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Start Date: 2nd Oct
About: One of the noble families of England - Phantomhive, has a butler, Sebastian Michaels. He has unquestionably perfect knowledge, manners, talent with materials. martial arts and much more. But he serves a 12 year old master.

Kurogane no Linebarrel

Start Date: 3rd Oct
About: An artificial satellite falls to Earth in 2013, seriously injuring Hayase Kouichi. He awakens six months later with strange powers. Three years later, a giant robot called Linebarrel appears and Kouichi joins him to fight for Juda, the largest medical equipment supplier in the world.

Hakushaku to Youse

Start Date: 28th Sep
About: The story is set in 19th century England and centers on a "fairy doctor" named Lydia. Her life takes a 180-degrees turn when she meets a legendary blue knight count named Edgar and his crew. He hires her as an adviser during his quest to obtain a treasured sword that was supposed to be handed down to him by his family.


Start Date: 4th Oct
About: The capital of the empire of Euria is attacked by the empire of Titania, a much more powerful enemy that controls a large part of the galaxy. The story follows a soldier who flees the Titania empire and seeks refuge with the rebellion force, that rose up since the battle.

Mouryou no Hako

Start Date: 7th Oct
About: The story follows a series of bizzare murders of schoolgirls who have been dismembered and stuffed into boxes. The private investigator hired by a missing daughters mother joins forces with an antique book seller and others to unravel the murder spree.


Start Date: 5th Oct
About: Freshman Nimura Kensuke has the ability to see ghosts, and his life changes when he meets Kagura, a girl with the power to summon a "Ga-Rei" called Byakuei. The two work together to find evil spirita and devour them with the Ga-Rei.

Switch (OVA)

Start Date: 17th Oct
About: Two newbies at the Narcotic Control Department in Japan, Hal 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 tendancy 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

Skip Beat

Start Date: 5th Oct
About: Kyoko has devoted her life to Shotaro. When Shotaro came to Tokyo to debut as a singer, she followed him and worked to provide for him. But one day, Kyoko overhears Shota telling his manager that Kyoko means nothing to him. She’s just convenient, a housekeeper. This makes Kyoko furious, and she vows revenge on Shotaro. But Shotaro just laughs at her, saying she won’t be able to touch him because he’s now a popular singer and she’s a nobody. So Kyoko decides to get into showbiz and become even more popular than Shotaro to humiliate him. Unfortunately, Shotaro has destroyed Kyoko’s ability to love, and she discovers that it is a prerequisite for her to debut from her chosen company, LME. The president of LME puts her into a new section made for those who caught his eye but have something missing. It’s name… Section Love Me.

Yozakura Shijuusou ~Yozakura Quartet~

Start Date: 2nd Oct
About: The story revolves around a quartet of teenaged heroes: A super-strong girl named Hime, a mind reader named Ao, a conjurer named Kotoha and an ordinary, powerless boy named Akina. The three girls and Akina protect the city of Sakurashin from supernatural threats.

Casshern SINS

Start Date: 1st Oct
About: After decades since the original anime series, the cybernetic warrior returns in this franchise reboot, Casshern Sins. In a world where the powerful robot leader known as Braiking Boss rule over humanity with an iron fist, a mysterious girl named Luna is summoned by the people for salvation. To retaliate against this potential threat, Braiking sends 3 of his most powerful cyborgs, Casshern, Dio and Reda to dispose of her. Casshern manages to kill Luna, plunging the world into a slow descent of annhilation. Hundreds of years later, humanity is almost extinct. Robots constantly replace their body parts, fearing the corrosion of rust: their only form of death. In this wretched time and place, Casshern returns after a lengthy disappearance since his murder of Luna. Having lost his memory, Casshern now defends the humans from the robots, and find out his true identity and purpose.
Cassern is about a cyborg who rises against the robotic armies that have subjugated all of humanity.

Michiko To Hatchin

Start Date: 15th Oct
About: Michiko is a free-willed "sexy diva" who destroys a supposedly inescapable fortress, while Hatchin is a girl fleeing her strict foster parents. The two join forces on an improbable escape to freedom.

In the end I'll probably only keep up with one or two all the way to the end. Some will prob get moved to my Marathon List bellow...

Marathon List - will try watching the shows after all the episodes have aired:

  • Gundam 00 - only survived the first season 'cause I waited till I knew ending spoilers. Doing the same this time too.
  • Nodame Cantabile Paris-hen - well, I liked the first season...
  • Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae - I've marathoned the other seasons, will try this one.
  • Tales of the Abyss - finally a Tales of... title that is a *complete series* and not just an OVA >_<
  • Junjou Romantica 2 - will finish both seasons 1 AND 2 together. Not really interested in following it episode by episode
  • Kurozuka - read a bit of the manga in the past, will watch after its all done (will try out first episode early though).
  • Antique Bakery

Also going to try Hyakko and Ghost Hunt and Princess Tutu thanks to kirarakim

Any opinions on the new shows (especially if you've seen them)?
Well I definitely plan to check out Tytania and Nodame Cantabile Paris Chapter.

Yesterday I randomly watched the 1st episode of Hyakko (which isn't on your list). Obviously I can't say much from only one episode but I thought it was pretty cute.

Edit: I think I will try out Mouryou no Hako as well since it sounds pretty unique.

Edited at 2008-10-05 02:58 am (UTC)
SpaceOpera!anime have mainly been a miss for me in the past, but *hopes* Nodame - I got hooked on the drama first actually XD So I don't mind waiting till the anime is all done

When I see multiple girls on the poster I usually assume the anime is generic shoujo - but if the flist recs it, I'l give it a try - so will check out Hyakko :)
Well Hyakko is slice of life/comedy similar to Azumanga Daioh so I think it is more shounen/seinen. I doubt it will be as good as Azumanga Daioh but it has potential to be fun.

But it's only the first episode so don't blame me if it turns out badly. XD
Ooooh, I was able to get into to AD so... \o/

Yeah, first episodes can be misleading *shakes fist at Macross Frontier* I try to go back and watch eps 2 or 3 later to see if I dropped a title too soon usually. It's surprising how addicting srsly random stuff can be :)
I choose Mouryou no Hako, Switch and Kuroshitsuji...
Can't wait those series.. Thanks for informations^^...
Well, good news for you on the Tales of series. Tales of Symphonia will be getting the final OVA episodes animated but no word when they'll be out.

I'm waiting for Casshern Sins subbed Ep 1 to finished. SHS is apparently subbing it. I'm watching Kuroshitsuji, JR S2, 00 S2, Shikabane Hime Aka and TOtA. I had planned on Linebarrels of Iron but the character art turned me off. They're, um, rather fugly.
These all look so awesome! I wish Mexico showed Anime, or rather I wish I had the channel they probably have that shows Anime that probably costs more than the house I'm currently staying at costs.
I think the only series you're planning to watch that I'm not are Skip Beat and Tales of the Abyss. You and I have very similar taste. That makes me super happy!
Oh my god so much goodness this season. Well, goodness that I actually want to watch.

Nodame Cantabile Paris-hen DEFINITELY considering the relationship dynamic is my life story -_-;

-Hakushaku to Yōsei is a maybe. The cat makes me want to watch it. Also 19th century? woo.
-Mōryō no Hako is a HECK YEAH because I really love mysteries and that was why I watched the whole season of Majin Tantei Nōgami Neuro (more dismembering and stuffing into boxes. oh japan~)
-Michiko to Hatchin has a style that really intrigues me. Reminds me of Bebop and a bit of Tekkon Kinkreet.