Winter 2012 Anime: Streams and Licenses

21st Jan 2012 by

This most recent season of anime has shown a huge number of legalized ways to obtain the anime you want to see: both streaming through online simulcasts and licensing for DVD and Blu-Ray release. Here’s an overview of what to find where:

(Note: All air-dates are given in Japan time.)

Natsume Yuujinchou Shi (Natsume’s Book of Friends, Season 4)
Date Aired: January 2nd, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Mondays, 10:00a.m. PST. Crunchyroll also has the first 3 seasons available for streaming.
Licensed By: NIS America has just recently licensed all 4 seasons of Natsume Yuujinchou for release on home video. There’s no news yet on the format or release dates.

Shin Tennis no Ouji-sama (The New Prince of Tennis)
(Sequel to the first Prince of Tennis anime.)
Date Aired: January 4th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Wednesdays, 10:30a.m. PST.
Licensed By: No one as of yet. The original series is currently licensed by Viz Media.

Recorder to Randoseru (Recorder and Randsell)
(3-minute episode anime)
Date Aired: January 5th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Thursdays, 9:30a.m. PST.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes Second Season
Date Aired: January 5th, 2012
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment. The first season is available on Crunchyroll, however.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Baby, Please Kill Me
Date Aired: January 5th, 2012
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Amagami SS+
(Sequel to Amagami SS.)
Date Aired: January 5th, 2012
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment. The first season was previously streamed on Anime News Network, but is no longer available.
Licensed By: No one as of yet. The first season is currently licensed by Sentai Filmworks.

High School DxD
Date Aired: January 6th, 2012
Streaming On: FUNimation Entertainment, starting January 23rd.
Licensed By: FUNimation Entertainment.

Senki Zesshou Symphogear
Date Aired: January 6th, 2012
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Area no Kishi (The Knight in the Area)
Date Aired: January 7th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Fridays, 2:30p.m. PST.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Zero no Tsukaima F (The Familiar of Zero F)
(The fourth and final season of Zero no Tsukaima.)
Date Aired: January 7th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Sundays, 9:00a.m. PST. (2-day late webcast.)
Licensed By: Sentai Filmworks. However, the first season (licensed by Geneon Entertainment and distributed by FUNimation) is out of print, and the second and third seasons were never licensed.

Mouretsu Pirates (Bodacious Space Pirates)
Date Aired: January 7th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Saturdays, 9:00a.m. PST.
Licensed By: Sentai Filmworks.

Brave10
Date Aired: January 7th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Tuesdays, 11:00a.m. PST. (2-day late webcast.)
Licensed By: NIS America.

Nisemonogatari
(Sequel to Bakemonogatari.)
Date Aired: January 7th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Saturdays, 9:30a.m. PST. However, the first season was never made available online.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki (Poyopoyo Observation Diary)
(3-minute episode anime)
Date Aired: January 8th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Saturdays, 4:00p.m. PST.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Aquarion EVOL
(Spinoff of Aquarion.)
Date Aired: January 8th, 2012
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Rinne no Lagrange (Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne)
Date Aired: January 8th, 2012
Streaming On: VizAnime, Sundays; Hulu.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (Daily Lives of High School Boys)
Date Aired: January 9th, 2012
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Another
Date Aired: January 9th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Mondays, 9:00a.m. PST.
Licensed By: Sentai Filmworks.

Ano Natsu de Matteru (Waiting in the Summer)
Date Aired: January 9th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Wednesdays, 8:30a.m. PST (2-day late webcast); Madman Screening Room; Wakanim.tv (French).
Licensed By: Sentai Filmworks.

Papa no Iu Koto wo Kikinasai! (Listen to Me Girls, I’m Your Father!)
Date Aired: January 10th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Thursdays, 10:00a.m. PST. (2-day late webcast.)
Licensed By: Sentai Filmworks.

Inu x Boku SS (Dog x Me Secret Service)
Date Aired: January 12th, 2012
Streaming On: Crunchyroll, Thursdays, 11:30a.m. PST.
Licensed By: Sentai Filmworks.

Thermae Romae
(Only 3 episodes long.)
Date Aired: January 12th, 2012
Streaming On: Wakanim.tv (French).
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Gokujyo
(3-minute episode anime.)
Date Aired: Scheduled for January 16th, 2012, the first episode’s airing was cancelled. Second episode will air January 23rd, and the first, January 30th.
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Danball Senki W
(Sequel to Danball Senki.)
Date Aired: January 18th, 2012
Streaming On: Nowhere at the moment.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.

Black Rock Shooter
To Air On: February 2nd, 2012
To Stream On: Nowhere at the moment.
Licensed By: No one as of yet.
(It’s probably too early to announce now, but this series has received a lot of hype and will probably be streamed at least.)

That’s all for the Winter 2012 Anime announcements so far. It’s possible that more late webcasts will still be announced, and it’s likely that more licenses will be announced once the season ends.


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