List of New Anime: Autumn 2010

(This article was originally posted in Japanese at 23:36 Sep. 05, 2010)

It's still practically summer where we live, the temperature reaching as high as 37 degrees Celsius some days (that's higher than your body heat), but September is generally considered autumn in Japan and with new season comes the new anime season, as always.

So here we compiled a list of the thirty or so new anime series starting this autumn, including TV and webcast. We'd be updating this post time and again as new info comes out, and we're also planning on adding the movies and OVA titles to the list eventually, but sorry if our update will be infrequent for a while since we're thoroughly understaffed right now.

Anyways, without further ado, here's the list! With pics! Enjoy!

TV & Webcast
Kamen Rider OOO

12th series in the Heisei period run of the Kamen Rider Series, and the twenty-first overall. Kamen Rider will hit its 40th anniversary next year on April 3, 2011, during the run of Kamen Rider OOO.

Eiji Hino is a man who has no dreams, no job, and no family. When animal-like monsters called Greeed awaken after their 800 year slumber to attack humans and feed off of their desire, a bird-type Greeed called Anku gives Eiji a belt and three Medals to fight the Greeed, allowing Eiji to become Kamen Rider OOO.

TV Asahi Network: 9/5(Sun) 8:00-

Original Story: Shotaro Ishinomori(Shotaro Ishinomori Production)
Screenplay: Yasuko Kobayashi
Director: Ryuta Tasaki, Takayuki Shibasaki, Osamu Kaneda, Satoshi Morota
Production: TV Asahi, Toei, ADK

Eiji Hino: Shu Watanabe
Anku: Ryosuke Miura
Hina Izumi: Riho Takada
Kosei Kogami: Takashi Ukaji
Erika Satonaka: Mayuko Arisue
Shintaro Goto: Maya Kimijima
Chiyoko Shiraishi: Marie Kai

Battle Spirits Brave

Anime series based on Bandai's trading card game Battle Spirits, sequel to Battle Spirits Shonen Gekiha Dan of 2009.

Two years from the Ikai-Oh Incident, Dan has triumphed through Battle Spirits championships and Core League to become a true King of Kings. But then he gets banned from tournaments, given a place in Card Battler Hall of Fame as a compensation. Basically he's too strong and there's no challenge, which is no fun at all. So when Mai invites him to a new battle field in the future world, he eagerly jumps into it.

TV Asahi Network: September 12(Sun) 7:00-

Planning: Sunrise
Original Story: Hajime Yatate
Director: Akira Nishimori
Series Composition: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Character Outline: Cheese Gouda
Character Design: Yoshinori Yumoto, Tetsuya Ishikawa
Spirit Design: Junya Ishigaki, Susumu Imaishi, Hiroshi Maruyama, Ryo Hirata
Mechanical Design: Takahiro Yamada
Game Designer: Michael Elliot
Animation Production: Sunrise
Production: Metele, Sunrise, ADK

Dan Bashin: Fuyuka Oura
Mai Shinomiya: Ayako Kawasumi
Cracky Ray: Daisuke Ono
Youth Grinhorn: Tetsuya Kakihara
Prim Machina: Kanae Ito
Chief Kazan: Kenji Nomura
Kenzo Hyodo: Aya Endo
Stella Korabershchikov: Satsuki Yukino
Bron of Moonlight: Daisuke Namikawa
Tycoon Duc: Kenji Hamada
Zazie of the Darkness: Kenichi Suzumura
Queen Gilfam: Michiko Neya
Geraid: Hiroshi Shirokuma
Ruguin: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka
Narration: Junichi Suwabe

Opening Theme Song: Karasu "free"

Hetalia 4th Season

Fourth season of the popular 5-min anime adaptation of Hetalia: Axis Powers.

The series presents an allegorical interpretation of political and historic events, particularly of the World War II era, in which the various countries are represented by anthropomorphic characters.

Mobile streaming starts on September 10(Fri).

Original Story: Hidekaz Himaruya
Director: Bob Shirohata
Series Composition: Takuya Hiramitsu
Character Design: Masaaki Kawanami
Animation Production: Studio Deen

Italy/Romano: Daisuke Namikawa
Germany: Hiroki Yasumoto
Japan: Hiroki Takahashi
America/Canada: Katsuyuki Konishi
Britain: Noriaki Sugiyama
France: Masaya Onosaka
Russia: Yasuhiro Takato
China: Yuki Kaida

Pokémon: Best Wishes!

The ever-popular Pokémon anime will enter a new chapter to accommodate the upcoming video game Pokémon Black and White.

Satoshi and Pikachu travel to the new region of Isshu, and is joined by a new female trainer named Iris and a new male trainer named Dento. There they encounter a whole new range of Pokémons.

TV Tokyo Network: September 23(Thu) 18:59- (19:00 from second episode on)

Supervising Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Director: Norihiko Suto
Series Composition: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Character Design: Shunya Yamada
Chief Animation Director: Toshihito Hirooka

Satoshi (Ash Ketchum): Rica Matsumoto
Iris: Aoi Yuki
Dento: Mamoru Miyano
Musashi: Megumi Hayashibara
Kojiro: Shin-ichiro Miki
Meowth: Inuko Inuyama
Pikachu: Ikue Otani
Kibago: Minami Tsuda
Mijumaru: Misato Fukuen
Tsutaja: Megumi Hayashibara
Pokabu: Wasabi Mizuta
Yanap: Chika Fujimura
Narration: Unsho Ishizuka

Iron Man

Co-production of Marvel and Japanese anime studio Madhouse, featuring the Marvel superhero.

Animax: October 1(Fri) 22:00-

Original Story: Marvel Comics
Story: Warren Ellis
Director: Yuzo Sato
Character Design: Takahiro Umehara
Animation Production: Madhouse
Production: Superhero Anime Partners, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Madhouse

Tony Stark: Keiji Fujiwara
Pepper Potts: Hiroe Oka
Minister of Defence: Unsho Ishizuka
Chika Tanaka: Takako Honda
Nanami Ota: Shizuka Ito

Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector

Based on Banpresto's video game Super Robot Wars Original Generations 2 in the popular Super Robot Wars franchise.

Six months from the DC War against rebeller Divine Crusaders and the L5 Conflict between alien Aerogator, government of the Earth Federation needs a top-to-bottom restructuring. New president Brian Midcrid made the Tokyo Declaration revealing the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life to general public.

KBS Kyoto: October 1(Fri) 25:00-
Chiba TV: October 1(Fri) 25:30-
TV Aichi: October 1(Fri) 25:58-
Teletama: October 1(Fri) 26:00-
SUN-TV: October 1(Fri) 26:20-
Tokyo MX: October 3 (Sun) 22:00-
tvk: October 3 (Sun) 25:00-

Original Story: SR Produce Team
Director: Masami Obari
Supervision: Takanobu Terada, Soichiro Morizumi
Series Composition, Screenplay: Yuichiro Takeda, Tatsunosuke Yatsufusa
Chief Animation Director: Yosuke Kabashima
Mechanical Animation Director: Masahiro Yamane
Action Director: Fujio Suzuki
Mechanical Design: Kazutaka Miyatake, Hajime Katoki, Mika Akitaka, Kazue Saito, Masahiro Yamane, Tsukasa Kotobuki, Masami Obari
Character Design Draft: Sachiko Kono, Kazue Saito
Character Design: Risa Ebata, Kenichi Hamasaki, Yukihito Ogomori, Masahiro Yamane
Production Design: Koji Nakakita
Animation Production: Asahi Production
Production: Sotsu, SRWOG PROJECT

Kyosuke Nanbu: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Exellen Browning: Yuko Mizutani
Lamia Loveless: Kaori Shimizu
Brooklyn Lackfield: Tomokazu Sugita
Kusuha Mizuha: Mikako Takahashi
Axel Almar: Nobutoshi Canna

Sora no Otoshimono f <>

Second season of Sora no Otoshimono aired in 2009.

Tomoki Sakurai is a young man whose motto is "Peace and quiet is the best", but he finds it difficult when he has to put up with a next door neighbor with a killer karate chop, an eccentric scientist bent on discovering the "New World", and a borderline sadist. One day, while he was witnessing a strange anomoly in the sky, a UMA (Unidentified Mysterious Animal) falls from it. What falls from the sky is an Angeloid named Ikaros, who soon makes Tomoki her servant.

Teletama: October 1(Fri) 25:00-
Chiba TV: October 4(Mon) 26:00-
SUN-TV: October 4(Mon) 26:10-
KBS Kyoto: October 5(Tue) 25:00-
Tokyo MX: October 5(Tue) 27:00-
tvk: October 6(Wed) 25:45-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: October 6(Wed) 26:43-
TV Aichi: October 7(Thu) 26:28-

Original Story: Suu Minazuki
Director: Hisashi Saito
Series Composition, Screenplay: Yuko Kakihara
Character Design: Yoshihiro Watanabe
Chief Animation Director: Chikashi Kadekaru, Satoshi Ishino
Animation Production: AIC A.S.T.A

Tomoki Sakurai: Soichiro Hoshi
Ikaros: Saori Hayami
Sohara Mitsuki: Mina
Eishiro Sugata: Tatsuhisa Suzuki
Mikako Satsukitane: Ayahi Takagaki
Nymph: Iori Nomizu
Astraea: Kaori Fukuhara

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Original series by anime studio Gainax of Evangelion and Gurren Lagann fame. A short-manga adaption has been serialised in Monthly Newtype magazine since the July 2010 issue.

Panty and Stocking are sisters of angels sent to Daten City to fight off ghosts. Problem is, they're creating more of a ruckus than they solve.

BS Nihon: October 1(Fri) 27:00-
tvk: October 2(Sat) 25:00-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: October 3 (Sun) 27:00-
Chiba TV: October 4(Mon) 25:30-
SUN-TV: October 4(Mon) 25:40-
Gifu Broadcasting: October 4(Mon) 25:45-
Tokyo MX: October 5(Tue) 26:30-
Teletama: October 7(Thu) 26:00-

Original Story: Gainax
Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Assistant Director: Masahiko Otsuka
Series Composition: Geekfried
Main Character Design: Atsushi Nishigori
Concept Art: Yo Yoshinari
Coordinator: Shigeto Koyama
Concept Planner: Hiromi Wakabayashi
Animation Production: Gainax
Production: PSG Production Committee

Panty: Arisa Ogasawara
Stocking: Mariya Ise
Garterbelt: Koji Ishii
Chuck: Takashi Nakamura
Brief: Hiroyuki Yoshino


25-episodes anime adaptation of the popular ongoing manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and drawn by Takeshi Obata (the Death Note team), serialised in Weekly Shonen Jump since August, 2008.

Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, leaves his notebook containing a drawing of his crush and classmate Azuki Miho in class. When he notices and returns to the classroom after school, his classmate Akito Takagi is waiting for him with the notebook and tries to persuade Mashiro to become a mangaka and draw the stories Takagi writes. However, Mashiro is reluctant due to disillusion with modern society and the fate of his uncle, a formerly serialized mangaka who died from overwork trying to regain that status.

NHK Educational TV: October 2(Sat) 18:00-

Original Story: Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata
Director: Ken'ichi Kasai, Noriaki Akitaya
Series Composition: Reiko Yoshida
Screenplay: Reiko Yoshida, Seishi Minakami, Tsutomu Kamishiro, Yuniko Ayana
Character Design: Tomoyuki Shitaya
Animation Production: J.C.Staff
Production: NHK Enterprise, NHK, Shogakukan-Shueisha Production

Moritaka Mashiro: Atsushi Abe
Akito Takagi: Satoshi Hino
Miho Azuki: Saori Hayami
Kaya Miyoshi: Sayuri Yahagi
Eiji Nizuma: Nobuhiko Okamoto

Tegami Bachi REVERSE

Second season of Tegami Bachi adapted from the manga series by Hiroyuki Asada. Ending theme song will be performed by Pico, a singer who became famous on Nico Nico Douga.

Lag Seeing became a "Tegami Bachi"(Letter Bee: delivery boy) aspiring to be like the letter bee Gauche Suede who saved him as a child. Lag hears about Gauche being out of job and travels to Capital City to search for his hero, but when they reunite, Gauche calls himself the Predator Noir and points a gun at Lag.

TV Tokyo Network: October 2(Sat) 24:10- (23:55- from second episode)

Original Story: Hiroyuki Asada
Director: Akira Iwanaga
Series Composition: Masanao Akahoshi
Screenplay: Masanao Akahoshi
Character Design: Minako Shiba
Prop Design: Hiroto Tanaka
Animation Supervision: Mamoru Kanbe
Animation Production: Studio Pierrot
Production: Tegami Bachi Production Committee

Lag Seeing: Miyuki Sawashiro
Niche: Ayumi Fujimura
Steak: Naomi Nagasawa
Largo Lloyd: Katsuyuki Konishi
Aria Link: Ami Koshimizu
Sylvette Suede: Nana Mizuki
Connor Kluff: Hisayoshi Suganuma
Zazie: Daisuke Kishio
Dr. Thunderland Jr.: Hideo Ishikawa
Jiggy Pepper: Kazuya Nakai
Gauche Suede/Noir: Jun Fukuyama
Roda: Yui Horie
Lawrence: Koji Yusa

Hakuoki Hekketsu-roku

Second season of Hakuoki based on popular otome game aimed at female audience. Some elements and characters are based on Japanese history of Bakumatsu period, though obviously the major part of the plot is fiction.

Yukimura Chizuru has come to Kyoto looking for her father, a doctor who has gone missing. While there, she witnesses a fight between Rasetsu and the Shinsengumi. Taking her into custody, the Shinsengumi debates on what to do with Chizuru when they discover that she is the daughter of the doctor they are also looking for. The Shinsengumi then takes Chizuru along on their search after the missing doctor, from adventures to adventures.

tvk: October 2(Sat) 24:30-
Chiba TV: October 3 (Sun) 23:30-
Teletama: October 3 (Sun) 25:00-
AT-X: October 4(Mon) 9:30- , 21:30- , October 7(Thu) 15:30- , 27:30-
SUN-TV: October 4(Mon) 24:00-
KBS Kyoto: October 4(Mon) 25:00-
Tokyo MX: October 4(Mon) 25:30-
TV Aichi: October 5(Tue) 25:28-

Original Story: Otomate (Idea Factory)
Planning, Supervision: Tsunekiyo Fujisawa
Character Outline: Kiyone Kazu
Director: Osamu Yamasaki
Character Design: Atsuko Nakajima
Animation Production: Studio Deen

Chizuru Yukimura: Houko Kuwashima
Toshizo Hijikata: Shin-ichiro Miki
Souji Okita: Showtaro Morikubo
Hajime Saito: Kosuke Toriumi
Heisuke Todo: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Sanosuke Harada: Koji Yusa
Isami Kondo: Toru Okawa
Keisuke Yamanami: Nobuo Tobita
Shinpachi Nagakura: Tomohiro Tsuboi
Genzaburo Inoue: Norio Kobayashi
Susumu Yamazaki: Takamasa Suzuki
Kai Shimada: Takeshi Ohba
Kashitaro Ito: Ryusaku Chijiwa

Opening Theme Song: Aika Yoshioka "Maikaze"
Ending Theme Song: mao "Akanezora ni Negau"

Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional

Sequel to the ongoing Yumeiro Patissiere based on the shojo manga series by Natsumi Matsumoto.

Amano is incredibly clumsy and can't seem to do anything right besides eating cakes. Upon transferring to St. Marie Academy she encounters the Sweets Spirits and gains the confidence and skill to work towards becoming a patissier.

Nippon Television Network: October 3 (Sun) 7:00-

Original Story: Natsumi Matsumoto
Director: Iku Suzuki
Series Composition: Takashi Yamada
Screenplay: Yumi Kageyama, Yoshimi Narita, Koyuri Ohba, Ken'ichi Yamashita
Character Design: Yukiko Akiyama
Supervisor: Sadaharu Aoki(Orner chef of pâtisserie Sadaharu AOKI paris)
Cooperation: Federation of Japan Confectionery Associations

Ichigo Amano: Aoi Yuki
Vanilla:n Ayana Taketatsu
Makoto Kashino: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Chocolat: Yuri Yamaoka
Sennosuke Andou: Shinya Hamazoe
Caramel: Mayu Iino
Satsuki Hanabusa: Tsubasa Yonaga
Cafe: Sachika Misawa

Psychic Detective Yakumo

13-episodes anime adaptation of the popular novel by Manabu Kaminaga. A manga adaptation by Suzuka Oda has been serialised in Monthly Asuka since August, 2009.

College student Yakumo Saitou was born with different eye colors. His red left eye gave him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain 'cause' and simply by eliminating that 'cause' will those spirits rest in peace. Being asked for help by fellow female student Haruka Ozawa, whose friend is possessed by a ghost, together they begin the investigation.

NHK-BS2: October 3 (Sun) 23:00-

Original Story: Manabu Kaminaga
Original Character Design: Suzuka Oda
Director: Tomoyuki Kurokawa
Series Composition, Screenplay: Hiroyuki Kawasaki
Character Design: Minako Shiba
Chief Animation Director: Yukiko Ban, Manamu Amasaki
Animation Producer: Hideaki Muraoka
Production Management: Kenji Saito, Kenji Yokoo
Animation Production: Bee Train
Production: Sogo Vision, NHK

Yakumo Saito: Daisuke Ono
Haruka Ozawa: Ayumi Fujimura
Kazutoshi Goto: Hiroki Tochi
Yutaro Ishii: Tokuyoshi Kawashima

Ore no Imoto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai (My Little Sister Can't Be This Cute)

Anime adaptation of the popular light novel series by Tsukasa Fushimi.

Kyosuke Kosaka, a normal 17-year-old high school student, has not gotten along with his younger sister Kirino in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyosuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever. One day however, Kyosuke finds a DVD moe anime which had fallen in his house's entrance way. To his surprise, the DVD belonged to Kirino. Popular girl Kirino, top of the social ladder in her school, turns out to be a closeted otaku.

Tokyo MX: October 3 (Sun) 23:30-
Teletama: October 4(Mon) 25:30-
tvk: October 5(Tue) 25:45-
Chiba TV: October 6(Wed) 26:00-
TV Aichi: October 7(Thu) 25:28-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: October 7(Thu) 25:53-
Television Hokkaido: October 8(Fri) 26:30-
MBS: October 9(Sat) 26:28-
NHK BS11: October 16(Sat) 23:30-

Original Story: Tsukasa Fushimi
Director: Hiroyuki Kobe
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Supervisor: Keiichiro Kawaguchi
Illustration of the Original Novel: Hiro Kanzaki
Character Design: Hiroyuki Oda (pseudonym of Hiro Kanzaki)
Chief Animation Director: Kana Ishida, Tetsuya Kawakami
Prop Design: Gotetsu Ishimoto
Animation Producer: Niyu Oju
Production Producer: Norio Yoshida
Animation Production: AIC Build
Production: Aniplex, ASCII Media Works, Movic, Namco Bandai Games

Kirino Kosaka: Ayana Taketatsu
Kyosuke Kosaka: Yuichi Nakamura
Black Cat: Kana Hanazawa
Saori Bajiina: Hitomi Nabatame
Manami Tamura: Satomi Sato
Ayase Aragaki: Saori Hayami
Kanako Kurusu: Yukari Tamura
Clara Hoshino: Yukari Tamura
Daisuke Kosaka: Fumihiko Tachiki
Yoshino Kosaka: Akeno Watanabe

Hyakka-Ryoran Samurai Girls

Hobby Japan's 40th anniversary project. A light novel series written by Akira Suzuki has been published in Hobby Japan's HJ Bunko label. Manga, figurines and other products are also on their way.

Buou Gakuenjuku located at the foot of Mt. Fuji is an exclusive academy for the children of samurai families, ruled by the iron fist of the student council, which consists of members from the Tokugawa clan. Despite being a highschool student himself, Muneakira Yagyu teaches Kendo at the dojo adjoined to school, as the master of the Yagyu school of swordmanship. When the student council forces Muneakira to vacate the dojo, he sides with the Toyotomi clan and their follower to rebel against the tyranny.

Chiba TV: October 3 (Sun) 24:30-
tvk: October 3 (Sun) 25:30-
Teletama: October 4(Mon) 25:00-
Tokyo MX: October 5(Tue) 25:30-
TV Aichi: October 5(Tue) 25:58-
SUN-TV: October 6(Wed) 26:10-
AT-X: October 11(Mon) 9:00- , 21:00- , 14(Thu) 15:00- , 27:00-

Original Story: Akira Suzuki
Character Outline: Niθ Director: KOBUN
Series Composition: Ryunosuke Kingetsu
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Tsutomu Miyazawa
Producer: Shinsaku Tanaka, Ryuji Sekine, Hisato Usui, Takuro Hatakeyama
Produce: Genco
Animation Production: Arms
Production: Hyakka-Ryoran Partners (Media Factory, Hobby Japan, Showgate, Lantis, Movic, Gignosystem Japan, Genco

Yagyu Muneakira: Daisuke Hirakawa
Yagyu Jubei Mitsuyoshi: Aoi Yuki
Yagyu Gisen: Kaoru Mizuhara
Sanada Yukimura: Rie Kugimiya
Goto Matabee: Yu Kobayashi
Naoe Kanetsugu: Aki Toyosaki
Tokugawa Sen: Minako Kotobuki
Hattori Hanzo Yoshinari: Saori Goto
Tokugawa Yoshihiko: Takahiro Sakurai
Charles de Artagnan: Ami Koshimizu

Opening Theme Song: Faylan "Last vision for last"
Ending Theme Song: Samurai Girls -Yagyu Jubee, Sanada Yukimura, Tokugawa Sen (CV:Aoi Yuki, Rie Kugimiya, Minako Kotobuki) "Koi ni Sesse Toryanse"

Arakawa Under the Bridge×Bridge

Sequel to Arakawa Under the Bridge aired this spring. Adapted from manga series by Hikaru Nakamura.

When Kou Ichinomiya, the future owner of Ichinomiya corporation, almost drowns in a river, he is saved by Nino, a homeless self-claimed Venusian girl, and starts living under the bridge with her. Due to his upbringing and his sudden intrusion into life under the bridge, he is exasperated at the nonsensical happenings that the others would consider normal.

TV Tokyo: October 3 (Sun) 25:35-
TV Osaka: October 5(Tue) 26:05-
TV Aichi: October 6(Wed) 25:28-
TV Setouchi: October 7(Thu) 25:58-
Television Hokkaido: October 8(Fri) 26:00-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: October 4(Mon) 26:23-
AT-X: October 9(Sat) 8:30- , 22:30- , October 13(Wed) 14:30- , 26:30-

Original Story: Hikaru Nakamura
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Deko Akao
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Nobuhiro Sugiyama
Production Cooperation: Gansis, Quaras
Animation Production: Shaft
Production: Arakawa UB Production Committee

Nino: Maaya Sakamoto
Kou Ichinomiya: Hiroshi Kamiya
Village Chief: Keiji Fujiwara
Hoshi: Tomokazu Sugita
Sister: Takehito Koyasu
Maria: Miyuki Sawashiro
Stella: Chiwa Saito
Shiro: Hochu Otsuka
P-ko: Chiaki Omigawa
Tetsuo of the Metal Brothers: Yuko Sanpei
Tetsuro of the Metal Brothers: Ryoko Shintani
Seki Ichinomiya: Rikiya Koyama
Takai: Cho
Shimazaki: Rie Tanaka
Last Samurai: Yuichi Nakamura
Billy: Fumihiko Tachiki
Jacqueline: Yuko Goto
Amazones: Yu Kobayashi


Anime adaption of an eroge by Sphere.

Orphaned Haruka Kasugano and his twin sister Sora move to their late grandfather's house in the rural village of Okukosome. There, Haruka is reunited with his childhood sweetheart Akira Amatsume.

AT-X: October 4(Mon) 23:30- , 7(Thu) 17:30- , 29:30- , 11(Mon) 11:30-
NHK BS11: October 8(Fri) 23:30-

Original Story: Sphere
Character Outline: Takashi Hashimoto, Hiro Suzuhira
Director: Takeo Takahashi
Series Composition: Naruhiusa Arakawa
Character Design: Kanetoshi Kamimoto
Animation Production: Feel
Production: Okukosome Village Council

Haruka Kasugano: Hiro Shimono
Sora Kasugano: Hiroko Taguchi
Akira Amatsume: Kayo Sakata
Nao Yorihime: Yuka Inokuchi
Kazuha Migiwa: Ryoko Ono
Motoka Nogisaka: Tae Okajima
Yahiro Ifukube: Ryoko Tanaka
Kozue Kuranaga: Yukari Minegishi
Ryohei Nakazato: Takuro Nakakuni

Opening Theme Song: Eufonius "Hiyoku no Hane"
Ending Theme Song: Team. Nekokan featuring. Junka Amaoto "Tsunagukizuna"

Otome Yokai Zakuro

Anime adaptation of ongoing manga series by Lily Hoshino serialised in Comic Birz since 2006.

In Meiji period Japan where yokai and human co-exist, the Ministry of Yojin was founded to regulate illegal activities involving yokai. Second Lieutenant Kei Agemaki of the Imperial Army gets transferred to the new ministry with his colleagues, and meets Zakuro, a half-yokai girl who looks like any other human girl except her strange ears.

TV Tokyo: October 4(Mon) 25:30-
TV Aichi: October 6(Wed) 25:58-
TV Osaka: October 8(Fri) 26:35-

Original Story: Lily Hoshino
Director: Chiaki Kon
Series Composition: Mari Okada
Character Design: Shin'ya Hasegawa
Prop Design: Satomi Higuchi
Animation Production: J.C.Staff
Production: Zakuro Production Committee

Zakuro: Mai Nakahara
Kei Agemaki: Takahiro Sakurai
Susukihotaru: Kana Hanazawa
Bonbori: Aki Toyosaki
Hozuki: Yui Horie
Riken Yoshinokazura: Satoshi Hino
Ganryu Hanakiri: Yuki Kaji
Mamezo: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Takatoshi Hanadate: Takayuki Kondo
Kushimatsu: Kazue Komiya
Amaryoju: Akihiko Ishizumi
Sakura: Yuka Iguchi
Kiri: Mutsumi Tamura

Opening Theme Song: Sphere "MOON SIGNAL"
Ending Theme 1: Zakuro(Mai Nakahara) with Kei Makigami(Takahiro Sakurai) "Hatsukoi wa Zakuroiro"(lit. First Love is the colour of Pomegranate)
Ending Theme 2: Susukihotaru(Kana Hanazawa) & Riken Yoshinokazura(Satoshi Hino) "Futari Shizuka"
Ending Theme 3: Bonbori(Aki Toyosaki), Hozuki(Yui Horie) and Ganryu Hanakiri(Yuki Kaji) "Junjo Masquerade"

Motto To Love-Ru

Second anime season of To Love-Ru. Voice actress Aki Toyosaki is casted as Peke, heroine Lala's costume robot, instead of Satomi Arai who did the part in the 1st season.

Rito Yuuki is a painfully shy highschool student who can't confess to the girl of his dreams, Haruna Sairenji. One day when coming home and sulking in the bathtub, a mysterious, nude girl appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala and she comes from the planet Deviluke, where she is the heir to the throne. Her father wants her to return to her home planet so she can marry one of the husband candidates. But she decides that she wants to marry Rito in order to stay on Earth.

Tokyo MX: October 5(Tue) 26:00-
SUN-TV: October 5(Tue) 26:10-
Chiba TV: October 6(Wed) 25:30-
TV Aichi: October 6(Wed) 26:28-
AT-X: October 12(Tue) 11:30-

Original Story: Kentaro Yabuki, Saki Hasemi
Director: Atsushi Otsuki
Character Design: Yuichi Oka
Series Composition: Yasunori Yamada
Animation Production: Xebec

Rito Yuuki: Akeno Watanabe
Lala Satalin Deviluke: Haruka Tomatsu
Haruna Sairenji: Sayuri Yahagi
Mikan Yuki: Kana Hanazawa
Saki Tenjoin: Ayako Kawasumi
Yui Kotegawa: Kaori Nazuka
Ren/Run: Fuyuka Oura
Ken'ichi Saruyama: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Risa Momioka: Ryoka Yuzuki
Mio Sawada: Chiemi Chiba
Rin Kujo: Mai Hashimoto
Aya Fujisaki: Kaori Mizuhashi
Oshizu Murasame: Mamiko Noto
Headmaster: Kenichi Ogata
Golden Darkness: Misato Fukuen
Nana Asta Deviluke: Kanae Ito
Momo Velia Deviluke/Peke: Aki Toyosaki

Ending Theme Song: Haruka Tomatsu "Baby Baby Love"

Nogyo Musume! (lit. Agriculture Girl!)

Part of the co-project MG×TA Project by publisher Mag Garden and anime studio Toei Animation. Based on the webcomic serialised on Eden&Blade Comic Archive.

Sisters Hikari and Hikaru cultivate rice on their family farm. Hikari, the caring older sister is a 16-year-old highschool student always willing to help people. Hikaru is the green-haired mute younger sister who likes to float in the air using psychokinesis, 11-year-old but already taller than Hikari.

Animax: October 7(Thu) 22:45-

Original Story: Minori Kagura
Producer: Yoshihide Moriyama
Character Design: Masakazu Sunagawa
Production Cooperation: LandQ studio
Animation Production: Toei Animation

Hikari Koshino: Shiori Mikami
Hikaru Koshino: Ayumi Tsuji
Komachi Miyagi: Shion Hirota
Michiru Kurowa: Kei Shindo
Kirari Hanabatake: Kaori Takaoka

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (Detective Opera Milky Holmes)

Bushiroad's project that launched with an Internet radio drama in December, 2009, followed by a manga serialised in Comp Ace since May, 2010. A video game is also on its way, to be released this December.

Set in a future world where detectives, the likes of Sherlock Holmes, compete with their arch-nemesis, great thieves like Arsène Lupin. Some of those are gifted with supernatural power called "Toys". Milky Holmes is a team of four aspiring girl detectives attending the Holmes Detective Academy, each of them gifted with a different "Toy".

Tokyo MX: October 7(Thu) 23:00-
Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting: October 8(Fri) 26:30-
Chiba TV: October 9(Sat) 26:05-
MBS: October 9(Sat) 26:58-
TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting: October 10(Sun) 26:30-
tvk: October 11(Mon) 25:45-
Television Hokkaido: October 12(Tue) 26:00-
Teletama: October 13(Wed) 26:00-
Also to be streamed on Nico Nico Douga.

Planning, Supervision: Takaaki Kidani
Original Story: Bushiroad, Cronogear Creative
Director: Makoto Moriwaki
Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Character Draft: Natsuki Tanihara, Yume Usahara
Character Design: Seiya Numata
Animation Production: J.C.Staff

Sherlock Shellingford: Suzuko Mimori
Nero Yuzurizaki: Sora Tokui
Hercule Burton: Mikoi Sasaki
Cordelia Glauca: Izumi Kitta

Opening Theme Song: Milky Holmes "Seikai wa Hitotsu! Janai!!" (lit. There's only one answer! Not!!)
Ending Theme Song: Faylan

Togainu no Chi

Based on the BL game by Nitro+chiral.

After being devastated in the third World War, Japan was divided in two. Several years after the end of the war, a crime organization called Vischio has taken control of the destroyed city of Toshima (formerly Tokyo, Japan's capital city), where they are holding a battle game known as "Igura". The game's main character, a young man named Akira, is falsely accused of a crime. Once arrested, a mysterious woman appears before him, offering him freedom if he agrees to participate in Igura and defeat Igura's strongest man: the king, or "Il-re". The story follows Akira's life in the harsh, lawless Toshima as he fights both to survive and to unravel the mysteries developing around him.

MBS: October 7(Thu) 25:25-
TBS: October 8(Fri) 25:55-
Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting: October 13(Wed) 26:00-

Original Story: Nitro+CHiRAL
Director, Character Design: Naoyuki Konno
Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi
Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Production Cooperation: Picture Magic
Production: Aniplex, Lantis, Movic, Nitroplus

Akira: Kosuke Toriumi
Keisuke: Tomokazu Sugita
Rin: Jun Fukuyama
Motomi: Kazuya Ichijo
Shiki: Hikaru Midorikawa
Arbitro: Kosuke Okano
Kiriwar: Katsuyuki Konishi
Gunji: Kisho Taniyama
Nano: Takumi Yamazaki

Opening Theme Song: GRANRODEO
Ending Theme Songs: Kanako Ito, VERTUEUX, OLDCODEX, Curriculu Machine, Curriculu Machine feet.W.K., Seiji Kimura (hurdy gurdy/Pale Green), Sadie, Aki Misato and more (the ending theme will be different every week)

Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Based on a comedy manga by Masakazu Ishiguro.

Highschool girl Hotori Arashiyama works at maid café "Seaside" located in the Maruko shopping street, lazing and chattering with her co-worker/classmate Toshiko Tatsuno, elderly owner of the café Uki Isobata who pulls off maid costume surprisingly well, and patrons of the café including Hiroyuki Sanada, Hotori's childhood friend who also happens to be Toshiko's crush.

TBS: October 7(Thu) 25:55-

Original Story: Masakazu Ishiguro
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Katsuhiko Takayama
Assistant Director: Naoyuki Tatsuwa
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Hiroki Yamamura
Animation Production: Shaft

Hotori Arashiyama: Chiaki Omigawa
Toshiko Tatsuno: Aoi Yuki
Uki Isobata: Takahiro Sakurai
Hiroyuki Sanada: Miyu Irino
Futaba Kon: Rieka Yazawa
Harue Haribara: Ryoko Shiraishi
Natsuhiko Moriaki: Tomokazu Sugita
Shizuka Kameido: Satsuki Yukino
Takeru Arashiyama: Mutsumi Tamura
Yukiko Arashiyama: Eri Sendai
Yukimi Arashiyama & Joséphine: Miyu Matsuki
Yuji Sanada: Takaya Kuroda
Takanori Kikuchi: Nobuaki Kanemitsu
Kazutoyo Arai: Toshiharu Sakurai
Zenji Isobata: Hiroshi Naka
Shunsaku Matsuda: Shigeru Chiba

Opening Theme Song: Maaya Sakamoto "DOWN TOWN"
Ending Theme Song: Maze "Maze Sanjo!"

Karl to Fushigi na To(lit. Karl and the Mysterious Tower)

Aimed at preschoolers, based on a illustrated story serialised in Shogakukan's Mebae magazine for children aged 2 to 4.

There's a tall tower in the centre of the town's square, with a bell that rings three times a day, informing Karl his mealtime. One day, the bell stopped ringing. If the bell doesn't ring, how is he supposed to tell it's mealtime? Karl decides to climb the mysterious tower to meet the old bell-ringer.

Kids Station: October 8(Fri) 10:30-

Character Design, Artwork Concept: Junzo Terada
CG Production, Rendition: Yuji Umoto

Karl: Mitsuki Takahata
Lillia: Shiho Nanba

Theme Song: Shiho Nanba

Toaru Majutsu no Index II

Second season of the anime series aired between October 2008 and March 2009, adapted from the popular light novel series by Kazuma Kamachi.

Toma Kamijo is a student in Academy City whose right hand, the Imagine Breaker, has the ability to negate all magic and psychic powers, but also his own luck. One day he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony railing named Index. She is a nun from Necessarius, the secret magic branch of the Church of England, and her mind has been implanted with the Index Librorum Prohibitorum—103,000 forbidden magical books the Church has removed from circulation. His encounter with her leads him to meet others from the secret world of science and magic and an adventure with his friends where science and magic collide.

Tokyo MX: October 8(Fri) 25:30-
MBS: October 9(Sat) 25:58-
Teletama: October 9(Sat) 25:30-
Chiba TV: October 9(Sat) 25:35-
tvk: October 9(Sat) 26:15-
Chubu-Nippon Broadcasting: October 13(Wed) 26:30-
AT-X: October 8(Fri) 23:30-

Original Story: Kazuma Kamachi
Illustration of the Original Novel: Kiyotaka Haimura
Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Animation Character Design: Yuichi Tanaka
Series Composition: Masanao Akahoshi
Animation Production: J.C.Staff

Toma Kamijo: Atsushi Abe
Index: Yuka Iguchi
Mikoto Misaka: Rina Sato
Kaori Kanzaki: Shizuka Ito
Stiyl Magnus: Kisho Taniyama
Motoharu Tsuchimikado: Anri Katsu
Komoe Tsukuyomi: Kimiko Koyama
Kuroko Shirai: Satomi Arai
Accelerator: Nobuhiko Okamoto

Opening Theme Song: Mami Kawada "No buts!"
Ending Theme Song: Maon Kurosaki "Magic∞world"


Based on the manga series by Akiko Higashimura. 23rd title in Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block, replacing live-action Moyashimon.

Jellyfish lover Tsukimi lives in a women-only apartment Amamizukan. Inhabitants include yaoi fangirls, NEETs, and others who considered fashion their natural enemy. One day, Tsukimi meets a fashionable beauty who saves a jellyfish that is about to die. In reality, the "girl" is a cross-dressing man evading inheritance of his father's occupation.

Fuji TV: October 14(Thu) 24:45-
Kansai TV, Tokai TV, BS Fuji: TBA

Director: Takahiro Omori
Series Composition: Jukki Hanada
Character Design: Kenji Hayama
Animation Production: Brain's Base

Tsukimi Kurashita: Kana Hanazawa
Kuranosuke Koibuchi: Mitsuki Saiga
Shu Koibuchi: Junichi Suwabe
Chieko: Kimiko Saito
Mayaya: Akemi Okamura
Banba: Motoko Kumai
Jiji: Mamiko Noto
Hanamori: Takehito Koyasu
Prime minister Negishi: Shigeru Chiba
Clara: Sumire Morohoshi

Opening Theme Song: Chatmonchy "Kokodake no Hanashi"
Ending Theme Song: Sambomaster "Kimi no Kirei ni Kizuite Okure"

Hidamari Sketch×☆☆☆ Special Edition

Four special episodes of Hidamari Sketch, the popular yonkoma manga by Ume Aoki which has been adapted to three TV anime series. Blu-ray and DVD of these special episodes will be released on October 27th.

Yuno and co. visits a newly opened diner in their neighbourhood one day after school. (First of the four episodes)

BS-TBS: October 23(Sat) 25:00-, October 30(Sat) 25:00-

Original Story: Ume Aoki
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Nahoko Hasegawa, Natsue Yoguchi
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yoshiaki Ito
Animation Production: Shaft

Yuno: Kana Asumi
Miyako: Kaori Mizuhashi
Hiro: Yuko Goto
Sae: Ryoko Shintani
Yoshinoya: Miyu Matsuki
Chika: Rie Kugimiya
Natsume: Misato Fukuen
The Landlady: Miyuki Sawashiro
Headmaster: Cho
Ume Sensei: Ume Aoki

Opening Theme Song: Yuno(Kana Asumi), Miyako(Kaori Mizuhashi), Hiro(Yuko Goto), Sae(Ryoko Shintani) "Dekirukanatte☆☆☆"
Ending Theme Song: Marble "Sakura Sakura Saku"

STAR DRIVER Kagayaki no Takuto

Good news for robot anime fans! A whole new anime series by Bones of Eureka Seven and Xam'd: Lost Memories, featuring more than 20 originally designed robots called "Cybuddies".

Takuto Tsunashi swims all the way from mainland Japan to the remote Minamijuji-shima (Southern Cross Island). He enters Minamijuji Gakuen High School and maked friends with the islanders. But there's a big secret to this seemingly peaceful island: the huge human-shaped robot "Cybuddy" resting deep under the ground.

MBS, TBS Network: Sunday 17:00- (to be launched sometime October)

Original Story: Bones
Director: Takuya Igarashi
Series Composition: Yōji Enokido
Character Concept: Misa Mizuya and Hiroka Mizuya
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Yoshiyuki Ito
Cybuddy Design: Shigeto Koyama
Concept Design: Shinji Aramaki
Background Design: Kazuo Nagai
Underground Design: Ariaki Okada
INdustrial Design: Takayuki Yanase
Animation Production: Bones

Takuto Tsunashi: Mamoru Miyano
Wako Agemaki: Saori Hayami
Sugata Shindo: Jun Fukuyama
Kanako Watanabe: Ayano Niina
Simone Aragon: Ayana Taketatsu
Kate Nichi: Ami Koshimizu
Benio Shinada: Chiemi Chiba
Salina Endo: Maaya Sakamoto
George Honda: Shun Takagi
Tetsuya Goda: Ooki Sugiyama


Based on the eroge by August.

Kohei Hasekura transfers into a prestigious public school (as in the British public schools) called Shuchikan Academy located on Tamatsu Island. The island is off-shore from mainland Japan and the only way to get there is by boat. Soon after transferring, he discovers that one of the student in the class next door to his, Erika Sendo, is in fact a type of vampire.

TV Tokyo Network: October

Original Story:August
Director: Munenori Nawa
Screenplay, Series Composition: Katsumi Hasagawa
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Megumi Ishihara
Assistant Director: Yasunari Nitta
Production: Zexcs, Feel
Production: Student Council of Shuchikan Academy

Kohei Hasekura: Daisuke Ono
Erika Sendo: Rie Kanda
Shiro Togi: Yukari Minegishi
Kiriha Kuze: Erika Narumi
Kanade Yuuki: Hitomi Nabatame
Haruna Yuuki: Hiroko Taguchi
Iori Sendo: Junichi Suwabe
Seichiro Togi: Tomohiro Tsuboi

Opening Theme Song: Lia "kizunairo"
Ending Theme Song: Veil "I miss you"


Anime adaptation of the popular light novel series by Akinari Matsuo.

Taro Sado is the hero of the story, and a true masochist. He is sometimes forced to perform cross-dressing. He went to the same middle school as Arashiko Yuno, who is at fault for turning him into a masochist. Determined to get over his masochistic nature and get a life, he turns to the schools Second Volunteer Club, a club that reputedly solves any student's problems. There he meets Mio Isurugi, head of the club who also happens to be a true sadist.

AT-X, Chiba TV: TBA

Original Story: Akinari Matsuo
Original Character Design: QPflapper
Director: Tsuyoshi Nagasawa
Series Composition: Rie Ojika
Character Design, Chief Animation Director:Taeko Hori
Animation Production: Xebec
Production: MM! Production Committee

Mio Isurugi: Ayana Taketatsu
Taro Sado : Jun Fukuyama
Arashiko Yuno: Saori Hayami
Tatsukichi Hayama: Rina Sato
Michiru Onigawara: Rie Tanaka
Shizuka Sado: Kana Asumi
Tomoko Sado: Sayaka Ohara
Yumi Mamiya: Yuko Gibu
Noah Hiiragi: Sayuri Yahagi
Yukinojo Himura: Tsubasa Yonaga

Opening Theme Song: Ayana Taketatsu "HELP!!"
Ending Theme Song: Natsuko Aso "More-more LOVERS!!"

Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai(The World God Only Knows)

Anime adaptation of the manga series by Tamiki Wakaki serialised in Weekly Shonen Sunday.

Keima Katsuragi, a second-year high school student, is an avid dating-sims gamer. He is known on the Internet as "The Capturing God" for his legendary skills to be able to "capture" any 2D girl in games. However, that couldn't be said about 3D girls (real girl in his school)...

TV Tokyo Network: October

Original Story: Tamiki Wakaki
Director: Shigehito Takayanagi
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Character Design: Akio Watanabe
Animation Production: Manglobe

Keima Katsuragi: Hiro Shimono
Elsea: Kanae Ito

Shinryaku! Ika-musume (Invasion! Squid Girl)

Anime adaptation of popular ongoing manga series of the same title, serialised in Weekly Shonen Champion since 2007.

Ika-Musume (Squid Girl) arrives from the deep sea with plans for world domination, fed up with humans polluting the sea. But when she destroys a seaside restaurant called Lemon, which she planned to take over as the first step of her world domination, she is forced to work there to pay for the damage she caused.


Original Story: Masahiro Anbe
Director: Tsutomu Mizushima
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Masakazu Ishikawa
Colour Composition: Izumi Sakamoto
Animation Production: Diomedea

Ika Musume: Hisako Kanemoto
Eiko Aizawa: Ayumi Fujimura
Chizuru Aizawa: Rie Tanaka
Takeru Aizawa: Miki Otani
Sanae Nagatsuki: Kanae Ito
Goro Arashiyama: Yuichi Nakamura
Nagisa Saito: Azusa Kataoka
Cindy: Hitomi Nabatame

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