Not actually much of a news or anything, just something interesting that popped up on ANS.

12-11-06 (9:50PM EST)—- Winter Anime TV Season Dialed In
Excluding one shot specials and movies, 27 new anime series are set to debut on Japanese television between January and March 2007. This period is unofficially known as the winter anime TV season. Oddly enough, the figure is lower than this year’s winter or summer manifests. A big push seems to be gearing up for the springtime however, with a possible 70+ (or more) new series in the works.


P.S. Remember to stock up them food supplies before the spring season starts, mmkay. I don’t want to read the news one day with the headline of “Otaku found dead of malnutrition while watching anime” nyoro~n :3..


  1. deftoned Said,

    December 12, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

    Even more for the spring? Ugh… I’d rather have season have a balance number instead of some seasons thin and others overly crowded. Winter 2006 had some slim picking, while the spring 2006 season had so much I was overwhelmed and didn’t watch A LOT of stuff. It makes it harder to watch new titles because ultimately, sequels and proven names will override untested stuff.

  2. wildarmsheero Said,

    December 12, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    Maybe the winter season exists so you can catch up all them spring shows :V

    But is awfully silly, I have to admit.

  3. Lenners Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 12:24 am

    70?! Usually I just pick one or two shows in a new season to watch, but I might have to up that if it’s 70 new ones o_O

  4. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 3:39 am

    Holly shi–
    70 new shows in April…. you got to be kidding me.
    Well…. too many anime is cooming.

  5. sagematt Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 4:14 am

    Most of them will be irrelevant anyways. And that’s where you step in, bloggers!

  6. Sana Jisushi Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 7:05 am

    Another season with 70+ shows? Great. I bet something else is going to get completely destroyed like Yoakena… which actually turned into the “so bad it’s good” series of fall. Still, I’ll be sifting through for the good ones like us all.

  7. kurotsuki Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 7:32 am

    Damn ! how are we supposed to watch all that ?

  8. jinyamato Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 9:13 am

    damm i’m in NS…shit….

  9. Ryan A Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 9:30 am

    I’ll probably die if this is true, … or require a clone for xmas =O_o=

  10. Asrialys Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 10:36 am

    Crap, better get burning. Over 20 complete series still on (small) hard drive and some are ending soon.

  11. MoonDoggieBuiscuit Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

    70+ shows in a pc with 3 hrd drives ea 50 gig….
    Bring it on!

  12. Myssa Rei Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 5:45 pm

    I’m going to go by a small selection from next season’s shows, then see where it goes from there. I’ve already got a few on my list: an anime adaptation of Nodame Cantabile (with Kawasumi Ayako as the unhygienic Nodam Megumi, and Tomokazu Seki as the proud Chiaki), Reideen (a remake ala RahXephon of the classic Yuusha Raideen SR anime), Le Miserables (World Masterpiece Theatre returns with V. Hugo’s novel), and Murder Princess.

  13. Asrialys Said,

    December 13, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

    You know, I guess we (or at least those who can’t understand Japanese well enough) got to keep in mind that about half or less of those will actually be subbed by groups. I don’t think there are that many project-finishing groups out there to take on most of those shows. Of course there were a few well-known groups that opted not to take part in the current season, but that’s still just a few. There are groups like Shinsen that overload, but 70+ is still a lot.

    So I gotta study up on my very limited Japanese and find raws. lol

  14. buh Said,

    December 14, 2006 @ 5:33 am

    I’d prefer for animes to be higher in quality and length than having a ridiculous quantity of medicore shows. It’s just diluting the whole genre. I’m sad now.

  15. Asrialys Said,

    December 15, 2006 @ 4:27 am

    Well, anime in Japan is not just simply cartoons, but just as much of a thing as regular live-action shows. In America (or elsewhere?), that’s not so much the case. Also, hardly anything ever ends in America. They just keep going and going and going until they either run out of money, they get cancelled, or they think 10+ seasons is a decent length. Well, Japan has their Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, and whatever too. And since most anime shows do end after a number of episodes (like 12, 13, 26, etc.), they bring in a new show to take its place.

    Well, that’s what I think anyway.

  16. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    December 15, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    Asrialys has a good point. Anime in Japan is quite a big industry, especially with the boom in recent years.

    One thing that is good about anime that Asrialys has rightfully pointed out is that they end after a decent length with the exception of a few shows. It makes it easy to plan on what and when to watch.

    Oh well, another 4 months before Spring arrives and we either die from anime overload or bash the number of horrendous shows :).

  17. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

    My god… please get ready my grave with the inscription:
    Lxxx Exxxxxx Fxxx
    aka Syaoran Li
    DOAD (Died on anime duty)
    after 3 TB of anime and more than 500 series
    R: I. P. (Rest in Pain)

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