NOTE: Only new series are included in the rankings. Continuing series like Gundam 00 and Nodame Cantabile are not included.

Rank 1: Kannagi (107 discussion threads)

I’m currently watching Kannagi so I understand why this is in the number 1 spot. Plus the recent chaos and amusing outrage of Nagi worshipers regarding the issue of Nagi’s virginity must have heated up the discussion of this animu.

Rank 2: Toradora! (95 discussion threads)

No raging otakus for this anime though. A well deserved rank for the second most tsundere character hailed by Megami Magazine, Taiga, and her gang. Just to give you another way of looking at its popularity, a minimum of 30,000 unique downloaders download CoalGuys’ Toradora! release, and you have to consider those who watch the anime raw, in streaming sites and DLs the release of other fansub groups. ^^ The story is good; the humor is great; and Taiga is not the second most tsundere character, she’s the queen, ultimate, best, optimum, superlative! XDDD well, I love this anime.

Rank 3: Ga-Rei Zero (78 discussion threads)

What’s so good about this anime is its unusual plot. Killing most of the protagonists in the first two episodes, who won’t get curious on how the story will go and watch this animu? XDDD  No fangirl/boy material, though the character design is good. The main  selling point of this animu is the story, just imagine how good the story is. Other selling points are the bloody fight scenes *cough* and bloody sword-wielding bishoujos taming beasts. I really hope there will be another season; it would be good to see the main heroine wield Ga-Rei (the spiritual dragon). 8) And this was adapted from a popular manga of the same name, BTW.

Rank 4: To Aru Majutsu no Index (65 discussion threads)

If you got hooked by the likes of Shakugan no Shana, you’ll probably end up liking this animu too. ^^ The story is pretty much Shakugan no Shana-ish except that the main heroine is the one being pursued this time. XDD Having said that, it’s understandable why this anime ranked 4th among 2channers. ;)

Rank 5: Kurogane no Linebarrel (38 discussion threads)

This is one hell of a mecha anime. Erogane no Linebarrel is a better title.yes, it’s ecchi. lol to the method of activating the mech — touching the chest of a girl with big boobies. XDDD oh well, enough said.

Rank 6: Tale of the Abyss (33 discussion threads)

Rank 7: Chaos;Head (27 discussion threads)

Rank 8: Hyakko (22 discussion threads)

Rank 9: Akane-iro ni Somaru Saka (19 discussion threads)

Shikabane Hime Aka  (19 discussion threads)

Rank 10: Kyou no Go no ni (16 discussion threads)

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I only included those which are formally announced to air in spring 2009.

Other season line-ups here.
[Update 21]

Know the latest updates (March 26)

Series

Xamd

Enter Sentan, a lush, tranquil island encased in war between the military and those with Hiruko, known as X’amd. On one of these warlike days, Akiyuki Takehara heads off to school and gets caught in a raid by the creatures. Through a series of events he is transformed into a X’amd, and with the help of a Tessikan woman Nakiami along with his highschool friend Haru, Akiyuki is forced to learn to live with the Hiruko or faces the danger of losing his self-control and turn to stone.
The story follows a boy named Akiyuki who is heading to school with two friends when an explosion occurs. In the mysterious light from the explosion, Akiyuki transforms into a creature called Xam’d. Xam’d goes on a rampage which is only stopped when a red-haired foreign girl appears. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: BONES

Episodes:

TV Station: MBS, Tokyo MX, CBC

Air Date: April 11, 2009 | Saturday 26:25

Subber:

Arad Senki

The story takes place after “the cursed light of Kazan” has fallen upon the continent of Arad. Baron vows to unravel the secret of the curse that has possessed one of his arms, and a motley assortment of characters joins him on his quest. The series will premiere in both Japan and Korea in 2009. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: GK Entertainment and GONZO

Episodes: 26TV Station:

Air Date:

Subber:

Souten Kouro

The manga centers around Cao Cao, a warlord and second-to-last Han Dynasty chancellor who is best known through the Romance of the Three Kingdoms literary classic. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: MadHouse

Episodes:TV Station:

Air Date: April 7, 2009 | Tuesday 24:59

Subber:

Charady no Joke na Mainichi

The story will center on Charady (Misako Yasuda), a fictional 26-year-old woman from San Francisco who graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design’s Department of Character Design. Charady loves jokes from around the world, and each daily short will present a different joke. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production:

TV Station: UHF, Biglobe stream

Air Date: March 31, 2009 | Tuesday 23:55

Subber:

Cookin’ Idol Ai! Mai! Main!

The weekday Cookin’ Idol Ai! Mai! Main! cooking anime for elementary schoolchildren will premiere on Japan’s NHK-Educational public television network on March 30 from 5:40 to 5:50 p.m. Children can learn to cook with the heroine Main as she demonstrates various dishes in the anime half of the program. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: Studio DEEN

Episodes:TV Station: NHK

Air Date: March 30, 2009 | Friday 17:40

Subber: Shamisen?

Candy Boy: Episode 6

This isn’t a series, I think. more like Time of Eve. I heard, this is the second to the last episode and it’s yuri.

Website

Production: AIC

TV Station: Candy Boy Channel

Air Date: March 6, 2009 | Friday 19:00

Subber: Frostii, SHiN-gx

Higepiyo

Higepiyo (literally “Mustache-Peep”) revolves around Hiyoko, a “surreal” bird that happens to have a mustache. Hiyoko can talk with “Piroshi” — Hiroshi, the human boy who won her in a fair — and the two are tight friends. In fact, Hiyoko teaches Hiroshi how to win brawls in elementary school, and she sometimes fights a bullying girl on Hiroshi’s behalf. (Hiyoko is actually an experimental test subject that escaped from a laboratory.)

Website

Production:

Episodes:TV Station: NHK

Air Date: April 3, 2009 | Friday 18:20

Subber:

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

AIC’s latest Tenchi Muyo spin-off series

Website

Production: AIC and BeSTACK

Episodes: 13

TV Station: Animax

Air Date: March 20, 2009 | Friday 24:00

Subber: Sorasubs

Ristorante Paradiso

The manga’s story is set in a restaurant in Rome that the heroine Nicoletta visits from the countryside. Her parents divorced when she was young, so her grandparents raised her while her mother tried to remarry. Unfortunately for Nicoletta, her mother abandons her even after remarrying. Nicoletta goes to the restaurant that is now owned by the new husband of Nicoletta’s mother, and ends up apprenticing there among a kitchen staff of colorful characters.

Website

Production: David Production

Episodes: 11TV Station: Fuji TV

Air Date: April 2009 | Wednesday 26:08

Subber: gg?, DATS?

La Corda D’Oro ~Secondo Passo~

Hino Kahoko continues to improve her skills at the Seiso Academy participating in music competitions with the help of Lili, the music fairy, the students from the music department, and a new blond charming character.

Website | Watch PV

Production: Tai / Yumeno

Episodes:

TV Station: Kids Station, Crunchyroll

Air Date: March 26, 2009 [24:00]

Subber: Strawberry Mint Subs

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Yeah, so sudden right. I don’t know the details of how the story will go. Probably, this would follow the story in the manga.

Website | Watch PV

Production: BONES

Episodes:TV Station: MBS・TBS系全国ネット

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 17:00

Subber: ACG, Darksoul-Fansubs, Enigma Collective?, gSS, Elricest, AniYoshi

Haruhi TV series Rerun

yes, not a second series but a mere rerun. another epic troll. fuck Kadokawa!

Website

Production: Kyoto Animation

Episodes: 14TV Station: UHF

Air Date: April 2, 2009 | Thursday 25:00

Konnichi wa Ann: Before Green Gables

Website

Production: Nippon Animation

Episodes: 39TV Station: BS Fuji

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 19:30

Subber: m.3.3.w (?)

Eden of the East

I really have no idea what this is about nor its relation to the book “East of Eden” by J. Steinbeck. But I’ll keep you updated in case I found some details regarding this.

Website | Watch PV

Production: Production IG

Episodes: 11Air Date: April 2009 | Thursday 24:45

Subber: Jade Fansubs, Frostii

Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica Crimson S

The original story of Polyphonica is set on an alternate world where “Spirits” can exist alongside humans. There are “Dantists” who can play music and communicate with the Spirits, and Tatara Phoron is one such Dantist who is in contact with a spirit named Corticarte Apa Lagranges. [Source: ANN]

Website | Watch PV

Production: Ginga-ya

Episodes: 12TV Station: MBS

Air Date: April 2009 | Saturday [Border Midnight]

Subber: Ayako?, Jade Fansubs

Guin Saga

The heroic adventure series follows a “Conan-esque” character named Guin with a leopard mask on a fantasy land. The first arc, the Marshes Episode, focuses on Guin’s escape from invading Mongaul armies while he protects the young twin heirs of a defeated country. [Source: ANN]

Website | Watch PV

Production: Satelight

Episodes: 13TV Station: NHK-BS2

Air Date: April 5. 2009 | Sunday 23:29

Youth花咲KERU

Website

TV Station: NHK-BS2

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | SUnday 23:00

Sengoku Basara

Website | Watch PV

Production: Production IG

Episodes: 13

TV Station: CBC

Air Date: April 1, 2009 | Wednesday 25:34

Subber: Frostii?, Yuurisan-Subs?

Mainichi Kaa-san

Website

TV Station: TV Tokyo

Air Date: April 1, 2009 | Wednesday 19:00

07-Ghost

The story revolves around Teito, a former slave with magical powers who is taking the graduation final to become an army officer in the Barsburg Empire. He does well during the first part of the final exam, but discovers his father’s killer in his school and tries to kill him. Teito eludes capture, but gets caught in the larger struggle between Verloren, the God of Death, and the “beings of light” sent by Heaven to oppose him: the Seven Ghosts.

Website | Watch PV

Production: Studio DEEN

Episodes:Air Date: April 6, 2009

Subber: zefringo, Conclave, Atelier-Thryst, Yuurisan-Subs

Shangri-La

The story takes place in the middle of the 21st century when global warming has turned Tokyo into a tropical city. To reduce the temperature at the heart of the city by 5°C (9°F), the city is being reborn as the world’s largest forest city. However, despite the flow of refugees to the new city of Atlas, there are not many residents who can actually live there. Moreover, anti-government guerrillas are attempting to stop the forestation.

Website

TV Station: CHIBA TV

Episodes: 12

Air Date; April 5, 2009 | Sunday 24:00

Subber: Gonzo?, Jade Fansubs, Corona

Metal Fight Beyblade

or is this for summer season? not quite sure.

Website

TV Station:

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 8:30

Subber: ZeroPositive

Fight Ippatsu! Jyuuden-chan!

Website

TV Station: AT-X / 地上波

Air Date: May 2009

Subber: Saikyo Subs (?)

ROBO CROSSER

“will star a 12-year-old boy and his unicycle robot who are trying to win a motorbike race.” [Source: ANN]

Website

TV Station: Disney

Air Date: TBA

Subber: Disney?

Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestoria

This new season will continue the adventures of Daniel (Danma “Dan” Kūsō in Japanese) and his friends as they help free Vestroia, the alternate world of the Bakugan warrior Dragonoid (Drago for short). [Source: ANN]

Website

TV Station: North American Broadcasting / domestic TBA

Air Date: TBA

Tears to Tiara

A Demon King named Arawn was sealed away for 1,000 years. After a girl named Rhiannon (Ri-a-n-no-n) released him, they started to travel together and she becomes emotionally attached to him. [Source: Wiki]
Website | Watch PV

Production: Oriental Light Magic, WHITE FOX

Episodes: 11TV Station: Chiba TV

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 25:35

Subber: Conclave, Saikyo Subs (?)

TAYUTAMA -Kiss on my deity-

The story centers on Yūri Mito, a student at the Sōsei Academy and the only son of the man who runs the Yachimata shrine. At Yachimata, there is a legend of a deity named Tayutayu-sama who protected the area, but this deity and other so-called “Tayutai” have been lost in time. Mito and his friends discover a relic on the school grounds with mysterious patterns on them. Then, at the opening ceremony of the new school year, an equally mysterious girl named Mashiro appears before Mito. Mashiro is somehow tied to the relic and the legend of Tayutayu-sama. [Source: ANN]

Website | Watch PV

Production: Silver Link

Episodes: 13Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 24:30

TV Station: Chiba UHF /AT-X

Subber: Yuurisan-Subs?

Valkyria Chronicles: Gallian Chronicles

...set in the wartorn country of Gallia in a fictional version of 1930s Europe. [Source: ANN]

Website | Watch PV

Production: A-1 Pictures

Episodes: 12TV Station: Tokyo MX TV

Air Date: April 4, 2009 | Staurday 22:30

Subber: Aerosubs, Ayako?, Conclave, gg

Hatsukoi Limited

The manga depicted many vignettes in the everyday lives of a junior high school girl named Ayumi and seven other junior high and high school girls. [Source: ANN]

Website [trailer/PV available in the website]

Production: JC Staff

Episodes: 12TV Station:

Air Date: April 11, 2009 | Saturday 24:00

Subber: AnimeYoshi

Saki

The story centers around Saki Miyanaga, a timid freshman girl who has never enjoyed the Asian tile game of mahjong. However, another freshman brings her into their high school’s mahjong club and into the competitive world of mahjong tournaments. [Source: ANN]

Website | Watch PV

Production: GONZO

Episodes: 13TV Station:

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 26:00

Subber: GONZO?, #mahjong

Queen’s Blade Ruruo no Senshi

In 4 years time the competition that will decide who the next Queen shall be will start. The strongest warrior will continue to rule the country according to tradition and expand it. The contestants need only be older than 12 years. They need not be human, intelligent or even of that country. The rules for the tournament are simple: murder is allowed. Any weapon can be chosen. The winner is decided when one of the participants flees or can’t move anymore. Such event is broadcasted trough a crystal sphere by the court’s magic teacher to all population to see and enjoy. [Source: ANN]

Website | Watch PV

Production: ARMS

Episodes: 12

TV Station: AT-X

Air Date: April 2009

Subber: Saikyo Subs, Chihiro

Basquash

I don’t know much about the story but expect a combination of robots and basketball.

Website | Watch PV

Production: Satelight

Episodes: 13

TV Station: MBS

Air Date: April 2, 2009 | Thursday 25:25

Romance of the Three Kingdoms

The original novel depicts the tumultuous warring period of second-century China and the political intrigue between the different factions. This is a 52-episode series that will air in China and Japan.

Website

TV Station: CCTV (China) ; Domestic-TBA

Air Date: April 2009

Hayate the Combat Butler! Season 2

The story follows a boy named Hayate who serves as a butler, bodyguard, confidante, and more to a girl named Nagi to pay off a 156,804,000-yen (about US$1.6-million) debt. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: JC Staff

Episodes: 13TV Station: TBA

Air Date: April 3, 2009 | Fruday 25:23

Subber: SS-Eclipse?

Asura Cryin’

The semi-serious school action story revolves around Tomoharu Natsume, a boy who has been haunted by a ghosty girl who was a childhood friend. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: Seven Arcs

Episodes: 13TV Station: サンテレビ[San? TV]

Air Date: April 6, 2009 | Monday 24:00

Subber: Saikyo Subs

Pandora Hearts

The gothic action mystery manga centers on Oz Bezarius, an heir to one of the four great duke houses of a fantasy land. His life changes completely at his coming-of-age ceremony when he is thrown into the Abyss prison. Then, a “Chain” creature in the form of a bloodstained black rabbit named Alice helps him escape and he gets involved in a mysterious group called Pandora. [Source: ANN]

Website | Watch PV

Production: Xebec

Episodes: 25TV Station: TBS

Air Date: April 2, 2009 | Thursday 25:29

Subber: Corona, Enigma Collective, Yuurisan Subs

K-ON!

Website | Watch PV

Production: Kyoto Animation

Episodes: 13TV Station: TBS / BS-i

Air Date: April 2, 2009 | Thursday 25:59

Subber: SS-Eclipse (?), Chihiro, Frostii, CoalGuys

Cross Game

Cross Game is the story of Kou Kitamura and the four Tsukishima sisters, Ichiyo, Wakaba, Aoba, and Momiji. The Tsukushima family runs a batting center with an attached coffee shop, and Kou’s father runs a neighboring sporting good store. Wakaba and Kou were born on the same day in the same hospital, and have been close friends since childhood—close enough that Wakaba treats Kou as her boyfriend, even though nothing is officially declared. Aoba, who is one year younger than Wakaba and Kou, doesn’t like how Kou is “taking” her sister away from her and claims she hates him.

Website

Production: Synergy SP

Episodes:TV Station:

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 10:00

Hanasakeru Seishounen

The story focuses on Kajika Louisa Kugami Burnsworth, the product of a Caribbean encounter between the international magnate Harry Burnsworth and a Japanese woman 14 years ago. Kajika has been living in Japan as a middle school girl, until the elder Burnsworth summons her to America to choose a husband from three suitors. Kajika gets involved in international intrigue over oil and wealth in Southeast Asia, France, and America. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: Pierrot

Episodes: 13TV Station: NHK

Air Date: April 5, 2009 [23:00]

Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~

Phantom of Inferno is a story detailing the life of a 15-year-old Japanese boy who is kidnapped after witnessing the killing of a reporter. After being kidnapped his memories of his past life are erased and is given the choice to join Inferno or die. He makes the only choice he can to join and is given the name Zwei and will study under Ein. She is also known as Phantom since this is the title given to the organization’s top assassin.

Website | Watch PV

Production: Bee Train

Episodes: 13TV Station: TV Tokyo

Air Date: April 2, 2009 | Thursday 26:15

Subber: Kasenai

Natsu no Arashi

This story from the creator of School Rumble centers on a boy named Hajime Yasaka who meets an older high school girl named Sayoko “Arashi” Arashiyama in an old town coffee shop. “Arashi” happens to have a secret that Hajime learns one fateful summer vacation. [Source: ANN]

Website

Production: SHAFT

Episodes: 13TV Station: TV Tokyo

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 25:30

Subber: MBT, Saikyo Subs

Lupin III vs. Detective Conan

Website

TV Station: Nippon TV

Air Date: March 27, 2009 | Friday 21:00

Subber: Frostii, DCTP

Gugutto Gokyjyou!! Mecha Mote Iinchou

Website

TV Station: TV Tokyo

Air Date: April 4, 2009 | Saturday 9:00

Mary and Gary

Website

Production: Toie Animation

TV Station: NHK

Air Date: March 31, 2009 | Tuesday 19:25

Subber: DATS (?)

Sugar Bunnies

Website

TV Station:

Air Date: April 2009 | Tuesday 07:30

Jewel Pets

Website

TV Station:

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 09:30

Chi’s Sweet Home

Website

Production: MadHouse

TV Station: TV Tokyo

Air Date: March 30 2009 | Monday 06:40

Subber: Yoroshiku

Star Wars

Website

Production: Lucas Film Animation

TV Station: BS-i

Air Date: March 31, 2009 | Tuesday 19:00

Dragon Ball Kai

Website

TV Station: Fuji TV

Air Date: April 5, 2009 | Sunday 9:00

Subber: SD Project, DBZ Renaissance

Movies

Dragon Ball: Evolution

gay goku is gay. >.>

Website | Watch PV

Air Date: March 13 2009

Toppa Gurren Lagann [movie]

Website

Air Date: April 24, 2009

Precure Allstars

Website

Air Date: March 20, 2009

Doraemon (Movie)

Website

Air Date:

グスコーブドリの伝記

Website

Air Date:

Elite Yankee Saburo

Website

Air Date:

Fishing KICHI Sampei

Website

Air Date:

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni oath (Live Action)

Website

Air Date: April 4, 2009

Kōkyō Shihen Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai

Website

Air Date: April 4, 2009

Updates:

  • [Update 1]December 29
  1. Added new series fro spring — Saki, Hatsukoi Limited and Queen’s Blade
  2. Updated Air Dates
  3. Added trailer streaming links to Queen’s Blade and Tayutama
  • [Update 2] January 1
  1. Added air date for Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann movie (April 24, 2009)
  2. Added Basquash! anime series
  • [Update 3] January 3
  1. Added Romance of the Three Kingdoms series
  • [Update 4] January 7
  1. Added Hayate no Gotoku Phase 2 and Asura Cryin’
  2. Corrected Queen’s Blade info
  • [Update 5] January 10
  1. Added K-ON! and Pandora Hearts
  • [Update 6] January 12
  1. Winter Sonata removed; this will be aired in summer instead.
  • [Update 7] January 14
  1. Added Cross Game series. I missed this one, gomene. This was announced 5 days ago.
  • [Update 8] January 19
  1. Added Comiket 75 PV’s for K-ON!, Saki, Tear to Tiara and Sengoku Basara.
  • [Update 9] January 21
  1. Added PV for Basquash
  • [Update 10] January 23
  1. Added Phantom and Hanasakeru Seishounen
  2. Added who subs what info.
  • [Update 11] January 25
  1. Added Natsuno Arashi series
  • [Update 12] February 1
  1. Added Lupin III vs Detective Conan and the Iinchou animu.
  2. Updated air dates and summaries.
  3. I apologize for the late updates; I had a lot of exams for the past week. >.<
  • [Update 13] February 4
  1. Added Haruhi Second Series and Mary and Gary
  • [Update 14] February 6
  1. Added Chi’s Sweet Home, Sugar Bunnies and Jewel Pets
  • [Update 15] February 10
  1. Added Dragon Ball movie and series and Star Wars series
  2. Updated airing time and dates
  3. Removed Cobra the Animation
  4. Added PV for FMA and Dragon ball movie
  • [Update 16] February 15
  1. Added a new series — Ristorante Paradiso.
  2. Updated who-subs-what info
  3. From now on, I’ll be adding the new series on the top of the list so it would be easier for people to find them.
  • [Update 17] Febraury 19
  1. Added two new series — Seikishi and Higepiyo.
  2. Updated some info [just a little; you even don’t have to bother looking for them XD]
  • [Update 18] March 4
  1. new trailer – Guin Saganew animu – candy boy episode 6, cooking Idol, Souten Kouru, charady no joke na Manichischedule update – Saki, shogakukan
  2. Updated subber info of several animu
  3. I really apologize for the late updates. ;_;
  • [Update 19] March 9
  1. new series – Arad Senki
  2. schedule update – Polyphonica, CHi’s Sweet Home, 07-Ghost, Saki, Tears to Tiara, Tayutama, Valkyria, haruhi, sengoku,
  • [Update 20] March 20
  1. I know this isn’t a major update but, go pay bucks for shitty CR streams of La Corda d’Oro secondo passo and Shangri-la.
  2. It’s spring in Japan now, according to my friend who lives there. fu~
  3. I’m really sorry for the slow updates m(_ _)m ; I’ve been doing stuff like this while I was away. gah, my anemia got even worse. @_@
  1. I added production company info and number of episodes.
  2. Also updated PV links [not on youtube anymore; they just keep deleting the vids there] and air dates.
  3. thanks Silver for contributing some info. ^^

my friends have been bugging with questions like how to XDCC? what’s IRC? what are bots? how can people raep bots?!

Wanna know too?

First let’s start with what the heck is IRC. In our country, Philippines that is, IRC is not as known as it is in foriegn countries like the US in in Europe — blame the technological asdjbnakjsdhiak. IRC, an acronym for Internet Relay Chat, is an international computer network of Internet servers, using its own protocol through which individual users can hold real-time online conversations (source: Answers.com). More like a huge network of Yahoo conferences, which can hold more than a thousand people at a time per room. They call these chat rooms channels.  got a clearer idea now?

Aside from chatting, IRC also has a file sharing capability — known as XDCC or Xabi DCC [Xabi  being the one who created the first script for it]. Pretty like Yahoo! Messenger’s “Send File” function, except that one source can send the same file to several users. This can be made possible through IRC bots which have file sharing programs, hosted on connections with very [very] high upstream bandwidth.

Before XDCCing and anything else you have to have an IRC client. If Yahoo have it’s Y!Messenger program, IRC must have one also. You can use mIRC. If you’re using MacOS there are other clients that are programmed for Macs. Just use the power of Google to find one. You can also use Chatzilla, an IRC client add-on for Mozilla Firefox browser. There are AJAX IRC clients like mibbit.com wherein you don’t have to DL and install any client to your computer, just your browser is enough.

Now that you have a client in your computer, the next thing to do is to join a server. I suggest Rizon, since most animu fansubber channels are in this server. Just type /server irc.rizon.net then send. Once connected you need to join the channel where the bot is, type /join #channel to join a channel. IRC uses command strings, much like command prompt (but this isn’t some primitive technology. lol). It’s important to understand these command strings to better use IRC.

Here are some commonly used command strings:

/server <server address>

to join a server. Server address usually follows this format irc.randomservername.net/org/com.

e.g. /server irc.rizon.net

/join #channel

to join a channel. the # sign should be present before the channel name.

e.g.  /join #bss

/msg <nickname> <message>

to PM the person you specified in the command string

e.g. /msg Fumino yay! I PMed you. lol

Now you’re ready to raep some bots, you type /msg [name of bot] XDCC SEND #XX. example: /msg [BSS]Kamina XDCC SEND #21

Here’s a list of common XDCC commands:

/msg <botname> XDCC SEND #<pack number>

request the specified pack number from the bot. /msg [botname] XDCC SEND #XX

e.g. /msg [BSS]Kamina XDCC SEND #21

If you’re wondering what are packs, packs are the files available in the bot. You can know what pack number the file you are looking for in the pack list. Getting the packlist would require another commance string.

/msg <botname> XDCC LIST

this requests the packlist of the bot specified. Alternatively, you could find packlists of a funsubber’s bots in their website.

/msg <botname> XDCC CANCEL

to cancel XDCC request

/msg <botname> XDCC INFO #<pack number>

to request file info of the pack you are requesting — usually contains the file name and file size.

Alternatively, some channels allow triggers. NOTE: read the channel’s topic first and check on the allowed triggers before you do this. Using triggers are simple, just type the trigger — e.g. gundam07! — then send and [viola] you have you’re download starting. But better /msg XDCC SEND if you don’t want to get the attention of the people in that channel. /msg is a PM command wherein you’re message is viewable only by the person you specified in the command string.

Where can one find a fansubber’s channel address? Google it. or go to tokyotosho.com.

Just some friendly advice:

  • Read the topic and follow the rules. Otherwise, it’s kickban (kick and ban) for you. The topic are the first messages shown the moment you enter a channel.
  • Behave well.
  • Don’t just XDCC anyone. Look for their XDCC listing first before you rape their bots.
  • As much as possible, don’t ask how to XDCC in the channel.
  • Don’t ask either when will they release an episode.

Maria-Holic

Premieres Sun. Jan 04, 2009

Airtime: Sundays 24:30

Genres: comedy, romance

Themes: cross dressing, shoujo ai

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“HANAJI” by Yu Kobayashi
Ending Theme:

“Kimi ni, Mune Kyun (君に、胸キュン)” by Yu Kobayashi, Asami Sanada and Marina Inoue

A yuri-partner-seeking girl finds a crossdressing sadistic guy instead in a an all-girls school. Isn’t this quite fun, guys? I’m betting on this anime. *added to my winter watch list)

Zoku Natsume Yuujin-chou

Premieres Jan. 05

Airtime: Mondays 25:00

Genres: comedy, drama, supernatural

Episodes: 13

Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him. Containing the names of these spirits, a binding contract was formed between the spirits and the owner of the book. Now, Natsume is determined to free the spirits and dissolve the contracts. With the help of a spirit cat, his days are filled trying to return the names to these spirits.”

Source: ANN

Due too the unusual short watch list I’m having this winter, I’m adding this. I haven’t seen season 1 so I have to catch up before Jan 5.

From here on, the animes are ordered according to release date.

Shikabane Hime: Kuro

Premieres Jan. 01

Airtime: Sundays 10:30

Genres: supernatural, action

Episodes: 13

The story goes like this: a bishoujo hunting 108 corpses in order to go to heaven. Pretty simple plot for supernatural and action anime, yet exciting (perhaps). And let me get things clear, this isn’t a season 2 of Shikabane-hime: Aka; this is a “cour.” A cour, a cour, a cour. why? coz this was aired immediately after the first one. so this isn’t a season 2.

Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season

Premieres Jan. 03

Airtime: Sundays 10:30

Genres: Shoujo-ai, Yuri

Episodes: 13

Alright, more yuri. gah! /me wants yaoi.  lol well, anyway, another cour and season of yuri-ness. ahhh! my eyes hurt! Yuri is making my eyes hurt. lol. Definitely, not in my list. Yuri is for guys, but for girls, yaoi is good entertainment. gah.

Akikan!

Premieres Jan. 03

Airtime: Saturdays 24:00

Genres: comedy, romance

Episodes: 12

Opening Theme:

“Miracle Plan ga Dekichatta! (ミラクル・プランができちゃった!)” by Charmmy Queen

I’m not really acquainted with this anime. All I know is that this is an adaptation of a manga serialized in Ultra Jump and illustrated by the co-illustrator of Shuffle! It’s a love comedy about cans that transforms to hot girls and rely carbon dioxide to survive which they acquire by kissing! lol Men in this anime must be experiencing a heaven-on-earth.

WHITE ALBUM

Premieres Jan. 03

Airtime: Saturdays 26:00 (2:00 AM)

Genres: romance

Opening Theme:

“Shinai (深愛)” by Nana Mizuki
Ending Theme:

“Maiochiru Yuki no Youni (舞い落ちる雪のように)” by Suara

Aya Hirano (seiyuu of Konata and Haruhi) will voice the main character’s girlfriend here. And this came from a eroge released in 1998. This will also star Nana Mizuki (seiyuu of Fate Testarossa in Nanoha). Someone said that the story would be different from the game. Next in-line to True Tears?

Minami-ke Okaeri

Premieres Jan. 04

Airtime: Sundays 25:30

Genres: comedy, slice of life

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“Keikenchi Soku Joujou↑↑ (経験値速上々↑↑)” by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue and Minori Chihara
Ending Theme:

“Zettai Colorful Sengen (絶対カラフル宣言)” by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue and Minori Chihara

More comedy and slice of life from the Minami sisters. This is the 3rd season of this anime BTW, just to keep track of the number.

Sora o Kakeru Shoujo

Premieres Jan. 05

Airtime: Mondays 25:00

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“Hadaka Eve Shinseiki (裸々イヴ新世紀)” by ALI PROJECT
Ending Theme:

“Sora wa Shōjo no Tomodachisa (宇宙は少女のともだちさ)” by Mako, Aya Endo, and Yui Makino

The new title of Sunrise for winter. And the title is an apparent wordplay of “Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo ” (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time),  the popular novel that has been adapted into movies, live-actions and manga. well, if you don’t know, “Sora o Kakeru Shoujo” in English is “The Girl Who Leapt Through Space (or the Heavens).”

The story is set in the year 311 of the Orbital Calendar, when humanity has migrated to countless colony clusters in space. A space colony girl named Akiha Shishidō encounters a malevolent artificial intelligence named Leopard that has been installed on a colony. Akiha is joined by an Inter-Colony Police officer named Itsuki Kannagi, a taciturn young girl named Honoka Kawai, and a robot named Imoko “Imo-chan” Shishidō.

Source: ANN

VIPER’S CREED

Premieres Jan. 06

Airtime: Tuesdays 22:00

Opening Theme:

“R.O.C.K.” by iLL

Can be a GAR alternative but by the looks of it, this anime will bore me. The story is set in a war torn era and is about the lives of some people working for a private military company.

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

Premieres Jan. 06

Airtime: Tuesdays 25:29

Genres: tournament

Themes: boxing, sports

Episodes: 13
Yes, Ippo is back, after errr… 6-8 years (?). We all know Ippo Makunochi, I suppose. This new season will continue the story of the pro-boxer Ippo in his quest to be Japan’s best boxer. I really don’t know why, but I was fascinated by this anime when this was first aired. The story got me perhaps. XD

Asu no Yoichi!

Premieres Jan. 08

Airtime: Thursdays 25:29

Genres: comedy, romance

Opening Theme:

“Egao no Riyuu (笑顔の理由)” by meg rock
Ending Theme:

“Life and proud” by Aki Misato
The titular character Yoichi decides to leave his family’s mountainside home after his father tells him there is nothing more he can learn in martial arts there. The teenaged boy ends up in a martial arts dojo in the city with four girls.
Source: ANN
Alright, expect discrete oppai service from this anime’s characters. :))

Tower of Druaga ~ The Sword of URUK~

Premieres Jan. 08

Airtime: Thursdays 25:30

Genres: adventure, fantasy, romance

Episodes: 12
The animation is good. But I’m tired of this kind of anime. For the sake of giving you an idea of what this anime is, here:

The continuation of Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk, the fantasy adventure series (originally based on a 80’s arcade game) should pick up right after the somewhat unfufilling ending of the first series.

Source: Sankaku Complex

Gonzo is having financial troubles recently. They are even venturing into an ecchi anime in the hopes of getting more profit from that kind of anime.

Kurokami The Animation

Premieres Jan. 08

Airtime: Thursdays 26:40

Episodes: 11

Opening Theme:

“Sympathizer” by Minami Kuribayashi
Ending Theme:

“Irodori no Nai Sekai (彩の無い世界)” by Yousei Teikoku

An adaptation of supernatural action manga Kurokami (also known as Kurokami: Black God), to be produced by Sunrise. The story begins with a young man, Keita, who is saved from death after a sudden battle by a Mototsumitama (a sort of superhuman) named Kuro who replaces his severed left arm with her own – as she is a Mototsumitama she can recover, but a bond is formed between them forcing them to remain together.

In a major departure from the manga, the former college-aged computer programmer Keita is now a high-school student. Interestingly, the manga is actually made by a two-man Korean manhwa team but is a Japanese-language manga published in the Young Gangan magazine.

Source: Sankaku Complex

Pretty interesting. I might consider watching this.

Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE:02

Premieres Jan. 09

Airtime: Fridays 26:10

Genres: action, science fiction

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“Sora” by Heart’s Glow
Ending Theme:

“Let’s Go Together” by Afromania

MAJOR 5th season

Premieres Jan. 10

Airtime: Saturdays 18:00

Genres: comedy, drama, tournament
Themes: Baseball, Sports
Age rating: All Ages (Nothing objectionable)
I don’t really watch this anime since it first airing in 2004, but man, they’ve grown. XDD
I’ll continue with this list next time… have to do my homework now. >.>

This is really amusing, guys. watch it!

Source: Nico

Alright! After the announcement of a season three for this anime and the increasing ratings, Moonphase Diary published something about two Nodame Cantabile [Live-Action]movies scheduled for production. The first movie will be aired new year of 2010 (Jan. 1 2010) and the second will air in spring of the same year. Kodansha will formally announce the production of the mvoies tomorrow in Kiss magazine.

Source

Pages from Animeage magazine

Pages from Animeage magazine

well, the page tells us that there will be a Nodame Cantabile Season 3 in the fall of 2009. :DI know this is too early to talk about this. demo… I really love this series. XD