Spring 2012 Anime

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

Here is the season's forum discussion

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

TV Series:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Beyblade Zero G
    Airing from the 8th of April

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

  • Eureka Seven AO
    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.'"

  • Fate/Zero 2nd
    Airing from April 7th, for 12 episodes

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

  • 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.

  • Hiiro No Kakera - (Scarlet Fragment)
    Airing from April 1st, for 13 episodes, with an early premiere on March 6th

    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.

  • Hyouka
    Airing from April 22rd, for 21 episodes.

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

  • Jewelpet Kira Deco
    Airing from April 7th, for 52 episodes.

    The fourth season of Jewelpet, where the Jewelpets hunt for the Deco Stones that will wake up their petrified goddess. A Five-Man Band travels to Jewel Land, also searching for the Deco Stones which will help them save their world.

  • 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.

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

    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.

  • Kuromajo-san ga Toru!!
    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.

  • Medaka Box
    Airing from April 4th, for 12 episodes.

    Medaka Box is a manga series by author Nisio Isin (of Bakemonogatari fame), adapted to anime by Studio 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.

  • Mysterious Girlfriend X
    Airing from April 7th, for 13 episodes

    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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Natsuiro Kiseki
Airing from April 5th, for 12 episodes

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

  • Queen's 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.

  • Rock Lee's 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.

  • Saint Seiya Omega
    Airing from April 1st

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

  • Sakamichi No Apollon - (Kids on the Slope)
    Airing from the 12th of April for 12 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.

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

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

  • Sankarea
    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.

  • 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".


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.
  • 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.

  • Tsuritama
    Airing from April 12th for 12 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.

  • Uchuu Kyoudai - (Space Brothers)
    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.

  • Zetman
    Airing from April 2nd, for 13 episodes

    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.

Alternative Title(s): Spring 2012 Anime Season