Winter 2012 Anime
aka: Winter 2012 Anime Season

This is a list of the anime TV series that aired between December of 2011 and March of 2012, along with their Laconic descriptions.

Here is the season's forum thread.

See also Fall 2011 Anime for the previous season and Spring 2012 Anime for the next one.

TV Series:

Amagami SS +
Airing from January 5th

Second season of the Dating Sim-based romance stories, still in an "omnibus format", this time with 2 episodes continuing the stories of each heroine from the first season.

Airing from January 9th, for 12 episodes
(PV) (forum thread)

As adapted from a mystery Light Novel: 26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. When she suddenly died, her classmates decided to carry on as if she was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Koichi Sakakibara transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Misaki Mei who wears an eyepatch and is always alone drawing pictures.

Aquarion Evol
Airing from January 8th
(PV) (forum thread)

A sequel to Genesis of Aquarion taking place 12,000 years later, chronicling a battle against new enemies from another dimension.

Area no Kishi
Airing from January 7th

A soccer anime, particularly focusing on the main character's relationship with his Aloof Big Brother.
Black★Rock Shooter
Airing from February 2nd for 8 episodes
(PV) (forum thread)

A TV anime based on the characters created by huke and popularized by the Supercell/Vocaloid music video. Based off the earlier Black★Rock Shooter OVA.
Bodacious Space Pirates
Airing from the 7th of January for 26 episodes
(PV) (forum thread)

This Light Novel-based story is about a spirited high school girl named Marika, who inherits a pirate spaceship from her dead father.

Brave 10
Airing from the 7th of January for 12 episodes

The story reimagines the legendary adventures of the 10 brave warriors assembled by the warlord Sanada Yukimura in the year 1600, in the middle of Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era.
Daily Lives of High School Boys
Airing from the 9th of January
(PV) (forum thread)

A Slice of Life series about Exactly What It Says on the Tin, from studio Sunrise, with the Director of Gintama.
The Familiar of Zero F - (The Familiar of Zero - Final)
Airing from January 7th for 12 episodes

The fourth and final season of the The Familiar of Zero series.
Gokujyo - (Top Girls)
Airing from the 23rd of January as 5-minute episodes.

Kuribayashi Minami returns to Japan after a long stay in Los Angeles. She enters an upper-class girl's high school "Gokurakuin Jyoshi High School", so called "Gokujyo". She tries to dominate the school with her beauty but her plan is spoiled by the silly and perverted behaviors of her eccentric classmates.

The first episode, intended to be shown on January 16th, was reportedly taken down before its broadcast on Japanese TV. It was streamed online on January 30th.

Highschool DxD
Airing from the 6th of January for 12 episodes

The story follows Issei Hyoudou, a dim-witted, lecherous second-year high school student who is killed by a girl on his first date ever. Issei is reincarnated as a devil, and from that day forward, he serves as an underling of Riasu, a high-level devil who is also the prettiest girl on Issei's campus.
Inu Boku SS - (Dog Me SS)
Airing from the 12th of January

Adapted from the manga of the same name by Cocoa Fujiwara.

Riricho Shirakiin, who has a complex about being unable to live independently and unprotected, feels the need to move out and live on her own under the condition of residing in a certain mansion. Only those who have cleared a very strict examination could reside in this mansion, and they are accompanied with one agent of the Secret Service (S.S.). Although Riricho has rejected the company of the S.S., while residing in the mansion she finds out that the agent dedicated to protecting her is actually the Fox Spirit whom she previously rescued.

Kill Me Baby - (Baby, Please Kill Me!)
Airing from the 5th of January
(PV) (Forum thread)

An anime adaption of Yonkoma gag manga revolving around an airheaded, but otherwise ordinary high school girl, who befriends an assassin classmate.

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi
Airing from the 1st of January

The fourth season of the laid-back supernatural adventure of a boy and his youkai mentor.
New The Prince of Tennis
Airing from the 4th of January for 1 cour

The sequel to the popular tennis manga, now in anime form.
Airing from the 7th of January for 11 episodes

The sequel to Bakemonogatari. A swindler who once tricked Hitagi arrives in town, spreading the curse which afflicted Nadeko in the first series. Koyomi's sisters, Karen and Tsukihi, start working to capture this swindler, but things get complicated along the way.

Papa no Iukoto o Kikinasai! - (Listen to Me Girls, I Am Your Father )
Airing from the 10th of January
(forum thread)

Segawa Yuta is a freshman of a university. He lost his parents when he was small and was raised by his sister Yuri. Yuta has been living alone since Yuri got married to a middle aged man when Yuta was a junior high student. One day, Yuri visited Yuta's apartment and asked him to take care of her three daughters while Yuri and her husband were on a trip. He unwillingly accepted the job but the plane Yuri took went missing. In order to prevent the daughters from being adopted separately by the relatives, Yuta decided to take in all the three girls. A life of a strange family in a tiny apartment begins. (The elder two of the daughters are stepchildren of Yuri's husband. The smallest one is Yuri's child.)
Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki
Airing from the 8th of January

A Slice of Life comedy about a spherical cat.
Recorder and Randsell
Airing from the 5th of January

A story based on a yonkoma manga, about an 11-year-old that looks 17 is taken care of by his 17-year-old sister, who looks 11.

Rinne no Lagrange: Flower Declaration of Your Heart
Airing from the 8th of January, for 12 episodes
(PV) (forum thread)

An Anime First series dealing with three girls using Humongous Mecha to fight off alien invaders. Looks to be somewhat Slice of Life in-between fight scenes.
Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Airing from the 6th of January, for 13 episodes
(PV)˙(Forum thread)

An original anime, that tells the story of two girls in a top vocal unit named Zweiwing who fight to save humanity against a threat known as "Noise."

Smile Pretty Cure!
Airing from the 5th of February

The 9th anime entry to the Pretty Cure Magical Girl series.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Dai-Ni-Maku
Airing from the 5th of January for 12 episodes

Second season of the detective-based Magical Girl series.

Thermae Romae
Airing from January 12th for 3 episodes

This manga adaptation is a comedy about Lucius, an architect of public bath houses in ancient Rome, who time-travels to various modern-day baths in Japan. The author explores the two cultures in the world "that have loved baths the most: the Japanese and the Romans."

Waiting in the Summer
Airing from January 9th for 12 episodes

An Anime First romantic comedy by the creator of Please Twins!.

Alternative Title(s): Winter 2012 Anime Season, Winter 2012 Anime Chart