winter 2008 Anime Season

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Aria the Origination
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

In the 24th century on the planet Aqua, three girls—Akari Mizunashi, Alice Carroll, and Aika S. Granzchesta—continue to work hard toward achieving their goal of becoming Prima Undines: professional tour guide gondoliers. Luckily, the girls have the guidance of the three best Prima Undines in Neo-Venezia—Alicia Florence, Athena Glory, and Akira E. Ferrari—who are known as the "Water Fairies" in honor of their skill. With their help, the young apprentices train hard and work to overcome any situations that they find themselves in.

Aria The Origination follows the hardships and daily lives of these three young girls, who are doing their best to improve as tour gondoliers in Neo-Venezia, a terraformed replica of Venice.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Ayakashi
winter 2008
tv - 11 Episodes Available

As a child, Yuu Kusaka made a vow upon a shooting star that he would stand on the side of justice and defend the weak. However, the death of one of his friends robs him of the desire to live up to that vow, and he turns a blind eye to the misery of others, using the mysterious power he possesses as a means of making money instead of helping those in need. His days of living only for himself continue, until he's forced to fight for his life against another classmate with powers similar to his. He's saved by a mysterious girl named Eimu Yoake, who also has strange powers.

Eimu reveals that his powers stem from a creature known as an Ayakashi, a parasitic being that grants the user special abilities at the price of slowly draining the life of the host. She helps him fully awaken his own. Now aware of the ayakashi he possesses, Yuu must live up to his childhood vow, putting his ayakashi to use and fend off those who would use their own for evil, all while unraveling the mystery behind the death of his friend.

Action Sci-Fi Horror Fantasy
Baccano! Specials
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Three DVD-only episodes made from the light novels, which flesh out characters and plot events from the original series and establish closure to the story as Carol and the Vice President return to New York.

Action Mystery Comedy Historical Supernatural
winter 2008
ona - 0 Episodes Available

A pastiche to Mission Impossible featuring Super Backkom trying to turn on a television which showed the Backkom Song!! (as listed in the Backkom Specials entry).

Comedy Kids Parody
Bamboo Blade: CM Fanfu-Fufe-Fo
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Bamboo Blade commercials featuring new animation. Some recycle scenarios such as Tama-chan sleeping in very high places or Miya-Miya fighting off drunk salary men in an RPG style. Others cross-over with each other like Azuma's space adventure scenario colliding with Yuuji's bicycle race scenario. The final commercial has all the characters meet together and take a photograph.

Comedy Parody Sci-Fi
Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na wo Yobu
Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na wo Yobu
Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black
winter 2008
movie - 1 Episodes Available

After a mysterious pair attack Rukia Kuchiki and erase her memories while she is in Seireitei, Ichigo Kurosaki, a substitute Soul Reaper, briefly forgets Rukia, until he is reminded of her by Kon, an Underpod Mod-Soul. Confused, he seeks his town's candy-shop owner, Kisuke Urahara, who opens the pathway to Seireitei for them. Ichigo is then shocked to find that his allies in Seireitei, the Shinigami of the Soul Society, have forgotten him.

Filled with action, Kimi no Na wo Yobu follows Ichigo and Kon as they fight against their former comrades while searching for the missing Rukia and discovering her assailants before they strike again.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Adventure Comedy Super Power Supernatural Shounen
Bus Gamer
winter 2008
tv - 3 Episodes Available

When three complete strangers, Mishiba Toki, Nakajyo Nobuto, and Saitoh Kazuo, are hired by a corporation to compete in the Bus Game, an illegal dog-fight conducted in strict secrecy, they are given the team code of "Team AAA" (Triple Anonymous). This group of three who differ entirely from their living environments to their personalities have to work together effectively, but without mutually wiping out their mistrust of each other or prying into each other's privacy. They only have one point in common—each of them need a large amount of money for their individual circumstances. To get the money, they must play in the game despite their very own lives being at stake.

(Source: ANN)

Action
Challenge Ichinensei de Kakkoii Ichinensei ni Henshin!
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Kids
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Special Edition - Black Rebellion
winter 2008
ova - 1 Episodes Available

An OVA summarizing all 25 episodes of season 1 from Lelouch's viewpoint.

Action Military Super Power Mecha School
winter 2008
ona - 0 Episodes Available

A series of shorts for the HP FamilyMart chain.

Comedy
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Cornelis was standing alone at the center of the space. He closed his eyes, then he felt like being floating in the air.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy
D.C.if: Da Capo if
winter 2008
ova - 2 Episodes Available

This two episode OVA retelling of the first Da Capo series with the "what if" Asakura Jun'ichi were to return Shirakawa Kotori's feelings.

Magic Harem Romance Drama
winter 2008
ova - 1 Episodes Available

Sonoko is writing a script for a play. In her script, there's a murder case, and high-school detective Suzuki Sonoko is there to help solve it. Haibara finds flaws in the deduction section of the plot, and Ran decides to call Shinichi for help with the script.

(Source: Wikipedia, edited)

Police Comedy Mystery Shounen
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Various scenes of predation.

Dementia Fantasy
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A co-production between Nickelodeon and NHK featuring the stop-motion character Domo-kun, aired both in the US and Japan.

Comedy
Eiga! Tamagotchi Uchuu Ichi Happy na Monogatari!?
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Not available.

Kids
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A tale of a man and a woman who get in trouble by the mischief of smoke blown out of a tree's hole in the woods.

(Source: Official website)

Comedy
winter 2008
music - 0 Episodes Available

The song tells of a person who is visited at night by a vampiress. While the man thinks he is being shown "beautiful things", in reality he is having his blood sucked by the vampiress.

Music video by Dream Theater, produced by Gonzo and directed by Yasufumi Soejima.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Music Vampire
Futari wa Precure: Splash☆Star Maji★Doki♥ Theater
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A seed of hope descends from the sky, landing atop Flappy's head and sprouting between his ears. Goyaan is sent after the seed of hope and uses a seed of despair to transform an Uzaina, causing big trouble for the Precure!

Action Comedy Fantasy Magic Shoujo
Gegege no Kitarou: Nippon Bakuretsu
Gegege no Kitarou: Nippon Bakuretsu
Spooky Kitaro: Japan Explodes!!
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

Movie based on the 2007 TV anime with an original plot.

Action Fantasy Horror Kids Shounen Supernatural
Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

When the Social Welfare Agency investigates the disappearance of an operative, their inquiry leads them right into the lair of their rival, the Five Republics. The assassin Triela infiltrates the hostile organization, but her search is cut short when she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun...

(Source: ANN)

Action Drama Military Sci-Fi
H2O: Footprints in the Sand
winter 2008
tv - 12 Episodes Available

Takuma Hirose is a blind young male high school student, though the cause for his blindness is undetermined. In order to heal his medical condition, he is sent to live in a village with his uncle. There, he meets several girls, three of which stand out more than any of the others. They are Hayami Kohinata, Hinata Kangura, and Otoha. Otoha temporarily heals his blindness and Hirose uses his sight to help others. He finds out that, for some reason, Hayami Kohinata is hated in the village, and he tries his best to help her out. Meanwhile, many sad secrets unfold in the village...

Harem Romance School
Hakaba Kitarou
Hakaba Kitarou
Graveyard Kitaro
winter 2008
tv - 11 Episodes Available

Kitarou is a youkai boy born in a cemetery, and aside from his mostly-decayed father, the last living member of the Ghost tribe. He is missing his left eye, but his hair usually covers the empty socket. He fights for peace between humans and youkai, which generally involves protecting the former from the wiles of the latter.

This version of the Kitarou story is based on the original Hakaba Kitarou manga, the manga which inspired the popular Gegege no Kitarou series in the late 60's.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Horror Supernatural
Hakushaku to Yousei Specials
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Chibi-Earl and Chibi-Fairy. Every special focuses on another character, who will in their turn recite a poem by Shakespeare, that they feel describes their lives the best.

Adventure Fantasy Magic Historical
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

An atmospheric and dark vision of adolescence and family life.

Dementia Psychological
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Hot spring chibi episode.

Fantasy Comedy Shoujo
Hatenkou Yuugi
Hatenkou Yuugi
Hatenkou Yugi
winter 2008
tv - 10 Episodes Available

"See the world"

With these words, Rahzel, the daughter of a rich family, is kicked out of her house and sent on her journey. Along the way she meets up with Heat and Alzeid, two men with very different personalities but very similar journeys. Rahzel is a clever, stubborn, and confident girl, who, with the powers of her magic and mind helps the people she runs into on her journey to discover the world.

Adventure Comedy Drama Romance Fantasy Josei
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Hyper is a white dolphin who came from the future. In future, the earth has been highly polluted therefore Hyper is trying to change the history by going back to the 21 century and fight against his enemy, an octopus called "Octopus".

Kids
winter 2008
music - 0 Episodes Available

Music video made by Ryo Okawara. Music by ALT.

Music
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Voice actors comment various scenes from the anime.

Comedy Romance Shounen Ai
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

In these jokey short films, many of them crudely animated, Kago's sick sense of humor reaches its full heights of absurdity. There's a playful surrealist sensibility to Kago's work, as well as a tendency to revel in the ridiculous, the crude and the disturbing. His work straddles a weird boundary between avant-garde experimentation and low-brow fart jokes—the punchline of one of these films is literally an oozing torrent of shit—although, admittedly, his videos seem to lean a bit more heavily towards the fart jokes than his comics. But hey, who doesn't appreciate a good fart joke once in a while?

(Source: Only the Cinema blog)

Comedy Dementia Horror Seinen
Kaibutsu Oujo: Konsui Oujo
winter 2008
special - 3 Episodes Available

Episode 26 included in the ninth DVD volume of Kaibutsu Oujo.

Action Comedy Horror Supernatural Vampire Shounen
Kairaku no Sono
The Garden of Pleasure
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A study for the relation between movements and music.

(Source: Official website)

Dementia Music
Kamen no Maid Guy: Ano Natsu, Ichiban Yutaka na Chichi.
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An unreleased episode containing scenes that could not be aired due to "ethical regulations."

Action Comedy Ecchi
Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
the Garden of sinners Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain
winter 2008
movie - 1 Episodes Available

On a solemn night in July 1998, teenager Fujino Asagami is mercilessly raped by a street gang in a dilapidated bar. No matter what physical or sexual abuse they deal, however, the girl regards her captors with the same apathetic expression. The next day, mangled bodies are discovered in that same building, so torn apart that investigators find it infeasible to even consider the culprit human.

Elsewhere, a client request reaches Touko Aozaki's detective agency, tasking Shiki Ryougi with either capturing or killing the perpetrator of last night's incident. But soon, word spreads that a single survivor escaped the slaughter, and now the murderer is plowing down everything in their path to locate and exterminate him. A brutal race against time begins, pitting Shiki against a dangerous foe imperceptible even to her legendary eyes.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Mystery Supernatural Drama Thriller
Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon
Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon
the Garden of sinners Chapter 6: Oblivion Recording
winter 2008
movie - 1 Episodes Available

With strange events occurring at Reien Girls' Academy during winter break, Azaka Kokutou, a student and apprentice mage, is sent by her master to investigate. It turns out that another mage has been stealing the students' memories using fairies that, despite her magical talent, are invisible to Azaka. So Shiki Ryougi, an acquaintance with special eyes who can see what Azaka cannot, is also sent to the academy to help with the crisis.

However, the two have trouble getting along, mainly due to the fact that Azaka views Shiki as her romantic rival. But when the fairy situation quickly spirals out of control and more layers of the mystery are revealed, Azaka must learn to work with Shiki in order to save her classmates.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Magic Mystery Romance Supernatural Thriller
Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Based On a Visual Novel developed by Minato Soft.

Due to family troubles, Ren Uesugi and his sister, Mihato, leave their home. They end up moving to the city but find themselves with a lack of money. Somehow they are able to find work in the form of the Kuonji family's mansion, being employed as servants to the three sisters of the Kuonji family: Shinra, Miyu, and Yume. Being a servant also associates Ren with the mansion's additional servants and the Kuonji sisters' friends.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Comedy Ecchi Harem Parody Romance
Kirepapa.
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

Chisato is a beautiful 35-year-old writer, who looks like 18, and the father of Riju, a cute 15-year-old boy. Chisato's hobby is to drive away all of Riju's friends because he thinks they want to corrupt his precious child, so he shows his good side to these boys while he poisons the cake he brings them with a smile; however, there is one guy, Shunsuke, who doesn't fall for the tricks. But is Shunsuke really aiming for Riju? Who is that mysterious writer Chisato loves so much? And why is Chisato convinced that Riju's friends want to take advantage of him?

(Source: Evil Empire)

Comedy Drama Romance Yaoi
Kiss x Sis
winter 2008
ova - 12 Episodes Available

After his single father gets remarried, Keita Suminoe not only finds himself with a new mother, but also two beautiful twin step-sisters, Ako and Riko. Their close bond as children soon grows into something more personal, and Keita finds himself in a real bind that he vigorously struggles to escape from.

For the twins, the transition from little girls to teenagers brought about changes in appearance as well as emotional growth. Their love for Keita became something more than brotherly love, as they were both overcome with romantic feelings and pure lust. These innocent girls, being a couple of honest young ladies, could not help but confess their newborn love to their poor little brother. Hilarity ensues as Keita, who refuses to see the two as anything other than his sisters, then starts getting into embarrassing, sensual and lustful situations with them. Will Keita cross the line of incest or will he be able to protect his family jewels?

Kiss x Sis is an ecchi-filled harem anime that may make you blush a bit, but it will also surely make you laugh.

Comedy Ecchi Harem Romance School Seinen
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An introduction to the manga with the same name by Nobuko Kishi.

Comedy School
Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King: Yokuryuu Densetsu
Kodai Ouja Kyouryuu King: Yokuryuu Densetsu
Dinosaur King D-Kids Adventure: Pterosaur Legend
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Sequel series to Kodai Oja Kyoryu King. The Alpha Gang and the Ancients return. While the parents are talking, they are kidnapped by Gunenco, a member of the Zanjark Space Aliens. This causes the Alpha Gang and D-Team to join forces against the Zanjark Space Aliens in their plot to obtain the Cosmos Stones. Seth later returns as an ally to the Zanjark space aliens. Jark, the leader of the Zanjark, provides the dinosaur cards

Action Adventure Game Kids Sci-Fi
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational film about mobile phone addictions in Japan.

Kids Drama
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

As oppose to the mythological creature Minotaur, a monsters of western culture, a Japanese monster Kudan has a human head and the body of cow. Kudan is born from female cow. It speaks human language, predicts significant incidents such as war or disaster and dies in three days. This story is about a man who is accidentally transformed into a Kudan.

(Source: Official website)

Fantasy
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A short animation by Taku Furukawa.

Comedy
Kyou no 5 no 2 Kagai Jugyou: Mizukake
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A short 5-minute special included in the "「Kyou no Go no Ni」 Collectable BOX" Limited Edition DVD released on January 30, 2008.

Comedy Ecchi School Seinen
Mai-Otome 0: S.ifr
Mai-Otome 0: S.ifr
My-Otome 0: S.ifr
winter 2008
ova - 3 Episodes Available

This is the prequel of My-Otome, which predates the events before the My-Otome Series. In this series, it focuses upon the origins of Lena Sayers, the mother of Arika Yumemiya and former bearer of Lofty Crimson Jade / Blue Sky Sapphire GEM, and Sifr Fran, the biological mother of Nina Wáng and the former queen of Windbloom Kingdom, as well as the origins of Schwartz, Aswad, and the Garderobe Academy and its Five Columns. The kidnapping of Sifr and the powerful revelation of Lena's GEM will soon fatefully determine the outcome of the future for themselves and the others around them.

(Source: ANN)

Sci-Fi
Major Movie: Yuujou no Winning Shot
winter 2008
movie - 1 Episodes Available

Goro briefly returns to Japan after a triumphant campaign in the US. He is heading towards Fukuoka where he played baseball when he was a fifth grader. Having just moved into a new town, this is where Goro faced a critical point in his life.

(Source: ANN)

Action Sports Shounen
Major S4
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Having finished high school, Gorou Honda sets his sights on becoming a professional baseball player. His dreams are much more ambitious than becoming a Japanese Baseball League player, so he instead decides to move to the birthplace of his beloved sport, America, in order to play in the Major League.

However, Gorou finds that the Major League players are much faster, stronger, and more driven than he is. Nonetheless, he is eager to catch up with them. In order to do so, Gorou must first conquer the ranks of the Minor League, where numerous skilled players compete in the grueling rise to the Majors.

Gorou joins the Memphis Bats and learns that he will have to adapt to the stark differences of American culture and push himself to new extremes as his race to join the Major League begins.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy Drama Shounen Sports
Melody
winter 2008
ona - 0 Episodes Available

A short in which a young anthropomorphic rabbit tries to overcome the loss of his mother.

Drama
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

A typhoon hits Mina's village. As everyone begins disaster recovery they also being to implement safety precautions for future typhoons.

Drama Kids
Minami-ke Okawari
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

The second season of Minami-Ke. It picks up where the first season left off, and just like the first season, it's about the daily lives of the three Minami sisters, Haruka, Kana and Chiaki, and their school friends.

Comedy School Slice ofLife
Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi
Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi
Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne
winter 2008
tv - 6 Episodes Available

Immortality is something many people would wish for. But would it be such a coveted ability if people knew they would be subject to countless attacks because of it? Such is the case for Rin Asougi, an immortal private investigator, because there is no shortage of people who want her dead. Over the centuries, she has met many grisly ends, but each time, she returns to life as if nothing had happened.

In 1990, while looking for a lost cat, Rin runs into Kouki Maeno, a man who feels that his memories are wrong. Agreeing to help him, Rin discovers that Kouki is not what he seems, all the while drawing closer to her true enemy. This adversary knows Rin and her kind all too well, and if she dies by his hand, she may stay dead permanently.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Action Horror Sci-Fi Shoujo Ai Supernatural
Moegaku★5
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A Tokyo school girl named Tukishima Moe obtains the ability of becoming a magical girl with the help of Lulue. Her duty is to protect Akihabara, the source of moe energy, from falling into the evil hands.

Note: This is a hybrid anime/live-action television series based on the Moegaku language-learning software.

The series further the original concept by expanded language study to include English, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, and French.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Magic Parody
Mokke Specials
Mokke Specials
Mokke Special Episodes
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Mokke Special Episodes:
1. Toorikaze (Passing Wind)
2. Mitsua Shigaeru

Mystery Slice ofLife Supernatural
Naruto: Shippuuden - Shippuu! "Konoha Gakuen" Den
Naruto: Shippuuden - Shippuu! "Konoha Gakuen" Den
Naruto Shippuden: Konoha Gakuen - Special
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Naruto school special.

Naruto is a new cool student and when he meets Sasuke they start fighting.

Comedy
winter 2008
ona - 0 Episodes Available

The second season of Neko Ramen.

Comedy
Nodame Cantabile: Nodame to Chiaki no Umi Monogatari
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

World-class conductor Franz von Stresemann sends his favorite music students Shinichi Chiaki, Megumi "Nodame" Noda, Ryuutarou Mine, and Masumi Okuyama to the Nina Lutz Music Festival in Nagano to study under other famous masters. During their car ride, Chiaki is irritated by his friends' antics, but later wakes up from a nap to discover that they took a detour to a beach in Niigata. Mine tans under the bright sun while Nodame and Masumi enjoy a refreshing swim; Chiaki sits inside the beach club, trying his best to hide his fear of the sea. When Nodame suggests renting an inflatable boat to row over to a small island, will Chiaki be able to keep his secret?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Comedy Josei Romance Slice ofLife
Noramimi
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The anime is based on Kazuo Hara's comedy manga in which mascot characters live and work among humans. Agencies have been set up to train mascots to babysit children and then to place the mascots within families. Noramimi is one such mascot at the Hello Kids branch office #59. Unfortunately, no family wants to adopt a mascot born from a demon (oni) family, so he is stuck living at the agency.

Source: ANN, Moon Phase

Comedy
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Short film made by Michio Mihara in 2008.

Dementia
Ookami to Koushinryou
Ookami to Koushinryou
Spice and Wolf
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Holo is a powerful wolf deity who is celebrated and revered in the small town of Pasloe for blessing the annual harvest. Yet as years go by and the villagers become more self-sufficient, Holo, who stylizes herself as the "Wise Wolf of Yoitsu," has been reduced to a mere folk tale. When a traveling merchant named Kraft Lawrence stops at Pasloe, Holo offers to become his business partner if he eventually takes her to her northern home of Yoitsu. The savvy trader recognizes Holo's unusual ability to evaluate a person's character and accepts her proposition. Now in the possession of both sharp business skills and a charismatic negotiator, Lawrence inches closer to his goal of opening his own shop. However, as Lawrence travels the countryside with Holo in search of economic opportunities, he begins to realize that his aspirations are slowly morphing into something unexpected.

Based on the popular light novel of the same name, Ookami to Koushinryou, also known as Spice and Wolf, fuses the two polar genres of economics and romance to create an enthralling story abundant with elaborate schemes, sharp humor, and witty dialogue. Ookami to Koushinryou is more than just a story of bartering; it turns into a journey of searching for a lost identity in an ever-changing world.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Adventure Fantasy Historical Romance
Ookiku Furikabutte: Kihon no Kihon
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

One year before the beginning of the story. Kaguyama feels intimidated by Haruna’s presence on the baseball team since he feels that his position as the ace pitcher is threatened. Kaguyama wants to quit, but Haruna talks him out of it after telling Kaguyama about his own past.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Sports Drama Seinen
winter 2008
music - 0 Episodes Available

The harmony performed by players who drawn by lines metamorphose.

(Source: Official website)

Music
Persona: Trinity Soul
winter 2008
tv - 26 Episodes Available

The stage is Ayanagi City, a city near the Japan Sea. It is a futuristic city that was built to carry out the recovery from the calamity caused by the "Apathy Syndrome" ten years previous. High school student Shin Kanzato with his little brother Jun, meet with their elder brother Ryou, who is the chief of the Ayanagi City Police, again after ten years. At that time, a series of strange incidents happen in Ayanagi City such as the crew of a submarine that suddenly disappears while in their submarine, or a spiritless symptom which disturbs the world after ten years, or the case of the inside out corpse where a student took on a cruel appearance. Ryou tracks down the organization behind the string of incidents, and having become involved in the incidents, Shin awakens the "Persona."

(Source: Wikipedia)

Action Sci-Fi Super Power
Porphy no Nagai Tabi
Porphy no Nagai Tabi
The Orphans of Simitra
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Porfy, his younger sister Mina, and their parents live a humble but happy life in the Grecian countryside. They've just started running a gas station, much to Porphy's joy, and it seems like only good things are in store for their future. However, a huge earthquake changes all that, leaving Porfy without a home or a family -- sans Mina, who seems to have disappeared in the commotion. Now, Porfy is determined to find his sister and be able to live together happily again.

Drama Historical Kids Slice ofLife
Pussycat
winter 2008
ona - 0 Episodes Available

A pretty female cat gets into trouble. What's gonna happen? It's a sexy and violent sexploitation clay-animation!

Fantasy Horror
Pyuu to Fuku! Jaguar: Return of Yaku Ichinenburi
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

The second OVA series based on the gag manga written and illustrated by Usuta Kyousuke that ran in Shuukan Shounen Jump from 2000 to 2010.

(Source: AniDB)

Comedy Music Shounen
Ramen Tenshi Pretty Menma
Ramen Tenshi Pretty Menma
Genshiken 2: Menma Special
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

The plot revolves around Kaoru Torigara, only son of a ramen shop owner, who is going to renovate his inherited ramen shop. He discovers that his shop has a guardian angel named Pretty Menma. Pretty Menma tells Kaoru that his dead father's intention is making him succeed in the "Food King Wars", a battle of restaurants around the world that is held every 4 years. Kaoru and Menma must help each other to go through the struggles of the "Food King Wars".

(Source: Wikipedia)

Comedy Magic Parody
Rosario to Vampire
Rosario to Vampire
Rosario + Vampire
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Youkai Academy is a seemingly normal boarding school, except that its pupils are monsters learning to coexist with humans. All students attend in human form and take normal academic subjects, such as literature, gym, foreign language, and mathematics. However, there is one golden rule at Youkai Academy—all humans found on school grounds are to be executed immediately!

Tsukune Aono is an average teenager who is unable to get into any high school because of his bad grades. His parents inadvertently enroll him into Youkai Academy as a last-ditch effort to secure his education. As Tsukune unknowingly enters this new world, he has a run-in with the most attractive girl on campus, Moka Akashiya. Deciding to stay in the perilous realm in order to further his relationship with Moka, he does not realize that beneath her beauty lies a menacing monster—a vampire.

Rosario to Vampire is a supernatural school comedy that explores Tsukune's romantic exploits, experiences, and misadventures with a bevy of beautiful but dangerous creatures.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Harem Comedy Romance Ecchi Vampire Fantasy School Shounen
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Jo: Zetsubou Shoujo Senshuu
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A special summary episode of the first season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, focusing on seven of the girls: Komori Kiri, Matoi Tsunetsuki, Kobushi Abiru, Kimura Kaere, Kitsu Chiri, Sekiuchi "Maria" Tarou and Hitou Nami.

Note: This entry also includes the 24 minute version which aired on BS11.

Comedy Parody School
School Days: Valentine Days
winter 2008
ova - 1 Episodes Available

OVA that came with the PlayStation 2 game "School Days L×H"

Makoto, Sekai, Kotonoha, and many other classmates all go to a hot springs hotel to relax, where they discuss what their plans are for the upcoming Valentine's Day. When the day actually comes, half a dozen girls fight over who gets to give chocolate to Makoto.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Romance School
Shakugan no Shana-tan II (Second)
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Shana-tan specials bundled with the limited edition first and fifth volumes of the Shakugan no Shana II (Second) DVD and the limited edition Shakugan no Shana II (Second) guide book.

Episodes
#1: Shakugan no Shana-tan Begins
#2: Shakugan no Shana-tan & Yoshida: Konoe Fumina no Gyakushuu
#3: Shakugan no Shana-tan Revenge

Comedy Parody
Shakugan no Shana: Friagne & Marianne no Naze Nani Shana! Nandemo Shitsumonbako! 2
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A series of short specials where Friagne and Marianne explain different terms from the second season of Shakugan no Shana.

Comedy Supernatural Fantasy
Shigofumi
Shigofumi
Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

When someone dies, what should their final words be? Words that couldn't be said while still alive—of love, hate, hope, regret, or perhaps words without any importance. These words are sent through letters called "shigofumi" from the recently deceased to the living. Fumika is a mail carrier of these shigofumi, delivering them alongside staff and her partner Kanaka. However, there must be something more behind Fumika's silent exterior; shigofumi mail carriers are deceased humans with the same appearance they had just before death. Despite this, Fumika is still aging...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Drama Fantasy Psychological Supernatural Thriller
Shiritori Oukoku
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Stop-motion animation about forest animals lives told through shiritori.

Kids
Sketchbook: Full Color's Picture Drama
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Short specials from the DVDs.

Slice ofLife Comedy
Soosee no Aquarion: Dai 27-wa Parallel-ban
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A special released with the Blu-ray edition of the movie containing alternate events after the end of the TV series.

Comedy Parody Mecha
Sore Ike! Anpanman: Franken-Robo-kun's Surprised Christmas
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A special Christmas episode.

Comedy Fantasy Kids Super Power
Space Neko Theater
winter 2008
ona - 0 Episodes Available

Cat lovers by cat-lover, love for cats, which are animated omnibus CM and assortment of fictional programs.

Comedy
Sugai-kun to Kazoku Ishi The Movie
Sugai-kun to Kazoku Ishi The Movie
Sguy and the Family Stone the Movie
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The Japanese animation production company Animax announced that Kaeruotoko-Shokai's second theatrical Flash-animated film, Sguy and The Family Stone the Movie, will open in a limited engagement in Japan on February 16.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Parody
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Shorts following a young girl's life.

Comedy Slice ofLife Kids
Super Backkom
Super Bernard
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

Backkom comes back as a superhero trying to thwart a jewel thief.

Comedy Kids Super Power
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

The short animation evokes all the awkwardness of a school swimming class. A chubby young boy, steps up reluctantly for his turn, after watching the sporty prowess of his peers.

(source: Official website)

Dementia
Taisei Kensetsu: Shin Doha Kokusai Kuukou
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A 30-second animated commercial for the construction company Taisei. The commercial highlights the New Doha International Airport that Taisei built in Qatar.

Drama
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: Mitee Mono wa Miteen da!!
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

An uncut version of episode six, involving Kamina's hopes of seeing Yoko and The Black Siblings naked, even at the risk of his friends' safety.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Action Adventure Comedy Mecha Sci-Fi
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Random adventures of Hello Kitty and other Sanrio's characters.

Fantasy Kids
winter 2008
movie - 0 Episodes Available

A couple are seen at home. The woman says a heartfelt prayer while the man looks up from his newspaper, holding a cup of tea. They both look out of the window. In the sky above their house a giant angel is flying past. A forest has grown on the angel's back. In the forest three creatures sit around a table and playing cards. The cards are laid out and feature different images: three cards depicting babies jump down a hole in the middle of the table and begin a journey through the body of the angel. They stop in a cave where a creature plays the harp for them and turns the cards into tears. The tears fly through the air out of the angel's eyes and one of them reaches the woman's womb. In the next scene she is seen sitting at home, with her cat, contentedly stroking her own pregnant belly. The next scene is an exterior: a field with a lone tree growing on it. The man is dancing and walking towards the tree: behind the tree he finds his partner, the woman, holding a baby. They all smile at each other.


(Source: Tommaso Corvi-Mora)

Dementia
The iDOLM@STER Live For You!
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

On the day before the 765 Productions Fan Appreciation Event, each of the idols prepare to head home. However, Chihaya Kisaragi, uneasy about tomorrow's events, decides to have a last minute personal rehearsal. One thing leads to another as Chihaya, Miki and Haruka are dragged from one exciting situation to the next. What is the truck driver's true destination? What is the secret behind the old house? Will the girls make it in time for the event? Watch as Miki, Haruka, Chihaya and the other idols join together for their biggest adventure yet!

(Source: e-n-m.net)

Comedy Drama Music
Touhou Niji Sousaku Doujin Anime: Musou Kakyou
winter 2008
ova - 2 Episodes Available

Welcome to the fascinating world of Gensokyo, in which youkai (A term for all sorts of spiritual creatures), animals and some humans live, completely separated from our world by a magical barrier. The only gateway between the two worlds is the Hakurei shrine.

Reimu Hakurei is the maiden working at said shrine. Whenever problems of supernatural causes (known as "Incidents") occur, Reimu goes out with her friends to investigate, eliminate the cause and hopefully restore Gensokyo to its equilibrium.

Magic Vampire Fantasy
True Tears
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

Living under the same roof with the girl he has a crush on should be a dream for Shinichirou Nakagami, but the reality is closer to a nightmare. At school, Hiromi is bright, academically successful, athletic, and popular. But at home, Hiromi is a completely different person; she's cold, distant, and encased in the protective shell she's erected around herself after a painful childhood.

At school, a strange girl named Isurugi Noe suddenly takes an interest in Shinichirou. Noe loves the school's chickens, especially Raigomaru, who she's convinced can fly. Thus begins a strange relationship where Shinichirou helps Noe resolve her problems, even as he tries to figure out his own feelings about Noe, Hiromi, and his childhood friend, Andou Aiko. All the while Shinichirou is also trying to find the key to unlock Hiromi's heart, and to finish the children's picture book he's been writing. Surprisingly, it's Noe who proves critical to both...

Drama Romance School
Ultra Dino Makera
Makera Demo
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

The Makera demo reel for RG Studios. It features a dinosaur in a yellow jumpsuit rescuing a girl tied to train tracks.

Action Kids
Urusei Yatsura: The Shougaibutsu Suieitaikai
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

The story is from manga volume 23.

Action Sci-Fi Comedy Romance School
winter 2008
ova - 0 Episodes Available

An educational film about traffic safety staring the Tortoise and the Hare.

Drama Fantasy Kids
winter 2008
music - 0 Episodes Available

An animated music video for Yura Yura Teikoku's song "Utsukushii".

Music
Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber Zwei
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

The loquacious sentient tank, Gyrano De Borgerac seems very busy being pampered by solicitous maids. The fairy Sherri, too, is enjoying the luxury of the court's life. And for Rita, time has come to face her duties as princess of Wellber. But Tina is resolute: she wants to continue her search for the Man with a tattoo of Bee the Death, the devil who exterminated her family. An unspeakable feeling of sadness fills the hearts of the two girls, who shared so much and are now about to say farewell to each other.

And then, on the day of Tina's departure...

A new journey that will take Tina walking through the still sore scars of the Great War that wiped out entire cities ten years before, until the unsuspected truth about her nemesis!

Credit: Production I.G ( /www.productionig.com )

Adventure Fantasy Historical Romance
Yatterman
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Remake of the Yatterman series.

Adventure Comedy Parody
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

A commercial for Toshiba.

Comedy
Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A direct continuation of the former season, this series again follows the story of Nozomi Yumehara and her friends from Yes! Precure 5. The girls who had formerly lost their powers and bade farewell to their friends Coco and Nuts from Palmier Kingdom are resurrected as Pretty Cure by the mysterious woman Flora who also wants them to find her in a place called Cure Rosegarden. To go there, they need the magic Rose Pact and the powers of the four kings of countries surrounding Palmier. But a dark organization called Eternal is also striving to get to Cure Rosegarden by stealing the Rose Pact. Luckily, Precure get helped by new allies: the delivery-boy Syrup who can change into a giant bird and fly them anywhere they want and the mysterious and beautiful fighter Milky Rose stand alongside Pretty Cure to protect what is really valuable.

Action Magic Fantasy School Shoujo
Yotsunoha
winter 2008
ova - 2 Episodes Available

Based on the game by Haikuo-Soft.

A story about the reunion of 4 childhood friends, Yuzuki, Matsuri, Nono and Makoto, in their deserted old school campus, Mochitsuki Academy. 3 years ago, they buried a time capsule under a tree inside the school and made a promise. A promise to meet again after exactly 3 years from that day. And the day of promise has finally arrived.

(Source: AniDB)

Romance School
Yume Miru, Anime: on-chan
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

A children's series featuring on-chan, the television station HTB's mascot character. on-chan has appeared in parades and various promotions for the station since 1997.

Comedy
Zenryoku Usagi
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Zenryoku Usagi are hardworking construction builders — who happen to be rabbits — with a simple motto: "Zenryoku+Dai-ichi" ("Give everything you've got and be #1.") The animated shorts were aired in Japan within the Chibi Ani Gekijō (Tiny Anime Theater) program on Friday or Saturday mornings, depending on the station. Ikeda and Media Factory have created two books and numerous spinoff goods featuring the characters.

(Source: Saikin Anime Jōhō)

Comedy Kids
Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo - Yuuwaku no Sunahama
Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo - Yuuwaku no Sunahama
The Familiar of Zero: Rondo of the Princesses OVA
winter 2008
special - 0 Episodes Available

DVD beach episode of Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo. Also known as episode #6.5.

Comedy Ecchi Fantasy Harem Magic
winter 2008
tv - 0 Episodes Available

Young and ambitious girls strive to do their very best to become NO.1 team in the sport world of volleyball. Outside the court, they face the problem of termination if they don’t win along with family, love and friendship dilemmas.

Sports Romance
Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
winter 2008
tv - 13 Episodes Available

More crazy antics abound as Nozomu Itoshiki (a.k.a Zetsubou-sensei), who is the worlds most negative person, tries to teach class 2-F about how life is filled with despair and darkness. A harder task than it first may seem, with his students being far from ordinary themselves, including the likes of the most positive girl he has ever met, his very own stalker, a foreign exchange student with split personalities and a perfectionist acting class president, due to the fact the real class president can't be seen by anyone, among others.

(Source: ANN)

Comedy Parody School Shounen
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