After laughingly  saying that they had not started working on Haruhi-chan yet, Haruhi.tv announced the premiere date for Haruhi-chan parody shorts. Oh God, are they making fun of us? At least this would be a good Haruhi alternative while waiting [actually, waaaaiiiiiting] for the much anticipated second series.

In any case, the first episode will stream Friday, February 13th (22:00 JST) — around 9pm here in the Philippines — in Kadokawa’s YouTube channel. Succeeding episodes will be released weekly in an irregular time schedule.

There’s also this Nyoron Churuya-chan, but I don’t know the details.

*Staff Credits:

  • Director: Takemoto Yasuhiro (Full Metal Panic, Lucky☆Star, new Haruhi series 2)
  • Animation Production: Kyoto Animation

*Haruhi-chan Song Credits:

  • OP Title: “Imamade no Arasuji”
  • Lyrics: Hata Aki
  • Composition: Kousaki Satoru
  • Vocals: SOS-dan/brigade (Haruhi, Kyon, Mikuru, Itsuki, Yuki)

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Maria-Holic

Premieres Sun. Jan 04, 2009

Airtime: Sundays 24:30

Genres: comedy, romance

Themes: cross dressing, shoujo ai

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“HANAJI” by Yu Kobayashi
Ending Theme:

“Kimi ni, Mune Kyun (君に、胸キュン)” by Yu Kobayashi, Asami Sanada and Marina Inoue

A yuri-partner-seeking girl finds a crossdressing sadistic guy instead in a an all-girls school. Isn’t this quite fun, guys? I’m betting on this anime. *added to my winter watch list)

Zoku Natsume Yuujin-chou

Premieres Jan. 05

Airtime: Mondays 25:00

Genres: comedy, drama, supernatural

Episodes: 13

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.”

Source: ANN

Due too the unusual short watch list I’m having this winter, I’m adding this. I haven’t seen season 1 so I have to catch up before Jan 5.

From here on, the animes are ordered according to release date.

Shikabane Hime: Kuro

Premieres Jan. 01

Airtime: Sundays 10:30

Genres: supernatural, action

Episodes: 13

The story goes like this: a bishoujo hunting 108 corpses in order to go to heaven. Pretty simple plot for supernatural and action anime, yet exciting (perhaps). And let me get things clear, this isn’t a season 2 of Shikabane-hime: Aka; this is a “cour.” A cour, a cour, a cour. why? coz this was aired immediately after the first one. so this isn’t a season 2.

Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season

Premieres Jan. 03

Airtime: Sundays 10:30

Genres: Shoujo-ai, Yuri

Episodes: 13

Alright, more yuri. gah! /me wants yaoi.  lol well, anyway, another cour and season of yuri-ness. ahhh! my eyes hurt! Yuri is making my eyes hurt. lol. Definitely, not in my list. Yuri is for guys, but for girls, yaoi is good entertainment. gah.

Akikan!

Premieres Jan. 03

Airtime: Saturdays 24:00

Genres: comedy, romance

Episodes: 12

Opening Theme:

“Miracle Plan ga Dekichatta! (ミラクル・プランができちゃった!)” by Charmmy Queen

I’m not really acquainted with this anime. All I know is that this is an adaptation of a manga serialized in Ultra Jump and illustrated by the co-illustrator of Shuffle! It’s a love comedy about cans that transforms to hot girls and rely carbon dioxide to survive which they acquire by kissing! lol Men in this anime must be experiencing a heaven-on-earth.

WHITE ALBUM

Premieres Jan. 03

Airtime: Saturdays 26:00 (2:00 AM)

Genres: romance

Opening Theme:

“Shinai (深愛)” by Nana Mizuki
Ending Theme:

“Maiochiru Yuki no Youni (舞い落ちる雪のように)” by Suara

Aya Hirano (seiyuu of Konata and Haruhi) will voice the main character’s girlfriend here. And this came from a eroge released in 1998. This will also star Nana Mizuki (seiyuu of Fate Testarossa in Nanoha). Someone said that the story would be different from the game. Next in-line to True Tears?

Minami-ke Okaeri

Premieres Jan. 04

Airtime: Sundays 25:30

Genres: comedy, slice of life

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“Keikenchi Soku Joujou↑↑ (経験値速上々↑↑)” by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue and Minori Chihara
Ending Theme:

“Zettai Colorful Sengen (絶対カラフル宣言)” by Rina Satou, Marina Inoue and Minori Chihara

More comedy and slice of life from the Minami sisters. This is the 3rd season of this anime BTW, just to keep track of the number.

Sora o Kakeru Shoujo

Premieres Jan. 05

Airtime: Mondays 25:00

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“Hadaka Eve Shinseiki (裸々イヴ新世紀)” by ALI PROJECT
Ending Theme:

“Sora wa Shōjo no Tomodachisa (宇宙は少女のともだちさ)” by Mako, Aya Endo, and Yui Makino

The new title of Sunrise for winter. And the title is an apparent wordplay of “Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo ” (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time),  the popular novel that has been adapted into movies, live-actions and manga. well, if you don’t know, “Sora o Kakeru Shoujo” in English is “The Girl Who Leapt Through Space (or the Heavens).”

The story is set in the year 311 of the Orbital Calendar, when humanity has migrated to countless colony clusters in space. A space colony girl named Akiha Shishidō encounters a malevolent artificial intelligence named Leopard that has been installed on a colony. Akiha is joined by an Inter-Colony Police officer named Itsuki Kannagi, a taciturn young girl named Honoka Kawai, and a robot named Imoko “Imo-chan” Shishidō.

Source: ANN

VIPER’S CREED

Premieres Jan. 06

Airtime: Tuesdays 22:00

Opening Theme:

“R.O.C.K.” by iLL

Can be a GAR alternative but by the looks of it, this anime will bore me. The story is set in a war torn era and is about the lives of some people working for a private military company.

Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger

Premieres Jan. 06

Airtime: Tuesdays 25:29

Genres: tournament

Themes: boxing, sports

Episodes: 13
Yes, Ippo is back, after errr… 6-8 years (?). We all know Ippo Makunochi, I suppose. This new season will continue the story of the pro-boxer Ippo in his quest to be Japan’s best boxer. I really don’t know why, but I was fascinated by this anime when this was first aired. The story got me perhaps. XD

Asu no Yoichi!

Premieres Jan. 08

Airtime: Thursdays 25:29

Genres: comedy, romance

Opening Theme:

“Egao no Riyuu (笑顔の理由)” by meg rock
Ending Theme:

“Life and proud” by Aki Misato
The titular character Yoichi decides to leave his family’s mountainside home after his father tells him there is nothing more he can learn in martial arts there. The teenaged boy ends up in a martial arts dojo in the city with four girls.
Source: ANN
Alright, expect discrete oppai service from this anime’s characters. :))

Tower of Druaga ~ The Sword of URUK~

Premieres Jan. 08

Airtime: Thursdays 25:30

Genres: adventure, fantasy, romance

Episodes: 12
The animation is good. But I’m tired of this kind of anime. For the sake of giving you an idea of what this anime is, here:

The continuation of Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk, the fantasy adventure series (originally based on a 80’s arcade game) should pick up right after the somewhat unfufilling ending of the first series.

Source: Sankaku Complex

Gonzo is having financial troubles recently. They are even venturing into an ecchi anime in the hopes of getting more profit from that kind of anime.

Kurokami The Animation

Premieres Jan. 08

Airtime: Thursdays 26:40

Episodes: 11

Opening Theme:

“Sympathizer” by Minami Kuribayashi
Ending Theme:

“Irodori no Nai Sekai (彩の無い世界)” by Yousei Teikoku

An adaptation of supernatural action manga Kurokami (also known as Kurokami: Black God), to be produced by Sunrise. The story begins with a young man, Keita, who is saved from death after a sudden battle by a Mototsumitama (a sort of superhuman) named Kuro who replaces his severed left arm with her own – as she is a Mototsumitama she can recover, but a bond is formed between them forcing them to remain together.

In a major departure from the manga, the former college-aged computer programmer Keita is now a high-school student. Interestingly, the manga is actually made by a two-man Korean manhwa team but is a Japanese-language manga published in the Young Gangan magazine.

Source: Sankaku Complex

Pretty interesting. I might consider watching this.

Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE:02

Premieres Jan. 09

Airtime: Fridays 26:10

Genres: action, science fiction

Episodes: 13

Opening Theme:

“Sora” by Heart’s Glow
Ending Theme:

“Let’s Go Together” by Afromania

MAJOR 5th season

Premieres Jan. 10

Airtime: Saturdays 18:00

Genres: comedy, drama, tournament
Themes: Baseball, Sports
Age rating: All Ages (Nothing objectionable)
I don’t really watch this anime since it first airing in 2004, but man, they’ve grown. XDD
I’ll continue with this list next time… have to do my homework now. >.>