Top 10 Most Anticipated Anime of Winter 2011


2ch has been analysed in order to determine which of the upcoming anime of winter 2011 it is anticipating most.

The ranking (be warned that some of the anime listed have already attracted attention for looking nothing like the original character designs):

1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika)

2. Yumekui Merry


4. IS (Infinite Stratos)

5. Dragon Crisis!

6. Level E

7. Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? [“Is This a Zombie?”]

8. Kimi ni Todoke 2

9. Freezing

10. Oniichan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!! [“I Definitely Don’t Like Oniichan At All, OK?!”]

Whether the actual favourites end up corresponding in any way to this list is of course a matter of some doubt.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 22/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    The reason why Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika is the most anticipated anime is because the staffs behind it are terrific.

    Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
    Series Composition: Gen Urobuchi
    Character Draft: Ume Aoki
    Character Design: Kishida Takahiro
    Music: Kajiura Yuki
    Animation Production: SHAFT

    It is the original series from Shaft. Don't be deceived by the image. It may become one of the most violent magical girl series ever. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 30/01/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I is a good anime....but at times kinda violent :O

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    11:11 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Music: Kajiura Yuki

    Ok, DO want then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:49 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Moar violent than Pretty Cure? dowant

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    Comment by VillainousHanacha
    07:52 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not to mention that it's the next in line for the Anime no Chikara project. All things under that name have had excellent production values and have been intensely interesting (at least to me). The idea that SHAFT is gonna add another title to the Anime no Chikara line has got me shitting bricks! It's definetely the one I'm looking foreward to the most.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not anime no chikara project, though... It is airing on MBS.

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    Comment by VillainousHanacha
    16:58 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hm, my mistake then.

    However, I'm still very much looking foreward to it. A SHAFT series where they don't have to worry about adapting something fathfully? I'm tottaly there.

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    Comment by Satonaka
    18:10 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm always down for something original instead of taking a novel, manga, etc and turning into an anime.

    Don't get me wrong, those work well too, but on some level you're gonna have the haters complaining that the show is too similar to the original work, (Dissappearance comes to mind especially when you read a few reviews out there complaining all they did was cut and paste the novel's text word-for-word for dialogue. Obviously no complaints on the animation quality tho XD)

    Or you get shows that are "adaptations" of the original work and then original stories, intros, endings, etc. are thrown in, mixed in, whatever and then you get the fans of the original source cry FOUL as loud as they can. (Vampire bund being an example here for me personally, having never read the manga prior I thought to myself "ah, what a damn nice intro, im liking this story so far." Then upon reading the manga I went "aww... they didn't animate this :(" ) End result, I read the manga as far as i could and watched the entire animation series and I ended up liking both, but i can see why the 'manga first' fans were a bit peeved.

    So this way, an original work is good although risky since studios need to hope a size-able fanbase arises and FAST. Hence the name dropping in the staff being almost a damn near REQUIREMENT for people to take notice to this type of show.

    Root for the underdog for those of you complaining "there's nothing original coming out" Here is your opportunity.

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    Comment by GREW
    05:49 22/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)


    And seems to be that the most from the list above will be watched.

    Only some days left.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:07 22/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    the bill is affecting the opposite way!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:36 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    damn, sure hope theres better stuff waitin to happen cos none of these make me drool in anticipation or for any other reason... again
    oh well, its just posters, lets hope for pleasant surprises

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    Comment by Lamberto
    07:41 22/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Your picture is of a penis.

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    Comment by Aliaus
    09:23 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    is there any character our favorite tsundere queen will be voicing?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Is that DAVID MOTHERFUCKING BOWIE in anime form?

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    12:04 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    IS and Kimi ni Todoke 2 appears to be good, though I've yet to watch the 1st season of KnT.

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    Comment by Kwonnie
    11:59 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Almost all of these shows look the same. Fucking moe era.

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    Comment by Tenshi
    13:26 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Kwonnie haters gonna hate

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:19 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    it's a sundae

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    12:00 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Just read some info about IS. Yeah, it's a mecha anime and I like mechas.

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    Comment by お茶
    11:53 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    IS (Infinite Stratos) is mecha anime ^^

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    11:32 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Lambertobava Hey, what the hell are you doing here you fucking poser?!

    IS seems to be interesting to me. Gotta watch it!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:18 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FREEZING = DO WANT (Finally an Im dal young anime, he deserves all his stories turned into animes seriously, pro storywriter and artist) Though I can't help but wish that it was Unbalance x Unbalance being animated instead of Freezing, even though both are ace.

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    Comment by alidan
    12:20 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    that alien guy acts exactly the way i would act if given the opportunity.

    and holy shit, the rpg world, im debating when i should pick this anime up, the first part was funny and all, but when he starts fucking with the kids is when the manga realy picks up.

    if this is in the anime

    Guard: however, be careful not to show any disrespect
    kid: Fuck off

    it will be among my favorite ones i ever watched. especially if they add the marriage and the after story, shit would be awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:19 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was waiting for Gosick since i started reading manga (damn does anyone know where you can read novels?)
    but from this, Dragon Crisis and Is this a zombie are looking interesting :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...But, with the ban being in place, how many of these anime are going to be able to survive until the end?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:20 30/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)



    20:52 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @johnhayabusa watch it now. :3

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    02:22 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Definitely except for 'Kimi ni Todoke' I don't know any of these releases. Looking forward to the LAST huzzah from Nippon Anime!
    Coming to think about it, what will happen to the monthly 'Break Blade' with all that violence? A "G.I. Joe" '80s change with thousand of smack downs and crazy laser light shows now? Not a drop or gush of blood ever seen again?! or am I missing something and that fucking law will only effect skin and tits?

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    Comment by yuriphoria
    23:43 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like turtles!
    And with turtles I mean huge knockers! My god IS and FReexing look promising.

    Kimi no Todoke is awesome, if you like romantic comedies, little fanservice there. Here I'm waiting Aya Hirano returns as Kurumi.

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    Comment by alidan
    17:44 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    see what i mean, level e is going to take people buy surprise.

    we are talking about it because it is just that damn good.

    read volume 2 of it, you can skip volume 1, because that one takes i believe till damn near the end of the volume to hit you with the pay off, but its probably the best joke i ever read in manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Level E looks interesting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The blonde girl from Dragon Crisis.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:48 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ironic, is it not?

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    Comment by Chaoticevl
    11:36 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Level E the manga was funny as hell hopefully the anime keeps up with its style of humor.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Not everyone judges anime with how erect their dick is, Flooder.

    Comment by flood
    15:23 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Why the hell are you guys talking about Level E????
    Of all the other series on the list???

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    Comment by alidan


    easily among my favorite manga, this will be a hit, mark my words, if nothing gets changed, this will be the best anime of the season.

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    Comment by awesome

    LEVEL E looks gay

    Comment by Anonymous

    Might try Level E, but apart from that it's looking like the same old same old.
    Wait, is that Supernatural anime next month? It's always interesting to see how the west/east treats established properties from the other side.

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    Comment by Risui
    07:43 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kimi ni Todoke 2... the wait is killing me. =_=

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:36 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I still have to finish season 1. It's not a bad romcom, i just can't stand the overdose of mamiko noto.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    10:58 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    List looks about right.
    Tho, it'll be more than 10 in ma case.... =3=

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    KnT was good only at start, then it got boring and boring. They only did S2 because is a girly show, to girls only.

    09:13 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same here Risui.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:01 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The bill is affecting shit this season.

    These series were lined up months ago when no one had an inkling the DJP would suddenly jump into the bill's bandwagon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol the bill isn't doing anything till about July 2011. They just finalized it recently, so it'll take a bit of time to actually put it into motion.

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    Comment by Hatsune Miku
    09:56 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hmm... Looks delicious!!

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:33 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I am fine with schoolgirls... but DAMN there are a LOT of them.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    06:36 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    level E looks interesting....

    well other than that another title i'm looking forward to is the upcoming mazinkaiser and votoms titles but w/e

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    06:46 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Level E is by the same author that did HunterxHunter and YuYu Yakusho so it should be best to expect from this season.
    Unless you're after same face girls in bikinis, which all the other upcoming animes seems to be about.

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    Comment by Duolis
    11:57 22/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Ignorant much?

    Just because Artefact chose the bikini image doesn't mean the anime is about girls in bikini.

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    Comment by Tenshi
    13:34 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    we should all hope to acquire such sophisticated tastes as you darkrockslizer. you are obviously far superior to anyone who would be wanting to watch such worthless trash as IS and dragon crisis. you arrogance is only outclassed by your ignorance.

    oh and both yu yu hakasho and hunterxhunter sucked donkey balls, and level e looks just as worthless. ill take my bikini girls, thank you very much

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    14:48 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Ofc they all probably WON'T be about bikini, they will all just include at least one episode of bikini fanservice as every anime these days out there does.

    Ignorant much? :>

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    your sarcasm, quite obviously fails, becasue quite a lot of people like yu yu hakasho and hunterxhunter. if you insist on using sarcasm, please try harder to differentiate yourself from all these other level e fags

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    Comment by wolfnanaki
    07:01 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Level E also looks like the only anime on this list that happens to have a male protagonist instead of a female one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And that is good because...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:36 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    anon, dont make fun of his lifestyle choices... thats just rude

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:53 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    but "same face girls in bikinis" is part of what got me into anime in the first place... and its probably part of whats being banned soon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:50 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kimi ni Todoke 2

    just with this I'm happy

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    Comment by Abel Liegod
    00:43 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Strange animes, but Level E looks omoshiroi.

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    Comment by destructorv2
    08:45 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ah just show it, if that is banned, i think the creators and animator would be pissed off cos their hard work is being thrown out of the window

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    Comment by Dreck
    10:19 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When in the world is there gonna be another season of Skip Beat, FFS!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:29 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Level e is about the only anime that had any interesting preview.

    This season will be pretty fucking terrible, Index will probably end up being the "best of the season" since it's running over with its episode count.

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    Comment by Riiku
    06:48 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (-0.3)

    Only loli and sex. How far the anime industry will fall?

    I want some quality adventures, epic battles, captivating story, charismatic villains. Where??

    Does anyone know of any sites similar to Sankaku focusing mainly on non-sex-oriented anime with plot??

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:00 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.8)

    d.n.e. + using "Sankaku" and "non-sex-oriented anime with plot" in the same sentence...pfffft

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I agree!

    I mean look at the girl in Level E, you can tell the show is just going to be about flat chested girls running around topless.

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    09:23 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They have a lot of them even for series nowadays. You were just too preoccupied to bitching that you eventually already missed those good underrated stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:27 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, fail.

    I checked all those "good underrated stuff" that you say. SHIKI being one of them, which was good. I'm just saying that it's been 90% otaku crap and the other 10% is decent/good stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous

    @Anon 9:27:


    Comment by Anonymous
    07:16 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would KILL for an awesome villain. Anyone remember Legato Bluesummers? DAMN, what a guy. And he "won".

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    Comment by starsplash
    10:30 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    An anime laughing villain.. That is the scariest villain I ever heard of.

    Id let him win just to shut him up LOL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Legato never loses. He cannot lose. No matter what you do, he just keeps on laughing...

    Comment by Anonymous

    I agree with you 100%, it's all crap recently; I wish they came out with better anime. I'm only gonna check out 2 in that list Level E (because it looks different and that's a good thing) and Onii-chan no koto...(I read a bit of the manga, so I feel that I must at least check out the first episode). Apart from that all the others look like the same re-hashed highly predictable ecchi/harem/moe shit that has recently plagued anime.

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    Comment by Homu Improvement
    08:53 22/12/2010 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    You can't judge a book by it's cover.

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    Comment by starsplash
    10:32 22/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.4)

    guess hes saying, learn about it before bitching....

    Guess Ill have to wait until I bitch then.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:32 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tegami Bachi = Dropped after a few
    episodes after I couldn't take that
    loser whinny ass EMO kid anymore.

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    Comment by Lamberto
    18:42 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This anonymous knows what he's talking about.

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    Comment by The REAL Lamberto
    23:53 23/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @lambertobava You talk like an identity-theft's asshole. Please leave now, dork!

    @Anon 08:17 You're just like the FAKE Lamberto: a DORK!

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    Comment by Satonaka
    18:30 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I give everything new whether I'm interested in it or not at least up to 4-5 episodes.

    Last season (or two, cant remember) I gave Shiki about 6-7 episodes before finally dropping it. Just didn't like it personally beyond the first few episodes.

    Ika Musume was the biggest surprise to me, I thoroughly enjoy the hell out of that show, but that doesn't make it my fave of the season. Will be sad once it ends because it most likely isn't getting a second season.

    Other than that I pretty much stuck with everything else:

    To-love-Ru (being another surprise, dropped the first season after 4-5 episodes but i havn't missed a single episode of the second season XD)
    Yosuga no Sora
    Otome Yokai Zakuro (another surprisingly good show)
    Hyakka Rouran Samurai Girls (Sadly dropped after episode 9, but I might go back to it if I can)
    "Little Sister" completed ^ ^)
    Milky Holmes
    Star Driver
    MM! (I just love these character designs XD reminds me of Ladies vs. Butlers which I also enjoyed last season except the boob sizes were kept more "in check" this time around. Big is nice but Ji-Normous is ehh to me...)
    Index 2
    Panty & Stocking
    Fortune Arterial (kinda a sucker for those novel to anime adaptations after watching Clannad. I keep hoping for another one to hit me that well)

    Last but not least, probably the girliest show i've ever stuck with from beginning and to the end I know i'll be hitting: Yumeiro Patissiere and season 2's Professional series.

    Call me crazy but i absolutely LOVE this show... then again I own the entire CCS and both movies so yeah, this fulfills my "girly anime fix" that CLAMP filled with CCS so many years ago XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:06 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you're right, we should all go read childrens books

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:31 22/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually there are many good shows coming out but people just ignore them here and only talk about ero-anime. Have any of you watched Tegami Bachi?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Most of the shows you 'liked' are the crap that has infested anime recently, you know what? I'll just be like the silenced minority that enjoys rare quality anime until the majority wakes up. Typical of society, IMO.

    Comment by Anonymous

    (My rant does not affect Kimi ni todoke nor GOSICK)

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    Comment by Artefact

    And yet nobody buys anything else nor bothers to read articles on them. Complaining about the state of the industry when it is the fans who dictate it seems futile.

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