State of the Character Songs Winter 2011

It's that time of year again.

While Celonius28's output has been much less numerically since we started, becoming a news resource is an equally important goal. Plus, there might be a few surprises in the future. Now, as this is a winter season, the amount of shows isn't as much, but here's what's on the lineup.

Rio -Rainbow Gate!-
For the Rio Super Carnival game, there already were character songs for several major characters. No idea if the anime will produce something new, though given that Rainbow Gate's website treats Super Carnival as being the character songs, it's unlikely, but still possible. It's all the same voice cast anyhow.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Will have character songs with the limited edition DVDs. Madoka is first up, with the rest of the main cast likely to follow. Whether they're dead or alive doesn't matter.

Infinite Stratos
Also has character songs listed for the DVDs. These might simply be solo versions of "SUPER STREAM", but some sort of character song is going to be included with them. Look for more detail closer to the DVD release date.

Yumekui Merry
It already has one release, with four more character songs planned, none of them Merry herself. Having one of them be Yumeji is a nice choice on the part of the creators.

Mitsudomoe Zouryouchuu!
Mitsudomoe's already had a boatload of songs released for its first season, so unless more are suddenly announced for the second, it's unlikely. The Gachiranger single was a pleasant surprise, though.

Onii-chan no Koto Nanka Zenzen Suki Janain Dakara ne!!
A character song album has been announced for this long-titled show. More details to come.

Dragon Crisis!
A character song album has also been announced.

Kore wa Zombie desu ka?
Nothing's been announced, but the possibility is there, just somewhat unlikely. flying Dog isn't one for character songs for its shows, barring a few select occasions.

The Rest
Knowing the genres of the other shows and who's releasing them, the chance of character songs is looking relatively low, given that character songs in general tend to gravitate towards the more hardcore nerd type shows. However, Fairy Tail has had a character song album announced recently, and SoraOto forte will have its album releasing soon.

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