Crunchyroll are currently releasing details of their 10 new simulcast shows for the Winter 2011 series. We'll update this post as they come out - brief airing details here, and check below the cut for more information.
Kore wa Zombie desu ka? - Monday 18:00 UK
Level E - Monday 18:00 UK
Dragon Crisis! - Monday 19:00 UK
Rio - Rainbow Gate! - Tuesday 15:30 UK
Hourou Musuko - Wandering Son - Thursday 18:00 UK
Gosick - Friday 18:30 UK
Cardfight!! Vanguard - Saturday 00:30 UK
Mitsudomoe Zoryochu! - Saturday 19:30 UK
Beelzebub - Sunday 00:00 UK
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - details TBA
The first episode of Rio - Rainbow Gate! is available now. Note that, in the UK and Ireland only, Gosick and Kore wa Zombie desu ka? are only available to anime subscribers.
Mitsudomoe and Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas are unusual ones: Mitsudomoe only runs for 8 episodes, a rather shortened run, while Saint is an ongoing OVA series - the 13-episode first season has already been released in Japan and will be added to Crunchyroll in full shortly (no dates specified), while episodes of the forthcoming second season will be added on the day of their Japanese release - the first episode is currently scheduled for 23 February.
"I love you, Ryuji!" Boy meets girl, along with love and war!
Ryuji, a high school student, quietly lived alone due to the fact that his parents were living overseas. However, when his second cousin, Eriko, returns to Japan, his life changes drastically.
Interaction with an underground broker, "Fang"...
A fateful encounter with a mysterious but gorgeous girl, Rose...
On top of all that, it is revealed that Rose is a legendary Red Dragon. To make matters even more complicated, she falls madly in love with Ryuji!
New characters are introduced one by one, all who are after Rose and the relics known as "Lost Precious."
Now begins the story of Rose and Ryuji!
The "Howard Resort Hotel" is an entertainment destination where people gather from around the world to grab huge fortunes. In the casino is a beautiful female dealer named Rio Rollins, known far and wide as the "Goddess of Victory". In order to approach closer to her mother, one of history's greatest dealers, she does battle to gather up the legendary cards called "gates". Those who gather all 13 gate cards are presented with the title MVCD (Most Valuable Casino Dealer), proof that they are a top dealer. Set in a vast resort, an exciting battle begins with rival dealers that'll take your breath away! Throw in some "supreme comedy" and a story that makes you cry when you least expect it, these cute and sexy girls will explode off your screen! With everyone's cheer of "Leave it to Rio!", Lady Luck'll be with you, too!
GOSICK takes place in 1924 in a small, made-up European country of Sauville. It centers on Kazuya Kujo, the third son of a Japanese Imperial soldier, who is a transfer student at St. Marguerite Academy and Victorique, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never attends class and spends her days reading the entire content of the library or solving mysteries that even detectives can't solve. They meet at St. Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage.
The protagonist of this story, Sendo Aichi, is a timid boy in his third year of middle school. He had been living his life looking backward rather than forward, trying not to stand out. However, he had one thing that kept him going - the "Blaster Blade," a card from a card game that was given to him when he was little. That card is the reason why he begins to engage in Card Fights, something that changes his life drastically.
The name of the card game is "Vanguard." The game takes place in a different planet called "Klay," and due to a never before seen play system, it becomes popular throughout the world.
Aichi, immediately attracted by Vanguard, meets friends such as Togura Misaki and Katsuragi Kamui, along with other rivals. Through friendly rivalry with them, Aichi begins to enjoy a fulfilling life. Aichi, however, has a goal: to once again battle with a Vanguard Fighter by the name of Kai Tosihki. Kai Toshiki is an aloof and cold-hearted high schooler who has outstanding abilities in the world of Vanguard. He is also the reason why Aichi started playing the game. For him, Toshiki is the person who saved him from his boring life and introduced him to Vanguard. In order to get better at Vanguard, Aichi puts his soul into it every day. He wishes that someday, he'll be able to battle Toshiki and have him recognize his worth.
Oga Tatsumi is a first year student in Ishiyama High, a notorious school for delinquents. One day while taking a nap by the river he sees a man floating by, and the man suddenly splits in half to reveal a baby boy inside! This boy is the son of the Demon King and Oga has been chosen as the one to raise him, together with the baby's demon maid Hilda! With his close friend Furuichi and a bunch of other characters joining in on the fun, Oga must raise baby Beel while preventing the world from being destroyed!
The three Marui sisters, Mitsuba, Futaba, and Hitoha are not your typical Japanese students. Satoshi Yabe who's a newly hired teacher will have to learn to deal with these three girls as they terroize him or it will end up getting the best of him. Will he survive the Marui triplets?
The "Holy War," a battle fought between the Goddess Athena and the Underworld King Hades, has been taking place since the age of legends. This story takes place in the 18th century - far before the era of "Saint Seiya." It is a new story involving the Pegasus Saints, the Underworld King Hades, and the Goddess Athena! When Hades finishes his giant painting that covers the sky, "The Lost Canvas," it is said that all lives on Earth will be lost. Tenma, who became a Pegasus Saint, wishes to stop his best friend Alone, who was chosen to become a vessel for Hades. Look out for him as he heads for Hades' castle!
Aikawa Ayumu is a normal high school boy who is killed by a serial killer and revived as a zombie by Eucliwood Hellscythe. He starts to serve Eu as her guard but he happens to deprive the mahou shoujo Haruna of her magic power. Haruna orders Ayumu to fight against the anti-mahou shoujo system "Megalo" in her place.
Nitori Shuichi is a boy who wants to become a girl. He transfers to a new elementary school, and there, meets Takatsuki Yoshino, a tall and attractive young girl. Coincidentally, Yoshino also dreams of becoming the opposite sex. She lets Shuichi in on a secret that she cross dresses from time to time and visits places far from home. Due to the fact that they share the same secret, they become close. The two are now in middle school. In the midst of a crowd full of new people, the two search for their own paths; all the while facing the troubles and concerns that come along with puberty.
Hundreds of aliens inhabit our Earth today. Some friendly, some belligerent - some are here for research purposes while others came for the sake of committing crime. It is only us humans who have yet to realize their existence.
One day, a hell of a troublemaker arrives on our planet. Though he is regarded as the smartest man in the universe, he has a major flaw in his personality - he is always causing trouble to bide his time.