2009 in anime

Events in 2009 in anime.

Years in anime: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
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Years: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

AccoladesEdit

At the Mainichi Film Awards, Summer Wars won the Animation Film Award and Denshin-Bashira Elemi no Koi won the Ōfuji Noburō Award. Summer Wars also won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Internationally, The Sky Crawlers, Summer Wars and First Squad were nominated for the Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film.

ReleasesEdit

FilmsEdit

A list of anime that debuted in theaters between January 1 and December 31, 2009.

Release date Title Studio Director Running time (minutes) Notes Ref
January 25 Afro Samurai: Resurrection Gonzo Fuminori Kizaki 100
March 7 Keroro Gunso the Super Movie 4: Gekishin Dragon Warriors Sunrise Susumu Yamaguchi 77
April 18 Tenjōbito to Akutobito Saigo no Tatakai Kyoto Animation Yoshiji Kigami 83
April 25 Eureka Seven: Pocketful of Rainbows Bones
Kinema Citrus
Tomoki Kyoda
Hiroshi Haraguchi
115
May 13 First Squad Studio 4°C Yoshiharu Ashino 73
June 27 Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Studio Khara Hideaki Anno
Masayuki
Kazuya Tsurumaki
108
July 18 Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life OLM Kunihiko Yuyama 94
July 28 Cencoroll Atsuya Uki 30
August 1 Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire Studio Pierrot Masahiko Murata 96
August 1 Summer Wars Madhouse Mamoru Hosoda 114
August 8 The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder – Part 2 Ufotable Shinsuke Takizawa 121
August 14 Redline Madhouse Takeshi Koike 102
August 22 Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror Production I.G
Polygon Pictures
Shinsuke Sato 100
October 3 Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike >Production I.G Kanta Kamei 110
November 21 Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime Studio Nue
Satelight
8-Bit
Shōji Kawamori 120
November 21 Mai Mai Miracle Madhouse Sunao Katabuchi 93
December 12 One Piece Film: Strong World Toei Animation Munehisa Sakai 113

Television seriesEdit

A list of anime television series that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2009.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
January 1March 26 Shikabane Hime: Kuro 12 Feel
Gainax
Masahiko Murata
January 3March 28 Akikan! 12 Brain's Base Yūji Himaki
January 3March 28 Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th 13 Studio Deen Toshiyuki Katō
January 3March 28 White Album 13 Seven Arcs Akira Yoshimura
January 4March 23 Maria Holic 12 Shaft Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto
January 4March 29 Minami-ke: Okaeri 13 Asread Kei Oikawa
January 5June 29 The Girl Who Leapt Through Space 26 Sunrise Masakazu Obara Sora o Kakeru Shōjo
January 5March 30 Zoku Natsume Yūjin-chō 13 Brain's Base Takahiro Omori Natsume's Book of Friends (season 2)
January 6June 30 Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger 26 Madhouse Jun Shishido
January 6March 24 Viper's Creed 12 AIC Spirits
Digital Frontier
Shinji Aramaki
Hiroyuki Kanbe
January 8March 26 Asu no Yoichi! 12 AIC Rion Kujo
January 8June 18 Kurokami: The Animation 24 Sunrise Tsuneo Kobayashi
January 8March 26 The Tower of Druaga: The Sword of Uruk 12 Gonzo Koichi Chigira
January 9March 27 Birdy the Mighty: Decode (season 2) 12 A-1 Pictures Kazuki Akane Tetsuwan Birdy Decode:02
January 10December 26 The Beast Player Erin 50 Production I.G
Trans Arts
Takayuki Hamana Kemono no Sōja Erin
January 10July 4 Major S5 25 SynergySP Toshinori Fukushima
January 11March 29 Rideback 12 Madhouse Atsushi Takahashi
January 12April 6 Slayers Evolution-R 12 J.C.Staff Takashi Watanabe
January 14March 11 Sora o Miageru Shōjo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai 9 Kyoto Animation Yoshiji Kigami
January 15March 26 Genji Monogatari Sennenki 11 Tezuka Productions
TMS Entertainment
Osamu Dezaki
February 1January 31, 2010 Fresh PreCure! 50 Toei Animation Junji Shimizu
Akifumi Zako
April 1March 25, 2012 Mainichi Kaasan 142 Studio Gallop
TYO Animations
Dong Woo Animation
Mitsuru Hongo
April 2June 25 Asura Cryin' 13 Seven Arcs Keizō Kusakawa
April 2September 24 Pandora Hearts 25 Xebec Takao Kato
April 2September 24 Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom 26 Genco
Bee Train
Kōichi Mashimo
April 2June 18 Queen's Blade: The Exiled Virgin 12 Arms Kinji Yoshimoto Queen's Blade: Rurō no Senshi
April 2June 18 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 12 Production I.G Itsuro Kawasaki Sengoku Basara
April 3October 1 Basquash! 26 Satelight Shōji Kawamori
Shin Itagaki
Eiichi Sato
April 3September 18 Hayate the Combat Butler!! 25 J.C.Staff Yoshiaki Iwasaki Hayate no Gotoku!!
April 3February 26, 2010 Higepiyo 39 Kinema Citrus Atsushi Takeyama
April 3June 26 K-On! 13 Kyoto Animation Naoko Yamada
April 3September 25 Slap-up Party: Arad Senki 26 GK Entertainment
Gonzo
Takahiro Ikezoe
April 4March 27, 2010 Gokujō!! Mecha Mote Iinchō 51 SynergySP
Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment
Harume Kosaka
April 4September 26 Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact! 26 Bee Media
Code
Yasuhiro Imagawa Shin Mazinger Shōgeki! Z-Hen
April 4June 20 Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica Crimson S 12 Diomedéa Toshimasa Suzuki
April 4September 26 Valkyria Chronicles 26 A-1 Pictures Yasutaka Yamamoto
April 5March 28, 2010 Beyblade: Metal Fusion 51 Tatsunoko Production
Nelvana
Kunihisa Sugishima Metal Fight Beyblade
April 5March 28, 2010 Cross Game 50 SynergySP Osamu Sekita
April 5March 27, 2011 Dragon Ball Z Kai 97 Toei Animation Yasuhiro Nowatari Dragon Ball Kai
April 5July 4, 2010 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 64 Bones Yasuhiro Irie Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Fullmetal Alchemist
April 5September 27 Guin Saga 26 Satelight Atsushi Wakabayashi
April 5February 14, 2010 Hanasakeru Seishōnen 39 Studio Pierrot Chiaki Kon
Hajime Kamegaki
April 5December 27 Kon'nichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables 39 Nippon Animation Katsuyoshi Yatabe
April 5March 28, 2010 Jewelpet 52 Studio Comet Nanako Sasaki
April 5June 29 Natsu no Arashi! 13 Shaft Shin Ōnuma
Akiyuki Shinbo
April 5June 21 Tayutama: Kiss on my Deity 12 Silver Link Keitaro Motonaga
April 6September 28 Saki 25 Gonzo
Picture Magic
Manabu Ono
April 6September 14 Shangri-La 24 Gonzo Makoto Bessho
April 6September 28 Tears to Tiara 26 White Fox Tomoki Kobayashi
April 7September 22 07-Ghost 25 Studio Deen Norihiro Takamoto
April 7September 30 Sōten Kōro 26 Madhouse Toyoo Ashida
Tsuneo Tominaga
April 7September 29 Sugarbunnies: Fleur 26 Asahi Production Hiroshi Kugimiya
April 8June 24 Ristorante Paradiso 11 David Production Mitsuko Kase
April 11June 27 First Love Limited 12 J.C.Staff Yoshiki Yamakawa Hatsukoi Limited
April 12May 9, 2010 Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia 52 TMS Entertainment
Japan Vistec
Mitsuo Hashimoto
May 22September 11 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 14 Kyoto Animation Tatsuya Ishihara Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu
June 5September 18 Weiß Survive 16 Studio Hibari Iku Suzuki
June 24September 17 Umi Monogatari 12 Zexcs Yuu Kou
Junichi Sato
June 25September 10 Fight Ippatsu! Jūden-chan!! 12 Studio Hibari Shinichiro Kimura
July 2December 10 Needless 24 Madhouse Masayuki Sakoi
July 2September 10 Sweet Blue Flowers 11 J.C.Staff Ken'ichi Kasai Aoi Hana
July 2September 24 Taishō Baseball Girls 12 J.C.Staff Takashi Ikehata Taishō Yakyū Musume
July 2December 24 Umineko When They Cry 26 Studio Deen Chiaki Kon Umineko no Naku Koro ni
July 3September 25 Bakemonogatari 12 Shaft Akiyuki Shinbo
Tatsuya Oishi
July 4September 26 Canaan 13 P.A.Works Masahiro Ando
July 4March 27, 2010 Element Hunters 39 Heewon Entertainment Yoshiaki Okumura
Hunpyo Hong
July 4September 26 (Zan) Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 13 Shaft Akiyuki Shinbo
Yukihiro Miyamoto
July 5September 27 Kanamemo 13 Feel Shigehito Takayanagi
July 5June 13, 2010 Kuruneko 50 Dax Production Akitaro Daichi
July 5September 20 Princess Lover! 12 GoHands Hiromitsu Kanazawa
July 6September 21 GA Geijutsuka Art Design Class 12 AIC Hiroaki Sakurai
July 7September 22 Sora no Manimani 12 Studio Comet Shinji Takamatsu
July 9September 24 Spice and Wolf II 12 Brain's Base Takeo Takahashi Ōkami to Kōshinryō II
July 9September 17 Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 11 Bones
Kinema Citrus
Masaki Tachibana
July 11September 26 Modern Magic Made Simple 12 Nomad Yasuhiro Kuroda Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahō
October 1December 24 Asura Cryin' (season 2) 13 Seven Arcs Keizō Kusakawa
October 1December 17 Nyan Koi! 12 AIC Keiichiro Kawaguchi
October 2December 17 Kämpfer 12 Nomad Yasuhiro Kuroda
October 2December 18 Student Council's Discretion 12 Studio Deen Takuya Satō Seitokai no Ichizon
October 2April 2, 2010 Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra 27 David Production Toshiya Shinohara
October 2December 25 White Album (season 2) 13 Seven Arcs Taizō Yoshida
October 3March 20, 2010 A Certain Scientific Railgun 24 J.C.Staff Tatsuyuki Nagai Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
October 3March 29, 2010 Inuyasha: The Final Act 26 Sunrise Yasunao Aoki Inuyasha Kanketsu-Hen
October 3March 27, 2010 Shugo Chara! Party! 25 Satelight Kenji Yasuda
October 3March 27, 2010 Tegami Bachi 25 Studio Pierrot Akira Iwanaga
October 3December 19 The Sacred Blacksmith 12 Manglobe Masamitsu Hidaka Seiken no Blacksmith
October 4December 27 Heaven's Lost Property 13 AIC Hisashi Saitō Sora no Otoshimono
October 4December 27 Miracle Train: Ōedo-sen e Yōkoso 13 Yumeta Company Kenichi Kasai
October 4December 27 Natsu no Arashi! Akinai-chū 13 Shaft Shin Ōnuma
Ken'ichi Ishikura
October 4September 26, 2010 Yumeiro Patissiere 50 Studio Hibari
Pierrot
Iku Suzuki
October 5September 20, 2010 Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu 50 Hal Film Maker Soichi Masui
October 5December 21 Shin Koihime Musō 12 Doga Kobo Nobuaki Nakanishi
October 6December 22 11eyes: Tsumi to Batsu to Aganai no Shōjo 12 Doga Kobo Masami Shimoda
October 6March 30, 2010 Kimi ni Todoke 25 Production I.G Hiro Kaburaki
October 6March 23, 2010 Kobato 24 Madhouse Mitsuyuki Masuhara
October 6December 22 Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza 12 Studio Barcelona Munenori Nawa
October 7December 30 Whispered Words 13 AIC Eiji Suganuma Sasameki Koto
October 8December 24 Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor 12 Bones Tensai Okamura Darker than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini
October 11December 27 Aoi Bungaku Series 12 Madhouse Morio Asaka
Tetsurō Araki
Shigeyuki Miya
Ryosuke Nakamura
October 12March 30, 2013 Fairy Tail 175 A-1 Pictures
Satelight
Shinji Ishihira
October 13June 8, 2010 Kaidan Restaurant 23 Toei Animation Yoko Ikeda
October 15March 25, 2010 Kiddy Girl-and 24 Satelight Keiji Gotoh
October 15December 24 Kūchū Buranko 11 Toei Animation Kenji Nakamura
December 4March 26, 2010 Weiß Survive R 12 Studio Hibari Kenji Seto
December 21December 25 Hipira-kun 12 Sunrise Shinji Kimura

Original net animationsEdit

A list of original net animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2009.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
January 24March 5, 2010 Hetalia: Axis Powers 52 Studio Deen Bob Shirohata
February 13May 15 Nyorōn Churuya-san 13 Kyoto Animation
February 13May 15 The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya 25 Kyoto Animation Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yūutsu

Original video animationsEdit

A list of original video animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2009.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
January 21July 24 Kodomo no Jikan: Ni Gakki 4 Studio Barcelona
January 23March 25 Strawberry Marshmallow Encore 2 Daume Takuya Satō Ichigo Mashimaro Encore
February 17June 26 xxxHOLiC Shunmuki 2 Production I.G Tsutomu Mizushima
February 25August 21 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei 5 Studio Deen Toshifumi Kawase
March 17May 15 Tsubasa Spring Thunder Chronicles 2 Production I.G Shunsuke Tada Tsubasa: Shunraiki
March 20March 19, 2010 Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar 13 AIC Spirits
BeSTACK
Toshifumi Kawase Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari
April 3April 2, 2010 To Love-Ru 6 Xebec Takao Kato
May 1December 4 Denpa teki na Kanojo 2 Brain's Base Mamoru Kanbe
May 19May 29 Dogs: Bullets & Carnage 4 David Production Tatsuya Abe
June 5June 23, 2010 Utawarerumono 3 Aquaplus
Chaos Project
Kenichiro Katsura
June 23 Minami-ke: Betsubara 1 Asread Kei Oikawa
June 24July 20, 2011 Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas 26 TMS Entertainment Osamu Nabeshima
June 26 Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka Hardcore 1 TNK Keitaro Motonaga
July 5August 25 AIKa ZERO 3 Studio Fantasia Noriyasu Yamauchi
July 30November 17 Aki Sora 2 Hoods Entertainment Takeo Takahashi
September 17November 17, 2010 Mahō Sensei Negima!: Mō Hitotsu no Sekai 5 Shaft
Studio Pastoral
Akiyuki Shinbo
October 4October 10 Kanokon: Manatsu no Daishanikusai 2 Xebec Atsushi Ōtsuki
October 17October 24 Mahoromatic: I'm Home! 2 Gainax Shouji Saeki Mahoromatic: Tadaima◇Okaeri
October 23September 29 Shakugan no Shana S 4 J.C.Staff Takashi Watanabe
December 31 Kowarekake no Orgel 1 ElectromagneticWave Keiichiro Kawaguchi

ReferencesEdit

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