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:
- Dream CD Club Pure Songs Clips
- Mahō Sensei Negima! ~Mō Hitotsu no Sekai~ Extra Mahō Shōjo Yue
- Votoms Finder
- Tamayura third and fourth episode
- Isshoni Training 026: Bathtime with Hinako & Hiyoko
- Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail – third episode
- Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu OVA
- Tales of Symphonia, Vol. 4
- Morita-san wa Mukuchi
- ToHeart2 adnext – second and final episode
- Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel 2
- 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.
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!