion Imaki: Jun Fukuyama / Claris: Kumiko Watanabe / Yuka Yamazaki: Yurie Yamashita / Yuri Gamagori: Sachika Misawa / Medusa: Tetsuya Kakihara


Senjo no Valkyria (Battlefield Valkyria: Gallian Chronicles)



Synopsis:
Set in a fictional version of Europe, in 1935. Because of its abundance of ragnite ore, which can be refined into a powerful fuel, the neutral nation of Gallia comes under attack from the East European Imperial Alliance, which is itself engaged in a war with the Atlantic Federation. Welkin and Alicia meet at the border town of Bruhl and join the Volunteer Force.

Airing:
Chiba TV: April 4(Sat) 25:35-
tvk: April 4(Sat) 26:30-
MBS: April 4(Sat) 27:28-
Tokyo MX: April 6(Mon) 23:00-
Teletama: April 6(Mon) 25:00-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: April 9 (Thu) 26:48-
CBC: April 10(Fri) 26:30-
Television Hokkaido: April 10(Fri) 26:30-
BS11: April 11(Sat) 23:00-
Animax: April 13(Mon) 22:00-

Note:
Anime adaption of the simulation RPG "Valkyria Chronicles" for PS3.

Staff:
Original Story: SEGA
Director: Yasutaka Yamamoto / Series Composition: Michiko Yokote / Character Design: Atsuko Watanabe / Composer: Hitoshi Sakimoto / Animation Production: A-1 Pictures / Production: PROJECT VALKYRIA

Cast:
Welkin Gunther : Susumu Chiba / Alicia Melchiott: Marina Inoue / Faldio Landzaat: Takahiro Sakurai / Isara Gunther: Hoko Kuwashima / Maximilian: Jun Fukuyama / Selvaria Bles: Sayaka Ohara


Asura Cryin'



Synopsis:
Tomoharu Natsume is haunted by his late childhood sweetheart Misao Minakami's ghost. The day before he enters highschool, he was handed a strange trunk from Shuri Kurosaki. Sealed in the trunk was a mechanical "Artificial Devil" Asura Machina. That night, Tomoharu is attacked by a girl dressed as a Miko who's after the trunk.

Airing:
AT-X: April 2(Thu) 9:30-
tvk: April 4(Sat) 24:30-
Chiba TV: April 5(Sun) 23:30-
Teletama: April 5(Sun) 25:00-
SUN-TV: April 6(Mon) 24:00-
Tokyo MX: April 6(Mon) 25:30-
TV Aichi: April 7(Tue) 25:28-
KBS Kyoto: April 8(Wed) 25:30-
BS11: April 10(Fri) 24:30-

Note:
Anime adaption of the light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo. Directed by Keizo Kusakawa of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha.

Staff:
Original Story: Gakuto Mikumo / Original Character Design: Nao Watanuki
Director: Keizo Kusakawa / Series Composition: Katsuhiko Koide / Screenplay: Deko Akao, Natsuko Takahashi / Character Design: Atsushi Komori / Mechanic Design: Hideki Fukushima / Composer: Mitsutaka Tajiri / Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa / Sound Production: Glovision / Animation Production: Seven Arcs

Cast:
Tomoharu Natsume: Miyu Irino / Misao Minakami: Haruka Tomatsu / Kanade Takatsuki: Ai Nonaka / Shuri Kurosaki: Rie Tanaka / Reijiro Saeki: Showtaro Morikubo / Takaya Kagakagari: Kazuya Nakai / Christina: Sayaka Ohara / Yo Susugihara: Sayori Ishizuka / Haruna Chiyohara: Reiko Takagi / Ann Ohara: Aki Toyosaki / Shu Mahiwa: Junji Majima / Ritsuka Kurasawa: Eri Kitamura / Ania: Sayuri Yahagi / Takuma Higuchi: Hiro Shimono / Reiko Saeki: Kimiko Koyama / Aine: Satomi Sato / Toru Kitsutaka: Yuko Kaida

Opening Song: angela "Spiral"
Ending Song: angela "Link"


K-On!



Synopsis:
Highschool freshman Yui Hirasawa hasn't decided which club to join yet. She takes a look at "Keion" club, thinking it won't be demanding since "keion" literally means "light music". Turns out the keion club is where you form a rock band and practice instruments. They only have three members, and when Yui is asked to join them to save the club from closing down, she decides to give it a shot even if she's a total beginner at music.

Airing:
TBS: April 2(Thu) 25:59-
MBS: April 9(Thu) 25:55-
CBC: April 16(Thu) 26:00-
HBC: April 16(Thu) 25:56-
TBC: April 16(Thu) 25:34-
RCC: April 17(Fri) 26:40-
RKB Mainichi: April 18(Sat) 26:45-
SBS: April 22(Wed) 25:29-
BS-TBS: April 25(Sat) 25:00-

Note:
Anime adaption of the four-panel comic strip K-On! by Kakifly serialized in Manga Time Kirara.

Staff:
Original Story: Kakifly
Director: Naoko Yamada / Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida / Character Design: Yukiko Horiguchi / Artwork: Seiki Tamura / Colour Composition: Akiyo Takeda / Filming Director: Rin Yamamoto / Musical Instruments Composition: Hiroyuki Takahashi / Animation Production: Kyoto Animation

Cast:
Yui Hirasawa: Aki Toyosaki / Mio Akiyama: Yoko Hikasa / Ritsu Tainaka: Satomi Sato / Tsumugi Kotobuki: Minako Kotobuki / Sawako Yamanaka: Asami Sanada / Nodoka Manabe: Chika Toudo / Ui Hirasawa: Madoka Yonezawa


Cross Game


Synopsis:
The Kitamura and Tsukishima families are neighbours and have been close for many years, with their children going back and forth between the two homes like extended family. Ko Kitamura, son of the owner of a sport equipment shop, and Wakaba Tsukishima, the second of four daughters of the Tsukishimas running a batting centre, are the same age and especially close. Aoba is a tag-along jealous of all the time Ko spends with her older sister. Then Wakaba dies in a swimming accident at a summer camp during fifth grade.

Airing:
TV Tokyo Network: April 5(Sat) 10:00-

Note:
Anime adaption of the manga Cross Game by Mitsuru Adachi serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday since 2005, which recieved the 2009 Shogakukan Manga Award. Adachi is known for his baseball rom-com mangas such as Touch and H2. One of the most highly anticipated anime this spring since it's been 14 years since the last anime adaption of Adachi's work ("H2" aired in 1995), and Adachi's anime always get high audience ratings.

Staff:
Original Story: Mitsuru Adachi
Director: Osamu Sekita / Series Composition: Michitaka Tsuchiya / Character Design: Yuji Kondo / Chief Animation Director: Toshiyuki Komaru, Kenji Gujisaki / Animation Production: SynergySP

Cast:
Ko Kitamura: Miyu Irino / Aoba Tsukishima: Haruka Tomatsu / Wakaba Tsukishima: Akemi Kanda / Ichiyo Tsukishima: Megumi Toyoguchi / Momiji Tsukishima: Noriko Shitaya / Yuhei Azuma: Takahiro Sakurai


Chi's Sweet Home: New Home



Synopsis:
Chi the cat and the Yamadas move to a new apartment, where new people and new adventures await.

Airing:
TV Tokyo Network: April (6:40 AM every Monday to Friday)

Note:
Continuation of "Chi's Sweet Home" that aired 104 episodes from March 2008.

Staff (According to the 1st season):
Director: Teruyuki Masuhara / Animation Production: Madhouse

Cast (According to the 1st season):
Chi: Satomi Korogi / Yohei: Etsuko Kozakura / Mom: Noriko Hidaka / Dad: Hidenobu Kiuchi


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



Synopsis:
"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.

Airing:
AT-X

Note:
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.

Staff:
Director: Shinichiro Kimura / Series Composition: Yasunori Yamada / Screenplay: Yasunori Yamada, Sumio Uetake, Tomoyasu Ohkubo / Character Design: Atsuko Watanabe / Animation Production: Studio Hibari

Cast:
Plug: Kaori Fukuhara / Alesta Blanket: Ayahi Takagaki / Sento Ohmi: Hiroki Takahashi / Hakone Ohmi: Ui Miyazaki / Iono Asanaga: Sayuri Yahagi


KUROMAME



Synopsis:
The everyday life of a "Kuromame (black soybeans)" fairies' household. Gemma's not very good at housework but takes care of her two children lovingly, her daughter Barche the prankster and younger son Che-che who loves to dance.

Airing:
Kids Station: April

Note:
Hokkaido-based clay animation group "Qwifilm" did the planning, character design and production.



Theatrical Versions

Eiga Doraemon: Shin Nobita no Uchuu kaitaku-shi(Doraemon the movie: Nobita's reclamation of Universe)



Synopsis:
One day, underfloor of Nobita's room connected to planet Koya-koya due to the turbulent space-time. Discovering the inter-planet conglomerate targeting Galtite colliery, Nobita and his colleagues stood up to defend his friends on Koya-koya.

Opening Date:
At Toho groups' theather:March 7th (Sat)

Note:
Remake of the movie with the same title. Miniature car "Byun-byun! Hi-ro Dora(whizz-whizz! Hero Dora)" will be given away to all audiences.

Staff:
Based on the comics by Fujio F. Fujiko / Director: Tsuguo Kosi / Screenplay: Yuichi Maho / Animation Director: Shizue Kaneko / Art Director: Makoto Tsuchihashi

Cast of Voice:
Doraemon : Wasabi Mizuta / Nobita: Ohara Megumi / Shizuka : Yumi Kakazu / Gian : Subaru Kimura / Suneo : Tomokazu Seki / Dorami: Chiaki / Ropple: Tomo Sakurai / Chamy: Rei Sakuma / Clem: Ayaka Wilson / Morina: Karina / Daut: Yoshimi Tokui / Uno: Mitsunori Fukuda / Crew of starship: Koichi Wakata

Ending Song: Kou Shibasaki "Taisetsuni Suruyo(I'll be nice to you)"


Chou Gekijyou Ban Keroro Gunsou Geki-shin Dragon Warriors de arimasu!(Super Theatrial Edition Sgt. Keroro Invasion of Dragon Warriors)



Synopsis:
Keroro's platoon launched examination of the unknown large animal "Tail of the Dragon". But Private Tamama disappeared during the operation. The search for Tamama led the platoon to Mont-Saint-Michel, France where they met mysterious girl Sion. Sion's magical "Dragon's book" turned Keroro and others into fearsome dragons.

Opening Date:
Theaters around the country:March 7th (Sat)

Note:
Based on the comics of Mine Yoshizaki searialized in Monthly Shonen Ace. Broadcasted as TV anime since 2004 and there are three movie adaptation so far. Short Animation "Kero 0 Shuppatudayo!Zen'in Shugou!!(Sgt. Keroro Episode zero: It's a departure!Gather Up!!)" is screened simultaneously. All visitors will get special spin ball "Maware! Keron Star! (Spin! Keron Star!)", secret password for DS game "Dragon Warriors" and special "Sgt. Keroro" card for "Battle Spirits" card game.

Staff:
Based on the comic of Kanon Yoshizaki / Director in chief: Jyunichi Sato / Director: Shin Yamaguchi / Screenplay: Hiroshi Yamaguchi / Music: Saeko Suzuki

Cast of Voice:
Sgt. Keroro: Kumiko Watanabe / Private Tamama: Etsuko Kozakura / Cpl. Giroro: Joji Nakata / 1st.Sgt. Kururu: Takehito Koyasu / Corporal Dororo: Takeshi Kusao

Theme Song: Kiroro "Minna Anatawo Ai Shiteru(Everybody Loves You)"
Opening Song: Daisuke Naito & Natsuki Kato "Keroro Japo-n!"


Pretty Cure All Stars DX Minna Tomodachi! Kisekino Zenin Daishu-go!(Pretty Cure All Stars DX We are all friends! Miraculous Gathering Up!)



Synopsis:
Love Momozono got separated from others in the venue of dance contest they are participating. Just then, Love met the enemy swallowing whole town and past Precures trying to prevent it.

Opening Date:
March 20th (Fri)

Note:
Theatrical version of Pretty Cure series. There was also a crossover movie "Pretty Cure All Stars GOGO Dream Live!" a short film, but it will have full length this year.

Staffs:
Director: Takashi Otsuka / Screenplay: Isao Murayama / Character Designs: Akira Inaue, Kawamura Toshie, Hisashi Kagawa / Animation Director: Mitsuru Aoyama / Art designs: Shinzo Yuki / Art Director: Satomi Tanaka

Cast of Voice:
Love Momozono(Cure Peach): Kanae Oki / Miki Aono(Cure Berry): Eri Kitamura / Inori Yamabuki(Cure Pine): Akiko Nakagawa / Chiffon: Satomi Korogi / Tarte: Taiki Matsuno / Nozomi Yumehara(Cure Dream): Yuko Sanpei / Rin Natsuki(Cure Rouge): Junko Takeuchi / Urara Kasugano(Cure Lemonade): Mariya Ise / Komachi Akimoto(Cure Mint): Ai Nagano / Karen Minaduki(Cure Aqua): Ai Maeda / Kurumi Mimino (Milky Rose) & Milk: Eri Sendai / Coco: Takeshi Kusao / Syrup: Romi Park / Saki Hyuga(Cure Bloom): Orie Kimoto / Mai Mishou(Cure Eaglet): Atsuko Enomoto / Flappi : Kappei Yamaguchi / Choppi: Miyu Matsuki / Moop: Yuriko Fuchizaki / Hoop: Akemi Okamura / Nagisa Misumi(Cure Black): Youko Honna / Honoka Yukijyo(Cure White): Yukana / Hikari Kujyou(Shiny Luminous): Rie Tanaka / Mepple: Tomokazu Seki / Mipple: Akiko Yajima / Porun: Haruna Ikezawa / Lurun: Asuka Tanii / Announcer of the dance contest: Edo Harumi



Mei-tantei Conan Shikkokuno Tsuisekisha(Detective Conan: The Dark Black Tracker)



Synopsis:
Serial killing occured in greater Tokyo area. During Kogoro attending the investigation meeting, Conan witnessed one of the detectives get into gangster Jin's coupe. Conan starts investigation on his own.

Opening Date:
April 18th(Sat)

Note:
The 13th Theatrical adaption of the smash hit comic on Weekly Shonen Sunday. TV anime has been aired for over 13 years too. Rock singer DAIGO participates as a guest voice actor.

Staff:
Based on the comic of Gousho Aoyama
Director: Yasuichiro Yamamoto / Screenplay: Kazunari Furuuchi / Music: Katsuo Ono / Animation Production: Tokyo Movie / Production: Shogakukan, Yomiuri TV, Nihon TV, Shopro, TOHO, Toms Entertainment / Distributor: TOHO

Cast of Voice:
Conan Edogawa: Minami Takayama / Ran Mouri: Wakana Yamasaki / Kogoro Mouri: Akira Kamiya


Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Lagann Hen(Tengen Toppa Gurenn Lagannn - Episode Lagann)



Synopsis:
Great Gurren party defeated Four Rasen Kings over Kamina's death. Simon beat Ro-Genom the Rasen king on one-to-one fight by hair. 7 years after that fight, the world ensured peace and developed the technology to reach the space but then unknown enemy appeared. People were beaten by the smashing power of the unknown enemy. Simon and Great Gurren Party's last fight is going to occur.

Opening Date:
Ikebukuro Cinema Sunshine, Cine Libre Umeda, Gold Theater etc.: on April 25th(Sat)

Note:
Continuation of the last movie "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Episode Gurren". According to the hit of "Episode Gurrenn", new cuts are largely increased.

Staffs:
Original story: GAINAX, Kazuki Nakajima
Director: Yousuke Imaishi / Composition and screenplay: Kazuki Nakajima / Character Design: Atsushi Nishikori / Mechanic Design: You Yoshinari / Art Direcgtor: Yuka Hirama(Mihou) / Sound Director: Toru Nakano / Music: Taku Iwasaki / Filming Director: Toyonori Yamada / Color Composition: Harumi Takahoshi / Animation Production: GAINAX / Production: Teatorical Gurenn Lagann Production Comittee

Cast of Voice:
Simon: Tetsuya Kakihara / Kamina: Katsuyuki Konishi / Yoko: Marina Inoue / Neer: Yukari Fukui / Bu-ta: Shizuka Itou / Rosiu: Mitsuki Saiga / Viral: Nobuyuki Hiyama

Theme song: Shoko Nakagawa


Koukyo Shihen Eureka Seven - poketto ga niji de ippai(Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN - Pockets Full of Rainbow)



Synopsis:
the fight between unknown object "Image" and humans has been going on for over half a century. Lenton became a crew of combat mother-ship Gekkou-go.

Opening Date:
Theatre ShinjukuTheatre UmedaFushimi Million za: April 25th(Sat)

Note:
Long awaited theatrical edition of the TV anime, aired for a year from April of 2005. Same characters as TV anime appears but with totally new settings, in new story.

Staffs
Executive Director: Tomoki Kyoda / Character Design: Kenichi yoshida / Animation Director: Tsunenori Saito / Special Effect Director: Yasushi Muraki / Art Director: Kazuo Nagai: Color Composition: Nobuko Mizuta / Filming Director: Toshiya Kimura / Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi / Music: Naoki Sato / Producer: Masahiko Minami / Animation Production: Bones


Cast of Voice
Lenton: Yuko Sanpei / Eureka; Kaori Nazuka / Holland : Keiji Fujiwara / Taruho: Michiko Neya / Dominiq: Shigenori Yamazaki / Anemone: Ami Koshimizu


OVA
Hayate no Gotoku!! Atsu ga Natsuize Mizugi Hen!(Hayate the Combat Butler: Chapter of Fiery Summer with bathing suit!)



Synopsis:
Staged on a private beach, the comedy drama takes place among most of main characters.

Release Date:
March 6th(Friday)

Note:
Original Video Anime coming before the 2nd season of TV anime depicting their dramas of summer. Some new characters like Sonia Shaflnarz, Aya Hibino, Sharna Alamgir also appears.

Staff:
Original Story: Kenjiro Hata
Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki / Composition: Yosuke Kuroda / Screenplay: Taku Sato / Character designs: Masahiro Fujii / Color Composition: Yukiko Ito / Sound Directer: Atsusi Watanabe / Music: Kotaro Nakagawa / Animation Production: J.C.STAFF / Production: Shogakukan Shueisha Production

Cast of Voice:
Hayate Ayazaki: Ryoko Shiraishi / Nagi Sanzennin: Rie Kugimiya / Maria: Tanaka Rie / Hinagiku Katsura: Shizuka Itou / Yukiji Katsura: Hitomi Nabatame / Isumi Saginomiya: Miyu Matsuki / Sakuya Aizawa: Kana Ueda / Wataru Tachibana : Marina Inoue / Saki Kijima: Saki Nakajima / Izumi Segawa : Sayuri Yahagi / Miki Hanabishi: Eri Nakao / Risa Asakaze: Masumi Asano / Ayumi Nishizawa: Mikako Takahashi / Sonia Shaflnarz: Yui Horie / Aya Hibino : Kana Asumi / Sharna Alamgir: Saori Goto

Ending song: Hinagiku Katsura(Shizuka Itou): "Steppin'"


Higurashi no Naku Koroni Rei Hajisarasi Hen(When the Cicadas Cry: Episode Disgraced)



Synopsis:
On the way home from the game competition in Okinomiya, Rika got hit by a car. Hopefully her wound was negligible. Soon she got conscious but there's no sign of Keiichi in the classroom. The dam building project of the village was also vanished.

Release Date:
Vol.2 Saikoroshi Hen Sono Ichi(Vol.2 Chapter Dice Killing part 1.)
DVD edition: March 25(Wednesday)
Blu-ray edition:April 24(Friday)

Note:
Saikoroshi hen(from DVD vol. 2 to vol. 4) is positioned as the after story of "Higurashino Naku Koroni Kai" focusing on Rika.

Staff:
Original Story: Ryukishi07 / 07th Expansion
Director, Series Composition: Toshifumi Kawase / Character Design: Kazuya Kuroda / Music: Kenji Kawai / Animation Production: Studio Dean / Production: Higurashi no Naku Koroni Rei Production Comittee

Cast:
Rika Kote: Yukari Tamura / Rena Ryugu: Mai Nakahara / Mion & Sion Sonozaki: Satsuki Yukino / Satoko Houjyo: Mika Kanai

Opening Song: Eiko Shimamiya "Super scription of data"
Ending Song: anNina "Manazashi(Line of Sight)"


Ichigo Mashimaro encore(Strawberry Marshmallow Encore)



Synopsis:
Depicting ordinary but part surrealistic daily life of five girls.

Release Date:
Vol.2: March 25.

Note:
OVA adaptation of the comic by Barasui, serealized on Comic Dengeki Daiou. Also adapted to TV anime on 2005. This is the second OVA following 2007. Same staff as TV anime and the first OVA. Of course in the cast.

Staff:
Original Story: Barasui
Director, Composition: Takuya Sato / Character Design, Animation Director in chief: Kyuta Sakai / Screenplay: Takuya Sato, Michiko Yokote / Animation Production: Doumu

Cast of Voice
Nobue Itou; a junior college student who adores little girls / Hitomi Nabatame
Chika Itou; sister of Nobue, good at cake baking / Saeko Chiba
Miu Matsuoka; A neighbor of the Itou. Innocent "Trouble maker" / Fumiko Orikasa
Mari Sakuragi: Blunder-making Meganekko / Ayako Kawasumi
Ana Coppola: Non-English speaking British girl who speaks fluent Japanese / Mamiko Noto

Opening Song: Hitomi Nabatame, Taeko Chiba, Tomiko Orikasa, Ayako Kawasumi, Mamiko Noto "Ichigo Splash"
Ending Song: Tomiko Orikasa "Zutto Zutto(Forever and ever)"


Koihime Musou: Hawawa! DVD 7kanwa OVA special desuyo? (Matchless Princess: Wow! DVD vol. 7 is a OVA special!)



Synopsis:
Changing the stage from the Three Kingdoms period to modern age, the war is still going on. But this time, the war is about student council president election.

Release Date:
April 1st. (Wednesdsay)

Note:
It is the visual-novel-based anime aired on 2008. DVD vol.7 is a "OVA special" which haven't been aired yet. On Autumn "Shin Koihime Muso(Matchless Princess the True Stories)" is scheduled to be aired.

Staffs:
Original Story:Baseson
Series Composition, Screenplay: Gou Zappa / Designs of Main Chacarters: Miwa Oshima / Character Designs: Tomoya Hiratuka / Art Director: Shinji Takasuka / Sound Director: Kazuzo Hamano / Music: Nagayuki Shimizu / Director: Nakanishi Nobuaki / Production: Kohime Musou Production Comittee

Cast:
Kanu: Nami Kurokawa / Chohi: Hiroka Nishizawa / Shokaturyo: Erika Narumi / Choun: Emi Motoi / Bachou: Maki Kobayashi /

Opening Song: fripSide "flower of bravery"
Ending Song: fripSide NAO project! "Yappari Sekaiwa Watashi Legend(Just like I thought, the world is mine!)"



To Love-Ru - A Trouble - (OVA with a comic booklet)



Synopsis:
Episode 1: Lala invented the machine which can easily change the size of her breast to draw attention of Lito. But when Lito touched the machine, it exploded and changed Lito into female. Every bathrooms and changerooms now cause the trouble to Lito, now Lico.

Episode 2: Mikan, Lito's sister is somewhat in a lousy mood. Lito and Lala tried to help the housework only to fail, which makes Mikan lousier. And at last, angry Mikan left them behind.

Release Date:
Episode 1: Apr. 4(Fri)
Episode 2: June 4(Thurs)

Note
Following the broadcast of 2008, "To LOVEru - A Trouble - " is becoming OVA attached to a comic book. Three episodes are scheduled to be issued. Ep.1 will be attached to vol.13 of comic books, Ep.2 on vol.14.

Staffs:
Original Story: Kentaro Yabuki, Saki Hasemi
Director: Takao Kato / Character Designs: Yuichi Oka / Animation Production: XEBEC

Cast of Voice
Rito Yuuki: Akino Watanabe / Lala Satalin Deviluke: Haruka Tomatsu / Haruna Sairenji: Sayuri Yahagi / Peke: Satomi Arai / Yui Kotegawa: Kaori Nazuka / Mikan Yuuki: Kana Hanazawa / Saki Tenjyoin: Ayako Kawasumi / Rin Kujyo: Mai Hashimoto / Aya Fujisaki: Kaori Mizuhashi / Golden Darkness: Misato Fukueno



Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari(Story of Sacred Machine Master in parallel universe)



Synopsis:
The boy, Kensi Kutiki was summoned to the parallel universe called Jeminar, where the war never ends. There's a weapon "Seikishin(Sacred Machine)" using "A-hou(Demi wizardry)" as a energy. As a pilot of "Seikishin", Kenshi gets involved in a battle of parallel universe.


Airing:
Animax PPV premier(Suka-chan 160): March 20th(Fri) 4:00-

Release Date:
Rental starts on: April 22th(Wed)
Blu-ray & DVD: from May

Note:
The latest work of Masaki Kajishima, famous for "Tenchi Muyo!". Leading character Kenshi is modeled as a brother of Tenchi Masaki of "Tenchi Muyo!"

Staffs:
Original Story and supervising: Masaki Kajishima
Series Composition: Kouji Yoshikawa / Character Drafts: Katsumi Enami / Image Boards: Nouzui / Character Designs, Chief Animation Director: Hajime Watanabe / Mechanical Design : Naohiro Washio / Prop Designs: Daiki Sato, Masako Matsumoto, Hiroshi Ogawa / Art Settings: Nobuto Sue (Kusanagi) / Art Director: Kyo Inoue (Kusanagi) / Color Composition: Aiko Matsuyama / Editorial: Shota Uyama / Filming Director: RYosuke Omae / Sound Director: Atsushi Watanabe / Music: Akifumi Tada / Sound Production: Trinity Sound / Animation Production: AIC, BeSTACK / Production and copyrights: VAP

Cast of Voice:
Kenshi Masaki: Hiro Shimono / Lashara Earth 28th: Madoka Yonezawa / Kyaia Flan: Natsuko Kuwaya / Messia Flan: Ayumi Tsunematu / Wauanri Shume: Satoe Nakagawa / Aura Shurifon: Jyunko Noda / Doll: Mai Goto / Maria Nanadan: Momoko Saito / Yukine Mair: Mie Sonozaki

Theme Song: Seira Kagami "Follow Me feat.Sound Around"


Yuru Mates(Downbeat mates)



Synopsis
Yurume Aida is a ronin student who came to Tokyo to prepare for university entrance exam. But the place was a back district, where the address Tokyo is so ill-fitting. The residents of the apartment are Sae Kawano, a veteran ronin with straight-man character, Kumi Tanaka, an innocent-looking girl and Matsuyoshi, a young man looking twice as his age. The story depicts their slow and comfortable life of preparing for university.

Release Date:
April 24th(Fri.)

Note:
Anime adaption of the comic serialized in publisher Take Shobo's Manga Club. In-store events will be held in Akihabara

Staffs:
Original Story: saxyun
Director: Tomohiro Tsukimizato / Animation Production: indeprox / Production: Take Shobo

Cast of Voice:
Yurume Aida: Haruko Momoi / Sae Kawano: Natsuko Kuwaya / Kumi Tanaka: Miyu Matsuki / Matsuyoshi: Satoshi Hino

OP: Haruko Momoi "Loosy Goozy"


Kodomo no Jikan 2 Gakki(Child's Time 2nd Semester)



Synopsis:
Rin is so excited for the field day in her school. But her friend Mimi is being depressed for her slowness on footrace and wishes the field day to be put off. Shirai, who doesn't want to participate in "costume parade by female teachers", also wishes as same as Mimi. Regretfully they don't get the wish. The field day has begun.

Release Date
April 24th(Fri.)

Note:
Original comic is serialized in Comic High! This is the sequel to the TV anime series.

Staffs:
Original Story: Kaworu Watashiya
Director: Eiji Sugawara / Character Designs, Chief Animation Director: Masakazu Ishikawa / Series Composition: Mari Okada / Animation Production: Diomedia / Production: KOJIKA Production Committee

Cast of Voice:
Rin Kokonoe: Eri Kitamura / Kuro Kagami: Kei Shindo / Mimi Usa: Mai Kadowaki / Daisuke Aoki: Junji Majima / Kyoko Houin: Ryoko Tanaka

OP: Eri Kitamura "Guilty Future"
ED: LitteleNon "1,2,3day(1,2, Sunday)"


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Synopsis
House maid robot Sylpha is now on field test at Kono household. She goes shopping to town to make curry and rice for Takaaki, but she's so shy for she has never left the laboratory alone.

Release Date:
Vol.1: April 24th(Fri.)

Note;
Third adaptation of PS2 game of 2004 "To Heart2"

Staffs:
Original Story: ToHeart2(AQUAPLUS)
Director: Jyunichi Sakata / Screenplay: Naruo Kobayashi, Eki Sakurajima, Takamitsu Ko'no / Art Director: Masahide Yanagisawa / Storyboard: Jyunichi Satkata / Screenplay: Ichika Tsuchisida / Original Character Design: Miri Mitsumi, Hisashi Kawata, Itsuki Kanro, Takeshi Nakamura / Character Design: Masahide Yanagisawa, Kenichiro Katsura, Yasuhisha Kato / Animation Production: Chaos Project, AWUAPLUS / Production: TH2Vad Works

Cast of Voice:
Sylpha: Harumi Sakurai / Harumi Kouno: Kotomi Yamakawa / Ilpha: Emiko Hagiwara / Konomi Yuzuhara: Yurika Ochiai / Tamaki Mukouzaka: Shizuka Itou / Haruka Yuzuhara: Chieko Hondas / Lucy Maria Misora: Rio Natsuki / Sasara Kusugawa: Ryoko Ono / Maryan: Ema Kogure / Yuji Mukouzaka: Kousuke Toriumi / Takaaki Kouno: Jun Fukuyama

Opening Song: Rena Uehara "Bridge of Rainbow"
Ending Song: Rena Uehara "The thing you left for me"


KiGURUmikku!V3(Costume-tic!V3)


Synopsis:
Hyper girls Aduki Edomae, Mutsumi Matsuki and Serika Shihodo wears their costume and transform into Kigurumikku Swan, Kigurumikku Falcon and Kigurumikku Swallow, to defend peace of their town.

Release Date:
May. 20th(Wed)

Note:
Hisashi Saito of "Bamboo Blade" produces the anime as director, character designer and art director. There's several abnormal sequence like large-breasted woman chopping out everything or Aduki Edomae running aroud the town wearing nothing on her lower body.

Staffs
Original Story, Director, Character Designs, Storyboard, Art Director: Hisashi Saito / Assistant Director: Rion Kujyo / Art Director: Rinko Morokuma / Color Composition: Emiko Seki / Filming Director: Tatsuya Nomura / Sound Director: Jin Akitagawa / Musics: Atsushi Hirasawa / Scripts: Niyu Kiki / Animation Production: AIC ASTA

Cast of Voice
Aduki Edomae: Haruka Tomatsu / Mutsumi Matuki: Yuka Iguchi / Serika Sihoudo: Kimiko Koyama / Nanami Matsuki: Kikuko Inoue


OVA Utawarerumono



Synopsis:
Ultry takes care of an abandoned baby like his real mother. Soldiers Touka and Carla help babysitting, though they haven't done it before.

Release Date:
Vol.1: June 5th(Fri)

Note:
"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 non-rated game in PS2. Spin-out streaming radio program "Utawarerumono Radio" had gain popularity for funny conversations between Rikiya Koyama and Ryoka Yuzuki.

Staffs
Animation Production: Chaos Project, AQUAPLUS

Cast of Voice
Hakuoro: Rikiya Koyama / Erulu: Ryoka Yuzuki / Arulu: Miyuki Sawaki/ Ultry: Sayaka Ohara


Minamike OVA



Synopsis
"This story depicts an ordinary life of three Minami sisters. It's just ordinary so don't expect too much"

Release Date
June 23th(Tue)

Note:
This DVD will be attached to 6th volume of the original comic. It has been adapted to TV anime three times and anime production will be done by Athleed of 2nd and 3rd season. Reservation must be done by Mar. 17(Sun), delivery will be on June 23(Tue). The length will be about 25 minutes long.

Staffs:
Animation Production: Athleed

Cast of Voice
Haruka Minami: Rina Sato / Natuna Minami: Marina Inoue / Tiaki Minami: Minori Chigahara

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