Holy crap that took me forever! Yes, even more than the Spring Review because just look at this humungousness! With all the other projects going on in Metanorn and not to mention E3, we sure took our sweet time with this one, not only with design but quality of content as well. Yep, Metanorn is where you get quality and quantity both. Including the titles in skip list, around 80+ anime are releasing during Summers; out of which 32 are main TV series, 29 OVAs/Specials and 19 movies. We haven’t really followed any specific chart rather combed through ANN, MAL, AdniDB and Moonphase to get a comprehensive list of titles releasing in Summer 2011. Big thanks goes to Ness for helping me for the post design with her awesome graphics! Of course, Overcooled, Fosh and Jrow too for helping out since the collaboration for all titles till the end product format. WP sure threw its fits but we managed. Before the quick roundup major Studios and Seiyuu, feast your eyes on the season’s lineup chart by nelson☆彡~
A quick round up of major studios for your eyes only:
- We don’t have any production whoring like JC did for last Fall. Rather we have one title coming form almost all active studios.
- Production I.G is at the fore with 3 main series (Appleseed, Blood-C, Usagi Drop) and the Sengoku Basara movie.
- Brains Base is up with Kamisama Dolls and Omori’s favourite franchise Natsume Yuujinchou’s third season.
- J.C. Staff has two main titles (Kaito Tenshi Twin Angel, Kamisama no Memo-chou), while a Milky Holmes special.
- A-1 Pictures are releasing IDOLM@STER and Uta no Prince-sama with the Ao no Exorcist special.
- BONES is releasing No.6, multiple movies on Quon and the much awaited FMA movie.
- Studio DEEN is releasing the second installment of Nura Mago and three OVAs (Hakuouki, Kore wa Zombie, Higurashi).
- Gonzo will have another take at Last Exile and Copihan OVA.
- No major SHAFT production; only Mahou Sensei Negima and Maria Holice extra episode.
- One title fiddle: Madhouse with blade, Gainax with Dantalian no Shoka, Sacred Seven by Sunrise and R-15 by AIC.
- It was Tomokazu Sugita last season for an increase in voice roles but the star of Summers is actually Nobuhiko Okamoto, who has been rising up steadily with diversified roles. He will appearing in Sacred Seven, Nura Mago, Kamisama Dolls, Maria Holic OVA and Ao no Exorcist special.
- Jun Fukuyama is getting around as well by voice acting main roles in Nura Mago, Last Exile, Itsuka Tenma, Prince of Tennis OVA, Ao no Exorcist Special and Heart no Kuni movie.
- My two favourites are lazy-boying around the summers, with Hiroshi Kamiya reprising one of my favourite characters Natsume for a third season, voicing the main role in Quon movies and keeping at Mephisto in Ao no Exorcist. Ono Daisuke on the other hand will be voicing main roles in Dantalian, Kamisama no Memo-chou and VitaminX OVA.
- Akira Ishida to appear in Natsume S3, Nura Mago, Saiyuki Gaiden and Heart no kuni movie.
- Yuuki Kaji to continue with his rows of supporting roles in Uta no Prince, No.6, Ro-Kyu-Bu!, Baby Princess OVA and Ao no Exorcist special.
- Hiro Shimono to appear in Nura Mago, Uta no Prince-sama, Baka to Test and Milky Holmes Special.
- Yuuichi Nakamura is going steady with roles in Last Exile, Itsuka Tenma and Uta no Prince-sama series.
- Junichi Suwabe to voice in Uta no Prince, Natsume Yuujinchou and Carnival Phantasm.
- Jouji Nakata will be keeping busy with Nura Mago, Hellsing Ultimate (HHHNG), Carnival Phantasm (double HHNNGGG) and Towa no Quon movie.
- Miyu Irino will be keeping steady with Sacred Seven, Nura Mago and Towa no Quon movie.
- Tomokazu Sugita to continue with his Gintoki role with OVA appearances in VitaminX, Maria Holic, Beelzebub and Heart no Kuni movie.Two roles fiddle:
- Satoshi Hino in Mayo Chiki! and Yurumates
- Keiji Fujiwara in Blood-c and Ao no Excorcist Special
- Takahiro Sakurai in Kamisama no Memo-chou and Nura Mago
- Sadly, these talented seiyuu are only voicing one summer role:
- Mamoru Miyano in Uta no Prince (aargh, another Dog days!)
- Atsushi Abe in Blood-c
- Nakamura Daisuke in Prince of Tennis OVA (not confirmed yet)
- Miyuki Sawashiro seems to be back in the game after a lull period in Spring. She will be voice acting in Last Exile, Kamisama Dolls, Dantalian no Shoka series, while Maria Holic, Milky Holmes and Beelzebub (Ba-buuu!) Specials.
- My most favourite seiyuu of all time, Maaya Sakamoto actually has some roles this season (she’s known for taking less work) with Appleseed, Blade, Hellsing and FMA movie.
- Kana Hanazawa finally is taking some break. Damn girl, you deserve it! Rather than voicing almost every other title in Spring, she would be only appearing in Morita-san, Ro-Kyu-Bu! Series, while Baby Princess OVA and Ao no Exorcist special.
- Ai Kayano is climbing up the seiyuu stairs with some noticeable roles in Last Exile, Kamisama Dolls, Nekogami Yaoyorozu and Kamisama no Memo-chou.
- Noto Mamiko is at least busier than Spring and would be appearing in Manyuu Hikenchou, Kaito Tenshi Twin Angel series, while Sengoku Basara and Mahou Sensei Negima movies.
- Rie Kugimiya will be keeping busy with Kaito Tenshi, IDOLM@STER series, Lotte’s toy ova and FMA, Heart no Kuni, Hayate movies.
- Aoi Yuki will be voicing in Last Exile, Ikoku Meiro no Croisée, Baby Princess OVA and Beelzebub Special.
- Eri Kitamura will only voice in Last Exile, Mayo Chiki series, while Ao no Exorcist and Onii-chan specials.
- Haruka Tomatsu to voice act in Nekogami, Morita-san, Baby Princess and Beelzebub Special.
- Yui Horie will be appearing in Nekogami, Kaito Tenshi, Lotte’s Toy OVA and Mahou Sensei Negima movie.
- Hikasa Yoko will keep up with Ro-Kyu-Bu! Kore wa Zombie and Sora no Otoshimono move.
- Chiaki Omigawa to voice in Maria Holic OVA, Quon and Mahou Sensei Negima movies.
- Kanae Itō to only voice in Sacred Seven and Baby Princess OVA.
- Misato Fukuen to voice in Kamisama Dolls and Blood-C.
- Nana Mizuki to only voice act in Blood-C, while Kobayashi Yu to voice an OVA and movie (Maria Holic and Mahou Sensei Negima).
Sources, Skip List & Updates Log:
- All the images, summaries and info were compiled from ANN, MAL, different Wikis, Moonphase and respective official sites.
- For trailers, youtube and official sites were used.
- We skipped all the kiddie shows and some other few in which either no one was interested, like:
- Asobi ni Iku yo! OVA
- Oretachini Tsubasa wa Nai Hadairo Ritsu Kyuuwari Zou OVA
- AirGear: KurohanetoNemurinoMore –BreakontheSky– OVA – previously covered
- FairyTail: YouseiGakuen: Yankee–kuntoYankee–chan – previously covered
- SaintSeiyaChapter 2 Vol. 5
- KatteniKaizou – previously covered
- SenjounoValkyria 3: TagaTamenoJuusou – Another episode air
- BlackLagoon – Roberta’sTrailOVA – previously done
- Nichijou OVA
- Softenni Bonus Episode
- Tekken: BloodVengeance
- AppleseedXIII: GekijouRemixHan 1: Yuigen
- PokemonBestWishes! TheMovie: VictiniitoKurokiEiyuu
- SoreIke! Anpanman: Sukue! KokorintoKisekinoHoshi
- SoreIke! Anpanman: UtatteTeasobi! AnpanmantoMorinoTakara
- GekijōbanPocketMonsterBestWishes! VictinitoShirokiEiyūReshiram
- GekijōbanPocketMonsterBestWishes! VictinitoKurokiEiyūZekrom
- Naruto: Honoo no Chuunin Shiken!! Naruto vs Konohamaru
- If we missed out something, do comment as corrections are welcome.
Thank you for reading Metanorn’s MOST MASSIVE Summer 2011 Anime Review! Let’s hope we get another cool anime season, pun intended. And, now that you know everything that is to know about summer lineup, what are you looking forward to and what are your top favourites? Till net time, ja ne~
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