2007 in anime

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Events in 2007 in anime.

Events[edit]

In this year, home video sales of anime DVDs in Japan were worth 89.4 billion yen.[1]

Accolades[edit]

At the Mainichi Film Awards, Summer Days with Coo won the Animation Film Award and A Country Doctor won the Ōfuji Noburō Award. Tekkon Kinkreet won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year; the other nominees were Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Summer Days with Coo, Piano no Mori and Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure. Internationally, 5 Centimeters Per Second won the first ever Asia Pacific Screen Award for Best Animated Feature Film, with one of the other two nominees being Summer Days with Coo.

Releases[edit]

Films[edit]

A list of anime that debuted in theaters between January 1 and December 31, 2007.

Release date Title Studio Director Running time (minutes) Notes Ref
February 17 JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood A.P.P.P. Jūnichi Hayama 100
March 3 5 Centimeters per Second CoMix Wave Inc. Makoto Shinkai 63
March 10 Doraemon: Nobita's New Great Adventure into the Underworld Yukiyo Teramoto 112
March 17 Chō Gekijōban Keroro Gunsō 2: Shinkai no Princess de Arimasu! Sunrise Junichi Sato
Susumu Yamaguchi
77
April 21 Crayon Shin-chan: Fierceness That Invites Storm! The Singing Buttocks Bomb Shin-Ei Animation
April 21 Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure TMS Entertainment Yasuichiro Yamamoto 95
June 5 Highlander: The Search for Vengeance Madhouse
Imagi Animation Studios
Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Hiroshi Hamasaki
85
July 14 Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai OLM Kunihiko Yuyama 90
August 4 Naruto Shippuden the Movie Studio Pierrot Hajime Kamegaki 95
September 1 Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone Studio Khara Hideaki Anno
Masayuki
Kazuya Tsurumaki
98
September 29 Sword of the Stranger Bones Masahiro Andō 102
October 19 Appleseed Ex Machina Digital Frontier Shinji Aramaki 101
December 22 Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion Studio Pierrot Noriyuki Abe 95

Television series[edit]

A list of anime television series that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2007.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
January 4February 1 Afro Samurai 5 Gonzo Fuminori Kizaki
Jamie Simone
January 4June 28 Saint October 26 Studio Comet Masafumi Satō
January 5March 23 Koi suru Tenshi Angelique: Kagayaki no Ashita 12 Satelight Susumu Kudo
January 5March 23 Shattered Angels 12 TNK Tetsuya Yanagisawa Kyōshirō to Towa no Sora
January 6March 31 Himawari!! 13 Arms Shigenori Kageyama
January 7December 30 Les Misérables: Shōjo Cosette 52 Nippon Animation Hiroaki Sakurai
January 7March 25 Shuffle! Memories 12 Asread Naoto Hosoda
January 8March 26 Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight! 12 Ufotable Team Manabibeya
January 11March 29 Hidamari Sketch 12 Shaft Akiyuki Shinbo
Ryōki Kamitsubo
January 11June 26 Nodame Cantabile 23 J.C.Staff Ken'ichi Kasai
January 11March 29 Venus Versus Virus 12 Studio Hibari Shinichiro Kimura
January 13March 24 Getsumento Heiki Mina 11 Gonzo Keiichiro Kawaguchi
January 19July 6 GR: Giant Robo 13 A.C.G.T Masahiko Murata
January 19April 20 Tokyo Majin 14 AIC Spirits Shinji Ishihira
February 4May 26 Moonlight Mile 12 Studio Hibari Iku Suzuki
February 4January 27, 2008 Yes! PreCure 5 49 Toei Animation Toshiaki Komura
February 15May 3 Jūsō Kikō Dancouga Nova 12 Ashi Productions Masami Ōbari
February 15March 23, 2017 Naruto: Shippuden 500 Pierrot Hayato Date
Masa'aki Kumagai
Yasuaki Kurotsu
February 21May 17 Rocket Girls 12 Mook Animation Hiroshi Aoyama
February 26May 14 Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny 12 Arms Koichi Ohata
March 3September 1 Reideen 26 Production I.G Mitsuru Hongo
March 28June 13 Hitohira 12 Xebec M2 Akira Nishimori
April 1March 29, 2009 GeGeGe no Kitarō 100 Toei Animation Yukio Kaizawa
April 1September 30 Gurren Lagann 27 Gainax Hiroyuki Imaishi Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
April 1September 30 Heroic Age 26 Xebec Takashi Noto
April 1March 30, 2008 Hayate the Combat Butler 52 SynergySP Keiichiro Kawaguchi Hayate no Gotoku!
April 1September 23 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Strikers 26 Seven Arcs Keizō Kusakawa
April 1September 30 My Bride is a Mermaid 26 Gonzo
AIC
Seiji Kishi Seto no Hanayome
April 1March 24, 2008 Onegai My Melody Sukkiri♪ 52 Studio Comet Makoto Moriwaki
April 2September 24 El Cazador de la Bruja 26 Bee Train Kōichi Mashimo
April 3September 25 Engage Planet Kiss Dum 26 Satelight Yasuchika Nagaoka
Eiichi Satō
April 3June 26 Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku o 13 Artland Tsutomu Yabuki
April 3September 26 Oh! Edo Rocket 26 Madhouse Seiji Mizushima
April 3September 25 Over Drive 26 Xebec Takao Kato
April 3June 26 Saint Beast: Kouin Jojishi Tenshi Tan 13 Tokyo Kids
Wonderfarm
Nanako Shimazaki
April 3June 26 Sisters of Wellber 13 Trans Arts
Production I.G
Takayuki Hamana
April 3June 19 Shinkyoku Sōkai Polyphonica 12 Ginga-ya Junichi Watanabe
Masami Shimoda
April 3September 25 Sugarbunnies 27 Asahi Production Hiroshi Kugimiya
April 3September 24 Tōka Gettan 26 Studio Deen Yuji Yamaguchi
April 4September 26 Claymore 26 Madhouse Hiroyuki Tanaka
April 4September 24 Idolmaster: Xenoglossia 26 Sunrise Tatsuyuki Nagai
April 4September 26 Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula 26 Brain's Base Keiji Gotoh
April 4September 26 Nagasarete Airantō 26 Feel Hideki Okamoto
April 4September 26 Romeo × Juliet 24 Gonzo Fumitoshi Oizaki
April 5March 20, 2008 Bakugan Battle Brawlers 52 TMS Entertainment
Nelvana Animation
Mitsuo Hashimoto
April 5March 29, 2008 Blue Dragon 51 Studio Pierrot Yukihiro Matsushita
April 5September 28 Darker than Black 25 Bones Tensai Okamura
April 5September 27 Kōtetsu Sangokushi 25 Picture Magic Satoshi Saga
Tetsuya Endo
April 5July 12 Kotetsushin Jeeg 13 Actas Jun Kawagoe
April 6September 29 Kamichama Karin 26 Satelight Takashi Anno
April 6June 29 Shining Tears X Wind 13 Studio Deen Hiroshi Watanabe
April 7September 29 Love Com 24 Toei Animation Kōnosuke Uda Lovely Complex
April 7September 29 Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit 26 Production I.G Kenji Kamiyama Seirei no Moribito
April 7June 30 Sola 13 Nomad Tomoki Kobayashi
April 7March 8, 2008 The Story of Saiunkoku (season 2) 39 Madhouse Jun Shishido Saiunkoku Monogatari
April 7September 22 Toward the Terra 24 Minamimachi Bugyōsho Osamu Yamazaki Terra e...
April 8September 25 Bokurano 24 Gonzo Hiroyuki Morita
April 8September 16 Lucky Star 24 Kyoto Animation Yutaka Yamamoto
Yasuhiro Takemoto
April 12September 27 Big Windup! 25 A-1 Pictures Tsutomu Mizushima Ōkiku Furikabutte
April 12September 21 Kaze no Stigma 24 Gonzo Junichi Sakata
April 13September 28 Princess Resurrection 24 Madhouse Masayuki Sakoi Kaibutsu Ōjo
April 16July 2 Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma: Molders-hen 12 Ajia-do Animation Works Tsuneo Kobayashi
April 28July 22 Skull Man 13 Bones Takeshi Mori
May 12December 1 Dennō Coil 26 Madhouse Mitsuo Iso
June 8September 13, 2008 Wangan Midnight 26 A.C.G.T Tsuneo Tominaga
June 14September 6 Devil May Cry: The Animated Series 12 Madhouse Shin Itagaki
June 24September 23 Tetsuko no Tabi 13 Group TAC Akinori Nagaoka
July 2September 30 Nanatsuiro Drops 12 Studio Barcelona Takashi Yamamoto
July 3September 27 School Days 12 TNK Keitaro Motonaga
July 3September 18 Code-E 12 Studio Deen Toshiyuki Katō
July 3September 11 Zombie-Loan 13 Xebec M2 Akira Nishimori
July 4September 26 Buzzer Beater (season 2) 13 TMS Entertainment Shigeyuki Miya
July 4September 19 Dōjin Work 12 Remic Kenichi Yatani
July 4September 26 Kenkō Zenrakei Suieibu Umishō 13 Artland Kōichirō Sōtome
July 5October 4 Mushi-Uta 12 Beat Frog Kazuo Sakai
July 5December 27 Sky Girls 26 J.C.Staff
Konami
Yoshiaki Iwasaki
July 6September 28 Happy Happy Clover 13 Group TAC Kazumi Nonaka
July 6December 17 Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai 24 Studio Deen Chiaki Kon
July 6September 21 Potemayo 12 J.C.Staff Takashi Ikehata
July 7September 22 Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 12 Shaft Akiyuki Shinbo
July 8September 23 Moetan 13 Actas Keiichiro Kawaguchi
July 9September 24 The Familiar of Zero: Knight of the Twin Moons 12 J.C.Staff Yū Kō Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi
July 12September 27 Mononoke 12 Toei Animation Kenji Nakamura
July 19October 12 Shigurui 12 Madhouse Hiroshi Hamasaki
July 26November 1 Baccano! 16 Brain's Base Takahiro Omori
January 27October 12 Tokyo Majin (season 2) 12 AIC Spirits Shinji Ishihira
August 11November 10 Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan 2 2 Hal Film Maker Tsutomu Mizushima Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan 2
September 13December 13 Moonlight Mile (season 2) 14 Studio Hibari Iku Suzuki
October 1December 24 Da Capo II 13 Feel Hideki Okamoto
October 2April 2, 2008 Bamboo Blade 26 AIC ASTA Hisashi Saitou
October 2December 25 Blue Drop: Tenshitachi no Gikyoku 13 Asahi Production
BeSTACK
Masahiko Ohkura
October 2March 25, 2008 Fantastic Detective Labyrinth 25 Studio Deen Hiroshi Watanabe Suteki Tantei Labyrinth
October 2April 1, 2008 Kaiji 26 Madhouse Yūzō Satō
October 2March 25, 2008 Neuro: Supernatural Detective 25 Madhouse Hiroshi Kōjina Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro
October 2December 25 Night Wizard! 13 Hal Film Maker Yuusuke Yamamoto
October 2December 25 Sketchbook: Full Color's 13 Hal Film Maker Yoshimasa Hiraike
October 3March 26, 2008 Dragonaut: The Resonance 25 Gonzo Manabu Ono
October 3March 25, 2008 Mokke 24 Madhouse
Tezuka Productions
Masayoshi Nishida
October 3December 26 Myself ; Yourself 13 Doga Kobo Yasuhiro Kuroda
October 4March 27, 2008 Clannad 23 Kyoto Animation Tatsuya Ishihara
October 4December 20 Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun 12 AIC Spirits Koji Yoshikawa Goshūshō-sama Ninomiya-kun
October 4March 27, 2008 You're Under Arrest: Full Throttle 24 Studio Deen
Bandai Visual
Koichi Ohata Taiho Shichauzo: Full Throttle
October 5March 28, 2008 Shakugan no Shana Second 24 J.C.Staff Takashi Watanabe
October 6March 29, 2008 KimiKiss: Pure Rouge 25 J.C.Staff Ken'ichi Kasai
October 6March 29, 2008 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 25 Sunrise Seiji Mizushima
October 6September 27, 2008 Shugo Chara! 51 Satelight Kenji Yasuda
October 7December 22 Ef: A Tale of Memories 12 Shaft Shin Ōnuma
October 7September 28, 2008 Hatara Kizzu Maihamu Gumi 50 Toei Animation Tetsuo Imazawa
October 7March 30, 2008 Hero Tales 26 Studio Flag Osamu Sekita
October 7March 30, 2008 MapleStory 25 Madhouse Takaaki Ishiyama
October 7December 30 Minami-ke 13 Daume Masahiko Ohta
October 7September 28, 2008 Pururun! Shizuku-chan Aha 51 TMS Entertainment Atsushi Yano
October 7March 23, 2008 Rental Magica 24 Zexcs Itsuro Kawasaki
October 8December 23 Prism Ark 12 Frontline Masami Ōbari
October 11December 27 Genshiken 2 12 Arms Kinji Yoshimoto
October 12December 28 Kodomo no Jikan 12 Studio Barcelona Eiji Suganuma
October 12December 21 Moyasimon: Tales of Agriculture 11 Shirogumi
Telecom Animation Film
Yūichirō Yano
October 13March 22, 2008 Shion no Ō 22 Studio Deen Toshifumi Kawase
October 18April 2, 2008 Ghost Hound 22 Production I.G Ryūtarō Nakamura
November 3March 29, 2008 Shooting Star Rockman Tribe 21 Xebec Takao Kato
December 12March 5, 2008 Ayakashi 12 Tokyo Kids Jun Takada

Original video animations[edit]

A list of original video animations that debuted between January 1 and December 31, 2007.

First run start and end dates Title Episodes Studio Director Alternate title Ref
April 25October 26 Aika R-16: Virgin Mission 3 Studio Fantasia Katsuhiko Nishijima
November 16March 17, 2008 Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations 3 Production I.G Shunsuke Tada
December 5 Tokyo Marble Chocolate 2 Production I.G Naoyoshi Shiotani

References[edit]