Kanz: We’re on 2010 and it is the year of the TAIGA (Tiger, fyi)!!! Both of us here on METANORN checked out what seems to be worth looking forward to on anime in this very special first post of the year. Yosh~!!

Dance in the Vampire Bund (Winter 2010)

The story revolves around Mina Tepes, princess-ruler of all vampires, and her “protector,” Akira. Like other vampires, Mina has been in hiding with her people for many years. Seeking to end centuries of isolation, Mina gains permission to create a special district for vampires, “The Bund”, off the coast of Japan by paying off the national debt of the Japanese government. Mina then reveals to the world the existence of vampires and her desire for both races to live together. Tensions, however, run high as fearful humans and extremist vampire factions begin to interfere with Mina’s wish for peace with the human world. (Wiki)

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Tsui: Looking forward to it. Period. This is probably the only thing I’m sure to watch this Winter season. I love how dark and mature this one is. I hope SHAFT’s gonna do a great job with it. On another note, I lol’d how some attached the “Twilight” name with this one already. LULZ, here’s a note for starters. Twilight = sparkling faggots. Vampire Bund = gruesome real (and loli) vampires. So yeah, can’t wait.. just a few days left!

Kanz: I’m nervous for this one. Well, actually, not about the budget because we saw how Bakemonogatari became so successful in sales, but how SHAFT would adapt it. Let’s just hope it’ll be dark and sexy like it is on the manga and don’t put in very irrelevant harem elements. But overall, still gonna watch this. It’s time for vampires to be disgusting and creepy again, this one’s gonna swipe those sparkling vampire asses off the floor.

Durarara!! (Winter 2010)

The story takes place in Ikebukuro, a district of Tokyo. Teenage punks gang up and fight against each other. The gangsters are afraid of an urban legend called “Dullahan”, a headless rider, who rides a black motorcycle without head lights or engine sounds. Ryuugamine Mikado is a normal high school boy who seeks peculiar beings. When he moves in to Ikebukuro, a mad scramble for Dullahan’s missing head breaks out. (MAL)

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Kanz: Well Tsui might have only one sure show to watch this Winter, but I have two (well, actually three :D). I’m pretty much excited for this one. Major thanks to the people who worked for Baccano getting behind this, plus a promising seiyuu cast (Miyano Mamoru, Kamiyan, FukuJun, Kana Hanazawa, etc)… I’m definitely anticipating this one ^^.


Anime no Chikara is a special time slot where all anime-originals would be airing. This is one interesting thing to watch out for on the next year because we might get some promising anime-original titles in here, instead of the usual manga/light novel/game adaptations we’re having. So for those who want some fresh and new anime-original stories, keep an eye on their line-up for 2010.

Sora no Woto (Winter 2010)

The story of the anime is set in the future on a land that, after being devastated by long-lasting wars, has settled into quiet decline. Model and actress Juri Aikawa will play Kanata Kumika, a 15-year-old girl who fulfills her dream of enlisting in the army and joins a unit of five girls who protect a fortress. The girls also play music that reverberate across the skies over towns without people and seas without fish. (ANN)

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Kanz: Original anime projects sure are worth checking out because everything’s a surprise. I have no problems with most anime originals I encountered (Jigoku Shoujo, DtB) and I sometimes end up loving them. Moving on, I gotta love the backgrounds of this show, and the music as well. Fictionjunction and Yuki Kajiura FTW!

Tsui: So this is the first offering of Anime no Chikara. Original anime productions always hook up my interest. I don’t really like the comparisons of it already with K-ON! because I bet there’s nothing else worth comparing at all besides from the moe character designs. It also seems that this has more substance to it. *might* watch this.

Senkou no Night Raid (Spring 2010)

The story is set in Shanghai in 1931, when the Imperial Japanese Army has been dispatched to mainland China due to the relatively recent First Sino-Japanese War, Russo-Japanese War, and World War I. In this cosmopolitan city of intrigue, there is a special military spy organization called “Sakurai Kikan” that has since been buried in history. (ANN)

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Tsui: Hmm… this one gives a bit of some The Book of Bantorra vibes and a little bit of Phantom too but it’s still early to say anything because it might be different. Let’s just see. I think this one’s just a hit or an awful miss. Not high expectations at all.

Zaidan-houjin Occult Designer Gakuin (Summer 2010??)

Kanz: I think this would be another one from A-1?? Not much info released from this yet but this some kind of occult-horror-comedy.

Tsui: A possible Summer season airdate? “Occult-Horror-Comedy”? Oh hi there, Bakemonogatari.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama Anime (Spring 2010)

A romantic comedy that centers on the student council head named Misaki Ayuzawa who despises the mostly male, slovenly population at her school, which was once an all-boys school. However, Misaki’s most handsome schoolmate just discovered her secret — that she works afterschool at a maid café. (ANN)

First Look

Kanz: OMG T_____T I’m waiting for a PV so badly for this one~ That’s where I will decide if I could fully turn on my raving fangirl excitement for this one. So far with the Anime art first look, and seiyuu cast announcement, I wasn’t really impressed :\ But still, it’s a must-see because I LOVE the manga so much~

Tsui: I’m keeping away from shoujo stuff so = 3 =

Angel Beats! (Spring 2010)

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Tsui: I wasn’t really with the hype about this one but after watching the trailer, I’m now anticipating this one. PA Works (which previously worked on CANAAN and true tears) really knows what quality is. Look at that concert scene *insert some KyoAni show joke*! I just hope that it would carry out and remain that way when the show airs. Other than that, the plot seems interesting as well. For I thought it’s just some school life anime, we’re having guns and action. Definitely can’t wait for Spring 2010. *>>> obvious copy pasta from First Look post =P*

Kanz: STUNNING PV. Must see!!!

Starry Sky (Spring 2010)

First Look

Kanz: ANOTHER MUST-SEE. lawl. Spring 2010 is packed to the max, tbh xD… It’s like, all shows revealed to air that season is a must-see, I’m seriously gonna explode on the overwhelming amount of shows I’m anticipating on that season~ anyway …bishies *AAA*…

Ookiku Furikabutte 2 (Spring 2010)

Kanz: YAY F***********CK YEEEAHHH!!! YATTA YATTA YATTA x100000. I’m so pumped up for this one tbh. It feels like my life has purpose again. Lol just kidding xD. Well, Oofuri is simply one of my favorite anime ever and I’m so glad it gets a sequel it deserves. CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING TBH. FFFFFFF SPRING IS GONNA BE THE BEST SEASON EVARRR SINCE LIKE, 2006 IF THIS CONTINUES ON.

GIANT KILLING (Spring 2010)

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In Giants Killing a ragtag bunch from East Tokyo are struggling in Japan’s top football league. The team is going through an abysmal spell right now where they are nearing the bottom of the table and have lost 5 matches in a row. The loses haven’t done much to team moral, because it was already low. Fan support, on the other hand, is looking bleak. In the world of football, once the fans turn on a team the end is near. Teams don’t recover. Coaches are fired, players are sold, and teams drop to smaller divisions where profits often prevent them from ever being successful against even mediocre top division programs. East Tokyo United, ETU, can only blame their coach right now. And Coach is ready to give up this next game to prove to his team and fans, that against the biggest club in the nation he can make this team when.

Kanz: Looks really interesting. We have another seinen sports anime to rival Oofuri this Spring season ^^. Let’s see how this one goes~ I can predict people comparing this one to Oofuri already because they air on the same season and they both have the same sports genre >.>

Tsui: Looking forward to this one! Kanzie might go on for Oofuri, but I guess this one’s for me. Looks like this will be a fun ride full of awesomeness here and there. *checks site* oh.. Studio DEEN?! Greeeaaaaat. *loses 300% anticipation*

Shiki (??? 2010)

This series is about village with a population of about 1300 people, and during one fiercely hot summer, many mysterious incidents happened one after another… (MAL)

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Tsui: Looking forward to this one. The art looks gorgeous and it overall seems promising. The PV doesn’t give much away though, so I’m gonna wait for another PV with anime footage for me to decide.

Kanz: No, this is not VK’s Shiki getting a cross-over ^^; F*CK YEAH F*CK YEAH F*CK YEAH. I’m HECK DARN SURE to watch this one!!! I love a good horror, and the manga is really atmospheric so I hope it really adapts well into anime. The anime art looks great too!!! Looking forward to this one omg!! So excited!!! Now all I need is a Rabbit Doubt anime/OVA adaptation and my horror want list is sooo fulfilled~

Shinrei Tantei Yakumo (Fall 2010)

Based on novel by Kaminaga Manabu. Shinrei Tantei Yakumo, aka Psychic Detective Yakumo, tells a story about a college student, Saitou Yakumo who is born with different eye colors. His red left eye gives him a special ability to see ghosts and spirits. He believes ghosts and spirits are bound to earth because of a certain ’cause,’ and simply eliminating that ’cause’ will let those spirits rest in peace. Being asked for help by Ozawa Haruka, they begin the investigation together. (MAL)

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Tsui: lulz BEETRAIN.

Kanz: Oh hey, it’s just January and there’s something confirmed already that I’m sure to watch this Fall! Totally looking forward to this one. Saitou guy looks like a kickass bishie~ I don’t care about the BeeTrain thing tbh, they did great on Phantom. Btw, there’s also a shoujo manga adaptation for this one as well. So I guess this show has something worth fangirling about~! Show Covers ▼

Bakuman (Fall 2010)

Tsui: This time I can go HELL YES in this one. Definitely anticipating it. I don’t hate nor love JC Staff but I know that studio for being consistently ‘ok’ in its shows even though they make several per season. I hope they won’t screw up this one because this has potential to start off a new decade in anime with a bang!


2010 ANIME WISHLISTS (they are so fun to make~ you can make yours too!)

Tsuiteru’s 2010 Anime Wishlist:

– Black Lagoon 3 (Series, not OVA only)
– Doubt
– Kimi no Iru Machi
– Beelzebub
– Medaka Box (damn, this is so popular so why not?)
– Kizumonogatari or Nisemonogatari
– minori’s eden*
– Deadman Wonderland airdate confirmation plox.

Kanzeon’s 2010 Anime Wishlist:

Kuroshitsuji 2 (Full remake/sequel plx. Not just some OVA/special!!)
Doubt (FTW)
Koko ni Iru Yo! or Hyakuen! or WnXXXS! (needs Ema Tooyama anime tbh) just NOT Mamacolle, g*ddamn that shit.
Deadman Wonderland (but I guess it can wait for 2011 because the manga is still slow-going)
– some funny adaptation of another K-drama (let’s see how that’ll go~)

Kanz: PS – New Banners!


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16 Responses to “2010!!!”

  1. Faer1edust says:

    Spring 2010 line-up sure looks on fire right now. Maid-sama, Oofuri 2, Starry Sky, Angel Beats… OMG I’m just overflowing with excitement seeing all these upcoming shows.

    I also hope an Ema Tooyama manga gets an adaptation this year. Preferably Koko, because I think it was her most popular work. Hyakuen! isn’t bad too, and it can sell on the slice-of-life moe market.


  2. Xiao says:

    SHAFT loves living on the thin thread between a huge win and the unfathomable worst, huh? I’m not gonna put any expectations on Vampire Bund yet but I can be pretty sure it’s not anything sparkly like Twilight. 😛

    DU. RA. RA. RA!! <3333333333

    Heeeeey thar, Shanghai! Why they like Shanghai so much now? Well, not enough information yet for me to make any comments. Will wait until then.

    Starry Sky needs a PV already. I wanna see it! 🙁

    Yes, I want to watch this and will laugh myself into a coma if Yukarin voices for Ms. Loli up there.

    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo looks interesting. Hmm…

    Might just check out Bakuman as well. 😀

    As for any future titles, SURPRISE ME…YEA. 8D

  3. Doriinatrix says:

    Dang, a lot more decent looking shows than I thought, namely, male moe~
    And happy new year’s 😀

  4. Ruby says:

    Wow you can find out what’s coming for spring 2010 already/?!?!? that was sure fast o_o looks really exciting, I’ll proab forget it all lol spring is still so far away~ … happy new years! ^^

  5. meteorhouse62 says:

    Dance in the Vampire Bund = sure watch this winter

    Can’t wait for Angel Beats! Also looking forward to Oofuri 2 and the other sports show. Spring’s gonna be promising.

    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo and Bakuman for Fall. Damn, 2010’s gonna be awesome :oha:

  6. CyberPixie says:

    those are interesting! i definitely watch Durarara!

  7. kirapika says:

    Omgomgomg! Lots of interesting animes I see here – some I haven’t really heard about yet but I gotta give props to you two for compiling this list. Now I’m looking forward to those animes to come~

    As for the anime wishlist.. I think Doubt deserves one best but I’m also rooting for a Little Busters! and/or(nuuu! must be both!) WnxxS! ^^

  8. Mito says:

    Uwaaa!!! shiki! i’ve already read the manga now out the anime!!! love it!! thanks~ :XD: :XD:

  9. Rakuen says:


    And oh! Angel Beats is a must see.

  10. LuluChan92 says:

    Winter 2010 anime season seems nice! Hope it’s as good as I’m expecting it to be. But, please, somebody correct these disgusting drawing style of Maid-sama or I’ll get a stomachache…

  11. Eri says:

    Dance In The Vampire Bund – Ehhh, Vampires x Werewolves OH NOES IT’S THE TWILIGHT VIRUS xD Whatever! It looks awesome and I am definitely looking forward to this one! Too bad the most expected shows turn out to be the greatest failures AND THAT THE SC PARTY VIRUS!!!!!!!!! :11:
    Durarara!! – Drrrrrrrrrrrrr…rrrrrrr!! Oh, I never found out why some anime titles have stars and exclamations on them O_O; I think it’s like a multiplicative anomaly peculiar!! Despite that, I’m stil looking forward to the series!! Right?!!
    Sora No Woto – It looks like the mediocrealwayshavesomethingtowatchyeah,theoriginaltype anime of the season!! Durarara!! infection!!
    Senkou No Night Raid – Emmm… yeah; passu~
    Zaidan-houjin Occult Designer Gakuin – Oh that freak in the picture is playing too? Hahahahahahahaha! That’s definitely going to be a comedy; even just by looking at her reminds me of Maria :15: Uuuu!
    Kaichou Wa Maid-sama Anime – You like the President or the Maid pose O_O either way I’ll have smex watch this ^^; …deso?
    Angel Beats – OMFG THIS IS F*CKING AWESOME!!! Angel (the character) is my personal favorite of all times outcasting even Bern-chan!!! :kyaa: How come and I always like the bad guys (and girls)? O__O On second look, too many familiar faces @[email protected] Yuri OMG what a name maybe she is a lesbian looks like Haruhi X_x. otonashi, well, he looks like every other male protagonists of anime shows. Noda looks like Gray (in a less naked version) and hey! Did I spot Amu in there XDDD? I think that was Iwasawa but I am not sure…
    Starry Sky – Zodiac spree! @) Lol! I knew there was gonna be a yaoi anime for this season too xD BTW doesn’t Ryuu look like Yosuke???
    Ookiku Furikabutte 2 – Yeah Kanzie, that a reason to leave until spring xD OMG I AM GONNA DIE FROM HAPPINESS. UGH WHY IS SPRING SO FAR AWAY *@#%!$&^*
    Giant Killing – That killed me; passu~
    Shinrei Tantei Yakumo – ……………..MAYBE
    Bakuman – I am really confused about it I don’t know if I am anticipating it that much… I guess I’ll give it a try and see how it goes…


    And yeah your banners as awesome once again! Am I detecting a transparent love there kanzie-chan! Shishishi! (I just remembered how I miss Bel T^T)Bato looks so cool in the Umineko banner :4: and… this bish is still alive huh? GTFO BISH!!!

  12. Wave says:

    Hmm..No Info About HANAMARU YOUCHIEN ? I Was WAiting For It =X

  13. hazy says:

    From the new ones this Winter, Durarara!! stands out the most to me. Come Spring, I’m very much looking forward to watching Oofuri <3 I'll also check out Starry Sky, mainly because of the cast~ Bakuman in Fall sounds promising too.

    I wish for a Kizumonogatari adaptation please and probably a Skip Beat 2nd season (it ended in the middle of an arc! Tch)

    Have a happy new year! ^^

  14. mikaino says:

    I see, lots of good shows this year. These new shows looks promising. I’m interested to see DRRR, Sora No Woto, Angel Beats and Bakuman.

    I wish there’s a Pichi Pichi Pitch sequel, or Little Busters! (<- Yes, yes, yes!)

  15. FaS says:

    Ah! Loving the new banners! Yeah, I don’t know about some of these upcoming shows for the spring and summer…I think I’d rather stay cold, figuratively speaking 😛 Anyways, hopefully thing’s will work out well 🙂

  16. Tono says:

    Awesome stuff. You made a really nice compilation. Thanks!

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