Hello there everyone! It's time for the monthly new anime-shout out! This month we have alot, ALOT of new anime series. It makes you squeal with all this goodness doesn't it? But let's not forget the amazing flims and OVAs too :D With such a great variety to choose from, april will be an amazing anime month. Remember, if there is something that is interesting to you, check out the manga and add them to your favorites. Anyway, let's move on and see what is going on in April!~
Space Battleship Yamato 2199 宇宙戦艦ヤマト２１９９
Type: Movie Aired: April 7, 2012 Genres: Sci-Fi Producers: Xebec, AIC Official website:Here.
2199 is a remake of the 1974 series. Yutaka Izubuchi will serve as supervising director, with character Designs by Nobuteru Yuki, and Junichiro Tamamori and Makoto Kobayashi in charge of mecha and conceptual designs. The series is a joint project of Enagio, Xebec and AIC. Set in the year 2199, an alien race known as the "Gamilas"unleash radioactive meteorite bombs on Earth, rendering the planet's surface uninhabitable. Humanity has retreated into deep underground cities, but the radioactivity is slowly affecting them as well, with mankind's extinction estimated in one year.
Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker 劇場版 名探偵コナン 11人目のストライカー
Type: Movie Release date: Apr 14, 2012 Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Mystery, Shounen, Police Producers: TMS Entertainment Official website:Here.
Kogoro's detective agency receives a mysterious phone call. Someone on the other end warns about a bomb and leaves behind a code, "The Boy in Blue and The Blue Zebra, the rain from above ..." If Conan can decipher the riddle, he can stop the bomb. An adventure begins for Conan and the Detective Boys, taking place at a soccer match between Hideo Akagi of the Tokyo Spirits and Ryusuke Higo of Big Osaka.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 1, 2012 Genres: Sci-Fi, Space, Slice of Life, Seinen Producers: A-1 Pictures, YTV Official website:Here.
“The older brother should always be ahead of the younger one...”
Once upon a time there were two brothers, Hibito and Mutta. Hibito, the littler brother, had been blessed with good luck since the day he was born. Mutta, the elder, had always had bad luck. One day, looking up at the night sky, the two brothers saw a UFO. This experience made them both promise to become astronauts.
In the year 2025, Hibito has kept his promise and become an astronaut, part of the first wave of people to live for an extended period of time on the moon. Meanwhile, his older brother Mutta has been fired from his job and is unemployed but one message from his brother makes him decide to start being an astronaut again.
Thirty two year old Mutta will attempt the astronaut candidate examinations. To follow his brother Hibito to the moon, Mutta will attempt to become an astronaut at the age of 32. Unaware of his own talent, elder brother Mutta chases his dreams to get back in front of his younger brother. Believing the words “The older brother should always be ahead of the younger one...”
Type: TV Release date: Apr 1, 2012 Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen Producers: Toei Animation Official website:Here.
The first Saint Seiya TV series in 25 years. It will have an original story and new characters. The protagonist is Kohga, a 13-year-old bronze saint, who was raised by the goddess Athena. He admires the legendary gold saint Seiya and fights against the evil Mars, who tries to rule the world by abduction Athena.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 1, 2012 Genres: Action, Romance Producers: Studio Deen Official website:Here.
The protagonist is a teenage girl (Tamaki) who revisits a small village, she remembers from her childhood and gets caught up in her family's history and supernatural dangers surrounding it.
While walking along the hillsides waiting for the person who her grandmother sent to fetch Tamaki to the village, Tamaki comes across a small, white round object with sticks for limbs and talks. It runs off soon after, with Tamaki chasing after it. Soon Tamaki finds herself in a place where ‘it doesn’t feel like the world I came from’. She gets attacked by three slime creatures, and a male comes charging in to save her - by clamping his hands around her body and mouth and telling her to be quiet.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 1, 2012 Genres: Comedy Official website:Here.
Shibainuko-san is a 14-year-old girl who looks exactly like a Shiba Inu dog. One of her classmates, Ishibashi Chako, wonders about her appearance, but no one else thinks it is strange.
Synopsis by: MAL
Type: TV Release date: Apr 3, 2012 Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Seinen Producers: TMS Entertainment Official website:Here.
The story starts off with a face-off between two rival heroes, ZET and ALPHAS, and then traces their origins - Jin Kanzaki, a young man with the ability to transform into a superhuman being known as ZET, and Kouga Amagi, a young man with a strong sense of justice who uses technology to fight as ALPHAS.
The fates of these two men and those around them intertwine as they fight to protect mankind and destroy monstrous abominations known as Players, who ironically are the creations of the Amagi Corporation, the company founded by Kouga’s grandfather, Mitsugai Amagi.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 3, 2012 Genres: Action, Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy Producers: Arms, Hobby Japan Official website:Here.
After the 30th Queen's Blade, Claudette becomes the queen. At first, she governs the country well by abolishing the heavy taxes and the aristocracy. However, her reign turns into terrorism by power and the Queen's Blade is repealed. The Princess Knight of Rebellion, Annelotte organizes a rebel army and declares war against Claudette.
Type: TV Release date: April 2, 2012 Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy Producers: Daiwon Media, Kodansha Official website:Here.
An adaption of Masashi Tanaka's award-winning, wordless manga Gon. Gon, a tiny dinosaur with a huge attitude, has adventures as he travels through forests and rivers, swims with fish and even flies with birds. Gon and his animal friends communicate without speaking, with Gon giving the occasional bite to teach a bully a lesson.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 3, 2012 Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Seinen Producers: C2C Official website:Here.
Yurume, an 18-year-old "ronin" and recent high school graduate, has high hopes of being accepted and attending Tokyo University. She moves into an apartment complex, the Maison du Wish, located on the outskirts of Tokyo where other ronins living there are studying for upcoming college acceptance exams.
Type: TV Release date: Mar 3, 2012 Genres: Comedy, School Producers: Fanworks Official website:Here.
In a fictional school, "Tender Tank" Rareko is constantly opening absurd yet strangely enthusiastic debates, this way creating a lively classroom life. Bringing up tremendous themes, she and her classmates exchange words like sword-strokes, and here and there even a profound remark is slipped in.
A fun and informative debate comedy, packed into only five minutes each time.
Synopsis by: AniDB
Ginga e Kickoff!! 銀河へキックオフ!!
Type: TV Release date: Apr 3, 2012 Genres: Shounen, Sports Producers: TYO Animations Official website:Here.
The story follows a boy who was in a soccer team, but it was disbanded due to not enough players. However, after the boy meets a female professional soccer player, he aims to bring his soccer team back.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 5, 2012 Genres: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Martial Arts, Romance, School, Shounen Producers: Gainax Official website:Here.
Kurokami Medaka, a first year, is elected as Student Council President, and the first thing she does is establish a suggestion box, later dubbed by students the "Medaka Box". Medaka encourages students to submit any problem to the box without hesitation and promises to take on any issue from anyone.
Since Medaka won the Student Council elections with a staggering 98% of the vote, she ends up as the Council's only member. She asks her childhood friend, Hitoyoshi Zenkichi, for help and he grudgingly agrees, becoming the Student Council's lowest ranking member. Soon Medaka recruits two more people to the Student Council, the former judo club member Akune Kouki as secretary and the current swim club member Kikaijima Mogana, on loan for 300 yen a day, as treasurer.
Now the Student Council members spend their days solving the problems submitted through the Medaka Box, whether they be hooligans in clubs where they don't belong, girls who need help writing love letters or people who've lost their pets, gradually earning the respect and admiration of the entire school.
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead これはゾンビですか? OF THE DEAD
Type: TV Release date: Apr 4, 2012 Genres: Action, Comedy, Ecchi, Magic Producers: Studio Deen Official website:Here.
The second season of "Kore wa Zombie desu ka?" Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy. One day he is killed by a serial killer and revived as a zombie by a necromancer Eucliwood Hellscythe. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive a maho shojo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against anti-mahou shojo system "Megalo" in her place.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 6, 2012 Genres: Samurai Producers: Brains Base, NAS Official website:Here.
Anime adaptation of Konami's Sengoku Collection social networking service game, set in the tumultuous Sengoku Era of historical Japan, when military masters circle the figurative throne of Japan's first shogunate.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 6, 2012 Genres: Slice of Life Producers: Sunrise Official website:Here.
Original anime featuring the four members of j-pop idol unit Sphere as voice actresses.
Acchi Kocchi あっちこっち
Type: TV Release date: Apr 6, 2012 Producers: AIC Genres: Romance, School, Seinen Official website:Here.
Wouldn't you just love to poke in a relationship between two young high schoolers who have a subtle distance between each other? Of course you would. Tsumiki and Io have this subtle distance that anyone would want to jump in between just to bug them. That's what the other characters are there for. Tsumiki, being a tsundere and all, won't be honest about her feelings toward Io. Io on the other hand is unaware of Tsumiki's feelings, hence the subtle distance between the two. Now, let's watch these two and see what events await them...
Type: TV Release date: Apr 6, 2012 Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Horror, Romance, Shounen, Supernatural Producers: Studio Deen, Lantis Official website:Here.
Furuya's obsessed with zombies. He collects any figurines, watches any movie, and plays any game with the living dead, and is even only interested in zombie girls. When his cat dies, Furuya begins trying to raise it from the dead using an ancient book of the occult he bought from a shop. But what will happen when he sees the idol of a nearby all girl's school walking close to where he conducts his experiment, wishing to die and be reborn as a different person?
Type: TV Release date: Apr 7, 2012 Genres: Action, Romance, School, Sci-Fi Producers: Sunrise Official website:Here.
One autumn day in 2046, Haruyuki has an encounter with Kuroyukihime, the prettiest girl in his school. For the middle school boy who is often bullied, the meeting changes his life. Through a mysterious piece of software from her, Haruyuki learns of the existence of the virtual Accel World. In that moment, the lowest of the "school caste" becomes "Burst Linker", a knight defending a princess.
Synopsis by: MAL
Kuroko no Basket 黒子のバスケ
Type: TV Release date: Apr 8, 2012 to ? Genres: Comedy, School, Shounen, Sports Producers: Production I.G, Bandai Visual, Lantis, NAS Official website:Here.
Kuroko is a member from the legendary middle school basketball team known as "The Generation of Miracles", and while nobody seems to know about him, the main 5 players of the team all admit that he is a better player. When he joins the high school basketball team, everyone is surprised to find out that he is small, weak, and easy to miss. What is the secret that makes him so strong, and how will he help his high school team?
Type: TV Release date: Apr 7, 2012 Genres: Action, Comedy, Seinen Producers: Xebec Official website:Here.
A teacher is looking for a school by the name of Seishou Academy, as he is a new transfer teacher for that school. Seishou Academy is known for having students with excellent marksmanship. However, he gets lost along the way and decides to look for someone who knows where the school is at a summer festival.
He encounters a girl at a shooting range and finds her marksmanship skills to be professional. The girl tells the new teacher that she is an assault rifle, not a student. Her name is FNC and is an assault rifle of Seishou Academy.
The new teacher attends school the next day to find students, including FNC, practicing shooting M16s and realizes that he has come to an unbelievable school. How will his experience be at Seishou Academy?
Type: TV Release date: Apr 8, 2012 to ? Genres: Mystery, Ecchi, Romance, School, Seinen Producers: Hoods Entertainment Official website:Here.
One day, a strange transfer student appears before Tsubaki. Urabe Mikoto is an antisocial girl, whose hobby is just sleeping during class-breaks. One day, Tsubaki goes to wake her up and accidentally tastes her drool... And gets hooked on that!
After that, he starts going out with her and gets to know her better. Her second hobby, as it turns out, is carrying around scissors in her panties and cutting paper into flowers...
Saki: Achiga-hen - Episode of Side-A 咲-Saki-阿知賀編 episode of side-A
Type: TV Release date: Apr 8, 2012 Genres: Game, School, Slice of Life Producers: Lantis, Studio Gokumi Official website:Here.
The Achiga Girls' Academy in Nara once defeated regional mahjong powerhouse Bansei High School. It advanced into the national team semifinals but lost to the eventual champion, and the mahjong club was later disbanded. Six years later, elementary school student Shizuno Takakamo befriends transfer student Nodoka Haramura. The two eventually enter Achiga Girls', but Nodoka transfers out of the school in the second year. When Shizuno sees Nodoka on television the following year as the national middle school individual mahjong champion, she decides to revive Achiga's mahjong club.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 9, 2012 Genres: Mystery, Horror, Romance, School, Shounen, Supernatural Producers: Silver Link Official website:Here.
The story takes place in Seikyou Private School. A facility that consists of multiple buildings that connect together to accommodate both junior and senior high school students. Sixty years of ongoing renovations and expansions have meant most of the old inner structures have been sealed and abandoned. Classrooms turned into storage rooms, staircases no longer in use, hallways like dark alleys. With the existence of such a maze-like building, it is only natural that rumours of the paranormal would appear.
One day first-year middle school student Teiichi Niiya gets lost in this maze and by chance arrives at an old storage room. This is where he meets Yuuko Kanoe, a mysterious girl with raven black, long silky hair and a tall and slender figure, who introduces herself as the ghost of the old school building. For some unexplainable reason Niiya is the only one able to see this spirit and she herself does not have any recollection of the reasons or time of her death, nor any lingering feelings about life itself. Curious about the circumstances of her death the two create a paranormal investigation club and seek to find out the truth about it and the many other mysteries surrounding the school.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 8, 2012 Producers: Synergy SP Genres: Adventure, Sports Official website:Here.
Haiyoru! Nyaruko-san 這いよれ！ニャル子さん
Type: TV Release date: Apr 10, 2012 t Genres: Comedy, Parody, Sci-Fi Producers: Xebec Official website:Here.
The story of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san centers around Nyaruko, a formless Cthulhu deity of chaos (Nyarlathotep) who can take on the shape of a seemingly ordinary silver-haired girl. Mahiro Yasaka is a normal high school boy who is chased by aliens one night, until Nyaruko saves him.
Synopsis by: MAL
Type: TV Release date: Apr 11 2012 Genres: Action, Adventure, Seinen Producers: White Fox Official website:Here.
The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, a weapons corporation. As one of the company's unofficial weapon sellers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Traveling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans. Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers. Jonah joins Koko as he wishes to find the arms dealer responsible for his family's death.
What follows is Koko and her crews escapades around the world.
The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young.
A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island.
Type: TV Release date: Apr 13, 2012 Genres: Drama, Historical, Romance, School, Slice of Life, Josei Producers: Tezuka Productions, MAPPA Official website:Here.
The beginning of summer, 1966.
Because of his father’s job situation, freshman high school student Kaoru Nishimi moves by himself from Yokosuka to Kyushu to live with relatives. Until then, Kaoru was an honor roll student who tended to keep to himself, but meeting notorious bad boy Sentaro Kawabuchi starts to change him. Through his devil-may-care classmate, Kaoru learns the attractions of jazz and finds the first person he can call a “friend”. He also discovers how much fun it is to play music with a pal.
Other characters include Sentaro’s kind childhood chum, Ritsuko, who is the daughter of a record shop owner; the mysterious upperclassman, Yurika; and Brother Jun, the much-admired leader among their peers. Set against the backdrop of a seaside town with a scent of American culture, this series is a drama about young people coming into their own, crossing each other’s paths, and finding friendship, love, and music!
Type: TV Release date: Apr 13, 2012 Genres: Sci-Fi, Shounen Producers: Aniplex, A-1 Pictures Official website:Here.
Yuki Sanada is a high school boy who cannot communicate with people well and doesn't have a single friend.
He lives on Enoshima island with his French grandmother. One day, he meets a boy named Haru. Haru calls himself an alien who visited the Earth for fishing.
Another high school boy, Natsuki, and a mysterious Indian, Akira, join the two and the island becomes the center of the event which determines the fate of the world.
Synopsis by: MAL
Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan シャイニング・ハーツ 〜幸せのパン〜
Type: TV Release date: Apr 13, 2012 Genres: Action, Fantasy Producers: Production I.G Official website:Here.
One day, a mysterious girl named Kaguya was washed ashore the island of Wyndaria after a great storm. She encounters Rick, a swordsman who wound up working at the island's bakery. Apparently, Kaguya is suffering from having lost her memories and emotions. In addition, the usually peaceful Wyndaria is now swarming with pirates who came seeking for the special spirit stone that is worn around Kaguya's neck. Knowing the situation, Rick and his co-workers, Nellis, Amyl, and Aerie decided to bring back peace to island and help Kaguya regain her lost memories and emotions.
Synopsis by: MAL
Inazuma Eleven Go 2: Chrono Stone イナズマイレブンGO 2 クロノ・ストーン
Type: TV Release date: Apr 18, 2012 to ? Genres: Shounen, Sports, Super Power Producers: Oriental Light and Magic Official website:Here.
The story is set after the end of Holy Road tournament finals of the first Inazuma Eleven GO anime, and Tenma returns to Raimon Junior High School. However, this is not the Raimon that Tenma remembers, and the members of the Raimon team no longer play soccer.
Tenma realizes that this is a parallel world when Alpha, the captain and forward of the Protocol Omega team, appears before him. Alpha is part of a secret project in the future to wipe out soccer.
To aid Tenma in his adventures, the Inazuma Caravan van seen in previous Inazuma Eleven anime has been modified into a flying time machine.
Synopsis by: MAL
Type: TV Release date: Apr 14, 2012 Genres: Mystery Producers: Kyoto Animation Official website:Here Oreki Hotaro is a high school boy, who always acts passively. One day, he enters "Koten Bu (Classic Literature Club)" as recommended by his elder sister.
There he meets Chitanda Eru, Fukube Satoshi, and Ibara Mayaka. Chitanda is a calm beautiful girl but she turns into an embodiment of curiosity once she says, "I'm interested in it (Watashi, Kininarimasu)". Fukube is a smiling boy with a fantastic memory, he never deduces anything on his own. Ibara is a short girl and is strict with others and herself. She loves Fukube, but he always dodges her approaches.
They begin to investigate a case that occurred 33 years ago. Hints of the mystery are buried in an old collection of works of the former members of Koten Club. The collection is titled "Hyouka".
Type: TV Release date: Apr 29, 2012 Genres: Music Producers: Satelight Official website:Here.
In the beginning of the 21st century, a world war breaks out over interplanetary travel tech. The environment is pretty much destroyed so mankind leaves Earth and starts Star Calendar 00. Entertainment and songs become heavily regulated and eventually banned due to their power to move people, but a brave idol group puts on guerrilla performances in the name of a famous act from earlier times that sang to Earth's bitter end, AKB48. The illegal revival group's name is... AKB0048.
Synopsis by: MAL
Ai Mai! Moe Can Change! あいまい! 萌えCanちぇんじ!
Type: OVA Release date: Apr 26, 2012 Genres: Comedy Producers: Frontier Works Official website:Here.
Holy Knight ホーリーナイト
Type: OVA Release date: Apr 27, 2012 Genres: Ecchi, Fantasy, Supernatural Producers: Frontier works. Official website:Here.
What some of our members have to say! :
Quote by saladesu;2724377:
Ooh, a new Eureka Seven! I watched the original ages ago as a kid. Don't really recall much of it but I'm a mecha fan so Eureka Seven Ao's almost a guarantee on my list. I might take a look at Zetman as I've heard about the manga and like Asa, the seiyuu appeal to me too :XD
Quote by Koen;2797049:
Tasogara Otome x Amnesia for sure. The manga is great and if it has dark atmosphere then we can truly have something better than Gosick imo. I love the manga a lot because it centers around a ghost whose life is one huge mystery, it has sometimes has creepy panels like these and I am confident that this anime will bring justice to it.
Quote by yukihime03;2768130:
Wait.. wait.. Hiiro no Kakera? :blink Okay, I did hear that it will be made into anime but I did not realize it is true... The art looks great like in the game (well, Idea Factory's games are known for the beautiful art), but I've read that the story is crappy... I do not know for sure since I don't play the game myself (I just enjoy the beautiful pictures of the boys :teehee) but I hope the story will be good. I'll watch it anyway to look at the bishies... I will not miss Takuma. :hurr
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