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October 2008–December 2008

Fall 2008 Anime

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Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo Picture Drama

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Drama
  5. Ecchi
  6. Fantasy
  7. Harem
  8. Magic
  9. Romance
  10. School
Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo Picture Drama
Short-form
September 25, 2008 JST

Picture Drama episodes included in each DVD volumes of Zero no Tsukaima: Princesses no Rondo.

Episode Titles:
vol.1 「Maid's Afternoon: Whip of Love」(メイドの午後 愛のムチ編)
vol.2 「Maid's Afternoon: Afternoon for Two」(メイドの午後 二人きりの昼下がり編)
vol.3 「Maid's Afternoon: The Last Night」 (メイドの午後 最後の夜編)
vol.4 「Countess Butterfly's Graceful Day」 Prologue (バタフライ伯爵夫人の優雅な一日 序章)
vol.5 「Countess Butterfly's Graceful Day」 Chapter 1 (バタフライ伯爵夫人の優雅な一日 第1章)
vol.6 「Countess Butterfly's Graceful Day」 Chapter 2 (バタフライ伯爵夫人の優雅な一日 第2章)
vol.7 「Countess Butterfly's Graceful Day」 The Last Chapter (バタフライ伯爵夫人の優雅な一日 最終章)

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Hellsing Ultimate

  1. Action
  2. Horror
  3. Military
  4. Seinen
  5. Supernatural
  6. Vampire
Hellsing Ultimate
8.31
November 21, 2008 JST

Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, have long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from the creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing controls her own personal army to eliminate the undead beings, but even her highly trained soldiers pale in comparison to her most trusted vampire exterminator, a man by the name of Alucard, who is actually a powerful vampire himself. Along with Integra's mysterious butler and Alucard's new vampire minion, Seras Victoria, The Hellsing Organization must face not only regular ghouls and vampires, but a rivalling secret organization from the Vatican, and Millennium, an enigmatic group of madmen spawned by a certain war over 50 years ago...

A bloody battle between monsters is about to begin, the dead are dancing, and all hell is singing...

[Source: Crunchyroll]

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Lucky☆Star: Original na Visual to Animation

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
Lucky☆Star: Original na Visual to Animation
7.67
September 26, 2008 JST

The OVA features six separate stories revolving around the cast, some of which border on the bizarre; one of which is an MMORPG environment being played by Konata, Kagami, Tsukasa, and Nanako Kuroi, and another in which Kagami has a "suggestive" dream about Konata.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Dragon Ball: Ossu! Kaettekita Son Gokuu to Nakama-tachi!!

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  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Fantasy
Dragon Ball: Ossu! Kaettekita Son Gokuu to Nakama-tachi!!
September 21, 2008 JST

Based on an original concept by the original author Akira Toriyama, the story, set shortly after the defeat of Majin Buu, pits Son Gokuu and his friends against a new, powerful enemy.

This special introduces four new characters: Abo and Kado red and blue aliens wearing battle fatigues similar to Frieza's army, one tiny yellow alien, and a young Saiyan child who vaguely resembles Vegeta named Tarble. Though very little about the plot has been revealed, Tarble has arrived on Earth, being pursued by Abo and Kado.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Parody
  5. Sci-Fi
Gintama: Shiroyasha Koutan
Short-form
September 21, 2008 JST

According to Aniplex, a 10min short anime of Gintama "Shiroyasha Koutan" will be released on September 30th. It was shown at Jump Super Anime Tour 2008 and had never been released as a DVD.

It's a trailer of an imaginary Gintama movie. Gintama OVA shown at Jump Anime Tour '05 is also included in the DVD.

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One Piece: Romance Dawn Story

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Shounen
  5. Super Power
One Piece: Romance Dawn Story
November 24, 2008 JST

The Straw Hat Pirates, searching for the great passage "Grand Line", are in trouble when their food runs out! Luffy, searching for food on his own, finds a ship belonging to the pirate, Gary, and takes it over!! He lands at a nearby town...

Luffy was attacked by a young girl, Silk, who mistook him for a member of the other pirate gang. As the two eat a meal, they tell their stories. Meanwhile, Gary and his band are burning with anger at Luffy, demanding payment from the town's defenseless citizens...!!

[Source: jumpland.com/animetour/op/index_en.html]

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Seto no Hanayome OVA

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. Romance
  4. School
Seto no Hanayome OVA
November 3, 2008 JST

The Seto no Hanayome OVAs are new stand alone shorts with characters from the series and also two new ones. It is now the third year of school, San and Luna's dads are still being over protective. All the while Nagasumi has his hands full trying to keep everyone around him under control and rescuing damsels in distress.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Eve no Jikan

  1. Sci-Fi
  2. Slice of Life
Eve no Jikan
7.72
October 1, 2008 JST

In Eve no Jikan, The Three Laws of Robotics are held above all else in a world where android housekeepers have become commonplace. Although they look human, they are treated the same as lesser technology such as toasters and alarm clocks. Not everyone feels this way, however. Android sympathizers, known as "android-holics," have been labelled as heretics and problematic members of society.

Rikuo Sakisaka was raised to believe and uphold society's tenets about androids, and is perfectly aware they are not human. Then one day, he finds abnormal data in his family android's activity logs. This leads him to a café that has only one rule that its clientele must follow: there must be no discrimination between humans and androids inside. Curiosity drives Rikuo to discover more about this strange place and its regulars, even though he has no desire to befriend machines.

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Candy Boy: Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sisters in Daily Life

  1. Romance
  2. School
  3. Shoujo Ai
Candy Boy: Nonchalant Talk of the Certain Twin Sisters in Daily Life
Short-form
September 26, 2008 JST

Twin sisters, Yukino and Kanade Sakurai, room together in the dorms at their high school, enjoying school life with their friends and one another. One day, Sakuya Kamiyama, an underclassman, seeks out Yukino, while Kanade learns from a friend that Sakuya has admired Yukino for a very long time. This innocent revelation sets into motion a chain of events that eventually lead to Yukino expressing her feelings for her sister.

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Initial D Extra Stage 2

  1. Action
  2. Cars
  3. Drama
  4. Seinen
  5. Sports
Initial D Extra Stage 2
October 3, 2008 JST

Iketani missed an opportunity to see Mako-chan and hates himself for never calling to say he was sorry. By chance he runs into her 6 months later, and the situation is awkward. Iketani does not have time to talk at that moment, but both want to talk, so they arrange a second meeting. Iketani goes to the meeting place early, but an old man was left behind from an tourist bus, and asks Iketani to catch the bus for him. Iketani being a nice guy, so he can't say no.

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Seto no Hanayome Fan Disc

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. School
Seto no Hanayome Fan Disc
Short-form
August 2008

Fan discs containing shorts that weren't included in the TV series.

1. Aoi Koi-hen
2. Ibara Koiji-hen

Music videos from both discs are not included in the entry, as they don't contain any new scenes.

The same specials were included in the Blueray box set, but divided into 6 episodes of 2 minutes each.

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Oira Uchuu no Tankoufu

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
  5. Space
Oira Uchuu no Tankoufu
  • Studio TBD
September 1, 2008 JST

In the mid-21st century, mankind has begun the exploration of space, and one company, Planet Catcher Corporation, has pioneered capturing asteroids and comets to mine the resources within them for use on Earth. On one such asteroid, Tortatis, lives 12-year-old Nanbu Ushiwaka - the only child ever to be born in space and survive.

But survival itself is no longer guaranteed - a military satellite triggers a disaster during a operation to capture Halley`s Comet, and Ushiwaka and his fellow colonists must find a way to survive when both their country and their company abandon them. Can they escape before the nuclear reactor on the asteroid melts down? Or are they doomed to die as they lived, among the stars?

[Source: AniDB]

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Quiz Magic Academy: The Original Animation

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Magic
  4. School
Quiz Magic Academy: The Original Animation
September 12, 2008 JST

There is a magical academy that is located on a floating island in the sky. This OVA is about the students of one of the academy's classes, who's only chance not to fail the semester is to win a competition where they must show off their magic skills.

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Yu☆Gi☆Oh! 5D's: Shinkasuru Kettou! Stardust vs. Red Demon's

  1. Fantasy
  2. Game
  3. Sci-Fi
Yu☆Gi☆Oh! 5D's: Shinkasuru Kettou! Stardust vs. Red Demon's
  • Studio TBD
September 21, 2008 JST

A non-canon Yu☆Gi☆Oh! 5D's special from the 2008 Super Jump Anime Tour. Yuusei Fudou and Jack Atlas face off in a Riding Duel for the title of Duel King, with Aki and the twins watching. The ace dragons, Stardust Dragon and Red Daemon's Dragon, clash once again, and this time gain the power to 'evolve' using the Buster Mode trap card, becoming "Stardust Dragon/Buster" and "Red Demon's Dragon/Buster."

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ef: A Tale of Memories. - Recollections

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Romance
ef: A Tale of Memories. - Recollections
September 26, 2008 JST

Asou Renji comes back at the station with Chihiro, after the events of ef - a tale of melodies. They recollect various moments in this 'summary' of the first season of ef, with special new intermissions.

[Source: Animeka]

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Hakushaku to Yousei Specials

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical
  4. Magic
Hakushaku to Yousei Specials
Short-form
September 29, 2008 JST

Chibi-Earl and Chibi-Fairy. Every special focuses on another character, who will in their turn recite a poem by Shakespeare, that they feel describes their lives the best.

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Toshokan Sensou: Koi no Shougai

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Military
  5. Romance
Toshokan Sensou: Koi no Shougai
October 1, 2008 JST

An unaired episode included in the Toshokan Sensou DVD volume 3, and later on Blue-ray Box (June 8, 2012) that celebrates the airing of Toshokan Sensou Movie.

Komaki was arrested for the violation of human rights of his girl friend Marie, who had difficulty in hearing. He was kept in custody and tortured by the Media Improvement Forces. The members of the Task Forces made a desperate effort to rescue him.

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Toshokan Sensou: Koi no Shougai

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Military
  5. Romance
Toshokan Sensou: Koi no Shougai
October 1, 2008 JST

An unaired episode included in the Toshokan Sensou DVD volume 3, and later on Blue-ray Box (June 8, 2012) that celebrates the airing of Toshokan Sensou Movie.

Komaki was arrested for the violation of human rights of his girl friend Marie, who had difficulty in hearing. He was kept in custody and tortured by the Media Improvement Forces. The members of the Task Forces made a desperate effort to rescue him.

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Kiss Dum R: Meguriahi

  1. Mecha
  2. Military
  3. Sci-Fi
Kiss Dum R: Meguriahi
October 19, 2008 JST

Bonus episode from Kiss Dum R, a revised 2008 version of "Kiss Dum" TV series. Takes place a few years after the main events of the original broadcast.

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Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Gravity of the Battlefront

  1. Mecha
  2. Sci-Fi
Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO 2: Gravity of the Battlefront
October 24, 2008 JST

MS igLoo 2 goes back to the first MS igLoo and tells the story of the Federation soldiers side that has to fight against the monstrous Zakus. Each episode tells a story of a different federation soldier that is cursed by a Death God that came down to earth with the Zakus and shows the desperate struggle against mobile suits with only conventional weapons such as tanks and missiles. Each soldier, fueled with revenge, and a Death God looming over their backs, fights against the odds that is the terrible might of a Zaku.

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Switch

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Police
Switch
October 24, 2008 JST

Two newbies at the Narcotic Control Department in Japan, Haru and Kai, struggle against: drug dealers, gangs, murderers, psychopaths, mysterious organizations, and mad people in general. The gentle and caring one of the group, Kai, who has problems of his own, has the tendency of turning into a lethal killing machine in certain scenarios. The way he acts changes like that of a "switch". As the two do their job, answers of what is behind Kai's strange behavior and who exactly he is, is revealed.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart

  1. Action
  2. Ecchi
  3. Martial Arts
Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart
October 29, 2008 JST

The story centers on the Platonic Heart, a jewel that—according to an old urban legend—can grant any wish when collected. Only a chosen few are allowed to compete in the Platonic Heart hunt, and high school junior Aya Iseshima is one of 11 girls and women who are taking part.

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Sonic: Night of the WereHog

  1. Action
Sonic: Night of the WereHog
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
November 2008

Published on SEGA's website in November of 2008, Sonic: Night of the Werehog is an ONA made to promote the release of Sonic World Adventure, also known as Sonic Unleashed in North America and Europe.

Sonic and Chip venture to an abandoned haunted house on a rainy night, soon to be caught up in the antics of two mischievous ghosts, who scare any of the house's visitors in order to take their picture and impress the ghost girl who lives there with them. Though they succeed in scaring Chip out of his wits, the two can't seem to make Sonic bat an eye at them. Furious, the two band together in order to get the best of Sonic; will he be able to put a stop to the duo with a little help from the full moon?

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Tegamibachi: Hikari to Ao no Gensou Yawa

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Shounen
  4. Slice of Life
  5. Supernatural
Tegamibachi: Hikari to Ao no Gensou Yawa
November 24, 2008 JST

The story takes place in the land of Amber Ground, a place of perpetual night only partially illuminated by an artificial sun. Lag Seeing works as a "Letter Bee" (delivery boy) at the "Bee Hive" (a delivery service), with his Dingo, Niche, and her "pet," Steak, traveling with him. He is entrusted with the "hearts" of the everyone in Amber Ground to deliver their packages.

[Source: Wikipedia]