The Fall 2008 Anime Season

Well since a few months back I’ve occupied by work and looks like I won’t be write as often as before.

Anyway I still continue watching anime though and this season there are some decent series that I look forward too. Anyway I put the full list in more, but the highlight of this season for me is definitely Gundam 00 season 2. Other than that there’s also few series that I follow such as CLANNAD ~After Story~, ToraDora!, Kannagi, and To Aru Majutsu no Index. I would really recommend the first three for romance-comedy lover and Index for those who love action like Shakugan no Shana.

I think there are more interesting series that I really like to watch like Hyakko, Ga-Rei Zero, Casshern SINS, and Kurogane no Linebarrels. But I dont have the time and more over the bandwidth.

Quick Sneak-Peek poster for you who visual oriented, click to view it. Be warned though it’s big around 1.4 MB.

Battle Spirits Shounen Toppa Bashin

Number of episodes:
Website: http://battlespirits.com/
Japanese Air Date: September 7
Animation Company: Toei Animation (Sailor Moon, Lovely Complex)
Seiyuu:
Summary
Based on the Bandai’s highly popular card game, this anime is set up in collaboration for the 20th anniversary of Bandai card games. It is reputed to have fast game play and immediate turnarounds. The animators plan to incorporate computer graphics to portray the battles from the card game. (ANN)

Hakushaku to Yousei

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.myfairy.tv/
Japanese Air Date: September 28
Animation Company: Artland (Bokura ga Ita, Mushi-Shi)
Seiyuu: Nana Mizuki, Hikaru Midorikawa and Tomokazu Sugita
Summary
The story is set in 19th century England and centers on a “fairy doctor” named Lydia. Her life takes a 180-degree turn when she meets a legendary blue knight count named Edgar, and his crew. He hires her as an adviser during his quest to obtain a treasured sword that was supposed to be handed down to him by his family. (ANN)

Tytania

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.tytania.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October 4
Animation Company: Artland (Bokura ga Ita, Mushi-Shi)
Seiyuu: Daisuke Kishio, Hiroyuki Yoshino, Kaori Nazuka
Summary
Based on the novels by Yoshiki Tanaka, original writer of the novels Legend of Galactic Heroes and the currently airing Yakushiji Ryōko no Kaiki Jikenbo.
This space adventure epic is about a soldier who flees the space faring Tytania empire and seeks refuge with a force leading a rebellion.

Nodame Cantabile Paris-hen

Number of episodes: 11
Website: http://www.nodame-anime.com/
Japanese Air Date: October 9
Animation Company: J.C Staff (Honey & Clover, Shakugan no Shana)
Seiyuu: Ayako Kawasumi, Tomokazu Seki
Summary
The 2nd season of Nodame Cantabile, based on the manga drawn by Tomoko Ninomiya.
This is the sequel to Nodame Cantabile, focusing on the Paris chapters where they continued to improve their musical artistry. The original series is based on two characters, Chiaki and Nodame. At a top music academy in Japan, Shinichi Chiaki’s arrogance is matched only by his top-notch piano playing. But when Chiaki and the teacher get into a fight, he’s demoted to the reject class. Chiaki is left to pursue his dream of being a conductor while surrounded by a bunch of loser musicians and one annoying girl, Noda, who has proclaimed herself Chiaki’s girlfriend. It doesn’t help that Noda, who insists on being called Nodame, lives right next door to him. (ANN first season summary)

Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.jigokushoujo.com/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Studio Deen (Vampire Knight, Hatenkou Yuugi)
Seiyuu: Mamiko Noto, Masaya Matsukaze
Summary
Third season of Jigoku Shoujo, an original production.
Somewhere in the vast sea of the Internet, there’s a website that can only be accessed at the stroke of midnight. Known as the Jigoku Tsushin, rumor has it that if you post a grudge there, the Jigoku Shoujo will appear and drag whoever torments you into the inferno. Very little is known about the girl – all we know for sure is that she lives with her equally enigmatic grandmother, that three magical straw dolls accompany and serve her, and that whenever a posting on the Jigoku Tsushin moves her, she becomes the Jigoku Shoujo. (ANN first season summary)

Stitch!

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.disneychannel.jp/dc/program/anime/stitch/
Japanese Air Date: October 8
Animation Company: Madhouse (Death Note, Saiunkoku Monogatari)
Seiyuu:
Summary
Stitch! (スティッチ!, Sutitchi!?) is the tentative title of a an adaptation of the Lilo & Stitch movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios.
In the new story, the alien creature Stitch is running off on the mad scientist Jumba’s space scooter when he gets caught in a space storm and has to make an emergency landing at Izayoi Island, the southermost tip of Japan. There, he meets Yūna, a spirited fourth-grade girl who happens to know karate. Yūna tells Stitch about the Stone of Chitama, a mysterious object that can make any wish come true. However, he has to perform 43 good deeds to receive his wish. (ANN)
WTF? Anime is now ripping crappy American animation?!?!?!?!

Tales of the Abyss

Number of episodes: 26
Website: http://www.tv-toa.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Sunrise
Seiyuu: Chihiro Suzuki, Yukana
Summary
This is based on a game by Namco.
The anime takes place in the world of Auldrant, a planet composed of “Fonons”. It is a material energy found in all things. Long ago, a new kind of Fonon was discovered, but great chaos was brought with the finding. By using this newest Seventh Fonons, one could read the future. Luke von Fabre is the son of Duke Fabre of the Kimlasca Kingdom at 17 years old. Naive and impulsive, he is forbidden to go out of the house. This is due to a kidnapping seven years ago where he lost his memories. However, Tear Grants, a mysterious girl, suddenly appeared in Luke’s mansion to kill her brother Van Grants for a reason unknown. As she stumbled unto Luke, they reacted with a magic explosion and they were transported out of the mansion. This is the start of the journey as Luke discovered many uncomfortable truths of his existence and the world…

Gundam 00 Second Season

Number of episodes:26
Website: http://www.gundam00.net/
Japanese Air Date: October 5
Animation Company: Sunrise
Seiyuu: Mamoru Miyano, Hiroshi Kamiya
Summary
The sequel to Gundam 00. Here’s the synopsis for the first season.
2312 A.D. Four years have passed since the final battle between Celestial Being and the UN Forces. Humanity, after having established the Earth Sphere Federation, forms an independent security force, Arrows, separate from the formal Federation army to further unify nations and the will of mankind. But the reality is the inhumane oppression of anti-government powers, doctrines, and ideologies in the name of unity. Setsuna F. Seiei, after surviving the battle four years ago, has decided to once again fight with his Gundam. (ANN)

Vampire Knight Guilty

Number of episodes: 13
Website: http://www.vampire-knight.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Studio Deen (Fate/Stay Night, Simoun>
Seiyuu: Mamoru Miyano, Yui Horie
Summary
Second season of Vampire Knight.
After the death of Shizuka Hio in the first season, Yuuki, Zero and Kiryuu will be faced with a greater threat to their life.
Yuki’s earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, wherein she was attacked by a vampire… And then rescued by another. Now 10 years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her savior, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. But also at her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend who’s hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear, is now determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions. Is Kaname’s infatuation with Yuki the beginning of a forbidden romance, or is it something in her forgotten past that draws him to her. Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems. And the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death. (AniDB first season summary)

Hyakko

Number of episodes: 13
Website: http://hyakko.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Nippon Animation (Antique Bakery, The Wallflower)
Seiyuu: Aya Hirano, Fumiko Orikasani, Michiko Neya, Yurika Ochiai
Summary
Adaptation of Haruaki Katō’s manga serialized on Flex Comix’s free web comic FlexComix Blood.
This slice-of-life slapstick school comedy story follows the antics of four high school freshman girls, after they enroll into a huge private academy that teaches every grade from elementary school to high school.

Noramimi2

Number of episodes: 13
Website: http://noramimi-anime.jp/
Japanese Air Date:
Animation Company:
Seiyuu: Nanae Katou, Chie Koujiro
Summary
It is the sequel to Noramimi, a series during the winter season of 2007.
A world where mascots aren’t just marketing tools. Families contact mascot agencies, to find a suitable one for their children. This story focuses on one such agency, which has its very own mascot: Noramimi, the syrup-stirring Kaminari Kozo.

Rosario to Vampire CAPU2

Number of episodes: 13
Website: http://www.rosa-vam.com/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Gonzo (Last Exile, Witchblade)
Seiyuu: Daisuke Kishio, Rie Kugimiya, Nana Mizuki
Summary
It’s the sequel of Rosario + Vampire, based on a shounen manga by Ikeda Akihisa, serialised in Monthly Shounen Jump.
By a bizzare coincidence, Aono Tsukune has accidentally gotten himself admitted to a youkai acadamy, a school attended by monsters. Just when he thinks he’ll run away from there, he meets the beautiful girl Moka and his mood turns ultra happy. However, she transforms into her true form when the rosary on her chest is taken off, she’s a super vampire! (AniDB first season summary)

Kannagi

Number of episodes: 13
Website: http://www.nagisama-fc.com/anime/index.html
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: A-1 Pictures Inc. (Birdy the Mighty Decode, Persona ~Trinity Soul~)
Seiyuu: Kana Hanazawa, Haruka Tomatsu, Mai Nakahara, Hiro Shimono
Summary
This is based on a shounen manga by Takenashi Eri, serialised in Comic REX.
Our unlucky protagonist, Jin, uses the trunk of a sacred tree to carve a statue for a school project. When he takes it outside, to his surprise it begins absorbing the surrounding earth and transforms into, hold your breath on this one, a girl! So like all similar setups this guardian deity is pretty pissed that her tree was cut down and lives with Jin while she takes out her anger on squashing bugs….er, cleaning the “Impurities”. (from Anidb)

Kemeko Deluxe

Number of episodes:
Website: http://kemeko.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Hal Film Maker (Aria the Animation, Sketchbook)
Seiyuu: Chiwa Saito, Eri Kitamura, Rie Kugimiya
Summary
This is based on a manga by Iwasaki Masakazu serialised in Dengeki Comic Gao.
Ten years ago, high-school student Sanpeita dreamed he was engaged to a beautiful girl. One morning, an unknown homely girl suddenly pressed him for marriage. The homely girl was named Kemeko. In order to escape, Sanpeita left for school where Kemeko followed and showed up with an uproar. A larger disturbance was when Sanpeita was targeted by a rice cooker on the school’s rooftop. As Sanpeita and his childhood friend Izumi were being attacked by the rice cooker, Kemeko saved them both. What is the girl’s true shape!? (From Anidb)

Michiko To Hatchin

Number of episodes: 13?
Website: http://www.michikotohatchin.com/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Manglobe (Samurai Champloo, Ergo Proxy)
Seiyuu:
Summary
An original production from Manglobe.
The title’s Michiko is a free-willed “sexy diva” who destroys a supposedly inescapable prison fortress, while Hatchin is a girl fleeing her strict foster parents. The two join forces on an improbable escape to freedom.

Yozakura Shijuusou ~Yozakura Quartet~

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/yozakura/
Japanese Air Date: October 2
Animation Company: Nomad (Rozen Maiden series, Kyōran Kazoku Nikki)
Seiyuu: Misato Fukuen, Miyuki Sawashiro, Saki Fujita, Yuuki Kaji
Summary
Adaptation of Suzuhito Yasuda’s manga with the English title Yozakura Quartet.
The Yozakura Quartet manga is the story of three teen girls – super-strong Hime, the mind-reader Ao, the conjurer Kotoha – and the ordinary teen boy Akina who protect their city from supernatural threats. (AnimeNation)

Clannad ~After Story~

Number of episodes: 13
Website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/clannad/
Japanese Air Date: October 6
Animation Company: Kyoto Animation (Air, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star)
Seiyuu: Mai Nakahara, Yuuichi Nakamura, Houko Kuwashima
Summary
The sequel of Clannad, based on the visual novel by Key.
This is the after story after the graduation of Tomoya and Nagisa, where he lives his life with Nagisa as the two are finally attached. What will happen to their lives?

Shikabane Hime: Aka

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/shikabanehime/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Gainax (Gurren Lagann, Neon Genesis Evangelion) and Feel (Nagasarete Airantou, D.C. II: Da Capo II)
Seiyuu: Nana Akiyama
Summary
Adaptation of Yoshiichi Akahito’s supernatural manga.
The story is about an exorcist girl called “Shikabane Hime” (Corpse Princess). Her name is Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who hunts down 108 corpses in order to go to heaven.

Skip Beat

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.presepe.jp/m44/show/id/Mz6X0-tGnBU%3D
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Hal Film Maker (Aria the Animation, Sketchbook)
Seiyuu: Marina Inoue, Katsuyuki Konishi, Mamoru Miyano
Summary
This is a manga adaptation by Yoshiki Nakamura currently serialized in Hakusensha’s shōjo manga magazine Hana To Yume.
Kyoko has devoted her life to Shotaro. When Shotaro came to Tokyo to debut as a singer, she followed him and worked to provide for him. But one day, Kyoko overhears Shota telling his manager that Kyoko means nothing to him. She’s just convenient, a housekeeper. This makes Kyoko furious, and she vows revenge on Shotaro. But Shotaro just laughs at her, saying she won’t be able to touch him because he’s now a popular singer and she’s a nobody. So Kyoko decides to get into showbiz and become even more popular than Shotaro to humiliate him. Unfortunately, Shotaro has destroyed Kyoko’s ability to love, and she discovers that it is a prerequisite for her to debut from her chosen company, LME. The president of LME puts her into a new section made for those who caught his eye but have something missing. It’s name… Section Love Me.

To Aru Majutsu no Index

Number of episodes:
Website: http://project-index.net/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: J.C Staff (Zero no Tsukaima, Ghost Hunt)
Seiyuu: Atsushi Abe, Rina Satou, Yuka Iguchi
Summary
This series is based on a light novel series by Kamachi Kazuma, illustrated by Haimura Kiyotaka.
In a world where science clarifies supernatural powers. In a huge college that has power development in its curriculum. To a resident high school student, Kamijou Touma, a pure white sister appears. She calls herself “Index” and says that sorcerers are chasing her. Thus, Kamijou Touma enters the world of the occult. (ANN)

Toradora!

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/toradora/
Japanese Air Date:
Animation Company: J.C Staff (Honey & Clover, Shakugan no Shana)
Seiyuu: Junji Majima, Rie Kugimiya, Eri Kitamura, Yui Horie, Hirofumi Nojima,
Summary
This is based on a light novel series by Yuyuko Takemiya, illustrated by Yasu.
In the story, second-year high school student Ryūji Takasu is a sweet, ordinary boy shunned by others because his face looks like a troublemaker’s. He bumps into Taiga Aisaka, a tiny but ferocious girl also shunned — even by her own family — as the “Handheld Tiger.” Their love-hate relationship begins in spite of (or perhaps because of) their shared burden of being ostracized outcasts. (ANN)

Kurogane no Linebarrel

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.linebarrels.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Gonzo (Bokurano, Romeo x Juliet)
Seiyuu: Mamiko Noto, Jun Fukuyama, Kana Ueda
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Kouichi Hayase’s life has always been a mediocre one, if not dismal. However, those days of being bullied by classmates and escaping to a fantasy of being a hero are put to an end when a certain “accident” which almost claimed his life changes him. 2 years later, Koichi is a diferent guy. He’s stronger, smarter and more violent than he ever could dream off. And then, the thing that affected him that deeply appears again: LINEBARREL, the giant humanoid robot that was the reason for his injuries in the past and has a deeper connection with Koichi than he can imagine. Koichi is thrown into a world of responsabilities and consequences along with other robot pilots, which are known as Factors…

Ga-rei-zero

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.ga-rei.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: AIC Spirits (Girls Bravo, Tokko and asread (Shuffle!, Minami-ke: Okawari)
Seiyuu: Eri Kitamura, Tomoaki Maeno
Summary
Very loose adaptation of Hajime Segawa’s manga. Judging by preview information and the character art, the characters and story will depart from the manga. For your information though, the manga summary is as follows:
Life is slightly depressing and normal for high-schooler Kensuke Nimura – except that he can see ghosts. This ability generally hinders him more than it helps him, until he encounters Kagura Tsuchimiya while being pursued by evil spirits. They accidentally kiss and fight off the spirits together. The next day, she transfers into his class.
Kagura is an agent of a government agency that defends the public against supernatural enemies. She wields a Ga-rei, a spirit beast that kills these spirits. Kensuke’s spiritual awareness and his attraction to Kagura forces him to follow her to the agency, where he is recruited to fight the supernatural.

Macademi Wasshoi!

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.macademi.tv/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: ZEXCS (Wagaya no Oinarisama, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~)
Seiyuu:
Summary
Adaptation of Ichiro Sakaki’s The Magician’s Academy light novels. Said writer also wrote the Scrapped Princess series.
This is a school setting comedy, with students going to a magical school.

Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.mmv.co.jp/special/akasaka/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company:TNK (Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~, Kannazuki no Miko)
Seiyuu: Rie Kugimiya, Aya Hirano
Summary
Adaptation of Feng’s 2007 eroge.
The story centers around a boy named Jun-ichi Nagase at a prestigious academy, and a female transfer student named Yuuhi Katagiri — who just happens to be Jun-ichi’s fiancée, as arranged by his family. (ANN)

Ef ~A tale of melodies~

Number of episodes: 13
Website: http://www.ef-melo.com/top.html
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: SHAFT (Hidamari Sketch, ef ~A tale of memories~)
Seiyuu: Kouichi Toochika, Mai Goto
Summary
This is the sequel to Ef ~ A tale of memories ~. This is likely to focus more on Yu and Mizuki, and their life. Following this will be a recap of the first season syponsis.
The anime revolves around two protagonists, Hirono Hiro and Asou Renji. On Christmas Eve, Hirono Hiro meets a girl named Miyamura Miyako who was chasing a purse snatcher. Hiro later finds out that Miyako also goes to the same school as he does and they start hanging out together. This made Hiro’s childhood friend, Shindou Kei, feel left out. Kei then tries to compete with Miyako for Hiro’s affection and a love triangle ensues. The anime also tells the story of Asou Renji. Renji meets a girl named Shindou Chihiro at an abandoned train station. He soon learns that Chihiro suffers from a type of amnesia where her memory span only lasts for 13 hours. He also discovers Chihiro’s dream of writing a novel, but she has never been able to fulfill that dream due to her condition. Renji then decides to help her fulfill that dream.

Casshern SINS

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.casshern-sins.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Madhouse Studios (Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Black Lagoon)
Seiyuu: Furuya Tohru, Minaguchi Yuko, Miyahara Nami
Summary
This is an adaptation/remake of the 1973 series “Shinzo Ningen Casshan.”
In the original series, a group of robots created by Dr. Azuma go out of control when they determine that humans are harmful to the earth’s ecosystem. After the robots have gained control of Earth, the doctor’s son, Tetsuya, decides to have himself turned into a cyborg for the purpose of defeating these robots and freeing mankind from their rule.

Kuroshitsuji

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.square-enix.co.jp/magazine/gfan…y/kuroshitsuzi/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: A-1 Pictures Inc. (Birdy the Mighty Decode, Persona ~Trinity Soul~)
Seiyuu: Ono Daisuke, Sakamoto Maaya
Summary
One of the noble families of England: Phantomhive’s butler: Sebastian Michaels has got unquestionably perfect knowledge, manners, talent with materials, martial arts, et cetera: but is also able to serve a 12 year old master.
Wearing a grey tailcoat, gracefully brewing the worlds strongest red tea, please read on to see how such a perfect butler copes with such a master…

Kyou no Go no Ni

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.avexmovie.jp/lineup/5-2/
Japanese Air Date: October 5
Animation Company: XEBEC (Heroic Age, Kanokon)
Seiyuu: Kobayashi Yu, Shimoda Asami, Takagaki Ayahi
Summary
Adaptation of Coharu Sakuraba’s manga that was previously adapted into a 4 part OVA of the same title.
A school-life comedy with anecdotes about fifth-graders focusing on Ryota Satou and his friendships, especially his childhood relationship with Chika Koizumi. The manga series was rather short, consisting of only twenty-three eight to ten page chapters and collected together in a single bound volume.

Bihada Ichizoku

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.lovelabo.co.jp/about/
Japanese Air Date:
Animation Company:
Seiyuu:
Summary
The Bihada Ichizoku concept was created by cosmetics company Love Labo and Bandai as a promotional tool for Love Labo’s line of Bihada Ichizoku cosmetics. The concept debuted as advertising imagery and developed into a manga story about an annual “World Beautiful-Skin Competition.” The Bihada Ichizoku manga series debuted in November 2007 as a bonus premium with packages of beauty masks. The first beauty mask skin care product with bonus manga volume sold 120,000 copies. (taken from AnimeNation blog)

CHAOS;HEAD

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.chaoshead.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Madhouse (Death Note, Saiunkoku Monogatari)
Seiyuu: Eri Kitamuram, Hiroyuki Yoshino
Summary
This is an anime based on a Japanese visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus with gore, psychology, and science fiction elements .
The game is described by the development team as a “Delusional Science VN.” The game’s premise revolves around a high school student named Takumi Nishij; who unknowingly walks into the scene of a gruesome murder on his way home. More mysterious events starts happening afterwards as more gruesome murders occurs in the area. Takumi struggles to cope with reality and the delusions he experiences as he tries to avoid being getting caught by the perpetrator behind the chain of murders.

Hokuto no Ken Raoh Gaiden: Ten no Haoh

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.haoh.tv/
Japanese Air Date: October 3
Animation Company: Satelight (Aquarion, Macross Frontier)
Seiyuu: Takashi Ukaji, Mai Nakahara
Summary
The latest in the Fist of the North Star series, originally created by Tetsuo Hara and Buronson and serialized in the 1980s.
This adaptation (Fist of the North Star: Raoh Side Story ~ King of Heaven in English) will be based on Youkow Osada’s 2006 manga series spin-off from Buronson and Tetsuo Hara’s original Hokuto no Ken manga. Ten no Haoh details the early life of popular Fist of the North Star antagonist Raoh. (AnimeNation)

Tentai Senshi Sunred

Number of episodes: 26
Website: http://www.sunred.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: AIC A.S.T.A. (Bamboo Blade, Tokimeki Memorial)
Seiyuu:
Summary
Adaptation of Makoto Kubota’s comedy manga serialized in Young Gangan.
The story revolves around the hero Sunred’s battles against General Vamp and his shadowy group of minions in a spoof of classic Japanese anime and live-action special-effects shows.

Junjou Romantica 2

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.suzukisan.info/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Studio Deen (Vampire Knight, Hatenkou Yuugi)
Seiyuu: Daisuke Kishio, Hikaru Hanada, Kazuhiko Inoue
Summary
Second season of the adaptation of Shungiku Nakamura’s yaoi manga.
Misaki is suddenly having some unexpected and odd problems. What started as a need for some college entrance exam tutoring has somehow led him to being romanced by a suave older man who also happens to be his big brother’s best friend. Confused by all of his brand new emotions, Misaki struggles to deal with his suddenly very odd life. And if that wasn’t enough, his suitor, Usami, has plenty of issues of his own. A man-child who decorates his room in giant teddy bears and toys, Usami is a famous novelist who also writes steamy boys’ love novels on the side. When Misaki cracks open one of these books and reads sentences like “Misaki licks every inch of Usami’s hot body”…well, let’s just say that all hell breaks loose. (ANN first season summary)

Kurozuka

Number of episodes:
Website: http://www.animax.co.jp/
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Madhouse (Death Note, Saiunkoku Monogatari)
Seiyuu:
Summary
Adaptation of Takashi Noguchi’s manga, which itself adapts Baku Yumemakura’s supernatural romance novel.
The original novel is about a 12th-century man named Minamoto no Yoshitsune (Kurō). Kurō flees into the mountains after losing to his brother Minamoto no Yoritomo — the first Shogun to rule all of Japan. History records that he committed suicide, but instead, Kurō meets a strange, beautiful woman named Kuromitsu in her mountain hermitage. Eventually, Kur; falls in love with Kuromitsu, but then realizes she conceals a dark secret. He learns that he is unable to die and continues to live for a thousand years as Japan evolves into a future society. (ANN)

One Outs

Number of episodes:26
Website:
Japanese Air Date: October
Animation Company: Madhouse (Death Note, Saiunkoku Monogatari)
Seiyuu:
Summary
Adaptation of Shinobu Kaitani’s baseball manga. Kaitani drew the manga in Shueisha’s Business Jump magazine from 1998 to 2006.
The story begins when Hiromichi Kojima, the star batter of the fictional Lycaons in Japan’s Pacific League, heads to the southern Japanese island of Okinawa to train and bring himself out of a slump. There, he meet T;a Tokuchi, a 134-kmph (83 miles per hour) pitcher and the undisputed king of a gambling form of baseball called “One Out.” At Kojima’s urging, Tokuchi signs up with the Lycaons under an unusual contract: he gets 5,000,000 yen (about US$46,000) for every out he pitches, but loses 50,000,000 yen (US$460,000) for every point he gives up. (ANN)

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2 thoughts on “The Fall 2008 Anime Season

  1. a lot of new anime to download with limited bandwith 😦
    just focus on soul eater,gundam00 and casshern lately.
    I hope my office had an anime server or give me access to download anything i want :p

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