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This chart is a list of TV anime series that are planned to air between April and June of 2012, along with their Laconic descriptions.

See Winter 2012 Anime for the previous season and Summer 2012 Anime for the next one.


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Accel World
Airing from April 6th, for 24 episodes
(PV) (PV 2) (simulcast on Hulu. U.S. only!)

The "future teen" story of Accel World revolves around a bullied middle school boy named Haruyuki. One autumn day in 2046, he has an encounter with Kuroyukihime ("Snow Black"), the prettiest girl in his school, that changes his life. Through a mysterious piece of software from Kuroyukihime, Haruyuki learns of the existence of the virtual "Accel World." In that moment, the lowest of the "school caste" becomes "Burst Linker," a knight defending a princess.


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Acchi Kocchi - (Place to place)
(PV)
Airing from the 5th of April

The girl in the midde is a Tsundere. The guy is Oblivious to Love. The other two are there to tease them. This is a Yonkoma Manga adaptation. Hilarity Ensues.


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AKB0048
Airing from the 29th of April

An Anime First sci-fi series based on the Real Life idol group AKB48. In a World where fun has been outlawed, a group of rebellious girls reconstitute the legendary pop-group AKB48 to fight oppression through song. Really.


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Arashi no Yoru ni
Airing from the 4th of April

A story about a goat and a wolf who become friends in a stormy night, and how they overcome differences and hardships.


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Bakutech Bakugan
Airing from the 7th of April

A reboot of the Bakugan franchise following the adventures of Harubaru Hinode as he and his friend Raichi undergo training in Master Shimo's dojo.


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Beyblade Zero G
Airing from the 8th of April

A new entry in the Beyblade franchise. Details of the plot aren't known yet.


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Eureka Seven AO
(PV)
Airing from the 12th of April

Sequel to Eureka Seven. The new protagonist is a boy named Ao, who "set 'destiny' in motion again when he held the 'power.'"


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Fate/Zero 2nd
Airing from April 7th, for 13 episodes

The second half of the Fate/Zero anime adaptation, which premiered during the Fall 2011 season.


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Ginga E Kickoff!! - (Kickoff to the Galaxy!!)
Airing from April 7th

A soccer series. The protagonist is a boy who had belonged to a football club, which was dissolved due to the lack of members. He meets a professional player of the women's football league and decides to reorganize the club.


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Haiyore! Nyaruko-san!
Airing from the 9th of April

A "Love[craft] Comedy", with a Moe Anthropomorphic version of Nyarlathotep. It's based on a Light Novel series, and already got a flash animated short series a year ago.


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Hiiro no Kakera - (Scarlet Fragment)
Airing from April 1st, with an early premiere on March 6th
(PV)

An Otome Game Visual Novel's adaptation. The protagonist is a teenage girl (Tamaki) who revisits a small village, she remembers from her childhood and gets caught up in her family's history and supernatural dangers surrounding it.


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Hyouka
Airing from April 22rd, for 21 episodes.
(PV)

A Mystery Novel adaptation, about four members of a High School literature club investigating a 33-year-old case. Done by Kyo Ani.


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Jormungand
Airing from April 10th, for 12 episodes

Adapted from the manga by by Keitaro Takahashi about a young arms dealer and her team of bodyguards.


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Kimi to Boku. 2
Airing from the 2nd of April, for 13 episodes

Second season of the Kimi to Boku manga adaptation.


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Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka Of The Dead - (Is This a Zombie? Of the Dead)
Airing from the 4th of April, for 10 episodes

Second season of of the fantasy comedy series about zombies, Necromancers, Magical Girls, vampires, and their various combinations.


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Kuroko no Basuke - (Kuroko's Basketball)
Airing from April 7th
(PV)

A Sports manga adaptation, about a mysterious, infamously good middle-school basketball player, who, when he comes to High School, first appears to be a small, weak, and easy to miss boy.


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Kuromajo-san Ga Touru!!
Airing from April 4th

A children's novel adaptation, about an 11-year-old girl accidentally summoning a beautiful but ill-natured black witch, who forces her to undergo a training to become a witch. Hilarity Ensues.


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Lupin III : Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna - (Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine)
Airing from the 4th of April

The first new Lupin the Third TV anime in 27 years. The series will revolve around Lupin's Love Interest, Fujiko Mine.

Now licensed by Funimation


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Medaka Box
(PV)
Airing from April 4th

Medaka Box is a manga series by author Nisio Isin (of Bakemonogatari fame), adapted to anime by Gainax, about the paragon and all-around perfect student Medaka Kurokami, who is elected as the President of Hakoniwa Academy's student council by 98% of the student body. Possessed of a forceful personality, charisma, and incredible ability, she is accompanied by her loyal and snarky childhood friend Zenkichi Hitoyoshi, who has been at her side for over thirteen years.


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Natsuiro Kiseki
Airing from April 5th, for 12 episodes
(PV)

A Schoolgirl Series, with characters based on the Real Life voice actress group, Sphere.


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Nazo no Kanojo X - (Mysterious Girlfriend X)
Airing from April 7th, for 13 episodes
(PV)

Mikoto Urabe, an unusual girl with some awesome scissors, and Akira Tsubaki, have a special connection. They have the ability to share their emotions and physical conditions through saliva. Tsubaki is addicted to this, and must taste it everyday to avoid going into withdrawal. And that's just the start of the weirdness.


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Ozuma
Airing from March 16th for 6 episodes

An anime original, set on a future Earth that has gone to ruins in a sea of sand. Based on an unpublished script from the 1980s, by Leiji Matsumoto (Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Space Battleship Yamato, Galaxy Express 999).


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Pretty Rhythm Dear My Future
Airing from April 7th

Sequel to the video game-based series. Three years after the events of "Pretty Rhythm: Aurora Dream", a five-girl Korean idol unit appears as a rival group of the Prism Stars.


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Queens Blade: Rebellion
Airing from April 2nd for 12 episodes

After the 30th Queen's Blade, Claudette becomes the queen. At first, she governs the country well by abolishing the heavy taxes and the aristocracy. However, her reign turns into terrorism by power and the Queen's Blade is repealed. The Princess Knight of Rebellion, Annelotte organizes a rebel army and declares war against Claudette.


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Rock Lees Springtime of Youth
Airing from April 3rd

Adaption of a spinoff manga to Naruto. The plot focuses on Rock Lee and the rest of his teammates getting into various wacky situations.


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Saint Seiya Omega
Airing from April 1st

An new anime based on the Saint Seiya manga/anime series. It will be an original story focusing on a new generation of characters.


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Sakamichi no Apollon - (Kids on the Slope)
(PV)
Airing from the 12th of April for 11 episodes

A manga adaptation following Kaoru Nishimi, a boy who transfers to a new high school during the 1960s. While there, he meets a boy and makes friends with him, sharing an interest in jazz.


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Saki Achiga-hen - '(Saki: episode of side-A)
(PV)
Airing from April 8th

Adaptation of the original Saki story's spinoff manga, with a different cast from the main series.


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Sanka Rea
(CM)
Airing from the 5th of April

A romantic comedy manga adaptation, about a Nightmare Fetishist boy, and the girl that he resurrected as a zombie.


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Sengoku Collection
Airing from April 5th

It is based on a social networking card game for mobile phones. Players become one of the samurai commanders from the Sengoku era and compete for sealed cards of "God of War".


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Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan - (Shining Hearts: Bread of Happiness)
Airing from the 12th of April for 12 episodes

An adaptation of a PSP RPG.

A mysterious amnesiac girl named Kaguya gets washed ashore the island of Wyndaria after a great storm. She encounters Rick, a swordsman who wound up working at the island's bakery, and his co-workers, Nellis, Amyl, and Aerie. Together, they protect Wyndaria from pirates, and try to get back Kaguya's memories and lost emotions.


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Shirokuma Cafe - (Polar Bear Café)
Airing from April 5th for 4 cours

A Josei gag manga adaptation, about a polar bear who owns a café, and a panda who is a regular customer. Hilarity Ensues.


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Tasogare Otome X Amnesia - (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia)
(PV)
Airing from April 8th, for 12 episodes

A tragedy/horror/supernatural/shounen/mystery/romance/ecchi manga adaptation, about a ghost in a school building, and the boy who discovered her, investigating the circumstances of her death together.


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Tsuritama
(PV)
Airing from April 12th for 11 episodes

Yuki Sanada is a boy who cannot communicate with people well and doesn't have a single friend. One day, he meets a boy named Haru. Haru calls himself an alien who visited the Earth for fishing. Another high school boy, Natsuki, and a mysterious Indian, Akira, join the two and the island becomes the center of the event which determines the fate of the world.


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Uchuu Kyoudai - (Space Brothers)
(PV)
Airing from April 1st

A manga adaptation, about two brothers, Mutta and Hibito, who made a vow as kids to travel to space. The younger brother Hibito did become an astronaut, but Mutta became a Salaryman. However, Mutta's life changes one fateful day.


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Zetman
Airing from April 2nd, for 13 episodes
(PV)

Jin is a strange kid with an angel mark on his hand. He lives a poor but peaceful life with his grandfather, along with the other destitute and abandoned vagabonds near the river. One day, his peaceful life changes when a strange monster named "player" appears, chopping off heads and killing everyone who appears in front of it.

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