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    2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    The following is a run-down of the entire new Winter anime season in Japan. So have a peek and tell us what you're interested in. What do you think will be worth watching? What's going to suck? Are any of these on your "must-watch" list?

    Last Update: 12/22

    First Air Date: January 1st, 2008
    Japanese Title: ウエルベールの物語 第二幕
    English Title: The Sisters of Wellber (Second Chapter)
    Studio: Production I.G.
    Genre: Fantasy
    Based on: manga (BLADE comics)
    Network: Tokyo MX Terebi
    Other Information: Sequel to ウエルベールの物語/Sisters of Wellber
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme:click here

    First Air Date: January 3rd, 2008
    Japanese Title: ロザリオとバンパイア
    English Title: Rosario + Vampire
    Studio: GONZO
    Genre: shounen, romantic comedy, harem
    Based on: manga (Jump comics)
    Network: Tokyo MX Terebi
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 3rd, 2008
    Japanese Title: H2O ~FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND~
    English Title: H20 ~FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND~
    Studio: ZEXCS
    Genre: romance, harem
    Based on: computer game
    Network: Teredama
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 4th, 2008
    Japanese Title: 破天荒遊戯
    English Title: Dazzle
    Studio: Studio Deen
    Genre: Shoujo
    Based on: manga (ZERO-SUM)
    Network: KBS Kyoto
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 5th, 2008
    Japanese Title: 全力ウサギ
    English Title: none (Zenryouku Usagi)
    Studio: Tom's Entertainment
    Genre: comedy, short
    Based on: mascot character, 4 panel-comics
    Network: Terebi Kanagawa
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here

    First Air Date: January 5th, 2008
    Japanese Title: MAJOR 4th Season
    English Title: MAJOR
    Studio: Synergy SP
    Genre: sports (baseball)
    Based on: manga (Shonen Sunday)
    Network: NHK Kyouiku Terebi
    Other Information: 4th season of the ridiculously popular baseball series
    Website: click here

    First Air Date: January 5th, 2008
    Japanese Title: PERSONA -trinity soul-
    English Title: PERSONA -trinity soul-
    Studio: A-1 Pictures
    Genre: action, horror, occult
    Based on: video game (Persona 3)
    Network: Tokyo MX Terebi
    Other Information: spin-off series set some time after the events in Persona 3
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 5th, 2008
    Japanese Title: 俗・さよなら絶望先生
    English Title: None (Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei)
    Studio: Shaft
    Genre: black comedy
    Based on: manga (Weekly Shounen Sunday)
    Network: Terebi Kanagawa
    Other Information: sequel to "Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei)
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 5th, 2008
    Japanese Title: true tears
    English Title: true tears
    Studio: P.A. Works
    Genre: drama, romance
    Based on: computer game
    Network: Terebi Kanagawa
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 5th, 2008
    Japanese Title: シゴフミ
    English Title: Stories of the Last Letter
    Studio: J.C. Staff
    Genre: dark fantasy
    Based on: light novel (Media Works)
    Network: Chiba Terebi
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 5th, 2008
    Japanese Title: 君が主で執事が俺で
    English Title: They Are My Noble Masters
    Studio: A.C.G.T.
    Genre: harem, romantic comedy
    Based on: computer game
    Network: Terebi Kanagawa
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 6th, 2008
    Japanese Title: ポルフィの長い旅
    English Title: The Long Journey of Porphy
    Studio: Nippon Animation
    Genre: drama, adventure
    Based on: "The orphans of Simitra" (novel) by Paul-Jacques Bonzon
    Network: BS Fuji
    Other Information: An entry into the "World Masterpiece Theatre" series based on an obscure book half a dozen years out of print that nearly no one has ever read... how that makes it a "masterpiece" I have no idea... O-o;
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 6th, 2008
    Japanese Title: みなみけ~おかわり~
    English Title: Minami-ke ~a second helping~
    Studio: Asreed
    Genre: comedy
    Based on: manga (Young Magazine)
    Network: TV Tokyo
    Other Information: sequel to "Minami-ke"
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 7th, 2008
    Japanese Title: ARIA The ORIGINATION
    English Title: ARIA The ORIGINATION
    Studio: Haru Filmmaker
    Genre: slice-of-life
    Based on: manga (Comic BLADE)
    Network: TV Tokyo
    Other Information: 3rd sequel to "ARIA"
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 7th, 2008
    Japanese Title: GUNSLINGER GIRL -IL TEATRINO-
    English Title: GUNSLINGER GIRL -IL TEATRINO-
    Studio: Artland
    Genre: drama, action
    Based on: manga (Media Works)
    Network: Tokyo MX Terebi
    Other Information: sequel to "GUNSLINGER GIRL"
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 8th, 2008
    Japanese Title: 狼と香辛料
    English Title: Spicy Wolf (or) Wolf and Spice
    Studio: IMAGIN
    Genre: slice of life, fantasy, romance
    Based on: light novel (Media Works)
    Network: Chiba Terebi
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 9th, 2008
    Japanese Title: のらみみ
    English Title: none (noramimi)
    Studio: Tom's Entertainment
    Genre: comedy, short
    Based on: character, 4-panel comics
    Network: CBC
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: click here

    First Air Date: January 10th, 2008
    Japanese Title: 墓場鬼太郎
    English Title: None (Hakaba Kitarou)
    Studio: Toei Animation
    Genre: horror, occult, adventure
    Based on: classic manga series ("Hakaba Kitarou"/"GeGeGe no Kitarou")
    Network: Fuji Terebi
    Other Information: The original "Gegege no Kitarou" comics animated for an adult audience (whereas the "Gegege no Kitarou" title has been revived as a childrens' series).
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 13th, 2008
    Japanese Title: こはるびより PartII
    English Title: None (Koharubiyori)
    Studio: Doumu
    Genre: moe, ecchi comedy
    Based on: manga (Dengeki Daioh)
    Network: AT-X
    Other Information: tv premiere OVA (one episode only)
    Website: click here
    Opening Theme: click here

    First Air Date: January 14th, 2008
    Japanese Title: もえがく★5
    English Title: N/A Moegaku 5
    Studio: AIC Spirits
    Genre: parody, screwed up language instruction
    Based on: computer game
    Network: BS Fuji
    Other Information: the latest in a long line of moe properties that aspire to a secondary goal of teaching "fun" nerd english, but don't actually hire any English-speaking consultants, so are full of poor grammar and idiotic mistakes. Though the website seems to imply that it will be teaching different languages with the help of a full range of gloriously offensive ethnic stereotypes. This could be bad... and by bad... I mean cult classic bad-good.
    Websites: click here
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    First Air Date: January 14th, 2008
    Japanese Title: ヤッターマン 新シリーズ
    English Title: Yatterman (new series)
    Studio: Tatsunoko Pro
    Genre: comedy, mecha
    Based on: Yatterman (1977 anime series)
    Network: Fuji Terebi
    Other Information: a remake
    Website: ƒ„ƒbƒ^[ƒ}ƒ“

    First Air Date: January 18th, 2008
    Japanese Title: onちゃん
    English Title: None (on-chan)
    Studio: egg
    Genre: childrens', short
    Based on: mascot character
    Network: Hokkaido Terebi
    Other Information: N/A
    Website: ƒ†ƒƒ~ƒ‹AƒAƒjƒuon‚¿‚á‚ñv

    First Air Date: January 27th, 2008
    Japanese Title: ストレイト・ジャケット 第2話
    English Title: Strait Jacket (2nd Story)
    Studio: feel
    Genre: action, seinen
    Based on: original story
    Network: AT-X
    Other Information: OVA (one episode only), made-to-order by the US domestic distributor "Manga Entertainment" and thus is automatically liscenced.
    Website: STRAIT JACKET
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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    The New Gunslinger Girl season is probably at the top for me.
    The manga is great, the first season was great so this had better be continuing that trend.

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    I'll be checking out Persona, Hakaba Kitarou, and Spicy Wolf. And I've been pondering getting into Zetsubou Sensei for awhile... a look through the 2nd season's website makes me think I will love it with a great and pulsating passion: so I'll grab the first volume of the manga tomorrow and see where it leads me. I haven't seen the first season though, so the 2nd will have to wait either way ^_^;

    Straight Jacket also looks phenomenal from the concept art... though it could be total style over substance crap. If I see it on the rental shelf: maybe.

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    I'll definitely be checking out Persona and the new Gunslinger Girl I'm currently watching the first season of Zetsubou Sensei, its hilarious and chock full of references....the ones I can catch anyway -_-;

    the trailer for stories of the last letter looks intriguing

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    Defiantly i am going to have to check the new Gunslinger Girl.The first one was great i thought, i am just hoping they do the same in the new season.Persona looks pretty good as well.
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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    Oh I'm following Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei as well. Pretty much from the start of the anime.
    I have seen 1-12 up till now.

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    i'll check out Gunslinger girl i loved the manga and also i loved season 1

    great sig by Lasura thanks heaps

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    Re: 2008 Anime Preview - Winter Season

    Added opening themes for the shows that have already premiered:
    ウエルベールの物語 第二幕
    ロザリオとバンパイア
    H20 ~FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND~
    破天荒遊戯

    note: MAJOR 4th season's 1st ep did not include an opening theme

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