Anime Season – Fall 2012

Here’s a look at the upcoming fall anime season. Everything is in alphabetical order so it’s fairly easy to navigate and find what you’re looking for. Just click on the thumbnails below and you’ll get more information about that series. Let me know what you guys think and feel free to share this with others as well.

Bakuman. 3Battle Spirits: Sword EyesBusou ShinkiGyrozetterChuunibyouCode:BreakerPanzerHaitai NanafaHayateHidamari SketchHiiro no KakeraIxion Saga DTJoJoJormungandKKyousogigaLittle Busters!MagiMonsunoOniaiOshiri Kajiri MushiPsycho-passRobotics;NotesSakurasouSeitokaiShin Sekai YoriSuki-tteTo Love-RuTonariZetsuen

* I get all my information from AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, and Wikipedia. I’ll be adding more to this page as I find out more about each series. If there’s a problem with any links, then let me know and I’ll fix them.

Series Information

Bakuman. 3

Bakuman. 3
バクマン。3
Animation: J.C. Staff Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Episodes: 25
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/bakuman/3rd
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi have come a long way since they started making manga in middle school, but trials still await them as they head towards their goal of getting an anime adaption for one of their manga. As they continue to grow as artists and as people, they will be faced with new friends, new rivals, and new hurdles to overcome.

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Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes

Battle Spirits: Sword Eyes
バトルスピリッツ ソードアイズ
Animation: Sunrise Premiere: Oct. 08, 2012
Genre: Action, Shounen Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.sunrise-inc.co.jp/battlespirits5/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList

The story is set 14 years after Atlantia, the largest country in the world of Legendia, was torn apart by riots. The protagonist Tatewaki Tsurugi was secreted away from the chaos at a young age. Oblivious to his true birthplace, Tsurugi grows up as a spirited boy in the neighboring rocky land of Pacifis.

One day, Tsurugi suddenly comes across the Shining Sword, and his great adventure begin. An army of darkness is hunting down the 12 Sword Braves, and as the army pursues Tsurugi, a figure appears before him. Bringer is a Card Battle Droid entrusted with the duty of protecting Tsurugi. Trained by Bringer in the ways of the Battle Spirits combat, Tsurugi joins the other Sword Braves in rising up against the army of darkness with his Key Spirit Shining Dragon.

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Busou Shinki

Busou Shinki
武装神姫
Animation: 8bit Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/busou/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The slice-of-life battle story is set in a future that has neither World War III nor an alien invasion — just an ordinary future set after our current age. In this world, robots are part of everyday life, and they contribute in various aspects of society. “Shinki” are 15-centimeter-tall (about 6-inch-tall) cute partners made to assist humans. Equipped with intelligence and emotions, they devote themselves to serving their “Masters.”

These Shinki can even be equipped with weapons and armor to fight each other. Such Shinki are named “Busou Shinki” (literally, “armed divine princesses”). In particular, the Shinki Ann (Arnval), Aines (Altines), and Rane (Altrane) serve a high school freshman named Masato. Things change when a new Shinki, the bellicose Staarf, joins them.

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Chou Soku Henkei Gyrozetter

Chou Soku Henkei Gyrozetter
バトルスピリッツ ソードアイズ
Animation: A-1 Pictures Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Action, Cars, Mecha Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://gyrozetter.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList

Based on Square Enix’s Gyrozetter arcade card game which depicts battles between cars that transform into robots.

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Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!
バトルスピリッツ ソードアイズ
Animation: Kyoto Animation Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Romance Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.anime-chu-2.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList

Togashi Yuuta, a boy who used to suffer from chuunibyou, and Takanashi Rikka, who still has the syndrome, made a true contract with each other (that is, they are dating). They are in the middle of enjoying real life to the fullest…or should be. However, Shichimiya Satone a.k.a. Sophia Ring SP Saturn VII, a friend from middle school and the one suffering the most from chuunibyou, appears and turns Togashi’s life upside down. And so, a battle between Saturn and Jaou Shingan (True Eye of the Devil King) begins.

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Code:Breaker

Code:Breaker
コードブレイカ―
Animation: Kinema Citrus Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.code-breaker.jp/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Riding the bus one day, Sakurakouji Sakura looks out the window to see people being burned alive with a blue fire as a boy her age remains unharmed and stands over the people. When she goes back to the site the next day, there are no corpses or evidence of any kind of murder, just a small fire. When Sakura goes to class, she discovers the new transfer student is the same boy she saw the day before. Sakura soon learns that he is Ogami Rei, the sixth “Code: Breaker,” a special type of assassin with a strange ability and also a member of a secret organization that serves the government.

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Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer
ガールズ&パンツァー
Animation: Actas Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: School, Military Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://girls-und-panzer.jp/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

In this world, “Sensha-do”, the military art of using tanks, is every bit as important to a yamato nadeshiko as flower arrangement and tea ceremony.

Nishizumi Miho is a new transfer student who want nothing to do with Sensha-do. However, she is summoned before the Student Council President who forcibly enrolls her in Sensha-do, with the ultimate goal of being part of the school’s team in the National Sensha-do Tournament. To make matters worse, every single member of the team is eccentric.

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Haitai Nanafa

Haitai Nanafa
はいたい七葉
Animation: TBA Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Supernatural Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://hai-tai.jp/index.html
More Information: AniDB, ANN, Wikipedia

The story of Haitai Nanafa revolves around an energetic middle school girl named Nanafa Kyan. Nanafa lives in Okinawa with her grandmother who runs the “Kame Soba” soba shop, her beautiful older sister Nao who is in high school, and her younger sister Kokona, who is in elementary school and has a strong ability to sense the supernatural.

One day, Nanafa witnesses a seal fall off of a Chinese banyan tree, and three spirits who live in that tree are unleashed. These spirits include Niina and Raana, who are “jimunaa” spirits. The third spirit is Iina, who is an incarnation of an Okinawan lion statue. As spirits start appearing one after another, the peaceful life of Nanafa and her family begins to change.

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Hayate no Gotoku!

Hayate no Gotoku! Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
ハヤテのごとく! CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU
Animation: Manglobe Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Parody, Harem Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.hayate-project.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Hayate, Nagi and the gang spend the last days of summer break at Nishizawa’s countryside vacation home. But a mysterious spirit has concocted a scheme to separate the butler from his young mistress.

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Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb

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Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb
ひだまりスケッチxハニカム
Animation: SHAFT Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/hidamari/index-j.html
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The fourth season of Hidamari Sketch and the sequel to the Hidamari Sketch x SP specials.

Yuno has been accepted to her dream school: Yamabuki Arts High School. To attend the school, Yuno moves and starts to live in a small apartment building named the Hidamari Apartments located near the school. Once there, she starts making new friends like her classmate Miyako and the second year students, Hiro and Sae. Surrounded by good friends, Yuno starts moving towards her dream of being an artist.

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Hiiro no Kakera

Hiiro no Kakera Second Season
緋色の欠片 2
Animation: Studio DEEN Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Shoujo, Supernatural Episodes: TBA
OP: Takanaru – Maiko Fujita ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.hiironokakera.tv/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Tamaki Kasuga has supposedly gone to live with her grandmother after her parents are transferred overseas. But the real reason for her arrival is that she must continue the role, handed down from her ancestor Princess Tamayori, to seal the sword Onikirimaru. Five young men serve as her guardians against the mysterious Logos.

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Ixion Saga DT

Ixion Saga DT
イクシオン サーガ DT
Animation: Brain’s Base Premiere: Oct. 08, 2012
Genre: Action, Fantasy Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://ixion-saga-anime.jp/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The game and anime follow Kon Hokaze, a boy who embarks on a journey from our world to an alternate world known as Mira, which is full a mysterious energy known as Alma. After saving Princess Ecarlate from attackers, he soon finds himself in the middle of a struggle around Alma.

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JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken
ジョジョの奇妙な冒険
Animation: David Production Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Supernatural Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/jojo-animation/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Based on Araki Hirohiko’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure manga.

This is the story of the Joestar family, and their battles against bizarre enemies. Jonathan Joestar’s battle against the vampire Dio Brando starts it all, and it continues into roughly each second of Joestars through all parts of the story.

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Jormungand

Jormungand Second Season
ヨルムンガンド 2
Animation: WHITE FOX Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure, Seinen Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.jormungand.tv/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The series follows Koko Hekmatyar, a young arms dealer who sells weapons under HCLI, an international shipping corporation that secretly deals in the arms trade. As one of the company’s unofficial weapon dealers, she secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcement as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Traveling with her is her team of bodyguards who are mostly composed of ex-military veterans. Her latest addition to her crew is Jonah, a seemingly emotionless child soldier who is skilled in combat yet ironically hates arms dealers. Jonah joins Koko as he wishes to find the arms dealer responsible for his family’s death. What follows is Koko and her crew’s escapades around the world.

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K

K
Animation: Go Hands Premiere: Oct. 04, 2012
Genre: Action, Supernatural Episodes: TBA
OP: Kings – angela ED: Tsumetai Heya, Hitori – Mikako Komatsu
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://k-project.jpn.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList

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Kyousogiga

Kyousogiga
京騒戯画
Animation: Toei Animation Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.kyousogiga.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Three kids are stuck in a strange city causing massive mayhem through the land. They are searching for an atypical rabbit in order to return home. Koto, the eldest of the three, seems to have some sort of connection to this weird place ruled by a monk, a demon, and a priest.

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Little Busters!

Little Busters!
リトルバスターズ!
Animation: J.C. Staff Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Episodes: TBA
OP: Little Busters! – Rita ED: Alicemagic – Rita
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.litbus-anime.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Little Busters! story revolves around the main protagonist Riki Naoe, a young male high school student. When Riki was a child, his parents died, leaving him hopeless and depressed. A group of three young boys and one girl his age saved him who referred to themselves as the Little Busters, a group dedicated to fighting evil and preserving justice.

The leader of the group was Kyousuke Natsume who had a younger sister named Rin. The other two members were Masato Inohara and Kengo Miyazawa, who were rivals despite being friends. They took Riki out and played together with him during his time of need, making him the fifth Little Busters member. In time, Riki enjoyed playing with them, and his grief over his parents gradually faded away. Now, Riki and his friends are in their second year of high school, except for Kyousuke who is in his third year. They still hang out together, and enjoy their school life.

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Magi

Magi
マギ
Animation: A-1 Pictures Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.project-magi.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The original manga re-imagines tales from the classic story One Thousand and One Nights (also known as Arabian Nights).

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Monsuno

Monsuno
モンスーノ
Animation: LARX Entertainment Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Action, Adventure Episodes: 52
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: N/A
Official Website: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/monsuno/
More Information: AniDB, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Chase Suno and his friends, Jinja and Bren, are on a search for Chase’s father, Jeredy Suno. However, they soon become involved in something else upon reaching their father’s lab and becoming involved with an organism known as Monsuno. Chase, choosing to side with his father’s work, denies S.T.O.R.M. access to the Monsuno and escapes.

They are now on the run from the military organization, S.T.O.R.M., while still looking for Chase’s father. However, a mysterious organization also has his eyes set on Chase and the group’s Monsuno.

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Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne-

Onii-chan Dakedo Ai Sae Areba Kankei Nai yo ne-
お兄ちゃんだけど愛さえあれば関係ないよねっ
Animation: SILVER LINK Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Romance Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://oniai.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The story centers around Akito Himenokōji, a boy who was separated from his twin sister Akiko, but they end up living under the same roof together during high school.

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Oshiri Kajiri Mushi

Oshiri Kajiri Mushi
おしりかじり虫
Animation: TBA Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy Episodes: 20
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www9.nhk.or.jp/anime/bakuman/3rd
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The gag comedy about Oshiri Kajiri Mushi XVIII, a 10-year-old insect who goes Biting School to inherit his family’s Biting Shop business. The series will have 20 five-minute episodes.

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Psycho-pass

Psycho-pass
Animation: TBA Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Drama Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://psycho-pass.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

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Robotics;Notes

Robotics;Notes
ロボティクス・ノーツ
Animation: Production I.G Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Sci-fi Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://roboticsnotes.jp/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The “scientific adventure” series is set in a future world with realistic augmented reality technology. It follows a robotics club in danger of being disbanded.

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Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo
さくら荘のペットな彼女
Animation: J.C. Staff Premiere: Oct. 09, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Romance Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://sakurasou.tv/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The school romantic comedy revolves around a second-year high school student named Sorata Kanda who lives in Sakurasou, the dormitory for problem children at Sorata’s school. One day, Mashiro Shiina — a cute girl who happens to be also a cosmopolitan, brilliant artist — moves into Sakurasou.

Sorata thinks to himself that he should protect Mashiro from the weirdos at Sakurasou, but Mashiro has a surprising secret: she has no idea how to take care of herself. She gets lost if she goes out, and her room is a complete mess. Sorata’s dorm mates designate him as the “master” of Mashiro, and thus, an ordinary boy and a brilliant girl must live like “a master and his pet.”

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Seitokai no Ichizon

Seitokai no Ichizon Second Season
生徒会の一存
Animation: AIC Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Parody Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://seitokai-no-ichizon.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The series, revolves around a private high school whose student council is chosen entirely by popularity vote. Because of this, Ken Sugisaki is the only male representative, in the otherwise all bishōjo student council, that may enter the “sacred sanctuary” of the council’s meeting room. At the behest of Council President Kurimu Sakurano, Sugisaki records the minutes of the council meetings, which devolve into daily conversations about the students’ lives and interests.

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Shin Sekai Yori

Shin Sekai Yori
新世界より
Animation: A-1 Pictures Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/shinsekaiyori/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children — the protagonist Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun — have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foilage. The world is ruled by people who have the “cursed power” or the “gods’ power” of telekinesis.

After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fighting to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.

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Suki-tte Ii na yo.

Suki-tte Ii na yo.
好きっていいなよ.
Animation: Zexcs Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Romance, Shoujo Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/sukinayo/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without making either boyfriend or friends. One day, she kicks a popular boy in school by accident, Yamato Kurosawa, because of a misunderstanding but for some reason it seems that he takes a liking to her and one-sidedly claims that they’re friends. Later on, he not only protects Mei from a stalker, but does it with a kiss. Soon Mei starts to make friends and begins to give those feelings of love back to Yamato Kurosawa.

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To Love-Ru - Trouble - Darkness

To Love-Ru – Trouble – Darkness
To Loveる -とらぶる- ダークネス
Animation: Xebec Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.j-toloveru.com/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

Even though this is a sequel to To-Love-Ru, all of our main characters make an appearance along with some new additions. Rito continues to be caught in over the top uncensored ecchi scenarios. The alien Deviluke sisters still use their unique abilities to grab Rito’s love confession. NaNa and MoMo have transferred into the school and meet Mea, who seems to be a worry free and joyful girl. MoMo in particular wants to share Rito and create a harem for him. While scheming her plan, she confronts Golden Darkness also know as Yami. They are interrupted by possessed students who begin to fight with abnormal strength. Now the new plot line appears as a mysterious person who’s in control of the students tests Yami’s assassination skills. Who is this new enemy?

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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
となりの怪物くん
Animation: Brain’s Base Premiere: Oct. 02, 2012
Genre: Comedy, Romance Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.tk-anime.info/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The romantic comedy centers around Shizuku Mizutani, a girl who has absolutely no interests except for school and her plans for the future. One day she delivers print-outs to the chronically absent Yoshida. After delivering the school materials to Yoshida, he believes the two of them are friends.

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Zetsuen no Tempest

Zetsuen no Tempest
絶園のテンペスト
Animation: BONES Premiere: Oct. 2012
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery Episodes: TBA
OP: TBA ED: TBA
Sub Groups: TBA
Official Website: http://www.zetsuen.net/
More Information: AniDB, ANN, MyAnimeList, Wikipedia

The story centers around Yoshino, an ordinary high school student with a mysterious friend named Mahiro. Mahiro made a deal with a witch named Hakaze to hunt down the killers of his parents and sister. Now Mahiro is missing, and Hakaze confronts Yoshino. Yoshino find himself involved in a crisis that may doom the entire world.

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5 responses to “Anime Season – Fall 2012

  1. Girl Und Panzer will be an instant classic I am sure of it! But in all honestly I am most excited for K!

    • I’m excited for K too, but I’ve been waiting for the second season of Seitokai no Ichizon for years. I also have my eye on Robotics;Notes, because I really liked Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head.

  2. I miss watching anime

    • I know how long it takes to make an anime. i’m not saying that i take all the crdiet. but all the crdiet doesn’t go to the anime makers for our art of amv making thank you very much. how about you try something like that out yourself with sony vegas and make it at least decent. i watch amv’s that are so mediocre that all the crdiet might as well go to the anime makers because the amv makers didn’t put any effects or anything into it. but again, i’m not saying that i take all the

  3. I miss watching anime

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