Summer 2008 Anime Lineup – Complete Details

Here is the complete schedule for anime releases for the summer, extending into the autumn as well, with some twenty titles set to air, as well as a number of OVAs and films. There are definitely some titles to watch out for; the new Slayers series and the Blade of the Immortal series spring to mind immediately, as well as Sekirei and the third season of Zero no Tsukaima.

OVAs and films are in the bottom half. Clicking on the screens will take you to the appropriate homepage.

一騎当千 Great Guardians / Ikkitousen Great Guardians

Broadcast Date:
June 11th 09:30

テレパシー少女 蘭 / Telepathy Shojo Ran – Telepathy Girl Orchid

Broadcast Date:
June 21st 18:25

ウルトラヴァイオレット:Code044 / Ultraviolet Code 044

Broadcast Date:
July 1st 22:00


Broadcast Date:

July 3rd 01:20

魔法遣いに大切なこと ~夏のソラ~ / Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora – Someday’s Dreamers Summer Sky

Broadcast Date:
July 3rd 02:40

西洋骨董洋菓子店 ~アンティーク~ / Seiyou Kotto Yougashiten Antique

Broadcast Date:
July 4th 00:45

ひだまりスケッチ×365 / Hidamari Sketch×365

Broadcast Date:
July 4th 01:25

乃木坂春香の秘密 / Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu

Broadcast Date:
July 4th 02:00

ストライクウィッチーズ / Strike Witches

Broadcast Date:

July 3rd

タカネの自転車 / Takane no Jitensha

Broadcast Date:
July 5th 21:00, July 6th 12:00

鉄腕バーディー DECODE / Tetsuwan Birdy DECODE

Broadcast Date:
July 5th 22:30

薬師寺涼子の怪奇事件簿 / Yakushi Jiryouko no Kaikijikenbo

Broadcast Date:
July 6th 00:30

ゼロの使い魔 ~三美姫の輪舞~ / Zero no Tsukaima Third Season

Broadcast Date:
July 7th 00:30

夏目友人帳 / Natsumeyuujinchou

Broadcast Date:
July 8th 01:00

World Destruction ワールド・デストラクション~世界撲滅の六人~

The mixed media release by Sega.

Broadcast Date:
July 8th 01:30


Broadcast Date:
July 10th 10:30

無限の住人 / Mugen no Juunin – Blade of the Immortal

Hiroaki Samura’s magnificent work. Hopefully to be done justice.

Broadcast Date:
July 14th 00:00

恋姫†無双 / Koihime Musou

Adaptation from the eroge.

Broadcast Date:
Starts airing in July

セキレイ / Sekirei

Broadcast Date:
Starts airing in July

チョコレート・アンダーグラウンド / CHOCOLATE UNDERGROUND

Broadcast Date:
Set to be released online and via mobile phones

OVA & Film Releases:

スクールランブル 三学期 [単行本初回限定版特典DVDアニメ] / School Rumble Third Term (Special edition with manga compilation)

Release Date:
July 17th (with manga)

To Heart2ad [OVA]

Release Date:
August 8th

魔法先生ネギま!~白き翼 ALA ALBA~ [単行本初回限定版特典DVDアニメ] / Mahou Sensei Negima! Shiroki Tsubasa ALA ALBA (Released with manga special edition)

Release Date:

らきすた [OVA] / Lucky Star OVA

Release Date:
OVA: Summer Release

ハイランダー [映画] / Highlander (Movie)

Release Date:
July 5th Theatrical Release

崖の上のポニョ [映画] / Gake no Ue no Ponyo “Ponyo on cliff” (Movie)

Release Date:
July 19th Theatrical Release

劇場版 空の境界 第五章 矛盾破壊 [映画] / Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners (Movie)

Release Date:
July 26th Theatrical Release

スカイ・クロラ The Sky Crawlers [映画] / The Sky Crawlers (Movie)

Release Date:

August 2nd Theatrical Release

デトロイト・メタル・シティ [OVA] / Detroit Metal City OVA

Release Date:

Reservations have opened, set to go on sale August 8th, with a box set and single releases.

劇場版 天元突破グレンラガン 紅蓮篇 [映画] / Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Movie

Release Date:
September 6th Theatrical Release

2008 October Releases

機動戦士ガンダムOO 2nd season / Mobile Suit Gundan 00 2nd season

のだめカンタービレ 巴里編 / Nodame Cantabile

地獄少女 三鼎 / Jigoku Shojo Mitsuganae

ロザリオとバンパイア Capu2 / Rosario to Vampire CAPU2

2008 Autumn Releases:

夜桜四重奏 ~ヨザクラカルテット~ / Yozakurakarutetto

鉄のラインバレル / Tetsu no Linebarrels

まかでみWAっしょい! / Makademi WAsshoi!

北斗の拳 ラオウ外伝 天の覇王 / Fist of the North Star: Raou Gaiden Ten no Haou

ヒャッコ / Hyakko

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