WINTER ANIME 2010-2011

Final Roundup & Updates:

Kyokai: We haven’t really followed any specific chart rather combed through ANN, MAL and Moonphase to get a comprehensive list of anime releasing this Winter 2010-11. But, if charts are your thing, you can see some at thecartdriver and by cowboybibimbop. I would specially like to mention chartfag here, who continued to provide seasonal charts from till 2010. She’ll be missed in the fandom, even if she has become busy with RL.

Winter Studios Roundup: (only major studios)

  • The busiest studio in Winter is going to be Studio Pierrot with 4 titles: Beelzebub, Level E, Tegami Bachi REVERSE Special and Bleach movie. This is not counting the usual airing of continued Naruto Shippūden and Bleach.
  • Sunrise is going to the heavy OVA contender, releasing five OVAs, Norageki!, two of Armoured Trooper Votoms, Koi Sento and Gintama Special.
  • Studio DEEN is next in line with the trio of Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?, Dragon Crisis! and Starry Sky. Looks like DEEN is on a romance kick with both a harem series (normal and reverse both).
  • Madhouse is awesome in itself and this season, they are taking an American show and comic to turn them into glorious anime. With Supernatural and Wolverine on the menu for Winter, it’s the perfect excuse for re-watching and re-reading all the originals. Not to mention, another episode of Black Lagoon, Roberta’s Blood Trail.
  • Ufotable has done something brilliant by boxing up all the Kara no Kyoukai movies along with a special 30minute OVA in Blu-ray (*drools*). Including this goodness, they are also animating a Yuri-happy OVA as experiment and Tales of Symphonia’s fourth episode. Weird combination, I know!
  • Production I.G has finally manned up and are releasing the second season of Kimi ni Todoke’s with Bungaku Shoujo’s third OVA.
  • A-1 Pictures will be bringing Fractale series and Oofuri season two special.
  • AIC has Hourou Musuko as a major series, while Megane na Kanojo and Ah! My Goddess for two OVAs.
  • This time around Brains Base only has two shorts on their plate: Kure-nai’s second OVA and Kuragehime Special; which means, still no announcement of Durarara!! season two yet. T_T
  • Bones, J.C. Staff, SHAFT and GAINAX each would be working on single titles: Gosick, Yumekui Merry, Mahou Shojou Madoka Magica and Houkago no Pleiades respectively.

Winter Seiyuu Roundup: (only major ones)


  • Unfortunately, none of the seasonal favourite male seiyuu are around Winter season except for in Starry Sky so be sure to watch it just for the love, even if you do not like reverse harems.
  • Forget Ono Daisuke (Fall’s most busiest seiyuu) and Mamoru Miyano for the same reason, who would only be appearing in Starry Sky (except for the Fall series that would be overlapping in Winter).
  • Hiroshi Kamiya will be appearing in five roles; the bishounen-ridden Starry Sky, Angel Beats! Special, Inazuma 11, Macross Frontier and Break Blade movies.
  • Namikawa Daisuke would be appearing in two main roles; of Kazehaya (<3) in Kimi ni Todoke’s second season and of Prince in Level E.
  • A favourite of mine, Yuuichi Nakamura would be voice-acting in Starry sky, Oofuri special and Macross movie; along with reprising his role of Ryuu (<3) in Kimi Ni Todoke S2.
  • Jun Fukuyama would be co-voicing just like Yuuichi Nakamura, minus any role in Kimi ni Todoke.
  • Tomokazu Sugita would not be left so behind; he’ll be appearing in Starry Sky and Macross movie like Jun and Yuuicchi, his additional role would be in Kodomo ni Jikan’s OVA.
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto would be voice-acting in selective series: Freezing, Yumekui Merry and Megane na Kanojo OVA.


  • Kana Hanazawa will remain to be one of the busiest female seiyuu, voice-acting in Infinite Stratos, Fractale and Freezing series, while Megane na kanojo, Mayo elle, Bungako shoujo, .hack//quantum OVA and Angel Beats! Special.
  • Kitamura Eri has 6 roles this season. She has 3 main roles inFreezing, Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen suki Janain Dakara ne!!, and Haiyore!! Nyaruko-san. She also has 3 minor roles in Kodomo no Jikan, Princess Resurrection OVA and Angel Beats! special.
  • Miyuki Sawashiro has 5 main roles: Beelzebub, Kimi ni Todoke, Kure-nai and .hack//Quantum OVA along with Tegami Bachi REVERSE Special.
  • Inoue Marina is turning out to be another regular female seiyuu with 4 major series in her kitty: Infinite Stratos, Freezing, Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen suki Janain Dakara ne!! and Rio -Rainbow Gate-.
  • Yōko Hikasa has more roles this season as she would voice-acting in 3 series: Infinite Stratos, Rio –Rainbow Gate- and Korewa Zombie Desuka?
  • A personal favourite of mine, Noto Mamiko will be appearing in Freezing, Kuragehime special and reprising her role of Sawako (<3) in KnT.
  • Nana Mizuki have three roles in Hourou Musuko, Bungaku Shoujo OVA and Tegami Bachi REVERSE special.
  • Aoi Yūki continue getting work from SHAFT (she recently voiced Tatsuno in Soredemo Machi), so she’s voicing the first female revealed in Mahou Shoujo and Brains Base’s Kure-nai OVA.
  • Sadly, my most favourite Sakamoto Maaya would only be voicing Ryouhi Shiki in the Kara no Kyoukai Epilogue, but with that I can spend a whole season quite happily!

Sources & Skipped List:

  • All the images, summaries and info were compiled from ANN, MAL, Wikipedia, Moonphase and their official sites.
  • For trailers, youtube and official sites were used.
  • We skipped all the kiddie shows and some other few in which no one was interested or they were already covered in our previous reviews, like:
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  • This is a live post that will be continuously updated as more info is revealed.
  • If we missed out something, do comment as corrections are welcome.

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Thanks for reading Metanorn’s awesome Winter 2010-11 Anime Review! Let’s hope this Winter is a good one! And now that you know everything that is to know about the upcoming season, which are going to make your own list of Top 10? Let us know!



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159 Responses to “WINTER ANIME 2010-2011”

  1. Masu: Is this “Japanese people try to explain trans-genders?” If so, I need to watch. They’ll probably fuck it up. Lulz should insue.

    The manga is extremely good, not lulz at all. However, AIC is helming, so, yeah, more like AIC will fuck it up.

  2. Shuu says:

    Aw yeah! I’m always scared of being dissapointed, like “am I going to have to wait next season for good animes?” But at least there’s a big list of stuff to try out!!

    And and and Angel Beats! alternative ending!! /bleeds tears of joy

    • Overcooled says:

      XD That’s quite the way to show joy. But yes, I’m all for more Angel Beats! too.

      Usually there’s always at LEAST 2 good shows…but I hope there’s more than that this season >_< I don't wanna be disappointed either!

  3. ichigopockysticks says:

    HURRAY the site is up
    Banzi banzi
    and also i kept smiling and freaking out over the specials 😀 I can’t wait
    It is already getting cold here we just got our first cold front last night and my room is freezing I am gonna go curl up under my sheets and read manga now ja ne

    • Hoshi says:

      ~Yes yes it’s finally up! :’D I think we’re all crying tears of joy hahaha.

      Uwahhh~ I wish it was cold enough where I am live to do that…I’d be drinking tea and eating warm cake while reading Kuroshitsuji in my bed x’D

      • ichigopockysticks says:

        hurray kuroshituji I have to go buy that but i have no money 🙁 i really need some my own manga collection is still pretty small

        • Kyokai says:

          You can keep on working over that but hooray to the online reserves till then. ^^

  4. anaaga says:

    OMG ITS WINTER ALREADY! that’s why the road outside is flooded most of the time. and i seriously didn’t realize this. wow
    anyway, will be watching Fractale, Beelzebub, kimi ni todoke, starry sky (OMFG YYYYYEESSS!!!!!!!), megane na kanojo, mirai nikki, norageki, kara no kyokai epilogue (oh HELL YEAH!!!! but i’m sort-of dissapointed. i thought they were gona animate shiki’s child! :(), and angel beats! Special (alternate ending!? better be a good one)

    might be watching Houro musuko (because it sounds so dramatic), gosick (i like the girl’s hair), houkago no pleiades, mayo elle otokonoko (cross-dressing? I WANT YAOI D:), and tegami bachi reverse specials (I don’t really like where the anime is going right now…)

    and the girl in Bungaku Shoujo Memoire III looks like sora in Yosuga no Sora *giggle*

    and is Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor ~Heaven and Earth~ yaoi/shounen-ai? the picture looks shounen-ai to me. someone please tell me it is.

    *starts crying* gdamnit i want some shounen-ai/yaoi stuff! incest, cross-dressing, and transgender are getting their spotlights, but where’s my yaoi? yaoi isn’t getting its justice! gone is the days where there were lots of yaoi T________T (note: this is how a fangirl is expressing her frustration)

    • Kyokai says:

      I feel your pain~ There was a time when Shounen Ai/Yaoi was a must each season and for some reason, nothing good is coming out except for Togainu and after such a long time… Gaaaahh…

      At least we have some bishies that we can depend upon and of course blood and gore to talk about. :3

  5. Kushi says:

    Yay! high-fives to Kyokai and Hato~ ~_^ I’m watching Kimi ni Todoke s1 right now and glad they’re making s2. Although I am concerned about what will happen when they catch up to the manga.

    hmmm… I’m gonna check out
    Kara no Kyoukai: Epilogue> I like the art, and in my book the other parts can be forgivable if its good to look at and nice to listen to.

    maybe Ah! My Goddess> I’ve been through it and would not stay if the plot isn’t interesting this time. (no plot forgiveness this time ;D)

    >maybe one of the mechas just because I’m having gundam withdrawl

    >As for the Macross Movie, its an ok mech series as long as you’re ok with the protagonist being a sissy, constantly losing, and songs ending wars.

    >sounds interesting and I didn’t watch Reborn! also action

    • Hato-kun says:


    • Kyokai says:

      *High Five* KnT has been one of my favourites for some time. I would love that confession animated. <333

      Kara no Kyoukai is just love for me, all that blood and gore, not to mention hard to define main characters except for Mikiya, who EVERYONE loves. xD

      I might just end up checking out everything but then again, I would be following less than in Fall.

  6. Tofu says:

    Winter seems to be… well let’s say, frozen… Although there are several anime with Yoko Hikasa voicing in. I have to disagree with Rio Rainbow Gate and Korewa Zombie Desuka… WHY ARE YOU VOICING THOSE…THOSE ANIME? Dx

    But enough of the bad side… the good thing is I’m looking forward to 4 anime (yes…I know it’s not much, but as I said, Winter seems pretty frozen to me)

    The anime I’m looking forward to the MOST is:

    Infinite Stratos – After hearing Hikasa’s voice and seeing the character she is playing as, I can say I’m mostly looking foraward to it because of the slight character resemblence between Houki and Mio from K-ON!! <3 Also to mention Kana Hanazawa who voiced Kanade in Angel Beats! xD

    But besides that, the other 3 are:
    Dragon Crisis
    Hourou Misuko

    • Kyokai says:

      I agree with the titles not being as exciting as in case of Fall but there are still some worth checking out.

      I would love to feel frozen (I love winter), though I have only seen snow twice. T__T

      You should add Kara no Kyoukai to your list and watch all the movies and wait for Epilogue. ^__~

      • Tofu says:

        ahaha of course, I’ll never forget about Kara no Kyoukai Epilogue (But I’m gonna have to marathon the movies when I have time)

        I’m definetly looking forward to the movies but I just wanted to mention the anime’s I was looking forward to or else if I start talking about ANGEL BEATS ALTERNATE ENDING!!! IT WOULD GO ON AND ON!! xD Kyaa~ Kanade-chan~ Please don’t let me down Angel Beats ^^

      • Tofu says:

        I’ve only seen snow once in my life ><"

        • Hato-kun says:

          Hey, you were stealing my jokes, stop it.

          • Tofu says:

            You should feel good that your jokes are good enough to be used by such a awesome person like me Hato~ XD

            nah, I didn’t intentionally steal it, I only remembered you used something like that now ^^

  7. foshizzel says:

    Shows that sound interesting for me!
    Infinite Stratos
    Yumekui Merry

    Mirai Nikki
    Bleach – Jigoku-hen
    Macross Frontier ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~

    But I will try to watch most of the winter shows anyway probably like the first episodes, after seeing some trailers finally for some of the stuff changed my mind on a few.

  8. Alynn says:

    Don’t know what to think yet about most of these. I just know that I will watch Fractale, Hourou Musuko, and the Mirai Nikki OVA. Probably will try out the rest and I’ll see.

    • Kyokai says:

      Check out the good studios and summaries that capture your interest. This is definitely one of the busiest winters of last three years. Never seen so many titles coming out in the slow winter. 0.0

  9. sassy says:

    Fractale, Gosick, Hourou Musuko, Mirai Nikki, and Bungaku Shoujo (Nanase is the tsundere).

    Hourou Musuko sounds weird, but the manga was actually strangely captivating.

    • Kyokai says:

      Nice list. I have an urge of checking out the manga too after reading the summary and hearing some good stuff about it.

  10. Amutofan123 says:

    I like Fractale’s art, so I may check it out. That feels like a bad reason to check out a series, but anyway. xD

    I’ll probably give Hourou Musuko a shot… even if it’s just because I like gender-bending.

    Now, Kimi ni Todoke S2. KFHGREJHYTK!!!!!! HELL FUCKING YESSSSSS!!!!

    Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica has some really good people working on it. I love magical girls and I love SHAFT, so I’m definitely watching this.

    Eh, I was originally going to pass on Starry☆Sky, but… the guys are hot… and they have all my favorite male seiyuu… and I don’t mind reverse harem (I loved Ouran and I liked La Corda D;oro).

    Definitely watching Gosick. I’ve heard good things about it and I love mystery.

    Gonna watch Mirai Nikki.

    Totally looking forward to the Angel Beats! Special. I hope the alternative ending is good.

    KYAAA!!!! Kuragehime Specials!!!!! BEST ANIME THIS FALL.

    Will watch the Macross Frontier movie once I finish the anime.

    And… that’s my Winter. Oh, Kimi ni Todoke, how I missed you so!

    • Hoshi says:

      ~I was going to pass on Starry Sky too, but that seiyuu list was eating away at my insides, hahaha x’D Hiroshi Kamiyaaaaaa<3

      “I’ll probably give Hourou Musuko a shot… even if it’s just because I like gender-bending” It’s okay, I like gender-bending too which is also why I wanted to watch it~.

      YES! I totally agree, Kuragehime is the best anime this Fall!! When I heard there were gonna be specials I flipped!

    • Kyokai says:

      I share your sentiments for Kimi ni Todoke. Man, Production I.G sure made us wait! >.>

      A very nice list and I would definitely be watching all of these. *high five*

  11. Hypothermic says:

    Aww are you guys not fans of Black Lagoon?
    Oh well, thanks for the very comprehensive list.

    • Kyokai says:

      Thanks! Btw, we are not big fans of the series but we did cover it when it started airing last season. That’s why you don’t see any Break Blade, Tamayura, Baka to Test and Black Lagoon. ^^

  12. Kurochi says:

    so happy about the angel beats alt ending

  13. BlackLagoon187 says:

    Watching IS because Mio’s seiyuu is in it and hey I might end up liking it

    Beelzebub finally getting an anime :)) and Yui’s seiyuu is voicing my favourite char in it :))) and not to mention *cough* Hinagiku’s Seiyuu *cough* <– major fan of because of her Hinagiku role if you didn't already know.

    Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen suki Janain Dakara ne!!
    haha annoyingly long title to type but it's about the same style of seitokai Yakuin domo I believe, might check it out since I chuckled at the manga.

    Hourou Musuko __< definitely watching not to mention Aki Toyosaki and Nana Mizuki are in this :DD

    Yumekui Merry… Wait, let me go grab my pedo bear costume. lol jkk but it's CATS and i love cats so I will give it a whirl :DD

    Angel Beats… Not gonna lie MTE happened (Manly Tears Effect) Definitely watching. The ending and I mean the last 10 seconds made me hngggggg and tugged my heart and I hope the alternate ending will answer stuff and cause more MTE.

    Black Lagoon, need I say more 😀 I need my Rokku and Revy fix.

    And now an attempt at a single bunny without decapitating it…
    (. . )
    (") (")O

    • BlackLagoon187 says:

      ^^ Woooooottttttttt! Bunny made it in one piece this time!!

    • Overcooled says:

      LOL, poor bunny…XD

      Beelzebub also has Miyuki Sawashiro!!! Ahh yesss, the power of good seiyuu…they just make everything that much better <3 I like how everyone is looking out for all the K-ON!! seiyuu to judge what to watch XDD

      Let me know how oni-chan no koto....etc. goes XD Why is incest so popular?!?!

      Manly tears are the best kind of tears. Always.

    • Kyokai says:

      Yeyee to our wide layout, the bunnies are saved! ^^

  14. Namika says:

    whoa…. Winter’s list was just as big as Fall’s, but unfortunately, not as promising and exciting. But I actually look forward to some series…Like Supernatural))) Hell, am I going to watch this! I’m a die-hard Supernatural fan, and the animation was an auto must-see in my list for months! besides this, Infinite Stratos really grabbed my attention. Mecha isn’t quite my thing, but it seems to be interesting. And the music reminded me of the Code Geass. Need to check out who the composer is….))BUT if the show will get too much boobies, let god strike my heart dead.T_T too many good-looking anime were spoiled by irritating fanservice. And it is breaking my heart ;(
    I “AAAWWW~”-ed so much when I saw Beelzebub!! I just have a thing for a GuyxBaby combo XD That’s just so cute!
    Kimi ni todoke is also one of the must-sees in my list. Since I’ve enjoyed the 1st season so much, and waited for the 2nd one for AGES! ><
    Besides these, I'm definitely checking out Starry sky (yeah, it looks like a stupid harem, but the list of Seyuus and loads of bishounens just caught my fangirl heart in a steel embrace!!), Gosick, Mirai Nikki and Bleach movie. Yeah, that’s about it… And thank you for reading my long-*ss comment!!!

    • Overcooled says:

      It’s a big list, but I don’t think it will compare to Fall. T.T Infinite Stratos seems to be the series that’s attracting even non-mecha fans…which is good XD I’m worried about it turning into a fanservice extravaganza too T_T I’m with you for Beelzebub too XD Kimi ni Todoke and Supernatural? Well, you have Kyokai for those…lol

      • Namika says:

        Yeah, the winter season does look less promising than fall. Too bad T_T but let’s just see, maybe there will be some some surprises for the end of the year?…I hope and some shows will turn out better, than expected I hope so, but I don’t think so
        Let’s just cross our fingers for Infinite Stratos not to become a fanservice fountain ==” pleeeease~

        • Kyokai says:

          Didn’t I tell you before, Namika-chan~? We love long comments! High-five for another Supernatural fan, man, I can’t wait! And of course, KnT!

          Also, I don’t think IS would be ecchi so hopefully it would turn out good. ^^

          • Namika says:

            *crossing fingers*
            I’m ALL for it! Don’t wanna see another show spoiled by pointless fanservice =з=

  15. AkatsukiYuki says:

    Agreed with Kyokai about Immortal Regis. It is an awesome korean manga, so much that I have to go and buy the whole series but I’m wondering why no other country/chinese country is publishing its sequel, Cavalier of the Abyss. Still the author is awesome with a great storyline. Getting back to topic, it seems like we’ll have a real treat this year with all the new animes coming this holiday.

    • Kyokai says:

      Somebody should wake up to its awesomeness soon! Btw, definitely one of the most promising Winters I’ve seen in the last 3-5 years. So many titles coming out… Though, I feel some of these might get postponed.

  16. Kurochi says:

    Starry Sky FINALLY
    I love Gosick the novels are great little sad and creepy but fun to read.

  17. I’m interested in Beelzebub, Dragon Crisis, Rio -Rainbow Gate!-, Starry☆Sky, and Gosick so far. Some of those are mostly because of the artwork/character designs interest me or I’m going to watch with my boyfriend (*lols @ currently watching Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls with her boyfriend this season*) But.. knowing me (and him), the list is going to grow.

    I don’t really watch many OVAs, unless all of the OVA episodes are out. But.. gonna try out Supernatural and Goulart Knights. Supernatural is gonna be shared with a friend of mine who’s an avid fan of the actual series. She showed me a few episodes from season one to me a few months back (since I DON’T watch TV, lol, like ever) and it wasn’t too bad of a series.

    • Kyokai says:

      Awesome list and good to know we have extensive anime watchers like ourself. XD

      Take it from me, Supernatural as a TV series is awesome, of course big reason being Dean and Sam. As Madhouse will be animating this, I can’t wait for it to come out. ^^

      • I’m kinda fickle when it comes to live action series.. If I know a lot of people are into it, I just wait till the hype has died down and check it out eventually. lol, I even did that with Avatar: The Last Airbender… I waited till it was over and then watched all 3 seasons.

        • Overcooled says:

          Same here. I’m really picky when it comes to live action, so I hardly watch any. Once Avatar was over, I marathoned it too XD

          • Kyokai says:

            Ah Avatar, good old yet awesome anime. Why Shyamalan had to make a mockery out of it? =.=;;

          • @Kyokai I totally agree. Saw that in theaters when it came out. Didn’t like it at all. XD Now there’s rumors that it’s gonna be 4 movies long, instead of 3, with the Comet major battle as a 4th movie. o.O

          • Kyokai says:

            Are you kidding me?! 4 movies?! Aaargh. The actors better improve their act, not to mention a much needed transition between scenes. >.>

  18. Dan-go says:

    ummmm…when we say subaru is collaborating….are we talking about the car company ?

  19. Dan-go says:

    also…hato kun…really? “I might feel a slight chill as I check out some of these cool new anime” …those harems might be a little further off than you think

  20. MikADo says:

    winter? it never gets below 25 C here so i forgot it was that time already 😛
    not much to see this season so it gets a little sad
    since fall was packed with things to see…
    i guess its good since midterms are coming up, but not entirely happy for this season..
    still Kimi ni Todoke Season Two and Gosick is finally here!! also Kara no kyoukai epilogue too! these i have been waiting (smirk) i might watch Fractale, Freezing(just because its Korean), and Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica(since its SHAFT)
    compared to last season’s 12 titles, 5 titles sure sound tiny 😛

    • Overcooled says:

      O_O I would say you’re lucky, but I hate the heat….it makes me too sleepy…

      I feel like new seasons always come out when I have exams XD Still, I need good anime to watch or I’ll…well…I’ll have nothing to watch <_<

      • MikADo says:

        by the way, why isn’t baka test 2nd season in the list?

        • Overcooled says:

          Hmm, from what I see, it’s airing in 2011, but we don’t know when. Trust me, I’m going to pounce on that AS SOON AS IT’S OUT.

        • Kyokai says:

          Btw, Baka to test is linked in our skip list on page eight. ^^

          • MikADo says:

            oh i meant the second season not the ova 😀

          • Overcooled says:

            OK, so we skipped the OVA as Kyokai says and I was talking about season 2, which still doesn’t have a specific enough air date to be on our Winter list XD (some random month in 2011…lol) At least, that’s what ANN tells me. I didn’t even know there was an OVA coming out….I must watch it now o___o

          • MikADo says:

            all i heard was that it comes on January sometime

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