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    2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    While the Winter season is notorious for low-budget fillers, throw-away game adaptations and questionable quality: the Spring season is one of the "big two". Here you'll be able to get a sneak peek at the upcoming Spring season (along with more information as it is announced).

    Last Update: 3/15


    First Air Date: 4/3
    Japanese Title: アリソンとリリア
    English Title: Allison and Liliya
    Studio: Madhouse
    Genre: adventure
    Based on: light novels
    Network: NHK BS2
    Plot Summary: In another world, the land is divided completely in two by a mountain range and river. Because of this geographical divide, two distinct cultures have developed over time, two cultures who have long been at war. Seeking to end the war once and for all, two friends travel from one side to the other in small airplane...
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/4
    Japanese Title: あまつき
    English Title: amatsuki
    Studio: Studio Deen
    Genre: Historical Fantasy/Comedy/Adventure
    Based on: manga (ZERO SUM)
    Network: KBS
    Plot Summary: a boy desperately in need of help with his History homework finds himself caught up in a computer simulation of Edo-era Japan.
    Website: click here
    Images: in AO's gallery



    First Air Date: 3/14
    Japanese Title: BUS GAMER
    English Title: BIZ GAMER *Note: "Bus" is a transliteration mistake
    Studio: Studio Izena
    Genre: shounen action adventure
    Based on: manga (Comic REX)
    Network: KBS Kyoto
    Plot Summary: three young men are hired by a secretive coorporation to participate in a tournament style series of "Biz Games" in which teams of players compete in bloodsport competitions for access to coorporate secrets
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/5
    Japanese Title: BLASSREITER
    English Title: BLASSREITER
    Studio: GONZO
    Genre: mecha
    Based on: original collaboration between the animation studio GONZO and the erogame studio Nitroplus
    Network: TV Kanagawa
    Plot Summary: TBA
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/6
    Japanese Title: コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ R2
    English Title: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Season 2
    Studio: SUNRISE
    Genre: mecha
    Based on: original concept
    Network: MBS, TBS
    Plot Summary: a young aristocratic prince seeks to destroy his own country with the power of "Geass" while disguised as Zero. A cliche do-gooder Japanese kid tries to keep him under control.
    Website: click here
    Images: in AO's gallery


    First Air Date: 4/6
    Japanese Title: D.C.II ~ダ・カーポII セカンドシーズン~
    English Title: D.C. II ~ Da Capo II ~ Second Season
    Studio: feel
    Genre: harem, romance
    Based on: bishoujo game
    Network: Chiba TV UHF
    Plot Summary: A schoolyard romantic comedy revolving around a theme of everyday magic and wishes...
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/4
    Japanese Title: ドルアーガの塔 ~the Aegis of URUK~
    English Title: Tower of Druaga ~ the Aegis of URUK ~
    Studio: GONZO
    Genre: fantay
    Based on: ??
    Network: TV Kanagawa
    Plot Summary: Every five years, the demons of the tower of Druaga lose their powers due to divine intervention... one such summer, five companions set out the rob the tower of it's greatest treasure: a magical rod kept on the highest floor...
    Website: here


    First Air Date: 3/17
    Japanese Title: ギャグマンガ日和3
    English Title: A Good Day for Gag Manga 3
    Studio: Studio Deen
    Genre: comedy
    Based on: manga (Shounen Jump)
    Network: Kid Station
    Plot Summary: a series of hyperactive, disjointed comedic short-stories
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/2
    Japanese Title: 純情ロマンチカ
    English Title: Innocence Romantica
    Studio: Studio Deen
    Genre: BL/Yaoi
    Based on: manga (Asuka Ciel DX)
    Network: TVQ Kyushu
    Plot Summary: famous novelist Usami tutors hopeless Misaki, the schoolboy brother of his close friend. To Misaki's horror, he finds out that Usami is writing gay porno novels on the side and that his own brother has been written into the steamier scenes.
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/12
    Japanese Title: 二十面相の娘
    English Title: Juuni Mensou no Musume
    Studio: BONES/Telecom
    Genre: mystery/adventure
    Based on: manga (MF comics), derivative of a classic suspense novel series
    Network: Fuji TV
    Plot Summary: Chiko, the daughter of the famous detective known as "20 Faces" travels the world solving crimes, making new friends and being generally nifty all-around.
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/5
    Japanese Title: かのこん
    English Title: Kanokon
    Studio: XEBEC
    Genre: comedy, ecchi
    Based on: ??
    Network: ATX
    Plot Summary: "a frantic erotic school comedy"
    Website: click here



    First Air Date: 4/5
    Japanese Title: 仮面のメイドガイ
    English Title: Kamen no Maid Guy
    Studio: Madhouse
    Genre: comedy, ecchi
    Based on: manga (Dragon Age)
    Network: Chiba TV/ATX
    Plot Summary: a young schoolgirl inherits a fortune and is assigned two elite bodyguards to go undercover as her maids... one of them just happens to be a gigantic burly man. No one seems to see the problem inherent in this plan...
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/3
    Japanese Title: 今日からマ王!第3シリーズ
    English Title: Kyou Kara Maou! Season 3
    Studio: Studio Deen
    Genre: Fantasy/Comedy/Boys' Love
    Based on: light novel
    Network: NHK, BS2
    Plot Summary: a schoolboy is sucked through assorted plumbing fixtures into an alternate universe where he is heir to the throne of a demon king, affianced to a boy, and aided by a colorful cast of characters... most of whom just happen to be incredibly gay.
    Website: click here
    Images: in AO's Gallery


    First Air Date: 4/3
    Japanese Title: マクロス FRONTIER
    English Title: Macoss F
    Studio: Satelite
    Genre: Mecha
    Based on: original Macross spinoff
    Network: MBS
    Plot Summary: TBA
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/7
    Japanese Title: モノクロームファクター
    English Title: Monochrome Factor
    Studio: Mag Garden, ACGT
    Genre: Fantasy/Aventure
    Based on: manga (BLADE)
    Network: TV TOKYO
    Plot Summary: a schoolboy becomes a shadow hunter under the tutelage of a mysterious bishie named Shirogane
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/6
    Japanese Title: 隠の王
    English Title: Nabari no Ou
    Studio: J.C. Staff/Square Enix
    Genre: Shounen
    Based on: manga (GanGan)
    Network: TV Tokyo
    Plot Summary: A schoolboy posesses the power of "the omnipotent" and is targetted by all sorts of people from a strange land called "Nabari" who want it for themselves.
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/6
    Japanese Title: ネオ アンジェリーク Abyss
    English Title: Neo Angelique Abyss
    Studio: Dream Company
    Genre: Reverse Harem, Shoujo
    Based on: dating sim for girls (Neo Angelique)
    Network: TV Tokyo
    Plot Summary: The long-running one girl/many boys simulation game gets an update with Neo Angelique, the latest anime installment of the latest game revision.
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/8
    Japanese Title: RD 潜脳調査室
    English Title: RD Sennou Chousashitsu
    Studio: Production I.G.
    Genre: Sci-fi
    Based on: original collaboration between Shirow Masumune and Production I.G.
    Network: Nippon TV
    Plot Summary: in the year 2061 Virtual Reality has taken the next step. With the "Meta Real Network" Brain Divers can delve into subconciousness itself, discovering the psychological motives of criminals. But what happens when criminals crack the system and begin to use it to wreak psychological havoc on their victims?
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/6
    Japanese Title: S・A ~スペシャル・エー~
    English Title: S. A. ~Special A~
    Studio: Gonzo - AIC
    Genre: shoujo, romantic comedy
    Based on: manga (Hana to Yume)
    Network: Chiba TV UHF
    Plot Summary: two childhood friends take rivalry to a whole new level, competing in everything from grades to sports... but can they compete in love?
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/7
    Japanese Title: ソウルイーター
    English Title: Soul Eater
    Studio: BONES/Square Enix/Media Factory
    Genre: Shounen
    Based on: manga (GanGan)
    Network: TV Tokyo
    Plot Summary: Shinigami weapon-technicians collect souls to create the ultimate shinigami weapon.
    Website: click here
    Images: in AO's Gallery


    First Air Date: 4/3
    Japanese Title: To LOVEる ―とらぶる―
    English Title: To Love You (Trouble)
    Studio: XEBEC
    Genre: Romantic Comedy
    Based on: manga (shounen jump)
    Network: TBS, MBS, CBC, BS-i
    Plot Summary: A boy with no luck in romance finds himself target of the affections of a demon girl from another world. Deciding he's the perfect husband, she spurns a slew of demon candidates in his favor... unfortunately, her spurned suitors aren't happy.
    Websites: click here or here
    Images: here and here


    First Air Date: 4/10
    Japanese Title: 図書館戦争
    English Title: Library Wars (Toshokan Sensou)
    Studio: Production I.G.
    Genre: shoujo, comedy
    Based on: light novel
    Network: Fuji TV
    Plot Summary: In the future, censorship has become so rampant that an elite national security force is charged with protection of a library...
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/3
    Japanese Title: xxxHOLiC◆継
    English Title: xxxHOLiC Season 2
    Studio: Production I.G.
    Genre: shoujo drama
    Based on: manga
    Network: TBS
    Plot Summary: a continuation of CLAMP's xxxHOLiC
    Website: click here


    First Air Date: 4/7
    Japanese Title: ヴァンパイア騎士
    English Title: Vampire Knight
    Studio: Studio Deen
    Genre: shoujo, occult romance
    Based on: manga (hana to yume)
    Network: TV Tokyo
    Plot Summary: Cross Academy is divided into two classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. While the Day class goes about it's own business, unaware of the Night Class's secrets: one student, a young schoolgirl discovers that the Night Class is actually full of improbably good-looking vampires.
    Websites: click here or here


    First Air Date: 4/6
    Japanese Title: 我が家のお稲荷さま。
    English Title: Wagaka no Oinari-sama
    Studio: ZEXCS
    Genre: comedy, drama
    Based on: light novel
    Network: Chiba TV UHF
    Plot Summary: two young shrine boys revive a headstrong, gender-swapping fox spirit once contracted to their late mother...
    Website: click here


    Guide/translations/scans by: tsurara
    Resources: Animedia Feb 2008, Animage Feb 2008, MOONPHASE
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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    Ah I knew the second anime was familiar. Then I found this: ƒ[ƒ‚ÌŽg‚¢–‚`‘oŒŽ‚Ì‹RŽm` @ƒIƒtƒBƒVƒƒƒ‹ƒTƒCƒg ƒLƒƒƒ‰ƒNƒ^[Ð‰î^ƒLƒ…ƒ‹ƒP

    I've seen pictures of her. Is this your typical anime, or is it really worth watching?

    'Cause you give me something / That makes me scared, alright / This could be nothing / But I'm willing to give it a try / Please give me something
    'Cause someday I might call you from my heart

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend View Post
    I've seen pictures of her. Is this your typical anime, or is it really worth watching?
    It's a tsundere moe comedy. Meaning that the main character, Louise, is a gigantic b**** and that's supposed to be cute. Oddly enough, it sort of is. I don't mind Zero no Tsukai Ma. It's not something I go out of my way to watch: but if you're looking for a comedic fantasy squarely aimed at the male "otaku" market: you could do much worse.

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    Quote Originally Posted by tsurara View Post
    It's a tsundere moe comedy. Meaning that the main character, Louise, is a gigantic b**** and that's supposed to be cute. Oddly enough, it sort of is. I don't mind Zero no Tsukai Ma. It's not something I go out of my way to watch: but if you're looking for a comedic fantasy squarely aimed at the male "otaku" market: you could do much worse.

    YouTube - Zero no Tsukaima Op
    You have a really good point there. I've watched the first season of it but haven't made it all the way through the second. So I might skip the third. But the others that you posted look extreamly interesting to me. I'll be checking them out when the make it out. Thanks for all the updates that you post. It's helped me watch some that I probably wouldn't of watched or even found on my own. I just thought a thanks was in order. So, thanks again.

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    O.o is it just me or do all these shows seem to have similar characters and plots? surely there has to be more on the market then this...

    or (shivers) is that all otakus want to see?

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    It does seem to be "The Season of the Schoolboy" so far, doesn't it? :P

    "a schoolboy..." "a schoolboy..." "a schoolboy..."

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    The only one that seems to differ here is Soul Eater, which actually looks like it'd be pretty good.

    The only thing I'm worried about is the overuse of shinigami, because of its use in some other mainstream anime.

    ex. Bleach, Death Note, Zombie-Loan, etc.


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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Spring

    Out of all of them Code Gess: Lelouch of the Rebellion Season 2 and Zero no Tsukai Ma Season 3 seems the most interesting to me.Both are worth a definite looking in to just hopefully ill be interested in them.
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