2006 in anime

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Events in 2006 in anime.

Events[edit]

In this year, 306 anime television programs were produced, and home video sales of anime DVDs and Laserdiscs in Japan were worth 95 billion yen.[1]

Accolades[edit]

At the Mainichi Film Awards, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time won the Animation Film Award and Tekkon Kinkreet won the Ōfuji Noburō Award. The inaugural Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year was awarded to The Girl Who Leapt Through Time; other nominees were Arashi no Yoru Ni, Tales from Earthsea, Brave Story and Detective Conan: The Private Eye's Requiem. Paprika was in competition for the Golden Lion at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival.

Releases[edit]

Films[edit]

A list of anime that debuted in theaters between January 1 and December 31, 2006.

Release date Title Studio Director Running time (minutes) Notes Ref
January 7 Origin: Spirits of the Past Gonzo Keiichi Sugiyama 94
April 15 Crayon Shin-chan: The Legend Called: Dance! Amigo! Shin-Ei Animation 96
April 15 Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem TMS Entertainment Yasuichiro Yamamoto 111
July 8 Brave Story Gonzo Koichi Chigira 112
July 15 The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Madhouse Mamoru Hosoda 98
July 29 Tales from Earthsea Studio Ghibli Gorō Miyazaki 115
August 5 Naruto the Movie: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom Studio Pierrot Toshiyuki Tsuru 95
September 1 Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Solid State Society Production I.G Kenji Kamiyama
October 14 Atagoal Digital Frontier Mizuho Nishikubo
November 25 Paprika Madhouse Satoshi Kon 90
December 16 Bleach: Memories of Nobody Studio Pierrot Noriyuki Abe 93
December 22 Tekkonkinkreet Studio 4°C Michael Arias 110

Television series[edit]

A list of anime television series that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2006.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
January 3March 30 Kagihime Monogatari Eikyū Alice Rondo 13 Trinet Entertainment
Picture Magic
Nagisa Miyazaki
January 3March 28 Magikano 13 Tokyo Kids Seiji Kishi
January 4March 22 Ah My Buddha (season 2) 12 Studio Deen Keitaro Motonaga Amaenaide yo!! Katsu!!
January 5March 23 Rakugo Tennyo Oyui 12 TNK Nobuhiro Takamoto
January 7June 17 Fate/stay night 24 Studio Deen Yuji Yamaguchi
January 7March 25 Kage Kara Mamoru! 12 Group TAC Yoshitaka Fujimoto
January 7December 30 Wan Wan Celeb Soreyuke! Tetsunoshin 51 Studio Comet Kiyoshi Fukumoto
January 8April 2 Tactical Roar 13 Actas Yoshitaka Fujimoto
January 8March 26 Yomigaeru Sora – Rescue Wings 13 J.C.Staff Katsushi Sakurabi
January 9March 27 Play Ball 2nd 13 Eiken
Magic Bus
Satoshi Dezaki
January 9December 25 Crash B-Daman 50 Nippon Animedia Yoshiaki Okumura
January 9March 27 Nerima Daikon Brothers 12 Studio Hibari Shinichi Watanabe
January 11March 29 Kashimashi: Girl Meets Girl 12 Studio Hibari Nobuaki Nakanishi
January 12February 23 Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora 6 Group TAC Yukihiro Matsushita
January 13March 24 Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales 11 Toei Animation Tetsuo Imazawa
Hidehiko Kadota
Kouzou Nagayama
Kenji Nakamura
January 22April 13 Meine Liebe: Wieder 13 Bee Train
Marvelous Entertainment
Geneon Entertainment
Shin'ya Kawatsura
February 2March 30 Binchō-tan 12 Studio Deen Kazuhiro Furuhashi
February 2March 30 Rec 9 Shaft Ryūtarō Nakamura
February 4January 28, 2007 Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star 49 Toei Animation Toshiaki Komura
February 9March 16 Papillon Rose: The New Season 6 Studio Kelmadick Yasuhiro Matsumura
February 25August 12 Ergo Proxy 23 Manglobe Shūkō Murase
March 3April 7 Ballad of a Shinigami 6 Group TAC
Ginga-ya
Tomomi Mochizuki Shinigami no Ballad
March 31April 3 Lemon Angel Project 13 Radix Daisuke Chiba
April 1September 30 Fighting Beauty Wulong Rebirth 25 TMS Entertainment Yoshio Suzuki
April 1March 31, 2007 Fushigiboshi no Futagohime Gyu! 52 J.C.Staff
Hal Film Maker
Junichi Sato
April 1October 7 Yōkai Ningen Bem 26 Studio Comet
NAS
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Hiroshi Harada
April 2September 26 Aria the Natural 26 Hal Film Maker Junichi Sato
April 2March 25, 2007 Digimon Data Squad 48 Toei Animation Naoyuki Itō Digimon Savers
April 2March 25, 2007 Kiba 51 Madhouse Hiroshi Kōjina
April 2July 2 The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya 14 Kyoto Animation Tatsuya Ishihara Suzumiya Haruhi no Yūutsu
April 2March 23, 2007 Onegai My Melody: Kuru Kuru Shuffle 52 Studio Comet Makoto Moriwaki
April 2September 24 School Rumble: 2nd Semester 24 Studio Comet
Marvelous Entertainment
Sotsu
Shinji Takamatsu
Takaomi Kanasaki
School Rumble Nigakki
April 3March 26, 2007 BakéGyamon 51 RADIX Hiroshi Negishi
April 3June 19 High School Girls 12 Arms Corporation
Genco
Yoshitaka Fujimoto Joshi Kōsei
April 3September 25 Simoun 26 Studio Deen Junji Nishimura
April 3September 25 Strawberry Panic! 26 Madhouse Masayuki Sakoi
April 3September 25 Utawarerumono 26 Oriental Light and Magic Tomoki Kobayashi
April 4September 26 Air Gear 25 Toei Animation Hajime Kamegaki
April 4March 25, 2010 Gin Tama 201 Sunrise Shinji Takamatsu
Yoichi Fujita
April 4September 21 Glass Fleet 26 Satelight
Gonzo
Minoru Ōhara Glass no Kantai
April 4September 26 When They Cry 26 Studio Deen Chiaki Kon Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
April 4June 20 Makai Senki Disgaea 12 OLM, Inc. Kiyotaka Isako
April 4September 26 Ouran High School Host Club 26 Bones Takuya Igarashi Ōran Kōkō Host Club
April 4June 20 Renkin 3-kyū Magical? Pokān 12 Remic Kenichi Yatani
April 4June 27 Yoshinaga-san Chi no Gargoyle 13 Studio Hibari Iku Suzuki
April 5September 27 .hack//Roots 26 Bee Train Kōichi Mashimo
April 5September 27 Love Get Chu 25 Radix Mitsuhiro Tōgō
April 5March 27, 2007 Nana 47 Madhouse Morio Asaka
April 5June 21 Princess Princess 12 Studio Deen Keitaro Motonaga
April 5March 26, 2008 Trotting Hamtaro Hai! 77 Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment
TMS Entertainment
Osamu Nabeshima
April 6September 14 Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy 24 AIC Hiroaki Gōda
April 6September 28 Inukami! 26 Seven Arcs Keizō Kusakawa
April 6June 29 Ray the Animation 13 OLM
Tezuka Productions
Naohito Takahashi
April 6September 14 Yoshimune 24 AIC Spirits
Gonzo
Hiroaki Sato
April 6June 25 Yume Tsukai 12 Madhouse Kazuo Yamazaki
April 6September 28 xxxHolic 24 Production I.G Tsutomu Mizushima
April 6September 28 Zegapain 26 Sunrise Masami Shimoda
April 7March 27, 2009 Kirarin Revolution 153 Synergy SP
G&G Entertainment
Masaharu Okuwaki
Yoshitaka Fujimoto
April 8June 24 Black Lagoon 12 Madhouse Sunao Katabuchi
April 8July 1 Himawari! 13 Arms Shigenori Kageyama
April 8July 1 Nishi no Yoki Majo: Astraea Testament 13 Hal Film Maker Katsuichi Nakayama The Good Witch of the West
April 8February 24, 2017 The Story of Saiunkoku 39 Madhouse Jun Shishido Saiunkoku Monogatari
April 9October 29 Musashi Gundoh 26 ACC Production Yuki Kinoshita
April 10September 4 Black Jack 21 17 Tezuka Productions Satoshi Kuwabara
April 10March 23, 2007 Shinseiki Duel Masters Flash 24 SynergySP
G&G Entertainment
April 11June 24 Soul Link 12 Picture Magic Toshikatsu Tokoro
April 12July 19 Hime-sama Goyōjin 12 Nomad Shigehito Takayanagi
April 13June 22 Jyu-Oh-Sei 11 Bones Hiroshi Nishikiori
April 13January 11, 2007 Sasami: Magical Girls Club 26 AIC Nobuhiro Takamoto
April 13October 26 The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shōjo 24 Xebec Jun Kamiya
April 15July 29 Tokko 13 AIC Spirits
Group TAC
Masashi Abe
April 16September 20 Witchblade 24 Gonzo Yoshimitsu Ohashi
April 29November 4 Tsubasa Chronicle (season 2) 26 Bee Train Kōichi Mashimo
Hiroshi Morioka
May 18August 10 Kamisama Kazoku 13 Toei Animation Kimitoshi Chioka
May 18August 17 Kishin Hōkō Demonbane 12 Viewworks Hidetoshi Yoshida
June 6March 2, 2007 Flag 13 Answer Studio Ryōsuke Takahashi
Kazuo Terada
June 29September 14 Binbō Shimai Monogatari 10 Toei Animation Yukio Kaizawa
June 29September 14 Honey and Clover II 12 J.C.Staff Tatsuyuki Nagai Hachimitsu to Clover II
July 1September 23 Mamotte! Lollipop 13 Studio Comet
Sunshine Corporation
Marvelous Entertainment
SKY Perfect Well Think
Amuse Soft Entertainment
Noriyoshi Nakamura
July 1March 26, 2007 Otogi-Jūshi Akazukin 39 Madhouse Takaaki Ishiyama
July 1June 30, 2007 Powerpuff Girls Z 52 Toei Animation
Aniplex
Cartoon Network
Megumu Ishiguro
July 1September 16 Tsuyokiss Cool×Sweet 12 Studio Hibari
Trinet Entertainment
Shinichiro Kimura
July 2December 3 Project Blue Earth SOS 6 A.C.G.T Tensai Okamura
July 3September 20 Coyote Ragtime Show 12 Ufotable Takuya Nonaka
July 3September 25 The Familiar of Zero 13 J.C.Staff Yoshiaki Iwasaki Zero no Tsukaima
July 3December 25 We Were There 26 Artland Akitaro Daichi Bokura ga Ita
July 4September 19 Muteki Kanban Musume 12 Telecom Animation Film Nobuo Tomizawa Ramen Fighter Miki
July 8September 30 Koi suru Tenshi Angelique 13 Satelight Susumu Kudo
July 8September 30 Tona-Gura! 13 Daume Tatsuya Abe
July 9December 17 Welcome to the N.H.K. 24 Gonzo Yūsuke Yamamoto N.H.K. ni Yōkoso!
July 12December 20 Chocotto Sister 24 Nomad Yasuhiro Kuroda
July 26October 25 Innocent Venus 12 Brain's Base Jun Kawagoe
July 27December 31 Night Head Genesis 24 Foursome Co., Ltd. Yoshio Takeuchi
August 5November 5 Kemonozume 13 Madhouse Masaaki Yuasa
August 7October 23 Hanoka 12 Fanworks
RAMS
Aruji Morino
August 19February 2, 2007 Le Chevalier D'Eon 24 Production I.G
Shochiku
Kazuhiro Furuhashi
September 8November 24 Black Blood Brothers 12 Group TAC
Studio Live
Hiroaki Yoshikawa
September 17September 18 A Spirit of the Sun 2 Madhouse Masayuki Kojima Taiyō no Mokushiroku
October 1December 24 Galaxy Angel Rune 13 Satelight Seiji Kishi
October 1March 25, 2007 La Corda d'Oro: Primo Passo 26 Yumeta Company Kōjin Ochi
October 1December 24 Marginal Prince 13 Tokyo Kids
Studio T&B
Gonzino
Takayuki Inagaki
October 2December 18 Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 12 Madhouse Sunao Katabuchi
October 2December 18 Lovely Idol 12 AIC
TNK
Keitaro Motonaga
October 2March 19, 2007 Pumpkin Scissors 24 Gonzo
AIC
Katsuhito Akiyama
October 3June 26, 2007 Death Note 37 Madhouse Tetsurō Araki
October 3September 30, 2008 D.Gray-man 103 TMS Entertainment Osamu Nabeshima
Nana Harada
October 3March 27, 2007 Ghost Hunt 25 J.C.Staff Rei Mano
October 3March 13, 2007 Red Garden 22 Gonzo Kou Matsuo
October 3March 13, 2007 Shōnen Onmyōji 26 Studio Deen Kunihiro Mori
October 3March 27, 2007 Tokimeki Memorial Only Love 25 AIC A.S.T.A. Nobuhiro Takamoto
October 3March 27, 2007 The Wallflower 25 Nippon Animation Shinichi Watanabe Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge
October 4March 14, 2007 Fist of the Blue Sky 26 A.P.P.P. Yoshihiro Yamaguchi Sōten no Ken
October 4March 28, 2007 The Galaxy Railways: Crossroads to Eternity 24 Planet Entertainment Tsuneo Tominaga Ginga Tetsudō Monogatari: Wasurerareta Toki no Wakusei
October 4March 28, 2007 Negima!? 26 Shaft Akiyuki Shinbo
October 4March 29, 2007 Super Robot Wars Original Generation: Divine Wars 25 OLM, Inc. Hiroyuki Kakudō
October 4December 20 Yoake Mae yori Ruriiro na: Crescent Love 12 Daume Masahiko Ohta
October 5December 21 009-1 12 Ishimori Productions
Asahi Production
Naoyuki Konno
October 5December 21 Living for the Day After Tomorrow 12 J.C.Staff Katsushi Sakurabi Asatte no Hōkō
October 5March 29, 2007 Buso Renkin 26 Xebec Takao Kato
October 5July 28, 2007 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 25 Sunrise Gorō Taniguchi
October 5December 21 Gin'iro no Olynssis 12 Toei Animation Katsumi Tokoro
October 5December 21 Happiness! 12 Artland Hiroshi Hara
October 5March 15, 2007 Kanon 24 Kyoto Animation Tatsuya Ishihara
October 5March 15, 2007 Sumomomo Momomo 22 Studio Hibari Nobuaki Nakanishi
October 6December 22 Gift: Eternal Rainbow 12 Oriental Light and Magic Shigeru Kimiya
October 6December 22 Kujibiki Unbalance 12 Ajia-do Animation Works Tsutomu Mizushima
October 6March 30, 2007 Mamoru-kun ni Megami no Shukufuku o! 24 Zexcs Itsuro Kawasaki
October 7March 31, 2007 Ghost Slayers Ayashi 25 Bones Hiroshi Nishikiori Tenpō Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi
October 7April 6, 2007 Hell Girl: Two Mirrors 26 Studio Deen Takahiro Omori Jigoku Shōjo Futakomori
October 7September 29, 2007 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple 50 TMS Entertainment Hajime Kamegaki Shijō Saikyō no Deshi: Kenichi
October 7October 27, 2007 Mega Man Star Force 55 Xebec Takao Kato Shooting Star Rockman
October 7September 29, 2007 Pururun! Shizuku-chan 51 TMS Entertainment Atsushi Yano
October 7September 25, 2010 Reborn! 203 Artland Kenichi Imaizumi Katekyō Hitman Reborn!
October 8December 24 Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru 12 Feel
Starchild
Munenori Nawa Otoboku: Maidens Are Falling For Me!
October 13December 22 Hataraki Man 11 Gallop Katsumi Ono
October 15December 31 Bartender 11 Palm Studio Masaki Watanabe
October 15September 30, 2007 Happy Lucky Bikkuriman 46 Toei Animation Tsuyoshi Koga
October 16February 11, 2008 Kekkaishi 52 Sunrise Kenji Kodama
November 1February 14, 2008 Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry 13 Studio Fantasia Tetsuya Watanabe Sōkō no Strain
November 11February 17, 2008 Tokyo Tribes 13 Madhouse Tatsuo Satō
December 22December 23 Rozen Maiden: Ouvertüre 2 Nomad Kou Matsuo
December 22December 23 Winter Garden 2 J.C.Staff Hiroaki Sakurai

Original net animations[edit]

A list of original net animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2006.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
July 14 Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer 3 Sunrise Susumu Nishizawa Kidō Senshi Gundam SEED C.E. 73: Stargazer

Original video animations[edit]

A list of original video animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2006.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
February 10December 26, 2012 Hellsing Ultimate 10 Satelight
Madhouse
Graphinica
Tomokazu Tokoro
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Yasuhiro Matsumura
March 3October 21, 2008 Magical Witch Punie-chan 8 Studio Barcelona Tsutomu Mizushima Dai Mahō-Tōge
March 24January 23, 2009 Prince of Tennis: The National Tournament 26 M.S.C Shunsuke Tada
March 24March 21, 2007 Kyō no Go no Ni 4 Shinkūkan Makoto Sokuza
October 11April 4, 2007 Baldr Force EXE Resolution 4 Trinet Entertainment
Satelight
Takashi Yamazaki
November 24May 23, 2008 Freedom 7 Sunrise Shuhei Morita
November 24August 24, 2007 My-Otome Zwei 4 Sunrise Masakazu Obara
November 29August 24, 2007 Maria-sama ga Miteru 3rd 5 Studio Deen Yukihiro Matsushita
December 22April 25, 2007 Genshiken 3 Ajia-do Tsutomu Mizushima

References[edit]