spring 2012 Anime Season

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47 Todoufuken Specials
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

A two-part TV special focusing on the romance between the dogs.

Kids Comedy Romance
A-Channel+smile
spring 2012
ova - 2 Episodes Available

Following the everyday lives of four high school girls: the flighty Run, the reckless Tooru, the timid Yuuko, and the level-headed Nagi.

Mountain of Pancakes
Kitou-sensei injures her hand during class and has to deal with it while Tooru brings cat Tansan to school with her to meet Yutaka and Miho. Later, the girls decide to get pancakes at a café where Miho happens to be working, facing trouble when Yutaka shows up out of the blue.

A Picture of a Wish
Yuuko catches a cold so the others pay her a visit and help look after her. Later, the girls get together for the New Year's shrine visit.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Comedy School Seinen Slice ofLife
AKB0048
spring 2012
tv - 13 Episodes Available

After an interplanetary war at the beginning of the 21st century, planet Earth has been left in ruins, with much of its ecosystem completely destroyed. Because it was no longer possible to live a normal life on this planet, the inhabitants are forced to move on to other planets where life will, hopefully, be more comfortable.

The Deep Galactic Trade Organization, a totalitarian government that affects many of the newly inhabited planets, has somehow come to the conclusion that music is a source of evil, and that it must be banned and destroyed for good. The talent group AKB0048 is soon formed, based on the original AKB48 members that once lived on Earth. Even though their music is now considered universally illegal, they make it their mission to bring their music back to life by travelling from one planet to another and holding as many concerts as they possibly can. They must undergo a whole new set of training methods in order to become the best that they can possibly be, while also avoiding the constant danger of being arrested because of their music. Join interplanetary popstars AKB0048 as they try to save the world-with music!

Music Sci-Fi
Accel World
spring 2012
tv - 24 Episodes Available

Haruyuki Arita is an overweight, bullied middle schooler who finds solace in playing online games. But his life takes a drastic turn one day, when he finds that all his high scores have been topped by Kuroyukihime, the popular vice president of the student council. She then invites him to the student lounge and introduces him to "Brain Burst," a program which allows the users to accelerate their brain waves to the point where time seems to stop. Brain Burst also functions as an augmented reality fighting game, and in order to get more points to accelerate, users must win duels against other players. However, if a user loses all their points, they will also lose access to Brain Burst forever.

Kuroyukihime explains that she chose to show Haruyuki the program because she needs his help. She wants to meet the creator of Brain Burst and uncover the reason of why it was created, but that's easier said than done; to do so, she must defeat the "Six Kings of Pure Color," powerful faction leaders within the game, and reach level 10, the highest level attainable. After the girl helps Haruyuki overcome the bullies that torment him, he vows to help her realize her goal, and so begins the duo's fight to reach the top.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Game Sci-Fi Romance School
Acchi Kocchi (TV)
Acchi Kocchi (TV)
Place to Place
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Feelings may come and go, but true love always remains in the heart. Tsumiki Miniwa is in love with her best friend, Io Otonashi. For her, confessing is nearly impossible; but to her friends, they seem to be the perfect match. Cute and petite, Tsumiki comes off more as a friend, and Io's attitude toward her is friendlier than toward others. Despite the constant teasing and obvious hints that his friends have been dropping, Io always seems to miss the signs.

Throughout her everyday school life, Tsumiki spends time with her friends and Io. Will she finally muster enough courage to confess her true feelings?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Slice ofLife Comedy Romance School
Ai Mai! Moe Can Change!
spring 2012
ova - 1 Episodes Available

The OVA adaptation Moe Can Change! is created by Frontier Works, based on a free-to-play game developed by Ambition for mobile phones. The original "playful bishoujo Miroid-raising / clothes-changing moe game" has the player joining a beta test program for androids, who the player must raise and dress up as girls.

(Source: Animekon)

Comedy Sci-Fi
Amagami SS+ Plus: Extra Episode+ Plus
spring 2012
special - 8 Episodes Available

Short extras of the anime included in each of the six Blu-ray volumes of Amagami SS+.

Romance
Another: The Other - Inga
Another: The Other - Inga
Another: The Other
spring 2012
ova - 2 Episodes Available

Shortly before the start of a new semester, Misaki Fujioka visits her twin sister Mei Misaki in Yomiyama City. The girls make full use of the last days of summer, roaming around a heat-weary town and visiting various places including a shopping center and shooting stall. When they prowl around her basement, Mei expresses uneasiness about her new class, which is said to be cursed.

Craving more entertainment, the twins decide to pay a visit to the local amusement park. But the leisure of a sleepy summer day could soon turn woeful as Mei sees the color of death on her sister—an unmistakable omen that a tragedy is bound to strike.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Horror Mystery Thriller
Ao no Exorcist Movie Special
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

A collaboration between Blue Exorcist and Kakko Kawaii Sengen.

Parody Comedy
Arashi no Yoru ni: Himitsu no Tomodachi
spring 2012
tv - 25 Episodes Available

A new anime adaptation by Sparky Animation, Duckbill Entertainment, Baku Enterprise and Bandai Visual of the book Arashi no Yoru ni (One Stormy Night...) by Kimura Yuuichi.

Adventure Drama
Baku Tech! Bakugan
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Bakugan is the card game for a new generation. In "Baku TECH" passionate warriors fight each other and risk their life for Bakugan.

Action Game Shounen
Blood-C: None-None Gekijou
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

A series of short specials aired on the official website prior to the movie release. It consists of an explanation about the anime from the perspective of the twin characters, Motoe Nono and Motoe Nene.

An additional episode was aired at the Clamp Festival 2012. It was later included in Blood-C: The Last Dark Limited Edition BD and DVD.

Comedy Parody
Blood-C: Special Edition
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Two summary episodes of the TV series that are airing prior to Blood-C: The Last Dark. They will feature secret content that was never aired during the TV series' run.

Action Horror School Supernatural Vampire
Blossom
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Blossom is a short work of animation set to music. It is dedicated to memory of Japan's 3/11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami disaster that "reminds us not to forget those who were directly affected."

(Source: Crunchyroll News)

Music
Buta
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A few days before Fox officially inherits the treasured heirloom in his family—a mysterious map, the Tufugu Pirates storm into his house and kidnap him, taking the strange map with them.

Buta, a powerful mercenary, is hired by shady characters to help them seek the treasure. In a stroke of great luck, Buta and Fox meet in the underbelly of a pirate ship. Will Fox be able to convince Buta to save him, or will the fabled treasure fall into the hands of crooks?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Historical
C.L.A.Y.
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

In a gray and empty landscape, a spherical, yellow entity suddenly materializes. Though its plain appearance may not suggest much, its ability to transform is boundless, and it is not hesitant to kill. Nearby, an armed woman awaits this creature, ready to eliminate it. Will she be able to defeat it, or does this being's abilities far outclass her own?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Horror
Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit-hen
Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit-hen
Cardfight!! Vanguard Asia Circuit
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Aichi and his friends have won the National Tournament and decide to go their own ways until a mysterious boy named Takuto Tatsunagi appears. He reveals that the Royal Paladins, Dark Paladins, and Kagero leaders have been captured, and the only way to free Cray is for the Vanguard fighters to use a new power- Limit Break. Because the Royal Paladins lose the ability to fight, Aichi's deck is changed to be a Gold Paladin deck. Aichi and his friends must now win the Vanguard VF Circuit if they are to learn more about the occurrences on Cray and free their old friends.

(Source: ANN)

Action Game Adventure Demons Shounen
Crayon Shin-chan Movie 20: Arashi wo Yobu! Ora to Uchuu no Princess
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

An action comedy set in the solar system, about a row over Himawari, Shinnosuke's younger sister, between the Nohara family and aliens. Shinnosuke has a fight with Himawari, because she ate his crème caramel. Suddenly, two mysterious men appear and Shinnosuke signs an agreement to leave her with them. They abduct the Nohara family to the Planet Himawari by UFO. On the Planet Himawari, Sunday Goronesky the Great says Himawari needs to be the princess of the planet in order to save the Earth and the Planet Himawari from the fateful crisis.

(Source: Manabu Tsuribe)

Comedy Seinen
C³: Rikan Gakkou Confussion!
C³: Rikan Gakkou Confussion!
C³ - CubexCursedxCurious Special
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Unaired episode included with the fifth volume of the Blu-ray. The gang goes on a school trip.

Action Comedy Supernatural Ecchi School
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Specials
Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou Specials
Daily Lives of High School Boys Specials
spring 2012
special - 7 Episodes Available

The original gag comedy manga follows the humorous yet "realistic" everyday life of Tadakuni, Hidenori, Yoshitake, and other students at a boys' high school.

This entry refers to the unaired episodes released on the DVDs and BDs. The pre-air specials were all included in the TV series and are not listed separately on MAL.

Episode 1: High School Boys and Ideals
Episode 2: High School Boys and Loneliness
Episode 3: High School Boys and Zippers
Episode 4: High School Boys and Tricks
Episode 5: High School Boys and Hiccups
Episode 6: High School Boys and Consideration

Comedy School Shounen Slice ofLife
Detective Conan Bonus File: Fantasista Flower
spring 2012
ova - 0 Episodes Available

"Fantasista Flower" is a side-story OVA related to The Eleventh Striker.

(Source: Detective Conan World)

Comedy Mystery Police Shounen Sports
Detective Conan Movie 16: The Eleventh Striker
spring 2012
movie - 1 Episodes Available

After an interaction with J-League professional players, Conan and co watches the big match between Tokyo Spirits and Gamba Osaka, only to find out that a bomb has been planted in the stadium. It is now up to Conan once again to foil the culprit's plans and reveal his/her true identity.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Mystery Police Shounen Sports
Detective Conan OVA 12: The Miracle of Excalibur
spring 2012
ova - 1 Episodes Available

The Miracle of Excalibur is the twelfth OVA of the anime and manga franchise Detective Conan. The plot is based on Gosho Aoyama's short story "Excalibur."

(Source: Detective Conan World)

Police Sports Comedy Mystery Shounen
Doraemon Movie 32: Nobita to Kiseki no Shima - Animal Adventure
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Nobita and his dad buy a big rhinoceros beetle, which he promises to his dad to take good care of it. Later, Doraemon's group finds a strange island where a tribe co-exists with prehistoric creatures long believed to extinct yet preserved by a mythical beetle spirit named Golden Hercules. However, the group has to deal with a group of criminals from the future who intend to capture Golden Hercules for a profit.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Kids Shounen
Duel Masters Victory V
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

This series continues the adventures of Katta Kirifuda, Bucyake and Yohdel throughout the school season. They meet new classmates such as Leo to duel against.

(Source: Duel Masters Wikia)

Action Adventure Comedy Shounen
Eureka Seven AO
spring 2012
tv - 24 Episodes Available

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 12-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 12-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.

(Source: FUNimation)

Action Adventure Drama Mecha Sci-Fi
Fate/Zero 2nd Season
Fate/Zero 2nd Season
Fate/Zero Season 2
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

As the Fourth Holy Grail War rages on with no clear victor in sight, the remaining Servants and their Masters are called upon by Church supervisor Risei Kotomine, in order to band together and confront an impending threat that could unravel the Grail War and bring about the destruction of Fuyuki City. The uneasy truce soon collapses as Masters demonstrate that they will do anything in their power, no matter how despicable, to win.

Seeds of doubt are sown between Kiritsugu Emiya and Saber, his Servant, as their conflicting ideologies on heroism and chivalry clash. Meanwhile, an ominous bond forms between Kirei Kotomine, who still seeks to find his purpose in life, and one of the remaining Servants. As the countdown to the end of the war reaches zero, the cost of winning begins to blur the line between victory and defeat.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Fate/Zero Remix
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Two recap specials titled "Fate/Zero Remix I" and "Fate/Zero Remix II" serve to summarize the first 13 episodes of Fate/Zero.

Action Fantasy Supernatural
Fate/Zero: Onegai! Einzbern Soudanshitsu
Fate/Zero: Onegai! Einzbern Soudanshitsu
Fate/Zero: Please! Einzbern Counseling Room
spring 2012
special - 6 Episodes Available

Written by Kinoko Nasu, these specials are included in the BD box sets I & II.

Join Irisviel as she helps Disciple No. Zero understand more details and history relating to the Holy Grail War.

Comedy
Furiko
Furiko
Pendulum
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Furiko, meaning "pendulum," shows the highs and lows of a family of two—a high schooler, and his future wife, whom he rescues from delinquents. From the brilliant mind of comedian Tekken, comes a heartwarming story of a couple overcoming their differences even as they struggle through life. Not a moment goes by without meaning or expression in these four and a half minutes.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

In December of 2018, Tekken released an extended cut of film which features new music and adds one-and-a-half minutes of runtime.

Music Slice ofLife Drama Romance
Furusato Saisei: Nippon no Mukashibanashi
spring 2012
tv - 252 Episodes Available

Like in any culture, Japanese kids grow up listening to the stories repeatedly told by their parents and grandparents. The boy born from a peach; the princess from the moon who is discovered inside a bamboo; the old man who can make a dead cherry tree blossom, etc. These short stories that teach kids to see both the dark and bright sides of life have passed traditional moral values from generation to generation.

Each half-hour episode of Folktales from Japan consists of three self-contained stories, well-known and unknown, with a special focus on heartwarming stories that originate from Tohoku, the northern region heavily touched by the earthquake of 2011. May this program help cheer up earthquake victims and cast a light of hope for them?

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Historical Kids Supernatural
Gakkatsu!
spring 2012
tv - 25 Episodes Available

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.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy School
Ginga e Kickoff!!
spring 2012
tv - 39 Episodes Available

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.

(Source: AniDB)

Sports Shounen
Gon
Gon
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The Gon series features the completely wordless adventures of the irascible title character, a tiny fictional dinosaur, as he interacts with the natural world. Gon somehow survived the extinction of his fellow dinosaurs and interacts with paleolithic animals.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Action Adventure Kids
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san
Nyaruko: Crawling With Love!
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Mahiro Yasaka is just an ordinary high school student, until one day he is suddenly attacked by a dangerous monster. Just when everything seems to be lost, he is saved by a silver-haired girl named Nyaruko, who claims to be the shape-shifting deity Nyarlathotep from horror author H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, sent by the Space Defense Agency to Earth. She explains to Mahiro that the creature chasing him was an alien called Nightgaunt, who had planned on abducting and selling him as a slave.

After rescuing him from the alien, the Lovecraftian deity falls madly in love with Mahiro and forces herself into his household, much to his chagrin. Moreover, they are soon joined by two others from the fictional universe: Cthuko, a girl obsessed with Nyaruko, and Hasuta, a young boy easily mistaken for a beautiful female. Together, the three eccentric aliens protect Mahiro from the various extraterrestrial dangers that threaten both his and Earth's well-being, all the while making his life a living hell.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Sci-Fi Comedy Parody
High School DxD Specials
spring 2012
special - 6 Episodes Available

A series of 3-5 minute specials that were bundled with the HighSchool DxD DVD and Blu-rays. They are a stand alone set of episodes that are not a part of any story line in particular.

Special 1: Going Sunbathing! - The Occult Research Club goes on a beach outing.

Special 2: Issei's Private Training! - Issei is being given lessons in magic by Akeno.

Special 3: A Little Bold, Koneko-Chan... Nyan! - Koneko accidentally has her personality reversed magically, making her incredibly sexually active and reversing her sexual preference.

Special 4: The Untold Story of The Dress Break's Birth! - A few flashbacks of how Issei first found out and eventually perfected his special move, Dress Break.

Special 5: Making Udon! - As part of a penalty for losing a bet, Sona and Tsubaki make udon for the Occult Research Club but the udon comes to life in a peculiar way...

Special 6: Asia Transforms! - Asia wants to prove she is just as bad as any demon by using ideas found in Issei's magazines, going as far as dressing up like a harlot and seducing him.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Ecchi Comedy Harem Romance Demons School
Hiiro no Kakera
Hiiro no Kakera
Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga
spring 2012
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Gods and ghosts only exist in fairy tales, right? That's the impression that high school girl Tamki Kasuga has before she goes to live with her grandmother in the remote village of Kifumura. After being attacked by strange creatures upon her arrival, she is soon informed that females in her family contain the blood of the Tamayori Princess, who has the responsibility and power of keeping gods and ghosts sealed away so that they can't harm the general public. At first Tamaki has trouble believing this, but having five beautiful young men following her everywhere she goes acting as her guardians goes a long way towards convincing her.

There's more to this job than Tamaki first realizes, however, and the path that lies ahead of her is fraught with peril and danger. Will she be able to successfully take on the heavy role that has been put on her shoulders?

Fantasy Romance Shoujo Supernatural
Himitsukessha Taka no Tsume NEO
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Eagle Talon, a secret society based in Kojimachi, Tokyo, with plans for world domination, isn't a secret society anymore! In fact, it's a famous society, known by just about every household in Japan there is, because Eagle Talon went nation-wide with golden time on NHK!

Comedy Parody Super Power
Holy Knight
spring 2012
ova - 2 Episodes Available

The story centers around a timid orphan named Mizumura Shinta who goes to a missionary school in Tokyo. His seemingly normal life changes when a beautiful half-human Romanian girl named Lilith suddenly transfers into his school. Mizumura discovers that he is actually a vampire hunter and the successor of the Romuald lineage.

(Source: ANN)

Ecchi Fantasy Supernatural School Vampire Seinen
Hyouka
spring 2012
tv - 22 Episodes Available

Energy-conservative high school student Houtarou Oreki ends up with more than he bargained for when he signs up for the Classics Club at his sister's behest—especially when he realizes how deep-rooted the club's history really is. Begrudgingly, Oreki is dragged into an investigation concerning the 45-year-old mystery that surrounds the club room.

Accompanied by his fellow club members, the knowledgeable Satoshi Fukube, the stern but benign Mayaka Ibara, and the ever-curious Eru Chitanda, Oreki must combat deadlines and lack of information with resourcefulness and hidden talent, in order to not only find the truth buried beneath the dust of works created years before them, but of other small side cases as well.

Based on the award-winning Koten-bu light novel series, and directed by Yasuhiro Takemoto of Suzumiya Haruhi no Shoushitsu, Hyouka shows that normal life can be full of small mysteries, be it family history, a student film, or even the withered flowers that make up a ghost story.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Mystery School Slice ofLife
Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone
spring 2012
tv - 50 Episodes Available

Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stone is set after the Holy Road Soccer Tournament. The hero of of the moment, Tenma Matsukaze, traveled all over Japan to teach soccer to kids.

He returns to Raimon Junior High School after completing his mission, but to his surprise, it's no longer the same Raimon Junior High that he remembers. The soccer club is non-existent, and the members of the champion team in the Holy Road Soccer Tournament have no recollection of taking part in the tournament. They neither remember Tenma nor the game of soccer they loved. As Tenma is baffled by this twist, Alpha, the leader of the Route Agents and captain of Protocol Omega team, suddenly appears before him. Alpha declares that he and his team are responsible for wiping out passion for soccer in Raimon along with the memories of the soccer club members: and Tenma himself is next.

That's when a strange boy named Fei Rune appears just in time to save him. Just who is Fei, and why does Alpha want to eliminate soccer for good? Tenma knows that he needs to do everything in his power to emerge victorious. It's a battle that could seal the fate of soccer forever.

Sports Super Power Shounen
Jewelpet Kira☆Deco!
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

In the Legends of Jewel Land, the Jewelpets were born from the love and caring of their queen, Jewelina. However a strange meteor crashes into the Mirror Ball, destroying it into a million pieces and its fragments called "Deco Stones" were all scattered in Jewel Land. In the present time, Ruby, a dimwitted Rabbit Jewelpet and owner of the Kira Kira Shop, has a thing on sparkly decorations and loves to collect anything that sparkles and shines. However, when she and the others learn about the legend of the Mirror Ball and the Deco Stones, they all decided to go and search for them, until they all meet 5 strange individuals called the KiraDeco 5. The group also has the same goal on wanting to collect the Deco Stones and they befriended the Jewelpets, especially to one of their members: Pink Oomiya. Now, the group need to gather all the Deco Stones and stop the Eternal Darkness from taking over the human world.

(Source: ANN)

Fantasy Magic Shoujo
Jormungand
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Brought up in a conflict-ridden environment, child soldier Jonathan "Jonah" Mar hates weapons and those who deal them. But when Koko Hekmatyar, an international arms dealer, takes on Jonah as one of her bodyguards, he has little choice but to take up arms. Along with Koko's other bodyguards, composed mostly of former special-ops soldiers, Jonah is now tasked with protecting Koko and her overly idealistic goal of world peace from the countless dangers that come from her line of work.

Jormungand follows Koko, Jonah, and the rest of crew as they travel the world selling weapons under the international shipping company HCLI. As Koko's work is illegal under international law, she is forced to constantly sidestep both local and international authorities while doing business with armies, private militaries, and militias. With the CIA always hot on her trail, and assassins around every corner, Jonah and the crew must guard Koko and her dream of world peace with their lives or die trying.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Adventure Seinen
spring 2012
music - 0 Episodes Available

A frenzied mad dash across a bleak landscape commences as several beings engage in a Parkour style chase amid the intense and frenetic strains of 'Just Awake.'

Action Music Sci-Fi
Kamen Rider Fourze x Crayon Shin-chan
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Four short crossover episodes, collectively titled Kamen Rider Fourze × Crayon Shin-chan between Kamen Rider Fourze and Crayon Shin-chan were shown in each show's time slots during April 2012 to promote their respective series' new films: Kamen Rider × Super Sentai: Super Hero Taisen and Crayon Shin-chan: The Storm Called!: Me and the Space Princess. The characters will crossover in two episodes of each respective series. The story follows Shin-chan teaming up with Kamen Rider Fourze in order to go to space and rescue Shin's younger sister who had been taken to Planet Himawari to become its princess. The first and fourth episodes feature both anime and live-action while the second and third were entirely animated.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Action Comedy Seinen
Kamiusagi Rope Movie Episode 0
Kamiusagi Rope Movie Episode 0
Paper Rabbit Rope Movie Episode 0
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

A special episode made for the Kamiusagi Rope Movie premiere. It features paper squirrel Akira's older sister, who has trouble with choosing which earrings to wear for her date.

Slice ofLife Comedy
Kamiusagi Rope tsuka, Natsuyasumi Rasuichi tte Maji ssuka!?
Kamiusagi Rope tsuka, Natsuyasumi Rasuichi tte Maji ssuka!?
Paper Rabbit Rope: Wait Last One For Summer Vacation For Real!?
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

An actual movie of the Kamiusagi Rope series, featuring Rope and Akira, as they experience a thrilling adventure in their downtown.

Adventure Comedy Slice ofLife
Kamiusagi Rope x Panasonic Collaboration
Kamiusagi Rope x Panasonic Collaboration
Paper Rabbit Rope x Panasonic Collaboration
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A collaborative advertisement video between Kamiusagi Rope and Panasonic, where Rope and Akira interact with Panasonic's new surround headphones.

Slice ofLife Comedy
Kamiusagi Rope x au Collaboration
Kamiusagi Rope x au Collaboration
Paper Rabbit Rope x AU Collaboration
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

A collaborative advertisement between Kamiusagi Rope and au (a Japanese mobile phone company), where Rope and Akira interact with modern cellular technology.

Slice ofLife Comedy
Kappa no Suribachi
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Based on a children's book of the same name. A kappa and his mother live by themselves in the river. He makes friends with the village children until one day a child drowned by accident due to his neglect. The village adults deemed the kappa family at fault and they were going to be eliminated until a plague hit the village. People started dying but the kappa family had a cure. By using the potion knowledge of his mother and the special mortar deep under water, together they were able to make medicine to save the villagers. But after the events, can either group forgive each other?

Kids Fantasy
Kimi no Iru Machi: Tasogare Kousaten
spring 2012
ova - 2 Episodes Available

Eba Yuzuki has mysteriously decided to go to high school in the countryside. But despite Kirishima Haruto's objections, she is living in his home. Now he has to put up with a freeloading city girl and even worse, make sure Kanzaki Nanami, the girl he likes, doesn't get the wrong idea!

Drama Romance School Shounen
Kimi to Boku. 2
Kimi to Boku. 2
You and Me 2
spring 2012
tv - 13 Episodes Available

"No matter how many years go by, I'm sure we'll still be laughing together."

Twins Yuta and Yuki, Kaname, and Shun have been childhood friends since kindergarten. When transfer student Chizuru joins them, their five man school life becomes all the more lively. Through the changing seasons, the boys will find laughter, surprises, love, and new encounters waiting for them.

The second season of the boys growing a little every day of their invaluable daily lives is about to begin!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Comedy Drama Romance School Shounen Slice ofLife
Koi-ken!: Watashitachi Anime ni Nacchatta!
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Koi-Ken Love Research club member Kaede Wakamiya comments that being an idol must be extremely easy—a comment that irritates idol Nagisa Toyama. At the suggestion of her manager, all female members of the KoiKen club are invited to become an idol unit with Nagisa. Kaede then realizes that maybe being an idol isn't so easy after all...

(Source: ANN)

Ecchi Music
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead
Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead
Is this A Zombie? of the Dead
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Aikawa Ayumu was revived as a zombie by the cute necromancer Eucliwood Hellscythe. After the zany, madcap adventures in the first season of Is This a Zombie? ended, Ayumu thought his life might finally get back to normal, or as normal as it can be for a zombie. However, destiny has other plans for him. Some guys just can't catch a break.

(Source: FUNimation)

Action Harem Comedy Supernatural Magic Ecchi
Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven: New Order
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

A special summary episode that shows footage of the events that happened from episodes 48 and onwards with audio that had been previously recorded.

The concept for this special was a possible real ending the staff of Eureka Seven thought up. In March of 2012, Studio BONES decided to put existing footage of the TV series to new, previously unaired audio and air it together for the first time on television. Episode 51's audio entails that Eureka must go on a journey to scatter seven pieces of her soul across the land in order to calm it. In the end, Eureka and Renton must part ways, but Renton vows that they will meet again someday, no matter what.

Episode 51 has absolutely no relation to Eureka Seven's sequel "Eureka Seven AO", as this was a real ending that was not used for the original TV run of the series. Eureka Seven AO continues from the events that happened in Episode 50: Wish Upon a Star.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Adventure Drama Mecha Romance Sci-Fi
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Anthropomorphic peanuts teach dance. Premiered on the Music Launcher's television anime block.

Comedy
Kuroko no Basket
Kuroko no Basket
Kuroko's Basketball
spring 2012
tv - 25 Episodes Available

Teikou Junior High School's basketball team is crowned champion three years in a row thanks to five outstanding players who, with their breathtaking and unique skills, leave opponents in despair and fans in admiration. However, after graduating, these teammates, known as "The Generation of Miracles", go their separate ways and now consider each other as rivals.

At Seirin High School, two newly recruited freshmen prove that they are not ordinary basketball players: Taiga Kagami, a promising player returning from the US, and Tetsuya Kuroko, a seemingly ordinary student whose lack of presence allows him to move around unnoticed. Although Kuroko is neither athletic nor able to score any points, he was a member of Teikou's basketball team, where he played as the "Phantom Sixth Man," who easily passed the ball and assisted his teammates.

Kuroko no Basket follows the journey of Seirin's players as they attempt to become the best Japanese high school team by winning the Interhigh Championship. To reach their goal, they have to cross pathways with several powerful teams, some of which have one of the five players with godlike abilities, whom Kuroko and Taiga make a pact to defeat.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy School Shounen Sports
Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!!
Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!!
Here Comes the Black Witch!!
spring 2012
tv - 39 Episodes Available

Kurotori Chiyoko, a 5th-grader in elementary school, loves the occult. One day, a friend requests her to do a love fortune-telling. Chiyoko tries to summon Cupid, but thanks to a stuffy nose, accidentally summons a witch named Gyubid instead!

From that day on, Chiyoko starts learning witchcraft from Gyubid, the self-proclaimed hottest instructor of the magic world. The training regimen is tough, and punishment for slacking is harsh. Fortunately, Chiyoko is able to keep her extra-curricular studies secret, aided by the fact that no one else can see Gyubid.

(Source: AnimeNfo.com)

Comedy Magic School Slice ofLife
Kyoto Animation: Hassou-hen
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

While waiting in a park for someone to arrive, a certain person's mind begins to wander: in daydreams and visions, they watch parts of their surroundings transform into the one they await as they descend into these fantasies.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Fantasy
Kyoto Animation: Megane-hen
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Kyoto Animation commercial for the light novel series Kyoukai no Kanata.

Supernatural
Little Charo: Touhoku-hen
Little Charo: Touhoku-hen
Magical Journey: Little Charo in Tohoku
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Charo venture around Tono, Iwate, a city in Japan's Tohoku (Northeast) region, attempting to find the Eight-Starred Note in order to prevent the reappearance of the Tenaga-Ashinaga monster of local legend.

(Source: ANN)

Kids
Lupin III: Lupin Ikka Seizoroi
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Special included with the Lupin 40th anniversary Blu-ray set.

Lupin has invited all of his friends to a villa on a private island. It's the first time they've seen each other for the past five years. Lupin is planning a big surprise while they are all at the villa except Fujiko, Goemon and Jigen find Lupin's behavior to be unusual. They are also curious about who the man in the iron mask is, who is chained up to a wall for the reasons they are about to find out.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Seinen
Lupin VIII
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Pilot of Lupin sequel included with the Lupin 40th anniversary Bluray set.

Five generations after Lupin the 3rd, Lupin the 8th plies his trade in an airship that flies above a futuristic Paris.

(Source: ANN)

Adventure Comedy Shounen
Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna
Lupin the Third, The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Many people are falling prey to a suspicious new religion. Lupin III infiltrates this group, hoping to steal the treasure their leader keeps hidden. There he lays eyes on the beautiful, bewitching woman who has the leader enthralled. This is the story of how fashionable female thief Fujiko Mine first met Lupin III, the greatest thief of his generation.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Comedy Ecchi Samurai Seinen
Maken-Ki! OVA
spring 2012
ova - 2 Episodes Available

OVA episodes bundled with the 8th and 11th volumes of the manga.

Action Ecchi Harem Martial_Arts School Super Power
Marimo no Hana: Saikyou Butouha Shougakusei Densetsu
spring 2012
ova - 1 Episodes Available

The story of the manga centers around Marimo Nogami, a usually quiet fourth-grade girl in elementary school. However, a certain incident leads to Marimo's personal strength blossoming.

(Source: ANN)

Action Shoujo
Medaka Box
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Medaka Kurokami is, in the truest sense of the word, perfect. Beautiful, intelligent, and athletic, Medaka's dream is to make others happy. So when she runs for Student Council President of the prestigious Hakoniwa Academy, winning the election with 98% of the votes is only to be expected.

The very first thing the boisterous new president does is set up the "Medaka Box," a suggestion box allowing students to submit any kind of request for assistance. Together with the cynical Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, her childhood friend who has been strong-armed into helping, Medaka fulfills these requests at a ridiculous rate. For every job completed, she adds flowers to the student council room, with the aim of filling the entire school. However, the two are about to find out that helping others may be a lot harder than they think as they begin to uncover a devastating plan centering on the academy and even Medaka herself!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Comedy Ecchi Martial_Arts School Shounen Super Power
Metal Fight Beyblade Zero G
Metal Fight Beyblade Zero G
Beyblade: Shogun Steel
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Seven years after the Nemesis Crisis, much of the world has been devastated and ruined after the tragic fighting. As a result, most people lost faith and interest in Beyblading. Otori Tsubasa, who became leader of the WBBA, made it his life goal to ensure humanity could restore itself, as well as restore the popularity of Beyblading. He created the Zero-G battling style as a result, and hopes a new generation of bladers will rise up to accept the sport once again. One of these is a teenager named Zero Kurogane, who aims to become the top blader after having a destined encounter with the hero of the Nemesis Crisis, Ginga Hagane.

Adventure Sports
Momo e no Tegami
Momo e no Tegami
A Letter to Momo
spring 2012
movie - 1 Episodes Available

After the unexpected death of her father, 11-year-old Momo Miyaura leaves Tokyo with her mother and moves to an old remote island in Seto Inland Sea. The only memento she has from her father is an unfinished letter with only two words inside: "Dear Momo"—along with her heart's unrest from it.

In the new and unfamiliar small town, Momo reluctantly tries to adjust to the outmoded wooden buildings, silent crop fields, and mysterious isolated shrines. One day, while exploring the attic of her new home, she finds a worn out picture book about youkai. Following this discovery, strange things begin to happen around town, and Momo is greeted by the arrival of three troublesome youkai.

Momo e no Tegami tells the story of a young girl as she struggles to adapt to her bizarre new life and ultimately come to terms with her father's mysterious letter.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Supernatural Drama
Nagareboshi Lens
spring 2012
ova - 0 Episodes Available

The story follows Risa, a girl with zero experience in romance. Meanwhile, a boy named Yuugure is the most popular student in Risa's school year. Even though the two have had no contact with each other in the past, they find themselves at school at the same time one night.

(Source: ANN)

Romance Shoujo
Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden
Naruto SD: Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden
NARUTO Spin-Off: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Welcome to the Hidden Leaf Village. The village where Uzumaki Naruto, star of the TV show "Naruto" makes his home. Every day, countless powerful ninjas carry out missions and train to hone their skills. Our main character is one of these powerful ninjas...but it's not Naruto! It's the ninja who can't use ninjutsu, Rock Lee! In spite of his handicap, Lee has big dreams. He works hard every day to perfect his hand-to-hand combat skills and become a splendid ninja! And to achieve his dream, he puts in more effort than anyone else. Under the hot-blooded tutelage of his teacher Guy, he works alongside his teammates Tenten and Neji. Watch the Beautiful Green Beast Rock Lee train, go on missions, and have all sorts of adventures!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Action Comedy Parody
Natsu-iro Kiseki
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Yuka, Rinko, Saki, and Natsumi are childhood friends and classmates nearing the end of their second year of middle school and eagerly awaiting their summer break. Unfortunately, it's a bittersweet time for this close-knit group, as Saki is transferring to another school.

The girls are determined to keep the spirit of their friendship alive, even if only for this summer. They reminisce about a large stone the four of them used to visit, tucked away in an old Shinto shrine, and the belief that if four friends gathered around it and made a single wish, it would come true. Now, much to their surprise, they discover that old folktale is true.

Natsu-iro Kiseki follows the magical events the girls go through during this last summer they’ll all spend together. As friendships get tested, and fantasies are fulfilled, the four classmates will end up learning a great deal about themselves and each other on the path to forging a summer that they’ll never forget.

School Slice ofLife Supernatural
Nazo no Kanojo X
Nazo no Kanojo X
Mysterious Girlfriend X
spring 2012
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Every girl is a mystery when you're a 16-year-old boy, but Mikoto Urabe is in another league. She carries scissors hidden in her panties. She sleeps on her desk every day. She seems to have no friends whatsoever. But none of that can compare to what happens when Tsubaki Akira decides on a whim to taste a drop of her drool while Urabe sleeps.

From that moment onward, things between Urabe and Akira are never the same, and the mysterious girl slowly becomes Akira's mysterious girlfriend. Along with their friends Ueno Kouhei and Oka Ayuko, Akira and Urabe try and navigate the minefield of high school first romance and all the strange things that happen along the way.

Romance School Seinen
Neko no Sumu Shima
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Neko no Sumu Shima (The island where the cats live) takes place in Tashiro-jima, a place called "Island of the cats," which was severely damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. This 5-minutes episode follow the story of cats after the disaster.

Drama
Nekogami Yaoyorozu: Ohanami Ghostbusters
Nekogami Yaoyorozu: Ohanami Ghostbusters
Cat God: Ohanami Ghostbusters
spring 2012
ova - 0 Episodes Available

According to the official website, an OVA of Nekogami Yaoyorozu was announced to be released on March 21st 2012.

Comedy Supernatural Seinen
spring 2012
music - 0 Episodes Available

Music video for Jin's seventh published song, created for IA Project's compilation album IA/01 -BIRTH-.

Music
Nijiiro Hotaru: Eien no Natsuyasumi
spring 2012
movie - 1 Episodes Available

Yuuta was 12-year-old boy, who had lost his father in the traffic accident one year ago. In the summer vacation, he visited a deserted dam deep in the mountains, where he had a good time with his father before.

Suddenly a thunder storm occurred and he slipped on the ground. He lost consciousness and woke up to find a girl and an unfamiliar village. He time-traveled 30 years and reached a village, which sank at the bottom of the dam.

This is Yuuta's precious memory of "another" summer vacation.

Fantasy Romance Slice ofLife
Ninja Hattori-kun (2012)
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Remake of the Ninja Hattori-kun series.

Comedy
Nukko.
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The new Nukko. anime is an adolescent school story revolving around Nukko and Nukko's slightly(?) oddball friends.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy
Owari no Chronicle
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

April Fools' Day announcement of a purported anime adaptation of Owari no Chronicle, the prequel light novel series to Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon.

Action Adventure Fantasy Sci-Fi
Ozma
spring 2012
tv - 5 Episodes Available

In the far future, the elevated irradiation from the sun has destroyed the environment of the earth and the birthrate of humans has drastically decreased. The government controls society with an army of cloned soldiers called "Ideal Children (IC)". Sam Coyne is a trader in a desert. One day, he saves a beautiful woman Maya, who has been chased by Theseus, a corps of IC. He shelters her in his trade ship, but the destroyers of Theseus surround Sam and Maya.

Action Sci-Fi Adventure
PES: Peace Eco Smile
PES: Peace Eco Smile
PES: Peace Eco Smiles
spring 2012
ona - 7 Episodes Available

A collaborative effort between the Japanese automaker and Japanese anime company Studio 4°C, PES: Peace Eco Smile is a new web promotional anime series that centers around PES, a traveller from space, and NaSuBi, a mysterious life-form who is enamored by the charm of Earth. The car of choice for these strangers in a new world? The Prius, particularly the Prius Liftback and Prius C hatchback. These two hybrids seem to be as much a part of this series as the two main characters are. A Lexus LFA (likely the ride of the antagonist) and the Toyota Camry hybrid also have a role to play.

Each anime short in the campaign will be three to four minutes long and will be posted on Toyota's specially-dedicated website.

(Source: Auto Tribute)

Slice ofLife Space
PES: Peace Eco Smile - Drive your Heart
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Special spin-off episode that aired between episodes three and four of the original PES series. Is also an ad to Toyota's new Vios vehicle.

Cars Romance Sci-Fi
Paboo & Mojies
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Paboo is a fun loving and curious boy panda, and he and his group of larger-than-life friends explore and problem-solve in their quirky, imaginative and sometimes zany world! Each episode sees the Mojies (Japanese for letters of the alphabet) and Pappy (the Mojies book fairy of course!) help Paboo to discover the Magic Word and solve the problem of the day!

(Source: Nelvana)

Kids
Panda no Taputapu
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A short anime featuring the zodiac animals with a panda named Taputapu as the main character. Each episode is focuses on having a proverb, moral, or uplifting value.

Kids
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle - Orpheus Order-hen
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle - Orpheus Order-hen
Phi-Brain ~ Puzzle of God: The Orpheus Order
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The puzzles get tougher and even more deadly as Kaito Daimon continues his battle against the power hungry Givers of the POG. And with one team member already switching sides, will Kaito have what it takes to keep solving the deadly puzzle traps put before him and reach the fabled Puzzle of God? More importantly, will he be able to solve the puzzles AND maintain his sanity?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Action Game Mystery Shounen
Pinky
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Two friends make a video together.

Comedy Horror
PistStar
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

The Nagoya Keirin Golden Dolphin Competition is a bicycle race—specifically a Japanese style track cycling event held in a velodrome—and this year's 62nd annual competition will be supporting areas affected by the 2011 earthquake. An anime clip was created as part of a promotional campaign.

Music Magic
Pokemon Black and White 2: Introduction Movie
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Promotional short for Pokemon Black and White 2.

Action Fantasy Kids
Ponta to Ensoku
spring 2012
ova - 0 Episodes Available

The short revolves around a kitten named Ponta and Kenta, a second-grade boy who goes on a school trip.

Adventure Drama
Precure All Stars Movie New Stage: Mirai no Tomodachi
spring 2012
movie - 1 Episodes Available

In the city of Minato Mirai in Yokohama, the news of Fusion's defeat by the Pretty Cures is the hottest topic in town! Girls everywhere are dressing up and acting as their favorite Cures. Only Sakagami Ayumi, the new transfer student, is alone by herself.

On her way home from school, Ayumi encounters a strange creature. After naming it Fu-Chan, Ayumi and the creature soon become good friends. However, Fu-Chan is actually a piece of Fusion, and holds the power of darkness. In an effort to make Ayumi happy, Fu-chan swallows up everything that Ayumi dislikes, creating chaos in school and throughout the city!

To help bring across Ayumi's true feelings to Fu-Chan, all 28 Pretty Cures gather once more. When everyone's power comes together, a miraculous light starts to shine.

Fantasy Magic Shoujo
Pretty Rhythm: Dear My Future
spring 2012
tv - 51 Episodes Available

Three years after the events of "Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream," Aira, Mion, and Rizumu have grown up and tutor a new group of aspiring idols: Karin, Reina, Mia, and Ayami, who form the Prizmmy☆. Teenage girls from Korea, named Somin, Shiyoon, Haein, Chaekyung, and Jae Eun (who are the PURETTY), appear as a rival group.

Slice ofLife Sports Music Shoujo
Puka Puka Juju
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Puka Puka Juju is one of the four anime works that each received 38 million yen (about US$470,000) from the "2011 Young Animator Training Project." Just like in 2010, the animation labor group received 214.5 million yen (US$2.65 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributed most of those funds to studios who train young animators on-the-job.

Fantasy Slice ofLife
Queen's Blade: Rebellion
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Power corrupts, and it when it appears that the once noble Queen Claudette's ways have turned to oppression and heretical persecution, it's up to a new generation of warriors to step up to the plate armor to bear arms and bare their naked fury in open rebellion! The odds may seem unfairly stacked in favor of the Amazonian ranks of the queen, doubly supported by her power of writ and assassins. But the incredible wits and assets of the dazzling array of daring damsels willing to risk their gorgeous skins and put their lithesome bodies on line against her, might just expose a few unexpected weaknesses in the queen's support!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Action Adventure Ecchi Fantasy
Recorder to Randoseru Re♪
Recorder to Randoseru Re♪
Recorder and Randsell Re
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Second season.

Comedy School Seinen Slice ofLife
Rescue YoYo
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Stop-motion animation about robots who only say "YoYo" and the rescue operation needed to help a robot duckling cross a river.

Kids Mecha
Ribbon-chan
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

An anime short series inspired by soft drink company Sapporo Beverage's mascot character Ribbon-chan. The story center on the soda-loving young girl named Ribbon-chan and her pet dog Citron.

Note: The series aired on Wednesdays during episodes of the Nori Suta Max television program.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy
Rinne no Lagrange Specials
Rinne no Lagrange Specials
Lagrange: The Flower of Rin-ne Specials
spring 2012
special - 5 Episodes Available

Rinne no Lagrange short specials included in the Rinne no Lagrange Blu-rays and DVDs.

Comedy
Sacred Seven: Shirogane no Tsubasa Picture Drama
Sacred Seven: Shirogane no Tsubasa Picture Drama
Sacred Seven: Wings of the Silver Moon Picture Drama
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Picture Drama included in Sacred Seven: Shirogane no Tsubasa, where Knight and Fei are in the same school as Alma and others.

Action Comedy School Sci-Fi Super Power
Saint Seiya Omega
spring 2012
tv - 97 Episodes Available

The god of war and guardian of his namesake planet, Mars, was once sealed away by Seiya, but time has passed and his revival is at hand. Meanwhile, Saori Kido (Athena) is raising the boy Kouga, whose life Seiya saved, and he's been training every day to become a Saint in order to prepare for the coming crisis...

Unaware of his destiny, when Kouga awakens to the power of his Cosmo hidden inside him, the curtain will rise upon the legend of a new Saint.

(Source: ANN)

Action Adventure Fantasy Shounen
Sakamichi no Apollon
Sakamichi no Apollon
Kids on the Slope
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Introverted classical pianist and top student Kaoru Nishimi has just arrived in Kyushu for his first year of high school. Having constantly moved from place to place since his childhood, he abandons all hope of fitting in, preparing himself for another lonely, meaningless year. That is, until he encounters the notorious delinquent Sentarou Kawabuchi.

Sentarou's immeasurable love for jazz music inspires Kaoru to learn more about the genre, and as a result, he slowly starts to break out of his shell, making his very first friend. Kaoru begins playing the piano at after-school jazz sessions, located in the basement of fellow student Ritsuko Mukae's family-owned record shop. As he discovers the immense joy of using his musical talents to bring enjoyment to himself and others, Kaoru's summer might just crescendo into one that he will remember forever.

Sakamichi no Apollon is a heartwarming story of friendship, music, and love that follows three unique individuals brought together by their mutual appreciation for jazz.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Drama Josei Music Romance School
Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A
Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A
Saki Episode of Side A
spring 2012
tv - 15 Episodes Available

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.

Game School Slice ofLife
Sankarea
Sankarea
Sankarea: Undying Love
spring 2012
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Ever since he was a child, zombie-obsessed Chihiro Furuya has wanted an undead girlfriend. Soon enough, his love for all things zombie comes in handy when his cat Baabu gets run over, prompting Chihiro to try to make a resurrection potion and bring him back to life. During his endeavor, he sees a rich girl named Rea Sanka yelling into an old well every day about her oppressive life. After meeting and bonding with her, Chihiro is convinced by Rea to persevere in saving Baabu. Eventually, he succeeds with the help of the poisonous hydrangea flowers from Rea's family garden.

Unaware of the potion's success and seeking to escape the burdens of her life, Rea drinks the resurrection potion, mistakenly thinking she will die. Though it doesn't kill her, the effects still linger and her death from a fatal accident causes her to be reborn as a zombie. With help from Chihiro, Rea strives to adjust to her new—albeit undead—life.

For a boy wanting a zombie girlfriend, this situation would seem like a dream come true. But in Sankarea, Chihiro's life becomes stranger than usual as he deals with Rea's odd new cravings and the unforeseen consequences of her transformation.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy Ecchi Horror Romance Shounen Supernatural
Sengoku Collection
spring 2012
tv - 26 Episodes Available

Sengoku Collection revolves around many samurai who are accidentally removed from a parallel universe inhabited by well-known historic characters. Unlike the historical war period known to us, all inhabitants in this unique world look like high school girls. Coming from the medieval era and finding themselves totally amazed by everything they encounter in modern day Tokyo, the girls become best friends through their adventures.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Fantasy Parody Samurai
Shiba Inuko-san
spring 2012
tv - 39 Episodes Available

Chako Ishibashi is a normal middle schooler at a normal school having normal school days. However, there is one oddity in Chako's everyday life—the student sitting at the desk next to her, Shibainuko-san. What is it about her that Chako finds strange? The answer is simple: Shibainuko-san doesn't look like a human at all. Instead, she looks just like a Shiba Inu!

Polite, well-meaning, and with the mannerisms of both a dog and a human, Shibainuko-san is loved by all. However, Chako notices that her classmates seem oblivious to Shibainuko-san's physical appearance. Can a dog go to school and be a normal student?

Join Chako and her best friend Naho on bite-sized misadventures with their unusual classmate, who may or may not actually be a dog.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy
Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA
Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA
KenIchi: The Mightiest Disciple OVA
spring 2012
ova - 11 Episodes Available

OVAs of History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi bundled with volumes 46, 47, 49, 53, 54, 55, & 56 of the manga.

Action Martial_Arts Comedy School Shounen
Shimajirou no Wow!
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Fourth season of the Shimajirou children's television series.

Adventure Comedy Fantasy Kids Magic
Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Anime shorts of the 3DS game "Kid Icarus: Uprising", known as "Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami" in Japan.

Episode 1 - Thanatos Rising
Animation: Production I.G
Director: Junichi Fujisaku

Episode 2 - Medusa's Revenge
Animation: Studio 4°C
Director: Kazuto Nakazawa

Episode 3 - Palutena's Revolting Dinner
Animation: SHAFT
Director: Akiyuki Shinbou

Adventure Fantasy Comedy
Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama Specials
Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama Specials
The Prince of Tennis II Specials
spring 2012
special - 7 Episodes Available

Special releases with the DVDs that takes place before the events of the U-17.

Action Comedy Sports Shounen
Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

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.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Action Fantasy
Shinken Seminar Koukou Kouza
spring 2012
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Shinken Seminar Koukou Kouza is Benesse's correspondence course that helps middle school students get into their high schools of choice. The story follows a middle school boy named Shouta as he strives to get in the right high school, despite the appearance of a rival.

(Source: ANN)

School Shounen
Shiranpuri (Movie)
spring 2012
movie - 1 Episodes Available

Don-chan is being bullied by Yaragase, but when Boku keeps seeing it happen, he has to ask himself, what will he do?

Shiranpuri is one of the four anime works that each received 38 million yen (about US$470,000) from the "2011 Young Animator Training Project." Just like in 2010, the animation labor group received 214.5 million yen (US$2.65 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributed most of those funds to studios who train young animators on-the-job.

(Source: AniDB)

School Drama
Shirokuma Cafe
Shirokuma Cafe
Polar Bear Cafe
spring 2012
tv - 50 Episodes Available

Situated near the local zoo and owned by the charismatic polar bear Shirokuma, Shirokuma Cafe is a popular spot for animals and humans alike, allowing them to sit back and relax after a hard day of work. Whether it's a cold beverage or the latest item on his menu, Shirokuma finds joy in being able to serve his customers, often striking up conversations about various subjects.

Together with the sarcastic Penguin and the clumsy Panda, they form an odd trio who get themselves caught up in all sorts of misadventures with their other friends such as Grizzly, a bar owner, and Sasako, a human who works at the cafe. From dealing with unrequited love, outdoor camping trips, karaoke sessions, and even the secret to brewing delicious coffee, there's always something bound to be happening in Shirokuma Cafe!

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Slice ofLife Comedy Josei
Strike Witches Movie
Strike Witches Movie
Strike Witches: The Movie
spring 2012
movie - 1 Episodes Available

After fending off the threat of a Neuroi invasion of Romagna and destroying the enemy's nest over Venezia, Yoshika Miyafuji goes back to her home town in the Empire of Fusou. Despite the loss of her magical and healing abilities, the former officer of the 501st Joint Fighter Wing wants to continue studying medicine. This is in order to help those in need, both civilians and those on the front lines alike. She receives an invitation from a prestigious school in Europe and decides to accept the offer, embarking on a journey back to the war-torn continent.

However, a new danger arises, as more and more Neuroi manage to break through human defense lines, appearing unnoticed in supposedly safe areas and disturbing the balance of power in Europe. Yoshiki's sense of duty collides with her inability to pilot a Striker Unit, but with her friends in peril, it seems that there is only one thing she can do.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Ecchi Magic Military Sci-Fi
spring 2012
music - 0 Episodes Available

A music video starring Sumiko.

Music Kids
Taka no Tsume NEO Announcement Movie
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

A 3-minute trailer of the new TV series, Eagle Talon NEO, and the new ONA series, himitsukesshatakanotsume.jp, with original footage.

Comedy Parody Super Power
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia
spring 2012
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Seikyou Private Academy, built on the intrigue of traditional occult myths, bears a dark past—for 60 years, it has been haunted by a ghost known as Yuuko, a young woman who mysteriously died in the basement of the old school building. With no memory of her life or death, Yuuko discreetly finds and heads the Paranormal Investigations Club in search of answers.

A chance meeting leads Yuuko to cling to diligent freshman Teiichi Niiya, who can see the quirky ghost, they quickly grow close, and he decides to help her. Along with Kirie Kanoe, Yuuko's relative, and the oblivious second year Momoe Okonogi, they delve deep into the infamous Seven Mysteries of the storied school.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia tells a unique tale of students who work together to shed light on their school's paranormal happenings, all the while inching closer to the truth behind Yuuko's death.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Horror Mystery Romance School Shounen Supernatural
spring 2012
music - 0 Episodes Available

Music video from livetune under the label Toy's Factory.

Tell Your World is the theme song used in the Google Chrome commercial of Google Japan.

Music
spring 2012
music - 0 Episodes Available

"The Everlasting Guilty Crown" is the second single by the music group EGOIST and is used as the second opening theme song of Guilty Crown. The limited edition release includes a DVD with a music video of the song's TV edit, animated in 3D CGI.

Music
The Four Seasons
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Created for Saitama Prefecture, the series' 7-minute episodes will promote tourist locations in the Prefecture.

Every episode will include a five-minute story segment that will showcase the prefecture in spring, summer, fall, or winter. Following each story, a two-minute explanation segment will include instructions on how to travel to featured areas from Tokyo by train.

Episodes will include the love story "Sakura no Omoide," the gag comedy story "Saitama Koukou Housou-bu ~Natsu no Kankou Annai~," the fantasy story "Yuusha Higan to Hime-sama no Bouken," and the family story "Winter sweet home." The anime's four episodes will be available in Japanese with subtitles in Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional and simplifed), Korean, and French. Eight people living or working in Saitama were selected from 223 applicants to voice act in the series.

(Source: ANN)

Slice ofLife
Thermae Romae Specials
Thermae Romae Specials
Thermae Romae
spring 2012
special - 1 Episodes Available

Bonus episodes included with the BD/DVD.

The first episode consists of "Miwaku no Farosu" (Alluring Pharos) and "Sanshimai OL Terumae Satsujin Jiken" (The Three Sisters of Thermae Romae Murder Case).

The second episode consists of "Subesube ni Naritai" (I Want to Have Smooth Skin) and "Hitasura Suberitai" (I Just Want to Slip).

Comedy Historical Seinen
Thermae Romae x TOTO Collaboration
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Lucius ends up at the presentation of bathroom and toilet equipment by Japanese toilet manufacturer TOTO, where he learns about the most recent technological advances in that field.

Comedy Historical Seinen
Thermae Romae: Kodai Romajin ga Uchuu e
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Lucius ends up in a space station, where he experiences zero gravity and learns about heliocentricism.

Space Comedy Seinen
Tight-rope
spring 2012
ova - 2 Episodes Available

Tightrope tells the tale of the reluctant heir of a yakuza family and his childhood friend, and follows their love relationship that started budding in their school days and keeps developing slowly but surely.

(Source: Simona's BL Research Lab)

Romance Shounen Ai
Tokyo Disney Resort: Yume ga Kanau Basho
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

Commercial for Tokyo Disney Resort, owned and operated by the Oriental Land Company (OLC), in celebration of its 30th anniversary on April 15, 2013.

Slice ofLife
Tsuritama
spring 2012
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Yuki Sanada is a socially awkward young man who lives with his grandmother. Due to her job, they must move around a lot. This means Yuki has difficulty forming lasting relationships with his peers, or relationships at all, for that matter. His fear of social interaction is so great that when asked to make a greeting or parting speech in his classes, Yuki often freezes. As if drowning, he blacks out from the present, only able to focus on his certain ridicule. However, Yuki's life changes forever when he moves to Enoshima and meets an odd boy named Haru—who claims to be an alien.

Haru wields a questionable water gun and fish bowl, and has a tendency to speak with the betta fish inside it. He immediately latches onto Yuki as a friend, completely disregarding any complaints Yuki might have about this. Haru is like a force of nature, unheeding of other people's resistance to his antics. Together, Haru and Yuki also snowball a fellow classmate and fisherman named Natsuki Usami into Haru’s schemes. What out-of-this-world adventures lie ahead for this unique bunch? Find out in Tsuritama!

Comedy Sci-Fi Slice ofLife Sports
Uchuu Kyoudai
Uchuu Kyoudai
Space Brothers
spring 2012
tv - 99 Episodes Available

On a fateful summer night in 2006, Mutta Nanba and his younger brother Hibito witness what they believe to be a UFO flying toward the Moon. This impressing and unusual phenomenon leads both siblings vowing to become astronauts, with Hibito aiming for the Moon and Mutta, convinced that the eldest brother has to be one step ahead, for Mars.

Now an adult, life hasn't turned out how Mutta had pictured it: he is diligently working in an automotive company, whereas Hibito is on his way to be the very first Japanese man to step on the Moon. However, after losing his job, Mutta is presented with an unexpected opportunity to catch up to his younger brother when the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, commonly known as JAXA, accepts his application to participate in the next astronaut selection. Despite self-doubts about his prospects, Mutta is unwilling to waste this chance of a lifetime, and thus embarks on an ambitious journey to fulfill the promise made 19 years ago.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Uchuu Kyoudai: Apo's Dream
Uchuu Kyoudai: Apo's Dream
Space Brothers: Apo's Dream
spring 2012
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Included on a DVD within the limited edition of the manga's volume 17.

Apo, the pet dog from the manga, will star in the anime.

Comedy Sci-Fi Space
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199
Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199
spring 2012
ova - 26 Episodes Available

In the year 2199, Earth faces its greatest crisis. Due to unrelenting bombings by the alien race known as "Gamilas," the planet can no longer sustain its inhabitants. In exactly one year, humanity is set to become extinct.

In desperation, the people of Earth establish the Earth Defense Force, their last defense against the power-hungry Gamilas Empire. However, humanity finds a glimmer of hope after receiving a message from the mysterious planet Iscandar, which offers them a device that would restore Earth to its former glory. With salvation in sight, the Earth Defense Force calls on the prolific Space Battleship Yamato and swiftly assembles a crew to make the 168,000 light-year trek to Iscandar and receive their aid.

Among the crew are young officers Susumu Kodai and Daisuke Shima, along with several other newly promoted leaders, all under the command of the distinguished Captain Juuzou Okita. Forced to learn how to handle the ship's innovative technology while dealing with the onslaught of Gamilas fleets, the inexperienced cast of Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 must summon every inch of their resolve to survive the many hardships aboard the Yamato and complete their mission: to save humanity before it's too late.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Drama Military Sci-Fi Space
Upotte!!
spring 2012
ona - 25 Episodes Available

Kiss kiss, bang bang! The arms race takes on a startling new development when the arms come with heads, legs and very feminine bodies attached!

Yes, at Seishou Academy every girl is literally a lethal weapon, and they're all gunning for the top shot at getting their own personal serviceman! Needless to say, it's going to be difficult for newly recruited human instructor Genkoku to adjust to working with a living arsenal of high caliber cuties with tricky names like FNC (Funko) M 16A4 (Ichiroku) L85A1 (Eru) and SG 550 (Shigu). Especially since many have hair triggers and there's no bulletproof vest that can stop a really determined coed! He'll have to rewrite the operator's manual on student/teacher relationships, and pray that his job description won't include having to field strip and reassemble one of his cadets in the dark. But unfortunately (for him) FNC's already thinking about becoming HIS personal weapon, and she usually gets what she aims for!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Action Comedy Military Seinen
spring 2012
music - 0 Episodes Available

A song from a concept album about an imaginary town that is built on top of a catfish. All of the songs are stories that happen in the town. The idea of having a miniature town was one of Yonezu's first when planning the album, and he created characters and stories for the people who lived in the town. Yonezu considers the lyrics of "vivi" to be the closest to his own feelings.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Adventure Music Romance Fantasy
Wasurenagumo
Wasurenagumo
Li'l Spider Girl
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Legend says that centuries ago, a colossal spider ravaged Tokyo. Resistance was futile, as none could quell the havoc wrought upon the city by the beast. Fortunately, one man—the legendary exorcist—stopped the devastation. Using his divine powers, he sealed the monster away and the world has enjoyed peace ever since.

Mizuki Henmi is an adolescent girl who is acquainted with Shu Suzuri, a dull young man who runs an old Japanese bookstore. During a routine visit to his store, Mizuki learns of a mysterious and valuable book that Shu is planning to sell. Unfortunately, the unrestrained Mizuki handles the book roughly, breaking the seal that kept it shut and revealing an odd entity—a cute spider.

Wasurenagumo tells the story of Mizuki, Shu, and their seemingly harmless spider. However, ominous winds begin blowing. While Shu is infatued with his arachnid friend, Mizuki becomes wary of its every move…

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy Supernatural
Yama ni Kagayaku: Guide-ken Heiji Gou
spring 2012
special - 0 Episodes Available

A short story about a mountain guide dog Heiji.

Drama Slice ofLife
Yurumates 3D
spring 2012
tv - 2 Episodes Available

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.

Slice ofLife Comedy Seinen
Zetman
spring 2012
tv - 13 Episodes Available

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.

(Source: ytv ENGLISH)

Action Drama Horror Romance Sci-Fi Seinen Supernatural
Zumomo to Nupepe
spring 2012
tv - 0 Episodes Available

No synopsis has been added for this series yet.

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Comedy
himitsukesshatakanotsume.jp
spring 2012
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Eagle Talon, a secret society based in Kojimachi, Tokyo, with plans for world domination, is going nation-wide by broadcasting a new series through NHK! But that's not all, they're going world-wide with a new series on their homepage as well!

Comedy Parody Super Power
s.CRY.ed Alteration II: Quan
spring 2012
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Second part of the s.CRY.ed recap.

Action Sci-Fi Adventure Super Power Shounen
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