|Launched||April 6, 2012|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Running time||Saturdays 1:55-2:55 JST|
|Official website||Official website|
|Launched||March 19, 2019|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|Running time||Saturdays 1:25-1:55 JST|
Animeism (Japanese: アニメイズム, Hepburn: Animeizumu) is a Japanese late night anime programming block airing on MBS. The timeslot was established in October 2006 with a Thursday night/Friday morning schedule, until April 2015, when it switched to a Friday night/Saturday morning schedule.
In its current form, the block airs as "Super Animeism" and the hour-long "Animeism" block on Friday night/Saturday mornings.
The block initially launched in October 2006 as a 30-minute programming block in order to broadcast anime titles which were co-produced by MBS, beginning with Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. The programming block later expanded to a one-hour block in April 2011. In April 2012, MBS relaunched the programming block as Animeism. In April 2015, the network reorganised the Animeism block from a Thursday night/Friday morning schedule to a Friday night/Saturday morning schedule, with MBS chief producer Hirō Maruyama stating that the change was done in order to prevent conflicts with Kansai TV's broadcast of noitaminA.
On March 8, 2019, MBS introduced the Super Animeism programming block, which expands the Animeism block by a half-hour starting from July 2019.
On March 23, 2019, it was announced at AnimeJapan 2019 that MBS, Kodansha, and DMM Pictures formed a two-year partnership to co-produce anime titles for the block, adapting works from Kodansha published manga or creating original works into anime, with Domestic Girlfriend being the first title produced through the partnership. The last title under this partnership is Blue Period and as of January 2022, the partnership has completely ended.
Partnership with Amazon Prime Video
From June 2017 to January 2019, Animeism signed a deal with Amazon to stream their series exclusively on Amazon Prime Video worldwide, with Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul and Altair: A Record of Battles becoming the first titles exclusive to Prime Video on June 29, 2017. In January 2019, the streaming deal was no longer in effect worldwide, with other distributors Sentai Filmworks, Crunchyroll and Funimation beginning to license titles from the block. Prime Video only exclusively streams titles in Japan.
|#||Block||Title||Time Slot||Start date[a]||End date||Eps.||Studio||Notes|
|1||B2||Natsuiro Kiseki||26:25||April 7, 2012||June 30, 2012||12||Sunrise||Original work|
|2||B1||Eureka Seven: AO||25:55||April 13, 2012||September 29, 2012[n 1]||24||Bones||Sequel to Eureka Seven|
|3||B2||Joshiraku||26:25||July 6, 2012||September 29, 2012||13||J.C.Staff||Based on a manga by Kōji Kumeta|
|4||B1||K||25:30||October 5, 2012||December 28, 2012||13||GoHands||Original work|
|5||B2||Blast of Tempest||26:00||October 5, 2012||March 29, 2013||24||Bones||Based on a manga by Kyō Shirodaira|
|6||B1||Vividred Operation||25:30||January 11, 2013||March 29, 2013||12||A-1 Pictures||Original work|
|7||B2||Devil Survivor 2: The Animation||26:05||April 5, 2013||June 28, 2013||13||Bridge||Based on a video game by Atlus|
|8||B1||Valvrave the Liberator||25:35||April 12, 2013||June 28, 2013||12||Sunrise||Original work|
|9||B1||Danganronpa: The Animation||25:35||July 5, 2013||September 27, 2013||13||Lerche||Based on a video game by Spike|
|10||B2||Love Lab||26:05||July 5, 2013||September 27, 2013||13||Doga Kobo||Based on a manga by Ruri Miyahara|
|11||B2||Kill la Kill||26:05||October 4, 2013||March 28, 2014||24||Trigger||Original work|
|12||B1||Valvrave the Liberator 2nd Season||25:35||October 11, 2013||December 27, 2013||12||Sunrise||Sequel to Valvrave the Liberator|
|13||B1||Hozuki's Coolheadedness||25:35||January 10, 2014||April 4, 2014||13||Wit Studio||Based on a manga by Natsumi Eguchi|
|14||B2||Riddle Story of Devil||26:19||April 4, 2014||June 20, 2014||12||Diomedéa||Based on a manga by Yun Kōga|
|15||B1||Knights of Sidonia||25:49||April 11, 2014||June 27, 2014||12||Polygon Pictures||Based on a manga by Tsutomu Nihei|
|16||B1||Persona 4: The Golden Animation||25:49||July 11, 2014||September 26, 2014||12||A-1 Pictures||Based on a video game by Atlus|
|17||B2||Black Butler: Book of Circus||26:19||July 11, 2014||September 12, 2014||10||A-1 Pictures||Based on a manga by Yana Toboso|
|18||B1||Gundam Reconguista in G||25:49||October 4, 2014||March 27, 2015||26||Sunrise||Original work|
|19||B2||Yuki Yuna is a Hero||26:19||October 17, 2014||December 26, 2014||12||Studio Gokumi||Original work|
|20||B2||Fafner in the Azure: -EXODUS-||26:19||January 9, 2015||April 4, 2015||13||Xebec
|Sequel to Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth|
|21||B2||Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma||26:40||April 4, 2015||September 26, 2015||24||J.C.Staff||Based on a manga by Yūto Tsukuda|
|22||B1||Knights of Sidonia: War of the Ninth Planet||26:10||April 11, 2015||June 27, 2015||12||Polygon Pictures||Sequel to Knights of Sidonia|
|23||B1||Classroom Crisis||26:10||July 4, 2015||September 26, 2015||13||Lay-duce||Original work|
|24||B1||K: Return of Kings||25:55||October 3, 2015||December 27, 2015||13||GoHands||Sequel to K: Missing Kings|
|25||B2||Fafner in the Azure: -EXODUS- 2nd Season||26:25||October 3, 2015||December 27, 2015||13||Xebec
|Sequel to Fafner in the Azure: -EXODUS-|
|26||B2||Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu||26:25||January 9, 2016||April 2, 2016||13||Studio Deen||Based on a manga by Haruko Kumota|
|27||B1||Ajin: Demi-Human||25:55||January 16, 2016||April 9, 2016||13||Polygon Pictures||Based on a manga by Gamon Sakurai|
|28||B1||The Lost Village||25:55||April 9, 2016||June 25, 2016||12||Diomedéa||Original work|
|29||B2||Magi: Adventure of Sinbad||26:25||April 16, 2016||July 2, 2016||13||Lay-duce||Based on a manga by Shinobu Ohtaka|
|30||B1||91 Days||25:55||July 9, 2016||October 1, 2016||12||Shuka||Original work|
|31||B2||Berserk||26:25||July 9, 2016||October 1, 2016||12||GEMBA
|Based on a manga by Kentaro Miura|
|32||B1||Haikyū!! Karasuno High School vs Shiratorizawa Academy||25:55||October 8, 2016||December 10, 2016||10||Production I.G||Based on a manga by Haruichi Furudate|
|33||B2||Ajin: Demi-Human 2nd Season||26:25||October 8, 2016||December 24, 2016||13||Polygon Pictures||Sequel to Ajin: Demi-Human|
|34||B2||Descending Stories: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu||26:25||January 7, 2017||March 25, 2017||12||Studio Deen||Sequel to Descending Stories: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu|
|35||B1||Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga||25:55||January 7, 2017||March 25, 2017||12||A-1 Pictures||Based on a manga by Kazue Kato|
|36||B2||Berserk 2nd Season||26:25||April 8, 2017||June 24, 2017||12||GEMBA
|Sequel to Berserk|
|37||B1||Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul||25:55||April 8, 2017||September 30, 2017||24||MAPPA||Sequel to Rage of Bahamut: Genesis|
|38||B2||Altair: A Record of Battles||26:25||July 8, 2017||December 23, 2017||24||MAPPA||Based on a manga by Kotono Kato|
|39||B1||Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Washio Sumi Chapter and Hero Chapter||25:55||October 7, 2017||January 6, 2018||13||Studio Gokumi||Prequel (Washio Sumi Chapter) and Sequel (Hero Chapter) to Yuki Yuna is a Hero|
|40||B1||Beatless||25:55||January 13, 2018||September 29, 2018||24||Diomedéa||Based on a novel written by Satoshi Hase|
|41||B2||Killing Bites||26:25||January 13, 2018||March 31, 2018||12||Liden Films||Based on a manga written by Shinya Murata|
|42||B2||Magical Girl Site||26:25||April 7, 2018||June 23, 2018||12||Production doA||Based on a manga by Kentarō Satō|
|43||B1||Happy Sugar Life||25:55||July 14, 2018||September 29, 2018||12||Ezo'la||Based on a manga by Tomiyaki Kagisora|
|44||B2||Grand Blue||26:25||July 14, 2018||September 29, 2018||12||Zero-G||Based on a manga by Kenji Inoue|
|45||B1||Boarding School Juliet||25:55||October 6, 2018||December 23, 2018||12||Liden Films||Based on a manga by Yōsuke Kaneda|
|46||B2||Iroduku: The World in Colors||26:25||October 6, 2018||December 30, 2018||13||P.A. Works||Original work|
|47||B1||Domestic Girlfriend||25:55||January 12, 2019||March 30, 2019||12||Diomedéa||Based on a manga by Kei Sasuga|
|48||B2||Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka||26:25||January 12, 2019||March 39, 2019||12||Liden Films||Based on a manga by Makoto Fukami|
|49||B1||Senryu Girl||25:55||April 6, 2019||June 22, 2019||12||Connect||Based on a manga by Masakuni Igarashi|
|50||B1[n 2]||Ao-chan Can't Study!||26:10||April 6, 2019||June 22, 2019||12||Silver Link||Based on a manga by Ren Kawahara|
|51||B2||Hitori Bocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu||26:25||April 6, 2019||June 22, 2019||12||C2C||Based on a manga by Katsuwo|
|52||SA[n 3]||Fire Force||25:25||July 6, 2019||December 28, 2019||24||David Production||Based on a manga by Atsushi Ōkubo|
|53||B1||Granbelm||25:55||July 6, 2019||September 27, 2019||13||Nexus||Original work|
|54||B2||O Maidens in Your Savage Season||26:25||July 6, 2019||September 21, 2019||12||Lay-duce||Based on a manga by Mari Okada|
|55||B1||Case File nº221: Kabukicho||25:55||October 12, 2019||March 28, 2020||24||Production I.G||Original work|
|56||B2||True Cooking Master Boy||26:25||October 12, 2019||December 28, 2019||12||Production I.G||Based on a manga by Etsushi Ogawa|
|57||SA||Haikyū!! To The Top||25:25||January 11, 2020||April 4, 2020||13||Production I.G||Sequel to Haikyū!! Karasuno High School vs Shiratorizawa Academy|
|58||B2||Smile Down the Runway||26:25||January 11, 2020||March 28, 2020||12||Ezo'la||Based on a manga by Kotoba Inoya|
|59||B1||Listeners||25:55||April 4, 2020||June 20, 2020||12||MAPPA||Original work|
|60||B2||Wave, Listen to Me!||26:25||April 4, 2020||June 20, 2020||12||Sunrise||Based on a manga by Hiroaki Samura|
|61||SA||Argonavis from BanG Dream!||25:25||April 11, 2020||July 4, 2020||13||Sanzigen||Based on a Japanese multimedia project by Bushiroad|
|62||B1||Fire Force 2nd Season||25:55||July 4, 2020||December 12, 2020||24||David Production||Sequel to Fire Force|
|63||SA||Rent-A-Girlfriend||25:25||July 11, 2020||September 26, 2020||12||TMS Entertainment||Based on a manga by Reiji Miyajima|
|64||SA[n 4]||Get Up! Get Live!||25:50||July 11, 2020||September 12, 2020||10||Spellbound||Original work|
|65||SA||Jujutsu Kaisen||25:25||October 3, 2020||March 27, 2021||24||MAPPA||Based on a manga by Gege Akutami|
|66||SA[n 5]||With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun||25:50||October 3, 2020||March 27, 2021||24||Team Till Dawn||Based on a manga by Hidekichi Matsumoto|
|67||B2||Haikyū!! To The Top 2nd Season||26:25||October 3, 2020||December 19, 2020||12||Production I.G||Second cour of Haikyū!! To The Top|
|68||B1||Project Scard: Scar on the Praeter||25:55||January 9, 2021||April 3, 2021||13||GoHands||Original work|
|69||B2||The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter||26:25||January 9, 2021||March 27, 2021||12||Okuruto Noboru||Based on a light novel by Meguru Seto|
|70||B2||Those Snow White Notes||26:25||April 3, 2021||June 19, 2021||12||Shin-Ei Animation||Based on a manga by Marimo Ragawa|
|71||SA||The World Ends with You: The Animation||25:25||April 10, 2021||June 26, 2021||12||DOMERICA
|Based on a video game by Square Enix and Jupiter|
|72||SA[n 6]||Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Churutto!||25:50||April 10, 2021||June 26, 2021||12||DMM.futureworks
|Based on a video game by AltPlus and Scopes|
|73||B1||Blue Reflection Ray||25:55||April 10, 2021||September 25, 2021||24||J.C.Staff||Spin-off of a video game by Koei Tecmo|
|74||SA||My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X||25:25||July 3, 2021||September 18, 2021||12||Silver Link||Sequel to My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!|
|75||SA[n 7]||Ore, Tsushima||25:50||July 3, 2021||September 18, 2021||12||Fanworks
Space Neko Company
|Based on a manga by Opūnokyōdai|
|76||B2||Girlfriend, Girlfriend||26:25||July 3, 2021||September 18, 2021||12||Tezuka Productions||Based on a manga by Hiroyuki|
|77||SA||Blue Period||25:25||October 1, 2021||December 17, 2021||12||Seven Arcs||Based on a manga by Tsubasa Yamaguchi|
|78||SA[n 8]||"Deji" Meets Girl||25:50||October 1, 2021||December 17, 2021||12||Liden Films||Original work|
|79||B1||Yuki Yuna is a Hero: The Great Mankai Chapter||25:55||October 1, 2021||December 17, 2021||12||Studio Gokumi||Sequel to Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Hero Chapter|
|80||B2||Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion||26:25||October 1, 2021||March 25, 2022||25||Sunrise||15th anniversary rebroadcast|
|81||SA||Teasing Master Takagi-san 3rd Season||25:25||January 8, 2022||March 26, 2022||12||Shin-Ei Animation||Based on a manga by Sōichirō Yamamoto|
|82||B1||Cue!||25:55||January 8, 2022||June 25, 2022||24||Yumeta Company
|Based on a mobile game by Liber Entertainment|
|83||B2||Aharen-san wa Hakarenai||26:25||April 2, 2022||June 18, 2022||12||Felix Film||Based on a manga by Asato Mizu|
|84||SA[n 9]||Mahjong Soul Pong||25:50||April 2, 2022||June 18, 2022||12||Scooter Films||Based on a mobile game by Cat Foot Studios|
|85||SA||Dance Dance Danseur||25:25||April 9, 2022||June 18, 2022||11||MAPPA||Based on a manga by George Asakura|
|86||SA||Rent-A-Girlfriend 2nd Season||25:25||July 2, 2022||September 17, 2022||12||TMS Entertainment||Sequel to Rent-A-Girlfriend|
|87||B1||Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer||25:55||July 9, 2022||TBA||24||NAZ||Based on a manga by Satoshi Mizukami|
|88||B2||Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2||26:25||July 9, 2022||TBA||25||Sunrise||15th anniversary rebroadcast, sequel to Code Geass|
|89||SA||Legend of Mana: The Teardrop Crystal||25:25||October 8, 2022||TBA||TBA||Yokohama Animation Laboratory
|Based on a video game by Square Enix|
|90||SA||Giant Beasts of Ars||25:25||January 7, 2023||TBA||TBA||Asahi Production||Original work|
|91||B1||Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte||25:55||January 7, 2023||TBA||TBA||Tezuka Productions||Based on a light novel by Suzu Enoshima|
- Eureka Seven: AO went on a two-week hiatus due to the 2012 Summer Olympics, thus ending its run on the third-to-last episode. The two final episodes were broadcast on November 19, 2012.
- Senryu Girl and Ao-Chan Can't Study are series that consist of 15-minute episodes. As such, they shared the B1 timeslot for the Spring 2019 season.
- Starting in July 2019, the block expanded to three time slots.
- Get Up! Get Live! is a five minute short that aired in the same timeslot after Rent-A-Girlfirend.
- With a Dog AND a Cat, Every Day is Fun is a five minute short that aired in the same timeslot after Jujutsu Kaisen.
- Yuki Yuna is a Hero: Churutto! is a five minute short that aired in the same timeslot after The World Ends with You: The Animation.
- Ore, Tsushima is a five minute short that aired in the same timeslot after My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X.
- "Deji" Meets Girl is a five minute short that aired in the same timeslot after Blue Period.
- Mahjong Soul Pong is a five minute short that aired in the same timeslot after Dance Dance Danseur.
- All dates shown are reflective of the actual calendar date of broadcast.
- Hodgkins, Crystalyn (January 9, 2019). "MBS Creates New 'Super Animeism' Late-Night Anime Programming Block". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
- 丸山博雄 [@maru0322] (February 19, 2015). MBSで木曜深夜に放送しているアニメイズム枠ですが、４月より金曜日にお引越しさせて頂くこととなりました。裏の関西テレビさんとのアニメかぶりの解消と、関東＆中京地区と放送曜日を合わせて、全地域同日に楽しんで頂くためです。 (Tweet). Retrieved December 15, 2019 – via Twitter.
- "DMM pictures × Kodansha × MBS, "Animeizumu" waku de 2-nenkan no renkei happyō" DMM pictures×講談社×MBS、『アニメイズム』枠で2年間の連携発表 (in Japanese). Oricon. March 23, 2019. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
- Rafael Antonio Pineda (June 29, 2017). "Amazon Prime to Stream Animeism Shows Including Altair Worldwide". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
- Hidgkins, Crystalyn (January 5, 2019). "Sentai Filmworks Licenses Domestic Girlfriend Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
- Mateo, Alex (January 3, 2019). "Crunchyroll, Funimation to Stream Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 2, 2019.