Posted April 9, 2012 by Elaine Cepeda in Anime/Manga

Spring Anime List 2012 (part 4)

See Spring Anime List PART 1 here.

See Spring Anime List PART 2 here.

See Spring Anime List PART 3 here.

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2nd Season

Sequel of the Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle series. Kaito Daimon is a brilliant 16-year old teenager who loves to solve puzzles. He acquires an enigmatic item called the Armaband of Orpheus that allows him to fully utilize his brain. Given the title of Einstein, Kaito battles against the mysterious group in order to keep a promise he made as a kid while at the same time he heads towards the ultimate test: the Divine Puzzle.

Studio: Sunrise

Broadcaster: NHK-E

Airing date: April 8

Official site: http://www.phibrain.net/index.html


Yukino Satsuki as Ana Gram

Miyata Kouki as Cubic G

Asanuma Shintarou as Daimon Kaito

Shimizu Kaori as Itou Nonoha

Fukuyama Jun as Sakanoue Gyamon

Ono Daisuke as Doubt

Kamiya Hiroshi as Freecell

Saitou Momoko as Melancholy

Hikasa Youko as Mizerka

Sugita Tomokazu as Pinochle


Saki: Achiga-hen episode of side-A

The Achiga Girl’s Academy in Nara once defeated regional mahjong powerhouse Bansei High School. It advanced into the national team semifinals but lost to the eventual champion, and the mahjong club was later disbanded. Six years later, elementary school student Shizuno Takakamo befriends transfer student Nodoka haramura. The two eventuallyenter Aohiga Girls’, but Nodoka transfers out of the school in the second year. When Shizuno sees Nodoka on television the following year as the national middle school individual mahjong champion, she decides to revive Aohiga’s mahjong club.

Studio: Studio Gokumi

Broadcaster: TV Tokyo

Airing date: April 8

Official Site: http://www.saki-anime.com/


Matsunaga Maho as Nijou Izumi

Ogura Yui as Onjouji Toki

Ishihara Kaori as Shimizudani Ryuuka

Aoi Yuuki as Shizuno Takakamo

Kana Hanazawa as Kuro Matsumi


Tasogare OtomexAmnesia

The story is set at a private academy that has a history of hauntings by spirits, including a ghost girl named Yuuko. For some mysterious reason, first-year middle school student Teiichi Niiya is the only person who can see Yuuko. Yuuko has no memory of her death, much less who or what caused it. Yuuko and Teiichi create an investigation club to find the truth about her death and the other mysteries of the school.

Studio: Silver Link

Broadcaster: Sun TV/Chiba TV

Airing date: April 8

Official Site: http://www.amnesia-tv.com/


Tsubasa Yonaga as Teiichi Niiya

Yumi Hara as Yuuko Kanoe

Eri Kitamura as Kirie Kanoe

Misato Fukuen as Momoe Okonogi


Haiyore! Nyaruko-san

Related to the Haiyoru! Nyaruani anime.

The story centers around Nyaruko, a formless Cthulhu deity who can take on the shape of a seemingly ordinary silver-haired girl. Mahiro yasaka is a normal high school who is chased by aliens one night, until Nyaruko saves him.

Studio: XEBEC

Broadcaster: TV Tokyo/AT-X

Airing date: April 9

Official Site: http://www.nyaruko.com/


Eri Kitamura as Mahiro Yasaka

Kana Asumi as Nyaruko

Aya Hisakawa as Yoriko Yasaka

Bin Shimada as Nodens

Mariko Kouda as Ruuhii Jisuton

Miyu Matsuki as Ku-ko

Rie Kugimiya as Hasuta



As an unofficial weapon sellers, Koko Hekmatyar secretly sells weapons in many countries while avoiding the local authorities and law enforcements as most of her work is actually illegal under international law. Travelling 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.

Studio: White Fox

Broadcaster: TV Tokyo

Airing date: April 10

Official Site: http://www.jormungand.tv/


Mutsumi Tamura as Jonah

Sayaka Ohara as Valmet

Shizuka Itou as Koko Hekmatyar

Unshou Ishizuka as Lehm


Eureka Seven Ao

Anime adaptation of Eureka Seven Ao, a manga sequel to the Eureka Seven television anime series. The “real mecha epic” will center around a boy named Ao who “set ‘destiny’ in motion again when he held the ‘power’”.

Studio: Bones

Broadcaster: MBS

Airing date: April 12

Official site: http://eurekaao-prj.net/


Kanako Miyamoto as Naru Arata

Yuutaro Motoshiro as Ao Fukai

Ayaka Ohashi as Fleur Blanc

Chiaki Omigawa as Elena Peoples

Kazuhiko Inoue as Truth

Sakamichi no Apollon

In the early summer of 1966, Kaoru transfers to the local high school from Yokosuka. Thanks to his family’s nearly constant cycle of moving from town to town, Kaoru has only known school as a difficult place for readjusting everytime. However, on his first day at his school, he meets a boy and begins a new direction in life.

Studio: MAPPA x Tezuka Productions

Broadcaster: Fuji TV

Airing date: April 12

Official Site: http://www.noitamina-apollon.com/


Ryohei Kimura as Kaoru Nishimi

Yoshimasa Hosoya as Sentarou Kawabuchi

Aya Endo as Yurika Fukahori

Junichi Suwabe as Junichi Katsuragi

Yuuka Nanri as Ritsuko Mukae

Amina Satou as Mariko

Ayumu Murasae as Shigetora Maruo

Nobuhiko Okamoto as Seiji Matsuoka

Zenki Kitajima as Mukai



In Enoshima, Yuki is a high school student who’s never been good at making real friends thanks to his abnormally poor communication skills. Haru is the self-styled alien who decides to teach Yuki to fish. Natsuki is an irritable born-and-raised-local. Akira is the mysterious Indian who watches them all from a distance. These four meet, fish, and find big adventures on their little island.

Studio: A-1 Pictures

Broadcaster: Fuji TV

Airing date: April 12

Official Site: http://www.tsuritama.com/


Kouki Uchiyama as Natsuki Usami

Miyu Irino as Haru

Ryota Ohsaka as Yuki Sanada

Tomokazu Sugita as Akira Agarkar Yamada



The story follows a boy named Houtarou who is not assertive about getting involved, but was ordered by his older sister to join the classic literature club. In the club, he gets close to the truth about an incident, involving a female member’s uncle, which happened 33 years ago. The energy-saving boy is joined by an inquisitive girl in this adolescent mystery.

Studio: Kyoto Animation

Broadcaster: Chiba TV

Airing date: April 22

Official Site: http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/kotenbu/


Satomi Satou as Eru Chitanda

Yuuichi Nakamura as Houtarou Oreki

Ai Kayano as Mayaka Ibara

Aki Toyosaki as Rie Zenma

Daisuke Sakaguchi as Satoshi Fukube



In the beginning of the 21st century, a world war breaks out over interplanetary travel tech. The environment is pretty much destroyed so mankind leaves Earth and starts Star Calendar 00. Entertainment and songs become heavily regulated and eventually banned due to their power to move people, but a brave idol group puts on guerilla performances in the name of a famous act from earlier times that sang to Earth’s bitter end, AKB48. The illegal revival group’s name is…AKB0048.

Studio: Satelight

Broadcaster: GTV/Sun TV

Airing date: April 29

Official Site: http://akb0048.jp/


Akemi Kanda as Yuuko

Ayako Kawasumi as Sawaka

Kana Ueda as Tomochin

Mai Nakahara as Sae

Mamiko Noto as Kojiharu

Miyuki Sawashiro as Acchan

Ryoko Shiraishi as Takamina

Yui Horie as Yukirin

Yukari Tamura as Mayuyu


Stay tune for more anime series this Spring~!




Elaine Cepeda