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Spring 2011 Anime Chart v2

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I’ve said this before, but there are other charts out there. A lot of them are really bad, done by people who don’t know where they’re supposed to look up the information from. That said, there’s also cowboybimibop/Nelson’s chart, updated via Moetron’s website, (where I get all my information from anyway when I’m too lazy to decipher the moonrunes at Moonphase) and it’s better than mine. Better design, more frequently updated (even his latest version was out 3-4 hours before this chart) and I think he can actually read Japanese.

People have said that variety is good, but charts don’t run the same way as blogs do. A closer comparison would be fansubs. The reason to wait for slower subs is if they are of higher quality than the speedsub version. If one group is faster and has better subs, there’s really no reason for the other sub group to exist beyond highly picky and superficial reasons, such as how they translate certain words. Speaking of translation, if you’re reading this post cowboybimibop/Nelson, you are making these charts for an english audience. Why on earth are you providing the kanji and not an english translated version of the title? That’s my one piece of advice to you.

The reason I started making charts was because there was no reliable source of charts when Chartfag stopped making them. We now have a reliable source of charts that are better than mine. Hence I don’t see why I should continue making these charts. Pride won’t allow me to stop updating this spring chart, so you can expect this chart to still have a v3 and v4 before the season begins. If cowboybimibop/Nelson stops making charts all of a sudden, I’ll carry on with my ones until better ones appear, but asides from that that I’ll probably stop making charts after the spring season.

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36 Comments

  1. Posted January 27, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Also worth adding that OtakuConnect have their own preview charts going, with a spring one soon to be released.

    http://otakuconnect.com/charts/v/Winter_2011

    • Posted January 27, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

      Btw, thanks for all your hardwork with the past few charts. Your efforts are greatly appreciated :3

    • Scamp
      Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

      A html coded chart is the way to go, but they sure as hell need a lot more work on it before it’s presentable

      • Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

        Got any tips you can add?

        I can relay them to the current guys working on it

      • Scamp
        Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

        Big blank spaces = bad thing. This is exasperated with the ‘fullscreen’ option, which simply expands the blank spaces further

        The shortened synopsis make no sense half the time, which renders the ‘download image’ selection meaningless when I get the nonsensical version of the chart

        As a post season-airing thing, not having extra info doesn’t really matter. But if they plan to make these charts as previews before the season begins, they’d have to include more info beyond the picture and synopsis.

        The pictures I’m guessing are taken from each animes respective page on the site. The problem is the picture gets smaller in the chart and I can’t tell what the picture is actually of, especially in the OVA’s section

        This is just a personal preference, but I don’t see the point of putting in the fancy Japanese version of the title. It gives us nothing and makes each section look uneven

        So yeah, quite a bit of work to do

      • mcm38
        Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

        Making carts seems fun, I might start making my own in the future. Btw, is html better cause its the most used standard?

      • Posted January 27, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

        Sweet, Ill pass on the crits to the developers.

  2. Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I honestly prefer your charts to Nelsons. Yours have more information (such as director), a design that’s much easier on the eyes, and don’t use gratuitous untranslated Japanese titles everywhere. Please, don’t stop making them!

    • Scamp
      Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

      Moetron and /a/ both use Nelsons, and that’s like having both American and China on your side in a world war. Sorry, but I can’t handle that firepower

      • luffyluffy
        Posted January 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

        I’ll always love your charts more!

  3. Mr.Durrr
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Spring is gonna be fuckawesome

  4. Yup
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Seems to be the best season ever since I started watching airing anime.

  5. Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    …The images used for Hoshikaka and A Channel. ( ´_ゝ`)

    Spring looks better than I remembered it to be.

    Why isn’t there the ridiculous full name for Anohana though?

    • Scamp
      Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

      Because the full name for Ano Hana wouldn’t fit. Seriously, the name is so long it can hardly fit in a tweet, let alone a tiny box in a season preview chart

  6. Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for compiling all these *_*

  7. Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    FUCK YEAH KAIJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    • karry
      Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

      You mean, the worst part of Kaiji, that has 10 volumes of him sitting in one place and doing absolutely nothing ? No thanks.

  8. Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Now let’s lurk again~
    Wow, spring looks promising *___*
    Okay, sooo~
    Sket Dance, C, Deadman Wonderland, that Arakawa ripoff, TEA FTW, Nichijou, Moshidora, maybe Tiger and Bunny, maybe Hanasaku Iroha, that Boys Love one, and…. wait…that last one… eh…. it looks so… cuuuute >.< Happy Kappy? Sounds pretty girly for me. Is it a childrens show, Scamp?

  9. Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    And the number of series keeps going up. There’s a lot of stuff I’m interested in at least trying.

    I’ve got to give Moetron the nod for their design being a bit slicker than yours. That said, your chart was pretty much a savior for this Winter season. Thanks for the work you did!

  10. Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a really diverse season.

    Feels so far off though…

  11. missingno
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    i am disappointed that sex pistols is not in fact about the sex pistols

  12. luffyluffy
    Posted January 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    SKET DANCE, DEADMAN WONDERLAND, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE WOMAN AND ADOLESCENT MAN, TIGER AND BUNNY, WORLD GOD ONLY KNOWS 2, AND LOTTES TOY

    my body will never be ready

    • Scamp
      Posted January 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      I have to ask: Why Lotte’s Toy?

      • luffyluffy
        Posted January 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

        The same reason why I’m still watching Rio: I want to see exactly how the fuck they’re going to do this episode after episode.

        … And I like stupid shows. They’re a good cool down~

      • mcm38
        Posted January 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

        Don’t get the wrong idea. Nothing happened in the manga up till now. Can you tell me where you get your info. I need to find out if Defense Devil will get animated or not.

      • Scamp
        Posted January 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

        I would generally disagree with watching bad shows, but there’s a certain beauty to Rainbow Gate. Episode 4 had an American character who had a hairy chest, dressed like a cowboy and spoke in broken Japanese DESPITE THE FACT THE CASINO IS MEANT TO BE SET IN AMERICA IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!

        @mcm38

        I get my info from Moonphase.cc (all in Japanse btw). If you seriously want to know if something is going to get animated though, simply check animenewsnetwork

      • luffyluffy
        Posted January 28, 2011 at 12:25 am | Permalink

        Rainbow Gate is actually funny.

        And like, a good show.

        I’ve dropped almost everything Winter had to offer, even level E.

        … I’m only watching Madoka and Rio. DX

  13. Posted January 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Yeah more Kampfer.

    • Scamp
      Posted January 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

      But it’s only 2 episodes long! We were promised a second season but only got 2 episodes, what bullshit

  14. Posted January 28, 2011 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Holy crap there’s so many shows! I have a feeling that a lot of them will be delayed :3

  15. Posted January 28, 2011 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    But I like your chart! =(

  16. ~xxx
    Posted February 1, 2011 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    too may shows to decide…

  17. OHEMGEE
    Posted February 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Ah, Spring~
    How you make me so busy. c:

  18. Astrea
    Posted February 26, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    can you upload photoshop editable version for foreign lang. please ? (it is deleted :( )

    • Scamp
      Posted February 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

      There will be a new chart up tomorrow so I’ll upload the new photoshop editable chart then too

      • Astrea
        Posted February 26, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

        Thx a lot ^^

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