Fall Anime Catalogue 2011

Welcome to METANORN’s FALL Anime Catalogue of 2011!

Come on, take a ride with us. It’s going to be an eventful journey~

I always look forward to fall because it means the summer is going, went, gone! Being from the ‘hotter’ part of the world, I welcome fall/winter with open arms. Though currently, I feel like Summer just zoomed past me and it must be due to being busy as hell and not watching enough anime that I want to personally. Hopefully things will wind down with the year ending. Anime wise, Fall usually introduces quality shows and there are more than you can check out. This time too, you can see the heavy hitters and surprises all wrapped under pwetty packaging so read on and find out for yourself, what the Metanorn Team has cooked up for you. Yep, readers and lurkers of Metanorn.
 I AM A MAD SCIENTIST! IT’S SO COOL~ Fall season is here! Which means that much closer Halloween and free candy and who doesn’t want candy?! Well, another season of anime is headed our way and we have some great looking shows to entertain us, and with any new season of anime more doses of Hanazawa Kana virus for everyone to fight off…
The summer season treated me quite well, and this season looks even better. It’s full of a lot of more psychological-based anime that are right up my alley. Of course, there’s still the same onslaught of boobsboobsboobsthisanimehasbiggerboobsthanotheranime but that can’t be helped. So let’s hope that as classes begin once again for me (*sobs*) I have time to keep up with it all.
MA UDDER FAVORITE SEASON, YESSSS~ There are a few titles I absolutely cannot wait for, although I will be lamenting the end of some of the great series of the last season. Still, out with the old and in with the new, as they say! Looking forward to some epic, some interesting, some junk and some down right dumb face-plant moments. It’s also great to see Jun in some leading roles this time around, as last season he was mostly just supporting.
And so it is Fall~ I know for sure now that I’ve made it one year in the aniblogging world, and I’m feeling quite happy. Though this year’s fall list isn’t as exciting to me as last year’s was, the only thing that really matters to me is…BAKUMAN SEASON 2, YO. Whether it’s because of my deep love for manga, or my addiction to enthusiasm injections, I’ve been waiting for this the minute season 1 finished.So bring on Fall 2011, I’ll just be sitting here comfortably in my Bakuman corner (though I doubt you could really sit comfortably since its all about ENTHUSIASM).
I remember back in Summer when I said that it is my favorite season and that hot weather trumps cold weather. Well, I didn’t expect NoCa to have a record breaking summer with temperatures in the 100’s on a number of days, but the temperatures are getting cooler now in September. Anime still is on a blazing hot trail this year with a bunch of great Fall shows. Fate/Zero should be outstanding, and I’m damn anxious to see Production I.G.’s new series Guilty Crown! Grab a meal and enjoy our Fall Preview!
Fall? Oh wow ,it’s that time already? OH WOW I CAN’T FEEL IT IT’S STILL SO HOT HERE. Summer, like usual, isn’t that great. It was pretty entertaining though, I enjoyed summer season because it provides me with lots of “luls.” But now, summer looks serious here. Not that I’m complaining, since I’ll get KIRITSUGU and YAOI at the same season. YESSSS. And more anime that looks promising of course. I can’t wait for fall to here here soon!
FALLLLLLL! Oh man guys, I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am for the Fall. Other than the fact that the weather becomes BEARABLE (as opposed to the disgusting, humid summer heat that I have been subjected to) there’s NEW ANIME. I’m really excited about some of these titles, especially UN-GO! I’ve just started college so it may be a little difficult to keep up but I’LL DO IT. IT’S SO ENTIRELY WORTH IT.
Fall. What can I say about fall (other than it’s when stores start selling Christmas decorations)? Well summer didn’t turn out all that bad, so I hope fall is great too. I mean, it LOOKS pretty good with Persona 4, Fate/Zero and all of those other awesome looking shows coming out, but the disaster that was Deadman Wonderland taught me that not all anime adaptions are good… I just hope I’ll be able to keep up with everything I want to watch since I have college now. Bloody homework.
Spriiiiiing! The season after Winter. Because it was winter last. Alright, I get it. I really need to find a new way to open these bits of text. Every time it’s just ‘Ha! Your seasons are wrong and New Zealand is right!’ Well anyway, I have some special news. I’ve decided to sign up for more shows this season, and actually make an effort to bring you quality K-ON fanboying again and again. Because let’s face it. K-ON is awesome, and it needs more love. Too much yaoi around these parts.
Nuuuuuuuuuuuu why does summer have to go?! I haven’t had much of a summer at all besides family time and work… LOTS OF WORK. I need a vacation!! But with that aside, man this fall line up has a good amount of anime that I’m interested in. But unfortunately for me, I can’t cover as much as I want to due to… life… duh. But I’ll be around because behind the scenes of Metanorn, I am slaving away on various things. So yeah, hope this fall goes by well along with winter and then spring will come and kick my butt.
This time we played around with more in-depth information as I heard some complaints on the aniblogosphere about ‘not enough information’ or ‘too little to talk about’. So, we have covered all the possible bases with this improved version for the quality and quantity both. The separators are pretty self-explanatory so…. >> GET YOUR FABULOUS MAX~☆!

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119 Responses to “Fall Anime Catalogue 2011”

  1. […] this season is Sekijitsu, who have a great looking comprehensive review that includes air dates. Metanorn’s season review has been published, and as usual, they have a ton of information as well. So, with these great comprehensive reviews, […]

  2. VucubCaquix says:

    Wow, this is such a well organized and put-together preview. I can feel the effort put into it. My kudos to you Kyokai and Fosh and the rest of your team!

    • Kyokai says:

      DAWW, thank you, Vucy~ It took many days and it’s definitely a team effort with everyone pitching in for their thoughts. Much appreciate it! ^^

    • Foshizzel says:

      Awww thanks! It took a while to come up with our own spin on the summaries but good stuff xD

      High five team Meta!

  3. xochandaox says:

    I am most excited for Mirai Nikki, with Persona 4 in second.

    Other then that I will be watching Ika musume 2, Bakuman 2, and Chihayafuru (idk it just interests me.) AND HUNTER x HUNTER!!! haha…
    Checking out: Guilty Crown, Un-Go (bishies XD), Ben-To

    and OMG. So happy about the Specials for Kimi ni Todoke and Usagi drop! <3

    but yay Metanorn team, I love the season preview post the most. makes me super excited for the new shows :D

    • Kyokai says:

      LOL! Yandere love anyone? I hope asread does a good job with it and definitely looking forward to all the titles that you mentioned.

      Aah, I remember you tweeting about it and here it is. Thank you for the wait! ^^ We take our time in collecting all the info because releasing reviews without complete information is just no good and does justice to the title being covered.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Hell ya to Mirai Nikki! I can’t wait to see that, but I have a feeling it will be soooo censored like BloodC And Deadman wonderland with so many shadows and great big beams of light….

      IKA MUSUME 2! CANT WAIT AHHH!! xDD

      Guilty Crown! Yes please! That looks so good, I will bet money it probably will be the hit of the fall season with all those great designs and music.

      Why thank you! We put a lot of time into this :D

  4. Junko says:

    Seriously looking forward to some stuff here..

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    • Kyokai says:

      Good list and LOL! You should match up with some old shows to balance out your current watch list. ^^

      • Junko says:

        Funnily enough I’m actually going to be watching the original Macross series along with this season. I think they might just be old enough XD

    • Jrow says:

      We can expect better from DEEN on Hatsukoi, but I’m keeping my expectations slightly above minimum.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Hells ya Junko! Guilty Crown for the winnnnnnnn and Fate/Zero,Working!! and Shana three! xD

  5. baka_girl says:

    *take a deep breath after reading the suuuuuuuper long review* lol
    Just reading it takes almost one hour, can’t imagine how long the team has been working on this. Thank you so much for the hard work! <3

    Aww, I'm so happy that there's lots of promising show this season. Currently interested in Guilty Crown, Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Gundam AGE, Phi Brain, Un-Go, Persona 4, Mirai Nikki, Fate/Zero, Shakugan no Shana III, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 2 and Hotarubi no Morie. That's quite a lot coming from me :))
    Might cut down this list after watching first episode though :p

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you for the kind words! Everyone really worked hard in making this a reality. We have been preparing since last month. xD

      Hahaa, we’ll see how much you end up seeing but definitely, there’s no shortage of good shows this season. ^^

    • Foshizzel says:

      -hands you a paper bag- ;D

      Thanks! Indeed it was a long process but worth the wait! Good work everyone course we always do our best for the readers.

      Yep I am looking forward to Guilty Crown,Gundam Age,Horizon,Mirai Nikki, Fate/Zero and Shana three too! Lots of great anime soon! Fall is going to be a great one.

  6. Joojoobees says:

    Hourou Mousuko (special): I finally got around to watching the series last week. I had to wait because my old computer had serious problems with video, and the very pale colors of the art style meant I could barely tell what was going on. The pale watercolor style looks great (now that I have a new computer), and is very appropriate. For a show that seems like it would be intense and angst, it actually isn’t. I mean, yeah the kid gets bullied and stuff, but actually it is much more subdued than one would expect. I think this gave it a sense of realism that I wasn’t expecting. I’ll check out the special, since I’m caught up.

    Chihayafuru: Yeah! This is my prediction for best show of the season.

    • Kyokai says:

      I agree on the intensity. They talk about some serious stuff quite mildly. No violence except for some bullying and bitching. Seen in a marathon, Hourou Musuko is much better than waiting for it every week.

      And three cheers for Chihayafuru. This should be a total win!

  7. Kitty says:

    AWESOME SAUCE!!! I’ve been waiting soooo long for this!!! Picking next season’s watches is always a process. But I love all your reviews and the trailers really help. No one does it like Metanron. Here is too another rocking anime season.

    CHEERS!

    Most looking forward too:
    Fate/Zero, Gundam Age, Bakuman S2 and Sekai-Ichi Hatsukoi 2. Watching a few others but those are the big kickers.

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you, Kitty-chan! We love doing it for our readers. ^^

      Also, a mecha fan? Say HI to Fosh and Jrow as these two fanboy it to the limit. xD

    • Jrow says:

      Thanks so much! It’s like how Carly Simon sings it.

      I have faith in F/Z being great and Hatsukoi should be more of season 1 goodness, and I’m interested to see what Age brings to the table.

      • Kitty says:

        I really just can’t wait to hear Takano go Huh?! again.

        I think I might add Last Exile to the list, thou I haven’t see the first one.

        Also Hi Fosh and Jrow =^_^= yay for mecha backed fun!

        • Foshizzel says:

          Oh yes you should try to watch some Last Exile! Really good stuff xD and -wave- YES! Finally a season of mecha! Wooooooooooo hooooooo!

    • Foshizzel says:

      Ahahah thanks! :D

      Fate/Zero looks great! Can’t wait to see some more of Saber and Rin <3 Gundam Age might take a while to actually get into with those character designs, but I love gundam so I can look past that for now.

  8. Vivi says:

    Soooo much info, amazing!! I think I might actually start recognizing VAs with your format XD

    And OMG Sayanoara Zetsu Sensei, Hourou Mousuko, Usagi Drop, & Kimi ni Todoke specials! *_*

    Anaaga’s reaction to Sekai-something something was cute haha

    • Kyokai says:

      I’m a VA fangirl through and through so it’ll be all my pleasure if you start recognizing them due to my reviews. XD

      Too many titles to check out, yeah!

    • Foshizzel says:

      hahah yep I am with you to Vivi one day I will have the names of all the actors memorized! Somehow….

  9. BlackBriar says:

    Whoa, this season is packed. It’s almost like summer again.

    I saw the Guilty Crown trailer and even though I haven’t seen much of Code Geass, it reminds me of that with Index/Railgun parts.

    I’m also in to check out Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon, Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle, Fate/Zero, Persona 4: The Animation, Maji de Watashi ni Shinasai, C3: Cube X.

    As for Hunter x Hunter, I never saw the original version but it still looks interesting.

    A third Shakugan no Shana? Damn!!! I haven’t even seen the first two. Time to catch up.

    A Deadman Wonderland OVA. I might give this series a second opinion depending on how it plays out. The madness, blood and gore were on the mark but the main character has yet to prove himself. I mean, Ganta actually looks tougher in this picture and I’m itching to see Shiro and Minatsuki go wild again.

    That Infinite Stratos OVA is next on the list along with that Ao no Exorcist special.

    This season’s gonna be busy but gonna help us burn a the the way to winter season.

    • Kyokai says:

      Oh hell yeah! I want to see everything! Well, almost~

      Guilty Crown seems to be the top pick because of the star-studded staff. I mean, would you look at those names. Same goes for Fate/Zero, Un-Go, Persona, Phi Brain and Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon. I say something for everyone but yeah, a warning for Shana, it’s a typical tsundere girl going shut up all the time. Not sure if it has enough ‘plot’.

      • Jrow says:

        In regards to Shana, I’ve never seen it, but from what I’ve read from steev and also other places is that Shana is kind of the basis for which most of today’s tsunderes are based off of. He’s actually excited about the series which surprised me a good bit.

      • BlackBriar says:

        I don’t really mind tsunderes. I survived Bakemonogatari’s Hitagi and Kore Wa Zombie’s Sera and Haruna. And they are as tsun as they come.

        What I really want to see first is Guilty Crown but we gotta wait untill October. I should have known. The Hanazawa virus has even gotten this upcoming series. She’s really branching out. Then there’s Persona 4 and Fate/Zero. They look really wild.

        And not to forget Kyoukai Senjou no Horizon with Jun Fukuyama in the cast. Hime and other Fukuyama fangirls are gonna be all over that. They should have another anime with big time VA. Ao no Exorcist was a breeding ground for three kinds of viruses: Jun Fukuyama, Nobuhiko Okamoto and the infectious Hanazawa virus.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yeah lots of great looking shows! So amazing to the line up with mecha for once.

      True about guilty crown it does look a bit like a “Railgun/index” type of series which sounds great to me xD

  10. Blackholeheart says:

    First off, girls and guys of Metanorn you deserve a standing ovation for this season preview, every other blog should not bother to write one and just provide a link back to this. Seriously outstanding job. I am however worried about Kyokai, with all she’s got on her plate, one of these days her head is going to straight up explode! Of course that won’t stop her and we’re all going to have to chip in and buy her a yellow motorcycle helmet with built in nekomimi and those aren’t cheap you know!

    I do have a bone to pick with you all though, before reading this I was fretting over having 12 shows in my want to watch list, now I have 22. And 8 OVA’s. On top of Fringe, Supernatural and Terra Nova in USA tvland! orz >.<

    Again thank you for the fantastic work though, I'm so hyped to enjoy this amazing season with all of you!

    • Kyokai says:

      Where should I even begin? I laughed like mad after reading this comment and thank you SO MUCH for your kind words and worrying about my head. LOL, Celty fits so well here. xD

      Also, rest assured, I’ll be watching Fringe and Supernatural too along with all the above anime. It’s gonna be tough but reviews are there to check out and then sift the crop for better ones.

      Let’s have an awesome season, YEAHHHH! xD

    • Jrow says:

      I know what ya mean with having so many shiny new shows to watch. I don’t have the US tv shows, but as a sports fan I have to find extra time to wiggle these shows around football games and whatnot.

      Thanks so much! The first half of October will be crazy busy for us getting out first impressions and such.

  11. Raph says:

    Just to echo the comments above, thank you for such a complete season preview that’s beautiful-looking to boot! The amount of information here is extraordinary and the links to websites, information about people involved, etc. are extremely useful too. Awesome job!

    • Kyokai says:

      Thank you, Raph! Much appreciate it.

      Also, I see you share the Yamada love, nyaa~ xD

    • Foshizzel says:

      Thanks Raph! It was a lot of work and fun to finally get this done and out to everyone to read! Yeah thanks to Ness and Kyokai for working on the shiney graphics.

  12. TSRL says:

    Just real quick.
    @Kyokai
    You did a little mistake on page 9:
    Sunrise and Production I.G. are not both doing Guilty Crown. Only I.G. and the one missing for Sunrise is Gundam AGE. You though nobody would notice eh?? XDD
    You can count on this redly-suspiciously Gundam fanboy to correct you XDDD

  13. Reaper says:

    All I have to say is wow, so many things to expect from the coming Fall, though I’m in agreement that Fate/Zero is at the top of the list. Returning cast as well as new members with the darker story in the background compared to the (relatively) lighthearted Fate/Stay-night. P4 though comes second but there are A LOT of new shows I have not heard of that I’m genuinely excited for…now I shall begin bouncing in my chair in glee…:)

    • Kyokai says:

      Fate/Zero, HELL YEAH! *Metafist* I have never been this excited about an anime before… Well, Nisemonogatari comes near enough but you catch my drift. xD

      Persona 4 is making me crazy with their new PVs as the days go by. Not to mention so many shows to check out. It’s definitely going to be an eventful season, this one.

  14. Miyu says:

    !!! Thank you so much for creating such a comprehensive (and pretty) season preview post :D I am in awe of (and eternally grateful to) the Metanorn Team (Y)

    I am so excited for Fall with approximately 7 series I’m looking forward to catching 8D 8D
    …The only thing is that I only can start watching after my End of Year Exams end on 10 October so I. HAVE. TO. RESIST. T T

    • Jrow says:

      That’s so awesome to see you write that! So glad you really enjoyed the preview.

      Fall’s looking pretty good. I’m not sure what my personal count of shows is, but each season this year I’ve underestimated the number, so it might hover between 5-10.

    • Foshizzel says:

      You are welcome! This was really a lot of work but amazing job team xD

      Nice!! I have lost count on the series I will end up watching….probably a little of everything for me :D

  15. umi_no_mizu says:

    wooot new season! Looks pretty decent too =D

    Looking forward to Phi Brain; Kami no Puzzle, HunterxHunter, and kimi to boku… Also going to continue on with bakuman, working, shinryaku ika mumsume and sekai-ichi hatsukoi =P

    once again, very nice work on the review-ness =)

    • Jrow says:

      Very appropriate that you say review-“ness” since Ness did an amazing job with the design as is usually the case. :)

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yes! Lots of exciting things to watch soon!

      I am interested in HunterxHunter! And Ika Musume <3 <3 I missed that series I need my comedy fix.

      LOL Yepp so much review-ness!

    • Ness says:

      And every time a review comes out, I disappear right after it’s publish for a vacation xD

      Thanks! (even though I’m unsure if that review-ness was even meant for me) :3

  16. fathomlessblue says:

    I went into this summary thinking the only shows worth my time were Working!!, Persona 4, Guilty Crown and Last Exile, yet now I’m more excited with Tamayura and Coppelion. I hope the later does actually air this season!).

    Oh, and more Kimi ni Todoke means more Ayane = Win Win Win!!!

  17. Carla says:

    I’ve been Waiting for this post!
    THANK YOU for creating a comprehensive season preview post for retarded people like me ♥

  18. anaaga says:

    Oh god Kyokai I love Tales of Symphonia how could you say that ;___; But it’s releasing in the winter anime season, so it’s good that you didn’t put it in the list.
    By the way, I looooveeee Tales of Symphonia. You know what this means *hint hint*

    And that Natsume twins thingy? I thought it would be about bunch of girls, but it’s actually about bunch of guys. Has lots of yaoi pairing potentials. Will watch for the gheyness

    • Kyokai says:

      What did I say?! =P
      Tales of Symphonia is getting so many OVAs like every season, we can’t cover it every time. =P but you are always welcome to cover it. ;)

      And about Kimi to Boku., I always thought it would be awesome if someone made the guys’ version of K-On! and look at this, our time is made. xD

  19. Alynn says:

    Love the new layout!

    The only think I hate about fall is the lack of time I have for watching anime. D;

    Definitely watching:
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    Fall is looking great so far!

    • Foshizzel says:

      I love the layout too! Very cool xD

      Trueeeeee some can watch anime all day!

      Nice list I can’t wait for Guilty Crown, Working!!, and Mirai Nikki those seem like really fun shows to watch this season. Fingers crossed for Mirai Nikki not to be censored to much due to all the BLOOD…

  20. Moni Chan says:

    OMG YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you so much. Fall is the season for awesome anime. There’s like 6 animes airing on my birthday. CRAZYNESS I TELL YOU CRAZYNESS!

    Im so happy that Bakuman is getting a 2nd season. The manga is so interesting. As well as all the other animes getting another season.

    Detective Conan i love that show. All I need to do to catch up is watch more then 500 episode before october. Maybe I should just start watching the movies.

    the animes are just so amazing I sooooo cant wait.

    • Foshizzel says:

      You are welcome!!! Fall is looking amazing so many great looking shows, ooooh Happy early birthday! I know last year Kore wa Zombie desu ka? Came out on my bday too well a day before ahaha

      WOW And I thought a series like One piece was huge xD

      • Moni Chan says:

        ahhh thank you
        lol actually the ones that are airing on my birthday are a day early 2. I still say it’s my birthday kuz the subs come out a day later, hopfully. >_<

    • Karakuri says:

      Happy early birthday!

      I want to get into Conan. I really do, but 600 episodes seems like a hell of a lot XD. Good luck with that!

    • anaaga says:

      DROP DROP DROP CONAN
      Not that I hate it, and I HAD the manga. But since it’s not even done until NOW, I decided to stop. It’s making me broke

      • Moni Chan says:

        lmao I always wonder when it will end. it’s been on since around the time I was born. I haven’t hit 100 episodes and I’m on the 13th volume (and counting), but im not going to give up. i might just stick to the manga it’s faster.

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