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2011 Winter Anime Preview: 22 New Anime

AV Community Member, Sora_Thekey, shows us the future of anime!

Along with the holiday season, the time for new anime has arrived, which is why without further ado I introduce to you the anime season preview for the winter of 2010/11: 
 
This winter anime season seems to have a lot of potential as it introduces shoujoshounen, fan service and all that is needed to keep you anime-fanatics happy! I know a lot of you are still catching up on the fall season anime (and when I say "anime" I meanPanty and Stocking with Garterbelt) but it's time to make some room for the new anime. I have been scouring the internet to get you the list of anime coming out this winter (and hopefully I did a good job). So check the list and be sure to share your thoughts about which anime you'll ignore completely and which you will give your undivided attention to...    

 
Haiyoru Nyaru-ani: Remember My Mr. Lovecraft

Studio: DLE, Inc.
Air Date: December 10
Summary:  The story centers around Nyarlko, a formless Cthulhu deity who can take on the shape of anyone it wishes, but it seems to like the shape of a seemingly ordinary silver-haired girl. Mahiro Yasaka, a normal high school student, ends up being chased by aliens one night until “Nyarlko” saves him.
No Trailer 
  
Starry Sky

Studio: Studio DEEN 
Air Date: December 23
Summary:  The heroine, Yahisa Tsukiko, enrolled into a school that was recently changed from all-boys school to co-ed. Since the school is in a rural area, and the rather exclusive curriculum the school has, up until now the heroine is the only one female who has ever enrolled to the school. In Starry Sky, the 12 constellations of the Zodiac are personified in the handsome young men that are found throughout the show.
No Trailer  
 
Wolverine

Studio: Madhouse
Air Date: January 7
Summary:  Next series in the four-part Marvel Anime project, which broadcasts after Iron man. Wolverine is a mutant, possessing animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand, and a healing capability that allows him to recover from virtually any injury or toxin at an accelerated rate. 
  
 
 
Fractale

Studio: A-1 Pictures & Ordet
Air Date: January
Summary:  Fractale takes place on an island at the far reaches of the continent, where a “Fractale System” is used. The system is on the brink of collapse, and amidst the collapse, Clein finds an injured girl named Phryne under a cliff. She disappears, leaving behind only a pendant. Crane sets out on a journey with a girl shaped avatar, called Nessa, to look for Phryne and discover the secrets of the Fractale System. 
No Trailer
 
  
Hourou Musuko (Wondering Son)

Studio: AIC 
Air Date: January 13 
Summary:  Shuuichi Nitori is a 5th grade boy who likes to bake, and has always been a somewhat feminine boy. Shuuichi has always wanted to be a girl, and when he transfers to a new school, his hopes are partially fufilled when he is mistaken for his 6th grade sister on his first day. He ends up sitting next to Yoshino Takatsuki, a tall, boyish girl who has always wanted to be a boy. They both have secrets they don’t want anybody else to know… 
  
  
  
IS: Infinite Stratos

Studio: 8-Bit 
Air Date: January 
Summary:  Infinite Stratos (IS), a Japanese developed exoskeleton weapon system, has become the dominant tool of warfare and conflict. Unfortunately for the men in society, only women are able to operate Infinite Stratos, with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is Orimura Ichika, an orphan raised by his older sister who herself is a famous IS pilot. When his compatibility with IS is discovered after he accidentally touches an IS at the IS academy at the age of 15, he is given a scholarship and enrolled in a school that specializes in training IS pilots. He is the only known male in the world who can pilot an Infinite Stratos, which means that his academy life will be surrounded by all girls, considering there are no other boys who can attend the school. 
  
    
 
Yumekui Merry (Merry Dream Eater)
 
Studio: JC Staff
Air Date: January
Summary:  Ten years ago Fujiwara Yumeji noticed he had a power to see multicolored auras surrounding a person’s body when he looks at them through his fingers. Ever since then he’s been having a weird dream about a war with cats. Then one day a mysterious girl falls on top of him. Her name is Merry, a beautiful girl who came from the world of dreams.  

  
  
Kimi Ni Todoke Season 2

Studio: Productions IG 
Air Date: January 4 
Summary:  2nd season of Kimi ni Todoke. Kuronuma Sawako is infamous for her resemblance to the ghost girl from “The Ring”, which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose “100% refreshing” personality earns him great admiration from Sawako.   
No Trailer
 
Cardfight!! Vanguard

Studio: TMS Entertainment 
Air Date: January 8 
Summary: T he anime is based on a game that is the collaboration between Yu-Gi-Oh’s R manga creator Akira Ito, the original Duel MAsters technical advisor Satoshi Nakamura, and Bushiroad President Takaaki Kidani. 
  
  
  
Dragon Crisis!

Studio: Studio DEEN 
AIr Date: January 
Summary:  A normal high school boy, Kisaragi Ryuji’s once peaceful life is turned into an adventure by the return of his second cousin Eriko. Ryuji and Eriko seize a relic box from the “Dark broker”. In the box, they find a blue-eyed “girl” who turns out to be a dragon named Rose. Rose is inexplicably fixated on Ryuji — following him even when he is bathing and sleeping. In order to protect Rose from the black organization, Ryuji decides to fight using his power as a relic handler to protect the girl from the black-market dealers and others. 
  
   
  
Beelzebub

Studio: Studio Pierrot 
Air Date: January 9
Summary:  The story follows the “strongest juvenile delinquent”, Oga Tatsumi, a first year in “Ishiyama High” the school for delinquents. One day while sleeping next to a river he sees a man floating down it, he pulls him to shore and the man splits in half revealing a baby boy. This boy is the son of the demon king and he has been chosen as the one to raise it with the baby’s demon maid Hilda.
No Trailer
 
GOSICK (Gosick)

Studio: BONES 
Air Date: January 7 
Summary:  The year is 1924, the place, Sauville, a small European country neatly tucked beside the Alps. Kazuya Kujo, the third son of a Japanese Imperial Soldier, has been studying abroad at the prestigious Saint Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are popular. Most of the stories Kazuya ignores, except the story of the Queen Berry, a mysterious ghost ship. He then meets Victorique de Blois, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never goes to class and spends her entire day reading in the library. She uses her unrivaled logic to solve mysteries even the town’s famous detective can’t. Victorique’s inquisitive nature leads the duo to board a ship that matches the Queen Berry’s description, a ship that might just hold the key to solving a sinister mystery.
  
   
  
 
Mitsudone Season 2

Studio: Bridge 
Air Date: January 
Summary:  The 11 year old Marui triplets could not be any more different. The oldest one, Mitsuba, is sadistic and kind of mature for her age. The middle one, Futaba, is perverted and very athletic and has the strength of a full-grown man. The youngest one, Hitoha, is generally very quiet and gentle but when push comes to shove, she might just be the strongest, the most perverted and the most sadistic out of the three.The three are all in the same class, led by the newly graduated teacher Yabe Satoshi. He usually gets pushed around by the girls and, on occasion, abused but the triplets also try to lead him and the new school nurse, the clumsy Kuriyama Aiko, together.
No Trailer
 
USAGIGOYA

Studio: Iyasakado Film 
Air Date: January 
Summary: Some daytime kiddie anime starring Nogawa Sakura. 
No Trailer
  
Rio - Rainbow Gate! -

Studio: Xebec 
Air Date: January 4 
Summary:  Rio is the main character in several pachiko video games, and now gets to star in her own anime. Announced by the Japanese game maker Tecmo.
  
   
  
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

Studio: Shaft 
Air Date: January 
Summary:  Madoka is a kind, friendly but ordinary second year middle school girl. She wonders aloud what she should do if she can grant whatever you may wish through magic. 
No Trailer
 
 
Freezing

  
  
Studio: A.C.G.T. 
Air Date: January 8 
Summary:  Set in a slightly futuristic world where Earth has been invaded, and is at war with aliens from another dimension called the Nova, the story follows the adventures of a Japanese boy named Kazuya Aoi. After losing his sister in humankind’s fight against the Nova, he enrolls for training at Genetics, a military academy for combat training against the Nova. The academy is designed for genetically modified girls called Pandoras and their male partners, called Limiters. Limiters can use a special power called “freezing” to limit their opponent’s mobility. The protagonist makes the acquaintance of an unusual older girl named Bridgette L. Satellizer, who appears to be the most powerful Pandora in her class, but has not yet chosen a male partner to be her Limiter because of her intense androphobia. In spite of the warnings from all of his friends, he decides to be her Limiter. 
Note: The Trailer for the actual anime begins at the 20 sec. mark on the video below
  
  
  
Onii-chan no Koto nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!

Studio: ZEXCS 
Air Date: January 
Summary:  Junior High student Takanashi Nao’s  brother complex is so strong, it’s almost at the point of incest. She’s determined to make her brother, High School student Takanashi Shuusuke , see her as a woman. She even goes as far as sneaking into his room to throw away all his non-incest related porn. But as she’s looking for his porno stash, she finds a photo album, and discovers that she is not in any of his childhood pictures. What is going on? 
No Trailer 
 
Suite PreCure

Studio: Toei Animation
Air Date: February
Summary:  New Pretty Cure anime in the franchise by Izumi Todo. Suite Precure will be the 8th series in the franchise. Based on the title logo, the series theme will be related to music. 
No Trailer
  
Kore wa Zombie desu ka? (Is this a Zombie?)

Studio: Studio DEEN 
Air Date: January 10 
Summary:  Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy, but his life one day is turned upside down when he is killed by a serial killer. He is later revived as a zombie by a necromancer named Eucliwood Hellscythe, who he had recently met before his death. He finds himself in a world of magical girls and vampire ninja. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive mahou shoujo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against the anti-mahou shoujo system “Megalo” in her place. 
  
  
 
Dan Ball Senki

Studio: OLM 
Air Date: TBA 
Summary: A television anime that accompanies the release of the game Danball Senki 
Note: Trailer below is trailer for the video game not the actual anime 
    
  
 
Iron Vendetta #0 (Pilot Film)

Studio: Ankama Japan 
Air Date: TBA 
Summary: The team behind the Koutetsu no Vendetta (Iron Vendetta) military robot project announced last year that production on the project's first full anime episode has been green-lit. The project began with a still "picture drama" short which eventually evolved into a partially animated pilot film. 
No Trailer
  
With 22 new anime this season, what will you watch?
 
Source: Emory Anime Club / Blossom Media Center 
-- Geo (  sora_thekey ), long time user, blogger, wiki editor of the Whiskey Media Sites, and 24/7geek!    
Mesoianon Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:23 a.m.
So Beezlebub, and that's it.  Even then, Beezlebub is being done by  studio pierrot, so it'll be 19 episodes of horrible looking animation and 7 with 5 minutes of decent fight animation. ::Sigh::
 
What a horrible looking season. Call me when we get to spring. Is deadman wonderland still on schedule?
Kelleth moderator on Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:45 a.m.
 This article starts with Lovecraftian lolis and Cfattalis ain't here yet? 0_0
 
The end is near!!  
 
Edit: dunno how I opened the other thread whilst clicking on the other link lol
Daniel_Newton moderator on Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:50 a.m.
Yes! Mitsudomoe season 2 is all I need, I have piles of older series I can watch if none of this other stuff is any good. 
I'm sure plenty of it will be, but to be honest none of that really caught my attention, I guess I'll just wait and see what people are saying when the new stuff starts. 
Oh, I guess I'll watch Wolverine, since I've been watching Iron Man. I'm not expecting anything great though. Iron Man isn't the worst anime in the world, but it hasn't been terribly exciting either, but I'll see it through to the end.
UsachanMaNon Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:55 a.m.
Lookin forward to Beelzebub!!! I just hope that they do a good job with the anime, cuz the manga is awesome! :D
Andheezon Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:57 a.m.
Maybe Wolverine and maybe Gosick, they had better latch on early though.
metalsnakezeroon Dec. 9, 2010 at 11:25 a.m.
Posted this on a similar topic but still...
 
 Kimi ni Todoke season 2 - Yes, more Sawako :D
Gosick - Have no clue about what this is besides the description but Bones is doing it so I'll give it a try.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica - SHAFT + Ume Aoki Art style + Original Anime = Something awesome or some crazy. 
Wolverine - Hope its better than Ironman.
Suite Precure - More Precure.
Future Diary - Interesting that is a OVA but we will see how it goes. 
Sammo21on Dec. 9, 2010 at 11:47 a.m.
Jeez, I hate it when Japan uses Lovecraft in anything: they always screw it up.  Also, kind of aggravating that it is just falling in the same prepubescent stuff that most of the anime that come out does.  I hope we are still getting Hellsing Ultimate OVA volumes 5-7 here in the states next year...
Gozertcon Dec. 9, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.

Huh a couple interesting ones in there for me, though which ones will be showing up on Crunchyroll or other legal viewing system I wonder? 
rubberluffyon Dec. 9, 2010 at 1:49 p.m.
Super pumped for Beelzebub.  The manga is hilarious, I have high hopes for the anime.
 
Really like Freezing's manga, big fan of the art.  Hope it transfers well to animated format.
sickVisionz moderator on Dec. 9, 2010 at 2:28 p.m.
Mitsudomoe 2... because the first season rocked.
Beelzebub... only because the same studio makes Bleach and Naruto so maybe I'll like this as well. 
Go Sick... only because Bones usually does quality work. 
 
Hopefully some of the stuff that seems ultra generic to me will catch me off guard like Asobi ni Ikuyo or some other show that I kinda stumbled across and ended up enjoying.
ninjadude853on Dec. 9, 2010 at 2:34 p.m.
BEELZEBUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Oh, and those Infinite Stratos and Freezing shows look alright.
DocHauson Dec. 9, 2010 at 2:38 p.m.
Beelzebub, Gosick, and the third Black Lagoon OVA are the only ones I can see being any good. Also I'll probably watch that magical girl Madoka show because ShaftxShinbo owns my soul.
PenguinDuston Dec. 9, 2010 at 2:53 p.m.
I'm curious to see most of what's coming up but what has me most excited is Mitsudomoe 2 and Go Sick (Bones!).  After that I have high hopes for Wandering Son, Freezing, and Beelzebub.  The romantic comedy fan in me is interested in Mr. Lovecraft, Is this a Zombie, Dragon Crisis and Onii-chan no Koto... (this winter's version of Ore no Imouto?).  Kimi ni Todoke might be cool too but I need to see the 1st season still.  Fractal, Infinite Stratos and Yumekui Merry could go either way.   
 
Most of what I am looking forward to seeing is the stuff that is currently airing since I almost always wait until the season is over.  
 

GrandMarshalon Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:05 p.m.
The trailer has made me interested in Infinite Stratos looks like some descent mech fighting... and boobs
Dunchadon Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:19 p.m.
Definitely doesn't look like it'll be a good winter. I will check Beelzebub to see if it's worth my time - more than likely that I'll Bleach/Naruto it and just watch only a select number of episodes and otherwise stick to the manga. 
 
Sort of interested in seeing the japanese take on Wolverine - might be interesting. Though Iron Man was crappy enough that I didn't even finish the first episode. 
 
Oh well, more time left for gaming I guess.
Black_Roseon Dec. 9, 2010 at 4:46 p.m.
Looks like a really mediocre season to me. 
 
But hey, Kimi ni Todoke 2! 
Dream moderator on Dec. 9, 2010 at 7:53 p.m.
Might give Fractale, Gosick and Wandering Son a shot for the winter. Beyond that, I'm likely gonna continue on with Bakuman and the Black Lagoon OAVs from this year.
hitsusatsu11on Dec. 9, 2010 at 8:02 p.m.
I'll watch the Lovecraft one, and maybe check out the new Pretty Cure.
takashichea moderator on Dec. 9, 2010 at 9:37 p.m.
 IS: Infinite Stratos reminds me of Code Geass and Zoids and Gundams. Their school uniform looks like it came from Code Geass.
prankxxxxon Dec. 9, 2010 at 10:12 p.m.
can't wait for beelzebub. i love the manga. i'm curious about freezing, i read the manga some, it has its ups and  downs. i like the character design though. 

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