Winter 2008 Animé Preview


For me, most of the series in the sequel here aren’t on my watch list before.

You can click here for the fansubs.

History: Green for the sequel, Red for the new series

Shikabane Hime: Kuro


Premieres: January 1, 2009

Shikabane – are the living dead who still work even after they die because of strong attachment or obsession, they attack people and kill them.

Story Plot:

Shikabane Hime are girls created to hunt Shikabane.
A boy, Kagami Ohri, was adopted by Tagami Keisei, a Buddhist priest of Kongon Clan, when he was a child, and was raised in an asylum. One night, he encounters a beautiful girl at the temple who works for the chief priest. She is Hoshimura Makina, a Shikabane Hime ,who hunts Shikanabe under the order from Kakusei.

Official Website

Anime Productions: feel., GAINAX, Starchild Records

Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season


Premieres: January 3, 2009


Official Website

Anime Production: Sunrise

Tetsuwan Birdy Decode 2


Premieres: January 10, 2009

Based on a shounen manga by Yuuki Masami, serialised in Shounen Sunday.

Tsutomu Senkawa is an average high school kid who is busy studying for his senior entrance exams. Tsutomu goes out for some fresh air, after a hard day’s work studying for a big test, when he runs into a guy fleeing from a pretty young lady. The pursued man is actually an interplanetary criminal on the run from a Federation agent called Birdy Cephon Altera. Caught in the midst of this chase, Tsutomu gets thrown by the man at Birdy, which kills Tsutomu. Fortunately for Tsutomu, there is a way to keep him alive, although it comes at the price of discarding his body. He ends up merged into Birdy’s body.

Official Website

Slayers Evolution-R


Premieres: January 12, 2009


Official Website

Anime Production: J.C.STAFF

Kiss x Sis


Premieres: December 22, 2008

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

Story Plot:

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.

Official Website

Anime Production: feel.

Major 5th Season


Premieres: January 10, 2009

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.

This season not only are we seeing a Baseball World Cup but also Goro is now a Major Leaguer. Will he be capable of achieving want he wants? Major returns better than ever.

Official Website

Anime Production: Synergy Japan

Minami-ke Okaeri


Premieres: January 5, 2009

Based on a seinen manga by Sakuraba Coharu, serialised in Young Magazine.

Minami-ke is a manga following three sisters, Haruka, Kana, and Chiaki in their lives at home and school. It’s a funny series that depicts how these characters interact with each other and their classmates. It’s a story about ordinary girls and their ordinary adventures told in an extraordinary manner.

Official Website

Anime Productions: Starchild Records, asread

Druaga no Tou: Sword of Uruk


Premiers: January 9, 2009

The Summer of “Anu”: In a summer once every five years, demons in the mysterious Tower of Druaga lose their powers due to the magic spell cast by a god named “Anu”. King Gilgamesh, ruler of the kingdom Uruk, uses the appearance of demons as an excuse to invade the tower and find out the construct’s secrets. As 80 years passed, the Uruk army managed to fight back the demons and built a fortress city and safe haven on the very first floor of Druaga – Metz Kier. Thus begins the story of a warrior named Gil who, finding companions along the way, embarks on a quest for the fabled Blue Crystal Rod, a powerful artifact rumored to be in the highest floor of Druaga. However, other competitors, including the kingdom of Uruk itself, want the treasure, all for their own reasons.

Official Website

Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou


Premieres: January 6, 2009

Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him. Containing the names of these spirits, a binding contract was formed between the spirits and the owner of the book. Now, Natsume is determined to free the spirits and dissolve the contracts. With the help of a spirit cat, his days are filled trying to return the names to these spirits.

Official Website

Anime Productions: NAS, Brains Base

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger



Premieres: January 7, 2009

Official Website

Anime Production: MADHOUSE

Asu no Yoichi!


Premieres: January 9, 2009

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…..

“明日” (“asu” or “ashita”) means “tomorrow”, “よいち” (“yoichi”) means “night market”.

Official Website

Anime Productions: AIC, Lantis

Kemono no Souja Erin


Premieres: January 10, 2009

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.

Official Website

Anime Productions: Production I.G, Trans Arts

White Album


Premiers: January 4, 2009


Official Website

Anime Productions: Aquaplus, Seven Arcs

KUROKAMI the Animation


Premieres: January 9, 2009

Official Website

Based on the manga by Dall-Young Lim and Sung-woo Park, two Korean artists, serialized in Young Gangan for Square Enix.

Keita Ibuki is a computer programmer who, with two of his friends, is developing and trying to sell a video game program. He has a chance meeting with a high Mototsumitama named Kuro. He gives her his dinner, a bowl of ramen, and tries to protect her when she is surprise attacked by another Mototsumitama. He loses his left arm, but she exchanges it with her left arm (Mototsumitama have enhanced healing ability).

Sora o Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai


Premieres: January 13, 2009


Official Website

Anime Production: Kyoto Animation

Akuto, the main source of energy is running low and the Heavens, a world of islands, hidden beyond time, floating above ours, has united against the Magical Kingdom whom uses the most energy. To save both the Magical Kingdom and the Heavens and restore the flow of akuto, the Magical King Munto must follow a vision and find the girl Yumemi in the lower world. Yumemi herself is just a normal girl except that she is the only one who can see the islands of the Heavens floating above. When Munto appears before her she starts thinking about hers and others responsibility to the world.



Premieres: December 28, 2008

This is a story of a high school girl, who is scared of boys, who enrolls in an all girls school, hoping to find a female romantic partner. However, her ideal candidate turns out to be a cross-dressing boy!

Official Website

Anime Productions: GENCO, SHAFT, Media Factory

Hetalia: Axis Powers


Premieres: January 25, 2009


Official Website

Anime Production: Studio DEEN

Ride Back


Premieres: January 12, 2009


Official Website

Anime Production: MADHOUSE

Sora o Kakeru Shoujo


Premieres: January 6, 2009


Official Website

Anime Productions: Yatate Hajime, Sunrise

Winter Sonata


Official Website

Koukaku no Regios


Premieres: January 11, 2009

Based on a light novel series by Shuusuke Amagi, illustrated by Miyuu.

The world was infected by “Pollutant” years ago – world cracked open and generally screwed up. This Pollutant spawns nasty “Pollutant Beasts”, but it’s also resulted in people gaining special powers. The towns that now litter the world are protected by alchemists and are mobile – these are the “Regios” of the title.

The story follows a guy named Lei-Fon Alseif who starts at a new school following the disappearance of his childhood friend and gets recruited into the special 17th Platoon in order to combat Pollutant Beasts.

Official Website

Anime Production: ZEXCS



Premieres: December 22, 2009

Akikan (”Empty Can”) is the unlikely story of high school boy Kakeru Daichi, whose can of melon juice soda magically transforms into a human girl. Naturally, more “akikan” girls begin appearing, each of them needing to be infused with carbon dioxide from kissing to survive.

Official Website

Anime Production: Brains Base

A Tale of Genji


Premieres: January 16, 2009


Official Website

Anime Productions: Tezuka Productions, Tokyo Movie

Viper’s Creed


Premieres: January 10, 2009


Official Website

Anime Productions: AIC Spirits

1 Response to “Winter 2008 Animé Preview”

  1. 1 jesus hernandez Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

    todos los animes que sale en este blog son muy cool.

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