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Spring 2013 Anime Guide

As the snow melts and the flowers start to bloom, WanAni.Me! bring to you the Spring 2013 Anime Guide. The winter lineup took us for quite a wild ride from Overweight Talking Birds (Tamako Market) to Godly weirdness (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai) to Demon Cats (Nekomonogatari), but we must admit that the winter lineup was truly awesome. So, without further ado, we bring you 2013’s Spring Anime Lineup.


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Otona Joshi no Anime Time/ 大人女子のアニメタイム (3 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 1o March, 2013

Three new Otona Joshi no Anime Time television specials based on Naoki Prize-winning short stories will premiere in March on the BS Premium channel of the public broadcaster NHK.

A program to present stories for women. Its first installment deals with a woman returning from America to her hometown for the first time in five years with her four-year old son and pondering what could have been and the man she could have been with.

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Date A Live/ デート・ア・ライブ (12 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 16 March, 2013

Itsuka Shido is a high school boy. On the last day of the spring holidays, an explosion destroys the town and a girl in armor appears in front of him. Shido’s sister-in-law, Kotori, tells him that the girl is called “Special Disasterous Designated Creature: Spirit”, which causes a timespace quake. Kotori disclosed that she is the commander of the anti-spirit organization Ratatosk and orders him to go out on a date with the spirit girl. Kotori says, “I don’t ask you to beat the spirit. Just let her fall in love with you and save the world.”

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RDG Red Data Girl / RDG レッドデータガール (12 eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 16 March, 2013

A modern fantasy based on Japanese Shinto legends. Suzuhara Izumiko is a 15-year-old girl, who has been raised and protected in a shrine deep in the Kumano mountains. She is quite shy and destroys all the electric devices she touches. When she begins to think about going out of the mountains and moving to the city, her guardian Sagara Yukimasa recommends her to enter a high school in Tokyo and forces his son Miyuki to serve Izumiko for life. Miyuki and Izumiko repel each other but their relationship begins to change when a terrifying accident occurs on the school excursion. Izumiko learns her fate as the last representative (yorishiro) of a Himegami goddess and Miyuki learns of his duty as a guardian Yamabushi of Izumiko.

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Karneval / カーニヴァル (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 3 April, 2013

Nai searches for someone important to him, with only an abandoned bracelet as a clue. Gareki steals and pick-pockets to get by from day to day. The two meet in a strange mansion where they are set-up, and soon become wanted criminals by military security operatives. When Nai and Gareki find themselves desperate in a hopeless predicament, they encounter none other than the country’s most powerful defense organization—”Circus”!!

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Devil Survivor 2 The Animation / デビルサバイバー2 THE ANIMATION (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 4 April, 2013

According to Newtype magazine, Atlus’s simulation RPG “Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2″ was announced to get a TV anime adaptation. It will be aired in the spring of 2013.

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Ginga Kikoutai : Majestic Prince / 銀河機攻隊 マジェスティックプリンス (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 4 April, 2013

In the latter half of 21st century, humans leave the Earth and begin to live in space. In order to adapt to the environment in space and deal with the hostile aliens in Jupiter, genetically engineered children called “Princes” are artificially raised and trained to be pilots of armed robots “AHSMB (Advanced High Standard Multipurpose Battle Device). This is a story about one of the teenage “Princes”, Hitachi O Izuru, who studies in an academic city Grandzehle.

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Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai Season 2 / 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない。 (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 6 April, 2013

The second season of OreImo.

Kyousuke Kousaka, a normal seventeen-year-old high school student, hasn’t gotten along with his younger sister, Kirino, in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyousuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever.

One day, however, Kyousuke finds a DVD case of a magical girl anime entitled Hoshikuzu Witch Merle (Stardust Witch Merle), which had fallen into the entranceway of his house. To Kyousuke’s surprise, inside the case is a hidden adult video game titled Imouto to Koishiyo! (Love with Little Sister!). Kyousuke attempts to fish out the culprit who dropped the case by bringing up the topic of magical girl anime at the family dinner table. All that comes out is a strong negative reaction from his parents, especially his anti-otaku policeman father.

That night, Kirino bursts into Kyousuke’s room and, in perhaps the first conversation she has initiated with him in years, says they “have things to talk about.” Kirino brings Kyousuke to her room and shows him an extensive collection of moe anime and lolicon bishoujo games she has been collecting in secret.

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Yuyushiki / ゆゆ式 (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 9 April, 2013

The anime adaptation of Yuyushiki. The story follows the school life of three girls in the data processing club, Yuzuko, Yukari and Yui.

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Shingeki no Kyoujin / 進撃の巨人 (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: ? April, 2013

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Elen and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Elen vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.

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Kakumeiki Valvrave / 革命機ヴァルヴレイヴ (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 11 April, 2013

New original mecha anime from Sunrise.

The story is set in an era when 70% of the human race lives in space due to the development of space cities. Between two major powers — the Dorushia Military Pact Federation and the Atlantic Ring United States (ARUS) — there is a small neutral nation called Jiōru that has prospered economically. The protagonist Haruto, a high school student who lives in Jiōru, encounters the mysterious “forbidden” humanoid weapon Valvrave when the Dorushia army invades.

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Suisei no Gargantia / 翠星のガルガンティア (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 7 April, 2013

The story begins in the distant future in the far reaches of the galaxy. The Human Galactic Alliance has been constantly fighting for its survival against a grotesque race of beings called “Hidiaazu.” During an intense battle, the young lieutenant Redo and his humanoid mobile weapon Chamber are swallowed up into a distortion of time and space. Waking from his artificially induced hibernation, Redo realizes that he has arrived on Earth, the planet on the lost frontier. On this planet that was completely flooded by the seas, people live in fleets of giant ships, salvaging relics from the seas’ depths in order to survive. Redo arrives on one of the fleets called Gargantia. With no knowledge of the planet’s history or culture, he is forced to live alongside Amy, a 15-year-old girl who serves as a messenger aboard the Gargantia fleet. To Redo, who has lived a life where he knows nothing but fighting, these days of peace continue to surprise him.

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Hataraku Maou-sama! / はたらく魔王さま! (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 4 April, 2013

Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As “conquering the world” are the only skills the Devil King possesses—and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation—he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses!

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Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Bride Season 2 / 百花繚乱 サムライブライド (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 5 April, 2013

Second season of Hyakka Ryoran: Samurai Girls.

The series takes place in an alternate version of Japan called Great Japan, in an alternate timeline where the Tokugawa shogunate remained active and has remained isolated from the rest of the world. The story takes place at Buou Academic School, an academy located at the base of Mount Fuji where children of military families train to become samurai warriors. The academy is in the middle of a power struggle between Yukimura Sanada and Matabei Goto of the Toyotomi faction and the powerful student council that rules the school, and Muneakira Yagyu, the owner of the Yagyu Dojo, and the mysterious Jubei Yagyu are dragged in the middle of the conflict.

The series features famous historical figures from Japan’s Sengoku period and early Edo period. The character Charles d’Artagnan also comes from the same age in Europe.

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Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% / うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジLOVE2000% (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 3 April, 2013

Second season of Uta no Prince-sama.

With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favorite idol, Haruka enters the Saotome Academy, a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, it won’t be so easy when Haruka is already surrounded by potential idols and composers. On top of that, her homeroom teacher is a current idol, the headmaster was a record-breaking singer, and the academy itself is a chaotic place where anything can happen. Which prince of song will be paired up with Haruka?! Uta no Prince Sama is an exciting, coming-of-age romantic comedy that will be like sweet music to your eyes and ears!

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Namiuchigiwa no Muromi-san / 波打際のむろみさん (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 6 April, 2013

Mukoujima Takurou is a lonely teenager who spends his time fishing at the pier and, to his incredible surprise, fishes up Muromi, a mermaid. Muromi first off doesn’t realize she’s a mermaid until she meets Takurou. Not only that, she is incredibly dense and crazy and has a drinking problem to top it off. Now every time Takurou goes fishing, Muromi appears and makes life interesting for him.

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Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko. / 変態王子と笑わない猫。(? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 13 April, 2013

Youto Yokodera is always thinking about his carnal desires, but no one acknowledges him as a pervert. He learns about a cat statue that supposedly grants wishes. The boy goes to pray that he will be able to express his lustful thoughts whenever and wherever he wants. At the statue, Youto encounters Tsukiko Tsutsukakushi, a girl from his high school with her own wish—that she would not display her real intentions so readily.

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Yondemasu yo Azazel-san. Z / よんでますよ、アザゼルさん。Z (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 6 April, 2013

The second season of Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san.

Akutabe is a detective who summons devils to solve the troubles of his clients. One day, a low class devil Azazel Atsushi is summoned by Akutabe and is used harshly by him and his assistant Rinko.

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Toaru Kagaku no Railgun S / とある科学の超電磁砲S (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 12 April, 2013

The second season will focus on The Sisters Arc. Lasting only a single volume in the Toaru Majutsu no Index light novels, it was later expanded greatly in the Toaru Kagaku no Railgun manga.

The arc focuses on the ordeals of Mikoto Misaka after discovering the existence of the Radio Noise sisters that are being used in the Level 6 Shift, an experiment where they are killed in order for the highest-ranking Level 5, Accelerator, can achieve Level 6.

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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W / 這いよれ!ニャル子さん W (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 7 April, 2013

Second season of Haiyore! Nyaruko-san.

“I’m Nyarlathotep, the creeping chaos always smiling beside you.” But you can call her Nyaruko for short. One by one, the Great Ones from the Cthulhu mythos are coming to earth to target Nyaruko and her human friend Mahiro. He’s utterly clueless about the true nature of his cosmic conflict and just wants to live in peace.

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Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru. / やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている。 (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 4 April, 2013

This romantic comedy revolves around an antisocial high school student named Hikigaya Hachiman with a distorted view on life and no friends or girlfriend. When he see his classmates talking excitedly about living their adolescent lives, he mutters, They’re a bunch of liars. When he is asked about his future dreams, he responds, Not working. A teacher gets Hachiman to join the volunteer service club, which happens to have the school’s prettiest girl, Yukinoshita Yukino.

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Photo Kano / フォトカノ (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 4 April, 2013

The story revolves around the male protagonist who just got a DSLR camera from his dad and start to develop photography as his new hobby.

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Aku no Hana / 惡の華 (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 5 April, 2013

Kasuga Takao is a boy who loves reading books, particularly Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal. A girl at his school, Saeki Nanako, is his muse and his Venus, and he admires her from a distance. One day, he forgets his copy of Les Fleurs du Mal in the classroom and runs back alone to pick it up. In the classroom, he finds not only his book, but Saeki’s gym uniform. On a mad impulse, he steals it.

Now everyone knows “some pervert” stole Saeki’s uniform, and Kasuga is dying with shame and guilt. Furthermore, the weird, creepy, and friendless girl of the class, Nakamura, saw him take the uniform. Instead of revealing it was him, she recognizes his kindred deviant spirit and uses her knowledge to take control of his life. Will it be possible for Kasuga to get closer to Saeki, despite Nakamura’s meddling and his dark secret? What exactly does Nakamura intend to do with him?

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Mushibugyou / ムシブギョー 蟲奉行 (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 8 April, 2013

The action story is set in Edo-era Tokyo in the early 1700s. The eighth shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune ordered boxes to be installed so commoners can submit their thoughts. After hearing their voices, the shogun creates a new magistrate unit—Mushibugyou—to protect the people in the heart of the city. Each member is a specialist with unique fighting skills.

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Aiura / あいうら (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 9 April, 2013

The story centers around Amaya, Iwasawa, and Uehara—three “annoying, spirited high school girls with zero motivation”—and their classmates. Their daily life is “what happens when there is nothing happening.”

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Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge / 断裁分離のクライムエッジ (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 3 April, 2013

Haimura Kiri is a seemingly ordinary boy with one slight problem: he is obsessed with cutting other people’s hair. One day he meets Mushiyanokouji Iwai, the “Hair Queen” who cannot cut her hair because of an inherited curse. Kiri finds out that his scissor, “Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge” is the only thing that can cut them. But little did he know that their meeting sparked the start of an old murder game to kill the “Hair Queen” using the cursed killing tools, the “Killing Goods.” Can Kiri protect Iwai from the Killing Goods Owners? Let the game begin!

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Arata Kangatari / アラタ カンガタリ ~革神語~ (? eps)

Links: Official Website | On Air: 8 April, 2013

Every 30 years, a new princess is chosen from the Hime family to serve the Hayagami. The time has come again, but over these past years, records state not a single female has been born, save for one, the 15-year-old Arata. The only problem is, Arata is actually a male! Forced to disguise himself and take the place of the princess candidate until a formal one can be found, he attends the festival only to witness the current princess, Kokuri-hime, murdered, and his own life is forfeit as well, by the hands of the princess’ personal guard, the 12 Shinshou. As he runs for his life, Kannagi of the 12 convinces everyone that Arata is the one who has murdered the princess instead, and now everyone in the Imperial Court is after his head!

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