So 2008 is coming to a close and that also includes the 2008 anime year. What a year this has been ladies and gentlemen, Code Geass R2, Soul Eater, Natsume Yuujinchou, Aria the Origination, and well…I could go on for a long time but there’s the power of the internet. So now that THIS year is over with what do we have to look forward to NEXT year?
Gathered from various sources the above list contains almost all the info you need to know when selecting what to view so you won’t need me to bog things down by explaining every detail. It has release dates, animation studio, and some good descriptions of the plot. The only thing it doesn’t have is a list of the Seiyuus, but you can look that up via MyAnimeList (a great site to keep track of what you have watched) or ANN. Both are great websites.
Usually the Winter 2009 animes are mostly continuations from the fall or sequels (as seen below) and a lot of the sequels and continuations will be on my watch list. There are also a few new shows which look promising (EXCEPT Hetalia, seriously WTF). There will also be quite a few OVA releases but a few of those are for pre-existing animes.
So for the curious here is my watch list (which I may blog about):
Continuations: Soul Eater, To Aru Majutsu no Index, Clannad ~After Story~, Gintama (lol), Zoku Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, Eve no Jikan, and Maybe Toradora!
Sequels: Zoku Natsume Yuujin-chou, The Tower of Druaga ~the Sword of Uruk~, Maria-sama ga Miteru 4, and Hajime no Ippo
New: Chromed Shelled Regios, Genji Monogatari Senneki, Maria Holic, Asu no Yoichi, Queens Blade (my guilty pleasure of the season)
Ova: xxxHolic, Ichigo Mashimaro encore
Maybe: Minami-ke Okaeri (assuming they can’t fuck up anymore), Kurokami, White Album
Hoping for: Kannagi season 2, Huarhi season 2, Lucky Star season 2, FASTER releases of Eve no Jikan, Detroit Metal City 2, more Aria, better economy
There is another show that isn’t on the list such as Kobato a slice of life anime by CLAMP based on a manga by the same name, also by CLAMP. It doesn’t have a release date yet, it has only been confirmed for 2009 but I’m hoping it gets released early since I love slice of life anime.
Compared to other Winter Anime seasons though, there aren’t as many shows as previous ones. I think that’s enough to watch and I already have a lot to finish watching so I’m content.