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Winter 2006 Shows!

Show Airtime in Japan (GMT +9) Airtime in US (EST, GMT -5) Info Link Premiere Date
Nerima Daikon Brothers Monday, 25:30 Monday, 11:30 Link January 9th
Magikano Tuesday, 25:30 Tuesday, 11:30 Link January 1st
Kashimashi Wednesday, 25:30 Wednesday, 11:30 Link January 11th
Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru… Thursday, 24:30 Thursday, 10:30 Link January 12th
Shinigami no Ballad Thursday, 24:30 Thursday, 10:30 Link March 2nd
REC Thursday, 25:55 Thursday, 11:55 Link February 2nd
Fate/stay night Friday, 25:30 Friday, 11:30 Link January 6th
LEMON ANGEL PROJECT Friday, 25:30 Friday, 11:30 Link January 6th
Kage Kara Mamoru! Saturday, 26:50 Saturday, 12:50 Link January 7th

Note: All times are given in a 24 hour format, using what I call relative day time where times are extended to show which day they belong to. For instance, Friday morning at 1:30AM would become Thursday at 25:30 to show that the episode aired late Thursday night.

By no means is this list complete, these are just the series I’m planning to watch. Check out MOON PHASE for an entire listing and AndrewLB’s Winter 2006 Wiki for who’s tentatively subbing what.

A brief run-down on my choice of shows:

  • Nerima Daikon Brothers – The director is Watanabe Shinichi (aka. Nabeshin). For that reason alone, this should be pretty interesting.
  • Magikano – This series sounds like magical girl/harem-romance fluff, but I’m willing to give it an episode to see how it is. It’s airing on Tuesdays though, so if it doesn’t impress, I probably won’t stick with it.
  • Kashimashi – Boy gets hit on the head by a UFO, turns into a girl, and shoujo-ai ensues. This is probably the series I’m looking the most forward to this next season after having read some of the manga.
  • Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora – Two kids hospitalized kids fall in love, one of whom is going to die. The introduction for this makes it sound like a fairly decent romance drama, and since it’s airing on WOWOW, I’m expecting good things from it. The series is only six episodes long…
  • Shinigami no Ballad – …and Shinigami no Ballad is taking its spot midseason. Another six episode series, this is looking to be another cute and heartwarming drama about Momo the shinigami. Again, WOWOW, so I have high expectations.
  • REC – Funny story about REC: not knowing what the story is about, I picked up volume four of the manga and opened it up. Lo and behold, there was the main girl sprawled out naked having sex with a man who wasn’t the main character. That was quite the eye-opener. I don’t expect the animated series to be quite so ero, but it should be interesting. Incidentally, REC is about that girl, Onda Aka, an aspiring voice actress, and her relationship with the male lead, Matsumaru Humihiko.
  • Fate/stay night – The series that needs no introduction, Fate/stay night is probably the best known of the upcoming series. This is looking to be the action series for the winter season, which is mostly why I’m picking it up. It helps that the Curtain Raiser made the production quality look really good (though I doubt that will fully carry over to the actual series).
  • LEMON ANGEL PROJECT – This has the potential to be good and the potential to be really crappy. We have what a group of singing girls, part of the Lemon Angel revival project, complete with a meganekko and a goth girl. I think how good or bad this series is will ultimately be decided on the music that comes out of this, so I’m being cautiously optimistic about it.
  • Kage Kara Mamoru! – A ninja boy protecting a girl sounds like another hit or miss show. The premise is interesting enough for me to give this show a try, and I’m hoping for some good laughs out of this.
  • There are three shows – Ergo Proxy, Bincho-tan, and Rakugo Tennyo – which I am very iffy about, enough not to put them on the schedule. I’ll watch the first episodes of these (or in Ergo Proxy’s case, the mini-program/preview), but they won’t get blogged unless I feel like I can commit to watching the show. I’ve also got my eye on a few JDramas, but I’m waiting for first episodes to air before I decide on any of those.

    Suggestions/Corrections/Questions are welcome :)

    December 31, 2005 at 6:01 pm
    23 comments »
    • December 31, 2005 at 6:24 pmFury

      ergo proxy looks nice, samurai champloo people involved in it. anyways looks like theres not really anything GOOD GOOD persay coming this winter. Gotta wait more till spring for the great shows coming what a a drag.

    • December 31, 2005 at 7:08 pmWarukyure

      Doesn’t sound like theres a lot of harem/romance shows like the fall/winter season. Then again there isn’t as many shows this season as compared with last.

      My opinions for the big winners of this upcoming season are probably gonna be Fate/Stay Night (maybe if they get enough viewers they might also produce Fate/Hollow Ataraxia), Kashimashi, and REC.

    • December 31, 2005 at 7:16 pmdeftoned

      i’m looking forward to Kashimashi, Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora, Shinigami no Ballad, REC, and Fate/Stay Night…. too bad some of the stuff are going to be short (i.e., 6-9 episodes), but I haven’t read any of the manga, so maybe that’s a good thing. :)

      PS: First comment here, but I’ve been reading this blog for awhile, keep up the great work Omni! Happy holidays!

    • December 31, 2005 at 7:31 pmJT

      i have a question :D just wondering how can i read these pages?? everytime i press on a link and the main page opens the writing is shown in question marks and jap… is there no way i can c these pages in english?

      sorry for this stupid question *bangs head on the wall*

      thnks :D

    • December 31, 2005 at 8:14 pmRasmiel

      Hmm, my list :P:

      - Fate/Stay Night
      - Tactical Roar
      - Stratos 4 Advance
      - Rean no Tsubasa
      - Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~
      - Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora: Looking up at the half moon
      - REC
      - Ergo Proxy
      - Finalist
      - Utawarerumono
      - Kijin Hiryuu Demon Vein
      - Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Series
      - Ray The Animation
      - Makai Senki Disgaea
      - School Rumble 2nd

      I’m looking forward to Fate/Stay Night, Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (It looks awesome, a romance anime focusing on a couple like Lamune but with better drawing styles), Utawarerumono, Demon Vein and Disgaea. Not many good looking harem shows, but I’m pretty satisfied with the run ups :)

    • December 31, 2005 at 8:16 pmNunka

      >> how can i read these pages?? everytime i press on a link and the main page opens the writing is shown in question marks and jap… is there no way i can c these pages in english?

      You could always learn Japanese. :o

    • December 31, 2005 at 8:39 pmFury

      when is Tsubasa Chronicle coming out?

    • December 31, 2005 at 8:47 pmRasmiel

      2006 Spring

    • December 31, 2005 at 9:04 pmFury

      ehh thats good then

    • January 1, 2006 at 1:41 amAznSoulBoy

      MY LIST;
      -FF7 ADVENT CHILDREN ON DVD =D
      -TSUBASA CHRONICLE 2ND
      -REC
      -FATE/STAY NIGHT
      -Magikano
      -Kage Kara Mamoru!
      -Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora
      -School Rumble 2nd

      FOR GAME;

      -KINGDOM HEARTS 2
      -FF;DIRIGE OF CERBERUS
      -FFXII

      I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT KINGDOM HEARTS 2. KAIRI LOVE SORA RIGHT RIGHT? ANYWAY KAIRI CHANGED A LOT SHE LOOKS MORE KAWAII AND SORA TOO ;D

    • January 1, 2006 at 1:43 amSyaoran Li

      You got my my friend ^_^ for more time in this place

    • January 1, 2006 at 2:55 amNika

      i only have bleach and fate/stay night to anticipate this winter [thank heavens it's only a few since it's gonna be busy for me this time and many disruptions are a no-no XD] although spring is one season i’m really looking forward to [this is a first]. aside from school rumble 2 sem, i’m also looking forward to xxholic. why can’t spring come first? XD

    • January 1, 2006 at 3:43 ambj0rN`-

      Fate/Stay Night might just pwned Bleach. =P

    • January 1, 2006 at 4:13 amWarukyure

      Quote – JT: “i have a question :D just wondering how can i read these pages?? everytime i press on a link and the main page opens the writing is shown in question marks and jap… is there no way i can c these pages in english?”

      -What the problem is, is that you are missing language packs. When you view a page in another language without language packs it will show up as ????? or sometimes squares. Also you are asked to install language packs when you view a certain page (you should in IE, Firefox should do it automatically). If it doesnt ask you you could always change a few things in the Control Panel > Language and Regional Settings (for XP, not sure about others)

      -Also if you wish to view it in english… well (http://babelfish.altavista.com/) has a translate webpage function but be warned, Unless you can *somewhat* understand FOB/broken english or just a too direct translation. I’d give an example but I’ll let you see for yourself

    • January 1, 2006 at 6:09 amKiraTakuto

      DISGAEA~~!!

    • January 1, 2006 at 10:07 amJT

      Warukyure thnks alot for the help

      as for nunka…I WANT TO LEARN JAP!! U THINK I DONT WANT TO !!!! ITS SO HARD AND CONFUSING :’( if u got any good teaching site or sumthing plz give

      thnks :D

    • January 1, 2006 at 10:35 amAznSoulBoy

      OHH OH YA 14 LAST MORE EPISODES OF NARUTO AND THEN ITS THE NEXT GENERATION OF NARUTO =D

    • January 1, 2006 at 12:08 pmFury

      chances of fate/stay night bleach are very Few in numbers bleach still owns all.

    • January 1, 2006 at 2:40 pmAngel Mercury

      Are you going to check out the new Papillion Rose? I liked the first OAV, so I’m hoping it’ll be good. Only thing that bugs me is that they slightly redesigned the characters (Face shape and eyes) so they look like typical H-game series girls. Yuck.

    • January 1, 2006 at 3:04 pmOmni

      Angel Mercury: I hadn’t even heard about it, but now that I’ve read up on it, I am a little intrigued. We’ll see when February comes around…

    • January 1, 2006 at 4:50 pmDark_Schneider

      Disgaia is a niceeeeeeeee funny story the caracters rocks nicely( too funny)
      Ah! megami sama 2nd is on my list too i love beldandy!
      school rumble 2nd of course ( LOL )
      TSUBASA CHRONICLE 2ND Clamp girls( the drawers) caracters are the best
      -REC i´ll give a shot
      -FATE/STAY NIGHT nothing to say I´ll definatly like it!.. tsukihime…say something?
      -Magikano harem style i thing i am finishing the download right now ( narusegawa stand alone complex)
      -Kage Kara Mamoru! I like ninja comedy animes
      -Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora I´ll give a shot
      Ray – I have seen the special and it´s interesting …I´ll play poker with a BLACK JACK ^_^
      Tactical Roar seems interesting too
      - Stratos 4 Advance still downloading
      - Rean no Tsubasa i have downloaded the first ep i´ll try later
      - Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ yuri is yuri but with comedy is it good??I´ll try
      - Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora: Looking up at the half moon
      - Ergo Proxy nice caracter design ( witch hunter ) and the producer of berserker! nice
      - Finalist i´ll give a try
      - Utawarerumono from a pc hentai game ….lamune sounds good enough???^_^
      - Kijin Hiryuu Demon Vein i think it´s demon bain not??
      AND A LOT MORE….oh god what a nice NEW YEAR START!!HAPPY NEW YEAR ANIME WORLD!!

    • January 1, 2006 at 5:01 pmOmni

      Let’s try to keep the focus on Winter 2006. Disgaea, School Rumble, and Tsubasa are all series coming sometime this year, probably in the SPRING.

    • January 2, 2006 at 7:58 amKino

      Shows that I’m looking forward to. hmmm…

      The main ones are Ergo Proxy, Kashimashi, and I guess Fate/stay night.

      Sorry for going off topic, but I wish that Tales of Symphonia would hurry up.