Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Anime 2010

This week marks the end of the Winter Anime of 2010. The following are the scheduled animes that will air for the Spring 2010 (after the jump)

Angel Beats!

Angel Beats! takes place in the afterlife, and follows the main protagonist Otonashi, a boy who lost his memories of his life after dying. He is enrolled into the afterlife school, which exists as a middle ground between heaven and earth, where students learn to give up any lingering attachments they still have from life before finally going to heaven. While the injuries or cause of death is gone, those in the afterlife school still can feel pain or other things as they did when they were alive. Otonashi meets a girl named Yuri who invites him to join the SSS—Shinda Sekai Sensen (死んだ世界戦線?, lit. Afterlife War Front)—an organization she leads which fights against God. The student council at the school, led by the student council president and angel Tenshi, is in charge of keeping the status quo and serve to fight against the SSS.


Ikkitōsen: Xtreme Xecutor

This new season will feature most existing characters from previous seasons and a new character will make its appearance. The animation will be done by TNK in collaboration with ARMS


Heroman

Orphaned American boy Joey lives with his grandmother, working at a restaurant in the West Coast city of Center City, while going to school. Upon hearing of a new toy robot called the Heybo, Joey believes that getting one will make his life better, turning him into a hero to protect his friends and family. However, he cannot afford to buy such a robot on his meager salary. His luck changes when he picks up a broken down Heybo abandoned by a school bully.He tries to fix it, naming it Heroman, but does not have any luck in getting it to work. However, when his friend Lina is kidnapped by a man being possessed by an ancient armor and he and his Heybo are struck by a mysterious bolt of lightning, Heroman comes to life as a giant robot and Joey controls Heroman and saves Lina. Now, Joey and Heroman are Earth's only defense against the evil insectoid Skrugg aliens, unknowingly summoned to Earth by Joey's science teacher.


Jewelpet

Jewelpet is an anime series based on the toy characters created as a joint-venture between Sanrio, and third-party video game publisher Sega.Produced by Kazuya Watanabe and animated by Studio Comet, the series premiered in 5 April 2009 on TV Osaka and TV Tokyo spanning 52 episodes, and replacing Onegai My Melody Kirara★ in its initial timeslot. The series's theme is jewels and magic. A second season, titled Jewelpet Tinkle☆ (ジュエルペット てぃんくる☆?) is planned to be released on April 3, 2010 and will be produced also by Studio Comet. The second series will focus on a new character named Akari Sakura.Two Manga spinoffs were created and both were serialized by Shogakukan.


Kiss×sis

Kiss×sis's story begins with Keita Suminoe, a male third-year junior-high school student studying for his high school entrance exams. He is living in a home with his older twin stepsisters, Ako and Riko, who kiss, flash, and display their love for him in public. They help him prepare for his exams. Although they share no blood-relation to him, Keita begins to become romantically attracted to his two stepsisters and initially dislikes himself for it. Seeing this attraction, his two parents encourage him to eventually get married to one of them.


Shin Koihime Musō: Otome Tairan

a Japanese adult visual novel and Strategy Game based on the classic Chinese novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms. It was developed by BaseSon, and was first released on January 26, 2007 for the PC as two DVD-ROMs, followed by a re-release on April 11, 2008 containing an extra CD-ROM. The gameplay in Koihime Musō follows a linear plot line, which offers pre-determined scenarios and courses of interaction, and focuses on the appeal of the female main characters. A PlayStation 2 version, titled Koihime Musō (恋姫†夢想?) developed by Yeti and published by Regista was released on October 30, 2008.A new version of Koihime with many new characters Shin Koihime Musō: Otome Ryōran Sangokushi Engi (真・恋姫†無双 〜乙女繚乱☆三国志演義〜?) was released on December 26, 2008. European game publisher MangaGamer recently announced that they have acquired licensing rights to the first game and have slated its release at around April 2010.


K-on!!

The season two of the highly successful anime of Spring 2009.
K-On!'s story revolves around four Japanese high school girls who join their school's light music club to try to save it from being abolished. However, they are the only members of the club, and at first Yui Hirasawa, the main character, has no experience playing musical instruments or reading sheet music. Eventually, she learns how to be an excellent guitar player. The rest of the club helps her to buy a guitar, and they perform successfully at the school festival.


Mayoi Neko Overrun!

The story revolves around Takumi Tsuzuki, a boy who lives with his older "sister" Otome, although the two have no blood ties between them. Otome manages a run-down confectionary store called Stray Cats. One day, Otome picks up a mysterious beautiful girl off the streets.

Also, many of the characters from the series To Love-Ru can usually be seen amongst the characters, suggesting this is in the same city as that series.


Maid Sama!

Seika High School, once an all-boys school notorious for its wild students and for generally being a terrifying place for girls, has recently become a co-ed school. With the female population still a minority and living in fear of the over-the-top antics of the males, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow the girls to feel safe in the rough environment.

Training, studying and even becoming the first female student council president of the school, Misaki has gained a reputation among the male students body as an uptight boy-hating dictator and as a shining hope for the teachers and fellow female students. However, despite her tough-as-nails appearance, she secretly works part-time at a maid cafe in order to support her family. Unfortunately, her hard-earned reputation is threatened when the popular and somewhat impassive Usui Takumi takes an interest in her after discovering her in a maid uniform after school.


Ring ni Kakero

The story centers around the life of a young boxer named Ryuuji Takane and his sister Kiku, who is his coach. Ryuuji and his sister both inherited their father's talent for boxing with Ryuuji inheriting his strength and techniques while Kiku picked up his talent for analysis and strategy. In the past, their father was a famous boxer. Ryuuji and Kiku went away from home to train and become famous in order to help their lonely mother. On the way to stardom, they have to defeat the strongest challengers all over the world.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

Sakurai Yuki is a mysterious boy with a mysterious power. Right after he was born, his mother left him near an orphanage, and he was later found. Because of that event, Yuki strives for independence. He hates being a burden to anyone near him, but at the same time, he is afraid of being left alone. Moreover, ever since he can remember he had a strange ability where when he touches others, he can feel their emotion. Unable to control it, he often made insensitive blunders in the past. He later meets with a mysterious yet beautiful man who saves his life, but somehow he feels so nostalgic, like he's met him before. While death threats and his ability increasing, a man who claimed to be his older brother suddenly appears, so what will Yuki do when he learns the truth?


Working!!

Working!! is a Japanese four-panel comic strip manga series written and illustrated by Karino Takatsu. It began serialization in the January 2005 issue of Square Enix's Young Gangan seinen manga magazine. The first bound volume was released in November 2005 in Japan; as of March 2009, six volumes have been released. Square Enix released three drama CDs between 2007 and 2009 with scripts written by Shōgo Mukai. An anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike will begin airing in Japan on April 4, 2010.

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