Looks to be an interesting fall season upcoming with several popular shows (Arakawa, Sora no Otoshimono, Tegami Bachi, Index,Super Robot Wars, Pokemon, Love-Ru) having second seasons or continuations. Studio Gainax’s anticipated show “Panties and Garterbelts” looks to carry some interesting animation (looking like Power Puff Girls to me anyway).

Star Driver from BONES looks interesting – check out the link to a 14-page pdf guide book. Its in Japanese, sorry no translation but nice promo tool. The robots though are looking much influenced by the work they did for Hero Man – I don’t know if that is good or not.

Please check back as post will be updated for summaries and links to streaming promos, OP/ED music, photos, and other items of interest related to the shows.

All shows summarized after the jump.

Updated 9/26/2010 – more promo links and simulcast info and show descriptions

arakawaB2bArakawa Under the Bridge × Bridge 
Office web site at Starchild for season 2 Arakawa Under the Bridge × Bridge. Live action promo streamed and new commercial spot streamed
Premiere date: 10/03/2010 
Theme songs by same artists as season 1 titles TBA
OP: Etsuko Yakushimaru (TBA)
ED: SuneoHair (TBA)


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arakawaB2c      arakawaB2a

Bakuman bakuman1 
Junior high student Moritaka Mashiro begins a long struggle to become a mangaka. Along with his classmate, Akito Takagi and Azuki Miho, who is an aspiring voice actress he sets off to achieve his goal.
Official website and streaming trailer.
Premiere date: 10/02/2010
Episodes: 25 
OP: "Blue Bird" by Kobukuro

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Battle Spirits: Brave
The third television anime series based on battlespirits1 Bandai’s Battle Spirits card game.
Official site with trailer streaming
Broadcast: Nagoya TV Ch. 6
Premiere date: 09/12/2010
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Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku     Fortune Arterial Akai Yakusoku

Announced 9/15 that Crunchyroll to simi-cast
Premiere date: 10/08/2010

OP: "絆-kizunairo-色" by Lia
ED: "I miss you" by Veil

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 Fortune Arterial 1     Fortune Arterial 2

Hakuōki Hekketsu-roku
Sequel to Hakuoki which aired in the spring 2010. Based on game of same name.
Official website

Hokuoki Hekketsu-roku Premiere date: 10/02/2010

OP: "Maikaze" By Yoshioka Aika
ED: “Akane Sora ni Negau" By MAO

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Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls
Official site
Another official site with a lot of flash and some PV – (animation looks weak)
Hyakka Ryoran Samurai GirlsIn an alternate early 21st century reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power. Student councils enforce the rules by oppressing schools. One student, Yagyuu Muneakira, rebels against his student council and with the help of a group of girls who embody  famous samurai heroes who’s names have been passed on to them.  Part of the Queens Blade/Queens Gate universe.
Premiere date: 10/03/2010
OP: "Last vision for last" by Faylan
ED: "Koi ni Sesse Tooryanse" by Aoi Yuki, Minako Kotobuki and Rie Kugimiya
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Iron Man
ironman1 Official site at Animax and jump to the streamed promo(s) by hitting the "*Movie* link at the bottom of the page or click here for promo.
G4 network has rights to the show (dub) for broadcast next year, unknown yet if it will get simi-streamed with subtitles.
Premiere date: 10/01/2010
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Kaminomi (Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai)  (The World God Only Knows) 
Official website and streaming promo Kami no Mizo Shiru Sekai
Student and avid online gamer Keima Katsuragi one day receives an e-mail offering a contract to "capture" girls. Thinking it’s perhaps some gaming challenge he agrees but instantly a demon from Hell named Elsee appears. She asks for his help to capture runaway spirits that are hiding within "real" girls. He tries to refuse but Elsee tells him that his acceptance was binding and that failure means both of them will have their heads chopped off. Elsse “demon from Hell” is the girl in the promo images…

Announced 9/15 that Crunchyroll to simi-cast
Premiere date: 10/06/2010 (1:50AM JST)


OP: God only knows ~Shuuseki Kairo no Yume Tabibito by Oratorio
ED: "Koi no Shirushi by Kami nomi zo Shiri Tai

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Karl to Fushigi na Tō   Karl to Fushigi no To
Premiere date: 10/08/2010

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Kuragehime    Kuragehime
Premiere date: 10/14/2010

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MM! (Muemutsu!)
MM1 High school student Taro Sado has come to realize he is a bit of a masochist, a trait he must conceal from his crush to have any chance with her. He joins the "2nd Volunteer Club" at the school in an effort to fix this personality trait.
Official trailer streamed (unfortunately region blocked)
Premiere date: 10/02/2010 (special screening 09/26/2010)
OP: "HELP!" by Ayana Taketatsu (aka Azusa K-ON! and seiyuu for lead character Mio Isurugi)
ED: "More-more OVERS!" by Natsuko Aso
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Miyanishi Tatsuya Gekijō: Omae Umasou da na Miyanishi Tatsuya

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Premiere date: 10/04/2010

Motto To Love-Ru –Trouble motto to love-ru   
Another installment of the To Love-Ru series (2008 anime 26eps/ 2009 OVA 6eps). Reprising the main roles are Akeno Watanabe as “Rito Yūki” and Haruka Tomatsu as “Lala Satalin Deviluke”.

Promo(s) streamed

Premiere date: 10/05/2010

OP: "Loop-the-Loop" by KOTOKO
ED: "Baby Baby Love" by Haruka Tomatsu motto to love-ru characters

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Oreimo (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)oreimo1 My Little Sister Can’t be this Cute. 
Official web site (special stuff) and streaming promo and a second streaming promo here. More commercial PV
Kyousuke’s relationship with his younger sister Kirino has grown very cold, barely sharing morning and evening greetings. One day Kyousuke finds a moe anime DVD left in their entry hall. Interesting. Who does it belong to? Kirino! What!?! oreimo1b Based on a light novel of same name, though here the younger sister is also a fashion model and is described as an adult video game otaku. Might be a translation of *moe anime DVD* or the TV series is tamed down from the novels. Hopefully this one will get picked up for streaming.
Premiere date: 10/03/2010
OP: “irony” by ClariS
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Otome Yōkai Zakuro
Otome Yokai Zakuro Set the in Meiji era (alternate history) where humans co-exist with “younin” magical beings. There are bad younin doing bad things. What better to deal with the problem than half-younin girls teaming up with army officers to do battle. Looks like only Aki Toyosaki of the Sphere seiyuus has a prominent roll. TV Tokyo broadcast so good chance Crunchyroll will simi-cast (fingers-crossed).
Promo streamed, TV Ad spot 1 streamed, TV Ad spot 2 streamed

OP: “MOON SIGNAL" by Sphere
ED #1: "Hatsukoi wa Zakuro-iro" by Mai Nakahara and Takahiro Sakurai
ED #2: "Futari Sei" by Kana Hanazawa and Satoshi Hino
ED #3: "Junjou Masquerade" by Aki Toyosaki, Yui Horie and Yuki Kaji
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Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt 
Panty Stocking Garterbelt The eagerly awaited new series from studio Gainax.

Announced 9/15 that Crunchyroll to simi-cast
Premiere date: 10/01/2010

Gainax‘s Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt promo:




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Pokemon: Best Wishes!
pokemon best wishes Ash and Pikachu are back.
Premiere date: 09/23/2010

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Psychic Detective Yakumo 
Psychic Detective Yakumo Premiere date: 10/03/2010

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Rita et Machin   Rita et Machin
Premiere date: 10/??/2010

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Squid Girl Invades! (Shinryaku! Ika Musume)   Shinryaku Ika Musume

Squid Girl as come from the sea to conquer humanity for its evil pollution of the ocean she loves! A few difficulties arise with this plan as she demolishes the first house she was using as her base. The house managers, the Aizawa sisters Eiko & Chizuru, insist she’ll have to work to pay for all the repairs. Can Squid Girl overcome the Aizawa sisters and conquer humankind? Unlikely….

Official website
Announced 9/15 that Crunchyroll to simi-cast   
Premiere date: 10/04/2010 2AM JST

OP: "Shinryaku no Susume☆" by ULTRA-PRISM with Ika Musume
ED: "Metamarism" by Kanae Ito

squid girl 2

squid girl

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Sora no Otoshimono: Forte soranootish2c
Season 2 of Sora no Otoshimono.
Official site Anime NewType Channel with broadcast info (Google Translated)
Premiere date: 10/01/2010
soranootish2b Crunchyroll to simi-cast as they did with the first season.
OP: "Heart no Kakuritsu (ハートの確率)" by blue drops
ED#01: "Kaeru Kara (帰るから)" by blue drops




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Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru   Soredomo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Premiere date: 10/07/2010

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Soredomo Machi wa Mawatteiru 2

super_robo_mech2super_robo_mech3Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector
Official web site (Japanese) with promo streamed. (Flash heavy will take a bit to load).
Summary: Lots of Mechs and lots of stuff blowing up. Super Robo Wars is long running series of games from Bandai (1991-)
Premiere date: 10/01/2010


Announced 9/15 that Crunchyroll to simi-cast

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     super_robo1a super_robo2a

      super_robo2b super_robo2c

Star Driver Kagayaki no Takuto Stardriver1b
Set on island called Southern Cross, a boy named Takuto Tsunashi swims ashore one night and enrolls in the islands high school. Typical?  Add in underground ruins, the "Order of the Glittering Star Cross", shrine maiden, or and 20 or so gigantic robots sealed way in the ruins. Thus begins a struggle to unlock the secrets, prevent disaster, and save the maiden.
Promos and 3 TV ad spots streaming
World of Star Driver – awesome PDF 14 page guide 
Premiere date: 10/03/2010
Animation: BONES
OP: 「Gravity 」 by Aqua Timez 
ED: ???
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Tantei Opera Milky Holmes  Tantei Opera Milky Holmes  
Premiere date: 10/07/2010

OP: Seikai wa Hitotsu! Janai!! by Milky Holmes

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Tegami Bachi Reverse
Tegami Bachi Reverse official site at TV Tokyo with streaming promo   

Announced 9/15 that Crunchyroll to simi-cast  Tegami Bachi Reverse 2
Premiere date: 10/02/2010  11;55PM
OP: Stereopony
ED: Pico

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Toaru Majutsu no Index II Toaru Majutsu no Index II 
Official home page A Certain Magical Index II – sequel to the popular 2008 series of same name or “Index” for short.   
Premiere date: 10/08/2010

PV commercial streamed via YouTube – below

OP: “No Buts!" by Mami Kawada
ED: "Magic∞world" by Maon Kurosaki

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Togainu no Chi   Tagainu no Chi
Based on 2005 game of same name from Nitroplus
Official home page

Premiere date: 10/07/2010

OP:"Rose-Hip Bullet" by GRANRODEO

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Yosuga no Sora
Yosuga no Sora Having lost both parents, twins; Haruka and Sora (Kazugano) decided to live with their grandfather to whom to they are fond of. However beneath the surface is a promise, and a lost treasure which underlies their reason to return.

Promo streamed at official site
Yosuga no Sora banner Premiere date: 10/04/2010
OP: "Hiyoku no Hane" by eufonius
ED: "Pinky Jones by Momoiro Clover
Broadcast: TokyoMX

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Yosuga no Sora characters

Yumeiro Pâtissière Professional    Yumeiro Patissiere
Premiere date: 10/03/2010

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