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Winter 2011 Anime Chart v3

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As you can see, each upcoming anime is divided into 4 categories. TV series and Continuing OVA’s are pretty self-explanatory. The reason I split up OVA’s and DVD specials was to differentiate between the new projects and the silly extra episodes packed into dvd releases of a series. I extended this rule to accommodate extra dvd episdoes released with a manga if the manga already had an anime adaptation and there wasn’t anything clearly different about this release (for example, the Yozakura Quartet or Kurenai OVA’s would have been listed as a regular OVA’s because they were meant to be following the manga closer than the original anime). The only one I was a bit tentative about was the Kara no Kyokai episode. However, that’s just a 20-30 min epilogue so putting it as a DVD special was my way of saying it’s not adding anything to the plot.

Since the OVA synopsis are meant to give you an idea what this project is actually meant to be, since many OVA’s are spin offs and pilot episodes and all sorts of strange stuff. Because the space is so small, and that OVA’s often producing some pretty strange stuff, the bluntness of some of the OVA descriptions can be a bit odd. For the record, every one of those descriptions is entirely true to the best of my knowledge (and the best of my knowledge is pretty darn knowledgeable), apart from Goulart Knights. I honestly haven’t a clue what that’s supposed to be.

There are other charts out there. Some of them are better designed than mine. So I thought I’d better explain the reason behind why I’m making these charts. When the original Chartfag first slowed down, all sorts of other charts showed up on the internet. Many of them were terrible, had incorrect information or were just plain trolls. The problem was there wasn’t a reliable chart maker anymore. So, instead of whining about it, I decided to make them myself, hoping that my 2 years of season preview making gave me a bit more credibility than some random sourceless chart you found on /a/. That said, some of the criticism did sting the pride a bit, so I am trying to improve these charts to meet anime fans online’s very high expectations.

Anyway, here’s the usual guff

  • All inform­a­tion regard­ing air­ing dates is taken from moon­phase. If you’ve heard dif­fer­ent inform­a­tion about upcom­ing anime else­where, by all means do inform me, but it’s prob­ably wrong.
  • The winter sea­son runs from 1 Decem­ber to 28 February.
  • No dates for TV, mainly because most of them haven’t been announced yet.
  • The dates lis­ted for OVA’s and Spe­cials is for when the first epis­ode is released. Don’t expect the whole thing to be released on that date. There is fre­quently long gaps between epis­ode releases for OVA’s
  • No movies. When a movie is released in Japan, the west won’t see fan­subs of it until the dvd/blu-day comes out. Your best bet for see­ing these movies before the dvd is released is at anime movie screen­ings, often held at conventions.
  • If you’re sub­scribed to my reg­u­lar feed, you’ll get the charts just as you would get any other post. How­ever if you want the latest charts and don’t want any­thing else from this blog, you can sub­scribe to this feed. If you’re not a feed reader user, then you can keep the Charts page book­marked which will be updated whenever there’s a new chart.
  • There will be a new chart on the 27th of every month. This is my new thing to promote the idea that I’m all reliable and stuff.
  • Next month will not only include the final version of the Winter Chart but also the first version of the Spring 2011 Chart. I know, I can hardly contain my excitement either.
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  1. luffyluffy
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Lets see… Gosick, Merry Dream Eater, Mahou Shaftjo, Starry Sky, Mirai Nikki, Kuragehime DVD Special, Angel Beats! DVD special, MM! DVD special, Tales of Symphonia Ova.

    All in all, a quiet season. Thank god.

  2. awesomemonius
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Nice work :)

  3. Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Damn, hardest working blogger in the biz. Nice job.

  4. Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Gonna watch:
    Fractale. Because the plot sounds… original and nice so far. And I like the art.
    Gosick. Because I like mystery and girly things. Maybe this will come together without being moe.
    Wandering Son. Because finding yourself and stuff.
    Mahou Shojo Madoka Magica. HNNNNG. Good Staff = Good Magical-Girl Show? We will see.
    Merry Dream Eater. Just because od the trailer.
    Level E. Because…. I like this bishi somehow. And it’s the “he finds a girl there and needs to take care of her now because she lost her memories/is sickly” plot with a guy. I can already smell the Ho Yay. Also Yu Yu Hakusho mangaka.
    Future Diary. Because of YANDERE. <3
    Morita-san wa Mukuchi. Because I liked the cute pictures of it on the website. http://www.otemoto.jp/byroad/
    Houkago no Pleiades. Because Gainax is awesome.
    Rio- Rainbow gate! That last one jus.t because the girl is hot.
    And Norageki. Wait, thats not in your list. Where is it?

    And I give the Yuri thing a try. Because it sounds so stupid, maybe it's good. :D (We can always hope. And maybe it has some decent Yuri, and not the "Oh you touched me oh I show you my panties slowly and now there are flowers all around us I blush totally everyones a lesbian yeah this is totally to turn on the men and not an authentic lesbian relationship"-Yuri. You know what I mean.)

    • Scamp
      Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

      Norageki what now? *does some quick research*

      That’s odd. ANN says Norageki is being released on the same date as Koisento, .Hack and Mazinkaizer as part of some big screening event, but Moonphase doesn’t list it. The bandai homepage of the event list the other 3 but doesn’t have the final one listed. ANN says it was announced later than the other 3. Not only that, but I’m not sure any of those are being released on DVD. Hmmm, all very strange.

      So yeah, I dunno what’s happened to Noregaki, but it aint listed on Moonphase so I’m not going to list it here

      • Scamp
        Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

        hurdur never mind, I see Noregaki on their website now. Moonphase seems to have completely ignored it’s existence. I thought maybe it wasn’t getting a dvd release or something (the dates listed on the chart are for the dvd releases of each of the screenings instead of teh actual screening date, because nobody will be able to see it then) but it even ignores the fact it’s screening at the festival as well.

        Well how about that eh. Moonphase getting something wrong. Didn’t think it was possible. Thanks for that, I’ll have to research that before the next chart

  5. karry
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Hmm…cowboy-somethingsomething one looks more complete, with more ovas, movies, and dates…although it seems he launches them on fucking twitter…

    “No movies. When a movie is released in Japan, the west won’t see fan­subs of it until the dvd/blu-day comes out.”

    I dont give a fuck if i can watch a movie right away or not. I mainly use the charts as a quick remainder of what i havent seen yet. Its faster and more comfortable to use these, than anidb’s month-by-month calendar.

    • Scamp
      Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

      It stings the pride to admit it, but cowboybibwhatever’s charts are better than mine. Hence why I’m falling back on reliability as my selling point.

      Yeah I think I’m going to start putting movies in the charts from now on. Not just for the fact that charts are used long after the season itself has passed, but also because it highlights what movies could be screening in any anime movie screenings abroad

  6. Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks again for doing this. I value reliability, and I have seen some of the charts loaded with false information, so I acknowledge the need you have identified.

  7. Sebz
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Glad that someone else is taking the chart seriously. Thanks very much! :D

  8. Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Thanks a lot for the chart, it doesn’t necessitate a V4, but I think you misspelt Beelzebub:P
    Anyways, I look forward to Beelzebub, hopefully the animators will do a good job animating an awesome manga, I haven’t read too much of it, but I think Wandering son is a good manga, so hopefully the anime will also be good.
    If you are feeling a bit crazy, I would recomend Future Diary as well, the female lead is arguably the best(craziest) yandere ever.Period.
    Given the amount of attention you have paid to Ore no Imouto, you should look at “I don’t like you at all, Big Brother!” I haven’t really read too much of the manga, but it is interesting in some ways. It is the opposite of Imouto in that the older brother is the otaku.
    I am not very well verse in otaku culture, but I think in many ways “I don’t like you at all, Big Brother!” is far more of a parody than Imouto ever was. Nao is also incredibly crazy, ruthless, and occasionally sadistic, in other words, 500 times more interesting than Kirino (or whatever her name is)
    I don’t really know why I recommended it, but you should probably try at least one episode, you might fall in love with Nao’s blatant disregard for moral and ethic values, or you might not.

  9. Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Madoka Magica might be a neat show to check out in the Google group. Maybe I’ll post it up as a suggestion…

  10. Posted November 28, 2010 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    The only two things that I know that I will be watching are Beelzebub and Future Diary. Beelzebub is one of my current fav manga. So freaking good imo. And I hope Future Diary doesn’t need any introduction at this point. Not sure about the animation studio though…

    • luffyluffy
      Posted November 28, 2010 at 2:29 am | Permalink


  11. Someone Else
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Lol I read in chartfag’s blog that he’s forcing you to do this but looks like your enjoying it anyways. Thanks for the reliable chart!

    BTW why no Arakawa ep 8 review yet? You’ll understand Amazoness’ reason why she’s living there for sure

    • Scamp
      Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      Sorry for no Arakawa review yet. I’ve got a fuckton of work piling up to the point that I’m thinking of sticking the blog on hiatus until I get it done. I won’t put it on hiatus, because I’d go mad if I couldn’t write, but posts might be a bit slower than usual

  12. smallish
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:01 am | Permalink

    Fractale, Gosick, Wandering Son, Wolverine (out of love for Marvel, damn them), Level E (on an off chance of being good), I don’t like you at all big brother! (because part of me hopes that it’s what OreImo should have been–it won’t be, but I can pretend), Starry Sky (I don’t know why I want to watch it, I just do), Supernatural (the American show is my guilty pleasure and honestly what I’ve heard about the anime sounds better than the original).

    So that’s 8 and I’ll probably drop half out of boredom or because I’ll be insanely busy this coming season. Unless I can find German subs and convince myself that I’m actually studying by watching anime. Hm….

  13. Mr.Durrr
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Still not as fancy as Chartfag’s charts.

  14. Posted November 28, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Meanwhile at Chartfag.. They’ve already passed the torch to The Cart Driver.

    “- Lots of blushing and hand holding follow”
    Most accurate descriptions too.

  15. Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Thanks mate. Personally, I’m looking forward to KnT, the Kuragehime special and the 2nd KKoH OVA (will prob also check out Starry Sky for the eye and ear candy at the very least, lol). Any idea what you might be blogging next season? Good luck with your work!

  16. Posted November 29, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    Crap, since you’re already on V3 I should really get started on my winter preview……..but, so lazy~

    Few things have sparked my curiousity: Fractale, Wandering Son, Level E. Will definitely be watching Kimi ni Todoke 2, Mitsudomoe 2 and Beelzebub…….and the magical girls SHAFT shows may be well worth a look.

  17. Posted November 29, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Nice work. From what I can tell, there’s not much for me to preemptively gravitate to, besides Kimi ni Todoke. I may have to give Beezlebub a shot since I’ve heard some talk about the manga for awhile. I’ve read some of Wandering son and I’m not really interested. Looks like winter is going to be a crapshoot, but this may give me a chance to watch some legacy anime.

  18. Gutts
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    Level E? Seriously? This is going to be awesome. Level E the manga was hilarious, can’t wait to see it as an anime! Definitely my most anticipated anime now.

    I’m also looking forward to Beezlebub and Freezing. There are a bunch more I’ll try and the art for Houkago no Pleiades looks quite nice.

  19. Elysium
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Wandering Son.

    Wandering Son.

    Wandering Son.

    (Fractale and Level E looks interesting, though. And I’ll try out Starry Sky, just to see what’s so special about it.)

    • Elysium
      Posted December 6, 2010 at 11:05 am | Permalink

      And holy shit, a SUPERNATURAL ANIME.



  20. darkusdragonoid
    Posted December 26, 2011 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    can anyone pllzzz plzzz tel me some gud eng dub anime … plz

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