Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer 2009 Anime Schedule

The new summer season gets going tomorrow and Thursday, with two new series: Umi Monogatari and Fight! Ippatsu Juuden-chan.

Just in time for the season, here is a weekly anime schedule. I use these to help me keep track of the shows. Some cast and staff highlights are included, and there are links to the Anime News Network page for each show, and to the official sites. Click image to see the schedule:

On Wednesday, the first series of the season is Umi Monogatari, a story of two mermaids who find a ring in the sea and come to the land to return it to its owner. The show is directed by the director of the ARIA series, and stars Asumi Kana (Yuno in Hidamari), Kotobuki Minako (Tsumugi in K-On), Horie Yui, Sawashiro Miyuki, and Toyosaki Aki (Yui in K-On).

On the same day, two new OVAs are released. There is an Utawarerumono OVA, with the same great cast as the original series but a new staff. And there is a Saint Seiya - The Lost Canvas OVA, featuring Hirano Aya.

Then on Thursday, the new ecchi comedy Fight! Ippatsu Juuden-chan begins, directed by the director of Mahoraba and starring Fukuhara Kaori, who was Tsukasa in Lucky Star.

On Friday, there are two more new OVAs: one called Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka Hard Core, and the second and final Cobra the Animation - Time Drive OVA episode.

Last Saturday, we already saw NHK's 75-minute Miyazaki-esque eco-anime Kawa no Hikari, starring Orikasa Fumiko, Kaneda Tomoko, Yamadera Kouichi, and Hirano Aya.

The season gets started in earnest on Wednesday and Thursday of next week, with five more new shows. See the season preview for full details.

Happy summer anime season, everyone!


RP said...

Man, time flies. Hard to believe the summer season is already upon us.

Serakah said...

Man I still have winter and spring anime I haven't watched. Dammit!

moritheil said...

Aha, it's fantastic that you have a VA-focused schedule rather than one with a thumbnail of the opening screen. It certainly gives a different perspective.

Westlo said...

Wednesdays look great this season.

Toiski said...

For some reason, clicking the image takes me to a page that redirects to http://www.atspace.com/dedicated-web-server-hosting-domain-articles-news/index.html

hashi said...

@Toiski -- I see what you mean. I'm hoping it's just a temporary problem with the server, since I have my entire site there, and other pages give the same result. I'll check it out and post again when things clear up, if they do.

hashi said...

@Toiski -- Things seem to have returned to normal now. It must have just been some transient problem with the server.