Top 10 Supernatural Anime of 2012
1. Fate/Zero Season 2
As the Fourth Holy Grail War rages on with no clear victor in sight, the remaining Servants and their Masters are called upon by Church supervisor Risei Kotomine, in order to band together and confront an impending threat that could unravel the Grail War and bring about the destruction of Fuyuki City. The uneasy truce soon collapses as Masters demonstrate that they will do anything in their power, no matter how despicable, to win.
Seeds of doubt are sown between Kiritsugu Emiya and Saber, his Servant, as their conflicting ideologies on heroism and chivalry clash. Meanwhile, an ominous bond forms between Kirei Kotomine, who still seeks to find his purpose in life, and one of the remaining Servants. As the countdown to the end of the war reaches zero, the cost of winning begins to blur the line between victory and defeat.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
2. Natsume's Book of Friends 4
Takashi Natsume continues to return the names of the spirits that have been written in the "Book of Friends" he inherited from his grandmother, Reiko Natsume. While Natsume is still aided by the chubby Nyanko-sensei, he's now helped by some of the friends he had made in his journey; be it human beings or spirits. As he becomes closer to both, Natsume faces the inevitable question of the sides he has to take especially when there is a conflict between the two.
3. From the New World
Following a sudden outbreak of psychokinesis in 0.1% of the population, a rapid transformation swept the world. The godlike ability to manipulate matter remotely turned many power wielders to violence, inciting a long period of upheaval. Finally, after a chaotic era shaped by the rise and fall of oppressive regimes, the psychic humans were able to achieve a fragile peace by isolating their society, creating a new world bound by complex rules.
In the town of Kamisu 66, 12-year-old Saki Watanabe has just awakened to her powers and is relieved to rejoin her friends—the mischievous Satoru Asahina, the shy Mamoru Itou, the cheerful Maria Akizuki, and Shun Aonuma, a mysterious boy whom Saki admires—at Sage Academy, a special school for psychics. However, unease looms as Saki begins to question the fate of those unable to awaken to their powers, and the children begin to get involved with secretive matters such as the rumored Tainted Cats said to abduct children.
Shinsekai yori tells the unique coming-of-age story of Saki and her friends as they journey to grow into their roles in the supposed utopia. Accepting these roles, however, might not come easy when faced with the dark and shocking truths of society, and the impending havoc born from the new world.
[Written by MAL Rewrite]
4. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan's father took under his wing after the death of Dio's father. Discontent with his station in life, Dio's fathomless lust to reign over all eventually leads him to seek the supernatural powers of an ancient Aztec stone mask in the Joestar's possession—an artifact that will forever change the destiny of Dio and Jonathan for generations to come.
Fifty years later, in 1938 New York City, Jonathan's grandson Joseph Joestar must take up his grandfather's mission and master the abilities necessary to destroy the stone mask and its immensely powerful creators who threaten humanity's very existence, the Pillar Men.
(Source: Anime News Network)
First season of the Monogatari Series, part 5/6. Contains the arcs Karen Bee and Tsukihi Phoenix from the Nisemonogatari light novels.
After his encounters with the vampire, the cat, the crab, the snail, the monkey, and the snake, Koyomi Araragi is ready for anything. Anything, that is, except being kidnapped by his girlfriend Hitagi Senjougahara, who reveals that a dangerous con man named Deishuu Kaiki has arrived in town. When Araragi's sister Karen becomes the latest victim of Kaiki's schemes, Araragi is left with no choice but to confront this threat.
Later, Araragi's other sister Tsukihi is faced with a threat of her own. Two mysterious women whose knowledge and strength match that of Meme Oshino have set their sights on the young girl. The truth behind their sudden appearance may change Araragi's life forever.
(Written by Edo)
6. Nekomonogatari Black
First season of the Monogatari Series, part 6/6. Contains the arc Tsubasa Family from the Nekomonogatari: Kuro light novel.
Spring break is over, but Golden Week is here. When Koyomi Araragi runs into his friend and savior Tsubasa Hanekawa, he notices something is off. Even though Hanekawa is clearly wearing a bandage on her face, she insists that it is no cause for concern. Later, when the two encounter a dead white cat and bury the body, they unknowingly trigger another supernatural event. Hanekawa becomes possessed by the demonic spirit of the cat, and goes on a violent rampage across town. It's now up to Araragi to save the girl who saved him, all the while figuring out if his passionate feelings toward her may be love after all.
7. Kokoro Connect: Michi Random
The final four episodes of Kokoro Connect.
8. Kamisama Kiss
Nanami Momozono is alone and homeless after her dad skips town to evade his gambling debts and the debt collectors kick her out of her apartment. So when a man she's just saved from a dog offers her his home, she jumps at the opportunity. But it turns out that his place is a shrine, and Nanami has unwittingly taken over his job as a local deity!
Nanami has all kinda of new responsibilities she doesn't understand, dangers she's unaware of, and a cranky ex-familiar who's... actually pretty hot. What's a new-fledged godling to do?
(Source: Viz Media)
9. Kokoro Connect
The five members of the Cultural Research Club - Taichi Yaegashi, Iori Nagase, Himeko Inaba, Yui Kiriyama, and Yoshifumi Aoki - encounter a bizarre phenomenon one day when Aoki and Yui switch bodies without warning. The same begins to happen to the other club members, throwing their daily lives into disarray.
At first the five students find some amusement amidst the confusion, but this unwarranted connection also exposes the painful scars hidden within their hearts. As their calm lives are shattered, the relationships between the five students also begin to change...
(Source: Crunchyroll, edited)
10. The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc
It is summer break and Keima intends to spend all his time on video games. An old acquaintance, the timid girl Tenri, comes back into the neighborhood - and apparently has a lost soul inside her. It is up to Keima and Elysia to unravel the secrets of her heart.
(Source: Anime News Network)