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Spring 2010 Anime Season Preview: 25 New Anime!

Gia gives you the low down: everything you need to know about this season's best anime.

Season Previews:

- Winter 2009 Anime
- Spring 2009 Anime
- Summer 2009 Anime
- Fall 2009 Anime
- Winter 2010 Anime
- Spring 2010 Anime   

Welcome to the 2010 spring season anime preview! I've been working long and hard on this bad boy, so I hope you'll enjoy it-- it's a pretty good look at all of the upcoming hits for the spring anime season (i.e. anime starting in March/April). 
  
And as usual, you can look forward to a lot of commentary from John and myself about what series we're interested in, as well as a couple of follow-up posts from me, including my analysis-- where I talk about some of the trends, highs, and lows of the season! But for now, without further ado...the shows! As per usual, trailers, air dates, directors, voice actors, and all other pertinent information is under the spoiler tag. This time I decided to include an image above each spoiler tag, just to make things a bit more exciting. Hope you like it! <3
   

2010 Anime Spring Season Preview

    


 
  
 

 
    


 
 
 

 
  


  
 

 
 


 

 
 

 
 

 
 

   


  
    

 
 

 
 

   


 
 

 
 


  

 
 

   

    

   


      


                                  
      



Whew! And that's your 2010 anime season preview! Now it's time, as always, to share which shows you're interested in in the comments! <3
JJOR64on March 28, 2010 at 8:29 p.m.
It's time for K-On! to take over the world now. with season 2.
 
I'm curious how Heroman is going to turn out.  I hope the show has some success.
Black_Roseon March 28, 2010 at 8:35 p.m.
I'm watching: 
 
GodLen staff on March 28, 2010 at 8:37 p.m.
Awesome, I have been waiting for this!
Agent_Loston March 28, 2010 at 8:43 p.m.
Angel Beat and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! are the only thing that I really want to watch this season.
Oneeyedjackson March 28, 2010 at 9:11 p.m.
Wonder how many of these new series will be fortunate enough to make it onto Crunchyroll.  Hopefully most of them.
Krison March 28, 2010 at 9:23 p.m.
URAGIRI WA BOKU NO NAMAE WO SHITTEIRU  sounds like Night Head Genesis, which was lame.  They LOOK exactly like the Night Head Genesis kids, too.
To watch:
MAYBE Arakawa Under the Bridge; not keen on the story, but I do like who is involved there, so I'll check it out.
Hakuouki maybe....
Didn't know House of Five Leaves was getting animated; definitely this one.
Night Raid looks the most interesting. 
 
The rest looks pretty uninteresting, honestly.  And I'm staying far away from K-ON.  The first series was decent, but hardly worthy of all the attention it gets.
 
So...that's 2 for me, for sure.  Which will give me plenty of time to catch up on the last two seasons which I've barely touched.
metalsnakezeroon March 28, 2010 at 9:34 p.m.
Let see
 
Angel Beats! - Something from Key so it should be interesting enough.
ARAKAWA UNDER THE BRIDGE - SHAFT and that is all you need to know.
Heroman - Bones+Stan lee = Something awesome (I hope).
K-on! season 2 - Because I liked the first one.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama! - Maids and comady.

Sigueon March 28, 2010 at 9:48 p.m.
Great preview, as always. I'll be checking out Night Raid, Yojouhan, Five Leaves, Working (ponytail <3), Shouka, Arakawa, Heroman and Rainbow. Maybe Hakuouki.  Even if I wasn't predisposed to avoid Key stuff, the design of that one girl in Angel Beats is suspiciously similar to Haruhi.. Even the scenes shown in the trailer make them seem alike, and there's even a familiar-looking concert scene... Hmm...
sunfloweron March 28, 2010 at 9:48 p.m.
Anything with pretty boys? XD
 
Axis Powers Hetalia
Hakuouki
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Ookiki Furikabutte ~Natsu no Taikaihen~
Senkou no Night
Shouka
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru
WORKING!! 
 
I've been reading Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteiru and like the manga a lot, so I'm looking forward to that one.  The rest look like fun.  I'm not in the mood for the artsy ones this year, simply because they seem to be doing what made other series successful, only more extreme - ie they feel like they're trying too hard.
 
Thanks so much for this post!  I really depend upon it to know what to watch for.  I hope CrunchyRoll gets a lot of these. :)
 
 
 

 
Oishi_47on March 28, 2010 at 10 p.m.
Grown up Conan looks good with a monocle and top hat. 
giaon March 28, 2010 at 10:33 p.m.
@Kris: NHG did blow pretty bad, didn't it? @_o;
Nebson March 28, 2010 at 10:50 p.m.

Fun fact: the official English title for Yojou-han is "the Tatami Galaxy."  Yeah....

FoxxFireArt moderator on March 28, 2010 at 11 p.m.
What the cuss, another Ikkitousen? I couldn't get through the first season. Not that I minded the fighting or the fan service. There is just so much it's almost comical. This series gives the impression that Japan is the windiest country on the planet. I just couldn't stomach how much there was in the way of rape. It's just not something that makes me want to see more.
 
It's interesting to see Kaito is getting his own anime. I like Kaito Kid. Many of his cases in Detective Conan are my favorite. The weird thing is. In his manga, the character is a tiny bit different. In Detective Conan it's far more reality based. Nothing far too fantastical without some kind of explanation. In Magical Kaito, it was a bit more fantasy. Sort of makes for a weird cross over.
 
I actually have seen the Kiss X Sis OVA. Rather surprising they are taking that further.
Sigueon March 29, 2010 at 1:14 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" In Detective Conan it's far more reality based. Nothing far too fantastical without some kind of explanation. In Magical Kaito, it was a bit more fantasy. Sort of makes for a weird cross over. "
This is the same Detective Conan where a dude swallows some poison that turns him into a child, right?
FoxxFireArt moderator on March 29, 2010 at 1:52 a.m.
@Sigue said:
" @FoxxFireArt said:
" In Detective Conan it's far more reality based. Nothing far too fantastical without some kind of explanation. In Magical Kaito, it was a bit more fantasy. Sort of makes for a weird cross over. "
This is the same Detective Conan where a dude swallows some poison that turns him into a child, right? "
That's really the most 'fantastic' event of the series. Even that is explained in a scientific manner. The poison, Apotoxin 4869, was intended to kill Shinichi, but due to a rare anomaly it causes the bodies cells to deteriorate to the point of childhood.
 
It's a matter of degrees really. In Kid's series, he has a classmate who is a real devil worshiping sorceress. She performs actual sorcery in that series. Something you never seen in Detective Conan.
 
In Detective Conan, all of Kaito Kid's tricks aren't actual magic, but more like illusions. The things real magicians do. The series often plays out the same way Sherlock Holmes novels go. Something may appear impossible or mystical at times, but have a scientific explanation that normally has a realistic basis.
wwfunderakeron March 29, 2010 at 1:55 a.m.
Haha Working such a great name for an anime. Man thats a lot of great anime coming out.
crusader8463on March 29, 2010 at 4:30 a.m.
Non of that looked at all interesting to me. That's not a bad thing i suppose, seeing as how i already have literally thousands of hours of anime, and another couple hundred TV shows and movies, to watch so I don't really need more.
 
Good job on the article gia, very well formatted and a nice presentation to boot.
 
EDIT: On a second look "Angel Beats!" and "Working!" look like they might be interesting. Funny how the ones i liked both have a "!" in there name... weird coincidence...
MorpheusDreamweaveron March 29, 2010 at 5:05 a.m.
I'm interested to see what happens with Ookiki Furikabutte ~Natsu no Taikaihen~, and I'm kinda curious to see how K-On!'s new season will go over. 
Angel Beats looks potentially interesting....
Otherwise, nothing is jumping out at me. I'll take another look at whatever Crunchyroll picks up, I guess.
 
Lydian_Selon March 29, 2010 at 5:12 a.m.
I love BONES but Heroman looks kinda bad. Arakawa Under the Bridge peaks my interest though.
DK1105on March 29, 2010 at 6:49 a.m.
 What I'm Watching This Season
Angel Beats - Look intresting but Im mainly going to take a look at this because the animation looks amazing
Arakawa: Under the Bridge - Seems like its going to be a intresting comedy but I dont really know what to expect here.
Giant Killing- Im not a sports anime guy but I think im going to give this a quick look.
Hakuouki - Looks very interesting but when I was that the genre was a Shoujo romantic drama I got a little worried.  Hasn't scared me off though.
House of Five Leave - Look like its going to be a interesting slow paced show.  The artwork is really interesting to me as its looks like it would have been animated during the Edo era.
K-On!! - Im glad there made a second season because I did like this show but the crazy k-on fans drive me nuts (Funny thing I watched Black Lagoon then K-On last year.  That was bit of a jump in pace)
Rainbow- Very little kinda what this is about but from the picture and quick description im going to have to take a look.
Night Raid - Sound amazing and were going to leave it at that.
Shouka -  Looks like a good historical show and I can't get enough of these.
Working - Seems like its going to be a nice fun show. 

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