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December Shows

Gekijouban Major


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 13, 2008
Producers: None found, add some.
Genres: Sports, Shounen, Action
Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
Rating: None

Synopsis: Coming soon...

Preview: Coming soon...

Gekijouban Bleach: Fade to Black Kimi no Na o Yobu


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 13, 2008
Producers: Studio Pierrot
Genres: Action
Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Synopsis:
A mysterious reiatsu (spiritual particle) explosion occurs in the center of Seireitei in Soul Society, causing it to be destroyed. At the exact same time, a major change overwhelms Kuchiki Rukia, which leaves her losing something important inside. Urahara Kisuke sends Kurosaki Ichigo to Soul Society to investigate the disturbance. Upon reaching Seireitei, Ichigo is set upon and attacked by shinigamis, once allies, who have no memory of him and Rukia. Now alone and on the run, Ichigo must find the missing Rukia and uncover the cause of the mysterious incident before it's too late.

Preview:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/media-480420/Anime-Trailers-Bleach-The-Movie-Fade-to-Black-Trailer.html

KissXsis


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 2008 to May 22, 2009
Producers: feel.
Genres: Shounen, Romance, Ecchi, Comedy
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Synopsis:
Keita is living many junior high school boys' dream. He has two older step twin sisters who compete for his romantic love in so many ecchi ways: good morning kisses and panty flashing. Their parents openly support the sisters' feelings and advances because they are step-siblings and are not related by blood, in fact they even have a bet going as to which sister Keita will accept. Now, if only the sisters were not so popular, because they have asked their little brother to attend their high school where there are certain to be problems.

Based on the same-name manga series authored by Ditama, whose other manga titles include Mahoromatic and Kibun Kibun.

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Touhou Anime Project - Musou Kakyou


Type: TV
Episodes: -
Status: Airing
Aired: 12.29.2008 to ?
Producers:
Genres:
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis:
Unofficial fan-made anime, based on the Project Touhou franchise owned by Team Shanghai Alice. Slated for release at Comiket 75 (late December 2008).


Maria Holic


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 4, 2009 to ?
Producers: SHAFT, GENCO
Genres: Romance, Comedy
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis:
The story centers on a sophomore named Kanako who enrolls in all-girls school because she has a phobia of men and wants to find her destined yuri partner. She meets a captivating freshman named Mariya who fits her criteria — except her seemingly ideal mate happens to be a cross-dressing sadistic boy

January Shows

Shikabane Hime: Kuro


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 1, 2009 to ?
Producers: Gainax, feel.
Genres: Horror, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis:
Sequel of "Shikabane Hime: Aka"

Afro Samurai Resurrection


Type: TV
Episodes: 4
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 25, 2009 to ?
Producers: Gonzo, FUNimation Entertainment
Genres: Action
Duration: Unknown
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Synopsis
Takashi Okazaki said in the new season Afro "loses his way, gets tired of all the killing" and he "wakes up to his destiny, which is to be the world's number one warrior."

Produced by Japanese studio GONZO in association/partnership with GDH K.K. and based on the original art and story telling of manga artist Takashi Okazaki. Funimation is also collaborating on the production.

Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2009 to ?
Producers: Studio DEEN
Genres: Slice of Life, Shoujo Ai, Shoujo, School
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
The fourth season of the Maria-sama series.

White Album


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2009 to ?
Producers: Seven Arcs
Genres: Romance, Music, Drama
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
Adapted from the Leaf eroge.

The White Album game centers around Tōya Fujī, a college student dating a rising idol singer named Yuki Morikawa. The game deals with the challenges to the couple’s relationship from the other people at Fujī’s college, Morikawa’s work, and elsewhere.

Akikan!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2009 to Mar 21, 2009
Producers: Brains Base
Genres: Shounen, Romance, Comedy
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Synopsis
The story revolves around a typical high school boy named Kakeru Daichi and the can of melon juice soda that he bought from a vending machine. The can suddenly transforms into a beautiful but standoffish girl that Kakeru nicknames "Melon," and more "Akikan" ("empty can") girls appear. However, Akikan girls need to be infused with carbon dioxide from kissing to survive.

Minami-ke Okaeri


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2009 to ?
Producers: asread
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
This is the third season of the anime adaptation of Coharu Sakuraba's Minami-ke manga series.

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2009 to ?
Producers: Brains Base
Genres: Supernatural
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
The story revolves around Natsume, a boy who has been able to see ghosts since he was little. Unfortunately, humans shun him, and there is not much fondness between him and ghosts either. One day, he inherits a Yūjin-Chō ("Book of Friends") from his grandmother. The book is actually full of contracts that his grandmother made to trap ghosts. As one ghost after another shows up, Natsume tries to release or help them — even while many of them seek vengeance on him

Sora o Kakeru Shoujo


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2009 to ?
Producers: Sunrise
Genres: Adventure
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
The story is set in the year 311 of the Orbital Calendar, when humanity has migrated to countless colony clusters in space. A space colony girl named Akiha Shishidō encounters
a malevolent artificial intelligence named Leopard that has been installed on a colony.
Akiha is joined by an Inter-Colony Police officer named Itsuki Kannagi, a taciturn young girl named Honoka Kawai, and a robot named Imoko "Imo-chan" Shishidou.

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2009 to ?
Producers: Madhouse Studios
Genres: Sports, Shounen, Drama, Comedy
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Synopsis
Second season of Hajime no Ippo.

Dokuhaku Suru Universal Yoko Mercator Egg Man


Type: OVA
Episodes: -
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: 01.07.2009 -
Producers:
Genres:
Duration:
Rating:

Synopsis
Based on Yumeaki Hirayama’s award winning mystery novel “Monologues of Universal Transverse Mercator”.


Druaga no Tou: Sword of Uruk


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 8, 2009 to ?
Producers: Gonzo
Genres: Adventure
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Synopsis
Second season.

Asu no Yoichi!


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 8, 2009 to ?
Producers: AIC, Lantis
Genres: Romance, Comedy
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synapsis
Having been raised and trained for the past seventeen years as a traditional samurai 'bushi', Yoichi was surprised when his father suddenly announces that there nothing more that he could teach his son, but he arranges for Yoichi to continue training at a dojo owned by one of his fathers friends. So now, Yoichi must leave the tranquility of his remote rural mountain life and move to city to live with his fathers friend's family to continue his studies. And if learning how to cope with city life were not hard enough, he finds himself living with 4 beautiful sisters, and having to endure a ‘training’ regiment more severe than he could ever imagine.....

Kurokami The Animation/Black God


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Dec 27, 2008 to ?
Producers: Sunrise, Bandai Entertainment
Genres: Action
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Synopsis
Keita Ibuki is an independent and struggling freelance computer programmer who had a chance meeting on one night with a high Mototsumitama named Kuro. He gives her his dinner, a bowl of ramen, and tries to protect her when she is attacked in an ambush by an unknown Mototsumitama. Keita loses his entire left arm during the fight between the Mototsumitamas, but Kuro was able to save his life by exchanging the decapitated arm with her own left arm since she has enhanced healing abilities like all Mototsumitamas. This creates a contract between them, which makes her more powerful than before. However, Kuro warns Keita that they need to be together all the time in order to be at their strongest.


Tetsuwan Birdy Decode 2


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 9, 2009 to ?
Producers: A-1 Pictures Inc.
Genres: Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Synopsis
MOON PHASE now lists Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE 2nd Season as an upcoming sequel to the anime remake. Broadcast is set to January 2009, staff will remain the same.

Major 5th Season


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to ?
Producers: None found, add some.
Genres: Sports
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
After the baseball season was over, Goro returned to Japan. There he learned from Toshi that there is going to be a Baseball World Cup the following year hosted in America.

Kemono no Souja Erin


Type: TV
Episodes: 50
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to ?
Producers: Production I.G, Trans Arts
Genres: Fantasy
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
A fantasy series written by Uehashi Nahoko (Seirei no Moribito) about a young woman who is drawn into a war between kingdoms. She has the ability to command animals, including dragons, as if she was playing a musical instrument.

Viper`s Creed


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2009 to ?
Producers: Sony Pictures Entertainment, AIC Spirits
Genres: Sci-Fi, Military, Action
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
The story revolves around the members of a private military company (PMC), and the uneasy tension between them and the regular military after a war that caused massive environmental destruction.

Koukaku no Regios


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 10, 2009 to ?
Producers: ZEXCS
Genres: Sci-Fi, School, Fantasy, Adventure
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
Based on the Chrome Shelled Regios light novel series.

In this school fantasy story set in the distant future, creatures contaminated by pollution have overtaken the land, forcing humanity to live in isolated mobile cities called Regios. One such city named Czerni is a self-contained school in which freshman Reifon Aruseifu has just enrolled. Reifon reluctantly joins the 17th Martial Arts Studies Unit led by the third-year student Nina Antōku and embarks on a series of adventures.

Slayers Evolution-R


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 12, 2009 to ?
Producers: J.C. Staff, FUNimation EntertainmentL
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
Hajime Kanzaka, the author of the original Slayers light novels, had already indicated that the ongoing Slayers Revolution television anime series was conceived as the first part of a storyline that will last half a year (with a break in between).

Ride Back


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 11, 2009 to ?
Producers: Madhouse Studios
Genres: Sci-Fi, School, Mecha
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
Ride Back tells the story of a girl and her "iron horse" robot motorcycle in 2020, a tumultuous time of anti-government student protests.

Sora o Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 14, 2009 to ?
Producers: Kyoto Animation
Genres: Fantasy, Adventure
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
A continuation of of Kyoto Animation's two-episode OVA series Munto. The anime will include an updated director's cut of the OVA episodes with new animation and footage.

Genji Monogatari Sennenki


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 15, 2009 to ?
Producers: Tezuka Production, Ltd, Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Genres: Romance, Historical, Drama
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
To air January 2009 on the NOITAMINA time slot of Fuji Television.

The famed anime director Osamu Dezaki (Ashita no Joe, Aim For The Ace!, Lupin III movies) will debut his Genji Monogatari Sen-nen-ki Genji (The Tale of Genji: A Millennium-Old Journal: Genji) television anime version of a classic Japanese novel in January. The project originally began as an anime adaptation of Asakiyumemishi - The Tale of Genji, Waki Yamato's historical shōjo manga retelling of the same novel about a motherless prince and his descendants. However, Dezaki decided that he wanted to bypass the manga version and write and direct a more direct interpretation of the original novel itself. The anime will celebrate the thousand-year anniversary of the original novel, although the exact date of its writing is unknown.
Tomoko Konparu (NANA, Nodame Cantabile) will supervise the scripts, and Jirou Kouno (Hi no Tori, Black Jack The Movie) will provide art direction. Dezaki's longtime collaborator Akio Sugino (Ashita no Joe, Aim For The Ace!) will design the characters and oversee the animation, while Seiji Suzuki (Rose of Versailles, Clannad movie) will direct the music. Dezaki's new anime series will be the latest of many manga and anime adaptations of The Tale of Genji.

Ichigo Mashimaro encore


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 23, 2009 to Mar 25, 2009
Producers: DAUME
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
A new Ichigo Mashimaro was announced at Rondo Robe 2008. It is set to be an OVA.

Hetalia: Axis Powers


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Jan 24, 2009 to ?
Producers: Studio DEEN
Genres: Historical, Fantasy, Comedy
Duration: 8 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children

Synopsis
Anime based off the popular webcomic of the same name. To be produced by Studio DEEN.

Febuary Shows

xxxHOLiC Shunmuki


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Feb 17, 2009 to May 15, 2009
Producers: CLAMP, Production I.G, Kodansha
Genres: Supernatural, Mystery, Comedy
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
Tsubasa/xxxHOLiC Project

A 4 part OVA will be released with limited editions of the xxxHOLiC volumes. There will be two OVAs for each series, with plots linked together.

What material they cover has not been confirmed yet.

CLAMP-NET.COM no longer states its release for January, as it was first announced. Instead, the release date of XXXHOLiC's first OAD has been pushed to February/2009.

Kodomo no Jikan: Ni Gakki


Type: OVA
Episodes: -
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Feb 20, 2009
Producers: Studio Barcelona
Genres: Lolicon, School Life, Seinen
Duration: -
Rating: None

Synopsis
Based on the seinen manga by Watashiya Kaworu, serialised in Comic High!.

The OVA covers up the "4th grade" storyline from the manga, where Rin, Kuro and Mimi are year older and now go to the 4th grade. Rin still wants to make Aoki her boyfriend (and she does it in perverted ways), Kuro-chan finds Shirai-sensei to be her idol, and Mimi-chan still hasn't have any confidence in herself.

Due to the heavy censorship in the 1st TV series, Japanese producers decided on a DVD-only OVA instead of the 2nd season TV series.

The 1st volume will be on 20.02.2009, while the special episode with Shirai-sensei and Kuro-chan will be on 21.01.2009.

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei


Type: OVA
Episodes: 5
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Feb 25, 2009 to Aug 2009
Producers: Studio DEEN, 07th Expansion
Genres: Horror
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Synopsis
The software developer Ryukishi07 (Seventh Expansion) revealed on Wednesday that the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni franchise's first video anime series, the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Rei collection of side stories, will begin shipping on December 26 on DVD and one month later on Blu-ray Disc in Japan. The first of five volumes, "Hajisarashi," will be a gag story set in the municipal swimming pool. The next three volumes, which will be the "Saikoroshi" arc, will be a serious drama involving one of the story's heroines after the resolution of the two previous television series. This arc will be released between February and June of next year. The final volume, "Hirukowashi" on August of 2009, will be a slapstick romantic comedy based on a novel spinoff from the Higurashi Daybreak game, which is being ported to the PSP.

Toshifumi Kawase, the series supervisor of the previous anime versions of Higurashi, will direct the new series with new character designs from Kazuya Kuroda (Chrono Crusade, Vandread, Spice and Wolf). Kenji Kawai will return to compose the music. Funimation has taken over North American distribution of the first Higurashi television series from Geneon Entertainment, but no announcement has been made yet of future Higurashi anime licenses in the region.

March Shows

Tsubasa Shunraiki


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Mar 17, 2009 to Apr 17, 2009
Producers: CLAMP, Production I.G, Kodansha
Genres: Supernatural, Shounen, Romance, Mystery, Magic, Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Action
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Synopsis

A 4 part OVA will be released with limited editions of the Tsubasa volumes.
There will be two OVAs for each series, with plots linked together.

What material they cover has not been confirmed yet.

The first part of the OVA will be available with a special edition of volume 26 of the Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE manga.


April Shows

Shangri-La


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Apr 2009 to ?
Producers: Gonzo
Genres: Sci-Fi
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: None

Synopsis
Upcoming anime from Gonzo with scripts that are supervised by Noein scriptwriter Hiroshi Ohnogi and with character designs by Last Exile artist Range Murata.

The story takes place in the middle of the 21st century when global warming has turned Tokyo into a tropical city. To reduce the temperature at the heart of the city by 5°C (9°F), the city is being reborn as the world's largest forest city. However, despite the flow of refugees to the new city of Atlas, there are not many residents who can actually live there. Moreover, anti-government guerillas are attempting to stop the forestation.

Hagane no Renkinjutsushi (2009)


Synopsis
An official announcement of the new anime series of Fullmetal Alchemist was made on the cover notes of the original manga volume 20. MOONPHASE's anonymous source says it'll be one-year series aired from April 2009. The script will be based on the manga.

Konnichiwa Anne


Type: TV
Episodes: 39
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: May 4, 2009 to ?
Producers: Nippon Animation
Genres: Slice of Life, Kids, Historical, Drama
Duration: 20 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages

Synopsis
The story of what happened to Anne Shirley before she was adopted. A prequel to Akage no Anne.

Meitantei Conan: Shikkoku no Chaser


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Not yet aired
Aired: Apr 18, 2009
Producers: None found, add some.
Genres: Mystery, Drama, Action
Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
Rating: None

Synopsis
In the latest Conan movie, detective Edogawa Conan will once again face off against the Men in Black in a fated showdown.

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These animes look promising can't wait until they all come out! I'm especially looking forward to new comedy snd romantic series! Peace Out >.<


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This season looks mighty good...I am gonna have another long list coming up yet again! The most interesting ones I will add to my list will be...

Kiss x Sis
Akikan!
Maria Holic
Touhou Anime Project - Musou Kakyou
Kurokami The Animation/Black God
White Album
Shikabane Hime: Kuro
Afro Samurai Resurrection
Minami-ke Okaeri
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Sora o Kakeru Shoujo
Dokuhaku Suru Universal Yoko Mercator Egg Man
Druaga no Tou: Sword of Uruk

to be continued...
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looks good i was shocked to see some of them
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