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Spring 2008 Anime

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Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha - Sakura no Hana no Mankai no Shita

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Super Power
Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha - Sakura no Hana no Mankai no Shita
3.9
March 26, 2008 JST

A new breed of covert agents known as Contractors prowl the underworld. These assassins and spies wield bizarre supernatural powers, spilling blood on both sides of the law. One of these operatives is deadlier than the rest—the masked killer BK201, the Black Reaper. His identity and intentions are unknown, but it’s clear the rules of engagement have changed.

[Source: Funimation]

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Baccano! Specials

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Historical
  4. Mystery
  5. Supernatural
Baccano! Specials
4.2
April 23, 2008 JST

Three DVD-only episodes made from the light novels, which flesh out characters and plot events from the original series and establish closure to the story as Carol and the Vice President return to New York.

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Mameshiba

  1. Comedy
Mameshiba
  • Studio TBD
March 2008

In these short animated clips, little dog-faced talking beans appear in people's food and inform them about different facts.

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Mai-Otome Zwei Special

  1. Magic
Mai-Otome Zwei Special
Short-form
March 4, 2008 JST

Ribbon-chan wants to become an Otome.

[Source: AniDB]

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Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Elysion-hen

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Shounen
  4. Super Power
Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Elysion-hen
March 7, 2008 JST

After the 12 Gold Saints sacrifice their lives to destroy the Wailing Wall, The Bronze Saints enter the deepest realm of the Underworld, Elysion, where they face off aganist Hades's two most powerful servants: The Twin Gods, Hypnos and Thanatos, before they can reach Hades for the final battle.

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Kite Liberator

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Sci-Fi
Kite Liberator
March 21, 2008 JST

In the previous series "Kite," a killer—Sawa—suddenly disappears after she avenges her parents' death, and no one knows where she is.

Several years later, a figure dances airily on the dark side of a big city. She is an angel of death, killing her victim gracefully and disappearing.

Monaka is a normal high school student, though this quiet and modest life has a darker side. An angel of death is Monaka's other persona.

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.hack//G.U. Trilogy: Parody Mode

  1. Comedy
  2. Fantasy
  3. Game
  4. Parody
  5. Sci-Fi
.hack//G.U. Trilogy: Parody Mode
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
March 25, 2008 JST

A special bonus Parody Mode added to the extras of the .hack//G.U. Trilogy

[Source: AniDB]

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Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien: Next Season
March 25, 2008 JST

After Haruka Suzumiya got out from the hospital from her three years of coma. She moved back to with her parents and continued to date Takayuki Narumi. She wanted to see her old friend Mitsuki Hayase who Takayuki Narumi dated while she was in coma.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Shigofumi Picture Drama

  1. Comedy
Shigofumi Picture Drama
Short-form
March 25, 2008 JST

Side stories released exclusively on DVD.

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True Tears Specials

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. School
True Tears Specials
Short-form
March 25, 2008 JST

30 second sketches/omakes based around the events of the TV series with little twists.

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Fuyu no Semi Special

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Historical
  4. Military
  5. Samurai
  6. Yaoi
Fuyu no Semi Special
March 26, 2008 JST

Summary of the Fuyu no Semi OVA with revised animation and some extra scenes.

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Hokuto no Ken: Toki-den

  1. Action
  2. Martial Arts
Hokuto no Ken: Toki-den
March 26, 2008 JST

The fourth part of the new Hokuto no Ken pentalogy (3 movies, 2 OVAs).

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Saishuu Shiken Kujira Progressive

  1. Drama
  2. Romance
Saishuu Shiken Kujira Progressive
March 26, 2008 JST

In the past Mutsumi (Mucchan) and Sae (Sacchan) met. Enjoying the time together, they decided to meet again and chose a place. Mucchan, however, never came to that place.

A few years later he passed through that place on his way to school, and met Sacchan, who had been waiting for him for all those years. And so, they start playing together again. However, it won't last so long, because...

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School Days: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. Magic
School Days: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan
March 26, 2008 JST

Originally an April's Fool in 2007, this one episode OVA is a spin-off of the School Days game by 0verflow, and shows Kokoro Katsura, the little sister of one of the main characters, from her other side. A mahou shoujo out to save the world, or something like that.

[Source: AniDB]

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To Heart 2 AD

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. Romance
To Heart 2 AD
  • Studio TBD
March 26, 2008 JST

Based on the Visual Novel ToHeart 2 AD (Another Days), the sequel to ToHeart 2.

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Hoshi no Umi no Amuri

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
  3. Sci-Fi
Hoshi no Umi no Amuri
April 1, 2008 JST

The 3D modeled anime is set in Year 019 of the Insonity Progressive Revolution - a future era in which mankind has evolved into a new species called Adapters. Three very young Adapter girls from Japan, China and France set out on a space adventure that will affect the rest of their species.

[Source: animekon]

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Soul Eater: Late Night Show

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
Soul Eater: Late Night Show
Short-form
March 2008

Additional specials included in two Blu-ray Box volumes of Soul Eater.

Originally they were a part of late-night version of dual broadcast of Soul Eater; the regular Monday 6:00 p.m. version and a late-night "Soul Eater Late Show" version.

Special footage was added at the start and end of the commercial break; the next episode preview was also different from the regular version.

[Source: Wikipedia]

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Lupin III: Green vs. Red

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Shounen
Lupin III: Green vs. Red
April 2, 2008 JST

Yasuo works at a ramen restaurant and is dating the pretty news reporter Yukiko. However, things aren't going well for him financially and after a customer leaves a green jacket behind, Yasuo starts adding to his income by walking the crowded streets of the Tokyo metroplex and stealing people's wallets. With this, he's able to buy his girlfriend a nice ring even though she says he didn't need to buy this for her.
Over time, Yasuo becomes obsessed with becoming Lupin to the point that he reads and watches everything regarding him, he even works with Jigen for a time.

However, when Yasuo learns of the Ice Cube diamond, he knows that if he can steal this, he will be the real Lupin.

[Source: Lupin Wiki; emended]

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Druaga no Tou: The Aegis of Uruk - Jil no Bouken

  1. Adventure
  2. Fantasy
Druaga no Tou: The Aegis of Uruk - Jil no Bouken
April 4, 2008 JST

This is a special "back-side" (ura) episode aired on GyaO simultaneously with original broadcast which features the background story from party's side instead of Jil's.

[Source: AniDB]

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Kanokon Specials

  1. Ecchi
Kanokon Specials
Short-form
April 5, 2008 JST

Uncensored 2-minute DVD Specials of Kanokon.

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Wagaya no Oinari-sama. Specials

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Fantasy
  4. Shounen
  5. Supernatural
Wagaya no Oinari-sama. Specials
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 7, 2008 JST

Short comedy sketches involving Tenko & Kou.

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Detective Conan Magic File 2: Kudou Shinichi - The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab

  1. Adventure
  2. Comedy
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Shounen
Detective Conan Magic File 2: Kudou Shinichi - The Case of the Mysterious Wall and the Black Lab
April 19, 2008 JST

Magic File 2 was sold at select retailers (7-11 branded equivalents) in Japan, along with PPV episodes of the show (episodes released long before, such as the NY case). The first disc housed the Movie 12 Side-Story OVA, which features Kudou Shinichi and details a bit of the backstory from the upcoming movie. The second disc was the one with the PPV episodes.

[Source: DCTP Forum]

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Penguin Musume♥Heart

  1. Comedy
  2. Ecchi
  3. School
  4. Slice of Life
Penguin Musume♥Heart
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 19, 2008 JST

Sakura Nankyoku is a total otaku. Due to a fluke, she gets elected as her class' Student Council President. Everything takes off from there into a series of crazy misadventures revolving around Sakura, her family, and her classmates.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Bamboo Blade: Fanfu-Fufe-Fo

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
Bamboo Blade: Fanfu-Fufe-Fo
Short-form
April 23, 2008 JST

Bamboo Blade specials released on DVD volumes 4 and 6. Done in a chibi flash animation style and set to bizzare scenarios.

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Aria The Origination Picture Drama

  1. Fantasy
  2. Sci-Fi
  3. Slice of Life
Aria The Origination Picture Drama
Short-form
April 25, 2008 JST

Picture Dramas bundled on the DVD volumes.

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Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Comedy
  4. Kids
  5. Super Power
Kamen Rider Den-O: Imagin Anime
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
April 25, 2008 JST

Web and DVD based 10 Episode OVA featuring the Imagin stars of the popular 2007 Kamen Rider Den-O live action tv series.

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Naisho no Tsubomi

  1. Kids
  2. Romance
  3. School
  4. Shoujo
  5. Slice of Life
  6. Supernatural
Naisho no Tsubomi
April 25, 2008 JST

Tsubomi Tachibana is a fifth grader dealing with rather sensitive issues such as her mother's pregnancy, her first period and the strange feelings she has started to get when she has been around boys.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen - Final

  1. Comedy
  2. School
  3. Shounen
  4. Sports
Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen - Final
April 25, 2008 JST

Seigaku continues through the Nation tournament. Now they are up against the strongest team in the tournament, Rikkaidai.

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True Tears Specials

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. School
True Tears Specials
Short-form
April 25, 2008 JST

30 second sketches/omakes based around the events of the TV series with little twists.

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Zombie-Loan Specials

  1. Action
  2. Shounen
  3. Supernatural
Zombie-Loan Specials
April 25, 2008 JST

The series was originally planned to be 20+ episodes but was cut short due to unknown circumstances. These specials released on the 7th DVD volume continue the story.

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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
May 2, 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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ef: A Tale of Melodies. - Prologue

  1. Music
ef: A Tale of Melodies. - Prologue
Short-form
May 10, 2008 JST

The prologue of ef - a tale of melodies.

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True Tears Specials

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
  3. School
True Tears Specials
Short-form
May 23, 2008 JST

30 second sketches/omakes based around the events of the TV series with little twists.

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Macross Fufonfia

  1. Comedy
  2. Parody
Macross Fufonfia
Short-form
  • Studio TBD
May 27, 2008 JST

A parody of the Macross Frontier series where the cast of characters are taken and set in present day Tokyo. Ranka starts her new job as a O.L. (Office Lady) at a game development company (Frontier Software) where and her friend Nanase is working. On the first day she has an eventful run in with the president of the company, Sheryl, and Sheryl's personal assistant Grace. Watch as Ranka learns the ways of a pro O.L. the hard way.