Posted March 25, 2012 by Elaine Cepeda in Anime/Manga

Spring Anime List 2012 (part 2)

Also check out Spring Anime List PART 1

Queen’s Blade: Rebellion

Sequel of Queen’s Blade 2: The Evil Eye.

After the 30th Queen’s Blade, Claudette becomes the queen. At first, she governs the country well by abolishing the heavy taxes and the aristocracy. However, her reign turns into terrorism by power and the Queen’s Blade is repealed. The Princess Knight of Rebellion, Annelotte organizes a rebel army and declares war against Claudette.

Studio: ARMS

Broadcaster: AT-X/Tokyo MX

Airing date: April 3

Official Site: http://queensblade.tv/


Aya Endo as Annalotte

Aki Toyosaki as Mirim

Ayaka Saito as Ymir

Haruka Tomatsu as Tarnyang

Kaori Mizuhashi as Elina

Kei Shindou as Sainyang

Minori Chihara as Huit

Shizuka Itou as Liliana

Yu Kobayashi as Shigi

Yukiko Takaguchi as Vante


Yurumates 3D

The gag comedy centers on Yurume, an 18-year old rounin (a high school graduate who has yet to be accepted into college). Yurume moves to the outskirts of tokyo to study for the next entrance exams. She ends up living in Maison du Wish, an partment complex full of aimless “veteran rounin” who have been out of school for years.

Studio: C2C

Broadcaster: Sun TV

Airing date: April 2

Official Site: http://www.takeshobo.co.jp/sp/tv_yuru/


Momoi Haruko as Aida Yurume

Kuwatani Natsuko as Kawano Sae

Hino Satoshi as Matsukichi

Matsuki Miyu as Tanaka Kumi


Arashi no Yoru ni. Himitsu no Tomodachi

Through an unlikely friendship between a goat and a wolf, Arashi no Yoru ni (One Stormy Night) is a heartwarming children’s story that explores themes about acceptance, loyalty despite differences, and highlights the important message that those from different backgrounds or cultures can be accepting and develop in to the very best of friend.

Studio: Sparky Animations

Broadcaster:TV Tokyo

Airing date: April 4

Official site: http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/arashinoyoruni/


Yoshino Hiroyuki as Gabu

Kugimiya Rie as Mei

Yamadera Kouichi as Giro

Horie Yui as Mii


Kuromajo-san ga Touru!

Chiyako Kurotori is a 5th grader who loves the occult. One day, she tries to divine her friend’s “cupid”, but thanks to a stuffy nose summons a witch named Gyubid instead. From that day on, Gyubid becomes Chiyoko’s magic instructor. She must learn to balance the grueling demands of her training with her normal school life.

Studio: Shin-Ei Animation

Broadcaster: NHK

Airing date: April 4

Official Site: http://www.shin-ei-animation.jp/kuromajyo/


Orikasa Fumiko as Choco

Paku Romi as Gyubid


Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~

Many people are falling prey to a suspicious new religion. Lupin III infiltrates this group, hoping to steal the treasure their leader keeps hidden. There he lays eyes on the beautiful, bewitching woman who has the leader enthralled. This is the sotry of how fashionable female thief Fumiko Mine first met Lupin III, the greatest thief of his generation.

Studio: TMS Entertainment

Broadcaster: NTV

Airing date: April 4

Official Site:http://lupin-3rd.net/


Daisuke Namikawa as Goemon Ishikawa

Kanichi Kurita as Lupin III

Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Daisuke Jigen

Miyuki Sawashiro as Fujiko Mine

Kouichi Yamadera as Inspector Zenigata


Medaka Box

Medaka Kurokami, the strongest girl in Hanokiwa Academy, leads the school’s student council. The student body can submit pleas for help, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, into the suggestion box that Medaka installed. Together with council members Zenkichi, Akune, Kikajima, she takes on the challenges in the school that include supernatural powers and near-constant battles.

Studio: GAINAX

Broadcaster: TV Tokyo

Airing date: April 4

Official Site:http://medakabox.jp/


Ai Kayano as Mogana Kikajima

Aki Toyosaki as Medaka Kurokami

Emiri Katou as Hansode Shiranui

Yuuki Ono as Zenkichi Hitoyoshi

Daisuke Namikawa as Kouki Akune


Shirokuma Cafe

The gag comedy follows the daily life of penguins, grizzly bears, and other animals at a cafe run by a polar bear.

Studio: Pierrot

Broadcaster: TV Tokyo

Airing date: April 5

Official Site:http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/shirokumacafe/


Fukuyama Jun as Panda

Kamiya Hiroshi as Penguin

Sakurai Takahiro as Shirokuma


Acchi Kocchi

Based on the 4-koma manga by Ishiki.

Wouldn’t you just love to poke in a relationship between two young high schoolers who have a subtle distance between each other? Of course you would. Tsumiki and Io have this subtle distance that anyone would want to jump in between just to bug them. That’s what the other characters are there for. Tsumiki, being a tsundere and all, won’t be honest about her feelings toward Io. Io, on the other hand, is unaware of Tsumiki’s feelings, hence the subtle distance between the two. Now, let’s watch these two and see what events await them…

Studio: AIC

Broadcaster: TBS/BS-TBS

Airing date: April 5

Official Site:http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/ackc/


Nobuhiko Okamoto as Io Otonashi

Rumi Ookubo as Tsumiki Miniwa

Hitomi Nabatame as Mayoi Katase

Kaori Fukuhara as Hime Haruno

Shintarou Asanuma as Sakaki Inui


Natsuiro Kiseki

Waking up in the morning, going to school, spending time with friends. These make up the days of four friends. They experience fun and sad things as well, and these days seem to go on forever, until one summer, a wonder happens. This is a story of four girls: Natsumi, a cheerful and frank girl, Saki, who is perfect in both studying and sports, Yuka, who is a fan of the idol group Four Seasons, and Rinko, who loves music. This warm yet refreshing summer-colored wonder will surely carry you along.

Studio: Sunrise

Broadcaster: MBS

Airing date: April 5

Official Site: http://www.natsuiro-kiseki.jp/


Kotobuki Minako as Aizawa Natsumi

Tomatsu Haruka as Hanaki Yuka

Takagaki Ayahi as Mizukoshi Saki

Toyosaki Aki as Tamaki Rinko


Sengoku Collection

The story is set in the tumultuous Sengoku Era of historical Japan, when military masters circle the figurative throne of Japan’s first shogunate. “God of War Cards” have been sealed in six hidden treasures, and fighting breaks out among those who seek the treasures.

Studio: Brains Base

Broadcaster: TV Tokyo

Airing date: April 5

Official site:http://www.konami.jp/products/sns_mob_sengokucollection/


Kana Hanazawa as Daughter of PeaceIeyasu Tokugawa

Rumi Ookubo as Devil King Nobunaga Oda

Asuka Nishi as Elegant Man Bashou Matsuo

Aya Takenouchi as Third Shrine Maiden Usagi-noro

Ayumi Tsunematsu as One-Eyed Dragon Princess Masamune Date

Haruka Kudou as Divinator Gennai Hiraga

Mai Nakahara as Pure Love Angel Naoe Kanetsugu

Mamiko Noto as Holy Virgin Kenshin Uesugi

Rika Gaoitomo as Third Shrine Maiden Neko-noro

Sayuri Hara as Beheading God Bokuden Tsukahara

Yui Hasegawa as Third Shrine Maiden Kitsune-noro

Stay tune for more anime series this Spring~!


Sources: AnimeNewsNetworkAniDBMoetronNeregate, Dannychoo.com

Elaine Cepeda